Monday, July 30, 2012

Becoming a Close to My Heart Consultant just got easier!!

Have you ever considered becoming a consultant with Close to My Heart? Well there never been a better time.  Close to My Heart now has the "Essentials" consultant kit for just $49.00.  You heard that right.  Start your Close to My Heart business today for a minimal investment. 

But there is MORE!  For the month of August when you sign up to be a Close to My Heart consultant you can receive this exclusive Damask Tote Bag absolutley free.  All total that is $180.00 retail for just $49.00.
This is a while supplies last special so don't delay in August or the bag will be gone.  Start off HERE,  click on Opportunities, then on Becoming a Consultant.  Then complete the form. It's just that easy and you are going to love sharing Close to My Heart with all your family and friends.

I look forward to welcoming you into our family!
Nan B

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Convention highlights

Some of my favorite peeps with Close to My Heart:   Cindy (left) is my fabulous upline and Denise
is my sideline.  This was at the awards banquet.  Everyone puts on their prettiest and comes together for dinner, awards and entertainment which was the Texas Tenors.  If you have never heard of the Texas Tenor I suggest you google them.  They were EXCELLENT.  The whole evening was great.

Debbie (left) and I shared a room and Nancy has been our roommate other years.  We are die hard CTMH peeps.  And we love going to convention....every year we say "It can't possibly be any better next year" and every year Jeanette Lynton (Founder and CEO of Close to My Heart) and her staff manage to WOO us with a better convention.   How is that possible?!  We don't know but we look forward to it.

These are 3 of the minds that work so hard to make convention what it is!! 

Close to My Heart Directors are treated like royalty.  They even got their own stars this year!!!  It was really fun.  Thanks Cindy for being a star!!

Discontinued Products

Here is our discontinued list (while supplies last).  If you go on my OBA at and look for your hostesses name and click on it you can place your order there and your hostess will get credit.  Happy Shopping, Nan B

Retiring Product
(not included in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book)

·         The following products are scheduled to be retired from the CTMH product line and are not pictured in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.
·         All of our How-To Books have been retired and are sold out.

Paper Packs/Stickease/Complements
·         Cruisin’ Paper Pack                                           X7154B
·         Cruisin’ Complements Foil Images                      X7154C
·         Elemental Paper Pack                                        X7141B
·         Elemental Complements Dimensional Elements   X7141C
·         Footloose Paper Pack                                        X7151B
·         Footloose Complements Dimensional Elements   X7151C
·         Lucy Paper Pack                                               X7149B
·         Lucy Complements Glittery Rub-Ons                  X7149C
·         Roxie Paper Pack                                              X7140B
·         Roxie My Stickease Assortment                         X7140C
·         Sonoma Paper Pack                                          X7143B
·         Sonoma My Stickease Assortment                     X7143C
·         Superhero Paper Pack                                       X7152B
·         Superhero Complements Rub-Ons                      X7152C
·         Typeset Paper Pack                                          X7139B
·         Typeset Complements Canvas Shapes               X7139C

Workshops on the Go
·         WOTG Cruisin’ Kit
·         WOTG Florentine Kit
·         WOTG Footloose Kit
·         WOTG Lucy Kit
·         WOTG Pemberley Kit
·         WOTG Stella Kit
·         WOTG Superhero Kit
·         WOTG Victory Kit

(Cardstock, inkpads, and reinkers are all included. Check your Idea Book for part numbers.)
·         Amethyst
·         Baby Pink
·         Brown Bag
·         Dutch Blue
·         Garden Green
·         Garnet
·         Grey Flannel
·         Grey Wool
·         Heavenly Blue
·         Holiday Red
·         Key Lime
·         Lilac Mist
·         Moonstruck
·         Pansy Purple
·         Parchment
·         Petal
·         Spring Iris
·         Sunflower
·         Sunkiss Yellow
·         Sunny Yellow
·         Taffy
·         Tulip
·         Vanilla Cream
·         Vineyard Berry

Other Cardstock
·         Colonial White 6-pack    X5901
·         White Daisy 6-pack        X5900

·         Clear Cards 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
·         Clear Cards 4-1/2”

·         Quick Pic Album-Dark Chocolate             Z1406
·         Quick Pic Album-Dark Cranberry             Z1405
·         Quick Pic Album-Outdoor Denim             Z1404
·         Snapease Album System 12x12             Z4110

·         Bitty Brads Basic Assortment                 Z1367
·         Bitty Brads Metal Assortment                 Z1368
·         Bitty Buds Assorment                            Z1690
·         Bottle Caps                                           Z1691
·         Canvas Badge Buttons                          Z1397
·         Clear Sparkles                                       Z1104
·         Color Ready Irresistibles- Lots of Dots    Z1261
·         Comic Badge Buttons                            Z1688
·         Dimensional Elements-Ornaments          Z1337
·         Heirloom Assorment                              Z1635
·         Hinges                                                  Z1402
·         Mini-Medley Accents-Honey                   Z1488
·         Mini-Medley Accents-Pacifica                 Z1698
·         Mini-Medley Accents-Sunset                  Z1338
·         Mini-Medley-Tulip                                   Z1320
·         Photo Hangers                                      Z1403
·         Ribbon-Designer Pink Collection             Z1384
·         Ribbon-Sw. Lf. Stitched Grosgrain (bulk) Z1383
·         Seaside Wooden Shapes                        Z1693 (sold out)

My Creations Products
·         My Creations A-Door-Ables                    Z1321
·         My Creations All Sorts Mini Album          Z1224
·         My Creations Cube                                Z1152
·         My Creations Mix & Mingle Album          Z1334

·         Craft Tray                                             1764
·         Distressing Kit                                       Z1299 (sold out)
·         Dotto Dots Dispenser                            1766
·         Dotto Dots Dispenser-Refill                    1767
·         Double Scrubber                                    Z1163
·         Euro Personal Paper Trimmer                 Z338
·         Euro Replacement Blades                      Z339
·         Euro Replacement Blade/Scoring            Z340
·         Microfiber Cloth                                     Z1006
·         My Legacy Writer Black Pen Set             4275
·         Shoulder Tote                                        Z4204 (sold out)


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Club Meeting is July 28th.

Hello fellow crafters,
      It appears that I made a mistake on my dates for this month's club meetings.  I had posted earlier that we would meet this coming Saturday the 21st.  Our meeting is actually next Saturday the 28th of July.   I apologize for the mix up.  But know that I will have exciting things to share with you on the 28th.  Looking forward to seeing all of you then.
Nan B

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Convention 2012 Day 3 ...

     The new paper packets are beautiful!!!  The colors are gorgeous and very trendy.  With many new embellishments to accessorize with.
     There are 62 great new stamp sets.  40% of these new sets  coordinate with the Cricut!!!  15 of the new sets coordinate with the NEW Cricut Artiste Collection and 10 of them coordinate with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge. 
     Did I mention that my order has already shipped and will be delivered before next Saturdays club!
This is our last day of convention!  It has been a wonderful trip and as always convention gets better every year.  Hope you are enjoying your weekend. 
Nan B

Friday, July 13, 2012

Workshops on the GO!!!

Another exciting new item in the CTMH idea book is the Workshops on the Go Kits!! There are 13 new ones.......Yes 13 but the fun part is that they are not all the same as will have to
stay tune for more information on those at Club next Saturday!!! 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Convention update

HELLO From Dallas Texas!  You are sure gonna love the new Close to My Heart Idea Book!  Do you want to guess what is new in Close to My Heart World?  No Yes...well I will tell you that there is another Cricut cartridge in your future!!!  OH MY is totally different from the Art Philosophy Cartridge.  The Cricut Artiste Collection includes 700 images:Themed Projects, cards, Font, 3-D Items and 3 My Acrylix D-size stamp sets and 3 coordinating 12 x 9 dimensional elementsSheets (Awards, Quotes, Album Pages)   Retails for  ( drum roll please) $99.00. 
With this cartridge you can easily make 3-D boxes, interactive cards, and so much more!!!!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Just one more day and I will be at Close to My Heart's annual Convention in Dallas Texas!  New idea book, new papers, new bling.....OM Goodness I can hardly contain myself.
I am off to finish packing.  I will be updating my blog throughout the weekend so check back often.
Love you ladies and I will see you next weekend.
Thanks for checking in.
Nan B

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Celebrate AMERICA!

What an American tradition fireworks, cooking out and celebrating the country that we live in!
I hope that each of you can find cause to celebrate our country this Fourth of July. 
Leave me a comment on this celebration invitation.  Have a peaceful evening.
Nan B

Supplies I used:
Colonial White Cardstock, Pacifica Blue/ Holiday Red Ink  Stamps: American Celebration (D1458); BOOM! (B1354)
Red & Silver Glitz Glitter Gel - All products used are Close to My Heart

Operation Smiles Quarterly Crop

With the rainy weather all weekend, it was a perfect time for our crop!  Well to be honest any time is perfect to crop, but whatever.  We had a great time and everyone got a lot done!  We mixed things up this time and played some fun games.  One make n take was teaching us how to make this magnolias:

And the other was decorating homemade fabric bookmarkers.  Both are great to give as gifts or keep for your own use.

June crop started a new year for making donations for Operation Smiles.  We got off to a good start!
Thank you to all who participated in our crop.  We are here to help one another and you ladies always do just that. Thank you for giving to the children to give them a perfect smile!!!
Hope you have a week full of blessings.
Nan B

Pemberley Card Workshop

         Card Workshop is Tuesday July 3, 6:30. 
    SUPPLIES NEEDED:                                                                                                                1.  G1033 Workshops on the Go Pemberley Kit                                                                           2.  X5913 Light Neutral Cardstock Shade Pack                                                                             3.  Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes                                          
    Required Tools:
    1. Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
    2. Desert Sand Exclusive Inks® Pad
    3. Honey Exclusive Inks® Pad
    4. Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks® Pad
    5. Sponge
    6. 3-D Foam Tape
    7. 1" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block
    8. 2” x 2” My Acrylix® Block
         Looking forward to crafting with my favorite peeps. 
         Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!


May you enjoy the day!! Nancy