Tuesday, August 15, 2017

This week's WAREHOUSE SALE...

Have you guys checked out this week's WAREHOUSE SALE!!!! It's FULL of all things "Halloweeney"...go check it out and grab you some GREAT DEALS!!!

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Join my Team and get REWARDS your way!!!

Ready to become a Consultant? Let’s get started. Have questions? Read the FAQ.

Rewards Your Way promotion

Rewards Your Way

When you sign up as a Consultant in August and meet certain sales goals, you’ll be rewarded with your choice of one of these items FREE:
  • Any of our Cricut® Collections
  • The Thin Cuts Block Alphabet + In the Background Stamp Set
  • An additional $99 SPC
To qualify for this reward, sign up today and submit $300 in commissionable sales by September 30. Enroll now.

Join our community of Consultants and start enjoying these rewards:
  • 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.

What’s in the New Consultant Kit?


The New Consultant Kit is loaded with essential supplies for getting your business off to a running start. When you sign up, you’ll automatically receive $50 in Select Product Credit for getting additional creative supplies!
  • Medium Organizer (Z4139, qty. 1)
  • 2" × 6½" My Acrylix® Block (Y1010, qty. 1)
  • 1" × 3½" My Acrylix® Block (Y1002, qty. 1)
  • 2" × 2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1003, qty. 1)
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836, qty. 1)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782, qty. 1)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778, qty. 1)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512, qty. 1)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, qty. 1)
  • Round Sponge (Z697, qty. 1)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty. 1 pack of 25)
  • Annual Inspirations Idea Book (WC1181, qty. 5)
  • Holiday Expressions Idea Book (WCS1181, qty. 5)
  • Cardstock Sampler (W1180, qty. 1)
  • Fundamental Paper Packets Sampler (W1181, qty. 1)
  • Holiday Expressions Paper Packets Sampler (W1182, qty. 1)
  • Petite Perks ™ You Amaze Me Stamp Set (W2038, qty. 3)
  • My Acrylix® Party Time Gathering Stamp Set (W1154, qty. 1)
  • Desk Pad (W1140, qty. 1 pack of 50)
Products shown represent the contents of New Consultant Kits ordered between August 1, 2017 – November 30, 2017. Some products may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice, and change regularly based on product and collateral availability. Price excludes shipping, handling, and taxes.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Online Warehouse SALES...

Online Warehouse Sales All Month Long!



Folks, our warehouse is stocked to the brim!!! We’ve gotta make room for all the exciting new products we have in store for you, so…how about we have a sale? 🙂
Actually, let’s make it FIVE sales—one for every week in August! Yeah, we like the sound of that! 🙂
Every Tuesday at 12:00 am (MDT) during the month of August, a whole new set of retired products will be posted online at 50% off the retail price!
And to sweeten the deal, we’re going to help you save on shipping costs! For these special online warehouse items, we’re gonna charge shipping on the discounted price, not the full retail price! Can we get a woot woot? 🙂
These products will only be available for one week or while supplies last, so make sure you check the latest deals every Tuesday! Our first batch is live right now—check it out!
Interested in even more special offers? Check out the awesome FREE items that you could get when you sign up as a Close To My Heart Consultant or the extra rewards you can earn by hosting a Gathering this month.

August is off to a great start! Now go get shopping😉

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Overwhelmed by photos...check this out!

Taken from CTMH's Blog...


How to Organize Years of Photos Without Getting Overwhelmed

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When it comes to scrapbooking, one of the biggest hold-ups for people is feeling overwhelmed with organizing their photos. If you have years of photos piled up on your computer or photos spread between multiple devices, it can be easy to put off preserving your memories. The longer you wait to organize your photos, the more overwhelming it will become—so now is the time to start!
Because we believe in the importance of memory keeping, we want to help make the task easier, so today we’re going to walk you step-by-step through how to efficiently organize your digital photos for scrapbooking. It’s a process that may take some time, but which will be well worth it when your memories are all in order!
To give you an added incentive for getting started, we’ve teamed up with Persnickety Prints to get you a discount code for printing your photos so you can catch up AND save money! Continue reading for more details. 🙂

Step One: Consolidate Your Digital Photos

Upload all of your digital photos to one location on your computer. We recommend using a photo managing system, like Google Photos or iPhotos, to easily transfer photos from your phone onto your computer. If you haven’t transferred them already, go through the photos on your phone, your camera, and upload them all to this one location.

Step Two: Eliminate Unwanted Photos

Once you have all of your photos in one place, go through and eliminate any that aren’t worth keeping: repeats, photos with a blurry finger covering half the lens, photos of your to-do lists, etc.
Tip: Moving forward, make it a habit to do a Daily Delete—every day, go through the photos on your phone (or camera if you took pictures on it that day) and delete any of these types of photos. It will take you two seconds and save you tons of time down the road. You’ll be able to skip step two entirely in the future!
Another tip: Use the time traveling home from a vacation to do your deleting. That way when you get home, you’ll have already eliminated all the photos from your trip you don’t want to keep. Plus, it’s a fun way to relive those memories again while you’re heading home.

Step Three: Organize Your Digital Photos

In your photo managing system, create folders for each month and year. Then place the corresponding photos in these folders.

Step Four: Back Up Your Digital Photos

Back up all the photos in your photo managing system onto a CD or external hard drive. You can also look into online options, such as iCloud, Dropbox, or Google Drive.

Step Five: Create To-Print Folders

Once you have organized your photos in your photo managing system, you’re ready to start thinking about scrapbooking them—woohoo! Even though all the photos you have left are photos you have deemed worth keeping, you may not want to scrapbook all of them. A great way to figure out which photos you want to scrapbook is to copy and paste a given folder onto your desktop. Then go through and delete any photos you don’t want to print. You can also edit any of the photos you’re going to print if you want to take that extra step.

Step Six: Upload & Print Photos

Once you’ve gone through all the photos on your desktop folder, you’re ready to print! We recommend creating a table, like the one below, to track each folder’s progress. When you have printed your photos, you can delete the desktop folder you created (remember, you’ve already saved these photos elsewhere!).How to organize years of photos without getting overwhelmed #ctmh #closetomyheart #scrapbooking #photos #organize #digital #persnicketyprints #organization
Tip: Choose one day every month to do a print run. Some months you may be able to afford printing more photos than other months, but get in the habit of printing your photos on the same day each month.
PHOTO DISCOUNT: Now is a great time to catch up on printing your photos because Persnickety Prints has been kind enough to create a discount code for our readers! Use this discount code to save 20% on your entire order: CTMH20
This code expires August 30, cannot be combined with other discount codes, and is limited to one use per customer.

Step Seven: Organize Printed Photos

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Option 1: Use our large organizers and tabbed dividers to organize your printed photos.
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You can organize your photos by date, person, event…whatever you want! Think about the album you want to create with the photos, and organize them that way.
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Option 2: Create a work-in-progress album. Use one of our D-ring albums and divided Memory Protectors™ to separate out all the photos you’ll want for an album. You can group like photos together so you know how to plan your layouts.
And that’s it! The next step is to start scrapbooking away! If the idea of scrapbooking itself overwhelms you, a great place to start is with our Workshops Your Way® scrapbooking kits
We hope this post helped you feel empowered to start organizing your photos for scrapbooking. We know that when you take that leap of faith, you’ll find so much joy and satisfaction in preserving your family’s memories and stories.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

19 Things You May Not Know About Our My Acrylix® Stamps...

Taken from CTMH's blog...

It’s STAMPAGANZA TIME!!! What does that mean exactly? Well, for every two stamp sets you purchase during the month of July at full retail price, you get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value for FREE! Basically it’s like Christmas in July, folks!
Since we’ve got stamps on the brain, we thought we’d revive this blog post from last year. It’s a fun way to test your knowledge about our exclusive line of clear stamps.
Think you know everything about our exclusive My Acrylix® stamps? Put your knowledge to the test by reading the list below! 🙂
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2. If you see a stamp image outlined in red, that means it coordinates with one of the shapes from our Cricut® collections. If it’s outlined in blue, that means it coordinates with one of our Thin Cuts dies.
3. We put A LOT of thought and effort into making the best stamps for our customers. See the entire process in this infographic:
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4. After we design each paper packet, we create two coordinating stamp sets, one for scrapbooking and one for cardmaking, to be paired with that specific paper. These two stamp sets can be found in the idea book right behind the coordinating Workshops Your Way™ scrapbooking kits. 
5. Our stamps are made right here at the Home Office, in a top-secret room.
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6. It takes about one hour to make one sheet of stamps from start to finish.
7. New stamps work best when you “season” them. To do so, rub the stamp across a stamp pad, and then stamp onto scrap paper until the image is even.
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8. Our stamps can be used with all sorts of inks, including dye, pigment, solvent, and alcohol inks.
9. Rather than attaching your stamps to your blocks, try using your blocks to pick up your stamps from a flat surface. This way, the stamp will hold its natural shape.
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10. Our My Acrylix® blocks have a small white horizontal line on them to help you with stamp placement, which is especially helpful for keeping words and borders straight.
19 Things You May Not Know About Our My Acrylix® Stamps! #closetomyheart #ctmh #stamping #clearstamps #crafting #scrapbooking #cardmaking #stampinghelp #myacrylix #howtostamp11. Some people cut apart their stamps in order to rearrange words in a sentiment when sticking them to their blocks.
12. Our stamps are flexible! Manipulate them so they fit inside shapes and banners, or just to get a different look!
19 Things You May Not Know About Our My Acrylix® Stamps! #closetomyheart #ctmh #stamping #clearstamps #crafting #scrapbooking #cardmaking #stampinghelp #myacrylix #howtostamp13. If some of your ink doesn’t transfer when stamping, quickly breathe over the stamp to re-moisten the remaining ink and then stamp over the image again. The missing portion usually blends into the existing image if the ink isn’t too dry. This is called the Huffing or Stamp Over Technique.
14. Because our stamps and blocks are clear, you can easily stamp over the image again to get a richer, deeper image.
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15. If you’re looking to remove that stubborn pigment ink, try our Spritz Cleaner and Stamp Scrubber. It makes it easy!
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16. Our stamps don’t need to tan—they like being transparent, so keep them out of the sun!
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17. Our stamps come in handy envelopes, which fit into our My Acrylix® organizer. You can also use our large organizer and tabs to store even more stamps. We also have a mini organizer for those mini stamp envelopes.
19 Things You May Not Know About Our My Acrylix® Stamps! #closetomyheart #ctmh #stamping #clearstamps #crafting #scrapbooking #cardmaking #stampinghelp #myacrylix #howtostamp18. If your stamps ever start to lose their stickiness, all you need to do is rinse them with warm water and soap, and the stickiness will come right back. You can also use StazOn™ cleaner on the smooth side of the stamp.
19. Some stamps make great friends, like our good ol’ friend, Sticky Boy!
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