Monday, July 23, 2012

Other Retiring Products - get them while they last!

Our new Idea Book will be available August 1st with lots of fun new products! But that also means that many wonderful current products will be retiring on July 31st. If there are any papers, inks, accessories or stamps that you would like to grab or need to complete a project, be sure to place your order BEFORE August 1st so you don't miss out! PLUS, all this month I have a couple of special deals for anyone placing qualifying orders on my website!

For every $50 you order in current or already retired discount products, you can purchase our Stamp of the Month - Live Out Loud - for only $5! (Click here to view the stamp set.)

And with an order of $75 or more you not only qualify for the above special, but you can also receive a FREE Perfect Pair - paper and coordinating accessory - absolutely FREE! (Click here to see what is available on each day.)

Below is a list of items that are only available through July 31st. Don't miss out! Click here to get your "must haves" now and secure your special deals above! (Be sure to JOIN the Perfect Pair party on my website for even more FREE stuff!)

Item Description
Z1367 Bitty Brads Basic Assortment
Z1368 Bitty Brads Metal Assortment
Z1397 Canvas Badge Buttons
Z1337 D.E. Ornaments
Z1261 ColorReadyIrresitiblesLotsofDots
Z1321 My Creations A-Door-Ables                                                                            
X7154C Cruisin' Complements Silver Foil Images
X7139C Complements Typeset Canvas Shapes
X7152C Superhero Complements Rub-Ons
X7140C Roxie My Stickease® Adhesive Sheets
X7141C Complements Elemental Dimensional Elements 
X7143C Sonoma My Stickease® Adhesive Sheets
X7151C Footloose Complements Dimensional Elements
X7149C Lucy Complements Glittery Rub-ons
Z1691 Bottle Caps
Z1635 Heirloom Assortment
Z1693 Seaside Wooden Shapes
Z1104 ClearSparkles
Z1690 Bitty Buds Assortment 
Z1403 Photo Hangers
Z1688 Comic Badge Buttons
Z1402 Hinges
Z1320 Mini Medley Tulip                                                                                    
Z1338 Mini Medley Sunset
Z1488 Mini Medley Accents Honey Collection
Z1698 Mini-Medley Accents Pacifica Collection
Z1383 Sweet Leaf Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (bulk)
Z1384 Designer Ribbon Pink Collection
Z1405 Quick Pic™ Album Dark Cranberry
Z1406 Quick Pic™ Album Dark Chocolate
Z1404 Quick Pic™ Album Outdoor Denim
Z4110 SnapeaseAlbumSystem12x12
Z1334 My Creations Mix & Mingle Album
Z1152 MyCreationsCube
Z1224 MyCreationsAll-SortsMiniAlbum
9030 Imagine
9034 Magic
9029 Cherish
9033 WishesCardConfidenceProgram
9032 OriginalsCardConfidenceProgram
9031 ReflectionsScrapbookProgram
Z2242 ReinkerParchement
Z2254 ReinkerTaffy
Z2257 ReinkerVineyardBerry
Z2231 ReinkerKeyLime
Z2233 ReinkerLilacMist
Z2252 ReinkerSunnyYellow
Z2202 ReinkerBabyPink
Z2269 ReinkerVanillaCream
Z2251 ReinkerSunkissYellow
Z2241 ReinkerPansyPurple
Z2200 ReinkerAmethyst
Z2248 ReinkerSpringIris
Z2250 ReinkerSunflower
Z2219 ReinkerDutchBlue
Z2234 ReinkerMoonstruck
Z2220 ReinkerGardenGreen
Z2221 ReinkerGarnet
Z2224 ReinkerGreyFlannel
Z2208 ReinkerBrownBag
Z2261 ReinkerPetal
Z2225 ReinkerGreyWool
Z2227 ReinkerHolidayRed
Z2226 ReinkerHeavenlyBlue
Z2266 ReinkerTulip
Z2120 StampPadGardenGreen
Z2108 StampPadBrownBag
Z2169 StampPadVanillaCream
Z2148 StampPadSprigIris
Z2124 StampPadGreyFlannel
Z2150 StampPadSunflower
Z2131 StampPadKeyLime
Z2166 StampPadTulip
Z2134 StampPadMoonstruck
Z2157 StampPadVineyardBerry
Z2121 StampPadGarnet
Z2125 StampPadGreyWool
Z2127 StampPadHolidayRed
Z2154 StampPadTaffy
Z2161 StampPadPetal
Z2119 StampPadDutchBlue
Z2152 StampPadSunnyYellow
Z2141 StampPadPansyPurple
Z2102 StampPadBabyPink
Z2126 StampPadHeavenlyBlue
Z2133 StampPadLilacMIst
Z2142 StampPadParchment
Z2100 StampPadAmethyst
Z2151 StampPadSunkissYellow
Z4204 ShoulderTote
Z1323 Clear Cards 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Z1309 Clear Cards 4 1/2                                                                                   
X5926 Cardstock Combo 24 Pack 8.5 x 11 Group 5
X5922 Cardstock Combo 24 Pack 8.5 x 11 Group 1
X5925 Cardstock Combo 24 Pack 8.5 x 11 Group 4
X5923 Cardstock Combo 24 Pack 8.5 x 11 Group 2
X5924 Cardstock Combo 24 Pack 8.5 x 11 Group 3
X5910 Cardstock Combo 12 Pack Red 3
X5907 Cardstock Combo 12 Pack Green 3
X5902 Cardstock Combo 12 Pack Blue 1
X5915 Cardstock Combo 12 Pack Orange 2
X5921 Cardstock Combo 24 Pack 12 x 12 Group 5
X5917 Cardstock Combo 24 Pack 12 x 12 Group 1
5571 Cardstock12x12GreyWool
X5913 Cardstock Combo 12 Pack Neutral 3
X5903 Cardstock Combo 12 Pack Blue 2
X5914 Cardstock Combo 12 Pack Orange 1
X5646 Cardstock12x12VanillaCream
X5916 Cardstock Combo 12 Pack Purple
X5901 Cardstock 6 Pack Colonial White
X5912 Cardstock Combo 12 Pack Neutral 2
X5900 Cardstock 6 Pack White Daisy
X5905 Cardstock Combo 12 Pack Green 1
X5908 Cardstock Combo 12 Pack Red 1
X5904 Cardstock Combo 12 Pack Blue 3
X5911 Cardstock Combo 12 Pack Neutral 1
X5918 Cardstock Combo 24 Pack 12 x 12 Group 2
X5919 Cardstock Combo 24 Pack 12 x 12 Group 3
X5906 Cardstock Combo 12 Pack Green 2
X5909 Cardstock Combo 12 Pack Red 2
X5920 Cardstock Combo 24 Pack 12 x 12 Group 4
X7139B Typeset Paper Packet
X7154B My Reflections® Cruisin' Paper Packet
X7152B My Reflections® Superhero Paper Packet
X7141B Elemental Paper Packet
X7151B My Reflections® Footloose Paper Packet
X7149B My Reflections® Lucy Paper Packet
X7140B Roxie Paper Packet
X7143B Sonoma Paper Packet
1766 DottoDotsDispenser
1767 DottoDotsDispenserRefill
Z340 EuroReplacementBlade/Scoring
Z339 EuroReplacementBlades
Z338 EuroPersonalPaperTrimmer
Z1163 DoubleScrubber
4275 MyLegacyWriterBlackPenSet
1764 CraftTray
Z1006 MicroFiberCloth
Z1299 DistressingKit
G1035 Workshops on the Go™ Victory Kit
G1037 Workshops on the Go™ Superhero Kit
G1039 Workshops on the Go™ Cruisin' Kit
G1034 Workshops on the Go™ Lucy Kit
G1038 Workshops on the Go™ Florentine Kit
G1036 Workshops on the Go™ Footloose Kit
G1033 Workshops on the Go™ Pemberley Kit
G1032 Workshops on the Go™ Stella Kit 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Retiring Colors Going Fast!

One of the big announcements at convention is that we are updating our color palette! Beginning August 1st, we will have 42 fresh and current colors PLUS some paper packs with off-palette colors for those trendy "NOW" colors. 

 But with this revamp, comes a retirement of 24 colors. The following colors are only available this month on a "while supplies last" basis. If you want to stock up on any of these colors in cardstock, ink, reinkers or markers you will want to get them now. Our supply is already running low as many rush to grab these colors!  

Click on the links below to view retiring colors/products:

And don't forget, this month you can get a FREE Perfect Pair with an online purchase of $75 or more! From July 16-20 you can get this Lucky paper and Stickease pack FREE!

From July 21-25 you can get this Mayberry paper and Stickease pack FREE!

PLUS with every $50 order you qualify for our Stamp of the Month - Live Out Loud - for only $5!

Click here to start shopping, grab some already retired "while supplies last items" and stock up on these colors and special deals before they are gone!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Club Gifts

I absolutely LOVE my club girls! We have become sisters! That's what happens when you meet on a monthly basis and share LIFE together - the joys and sorrows, the accomplishments and trials.

This month I wanted to do a little something special for my girls so I made them each a personalized note card set - including a personalized stamp! This project was inspired by (and pretty much copied from) my dear friend Lisa Stenz.


It's super simple, and I think that's what makes it super adorable! I simply created 3x3 kraft cards, added some of our 3x3 kraft envelopes, stamped a design (from our Instant Memories stamp set) with our colonial white pigment ink and added the name with chocolate ink. Here is the personalized stamp that goes with each set! If you haven't ordered these before, they make GREAT gifts!

I inked the edges of everything with chocolate ink and added some of our wide chocolate striped ribbon with a personalized tag with one little sparkle - signifying the "jewel" that they are to me!


Love you girls! See you Friday night!

PS - If you would like to join the fun and perks of being a club member contact me for more information. I have new clubs forming and ready to start soon for both local and long distance participants!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Make A Miracle Winners!

Earlier this year, Close To My Heart hosted a challenge to all consultants to see who could raise the most money for Operation Smile. The top 5 would be recognized on stage at convention and the winner revealed. The one with the most donations would travel to an international site to help hands-on as a non-medical assistant in an Operation Smile Medical Mission trip!

One of my downline, Pam Thor, made the TOP FIVE!!!


I'm so proud of Pam. She worked really hard to raise money for this worthy cause, to change the life of a child - several children! - not to "win" anything.

In addition, Pam also bid BIG BUCKS on a one-of-a-kind layout and card, designed by Jeanette Lynton herself, at a live auction at convention and WON!!

I'm so proud of Pam, thrilled to have her heart and talent on our team, and honored to call her friend!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Team Gifts at Convention

Every year at convention, I put together a little gift for my team attending convention. This year, I didn't have much time to really get creative, so I put together a little survival kit for them - because THIS year is going to be so exciting (actually every year is SO exciting) - they may need a few of these items. It is a "Just In Case" Survival Kit.



Just in case...your throat is sore from all the excitement of the new product reveal!

Just in case...you experience "leakage" during the new product reveal!

Just in case...you break a nail from gripping your seat and jumping up too fast!

Just in case...everyone else in your room is up all night chatting and  looking at the new Idea Book!

I was thrilled to have Pam Thor, Patti Ehrhardt, Jessica Schneider, and Shannon King attend convention with me this year.

As well as Diane Judy - who brought her husband Alan along too! Since Diane was still recovering from surgery, her husband drove her all the way from WV to TX so she could attend convention! How sweet is that!

Love you girls! Thanks for sharing convention with me!!

A SWEET DEAL - with a cherry on top!

Have I got a SWEET DEAL for you!!! With a couple of BONUS GIFTS thrown in too - the proverbial "cherry on top"!
Our brand new Autumn/Winter Consultant Kit is available NOW and is ONLY $49!!!! Our new consultant kit actually has TWO options. First is an affordable and fully appointed ESSENTIALS KIT for only $49 filled with products totaling $130!

It features brand new product, not available to customers until August 1st, including our new Avonlea papers and accessories! This kit is all you need to get your hobby or business started. Once you sign up, you can begin to order any additional product you want or need to start your business and get the sales credit as well as an instant commission (or discount) on every item!

If you know you want to build a business and start strong, this kit may be the best option for you. It is the MASTER KIT and includes everything in the Essential's Kit PLUS additional books, forms, business supplies and tools. The MASTER KIT is only $99 and is valued at $280!

Okay - here's the Cherry!

Instant Training - Join my team now and you can attend my team training meeting on Saturday, July 28th to see new products, hear all about them, and actually create a project using them! Whether you are a hobbyist or a business builder, you will want to see our new products first hand to really appreciate them.

Free Bag - Join my team in August and receive a gorgeous FREE Convention bag - valued at $50!
These sturdy and beautiful bags are only available while supplies last - which won't be long, so if you would like to receive one, you will need to join my team on August 1st to ensure you receive yours!

Win A Workshop - The first TEN people to join my team between July and September are invited to attend a FREE workshop hosted by Close To My Heart Vice President Kristine Widtfeldt right her in West Virginia!!!!! I promise you, this is a priceless experience! Kristine is a smart, savvy, and stylish woman. She is also quick witted and so much fun to be around! You won't want to miss this one time event!
(Here we are on the Eastern Caribbean Cruise together.)

(There will be TEN additional spots that I will draw from my team to attend so even if you aren't among the first 10 to join my team, you still have an opportunity to win a spot at the workshop!) 

So there you have it! Join my fabulous, award winning team to get your SWEET DEAL with several cherries on top! Contact me if you have any questions or want to talk through your best options. Click here for all the details!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Leaving on a jet plane!

I made it to the airport by the skin of my teeth! (Never really understood that expression.) Anyway, it's a huge relief! I hope I haven't forgotten the proverbial "most important thing" - whatever that is. I'm so excited to see friends I only see once a year at our annual convention. And I usually make amazing new friends! I love my job! I love this company! I am awed by the executive team, the entire corporate staff is amazing, and the founder, Jeanette Lynton, is such a beautiful, genuine, and generous person - I just adore her! Stay tuned for news from convention! We're going to have a real boot-scootin' good time! Wish you could all come with me! Maybe next year! Wait, you're not a consultant? Let's talk!! They say blondes have more fun, but I think Close To My Heart consultants have the MOST FUN!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Perfect Pair!

During July, get a FREE paper packet and coordinating accessory - a Perfect Pair - with every online purchase of $75 or more! 

Place an online order of $75 or more in July and we'll send you a popular paper packet and coordinating accessory - A Perfect Pair - for FREE! Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month so you'll want to place more than one qualifying order to snatch several Perfect Pairs! Plus with your Perfect Pair order you will also qualify for the fun July Stamp of the Month for only $5! 

Here is what is available on each day:
July 1-5 ~ Mishcief Paper Packet and Midnight Felt Shapes

July 6-10 ~ Dreamin' Paper Packet and Harvest Charms

July 11-15 ~ Fanfare Paper Packet and Fanfare L2 Assortment

July 16 -20 ~ Lucky Paper Packet and Lucky MyStickease 

July 21-25 ~ Mayberry Paper Packet and Mayberry MyStickease

July 26-29 ~ Sophia Paper Packet and Sophia MyStickease

July 30-31 ~ Two Different Choices!
Believe Paper Packet and Holiday Pockets

-OR-

Wonderland Paper Packet and Wonderland MyStickease


Place your order early in the availability period, as the promotion is while supplies last!

Click here to start shopping! Be sure to JOIN my Perfect Pair Party (toward the bottom right of my website) for your order so that you will qualify for even MORE FREE STUFF! (Read more below.)

MORE FREE STUFF!!!! In addition to the Perfect Pair, I want to sweeten the deal! If you JOIN my Perfect Pair Party on my website to do your shopping, you will be entered to win even more FREE PRODUCT! For every qualifying order ($75 or more) that you place in July, you will be entered in a drawing for the following prizes:

  • $75 in FREE Close To My Heart Product*! 
  • $50 in FREE Close To My Heart Product*! 
  • $25 in FREE Close To My Heart Product*! 
  • A FREE Dotty For You Paper Packet! (x3) 

I will be drawing 6 times. If you place 6 orders you could potentially win ALL of the prizes! But it only takes one purchase to qualify to win! Everyone is a winner this month - with the Perfect Pair, Stamp of the Month deal, and free prizes! It's like Christmas in July! (Prizes will be drawn and announced on August 1st.) 


Click here to start shopping now! Be sure to JOIN my Perfect Pair Party to place your order. (Found toward the bottom right section of my website.) 


*Free product includes My Acrylix stamps, My Acrylix blocks,  Exclusive inks - markers - reinkers, My Stickease, Complements, My Reflections Paper Packs, all cardstock, Workshop On The Go Kits, Studio J memberships and 5-packs.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Creative Adventures Await in Studio J!

In Studio J®, you’ll find limitless creative possibilities. Discover what adventures await you by watching this month’s Love Your Layout℠ video. You’ll learn some creative ways to use text boxes to add unique touches to your artwork, alter the way a pattern looks, and make the artwork truly your own. Log in today and discover your creative potential.




Click here to watch the video. You can simply watch and learn, or follow along and pause the video while you recreate each step! Cool, huh? Click here to start playing in Studio J for FREE!