It’s time for August Close to My Heart News and there is much to share! New specials and a new catalog! My house has been super quiet this past week because Brian and his mom were Oregon. I had these grand plans (and lists!) to get so much done. But in reality I used most of this time to relax and just enjoy the quietness of my house without all the commotion. I did some crafting for sure though because that is one way I relax! How has your August been going?
Remember August is the month with two core catalogs. Be sure and order everything you want from the retiring catalog because it ends at the end of the month. When you place your online order on my site, you will get the new catalogs included for free in your box! Did you know that CTMH does not refer to them as Catalogs? They call them Idea Books because they are full of layout and card ideas! See something you like but not sure how to make it? Let me know, I can get you the layout “recipe”.
Crafting with the Fa-BOO-lous collection is an absolute treat, and you can even get these products at a discounted price when you purchase the Fa-BOO-lous Product Bundle or the Fa-BOO-lous Workshop Kit! Be sure to check out the Fa-BOO-lous Workshop Guide, which gives instructions for using the materials in your workshop kit plus some additional supplies to create two 12″ × 12″ two-page layouts, a single-page 12″ × 12″ layout, and a set of papercrafted treat pockets!
Start Up Savings
Through August 31, when you buy 2 select Cut Above® scrapbooking and cardmaking kits, you can get a third kit free! Whether you are new to papercrafting, short on time, or just looking for easier approaches to scrapbooking and cardmaking, you will love these kits for how easy they are to complete and how beautiful your finished artwork is!
You can also save on our Starter Kits, which include a collection of essential products especially for beginning crafters. These kits are available for a limited time at 20% off the retail value!
There are several to choose from, but below is just a sampling of a few.
Our VIP Customers have enjoyed several exclusive product and workshop offerings as a perk of our VIP Customer program. For a limited time, we are making some of these items available to all customers to give you a taste of the VIP treatment, too! These items will be available through August 31, but only while supplies last, so make sure to take advantage of this opportunity while you can!
Stamp of the Month – Teach Love Inspire
Makers with Heart Video Series
This months #makerswithheart video series is on #CTMH Digital Art. Did you know we have digital art? Here is my video, check it out and then watch the others for even more inspiration and ideas!
The Makers with Heart release our videos over 7 days starting each month on the 10th. One of us will release a video everyday so be sure to come back and check out all of them. They will be linked in the description below my video and in my Makers with Heart Playlist.
We also do the Mystery Envelope Challenge on the 25th. This one we all release our videos on the same day and it is so fun to see how 7 of us use the exact same product in completely different ways. Here is July Mystery Envelope video. Come back on Aug 25th to see what we did this month!
Be a Consultant??
Have you ever wondered about the perks of being a consultant? The requirements? For me it is so much more than money. My favorite perk is the people I have met. From new customers and other consultants. They all end up friends. I love laughing with everyone, sharing ideas, techniques, stories and sometimes even sad times. But the bonds cannot be replaced. Some of my best friends I met because of scrapbooking and I wouldn’t trade that for anything. Second I love getting to see (and order!) the new products early. Being an impatient person I love that I can order all the goodies I want a month before they release on my site. The discount on these items is a big plus too! 25% off and that can increase up to 45%. Those are my top 3 reasons for being a consultant and that won’t change. I have been a scrapbooking consultant since 1999! That is 23 yrs (8 yrs with CTMH) of creating, laughing, learning, and meeting new friends. I wouldn’t change a thing, I am doing what I love. I would love to have you on my team and expand the friendships even more.
Backyard Bliss – Collection of the Month
Simple joys abound with our Backyard Bliss paper collection, which lends itself to a wide variety of crafting projects celebrating the things you love. Add this collection’s coordinating papers, stickers, die-cuts, stamped images, and more to cards, scrapbook pages, and anything else you create!
Social Media and crop date!
I have a September crop date!!! Remember space is limited and spots fill up quick. So do not wait. Our new cropping location is Springhill Suites at South Meadows, and we will be there again on September 17th from 9 am – 6 pm. I hope you can join us!