Friday, July 23, 2010

Zippidee Stickease Layouts

So, have you noticed the Close to My Heart Stickease always have a great layout idea on the back side? I love it, as I always struggle with the "blank slate" syndrome! I love having something to go off of, then I can tweak if I so desire! Check out these fabulous layouts shown on our Zippidee Stickease! So cute! I'm holding off on adding pictures just yet...I think these will be great layouts for the pics we take when my family visits me next month in Florida (can you sense the excitement/anticipation...I'm totally counting down the days till I see them!!!)

Imagine: Everything in Its Place
Cherish: Silver Screen

Thursday, July 22, 2010

CTMH You Choose!!

Close to My Heart
July 2010 Updates

I was fortunate to be able to participate in the last day and a half of our Close to My Heart annual Convention...what a whirlwind! I flew up to D.C. Friday afternoon in time for our Awards Gala...what a rockin' event with many of my friends and team members being recognized for outstanding achievements!!
I was brought up to date on all the new announcements, programs and of course PRODUCTS CTMH is coming out with! You're going to love every bit of it and I'll be sharing details about everything in our upcoming Newsletters.
But one of the BIGGEST announcements is how our Close to My Heart Consultant/Hobbyist kit is designed. This becomes active August 1st, so I wanted to share it with you now so you have a chance to decide which kit works best for you (the current Summer 2010 Kit or the new Autumn/Winter Kit)!! Read below for the details about the current kit and the new upcoming kit...then let me know if you have any questions!!
I look forward to hearing from you...please let me know if I can answer any questions or assist with any of your scrapbooking or stamping needs!!
December 2010 Retreat

Join us for a weekend of friends, fun and (of course) food!
December 2 - 5, 2010
Rockin R Retreats, Temple, TX

This retreat includes lodging, meals and 8 feet of crop table for everyone!!
You can choose Thursday through Sunday ($250) which includes 9 meals (dinner Thursday - lunch Sunday); or Friday through Sunday ($195) which includes 6 meals (dinner Friday - lunch Sunday).
When you RSVP, please let me know which option you're choosing (Thursday arrival or Friday arrival).
Contact me today to RSVP, a $55 deposit will hold your spot...spots are limited (that's how we ensure an 8 foot table for each person!)
Please contact me with any questions you may have! I look forward to seeing you in 2010!
Summer 2010 Collection
Join by July 31st and take advantage of this fabulous collection!
When you join Close to My Heart in July, you'll receive a New Consultant Kit brimming with all the products and supplies you'll need to jump-start your successful business. The price is just $99, but the kit contains more than $300 in retail value!
There are so many perks when you sign up as a new Consultant~the consultant kit is filled with products for fun and business, and the two bonus packs are designed to supplement our path to success! How can you choose? These packs are filled with the season's hottest must-haves. With two bonus packs to select from - scrapbooking or cardmaking - the best option is to get them both! Bonus packs are over 65% off the retail price! You can only purchase these when you first enroll as a new Consultant, so sign up and get yours today!!
Scrapbooking Bonus Pack ~ $60 (over $180 retail value)
Cardmaking Bonus Pack ~ $50 (over $150 retail value)
You Choose ~ NEW Autumn/Winter 2010 Products
Join Close to My Heart beginning August 1st and You Choose from these collections of NEW product!
Flexibility is the key to success in so many areas of our lives...that's why Close to My Heart allows us the flexibility to become a member and make our membership, business, hobby whatever we want it to be! You can join Close to My Heart and decide to order only for yourself and receive a discount...or choose to build a business and earn an income doing what you love! You choose!
Continuing with this You Choose theme, beginning August 1st, Close to My Hearts Consultant Kit is available with a selection of 6 product collections for you to choose from!
When you sign up as an Independent Consultant with Close to My Heart, you become part of a welcoming team that values and honors what makes you special. Whether you join for community, creativity, or business reasons, you are welcome here!
For only $129, you'll receive all the business essentials you need to get you going in the right direction PLUS your choice of three product collections that are sure to be perfect for the type of business you want to build.
You don't have to stop there. If you want all 6 collections, you can have them all! Purchase additional collections for just $40 each, plus shipping and handling, and save even more! It's a one-time offer you'll want to take advantage of!
When you join, you'll receive the Business Essentials collection, plus choose 3-6 of the following product collections:
Kit Includes: *Business Essentials
- Open Me First Brochure, current Idea Books, KeyNotes, Product Review (W9924), You Are Welcome Here Brochures (W1151), The Rewards Come Now Hostess Brochures (W1150), Customer Order Forms (W101), Studio J™ Customer Order Forms, Studio J™ 5 Pack of Cards, and Cello Bags (W1152) Plus...
* 3 "Choose Me" Collections - You pick 3 from the following 6 collections:
Choose Me 1 - One-year MyCTMH Website Subscription (Retail value: $155.40)
This 1-year MyCTMH website subscription will give you instant web presence along with the ability to offer online shopping, calendar of events, an artwork gallery, and more.
Choose Me 2 - 12-month Studio J™ Membership (Retail value: $99.00)
This 12-month membership to Studio J™ will allow you access to exclusive "Members Only" patterns & papers, free shipping & handling on one monthly order, free memory protectors, and more.
Choose Me 3 - Scrapbooking Focus (Retail value: $66.30)
You'll love the scrapbooking products, stamps, and instructional guide in this versatile collection.
- Workshop on the Go™ Magnifique Kit (G1015), My Acrylix Unity Stamp Set (C1422), Pacifica Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2192), Lagoon Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2195), Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment (Z1327), and a Memory Protectors Flip Flaps™ 12" Assortment (Z1325)
Choose Me 4 - Cardmaking Focus (Retail value: $66.30)
A cardmaker's delight, this collection features a full-color guide and products for creating exquisite cards and more.
- Workshop on the Go™ Mistletoe Kit (G1014), 4½" x 5½" clear cards (Z1323), My Acrylix Tag the Occasion Stamp Set (B1362), Chocolate Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2111), Cranberry Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2116), and Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems (Z1336)
Choose Me 5 - Scrapbook Storage (Retail value: $68.55)
The 12"x12" expandable album will protect your layouts beautifully. The shoulder tote makes it easy to bring your album with you wherever you go.
- Shoulder Tote (Z4204), 12"x12" Black My Legacy Faux Leather Album (Z1345), Label Holders (Z4127), 1" Extender Posts and Screws (1010), and 12"x12" Spine Expanders (Z4120).
Choose Me 6 - Stamps & Storage (Retail value: $83.75)
Make an immediate impression with a collection of whimsical new stamps, complete with blocks and a storage organizer.
- My Acrylix Organizer (Z1038), My AcrylixA Sip Stamp Set (A1109), My Acrylix Fright Night Stamp Set (B1359), My Acrylix Tannenbaum Stamp Set (B1361), My Acrylix Nature's Stamp Set (C1424), 2" x 3 1/3" My Acrylix Block (Y1009), and a 3" x 3" My Acrylix Block (Y1006).
Additional "Choose Me" Collections may be added to your New Consultant Kit
for just $40.00 each plus shipping and handling.

How do you get started?
Sign Up Today! It is easy to sign up!! You can do everything electronically by going to my website:
2. Click on "Your Opportunities"
3. At the bottom of the screen, locate the line: To sign up or for more information to become a Consultant. "Click Here"
4. It'll take you into the application.
5. It should only take about 5 minutes to complete the application.
6. You'll receive a confirmation e-mail from CTMH within a few days (and sometimes immediately), at which time you'll have access to the website (with the username and password you input on the application). You will receive your kit in about 1 week!
Noreen Petty, Director
Scrappin' Chatters Team
618-604-5490 /

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July CTMH Newsletter

Happy Independence Day!! I hope you are celebrating a wonderful weekend surrounded by family, friends and lots of wonderful memories! It's finally July, my favorite month of the year!!!
I'm definitely a summer baby, I love the heat, pool, sunshine, long weekends and of course no school for the kids! So don't know if it's all those fabulous things that make it my favorite month, or if it's because it's my birthday month that I love all those fabulous things? Either way, July is here and it's time to celebrate!
Next week is our Close to My Heart Convention in Washington D.C. where we will learn about all kinds of new products, events, specials and so much more! If you don't already, I highly recommend that you follow Close to My Heart on facebook and/or twitter so you can learn about some of these fabulous highlights as they are announced!
Our July campaign is a surprise, they're waiting until Convention to announce it, so stay tuned for an additional e-mail from me sharing all the details!
Meanwhile, check out some of the events some of my team members are hosting and see if any of these dates will work for you! As always, contact me if I can answer any questions or assist in any way!!! Happy 4th of July!!
Scrappily Yours,
Noreen Petty, Director
Close to My Heart

Looking for new ideas, techniques and artwork? When was the last time you watched our monthly CTMH TV episodes? If it's been a while, be sure to go out there and check out some of the fabulous new episodes! You'll learn great new techniques, see beautiful featured artwork and get great ideas for your projects...PLUS you'll be able to download directions so you can recreate the featured projects! Watch CTMH TV Today!!
Be sure to check out my blog as well...I've been posting some new artwork, so hopefully you'll find some great inspiration there as well!!

Traveling with CTMH

Just wanted to share some pics! This year we are working on earning a Close to My Heart trip onboard the NEW Norwegian Cruise Lines EPIC ship. This will be the first trip we'll be bringing the whole family on. We've ordered the EPIC book that shows pictures and tells all about the ships features. Our boys have poured over the pictures and are so excited about the upcoming trip!
I hung this thermometer at the beginning of the cruise earning period and each month the boys color in our progress. They are so adorable, they always remind me at the beginning of each new month that it's time to update the thermometer!
Thanks to each of you for your support! Without you, we wouldn't be as far along as we are! And as you can see...we're almost there!!
San Antonio Crops:
July 16th Splendor Workshop/crop 6:30 until midnight. The crop is free just bring a snack to share. For the workshop be sure to bring the Splendor Workshop on the Go kit. To RSVP, contact Linda Normann 210-479-8969/ 210-887-2424cell /
July 17th, 7-11pm, Splendor Workshop. Contact Shari Hahn at / 361-646-1061 to RSVP and reserve your spot!
St Louis Crop Night
Jul 23, 2010; 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Join Briana for an evening to get caught up on your projects. The cost is $10 and includes dinner, dessert, and prizes. Space is limited to 12 people so contact Briana at or 618-622-3144 to reserve your spot!

July Stamp of the Month is:
Happy Forever (set of 9)
Don't forget, you can get this set at a discount or FREE with a qualifying purchase!
Purchase it for $22.95 or Spend:
$25, get the Stamp of the Month for 25% off
$50, get the Stamp of the Month for 50% off
$75, get the Stamp of the Month for 75% off
$100, get the Stamp of the Month for FREE

Noreen Petty, Director
Scrappin' Chatters Team
Close to My Heart

Monday, July 12, 2010

Zippidee My Creations Board Book

Okay, you know I couldn't pass up the opportunity to use the Zippidee collection with some of our Disney pictures!! It's so perfect! So I created this adorable board book mini-album using our My Creations Board Book (Z1310, $6.95) and the My Reflections Volume 4 6x6 Scrapbook Program.

Sparkles and Bitty Sparkles, along with our Black Waxy Flax add the extra texture and bling to these pages!

A bit of our Fancy Fuzz circle pattern cut and placed to represent our Mickey cute!!

On the left side, check out our new A-door-ables (Z1321, $3.95 for collection of 10) chipboard doors and windows that can be stamped, colored, covered and more! What a fun way to make a "peek-a-boo" book, layout, etc!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Zippidee Scrap Cards

Amazing what you can do with scraps, and on these cards, I had so much fun playing with our new Zippidee Fancy Fuzz (Z1315, $3.95). It comes in 2 patterns (Indian Corn Blue diamond shape and Black circle patterns) and is adhesive backed, making it super quick and ez to use! On this first card, (not sure why it won't rotate the right way), I cut the black circle pattern and spaced the circles out across the card.

Featured here is the Cherish the Moment May Stamp of the Month (if you missed this set, let me know, I have a few extra available for purchase). I love these check-box cards, makes it so easy to have a basket of cards that you can personalize the sentiment with a quickly placed sparkle, brad or simply a checkmark in the box!

Fancy Fuzz, Sparkles and Waxy Flax...what a combination!