Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Catch the Bag!

Don't you love this bag?
The bag is only is only available on a first come, first basis. All new consultants signing up in August will receive this backpack as long as supply lasts. We have made it easier than ever for you - with our Essential Kit for only $49!

Just log onto my website  and you will be on your way!

Free Idea book

Would you like to get a free copy? Just follow my blog and you will go into my drawing this week for my give away for a free idea book! I will have the random drawing from all my followers on Friday. Thanks for your support!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

 Before the new book comes out, you don't want to miss out on any of your favorite product before they go away. Here is the list of all the retiring products. So, don't delay!

Grey Wool 
Grey Flannel 
Vanilla Cream 
Brown Bag 
Baby Pink 
Sunkiss Yellow 
Key Lime 
Heavenly Blue 
Lilac Mist 
Holiday Red 
Sunny Yellow 
Dutch Blue 
Vineyard Berry 
Garden Green 
Spring Iris 
Pansy Purple 

The following Accessories and Tools will also be retiring on July 31!!

Z1163 Double Scrubber (Note: Being replaced with a new version.) 
Z1006 Microfiber Cloth 
Z1404 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Dark Cranberry 
Z1405 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Outdoor Denim 
Z1406 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Dark Chocolate 
Z4110 Snapease Album System 
Z1323 Clear Cards - 4 1/4" x 5 ½" Asst. 
Z1309 Clear Cards - 4 ½” Asst. 
Z1383 Sweet Leaf Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon 
Z1384 Designer Ribbon - Pink Collection 
Z1397 Canvas Badge Buttons 
Z1367 Bitty Brads Basic Asst 
Z1368 Bitty Brads Metal Asst 
Z1104 Clear Sparkles (Note: Being replaced with all round sparkles- YAY!) 
Z1698 Mini-Medley Accents - Pacifica 
Z1320 Mini-Medley Accents - Tulip 
Z1338 Mini-Medley Accents - Sunset 
Z1488 Mini-Medley Accents - Honey 
Z1403 Photo Hangers 
Z1402 Hinges 
Z1690 Bitty Buds Asst 
Z1691 Bottle Caps 
Z1693 Seaside Wooden Shapes (SOLD OUT) 
Z1688 Comic Badge Buttons 
Z1635 Heirloom Asst 
Z1337 Dimensional Elements Ornaments (Note: Updated to coordinate with Cricut Artiste) 
Z1224 My Creations All Sorts Mini Album 
Z1334 My Creations Mix & Mingle Mini Album 
Z1321 My Creations A-Door-Ables 
Z1152 My Creations Cube 
4275 My Legacy Writers 
Z338 Euro Personal Trimmer (Note: Being replaced with Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Trimmer) 
Z339 Euro Trimmer Replacement Blades 
Z340 Euro Trimmer Replacement Blade/Scoring 
1766 Dotto Dots Dispenser 
1767 Dotto Dots Refill 

And Last But Not Least...Get Your Favorite Stamp Sets Before They Are Gone!!

A1095 Always Remember 
A1099 Angel Sent 
A1107 A Twinkle 
A1108 A Flitter 
A1109 A Sip 
A1110 A Timber 
A1113 A Game 
A1115 A Holiday 
B1356 St. Nick 
B1359 Fright Night 
B1361 Tannenbaum 
B1362 Tag The Occasion 
B1381 Holiday Cheer 
B1393 Joyful Jar 
B1394 John 3:16 
C1379 Holiday Commentary 
C1382 Holiday Commentary - Spanish 
C1383 Holiday Commentary - French 
C1401 Friendship Alphabet Small 
C1408 Live Inspired 
C1419 Harvest Home 
C1420 Snow Days 
C1423 Captured Moments 
C1424 Nature's Gift 
C1425 Month By Month 
C1426 Thanksgiving 
C1427 I Believe 
C1429 Party Pennants 
C1465 Unscripted 
C1468 Winter Joy 
C1470 Gnome Garden 
C1471 Happy Clusters 
C1472 Bundled Buddies 
D1136 Giggle Caps 
D1137 Giggle Lowercase 
D1267 Rustic Numbers 
D1306 Treasure Life 
D1308 All Decked Out 
D1373 Childhood Portrait 
D1384 Snow Flurries 
D1386 Save The Date 
D1387 Made With Love 
D1397 Save The Date - French 
D1398 Save The Date - Spanish 
D1401 Authentic 
D1436 The Present 
D1437 Party Animal 
D1446 Adorn-able 
D1449 Father Christmas 
D1493 Fill In The Blank - Holiday 
D1499 Live Your Style 
E1002 Rustic Alphabet 
E1006 Baroque Alphabet 
E1011 Headline Alphabet Large 
E1016 Friendship Alphabet Large 

(Thank you to fellow CTMH Consultant Debra Van Patten for compiling this list.)

The following paper packs have carried over to the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  
All other paper packs in the Spring/Summer Idea Book will be gone as of July 31!!

Begin Shopping For Your Favorite Retiring CTMH Products!!  
Don't Delay Or They May Be Gone!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Back from convention and here are some of my team members - actually Jo and Linda have been with me for eight and six years!

I have been with Close to my Heart for almost 20 years now and I must say, this has been one of the best conventions! It was great! We had a good time, great friendship and we learned a lot. It helped, that we received the best Idea Book yet!

Here are some of the new things coming your way:
  • Alcoholic Markers
  • Chalk Marker
  • New Organizers - yeah, you will love them!
  • Lots of new bling!
  • Wonderful great new Workshops, including Home Decor workshops and card workshops
  • Did I mention our great new Cricut Cartridge? You have to see it and all the great things it can do. I am working on a little video to show it to you! I brought it home from convention since I got one for free!
  • New pigment ink stacks
  • Studio J has discontinued memberships, but added great new express layouts - all layouts are only $6.95 and you get your JPEGS for free! You can do fast layouts.
  • Bulk CS will be available again - but make sure, you get the CS that will be retired.
  • A great new way to sign up as a consultant - only $49, our new Essential consultant kit. Available now!
Online gatherings - you don't have to clean your house for it ... :) Contact me and I will set it up for you. And yes, Studio J will count towards it, you can even earn Studio J layouts for hostess awards!

Whew, that is it, in very short version for some of the new items! But be sure to keep checking back, because I will show you in more detail how to use some of our new product. It was a lot of fun to see how versatile and easy it is to them. Our new cartridge can make mini albums. All you really have to do is set, cut, glue and put pictures in and oh, add bling - how much easier do you want it?

Want more pics?

 Oh yeah, I did say, we had some entertainment! While we had dinner, they sang for us! The Texas Tenors were great outstanding.

One other thing I wanted to mention about this years' convention, six years ago CTMH started a tradition to award a very prestigious award to one consultant - the Spirit of Close to my Heart. Our Team Leader, Karen Pederson was awarded this great award this year. Yeah - she really deserves it. We are part of an awesome team - the Pacemakers. So, if you join my team - you will be part of a great family and legacy :)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Its time again for me to go to another convention - this time we are going to Dallas! Yes, we have been there before. It was fun then and it will be fun again. We will be at the Hilton Anatole this time. Just remember, if you want to join a bunch of gals having about 4 days of "girls night out" - you want to join CTMH. Every year, my husband know - convention time is mine! I have been with Close to my Heart for over 18 years and every summer I get my own little vacation, with stamping, creating and having fun with my friends. Every time I go home with new products, a new book and head full of great new ideas that I get to share with you when I get home. Can you understand I am always fired up when you see me again?

Once I get home I will have the new book available! If you want to find out out some of the chatter, you may want to try and follow the chatter on #CTMHtx. Easy - easy as pie! Well, lots to pack and get ready for yet - have a good one.

By the way - if you want to check out some of my Studio J layouts - go to my facebook page and check my 5 latest lay outs. Once I get back from convention I will post them as well.

Hello and thank you for stopping by!

This is my first attempt on a blog - can you tell? I am sure you can. From what I have learned about blogs they are like an online journal and you are getting a peak into my soul ...

At this time I am trying to learn how to post my artwork with watermark and copyright and all that jazz -but I a, learning. My plan is to post my work and along with it I will explain what I used and how I made the project.

As we go along, I will also give you a peak into my life. I will share some pictures of my family, places we have been, places we have visited. So, please come back and visit often. Just know, that I am very new to this blogging thing! So, at this time - any help you can give me is highly appreciated in growing my skills in "blogging".

If you live close to me and you would like to join me in my craft place or one my crops please, check my calendar for any upcoming workshops!

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