Thursday, July 27, 2017

August 2017 New Consultant Promotion

***August 2017 New Consultant Promotion***

Signing up as a new Consultant with Close To My Heart during August is more rewarding than ever! When you sign up as a new Consultant you already get:
  • A New Consultant Kit with essential supplies for only $75 USD/$95 CAD 
  • $50 USD/$60 CAD in Select Product Credit to spend on additional supplies 
  • The chance to earn fantastic Straight To The Top start-up rewards 
    Now, during August only, you can also earn your choice of a FREE Cricut® collection, a Block Alphabet Thin Cuts bundle, or an additional $99 USD/$126 CAD in Select Product Credit! Earn your choice of these rewards when you submit $300 USD/$350 CAD in commissionable sales by September 30! If you have ever thought about joining, now is the perfect time. Just in time to earn some extra money towards your holiday expenses. Message me to ask me any question about our career plan!

Now Is a Great Time To Host A Gathering!


Extra Goodies for August Only!


During the month of August, host a gathering that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher and jump up a level in rewards!  

Don't forget our new Annual Inspirations Idea Book (catalog) comes out in August! 
So you can earn some of the new goodies!



This means an instant reward boost of $20 and possibly an additional item at 50% off! 


So instead of $60 in FREE HOSTESS REWARDS CREDIT, you would receive $80!
And an ADDITIONAL 50% OFF Item!


Remember, I offer in-home, catalog, and Facebook Gatherings! 

Contact me to schedule yours today, to receive extra goodies!

Close to my Heart Warehouse Sale! Starting August 1st!


  1. Starting August 1st! 

    Every Tuesday during the month of August we will unveil a fresh set of retired Close To My Heart products and product bundles at a 50% discount! 






    For this sale only, we’ll also only charge shipping and handling on the price paid instead of on the retail value of the items, the way we normally do. 

    ***These items will only be available during the week they are launched while supplies last, so you’ll need to act fast! ***

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Some fun with a few retired items...

So tonight, I pull out a few retired stamp sets from a while back, and created this cute little card...



For this card, I kept things rather simple. 
The hearts, are three different sized hearts from the retired "Whooo's Your Valentine" Stamp Set. 
I stamped each heart using the Lagoon Mini Pigment Ink Pad, on white cardstock. This Mini Ink Pad is from the Adventure color family. Some of the hearts are stamped off once, some stamped off twice. 



Then I used my Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp "Thank You" from the retired "Courage" stamp set. 


Then I trimmed the cardstock down to about 4 x 5 1/4 inches. I mounted the white cardstock on a piece of dark gray cardstock that is folded to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card. 




Lastly, I just added a few Rhinestone Clear Sparkles to give it a little extra flare. 

If you have these sets in your collection, be sure to pull them out and give them some love. 

I also chose to enter this card into a few challenges:








Saturday, July 22, 2017

Christmas Is Only 155 Days Away...

That's right, 155 days or 22 weeks away. 
It will be here before you know it. Im usually pretty good about shopping for gifts throughout the year, but Christmas cards... that's a different story. 
So every year I start in July, and I still don't always finish in time.
 In my defense however, we don't receive many cards, and I usually end up sending folks cards, that never send us one, so I at least start with the ones that do send us one first. 




So for this card, I kept things rather simple. 

I started with a white card base, which I rarely do, but for this I decided to go with white. 



I cut 1/2 inch strips of several pieces of Fundamentals Papers
There's probably at least 1 pattern from each color family. 
The larger red strip in the middle, was cut at 1 inch. 
I adhered each strip, then trimmed down the edges. 



The sentiment "Happy Holidays" is from the current stamp set "Short & Sweet" Sentiments
The outline is a stamp from our older retired "Cute Koalas" stamp set, in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. 
After stamping the sentiment with my Cranberry Mini Pigment Pad, I also sponged the edges, after fussy cutting it out.

I cut a 1 1/2 inch circle out of the yellow patterned paper from the Prickly Pear Paper Pack. I cut it in half so that each side peeks out from behind the sentiment. 
Then I adhered two small Rhinestone Clear Sparkles for a little extra pizzazz. 




Lastly, I sponged the inside of the card with my Cranberry Mini Pigment Ink Pad
I will add this card to my collection of Christmas cards that are ready to go the day after Thanksgiving. 

I also chose to submit this card to a few challenges:









Friday, July 21, 2017

One-Sheet-Wonder Thank You Card Set...




Since it's pouring outside here, what better time to stay inside and make a few cards.





I wanted to use the new Close to my Heart two-tone cardstock and two of my new stamp sets.


 


I made a set of 4 cards, each one slightly different but for the most part using the same main colors.



I used the Crystal Blue and Sweet Leaf colored cardstock from the two-tone Whimsy Cardstock Combo Pack



You will notice on one of the cards, I flipped the bottom strip over to the lighter side before mounting it on the card. It's just a very subtle color difference.




I used the new Delicate Flower Essentials stamp, to create the floral pattern. I essentially took the stamp and created a One-Sheet-Wonder with my Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad. Then I colored in just a few leaves with my ShinHan Markers






On two of the cards, I did some light sponging with the color Lagoon Mini Pigment Pad. This color is also available in our full size exclusive ink pads




The "Thank You" sentiment is from the Short & Sweet Sentiment Set. This set has 12 different sentiments, and is a great offer for only $6.95. 

The Delicate Flower Essentials Stamp is only $2.95 and will be available starting August 1st.


***My favorite card out of the group***




I also chose to enter my favorite card out of the group into a few challenges this week: 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A Quick Thinking Of You Card...

Here is a quick little thinking of you card, I made for a friend of mine that used to live here in North Carolina.



For a little extra dimension, there is some sponging around the circle with the sentiment on it.

The North Carolina stamp, is part of the entire United States collection. There is one for every state. And at only $2.95 for the set, you can't beat that at all. 
Here are a few of the others states:












Again each stamp set for the states is only $2.95, the perfect little stocking stuffer. It is not too early to start thinking about Christmas!







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