Monday, March 12, 2012

Close To My Heart How-To Books...Retiring

Good Monday morning to you all! Hope you had a great weekend! I spent the weekend reorganizing and cleaning out my scrapbook room. (out with the old, in with the new! LOL!) More on that in another post...!

I wanted to let you all know that Close To My Heart's awesome"how-to" books, are being retired. Quantities on some issues are limited at this time, and I don't want you to miss out on any of these great books if you are be sure and head to my website: and order yours today! (you can also email me to place your order)

I have to say....I'm sad that these how-to books are retiring....I use them ALL the time! (of course I will continue using them for years to's just that we won't have the excitment of looking forward to a new how-to book in the future!) Those of you that are in my scrapbooking clubs know that I use these books to create the scrapbook layouts that we make at the clubs....and it makes my job of creating those fun layouts each month so much easier! I just skim through the scrapbooking guides, choose a layout that I like, and then create it using the wonderful cutting guide and instructions!

I also use the books in my personal scrapbooking, and for card-making! There are 4 scrapbooking guides, and two for card-making! Each book contains tons of ideas and inspiration with full-color artwork, specific layouts and the cutting dimensions and instructions for putting the layout together, photo layout options, and MORE! These how-to books make creating a layout or a card faster, simpler and easier! No more sitting for hours, trying to figure out where to put a photo or embellishment on a project! Just follow the cutting instructions and photo placement and you will be scrapbooking tons more pages!

"Magic" is the most recent how-to book....and it's one of my favorites! The layouts are fresh and updated...and the added bonus is that all the layouts have some sort of "movement"...they are interactive! From hidden journaling, to fold-out "mini-albums" (see the photo above!) that fit right on the page, to photos that flip up, fold in, etc....this how-to book is so much fun, and will make preserving your precious memories truly magical! "Magic" also comes with a DVD filled with patterns!
"Imagine" is another great how-to book, with approximately 50 layout ideas! BUT,, there are really many more layout possibilities than just 50! Just turn the layout idea 90 or 180 degrees, and you have a whole new look to a you actually have 100's of layout possibilities!
"Relflections" was actually the very first scrapbook how-to program that Close To My Heart released, but it was in a different format at first. That format was updated and improved into the current "Reflections" book, filled with fun, fast and easy layout ideas! You will love to mix and match your layouts with the ideas found in "Reflections"!
And "Cherish" is again, an amazing how-to guide to help you create beautiful pages that are amazing "works of art"! All of these scrapbooking how-to books will help you create awesome layouts that will truly showcase your life's story!

"Originals" (above) and "Wishes" (below) card-making programs are both jam-packed with ideas for any type of greeting card that you would ever need to create! These two books are formatted the same as the scrapbooking guides....with color photos for inspiration, cutting dimensions for creating the card, instructions for assembling your card, and a DVD filled with fun patterns to use on your cards! These how-to books are a "must-have" for any card-makers out there....from beginners to advanced!
The how-to books are a GREAT just $21.95 each! Again, quantities are limited on some of the books right now, and all of the books will be retired at the end of this current Spring/Summer catalog (Aug.), or while supplies last. So I say RUN, do not walk, to my website and complete your collection of Close To My Heart how-to books now!
Or email me with your order!
Contact me with any questions you might have...I'll be happy to help!
I'll be back in a day or so with more fun project kits for sale!
And, don't forget..,,you have 3 weeks left to take advantage of the AMAZING special for this month.....sign up as a Close To My Heart Consultant in March, and get our awesome Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Bundle absolutely FREE! (the cartridge, 3 stamp sets and 3 sheets of chipboard shapes....valued at $124, retails for $99!) For just $99 (plus tax & shipping), you will get approximately $400 worth of great Close To My Heart products! Sign up today on my website:!!
Have a great Monday!
Cindy Baker
Independent Close To My Heart Consultant/Director

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Scrapbook pages and Spring Wreath kit!

Hi everyone! I'm back and I'm excited to share with you the 2-page, 12x12 scrapbook layout that we will be creating at my scrapbook clubs this month! Like what you see? Well, join me at one of my clubs: this coming Thursday night, March 8th, at 6:30pm, OR Monday, March 12th at 5:30pm, and you will create this adorable layout, using Close To My Heart's beautiful new "Pemberly" paper line! Just place a minimum order of $20 (before tax & shipping) and the project is FREE! We have a GREAT time at our club grab a friend or family member and come check it out! Just email me and let me know if you are coming, and what day! ( Space is limited, so email me today!
Now, if you are not local, you can still create this fun layout! I'll ship the kit to you, complete with everything you need to create the pages, plus a color photo and simple written instructions! The kit will be $12, plus $5 shipping. Place your order for the Pemberly kit by emailing me today! I'll email you a Propay invoice, and you can pay securely online, and then your kit will be shipped to you promptly!

Next, I'm REALLY excited to share with all of you this darling spring wreath! No, those flowers aren't real....they were created with the exclusive Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge....and it was fast and easy! This fun wreath would look adorable hanging on an inside window, above the mantel, on a door, (inside the house....the flowers will fade if you display this outside) sitting on an easel on a table, shelf, or a countertop...the possiblities are endless! Bring a fresh breath of spring to your home by creating this great little project! And when someone asks, "Did you MAKE that?", you can say, "Why, yes I did!"
The grapevine wreath is 12"-14" (depending on availability) The flowers will be pre-cut, and the kit will include a color photo and simple written instructions! The cost for this kit is $20, plus $8 shipping. If you are local and would like a kit, you can save on shipping costs and just come by and pick up your kit! Again, I'll email you a Propay invoice and you can pay securely and conveniently online! (or you can mail me a check!)
These kits are limited....and will go fast! Email me today to reserve your Spring Wreath kit!
Don't forget the AMAZING special going on all month with Close To My Heart! Sign up to be a consultant in March, and you will get the awesome Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, absolutely FREE! It's a $100 value...FREE! If you already own the Art Philosophy cartridge, you can choose $100 in select Close To My Heart products, FREE! (in addition to all the goodies that come in the New Consultant Kit!) It's just $99 to sign up (plus tax and shipping), and you will get approx. $300 worth of products....and then ANOTHER $100 worth, whether you choose the cartridge or the extra products! This is the deal of the century, ladies! Don't pass this one up! Just head to my website to sign up: It takes just about 5 minutes! Email or call me with any questions! I would LOVE to have you join my Paper Daisies team, and I would LOVE to help you start your own Close To My Heart business!
Don't want to do it as a business? That's okay! You can sign up and get the great discount on all of the Close To My Heart products that you love!
Have a great day...and I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Cindy Baker - Independent Close To My Heart Consultant/Director

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Specials!

Hello everyone! I'm back to blogging...and I'm excited! I'll be adding content to this blog regularly from now on, so please check back often, or better yet, sign up to receive notices of new posts! (on the side bar) I'll be sharing fun artwork, announcing upcoming scrapbooking, card making and paper crafting classes, announcing monthly specials, sharing news about my monthly scrapbooking and paper crafting clubs and projects, having some fun giveaways, and I will also be offering paper crafting kits for sale! So, again, sign up to receive email notices and also follow me here on the old blog!
I'm THRILLED to tell you about the Close To My Heart special for March! See the photo above? That's the brand new "New Consultant Kit" for Spring/Summer! Isn't it gorgeous? And all of THAT can be yours, when you sign up to be a Close To My Heart consultant, and join my "Paper Daisies" team! It's only $99 (plus tax and shipping) to start your own business, doing what you love! The New Consultant Kit is valued at almost $300! So that is a GREAT deal!
Maybe you want (or need!) to make some extra money to contribute to your family finances and work part-time hours with full-time pay (AND make your own hours!). Or maybe you would like to hold just a couple events a month and make some extra "mad-money". Or maybe you would just like to get your Close To My Heart products at a great discount. There is a place for YOU in our Close To My Heart "family", and on my Paper Daisies team!'s the "special" part....when you sign up to be a Close To My Heart consultant in March, you will receive our fabulous Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Bundle, absolutely FREE!! That is a $99 retail value!! (Cricut Cartridge, 3 stamp sets and 3 sheets of chipboard shapes are included in the bundle! See 2nd photo below)
How awesome is THAT?? Our Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge has over 700 images on it...that is about 4 times the amount of images on regular Critcut Cartridges! And, many of the images on the cartridge coordinate with many of our stamp images....sooo fun to just cut an image, stamp on it and it's done! I have to tell you...I LOVE my Art Philosophy cartridge and use it constantly to embellish scrapbook pages, cards, and home decor and gift items!
So if you have ever thought about becoming a Close To My Heart consultant, I would say NOW is the time to sign up! It doesn't get any better than this! You'll get approx. $400 worth of product for just $99. (plus tax & shipping) If you already own the Art Philosophy Cricut worries. You will receive $100 in select products (your choice!) instead! You can choose from papers, stamp sets, inks, My Acrylix blocks and more.
This offer is only good in March, so don't delay! Contact me with any questions you might have, or just go directly to my website: and sign up. It only takes about 5 minutes, and you will be on your way to your exciting new Close To My Heart journey! And I'll be there for you every step of the way to help you as you start your own business.

You get all of the above with your Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!
On to the next special for March....the March Stamp of the Month! It's called "Potential", and you can create everything you see in the photo above with this great stamp set! (see all the "scrollies" and the grey circle on the little card? Those are some of the stamps in the set!) It's just $17.95, OR, you get purchase it for just $5 with a $50 Close To My Heart order! Contact me to order, or again, just head to my website: and place your order there.
MONTHLY CLUBS: I have several scrapbooking and paper crafting clubs that are held monthly, and I have a few openings right now. We'd love to have you join us! It's so much FUN to get together each month and chat and get creative and crafty! Here is a list of my current clubs:
1. Workshop on the Go Club: meets the 2nd Wed. of each month at 10am. Each member purchases a Workshop on the Go kit each month and we create a 2 page, 12x12 scrapbook layout at the club. Each member cuts their own paper from their kit,(with guidance from me) and then assembles the pages. The kit includes a Level 2 Paper Pack, an exclusive stamp set that is not available in the catalog, 1-2 embellishments packs, and a full-color cutting guide! There is TONS of left-over product as well...enough to create more pages, some cards, or a project like a mini album! Great value! FEE: Min. $29.95 order (the cost of the Workshop on the Go Kit)
2. Scrapbook Club: Meets the 2nd Thurs. evening of each at 6:30pm, OR, the 2nd Monday evening of each month, at 5:30pm. Members create one 2-page 12x12 scrapbook layout each month. All papers are cut ahead of time. Each member gets a turn to be the hostess one month, and earns FREE Close To My Heart products! FEE: Min. $20 order (before tax & shipping) and the project is FREE! At the end of a year, you will have 12 finished scrapbook layouts...enough for an entire album!
3.Creative Club: Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, at 10am OR 6:30pm. We create paper-crafted gift items, home decor items, holiday items, gift boxes and bags, and more! (anything BUT a scrapbook page!) This is a really fun club! FEE: Min. $25 order (before tax and shipping) and the project is FREE! Each member gets a turn to be the hostess in this club, as well!
I am also looking into starting a "Heritage Club", where we will create a 2-page layout each month, specifically for "heritage" of your parents and grandparents, yourself as a child, and more! We ALL have those boxes....boxes of old, precious black & white photos, just waiting to be put into a scrapbook to tell a special story! This would be a great opportunity to make pages and add your phtoos, then put them into a special album to give as a gift...for an anniversary, milestone birthday, etc.! I'm staring an interest list now, so email me if you are interested! FEE: $25 min. order and the project is FREE! This club will possibly meet the 3rd Tues. of each month, and if there is enough interest, we will have a morning & and evening session!
Any card makers out there? Are you interested in a monthly club to make some fun cards and learn new techniques? I'm starting an interest list for this club as well! We'll make 4-5 awesome cards each month...anything from birthday, baby, holiday, wedding, and thank you name it! FEE: Min. $20 order and the project is FREE! I'm thinking of the 3rd Wed. of each month to hold this fun club! Let me know if you are interested!
Join a club today....for a really great "girl's night out", creative inspiration, friendship and a FUN crafty good time!
Grab a friend or family member and bring them along! Just email me at to sign up!
Please feel free to pass any and all of this information on to your friends and family who might be interested in becoming a consultant or in joining a paper crafting club! I'll have a FREE gift for anyone who refers someone who signs up as a consutlant or joins one of my clubs.
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I'll be back in a few days to announce some fun paper crafting kits for sale!
Happy Scrappin' and Stampin'!
Cindy Baker -Independent Close To My Heart Consultant/Director
Celebrating my 21st year with Close To My Heart!