Stampaganza’s Back – Woot Woot!!

Stampaganza’s Back – Woot Woot!

July 2017 Monthly Special

Let Stampaganza 2017 begin!  Check out these stamps that are back for this month only!!

Customer: Buy any two My Acrylix® 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 book, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza!  Shop Now

For New Consultants: Anyone who signs up as a New Consultant in July and submits $300 in commissionable sales by August 31, 2017 will earn the Word Puzzle Bundle FREE! The Word Puzzle Bundle is a set of 12 classic D-size stamp sets and is valued at $215.40 — a great incentive for new Consultants!  Join Today

For Hostesses: Hostesses who host a gathering in July that reaches the fourth level of Hostess Rewards or higher can receive the Word Puzzle Bundle FREE! The Word Puzzle Bundle is a set of 12 classic D-size stamp sets and is valued at $215.40 — a great incentive for potential hostesses to book a party! Hostess orders must be submitted no later than August 7, 2017 to receive this special offer.  Contact Me To Host Your Show

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Featured Paper Pack of the Month:  Prickly Pear

The Prickly Pear Workshop Your Way

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Stamp of the Month: S1707 Storybook Alpha

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Workshops, workshops, and more workshops!

I have added another workshops, Prickly Pear,  that you can choose from. As a customer, you can join my FB group where I’ll have an album up that you can see all the workshops I have for you.  Join FB Group (customers only please).  I’ve changed some things up in the layouts that I made so be watching the blog for that art to post.  You are covered for whatever scrapbooking or cardmaking projects you want to make.

 

Either way, for every $25.00 purchase (before s/h/t), you can choose one of these two workshop or one of the other 6+ that are posted up on my Classes Page.  Be sure to check it out.  When you place the order send me an email letting me know which workshop you’d like to receive.  I’ll email them to you electronically.  Check out the workshops.

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Great Cricut Giveaway Update

Progress is being made slowly and surely towards someone winning a Cricut Air 2!!  We started off in March with 22,500 points left and we are now down to 13,248 with everyone’s orders, my stock orders, and recruits.  Woot Woot!  The gap is closing and I can’t wait until we get to draw for the Cricut Air 2!

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Curious about Essential Oils?

Essential Oils have been life changing for my family and I. Sign up for my educational email to learn a little bit more about them and how they work. *Join Now!*

Join my Cooking with Essential Oils Class on June 5th and 6th at 8pm EDT in my FB Group: You’ve Got Oils Now What?. Join Class  There is no commitment purchase anything. Just to come and learn. =)

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Events

Join us for CropTastic on July 16, Sunday, at 12:00pm – RSVP

Temple Solel’s Summer Crop – July 22 and 23 in Bowie, MD.  Contact me if you are interested in going to this and I’ll put you in touch with the coordinators.

July 31 – Annual Inspiration Retires along with of the of product in it!!  Be sure to check out this retirement list.2017-retiring-list

August 1 – Annual Inspiration 2017-18 – Goes live!  With TONS of fun new product in it.  I’m having a great time tonight working playing with it!

Thanks for stopping by to see what’s up.  Have a great time with Stampaganza in July with Close to My Heart!

 

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Do you want a discount?

Do you want a discount?

Do you want to get some of the best scrapbooking and crafting materials at a discount?  You CAN!  Imagine always getting your CTMH product at 22-30% off.  You can so do this.  =)  The May special is great:

Keeping active is not hard.  It can be done for as little as $25.00/week if you are a hobbiest (self-supporting).  There are three months to a quarter, 12 weeks.  $300 to stay active before your discount, $234.00 after your discount.    Create a closed or private FB group for you 2 of your friends (or more) and share the hostess rewards once a quarter for as little as $9.00/week.  A little planning and you can some of the best, top quality products available.

The New Consultant Kit $75.00.  You receive $164.00 in product PLUS $50.00 of product credit to purchase stamps, papers, ink pads and more to complete with product YOU want!

Then add that you get the Cut Above Live Beautifully Kit, value $44.95, for FREE.  You can create 5 beautiful layouts and there are great directions with the kit.

May is a marvelous month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • National Scrapbooking Month is about Live Beautifully
  • S1705 – Live Love Laugh is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now and all new!
  • 5 Wonderful Workshop guides can be yours free with qualifying purchases!  Check it out!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Live Beautifully Cut Above kits, valued at $44.95.  It’s $75 to join CTMH.  That’s $30 more dollars than the Cut Above Kit!!  The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Add the $45.00 for the Cut Above Live Beautifully kit, and you’ve got $259.00 in supplies for $75.00.  WOW.   Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our three prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  We will be drawing for a 100 prize!  =)
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please)

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   Join our fun and get a discount too!

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Smile for NSM

Smile for NSM

“Smile” is the first layout from the Live Beautifully Cut Above kit.  This kit is $44.95 with a lot of the cutting done for you.  This will make a fantastic present for anyone you know getting married.   What a great gift to wrap up an album with finished layouts for the lucky couple to ad pictures to.

Look at how beautiful the gold “smile” is on the page.  “Being happy never goes out of style”.  Your journal block is already there for you.  All you have to do is piece together the the center of the layout. The assembly of the kit should take about an hour without interruptions.

The elegance of this layout can be used to feature a wedding or prom or you can use when you’ve captured some amazing smiles.  I love the circle feature of the text on the paper.  Did I mention that it’s already down on the page for you?

You have the half circle sentiment already on the paper.  After you add the picture area and mat, you can create a cluster down on the bottom right of the pictures to lead into or continue the circle.

These elements require no cutting.  =)   I wanted to show case this paper a little more.  I love the gold embossed outline of the roses on the white paper.  It’s beautiful.

Now that I’ve shown off the first layout of the Live Beautifully Cut Above, I want you to know there is an amazing offer on the table for the month of May.  This kit can be yours free when you join CTMH!  That’s a $44.95 ($45) value in addition to the great value of the New Consultant Kit

The Consultant Kit:

  • The kit is $75.00 with a value of $164.00 in it.
  • Then you get $50.00 of select product credit to pick select products you want to make up your kit!
  • The Cut Above Live Beautifully kit is $44.95 ($45).
  • For an additional $30.00, you can get the Consultant Kit for $75.00.  The best deal!

 

May is a marvelous month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • National Scrapbooking Month is about Live Beautifully
  • S1705 – Live Love Laugh is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now and all new!
  • 5 Wonderful Workshop guides can be yours free with qualifying purchases!  Check it out!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Live Beautifully Cut Above kits, valued at $44.95.  It’s $75 to join CTMH.  That’s $30 more dollars than the Cut Above Kit!!  The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Add the $45.00 for the Cut Above Live Beautifully kit, and you’ve got $259.00 in supplies for $75.00.  WOW.   Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our three prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  We will be drawing for a 100 prize!  =)
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please)

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   I hope you enjoyed this Smile Layout from the Cut Above Live Beautifully kit.   You’ll be smiling more when you join CTMH for $75.00 and get it free!

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April is the best month to…..

April is the best month to…….

Join Close To My Heart!!  Above is the team I’m a part of , Naomi Smith’s Connected Hearts First Downline Team!   My team is smaller and I love having the awesome support from Naomi and Karen, her upline.  Close To My Heart provides such a wonderful fellowship with some amazingly creative peeps.  Here are pictures of the World Wide Stampettes Team and Connected Hearts Team.

One of our wonderful team members,Shelly Burns Nemitz, a CTMH Manager from Minnesota, shared her thoughts on why APRIL is the BEST month to sign up as a CTMH Consultant! I’m re-posting it here with her permission. Thanks Shelly!


APRIL IS THE BEST MONTH TO SIGN UP AS A CTMH CONSULTANT, AND HERE’S WHY …
1. Everyone who signs up in April will be a Consultant receiving a minimum of a 22% discount at least until the end of September (the usual 6 months). Of course you will want to stay past that (and it’s easy to do!), but that much is guaranteed.
2. Anyone who signs up in April can order from FIVE different idea books during that time frame. There will be two annual catalogs and three seasonal mini-catalogs available from April to September (last month of Expressions 1, Expressions 2, Holiday Expressions, 2016-17 Annual Idea Book and 2017-18 Annual Idea Book!).
3. New Consultants get to start ordering new product in Seasonal Expressions 2 at a discount in April vs. waiting until May and paying full price as a customer.
4. New Consultants get to start ordering Live Beautifully items NOW.
5. Consultants who sign up in April get a FREE Cut Above kit of their choice.
6. Consultants who sign up in April still have an opportunity to sign up for Convention (registration closes April 30).
7. Consultants who sign up in April get Seasonal Expressions 2 catalogs in their kit. This gives them an opportunity to get people excited about the May product release…BECAUSE, in May, when a hostess submits $350 in orders she gets a FREE Live Beautifully Cut Above kit. More FREEEEEEEEE stuff. Not to mention that at that level of sales there’s one half-priced item and $60 in FREE product. There’s also $5 put in the New Consultant’s SPC “bank account” when you reach $350 in sales (and it goes up to $25 at $400!). Did you know that Consultants can also be hostesses? SCORE!
8. Consultants who sign up in April give themselves the BEST chance at a really strong start with many excited hostesses for gatherings in May because of the May specials! You have April to book up that calendar for May and insure GREAT sales, which equals a GREAT start!

And I’ll add:

9) Joining my team gets you an entry into the Great Cricut Giveaway.  As you hit different milestones in CTMH’s Straight to the Top (STTT), you’ll get more entries.

You can see more reasons by CLICKING HERE.

April is definitely one of the best months to join the WWStampettes and Close To My Heart!

Beautiful and You can get FREE

Beautiful and You can get FREE:

Here’s the last layout for the Hello Lovely WYW.  For the free, read to the end of the post.

It’s a beautiful layout using more of the patterned paper from the pack.  You add clusters in different spots of embellishments using the Hello Lovely Compliments.

The glitter gold gems are awesome embellishments around the stickers included in the pack.   I think you could use this layout for a prom date or other fancy affair besides a wedding.

These hearts are different – they are like a dark gold plastic.  They add 3D without being big and bulky.  =)

Here’s another cluster with the stickers, gold gems, and the Blush Shimmer Ribbon.

The title of this layout is also in the dark gold plastic.  It’s nice to use something different for the title besides stickers and Cricut cuts once  in a while.  I thought another use of this layout would be a sweet candid shot you took of your favorite person.

Last Day for FREE Stamps of the Month:

 

FREE……….

  • Place your $50.00 in product order on my site www.lindacreates.closetomyheart.com
  • Fill out the contact form on this page: HERE
  • In the message let me know what you want FREE
  • A My Reflection Paper pack OR
  • an A or B sized stamp set free
  • Put your mailing address in the message too.
  • Free Items will ship directly from me between March 8-10
  • Enjoy!!!  Thanks for stopping by on this beautiful day!

Check out my first YouTube

Check out my first YouTube Video:

I’m here in Mexico on the CTMH Incentive Trip!!   Did I start out earning Incentive Trips?  NO!!  I joined for the discount on my products.  I shop from myself as much as possible for my crafting.

After my first few years, I kept sharing my creations and love for crafting and CTMH. It’s exploded into a business. It’s not always easy or fun, but I love all the customers and consultants I’ve met along the way. They have become friends and family.

We are on the last few days of the recruiting special and I’d love to have a few more peeps join my team this month. You don’t have to be a business like I am.  Join for the awesome products for your crafting and you never know where the journey will take you!!

Don’t forget about my Customer Appreciation Special going on from February 23 – March 8.  FREE paper or stamps and if I have enough orders during this time to earn the Thailand trip, everyone ordering on the 2017 Incentive Trip Gathering (your order must be attached to this gathering), you’ll get another FREE stamp set.  Check out this blog post.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy my first YouTube and a glance of Mexico!!

Join My Team with Sign Me Up

Join My Team with Sign Me Up!

I just love this special to join CTMH and get three Stamps of the Month (SOM) free!  Join for $75, get $50 of product credit to pick your favorite papers and stamps.  The kit value is over $200! With the additional SOMs, that $54 value.

I would be negligent to mention on of the huge reasons for me being with CTMH for almost 17 years is the friendships and fun with fellow consultants and customers.  I’ve been blessed beyond measure for these.

I’m part of the Connected Hearts Team, bottom right corner picture and the World Wide Stampettes is my team.   The above collages are pictures from different events we’ve been to.  With the crops I vend at, the friendships with my customers is also beyond measure.  I have loved to see them create their albums and share their family history with us.  I love that my family helps me at different crops.  Over the past 17 years, this group of women has done life with me.  We’ve supported each other through the ups and downs, deaths, births, weddings, and more.

Anyway, back to the Sign Me Up Special.  This is the kit:

Contents of the New Consultant Kit includes:

    • Medium Organizer Organizer (Z4139)
    • 2″ × 6½” My Acrylix® Block (Y1010)
    • 1″ × 3½” My Acrylix® Block (Y1002)
    • 2″ × 2″ My Acrylix® Block (Y1003)
    • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836)
    • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
    • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)
    • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
    • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
    • Round Sponge (Z697)
    • Customer Order Forms (1 pack of 25, W101)
    • Annual Inspirations Idea Book (qty. 5, WC1171)
    • Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book (qty. 5, WCS1172)
    • Cardstock Sampler (W1167)
    • Fundamentals Sampler (W1170)
    • Seasonal Expressions 1 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1168)
    • Treat Yourself—Petite Perks Incentive Stamp Set (qty. 3, W2036)
    • Gathering Invitations (1 pack of 25, W1129)
    • Desk Pad (W1140)
  • A Select Product Credit applied to your account IMMEDIATELY (before your kit even ships) so you can pick out your own stamps, inks, and papers!  It’s your kit, your way!  This is total awesomeness!

Items shown represent contents of New Consultant Kits ordered in December 2016. Contents are subject to change without notice, and change regularly based on product and collateral availability. Shipping and handling and applicable taxes apply.  (Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)

Former Consultant??

Now is the best time to come on back!  After all, we miss you.  =)   There is a $50.00 “No Kit” option.  You won’t receive any of the business products noted above.  You’ll receive the $50.00 of Product Credit in your account to get your choice of supplies.  And you’ll get the three SOM Free!  $50 for $104 in products (saves you 51%).  Of course, you can always get the $75 kit which provides you $260 ($206 kit value plus the $54 of SOMs).    This option saves you 71% and is great!!  It’s a great time to join my team.

Here’s a flyer that show all three of the Stamp of the Months and both options:

Come and join our fun.  Be your own store and shop from yourself getting the 22% off some of the best products on the market.  Share your love and creativity with your friends and family.  You can watch this FB Live on the CTMH FB Page to learn more!

Thanks for stopping by,

 

Sign Me Up!

February 2017 Constant Campaign — Sign Me Up!

I love it when you get a chance to join Close To My Heart for a great deal.  The current kit is amazing and valued over $200 for $75.00 plus you get.

Contents of the New Consultant Kit:

  • Medium Organizer Organizer (Z4139)
  • 2″ × 6 ½” My Acrylix® Block (Y1010)
  • 1″ × 3 ½” My Acrylix® Block (Y1002)
  • 2″ × 2″ My Acrylix® Block (Y1003)
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
  • Round Sponge (Z697)
  • Customer Order Forms (1 pack of 25, W101)
  • Annual Inspirations Idea Book (qty. 5, WC1171)
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book (qty. 5, WCS1172)
  • Cardstock Sampler (W1167)
  • Fundamentals Sampler (W1170)
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1168)
  • Treat Yourself—Petite Perks Incentive Stamp Set (qty. 3, W2036)
  • Gathering Invitations (1 pack of 25, W1129)
  • Desk Pad (W1140)

Products shown represent the contents of New Consultant Kits ordered between December 3, 2016 – April 30, 2017. Some products may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice, and change regularly based on product and collateral availability. Price excludes shipping, handling, and taxes.

For New Consultants:

 

New Consultants who join Close To My Heart in February will get the February, March, and April Stamp of the Month sets for FREE! That’s an additional $53.85USD/$69 CAD in retail value added to the already incredible value of the New Consultant Kit!
In addition to the free stamp sets and all the products included in the New Consultant Kit, new Consultants will also enjoy these additional perks:
  • $50 USD/$60 CAD in Select Product Credit to spend on products of their choice
  • A 22% discount on Close To My Heart products
  • The chance to earn fantastic Straight To The Top rewards for hitting business milestones

For Former Consultants:

You have a fantastic opportunity this month.  Former Close To My Heart Consultants can take advantage of a special opportunity to re-enroll during February: This month only, we will offer a lower-priced, no-kit enrollment option that will allow former Consultants to sign up for just $50 USD/$60CAD!  You will still receive $50 USD/$60 CAD in Select Product Credit to spend on products of your choice, meaning you basically get to sign up for free! You will not get the business products.  You’ll also get the February, March, and April Stamp of the Month sets for FREE, as well as enjoy these perks of being a Consultant again:
  • A 22% discount on Close To My Heart products
  • The chance to earn fantastic Straight To The Top rewards for hitting business milestones
  • Being part of an awesome group of creative people
  • Receive plenty of support from myself (I’ll host your first online show for you through FB to help you get started), the team groups, and creative groups. You’ll never lose your mojo! You can read more about it here
Only former Consultants who choose to sign up during this campaign are eligible to enroll using the no-kit option. We will even waive the required three-month waiting period for any Consultants who became inactive after not meeting the sales requirements in fourth quarter of 2016. However, consultants who voluntarily resigned during January or Februaryof2017 will not be eligible to sign up as part of
this promotion.

Hello Lovely – Featured Paper Pack of the Month:

 February Stamp of the Month –

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for a deal with a minimum qualifying purchase! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

Set of 12
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 1″ × 3½” (Y1002), 2″ × 3½” (Y1009)

Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Artistry collection (Z3167).

CropTastic:

Get your cropping (or crafting on) and join me on February 12, 2017 at 12:00 – 7:00pm.  You can RSVP at the FB Event – click HERE to get to the event.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out the “Sign Me Up” promotion.




Have you ever been a consultant?

Have you ever been a consultant?

 

 

Welcome Home Wreath

Welcome Home Wreath

 

This is my version of the Welcome Home Wreath.  Because I glued some things together before I really looked at the pictures (I highly recommend looking at the pictures with the written instructions to see the layers involved in the succulents), I ended up with some extra flowers which, in my humble opinion, turned out okay.

I decided to add some soft color, Pixie, to the roses.  They were too stark for me.  I like to dampen my roses before I roll them and I use water in a fine mister (our spray pens) along with some shimmer acrylic paint that CTMH used to sell.  I’m lucky enough to have a tube or two left.  Just takes a pea size drop in our misters to add shimmer.  For me, nothing is complete without glitter or shimmer (much to my husband’s dismay).

 

I just love the succulents on this wreath.  The green ones have a pretty pattern that almost reminds me of how aloe looks.  The blue ones, add some more color.  I worked my wreath a little higher on the right side (as you are looking at it) because I had the extra flowers.

 

I rolled the petals of the succulents with my piercing tool (this is a must have when you are paper crafting).  This gives them dimension.  I also did this to the leaves to give them dimension as well.

 

By distressed my flowers before assembling with ink and a sponge dauber (also knows as direct to paper distressing), I give them more dimension.  The colors used were Fern on the green succulents and Juniper on the blue succulents.

 

 

The most fantastic news about this wreath is it’s free with a $60.00 order on my website or if you join my team this month!  I love CTMH and have been with the company almost 17  years (March).  Crazy, right?  I joined because I loved the papers and albums for scrapping.  I  love watching my family look at the albums of our lives together, the laughter at some memories and even sadness as we remember a loved one who had gone.  With your purchase, you’ll enjoy the same papers and products I do.

If you join my team, you’ll enjoy getting the discount, joining a family of amazingly creative people.  CMTH is a place where people become friends and friends become family. I can’t image my life without CTMH!  Join in January and you’ll get the Welcome Home Wreath for FREE.  This is a great deal because you can join for $75 (it takes a $60 purchase to get the Welcome Home Wreath for Free), $15 more than a $60.00 purchase.  Joining is easy and affordable!  Each kit includes the basic business supplies you’ll need to start your business and is valued at over $200! Along with your kit, you’ll also receive $50 in Select Product Credit that you can use to purchase more supplies of your choice! That means you basically get to join for only $25!  You then will receive the discount of 22% on all of the amazing products that CTMH offers.  And it’s so easy to share the love of top quality products.

You can also watch this amazing video by the CTMH Corporate Office which demonstrates how to assemble the Welcome Home Wreath as well (don’t they provide such great support for us?).

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day.