Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Introducing Our Newest Design Team Member

Between The Folds Bi-Weekly Challenge Blog would like to introduce you to our Newest Team Member Jenny Johnson:
Hi Everybody!
My name is Jenny Johnson, but I'm known better online as Crazy About Cricut.  I am a proud stay at home mom of 4.  I love being with them, love all the moments they give me to scrap about, and treats I get to make for them!  I’m a TOTAL night owl, so after bedtime is when I really get going!  When I’m not crafting,I’m sleeping……kidding….sort of!  I like to play around on the guitar, read, listen to music, and bake.

I have been happily crafting for over 12 years now, and have had fun discovering different techniques and supplies to use.  I've made centerpieces, home decor, wall art, cards, albums, and of course invitations just to name a few things.  I was addicted to paper crafting the minute I got my Cricut.  I got hooked on Close To My Heart when I saw their first amazing Cricut cartridge, Art Philosophy.  They are the best cartridges out there!  I became a CTMH consultant in April of 2014 and have had the best time ever since!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 is our First Challenge Back since our little break.

We hope you are able to carve out some time to play along with us.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Introducing Two New Design Team Members

Between The Folds Bi-Weekly Challenge Blog would like to introduce you to a couple of our Newest Team Members, Amy Ricker & Brandi Robinson.

Hello, I'm Amy from Paisley's Playhouse. I have been artsy all my life and have been scrapbooking since 1995. I saw a Creative Memories business card at a local shop and went to a crop and my life was never the same after that. I met all sorts of friends that had the same passion for keeping memories and we would go to crops. One day someone had a Stampin' Up! party...oh my goodness! Instant gratification we were all so in love. Not to mention how fast it is to make a card!
Before I knew it someone else had a Close to my Heart party....oh my goodness stamping AND scrapbooking say what???
Eventually I became a Stampin' Up! Demo and held classes and loved it but I was not scrapbooking enough. I stopped doing that and focused on scrapbooking I joined a kit club and got my scrap on. Then I ran into Close to my Heart again and thought about how much I missed having classes and so I signed up. I love the people you meet crafting seriously the best group of people ever! After years of going back and forth being a consultant and customer I tend to lose my focus of creating for myself when I am the teacher so I decided I am best suited a customer and I love challenges. I also enjoy design teams because it gives me a little bit of that sisterhood of being a consultant without having to come up with all those great classes.
Last but not least...my why. I live with my significant other and we have a blended family. I call it a modern day Brady Bunch since he has three kids (two sons and a daughter 25, 16, and soon to be 18) and I have three girls (25, 20, and 8) we also have three grandchildren between us. I still have not wrapped my head around that one but let me just tell you how stinking adorable grandbabies are!!! I am really looking forward to being on the Between the Folds team and hopefully I inspire you all with my projects.

I am a scrapbooking addict with no where near enough time for me to scrapbook as much as I would like to!
I am married to a super supportive husband and we have 3 beautiful little girls that fill our hearts and my scrapbook pages. I have been scrapbooking for 13 years when I thought it would be cute and fun to do a scrapbook of my husband and my first year of marriage, to look back on how our life was at that time. Now fast forward 13 years and numerous albums later it is a hobby that has been come away of life.
I am also a Close to My Heart consultant and have been with CTMH since May 2008 with one small break when we adopted our daughters. In addition to this design team I am also serving on the design teams for both Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and Heart to Heart Challenges. I currently live in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.
Check us out next week to meet another New Design Team Member.
We are still looking for one more Design Team Member. If you are interested, please click here for more information.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Design Team Call

Between The Folds Challenge Blog is looking for some New Design Team Members.


You must be a Close To My Heart Enthusiast. You don't have to be a consultant, you just must love Close To My Heart products and own a lot of it to take part in the challenges.

You must have a blog and be on FaceBook.


Post the themed project every second Tuesday by midnight - your project must be done by the Monday at noon so the challenge post can go live at midnight on Tuesday.

Each Design Team Member is assigned a month. Your duties in that month is to pick the bi-weekly challenges, post the challenge on our blog and FaceBook and to do the Winner's Pick posts on our blog and FaceBook.

If you have never done a post like mentioned above, the team is here to help each other out.

Comment on challenge submissions.

Have fun!

Our challenge blog is to help promote Close To My Heart products and hopefully use up some of our stash.

If you are interested in joining are Creative Team, please contact Donna Digby at ddigby@shaw.ca by Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Please include your blog address in your email.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New Year, New Challenges - Let's Celebrate!

Happy New Year from the design team at Between The Folds.  We apologize we haven't posted since November.  We all got a little busy with the holiday season.  We hope you enjoyed your holidays as much as we did.  

We are in the process of planning our challenges for 2016, which we will start posting again on a bi-weekly basis in February!  To hold us over, we thought it would be fun to celebrate the new year! We are asking you to share the crafty projects you have come up with to celebrate the "new year"!  Our design team will start us off with some inspiration.  We hope you will play along and add your projects below.  

The only two rules in this challenge are to use a CTMH product somewhere in your project, and to use New Year as the theme.  Ready, set, create!

Greetings, here is my New Year Layout featuring CTMH La Vie En Rose Paper, Peacock, White Daisy, Black and Whisper Cardstock, Silver Foil Tape, White Glitter Paper, Silver Embossing Powder and Flip Flaps!  For more information, click on my banner above to visit my blog. 
- Deb, BTF Design Team

Remember you have until Sunday, January 31, 2016 to play along and you may enter as many projects as you would like as long as they are all brand new!