Thursday, July 6, 2017

JULY 2017 Classes, Specials and More!



Hello Friends!
I survived Convention...what a week it was!  So many of you saw me in photos posted from CTMH Home Office Facebook page, the week was amazing.  Connecting with so many consultant friends, listening to stories of resilience, celebrating recognitions, unveiling of new products, photo scavenger hunts, touring the CTMH Headquarters and so much more!  I can't wait until they post the Convention Highlights video, me and my team were included in it also - I will be sure to share that with you too!  There is a TON of new information to share with you, you'll just have to wait for the unveiling at the Catalog Celebration...until then, my lips are sealed! :o)

Have you heard the excitement for July???  STAMPAGANZA is back...for one month only!  Stampaganza is always a HUGE month for stamp set purchases...BUY TWO, GET ONE FREE!!!  Buy ANY two My Acrylic stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE!  Choose from ANY stamp set in the current idea books (Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 2), PLUS a collection of popular stamp sets that we brought back just for Stampaganza!  I have listed the returning stamp sets under the Monthly SPECIALS tab here on my blog - be sure to check them out!  When you make your stamp set purchases in increments of pairs, Im happy to help you get the biggest bang for your buck!  It works best if you purchase 2 of the same stamp set size (A,B,C,D,E,M) and have the same size for your free set.  The lesser value of the stamp sets will always be your free sets.

I promised my July Newsletter earlier this week, but Ken had something else on his agenda.  While I was away in SLC, he planned to start painting the exterior of our house.  He borrowed scaffolding from a neighbor, and assembled it around the house.  He agreed to paint only areas he could reach on the ground while I was gone.  Since I've been home, I've been having to "spot" him (not that I could catch him if he fell, but could call 911 in a jiffy).  Here's a picture of him on the scaffolding on top of a ladder!  Yikes!  In my younger years, I loved playing on the jungle gyms, but Ken makes me look like Tinkerbell as he jumps from bar to bar!  He's got a new nickname...Monkey Man! LOL  So, thank you for your patience as I am only able to get portions of the newsletter done at a time, when Ken is on the ground or taking a much deserved break.

Feel free to share this blog post with your friends who LOVE to stamp, scrapbook and paper-craft.  I always appreciate your referrals...and I love to reward YOU too!  I sincerely thank you for your continued friendship and support...I truly appreciate YOU!

Helping you preserve the memories that matter most~
Julie

IN THIS ISSUE:
1) No Worries WYW Scrapbooking Workshop
2) Thanks/Anniversary Cardmaking Workshop
3) JULY SPECIAL - Stampaganza!
4) July Stamp of the Month - #S1707 Storybook Alphabet (set of 26)
5) Catalog Celebration - Sunday, July 30th 1-5pm
6) A LOOK AHEAD - what's coming in August!


1) No Worries WYW Scrapbooking Workshop - Create SIX 2-page layouts using the 'No Worries' WYW kit plus additional cardstock (see supply list below)

WHEN: (Choose Your Day) 
*these layouts are quite involved, chances are you won't complete the layouts in the time allotted*
Sat, July 15th (9am-3pm), Tues, July 18th (9am-3pm), Wed, July 19th (9am-3pm)
WHERE: Julie's StampNScrap Studio
HURRY...RSVP by Sunday, July 9th by 5pm with order and payment
CLASS FEE: No Worries WYW Kit = #G1127, $26.95 (view kit contents) plus any ADD-ONs
*(includes email copy of cutting diagrams & step-by-step instructions for your personal use)

ADD-ONs include (purchase or bring from your personal stash)
Additional Cardstock used: 12-Kraft, 2-White Daisy, 1-Cashmere, 1-Glacier, 1-Sapphire, 1-Whisper
Z3122 Enamel & Glitter Duos, Blue Dots
Z3095 Whisper Thick Twine
Z3086 Aqua Shimmer Trim
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z1979 LePen Journaling Pen (Black)

MUST BRING TO PARTICIPATE: 12" paper trimmer, adhesives (tape runner, 3D foam tape, glue dots), scissors, paper piercing tool, baby powder, VersaMat (optional, highly recommended), Memory Protectors for your completed layouts.  No stamping on these pages, no ink, stamps, or blocks needed.


2) THANKS/ANNIVERSARY WYW Card Workshop - Come create 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs).  You can create as many of any design as you wish...make them "Your Way"!
WHEN: (Choose Your Day)
Tues, July 25th (9am-noon), Wed, July 26th (1-4pm), Fri, July 28th (9am-noon)
WHERE: Julie's StampNScrap Studio
RSVP by Monday, July 17th with order and payment
CLASS FEE: Thanks/Anniversary WYW Cardmaking Kit = #G1131, $23.95 (view kit contents)

ADD-ONs include: 
Z2805 Black ink pad
Z2896 Smoothie ink pad
Z2060 Thin 3D Foam Tape

MUST BRING TO PARTICIPATE: 12" paper trimmer, adhesives (tape runner, 3D foam tape), scissors, paper piercing tool, VersaMat (optional, highly recommended).  INKS: Black, Smoothie  BLOCKS: 2x2, 1x1, 1x3.5


3) JULY Monthly Special - STAMPAGANZA!!!
Buy 2 stamp sets, get the 3rd set (of equal or lesser value) FREE!  
All current A-, B-, C-, D-, E- and M-size stamp sets qualify for Stampaganza.  Even a few popular sets are coming out of retirement for Stampaganza! (see flyer under Monthly Special tab on this blog).  We've even created a special bundle of the 12 monthly word puzzle stamp sets (see flyer under Monthly Special tab) that you can purchase at the special Stampaganza buy-2-get-1 price of $143.60 USD, a savings of $71.80 USD!  CLiCK this link to see images of these specialty stamp sets making a return for Stampaganza.

Stamp sets that do not qualify are Operation Smile stamp sets, Cricuit Collection stamp sets, Stamps + Thin Cuts, and Stamp of the Month sets are not eligible for this promotion.  Don't miss out on this amazing deal...start submitting those stamp orders now.


4) JULY Stamp of the Month - #S1707 StoryBook Alphabet (set of 26)

Stamps

BEAUTIFUL STAMPS, AMAZING DISCOUNTS!  Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 - when you place an order of $50 or more in CTMH products!  That's a savings of over 70% retail, OR simply purchase this set for only $17.95 without a qualifying order, only during the month of July 2017.

View SOM and artwork here




5) CATALOG CELEBRATION - NEW Products go LIVE on August 1st!
Sunday, July 30th 1-5pm


What to expect: We will take an Annual Inspirations Idea Book TOUR, so you'll be able to see some of the new product in person, play games with prizes and giveaways, create Make-N-Take projects too, you will also be able to sign up for upcoming workshops!  It goes without saying that I will be accepting orders for the fabulous NEW product and will be drawing for Mystery Hostesses too!  WATCH for your personal invitation with more details coming soon!  

COST: $10 (please pay at the door) - this includes your yearly subscription to all our our NEW products for 2017-2018 PLUS supplies for your Make-N-Take projects too!

RSVP NOW...this event has filled to capacity in recent years!  Space is limited.

6) LOOKING AHEAD TO AUGUST WORKSHOPS 
These workshops will also be included in my August newsletter, I wanted to give you a look ahead if you want to maximize your order.
 
  
A) "PARTY TIME" Card Workshop - this is an unusual card workshop in that it is actually made from a scrapbook workshop kit.  The CTMH "Party Time" Cut Above Layout Kit is transformed into 20 different greeting cards.  My creatively talented upline, Michelle Snyder, designed this amazing workshop!

Shopping list for workshop includes:
Z3330 Cut Above Layout Kit - Party Time ($14.95), X254 White Cards and Envelopes (Qty-20), Z2805 Black ink pad, Z1979 Black Journaling Pen, Z2060 Thin 3D Foam Tape.  I will supply all Thin-Cuts, stamp sets for sentiments (feel free to bring your own too!), and My Acrylix Blocks.

WHEN: Sat, Aug 5th (9am-1pm), or (5-9pm), Tues, Aug 8th (9am-1pm), Wed, Aug 9th (1-5pm)
RSVP by Monday, July 24th with order and payment

B) "JACK" WYW Scrapbooking Kit - come create (3) 2-page layouts and 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) using the Jack papers.  Great for outdoor, camping, baby and masculine memories!



Shopping List for JACK workshop includes:
G1129 Jack WYW Scrapbooking Kit ($26.95)

If you want to make cards too, you will also need in addition to the Jack WYW kit:
Z3333 Jack Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts (optional, I will share mine)
X254 White Cards & Envelopes (Qty=6)
INKS: Black, Juniper, Ruby

WHEN: Sat, Aug 12th (9am-1pm), Tues, Aug 15th (9am-1pm), Wed, Aug 16th (1-5pm)
RSVP by Monday, July 24th with order and payment

C) ALL DAY CROP - Saturday, August 19th from 10am-10pm
  COST $25 - includes 2 meals, snacks and creative project (TBD)
  RSVP by August 13th with payment to reserve your spot - or until spaces fill to capacity.

More classes will be announced in my AUGUST NEWSLETTER...Coming Soon!

ONE FINAL REMINDER: Product from the current Annual Inspirations Idea Book (2016-2017) is only available through July 31st.  If you still have product on your wish list, place your orders by Monday, July 31st...all products are while supplies last.  FYI - product from the Seasonal Expressions 2 will be available to order through August 31st - while supplies last.


Julie Nilsson, Independent CTMH Consultant
Close To My Heart Scrapbooking-Stamping-PaperCrafting
Faster, Simpler and Easier
Shop Online: www.julieann.closetomyheart.com




Wednesday, May 24, 2017

JUNE 2017 Classes & Specials



Hello Fellow Stampers~

Only a week left to take advantage of the 'Live Beautifully' exclusive products available only during the month of May for National Scrapbooking Month, while supplies last.  This floral paper pack contains 16 sheets of paper: 2 each of 6 double sided designs and 2 each of 2 different single-sided gold foil designs...all for just $14.95!  The coordinating D-size stamp set contains sentiments, titles and floral images for only $17.95!

Close To My Heart is also offering a 'Live Beautifully' Cut Above Layout Kit - this kit contains everything you need to make FIVE 2-page layouts!  For only $44.95, this kit is basically ready to assemble, with pre-cut papers, stickers, gold foil accents and 6 Memory Protectors...all you need is adhesive, 3D foam tape and a journaling pen.  You won't even need a paper trimmer to complete these amazing pages!  These layouts are so simple to put together, I have all the confidence in the world you can do them on your own, so I'm not hosting a workshop for these pages...but I'm here to assist you if necessary.
  
I'm hosting several workshops in June using this paper and stamp set, however products need to be ordered in May, products will not be available to order in June.  Continue reading to find out more information!

Also, Going Soon (retiring) products are listed on my website - be sure to check them out (the list is long!), and order early to guarantee you get products still on your wish list.  View the GOING SOON products online here.  These products must be ordered from my website, but can be added to your online order to save on shipping.

I will be attending my 18th Annual CTMH Convention in Salt Lake City during the week of June 26th, 2017.  A reminder, the current Annual Inspiration catalog will run through July 2017 (all products while supplies last), with a NEW Annual Inspiration catalog going LIVE on August 1st!  Watch for upcoming Catalog Celebration date to be announced soon!

Feel free to share this blog post with your friends who LOVE to stamp, scrapbook and paper-craft.  I always appreciate your referrals...and I love to reward YOU too!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued friendship and support...I truly appreciate YOU!

Helping you preserve the memories that matter most...
Julie

IN THIS ISSUE:
1) Card Buffet Sessions
2) Live Beautifully 20-Card Workshop
3) Live Beautifully Classic Scrapbooking Workshop
4) June Stamp of the Month - #S1706 Hello Foxy (set of 11)
5) ALL DAY CROP - Saturday, June 24th from 10am-10pm

1) CARD BUFFET SESSIONS - 
Join me for another card buffet! I will have over 20 different card designs to choose from, all occasions, using current and retired products!

WHEN: Friday, June 2nd, 10am-noon  OR Saturday, June 3rd, 6-8pm
RSVP by Wednesday, May 31st with payment

Here's how it works: Come make all the cards you can in a 2 hour session for just $15!  You bring your own adhesives (tape runner with refills, 3D foam tape, glue dots, etc) and a Basic Tool Kit including scissors, paper piercing tool, bone folder, black journaling pen,VersaMat, stamp scrubber and spritz, etc.  All other supplies for cards are provided and pre-cut for you!  Use my ink pads and blocks (you may bring your own blocks for personal use - make sure your blocks are clearly labeled with your initials if you do!)

General rules will be announced at the beginning of the session, be sure to be on time.  Everyone starts and ends at the same time.  Each card must be completed before you move onto the next card, you cannot take cards home to complete, you only have 2 hours to complete as many cards as you can, and most importantly, you MUST care for my products as if they were your own.  Come join the FUN!!!  Space is limited, sign up early!


2) LIVE BEAUTIFULLY 20-Card Workshop -
create 20 cards, 2 each of 10 designs
WHEN: (Choose Your Day)
Tues, June 6th (9am-1pm) OR Wed, June 7th (1-5pm) OR Fri, June 9th (9am-1pm)
WHERE: Julie's StampNScrap Studio
HURRY...deadline to RSVP is Thursday, May 25th with order and payment
CLASS FEE: $18 + any ADD-ONs purchased

Card Kit includes: 1/2 pack Live Beautifully paper pack (CC1212B), 20-White Cards& Envelopes (X254), 3 sheets cardstock (1-Black, 2-White Daisy)

ADD-ON supplies used for cards (optional) (purchase or bring from your personal stash)
Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems - $3.95
Z3189 White & Gold Ribbon - $5.95  OR Z4014 White & Gold Twine - $2.95
CC1212C Live Beautifully Stamp Set - $17.95
Z3317 Thin Cuts - Basic Hearts - $12.95
Z3304 Thin Cuts - Happy Birthday - $9.95
Z3249 Happy Thoughts Embossing Folder - $8.95
Z3247 Simple Chevron Embossing Folder - $8.95

MUST BRING TO PARTICIPATE: 12" paper trimmer, adhesives (tape runner, 3D foam tape, glue dots), scissors, paper piercing tool, VersaMat (optional-highly recommended) INKS: Black, Desert Sand, SeaGlass, Whisper  BLOCKS: variety of sizes


3) LIVE BEAUTIFULLY Classic Scrapbooking Workshop -
create THREE 2-page layouts
 
WHEN: (Choose Your Day)
Tuesday, June 13th (9am-1pm), Wednesday, June 14th (1-5pm), Friday, June 16th (9am-1pm)
WHERE: Julie's StampNScrap Studio
RSVP by Monday, May 29th with order and payment (products may sell out as availability is while supplies last!)
CLASS FEE: $22 (for Classic Kit) + any ADD-ONs purchased

Classic Kit includes: Live Beautifully Paper Pack (CC1212B), extra cardstock sheets (2-White Daisy, 5-Black) and Cricut images from glitter paper*

ADD-ON supplies used:
CC1212C Live Beautifully Stamp Set - $17.95
*Z3269 You & Me Complements SOLD OUT 
                        (I'm planning to substitute Cricut images from glitter paper for images used in Complements)

MUST BRING TO PARTICIPATE: 12" paper trimmer, adhesives (tape runner, 3D foam tape), scissors, paper piercing tool, VersaMat, add-on products from your stash, INK: Black  BLOCKS: 2x6.5, 1x6.5

4) JUNE Stamp of the Month - #S1706 Hello Foxy (set of 11)

BEAUTIFUL STAMPS, AMAZING DISCOUNTS!  Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 - when you place an order of $50 or more in CTMH products!  That's a savings of over 70% retail, OR simply purchase this set for only $17.95 without a qualifying order, only during the month of June 2107.



5) ALL DAY CROP - Saturday, June 24th from 10am-10pm
Join me for 12 hours of cropping time!  Make time to work on your own personal projects without the distractions of everyday life.  This is YOUR time to play and enjoy the company of others while you create.  Bring your own projects and supplies, OR bring supplies you purchased from any workshop you were unable to attend in person, and I will be here to assist you!  Come for the friendships, stay for the FUN!!!

Space is limited to the first 8 with a paid registration.  ADULTS only please.
COST $25, includes lunch, dinner and supplies for a creative project
RSVP by Friday, June 16th with payment to reserve your space - or until ALL spaces are filled.


Julie Nilsson, Independent CTMH Consultant
Close To My Heart Scrapbooking/Stamping/PaperCrafting
Faster, Simpler and Easier
Shop Online: www.julieann.closetomyheart.com


Friday, May 5, 2017

MAY 2017 Classes & Specials


Hello Friends~

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  It's May, and we have some fun things coming to you this month.  Our Seasonal Expressions 2 is now LIVE with so many fun Paper Packs, Complements, embellishments, Thin-Cuts and Stamp of the Month sets inside!  View it online HERE.
Thanks to each of you who helped to make last month's "15 Minute Memories" campaign such a success!  Several of you purchased the 50% off Cut Above layout kits that had never scrapbooked before, and I've received some nice feedback.  Even scrapbookers who hadn't tried the Cut Above Layout kits before found them easy and rewarding (myself included) to assemble! Preserving memories in minutes...love that!

Feel free to share this blog post with your friends who LOVE to stamp, scrapbook and paper-craft.  I always appreciate your referrals...and I love to reward YOU too!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued friendship and support...I truly do appreciate YOU!

Helping you preserve the memories that matter most...
Julie

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
1) May is National Scrapbooking Month - celebrate with Live Beautifully
2) Father's Day WYW Cardmaking Workshop - NEW from Seasonal Expressions 2
3) May Stamp of the Month - #S1705 Live, Laugh, Love (set of 9)
4) Card Buffet Sessions - 2 dates and times available!
5) Live Beautifully 20-Card Workshop in June
6) Upcoming ALL DAY CROP - Saturday, June 24th 10am-10pm


1) LIVE BEAUTIFULLY
This month is National Scrapbooking Month, and we celebrate with the 'Live Beautifully' paper pack and stamp set.  This floral paper pack contains 16 sheets of paper: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs and 2 each of 2 different single-sided gold foil designs...all for just $14.95!  The coordinating D-size stamp set contains sentiments, titles and floral images for only $17.95!
But wait...there's more!  Close To My Heart is also offering a "Live Beautifully Cut Above Layout Kit".  This kit contains everything you need to make FIVE 2-page layouts, for only $44.95.  The kit is basically ready to assemble, with pre-cut papers, stickers, gold foil accents and 6 Memory Protectors...all you need is adhesive, 3D foam tape and a journaling pen.  You won't even need a paper trimmer to complete these amazing pages!
(click on images to enlarge detail)

Hang on...it gets even better!!!  
The final product available during National Scrapbooking Month is the 

The bundle includes: the Live Beautifully Cut Above Scrapbooking Kit ($44.95), your choice of a Post-Bound or D-Ring My Legacy Album ($29.95), Tombow Adhesive ($8.95) and a black journaling pen ($3.25)...a retail value of $87.10, but during the month of May it's just $68.95...that's a 20% savings!

I haven't forgotten about my card-maker friends either...after all, I'm one of you too!  I will be offering a "Live Beautifully 20-Card"workshop in June, but you'll need to order your kit in May.  Sneak peek posted below.

2) Father's Day WYW Cardmaking Workshop -
Come create 12 cards, 6 each of 2 designs, or change them up to meet your needs!
These cards are wonderful cards for the guys or gals in your life, not just for Father's Day.
(click on image to enlarge detail)
WHEN: (Choose Your Day)
Sat, May 20th (9am-noon) or (2-5pm), Tues, May 23 (9am-noon), Fri, May 26th (9am-noon)
WHERE: Julie's StampNScrap Studio
RSVP by Friday, May 12th at 2pm with order and payment
CLASS FEE:  Father's Day WYW Cardmaking Kit = #G1134, $23.95 (view kit contents)

ADD-ONs include:
Z2805 Black ink pad
Z2870 Ruby ink pad
Z2895 Lagoon ink pad

MUST BRING TO PARTICIPATE: 12" paper trimmer, adhesives (tape runner, 3D foam tape, mini glue dots), scissors, paper piercing tool, VersaMat (optional-highly recommended).  INKS: Black, Ruby, Lagoon  BLOCKS: variety of sizes


3) MAY Stamp of the Month - #S1705 Live, Laugh, Love (set of 9)


BEAUTIFUL STAMPS, AMAZING DISCOUNTS!  Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 - when you place an order of $50 or more in CTMH products!  That's a savings of over 70% retail, OR simply purchase this set for only $17.95 without a qualifying order, only during the month of May 2017.

View SOM and artwork here




4) CARD BUFFET SESSIONS -
Join me for another card buffet! I will have over 20 different card designs to choose from, all occasions, using current and retired products!

WHEN: Friday, June 2nd, 10am-noon  OR Saturday, June 3rd, 6-8pm
RSVP by Wednesday, May 31st with payment

Here's how it works: Come make all the cards you can in a 2 hour session for just $15!  You bring your own adhesives (tape runner with refills, 3D foam tape, glue dots, etc) and a Basic Tool Kit including scissors, paper piercing tool, bone folder, black journaling pen,VersaMat, stamp scrubber and spritz, etc.  All other supplies for cards are provided and pre-cut for you!  Use my ink pads and blocks (you may bring your own blocks for personal use - make sure your blocks are clearly labeled with your initials if you do!)

General rules will be announced at the beginning of the session, be sure to be on time.  Everyone starts and ends at the same time.  Each card must be completed before you move onto the next card, you cannot take cards home to complete, you only have 2 hours to complete as many cards as you can, and most importantly, you MUST care for my products as if they were your own.  Come join the FUN!!!  Space is limited, sign up early!

5) Live Beautifully 20-Card Workshop
(click on image to enlarge detail)
WHEN: (Choose Your Day)
Tues, June 6th (9am-1pm) OR Wed, June 7th (1-5pm) OR Fri, June 9th (9am-1pm)
WHERE: Julie's StampNScrap Studio
RSVP by May 25th with order and payment
CLASS FEE: $18 + any ADD-ONs purchased

Card Kit includes: 1/2 pack Live Beautifully paper pack (CC1212B), 20-White Cards& Envelopes (X254), 3 sheets cardstock (1-Black, 2-White Daisy)

ADD-ON supplies used for cards (optional) (purchase or bring from your personal stash)
Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems - $3.95
Z3189 White & Gold Ribbon - $5.95  OR Z4014 White & Gold Twine - $2.95
CC1212C Live Beautifully Stamp Set - $17.95
Z3317 Thin Cuts - Basic Hearts - $12.95
Z3304 Thin Cuts - Happy Birthday - $9.95
Z3249 Happy Thoughts Embossing Folder - $8.95
Z3247 Simple Chevron Embossing Folder - $8.95

MUST BRING TO PARTICIPATE: 12" paper trimmer, adhesives (tape runner, 3D foam tape, glue dots), scissors, paper piercing tool, VersaMat (optional-highly recommended) INKS: Black, Desert Sand, SeaGlass, Whisper  BLOCKS: variety of sizes

6) Upcoming ALL DAY CROP - Saturday, June 24th from 10am-10pm
Join me for 12 hours of cropping time!  Make time to work on your own personal projects without the distractions of everyday life.  This is YOUR time to play and enjoy the company of others while you create.  Bring your own projects and supplies, OR bring supplies you purchased from any workshop you were unable to attend in person, and I will be here to assist you!  Come for the friendships, stay for the FUN!!!

Space is limited to the first 8 with a paid registration.  ADULTS only please.
COST: $25, includes lunch, dinner and supplies for a creative project
RSVP by Friday, June 16th with payment to reserve your space - or until ALL spaces are filled.

More classes will be announced in my JUNE NEWSLETTER! Coming soon...

Julie Nilsson, Independent CTMH Consultant
Close To My Heart Scrapbooking/Stamping/PaperCrafting
Faster, Simpler and Easier
Shop Online: www.julieann.closetomyheart.com