Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wondering when you will get to try Studio J?

CTMH corporate office plans to make Studio J available to the public in March 2010.  Sign up for updates on Studio J availability via email.  As a consultant who attended the leadership conference last summer when this new product was announced, I am able to have access early as part of the testing and early purchase program. 

Would you like to get a chance to have early access too?  For consultants who have a tier two (e-commerce) MYCTMH website will have access in January 2010 and all consultants will have access in Feb 2010 through the consultant side of the corporate website.  The great news is that all consultants get commision on their purchases/sales of Studio J. 

When you join CTMH as a consultant, you too can have early access and a commision (discount) on all your Studio J layouts.  Interested in learning more?  I would love to meet with you and share the possibilities!  Let's get together!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Hey There Cupcake!

Begin the new year with this fun packed "Cupcake" workshop.  During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to create a cupcake kit box, cupcake gift card holder, cupcake photo stand, and cupcake serving box.  Join meSunday,  January 10th from 2 - 5 p.m. for a sweet time!  We will start with the cupcake kit box shown in photo 1 & 2.  (Mine includes a cake mix, sprinkle and cupcake papers.  You will supply your own "ingredients".)   Then we will make the photo stand shown in photo 4.  The final two projects will be done as time allows but you will receive step by step directions to complete them on your own. 

RSVP with your paper choice by December 31st to order your kit in time. 

The basic workshop kit  is $29.50 includes:
Level 2 paper packet  ($12.95)
Choose one from the following paper packets:
Animal Cookies (Primary Colors)
Day Dream  (Pink, purple, green as shown)
Magic Moments (Cocoa, Sunflower, Blue, Green & Hollyhock
My Creations Memory Keeper box ($ 6.95)
Embellishment package for all projects  ($ 5.00)
Shipping and tax ($4.60)

Make your kit better with the following items:
Cupcake Sprinkles Stamp set               $22.95
Happy Birthday Stamp set                    $22.95

Another Studio J Set

This page is from the Mediterranean cruise Jeff and I went on in October 2009.  I have almost completed the scrapbook in the "classic" style of scrapbooking but ran out of umph when it came to finishing the last set of photos.  Studio J has been my answer!  The paper packet I choose for this scrapbook, Vintage Travel, is a choice on Studio J so it makes it easy to continue with my scrapbook as planned. 

As I was scrapbooking today with paper, I wanted to see what these photos would look like on the layout.  So, I was able to map out the photos, crop them and create a similar layout.  I have the photos on order at Costco and will be able to place them in the layout when I pick them up.  I will buy the layout I created on Studio J and send it to my brother and his wife as a gift.  Loving the possibilities of Studio J...using it to plan my classic scrapbooking!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Studio J Scrapbooking

I have had the opportunity to use the Studio J online scrapbooking and it is so much fun to play with.  Even a little addicting some might say!  And it is so easy to use!  First you upload your photos, second, you pick your CTMH kit, third choose your pattern, and finally, personalize it!  Add embellishments, distress the papers, type your journaling, create a title.  Then play some more to get it just right.  Here are a couple of the layouts that I have done so far.  Ignore the gray lines on the upper edge of the image.  (They are part of the screen capture and won't show on the layout.)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

A Little Birdie Told Me

The Felicity stamp set has this little and another even littler bird.  It looks cute sitting atop the large flourish stamped in twilight.  This card is for my friend Paula who is celebrating her birthday today! 

The exciting National Papercrafting Month Constant Campaign featuring the Felicity Collection starts December 15, 2009 for hostesses and customers.  Let me show you how you can earn it for free! 

Friday, December 11, 2009


When I heard the name of the National Paper Craft Month special, Felicity, I immediately thought of the American Girl doll.  So, I thought I should look up the actual definition.  Pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression).  Happiness: state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.  Well, that truly describes this paper packet special. 

The Felicity Collection features decorative die-cut paper, three gorgeous color schemes, and a D-size stamp set that include flowers, flourishes, argyle, birds, and an entire alphabet!  Although it took me a couple of days to cut up this paper, I found this cute flip album and paired it with photos of my nephew's visit at Thanksgiving and created this fun, interactive album.  The Felicity paper packet has three sets of colors and you can easily adapt the album for any of the color sets and/or themes you might like. 

I will have a free workshop for this mini album and other projects on January 10th at 2 p.m.  You can purchase the kit for $34.95 beginning December 15th or even better you can get it for free!  Contact me for the details.  If you purchase the kit but can't make it to the workshop, I will email you directions for the mini album.  And, here are some more photos of this album.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Art & Soul

Every second Tuesday of the month, Close to My Heart releases a webisode packed full of ideas, tips, and lots of fun using product.  And, they offer a featured product at a discount, available for purchase on the consultant's website.  Today is the day for the new episode "Happy Highlights".  I always love the surprises I see each month.  Take a look at the webisode and if you like it, you can always view past ones!  Let me know what you think! 

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Reap The Rewards 2010!

Close to My Heart will be releasing its Spring 2010 idea book on Jan 1st.  I have had a sneak peak at this book and am very excited about the new papers, embellishments, and ideas!  Do you love the Close to My Heart Products also?  Is your wish list often longer than you can afford?  I have a solution for you and you can start the program any time! 

Reap the Rewards Program

Agree to purchase $15 or more each month for 10 months
before shipping and tax are added. Optional budget plan is $25 each month for 6 months.
Earn at least $25 in product credit during your final month
In the last month of your program commitment, you will receive the “hostess benefits”, a minimum of $25 in product credit. But you have the option of increasing your rewards! As the total sales for the month increases, your reward amount increases! You can invite your family and friends to help you earn additional product credit by submitting orders during that month as well. *Shipping and tax rates still apply.

Exclusive sneak peaks! Receive new Idea Books - FREE
As a program member you will receive the new Idea Book approximately one week earlier than non-program members…for FREE!

Reap rewards for your consistency! Earn an exclusive booking set!
All orders are to be submitted by the 10th of each month, for the length of your term. As a reward for your consistency, you will receive your choice of a free booking stamp set or an additional $5 in product credit. Refer to the back page of the Idea Book for the petite perks set (previous booking sets may be available as well).

Orders shipped promptly via UPS directly to your front door
When your family and friends order through an email invitation, helping you reap more rewards, their products will be shipped right to them. Imagine, you live in Washington and your friend lives in New York. You both can choose to have your products shipped directly to your own home!

Share your passion (refer friends) and earn bonuses
You know a good thing when you see it. So why not share it with your friends? For every friend you refer who becomes a new member, you will receive $10 in additional product credit upon successful completion of their term. There is no limit, so refer everyone you know. *Shipping and tax rates still apply.

Take advantage of additional specials and earn even more
You'll have the opportunity to take advantage of Close To My Heart specials, promotions and the Stamp of the Month increasing your rewards.

Fill up your Connection Club card with your club purchases
Your purchases also count towards earning the Connection Club gift! See the back page of the Idea book for current rewards.

You may cancel your obligations at any time.

Please note: All earned rewards and bonuses (excluding referral credit) will be forfeited if program term is not successfully completed.

Contact me today if this program is for you.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Jingle All the Way!

This weekend I will be doing workshops:  scrapbooking using the Jingle papers, Heartfelt Wonder embellishments, and twinkle brads.  There is still time to join us!  I love how these pages turned out am looking forward to getting our Christmas tree so I can put some photos on the pages!  Watch for the next post featuring the cards for this weekend workshops. 

Inspired by the wonderfully creative Karen Pedersen. 

Holiday Heyday With Our Online Clearance Sale Beginning Wed Dec 2nd!

Get all your holiday shopping done in one spot this year with our online clearance sale! Many items are 50% off, with some discounted as much as 80% off regular retail. The selection is incredible, too! Shopping begins Wednesday, December 2 at 9 a.m. MT. Sale has quantities restricted to FIVE per item to provide a smooth shopping experience for all customers.

Shipping is weight based for orders of $99.99 or less but flat rate of $5 for order of $100+.
Note that clearance items may not be combined with regular-priced items in a single shopping cart, and clearance purchases are not eligible for any Constant Campaign qualification or Stamp of the Month.

How do you access this sale? Go to my website> shop online> clearance. This will direct you to the wonderful deals you won't want to miss!  If you would like to preview the list of items, email me and I will send you the list. 
Let me know if I can help you with your holiday projects or gifts!