Sunday, January 15, 2012

New Club...

I have to thank fellow CTMH consultant Lisa Stenz who created this club.  I've taken her idea and tweaked it to fit my business.  I hope to post this month's club creation a little later today or tomorrow so be sure to check back.

Monthly (no-commitment) Creative Club

Do you like to make fun projects at a great price or for FREE? Do you like to learn new techniques? Do you like to earn free products? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, my Creative Club is for you!

Starting in January 2012, my Creative Club will meet the 4th Tuesday and Saturday of the month at 7pm at my house, however, you do not need to be local to be part of the club. My long distance members get their kits mailed to them and any orders they place get drop shipped to them directly from the Close to my Heart office. (Sometimes they even get their orders before the local gals!)

Here is more information on the Club:
You may join the club at any time and there is no commitment to stay in the club for any length of time or to place an order. There will be a small fee (depending on the project) for the supplies used for the projects we make which will range from cards to small gift items, to scrapbook pages, and more. Each person who signs up for this club will have their name added to the bottom of the hostess list. The person whose name is on the top of the list will get the hostess rewards that month. In order for your name to keep its “place” on the list, you must place a $25 minimum order (before shipping and taxes) whether you attend the class that month or not. If you do not place a $25+ order that month, then your name goes down to the bottom of the list. If you do place a $25+ order, then your name continues to move up the list AND you will get $5 off your kit for that class. (For example, if the class is $10 that month, your kit will only be $5 or if the class is $5 that month, your kit will be FREE!) Long distance members pay an additional $5 to have their project kits mailed to them.

Club members will also receive:
·         A free current Idea Book/Catalog!
·         Free Hostess Rewards during your hosting month
·         Optional monthly classes with project kits
·         Opportunity to hold a home workshop, gathering, or catalog party to boost your hostess benefits
·         $5 discounts on all of my other workshops and classes while you are a member
·         Other freebies and surprises...

Contact me at for more information, to sign up for next month’s class, or to order your own club kit(s).

Check my blog and/or facebook page  for upcoming club projects.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sharing from the Heart Blog Hop

First off, my apologies for posting this a little late.  If you've come from Lori's blog you are on the right path.

This month I chose to use Close to my Heart's Stamp of the Month Little Reminder.  I used one of my favourite retired paper packs, Emporium to create this card.

Now hop on over to Lela's blog to see what she has to share.

Don't forget that the new Idea Book comes out February 1st so be sure to check out the retiring items from the current Idea Book.  I'll have them posted on my blog a little later.

Be sure to like my facebook page and enter my giveaway.

Supplies used(all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Emporium (retired
Stamps:Little Reminder
Ink:Vinyeardberry, Crystal Blue
Embellishments: Bitty Sparkles

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Upcoming Blog Hop

I'm participating in Let's Scrap's "Leap Around the World" Blog hop in February.  It's going to be HUGE and AMAZING!!!  There will be 50 hosts each sharing a card sketch and a card made with that sketch.  AND you will have a chance to win some great swag from the hosts.

Be  sure to stop by to see what I'll have up for grabs :)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sacha Bear for Charity

Scentsy has teamed up with Ronald MacDonald House for their charitable cause with the current catalog.  100% of the net proceeds from each Sacha bear sold will be donated to Ronald MacDonald House Charities.  I will be attending Scentsy's Spring Sprint with lots of other consultants and we have been challenged to bring a Sacha Bear to be donated to a local Ronald MacDonald House.

I would like to be able to take 10 of them with me, but I need your help.  So far I have 2 to take, but I still need 8 more.  If you are able to help out and donate one, please send me an email by 8pm EST tonight.  The cost of the bear is only $40 CAN.

Please help put a smile on a child's face.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Lower Prices

With the lower prices now in effect at Close to my Heart for us Canadians, that means that the while supplies last items are cheaper too.  You can get the full level 2 Sweetheart paper pack for only $3!!!!!!

Be sure to check out my website for more great deals.  I'll be placing an order tomorrow so be sure to email me with your order by 5pm on January 4.

I also hope to have my newsletter out tomorrow.  If you haven't signed up for my newsletter, drop me an email and ask to be added.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome 2012....

I thought I'd take a few minutes today to share the cover of the new idea book as well as remind you of Close to My Heart's campaign's for this month - there are 2 of them.  And to share my scrapping goals for the year.

First the scrapping goals....
  1. To use up the products I have on hand.  That doesn't mean that you won't be seeing new paper and stamp sets, it just means that you may not be able to purchase all of the paper packs that I use in my projects this year.
  2. Create 26 layouts (that's about 1 every 2 weeks).
  3. Finish my Princesses baby album.
  4. Create 120 cards - that's 10 per month.
  5. Keep track of my layout and card goals on my blog to help keep me accountable.
And now on to January's specials....

Rock the Block continues until the end of the month. 

Purchase $25 from the current catalogue and receive the exclusive Rock the Block E-size stamp set and the new My creations Collage Cubes for only $15!

A Perfect 10.....

January is the perfect time to become a member of Studio J.  Not only can you get your holiday pictures scrapped quickly, you can order multiple copies of the same layouts for multiple albums.  And when you purchase 9 layouts, you get the 10th one FREE!

And finally the cover of the new idea book that will be available February 1st...

This features the new "STELLA" Paper pack.