Friday, July 18, 2014

Retired List Unveiled!

Check the list for your favorites and run to my website to get them before their gone!

This items are slated to be retired July 31st (or while supplied last).

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July SOTM Contest

July is here – and that means a new Stamp of the Month! "Circus Alphabet" is a stamp set of 68 letters & numbers.  

Please help me decide the winner of this month's card-swap by voting for your favorite card below using the 
Each of these lovely cards were created by awesome team members and the winner gets a great prize.

Ready to vote?  Click comments at the end of this post and add your comment indicating which numbered card is your favorite.  (Voting will end July 31st).  Thanks!

(Special: Click here to order the Stamp of the Month for just $5 with a qualifying order.)

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Friday, June 6, 2014

June SOTM Contest

It's June and a new Stamp of the Month – introducing: "Kaboom!." This stamp set of 16 designs also includes several designs with compatible cricut cuts.  

Please help by voting for your favorite card below using the 
Each of these lovely cards were created by awesome team members and the winner gets a great prize.

Ready to vote?  Click comments at the end of this post and add your comment indicating which numbered card is your favorite.  (Voting will end June 30th).  Thanks for helping decide our winner!

–> Click here to order the Stamp of the Month for just $5 with a qualifying order.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month

Get the Free to Be Me paper collection in May for just $5 and let your creativity take flight!

During National Scrapbooking Month in May, you can get the Free to Be Me paper collection for just $5 with your qualifying purchase of $50. The paper collection features artfully designed cardstocks, vellums, and B&T Duos papers–exclusive products that you can't get anywhere else! With a retail value of $11.95, this collection is a fantastic deal! Plus, with your $50 qualifying purchase, you will also qualify for the May Stamp of the Month for an additional $5 (retail value of $17.95). This means May is the perfect month to double up on promotions; getting the paper collection for $5 and the May Stamp of the Month for $5 saves you nearly $20! Make sure to get your own Free to Be Me paper collection in May and let our creativity take flight!

Free to Be Me paper collection includes:
  • 6 – Free to Be Me B&T Duos Papers
  • 2 – UV-Coated, Designed Teal Cardstock Sheets
  • 2 – UV-Coated, Designed Red Cardstock Sheets
  • 2 – UV-Coated, Designed Gold Cardstock Sheets
  • 1 – White Feather Print Vellum Sheet
  • 1 – Gold Foil Polka-dot Print Vellum Sheet
Offer valid through May 31st – Visit & act now to take advantage of this great promotion!

Monday, May 12, 2014

"Picture Your Life in an Album"
A Scrapbooking Workshop with Karen Morris

Saturday, May 17th from 10:30-3:30pm

What Is It:  A 5-hour workshop using the new program, "Picture My Life" by Close to My Heart. This is a 'pocket-style' approach for scrapbooking your 4x6 photos. Create a beautiful album faster, simpler, and easier than before.

Sign Up: There are only 2 spots left, so register now! Click here to sign up via Meetup -OR- email me to RSVP and make payment arrangements.

Cost: $99 ($121.50 value)

Product You will Receive:  
Two Picture My Life kits
       – Kits include 122 double sided cards per kit (a total of 244 cards)
       – Two 12x12 pre-made album pages - perfect for cover pages!
       – 20 Assorted page protectors (holds 640 photos and cards)
A beautiful 12" x 12" CTMH 'Work In Progress' Album
Two additional packs of Memory Protectors
Free Stamp of the Month

Where: Silverado Ranch area

Picture My Life kits:

See you there!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May SOTM Contest

May brings flowers and another GREAT Stamp of the Month, "You've Got a Friend." This is a stamp set of 5 greetings:  You're the apple of my eye, You've got a friend in me, You are THE best, merci beaucoup, I love you to the moon and back.

Your help is needed to vote on your favorite card using the 
Each of these lovely cards were created by awesome team members and the winner gets a great prize.

Ready to vote?  Click comments at the end of this post and add your comment indicating which numbered card is your favorite.  (Voting will end May 31st).  Thanks for helping decide our winner!

Click here to order your own stamp set for just $5 with a qualifying order.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Still Thinking About It?

If you’d like to know why you should sign up to become a CTMH Consultant, hopefully this post will answer your questions.  Contact me if there's something more you want to ask.
  1. How much does the New Consultant Kit cost?
    The New Consultant Kit is $99 (plus tax and shipping) and is valued at approximately $309. (You have the opportunity to earn the $99 back with our "Straight to the Top" program.) PLUS during the month of April, you also get a Cricut Collection of your choice for FREE! That is a $99 value which brings the total retail value of the kit contents this month onto up to $409!
  2. What comes in the New Consultant Kit?
    You get a ton of great products and business items in the kit. Take a look:
  3. Is there an opportunity for new Consultants to earn free products?
    Absolutely! The “Straight to the Top” program rewards you with $99 cash when you complete the sales goals of $1200 in the first 90 days. Your own personal orders also count towards the goal. Plus, you will have earned a minimum of $260 in commission and a minimum of $75 in Select Product Credit which can be used to get more CTMH goodies.  It's so easy to reinvest in your business!
  4. What’s the catch?
    Other than getting a ton of wonderful products at a great deal and most likely getting addicted to them, there is no catch. You have the opportunity to build a business if you choose.
  5. What if I don’t want to build a business and I just want to get the discount for myself on future orders? 
    That’s great! Many Consultants are Hobbyists or Personal Use Consultants and do not conduct parties, classes or workshops. You are welcome to simply enjoy the discount on your own orders.
  6. What is the discount?
    Consultants enjoy a discount of 22%-35% depending on their sales for the month in addition to earning up to $75 in FREE product credit each month. Senior Directors and above also earn an additional 5% - 15% of personal override commission ON TOP of the regular commission and free product credit! Your earning potential is unlimited!
  7. What are the sales requirements?
    The sales requirement is $300 retail (before your discount) per calendar quarter to stay an active Consultant.
  8. What if I don’t place $300 in a quarter or place any orders at all?
    Once you sign up, you have a full quarter to make your sales minimum which means that if you sign up today, you have until the end of September 2014 to enjoy the full discount if you choose. To remain active, you need a total of $300 in orders from July - September, or you simply drop and are no longer a Consultant.
  9. Do I need to give the Kit back if I drop?
    Nope. Everything is yours to keep! 
  10. Are you required to maintain an inventory?
    Not at all. There are so many different products that CTMH actually suggests that you do not maintain an inventory. You can place an order for 1 item or 1000 items, so there is really no need to keep an inventory.
  11. Does the company offer Hostess gifts? If so, who pays for them?
    Yes! CTMH pays for the hostess rewards. And, as a Consultant, you can also be your own Hostess and earn more free goodies!
  12. Does CTMH offer any training or events?
    Absolutely!!  There are so many different training options available including lots of great videos. There is an entire listening library of recorded conference calls, bulletin boards for artwork, business, templates, Studio J, Swaps, Mentoring, and more. They have pre-designed projects and workshops for us to use. There are annual events such as Local “Rediscover” Events, annual Crop Weekends, and Convention. There is even an 800# that you can call if you have questions. And a ton more! You will never be without help. 
  13. How much is it to have a website?
    All Consultants have FREE websites, so your friends and customers can place orders online, 24 hours a day!  This is a HUGE perk.
  14. Can Consultants send out newsletters?
    CTMH also provides all Consultants with free, professionally designed monthly newsletters, making it easier than ever to communicate with your customers.
  15. How do you sign up?
    You can sign up at my website here. It will take you less than 5 minutes and your New Consultant Kit will be sent out to you right away.
  16. How long will it take to receive my kit?
    They have been shipping them out very quickly. They typically ship in 1-2 days of receiving your online application. You will receive a Fed Ex tracking number so that you can track your package and know exactly when it will arrive.
  17. Can I contact you if I have questions after I sign up?
    Of course. I am available to my team via phone, email, Facebook. I am more than happy to help you get started building a business, or just encourage you if you would simply like to be a Personal Use Consultant.
Whatever your reason for signing up, there really is no risk! You have nothing to lose!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Delivery

This is a product that I particularly love..... ZIPFIZZ..... particularly the Orange Soda flavor.  Not that I'm a big Orange soda fan.  I'm really NOT but *this* flavor of Zipfizz brings up childhood warm fuzzies, I guess... like the treat of "Tang" with breakfast.  I don't really know.  I *do* know that it's yummy and it gives me that feeling of energy, more focused, ready to take on the day feeling without extreme highs and lows.  It's got lots of vitamins and good stuff in it.  It's easy to use:  pour the tube of powder into a bottle of water.  I love mine served in a glass filled with crushed ice.  Yummmmm.

I used to buy my favorite drink at Sam's Club.  It was priced great at just $20 for a box of 20 tubes.  Then I heard thru the grapevine that the Orange Soda flavor was being discontinued.  OH NO!  You know what happened next.  Yes, I loaded up on multiple boxes and hid them in my pantry.  Surprisingly, Orange Soda ZipFizz continued to be found on the Sams Club shelf.  I figured I'd gotten bad information.

Until one day a few months later..... when there was NO MORE ORANGE SODA ZIPFIZZ on the shelf at Sams Club --- not even a spot for it (like it had sold out but would be restocked).  Be still, my panicked heart.

Thank goodness for the internet where I found the company online and quickly found the 'orange' icon, clicked, and purchased 6 boxes at their "sale price" of $19.99.  When the box arrived (doing the happy dance), I quickly realized that what I had ordered was "Orange Cream" and NOT "Orange Soda".  :-(   There IS a difference, however slight.


I emailed the company and explained my situation (no longer found in Sams, then made an error in ordering.)  Asked if I could return the unopened boxes for an exchange to which they replied they would gladly take the product back BUT, instead of doing an exchange for Orange Soda (which was $37 or something like that), they offered a refund and suggested that I order the Orange Soda from where I could buy it cheaper!!!  They explained that the Sams Club buyers made the choice not to carry the flavor in stores but it's still available thru their website and that their shipping is reasonable.  A refund *AND* directed me where to buy and save money???  I love this company.

They did exactly as promised.  I AM SO IMPRESSED.  And, I am a forever fan.  Check 'em out!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My Sweets

In between a month of the flu (January) 
and going to Costa Rica (March), 
came the sweet holiday of "Valentines Day."  
We celebrated the week before with a truly fun photo shoot 
with LaLa Photography in Las Vegas.  

So even though it's no longer February, 
sweetness is good ANY time of the year, right?  Enjoy.....

So, which photo is YOUR favorite?
I love comments so please share!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Lovin' Babycakes

 From the sound of this paper theme, "Babycakes," one naturally thinks baby, children, etc.
Here are some cute examples created by my awesome team members:

Cute Welcome Baby card (above) using CTMH stamp, M1027, Baby Carriage.
And a sweet scrapbook page (below) with several Cricut cut shapes.

The card below could be for anyone, right?

The scrapbook layout below is a creative use for this paper--
completely non-baby!

Notice the Glitter Paper used throughout the layout
with more use of our Cricut cuts!

I *love* the simplicity of this card (below) -- how the birdie
was stamped twice so that the wing contrasts the body.
And it uses one of my favorite stamp sets, "Love This."


 You know my penchant for owls.
Isnt this cute - cuts from the Artbooking Cricut Collection.

The Babycakes Paper patterns and colors are so versatile,
that Close to My Heart created a Picture My Life kit
(pictured below) in this theme, as well.
Love it!