Wednesday, October 11, 2017

OCTOBER Classes, Specials & More!


Hello Friends~

Here we are, fully into the month of October...how can that be?  At times, my best intentions don't always pan out, I hoped to have this posted before my retreat.

I recently returned from our 8th annual scrapbook retreat with a bunch of friends, what fun we had!  These ladies are some of the best friends I could ask for - so much laughter, great food, happy hour cocktails, and of course, scrapbooking and card-making!  It's wonderful to be in the Colorado mountains in October, colors are changing, cool days and crisp nights.

There's lots to talk about during the month of October with CTMH, so let's get right down to business!  Read on for all the juicy details!

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 do appreciate YOU!

Helping preserve the memories that matter most ~ YOURS!
Julie

IN THIS ISSUE: 
1) October Special - Share A Smile
2) Cats & Bats WYW Scrapbooking Kit
3) Stronger Together - Disaster Relief stamp set
4) October Stamp of the Month - #S1710 Christmas Tunes (set of 7)
5) Physical Cartridge Cricut Collections to Retire
6) Holiday Card Buffet Sessions!
7) Sneak Peek into November - Silver & Gold

1) October Special - Share a Smile Card Kit




Team up with the Punny Pals stamp set to make a difference.  

With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set (which many of you already have purchased - Thank You!), Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world.





To bring these stamp images to life, we've made a coordinating set of Punny Pals Thin Cut dies and an exclusive card kit!  The Share a Smile card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and best of all, its available at a discounted price too!  Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around!

Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342) includes 1-Thin Cuts=Punny Pals, 32 - 3"x3" white card bases, 32 - 3"x3" white envelopes, 10 - cardstock sheets (Bashful, Eggplant, Glacier, Lagoon, New England Ivy, Smoothie, Sweet Leaf, Thistle, White Daisy, Gold Glitter), Cutting guide and assembly instructions.  (Retail price - $48.69, YOU PAY: $39.95)

Share a Smile Card Bases & Envelopes (CC1343) includes 32 - 3"x3" white card bases and 32 - 3"x3" white envelopes for $9.95.

Thin Cuts-Punny Pals (CC1340) ONLY - 13 metal dies; coordinates with the Punny Pals stamp set (D1751) for $28.95. Stamp set sold separately.  


Close To My Heart will also match round-up donations 
to Operation Smile made in October 2017, up to $10,000 USD!!!

BONUS - LUCKY WINNERS:  When you participate in our Share a Smile promotion by purchasing any of these special items or rounding up your order in support of Operation Smile, you will automatically qualify for a change to win a not-yet-released stamp set from our upcoming 2018 Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book!  We'll be choosing winners throughout the month of October, so any time you place an order, you can be a winner!

2) Cats & Bats WYW Scrapbooking Workshop - Create THREE 2-page layouts using the "Cats & Bats" WYW kit, PLUS make an additional 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs)
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PLUS make an additional 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs) 
with left over paper - maximizing your kit!

WHEN: (Choose Your Day) - Fri-Oct 20th (9am-1pm) and (6-10pm), Sat-Oct 21st (9am-1pm), Tues-Oct 24th (9am-1pm), Wed-Oct 25th (1-5pm)
WHERE: Julie's StampNScrap Studio
RSVP by: Sunday, October 15th by 5pm with order and payment
CLASS FEE: purchase #G1136 Cats & Bats WYW Kit = $27.95

If you want to make the additional cards, you will also need: 
*Z4040 Cats & Bats Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts (optional, I will share mine)
*X254 White Cards & Envelopes (Qty-9)
*INKS: Memento Black, Goldrush, Pebble, Willow
*MARKERS: ShinHan - Marigold, Vivid Green

MUST BRING TO PARTICIPATE: 12" paper trimmer, adhesives (tape runner, 3D foam tape, glue dots), scissors, paper piercing tool, baby powder, VersaMat (optional), Memory Protectors for your completed layouts (optional).  No stamping on layouts, stamping on cards only.

3) Stronger Together - Disaster Relief stamp set (#C1716).  Proceeds from sales of this stamp set will be donated to the Red Cross to benefit disaster relief efforts.



Your response to the Stronger Together stamp set has been phenomenal!  Because of your generosity and support, we have donated over $44,000 USD to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.  Because the relief efforts are ongoing, this stamp set will remain available for purchase for the foreseeable future.  We will continue to offer this set with confidence and pride, knowing that we truly are stronger together!






4) October Stamp of the Month - #S1710 Christmas Tunes (set of 7)
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 October 2017.  View SOM and artwork here.







5) PHYSICAL Cricut Collection Cartridges to Retire!
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NEWS FLASH! Provo Craft has recently made the decision to discontinue production of all physical Cricut cartridges.  We have been able to secure enough inventory of the 'You Are Here' collection to last us through the duration of our Annual Inspirations 2017-2018 idea book, but effective immediately, all Cricut Collections that include a physical cartridge are available while supplies last.   These include:






6) Holiday Card Buffet
You're invited to an "All-You-Can-Create" Card Buffet!  
I will have light refreshments, and even Christmas music to get us in the holiday spirit!  Cards will be a variety of designs including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Birthdays and Thank Yous.

WHEN: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 @ 10am-12pm  OR  2:30-4:30pm 
(Space is limited, reserve your spot by registering early with payment)

Here's how it works: Come make all the cards you can in a 2-hour session for just $20.  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 each session, be sure to be on time!  
Everyone starts and ends at the same time.  Each card must be completed before moving on to 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! 

7) SNEAK PEEK into November - Silver & Gold WYW for the Holidays!

Details and Dates coming soon!
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Friday, September 8, 2017

SEPTEMBER Classes, Specials and More!


Hello Friends!

Happy September, ya'll!  It's my FAVORITE time of year, I adore the Fall season, especially in Colorado with the crisp mornings, warm days and cool nights!  I'm looking forward to seeing the colors change too. What's your favorite season?


I'm sharing another fun, memorable photo from Convention.  For the first time ever, CTMH offered Home Office Tours to Convention attendees.  It was so fun seeing where all the magic happens!  We were able to see the beautiful Lobby, Art Studio, Jeanette's office, Executive Board Room, but none of the production of our acrylic stamps...I was hoping to see that process.  Still, it was great fun to share this experience with my team!

The holidays are coming up on us too, have you seen all the fabulous new product in the NEW Holiday Expressions?!?  Its filled with so many wonderful new products, papers, embellishments, stamp sets and thin cuts...oh my!  My wish list is LONG on this one!

Inside you'll find new Cut Above kits (scrapbooking, card making and tags!), Cats & Bats, Falling for You, Beary Christmas and Silver & Gold.  Grab your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy all the creativity inside the new Holiday Expressions.   If you need your copy of either the new Annual Inspirations or the Holiday Expressions, please contact me...let's get them in your hands!

This month of September is full, I've got so much going on in other aspects of life.  So, thankfully, I can work CTMH around my crazy schedule.  My workshops for September will be coming later in the month, as I have my nephews wedding this weekend, my 35 year high school class reunion, Vegas next week for a dental convention, our 20th wedding anniversary...somewhere amidst of all of the fun, I will be squeezing in new workshops too!

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 preserve the memories that matter most ~ YOURS!
Julie


IN THIS ISSUE:
1) September Special - From the Heart card kit
2) Falling for You WYW Scrapbooking Workshop
3) Happy Day WYW Cardmaking Workshop
4) September Stamp of the Month - #S1709 Feel So Blessed
5) SNEAK PEEK to October - Cats & Bats!

1) FROM THE HEART Card Kit - September Monthly Special celebrating National Stamping Month!

The exclusive From the Heart card kit gives you all the materials you need for creating 12 interactive cards, including an E-size stamp set with heartfelt sentiments and stamps you can layer together for exquisitely artistic cards.  Available only during September, this card kit is a must have that will help you create elevated artwork from the heart.

With this special, you can purchase the entire card kit and save 20%!  Or purchase only the stamp set, or purchase additional bases and envelopes to use for other creative projects!

Here are a few additional cards I created (with inspiration from fellow consultant Holly Veselenak) using the kit with addition of coordinating scrap cardstock pieces:


Others, using standard card bases - 

I love the stamp set - it's a must have in my opinion!
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2) Falling For You WYW Scrapbooking Workshop -  Create SIX 2-page layouts (that's 12 pages!) using the "Falling for You" WYW kit, PLUS a package of Falling for You Coordinating Cardstock.

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WHEN: (Choose Your Day) - 
Tues, Sept 26th (9a-1pm), Wed, Sept 27th (1-5pm), Fri Sept, 29th (5-9pm), Sat, Sept 30th (9a-1pm)

WHERE: Julie's StampNScrap Studio
RSVP: by Saturday, September 16th (by placing your order with Julie or online)
CLASS FEE:  #G1135 Falling for You WYW kit = $27.95, PLUS 
                         #X7223D Falling for You Coordinating Cardstock = $9.95  
(includes 3 each of Expresso, Fern, Goldrush and Pewter, and we use it all, minimal scraps.  I use several of the lighter side of the two-toned cardstock for the bases and photo mats).  

*I also use 4 sheets of Kraft Cardstock (#Z1375) for base pages - purchase individual sheets from me or bring from your personal stash.

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 (optional).  No stamping on these pages, no ink, stamps or blocks needed.

3) Happy Day WYW Cardmaking Workshop - Come create 12 cards (6 each of 2 different designs) perfect for Thanksgiving cards, or fall birthday cards!
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Embellished with leftover Bronze Sequins from the Falling for Your WYW scrapbooking kit:
WHEN: (Choose Your Day)  
Friday, Sept 22nd (9am-1pm) OR (5-9pm), Saturday, Sept 23rd (9am-1pm)

WHERE: Julie's StampNScrap Studio
RSVP by Wednesday, September 13th at 9am (order will be placed by noon)
CLASS FEE: #G1139 WYW Happy Day Cardmaking Kit = #26.95

ADD-ONs include:
*Z4031 Leaves Embossing Folder - I'm happy to share mine for workshop
*X899 Memento BLACK ink pad (does not smear with color mediums used to color images)
*Coloring Medium of choice - I used ShinHan markers (Marigold, Golden Yellow, Leaf Green, Sap Green, Clay, Mahogany, Warm Grey, Pastel Peach and Colorless marker), you may use watercolor paints with water brush, colored pencils, inks & water brush, etc.  

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

4) September Stamp of the Month - #S1709 Feel So Blessed (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 September 2017.  View SOM and artwork here

5) SNEAK PEEK to October - here comes Cats & Bats!  More details coming soon!

Cards:

Scrapbooking:



Home Decor:









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