Friday, July 31, 2009


Today is the last day to take advantage of the July new consultant special! Sign up HERE to join my team and receive some great freebies with your new consultant kit!! :)

August brings TWO specials for you to enjoy!! As a special thank you to your customers, this August 3–17, 2009, with all orders of $100 or more, you will receive a free My Acrylix® It’s Your Day August Stamp of the Month and a My Reflections® Level 2 paper packet. There is a limit of one free paper packet and Stamp of the Month per qualifying order. No shipping/handling or tax on free items, but shipping/handling and tax will still apply on the $100 qualifying purchase.

I am going to put an order in tomorrow (Aug 1) so let me know if you'd like to take advantage of this special right away! I am ordering supplies to arrive in time for my Aug. 13 Create and Crop at my house. Need anything?

September is National Stamping Month...but we're going to start celebrating a little early (Aug. 18 to be exact)! CTMH is giving you 3 ways to get a FREE Everyday Celebration card kit for making 16 beautiful cards!
• Purchase a minimum of $60 in stamp sets** (includes A, B, C, D, and E-size) between August 18–September 30
• Host a Home Gathering with minimum sales of $400 between September 1–30
• Sign up as a new Consultant between September 1–30

You can also buy as many card kits as you’d like for $39.95 per kit. And there’s more fun! Place any order between
September 1–30 and you’ll be automatically entered in our daily drawing for a FREE card kit! Winners will be announced on your Consultant’s MyCTMH website and Express your passion for stamping with this pretty new card kit today!

Check My Calendar online to see upcoming events! Spots are filling quickly for the September 27th 24-page layout workshop and the October 17 all-day Crop 'till You Drop!! I'd love to Stamp*Crop*Create with you soon!! :)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Upcoming CTMH Events!!

Upcoming Events:

* Thursday, August 13 will be my last summer open Crop and Create at my house in Pinckney! Please let me know if you'd like to come and make cards or work on your scrapbook layouts. I will put in an order August 1 for supplies, so please let me know if there's anything you'd like to order in time for the crop. Crop is FREE...please bring a munchie to share. :)

* Fall Stamp Camp in Clarkston - Sept 18-20 $130 (includes lodging and meals)

* 24 page layout workshop $30 - You pick the paper pack from the new catalog (debuts Sept. 1)! Leave with 24 layouts ready for pictures...or bring pictures and finish your entire album before you head home!! (dinner included) Sunday, Sept 27 from 2-7pm - Register no later than Sept. 10.

* Fall Crop 'till You Drop in Brighton on Saturday, October 17. Cost is $30 which includes lunch, dinner, prizes, tons of fun, and lots of time to work!! See the flyer on the post below for more details and let me know if you'd like to come!

* Open Crop & Create thru Brighton Community Ed 10/23 5-10pm $10 (register at

* Holiday Cards workshops thru Brighton Community Ed - 16 cards and envelopes for Christmas (different cards each workshop...come to both!) 6:00-8:30pm $20 class fee, $15 materials fee
o Session 1 - Mon, Oct. 19
o Session 2 - Tues, Nov. 10
o Register for community ed events at

* Holiday Card class at my house - Thurs, Nov. 12 from 6:00-9:00pm 30 cards and envelopes $25 per set

I hope you can join me for at least one of the events listed above! :)

ps....The Favorite Five campaign ends soon! Take advantage of becoming a consultant and getting lots of freebies before the end of the month. Let me know if you're interested and we can meet up this week to chat! I'd love for you to join my team!!

August & October crop info!

August 13 will be my last summer open Crop and Create at my house! Please let me know if you'd like to come and make cards or work on your scrapbook layouts. I will put in an order August 1 for supplies, so please let me know if there's anything you'd like to order in time for the crop. Crop is FREE, please bring a munchie to share. :)

Also, there are still spaces available for our Fall Crop 'till You Drop in Brighton on October 17. Cost is $30 which includes lunch, dinner, prizes, tons of fun, and lots of time to work!! See the flyer below for more details and let me know if you'd like to come!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wow! Similar but Different Cards

These cards were made from the Just Because Workshop Card 4 layout (from the new Wishes book). I used Animal Cookies Level 2 and creative basics paper, as well as the Emporium creative basics. I think it's amazing how different a card can look with different stamps and papers, even though it's the same layout.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Paper combo layout

I made this layout for a unit challenge. Our task was to use two different paper packs to complete one layout. I used Rough & Tumble and Stardust. The Stickease are from the Stardust kit. I used our Imagine book for the layout idea. This took me 20 minutes from start to finish. You can't beat that!! Click here to see the complete paper packs.

(Pictures are from our weekend trip up to Drummond Island. We had a blast!)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Follow Me!!

Help me out!!! Sign up to follow during the month of July and you will be entered to win a $10 gift certificate good towards any current product or any product I have in cash and carry! My goal is 100 followers before the end of July! Will you PLEASE help me out!!

June's winner was Karen Eggers! Thanks for following! :)

Create and Crop!

Come over on Wednesday, July 15, for another FREE Create and Crop! The fun starts at 6pm and goes 'till you leave! Bring a munchie to share, your favorite CD, and your current creative project. You are welcome to use my stamps and inks if you'd like!

I will have card kits for $5 if you want something new & easy to work on. Kits include materials to make five cards, complete with embellishments and envelopes.

Please let me know if you plan to come so I have enough work space ready! Also, let me know if you'd like a card kit...Thank You cards, Birthday Cards, or Christmas Cards (why not start early?)!!

Hope to see you on Wednesday, July 15! :)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

3x3 box and cards

Here is a simple, yet personal gift you can make for a friend or loved one. It's just a little box and four 3x3" cards. I made this tonight for my friend's birthday. Card designs adapted from the new Wishes book.
Paper: Daydream Level 2
Ink: Hollyhock
Stamps: TLC
Template for box from Split Coast Stampers

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

So, you weren't into buying those mystery boxes in June? You loved the idea of getting things for 50% off, but you were just too afraid it would be filled with things you didn't like? Well, this offer might appeal to you more! See the details below for a VERY special box of goodies - filled with product at MUCH MORE than a 50% discount AND filled with an incredible opportunity as well!

If you love creating like I do, and you've considered joining Close To My Heart as a Consultant, now is the time! If you sign up during July you can choose five wonderful CTMH products for FREE (in addition to your kit full of goodies)! And that's with no additional shipping/handling or tax charged! During July we are treating new Consultants to your choice of five items worth up to nearly $100 from our Favorite Five product list to help you jumpstart your business. You'll find beautiful papers, embellishments, card kits, a versatile stamp set, and more to help you create. So, for your sign-up fee of just $99 you'll receive about $400 total retail in product! It's an incredible deal that will really jumpstart your business and your creating!

For only $99.00 (plus tax/shipping) you will receive $218.85 worth of product including:
X7110A Back Country Level I Kit $9.95
X7110B Back Country level II Paper pack $12.95
X7110C Back Country level II Stickease $4.95
1385 White Daisy Cardstock (24 sheets) $9.50
D1394 Framed Moments $22.95
B1328 Backwoods $13.95
D1353 Campin' Fever $22.95
E1013 Field Trip $34.95
C1362 You're a Hoot $18.95
Y1004 My Acrylix block 2.5 x 2.5 $7.50
Y1010 My Acrylix Block 2 x 6.5 $9.95
Z261 Double Scrubber $10.95
1778 My Acrylix spritz cleaner $4.25
Z2104 Barn Red ink Pad $5.25
Z2114 Cocoa Ink Pad $5.25
Z2137 Olive Ink Pad $5.25
Z2140 Outdoor Denim Ink Pad $5.25
Z2305 Black Marker $2.95
Z2335 New England Ivy marker $2.95
1512 Bonding Memories Glue $6.95
Z697 Sponge $1.25

(You'll also receive over $50 worth of business supplies)

With this purchase you become a Close To My Heart consultant and will get a minimum of 22% off all your purchases for at LEAST the NEXT SIX MONTHS!!!

In addition from July 1st - 31st only, you have an opportunity to pick any FIVE free items from this "favorite fives" list making your new kit worth over $300 for just $99! Wow!

My Acrylix® Thank You Stamp Set (retail value $22.95)
Magic Moments Scrapbook Kit (retail value $34.95)
Basic Textured Cardstock Combo Pack (retail value $14.95)
Life Delights Memory Showcase (retail value $12.95)
My Originals® Hello Birdie Card Kit (retail value $12.95)
Creative Basics™ Silhouette Collection (retail value $8.95)
HeartFelt™ Whimsy Die-Cuts (retail value $9.95)
All-Out Adventure Rub-Ons (retail value $9.95)
Window Charms™ Squares (retail value $9.95)

You will also have the opportunity to add a scrapbooking bundle and/or cardmaking bundle and receive even more fantastic CTMH supplies for a deep discount! See page 4-5 of the current catalog for more details.

By taking advantage of the deals above, you will become a member of my CTMH team and will have access to our company and team websites full of amazing art and ideas, as well as our team newsletters and team meetings. Our unit is fantastic…I’d love for you to join the fun!! You can do as much or as little as you want…the best part is that Close To My Heart never “kicks you out” so you can enjoy purchasing our fantastic products at a discount forever!!

Let me show you how to Stamp*Crop*Create with this awesome special in July!!




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