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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Papercrafting, Friendship and FREE Scrapbooking Totes

This "little papercrafting hobby" of mine has brought me some of my dearest friends. This past weekend I spent 3 days with 13 of my customers and friends.  We rented a condo, cleared out the living room, filled it with tables, and scrapped to our hearts' content.  Thanks so much to Jamielyn and Nichole, who found the place, organized the weekend,  and cooked every delicious meal. They are so great!  Unfortunately we didn't get a photo of all 13 of us together, but the one above shows me with some of my mostest awesomest (I know those aren't words, but they perfectly describe these ladies) customers and friends.  I love that our age group ranges from early 30's to early 60's. I love that age doesn't matter. I love that we all laugh and share this love of scrapping.  I love that every single person that I spent the weekend with came into my life as a result of my Close To My Heart business.

Holly (below) is a GREAT example. Another customer brought Holly to one of my scrapbook classes (Play Group) about 9 years ago.  She has been with me ever since. Not only is she a great customer, but more importantly, she has become one of my very best friends.  This is a girl that I know I can tell anything to and it will remain between us, a girl that is wise and offers the best advice, who has compassion and cares about people, and who is such a great example to me.  Thank you Close To My Heart for bringing this wonderful friend into my life!


I love to bring a little something for all of the people who attend (Jamielyn and Nichole organize these events twice a year).  I filled these darling Close To My Heart Lagoon Bags (only $3.95 for 12 bags) with homemade cookies and some darling Heartstrings Picture My Life cards (great for pocket scrapbooking and so much more...but only available through March 31).  I added a note, one of my business cards, and a little card to the top, all secured with one of the Happy Day Mini-Clothespins ($4.95 for 8, also available only through March 31).  I sat this on top of a new catalog for each person and...voila!

As I ponder the friendships that Close To My Heart has brought into my life,  I am so very grateful. This business of mine has turned into a VERY lucrative career, has taught me skills in leadership and creativity I would have never learned otherwise, has given me an outlet for creativity, has given me a GREAT discount on the best papercrafting products around, and has afforded me opportunities to earn trips that most people only dream about.

This month is the PERFECT month to start your own Close To My Heart business.  There is an amazing (SERIOUSLY...AMAZING) sign up special this month.  Here's how it works:

You'll need $99 start with and you can get over $810 in products and money back with this deal (including a refund of your $99 initial cost).   Hold on to your hats!  Keep reading for details...
In March only,  click here to take advantage of the deal below.  Also, if you have any questions, I'm here to help (801.360.9896,

A.   During the month of March, new Consultants who enroll will receive a FREE shoulder tote ($26.95 value) in their New Consultant Kit. The kit is only $99 and includes about $370 in products and supplies. When you add the shoulder tote, you are getting over $396 in products and supplies for your $99!

Shoulder tote, approximately
Description of shoulder tote: Shoulder bag with snap closure. Comfortably fits our 12" × 12" paper organizers. Perfect for carrying projects in progress, idea books, papers, small tools, and embellishments.

B.  Additionally, new Consultants who remit $300 worth of commissionable sales in their first 40 days after their New Consultant Kit ships will receive the rolling tote ($149.95 value) for FREE! You minimum commission would be $66 on your sales or purchases as well!  When you add all of that together, that gives you over $612 in products, supplies and commissions for your $99 kit cost.

Description of rolling tote:  Durable rolling bag designed to hold organizers in various sizes. Top zips all the way down for easy loading. Front pocket sized to fit 12" × 12" paper, plus two additional side pockets to store more! Finished size 25½" × 16" ×17½". Some assembly required.  As you can see in the photo above, they perfectly fit the Close To My Heart small, medium and large organizers.

C.  As if that weren't enough, if you remit $1200 worth of commissionable sales in your first 90 days, CTMH will also refund your $99 kit cost!  Add to that the minimum of $264 you will earn in commissions on that and you are getting over $810 in products, supplies and commissions for FREE!

I've created a chart to help you understand a bit better:

D.  When you sign up, you'll have the chance to choose from one of two kits:  the Scrapbookers Kit, or the Cardmakers Kit. Here are photos of both of them:
Scrapbookers Kit

Cardmakers Kit

These organization pieces are designed to help you get your business rolling, but they and this special are only available while supplies last, so hurry on over and join in March here!

1 comment:

Holly Cooper said...

Karen you are so kind! I'm so glad that Close To My Heart brought us together so many years ago too. As you know, I love the Play Group 'therapy' and mindfulness, as much as I love the creative fun and lasting friendships that scrapbooking has provided for me! Thank you, thank you, thank you!


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