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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fabulous Fabric!

Add dimension and texture to your projects

The Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book features a product that will pack more punch into your papercrafting—fabric! The new Chantilly and For Always textiles include three sheets of cotton fabric with pinked edges in designs that coordinate with the Chantilly and For Always paper packets. 

You don’t have to be a seamstress to use fabric in your artwork; in fact, you can use fabric in place of patterned papers on your layouts and cards for added dimension and texture. If you’d like to learn more about using fabric in your artwork, watch the video

Make your projects fabulous with fabric! 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Employee of the Month!

This is one of the MANY benefits of being self-employed!

This month I am offering so many bonuses to your kit when you sign up! You really can't lose! For only $49, you will receive over $226 in product!! Plus a layout and canvas journal from me! PLUS many opportunities!

WOW! That's a bargain by ANY standard!

You might be thinking....."What am I getting myself into with this "deal"?"
Good question! 

If you are someone who never pays full price and is looking for a deal on papercrafing supplies and online scrapbooking - this is PERFECT FOR YOU! 

If you are someone who could use a little extra money to pay for dance lessons or groceries or a family vacation - this is PERFECT FOR YOU! 

If you are someone who is looking for a rewarding career with a multitude of benefits - this is PERFECT FOR YOU! 

You might be thinking....."Are there any strings attached to this unbelievable deal?" 
Good question! Actually - NO! 
By purchasing this kit, you have the "opportunity" to get a discount on all your supplies or earn extra money or build a rewarding careeer. You also have the "option" of doing nothing else! So really, you can't go wrong!! 

You might be thinking....."I have a busy life and a full schedule. Can I actually earn a little extra money without a lot of effort?" 
Good question! Actually - YES! 
Do you have 2 or 3 friends who would love to get together with you once a month to create projects or get caught up on scrapbooking? By setting aside one evening a month, you can have a girl's night out "with a purpose"! And as they fall in love with Close To My Heart products, their purchases will put extra money in your pocket - or at the very least allow you to get your supplies for FREE! So really, you can't go wrong!! 

You might be thinking....."Can I really turn my hobby into a rewarding career with substantial income?" 
Good question! Actually - YES! 
Close To My Heart has a very generous compensation plan that includes not only cash, but FREE product, exotic trips for two, recognition and rewards at all levels, online and regional training, annual events, the list goes on and on! As with anything, the more effort you put in, the greater your reward. And this is not a "get rich quick" scheme. Consistency over time brings results! And I have to share that this is the MOST REWARDING job I have EVER had! I absolutely LOVE what I do! We have the best products in the industry, our product line is diverse to appeal to even more people, and Close To My Heart has the most talented and supportive staff and executive team in the industry working around the clock to help you succeed! In addition, I also offer one-on-one training and mentoring to help you get off to a great start and achieve your dreams! So really, you can't go wrong!!

Are you ready to grab your DEAL before it's gone? Click here to join my team and let the adventure begin!
*This offer is only valid through April 30th! Don't delay!*

Still have questions? PLEASE contact me, I'd love to chat with you and answer any questions you have!
Will YOU earn Employee of the month next month? Let me show you how!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Best Day Ever!

I had a team meeting at my house today! I LOVE these days because I LOVE these girls! So many come from far away to learn, to encourage one another, to laugh, to eat, to create! And I'm always so grateful for their time and their presence. BUT today I have to say that I'm also grateful for their "presents"!!

The gang surprised me with a bouquet of rainbow roses, a beautiful card, a gorgeous necklace, and a homemade cake by the fabulous Tina Suchy for my birthday!

The roses are so cool! I was told they split the ends and soak them in dyed water!

I don't know if you can see me holding the cake above, but I forgot to get a close up picture before we dug into it! It was SO moist and smooth! Mmmmmm! Tina, you done good!

What you can't see is the gorgeous card that Leslie made! I LOVE the Dotty For You Papers! They just make me happy!!

And finally, here is the stunning necklace they gave me! I LOVE it!

I tell you, I am SO BLESSED to be a part of these girl's lives! I love them to pieces. I can hear James Taylor singing in my head "How Sweet it is to be loved by YOU!" I love you guys! Thank you for making my day so very special!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Join my Team and get "Happy"!

All this month, Close To My Heart is including some extra special gifts for you when you join my team! 

For only $49 you will receive EVERYTHING shown above PLUS the 4 stamp sets shown below!

So for only $49, you will receive over $226 in product! WOW! That's a deal!

But wait, there's more! When you join my team this month, I will send you the 2 projects we are making at my team meeting this month, featuring the Claire paper and canvas stickease, absolutely FREE!

The first is a one page "So Happy" layout suitable for framing or using as an album cover page.

Just look at that delicious dimension and sparkle!

The second project is our canvas journal!

The inside covers are covered with our Claire papers.

These projects come with a complete set of our Claire Canvas Stickease, so you can embellish and decorate your layout and journal as desired! There are so many possibilities!

Hurry! This offer is only available during April 2013. Don't miss out on getting ALL of this great artwork, along with tools and supplies for only $49!

You might be thinking - "Do I have to start a business when I purchase a kit?"
The short answer is "No"! (How's that for short?) However, you are given an opportunity to continue to receive a discount on all of your purchases for as long as you want OR to earn extra money to supplement your budget (or cover your own supplies) OR to have a rewarding career! The choice is yours!

Should you decide to pursue any of those options, I will be right beside you to help you. In fact, I have a Facebook Event designed to answer any questions you have about the consultant opportunity or even just getting the kit! Contact me if you are interested in joining this private event and I will add you. It is scheduled for Tuesday 4/23 at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific time.

Contact me if you have any questions.
Or click here if you are ready to sign up today!
PS - If you are close to WV, I have a kit here I can deliver to you right away!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Creatively Cricut!

We have two of THE BEST Cricut Cartridges on the market. Both have 700 images each! And each cartridge has a variety of shapes, from basic shapes to 3-D projects and fonts! But the best part is how they coordinate with our stamp sets! Each Cricut Collection comes with 3 stamp sets specifically designed to coordinate with images on that cartridge. BUT, as you browse the pages of our Idea Book, you will find additional stamp sets that have been designed to coordinate with each of our cartridges! 

Here is a video showing a few projects that were made using the Cricut and coordinating stamp sets. Be sure to watch to the very end - you just might learn some new techniques and how-to's for using your Cricut Machine!

NOTE: If you are receiving this blog post by email, the above video may not be visible. Click here to watch in YouTube. Trust me, you don't want to miss this one!)

I'll bet you are ready to go play with your Cricut now! What? You don't have our cartridges yet? Click here to remedy that right away! OR contact me to host an online party, book party, or home gathering so you can get yours at half price!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

It's a Cricut Party!

Whether you use one Cricut®-cut piece or several, you can create cute party favors and decorations using your Artiste cartridge. Combine your Cricut® pieces with unique stamping techniques and you have projects that will knock your guests’ socks off! Want some recipes and tips for how to make this adorable artwork? Below are instructions for creating two pieces from the “Clearly the Best: How to kiss—with stamps” episode. Combine the Cricut®-cut pieces for these projects with the kissing stamping technique taught in the video, and you have a stellar 3-D item! Want to learn more about the kissing stamping technique? Click here to watch the video.

Recipes and Tips

Party Banner
Stamp set of your choice
X5668 Honey Cardstock
X5764 Pear Cardstock
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2163 White Daisy Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1751 Baker’s Twine Harvest Assortment
Z1311 1¼" Circle Punch

Cricut® Shapes:
1" Shift+3D Object (cut 56, p. 57)

Art Tip! This banner only uses one type of Cricut® shape, but the finished product is still stunning. Use stamp kissing to randomly stamp across the pieces using the stamp set of your choice. Score with the help of the Cricut®-cut score lines on the shape and piece together to create little globes. Tie together with baker’s twine and voila!

Owl Miss You Bag
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1292 Crystal Blue Cardstock
X5668 Honey Cardstock
X5930 Slate Cardstock
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2117 Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1349 Shimmer Designer Brads
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment
Z1311 1¼" Circle Punch
Twist Ties

Cricut® Shapes:
4½" 3D Object (p. 77)
4½" Shift+3D Object (cut 2, p. 77)
1" Shift+Accent 2 (p. 51)

Art Tip! This project uses many Cricut® shapes and all the pieces coordinate so nicely for an adorable finished product. Use the Artiste assembly booklet to put the bag together and then add the embellishments. The feathers are created with punched circles that are stamped using the kissing technique; however, if you don’t have the circle punch, you can easily make these using the Cricut as well. The eyes were created using Shimmer designer brads, but you can use any large brad or button to create the same look. Finish with the “owl miss you sentiment” for a special touch.

Click below to get all the supplies you need for your next party or contact me for assistance!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Later Sk8r Cards

This month my Cross Lanes Club will be creating layouts or cards. You can see the layouts here. For the cards, we are creating 5 masculine and 5 feminine cards.

Perfect for Father's Day - add appropriate titles in the pocket. (Sentiment inside.)

Here is a feminine version with a necklace! I added ruffles to the color, sleeves, and bottom.

Knots for the guys.

Bows for the girls!

outside of card...

inside of card.

This card features our stamp of the month - My Sunshine

This card was actually created by Michelle Brooks! Love the dimension in this card!

Let me know if you would like to join us this month to make the cards OR if you would like to order a kit by mail. The kit is $15 for the basic kit - and you can add on the Blue/Green Bubbles for $4.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Creating With Canvas

I just love our adorable 6x6 canvas displays! And they are a great deal at only $4.95 each!
Here is the adorable project shown in the Idea Book on page 38.

Wan to know how to adhere your photos to the canvas? Watch this quick video to see how easy it is! I can't wait to try this myself!!! Contact me if you would like help creating your own display or click here to order supplies and get started on your own!

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Later Sk8r Club Layouts

This month's Cross Lanes Club will be held on Friday, April 26th at 1:00pm and 6:30pm. You can choose to do layouts or cards. 
The scrapbook basic kit is only $15 and includes our Later Sk8r paper and stickease! These projects go together SO EASILY!

Layout 1:

Layout 2:

The basic kit to make these two layouts is only $15! The Blue/Green Bubbles are $4 extra. I'm also including some of our newWashi Tape for you to try at no charge! Brads and metals work well with this kit too!

If you would like to attend, simply email me to reserve your spot and order you kit! Let me know by April 15th so I can have supplies ready for you. Not able to attend but want to make the layouts? Contact me to order a kit by mail.

I will have the cards ready soon. Stay tuned....

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

NEW While Supplies Last Items!

New items have been added to the "while supplies last" clearance section of my website!

This Blue Designer Ribbon Collection is a great bargain - 4 yards of ribbon for only $1.50!
There are more bargains where that came from. Click here to check it out now. And don't forget, you can choose Smart Post shipping for only $4.95! Also, be sure to JOIN my No Foolin' April Giveaway when checking out. Everyone who does will be entered to win prizes at the end of the month!

Now go grab a great deal!