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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Falling Prices!

Close To My Heart has lowered prices on select items, giving you more for less! Prices are lower on embellishments, organizational items and more! I know you are a savvy customer and care about how you spend your dollars, and I know you will be happy with these new prices! However these items are only available while supplies last so you do not want to wait! For best selection shop online through my website Saturday, May 1st.  The list of newly priced products are as follows:


Item #


Description


Summer

Idea Book

Page No.


Original

Price


Discount

Price

 

 

 

 

 

X8536

9x9 Simply Snapshots-Grace

31

$8.95

$6.95

X8535

9x9 Simply Snapshots-You Rock

31

$8.95

$6.95

X8534

9x9 Simply Snapshots-Moon Doggie

31

$8.95

$6.95

X8533

9x9 Simply Snapshots-That’s Amore

31

$8.95

$6.95

X8622

It’s Your Day Card Kit

33

$12.95

$8.95

X8621

Hello Birdie Card Kit

33

$12.95

$8.95

Z4109

9x9 Snapease

89

$4.95

$1.95

Z4108

6x6 Snapease

89

$3.95

$1.95

Z1034

Black Ribbon Rounds

90

$9.95

$7.95

Z1052

Ricrac Ribbon Rounds

90

$9.95

$7.95

z1124

Heavenly Blue Ribbon Rounds

90

$7.95

$5.95

Z1123 

Sorbet Ribbon Rounds

90

$7.95

$5.95

Z1103

Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon

90

$6.95

$4.95

Z1300

White Daisy Just Blooms

91

$7.95

$5.95

Z822

Summer Posies Just Blooms

91

$8.95

$5.95

Z1032

Metal Rimmed Tags - Flower

91

$4.50

$2.95

Z1132

Voice Recorder

91

$14.95

$11.95

Z1119

Autumn Garden Mini Medley Accents

92

$7.95

$5.95

Z1121

Holiday Mini Medley Accents

92

$7.95

$5.95

Z1118

Spring Blossom Mini Medley Accents

92

$7.95

$5.95

Z1120

Winter Cozy Mini Medley Accents

92

$7.95

$5.95

Z1287

Rustic Edge Anchors

92

$5.95

$4.50

Z1165

3x3 Mini Album Kraft W/Jute

94

$3.95

$2.50

Z1291

Artboard

94

$10.95

$5.95

X1412

8-1/2 X 11 Black Cardstock

96

$6.75

$5.50

Z1280

Font CDs Vol. 1 & 2

98

$15.95

$9.95

Z801

Ribbon Rounds Organizer

99

$22.95

$16.95

Z334 

Paper Organizer 12x12

99

$10.95

$7.95

Z1267

Paper Organizer 8 1/2 X 11

99

$7.95

$5.95

Z1153

All-Out Adventure Rub-Ons

93

$9.95

$6.95

Z1098

Love Letters Rub-Ons

93

$9.95

$6.95

Z1097

Nature's Ambiance Rub-Ons

93

$9.95

$6.95

Sunday, April 25, 2010

STUDIO J IS HERE!!!!!

I am so excited to be able to share this with you!!! Stuido J is finally here and ready for YOU to start playing and creating your memories. Studio J is the newest innovation in the scrapbooking industry. I promise you...there is nothing else like it on the market. Once again Close To My Heart has broken through the barriers of creativity and opened up a whole new door to scrapbooking. Our Studio J online scrapbooking is like nothing you've ever experienced before.


Our tagline is: Real life. Real scrapbooks. Real time.


Simply go to my website to get started!

Here are a few samples of layouts I did in less than 30 minutes each!





There is a tab for Studio J on my website. Click there and you can begin playing...for FREE! You pay NOTHING unless you order some layouts. Putting them together is TOTALLY FREE! I love free!

So what are you waiting for.  Let's get started.  And don't forget to check your e-mail for my newsletter with some very special incentives for you!  If you do not get a copy of my newsletter, send me an e-mail requesting it and I will be glad to send it to you!

Here are the answers to a few questions you might have about Studio J:

Q: I LOVE traditional scrapbooking. Will Studio J take away from that?

A: Absolutely NOT! There is room for both in your life. I am living proof. I love them both for totally different reasons. I love the artistic feel of hands on paper and embellishments. I love the speed and ease and professional look of Studio J. Plus, you can always order Studio layouts and then add a few embellishments of your own once they come if you have a serious need to do the tactile thing.

Q: I am not a traditional kind of scrapbooker. I have been scrapbooking digitally for years. Is Studio J something that I will like?

A: No doubt about it! I have looked at several different digital offerings out there, and in my opinion, NOTHING can compete with Studio J in quality, concept, cost or beauty!

Q: So seriously, how much does it cost?

A: There is NO COST to use the program. You have no software or hardware to purchase or download. Unless you make a layout (defined as a two page 12 x 12 layout) and decide to purchase it, there is absolutely no cost. Once you decide to purchase, each 2 page layout is introductory priced at $12.95. That is WAY below the industry average! And, if you purchase 5-9 two-page layouts at a time, CTMH will throw in 5 free page protectors. 10 or more and you get FREE SHIPPING, as well as a package of 5 page protectors for every 5 layouts in the order. Cool! Once ordered, Close To My Heart prints your layouts on high quality photo paper and sends them to you.

Q: What if I make a layout and want to save it and purchase it with a group of layouts at a later date?

A: No worries! That is actually the smart way to do it anyway. CTMH will save your projects for 90 days. And, every time you make a purchase your 90 days start over. So, say you make several layouts and then purchase them on day 80. Your 90 day clock starts over. They are saved again. Totally awesome! On top of all of that, CTMH even emails you periodically to remind you where your project clock is.

Q: In a nutshell, how does this "Studio J" thing work?

A: In a nutshell, these are the five steps to creating an amazing 2 page layout:

  • Upload some of your favorite photos
  • Choose from one of the 54 awesome kits (including most of your faves from our Idea Books plus some that are exclusive to Studio J).
  • Choose a layout pattern. There are MANY to choose from. They are like the patterns you'll find in our wonderful "how to" books like Cherish, Imagine, Reflections. The possibilities are endless because all the patterns you can choose from can be rotated 3 ways and flip-flopped.
  • Now personalize! You get to drop your photos in, add text, choose cardstock and background and texture papers from the kit, add accessories (just about every accessory item you can imagine!), distressing, titling, MyStickease, and so much more.
  • Save and/or buy your layout(s).
Q: If I'm not the techiest of techies, or even techie at all, will I be able to do this?

A: YES! This program is great for techies and non-techies alike. The program is VERY intuitive.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Trusting God!!!

Over the last three days, Mary Southerland of Girlfriends in God has been doing a series in the daily devotions about how we can be victorious over winning.  The key verses from these devotions are:

Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV) "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

These devotions this week has been exactly what I need as I have some things in my life right now that I have been stressing about.  Through these devotions, I was reminded that God is God and He is in control and I can rest assured in His goodness.  Here are the main points on how we are to win over worry:

Action one: Choose joy
Action two: Be gentle
Action three: Be aware of His presence
Action four: Choose to trust
Action five: Pray about everything
Action six: Practice the attitude of gratitude
 
The following was the prayer today from the devotional and this is truly my prayer right now:
 
Dear Heavenly Father, today I choose to face my fears with prayer and praise. I surrender my doubts to You and choose to walk by faith - not by sight. Fill my heart and life with Your peace and help me face these uncertain times in Your strength and power. And those things I can't do anything about, Lord, are Yours. Thank You for being Peace in my life. In Jesus name - Amen.
 
If you would like to read the complete three day series, you can click below:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Monday, April 12, 2010

May 1st is NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY!!!!!

~~~Come join us for an OPEN CROP to celebrate a day set aside for our favorite past-time~~~


WHEN: May 1, 2010

TIME: 3:00 PM --- Midnight

WHERE: O’Carrol Homes Office - Hwy 19 (besides Bradley’s)

COST: $10.00  (Goodie bag, NEW Summer Idea Book, door prizes, evening meal, tea, coffee, snacks - Earn extra door prize tickets for bringing all your basics, snacks for sharing, and completing projects.)

RSVP: April 21, 2010

This is a perfect time for you to get caught up on all those projects you have been wanting to get done this year or last year or even 10 years ago! Mark your calendar, let your consultant know you’re coming, get your scrappin’ bag together and plan on having some FUN!!!! Contact me soon as space is limited!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Just saying hello

I just wanted to stop by and say hello to everyone.  It has been a very crazy last couple of weeks and I haven't had a lot of time to scrap or blog!  At some point, life will slow down a bit. 

We had a wonderful Easter!  Our youth group at church presented a full drama presentation Sunday morning and it was so good.  Jordan portrayed Jesus and jake sang 5 of the songs.  I was a very proud Mom, but most of all I was a very thankful child of God as I realized how amazing my Savior truly is and how unconditionally He loves me!  Here are a few pictures of the play:



They all did an outstanding job.