Are you ready?!? My special this year is something I’ve never done before, but am SO excited about. And I think you will be, too!
This year–Friday, November 29 through Monday, December 2, 2013, you can purchase a $25 Gift Certificate for only $20!
It’s just in time for the holidays! For these 4 days only, you can purchase an unlimited number of certificates for only $20. Get them as gifts, get them for yourself! Use them for products or even classes–it’s up to you!
EMAIL me with the number of $25 certificates you’d like, I’ll confirm and then once I receive your payment (cash or check, please), I’ll get you your certificate(s).
Exciting, right?!? Remember, it starts today and goes through Monday. Don’t miss out!
I just want to take a quick minute to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving! Also, to let you know that I will be offering a great Black Friday Special–never done before! So be sure to check back tomorrow for details; you won’t want to miss it!
Discover why now is a fantastic time to make the switch and join the Close To My Heart family. Make a fresh start, discover great products, and earn a real income when you become a Close To My Heart Consultant!
To learn more of the specifics and get your questions answered, click HERE.
This holiday season let’s make a difference together! As you may or may not know, Close To My Heart teamed up with Operation Smile several years ago. A portion of every stamp set sold goes to this worthy charity, plus you can always round up your CTMH purchase total and donate the change to Operation Smile.
For the month of November, all donations made to Operation Smile via Close To My Heart will support relief efforts for typhoon survivors in the Philippines. However, it’s always important to support this worthwhile charitable partner–we are committed to providing children around the world with life-changing surgeries to correct facial deformities, each starting at just $240 (doesn’t that seem so low in cost to completely change someone’s life?!? Amazing!) And, it’s important to note that 100% of the donations contributed go directly to providing medical care; not one penny is spent on administrative costs.
And now, making a donation to Operation Smile is even easier! Operation Smile recently launched a branded website for Close To My Heart. The address is www.operationsmile.org/closetomyheart, and you can use it regardless of the country you live in. Donations are accepted via major credit card and will be transacted in US dollars.
Watch this short 2-minute video to learn how when you join the Close To My Heart family before December 15 and submit qualifying personal sales,* you’ll receive a stunning *NEW* product, the Picture My Life Scrapbooking Program–FREE!!
*New Consultants must submit minimum qualifying personal sales of $300 or more by March 31, 2014.
Click HERE to learn more about becoming a CTMH Consultant and to sign up.
Fall for the autumn-themed projects you see in this video–all made with the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge from Close To My Heart. You’ll love the inspiration and tips you’ll gain from this 6-minute video. It’s a perfect time to create those autumn layouts!
About a month ago I received a bunch (2 full boxes!) of used beakers that were about to be thrown out. There are so many great things you can do to re-use these. So this upcycled beaker vase became one of this month’s Stamp Club projects! Quick and easy, but very delightful! It only takes a few supplies and you’re good to go…
Is this the year you’ve decided you’d like to create handmade holiday cards to send to family and friends? Or maybe you’re just feeling creatively stuck this year? Now’s the time to schedule your Holiday Card Consultation with me! You’ll receive a one-on-one consultation time where you’ll share with me what style of card you are hoping to create and then we’ll put together one or two samples for you to use. This 30-minute consultation will help you create a one-of-a-kind holiday card to wow your family and friends. It will definitely stand out on the mantle or wherever the recipient of your card displays the holiday cards they’ve received. Make your appointment for your holiday card consultation today all for only $47.
Looking for a new way to store your favorite cards and other small keepsakes? Try the *NEW* My Creations Kraft Pocket Album from CTMH! This album is brimming with space for your memories. Watch this short 5-minute video to learn a few techniques on how to give it personality with stamps, paper and accessories.
Love documenting memories in minutes? Then you’ll love the *NEW* Picture My Life™ scrapbooking program, meant for quick and beautiful memory-keeping. This program comes in eight themes, all based on the gorgeous designs of some of our most popular paper packets. Whether you choose to embrace a single theme or mix and match for a truly unique look, you’ll love the ease, affordability, and beauty of the Picture My Life programs. Your own photos are all you need to add to make astounding artwork—in no time at all!
Each program has a theme, from childhood to friendship to travel, but because we have ensured sufficient variety in design and style of each you can easily apply the cards to other themes. Say you love the palette and designs of the Babycakes program but wish to apply a “family” theme—go ahead! It’s one of the unique differentiators and possibilities of the program! With a large quantity of product in each program you will be able to craft creative arrangements all your own. Each program includes 122 double-sided cards plus 10 unique Memory Protectors™ (WOW!!) to capture life as it happens, and their versatility and gorgeous designs will transform your albums into masterpieces. On one side of each card is space for journaling, and on the other you’ll find artistic sentiments and icons. Each program is designed to accommodate approximately 100 photos in your included Memory Protectors, so with a balance of photos and cards, you’ll finish with about 20 remaining cards. That means you have plenty of choice and flexibility in which cards you choose to include, making it uniquely yours! Of course, you can easily use more or fewer photos in your project to suit your story’s needs.
Unique to Picture My Life is the included 12″ × 12″ double-sided cover page with each individual program, using a beautiful My Reflections™ pattern. True to Close To My Heart standards, the cover page offers a finished and cohesive look to your project with its featured high-quality design. The Picture My Life program is so versatile that you’ll find dozens of other ways to incorporate it into your papercrafting. Use the cards to expand other projects you’ve started! For example, if you just got back from the trip of a lifetime and wonder how you will capture all the details, mix the Picture My Life cards with your photos to extend your scrapbook pages. Choose your very favorite photos to scrapbook on 12″ × 12″ two-page layouts then use coordinating Picture My Life cards and your remaining photos to document the rest of your trip in minutes.
This program is yet another new, fresh addition and option for memory keepers to preserve their memories. The cards enhance the scrapbooking experience—making it even more fun—and they work brilliantly in mini albums, My Crush™ books, as journaling cards on your 12″ × 12″ classic scrapbook pages, or as gift cards and tags.
Want to get a Picture My Life program for FREE? Click HERE to read more about the exciting CTMH Promotion where you can earn one of these *NEW* collections for FREE.
It’s time for another *NEW* Stamp of the Month! November’s Stamp of the Month–Illuminate is a set of 15 images. As always this set can be yours for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50 or more. Here is a card I created using the Illuminate Stamp Set.
To get your very own Illuminate Stamp Set, click HERE.
It’s an unprecedented first at Close To My Heart! CTMH is offering an incredible recruiting opportunity, unique Constant Campaign, and product sneak-peek all rolled into one huge offer! From November 1—December 15, *NEW* Consultants who enroll with either the Essentials or Master New Consultant Kitmay also receive a brand-new exciting product from the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book. To be eligible for the FREE product, the new Consultant must remit $300 in commissionable personal sales by March 31, 2014 (super easy to do–I promise!)
What’s the new product? It’s the gorgeous *NEW* Picture My Life™ scrapbooking program. There are 8 fresh and stunning design themes to choose from, each one featuring 122 double-sided, designed cards in a mix of 3″ x 4″ and 4″ x 6″, plus a 12″x12″ cover page to bring your album together beautifully. You also get 10 Memory Protectors™ with new formats designed just for this program and lots of your photos. It’s a retail value of $24.95 but it’s FREE to qualifying new Consultants!
Want to learn more about becoming a CTMH Consultant? Click HERE for the details. And, as always, if you have additional questions, I’d be happy to answer them for you!
This year after taking the kids trick or treating, I sat down to quickly make up a layout capturing our odd memory from this year’s Halloween. Studio J helped me do this in a matter of minutes (definitely less than 10 minutes!) I love how simple it is:
upload your photos
choose your paper
choose your layout design
utilize the pre-selected embellishments by simply selecting your choice of color for each
It’s nice to be able to do it so quickly, but you can also take more time and manipulate the options and truly make it your own. But for this layout I really just wanted to document our strange encounter. About a block from our house, there was a boy all dressed up in his costume sitting out on his porch with a basket of strawberries. When my kids went up to his house to trick or treat, he asked them if they wanted some strawberries. I was perplexed as to what was going on. But I wasn’t the only one! His mom came out to see my kids in their costumes and was initially dumbfounded by her son trying to hand out strawberries (he said he wanted them to have a healthy Halloween! LOL!) Then it all became clear…she apologized profusely (my kids didn’t mind!) and said, “I have candy in the house.” ”John (actually can’t recall his name now) was just trying to save it all for himself!” It was so funny and memorable!
If you haven’t tried Studio J yet, I encourage you to give it a little test drive. It’s absolutely FREE to use. You can play around with it as much as you like. If you decide you’d like the .jpgs of what you create or even the printed layouts, that is when you pay. Click HERE to give it a try today.
Just in time for the holidays, I have gift certificates available in any denomination! Gift certificates are good for Close To My Heart product purchases and any of the classes that I offer. Get your holiday shopping done early this year!
Tomorrow begins Week 5 of my 12 Weeks of Christmas. You may have already missed the holiday card ideas shared in Weeks 1-4, but you can still get quick & easy holiday gift ideas as well as gift wrapping ideas by subscribing to our mailing list now. Each week you’ll receive a new project idea complete with step-by-step instructions.