Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Close To My Heart Hawaiian Cruise Earner Blog Badge

I'm so excited...Look what I got in my email yesterday from Corporate!!

Here's what it said:

Congratulations on earning the 2012 Hawaiian Islands cruise!
If you have a blog or have a Facebook account, we encourage you to post this badge so your friends and customers can celebrate your accomplishment with you. It’s a great way to thank them for helping you get there! We look forward to seeing you in Hawaii this March!

Close To My Heart

Thank you ALL for your support via sales, friendships and encouragement. I love what I do as it is awesome to be able to share with you all the wonderful products that Close To My Heart provides. They are always on-track with all the top trends which makes my job easy...the product sells itself!! Please know how grateful I am to have you all, and I look forward to being able to share my photos from the cruise with you. Only 22 days left before we fly out!! WOOHOO!!

My husband, Sean, and I will drive from Madison, WI to Milwaukee, WI to fly out on March 1. We will be on Oahu for 2 days checking out Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head before boarding Norwegian's Pride of America. Below are links to pictures and what we will be doing!!

Here's Our Itinerary While On the Cruise
March 3 - Depart Oahu
March 4 - Maui
March 5 - Maui
March 6 - Hilo - Big Island
March 7 - Kona - Big Island
March 8 - Kauai
March 9 - Kauai
March 10 - Arrive back on Oahu

With your help I'm now very close to earning the next incentive trip which is a cruise to the Southern Caribbean leaving out of San Juan, Puerto Rico aboard the Celebrity Summit!! We will make stops in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Roseau, Dominica; St. George’s, Grenada and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. So Exciting!!

If you are interested in earning extra income, getting your CTMH products at a discount or being able to treat yourself and family to a special vacation please contact me - or (608) 320-9801!!

More information can be found HERE!!

We would LOVE to have YOU join us!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Close To My Heart's Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book is now LIVE!!

The NEW Spring/Summer 2012 Close To My Heart Idea Book is now LIVE!!

You can drool over all the fun new things CTMH has to offer HERE!!

You can also purchase all our awesome new products HERE!!


***** REMEMBER *****

Once you've drooled over this fantastic new Idea Book...
If you are interested in being a CTMH Hostess and doing an online book party receiving FREE product and 1/2 priced items please let me know, and we can set that up!!

If you just can't stand it and simply Must...Have...It...ALL -- we can hook you up with your very own business (or hobbyist program) where you can earn a minimum of 22% commission (up to 35%) on each order placed plus up to $75 in Select Product Credit each month. The perks keep coming once you join!! Click HERE for more information on joining our AWESOME team!!

Email me today at for more information on the Book Parties or to Join My Team!!

CTMH's February Campaign: Five for FREE!!

February's Campaign is a STUDIO J one!! WOOHOO!!

DOUBLE YOUR LAYOUTS with our Five for Free promotion!!

For each Studio J® 5-pack (SJ5P) you purchase this February, you’ll get one FREE 5-pack.

That means you get 10 layouts for just $55—that’s just $2.75 per page, with FREE shipping!!

Even if you’re already taking advantage of Studio J’s incredibly low members-only pricing, you’ll save even more when you purchase 5-packs through this special February deal!!

Studio J 5-packs include everything you need to have 5 two-page layouts (that’s 10 scrapbook pages!!) shipped to your door ready for your scrapbook album.

Each 5-pack can be redeemed for up to:
• 5 two-page layouts
• 5 Memory Protectors®
FREE shipping and handling

Whether you’re looking for an affordable gift or a way to save money on your own layouts, Studio J 5-packs offer you convenience and savings.

Keep one for yourself and give one as a gift!!

To Start Playing or To Order Your Studio J Layouts Click HERE!!

CTMH's Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book Extravaganza & February's Crop 'Til Ya Drop!!

Spring/Summer Idea Book EXTRAVAGANZA!!

Saturday, February 4
11:00 - Noon for the Idea Book Tour playing BINGO for prizes!!
Noon - Midnight or later for just dropping in to check out products, grab an Idea Book, do Make-And-Takes, Crop 'Til Ya Drop!!

(Comfort Suites - 1253 John Q. Hammons Dr., Madison, WI 53717)
for the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book Extravaganza & Stay For the Crop 'Til Ya Drop!!

I will be hosting the Close To My Heart Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book Extravaganza and the Crop 'Til Ya Drop!! What a GREAT day for shopping and crafting!!

Fun...Fun...and MORE Fun...what you can expect:
* Almost ALL of the new products from the Idea Book will be available to see in person!!
* Chances to win lots of great prizes!!
* Your own Spring/Summer Idea Book (for those club members that already have theirs please bring it with)!!
* Exclusive CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Collection Demonstrations!!
* Studio J Online Software Demonstrations (please bring your laptop or a flash drive with 10 photos to try it)!!
* Create 'N Take Projects!!
* Sign up for clubs, crops, workshops and gatherings!!
* Snacks and did I mention lots and lots of FUN!!

Don't forget to bring your friends along too!! From the Heart Embellishers Team Members & Customers are also invited. The more the merrier!!

Come and have some fun on Saturday, February 4 at 11:00 pm. Please RSVP by Friday, February 3!!

Want More Chances to Win the Grand Prize:
1 extra ticket - Be there by 11:00am!!
2 extra tickets - Bring a friend I don't know
3 extra tickets - Donate to Operation Smile
4 extra tickets - Place an order of $50 or more
5 extra tickets - Book your own Home Gathering
A Special Gift Package - Sign up to become a Consultant

***** If you can't make the Extravaganza at 11:00am feel free to still stop in anytime before midnight as we will be cropping the night away. You can still check out the new products, get your Spring/Summer Idea Book and do the Make 'N Take Project!! You will just miss out on the Bingo Idea Book Tour and some crafty fun with friends. *****

***** Live out of town and want your FREE Idea Book??!! E-mail Me!! *****

Don't miss out on all the fun. RSVP Today for the Spring/Summer Idea Book Extravaganza, and Then Stay for the Crop 'Til Ya Drop!!

Come CROP ‘Til Ya Drop!!
Saturday, February 4
Noon to Midnight (or later)

WHO: You and your friends
WHEN: From Noon to Midnight (or later) - Saturday, February 4, 2012
WHERE: Comfort Suites - 1253 John Q. Hammons Dr., Madison, WI, 53717 - (608) 836-3033
COST: $10.00 per person to cover the room rental
RSVP: - (608) 320-9801

Want a chance to earn FREE product from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book!! Bring your singles and play some Bingo!! P urchase 2 Bingo Boards for $1 or 4 Bingo Boards for $2. The first person to call Bingo will win the cash and be able to put that towards purchasing new products!! We will play 3 to 4 times so plan accordingly for some fun!!

There will be giveaways that you must be in attendance to win.
I also am giving away a Grand Prize at midnight in which you do not need to be present to win.

I will provide the following:
Cricut Expression as well as a 12x12 Cutting Mat and cartridges - including the EXCLUSIVE CTMH Cartridge (about 50 cartridges - both fonts and images)
Sizzix Big Shot with Cuddlebug, Tim Holtz and Sizzix Embossing Folders
Punches - Fiskars, Martha Stewart, EK Success and Stampin' Up Punches
CTMH Stamp Sets - Alpha Stamp Sets and Sentiment Stamp Sets
CTMH Ink Pads & Coordinating Cardstock - All 60 Colors
CTMH Acrylic Blocks
CTMH How-To Books for Scrapbooking - Cherish, Imagine, Reflections and Magic
CTMH How-To Books for Cardmaking - Originals and Wishes

You are not required to purchase any CTMH products. This is strictly to get together and have some fun so bring whatever you want to work on. I will have FREE Close To My Heart Idea Books for you, and orders are always more than welcome. In addition to having CTMH products available (all 60 colors of cardstock for $0.50 each), there will be other random, non-CTMH embellishments, stamp sets, tools, etc., for sale.

If you want to leave for lunch and/or dinner or shopping and come back you are more than welcome to. If you would like something to drink throughout the day you will need to bring your own beverages as well as any snack type foods.

2012's CROP DATES:
March 23 - 25 --> RETREAT
April - N/A
May 5
June 9
July 21
August 18
September 8
October 13
November 2 - 4 --> RETREAT
December 8

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at or give me a call (608) 320-9801. I look forward to seeing you all there!!

Close To My Heart's February Stamp of the Month - Thoughtful Tidings (S1202)

Check out the NEW and IMPROVED Stamp of the Month Program AND Stamp of the Month Projects:

Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5--that's 72% off the full retail price!!

When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.

You can also purchase the Stamp of the Month set at full retail for the newly reduced price of $17.95 with no minimum purchase required.

Check out the Stamp of the Month set, then plan your purchases so you can snatch this set that you will love!!

February's Stamp of the Month Set Is:
Thoughtful Tidings (S1202)
(Set of 11)
** Coordinates with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!! **

Recommended Blocks:
1" x 1" (Y1000), 2" x 2" (Y1003) and 3" x 3" (Y1006)

We've made it easy for you to create a collection of beautiful Stamp of the Month artwork each month and get the Stamp of the Month at a discount!!

Simply order $50 in products from the Idea Book--check out our Supply List for recommended project items--and then add the current Stamp of the Month for just $5 with your $50 order.

Every month you can make projects following the helpful hints online at under Campaigns & Promotions.

Special Days Cards & Gift Box
In love with the artwork we created with this stamp set?
Get ready to make it yourself!!
Purchase the materials listed here along with your deeply discounted Stamp of the Month set to get started!!

Materials Needed:
S1202 My Acrylix® Thoughtful Tidings - $5.00 or $17.95
X7153B Florentine Paper Packet - $9.95
Z1704 Pewter Badge Buttons - $4.95
Z1617 Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - $6.95
Z1735 Dimensional Elements Hearts - $3.25
Z1096 Embroidery Floss Neutral Assortment - $3.25
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection - $99.00

Required Tools:
X5910 Dark Red & Pink Cardstock Shade Pack - $7.95
X2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Pad - $5.25
Z2160 Twilight Exclusive Inks® Pad - $5.25
Z2157 Vineyard Berry Exclusive Inks® Pad - $5.25
Z1333 Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems - $2.95
Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit - $5.95
Z697 Sponge - $1.25
Z341 Memory Book Mini Glue Dots® - $7.50
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape - $5.95
Y1000 1" × 1" My Acrylix® Block - $3.95
Y1003 2" × 2" My Acrylix® Block - $6.50
Y1006 3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block - $8.50

You’re Top Notch Purse
Hugged Box

We Appreciate You Takeout Box

Pillow Box

Remember, each Stamp of the Month set is available for only one month, so plan ahead to grab your favorites!!

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