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What is your scrapbooking, cardmaking, papercrafting plan for 2013???  

I know everyone has the same goal- scrapbook more and spend LESS!  I CAN HELP!

How about saving some money and bring in a little income on the side???  The new CTMH Consultant Kit is just $49 for the Essentials kit or $99 for the Master kit and is FULL of NEW items from the 2013 Spring and Summer Idea Book!  Wouldn't you love the newest and freshest scrapbooking and card making products before anyone else?  And at a discount!

The $49 Essentials starter kit = $135 in product and supplies.
The $99 Master starter kit = $355 in retail value!  
Future purchases as a consultant are 22% discount for yourself.  

You will receive a 22% commission on all purchases made by others, even on discounted and promotional items.
Earn free product each month, up to $75
Free website for online sales.

2013 CTMH spring summer Idea Book Chantilly
Essentials Kit
Everything to meet your crafting and career
needs. Approximately $155 retail value!
Includes a Read Me First Letter, Current Idea Books (qty. 3), Hostess
Order Forms (qty. 5), Customer Order Forms (qty. 5), Close To My Heart
Color Swatches (W471), Spring/Summer 2013 B&T Duos® Sampler
(W1123), Petite Perks™ Critter Expressions Incentive Stamp Set
(W2025), Chantilly Complements Dimensional Elements (X7163C),
Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit (G1053),
Reflections® Scrapbook Program (9037), Originals Card Confidence
Program® (9036), Buttercup Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2110), Cotton
Candy Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2193), Spinner (Z1832), My Acrylix®
Wheel of Life Stamp Set (D1545), My Acrylix® For a Friend Stamp Set
(D1542), and a 4” μ 5” My Acrylix® Block (Y1012). (Some items may
not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.) 

Master Kit
Includes everything in the Essentials kit
plus more supplies and 5 Studio J® layouts.
Approximately $335 retail value!
Read Me First Letter, Current Idea Books (qty. 10), 5 Studio J® Layouts
(redeem within 3 months), Hostess Order Forms (qty. 25), Customer
Order Forms (qty. 25), Spring/Summer 2013 Gathering Postcard
(W1122), Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471), Spring/ Summer
2013 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1123), Petite Perks™ Critter Expressions
Incentive Stamp Set (qty. 5) (W2025), My Creations™ 6” μ 6” Canvas
Display (Z1818), Spinner (Z1832), Chantilly Complements
Dimensional Elements (X7163C), Workshops on the Go® Chantilly
Scrapbooking Kit (G1053), My Creations® Star (Z1803), Color-Ready
Seam Binding Ribbon (Z1732), Reflections® Scrapbook Program
(9037), Originals Card Confidence Program® (9036), Cello Bags (qty.
25) (W1152), My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782), My Acrylix® Spritz
Cleaner (1778), Bonding Memories® Glue (1512), Sponge (Z697),
Liquid Glass (Z679), Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836), Buttercup
Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2110), Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks® Pad
(Z2193), My Acrylix® Glamour Uppercase Stamp Set (D1537), My
Acrylix® Wheel of Life Stamp Set (D1545), My Acrylix® For a Friend
Stamp Set (D1542), 4” μ 5” My Acrylix® Block (Y1012), and a 3” μ 3” My
Acrylix® Block (Y1006). (Some items may not be shown. Contents are
subject to change without notice.) 

You can read some more information about why you should join the The Determined Scrapper

Are you ready?  Is it January 1, 2013?  Click here to see the details and to sign up. YOU MUST WAIT TIL January 1, 2013 9AM MST to get this kit :)
Are you interested or have questions?  Don’t hesitate to email me!  I’m here to help!

Survey today?

This mornings post is just a quick survey that everyone is welcome to take. I would love to give away free stuff. 

Hopefully I will get a scrap post up yet today. Hope to mail you something soon. 


It's here, it's here

OMG, I am so excited the new Close to My Heart catalog has landed in Adams house today! I woke up this morning and at 10 a.m. it is delivered right to my anxious little hands. I've been going through it all day long in can't wait to share it with you!

Everyone is in my workshops are the first among people to receive a brand new catalog. In addition new members, will also receive a new catalog!

 I can only give you a sneak peak

Send me your contact information and we will make sure we connect over a new copy of the spring/summer catalog.



Whooo's Your Valentine? National Papercrafting Month: January 2013

Whooo's Your Valentine? Well hopefully with this stamp set and kit you will have lots of Valentines at your door. Make sure to check out our newest addition and a couple sneaks at the upcoming items.


Cricut® Cards and Envelopes

Make sure to get your wishlist to your special person so they know where to come and get your wishlist items. Please let me know if you need another copy of the Holiday wishlist.

Blessings - Mindy


Thirty One!!!!!!!!!

Ok, so I know I do a lot of things and I am the keeper of many hats. But I thought I would add another one to my list of many. 

I am now a Thirty One Consultant!!!!

You just will not begin to image all the wonderful stuff that has come out this fall season. I can't wait to get my little hands on them. I just wanted to make sure that everyone was aware and knew they now have a Thirty One consultant available to them.

As always check out my website or send me an email. 

Here are just a few of the new prints that are available to you this fall.

Blessings - 


Design Team - Echo Park Chillingsworth

Can you believe that Halloween is just around the corner?... I am just shocked when I go out to the store and the Halloween stuff is already marked down and the Christmas stuff has been up for some time now. 

This week I was given the oh so awesome Echo Park - Chillingsworth. Some really like it and others are unsure how they feel about it. I myself love it. 

Here is what I came up with. 

I cut the hunted house using the Silhouette and made sure to roof the house using the Chillingsworth paper. There are also some steps covered with the paper pack and stickers from the collection pack. 

I really enjoyed working with this paper pack that I might be able to squeak a few more things out of it. 

Make sure to check out all the Happenings at Scrap Happy and enter to be on the mailing list for all the up to the minute information. 

Blessings - 
Mindy - The Determined Scrapper 



Good morning everyone. Hope everyone is having a wonderful day so far. 

Today is another Scrap Happy day. Candy and I are down here helping Susie out in the store so my workdesk is an entire store!

Hopefully I will have some fun stuff to show you later.

Make sure to stop by the store or hop over to the website. Scrap Happy Ohio


Design Team......

Ok, so I finished this last week and I have been a little behind getting things up on the blogs and everywhere else. Sorry everyone. 

This card was made using the For the Record Documented by Echo Park. I also used the saying tag from Jillibean's new release. The banner tails were cut using Scrap Happy Die

This is a simple yet useful card for any occasion. 

Hope you enjoy this card. I can't wait to show you the project I'm currently working on for design team.... You are going to love it. 


September is here

and I am running late as I am becoming accustom too. I don't know what has been happening, but I have been running later and later the more things I have going on. I have had a garage sale this weekend. That went well. It was like black Friday....Saturday morning at 9am ladies were lined up down the driveway to check out. They were not messing around. You mention scrappy stuff, Thirty One, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple.... Women come running. 

On with the September stuff. I'm sorry I missed AGAIN WOYWW, but I was getting ready for the garage sale this week and was not able to get it posted. I will make sure that I get that done this week. Now I have a couple of things that I need to address. The September stamp of the month for Close to My Heart. 

Is it not the cutest thing you have seen for fall?... And in addition to the new SOTM is the continuation of the It's Your Day special double stamp set that goes through the end of the month.

Make sure to get both of these stamp sets by contacting me or going to my website and placing your qualifying purchase. 

The next thing on the agenda... I received the Liebster Award AGAIN!!! 

Nickie Hoffer of Live Scrap Love has nominated me for a Liebster! This is truly an honor. Thank you so much Nickie for this honor. It really does mean a lot to know that people are enjoying what I do.

A little about the Liebster.

This is how it works...
Liebster is a German word meaning "Beloved", "Favorite", or "Dearest". This award is a peer to peer award in which fellow bloggers present the award to their favorite bloggers with less than 200 followers. The origins of this award is unclear, but it believed to have originated by a German blogger. This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay if forward fashion to share your dearest and most beloved blogs that have less than 200 followers.

Rules for Acceptance
Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have less than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award.

I love to receive and share this award because it gets us enjoying the work of others that we might not find if it were not placed before us. Here are my five in no particular order.

Candy with Life on the Crafty Side
Marla with Paper Sentiments by Marla
Tonia with Tonia Creates
Danielle with Ecoscrapbook
Keisha with Kustom Treasures

I hope you ladies enjoy your award and share them.

That is it for now. Keep an eye out of more news, I am planning on joining Thirty One Gifts in this upcoming week and would love to share more information with you. I'm just a busy little bee.

Have a wonderful Labor Day everyone!

Blessings -
Mindy - The Determined Scrapper

Scrapbooking / Stamping Garage Sale

This is the garage sale you will want to find a babysitter for. Four crafty, shopaholics have joined together to purge for this amazing garage sale . 716 Hubbel off of River Rd in Maumee

Tons of supplies for scrapbookers, stampers, and all-around crafters. We have stamps, stickers, stencils, punches, dies, paper/cardstock, glitter, ribbon, flowers, and tons more. From Stampin' Up(older and rare wood mount stamps), Close to my Heart, Creative Memories supplies and storage totes, Sizzix, Cuttlebug, Quick Kutz, DCWV, and many other great companies!!!!

Oh yeah, we will have the normal things too. Furniture, clothes, kitchen, bath, books, and much, much more!

9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday, September 1 & 2. Please, no earlybirds.......we like to sleep in! 

Cricut® Artiste Easy Instruction

Mindy Adams
The Determined Scrapper

Close To My Heart
Independent Consultant


What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday? #168

I can't believe I almost went another week without posting. Last week I just had so much going on, that I completely forgot what day it was. This week, I am about to do the same thing.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far. Since I have somehow lost my mojo and have been unable to locate it for a couple of days, I really have not done much.

I did however move my one Expression to my desk so it can be closer to me when I find my mojo and get my new Cricut Artiste cartridge.  You can see I have my big pop there to get me going and a ton of unfinished projects. But no mojo.

Well until I find my mojo or I actually get something completed. I hope everyone has a wonderful week and I will see you soon.

Make sure to stop by and visit the rest of the desk from around the world by starting over at Julia's.

Blessings -
Mindy The Determined Scrapper


Design Team - Bo Bunny - Mango Luau

So I was handed some paper that I would normally not work with and was stumped for a moment. And then I began to think..........SURFBOARD

But it couldn't be just any surfboard. It had to be a mini album. So I took the Silhouette and cut out a surfboard shape covered all the pages front and back with the Bo Bunny - Mango Luau and went from there. I decided it would look kinda cute as a sign so I used binder rings and my Big Shot to cut out the sign bracket and also covered that front and back with the card stock. I used the stickers from the collection and Scrap Happy Orange Fizz and Jellybean Green Inks and Cardstock throughout. 

I inked all the edges and popped up the surfboards on this page. Behind that is a little mini book to pull out to add photos to, front and back.

The next page is tied with ribbon from the Sew Ribbon and I love how it matched up with the orange in the paper. 

This too folds out to add more pictures to.

The last couple pages have stickers added and have more space to add pictures and journal.

Hope you enjoy this weeks project and get a chance to get to the store to try out all of the products used in this project and much more. 

Mindy - The Determined Scrapper


Did you know

Did you know what the specials are this month with Close to My Heart? I don't want you to miss out on these WONDERFUL stamp sets. Starting Weds 8/15 - 9/30. Its your Day, will be available for purchase. If you make a qualifying $35 purchase, you can get the It's your Day stamp for ONLY $5. This stamp set is a double D size stamp set with over 40 images!

Oh the beautiful things you can make with this stamp set.

Also the Stamp of the Month is gorgeous this month if you have not had a chance to see it, now you have.

If you haven't had a chance to look around and see. Visit my Pinterest page and take a look. I have pinned a ton of things CTMH. 

Also for the month of August, don't forget that you could get this AWESOME Tote bag just for signing up to become a consultant for $49.
I wish I could sign up again, just so I could get this tote bag. It is big enough to hold 12 x 12 paper and a ton of other things. The bag is 17 x17 x 6 and it is even prettier in person. 

I think that is it for now. Oh one more thing, this Saturday is Club sign ups. For every purchase over $15, the balance can be applied to club next month. Club dates will be listed shortly or you are able to find them on the right side bar in the calendar. Club will be $15 and will be held at my home the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of every month. We will be taking December off and will have 2 catalog kickoffs. For more information please make sure to come to Workshop/Crop with Saturday. 

Have a blessed day!

Mindy - The Determined Scrapper


You all are

Close to My Heart. I just wanted to let everyone know that I truly enjoy having followers and interacting with each and everyone of you.

I have met some wonderful friends over the years and hope to meet many more. 

This is just a quick Thank You for being there and letting you know that I really do care. 

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday. 

Mindy - The Determined Scrapper


Would love a Boost

Hello everyone. Thanks so much for all the new followers. I just love seeing new faces around. I just wanted to make a quick post to give an update on my status. 

Every now and then we all have goals we try to reach and there is one in particular I am ooh so close to reaching. With Close to My Heart, there is a program called Straight to the Top. It works like this:

 Straight To The Top Sales
Time Period*Sales RequiredReward
First Month$300$25 in select product credit**
First Three Months$1,200$75 in select product credit**
Three Month Totals$1,200$100 in select product credit**

The cool thing.... I met my first goal and I am only $189.50 away from my second goal. I am not normally one to ask for a boost or a little extra ump from any one, but wanted to make sure that everyone was aware that I am this close. If you need anything or have questions that I might be able to answer for you. Make sure to give me a call, go to my website, or visit me here on my blog and I will be more than willing to help. 

I have until 8/16/2012 to reach my goal and any last minute help would be wonderful. Any purchases placed prior to 11:59 p.m. will be counted towards my goal and I am doing my best to get to it. Thank you for your help. 

I also held a Stamping 101 class last night and that was very helpful to the student that showed up. I always say..... and it started with one. You can't get anywhere if there is not that first people. She even asked if she was able to bring someone to workshop next week... I am so excited to see new faces.

Well enough of me carrying on. I hope you all have a good day. I am on my way to a day long 48 cards workshop and can't wait to come home with 48 cards done in one day. 

Blessings - 
Mindy - The Determined Scrapper


WOYWW 166 and a little news

Hello everyone, welcome to this weeks edition of WOYWW. If you start over at Julia's Stamping Ground, you will see that there are people from all around the world that get in on this wonderful trip. Won't you join us?

So this week I have not been very busy in the craft room, but I have been very busy. I will first start off by letting you know that I am trying to keep an even flow of craftiness and family time going over the next couple of weeks but at this point I am not certain how often I will get to post. My grandmother fell on Thursday of last week and broke her humerus bone in her arm, the bone between the elbow and shoulder. This has caused great stress and the need for a lot of family interaction since she is still in the hospital. 

I have never asked for cards in the past, but would love if you felt the gumption to create a get well card, to do so. All cards can be sent to 
c/o The Determined Scrapper
2256 Charlotte St.
Toledo, Ohio 43613

Thank you, if you choice to help brighten her day. She is not doing so well and I think this would help brighten a darkened day.

Ok, now on this the cheery stuff. Since I haven't been able to be in my room to much in the past week, I have been trying to quickly get things done. This is the card that I made for design team.

Using American Crafts - Shoreline and Scrap Happy Cardstock. And then I wasn't quite done with playing with the Shoreline paper so I started to make a little brag book using Shoreline and more Scrap Happy cardstock. 

And this is how my desk looks this morning. I have gotten some of my new stamps out to play with them and can't wait for others to be able to play with them too. 

This double D set of stamps is the special running Aug 15 - Sept 30. For every $35 you spend....... it is ONLY $5!!!!! Can you believe that. I just can't get over it. I was so excited when I seen the wonderful stamps that I had to have it, and being a consultant I am so glad that I was able to get my crafty little hands on it before the 15th. 

Well for now that is all I have. I will try and get more posted this week, but I have to try and get ready for a class that I am teaching on Friday. I also am going to grandmas house to clean and up to the hospital to visit. We really need more time in the day.

The Determined Scrapper

Close To My Heart
Independent Consultant


Shoreline Design Team

Come sail away with me.

American Crafts Shoreline reminds me of days of summer. Relaxing in the sand, watching the sun set. With this card I was trying to get the feel of resting on the water in the middle of the ocean, with the sun high in the sky. Using Scrap Happy cardstock as my base and AC Shoreline as my background. I used the DIY Thickers and turquoise embossing powder from AC. All products used in making this card can be found at Scrap Happy Ohio, online and in the store. Make sure to stop by and check out all the new items from CHA too. 

After making my card I was still wanting to play around with this adorable paper. So I grabbed another piece of Scrap Happy cardstock and started playing. This is just a little brag book made with cardstock and pieces of the 6 x 6 stack of Shoreline. 

Make sure to check it all out at

Blessings - 
Mindy - The Determined Scrapper


Mystery Hostess!!!

For every $35 spent online between Aug 1 - Aug 10, your name will be placed in a drawing for MYSTERY Hostess. Mystery hostess will claim all hostess rewards for the total of all orders placed between that time period. Make sure to stop by and check out all our new product and place your order.

Mindy Adams
The Determined Scrapper

Close To My Heart
Independent Consultant

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