Tuesday, July 24, 2012

CTMH Autumn/Winter Idea Book Extravaganza & Crop 'Til Ya Drop!!

Autumn/Winter Idea Book EXTRAVAGANZA!!
Saturday, August 18
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!!
***** NOTE!!  (Baymont Inn & Suites -  8102 Excelsior Dr., Madison, WI, US, 53717) *****
for the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book Extravaganza & Stay For the Crop 'Til Ya Drop!!

I will be hosting the Close To My Heart Autumn/Winter 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 Autumn/Winter Idea Book (for those club members that already have theirs please bring it with)!!
* Exclusive CTMH Artiste 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, August 18 at 11:00 pm.  Please RSVP by Friday, August 17!!
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 Autumn/Winter 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 Autumn/Winter Idea Book Extravaganza, and Then Stay for the Crop 'Til Ya Drop!!


CROP ‘Til Ya Drop!!
Saturday, August 18
Noon to Midnight (or later)

WHO: You and your friends
WHEN: From Noon to Midnight (or later) - Saturday, February 4, 2012
WHERE:  ***** NOTE:  8102 Excelsior Dr., Madison, WI, US, 53717 *****
COST: $10.00 per person to cover the room rental
RSVP: keeleyskreations@gmail.com - (608) 320-9801
** BINGO FOR A BUCK: **Want a chance to earn FREE product from the Autumn/Winter 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!!
GIVEAWAYS & GRAND PRIZE: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.

TOOLS:I will provide the following:
Cricut Expression as well as a 12x12 Cutting Mat and cartridges - including the EXCLUSIVE CTMH Cartridges Art Philosophy and Artiste (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 42 Colors plus retired colors
CTMH Acrylic Blocks

ORDERING: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 there will also be CTMH products available (all 42 colors of current cardstock and retired cardstock for $0.50 each).

FOOD & DRINK: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:
September 8
October 13
November 2 - 4 -->  RETREAT
December 8
If you have any questions please feel free to email me at keeleyskreations@gmail.com or give me a call (608) 320-9801.  I look forward to seeing you all there!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Close To My Heart's Retiring 2012 Autumn/Winter List

There are TONS of NEW and AMAZING products in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Book...but you know what that means right?!?!?!  Yeah...that's right...out with the old and in with the new!!  It's time to say goodbye to some of our favorite CTMH products!!  Act Fast To Get Them Before They Are GONE!!

To Find Out What Special Deal I Have For You
 and Your Favorite Retiring CTMH Products
Email Me At:

Close to My Heart is re-organizing their color palette and will offer 42 colors.  Here are the colors that will be retiring as of July 31 if you want to stock up on the stamp pads, cardstock, markers or re-inkers.  

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!!

To Find Out What Special Deal I Have For You
 and Your Favorite Retiring CTMH Products 
Email Me At:

New Autumn/Winter 2012 Close To My Heart Clubs Forming!!

Convention in Dallas was sooooooo fun this year!!  The new Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book is BY FAR my favorite book yet!!  There are HUNDREDS of new, exciting products to choose from.  There is a NEW Cricut Cartridge called Artiste, a new How-To Book called Make It From Your Heart, 6 New Colors, Pigment Inks, 13 Workshops On The Go including new ones for cardmaking and home decor as well as one for the Cricut, over 50+ new embellishments, and MORE!!   Check out photos of our new products!!  

How can you get your hands on all these fun new items PLUS get product for FREE and items at 1/2 price?!?!  JOIN A 6-MONTH CLUB!!  
The 6 Month Club runs parallel to the Autumn/Winter Idea Book from August to January, and you spend $25 each month (plus S&H and Tax).  There are 6 spots in this club of which you can have more than one spot if you choose to.  You will then be the Hostess and earn FREE product for each club spot you hold.
When it is your Hostess Month you will receive an email explaining the details again so you don't have to remember all of this.  You can choose from stamp sets, paper packets, stickers and complements, ink pads, markers, re-inkers, cardstock, acrylic blocks, Workshop on the Go Kits and Studio J Layouts.

In addition to being the hostess, ALL members will receive:
1) FREE Idea Books before other customers!! 
          * Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Books will be mailed out immediately for those participating while non-club 
            members will not be mailed out until the end of July/early August.       
          * Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Books will be mailed out in mid-January while non-club members will not be 
            mailed out until the end of January/early February.
2) A FREE mini stamp set just for joining!! 
3) A FREE Stamp of the Month during hostess month!!  
4) One month of being the hostess earning at least $25 in FREE Hostess Rewards!! (Hostesses average $40 or   
          more in FREE Product plus 1 half-priced item or 1 Hostess Collection)  
5) At least one week advance notice of the following month's Corporate Campaign.
6) A monthly promotion for club members ONLY!!
7) A monthly Give-Away for each club!!

No Home Gathering or meeting is required for this club...just send me your order via e-mail by the 5th of each month!!  Outside orders from friends, family, co-workers, etc. will help you earn more goodies so they are definitely encouraged!!  If you are interested in having an actual Home Gathering I would love to work with you and your friends to make cards, layouts, etc. 

For each club spot you held in 2012 you will receive a 2% discount (maxing out at 10%) on ALL monthly club orders in your 2012/2013 club.  Your club total must still meet the minimum amount, but you will earn a discount on the product to get you to that total. 

I know that is a lot of information so please let me know if you have any questions.  It is a GREAT way to budget your spending while still getting the products you LOVE at a great price and even FREE!!  :o)

I look forward to working with you in 2012/2013!!  :o)

Please let me know if you have any questions -- keeleyskreations@gmail.com!!  

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Close To My Heart's NEW 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book

‎200 of the NEW Autumn/Winter Idea Books landed on my porch last night.

Please let me know if you do not have a Consultant that you are already working with, and I will gladly get one out to you!!

This is the BEST Idea Book yet...so many fun & exciting new things!!

You don't want to miss out!!

Email me your address ~ keeleyskreations@gmail.com!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New 2012 Close To My Heart Autumn/Winter Consultant Kit Now Available!!

Have you EVER wanted to join Close To My Heart?  Well NOW is the time!!

The NEW 2012 Autumn/Winter Consultant Kit is now AVAILABLE with a REDUCED PRICE!!

Do you crave creativity, relish warm relationships, or savor industry?  We embrace all types whether you’re creative, community, or business minded.  By becoming a Close To My Heart Consultant, you join an elite team that supports and honors what makes you exceptional.  Our From the Heart Embellishers team is over 60+ wonderfully creative women in over 20+ states!!  The products sell themselves so all you have to do is share the Idea Book, share your Experience and share your Passion and Excitement!!  It is amazingly contagious!!  :o)

It’s easy to join.  Start by clicking HERE and completing the form.  As part of your enrollment you will purchase the New Consultant Essentials Kit for only $49!!  You will receive the basic business and creative supplies you want most. All the supplies in the kit have a retail value of approximately $130!!

If you'd like a leg up in your new business, we recommend the New Consultant Master Kit for just $99!! With a retail value of approximately $280, the Master kit includes expanded business items, along with additional products and Studio J layouts, to help you organize your business and reach your creative and financial goals.  It’s an investment that will reap big rewards!!

This kit is perfect for new Consultants who were great customers or club members before as you already have many of the tools and accessories to get you started.  Now you can use what you already own along with all these new wonderful supplies to get going!! 

This kit is also perfect for new Consultants who only want to be a Hobbyist!!  You won't end up with excess Idea Books, Order Forms and paperwork you don't need!!

Contents of the New Consultant Essentials Kit include:

Read Me First Letter, Current Idea Book (qty. 3)
Hostess Order Forms (W122/W122C, qty. 5)
Customer Order Forms (W101/W101C, qty. 5)
Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471)
Autumn/Winter 2012 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1115)
My Acrylix® Nature's Delight Petite Perks™ Stamp Set (W2023)
Workshops on the Go™ Avonlea Kit (G1045)
Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes (X7155C)
My Creations® Recipe/Photo Box (Z1322)
Color-Ready Canvas Alphabet (Z1777)
Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2111)
Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2173)
My Acrylix® Glamour Lowercase Stamp set (D1522)
My Acrylix® Perfect Fit--Frames Stamp Set (D1527)
3" x 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006)
2" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1009)


This kit is perfect for new Consultants who are wanting to really work their business as it includes extra supplies to help you and your customers!!

Contents of the New Consultant Master Kit Includes Everything in the Essentials kit PLUS:

Current Idea Books (qty. 7 more)
You Are Welcome Here Recruiting Brochures (W1151) (qty. 25)
The Rewards come Now Hostess Brochures (W1150) (qty. 25)
5 Studio J® Layouts (redeem within 3 months, not shown)
Studio J Brochures (W111/W111C) (qty. 5)
Hostess Order Forms (W122/W122C) (qty. 20 more)
Customer Order Forms (W101/W101C) (qty. 20 more)
Petite Perks™ Nature's Delight Incentive Stamp Set (W2023) (qty. 4 more)
Cello Bags (W1152) (qty. 25)
My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)
Bonding Memories® Glue (1512)
Sponge (Z697)
Liquid Glass (Z679)
Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Marker Set

No matter which Consultant Kit you choose we have a place for YOU on our team!!  Hobbyists and Business Builders alike are welcomed with open arms.  I joined Close To My Heart 3 1/2 years ago for the discount.  I had no intentions on selling product to others!!  LOL!!  Little did I know that my passion for crafting would provide me with a steady income, allow me to build wonderful relationships with other crafters both customers and team member alike, be recognized on stage with rewards for being a top recruiter and earn Incentive Trips to Hawaii and the Southern Caribbean.  It has been an exhilerating ride and one I would not trade for the world. 

Join Close To My Heart in August and get a darling Damask Tote Bag FREE!!

When you become a new Consultant in August, you will receive a FREE Damask Tote Bag (retail value $50), while supplies last.

This handy, attractive tote with the Close To My Heart logo lets everyone know you are a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant—with class and style!!

Choose the $49 New Consultant Essentials Kit or the $99 Master Kit which includes more supplies and tools, and we will send you a tote bag FREE — only in August and only while supplies last.

Damask Tote Bag Features
• 17" x 17" x 6"
• Large exterior pocket for 12" x 12" paper packets
• Huge interior can hold a 12" x 12" album and more
• Small, zippered interior pocket
• Fabric is coated-canvas for durability and easy cleaning
• 2 water bottle pockets
• Wear on the shoulder, across the chest, or as a backpack
• Large flap snaps closed
Offer available August 1–31, 2012, while supplies last. No tax or shipping/handling is charged on the Damask Tote Bag. Tax and shipping/handling is charged based on the price of the New Consultant Kit that is purchased ($49 or $99).


Have some questions or concerns??  I totally understand.  I was filled with them before I took the leap too.  Email me at keeleyskreations@gmail.com, and I can explain it all to you and help ease your concerns!!  :o)

We look forward to having YOU join our Award-Winning Team!!  

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Close To My Heart's July Stamp of the Month - Live Out Loud (S1207)

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!

July's Stamp of the Month Set Is:
Live Out Loud (S1027)
(Set of 8)

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 on my website HERE under Promotions / Stamp of the Month.

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

  1. My Acrylix® Live Out Loud - $17.95 or $5.00 w/ a $50 Purchase
  2. Superhero Paper Packet - $9.95
  3. Light Green Cardstock Shade Pack - $7.95
  4. Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes - $5.95
  5. Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes - $3.95
  6. Irresistibles™ Persnickety Journaling Spots - $4.95
  7. Bouquet Assortment - $5.95

Required Tools

  1. My Acrylix® Trinity Alphabet - $29.95
  2. Bamboo Exclusive Inks® Pad - $5.25
  3. Desert Sand Exclusive Inks® Pad - $5.25
  4. Juniper Exclusive Inks® Pad - $5.25
  5. Dimensional Elements Hearts - $3.25
  6. 2" Scallop Circle Punch - $14.95
  7. Sponge - $1.25
  8. Memory Book Mini Glue Dots - $7.95 
  9. 3-D Foam Tape - $5.95
  10. 1" × 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block - $5.95
  11. 3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block - $8.50
  12. 2" × 6 1/2" My Acrylix® Block - $9.95
  13. Adhesive

12" × 12" Soar Page

4 1/4" × 5 1/2" Best Friend Card

7" × 5" Just Be Card

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


Close To My Heart's July Campaign - Perfect Pair!!

Place an online order of $75 or more in July and we’ll send you a popular paper packet and coordinating accessory—a Perfect Pair—for FREE!! 

That’s a retail value of up to $17.90!! 

Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month so you’ll want to place more than one qualifying order to snatch several Perfect Pairs. 

Place your order early in the availability period, as the promotion is while supplies last.

Offer valid July 1–31, 2012. 
While supplies last. 
Additional shipping/handling and tax may apply. 
Discounted products do not count toward a qualifying purchase.

To begin your shopping click on the shopping cart!!