Wednesday, November 30, 2011

STUDIO J: GREAT Gift-Giving and Time Saving Ideas! NEW Class coming in 2012!

Can you believe that today marks the last day of November? It seems like the older I get, the faster time passes by. I have to be honest, I think I am just as excited for December 1st to arrive as my children are! I LOVE to surprise the kids with a little something on Dec. 1st, I LOVE the arrival of "Christopher", our Christmas Elf and I LOVE our nightly family story time. Last year we started a tradition of reading a chapter a night from an Advent Story. Last year we read Bartholomew's Passage." This year we are reading "Tabitha's Travels." These are wonderful stories that teach us what Advent is all about in an easy and oh so interesting way. This tradition is a wonderful way to "remember the REAL reason for the season."

How are you progressing with your holiday shopping and holiday greeting cards? I have a super time-saving suggestion for you: STUDIO J!

Timesaving Gift Ideas with CTMH

The gift-giving season can be an uplifting time of merriment and joy... but it can also feel a bit hectic. It’s nice to know you can count on Studio J® to help you give meaningful gifts that don’t require a lot of time or money. Here are a few ideas to simplify your life and save time for both the giver and the receiver.

  • Make one family layout and print multiple copies for everyone. (Time: 15–45 minutes) With Studio J, printing extra copies of a layout is as simple as changing the quantity on the checkout screen. Or, if you prefer, create one layout, then copy it into a new project as many times as you like and customize it for each recipient. You can print your layout any size you want with the FREE jpeg you will receive (if you have a Studio J membership OR you can purchase the jpeg if you do not have the membership).
  • Give a Studio J 5-pack along with a Quick Pic™ album. (Time: 5 minutes) Since a 5-pack includes free layouts, free shipping, and free Memory Protectors®, it’s everything they’ll need to create a finished album!
  • Present a loved one with a 3-month Studio J membership. (Time: 5 minutes) A 3-month membership costs just $30 US / $33 CAN and is the perfect way to help someone “get their feet wet” with Studio J and give them complete access to a product you love. Combine it with a 5-pack to make it an extra-special stocking stuffer!
  • Give a gift certificate for one-on-one Studio J training. (Time: 35 minutes) With Studio J, you can create two 2-page layouts in just 30 minutes. Give a gift certificate for a 30-minute session of one-one-one training where you help them create two layouts. Once you’ve shown them how fast and easy it is to scrapbook the Studio J way, they’ll be excited to create more pages on their own!
I am excited to announce that come 2012 I will be starting a monthly STUDIO J CLASS. This class will be FREE to all those who have a Studio J Membership! Details on this will be coming soon. Purchase your Studio J Membership in December (or put it on your Christmas List and have your spouse, significant other, family member or friend contact me today) so you can take advantage of these FREE CLASSES in 2012!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday Special!

My Black Friday Sale is still going on but I wanted to add one more special in honor of Cyber Monday. Details are below. Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials can not be combined.


BUY 2 GET 1 FREE!!!


Purchase 2 stamp sets, inkpads and/or level 2 paper or shade pack, and get the third one free!

Mix and match, your choice! No limit!


Offer applies to all stamp sets, level 2 paper packs, shade packs, and ink pads.


Buy 2 stamp sets, get the third one free!
Buy one paper pack, one stamp set and get an inkpad free!
Buy 6 inkpads and get 3 inkpads free!
Mix it up, match it up, enjoy the savings of free products!

This offer is only available for emailed order, it is not available through my Close to My Heart shopping website.

Email me your list of items to order, and include your MAILING ADDRESS. I will contact you with your total due and instructions to pay by Credit/debit card.

This sale will only be available until midnight East Coast time, November 28th.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to You!
I hope you are able to enjoy your day with family and friends.
My family started the day with a Cinnamon Roll and Hot Chocolate Breakfast. We are watching the Parade on T.V and enjoying the relaxation of the day. I am cooking a dinner complete with turkey, stuffing (my favorite), sweet potato/cranberry casserole, cranberry sauce, rolls, pumpkin pie, etc. The kitchen is starting to smell REALLY Yummy!
I had fun last night creating a fun Thanksgiving Breakfast table for my children.
The "drumsticks" were made from lunch bags I cut in half. They are filled with candy and then wrapped with white paper I "fringed."
The pilgrim hats were made from black cardstock.

I have so much to be thankful for this year. You, my blog readers, being one of my many blessings.
Thank you for stopping by, thank you for all your support and thank you for your friendship!

Happy Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Friday Specials Announced!




BLACK FRIDAY WITH AMY MCGREW AND CTMH!

It is that time of year again! I am excited about the specials I have planned for the Black Friday 2011 Season. Take a peak below-I think you will find at least one (if not more) specials to tickle your fancy!

These specials will fun through MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28th.

Be sure to read all the way to the end of this email to learn about a special for the first 10 individuals who place orders!

These special can not be combined with club orders.


Cricut Art Philosophy- 15% off PLUS a FREE A size Stamp Set. $84.95 without Stamp of the Month, $89.95 with stamp of the month!
Here is how it works-
  • Email me your order. You will have a choice to either buy the cartridge with the Stamp of the Month or without the Stamp Of the Month. (See stamp of the month below)
  • IMPORTANT- In your email please include BLACK FRIDAY ORDER in the subject line!
  • Be sure to include your name, and your shipping address.
  • Please tell me your choice of your free stamp set. (A size is $6.95 or less)
  • This offer is good through Monday, November 28th at 12 p.m.


Take 20% off any coordinating stamp sets! Here are the details-
  • Email me your order. I will figure out your total with the discount and send you an invoice!
  • IMPORTANT- In your email please include BLACK FRIDAY ORDER in the subject line!
  • Be sure to include your name, approximate date of your order, and your shipping address.
  • If your order qualifies, let me know if you want the Stamp Of The Month and The Holiday Wishes stamp.




10% off any How To Books-
15% off The Exclusive Ink Organizer
Buy 3 Paper packets- get one FREE!

  • Email me your order. I will figure out your total with the discount and send you an invoice!
  • IMPORTANT- In your email please include BLACK FRIDAY ORDER in the subject line!
  • Be sure to include your name, and your shipping address.
  • If your order qualifies, let me know if you want to add the Stamp Of The Month and The Holiday Wishes stamp. (See info in below articles).
FIRST TEN CUSTOMERS that order will get a FREE SURPRISE GIFT! I will let you know when I invoice you if you are one of the first ten to order!






Happy, Happy Thanksgiving-I am so thankful for you and LOVE being your CTMH Consultant!


Let the Shopping begin!

Amy


Monday, November 21, 2011

December Paper Crafting CLub Projects

Happy Monday!
I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend!
Here are the cards my Paper Crafting Club will be creating in December. I absolutely LOVE the exclusive stamp set that comes with the Wonderland Workshop on the Go and I think you will, too!
The add-on option- "Top Coats Icing Overlays" really complete these cards.

Would you like to join us in this fun class? All the details on the kit are below. Contact me today to reserve your spot. Registration closes on Nov. 30th.



wonderland Shopping List

(shop in November for December PAPER CRAFTING Classes)


Basic Package

G1031 Wonderland’WOTG Packet pg 37

Includes: -Workshop Stamp Set, Wonderland Level 2 Paper Pack, Clear Sparkles,

Foundry Pin Clips, Instructional Brochure )

(total with shipping and tax: $37.00)


Better Package = Basic Package + the following

Z1468 Icing Overlays pg 128 5.70

Z1473 41/4 x 51/2 White Daisy Die-Cut Cards & envelopes pg 122 6.90

Z1482 Silver Glitz Glitter Gel pg. 132 2.75

(total with shipping and tax: $49.60)

Best Package = Basic & Better Packages + the following products

Z2124 Grey Flannel Stamp Pad pg 8 6.10

Z2160 Twilight Stamp Pad pg 8 6.10

Z697 Round Sponge pg 132 1.45

(total with shipping and tax: $63.25)

Other items that you might want to add to your order this month:

1515 Tombow Refill pg 134 6.35

Z1151 3D Foam Tape pg 134 6.90

1772 or Z341 Regular or Mini Glue Dots pg 134 8.70

Z697 Round Sponge pg 132 1.45

Z578 Corner Rounder pg 134 9.20

4110 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors (10 pack) pg 122 6.90

Z4115 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors Value Pack (50) pg 122 26.50

Z1325 Memory Protectors (12 x 12) Flip Flaps pg 122 4.50

Z1342-Z1347 Assorted Colors – My Legacy Faux Leather 12 x 12 Albums pg 121 28.80


Studio J Digital Scrapbooking (YOU’LL LOVE IT!)

SJMEM12 12 month membership pg 11 99.00

SJMEM3 3 month membership pg 11 30.00

SJ5P 5 pack pg 11 55.00


Must Haves:

***Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection pg 13 99.00***

9034 Magic (Interactive Scrapbook Layout How-To Book) pg 10 30.00

9029 Cherish (Scrapbook Layout How To Book) pg 10 25.35

9031 Reflections (Scrapbook Layout How To Book) pg 10 25.35

9030 Imagine (Scrapbook Layout How To Book) pg 10 25.35

9033 Wishes (Card How To Book) pg 10 25.35

9032 Originals (Card How To Book) pg 10 25.35


*At this level you qualify for the Stamp of the Month (Cherish the Day OR Mad ABout You)) at $5 ($17.95 value)

*** YOU GOTTA HAVE IT!!!!

Your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant:

Amy McGrew, 843-207-8698

stamperamy@earthlink.net

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Wonderland" Scrapbook December Club Layouts



Here are the layouts that my monthly scrapbook class will be creating on December 8th (THANK YOU to my dear friend and fellow consultant, Karen Pederson, for the inspiration behind these layouts!). I offer morning and evening classes and would LOVE for you to join in on the fun! This class is open to both club members and non-club members. The class is FREE. You just pay for the products I teach you how to use! Below is all the kit information. PLEASE R.S.V.P on/before NOVEMBER 30th. I will place kit orders first thing December 1st to guarantee the products arrive in time for our Dec. 8th class. You CAN participate in this class via mail if you are unable to attend the class. Just let me know you would like a "Kit to Go" upon registering!

wonderland Shopping List

(shop in November December Classes)


Basic Package

G1031 Wonderland’WOTG Packet pg 37

Includes: -Workshop Stamp Set, Wonderland Level 2 Paper Pack, Clear Sparkles,

Foundry Pin Clips, Instructional Brochure, 2 extra sheets of White Daisy Cardstock,

Karen’s Cutting Guide)

(total with shipping and tax: $37.00)


Better Package = Basic Package + the following

Z1468 Icing Overlays pg 128 5.70

X7146C Wonderland MyStickease pg 58 5.70

Z1360 Rhinestone Designer Brads pg 126 6.90

(total with shipping and tax: $55.30)

Best Package = Basic & Better Packages + the following products

Z2124 Grey Flannel Stamp Pad pg 8 6.10

Z2160 Twilight Stamp Pad pg 8 6.10

Z697 Round Sponge pg 132 1.45

E1016 Friendship Alaphabet pg.114

(total with shipping and tax: $103.95)

Other items that you might want to add to your order this month:

1515 Tombow Refill pg 134 6.35

Z1151 3D Foam Tape pg 134 6.90

1772 or Z341 Regular or Mini Glue Dots pg 134 8.70

Z697 Round Sponge pg 132 1.45

Z578 Corner Rounder pg 134 9.20

4110 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors (10 pack) pg 122 6.90

Z4115 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors Value Pack (50) pg 122 26.50

Z1325 Memory Protectors (12 x 12) Flip Flaps pg 122 4.50

Z1342-Z1347 Assorted Colors – My Legacy Faux Leather 12 x 12 Albums pg 121 28.80


Studio J Digital Scrapbooking (YOU’LL LOVE IT!)

SJMEM12 12 month membership pg 11 99.00

SJMEM3 3 month membership pg 11 30.00

SJ5P 5 pack pg 11 55.00


Must Haves:

***Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection pg 13 99.00***

9034 Magic (Interactive Scrapbook Layout How-To Book) pg 10 30.00

9029 Cherish (Scrapbook Layout How To Book) pg 10 25.35

9031 Reflections (Scrapbook Layout How To Book) pg 10 25.35

9030 Imagine (Scrapbook Layout How To Book) pg 10 25.35

9033 Wishes (Card How To Book) pg 10 25.35

9032 Originals (Card How To Book) pg 10 25.35


*At this level you qualify for the Stamp of the Month (Cherish the Day OR Mad ABout You)) at $5 ($17.95 value)

*** YOU GOTTA HAVE IT!!!!

Your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant:

Amy McGrew, 843-207-8698

stamperamy@earthlink.net

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Monday, November 14, 2011

FREE Cricut Demo on Saturday!

Happy Monday!
I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend and the start of your week is going well.
I am hosting a FREE Cricut Demo this coming Saturday, November 19th from 9:30-10:00 a.m. This is the fun FREE project you will be creating. It is a heart shaped "Santa" box that is perfect for placing a gift card, jewelry, candy or just about any small gift! I will guide you in making this adorable box during the demo. Following the demo I will be holding my "Wonderland/Icling Overlay Card Class.
If you would like t join us in this free demo please contact me via email or phone on/before TOMORROW, NOVEMBER 15th so that I can prepare your kit. If you are interested in taking the Wonderland/Icling Overlay class please contact e a.s.a.p. I may have 1-2 extra kits available.
Hope to see you Saturday!


SMiles,
Amy

Thursday, November 10, 2011

$50 in FREE PRODUCT!


Greetings!
Yesterday I posted on my blog a BIG Sale I am having. I have cleaned out and organized my stamp/scrap room. I have bins of retired products on sale for $20, $10, $7 , $5 and $2.50. I also have current product available at the regular price. All these products are perfect for creating your holiday greeting card s, gift tags, gifts, paper crafting product, etc.

I created these three candy cane toppers using the CTMH Cricut. Aren't they adorable?! I am so excited to get some special candy canes for these toppers and then give them to my children. I think they will like the topper just as much as the candy cane!

I am amazed with how much the CTMH Cricut Cartridge does. It can cut over 700 images and I LOVE how many of the CTMH stamps coordinate with the cartridge, along with the dimensional elements and chipboard pieces...AMAZING!

I also have 2 CTMH Cricut Bundles here at my house. I am giving away $50 in retired product to the two individuals who purchase each bundle!!!!! You can stop over TODAY and pick up bothy our Cricut Bundle AND pick out $50 in product to take along with you, as well! Is the Cricut Bundle on your Wish List this year? Tell your loved one about this amazing deal and have him/her contact me! Want to give a GREAT gift to a loved one? Contact me today to take advantage of this incredible offer!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

BIG SALE!

Greetings!

I am busy creating new art and projects to share with you very soon. What fun I am having!

I have organized all my cash & carry product once again and am happy to announce a GREAT BIG SALE starting TODAY! I have retired product available at AMAZING prices!

Everything can be found in $20, $10, $7.00, $5.00 and $2.50 bins. There are no shipping and tax charges! Shop early for best selection. These top of the line products make great holiday gifts for family, friends and even YOU! Why not get some supplies for holiday card making, scrapbooking and gift giving at a great discount?

Contact me (via email or phone) to set up a shopping appointment!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

GOBBLE!

Hello!
I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend! Here in Charleston the weather has been cold and crisp a
nd very "Fall-ish." I LOVE it! My parents have been visiting for the past 2 weeks. Yesterday my mom and I did some holiday shopping. I am rally getting in the holiday mood! On November 1st my jack-o-lanterns came down and the turkeys came out. I love Thanksgiving and decorating my home for this particular holiday. I got creative last night and created this "Gobble" banner to hang in our kitchen area. I have been making banners for over a year now (They are so fun to make and add they add
some fun my home decor too!).
This particular banner came together quite easy because I was able to use the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. I also used the "Dreamin'" paper pack and the chocolate/white striped ribbon and the my creations banner (it served as the base for each pennant).

Enjoy!


Friday, November 4, 2011

Fall Fun Layout

Happy Friday!
Here is a layout I created using the "Dreamin'" Paper Pack (LOVE this paper!), the "Harvest Happiness" stamp set (#C1463) and the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. The Stamp Set coordinates with the Cricut Cartridge making it super simple to cut leaves and acorn shapes to the perfect size so stamping the details on the shapes is easy. The end result: SPECTACULAR & FUN to create!

The title (Fall Fun) is also cut from the Art Philosohy cartridge!
This exclusive Cricut Cartridge, which comes with 3 stmap sets and three sheets of chipboard dimensional elements, is a "Gotta Have" product! You will receive all of this for just $114.35 (the cartridge ends up costing
less than $25!). FABULOUS PRODUCTS at a FABULOUS PRICE!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

HAPPY NOVEMBER: Cherish the Day!



Happy November!!!!
Today is the first day of a new month which means CTMH has a NEW Stamp of the Month...and I LOVE it (I know I say this every month...CTMH just keeps coming out with the most awesome, gotta have stamp sets)!
"Cherishnthe Day" is the November Stamp of the Month. This set has 44 images and is perfect for year round projects.
Enjoy the photos of cards created by myself and fellow consultants.
You can order your stamp set by hopping over to my website to place your order OR feel free to contact me and I will be happy to place the order for you. And don't forget...you can qualify
to purchase this stamp set for the low price of $5.00 with a qualifying order.