7/13/2016

CTMH Exclusive Facebook Group

Do you like to scrapbook, make cards, stamp, or do any kind of papercrafting or mixed media?

If so, then you will want to be a part of my Exclusive Customer Facebook group.  In this group, I will be having fun giveaways, links to projects, tips, videos, artwork, specials, and a forum to share what you are making as well.  It will be a great way for you to Let Me Show You how to use our products and to share ideas and hints with you.

Feel free to invite your friends who might be interested as well.  This group is exclusively for customers. Consultants are welcome to visit my business page.
Here is the link to join the group. Or if you prefer, you can contact me with your email address and I will be happy to send you an invitation to the group instead. 

I am announcing the first giveaway tonight.  You won't want to miss it!

7/10/2016

Discounted Product

Can you believe that 10 years ago I had never picked up a piece of patterned paper or cardstock?  I was a quilter.  I sewed Halloween costumes for my grandkids.  I did not scrapbook or make cards.  It wasn't even on my radar.

Then we had a life change.  My 4th child had become an adult.  He had been diagnosed with Asperger's, a form of autism, at age 16.  So he had never received any treatment and he had now aged out of the system.  Then we moved to Memphis, Tennessee.  

I made the decision not to work outside the home.  I needed to be home with my son while we worked towards independent living.  And I was BORED!  I had worked as a Medical Technologist while I was a single mother for 5 children.  I had always been busy. Now I was remarried and it was just my husband and my son and me.   I needed something to do with my free time.

My daughter had introduced me to scrapbooking.  And then I found stamping.  I loved it!!  I bought a set of alphabets and I stamped.  Then I wanted more.  Beautiful paper and lots of stamps and different color inks.  I needed it all!!

That was when my Close to My Heart Consultant told me about the Consultant Opportunity.  I could sign up as a Consultant and get a 22% discount off of everything!  I could get extra free items based on my purchases.  

I did not want to sell anything.  I just wanted to buy what I wanted.  My Consultant told me that was fine.  There is no requirement that Consultants sell anything.  They even have a name for those Consultants - Hobbyists.

So I signed up 9 years ago for the discount.  And I love getting quality product at a discounted price.  Does this sound good to you? 

If it does, Close to My Heart is offering a great promotion right now for new Consultants.  And you get even MORE free product.


What's even better is that you will receive unreleased product.  Now how fun is that?

The New Consultant Kit is only $75 and it has more product in it.  Plus you get to design your own kit.  You will receive $50 credit to choose which products you want in your kit.  Since we are in a new catalog preview period, you will be able to choose more unreleased product.  


Close to My Heart is offering Opportunity calls this month to answer all of your questions about the Consultant Opportunity.  Whether you are interested in joining to get the discount or you are joining to start a business, consider joining in on this call.


I would love to have you join my team.  If you have any questions, I can be contacted at mkgmt@aol.com.

To sign up as a Consultant, click here.


7/02/2016

July Promotions

I just returned from the Close to My Heart Convention at Walt Disney World.  I was honored to be asked to present at Leadership.

I love the month after Convention because that means a New Consultant Kit premieres with all new product from the 2016/17 Annual Expressions catalog.  (Pictured below)

So what is included in the New Consultant Kit?  First of all you will receive $50 in Product Credit.  You will also receive:

  • Medium Organizer (Z4139)
  • My Acrylix® Block 2" x 6½" (Y1010)
  • My Acrylix® Block 1" x 3½" (Y1002)
  • My Acrylix® Block 2" x 2" (Y1003), 
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836), 
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782), 
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778), 
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
  • Sponge (Z697)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101- 1 pack of 25)
  • Annual Inspirations Idea Books (WC1171 - 5), 
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Books (WCS1163 - 5), 
  • Cardstock Sampler (W1136)
  • Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1170)
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1144)
  • A Little Love—Petite Perks Stamp Set (W2035 - 3)
  • Gathering Invitations (W1129 - 1 pack of 25)
  • Desk Pad (W1140 - 1 pack of 50)

This totals about $200 in product for only $75 and you get to personalize your kit with the product you want.  I love this!

This is the month to sign up as a Consultant if you are thinking about joining my team, The Bling Team.  Our July Promotion is called:


With this promotion, New Consultants who sign up during July will receive their choice of a
new Fundamental paper packet bundled together with its coordinating Complements FREE—and that’s in addition to the $50 in Select Product Credit they get for signing up!

This Early Bird Special is an excellent opportunity for those that simply can’t wait to get their hands on the exciting new products coming in Annual Inspirations 2016–2017 idea book.  July is the Consultant Preview month for the Annual Inspirations, meaning that only Consultants can purchase any and all of the new products found in this catalog.

The full retail value of each Fundamentals bundle is $31.90, making your kit worth almost $232.00.

Close to My Heart has set up "Opportunity Calls" to provide more information about the Consultant Opportunity with Close to My Heart.  I welcome questions as well and can be contacted at mkgmt@aol.com.

To sign up as a Consultant and take advantage of the Early Bird Special, click here to find the application.  

7/01/2016

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - From the Notebook

Welcome to the July Stamp of the Month 
Blog Hop! 





This month I am following {Cat Nowak's Blog.}   We have 16 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 July Stamp of the Month is entitled From the Notebook (S1607) (Set of 24).   Here is a picture of this stamp set:



This is an awesome stamp for scrapbooking.  I decided to challenge myself and made a card with it.

 Here is my card.






I have had so much fun with our Calypso and Magical Paper packs that I have neglected our new Florence Paper Pack.  So I pulled it out and this is what I came up with.  I used two of the Picture My Life cards from the Florence Paper pack as part of the base of the card.
The From the Notebook 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 July 1 – July 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, {Haley Dyer'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. 


Supplies Used

6/26/2016

July SWAA Magical or Mini Album Blog Hop

Welcome to July'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  {Kim Moss.}  

This month we are the Magical Paper Pack or Mini Album artwork.  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 Magical 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!

Right now I am at the Close to My Heart Convention.  For this hop I made this super cute paper purse to give out at roomie gifts at Convention.

Isn't it adorable?






I used the entire Magical paper suite to make this bag.  I will post a few more bags that I made using this paper pack in a couple of days when I return from Convention.


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

Here is the July's Stampers with an Attitude Magical/Mini Album Blog Hop List
You can purchase any of the supplies listed below on my website. 

6/18/2016

I am the Creative Guest Designer at Inspired by All the Little Things


I am super excited to be the Creative Guest Designer today at Inspired by All the Little Things!  I was asked by the extremely talented Karen Day. Karen and I shared Design Team duties a few years back for the Close to My Heart Heart 2 Heart Challenge. And this is our beautiful challenge graphic!


I just love the colors of this camera and all of the glitz.  I wanted to make a card that expressed this.

Did you see the featured tutorial this week from Splitcoast Stampers?  They featured the Starburst Background technique.  I love the way the background spotlights the camera.  I have made cards with this before but I had always placed the "rays" next to each other with no space.  This time I left a little space between each ray and the black glitter paper peeks through giving my card a little more pizzaz.  

The camera is cut out using the Close to My Heart Cricut Artbooking Cartridge.  I used white Glitter paper to make the "burst" shape (also from the Artbooking cartridge) behind the camera to represent the white flash bulb of the camera.  I added aluminum foil to my camera for some shine.  And the hearts I added because I love hearts and glitter!

Thank you for visiting my blog!  Now be sure and head over to the Inspired by All the Little Things blog and see what the Design Team has made for this challenge.  And a big thank you to Karen and the Inspired by All the Little Things Design Team for having me this week!

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

Supplies Used

6/01/2016

June SOTM - The Long Way Home

Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month 
Blog Hop! 






This month I am following {Cat Nowak's Blog.}   We have 27 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 June Stamp of the Month is entitled The Long Way Home (S1606) (Set of 15).   Here is a picture of this stamp set:






Look at this stinkin' cute VW Bus!  This is such a fun stamp set.

 Here is my card.




I have used our new Magical Paper Pack to make this bright and happy card.  I embellished with more of the Magical paper and zip strips and the Magical Sequins.


The Long Way Home 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 June 1 – June 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, {Melissa Robinson'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. 


Supplies Used

5/27/2016

So Sad - 2016 Retiring Items List


Close to My Heart released the 2016 Retiring List yesterday.  The release of this list is always so bittersweet for me.  In my mind I understand that we cannot keep everything.  We need to make way for new products and there is only so much room in the Close to My Heart warehouse.

However, in my heart I am said to see some of my favorites leaving.  I struggle with just letting these products fade into memory or soothing my hoarding instinct by buying 20 of each and then purchasing even more later because what if I need them in a future product?  I bet none of you can understand this, can you?

So I wanted to let you know what is going to happen.  This is the non-stamp list.  I will post the stamp list in a few days after I get over my mourning of their upcoming loss. (Sniff - sniff).

These items are now while supplies last.  When they are gone, they are gone.  They will no longer be available after July 31, 2016.  One of the biggest shocks for me with this list is that we are retiring 3 of our Cricut cartridges.  You will see that our Cricut Art Philosophy, Artiste, and Artfully Sent are all on this list.  Our rolling tote is on the retiring list as well.

So, be sure and get your purchases in or schedule a gathering or workshop so you can get these items at 1/2 price.

The good news is that the emergence of a retiring list means that we will be getting lots of new and exciting products in our new 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations catalog.  Click on any of the links below to see the product and place your order before they are gone.

Item #
Description
Catalog
Z3168
Annual 15-16
Z3170
Annual 15-16
Z3171
Annual 15-16
Z3032
Annual 15-16

Paper Suites

X7203B
Annual 15-16
X7203C
Annual 15-16
G1102
Annual 15-16
Z3092
Annual 15-16
X7202B
Annual 15-16
X7202C
Annual 15-16
G1101
Annual 15-16
Z3085
Annual 15-16
X7201B
Annual 15-16
X7201C
Annual 15-16
G1100
Annual 15-16
Z3078
Annual 15-16
X7199B
Annual 15-16
X7199C
Annual 15-16
G1097
Annual 15-16
Z3084
Annual 15-16
X7204B
Annual 15-16
X7204C
Annual 15-16
G1103
Annual 15-16
Z3079
Annual 15-16
X7197B
Annual 15-16
X7197C
Annual 15-16
G1096
Annual 15-16
Z3082
Annual 15-16

Embellishments

Z1752
Annual 15-16
Z1816
Annual 15-16
Z1853
Annual 15-16
Z1928
Annual 15-16
Z1934
Flamingo Dots  SOLD OUT
Annual 15-16
Z2009
Annual 15-16
Z2010
Annual 15-16
Z2023
Annual 15-16
Z1986
Annual 15-16
Z1849
Annual 15-16
Z1918
Annual 15-16
Z1919
Annual 15-16
Z3025
Annual 15-16
Z1922
Annual 15-16
Z1991
Annual 15-16
Z1992
Annual 15-16
Z3035
Annual 15-16
Z3036
Annual 15-16
Z3039
Annual 15-16
Z3040
Annual 15-16
Embossing Folders

Z1924
Annual 15-16
Z1925
Annual 15-16
Z1926
Annual 15-16
Z1927
Annual 15-16
Z1960
Annual 15-16
Z1993
Annual 15-16
Z1994
Annual 15-16
Z1995
Annual 15-16
Z1996
Woodgrain Embossing Folder   SOLD OUT
Annual 15-16
Z3018
Annual 15-16
Z3019
Annual 15-16
Z3020
Annual 15-16
Z3021
Annual 15-16
Tools

Z1851
Annual 15-16
Z1997
Annual 15-16
Z1998
Annual 15-16
Z1725
Annual 15-16
Albums

Z1980
Annual 15-16
Z1981
Annual 15-16
Z1982
Annual 15-16
Z1983
Annual 15-16
Z2090
Annual 15-16
Z2091
Annual 15-16
Z2092
My Legacy Lagoon Chevron Post Bound SOLD OUT
Annual 15-16
Z2093
Annual 15-16
Z3034
Annual 15-16
Z1956
Annual 15-16
Designer Creations

Z2028
Annual 15-16
Z2036
Annual 15-16
Z2037
Annual 15-16
Z2038
Annual 15-16
Z2039
Annual 15-16
Z2049
Annual 15-16
Z2050
Annual 15-16
Z2053
Annual 15-16
Designed Décor

Z2006
Annual 15-16
Z2015
Annual 15-16
Z2016
Annual 15-16
Z1750
Annual 15-16
Z1838
Annual 15-16
Base and Bling

Z2054
Annual 15-16
Z2055
Annual 15-16
Z3173
Annual 15-16
Z3174
Annual 15-16
Z1903
Annual 15-16
Z1904
Annual 15-16
My Creations

Z1833
Annual 15-16
Z1871
Annual 15-16
Z1953
Annual 15-16
Z3043
Annual 15-16
Z3044
Annual 15-16
Z3069
Annual 15-16
Z3070
Annual 15-16
Z3137
Annual 15-16
Roller Stamp

Z3114
Annual 15-16
Z3115
Annual 15-16
Cut Above

Z3147
Annual 15-16
Z3148
Annual 15-16
Picture My Life

Z3145
Annual 15-16
Z3177
Annual 15-16
Z3178
Annual 15-16
Z3179
Annual 15-16
Z3180
Annual 15-16
Z3181
Annual 15-16
Instalife

Z3182
Annual 15-16
Z3183
Annual 15-16
Z3186
Annual 15-16
Z3187
Annual 15-16
Envelopes

Z1475
3” x 3” White Daisy Envelopes  SOLD OUT
Annual 15-16
Z1476
Annual 15-16
Z1477
5” x 7” White Daisy Envelopes   SOLD OUT
Annual 15-16
Z1478
Annual 15-16
Z1756
Annual 15-16
Z1757
Annual 15-16
Z1758
Annual 15-16
Z1759
Annual 15-16