Monday, June 27, 2011
Friday night I had my first Home Gathering as an Independent Close to My Heart consultant. I have to admit I was a little bit on the nervous side. There are just so many wonderful things to demonstrate and talk about. I wasn't sure how to choose what I should focus on, and then I just decided to let all of the guests play with the items that come in the Distressing Kit. They used 4 different types of sponges and brushes to apply ink to cardstock. I love using this technique to soften the edges of pages and photo mats. It can also be used to create sublte background images on pages. They also tried their hand at using sandpaper to remove the top layer of cardstock to expose the white core of the paper. The number of designs using sandpaper is only limited by ones imagination. Then it was time for all of them to show off their stamping skills as they made the Celebrate Today greeting card shown on the right. Everyone did a great job and had lots of fun. My Hostess for the night received a few free gifts from me for having the Gathering in her home, and will also be receiving $60 worth of free products and any one product in the idea book for 50% off. Close to My Heart had a very generous Hostess Rewards program. Please contact me if you are interested in having a wonderful time with a group of your friends all while earning free products.