Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Project Kit - Zoe Artistry Card Kit

This month’s project kit is so much fun because not only does it use the fun new Zoe paper, but it also incorporates the brand new Artistry Cricut Collection! Plus, I have a special surprise for those of you who order the new Artistry Cricut Collection this month! Anyone who orders the Artistry Cricut Collection from me by August 31st, will receive this project kit for FREE!*

This month’s local class will be held on Thursday, August 20th at 7pm. (If you'd like to order a kit to be mailed to you instead, see shipping option below.) The project kit is $25 (see how to get the kit for free below) and includes all of the following to make a set of 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) and (6) lined envelopes:

  • (1) Zoe Paper Packet
  • (1) package of Sparkle Clear Assortment
  • (6) White Daisy 4¼" x 5½" Envelopes
  • Pre-cut Cricut shapes
  • Pre-stamped images (all stamps used in this project come with the Artistry Cricut Collection)
  • Step-by-Step Instruction/Cutting Guide
  • Link to Design Space file

***SPECIAL*** If you order the Artistry Cricut Collection from me during the month of August, I will send you the kit for FREE!!!!*

Additional supplies needed to complete the project:
Adhesive of your choice
Paper Trimmer
Ink Pads: Slate, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf
Artistry Cricut Collection (images will be precut and pre-stamped in this kit, but you will need the Cricut Collection if you would like to make more in the future.)

You will make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) and you will learn how to line the inside of your envelopes to match the cards.  

Card #1 has a sweet “hello” message floating on the inside of the die-cut center and a delicate flower on the corner.

This is one of my favorite images on the new Artistry Cricut cartridge.

The inside of card #1 has generous space to write your message along with a stamped flower cluster in the bottom corner.

Card #2 is an easel card that stands up to display the simple card front.

This is what the card looks like from the side when it is standing.

When the card is closed, your recipient sees a sweet message to “smile.”

Although the card front is simple, it has some dimension to make it more interesting.

The bottom of the inside of the card has another happy message.

Card #3 looks simple at first glance...

...but when you look closely, you will notice how much depth it actually has. This is a REALLY fun card to make and I know the recipient will enjoy it as much as you will making it.

Isn’t the cute die-cut heart with the bitty sparkle inside sweet?

Contact me for more information or to sign up for this month’s class. Please contact me no later than August 7th if you would like to join us for the class. 

Kits ordered by August 7th will be mailed by August 22nd.
Kits ordered after August 7th, will be mailed within two weeks.
*All free kits earned this month will be mailed by August 31st. 
All kits/classes need to be paid for in advance. 
Thank you for understanding.

To order a kit(s), you may either send me a check or pay securely online with a credit card or your PayPal account by using the “Add to Cart” buttons below. If you would like your kit(s) shipped, please choose the shipped option. $6 will be added for shipping. (Kits can only be shipped to U.S. addresses per CTMH policy. I apologize for the inconvenience.)

Zoe Artistry Card Kit - local pick up - $25

Zoe Artistry Card Kit - shipped
$25 ($6 will be added for shipping)

To find out more about my monthly "no-commitment" Creative Club, click here.
You do not need to be local to participate. *Ü*

*Free Zoe card kits earned by ordering the Artistry Cricut Collection promotion is only offered by Lisa Stenz and will not be honored by the CTMH Home Office or any other Consultant. All free its will ship by August 31st.

Lots of GREAT promotions in August!

Get Organized!
Get your hands on the latest organization products 
along with some great freebies during August!

During the month of August, get your hands on the latest and greatest in organization products from Close To My Heart—with a few perks thrown in! Simply place an order for the new marker roll-up at full retail price ($17.95) and receive the new D-size stamp set My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes FREE! (See below.)

Or place an order for the new accessory roll-up at full retail price ($18.95) and receive two new Base & Bling style sheets, Affirmations and Lovely Blooms, FREE! (See below.)

All of the items offered as part of this campaign are featured in the Annual Inspirations 2015–2016 idea book, but are available for early purchase during August only as part of this campaign. The marker roll-up will be your new best friend, providing storage space for up to 25 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers. The My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes stamp set is perfect for coloring, making them a practical pairing. The accessory roll-up is ideal for sorting and storing accessories, Base & Bling items, and embellishments, while the new Base & Bling style sheets are full of gorgeous floral designs and hip icons and sentiments perfectly suited for creating stunning jewelry pieces. Place your order for one—or both—deals and get an exciting sneak peek at just a few of the many new products found within Annual Inspirations’ pages!

Dates: Offer valid August 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–August 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT).

Click here or on the image below to place your order.


August Stamp of the Month - Framed
Get this versatile stamp set for just $5!

With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-sized Stamp of the Month set for just $5! Add the stamp set to your cart here at full retail price ($17.95) or, with your qualifying order of $50, get it for just $5!

Set of 12
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)

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

Click here or on the image below to order your Stamp of the Month. 


NEW Artistry Cricut Collection is now available!

Our newest cartridge includes shapes spanning a wide variety of themes, holidays, and seasons to add some visual spice to any project you create. Get back to basics with the unique font, banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and other fun icons you'll find on this cartridge. All of the designs are a must for any crafter!

Collection includes:

1 – Cartridge (700 images: Shapes, Layers, Banners, Borders, Backgrounds, and Font)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets
1 – Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack

Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 1" × 3 ½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 3½" (Y1009).

For more information this fantastic new Cricut Collection and to see what images are on it, visit my Artistry page here.

Order your Artistry Cricut Collection today!


NEW Consultant Kit is here!
(PLUS a special offer for Former Consultants)

If you have ever thought about joining Close to my Heart as a Consultant, now is the prefect time! The brand new Consultant Kit is available and it contains all new products that haven’t even been released yet! 

For only $129, the New Consultant Kit includes everything you need to hit the ground running, including a huge supply of CTMH products valued at over $445. You will be equipped with all the tools to hold your first Gathering and clubs, and start your business off on the right foot. Whether you love creativity, community, business, or all three, you are welcome here! Join and discover all of the wonderful rewards of being a CTMH Consultant. Plus, you can earn additional rewards through the Straight tot the Top Program. 

If you are a Former CTMH Consultant, there is a very special promotion just for you! For a limited time only, you can re-sign up as a Close To My Heart Consultant AND receive a special Essentials New Consultant Kit for only $49 plus shipping and handling! With the debut of both a new 2015–2016 Annual Inspirations idea book and a 2015 Holiday Expressions idea book, now is a better time than ever to be a Close To My Heart Consultant. Additionally, once you are approved as a new Consultant, you can order from the new idea books early as part of the August Consultant preview period. Plus, you’ll receive 22% commission on all your purchases! (Contact me for details on this special, limited-time offer.)

Visit my New Consultant FAQ page here for more information.

Have questions? Feel free to contact me.

Ready to sign up now? Click here for the online application.


NEW Zoe Collection Now Available!

Even though the new Annual Inspirations catalog doesn’t go live until next month, CTMH has released one of the new Collections early! (It is a CUTE one too!) Introducing the new Zoe Collection. The items that are available to order now include: 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I am so blessed!

I just received the most wonderful gift from Close to my Heart! This beautiful silver pendant with a sparkly diamond was sent to me from the Home Office to celebrate my 10 years as a CTMH Consultant. I can truly say that other than being a wife and a mommy, this is the BEST job I have ever had! I am so blessed to have made such wonderful friends, to be given the opportunity to grow creatively, to be able to contribute to our household income, to take my family on amazing trips, to be challenged to step out of my comfort zone and learn to actually enjoy public speaking (LOL), and to be able to share my passion for papercrafting with others!

I am so thankful for all that CTMH has brought to me and my family over the past 10 years and cannot wait to see what the next 10 years brings! Thank you all for being a part of it! xoxo

(If this sounds like something that you might enjoy too, let me know. There is a GREAT New Consultant Kit coming out on August 1st that I think you might really like! Plus, if you were a previous Consultant anytime from 2013-2015, there will be a sweet deal for you to re-sign up next month!) ;)

Friday, July 17, 2015

2015 Convention Highlights

I just returned from Close to my Heart’s Annual Convention at Disneyland, CA and am so excited about all that was announced and all of the new goodies coming our way! I had a great time and cannot wait to share everything with you. The new catalog will be released on September 1st, so I will be sharing LOTS of artwork using new products in September. (If you would like to sign up to be a CTMH Consultant, you will be able to see and order the new products a month early. Wink, wink)

Even though the new catalog doesn’t go live until September 1st, there will be a few FANTASTIC products released early on August 1st. Be sure to check back then! I know you will be pleasantly surprised! *Ü*

The excitement was building as we were waiting for the first General Session to start on Thursday.

My fabulous upline Denise Anderson-Turley and I waited patiently for all of the excitement to begin.

We enjoyed lots of create and take sessions where we used new products to create some FUN projects. This is a few of the wonderful gals from my team who were able to join us this year.

The Directors all received a big heart with our name on one side and our team name on the other. Michelle Snyder and I had fun with our hearts. LOL. 

The Director’s Dinner was wonderful. We were treated to a delicious dinner outside in the beautiful Rose Court Garden. Monica and I had fun trying to take a “double selfie,” which was a first for both of us. LOL.

The awards banquet was incredible. The food was delicious, the company was fabulous, the entertainment was great, and it was so fun to be able to celebrate our fellow Consultants’ accomplishments.

I was honored to receive an award for 2nd place for Team Building in the U.S. It was a wonderful surprise!

I celebrated with my sweet friend Kristina Livingstone who placed in the top 10 for personal sales in the U.S. (Love this gal and am so proud of her accomplishments!)

The Convention theme this year was the movie Up! (One of my favorites!) There were lots of cute skits and photos ops with this theme. 

Create and take time with the Three Amigos.

Having fun at Downtown Disney with these cute gals.
(Mandy Leahy, Denise Anderson-Turley, and Jamie Leahy)

I was honored to be asked to teach an Extravaganza class on Saturday. Extravaganza is a fun and crazy part of Convention where everyone gets to attend six 15 minute creative classes back to back where they can learn about new products, fun techniques, and see TONS of artwork. (This is what I have been doing for the past two months. I have been creating with top secret new products that I wasn’t allowed to share with you.) I now have lots to share in September when the new catalog goes live! 

I actually taught 12 classes that day and was happy to have a little bit of my voice left at the end of the day.

These are all of the incredibly creative Extravaganza teachers this year along with our fearless leader, Jill Broadbent. I was honored and humbled to be part of this amazing team!

The talented, creative, and super sweet Pamela O’Conner was my teaching partner this year.

What is Convention without super fun roommates? I was blessed to be able to share a room with Sherri Rottler, Launi Layton, and Sonja Long this year. We had so much fun that we laughed until we cried!

By the end of Convention, this is what I looked like. I had A LOT of fun, but it was definitely exhausting.

Another perk for attending Convention is that we were able to get a special Convention rate on the room at the Disneyland Hotel and specially priced park tickets. Since we only live an hour away, my hubby and kids joined me on Sunday and we enjoyed a fun night at the hotel and a GREAT day at the park on Monday. (My hubby photobombed the picture I tried to get of my kiddos before heading into California Adventure.)

We enjoyed special VIP seats at the World of Color water show on Monday night. I’m not sure if you can see it in the photo, but there is a wonderful quote from Walt Disney shining on the water. It says, “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to purse them.” So very true!

I cannot wait until next year’s Convention!