5/01/2016

May SOTM Blog Hop - Celebrate with Cake

Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month 
Blog Hop! 




This month I am following {Wendy Kessler's Blog.}   We have 32 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

The May Stamp of the Month is entitled Celebrate with Cake (S1605) (Set of 17).   Here is a picture of this stamp set:






Today is the first day that customers can order from our new catalog, Seasonal Expressions 2.



We are also offering our National Scrapbooking Month Promotion - Happy Times Paper Pack.




So many different products to play with along with the super cute May Stamp of the Month.  I was envisioning a beautiful arch with a wedding cake waiting for a bride and her groom.  After looking at our new catalog, I decided to also use the A Bunch of Love Stamp Set and Thin Cuts.

 Here is my card.

I am super in love with the white wood patterned paper.  I have never seen patterned paper like this and I can tell you that I am stocking up.  I will be making lots of different projects with this paper.

The scale of the white wooden boards was a little bigger than what I needed so I pulled out our new Small Round Waterbrush (Z3224) and my Close to My Heart Ruler (Z1471) and added some extra lines using our Slate Ink.  

Here is what I started with.  I  cut the archway with our Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  Using the slice function on my Cricut Explore, I cut the archway out of my panel.



And here is after I painted in the lines.  I was pretty happy with it.




The cake is paper pieced with Calypso paper.  The archway border is from our Georgie paper pack.  I added some of our new Calypso Sequins and our new white twine.  The flowers on the A Bunch of Love stamped images was colored with the Waterbrush and assorted inks.

The Celebrate with Cake Stamp of the Month Stamp Set can be purchased for $17.95 or if you purchase $50 in CTMH products, you can add this stamp set to your order for an additional $5.  This stamp set is only available between May 1 – May 31, 2016. 

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Alyson Mayo's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 


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4/28/2016

Love to Stamp, Love to Papercraft

Only 2 more days left to take advantage of the April Baby, I’m Worth It Promotion. 

I wish that I could take advantage of this promotion.  Honestly, I do.  First of all, this New Consultant Kit is way cooler than the one I signed up with.  You basically get to design your own kit.  You get a medium organizer containing business supplies and basic tools.  And then you also receive a $50 product credit.  With the product credit you get to purchase the products that you want.  This kit is worth a whopping $205. You pay $75. Great deal!

Once you purchase the New Consultant Kit, you will receive 22% off of all of your purchases with the ability to earn up to 35% off based on your sales or purchases.  This is why I joined Close to My Heart in 2007.  I found this to be a great way to purchase my supplies without affecting my family’s budget.

With the April Baby, I’m Worth It Promotion, you can earn an additional $100 product credit or a free Cricut cartridge with $350 in sales or purchases in your first 30 days of being a Consultant.  Believe it or not, but this is not hard when you introduce your friends to Close to My Heart.  I will show you how.

In addition to the $100 product credit you will receive with the promotion, you will also receive:
·         $77 in immediate commission (so your order cost is really only $273)
·         An additional $60 in product credit
·         A ½ price item of your choice from any current catalog
·         $350 in product
·         National Stamping Month May Promotion – 1 free paper pack per $60 spent, so you will receive 
      5 paper packs worth approximately $75
·         A National Scrapbooking Month Workshop that I am offering to my new Consultants for free 
      (worth approximately $55)
·         And because you reached the first level of our Straight to the Top program, you will receive 3      
      exclusive stamp sets worth approximately $30.

The grand total of this promotion is approximately $800.  What a great way to get started as a Close to My Heart Consultant either as a business venture or for your own private crafting.

Does this sound good to you?  Email me at mkgmt@aol.com or call/text me at (901) 218-1847 and we can talk about it.  Or you can sign up at http://melindaeveritt.ctmh.com
                                                                                                                                                                                      The last day to sign up and take advantage of this promotion is April 30th.  Don't miss out.


4/17/2016

New Catalog with Customer Promotion

Our new catalog, Seasonal Expressions 2, will be live on May 1st.  I will be offering a special promotion for customers as well.


Virtual Club

  • How would you like the chance to get FREE Product?  
  • Do special monthly promotions make you happy?  
  • Would you like to earn any item in a catalog for 1/2 price?
Why not join my Virtual Club?   It is a totally online club.  There are no meetings and no projects and no other members.  You are the only member!  For 6 months your order totals are added together.

Once you reach your desired Hostess Rewards level, let me know and you will receive the rewards for that level.  Where else can you get $25 of free product for $150 in multiple purchases?

What do club members receive?
  • Free Idea Books before all other customers
  • Free Current Petite Perk (an adorable mini stamp set)
  • One free Stamp of the Month of your choice
  • 1 week advance notice of all Close to My Heart Promotions
  • Monthly Club Only Promotion when there is no Close to My Heart Promotion – You will always have a promotion!
  • Earn FREE Hostess Rewards – Your orders count towards your totals – You decide how  high you want to go!
  • Special discounted and exclusive Hostess Only Stamp Sets
  • Buy on a monthly budget
What do you do to sign up?

Let me know that you want to participate.  You can accumulate order totals for 6 months and then “cash out” or “cash out” anytime.  It is up to you.  Only catalogs orders count and you must tell me that you want to participate with your first order.  You can join at any time.

Questions?  Contact Melinda Everitt, mkgmt@aol.com,  (901) 218-1847

4/06/2016

Why I Became a Close to My Heart Consultant Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart 
Why I Became a Close to My Heart Consultant Blog Hop





This hop I am following {Wendy Coffman's Blog.}   We have 18 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in our Why I Became a Close to My Heart Consultant Blog Hop.   If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.    Thank you for hopping through our Blog Hop.

I would love to tell you why I became a Close to My Heart Consultant.

I was a quilter and had never papercrafted.  My daughter had become a Consultant for another company and decided that I needed to be her best customer!  So I gave her my credit card and she purchased everything I needed and handed them to me in a bag.

"Here you go!" she said.

So I found myself holding a pile of products that I did not know how to use and she had lost interest in me and left me to figure it out.  

I pulled out my pictures and started adhering them to the album.  Then I needed to decorate the page. I had apparently purchased lots of packages of stickers.  I needed a title so I got some alphabet stickers and set to work.  I soon found myself in a dilemma.  Not enough vowels.  I needed more vowels.  What could I do?

Buy more packages of stickers!  So I now had a ton of those not so desirable letters like Q and F and Z.  I was not enjoying this hobby so much.  Mind you, this was before Cricut came out.

Then one day my daughter decided to have a Close to My Heart gathering.  She had a friend who sold Close to My Heart.  I, of course, was invited - along with my credit card.  We did a simple project that had letters in it and a whole other world opened!!!  I could have all the blue A's and E's I wanted.  I did not have to have any extra blue Q's, F's and Z's.! Oh my!

One look at the catalog and I wanted everything!!  I knew my husband would not be as thrilled with my new hobby as I was and I hated to have to wait for his next paycheck to purchase more of these lovely stamp sets and inks.

That is when my friendly Close to My Heart Consultant mentioned the Consultant Opportunity.  I could become a Close to My Heart Consultant and I would get 22% off of the purchase of these wonderful products.  I could even earn free and half priced items!  The clouds opened up and the angels sang! Not really but I quickly signed up.

I have been a Close to My Heart Consultant for almost 9 years now.  My artwork has progressed past the Alphabet but in honor of this hop I wanted to share with you a stamped card with all the blue letters I wanted to use.  I did not run out, no sireee, or need to buy anything else.  And I even stamped on patterned paper!



Close to My Heart is having an April Recruiting Special called Baby, I'm Worth It!  Here is a flyer I made with the promotion.  Please contact me if you would like more information or are considering signing up as a Close to My Heart Consultant.  No obligation and you, too, can have all of the blue A's and E's you would like!



Thank you for visiting my blog.

By the way, I would love for you to leave me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Melissa Robinson's Blog.}

You can purchase any of the supplies listed below at www.melindaeveritt.ctmh.com.  


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4/01/2016

April SOTM Blog Hop - Life in Pictures

Welcome to the April Stamp of the Month 
Blog Hop! 




This month I am following {Melissa Robinson's Blog.}   We have almost 30 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

The April Stamp of the Month is entitled Life in Pictures (S1604) (Set of 13).   Here is a picture of this stamp set:







So many vintage cameras to choose from.  Which one do I use?  I really love the Polaroid Camera.  I remember it from my childhood.  I wanted to make it look realistic so I checked Google. I am delighted with my camera.

Here is my card.


I copied an idea from Close to My Heart's Creative Live production from the end of last year.  I wanted lots of hearts so I added the stamped hearts from Charming Cascades (D1668) and some gold hearts from the Gold Fundamental Assortment.  The Life in Pictures Stamp of the Month Stamp Set can be purchased for $17.95 or if you purchase $50 in CTMH products, you can add this stamp set to your order for an additional $5.  This stamp set is only available between April 1 – April 30, 2016. 

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Kirsten Jade's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 


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3/31/2016

Baby, I'm Worth It - Let's Chat About Close to My Heart

I have some fun news to share with you.  Close to My Heart has revamped their New Consultant Program and the New Consultant kit and is unveiling the new program tomorrow, April 1st.

We are launching the Baby, I'm Worth It campaign.

Give it to me, I'm worth it
Baby, I'm worth it
Uh huh I'm worth it
Gimme gimme I'm worth it
Give it to me, I'm worth it
Baby, I'm worth it
Uh huh I'm worth it
Gimme gimme I'm worth it

This song has gotten stuck in my head.  Well Close to My Heart has it right - you are worth it!  So what is Close to My Heart going to give you?  Check out the picture below.


That's right!  For only $75, you will receive a kit worth $205.  The beauty of this kit is that you get $50 in product credit to pick what you want in your kit.  Then, if you sign up in April, you can earn your choice of a FREE Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridge collection or $100 in product credit.  That is a lot of bang for your buck!  But you are worth it!

Do you have questions?  I have set up a Facebook meeting to chat about joining my team, The Bling Team, in April.  The meeting is Tuesday, April 5th from 7 pm - 9 pm (CT).  It is free and all you have to do is go to the link and log in.  I am giving out free goodies to all who attend and a bigger, special goodie if you invite a friend and you both attend.  There is no obligation and it is free.  I love Close to My Heart and want to share the opportunity.

Here is the link to the chat session:  https://www.facebook.com/events/944238732364433/

Have you just been waiting for a new consultant special and know that you already want to join?  You can join beginning April 1st by clicking on this link:  http://melindaeveritt.ctmh.com/ctmh/what-we-do/be-a-consultant.aspx and filling out the short form.

3/27/2016

Regatta Blog Hop with SWAA

Welcome to April's Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop.    Who are the Stampers with an Attitude?  It is the Close to My Heart team lead by my fabulous upline, Kimberly Moss. This month I am following  {Belinda McLane.}  

This month we are spotlighting boxes or the Regatta Paper Pack or Mother's Day.  Our blog hop is a circular hop.  You just click on the link to the next blog at the bottom of this post and go visit the next blog.  If you get lost, I have all of the participating blogs listed at the bottom of my post.  Hope you enjoy seeing what our team has made for you.

I chose to use the Regatta Paper Pack.  This paper pack has 12 different patterned papers to work with and they are all color coordinated.  I love Close to My Heart's new type of paper packs.  They only contain patterned paper, but with such a wonderful selection of small and large prints, I find that I am easily matching patterns with patterns.  Love it!

I pulled out our Cricut Artbooking cartridge and made a pop-up card.  The stamp set, Beach Days (D1684), had been calling my name.  Don't you just love that Octopus?  Not only is the stamp set adorable, but you don't even have to fussy cut it!  It is cut out with our Cricut Artistry cartridge.  So is all of the images that I  cut and popped up with our thin 3D foam tape.  Here is my card:



The inside of the card is super special.  With the Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge, these cards are easy to put together.





I want to thank you for visiting my blog.  The next very talented artist for you to visit on our blog hop is {Melissa Robinson}. 

Here is the April's Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop Regatta/Mother's Day Blog Hop List.
1.  Melissa Robinson - http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com
3. Kimberly Moss ~ http://www.kimspapercrafts.com
4. Tammy Lubick ~ http://tlubick.blogspot.com
6. Catherine Nowak ~ http://catscrapbooking.com
8. Belinda McLane---http://bbmclane.blogspot.com
9. Melinda Everitt ~ http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com
    You can purchase any of the supplies listed below on my website.  


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