excited to share all the stories from our house and my creative endeavors! I hope this blog will inspire you to find that Creative Diva that is in all of us!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Makes a big difference in your layouts!   When I picked it up to journal on- I noticed that it just seemed too flat to me.  So I got out some fun tools to jazz it up.

   *Dimesnional Alphabet
   *Sponge Dauber
   *Desert Sand Ink
    *Finishing Files

I Loved the way it turned out and love that it was something simple and easy to just jazz it up!

Here is the layout completed with journaling and the dimension:

Jennifer :-)

Friday, August 13, 2010


It's a Zippidee do da DAY!!!!!  I am looking forward to Scrap N Play tonight!  I love seeing my scrapping friends!!!  We are playing with the Zippidee papers- so fun!!!!  It is a great versatile paper pack- gender neutral and full of lots of fun or tone it down using the bamboo colors if you like more subdued tones!

Here is my version of the first layout we are making tonight.  It worked great with this set of pictures from our last trip to Disney in '08.  Josh was selected to be the "Stunt" guy in the Pearl Harbor Movie Set.  I don't think they prepared him enough for how wet he was going to get!  :-)  I modified my title a little from the directions in the kit and I added a flip flap so I could add one more picture and a journaling spot!  Love these little buggers!



Enjoy and hope you have a Zippidee Do Da Day TOO!!!!!

~Jennifer :-)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gotta have!

Oh you are going to LOVE these pages...I just have a feeling!  A year ago this product was featured in Creating Keepsakes Magazine as a must have for scrappers- they simply ROCK!!!  What am I talking about???

Our Photo Storage Pages!  They come in two styles but soon THREE!!!  Right now we have the horizontal storage pages and the 4 pocket storage pages(which have 2 vertical and 2 horizontal).  Coming September 1st, Close To My Heart will add a Vertical Storage Page!!!!

Why do I love these you ask?  Lots of reasons but I will give you my top two!

~great for just placing your photos in these sleeves to protect, organize and store until you are ready to scrap them!

~but my most favorite....say you have a ton of photos from a trip or important event.  In my case the Mediterranean Cruise of 2008 with Close to My Heart.  I want to scrap them all but some of them you don't want to trim down, alter or loose in a fun page.  So here is what I have done and it has worked so well!!!!  So I scrap the photos that tell the story of the day and then use the photo storage pages to add the other photos that are still important and meaningful to our trip and want to see.  It creates a fun way to see our memories and has a HUGE impact!  (click on any photo to see it bigger).

Order a pack or two- you are going to LOVE THEM!!!!!!  These make great gifts to go in our albums for your friends that take tons of pictures!  :-)

and here is another I did with a Layout for our day in Nice.  This layout was created by a fellow CTMH Consultant- Mary Thompson.

do you see how the pages are double sided?  so cool!  they hold 4x6 photos and you will notice in some I cut cardstock to the 4x6 size to put in places so I can journal and other fun embellishments!  The ideas are just endless with these.

I hope you will try them and I would love to hear how you LOVE them just like me!!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Do you?

Know how to use your camera in the Manual mode?  I will be the first to say Nope- had no clue!
I love my new camera that I received for my birthday recently and after reading all the reviews and talking with my tech savy brother(waving hi- I knew it was perfect for me.  I love all my friends SLR cameras and the great pics they take but to be honest that is WAY to BIG a camera for me to lug around.  So I wanted something with that capability but in a more compact size- so I ended up getting the Canon G11 and I have been THRILLED with it!  It has so many great modes and settings and I am just loving the pictures it takes!  BUT I have wondered about learning more.....

   So a FUN perk to my FUN job is that each year I have the ability to be "treated" to a fabulous VIP night with other CTMH ladies on the Scattered Hearts Team.  I was so EXCITED for this years VIP night because it was a DC Photo Safari at Night- woo-hoo!!!!  (thanks TINA)  We put our cameras on Manual mode, learned a lot of fun tricks and just sat taking shot after shot.  Biggest thing I learned- HAVE FUN and just keep TRYING!  It is digital, don't get a good shot, keep on going!  Our instructor was awesome- cheers to you Mr. David for handling all of us crazy paper gals- yes we can be a handful!  :-)  If you live in the area and have been thinking about pushing or testing the waters- GO FOR IT!!!  I want to take another class- anyone want to join me?!?

So here are some of my favorite shots and I can proudly say I did not use the Auto button or any of the fancy preset features- it was all Manual baby!!!

~Jennifer :-)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

$2, $4, $6- 8 Days to Appreciate YOU!!!!

Sale starts at 10 Central, 11 Eastern, 9 Mountain or 8 Pacific
Shop early for best selection!

$2, $4, $6... for 8 (Days only!) Appreciation Sale!
We want to show how much we appreciate you so, here is a sale with SUPER deals to you for 8 days only.

From on August 4 at 9 am (MDT) through August 11, while supplies last, you can purchase selected My Stickease® assortments for only $2, My Reflections® Level 1 kits for only $4, and My Reflections® Level 2 paper packets for only $6 on  www.jenniferbohnart.myctmh.com.

The deals are amazing and in order to bring them to you we will not be able to sell any of the item numbers from these items on Gathering, Individual, or EZ Invite® orders during the campaign. These items will also be unavailable for sale beginning August 2, at 12:01 am (MDT) in order to prepare for the sale.

Dates: August 4 at 9 am (MDT)-August 11, 2010; while supplies last! SHOP EARLY FOR BIG DISCOUNTS!

Would you like to make your list?  I have a picture list for you...just email me and I will send you a copy!  My email addy is craftingdivas@cox.net

Ahhh... armchair shopping at it's best!

If you are unable to place your order in the morning, email me what you would like and where to ship the order.  Then call me anytime after 8 a.m., central time tomorrow with your payment information.  850-217-7034

Happy Shopping!  Deals like this do not come around often... Happy SHOPPING!!!!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010


Where did July go??  Good heavens we have been busy and the crazy train is keeping on here at the Bohnart house!  I love summer and spending time with the kids and just letting them play, create messes, and just enjoying each other's company- yes there are days I am ready for a break or school to start but overall I really do enjoy the no schedule fun of summer!!!!!

   Ireland and I just got back in town from North Carolina where we had fun giving my sister her Bridal Shower!!!  Only 7 weeks until the day and we are beaming with excitement and anticipation!!!  It was a wonderful time but it went bye too quickly!!!!  I just love that we are so close in distance now and I can hop in the car and drive down to see her- I will sure miss that when our time in DC comes to an end!  :(

Now I am home and I have a MILLION and One things to do- do you feel that way too????  So I avoided laundry and other chores to play with paper and glue today!  Always puts me in a happy mood!  By now you know I love our Level One kits and I just love creating fun gifts with them!  I created two My Creation Binders today using two different Level One Kits.  My Brother and his Wife had their first child a week ago so I had to make Joseph his very own first year memory book.  I also had a customer have her 2nd child last month- so she needed something special too!

They go together in a flash!  If you are a CTMH Consultant search the bulletin boards for the instructions they are there but if you are a customer or avid reader and would love to make a book of your own here is what I offer for you....

                        *Schedule your Own Workshop with Me at your house or mine...invite your friends and we will have a blast learning how to put these books together plus you will earn Free Product.  How cool is that?!?  Each person will pay $20.00 for their kits.

                          *Or purchase your own Workshop to Go from me.  I will include all you need to make your very own album and the instructions so you can keep on creating.  Just email me and I will be more than happy to order and ship your kit to you.  Cost for this Workshop to Go is $22.00- your kit will include the level one paper of your choice, The My Creations Binder, and color instructions.

Here is the other one I made today using a Retired Level One Kit- the inside is just simply the pattern paper.  I did not make it a 12 month memory book- I left it flexible for the Mom to create and embellish.  :-)