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Celebrate your creativity by reading the Close To My Heart newsletter each month!


Digital Delights!

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Feb2013-StudioJFebruary is sure to be a month of digital delights because you can purchase any Studio J layout for only $5—that’s a savings of $1.95 per layout!  This is a great opportunity to try Studio J for the first time or to join my Studio J club!

When you join my Studio J Club, you’ll earn 2x the rewards!

Studio J has something for everyone.  If you are new to digital scrapbooking or short on time, the Express Collections allow you to drop in your photos, add some journaling, and you are done!  If you have a little more time but still want Studio J to do most of the work, you can choose a regular layout with pre-placed embellishments.  If you really want to flex your creative muscles, you can start with a clean page and embellish to your heart’s content.  If you prefer hybrid layouts, you can leave the embellishments off all together and add them with your classic supplies once you receive your printed layout.  If you are a seasoned digital scrapbooker, you can drop your layouts or PNGs into the “No Limits” layout and use CTMH’s embellishments/papers to finish your artwork.

So, regardless of where you fall on this spectrum, the Studio J Club is for you!  When you sign up for the club, you will earn two different types of rewards:

1)      After you purchase your first 10 layouts, I will give you a FREE layout!

2)      When you place an order through the “Studio J Club” link each month, I will keep track of your retail purchases (includes both Studio J and regular product orders). Once you hit $150 in retail purchases (excludes shipping and tax), you will earn $25 in FREE select product credit (SPC).  SPC can be redeemed for Studio J layouts ($6.95/ea) and Studio J 5-packs ($39.95) in addition to a wide range of classic products.

In addition to the great rewards listed above, Studio J Club members are invited to attend free training sessions with me both in person and online.

Although my rewards program is fantastic, memory keeping with Studio J is the real prize!  Studio J is the most cost effective and quickest way to scrapbook.

1)      There is no software to purchase.  As long as you have a computer with an Internet connection, you can use Studio J for free!

2)      There are no templates or kits to purchase.  Studio J has 70 double-page templates and 108 kits…this is a savings of $2000+ depending on where you buy your digital supplies.

You only pay for your printed layouts!  A layout consists of 2 pages for $6.95.  During February, 2013, layouts are only $5, so this is a perfect time to try Studio J!

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13 in 13 Day 6

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by Close To My Heart

When I first saw this artwork on page 48 of the 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book at Convention last summer, I fell in love!  It wasn’t the paper or the colors, it was truly the design of the wall hangings.  I knew that I had to create that for my home.  I instantly thought about the empty space above the TV and knew it would be perfect there.  In retrospect, it won’t look as cute as the display in this photo, but at least I’ll get to admire it every time I’m watching TV!

Close upLuckily, because I attended Convention, I was able to look at the artwork up close and personal!  That is one of the many perks to being a Close To My Heart Consultant.  We’re allowed to take as many photos as we like which has helped me tremendously as I recreate some of the gorgeous artwork from the Idea Books.  Close To My Heart also provides us with recipes for each Idea Book.  Did you know that you can download the recipes from my website?!

The recipe let me know that I was going to cut out a bunch of hearts from the Art Philosophy Cricut® cartridge and also gave me the cutting sizes!  That part of it could not have been any easier.  At this point, I can’t remember how many hearts I cut out, but it is a LOT.

Now the fun part…scoring, folding, and inking the edges of all those little hearts!  That’s what I did today for a very extended 13-minutes while we watched the Seahawks game.  This is probably the most time consuming  project I’ve ever done.  I didn’t even come close to finishing today, and this project has been sitting on my table for a month!

This is my version using Avonlea!

This is my version using Avonlea!

So, the good news is that I finished up the left side of the layout with my club last month.  The bad news is that the right side still has a bunch of hearts to fold, but everything has been inked.  The depressing news is that the middle section hasn’t been touched…do you see all the hearts on that page?!  The good news is that my club comes back in a week, so I have to finish it by then!  So, guess what I’m spending 13-minutes a day on for the rest of this week?!


Join My Team

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For only $49, this essentials kit provides everything to meet your crafting and career needs.

For only $49, this essentials kit provides everything to meet your crafting and career needs.

In one month, the new Idea Book goes live for customers.  You can see a sneak peek of it and some of the new products that will be available in February in this photo of the new consultant kit.  One of the many benefits of being a consultant is that we get to preview the product one month in advance.  So, in addition to getting a tremendous discount on my crafting supplies, I get to play with new product as soon as my order arrives!

Did you know that the Essentials New Consultant Kit is only $49 for nearly $155 in retail value?  Even better than that, the Master New Consultant Kit is only $99 and includes 5 Studio J layouts plus nearly $335 in retail value!  Either way, you are getting a fantastic deal.

Close To My Heart provides all consultants a free, online Training Academy!  These classes include everything from business and art to personal growth and development.

There is so much more that I love about being a consultant, so, if you are interested, please contact me right away.  If you are ready right now, sign up today!


SOTM

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January 2013 Stamp Of The Month

I’m definitely smitten by the January 2013 Stamp of the Month.  This set is perfect for cards and layouts devoted to Valentine’s Day, but I can also see these images on my spring and summer projects.  I can’t wait to break out my new markers or the watercolor pencils and waterbrush to recreate some of the artwork posted by CTMH.

 

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Beautiful card created by the CTMH art department.

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This set makes it easy to share your love!


Special Offer

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ValentineKitIn celebration of National Papercrafting Month, we’re offering a new product, available through January — our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit! This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product. The kit includes 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit! Perfect for gifts and classroom projects, the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit will make Valentine’s Day a cinch!

Qualify and buy the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit today for only $10!


Earn a FREE Monogram Stamp Today

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Secret Santa Sale & Operation Smile

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Close To My Heart is donning the Santa hat and offering you some significant savings on all your paper crafting needs this holiday season.  Starting at midnight on December 1st, when you place an order on my website, you will have access to some GENEROUS sales in the “While Supplies Last” section.  These items are DEEPLY discounted and will go fast, so place your order right away.  I’m closing the party on December 12th in the hope that you will receive your items before Christmas.  Imagine the fun stocking stuffers you will be able to get for all your crafty friends!  But Santa doesn’t stop there…if you purchase $50 or more, you will receive a FREE Bonding Memories Glue pen as a thank you gift.  And, as this is the season of giving, I hope you will give back a little by making a donation to Operation Smile when you place your order! It only takes $240 to give a needy child the gift of a smile.  Together, we can brighten the lives of children this holiday season! No purchase necessary to donate!

In addition to receiving the FREE Bonding Memories Glue pen which is a $4.50 value, you will also be eligible to purchase the Stamp of the Month for only $5!  This stamp set is perfect for card making, scrapbooking all year long, and creating calendars.  I’ll post more information about my upcoming Event Calendar Workshop in the next couple of days, so stay tuned!


Count Your Blessings

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I have so much for which to be thankful and I really do count my blessings every day.  This month is another opportunity for us to show gratitude.  One of the things that I’m thankful for is Jeanette Lynton and Close To My Heart.  This is a company that truly believes in giving back to the community.  Jeanette announced today that CTMH is donating $1 of every special sold this month to the Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.

To participate in the November Capture the Date, Capture the Savings promotion, you simply need to place a $50 order to purchase the stamp of the month for $5.  You will then be able to purchase another stamp set (A, B, C, D, E or M-size) for 50% off!  From November 1 through 30, CTMH will donate $1 from every SOTM sale to the American Red Cross for hurricane relief.

I hope you will use this great stamp set to count your blessings this month and throughout the year.  Please feel free to share this special with all your crafty friends.


LOAD #31

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I did it!  I created 31 layouts this month, and most of them were double-page spreads thanks to Studio J and the Express Collections!  I’m so proud of myself and excited to get my printed layouts.  Many of them are destined for additional bling!  Can’t wait to put on the finishing touches and then to store these fantastic memories in my albums.


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