Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Awesome new promotion, and new catalogue launch party!

Wow, summer is just flying by, and August has been a crazy busy month!  But I'm so excited to share with you some of the new things CTMH has in store. . . .

New Catalogue Launch Party:
The new Idea Book goes live for customers on September 1st, and let me tell you, you don't want to miss it!!!  To celebrate, I am going to host a launch party at my house on two different dates. . . Sunday, August 29, 6-9 pm and Monday, August 30, 6-9pm.  Be one of the first to see the new products in person, and enter to win some fabulous door prizes!!  Everyone will get a ticket just for coming, but you can increase your chances of winning in the following ways:

-RSVP that you are coming (2 tickets)
-bring a friend who is not a current CTMH customer (5 tickets)
-earn a ticket for every $10 increment of product purchased that night
-book a workshop or party (15 tickets)
-sign up for a workshop or class (10 tickets)

Look for an Evite coming your way soon!!

 Triple Play Promotion!:
Did you know that September is National Stamping Month???  To celebrate, Close To My Heart has released a special edition mini album kit.  And you can get it two weeks early!!  Starting August 15, this adorable kit can be yours!.  The kit contains 4 Exclusive Inks® mini stamp pads, a versatile C-size stamp set, 3 mini albums, ribbon, an instructional brochure, and pre-cut accents for stamping.  So quick and easy, you'll complete all 3 albums in a snap!

At a retail price of $29.95, this kit is an absolute value.  But why pay full price, when you can get it at a discount, or even FREE?!  Want to know how?  Here are the different ways to purchase this kit at a reduced price:

1) Purchase the kit outright for $29.95

2) Place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix stamps (excluding Stamp of the Month sets, Workshops on the Go exclusive stamp sets, and K-size custom stamps) and purchase the kit for only $15.

3) Place a minimum order of $40 in My Acrylix stamps (excluding Stamp of the Month sets, Workshops on the Go exclusive stamp sets, and K-size custom stamps) and purchase the kit for only $5.

4.) Hostesses who hold a qualifying Home Gathering with minimum sales of $300/$350 will receive a Triple Play mini album kit FREE!!!!

5.)  New Consultants who enroll during the month of September will receive the Triple Play mini album kit FREE as part of their New Consultant Kit.

Visit my website for more details.  But hurry. . . this promotion ends Sept. 30, or until supplies run out!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Super-De-Duper Paper Sale starts TOMORROW!! Hints for making it easy. . .

OK, so I'm TOTALLY stealing this post from my Director, Melissa Laverty.  Thanks Mel!!!  :-)

We are shouting from the rooftops how much we love and appreciate you! It only makes sense to pass along our appreciation with amazing deals. So for 8 days, starting tomorrow August 4 through August 11 (while supplies last), you can purchase select My Stickease® Assortments for only $2 US, My Reflections® Level 1 kits for only $4, and My Reflections® Level 2 paper packets for only $6 at

I want to make this shopping experience as smooth as possible for you. So, here’s a list of helpful hints:

1) If you have never ordered from Close to My Heart from MyCTMH website before, click here to set up your online account. This will save you time tomorrow.

2) Print out the list of items on sale: The Great Paper Sale    Highlight the products you are planning to order. To see an overview most of the paper packs that will be on sale, click here You can also check out a document created by my colleague Kristen Woodie with pictures of each of the kits on sale.  New kits from the Spring & Summer ‘10 Idea Books will not be included in the sale. Several of the kits that will be available through the sale are currently retired, so they are not pictured. You can either go through old Idea Books, or search for them with Google.

3) You will be able to add non-sale items to your cart. So, go through your Close to My Heart Wishlist. If you need some ideas, check out our Online Idea Book. Mark down the item numbers.

4) Remember, your order will qualify you to get the August Stamp of the Month for free or at a discount. If you’d like to see some awesome artwork created with this set,  click here to go to the start of a blog hop, featuring this set.

5) Okay, you are just about ready. After 9am MDT or 11am EST on Wednesday, August 4,  click here to start shopping online. To make things faster, I recommend that instead of searching for the items you want, you simply enter their order numbers on the lower left hand side of the page. AND, that you click on the box that reads: “Check box to load shopping pages more quickly without pictures. Uncheck box to load pictures“. Per #6 (see below) I expect that unless you are hoping to order paper that has long been retired and therefore in shorter supply, most of the items should be available for the duration of the sale. If you are not going to have access to a computer during the days of the sale due to vacation, etc. you are welcome to email your order to me at, or call me at 540-338-4110.

6) Finally, remember to try to be patient. This is a sale that many people will be trying to get into. But CTMH has told us this is about product availability: “We have specifically chosen the items available for sale because they are desirable, current and retired items for which we also have strong stock. Not all quantities in stock are equal and there will likely be some that we run out of. But the variety is wide and there is something for everyone’s taste and style. Although this is a “while supplies last” campaign and it’s important for us to position the items as such, our inventory varied and well stocked and ready to support you.”

Don’t feel like dealing with all of that mess and just want to browse around and see what’s what? It’s all good. I’m just so excited that so many of you are going to get some absolutely fantastic CTMH paper at such a great price!!!

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

WOW!!!! Incredible Paper Sale. . . 8 days only!

Well, Close To My Heart has done it again!!  We want YOU to know how much you are appreciated as a customer, and so the company has decided to have a MAJOR blow-out sale on select paper packs and My Stickease assortments!  For 8 days only, starting on August 4 at 9 am (MDT) through August 11, while supplies last, you can purchase selected My Stickease® assortments for only $2, My Reflections® Level 1 kits for only $4, and My Reflections® Level 2 paper packets for only $6 on my website

Click here for the complete list of sale items!!

If you don't recognize any of the papers, you can look them up at my website:

OK, so here are the deets:

Are these items available only on a MyCTMH site?
Yes! We will only be offering these items for sale on MyCTMH sites.

Can I purchase other items at full retail along with these discounted My Stickease, My Reflections Level 1 kits and Level 2 paper packets on the same MyCTMH order?
Yes! You will be able to mix and mingle the items for sale from the $2, $4, $6, for 8...It’s YOU We Appreciate campaign along with regularly priced items for sale on MyCTMH site.

Is this campaign a “while supplies last” campaign?
Yes. We have provided many, many items numbers for you to purchase from during the campaign. So there is ample supply on hand but each item is while supplies last.

Will the purchase of the discounted My Stickease, My Reflections Level 1 kits and Level 2 paper packets count toward my customer receiving the Stamp of the Month at a discount or even free?
Yes! Your purchases for the campaign count toward the Stamp of the Month incentive.

How much is shipping/handling for the $2, $4, $6, for 8...It’s YOU We Appreciate campaign deals?
Regular shipping and handling applies and will not change for this campaign. All MyCTMH shipping prices are based on the weight of items ordered, not the price of the items ordered. This means that shipping prices well reflect the costs of shipping even discounted products.

Is there a limit to the number of My Stickease, Level 1, and Level 2 paper packets a customer can purchase on one order?
Nope! There is no limit to the number of items you can purchase on one order.

So print off this list and highlight the paper you can’t live without. Then come back on Wednesday and get them ordered!!!

Oh, and here's a secret. . . many of these papers are already retired, and ALL of them will be retired as of Dec. 31, 2010.  So grab them while you can!!  Happy shopping!