Wednesday, February 9, 2011

13 hour crop ~ April 30! :)

Back by popular demand...our all-day hotel crop at the Holiday Inn Express in Brighton! For just $30 (if you register before March 15) you can enjoy a day away to crop and socialize with your friends! The crop will be from 9am-10pm and will include lunch and dinner, as well as prizes and contests! One lucky cropper will even win a $20 Close To My Heart gift certificate! Bring a munchie or drink to share and receive prize tickets! The cost is just $30 if you register before March 15, or $35 if you register after March 15. There are limited spots, so register today if you're interested!! It's going to be fun!! :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Miracle cards


These cards were created using the Miracle papers and coordinating cardstock.  Inks are Sweet Leaf and Crystal Blue.  Inks are from the Thank You stamp set and the Card Chatter - Birthday stamp set.

Mayberry Cards



The cards below were created with the new Mayberry papers and coordinating cardstock.  I love this paper pack!  I think they will make some adorable spring and summer layouts, as well as cards...don't you think?!  Here are the cards that are part of the card workshop I'm doing in Brighton on Tuesday.



The stamp for the first card came from the Thank You stamp set (D1361) and the second card used It's Your Day (D1352) and Card Chatter - Birthday (D1475).  Inks are Hollyhock, Garden Green, and Honey.

Mojo Monday on Saturday :)

Another great sketch blog I love is Mojo Monday.  Although I didn't find my Mojo until today :), I enjoyed this challenge and was pleased with how the cards turned out.  When I drew the sketch into my notebook, I failed to sketch that it needed to be a circle or square, so both of my cards are rectangular.  But still, I am pleased with how they turned out.  Here's the sketch:
And here are the cards I created:

I tried to make them simple so that I could easily teach them at my card workshop on Tuesday.  I often have women come to the workshop that have never made cards before, so I like to keep the cards simple.  The paper I used was the Wings Creative Basics, Juniper and Garden Green Ink, and embellished with a clear button tied with natural hemp where the two papers come together.

Valentine Card

It's been awhile since I've participated in a card challenge online, so I thought I would take some time today to do just that.  Heart to Heart Challenges have a sketch challenge this week, which I love. 

As soon as I saw this sketch, I thought about the cute Petite Perks set from the new catalog and decided to make a Valentine Card.
I used Sweetheart B&T, coordinating cardstock, and tulip ink.  The stamps came from the new Petite Perks and "In the Month of February" (C1403).  We will be making this card at the party I have tomorrow, as well as the card workshop I'm holding Tuesday night.  :) 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Discounted Products!!

Tons of CTMH discounted products added today...only available online while supplies last!!!  Check it out!!!  https://melissaburch.myctmh.com/Retail/Products.aspx?CatalogID=1702

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Consultant Kit!!

Technically there is not just one kit for Close to my Heart newbies anymore. Instead you get to choose three of six different items making it easy to customize for yourself. To join Close to my Heart it's only $129 plus shipping and tax. Yep, that's it...and here's what you get to choose from:

First up is a year's membership to Studio J digital scrapbooking (which is a $99 value). It's fun and easy to use and you won't even get your hands messy!  If you have a membership, the per page cost of your Studio J layout is just about $2.50! If you are mainly a digital scrapper and have digital scrapper friends, you have a built in business that will require little more than sending out a newsletter to remind your buddies to keep buying from Studio J on your website. Speaking of a website, you'll definitely want one! Almost every business has an online website these days so that people can buy from the comfort of their own homes, why not you? The other benefits are the frequent specials that are "website only specials" that you and your friends will want to take advantage of.  Sometimes website only specials offer discounts for up to 90%! The website is worth $155 all on it's own!The third choice includes the Mayberry Kit Workshop on the Go, the Summer Days stamp set, Smoothie and Olive ink, Pink Brads and a 2" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix Block. The value of this is $66.85.Now for the 4th choice...the Lucky Workshop on the Go kit, Lucky Level 2 Assortment, an Enjoy Life stamp, Outdoor Denim and Desert Sand inks, Kraft Color-Ready borders (a very cool new embellishment), a sponge, an edge distresser and a 2 1/2" by 2 1/2" My Acrylix block. The value of this choice is $78.55.Choice number five lets you try out our new Quick Pic album plus a Dark Chocolate My Legacy Faux Leather Album plus the Ciao stamp set, Chocolate ink pad, and a 4" x 4" My Acrylix block, too! The value is $73.60.Last up is choice number 6...remember you get to choose 3 out of the 6 to create your kit!  This one includes a Double Scrubber (a MUST for stampers!), My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner, A Tulip stamp set, the Spring Up stamp set, Bless This Nest stamp set, tulip and garden green ink, and a 3" by 3" My Acrylix block. Wow!What if you can't choose only three? Well, that's no problem because for the discounted price of $40 per choice, you can add the other one, two or three groups that you like!!! Added to all of this is also an Open Me First Brochure, five NEW Idea Books, You are Welcome Here Brochures, The Rewards Come Now Brochures, Customer Order Forms, Studio J Order Forms, Studio J Membership Membership Cards, Studio J 5-pack cards and Cello Bags too!

And that's not all, you also get the support of an upline (ME!!) who will be there for you to help you get your business started, an entire FREE training academy where you take online classes that teach you how to run your business, a team of fellow consultants who will welcome you, a chance to get free products FREQUENTLY, and so much more that I can't even begin to tell you!  I love being a Close To My Heart Consultant and wouldn't offer the opportunity to you if I didn't believe it wasn't an absolutely wonderful "job" to have! 

And, if you sign up during the month of February, you can earn a FREE kit and FREE products!!  When you become a Close To My Heart Consultant during February and achieve both levels of Straight To The Top, you will receive a rebate of $129 on your New Consultant Kit, plus $100 in select product credit rewards. That's a total retail value of up to $491 in products and business supplies for FREE! Your kit can be free, and your select products are free—how fabulous!
So, now that you have taken a look at the kit and the February New Consultant special...think about how much fun you could have being a CTMH consultant!  If you need more information or have questions, give me a call or shoot me an email and we'll chat about it. :)

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