Monday, January 9, 2012

Close To My Heart's January Crop 'Til Ya Drop!!

Come CROP ‘Til Ya Drop!!

WHO: You and your friends
WHEN: From Noon to Midnight (or later) - Saturday, January 21, 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 Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book or maybe even the NEW Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book? Bring your singles and play some Bingo!! Purchase 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 and cartridges - including the EXCLUSIVE CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge
**Please provide your own 12x12 Cutting Mat**
Sizzix Big Shot with Cuddlebug, Tim Holtz and Sizzix Embossing Folders
Punches - CTMH, Fiskars, Martha Stewart, EK Success and Stampin' Up Punches
CTMH Stamp Sets & Cleaner - Alpha Stamp Sets and Sentiment Stamp Sets
CTMH Ink Pads & Coordinating Cardstock - All 60 Colors (50 cents per sheet)
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) I will also have products from the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book.

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:
February 4
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
I look forward to seeing you all there!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Close To My Heart's NEW Spring/Summer 2012 Consultant Kit Is Available!!

The New Spring/Summer 2012 Consultant Kit is LIVE, and WE would LOVE to have YOU join US for a WONDERFUL, FUN & EXCITING ADVENTURE!!
Here's your chance to get a sneak peek of some of the AWESOME NEW products available for purchase to all customers beginning February 1!!

Join OUR team to get YOUR hands on them NOW!!
I joined for the discount 3 years ago and had no idea my passion for papercrafting would take me to Minneapolis in 2009, Washington DC in 2010, Disneyland in 2011 and my first Incentive Trip Cruise to Hawaii in March of 2012!! Close To My Heart is an AMAZING company with extremely talented people to support you along your journey. Our team is made up of 31 ladies from the east coast to the west coast in 19 different states, and we want YOU to join us!! We know you have questions and uncertainties, but we can ALL tell you the journey will be worth it!! I PROMISE!!

Would you love being your own boss? Setting your own work hours? Teaching others how to papercraft and preserve their memories? Being part of a fun-loving community of like-minded Consultants? Getting paid for doing something you love? As a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, you can do all of these things and more!!

Signing up is easy with our online application. For just $99, you'll get a New Consultant Kit loaded with business supplies and new products to start your business. You can also personalize your new kit by purchasing one or more New Consultant add-on collections below for just $40 each -- well below retail value and available ONLY to NEW Consultants during enrollment. Now is the time to make a difference in YOUR life!! Join our team -- From the Heart Embellishers -- and start reaping the wonderful rewards TODAY!!

New Consultant KitWonderful business and creative products to launch your career!! Over $288 retail value!!
Your Consultant Kit Will Contain the Following:* 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.)

New Consultant Kit Florentine Add-On Collection:Timeless products for your lasting memories.
Over $95 retail value for ONLY $40!!Your Florentine Add-On Collection Will Contain:
* 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.)

New Consultant Kit Pemberley Add-On Collection:Handmade projects sparkle with these versatile products!!
Over $94 retail value for ONLY $40!!
Your Pemberley Add-On Collections Will Contain:* 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.)

New Consultant Kit Studio J Add-On Collection:
Approximately $63 retail value for ONLY $40!!Your Studio J Add-On Collection Will Contain: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 Interested in…* Getting a discount on your stamping and scrapbooking supplies?
* Earning extra money doing something you love?
* Being your own boss?
* Working when you want to?

If so, the Close To My Heart opportunity is for you!!
Whether you want to be a hobbyist, consumer consultant, club coordinator, digital scrapbook consultant, or even a career builder, there is a place for you on OUR team!!

Benefits of Being a Consultant:* 22% - 35% discount on all CTMH products.
* Potential to earn extra FREE products each month.
* Be your own hostess.
* See and order new products before they are released.
* Access to exclusive consultant site containing artwork, templates, swaps, business, gathering, and more.
* Earn up to $200 in FREE products in your first 90 days with the Straight To the Top (STTT) program.
* FREE on-line training program with creative, personal and business classes. You can even earn a Bachelors, Masters or PhD from CTMH.
* Opportunity to attend corporate sponsored events.
* Opportunity to earn dream vacations.
* Friendships that will last a lifetime!!

Benefits of Joining Our Team:* One-on-one coaching.
* Access to our exclusive Facebook group.
* Monthly newsletters.
* Additional incentives.
* Be a part of my “From the Heart Embellishers,” a nationwide team with consultants scattered all over the country in 19 states.
* Friendships that will last a lifetime!!
* and so much more…

I would LOVE to answer any questions you have about Close To My Heart and this wonderful opportunity.

You can email me at or call me (608) 320-9801.

Otherwise if you are ready to join a wonderful team who cares about YOU you can sign up

We can't wait to help MAKE ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE!!

Close To My Heart's January Stamp of the Month - Little Reminder (S1201)

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!!

January's Stamp of the Month Set Is:
Little Reminder (S1201)
(Set of 25)

Recommended Blocks:
1" x 3 1/2" (Y1002)
3" x 3" (Y1006)
2" x 6 1/2" (Y1010)

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.

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:
S1201 My Acrylix® Little Reminder - $17.95 or $5.00
X7145B Believe Level 2 Paper Packet- $9.95
X5912 Dark Neutral Cardstock Shade Pack - $7.95
Z1617 Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - $6.95
Z1387 Wooden Designer Buttons - $5.95
Z1096 Embroidery Floss Neutral Assortment - $3.25
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection - $99.00

Required Tools:
E1021 My Acrylix® Trinity Alphabet - $29.95
1385 White Daisy Cardstock - $9.50
Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Pad - $5.25
Z2192 Pacifica Exclusive Inks® Pad - $5.25
Z2218 Desert Sand Exclusive Inks® Re-inker - $4.25
Z1366 Brads Metal Assortment - $4.95
Z1680 Dimensional Elements Stars - $3.25
Z1471 Ruler - $9.95
Z1298 Texture Tools - $9.95
Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit - $5.95
Z697 Sponge - $1.25
Z341 Mini Glue Dots® - $7.50
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape - $5.95
Y1002 1" × 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block - $5.95
Y1006 3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block - $8.50
Y1010 2" × 6 1/2" My Acrylix® Block - $9.95

12" × 12" Good Book Layout
Magic: Secret™

4" × 4" Cricut® Kiss Box

4 1/2" Months Circle Card
Wishes: Inner Court™

And my FAVORITE is a card made by fellow Consultant Vicki Wizniuk!!

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

To start your shopping for fabulous Close To My Heart products click HERE!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Close To My Heart's January Campaign - A Perfect 10!!

If you’re a Studio J member, you can take advantage of this great opportunity to fill up your scrapbook—get your holiday photos in albums right away!!

January is FREE layout month for Studio J® members!!

If you don't have a membership yet...You NEED to get one!!

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!!

Sign Up for Studio J HERE!!

Join the Studio J Facebook Fan Page HERE!!

Check out the Studio J Blog HERE!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Close To My Heart's 2012 Retiring List!!

The NEW Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book has been released to Consultants, and WOW are you going to LOVE all the new products!!

But to bring in the New Year with NEW products means we have to say good bye to others!!

Below is a listing of products -- Stamp Sets, Paper Packets & Coordinating Embellishments, Workshop on the Go Kits and Accessories and Tools -- that will ONLY be available thru January 31!! So get them before they are gone!!

If you don't have the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book available to you, you can go to my website HERE and search by part number.

To help celebrate 2012 I will offer you 12% off ALL items on this list...what a great way to start the new year!!
(This is not a Corporate Close To My Heart sponsored promotion. This is my own personal promo and ONLY available thru me.)
The ONLY way to receive this discount is to EMAIL me your order by January 31!! Online orders will NOT qualify!! Email me at

FYI...all stamp sets shown in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book are active thru July 31. The stamp sets listed below are mainly from the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book.

Spending $25 in Close To My Heart product WILL qualify you for the Rock the Block Promotion!!

Spending $50 in Close To My Heart product WILL qualify you for the Stamp of the Month Promotion!!

If you don't have the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book available to you, you can go to my website HERE and search by part number.


One of my fellow Close To My Heart Sisters - Tamytha - put together this AWESOME slideshow of all the Retiring Products!!

A1101 Always in My Heart 54
A1102 A Posy 56
A1103 A Love 47
A1105 A Paisley 53
A1112 A Hop 51
B1309 Fun Times 70
B1322 Believe in Your Dreams 78
B1323 Just the Ticket 98
B1324 Bunny Love 52
B1343 Beloved 52
B1350 Family Ties-Pets 77
B1351 You’re Sweet 60
B1352 Ms. Scrapbook 78
B1353 A Little Buzz 49
B1354 Boom! 98
B1364 Take Luck 51
B1368 Baby Love 87
B1372 Circle Together 90
B1373 Beautiful Butterflies 50
B1375 Summer Days 29
C1305 Family 77
C1337 Just for Girls 90
C1338 Just for Boys 90
C1339 Kanji Phrases 97
C1345 Family Ties--Children 76
C1346 Family Ties 76
C1349 Ambiance 50
C1351 You Did It 87
C1355 Let's Go Camping 66
C1356 Extreme Happiness 56
C1359 Sweet Baby 86
C1360 It’s a Zoo 70
C1363 Beary Best 68
C1364 TLC 101
C1365 Makin' Waves 62
C1368 Treetops 65
C1385 Charmed 54
C1390 So Lucky 47
C1395 Enjoy Every Moment 52
C1396 Love Birds 71
C1397 Smiles 58
C1399 On the Edge 92
C1403 In the Month of February 102
C1404 In the Month of March 102
C1405 In the Month of April 102
C1407 Hot Diggity 70
C1409 Beary Busy 68
C1411 Birthday Boy 83
C1414 Little Princess 82
C1415 In the Month of May 103
C1416 In the Month of June 103
C1417 In the Month of July 103
C1422 Unity 91
C1436 Birthday Blast 83
C1437 Happy Moments 58
C1438 Tea Time 82
C1443 From the Heart 47
C1444 Precious Love 88
C1445 Bless This Nest 49
C1446 Retro Tech 74
C1447 Carefree 53
C1448 Magic Tabs 89
C1449 Blooming Layers 56
C1451 Down by the Sea 63
C1453 Summer Breeze 64
C1454 Horizon 72
C1460 His and Hers 59
C1461 Salutation Seals 98
D1187 For Every Occasion 99
D1191 Friendship Blessings 57
D1254 Soul Mates 48
D1297 Daydream 62
D1298 Beautiful Things 67
D1300 Circle Around 94
D1320 Shining Star 84
D1322 Adorning Corners 95
D1330 Connections 95
D1336 Cupcake Sprinkles 85
D1337 Love Always 88
D1346 You Rock 79
D1348 Priceless Love Word Puzzle 97
D1353 Campin' Fever 67
D1357 Post Card-Travel Series 72
D1361 Thank You 100
D1364 Recipe Box 61
D1365 True Happiness 64
D1367 Bon Apetite 61
D1377 Around the Block 75
D1378 Notice the Details 104
D1392 Thank You--French 100
D1396 Thank You--Spanish 100
D1399 Dream Big 105
D1402 Togetherness 54
D1403 Star Power 81
D1404 Ms. Chillin' 78
D1407 Piece of Cake 85
D1408 A Little Everything 99
D1409 Flower Pot 57
D1410 One of a Kind 55
D1413 Cherished Flourishes 91
D1414 Paisley Praise 86
D1415 Springtime 51
D1425 Thrill Ride 73
D1426 Over the Rainbow 71
D1427 Tasty Treats 60
D1431 Happy Holidays 105
D1432 X-treme 80
D1434 You're Great 69
D1435 Howdy 69
D1438 Circle of Love 48
D1441 Royal Birth 84
D1451 Trellis 13
D1460 Love Ya! 46
D1461 Ciao 73
D1463 Backgrounds & Borders 17
D1465 Fill in the Blank 96
D1466 Catching Waves 80
D1468 On This Day 104
D1470 Dreams Come True 25
D1471 Cruisin' 63
D1473 Two-Step Backgrounds 92
D1474 Hero 81

ITEM NUMBER -- PAPER PACKETS -- SPRING/SUMMER 2011 PAGE -- AUTUMN/WINTER 2011 PAGE:X7131B Sophia Level 2 Paper Packet 8 -- 62
X7131C Sophia Level 2 My Stickease Assortment 8 -- 62
X7136B Mayberry Level 2 Paper Packet 28 -- 62
X7136C Mayberry Level 2 My Stickease Assortment 28 -- 62
X7137B Lucky Level 2 Paper Packet 32 -- 63
X7137C Lucky Level 2 My Stickease Assortment 32 -- 63
Z1356 Lucky Level 2 Assortment 116 -- 128
Z1359 Lucky Level 2 Journaling Spots 116 -- 128
X7138B Fanfare Level 2 Paper Packet 36 -- 63
X7138C Fanfare Level 2 My Stickease Assortment 36 -- 63
Z1400 Fanfare Level 2 Assortment 117 -- 128
X7142B Dreamin' Level 2 Paper Packet NA -- 34
X7142C Dreamin' Level 2 My Stickease Assortment NA -- 34
Z1633 Harvest Charms NA -- 128
X7144B Mischief Level 2 Paper Packet NA -- 46
X7144C Mischief Complements Rub-Ons NA -- 46
Z1462 Midnight Felt Shapes NA -- 128
X7145B Believe Level 2 Paper Packet NA -- 52
X7145C Believe Level 2 My Stickease Assortment NA -- 52
Z1486 Holiday Pockets NA -- 128
X7146B Wonderland Level 2 Paper Packet NA -- 58
X7146C Wonderland Level 2 My Stickease NA -- 58
Z1468 Top Coats Icing Overlays NA -- 128

ITEM NUMBER -- WORKSHOP ON THE GO KITS -- AUTUMN/WINTER 2011 PAGE:G1024 Workshops on the Go Typeset Kit 19
G1025 Workshops on the Go Roxie Kit 25
G1026 Workshops on the Go Elemental Kit 31
G1027 Workshops on the Go Dreamin' Kit 37
G1028 Workshops on the Go Sonoma Kit 43
G1029 Workshops on the Go Mischief Kit 49
G1030 Workshops on the Go Believe Kit 55
G1031 Workshops on the Go Wonderland Kit 61

ITEM NUMBER: EMBELLISHMENTS -- SPRING/SUMMER 2011 PAGE -- AUTUMN/WINTER 2011 PAGE:Z1126 Colonial White Ribbon Collection 115 -- 124
Z1103 Cranberry Grosgrain 115 -- 124
Z1100 Cocoa Grosgrain 115 -- 124
Z1102 Colonial White Grosgrain 115 -- 124
Z270 White Grosgrain 115 -- 124
Z1398 Wings Level 2 Pleated Ribbon 117 -- 124
Z1092 Red & Pink Embroidery Floss Assortment 114 -- 125
Z1094 Green Embroidery Floss Assortment 114 -- 125
Z1093 Blue & Purple Embroidery Floss Assortment 114 -- 125
Z1086 Cranberry Waxy Flax 114 -- 125
Z1249 Sorbet Waxy Flax 114 -- 125
Z1248 Juniper Waxy Flax 114 -- 125
Z1247 Crystal Blue Waxy Flax 114 -- 125
Z1274 Colonial White Designer Brads 116 -- 126
Z1146 Pewter Designer Brads 116 -- 126
Z1275 Antiqued Copper Mini-Medley Accents 117 -- 127
Z1276 Colonial White Mini-Medley My Accents 117 -- 127
Z1147 Foundry Metal Bookplates 117 -- 127
Z1228 Soft Eyelets Black & White Daisy 118 -- 127
Z1229 Soft Eyelets Chocolate & Colonial White 118 -- 127
Z1355 Bliss Level 2 Assortment 117 -- 128
Z1386 Sweetheart Level 2 Assortment 117 --128
Z1266 Spring Blossom Just Blooms Paper Flowers 116 -- 128
Z1300 White Daisy Just Blooms Variety Pack Paper Flowers 116 -- 128
X1412 Black 8 1/2" x 11" Cardstock 120 -- 129
X1411 Colonial White 8 1/2" x 11" Cardstock 120 -- 129
X5749 Color Ready Alphas-Oxford 119 -- 129
X1406 Color Ready Alphas-Hodge Podge 119 -- 129
Z1226 On Target Dimensional Elements 119 -- 130
Z1225 Flurry Dimensional Elements 119 -- 130
Z1310 My Creations Board Book 120 -- 131
Z1268 My Creations Journal 120 -- 131
Z1198 My Creations 9x9 Memory Showcase 120 -- 131
Z616 Rubber Brayer 120 -- 132
Z1208 Soft Set Eyelet Tool 122 -- 133
Z1245 Soft Set Eyelet Tool Replacement Punches 122 -- 133

To Begin Shopping For All These Great Products Click HERE!!