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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Brand New Close To My Heart Idea Book and February Specials

Happy February!  I love so many things about this month:  Valentine's Day, our granddaughter, Daci's birthday, the realization that Winter is more than half over, and the hope of an upcoming Spring.  Along with those already fun things to be excited about in February, Close To My Heart has added MANY things to the list. I am trying to decide where in the world to begin!  I guess I'll start with a list. That always helps me organize my thoughts. Maybe it will help you keep track of the many goodies in store for you this month with Close To My Heart as well....  The card you see headlining this post is made with the February Stamp of the Month, see #3 below.

2.  Five for FREE in February
3.  February Stamp of the Month
4.  Help Make a Miracle
5.  Brand New Consultant Kit


Every 6 months (in February and August) a brand new Idea Book comes out with Close To My Heart full of so many wonderful things, including (but not limited to!) 8 new scrapbooking kits, dozens and dozens of new stamp sets, a plethora of pretty embellishments and 6 new Stamps of the Month.  WOWZA!  Here it is.  You can view it page-by-wonderful-page by clicking here or on the icon of the new Idea Book on the left side of my blog.  Then, when you've made your list, you can make your purchases on my website. But wait!  Keep reading. I think you'll want to know about a few more of the wonderful specials this month before you do.

2.  Five for FREE in February:

You can double your layouts with our Five for Free promotion! For each Studio J® 5-pack you purchase this February, you’ll get one free 5-pack. That means you get 10 layouts for just $55—that’s just $2.75 per page, with free shipping. Even if you’re already taking advantage of Studio J’s incredibly low members-only pricing, you’ll save even more when you purchase 5-packs through this special February deal. To order your 5-pack and to get one free, head to my website, click on "Shop Online" then add item #SJ5P. To build your layouts, head to my website, click on "Studio J" and go from there.
Also, beginning February 1, you can visit for a set of instructions for creating five beautifully crafted layouts in Studio J. These instructions are intended to help you become familiar with Studio J and its features.

3.  February Stamp of the Month: As always, Close To My Heart has designed a beautiful stamp set that is available during this month only. The February set is called "Thoughtful Tidings" and is full of wonderful sentiments, many of which coordinate with shapes on our CTMH/Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.  You can see a few fun boxes and 3D items below that the talented Close To My Heart Art Department below. I made the card at the beginning of this post using the set as well. I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest. I love Pinterest, don't you?  Anyhoo...back to the February Stamp of the Month:  if you spend $50, it's yours for only $5 (a $17.95 value). Or, you can purchase it for $17.95. Either way, it's only available during the month of February.  You can order it through me (801.360.9896, or through my website. Once your spend $50, you will be prompted to add it, or if you are purchasing it for the $17.95 price, enter item #S1202.

4.  Help Make a Miracle:

Let’s make a miracle by raising funds for Operation Smile®! The Close To My Heart Consultant who raises the most in donations between January 1 and March 31 will have the opportunity to go on an Operation Smile international medical mission where they will work as part of the non-medical staff, alongside doctors and nurses, providing care for children, screening applicants, teaching parents, and assisting in every way in this important endeavor.  You can donate by contacting me (801.360.9896, or by donating on my website when ordering (you'll be prompted to add your donation before the end of your order).

I want to add a special THANK YOU to my monthly Play Group members. Almost every one of them round up to the next dollar when placing their orders.  There have been years, when just by doing this, we have paid for one surgery all by ourselves. WOO HOO! 

5.  Brand New Consultant Kit: Along with a new Idea Book also always comes a new Consultant Kit. If you have or are thinking about becoming a Close To My Heart Consultant, this is a great time to do it with a brand new kit!  Our base kit is only $99 (plus shipping and tax) and then there are three add-on kits to choose from at $40 each as well.  My suggestion:  If I were just signing up, I would purchase the basic kit, plus "Choose Me Three" (this includes a three-month Studio J Membership and 5 free two-page layouts.  This Add-On kit alone is worth over $62.50.  I'll even show you the kit contents below. Before I do, let me just tell you how easy it is to sign up:
  • Go to my website
  • Click on "Your Opportunites"
  • Scroll down that page to the bottom until you see the link that says "To Become a Consultant, click here".  Of course, click there.
  • Once you sign up, Close To My Heart will notify me and I will contact you right away to help you get started. Also, if you have any questions as you are deciding to sign up, I am more than happy to answer them! (801.360.9896,

Add-On Kit One:

Add-On Kit Two:

Add-On Kit Three:
Hugs from Chicago (for only 6 more days),


Sheila Bennett said...

Very nice card! Really like the color combo and the combo of papers that you used.

Brenda said...

I love that card and am so glad I have one!!

Laurel said...

Beautiful card!

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Jamie Harder said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL card!!! What a wonderful sentiment and such gorgeous papers!!

Sheila Wilkerson said...

Karen, you have a gift of marrying paper combos I would NEVER dream of. I love it! hugs to ya.


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