Thursday, November 24, 2011

Upcoming Club Opportunities for 2012

I am starting some exciting new Clubs in 2012 and many will occur during school hours so you don't have to give up an evening with the family however, most will also have an evening option.

Project 12

This is PERFECT for those who want to preserve family memories but don't want to invest the money or time into scrapbooking every picture. Project 12 preserves memories one month at a time instead of event or picture at a time. Scrapbook & Cards Today lead Project 12 with fabulous sketches and ideas for us to follow each month. In a nutshell, we will meet at the beginning of every month, beginning in February and create a 2 page layout showing the highlights of the prior month. This would also be a perfect gift for the grandparents.

Included in your cost is all paper (you can choose any paper pack from the CTMH catalog, embellishments, album (color of your choice) and use of my inks, stamps and Cricut. You will need to provide your own adhesive (or I can provide it at an additional $2.50 per month). The cost for this fabulous project is $55. 

If I have enough interest (at least 3 people), we will have a morning and and an evening Club.

Scrapbook Club

I will be starting a morning Scrapbook Club in January. Here is how it will work:
  • We will meet one morning once a month (Mon, Wed. or Thursday). We will not meet July or August
  •  I need 10 scrapbookers to join me!
  • We will complete a one page layout that I have prepared, have snacks and spend the  morning enjoying ourselves.
  • Children are welcomed
  • In return, you commit to purchasing $15 worth of Close to My Heart product every month on our Club night. This is a great way to pace yourself as you buy all the wonderful Close to My Heart products in the current catalog.
As a bonus, each month someone earns the hostess rewards for that month, which means free/reduced Close to My Heart Product. So, once during the Club period, you will earn a minimum of $25 in free product.
Also, if you have a friend sign-up too for the Club, I will give you a free stamp set (Size A or B) with your first order. So be sure to share this with your scrapbooking friends!
If you are interested in joining, please sign up right away as I anticipate the 10 spots filling up quickly.

Card Club

I am starting a monthly Card Club where we will come together, learn a new technique, create 3 cards using that technique and make new friends.

Here's how it will work:
  • We will meet one night a month (most likely a Monday night) and complete 3 cards using a new technique every month, have snacks and spend the evening enjoying ourselves. You will learn embossing, flowers, stained glass, stamping, easel cards, shaker cards and more. This will definitely take your cards up to the next level.
  • In return, you commit to purchasing $15 worth of Close to My Heart product every month on our Club night. This is a great way to pace yourself as you buy all the wonderful Close to My Heart products in the catalog.
  • As a bonus, each month someone earns the hostess rewards for that month, which means free/reduced Close to My Heart Product. So, once during the Club period, you will earn a minimum of $25 in free product.
  • Also, if you have a friend sign-up too for the Club, I will give you a free stamp set (Size A or B) with your first order. So be sure to share this with your card making friends! If you refer a friend who joins and you are not a crafter, I will send you a gift certificate for a free Starbuck's drink.
I would also be open to having a daytime Card Club too if there are 10 people intersted in spending $15 a month or 5 people interested in spending $30 a month.

I hope one of these appeals to you and you join me in 2012 preserving family memories!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Smal Business Saturdy/Black Friday Week of Sales

Everyone loves a good sale and freebies! So, to thank you all for being a loyal customer and supporting me the past 8 months I am having a week of sales beginning Monday November 21st at 12:01 am, just in case there are any insomniacs out there!

You will be required to pay by check, PayPal or credit card prior to Sunday November 27th as all orders will be submitted Sunday night and should take approximately a week to receive.
  • Spend $25-$49 (tax and s/h add'l)-Receive Distressing Inks (black and Chocolate for free)
  • Spend $50-$99 (tax and s/h add'l)-Receive a free Card Workshop in 2012 or a free ink pad (color your choice)
  • Spend $100-$150 (tax and s/h add'l)-Receive free November Stamp of the Month


Other limited time specials.

Order the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cartridge and you have the opportunity to earn a percentage off.

  • The first person to place their order and pay receives 20% off ($99 is original price)
  • The second person 15% off
  • The third person 10% off 
  • The fourth, fifth and sixth people receive 5% off 
              (s/h and tax based on full price)

E-mail your order to cardsbystephanie@gmail.com and I will contact you to arrange for payment.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Gift Set of 15 Cards and Holder

If you are looking for a handmade gift for a neighbor, co-worker, family member or teacher, this workshop is just for you. On Tuesday November 29th from 6:00-8:30 you will create a set of matching 15 cards and a box to hold them in. You can choose from one of the papers in the photo below.


The cost is $20 and I provide all supplies and will have everything pre-cut. RSVP by November 27th.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Shaped Card Workshop

I am very excited about November's Card Workshop. We are making shaped cards all from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. I hope you can join me Tuesday November 22nd for this fun evening. From 6:30-8:30 you will create these 10 great cards for $15 and all you do is show up!


Have family in town, bring your mom, friends, sisters and receive $5 off your workshop. Buy the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and get the class for free.

RSVP by Sunday November 20th.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thankful Jar

This November I decided to remind myself and my family all that we have to be thankful for. Simon, my 5 year old, helped me make a "Thankful Jar" this morning. He painted a regular mason jar from the pantry orange while I used my Cricut and Thanksgiving cartridge to create the leaf.  I also printed out strips of paper that say "I am thankful for ___________________________." So that each night we can all write what we are thankful for. At the end of the month I will scrap some of the more memorable thankful's.




Simon has told me he is ready to begin as tonight he wants to put he is thankful for the time he got to spend with Tori, our cat who passed away 2 years ago.

I am looking forward to this exercise to help remind all 3 of us what we are most thankful for.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Host a Home Gathering and Earn Free Product

Have you had your eye on some of the fabulous Close to My Heart products? Is the Art Philosophy Cartridge on your Christmas list? If so, consider hosting a Home Gathering in November/December and earn free product and the opportunity to buy the Cricut cartridge at 50%.

A home gathering costs nothing to you or your guests. I will provide all supplies to make 10 Christmas gift tags that showcase the fabulous Close to My Heart line. In exchange, you invite all your friends to come to your house and play for the night. It is that simple.


Here is a look at the fabulous Hostess rewards:

Hostess Rewards (US)


When Your Gathering Sales Reach:Reward Yourself with selected Close To My Heart Products*:And choose your Hostess Rewards Plus! option(s) from any Idea Book item or the Hostess Collection
$1,050 or more$200 or more** in free productsAND select up to 4 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$950–$1,049$180 in free productAND select up to 4 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$850–$949$160 in free productAND select up to 3 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$750–$849$140 in free productAND select up to 3 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$650–$749$120 in free productAND select up to 2 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$550–$649$100 in free productAND select up to 2 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$450–$549$80 in free productAND select any 1 item in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$350–$449$60 in free productAND select any 1 item in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$250–$349$40 in free productAND select any 1 item in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$150–$249$25 in free product
Please note: Hostess Rewards are redeemed at full retail price. A Gathering must reach $150 in product sales, exclusive of shipping/handling and tax, to qualify for our Hostess Rewards Program. Tax is collected on Hostess Rewards free product earned at a Home Gathering based on full retail price. Tax is collected on discounted items based on discounted price. Free shipping/handling apply only on Hostess Rewards and Hostess Rewards Plus! items.
If you book a home gathering now, I will also throw in the Stamp of the Month.

Contact me at cardsbystephanie@gmail.com if you would like to schedule a home gathering. If you don't have time to host a home gathering at your home, you can host an on-line gathering where your guests place their orders on-line and you receive hostess rewards.