Thursday, February 23, 2012

Want a FREE Art Philosophy Cartridge collection in March??

WOW!  Close to My Heart just informed us, the consultants, what our "special" (called Constant Campaigns) is for March, and I am SOOOO excited!!

When YOU join Close to My Heart in March (click here to go straight to the enrollment form), you receive the Art Philosophy Cartridge FOR FREE!!! 
The Art Philosophy collection retails for $99, and includes three exclusive stamp sets that coordinate with images on the cartridge, as well as three dimensional elements sheets (also coordinates!).  Our cartridge has 700 images!  Way way WAY more than most cartridges, and if you haven't stamped on your Cricut images....well, let's just say it's COOL! 

So what happens if you want to join in March but you bought the cartridge already?  No worries, you'll get to choose $100 in select products instead (stamp sets, paper packs, ink pads, My Stickease, acrylic blocks, and markers)!!  So even though your kit already contains about $280 worth of products, you can add the Art Philosophy cartridge OR choose $100 worth of additional products FREE!!!

Joining Close to My Heart was one of my best decisions I ever made (having my kids is first!) and one of the easiest.  If you join in March, receive your kit, have a fabulous time playing, but ultimately decide selling isn't for you--no problem.  You don't have to give anything back and I won't call you and yell.  Really!  The kit in March is an extreme value, and who knows, you just may decide that selling to your scrappy friends is much easier than you thought and getting your own products at a discount helps your budget. 

Our company minimums are $300 per quarter (so Jan-Mar you need to submit sales of $300 to remain an active consultant).  If you don't meet the minimums, you drop to Junior status and only need to submit $100 in sales per quarter to stay in the company.  Active consultants receive a flat commission rate of 22% and it grows as you have more sales.  Plus if you have a team under you, you can earn commissions from CTMH on those sales.  Junior consultants earn a 10% commission rate--but you can jump back up to active if your sales reach $300 that quarter.

If this sounds a little interesting to you, do yourself a favor and click on the tab above that says Join CTMH and read more about it.  There are many ways to sell CTMH--and it doesn't feel like selling!  I find most of my sales though my club ladies (and that is NOT work, let me tell you...cakes and wine and laughs, oh MY!) and crops that I attend as a vendor.  Yes, I get to work and it feels more like play!  You can always contact me as well at and ask more questions!  I would LOVE to have you on my team (the Sandy Hearts) as part of Close to My Heart!  And, you could then go to convention in Texas this summer and get first dibs on all new products and the new Fall/Winter Idea Book!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

VICTORY is on deck for Streamlined Scrappin' Club!

I love this layout!  I really like the papers and I also like the design of this.  I can see myself using this layout over and over again with different papers. 

Here is the paper pack itself:

The Stickease for this kit is shown above--really cool images! 

I purchased the Workshop on the Go kit for this pack, because I loved the stamp set!  You can choose this option for your kit ($35).  The Basic kit is $20 and includes the full paper pack above, extra cardstock, use of the featured stamp set, and more!  Sometimes you get the Coordinating stickease too-fingers crossed!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Studio J Workshop CANCELLED

Due to lack of interest, the Studio J workshop scheduled for this Sunday, February 19th, is CANCELLED.  The Studio J 5-pack promotion is still available, and should you decide to purchase it and need some help, I will be happy to assist you.  Thanks!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Victory and Footloose Club layouts--yay!

I've gotten some of our NEW products recently and have been busy putting the club layouts together.  While I have not yet photographed my own take on the layouts, these are similar enough so you get an idea of what to expect at club in the coming months!

February Club (February 17th) features the lovely ROXIE kit:

March will feature a kit from the NEW Spring/Summer Idea Book--VICTORY!

My version:

Then I also put together the FOOTLOOSE kit...because it is AWESOME!  I also got all the beach stamps available in the new book, and there were quite a few this time, so exciting!  We won't do Footloose until summer, but I ordered it early anyway!

Also waiting for me upstairs is the Stella kit, so gorgeous as well!  I think I have Stella planned for May, I will update my clubs page with the actual months/kits match up.

And, in an order coming this week (Valentine's Day, actually!) is Pemberly and Lucy--love both of these kits too!  Pemberly may turn out to be my second favorite since it's blues and yellows, which I love!

This is Lucy--love the flower stamp set in the WOTG kit!

Pemberly!  Love the colors and the stamp sets are wonderful!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Our fabulous How To Books

I posted yesterday about CTMH's big announcement that our How To Books are NOT continuing past our Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book.  Here are several of the covers of those great books:

Wonderfully magical layouts!

For card makers!

Like to mix and match?  Reflections is perfect for you!

The second card making book--gorgeous patterns!
Any of these plus Imagine (my favorite) and Cherish can be purchased through my website.  Each one is $21.95 and I use them every time I create!  They are the PERFECT sketch books as they contain cutting dimensions, plus W O W design tips and techniques to make your pages go above and beyond!

Five for Free/Studio J 5-Pack WORKSHOP!!!

Please check the workshop/classes tab for this exciting class coming on February 19th!

Thursday, February 2, 2012


WOW--the email I got today from CTMH corporate is AMAZING. Check it out: "The Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book is the last idea book the following products will be featured:

*****How-To Books*****
Distressing Kit (full kit only)
Exclusive Inks® Markers
Cardstock Shade Packs
8 1/2" x 11" Cardstock Packs"

Our How To Books (Cherish, Imagine, Magic, Reflections, Wishes, and Originals) will NOT be available through CTMH after July!!! Those are a CORNERSTONE of our product line, so I am anxious to see what will be replacing/updating those books!
 Please don't wait to order your copies of these wonderful How To Books!  Each is $21.95 and provide hundreds of patterns to make your scrapping faster and easier.  
Now how am I going to wait until July for Convention when they will unveil all the new products???  How, CTMH??  Way to tease a girl!

Studio J Level 1 kits-Typeset, Sonoma, and Elemental

Three more examples of Studio J in Typeset, Sonoma, and Elemental--plus Manmade (an EXCLUSIVE kit available only to Studio J members)!  Click here to go try Studio J for free!

Elemental Studio J kit

Manmade Studio J kit

Sonoma Studio J kit

Typeset Studio J kit

Dino-Mite Scrapbook Pages!

Simply change your color palette and use your stamps for both boys and girls!  So many stamp sets *seem* to be for one gender or the other--you immediately think one of the other with some sets.  This short video show you how the Dino-Mite stamp set can be used for boys or girls, and how a princess set can rock a boy layout!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Roxie as Studio J Level 1

Isn't this cute?  Very true to the physical kit color-wise, although in Studio J you can choose the colors you'd like to use.  So instead of pink plaid, you could change it to blue or brown or green or get the idea!

One of my FAVORITE things about Studio J is you can use the coordinating Stickease images OVER and OVER and OVER and OVER again!  See on the left page, those three Fleur-de-Lys?  That is a Stickease image repeated three times to make a unique embellishment.  Stickease can ALSO be shrunk or made larger as you need!

Tomorrow I will share more Studio J layouts using the Typeset, Elemental, and Sonoma kits.  And maybe even some sneak peeks at a couple of the EXCLUSIVE kits available only to Studio J members.

Ready to try Studio J for FREE?  Click here!!

Thoughtful Tidings, new February Stamp of the Month

So cute!  Great for making your own tags!  Just bust out the Art Philosophy cartridge--unless you're like me and it never leaves your machine.....!  and cut your own tags, then stamp them up to personalize them!