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Friday, October 9, 2015

Card Buffet Classes in October

What do you think about these cards? You likey?  Well, these are just some of the card kits that are available to make at my October Card Buffets.  I'd love for you to come! These buffets will be held at my home in Springville, UT.  Dates and times to choose from are listed below. I will allow a maximum of 8 attendees at each class so there will be plenty of space for you to work.  When you call or email me to sign up (, 801.360.9896), I'll give you the exact address. 

Dates and Times to Choose From:
  • Tuesday, October 20 from 10 am - Noon
  • Tuesday, October 20 from 7 - 9 pm (THIS CLASS IS FULL)
  • Wednesday, October 21 from 7 -  9 pm
  • Thursday, October 29 from 10 am - noon
Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions:

How does a card buffet work?  Easy!  You come, you eat as much as you want (make as many cards as you want) in the time period of the buffet, and then you go home.

What do I need to bring to the buffet?  Adhesive. That's it. I supply the rest.  I suggest a regular paper adhesive of your choice, glue dots, and 3D foam tape or sqares. Bring plenty of each so you don't run out!

How many cards can I make?  As many as you want in the time period. The only rule is you have to finish each card completely before you move to the next card.

How much does it cost?  You pay by the card. $2 per card, which includes envelopes

How much time will it take to make each card?  That depends on you and how quick you are. It also depends on which cards you choose.  Some cards are a little more complicated, some are simple, and there are some in between.

How many kits are there for each card?  That varies but there are plenty of cards and kits to keep everyone happy!

What does a kit consist of?  All pre-cut pieces for the card, the card base and envelope, all embellishments, and the use of any tools and supplies (other than your adhesives) that are required to put the card together.

What kinds of cards will be available?  A good variety of all-occasion cards, Christmas cards, Thank you cards, birthday cards, etc.

What if I love one card and want to make several of that card?  No problem! I just ask that you take one kit of that card at a time and finish that card before you get out another one.

Is there any way to get my cards at a discount?  Yes!  There are 3 ways. 
  • When you call to reserve your spot, reserve a spot for a friend that has never attended one of my classes or workshops before and I will take .25 off your $2 per card price, which will get you your cards at $1.75 each.  Bring 2 friends, get your cards for $1.50 each, and so on.
  • The other way is to order at the buffet. For every $25 you order (before shipping and tax), you get .25 off the card prices.  Spend $25, get your cards at $1.75 each. Spend, $50, they'll be $1.50...and so on.
  • Sign up for my November Play Group Scrappin' Classes at the workshop, and your cards will be $1.50 each.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Voice, Close To My Heart, and Why I Might Be the Coach For You

Do you watch The Voice? I love this show!  If you watch, then you saw Blake Shelton on Monday night campaigning on a 4 chair turn for why that contestant should choose him. He was funny and goofy (and even passed out Blake Faces to the audience to hold up to convince the contestant to choose him).  I laughed.  But guess what...the contestant did choose to be on Blake's team.

The Voice - Season 9

That got me thinking.  If you are thinking about joining Close To My Heart, why should you choose ME as your upline?  It's kind of the same thing as The Voice. On The Voice, the contestant needs to choose the coach she/he thinks will best help them reach their goal of winning the show. With Close To My Heart, you need to choose an upline that will help you reach your goals and help you be a WINNER by achieving them.  I don't have "Karen Faces" to pass out, nor am I on a hit program where I get millions of viewers, but I do have ten reasons to share with you that might help you decide if I'm the 'coach' for you.

  1. I have been with Close To My Heart for 22 1/2 years and  I love this company.  I am excited to share this company and my love for it with you as we grow your business!
  2. I am committed to helping my team members be successful. I do weekly training emails, have a team Facebook page where we communicate daily and share ideas and artwork, hold quarterly team meetings, have periodic conference calls so my long-distance team members can participate, hold challenges for my team members every other month (where you can earn prizes!), and provide weekly one-on-one mentoring calls for those team members who would like them.
  3. I care about YOUR goals with your business. Whether you want to earn $200 per month with this business, $2000 a month, or just want to earn enough to pay for your papercrafting habit, I respect your goals and am here to help you in whatever way you need. I will never pressure you to do things with CTMH that don't fit your vision of how you want to work this company. I am here to support YOU in your plan with CTMH.
  4. Over the years I have been recognized as a top seller and top team leader. In fact, I have built a million dollar team.  Last year my team was recognized as #2 in team sales. My team is called The Pacemakers (because we keep THE HEART {as in Close To My Heart} pumpin'!). You would be part of this team.
  5. I put my family first! I am committed to the team I have built with Close To My Heart, but my family will always come first.  I totally understand that yours does too.  I love that I am in charge of my own business, and because of that I can take time off to be with family, attend their events, be there to babysit grandkids, and share my life with them. I can schedule my business around my family, and YOU can too!
  6. I provide all classes and workshops that I design for my team members to use for their own customers for FREE if you would like to (this includes photos of the project, cutting guides, shopping lists, etc)!  This helps you work smarter, not harder!
  7. I have earned 12 trips with Close To My Heart and can show you how to do the same!
  8. I have grown my business successfully over social media and can show you how to do it too!
  9. I hold a team meeting/party every year at our Annual National Convention
  10. I will work my hardest to help you in your goals! 
This is a GREAT month to join Close To My Heart. We have an awesome special going on. In addition to the $435 in products you get in your only $129 New Consultant Kit, this month you also get this great cross-body scrapbooking bag!

To join my team, click here.  If you have questions, I'm happy to help!  Call or email me (, 801.360.9896).

Monday, October 5, 2015

November Play Group Scrappin' Class Layouts (Sangria)

The deadline to order your long-distance kits or sign up to attend November classes in person is Friday, October 9, by 10 pm MT.  Just call or email me to sign up (801.360.9896,

We'll be making three 2-page 12" x 12" rich, colorful layouts with the brand new Sangria paper pack and matching accessories.  These layouts are perfect for Fall photos, and as you can see on my layouts, just about anything.  I know that photos with the rich colors of Fall would look great on these pages, but I had other photos that were more generic that I thought were perfect as well.

November Dates and Times to Choose From:
  • Thursday evening, November 12 from 7-10 pm in Pleasant Grove, UT
  • Friday morning, November 13 from 10 am - 1 pm in American Fork, UT
After the layout photos, you'll find the shopping list.  In order to participate, you are only required to purchase the Basic Kit, but you are more than welcome to buy the Better or Best Kits, or to pick and choose from some of those items to add to your Basic Kit.  You'll see the kit totals in the shopping list below. I've also included a products list, complete with photos and links, at the end of this post for your convenience.

Feel free to click on any image to see it larger and in more detail. For each layout, I've included a photo of the layout with photos (with measurements included for each of the photo mats), and some detail shots.

Layout #1 - Family:

Layout #2 - Together:

Layout #3 - Quilted Look Layout:

Sangria Shopping List  (links and photos of all of the items in the kits are at the end of the post so that you can see what each item is, except the mini-pigment black pad. This is something that I will be providing for you in the Better Package.):
Basic Package:
  • Sangria Workshop on the Go (includes Sangria Paper Packet, Sangria Workshop Stamp Set, 4 extra cardstock sheets {3 Colonial White and 1 Cocoa}, Sangria Assortment, Poppy Thick Twine, Instructional Brochure
  • 3 more extra sheets of Colonial White Cardstock
  • Karen's Cutting Guide
Total including shipping and tax for those attending in person:  $36.00
Total including shipping and tax for those participating long-distance: $41.00
Total if you want me to cut your paper for you: add $5 to your total
Total if you want me to stamp your paper for you: add $5 to your total
Better Package* = Basic + the following:
  • Sangria Complements
  • Red Enamel Gems
  • Gold Foil Tape
  • Mini-Stapler
  • Mini-Staples
Total including shipping and tax for those attending in person:  $71.00*
Total including shipping and tax for those participating long-distance: $76.00
Total if you want me to cut your paper for you: add $5 to your total
Total if you want me to stamp your paper for you: add $5 to your total
Best Package* = Basic + Better + the following:
  • Eggplant Pad (to stamp and distress with)
  • Pomegranate Pad (to stamp and distress with)
  • Cocoa Pad (to stamp and distress with)
  • Champagne Pad (to stamp with )
Total including shipping and tax for those attending in person:  $103.00
Total including shipping and tax for those participating long-distance: $108.00
Total if you want me to cut your paper for you: add $5 to your total
Total if you want me to stamp your paper for you: add $5 to your total
Other tools needed to complete your kit:
  • Scissors
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Round Sponge 
  • Cricut Artistry Collection
  • Acrylic Blocks
  • Adhesives (I recommend a regular paper adhesive, glue dots, and 3D foam tape)
*At this purchase level ($50 or more) you qualify for the October Stamp of the Month ("Twinkle"...$17.95 value) for only $5.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Specials With Close To My Heart

October is here!  I am a huge lover of "F" words this time of year (don't worry...there is no  profanity in this post):  Fall, Football, Family, Fun, Firey Foliage, and FABULOUS specials with Close To My Heart.  Let me tell you about them...

  1. It's in the Bag
  2. October Stamp of the Month - Twinkle

1.  It's in the Bag:

When you sign up to be a Close To My Heart Consultant during October ($129 and you get over $435 in products in your kit!!!), you will also receive this darling bag FREE in your New Consultant Kit! You can then travel in style with this trendy and eye-catching cross body bag, perfectly sized for carrying layouts, paper packets, and projects that are in-progress. Along with the items found in the newly revamped New Consultant Kit, this bag will help you start their business with confidence and flair! To sign up, click here. Easy, peasy!  I'll be in touch with you as soon as I receive notification from CTMH that you are a brand new member of my team.

Here is a photo of the New Consultant Kit. Wowza, right?

Contents of the New Consultant Kit Include:
  • Zoe B&T Duos™ Bulk Pack (BULK369, qty 1)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385, qty 1)
  • Whisper Cardstock (X5929, qty 1)
  • Glacier Cardstock (X5770, qty 1)
  • Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2164, qty 2)
  • Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2641, qty 2)
  • Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2173, qty 2)
  • Aqua Shimmer Trim (Z3086, qty 2)
  • Grey Enamel Gems (Z3089, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® So Many Smiles (C1619, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® In Review (C1622, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® My Story (B1482, qty 2)
  • White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (X254, qty 1)
  • Medium Organizer (Z4139, qty 1)
  • 2" × 6½" My Acrylix® Block (Y1010, qty 2)
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006, qty 2)
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778, qty 1)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512, qty 2)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, qty 1)
  • Round Sponge (Z697, qty 1)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty 1, 25 per pack)
  • Annual Inspirations (WC1161, qty 10)
  • Holiday Expressions (WCS1161, qty 10)
  • Cardstock Color Sampler (W1136, qty 1)
  • Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1137, qty 1)
  • Annual Inspirations B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1138, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Petite Perks™ Tribal Circles (W2032, qty 3)
  • Idea Book Postcard (W1129, qty 1)
  • Desk Pad (W1140, qty 1)
(Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)
Items shown represent contents of New Consultant Kits ordered between August 1, 2015 and November 30, 2015. Contents are subject to change without notice, and change regularly based on product and collateral availability. Shipping and handling and applicable taxes apply.

2.  October Stamp of the Month - Twinkle:   This darling set is perfect for helping you get a jump on the holidays.  Why not start those holiday cards right now, before the hustle and bustle of the season sets in?

October Stamp of the Month - Twinkle. To help you with sizing, the star double circle is approximately 2".

This set is yours for only $5 ($12.95 savings) with every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax). Spend $100, get 2 (one for you and one for a gift!)...and so on!  When ordering on my website, you'll be prompted to add your set(s) before you check out.  Easy!

The 6" x 6" card I created at the top of this post was quick and easy, and oh-so-cute!  All products I used on this card are listed at the end of this  post, complete with photos and links for your convenience.  One of my favorite products is our Paper Fundamentals line.  I used some of the papers from the Enchantment Fundamentals Cardstock packet.  One side of each design is a printed design and the other side is a tone on tone embossed pattern of the same design (pay special attention to the tone on tone stripes on the blue piece around the edge of the card above).  The packet I used is an older one. The new Enchantment Fundamentals has brand new patterns!


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