Thursday, December 18, 2014

Evernote Stamps Database Getting Started Tutorial

I’m so thrilled that so many have told me how much my Stamps Evernote Notebook released in yesterday's post will help with their stamp organization.

To help you get started I created a video that addresses the basics of getting started, creating your own personal notebook and other questions that have come up since I announced it was available.

Personally, this notebook has saved me tons of time over the last year or so. Also, it has encouraged me to use forgotten stamp sets because “out of sight =  out of mind”. This system gets all those stamp images visible on your screen instead of hidden away in boxes and drawers. As you will see in the video, this database has also enabled me to use a very simple storage system for my stamp sets.  

If you are a Close To My Heart consultant, this notebook is also a great sales tool since you can take it with you everywhere you go -- on your computer, tablet or phone. You can easily help customers find the perfect stamp set for their projects.

Stamps Notebook on my phone!

I'm so excited to offer this notebook to you and hope that you find it as helpful as I do. To give you a feel for how this notebook works, I'm offering a FREE trial version of the Notebook that includes all of the stamp sets in the new Seasonal Expression 1 Idea Book. The full version includes ALL of the currently available Close To My Heart stamp sets.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Long Awaited Stamps Evernote Notebook is HERE!

Last month, I posted a link to my Evernote Studio J notebook. This file is a great way to preview all of the paper kits in Studio J so that you can choose just the right one for your project.

Several of you mentioned that you'd love a notebook of the Close To My Heart stamp sets. I actually have been using one for over a year so I have cleaning it up and I'm very excited to share it with you today!

This database has completely revolutionized my stamp set organization and saved me ton of time hunting for stamp sets. 

In the database, you will find an Evernote "note" for each currently available Close To My Heart stamp set. Did you know there are actually 325 current stamp sets? You only see a fraction of these in the current Idea Book! Close To My Heart has a large number of stamp sets that coordinate with the Cricut cartridges that are not featured in the current publications, but never expire!

To help you find the right stamp set, the note includes tags for the theme, holiday, images included on the set and much more. All of the sentiments on the set are also typed in the body of the note to these are searchable too. When you type a word or words into the search box, it will use both tags and sentiments to narrow down your selection.

Simplify your physical stamp set storage!

I used to try to store my stamp sets by theme or holiday. It was a very cumbersome system for many reasons. For example, there were a lot of sets that didn't fall clearly into one category and others included stamps from more than one category. This database solves that issue since a set can have as many tags as are needed to completely describe what the stamp set is about.

Now, I organize my physical stamps by Item Number only. (By Item number I mean the letter and four numbers printed on each stamp set envelope). Since I started using this system, I always go to the database first when looking for a stamp set ---whether a particular one is in mind or if I need to choose a stamp set for a particular project.  Because the title of the note includes Item Number as well as Stamp Name, I can quickly locate the chosen stamp set in my storage boxes. Our large organizers are perfect to hold a large number of stamp sets.

Access the Notebook on the Go!

Because Evernote has a smartphone app, you can view and search for the information anytime, anywhere.

Get Your Copy Today!

To give you a feel for how this notebook works, I'm offering a FREE trial version of the Notebook that includes all of the stamp sets in the new Seasonal Expression 1 Idea Book. The full version which is available for purchase includes ALL of the currently available Close To My Heart stamp sets.

UPDATE: Watch this video to learn how this Notebook works and how you can create and customize a personal copy for yourself. 

Please note that I spent hours compiling the information in this Notebook and am offering it for your PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do not distribute electronically (i.e. email, Facebook, a blog, etc.) or present it as your own work. However, FEEL FREE TO SHARE A LINK to this post on any media or send others here to get their own personal copy. Thank you for your consideration.

Just a reminder that December 2014 is a great time to purchase some of your favorite larger stamp sets. During this month you can add C or D stamp sets from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book to your qualifying order of $50 or more for just $10 each!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Totes Adorable Cropping Organization is HERE! (Limited shipment has arrived)

I'm so excited to announce that we have a brand new rolling tote and matching shoulder bag. These new additions to Close To My Heart's storag line are not only functional but fashionable!

The rolling tote has multiple pockets designed to store your score board, paper trimmer, adhesives and more. The spacious center compartment is a perfect fit for our organizers!

These totes are designed to hold everything you need to take to your next cropping event! 

These are now available to order on my shopping website. However, only a small shipment has arrived, so we expect these to sell out soon. More are on their way, but if you want to be one of the first to have one of these deluxe bags, get your order in quickly!

Friday, December 5, 2014

$10 Stamps in December, including pictures

Earlier this week, I announced our Deal of the Decade. To celebrate 10 years of our amazing clear My Acrylix stamp sets, size C & D stamps from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book are just $10 with a qualifying purchase!

I thought it would help to see pictures of all of the stamps available at this price.

You can add as many of these stamps as you want for just $10 each! Since this Idea Book covers a whole year of seasons and occasions, there are stamps for every type of project!

To get the discounted price, go to my website and add regular retail priced items to your cart totalling $50 or more. When you scroll to the bottom of your screen, you will see this link that will pull up the list of stamps to choose from:

Before you check out, I'd suggest you do two more things.

1. Through January 31, you can add a free copy of both the Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions Idea Books! That's a $7 dollar value at no charge. However you do have to WORK to get them -- click these buttons at the bottom of your cart to add the free catalogs:

Already have copies? Add them anyway and find a crafty friend who would enjoy them.

2. Join my New Products Mystery Hostess Gathering to enter a drawing to win all of the Hostess Goodies that come with the party. Currently, someone will get to choose $40 in free product plus one 50% off item! To join the gathering click JOIN next to "New Product Mystery Hostess".  You will find this on my home page or at the TOP of your shopping cart.

To learn more ways to earn tickets to the drawing, click here to enter my online gathering.

The $10 stamp sets are available through January, but the Mystery Hostess gathering will end Sunday, December 7. So get your order in early!

In the mean time, keep creating,

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Deal of the Decade -- Select Stamp sets just $10!

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Close To My Heart’s revolutionary My Acrylix®
clear polymer stamps—and I can’t wait for you to celebrate with me!

With a qualifying purchase of $50 during the month of December, you will be eligible to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamps from the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 idea book for only $10. Plus, once you achieve the qualifying order total, there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted price.

Order an unlimited number of  $10 stamp sets!

A purchase of $50 will also qualify you to receive the December Stamp of the Month, Cutie Pie, for only $5.  This "sweet" stamp set includes all of the images shown below.

Here's a couple projects created by the artists at Close To My Heart.

So if you purchase both the discounted Stamp of the Month and additional stamps at this special campaign pricing your savings will compound! It is truly the deal of the decade.


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