Thursday, July 31, 2014

New Annual Inspirations & Seasonal Expressions 1 Monthly Close To My Heart Hostess Clubs Forming NOW!!

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209 Pages Full of Over 250 Brand Spankin' New Products!!  This is the LARGEST Idea Book we have had yet!!  And guess what?!?!  The products are guaranteed to remain available for a full year!!  PLUS...wait for it...there will be another Idea Book released December 1 with 32 pages full of ALL NEW products including new paper packs, complements, embellishments, stamp sets, tool, etc.  You are going to want to join a Monthly Hostess Club so you can get it all while budgeting your orders!!

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I know you LOVE Close To My Heart products as much as I do and what better way to get them then to join a Monthly Hostess Club where you can earn FREE product as well as 50% items including all 4 of our Exclusive Cricut Collections!!  Yup...that's right...I said 4 because we are introducing Artfully Sent in this book!!  So check out the below information and join us beginning August 1!!

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You all know that there are lots of perks to being part of one of my 6-Month Hostess Clubs!!  And NOW the deals and goodies have just gotten EVEN BIGGER, EVEN BETTER and MORE FUN!!  NOW is the time to JOIN one!!

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Here are the Hostess Club details:
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 HOSTESS CLUB!!  You DO NOT have to be local in order to join.  Orders will ship directly to you, or if you are local I can deliver.  

The 6-Month $25 Club runs 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 a minimum of $25 in FREE product for each club spot you hold.
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Hopefully you already know how AWESOME Close To My Heart's Hostess Rewards Plan is. 

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, and Workshop on the Go Kits.  The possibilities are endless!!

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In addition to being the hostess, ALL members will receive:
1) FREE Idea Books before other customers!! The Idea Books are larger and are worth more now (retail was $4 and is now $6).
* Annual Inspiration Idea Books will be mailed out immediately for those participating while non-club members will not be mailed out until the beginning of August.
* Seasonal Expressions Idea Books will be mailed out in early December while non-club members will not be mailed out until the end of the month.

2) A FREE mini stamp set just for joining -- Shipped with your Hostess Club Order!! 

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 item at 50% off)  

5) At least one week advance notice of the following month's Corporate Campaign.

6) A monthly promotion for club members ONLY from me!!

7) A monthly Give-Away for each club!!

8) FREE -- A Facebook Club Only Group where I will post videos, artwork, tips & techniques, giveaways, and a place for you to show off your artwork and meet your fellow club members and have FUN!!

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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. 

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I'm thrilled to announce even more rewards exclusively for my Monthly Club Hostesses!!  As a qualifying hostess, you may select from several brand new exquisite stamp sets available only to YOU!!  So hurry, join a club today, earn some select product credit, and snatch some fabulous hostess-only rewards!!

Practical Planning (A1163) -- Only $4.00
(a retail savings of $2.95)
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Well Wishes (A1169) -- Only $4.00
(a retail savings of $2.95)
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Thanksgiving Wreath (B1454) -- Only $6.00
(a retail savings of $3.95)
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Be Jolly (B1455) -- Only $6.00
(a retail savings of $3.95)
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Cuddly Salutations (B1458) -- Only $6.00
(a retail savings of $3.95)
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Sing Glory (C1587) -- Only $8.00
(a retail savings of $5.95)
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Hats Off (C1593) -- Only $8.00
(a retail savings of $5.95)
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Happy Hexagons (C1596) -- Only $8.00
(a retail savings of $5.95)
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Better with a Friend (D1608) -- Only $10.00
(a retail savings of $7.95)
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Sweet As Sugar (D1615) -- Only $10.00
(a retail savings of $7.95)
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and MORE FUN!!             
Join an Annual Inspirations & Seasonal Expressions 1 Club and refer a friend to join you, and you will receive your choice of any new ShinHan Marker (retail value of $5.95) from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book when you place your first club order on August 5th!!  There are 24 new ones to choose from!!

I just sent out your last chance to Re-Join and get a FREE goodie from me.  Those that re-joined by July 13 will receive a FREE paper pack of their choice.  Those that re-joined by July 20 will received a FREE A-sized stamp set of their choice.  And finally, those that re-join by July 30 will receive a $4.95 (or less) embellishment of their choice.

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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!!  

I look forward to working with you!!  =)

Please let me know if you have any questions!! 

If you are interested in doing what I do -- being a Close To My Heart Consultant -- and getting a 22% discount on ALL CTMH products then contact me for more information or check out the FAQ's.

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For more information on the 
Annual Inspirations Consultant Kit click HERE.

Ready to -- JOIN my Team NOW!!

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Don't Miss Out on Close To My Heart's July Stamp of the Month -- Circus Alphabet (S1407)!!

Only a couple days left to get your July Stamp of the Month --
Circus Alphabet (S1407)
for only $5 when you purchase $50 in Close To My Heart Products.

July's Stamp of the Month Set Is:
(Set of 68)

More Stamp of the Month -- Circus Alphabet (S1407) Artwork:


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Join Me for the Annual Inspirations Idea Book EXTRAVAGANZA & August's Crop 'Til Ya Drop

Annual Inspirations Idea Book EXTRAVAGANZA
Saturday, August 2

10:00 - Noon for the Extravaganza and to see all the new products firsthand.
Over 250 new products with most available to view on Saturday.  WooHoo

Noon - Midnight or later for just dropping in to check out products, 
grab an Idea Book, do Make-And-Takes, Have FUN and Crop 'Til Ya Drop.

What a GREAT day for shopping and crafting.

Here are some sneak peeks and there are TONS more of AWESOME new products:

There are AWESOME new card and candy kits that require no cutting...all the hard work is done for you. 

 You just need adhesive and boom you are done.  

AND...they are super cute and include glitter papers and embellishments.  


New Base & Bling items that I am VERY EXCITED about.

I made a new cuff at Convention and it was super simple.  


Home Decor Shadow Boxes and Magnetic Chalkboards for beautiful artwork in your homes.

9 New Paper Packs, 24 New Markers (these are to-die for . . . BEST EVER), a New Circut Collection and MORE.


Fun...Fun...and MORE Fun...what you can expect:
* Almost ALL of the new products from the NEW Annual Inspirations Idea Book will be available to see in person.
* Chances to win lots of great prizes.
* Your own Annual Inspirations Idea Book.
* Create 'N Take Car.
* Sign up for clubs, crops, workshops and gatherings.
Don't forget to bring your friends along too. The more the merrier.

***** From the Heart Embellishers Team Members & Customers are also invited. *****
Come and have some fun on Saturday, August 2 at 10:00 am.  Please RSVP by Friday, August 1.
Want More Chances to Win the Grand Prize:
1 extra ticket - Be there by 9:55am
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 10:00am 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 Annual Inspirations Idea Book and do the Make 'N Take Card.  *****

***** Live out of town and want a book??  E-mail Me -- *****

Don't miss out on all the fun.  RSVP Today for the Annual Inspirations Idea Book Extravaganza, and Then Stay for the August Crop 'Til Ya Drop.

CROP ‘Til Ya Drop!!
Saturday, August 2
Noon to Midnight (or later)

WHO: You and your friends
WHEN: From Noon to Midnight (or later) - Saturday, August 2, 2014
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

** BINGO FOR A BUCK **Want a chance to earn FREE product from the Annual Inspirations 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 times (3pm, 7pm and 11pm) 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 cartridges - including the EXCLUSIVE CTMH Cartridges Art Philosophy, Artiste and Artbooking (about 50 cartridges - both fonts and images) 
**Everyone is welcome to use my Cricut, but if you own Cutting Mats please bring them.** 
Sizzix Big Shot with Cuttlebug, Tim Holtz, Sizzix & CTMH Embossing Folders!!
Punches - Fiskars, Martha Stewart, EK Success, Stampin' Up, and CTMH 
CTMH Stamp Sets - Alpha Stamp Sets and Sentiment Stamp Sets
CTMH Dye and Pigment Ink Pads & Coordinating Cardstock - All 42 Colors
CTMH Acrylic Blocks
CTMH How-To Books (4 for Scrapbooking, 2 for Cardmaking and 2 for Both)

** 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 Annual Inspirations 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 for $0.75 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.
** 2014's DATES **
September 6
October 17-19 -- Craft-A-Palooza Weekend Retreat (Begins Friday at 8am / Ends Sunday at 8pm)
November -- NO CROP
December 13

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Close To My Heart Disneyland Convention 2014 -- 06/24/14

I started off my Close To My Heart Disneyland Convention adventures by getting up at 3:30am on Tuesday, June 24.

Whoa . . . That was early, but ooooohhhhh sooooo worth the view.

My Frontier Airlines flight departed my hometown airport of Madison, Wisconsin at 5:45am.

I'm sharing with you the photos taken from my flight from Madison to Denver.

What a beautiful morning for flying the friendly skies.

These were photos taken after we departed the Denver airport on our way to Los Angeles.

Breathtaking views don't you think??

I love to fly . . . and this was sure a great day.

Stay tuned . . . More Convention Adventures Await You.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Miss You Sammy Roo!!

Sorry I have been MIA again.

I was gone to Canada for a week long fishing trip in June.

Then I was back home for one day to unpack and turn around and repack and fly out the next day to California for Close To My Heart's Annual Convention.

Let me tell you . . . us crafty gals and guys sure do know how to PARTY and have FUN!

I had sooooo much fun, got to reconnect with so many friends that I only get to see once a year and create to my heart's content.

I will post more about my Convention adventures in the coming days.

When I returned from California I came home to my puppy of 11 1/2 years going thru some very difficult challenges.

He was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor on his liver about a year and a half ago.

We knew that it would eventually end up consuming his energy and have to make the much-dreaded choice.

On Wednesday, July 2 we laid my sweet Sammy boy to rest.

I am still VERY emotional about the whole thing, and it brings tears to my eyes to even think about it yet.

But, I know that it gets better day by day, and that we did the right thing.

He is in his Happy Place running again free of pain.

I went thru a few downer days and then the 4th of July with friends, family and fireworks kicked in and took my mind off of it for a little bit.

I still was having a hard time getting motivated to do anything fun last week, but on our 4 hour drive up north to our hometown for the the fair I realized how much I was missing working on my Close To My Heart business and kicked it back into gear.

Close To My Heart is my one true passion and makes me happy.

So I'm trying to get back that excitement and motivation I had after leaving Convention and get going.

That's what is GREAT about CTMH . . . I could take that break when I needed it and pick my business back up once I felt better.

I love this company, the people -- customers, corporate, my team -- and the products.

Close To My Heart IS My HAPPY Place!!

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