The annual Close To My Heart Convention is such a blast! This video was put together by the fabulous Close To My Heart corporate. If you want to join in the fun of convention, a must-have experience for every Close To My Heart loving crafter, this is the month to become a consultant! Only a couple of days left to receive the AMAZING Cricut AP Bundle for FREE with your consultant kit! Check out the details here. You won't regret it!
I am loving the new Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon! It comes white and ready to color to match your project. For this bow, I used my Honey Ink Pad and ran it directly over 18" of ribbon. First I laid down plastic wrap on my work surface to save the ink color (I didn't have honey reinker so this is improvising). Then I sprayed a bit of water onto the ribbon, after donning plastic gloves, and rubbed the ribbon and ink together to soak up all the ink into the ribbon and achieve a more consistent color. To add a bit of sparkle, I added a dab of
Create-A-Shade Pearl Paint. Sprayed a bit more water onto the ribbon, rubbed it together, and set it out to dry.
Before creating the bow, I "ironed" the ribbon out a bit by running it between my bone folder and thumb and learned that the ribbon curls just like gift wrap curling ribbon!! How fun is that!!! To make the bow, I simply wound the ribbon around my hand, cinched the center with the brad, twisted out the loops, trimmed and curled the ends with the bone folder.
In celebration of my new website and newsletter, I am having a Mystery Hostess Party! An online shopping party, for your favorite Close to My Heart scrapbooking and stamping supplies!
So what's the Special Offer? YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO WIN THE HOSTESS REWARDS that are valued at $25 or more! To join the party, visit my website, in the lower right corner, you’ll find a Creative Rewards Club link, click the Join button, and start shopping.
You will receive one entry for every $25 in product you order (excludes tax/shipping). When you place an order, your order will be shipped directly to you. The Mystery Hostess Party will close on March 23, so be sure to place your order by then to be entered into the drawing for the Hostess Rewards. You can collect orders from your friends & family to boost your order total to get more entries into the drawing too!
I’ll draw for the Hostess Rewards on Sunday March 25. The winner will be notified on Sunday and I must receive reward selections by Tuesday March 27.
In addition to placing an order, you can boost your chances to win by:
1. Become a follower of my blog, tell me about it by commenting on this post.
2. Share this post on your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blog, etc; copy the link to your share in a comment to this post.
You are invited to crop at the Scrappy Chic Studio Friday, March 23, from 7:00 pm til Midnight. And again on the fourth Friday of each month. Bring your projects to work on and your scrappy kit. My stamps and tools will be available for your use during the crop. I will also have a free create and take available for you to learn new techniques. Girls night out is free, and you are welcome to invite friends. Please contact me to RSVP. Girls Night Out for this Friday has been cancelled due to the flu. Hope to see you at the next one, April 27!
I am starting an all new CREATIVE REWARDS CLUB!
You can join any time, there is no commitment or obligation. It is a frequent shopper rewards program! I know that you have many choices in where you spend your crafting dollars, so I want to reward you for shopping with me. You can can budget your purchases over a period of time and be rewarded with free products!
Here's how it works:
* Start your Club membership at any time by placing a $25+ order by contacting me or by using the Creative Rewards Club link on my website.
* Your Club term will run 6 months from your starting month of choice.
* Qualifying orders include all orders $25+. Including Studio J purchases, but excluding clearance items and cash & carry purchases.
* Club orders are due by the 4th Friday of the month except for Studio J purchases which can be placed at any time during the month.
* At the end of six months, I will add up your purchases (and those of any outside orders that you collect from friends/family not in the club), and you will receive CTMH Hostess Rewards in accordance with your retail spending total (excluding tax/shipping).
* Club membership is flexible, you can skip a month at any time.
* To keep your Club membership active, you must make purchases in at least 3 of the 6 months of your membership term.
* Your rewards are based on your cumulative 6 month spending total; the more you spend, the more you earn for FREE!
All one-time purchases of $150+ qualify for INSTANT Hostess Rewards, even without membership in the club! Creative Club membership is open to both long distance and local customers!
What are the benefits of Creative Club membership?
* Earn $25-$100-$200+ in FREE Close to My Heart products (depending on total spent during your 6-month Club term) (Click here for the detailed list of Hostess Rewards)
* Petite Perks stamp set ($6.95 retail value, to be given at the end of your 6-month term)
* Complimentary Idea Book
* Exclusive offers and sales for Club Members
Want to join? Send me an email and let me know! Orders are due by the fourth Friday of each month. Shop with me and be rewarded!!!
Close To My Heart has created a new professionally written newsletter for us! This is the new header you'll see April 1st when you receive my new newsletter.
To be sure you receive a copy, please click here to Create An Account. You'll use this same account when you shop on my new website or play on Studio J. This is a safe and secure website. Only you will be able to edit your account information.
Please be sure to check this box at the bottom of the form:
I want to subscribe to the Close To My Heart newsletter.
If you encounter any problems, or have any questions, please contact me.
Because of the website change all of my previous newsletter and blog links will no longer work. But the new site is very easy to navigate. If you have trouble finding anything on the new site, please contact me.
This just in from Corporate: Close To My Heart has announced that each of the How-To Books will be retiring. Despite being featured in the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book, quantities for these titles are extremely limited and inventory will not be replenished once they run out. They anticipate running out of some of the How-To Book titles as early as this month, so if you have been waiting to order one or more of these books, now is the time to buy!
I don't know where I would be in my scrapbooking and cardmaking if it weren't for these books. They have literally taught me how to scrapbook faster, simpler, easier! They are the best investment you could make in helping to preserve your memories. They are full of tips and techniques, layout designs, and INSPIRATION! If you don't already own them, I highly recommend picking them up before they are gone!
Now is a great time to join Close To My Heart because when you sign up as a new Consultant between March 1–31, you'll receive a FREE Cricut® Art Philosophy collection*! Click on the picture to be directed to the enrollment page, scroll down on that page to see the additional goodies you'll receive in your kit - a $400 value for just $99!
The collection's retail price of $99 adds incredible value to your New Consultant Kit and will give you hours of creative fun with the included exclusive Cricut® cartridge, three coordinating My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets, and three sheets of matching Dimensional Elements shapes.
Already own the collection? You can always give your free one as a gift or choose to receive $100 in select product credit** instead. Now is the time to embrace the philosophy of fun—Consultant and Cricut® fun!
If the goodies weren't enough to interest you, once you're behind the scenes, you'll have access to the CTMH Online Office where you can access fabulous training, bulk items, and more! Contact me for more information today!
*Offer available March 1—31, 2012. No additional tax is charged on the Cricut® collection when ordered during enrollment. Cricut® is a registered trademark of Provo Craft & Novelty, Inc. All rights reserved.
**Additional requirements and limitations regarding the redemption and shipping of Select Product Credit apply. Select Product Credit is added to new Consultant account following approval of enrollment.