Sunday, April 26, 2009

New “OPEN” Creative Club starting next month!

I am so excited to announce that I have a new club starting next month. Most of my clubs in the past have been traditional 6/25 clubs meaning that there were 6 members who were committed to spending $25/month for 6 months. We always made a great project at no extra cost, and had lots of fun. Sometimes I had people who wanted to join the club while we were in the middle and I didn't have a spot for them. Well, now I am proud to announce my new “Non-Commit,” “Open” Creative Club which will allow anyone to join at any time with no monthly commitment. “How does it work?” you ask. Here are the details...

We will meet at my house the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. starting May 13th. You may join the club at any time and there is no commitment to stay in the club for any length of time or to place an order. There will be a $5 fee for the supplies used for the projects we make which will range from cards to small gift items, to scrapbook pages, and more. Each person who signs up for this club will have their name added to the bottom of the hostess list. The person whose name is on the top of the list will get the hostess rewards that month. In order for your name to keep its “place” on the list, you must place a $25 minimum order whether you attend the class that month or not. If you do not place a $25+ order that month, then your name goes down to the bottom of the list. If you do place a $25+ order, then your name continues to move up the list AND you will not be required to pay the $5 supply fee for that class. It will be free!

Club members will also receive:
  • A free current Idea Book/Catalog
  • Free Hostess Rewards during your hosting month
  • $5 or free optional monthly classes
  • Optional opportunity to hold a home workshop or party to boost your hostess benefits
  • $5 discounts on all workshops while you are a member
  • Lots of other freebies and surprises...
May’s club project will be a fun stationery set that was inspired by this one made by one of my favorite bloggers Becky Roberts. We will use one of Close to my Heart’s new paper packets called Bella. We will be using some of the new stamp sets as well. The stationery set will include two cards and envelopes, a notepad, a matching pen, and a cute case to hold it all. (This is another one of those projects that will make a great gift!)

These are the two cards we will be making.
Notice the detail on the flower centers? A little Liquid Glass can make anything look fabulous! LOL!Email me if you would like more information on joining this fun club! You can even join the club if you are not local! Ask me how. *Ü*


  1. Love your new club idea. Smart to not force people to commit long term with the economy. Love your cards too!

  2. Hello
    your creations are absolutely beautiful, J'adore.
    Amitiés from Switzerland
    Rachel (

  3. I love the project. Those would make great gifts for items to sell at a craft fair.

  4. That is a GREAT club idea...and your project is gorgeous!

  5. I love the idea, also! That looks like a really cute and fun project!

  6. Now I need that stamp set too! Great project, I am sure your customers will love it!

  7. Beautiful cards! I gotta order that Bella papers!!!!! You sure are a good sales woman!

    Love the club, too. Less pressure for these financially unsure times. I hope you'll update us on how that works out!

  8. Wow! Your project is just gorgeous. I love the idea of the open club. I need to work something out for my customers.

  9. Lisa, I have read about this open club on several places, but your wording makes it so clear. May I copy and tweek your wording to use on my blog and at my launch party tomorrow night? Also, what would you do if you didn't reach your $150? I have a small group of potential people. May I copy your little heart "thing" at the lower right? It's cute. I have made that gate card too, but never thought of putting a packet of seeds behind it. So cute!!

  10. Lisa, I have another question. Are you also going to do open clubs for your Layout/WOTG people too??
    I hope I am not bothering you and TIA

  11. I love this! You are so full of great ideas. Janelle

  12. Hi Lisa, This is so pretty!! I love your work and visit often to be inspired by it. Will you be posting instructions on the ctmh board for this card box? Have a SWEET day!!