Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Earn FREE Close To My Heart Product

"If it's free, it's for me!" 

I just love that saying!  Since I don't know anyone that doesn't like free, I want to share with my fellow paper crafters and lovers of Close To My Heart products, how to get your free supplies.

First off, you don't need to host a gathering in your home to qualify.  Gatherings can be electronic nowadays.  If you and a group of your friends and family want to place individual orders, the best way to do it is by setting up an online gathering with me.  I set up a fun group name like Sandy's Scrapbook Group on my website that is valid for a short period of time.  You let all your friends know to join your group when they order and all their totals are pooled towards Hostess Rewards.  If your group reaches a minimum of $150.00 in qualifying sales, you've just earned $25.00 in free product!  I know, it's super easy!!  You can either share the goodies among those that order, or keep them for yourself as the organizer.

If you want to splurge a bit on all the new products coming available in the Spring/Summer Idea Book and you are doing your own individual order of at least $150.00, let me know ahead of time.  I will set you up as your own gathering, which also qualifies for Hostess Rewards!  It's like a gift with purchase!

If you achieve the next level of $250.00 in qualifying sales, then your free product credit is $40.00!  Not only that, but you also get to pick one item out of the Idea Book for 50% off!!  
Cricut Collection, anyone??!

Click HERE for the chart to see what you can earn.

So don't say that you can't get anything for free anymore!  I'm here to prove otherwise.

What are you waiting for?  CONTACT ME now to set up your gathering!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Close To My Heart 2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book REVEALED with Photos!!!!

Just 17 days left until the new 2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book from Close To My Heart goes live!!!  I am so excited about this issue.  The colors and patterns are amazing and the new embellishments and products are right on trend.

Many have asked for a little sneak peak of the new paper packs, so without further ado…..

…please meet Skylark, Ivy Lane, Ariana, Balloon Ride, Jubilee, Timberline, and Lollydoodle!

Skylark - A calming and peaceful color collection that makes me think of a spring day at the park.  Images of birds, flowers and dragonflies evoke the sounds of children's laughter, the gentle buzzing of insects and the whisper of the breeze.

CTMH 2014 Spring/Summer - Skylark

Desert Sand

Skylark Yellow
Sweet Leaf
White Daisy

Ivy Lane - Garden parties, Valentine's Day and romance are will represented by the papers and colors of Ivy Lane.  Picture yourself on the banks of the Seine in Paris on a warm summer day reading a love letter from your someone special!

CTMH 2014 Spring/Summer Ivy Lane




Ivy Lane Green
Ivy Lane Purple

Ariana - To me, Ariana is every day gorgeous.  Like when you wear your favorite jeans with a pretty and girly blouse.  If you add a pair of sparkly earrings along with ballet flats then you've got the look of Ariana.

CTMH 2014 Spring/Summer Ariana
Ariana Coral

Ariana Green

Ariana Grey
Crystal Blue
Outdoor Denim
White Daisy

Balloon Ride - Light and airy is the feel of Balloon Ride.  The soft, muted colors are perfect for pages featuring little ones.  I also recommend this collection for Easter cards or scrapbook layouts.

CTMH 2014 Spring/Summer Balloon Ride
Colonial White
Creme Brûlée
Crystal Blue

Jubilee - This is America!  Featuring bold and vibrant reds, yellows, and blues this paper is perfect for 4th of July, summer picnics, canning and a day at the farm.  

CTMH 2014 Spring/Summer Jubilee
Colonial White
Indian Corn Blue
Sweet Leaf

Timberline - Use this collection to document anything that you have done in the Great Outdoors.  Camping, fishing, RV-ing, hiking, biking, or a visit to a national monument.  This is the paper that will best show off your vacation memories.

CTMH 2014 Spring/Summer Timberline
Colonial White
Ponderosa Pine

Lollydoodle - This paper has a whimsical feel with great geometric shapes and pretty colors.  At first, you think "girl", but take a closer look; this is an all occasion collection that is great for cards as it doesn't feature a specific theme.

CTMH 2014 Spring/Summer Lollydoodle
Cotton Candy
White Daisy

Tell me what your favorite new collection is!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

CTMH Cloud Nine Cardmaking Kit for National Papercrafting Month

January has been set aside as a month to celebrate what we love...paper crafting!  As a way to make it even more special, Close To My Heart has designed a special cardmaking kit just for our customers!  The Cloud Nine Cardmaking Kit is adorable and right on trend with fun images such as mustaches and polka dots and features the happy colors of Lagoon, Sunset and Honey.

Take a look at the video below to learn more about this kit.

There are two great things about this kit that I want to share with you...

It includes 3 items Sneak Peak Items that you can get before they go on sale in the new 2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book!!  Get these products before anyone else!
  • Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape
  • Teal Shimmer Trim
  • Duables Triangle Studs

The price!!  This kit makes 10 fun all occasion cards for just $15.00 with a qualifying $35.00 order.  Take a look at all of the inclusions:

  • 1 - My Acrylix Cloud Nine D-size Stamp Set
  • 1 - Cloud Nine B&T Duos Paper
  • 1 - Lagoon Cardstock Sheet
  • 1 - Honey Cardstock Sheet
  • 1 - 9" x 9 1/2" White Daisy Die-Cuts Sheet
  • 1 Roll - Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape
  • 1 Roll - Teal Shimmer Trim
  • 1 Package - Durables Triangle Studs
  • 10 - Card Bases & Envelopes
  • 1 - Instructional Brochure

Don't forget your ink pads!  You will need both Honey and Lagoon to stamp the images from the included stamp set onto the included die-cuts.  At $5.25 each, you will already be almost a third of the way towards your minimum order amount!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Close To My Heart Valentine's Day Layout Pajama Party!

Have you ever scrapbooked in your pajamas?!  Have you ever scrapbooked virtually?  Many of us, including myself, have done the former, but if you have never done the latter, it's time to try it out!  Mark your calendars for Thursday, January 30th to participate in a live webcast and learn how to make this fabulous Valentine's Day scrapbook page.

You will need to pre-order a few supplies, so to make sure that you get them in time, I recommend that you place your order no later than Friday, January 17th.  The supply list and links to order are below.

Close To My Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes again to bring you a live webcast with step-by-step instructions for making this Valentine’s Day scrapbook page. It’s the perfect way to showcase your precious photos of that special someone.

The free webcast will air Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 pm (MST). 

The Pajama Party will be available for FREE at on January 30, and will be archived after the event for future viewing.

If you would like to interact on the message board, participate in live chat, post to the gallery, download handouts, or enter any contests, you will need to log in to the Pajama Party “classroom” by creating a free account on the Big Picture Class website.

To make our “Lucky in Love” scrapbook page, you will want to have the following items—or similar products—on hand:

I hope to see you there!