Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Did you notice the cupcake quiz posted down here on the left side of the page?
It is so much fun to take. Please take the quiz and share with me your results.
Cupcakes are all the rage now! My dear friend, Shannon, is the Cupcake Queen. She loves everything about cupcakes. My children actually call her "The Cupcake Lady!"
Close To My Heart introduced a darling cupcake stamp set in our new Spring Idea book. I just received mine and am anxious to play with it.
Once you take the quiz please post your results in the comments section AND share you favorite kind of cupcake or share a cupcake recipe or decorating idea with me. One lucky winner will be selected randomally to win the new Close To My Heart cupcake stamp set!
You can read my results from the quiz in the box that introduces the quiz to you. How many of you will receive the same results I did????
I look forward to hearing about your results and reading about your cupcake ideas!
I wanted to share one of my most favorite necklaces and bracelet with you today. I wore them to an awards ceremony at my children's school the other day and got stopped by so many individuals complimenting me on them. I ALWAYS get at least a handful of compliments every time I wear this jewelry set. In fact, when Stan and I were traveling in Italy last October many, many pepole stopped me wanting to know what store I had purchased the set at.
Guess what? My sister, Jody Fraleigh, made them for me! She is so talented! Jody makes jewelry for fun. It is her way to relax after a long day at work or transporting her children to and from their activities.
Jody does make and sell jewelry. If you are interested in a jewelry set like this one or something created in another color combination please feel free to contact her. Jody's prices are extremely reasonable. You can contact Jody via email. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Make it a GREAT day!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The big news down here in the "low country" yesterday was...did Charleston really get snow?
We DID!!!!! Big white fluffy flakes actually did fall from the sky! It was not much but it was fun to see. I was hoping it would come down a bit heavier so I could get a picture of snow falling on a palm tree but that did not happen so I decided to post this picture of the snowman my family and I built with my parents while we were up in Connecitcut for the holidays. I hope you enjoy!
As you know, I LOVE snow. I would love to hear about one of your favorite winter/snow memories. I invite you to share your memory on my blog. Il ook forward to hearing about your memory today!
Monday, January 19, 2009
I have been out of town...again.
I flew to Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday morning for the Close To My Heart Album Retreat. What an AWESOME weekend I had scrappin' with the Corporate Staff and many of my favorite friends! We received fun bags, t-shirts, awesome stamp sets and layout kits. Here is a photo of Michelle and I sporting our new bags!
I flew home Sunday morning reflecting on what a great weekend I had. Close to My Heart has blessed my life (and my family) with so much. I have very dear friends all over the country...and Canada,too! (Hi Jody, Louise, Denise and Michelle!). When I became a CTMH consultant 10 1/2 years ago, it was for the discount only. I never dreamed 10 1/2 years ago I would have just returned from my 6th all expense paid cruise, that I would be a director with a fantastic team and have wonderful, wonderful customers who have become dear friends and all the wonderful consultants whom I have such amazing friendships with. I have had the opportunity to serve on the Advisory Board for two years-thus I have built wonderful friendships with the corporate staff, as well. I have all of this because I love to scrapbook and stamp!
The new consultant kit is incredible and so reasonably priced. There are even "add-on" options where you can purchase "mini kits" specifically geared towards card making/ paper crafting and/or scrapbooking! There is also a sign up special taking place through January 31st. Contact me today to learn how you can get an additional $47.00 worth of product FREE!
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Each month, we’ll create a 12 x 12 Calendar using a one page design out of Reflections and also using the Monthly Word Puzzles.We’ll also create the monthly title topper. We’ll be working one month behind so you’ll have recently taken photos that you can plug in as you go. J This will make it a great time saver and you’ll love seeing the results as we go on. I’m so excited about it!
In addition, you can also create the “headers” for the Perpetual Calendar. This calendar can be used again and again. You write in your special dates for birthdays and anniversaries. You hang it on the wall and turn it over each month so you have your reminder to send a handmade card to someone who is celebrating a date!
When does the club meet? We will meet the first Tuesday of the month in my home. The club time is from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and/or 6:30-8:30 pm.
What happens if I miss a club night? I will stamp the images for you ($1.00 per calendar) and mail out your package to you for $4.80 shipping. I will require a credit card on file and charge your card.
If I’m an out of towner, how can I get the samples? Great question! I will send you an email featuring this month’s project so you can save the sample photos to your computer and print them out at your convenience. If you want to purchase the featured “monthly” stamp set each month, you can do your own stamping and save 10% off the price of the stamp set. Otherwise, it will be $1.00 per calendar for me to stamp the images for you. I’ll ship everything to you and add postage to the monthly fees.
Where do you get your ideas from? I will be using our most recent “how to” program, Reflections. It’s the perfect book to create one page designs for each month. I will then use the Monthly Word Puzzle and ink to create the artwork.
Are there accessories included? I will be able to include “minimal” accessories for this price point of only $5.00 per month, per calendar (12 x 12). There may be occasions where you might want to purchase a certain item (or you may have it already) and complete the page the way I did. For instance, January’s Calendar has “bling” and it’s not included. Many of you already have it, or could purchase it. I am trying to stay on a budget to make this a reasonable club. There may be occasions where I want to include a higher prices item, but it will be an OPTION.
Do you plan on changing a month for any reason? Yes! I plan on trying something completely different and fun! A Birthday or Anniversary Month! I thought it would be fun to create two versions of celebration months so you can change it up and put it in the month of the recipient’s birthday or anniversary! AND, I would love to add our My Pages Talk Voice Recorder where you can make your calendar sing or talk! Of course, this is optional but wouldn’t it be so much fun to have your family sing or say something special to this person? Wouldn’t they get a kick out of it?
What papers will you use? Any of our Level 2 paper packs could be a monthly theme. Leave the designing up to me and you’ll be excited about the ideas and variety you’ll work with and create. It will be a fun club! The club pages will also include (1) 12 x 12 piece of cardstock for you to do all the art and then glue to the inside of your calendars. Much easier this way!
I’m a little confused about the cost of the Perpetual Calendar. Can you explain? Sure! You can make these as well as the 12 x 12. So, let’s say you want to create (1) perpetual calendar. We’ll do the math:
1 Calendar @ $10.00 (a one time fee up front so you have it to work on)= $10.00
$ 5.00 per quarter to duplicate 3 monthly headings = $20.00 (for the year)
If you want to create (3) of these Perpetual calendars:
3 Calendars @ $10.00 each = $30.00
$ 5.00 x 3 - $5.00 per month (you’ll do 3 at each month)
Basically, the cost is $5.00 for 3 monthly calendar headings which is very reasonable.
Can I do both Calendars at the same time? Yes! You can do both. You can do 3 of one and 2 of another. You can do 4 and 4. You can do multiples of whichever one you want to duplicate. And here’s why …
I do MOST of the CUTTING!
· It will go so fast this way!
· You just BYOBasics!
· I supply the stamps, inks, paper!
What other perks are there to belong to the club?
· You have the opportunity to save 10% off the purchase of the Monthly Stamp Puzzles (reg. price of $22.95).
· Plus, you can purchase our Reflections How To Book (reg. price of $29.95) @ 10% off.
· If you like to make any additional purchases, in any given month that add up to at least $25, you are entitled to purchase the Stamp of the Month @ a 25% discount (reg. $22.95).
· It’s totally up to you … and your pocketbook.
I’m so excited, how do I sign up? Here’s what you need to do:
1. Determine how many Calendars you want to create each month. These are perfect for family that live far away; grandparents; siblings; aunts/uncles; college students; very close friends.
a. 12 x 12 @ $10.00 each
b. Perpetual @ $10.00 each
c. Email me @ mhtml:%7B8AC55918-C81A-404A-B29B-25C9B81C9525%7Dmid://00002288/!x-usc:mailto:email@example.com or call me (843)207-8698
2. Then let me know how many Calendars you would like
a. # of 12 x 12
b. # of Perpetual
c. Do you plan on attending or do you want them to GO?
3. I will need this information ASAP and no later than January 19th (I will be out of town January 14-18th).
4. Do you have any friends that would love to do this with you?
a. Sign up your friends and receive any of these Calendars FREE for each committed buddy.
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to call. Each month, I will add the artwork to this website so you can see what’s up and coming. I will be working on December and January later this week.
I look forward to sharing these great monthly calendars with you!