Friday, July 20, 2012

Convention Highlights and a New Cricut Cartridge!

What an Awesome Convention! I am home from the
annual Close to My Heart Convention in Dallas with loads
of creative ideas and lots and lots of new products! There
is a lot to process here so let's get started...

The last few days of Convention were jam packed with
 informative classes, awesome create and takes, entertainment,
and fun searches for the elusive "Sticky Boy"..
More on that in a bit


           New Idea Book

Lots of great announcements were made about new products as well.
The new Idea Book will go live on my website on August 1st 
and let me just tell you, it is packed with awesome new products
and artwork
( 13 new kits to be exact!)
 If you would like to get your own copy,
I will be happy to send you a free one. I just ask that you pay
the $5 shipping. However, I will include a $5 gift certificate
for you to use on your next order,
so the book will actually be completely free. Email me if you’d
like a copy. You can also get a free copy (shipping included)
 if you place an order for new
products next month, including the NEW CRICUT COLLECTION...

New Artiste Cricut Collection

The new Cricut Collection is called Artiste and it is AMAZING!
 I have been playing with it for over a month and cannot wait
for you to see it. Just like the incredible Art Philosophy
 Collection, this one will take your creativity
over the top! With 700 exclusive images, hand picked by our
 own CEO, Jeanette Lynton, the cartridge features themed
projects, interactive cards, awards,
and more! From robots and coffins
 to wedding and Valentines, your cupcake liners, invitations,
and party favors will coordinate and quickly come together 
for any celebration! Cutting and assembling
 the MANY 3-D items is super easy using the projects reference
 chart and separate, step-by-step assembly book.

When you purchase the Artiste Collection, you’ll get:
(1) Cartridge (with 700 exclusive images including themed projects,
cards, font, shapes, cupcake liners, accordion and rolled flowers, and
TONS of 3-D boxes, purses, and other items)
(3) new D-Sized coordinating stamp sets
(3) sheets of coordinating chipboard shapes (with speech bubbles,
a mini album, and lots of banner shapes)
(1) project reference guide
(1) step-by-step assemble book

Click here or on the image above to see all of the images on this amazing cartridge.

           Studio J Changes
Lots of great Studio J improvements were announced as well,
including no more Membership fees! Yay!
Now everyone can have access to all of the
layouts and kit without a membership*. The layouts are only $6.95
and there are
 TONS of great kits. There are also new super cute fast and easy
Expressions Collections where you can create an entire 10 layout
(20 page)
 album in less than an hour with themes such as Year in Review,
 and All About Me
Click here to learn more
*If you already have a membership, you will get to participate in
 a special Members Bonus program. Be sure to check your email
  inbox for an email from CTMH explaining the details.
We were honored to have Stacy Julian from Big Picture Scrapbooking
as our speaker during Friday's session. She started her career
as a Close to my Heart Consultant and she still loves the CTMH product. 
She shared with us this video called
"Time cant stand still" by Hilary Weeks,
very touching song..Feel free to share

I dont know why this video is so big, I cant get it to shrink

She was so generous to give all of us a code for a free online class at
Big Picture Scrapbooking class and said that we could share it
with our friends.
So, if you are interested in taking a free online class with Stacy Julian,
visit this website and use the promo code CTMH to learn how
 to scrapbook  in record time!
The offer expires on December 31, 2013.
Thank You!!
   Each year the artwork gets better and better. Loads of wonderful artwork
is unveiled with all of our new products that consultants across the country
come to showcase. Truly almost overwhelming talent!

                                    Awards Banquet
The Awards Banquet this year was at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
Because it was in the BIG "D" everything was a western theme. We were given
 an exclusive western stamp set, a scrumptious steak, and entertainment
by the TEXAS TENORS, you may have seen them on America's Got Talent. 
I tell ya, will you just look at these gorgeous guys? I wanted to stay there in the
middle foreverrrrr!  My drool didn't show too much did it??
This year our team was honored with the award for top 3rd Team Sales!
WOOHOO It is because of YOU that WE were recognized for such an 
Thank you!
What a great company to be a part of, I have made so many nice friends!

Anna (right) & Me on the left.
What a couple of Texas goobers, LOL
Sticky Boy

Ah yes, The elusive sticky boy. Some people have been
with the company 20 years and have never found one at Convention.
I had the amazing luck of finding not only 1 but 3!!
Two large and 1 small. I gave one away to my friend and co-worker
Anna. ENJOY!
Its like a great big convention sized Easter Egg hunt
to try and find a Sickty boy. The last sticky boy I found stuck in a potted plant.
Goofy aren't they?

Would you like to join us next year at the Convention at
the Happiest Place on Earth? Join my team and you will be
able to join us in Lake Buena Vista, Florida,
at Disney’s Coronado Springs® Resort for the 2013 Convention!
Click here for information on
 joining our award winning team.
The new consultant kit can be purchased at the low price
of just $49.00 !!

 Hope to hear from Y'all real soon!


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