Friday, February 27, 2009

Blogoversary Give-a-away #2

On the 12th day before our Blogoversary....
a gift of plenty to loyal customers.

Please comment on how many Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats you have attended and your favorite Desert Scrappers memory... and gifts of plenty will be given.

Do it soon since you only have until the next blogoversary give-a-away is posted.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

March CTMH News

Desert Scrappers Newsletter
Issue No. 24 March 2009
In This Issue
Special Interest
Upcoming Events
Quick Links
Contact Us
(760) 791-6304
Subscribe to Our Newsletter!
March is filled with lots of fun events. Please don't miss out on my March 3-31 CTMH website clearance sale.
Remember: Always use the blue "forward email" button at the bottom of the page to recieve rewards. Thank you!

  • I have 3 spot left in the new round of $25 product club. This round begins March 15th! In this program everyone commits to spending $25 each month for ONLY 6 months. Then one of the months is choosen as your personal rewards month. During this month not only do you get the min of $25 in FREE products but you have the opportunity to boost your rewards with collecting outside orders, hosting a party/workshop and/or (NEW) online orders. The rewards program has added a wonderfully new option too: Bundles and 50% off items!
  • Color Club will be starting again soon. This is the best way to get a sample of each of the 60 exclusive CTMH colors without an overload on supplies.
  • There is New club in town: Kit Workshop! It will be your way to complete layouts plus cards/paper crafts from each one of the New Reflections Kits (these are the kits in the front of each new Idea Book). Hand in hand the clubs work perfectly together; Kit Workshops gets you the materials and directions while product club helps build the tools for all those new techniques you will be learning!

Join SBR and me for a fun weekend:
Royal Slumber Crop - Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats & CTMH team sponsors a flowerbed.

Only a few spots are left at the entire event. Register now!

Join Scrapbook Royalty for the Royal Slumber Crop in San Marcos, CA on March 14-15, 2009 for a royal good time! Your $75 or $95 registration fee entitles you to:

32 hours of cropping
4 feet of cropping space
2 FREE classes (with $75 Registration)
4 FREE classes (with $95 Registration)
4 delicious meals, & midnight snack
Tea time
Fairy fly by goodies from our sponsors
Contests and silent auctions
Yoga, Personality testing, massages, waxing & more pampering...(some require donation)
A spot in the "Royal Sleeping Chamber"
Opportunity drawings
Charitable fun atmosphere and more!
But wait, it gets better...
...there's a Royal Treatment Bonus!

Since this flowerbed is sponsored by two of my companies, get ready to be spoiled two-fold. More details to follow.

And you can choose your own "flowerbed" to crop in!!

Choose your flowerbed from these following sponsors and plant yourself for two days of fun:
Prima Marketing Inc (full)
Quick Quotes (full)
Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks (full)
Fiskars Fiskateers
Diva Craft Lounge Radio Show
Cancer Coping Center
And more to be announced!!!
INCLUDING ME!!- Desert Scrappers WR & CTMH

They Also Have A Payment Plan Available:

Just put half down within 10 days of registration and then pay the other half by February 14, 2009. The payment plan includes a small service fee of $5. For more details, click here. Payment plan registration fees are non-refundable, sorry no exceptions.

AND did we mention; Amazing Classes and Instructors at this event?!?!

Leah Fung, Stephanie Ackerman, Donna Salazar, and Johanna Peterson will be offering full classes for you to enjoy, Your registration fee entitles you to 2 classes but for an extra $20 you can take all 4! We are lucky to have such wonderful teachers that will be teaching at this event. Click on their names above to see samples of the free classes that are going to be taught.

To register for this fabulous event, click HERE.

We also have ideas for helping you raise the $100 in donations to donate at the event. For all of the details, please see their website.

**Remember that 15% of your regular priced Retreat fees count towards your donations too!


For easy online registration

**Even if you aren't able to sit with me please stop by and say "hello".

I will have goodies!


February Stamp of the Month: Butterfly Wings are always popular!
And remember get it at a discounted price with a minimum of $25 purchase or
Free with a $100 order.

NEW KIT WORKSHOP CLUB: This club is the newest way to complete layouts plus cards/paper crafts from each one of the New Reflections Kits (these are the kits in the front of each new Idea Book). Hand in hand with the product club these two work perfectly together; Kit Workshops gets you the materials and directions while product club helps build the tools for all those new techniques you will be learning!

Three levels of Kit Workshop Club
  • Basic $25 per month
  • Better $45 per month
  • Best $60 per month

* additional discounts apply with long term commitment

Constant Campaign

Forward, March!
March 3- 31st

New Consultants who enroll during our March Constant Campaign can take
advantage of a fabulous bonus offer:their choice of up to two select
organizational products at 50% off retail price! This is a great way to begin
your business in an orderly and organized fashion, and at great savings!
New Consultants can save approximately $129 with this promotion.
During the sign-up process, you will have the chance to specify which products
you would like to purchase. (choose from the My Acrylix® Organizer, Rolling
Carryall, Exclusive Inks™ Organizer,and many more or get two of the same product)

To become a consultant click here

UPDATE: This special went so well! I did not double my team but I came close. So close in fact that I was only 1 new consultant from doubling... so if you want to sign-up let me know and we can talk about extending this offer.

Can you please help me? I need your help... I am wanting to double the size of my team between now and January 31st. Can you help me by sending this info out to all of your friends and family? You never know who may be interested. Thanks in advance! All team members get to attend all my events, crops and classes for FREE or greatly discounted including Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats!

And if you are the final one who doubles my team size, I will reimburse your consultant kit fee once you have 1 active quarter.*

Things to Remember:
Potential recruits may choose from 2 add on options:
Basic kit for $99 with over $300 worth of products.

Add on kits:
The Scrapbooker Kit for $60, valued at $180
The Card Marker kit for $50, valued at $150

If you have any questions please email me.

To become a consultant click here


Online Clearance Sale

March 3- 31

Set your timers, you will not want to miss these great deals!
Close To My Heart is having an online clearance sale featuring incredible discounts, as much as 80% off retail.

Mark your calendar for March 3rd and shop my website, early.
Discount Selection is "while supplies last" and at these prices, products will go FAST. Don't forget to stock up!

*Upcoming Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats:


May 29-31, 2009 Palm Desert, CA
** May 28th add-on packages

July 10-12: Disney Retreat Party co-hosted w/ Sheila G! Palm Desert, CA
** July 9th add-on packages

September 11-13, 2009 Palm Desert, CA
** September 10th add-on package

All Retreats now include...
6+ feet of Scrapping Space
Welcome Goodie Bag
Unlimited Water & Iced Tea Service
Classes with Knowledgeable Teachers
Journaling computer on site
Two nights at an Embassy Suites or Hampton Inn & Suites
Three days of Scrapbooking Fun
Drawings for lots of prizes
Swap box
Prize for furthest distance traveled, most & least pages done
PJ night- Saturday
Meals Include:
Friday: Manager's reception @ Embassy Suites
Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch @ all locations
Saturday: Manager's reception @ Embassy Suites
Sunday: Breakfast @ all locations

Visit: to reserve your spot, today!

Remember, I am available to host private parties for Birthdays, Bridal and Baby showers or a fun girls night out! Book a Home Gathering for your chance to "bump up" your rewards level!

Thank you for reading and hope to hear from you soon!


Laura Miller
Desert Scrappers
Save $$
Earn Free Retreats or Close To My Heart Goodies!
By Referring NEW people!
Receieve a thank you discount!*
Offer Expires: Never! Please pass it on!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

LSS Coupons- March

Hopefully my newly formatted blog will allow these coupons to be viewed better.

The Scrapbook Garden
18055 Beach Blvd.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 841-1801

10% off your total purchase of merchandise
One coupon per customer. Not valid on classes, crops, special events, etc. Other restrictions may apply.
Offer Valid 3/1/09 - 3/31/09
Strictly Scrapbooking
13213 E. South St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 924-3345

Save 30% Off One Item
Min. $10 Purchase
Offer Valid: 3/1/09 - 3/31/09
Stamping Details
14009 Midland Road
Poway, CA 92064

Buy one punch, get a 2nd punch 1/2 off
Offer Valid on in-stock items only.
Offer Valid 3/1/09 - 3/31/09
Stamp Your Heart Out
141 Harvard Ave
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 621-4363

Free-- One Creative Imaginations- Bare Elements-
Cardstock Photo Tag- complete with ball chain -- ready to decorate.

Valid one per customer.
Offer Valid 3/1/09 - 3/31/09
Sonja's Scrapbook Spot
6081 Center Drive, Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 410-7272

25% off entire purchase
Discount on regular priced items only. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Present coupon at the time of purchase. Not valid on classes, crops, custom work, gift certificates or special orders. Limit one per customer
Offer Valid 3/1/09 - 3/31/09
Scrappin' in the Hills
5773-J Santa Ana Canyon
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
(714) 998-8855

30% Off One Item
Minimum $10 purchase, some restriction may apply.

Offer Valid 3/1/09 - 3/31/09
Scrappin' Divas Scrapbooks
28475 Old Town Front St, Ste A
Temecula, CA 92590
(951) 694-1600

15% off entire purchase of $25 or more.
Excludes custom items.
Offer Valid: 3/1/09 - 3/31/09
Scrapper's Cafe 2284 Griffin Way
Corona, CA 92879
(951) 372-8214

Bring in this coupon on any Friday or Saturday night, and you can crop FREE!!
Buy a Crop Card for $50 and the 6th crop is FREE!!
Spend $25.00 or more, and get 10% off your purchase. (excludes classes, crop cards, sale items, etc.)
Mention Scrapbooking Roads, and take a Cricut class FREE!!
Sign up for the Apple's Retreat and receive a FREE gift. (see for more info in retreat)

Must bring in ad for specials.
Offer Valid 3/1/09 - 3/31/09
Scrapbooking Heaven
15176 Goldenwest St
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 891-4664

25% Off One Item
Minimum $10 purchase. Not to be used for classes, kits, scanning, printing or special events. May not be combined with any other discount. One coupon per customer.
Offer Valid: 3/1/09 - 3/31/09
6738 Bright Ave.
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 907-0083

30% Off One Item
Minimum $10 purchase, some restriction may apply.

Offer Valid 3/1/09 - 3/31/09
Scrap n' Yap
830 S. Myrtle Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016

(626) 357-2727

Third time is a charm...since this is our 3rd
Shop Hop coupon,
you can save 30% off
one regularly priced item 3 times this
On 3/7, 3/17, and 3/28!
How charming is that?
Must have coupon present. Excludes items already on sale.
Not valid on special orders. Cannot be combined with other
coupons. Excludes the Scrap Box.
Offer Valid 3/7/09, 3/17/09, 3/28/09
Santa Barbara Scrapbooks
918 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 962-5099
All Quickutz 40% Off Limited to stock on hand. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.

30% off one item.
Min $10 purchase. Some restrictions may apply.

Offer Valid 3/1/09 - 3/31/09
Perfect Day Scrapbooking
9600 Hamilton Ave #A
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 963-6600

20% off all scrapbooking purchases
One coupon per person. Excludes Willow Tree, 262 Totes, Flip Notes.
Offer Valid 3/1/09 - 3/31/09
916 N. Citrus Ave.
Covina, CA 91722
(626) 967-9036

30% Off One Item
Minimum $10 purchase, some restriction may apply.
One per customer. Can not be combined with other offers.
Offer Valid 3/1/09 - 3/31/09
Cool Scrapbook Stuff
12305 Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Buy 3, get 1 free Stampendous Items
Must mention this coupon or have it with you. Limited to Stampendous Brand items only and stock on hand. Free item is a 4th item and is of equal or lesser value. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Limit 3 free items per person per day. Not valid on previous purchases. See store for additional details.
Offer Valid 3/1/09 - 3/31/09
Creative Paradise Scrapbooking
14006 Riverside Dr.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 995-6127

Bring in this coupon and receive 20% off your entire purchase!
One coupon per customer, cannot be combined with other coupons and does not include sale merchandise.
Offer Valid: 3/1/09 - 3/31/09
A to Z Scrapbooking
4651 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 792-5320

30% Off One Item
Minimum $10 purchase, some restrictions may apply.
Offer Valid 3/1/09 - 3/31/09

Monday, February 23, 2009

Blogoversary Give-a-away #1

15 Days to go.. just about:
So everyone who comments on this post between now and Feb. 24th at midnight PST. Will receive $15 off the regular price of May's Retreat.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Coming Soon!

I just was noticing that my blogoversary is coming soon... so be on the look out for some great give-a-ways. I haven't decided but something along the lines of a prize everyday for 10 days? Do you have any wishes?? Let me know and maybe there will be an extra bonus for you.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


It's official! This July 10-12 will mark our first annual Disney Party Retreat. Registration is now open! I want to thank Shelia Goldsberry for her willingness to co-host this event. As many of you know I had to postpone many of my events due to health issues and thought that we would only be able to have a May and September Retreat. Sadly, that left many of you unable to come. So Shelia boldly has offered to help me out so we can have a summer retreat plus decided that it should have a theme. And did she pick a good one!

Most of the details are still in the works but here are a few of the things we have planned:
  • Extra Special Goodies bags with lots of Disney items
  • Disney Character costume contest
  • Layout page contest for your Disney pictures

* We are still looking for great Teachers, Projects and Vendors for this event! So please contact Laura ASAP.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Online store coupons

The Mustard Seed
Save an additional 15% off everything in our CLEARANCE section by entering "clearance15" in the "Total Purchase Coupon" box at checkout to receive this special discount. This offer is valid through February 28, 2009.

Offer is only good once per customer and applies only to items in the CLEARANCE section.
Offer Valid: 2/18/2009 - 2/28/2009
The Bizzy Scrapper
Every order placed online will receive a FREE bag of mixed flowers from Prima! The bags contain assorted sizes, shapes and colors. What will you create with yours?

To receive your Free Flowers, place a minimum order of $25.00.

Offer Valid: 2/18/2009 - 2/28/2009
Scrappin' Great Deals
At Scrappin' Great Deals our deals are amazing & our clearance section is out of this world!! Save on hundreds of items while supplies last! Visit our Clearance Gallery to save!!
Offer Valid: 2/18/2009 - While Supplies Last
Use coupon code CUPID for 10% off your total purchase including clearance items

Free shipping on all orders over $30.00

Free gift with every order

Gift certificates not included in 10% discount code. Your credit card will not be charged until your order is shipped. At that time if you qualify for the free shipping, your invoice will be adjusted.
Offer Valid: 2/18/2009 - 2/28/2009
Scrapbook Dreamer
ItsGottaGO Coupon Code takes an additional 20% off all regularly priced items in the store. That's like getting the latest papers and supplies for 30% OFF!!! This coupon won't work on the items in our Clearance Section but those items are already so low you'll want to toss a few of them in the cart too! Shop till you drop and don't forget the bling!!

Only good on regular priced items. Clearance items and the Stow-N-Go table are already at a huge savings!!
Offer Valid: 2/18/2009 - 2/28/2009
Rubber Soul

18830 Front Street
Poulsbo, WA 98370
50% Off of Select Clearsets
CLICK HERE to view sale items.

Offer Valid: 2/18/2009 - 2/23/2009
Quick Quotes
Over 50% OFF Coffee Table Canvas Albums
REG. $26.99 NOW $13.00
Limited Time Offer, Offer not valid at conventions.
Offer Valid: 2/18/2009 - 3/15/2009
My Favorite Things
The Girl on the Go Bundle $49.85

Get active with Who's That Girl!

This bundle includes Gone to the Dogs, Goin' Places and Let's Go for a Walk!

And after all that GO-ing, help Who's That Girl? relax with Serenity Now!

Retail of the 3 sets is $49.85, but with the bundle, you get Serenity Now! FREE of charge!

CLICK HERE for a link to the page on the site which lists all the details and shows pics of the sets included!
Offer Valid: 2/18/2009 - 3/31/2009
Keep It Simple Scrapbooks

Receive a 25% discount on all regular, sale and clearance products from Feb 18 through Feb. 23.

Enter code: clear25 at checkout to receive your savings.

Sale limited to stock on hand

Offer Valid: 2/18/2009 - 2/23/2009
embellish IT!
Receive a Basic Grey Freebie valued at $10 with every order!
Use code "freebie" in the comments section at checkout

We also have over 500 products on clearance at 30-75% Off - just follow the SALE link on our home page!
Offer Valid: 2/18/2009 - 2/28/2009
Crop Addict

Come visit for six sensational days of savings. Save 25% on your purchases, including clearance/sale items. Enter coupon code save25 to receive your discount.

Yes, you can use the coupon multiple times.
Offer not valid on gift certificate purchases or monthly kit subscription.
Offer Valid: 2/18/2009 - 2/23/2009
Crazy Scraps

Extra 15% Off Coupon!
Use code shophopfeb during February

Excludes all die-cutting machines.
Offer Valid: 2/18/2009 - 2/28/2009
Cara Miller

AS I am no longer offering a monthly product kit club, I have some inventory to move or else I will have "some 'splainin' to do" when my husband notices how much I have in my scrapbook room! So here is how it works...I am using the flat rate shipping boxes and will stuff it full of paper, ribbons and class kit parts that are filling the shelves in my scrapbook room. The boxes will sell for $30 each and the shipping is $10.35. Each box will include at least two packages of paper from Cordinations and a pack of Dream Street Paper! These were the two staples of my classes. I will add some ribbons as well as a class pack or much as I can fit in the flat rate (11-7/8" x 3-3/8" x 13-5/8") box!

Offer Valid: 2/18/2009 - 3/26/2009 or While Supplies Last
bound + d/termined

25% off entire order with Promo Code FEBEXTRA

Offer Valid: 2/18/2009 - 2/23/2009
Auntie Amy's

Using our SALE coupon codes, you are entitled to:

CLING STAMPS: Buy 3 get a 4th one free (our pick, comp. value, and will try to compliment your choices no limit).

Progressive Gifts!: Spend over $25 - receive goodie bag 10.00 value!
Spend over $50 - receive goodie bag 20.00 value!
Spend over $75 - receive goodie bag 30.00 value!

You must use the code: clearance


Pay with your PAYPAL account use code: paypal. YOU WILL receive 15% off your order!!!!

You must use the code WHEN YOU ORDER.
Offer Valid: 2/18/2009 - 2/23/2009
A Design Intervention

We have several different page kits at a greatly reduced price! Place an order during the Clearance Extravaganza & receive a free "Grab Bag of Goodies"
While supplies last.
Offer Valid: 2/18/2009 - 2/25/2009
A Cherry On Top

Enjoy a hassle-free shopping experience at We have one of the largest selections of scrapbooking products on the internet - making available the newest products out on the market as well as those unique, hard-to-find products for your scrapbooking and paper crafting needs. Best of all -- we offer low prices every day including an extensive Clearance Collection with 30-70% savings.
Offer Valid: 2/18/2009 - 2/23/2009