Wednesday, February 11, 2009

February Close To My Heart News

Desert Scrappers Newsletter
Issue No. 23 February 2009
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Dear Laura,
Where did January go? It seems that every year goes by faster and faster. I am excited to say I am starting to have more good days than bad. Yeah!! Watch out for more events and activities to be added to the calendar.
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 will begin in March! 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!
  • 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.

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


February Stamp of the Month: Easter Eggs just in time for the holidays!
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

Anniversary Celebration
February 3- 28th

To kick off our 25th anniversary as a leader and innovator in the stamping business, Close To My Heart is giving all of our stamp purchasers a fabulous gift! When you spend $25 in stamps (Customized Name and Stamp of the Month excluded), you'll receive a custom-designed B-size My Acrylix® Good Times stamp set (retail value $13.95), packed with fun and versatile party-inspired images, for FREE!*
This beautifully crafted set will be a perfect addition to your stamp collection.

So...let's celebrate! Here's to the next 25 years of happy stamping and Good Times!

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


More Excitement-- a contest

Still going on... entries must be submitted by Feb. 15th

Close To My Heart is pleased to announce that the National Papercrafting Month celebration will include a contest- focusing on items that can be made using Close To My Heart products and papers. These might include the My Creations™ Mini Album, Artboard, Display Album, Circle Album, Memory Showcase, or Memory Keeper box; the Braggin' Tags™ Mini Album; the Monthly Calendar; or other products of your choice. The base of the papercrafted project can include products that are not sold by Close To My Heart (i.e. a lunch box, clock, yard sign, etc.) but all paper, inks, stamps, and embellishments must be Close To My Heart product. Papers used in contest entries do not have to be the Key To My Heart Level 2 paper packet; they may be any Close To My Heart papers you wish to use! Decorate them to your heart's content-then let us see what you've done! Because of the variety of projects available, the contest will be divided into three categories of items:
  • small (6" x 6" or smaller)
  • medium (between 6" x 6" and 12" x 12")
  • large (anything larger than 12" x 12").

Here are the rules and prize information:

Entrants are asked to submit one to three photos of their artwork, ensuring that the photos(s) adequately showcase the papercrafting item they are submitting.
Entries can use any Close To My Heart paper packet, including the exclusive Key to My Heart paper packet, and must use only Close To My Heart products for embellishing the artwork.
The base product for the papercrafted item can include items that are not exclusive to Close To My Heart.
You may submit only one entry per size category (small, medium, or large).
The deadline for submitting entries is February 15, 2009.
Close To My Heart judges will select five finalists in each category, and they will be contacted no later than February 20, 2009. Each finalist will receive a free My Acrylix® stamp set of their choice (excluding Stamp of the Month, E-size, or K [customized] sets). They will be required to mail in their entries in order to be considered for grand prize recognition.
One grand prize will be awarded in each size category from the five finalists. The grand prize per winner per category is $300 US in Close To My Heart products.
The 15 finalist entries will be returned to the entrants after the grand prize winners are announced.
By sending in their entries, the contestants agree to allow Close To My Heart to reproduce, photograph, and/or publish the winning entries in any medium that Close To My Heart deems appropriate.

*Upcoming Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats:


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

July 10-12, 2009: Palm Desert Disney Retreat Party co-hosted with Sheila Goldsberry!
** July 9th add-on packages

September 11-13, 2009 Palm Desert, CA
** September 10th dd-on packages

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
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