Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Puerto Vallarta Compliments of CTMH

Every year Close to my Heart has a special incentive trip for their Consultants. This year the trip was to an all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! That is actually where I am right now with 75 other Consultants and their guests. I am sad that today is our last day here. We have had SO much fun! CTMH really spoils their Consultants on these trips. Not only did they give the trip earners airfare and accommodations for two for the week, they also spoiled us with a big box filled with goodies to use while we are here. As if that was not enough, they also sent each of us a scrapbook, and layouts designed by the CTMH art department especially for this trip, plus all of the stamps sets, embellishments, pre-cut papers, and instructions to put the layouts together!

I would love for you to join our CTMH family so that you can earn the next fabulous incentive trip! Today is the last day for the "Sign Me Up!" promotion where you can get the February, March, and April stamps of the month for free with your New Consultant kit! (If you are a Former CTMH Consultant, there is a special offer for you this month as well.) Be sure to check out all of the information here.

I thought I would share a few of the photos that my husband and I took while we were here.

This is a view of the pool area from our hotel suite.

All of these goodies were waiting for us in our room when we got here! There is a beach bag, a backpack, 2 water bottles, 2 hats, 2 beach mats, and a cute wrap to go over my bathing suit. Can you say SPOILED???

Below are a few of the team members from my fabulous 3rd upline Sheri Rottler's team who earned the trip. Love these gals!

Below is a photo of my hubby and me on the boardwalk of downtown Puerto Vallarta at sunset last night. So romantic!

Two of my sweet friends (Karen Pedersen and Michelle Snyder) at the closing reception tonight. One of my favorite things about being part of the CTMH family is the incredible friends I have made.

Another generous gift from CTMH given to us tonight at the closing reception.

Hasta la vista Puerto Vallarta. Thank you CTMH for the trip of a lifetime!

If this looks like fun and you are thinking about joining the CTMH family so you can earn the next trip, I would love to talk with you. You can visit the New Consultant FAQ page on my blog here or sign up here. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. While the current promotion is only good until 11pm (PST) tonight, you can sign up at any time and join our CTMH family. I have both business builders and hobbyists on my team and I welcome both with open arms. So whatever reason you might have for joining our CTMH family, you are welcome here! *Ü*

Monday, February 13, 2017

One Day Sweet Sale

In celebration of the sweetest holiday of the year, there will be a one-day flash sale on my website. The Sweet Sale will give you a chance to get a 30% discount on selected products from Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 1.

The sale starts February 14th at 2:00 pm PST and will end at that same time on February 15th. Sale prices are only available on orders placed through my website during these times. All discounted items ordered as part of this sale count towards Stamp of the Month and Hostess Rewards qualifying order totals. As usual with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of sale items.

To see which items will be discounted during this sale, visit the shopping cart on my website (www.lisa.closetomyheart.com) at any time during the sale times—the Sweet Sale items will be listed on that page. All the items included in the sale are only available while supplies last so be sure to get your orders in before the sale ends!

I'm excited to offer this fun opportunity for special one-time savings on our awesome products!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Quick and Easy Valentine with Free Design Space File

Are you looking for a quick and easy (and cute) Valentine project? I am happy to say that this year, my daughter and I actually finished her Valentines two days early and we are happy to share it with you! We are usually up the night before trying to get everything done. This year I found some cute Ghirardelli Valentine chocolates in bulk at Costco that I knew would be perfect. I created a simple box with a flower closure at the top in Design Space that would fit the chocolates perfectly. I used the free images in Design Space so that anyone with a Cricut Explore machine could use the file. You don't need to have any particular cartridge or purchased image. I will share a link at the end of this post.

This is what the box looks like when it is closed. I thought it would be cute to attach a gift tag to the box with some white twine so I created a tag shape along with a “reinforcement hole” shape in Design Space as well. We cut the reinforcement hole out of the same patterned paper that we used for the box.

After we cut the tags from some white cardstock, we stamped the sentiment in black ink from a Close to my Heart stamp set called A Little Love, which is a set that is only available to CTMH Consultants. (If you’d like information about signing up to become a CTMH Consultant, you can visit my New Consultant FAQ page here.) The tiny heart, which is stamped in Cranberry ink, is from the Hello Lovely Cardmaking stamp set.

After stamping the tags and adhering the “reinforcement hole” at the top, my daughter signed each one and we attached them to the “gifts.” She is very excited about handing them out at school on Valentine’s Day this week.

If you’d like to make these too, here is a link to the Design Space file which includes the box shape, along with the tag, and reinforcement hole image.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

We have a winner!

We have a winner from the giveaway posted here. There were 804 candy corn in the mini organizer. (Yes, I counted each and every one. LOL!) A big CONGRATULATIONS to Julie who posted on February 10th at 6:19 am. Julie guessed 793 which was SUPER close! Julie, please contact me with your mailing address and I will get the Heartfelt Hello stamp set in the mail you.

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. Stay tuned for more fun giveaways! *Ü*

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Organizers and Valentine's Giveaway!

Some of my favorite Close to my Heart products are our Organizing Tools. We have something to organize just about everything. In addition to the great Workspace Wonder organizers, we also have fabulous acrylic organizers in 5 sizes. We have a Large Organizer, a Medium Organizer, a Small Organizer, a “My Acylix” Organizer, and my favorite which is this Mini Stamp Organizer. I have 8 of them! Some of them hold my mini stamp sets, some hold ribbon, some hold embellishments, and I even take one or two with me when I travel because they store nicely in a suitcase and help whatever is inside from getting crushed. Believe it or not, I sometimes use them to hold candy on my desk while I am in my craft room working away. (It makes it convenient to grab a little “pick me up” while I am creating.) One of the best things about these organizers is the removable dividers on the inside. If you have larger items you want to store, you can remove them!

Store Embellishments

Store Ribbon

Store Mini Stamp Sets

I have a fun little giveaway in the spirit of Valentine’s Day which coming up next week. Whoever guesses closest to the number of candy corn that are in the Mini Organizer in the photo above, without going over, will win the cute Heartfelt Hello stamp set! This set is so cute and can be used for any occasion including Valentine’s Day.  To enter, just post your guess in the comments below or on my CTMH Facebook page and I will check to see who has the closest guess on Saturday, February 11th. I will post the winner here and on my CTMH Facebook page.

The Heartfelt Hello stamp coordinates with the Basic Hearts Thin Cuts as well! Score!

❤️  Have fun and good luck! ❤️

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February Project Kit - Hello Lovely Boxed Card Kit

This month we will be making a set of 12 cards using the beautiful Hello Lovely papers and Compliments along with the sweet Happy Heart stamp set. We will also be making a coordinating card box to store the cards and envelopes.

The local class will be held on Thursday, February 16th at 7pm. (If you’d like to order a kit(s) to be mailed to you instead, see the shipping option below.)

Hello Lovely Boxed Card Kit - $40
All pre-cut kits will include the following:
Happy Heart stamp set is included!

Extra kits without stamp set, ribbon or sequins - $22

Extra supplies needed to complete project:

You will make (12) cards and a coordinating stationery box to store them. Once you use all of the cards, you can use the box as a gift box or a storage box.

Each of the (12) cards will be different but they will all coordinate with each other so the set will make a perfect gift. Here are a few of the different card designs.

Kits are now sold out. 
Thank you for the great response.

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

Sign Up Special for New and Former Consultants

The Close To My Heart Consultant opportunity awaits! If you’ve ever considered signing up as a Close To My Heart Consultant to build a business or just to get a great discount on your crafting supplies, now is a great time to finally do it! When you sign up, you get the following: 
  • 22% base commission on product purchases and sales, with the potential to earn even more! Learn more.
  • Opportunity to make money doing what you love: crafting!
  • Flexibility to earn extra income while working your own hours.
  • New Consultant Kit full of product valued over $200! Learn more.
  • $50 in Select Product Credit immediately upon sign-up.
  • Free Consultant website so your friends can shop with you online!
  • Opportunities for other exciting incentives, like trips, crafting products, and more! Learn more.
Plus, if you sign up in February 2017, you will also receive the February, March, and April Stamp of the Month sets FREE—an additional $53.85 in retail value! 

Former Close To My Heart Consultants: As a special offer this month, you can choose a no-kit sign-up option that will let you become a Consultant again without paying for another New Consultant Kit! Sign up for just $50 and you’ll still receive the $50 in Select Product Credit PLUS the three Stamp of the Month sets—it’s an unbeatable opportunity to come back and get a fresh start with Close To My Heart.

Have questions? Feel free to visit the New Consultant FAQ page on my blog here or contact me. I’d love to chat with you about joining our CTMH family.

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

Watch this video for more information and benefits to joining our CTMH family.

Hop on over to the CTMH Facebook page on Thursday, 2/2/17 at 2pm PST for a live broadcast to learn about the benefits of becoming a CTMH Consultant. You can even win free product giveaways during the live event. Can’t make it live? No problem. You will be able to watch a replay of the webinar through the end of February.

*Free Stamp of the Month sets offer and no-kit sign-up offer valid February 1–February 28, 2017.

Easter Bunny — February Stamp of the Month

I am in love with Close to my Heart’s February Stamp of the Month called Easter Bunny. Isn’t it a darling set? With a minimum qualifying purchase, you can get this 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!

The set coordinates really well with the Hello Lovely collection as shown in the card and layout below.

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.

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