Friday, October 28, 2016

All You Can Make Cards is back with 4 dates to make Christmas Cards!

My popular All You Can Make Cards workshop is back! There are four dates in November and December that you can make your Christmas cards. The buffet has many cards to choose from.

Here's a couple that I just added that include lots of fun Cricut-cut shapes.

Here's another new one that is a Gift Card holder! 

Gift cards are convenient, but not necessarily exciting. This pretty card dresses up what would otherwise be a somewhat boring gift. 

At the workshop, you'll have two hours to make as many cards as you are able. Feel free to make multiples of your favorites or work with a friend. 

The papers for each card are already cut for you and ready for assembly. You simply choose the card you'd like to make from the buffet, then head over to the tool table for ink pads and any other tools listed on the directions. When you finish your first card, return the box to the table for the next person and choose a new one. Repeat. 

The price includes cards, bases, papers, stamps, ink and embellishments are included. You only need to bring your adhesives. Feel free to bring favorite basic tools (for example, scissors and bone folder), but I'll have extras if you need them and any other specialized tools used for the cards.

It's a fun and productive night! I'll have two workshops in November on the 14 & 15 and two more in December on the 5 & 6. Click on the link below to register. You can add multiple events to your calendar before you check out.

See you then,

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Workspace Wonder Craft Organizers are here! (limited availability)

A shipment of the new Workspace Wonder craft organizers is now available to order on my shopping website. I've been so excited about this new system since it was announced at convention last summer. I can't wait to get my new ink pads and markers stored in these modular units.

Want to learn more about how the system can be arranged and rearranged to fit your needs? In this video Kristine explains how to create custom storage.

Want some for yourself? Hurry before this shipment is gone! Click here to see the individual pieces>>

Update: While I was writing this, the Ink Pad Stack became out of stock! More inventory is coming and the other pieces are still available.

Happy Organizing,

Friday, October 21, 2016

New Die-cuts for favorite Stamp Sets!

Love stamping, but hate "fussy cutting"? Thin cuts are a great way to have perfectly cut stamped images and we have just introduced four new sets that coordinate with stamp sets in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

You can use these thin metal dies with your favorite die-cutting machine (I use Cuttlebug) to quickly and easily cut shapes ont he stamp sets. The Thin cuts are packaged on their own magnetic sheet and work well with most die-cutting machines.

The first new set of thin cuts coordinates with the School Kids stamp set (D1706). Images include all three children, an apple and the school house.

We also have a new thin cut to go with the Wreath stamp set (A1193). I love this stamp set, but cutting out the wreath is so tedious. Now, I can literally just crank them out.

The next thin cut coordinates with images on the Sweet Birthday (B1532) stamp set. Images include the candle, cupcake and party hat. 

The last one is my favorite. These new thin cuts coordinate with the Swirly Seashells (C1664) stamp set. Note that each of the shells on this stamp set can now be cut from the thin cuts!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

2017 Planners are here! You'll love these coloring book style pages.

I'm so excited to share with you the brand new 2017 planners! This year's pages are so much fun because they combine planning with coloring.

Each month has a fun seasonal design that you can color by hand allowing you to combine work and play. Whether you choose to use markers, paint or pencils you can make the planner truly your own. 

You can choose from a Sea Glass binder or bold Black & White binder.

Or if you already have a binder, you can order just the pages.

No matter which one you choose, you'll get monthly and weekly pages, dividers with designs to color, a pencil bag and three gold paper clips.

Organization has never been so fun! Order yours today >>

Need coloring supplies? I've got you covered!>>

Monday, October 10, 2016

New Ink Pads have arrived! Save when you order a rainbow this week!

The new ink pads are now available in ALL COLORS! If you are tired of hard-to-open ink pads, you will love the magnetic closure of our new exclusive ink pads.

This new design also offers a larger pad surface with the same ink quality you expect from Close To My Heart. 

EXCLUSIVE: Buy a Rainbow! (this week only)

Because I know once you try one of these ink pads, you are going to want them all, I'm offering savings when you order complete sets this week. Order the complete set of 10 colors in Basic, Whimsy, Adventure or Enchantment for the price of 9 ink pads. That's a savings of $7.95!

Buy all 40 colors as discounted sets listed above and I'll also send you the three remaining ink pads for free: Sea Glass, Colonial White and White Daisy! 

That's a total savings of $58.75!

The Buy a Rainbow special ends at midnight Sunday, October 16 and is not available through club or gathering orders. My Close To My Heart website can not reflect the discount, so please email me to order discounted sets of ink pads.

TRADE UP (through end of October)

Do you have some gently used old-style Close To My Heart ink pads that are still usable? I'm coordinating an ink pad trade up program* to get our beloved older ink pads into the community where they will continue to be used. For each usable ink pad you return to me, I'll give you a gift certificate worth $2 off a new ink pad of your choice.  You can bring your old ink pads to a workshop, drop them off or mail them to me.

You can Trade Up your ink pads through the end of October. There is a limit of one gift certificate per new ink pad. The gift certificate can be applied to stamp pads ordered through the Buy a Rainbow special or with any gathering or club order.

COMBINE & SAVE (this week only)

This week, you can combine these two programs to maximize savings! When you return 9 gently used ink pads, you can apply the $18 in gift certificates toward a set of discounted Basic, Whimsy, Adventure or Enchantment ink pads. You'll get all 10 colors the set of your choice at a combined savings of over 32%!


Trade in all of your ink pads and save up to $130.75 on a complete set of our current 43 colors in the new ink pad style! The retail price for all 43 colors is $344.95, but with trade ins, you can get all of them for just $214.20! 

Save up to $130.75 --- This is the absolute best offer I can make and you will never be able to get the ink pads at this price again!

*Please help me find homes for the returned stamp pads!. Let me know of specific organizations or teachers that may benefit from a donation. 

Please email me with your order or any questions you have about the new ink pads or the specials in this post. 

Happy Stampin!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

I'm headed To Puerto Vallarta! Thank you Close To My Heart!

I'm beyond excited to be able to say "I've earned a trip to Puerto Vallarta with Close To My Heart"!

This trip includes airfare and six nights at an all inclusive resort in a tropical paradise. How amazing is that? Even better, I get to take my husband and biggest supporter with me! As a scrapbooker, I'm also excited about the "creative projects" we'll receive to use to remember all the great memories.

Although I worked hard to earn this trip, honestly, I am really just a "part timer". Even during the last few weeks in which I have focused on the final sales to qualify for the trip, I worked less than at a typical full time job. Plus, I worked around all of my other obligations including family, friends, teaching and church. I love being rewarded for doing something I love!

Today, starts a new month and a new trip earning period. The qualifications for earning the next trip which will be to Thailand was just announced. I've updated my tracking spreadsheets because I REALLY WANT to earn this one! 

As some of you know, my sister lives in Thailand and we have traveled there twice. On our first trip to Thailand in 2006, we spent over a week in Bangkok then traveled north to Chiang Mai. We fell in love with this country and it's people, culture, food, elephants and foot massages!

Our second trip was in 2014 was to Southern Thailand and included scuba diving and mountain climbing. Although this trip was a completely different experience from the first, we once again enjoyed the culture, food and massages. (Seriously, you have not had a massage until you experience a Thai massage!)

The Close To My Heart trip combines these two locales. We'll first spend three busy days seeing all the beautiful sites of Bangkok. Then we'll relax for three more days on the beaches at Phuket. I'd love to have you join me on this amazing trip. Now is the time to join my team and have 12 full months to build your business while earning this trip. 

Just a reminder, you can use hostess rewards to get your new consultant kit at a discount or for free in October.  You can learn more about it along with other reasons to join my team in October in yesterday's post.

Email me today to schedule your live or virtual party!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

October is full of Opportunities!

It's October and here in Missouri it suddenly feels like fall or "sweater weather". That means it's time to pick out your pumpkin, plan your costume and make spicy fall treats.

For Close To My Heart, this October is all about "opportunity"! In this post, you'll learn how you can turn your party into the start of something amazing. In addition, you'll hear about the other October specials.

Read on to learn about:

  • Real Rewards
  • Straight To The Top, Earn Double, Leadership Bonus & Thailand Trip
  • Swan Lake Bonus Stamp Set
  • Yuletide Joy

1. Real Rewards

When you host a party in October, you can use your rewards to purchase a New Consultant Kit! This means that you can join my team for free or at a reduced price! The amount taken off the price of the kit is based on the rewards earned at your gathering. Check out the complete hostess rewards chart then contact me to get started.

This special deal applies whether you host a "live" or "virtual" gathering. A live gathering is a fun night to get together with your friends. Everyone will make a fun project and learn about Close To My Heart. My October calendar is filling up, so contact me right away to reserve your date.

We'll be making Christmas cards at all October parties!

Virtual parties can take many different forms. You can pass a catalog around or invite your friends to shop on my website. Or we can reserve a time to meet together online through a Facebook party. Either way, I'll be available to help your guests choose products and learn how to use them.

Our new consultant kit is a always a great bargain at just $75 for products with total retail value over $200. The Real Rewards special makes this an even better deal. For example, if you host a $350 party, you will earn $60 in hostess rewards which makes your consultant kit just $15! (You're kit is free plus you'll have additional rewards if your party total is $450 or more!)

See the complete hostess rewards chart>>
View the contents of the consultant kit>>

2. Straight To The Top, Earn Double, Leadership Bonus & Thailand Trip

In addition to being able to earn your kit by hosting a party, there are three other opportunities awaiting when you join my team in October.

Straight To The Top (STTT)

Every new consultant with Close To My Heart has the opportunity to earn bonus items in their first 90 days. This includes stamp sets, a bag, shirt and an organizer filled with product!

Typically, one can achieve all of these bonuses with just one event per month. As your upline, I'll be with you every step of the way to make sure that you have the tools you need to be successful.

Learn more about Straight To The Top>>

Earn Double

New consultants who start building their team before the end of 2016 qualify to earn double rewards when their team members achieve Straight To The Top. In fact, they have the opportunity to earn up to $200 in cash and product credit when they help their downline have a fast start!

Earn up to $200 in cash and credit when your downline meets STTT!

Leadership Bonuses

In addition, when you achieve leadership positions before the end of 2016, you will receive additional cash and product credit rewards! In fact, when you recruit just three more people to join, you will become a Senior Supervisor and earn an extra $100 in product credit! Additional credit and cash is waiting for you at higher leadership levels.

Thailand Trip

Finally, October is the first month of the earning period for the next incentive trip to Thailand. When you join now, you'll have twelve full months to earn points toward this amazing bonus. I'll talk more about this in tomorrow's post.

3. Collection of the Month, Swan Lake

Each month, I choose one of the current product collections to promote with a special deal. For October, I've chosen the beautiful Swan Lake Workshop which features swans and fall florals.
This month, when you order the Swan Lake Workshop Your Way (G1112), I'll add the Little Leaves stamp set (M1150) for free! Note that this special is not available directly on my shopping website. To get the free stamp set, email your full order to me and we'll go from there.

4. Stamp of the Month, Yuletide Carol

Do you love to color? If so, the October Stamp of the Month is for you! These intricately designed Christmas shapes will be lovely whether you prefer to color with alcohol markers, watercolors or colored pencils.

This stamp set is only available during October and retails for $17.95. But you can add it to your $50 order for just $5.