Monday, December 31, 2012

Start 2013 By Becoming a Close to My Heart Consultant

If you love to craft, love Close to My Heart products, like discounted scrapbook/stamping supplies, enjoying teaching others the love of scrapbooking or cardmaking and want to make some money sharing your love of crafting, consider starting the New Year as a Close to My Heart Consultant.

I have a great team of ladies from all over the Pacific Northwest and would love to add some from every state! We have a great time via e-mail and local get togethers encouraging each other, supporting each other and sharing ideas to help everyone reach their goals.

Close to My Heart has great on-line training programs to give you ideas on how to grow your business and provides creative ideas for great uses of their products.

By joining in January you can get your hands on new product that is only available to consultants only through the end of the month.

You can begin your journey with Close to My Heart and my team for as little as $49 (plus tax and shipping).

This kit contains over $155 in Close to My Heart products:

  • Read Me Letter
  • 3 Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Books
  • Hostess Order Forms (5)
  • Customer Order Forms (5)
  • Close to My Heart Color Swatches
  • Spring/Summer 2013 B/T Duos Sampler
  • Petite Perks Critter Expression Incentive Stamp Set
  • Chantilly Complements Dimensional Elements
  • Chantilly Scrapbooking Workshop on the Go
  • Reflections Scrapbook Program
  • Originals Card Confidence Program
  • Buttercup Exclusive Ink Pad
  • Cotton Candy Exclusive Ink Pad
  • Spinner
  • My Acrylix Wheel of Life Stamp
  • My Acrylix a Friend for Life Stamp
  • 4" x 5" Acrylic Block
If you want to build a business with Close to My Heart for an additional $50 (retail value of $180) you can add The Master Kit:
This kit includes 5 Studio J Layouts plus:

  • Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Books (7 more)
  • Hostess Order Forms (20)
  • Customer Order Forms (20)
  • Spring/Summer 2013 Gathering Postcard
  • My Creations 6"x6" Canvas Display
  • My Creations Star
  • Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Cello Bags (25)
  • My Acrylix Stamp Scrubber
  • My Acrylix Spritz
  • Bonding Memories Glue
  • Sponger
  • Liquid Glass
  • Non-Stick Microtip Scissors

Once you begin as a Close to My Heart Consultant with their training and my support you can earn up to $100 in Close to My Heart products in the first 90 days with the Straight from the Top program:

  • Sell $300 in product sales in the first 30 days and receive $25 in product credit from CTMH
  • Sell $1,200 in product your first 90 days and receive an additional $75 in product credit from CTMH
If you are interested in joining my team please contact me and we can set up a time to either chat on the phone, on-line or over coffee!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Avonlea Workshop on the Go

I am so glad some of my customers talked me into doing a Workshop on the Go Club this year. I have enjoyed not only these ladies but have thoroughly enjoyed the Workshops on the Go from Close to My Heart.

I meet with these wonderful ladies the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 6-9. We complete 4 two-page layouts and I provide the extra cardstock needed. We are finally getting into the groove and able to complete ALL four layouts in 3 hours from cutting, stamping, embellishing and adhesiving (if that is a word!). The cost for this great evening is only $35 (this includes shippping and tax).

Each Workshop on the Go includes all paper, embellishments and stamp set needed to complete the layouts.

There are 3 of us currently and we would love to have 2 more ladies join us for January through June of 2013. Once during the six months you would receive $25 in FREE product and for the 6th month I will draw a name from club members.

In January we will be completing pages using the Avonlea paper line.




Let me know prior to January 4th if you would like to join us.

2013 Virtual Close to My Heart Club

Do you want the ability to order Close to My Heart products and receive FREE product while never leaving the comfort of your own scrap room? If so, my Virtual Monthly Hostess Club is for you.

* The minimum monthly order is only $15 (plus shipping & tax) per month for 12 months (January-December)

* This is a "virtual" type club. We don't physically meet anywhere. It's just a way if you like our products to order each month and then one of the months you earn FREE product without having to do anything.
Benefit: This helps you budget your supplies a little at a time.

* Each month you will take turns being the Hostess.-You will earn at least $25 in FREE Close To My Heart product when it your turn to be the hostess. During your month to hostess you can send out electronic invites to your friends to order directly through my website to increase your FREE product and obtain higher price items at 1/2 price.
-You can choose from stamp sets, paper packets, ink pads, markers, cardstock, acrylic blocks, Cricut Cartridges, albums and more.

However, you do not have to do this to join the's just a way to earn even more FREE goodies.

In addition to being the hostess, all members will receive:
* FREE Idea Books before other customers -
- - Spring Summer Book (you will get it in January when everyone else receives it in February) and Fall/Winter (you will get in August when everyone else receives in September)....
* A FREE gift just for joining!
* Stamp of the Month for FREE during hostess month
* One month of being the hostess earning at least $25 in FREE products.
* Periodic sales, sample products and goodies from me!
* At the end of the club you will receive a mini stamp set as a Thank You for participating!

How exactly does this work?
*You either order directly through my website ( and joining that month's virtual club or send me your order by the 15th of every month.
*Orders are processed and shipped straight to YOU as soon as you pay for your order.

If you are interested in joining, please contact me ASAP and I will send an Idea Book out to you next week! My e-mail address is

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

2013 New Year's Resolution

Every year I spend some time thinking about my goals for the coming year. This year I decided to make both personal and business goals. With Simon starting a new school that requires more driving I am forcing myself to be more organized and make better use of my time so I can actually meet my goals this year!

My business goals for 2013 is simple. Grow my business! I would love more customers, more consultants on my team and inspire more people. I would also love to earn the Close to My Heart incentive trip for Seth and I to relax in Costa Rica next winter. In order to meet this goal I am going to:
  • Complete more projects  that encourage you to create with your craft supplies.
  • Create kits that anyone can put together to create beautiful handmade, personalized scrapbook layouts, cards or home decor.
  • Hold workshops where you walk away having learned something.
  • Hold home gatherings to spread my love of scrapbooking with Close to My Heart products.
If you would like to help me meet my goals please consider hosting a gathering, ordering kits, attending a workshop or ordering supplies.

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Family and Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to our "Family and Friends" Blog Hop where we are showcasing the exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant. This will be our last Art Philosophy blog hop for 2012.

We will be showing you creations made using the Art Philosophy cartridge for our family and friends.

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog - Love 2 Create. If you came here from Priscilla's blog, then you're in the right place!

My project is a monogrammed wreath I made for a friend.

The bird and tree are cut at 4" and the flowers are 2". The bird can be found at page 51(shift) and the tree page 31 (shift). The flowers are from page 69 (Shift, font).

I got the "S" at JoAnne's Fabric & Crafts and I had the grapevine wreath and berries in my stash. The ornaments came from ornaments that did not make the tree this year! The white cardstock for the flowers were from Bazill.

I also used the following Close to My Heart Products:

Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Cranberry Cardstock
Cocoa Cardstock
Dark Green Cardstock
Red Glitz Glitter Gel

The next stop on your blog hop fun is Kindred Hearts.

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:

1. Lucy of Love 2 Create
2. Darla of Stamping Under Doctors Orders
3. Diana of Diana's Free Moments
4. Jennifer of 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
5. Laura at Scrappin Sweeties Escape
6. Priscilla at Priscilla's Paperie
7. Stephanie at The Quilted Scrapper-You are Here!
8. Kindred Hearts at her blog

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Whooo's Your Valentine Close to My Heart Special

Whether you are already for Christmas or still have shopping to do this month's Close to My Heart special is for you. Between December 13th and January 31st with any $35 purchase you can receive this fabulous Valentine's kit for only $10.

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!

Orders can be placed through me or directly on my website.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Year Round Cheer Blog Hop

Welcome to our December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This is our last Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for the year. Can you believe it's December already?

This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Year-Round Cheer" throughout the month of December. This versatile set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50. (That’s a $17.95 value!)

This is truly a versatile set that you will be using all year round for many different projects and holidays.

In this hop, you will see projects featuring this fun stamp set from many talented crafty ladies!
Enjoy our blog hop.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create. If you came from " name of person " of " name of blog with URL link embedded" (the person before you in the lineup) then you are in the right place!

I created 12 tags to use throughout the year. These would be great tucked in flowers, baked goods, hung on a bottle of wine! The sky is the limit with these 12 cards.

I used the following Close to My Heart Products:

White Daisy Cardstock
Stella paperpack
Avonlea paperpack
Victory paperpack
Dotty for You paperpack
Moonlight paperpack
Clementine paperpack
Elemental paperpack
Footloose paperpack
Olive cardstock
Dessert Sand cardstock
Cocoa Ink
Summer Cloud Blue Ink

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Lucy at Love 2 Create
Jennifer at 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
Theordora at Celebrate Crafts
Marica at Kosanke Cards
Stephanie-YOU ARE HERE!

I hope you enjoyed looking at the fabulous projects as much as I did. As always, if you wish to order the stamp or any other product shown throughout this hop, please proceed to my website.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pears & Partridge Blog Hop

Welcome to the Roxybonds Scrappers Team Blog Hop!

We will be featuring artwork from the Pear's & Partridge Paper Pack.

If you have come here from Simmie Bois  then you are on the right path. Your next stop will be Cat's Blog.

Today I have created a banner from Pears & Partridge. It has the perfect colors for a Christmas banner.  I used my Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the letters, patterned paper and embellishments.

Here's a list of all our team members participating:

Jen Patrick
Sharondalyn Tweeta Newton
Keeley Becker Kirwan
Denise 'Carper' Heiden:
Amber LaMons
Simmie Bois
Stephanie Feist: You are here!
Catherine Nowak