Friday, January 27, 2012

Florentine Workshop

So I wanted to remind you that the sign up for this Workshop is coming up on February 4th. Payment for the workshop is considered signed up, so make sure you talk with me soon!

Please read below to determine what type of the workshop you would like to complete!

Option 1 - $40 - 2 two page layouts for scrapbooking. This option includes a stamp set that you get to keep.

Option 2 - $25 - 2 two page layouts for scrapbooking. This option is for those that don't want the stamp set.

Option 3 - $49 - 2 two page layouts for scrapbooking as well as the cards. The cards are the bonus project, but require just a few extra items as you can see by the small price increase.

Option 4 - $37 - 2 two page layouts for scrapbooking as well as the cards, but this would be the option if you do not want the stamp set.

These are the full totals. You need to let me know which option you want and you would need to provide payment by February 4th. I will not accept anything later than this date as I need enough time for the order to be received before the date of the Workshop.

If you would like to pay by credit card, you can do that securely.
If you would like to email transfer me the money, that can be done as well.
You will just need my email address - and a security question and answer.
Please make it Security Question: February Workshop? Answer: Florentine

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me! And ask your scrapbooking or cardmaking friends! The more the merrier!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

So I've been racking my brain trying to figure out a way to display the new Rock the Block product ... but I have yet to decide.

I've seen so many interesting ways to decorate them from other consultants, but nothing is standing out for me!  It is driving me nuts because I want to have this complete for my Open House!  I want to be able to showcase this new product!

So be on the look out for this to be published soon!  I've got high hopes that it will be complete soon!

On another note ... have you ever noticed that you put too much on your plate?  Well that is what I seem to do on a daily basis ... LOL ... I've really got to start making to do lists and completing them.  Maybe then I could schedule in some fun and creativity!

I can't remember when I actually sat down and had some fun.  I made my Christmas cards, but I haven't done anything since!  This weekend I went through and organized my scrap supplies ... I'm selling off some of my old stuff ... stuff that isn't CTMH ... need to purge out so that I can make room for new stuff!

As you can see, I've slacked on my blog as well!  I'm hoping to get some free time to catch up there as well!  So stick with me!  I'll get back on track!

Monday, January 9, 2012


Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book Open House So it is time to start thinking about the new Idea Book being released from Close To My Heart! Let me tell you ... it has been the talk all month on the CTMH boards! We've all been very excited to receive our new Idea Books! It took a few days, but mine arrived! And I still can't get over how many great new stamps and products are in it!

Now, don't forget ... we still have one more month with the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book! So make sure you've gotten all the products you want from that one! Some things will disappear February 1st with the release of the new Idea Book!

You still have one month left to get any of the stamps from the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book! So if you didn't see them, let me know and I'll get you hooked up with a book! Also don't forget ... As of January 1st 2012, our prices will decrease to match the prices for the US! So what you order from the Autumn/Winter 2011 book will be a bit cheaper than it shows!

This time is going to be my first big to do with the Idea Book release! I'm planning an Open House on Saturday, February 4th from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. This Idea Book goes LIVE FEBRUARY 1ST, so you will be able to get some brand new products!

By coming to the Open House, you will automatically receive your very own copy of the Idea Book to take home with you! I'm going to have some products on display so that you can see how wonderful CTMH products truly are! Basically this day is just to get together and have some fun!

There is going to be a Grand Prize Drawing as well! You will automatically be entered into the Grand Prize drawing, simply for attending. There are several other ways to enter the Grand Prize drawing, and therefore increase your odds of winning. You will…
• Receive 1 entry when you RSVP “Yes” by Thursday, January 26th
• Receive 1 entry for every $10 you spend the day of the Open House.
• Receive 2 entries for each friend you bring (or referred) to the Sneak Peak Party.
• Receive 5 entries for each class you sign up for (prepayment is required).
• Receive 10 entries…a FREE gift*…and a FREE SOTM* (of your choice) when you book and host your own Home Gathering.
• Receive 10 entries when you join a monthly club.
• Receive 15 entries when you join CTMH, as well as over $280 of products for only $99! *Received at your Home Gathering.

So make sure you RSVP for the Open House! I can't wait to reveal the fantastic new products to you all!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Join Close To My Heart as an Independent Consultant

Making the choice to join Close To My Heart was the best decision I've made!  Being a part of this fantastic family has been a wonderful experience and adventure!  I'd love for you to join my team, but like me, I'm sure you have a lot of questions.  It took me a few months to commit and I'm sure you will have the same thoughts that I had.  Below you can find some of the frequently asked questions about signing up with Close To My Heart.  I've seen a post just like this and I thought it would be great to duplicate it for my friends and family!  It is exactly what I was asking when I wanted to join and when I saw this post, I thought it was a fantastic idea!  So thank you Lisa Stenz for posting your post!
If you'd like to know why you should sign up to become a CTMH Consultant, hopefully this post will clarify some of your questions.

1. How much does the New Consultant Kit cost?
The regular price is $99 (plus tax and shipping).

2. What comes in the New Consultant Kit?
You get a ton of great products valued at almost $300 and the option to choose different Add-On kits that you can see by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

3. What’s the catch?
Other than getting a ton of wonderful products at a great deal and most likely getting addicted to them, there is no catch. You have the opportunity to build a business if you choose, but you don’t have to.

4. What if I don’t want to build a business and I just want to get the discount for myself on future orders?
That’s great! A majority of Consultants are Hobbyists or Personal Use Consultants and do not do parties or hold classes or workshops. You are welcome to simply enjoy the discount on your own orders.

5. What is the discount?
Active Consultants enjoy a discount of 22%-35% depending on their sales for the month in addition to earning up to $75 in FREE product credit each month. Senior Directors and above also earn an additional 5% - 15% of personal override commission ON TOP of the regular commission and free product credit! Your earning potential is unlimited!

6. What are the sales requirements?
The sales requirement is $300 retail (before your discount) to stay a full Consultant.

7. What if I don’t place $300 in a quarter or place any orders at all?
Once you sign up, you have a full quarter to make your sales minimum which means that if you sign up today, you have until the end of June to enjoy the full discount if you choose. Then if you do not have $300 in orders, you will drop to Junior Consultant status on July 1st. As a Junior Consultant your discount drops to 10% but you only need to have $100 in orders per quarter. If you do not have $100 in that quarter, you simply drop and are no longer a Consultant. But if you happen to have $300 as a Junior, you automatically jump back up to full status!

8. How long will I be a Consultant if I order the kit and then do nothing?
If you sign up today, you will be active until June 30th. Then you will drop to Junior on July 1st . Then as of October 1st, you will no longer be considered a Consultant. But our new catalog comes out in August (July for Consultants) and you may just be surprised at all of the great new products and will probably be VERY excited that you are a Consultant and are able to order the new products at a discount. So chances are you will not drop!

9. Do I need to give the Kit back if I drop?
Nope. Everything is yours to keep! No strings attached.

10. Are you required to maintain an inventory?
Nope. There are so many different products that CTMH actually suggests that you do not maintain an inventory. You can place an order for 1 item or 1000 items, so there is really no need to keep an inventory.

11. Does the company offer Hostess gifts?
If so, who pays for them? Yes! CTMH pays for the hostess rewards. And as a Consultant, you are welcome to be your own Hostess and earn more free goodies!

12. Does CTMH offer any training or events?
There are so many different training options available including an entire Online Training Academy where you can take free online creative, business, and personal development classes. You can even earn your CTMH Bachelors, Masters, and PhD degrees! There is an entire listening library of recorded conference calls, bulletin boards for artwork, business, templates, Studio J, Swaps, Mentoring, and more. They have pre-designed projects and workshops for us to use. There are annual events such as Leadershare and Convention. There is even an 800# that you can call if you have questions. And a ton more! You will never be without help.

13. How do you sign up?
You can sign up at my website here. It will only take you about 5 minutes. The hardest part will be choosing if you want any Add-On Collections with your kit! But not to fear. You can always choose them all at only $40 each.

14. How long will it take to receive my kit?
They have been shipping them out very quickly. Ultimately it will depend on where you live.

15. Can I contact you if I have questions after I sign up?
Of course. I am available to my team via phone, email, and Facebook. I am more than happy to help you get started building a business, or just encourage you if you would simply like to be a Personal Use Consultant.

Whatever your reason for signing up, there really is no risk! You have nothing to lose!

Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions. I’d be more than happy to chat with you.

What is in new Consultant Kit? The 2012 Spring/Summer New Consultant Kit is jam packed with great products from the new Idea Book.

For only $99, you’ll get almost $300 worth of goodies including:
  • Read Me First Letter
  • Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Books (qty. 10)
  • Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Books (qty. 5, while supplies last)
  • "You Are Welcome Here" Recruiting Brochures (W1151, qty. 25)
  • "The Rewards Come Now" Hostess Brochures (W1150, qty. 25)
  • Studio J® Brochures (W111, qty. 5)
  • Hostess Order Forms (W122, qty. 25)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty. 25)
  • Studio J® Customer Order Forms (W1102, qty. 25)
  • Studio J® Membership Cards (W1103, qty. 5)
  • Studio J® 5-Pack Cards (W1104, qty. 5)
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W470)
  • Spring/Summer 2012 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1113, 48 – 6" Square Samples)
  • Cello Bags (W1152, qty. 25)
  • My Acrylix® Sweet Thanks Petite Perks™ Stamp Set (W2022, qty. 5)
  • My Acrylix® Wonderful You Incentive Stamp Set (W332)
  • Double Scrubber (Z1163)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • Bonding Memories® Glue (1512)
  • Sponge (Z697)
  • Liquid Glass (Z679)
  • Micro-Tip Scissors (Z534)
  • Dark Chocolate My Legacy® Faux Leather Album (Z1342)
  • My Creations® Collage Cubes (Z1737)
  • Workshops on the Go™ Stella Kit (G1032)
  • Stella Complements Canvas Shapes (X7147C)
  • Colonial White Die-Cut Cards (Z1738)
  • Clear Sparkles (Z1104)
  • Olive Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2137)
  • Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2114)
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2195)
  • My Acrylix® Urban Alphabet Stamp Set (D1507)
  • My Acrylix® Just for You Stamp Set (B1398)
  • 1" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1002)
  • 3" x 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006)
  • Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.
You also have the option of purchasing up to three Add-On collections for only $40 each.

Floretine Add-On Collection includes:
  • Workshops on the Go™ Florentine Kit (G1038)
  • Pewter Badge Buttons (Z1704)
  • Timeless Charms (Z1689)
  • My Acrylix® Family Love Stamp Set (D1506)
  • My Acrylix® Enjoy! Stamp Set (C1496)
  • Goldrush Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2123)
  • Bamboo Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2103)
  • 2" x 2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1003)
  • 2" x 6 1/2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1010).
  • Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.

Pemberley Add-On Collection includes:
  • Workshops on the Go™ Pemberley Kit* (G1033)
  • Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes (Z1718)
  • Light Neutral Cardstock Shade Pack (X5913)
  • Mini-Medley Accents Pacifica Collection (Z1698)
  • My Acrylix® Love Clusters Stamp Set (C1484)
  • My Acrylix® Card Word Puzzle Stamp Set (C1494)
  • Indian Corn Blue Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2130)
  • Desert Sand Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2118)
  • 2" x 3 1/2 My Acrylix® Block (Y1009).
  • Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.
*Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge required to complete workshop layouts and bonus project. (Cricut cartridge not included.)

Studio J Add-On Collection includes:
  • 3-month Studio J® Membership
  • 5 Studio J® Layouts (must redeem within first 3 months).
  • Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.

Are you ready to sign up? Click here for the online application.

Have questions? Click here to email me.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection

CREATE HANDCRAFTED ARTWORK IN A SNAP WITH OUR CRICUT® Art Philosophy cartridge! Simply plug the cartridge into your Cricut®* Personal Electronic Cutter machine (sold at retail stores) and you’re ready to cut any of the 700 shapes, ranging from elegant rosettes and lace to trendy gift boxes and banners! You’ll also receive three My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets as well as three sets of 9" × 12" Dimensional Elements that work in tandem with the cartridge. On top of that, numerous My Acrylix stamp sets in the Idea Book pair wonderfully with images on the Cricut® cartridge. Contact me today to get the entire collection for just $99.95!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Studio J® Members-Only Campaign in January: “A Perfect 10”

January is free layout month for Studio J® members! For every 9 custom-printed Studio J layouts you buy, you’ll receive the 10th layout free. To receive the discount, just add 10 or more layouts to your cart. You’ll see a discount reflected in your order total. And you can totally take advantage of this promotion by ordering in multiples of 10. Buy 9, get 1 free. Buy 18, get 2 free. Buy 27, get 3 free. And so on! If you’re not a member yet, now’s a great time to join!

Dates: Offer valid January 1, 2012–January 31, 2012.

Be sure to check out this fantastic promotion!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January 2012 Stamp of the Month

Well guys ... a new year and new prices! We are now on par with the US prices, so don't let this great deal get away from you!

Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5—that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.