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I first began scrapbooking in 1981 when my oldest daughter started kindergarten, of course scrapbooking has sure evolved in the years since then and so has my own scrapbooking.
 I love to scrapbook & I love Close to My Heart Products. My desire is to share with you my love of scrapbooking memories, and ideas for making cards, scrapbooking layouts and home décor`. To order supplies I have used, and for tons of ideas, go to my website, www.inkypaws.closetomyheart.com

Paws-ing to wish you joyous memories, Barbi

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Open House & Bringing on the Bling - Card Class

Open House & Bringing on the Bling - Card Class
Sunday, August 5th  10 am till 4 pm
Please RSVP  for the Bringing on the Bling - Card Class so I can have enough sets prepared. For the Bringing on the Bling - Card Class you will work at your own pace. Cost is $15,in planning when to come,  please allow approx. 2 hours to complete 12-15 cards.
Tickets will be given for attending, bringing a friend I don't know, placing an order, booking a class or booking a gathering for your friends & family, for every $5 of product you order, and for purchase of Studio J 5 - Packs, these will be used for the raffle drawings. You need to be present for the hourly drawings, but not for the end of day grand prize drawing. If you can not attend and would like to order, please go to my website inkypaws.ctmh.com and join the EZ Invite Open House gathering dated August 10 to allow time for outside orders,  to place your order. Look forward to seeing you on the 5th, Barbi
RSVP to: ctmh.inkypaws@att.net or call 559-380-6343

Project Inspiration 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book: Stepping Up Your Stamping

Exclusive CTMH Color Palette Info

I want to let you know about some of our colors that are retiring, so if you have the ink pad but not Reinker, or need the marker or more paper you can order it before they retire. 

Colors retiring: brown bag, parchment, vanilla cream,  flannel, grey wool, baby pink, taffy, sun kiss yellow, key lime, heavenly blue, lilac mist, amethyst, Holiday red, sunflower, sunny yellow, Dutch blue, moonstruck, vineyard berry, tulip, garden green, spring iris, petal, Garnet, pansy purple.

Our color palette will now include fourty unique hues plus two white shades. Each hue is available in our patented swivel-top ink stamp pads, our new dual- tip alcohol-based marker sets (now with a complementary shading color for detail work or broad strokes), our re-inkers, our new mini pigment pads, and our unique white-core card stock. Below is a list of colors in our Exclusive Color Palette.

Whimsy- twilight, crystal blue. Sky, juniper, sweet leaf, buttercup, Creme brûlée, sorbet, blush, smoothie.

Adventure- gypsy, Pacifica, lagoon, topiary, pear, honey, sunset, cotton candy, hollyhock, cranberry.

Enchantment- smokey plum, outdoor denim, Indian corn blue, ponderosa pine, new England ivy, olive, gold rush, autumn terra cotta, barn red, ruby.

Basics- black, slate, whisper, cocoa, chocolate, saddle, cashmere, champagne, desert sand, bamboo.

Email, call me or go to my website to stock up before they leave on August 1.


Join Close To My Heart in August and get a darling Damask Tote Bag FREE!!

When you become a new Consultant in August, you will receive a FREE Damask Tote Bag (retail value $50), while supplies last.

This handy, attractive tote with the Close To My Heart logo lets everyone know you are a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant—with class and style!!  This bag was given to consultants who went to convention and is seriously sought after by consultants who did not attend.  It's a MUST HAVE!

Choose the $49 New Consultant Essentials Kit or the $99 Master Kit which includes more supplies and tools, and we will send you a tote bag FREE — only in August and only while supplies last.

To join My Close to My Heart team, Click HERE

Damask Tote Bag Features
• 17" x 17" x 6"
• Large exterior pocket for 12" x 12" paper packets
• Huge interior can hold a 12" x 12" album and more
• Small, zippered interior pocket
• Fabric is coated-canvas for durability and easy cleaning
• 2 water bottle pockets
• Wear on the shoulder, across the chest, or as a backpack
• Large flap snaps closed

Offer available August 1–31, 2012, while supplies last. No tax or shipping/handling is charged on the Damask Tote Bag. Tax and shipping/handling is charged based on the price of the New Consultant Kit that is purchased ($49 or $99).

Join My Close to My Heart Team

Have you been thinking about joining CTMH??  Well NOW is the BEST time!!

The NEW 2012 Autumn/Winter Consultant Kit is now AVAILABLE at a new  REDUCED PRICE of only $49!!   Yes you read that right, for only $49 you can begin a rewarding career as a Close to my Heart independent consultant, with our NEW CONSULTANT ESSENTIALS KIT! Or for $99 you can choose the 

No matter which Consultant Kit you choose there is a place for YOU on our team!!  Hobbyists and Business Builders alike are welcomed with open arms.  I joined Close To My Heart 13+ years ago for the discount, thinking I would wait to really work it when I retired…LOL... I’m still waiting to retire. I am so glad I didn’t wait. I have made some wonder friends and had some fabulous times.  In the beginning, I  thought I could just get a discount and support my habit of scrapping. Maybe even teach a workshop one or twice a month. I just got back for our annual convention, and I tell you it was so much fun and I learned so much.

Are you ready to become a Consultant? If so, Let’s get started.

Do you crave creativity, relish warm relationships, or savor industry? We embrace all types whether you’re creative, community, or business minded. By becoming a Close To My Heart Consultant, you join an elite team that supports and honors what makes you exceptional.

It’s easy to join. Start by clicking below. Click HERE Then complete the form. As part of your enrollment you will purchase the New Consultant Essentials Kit for only $49! You will receive the basic business and creative supplies you want most. All the supplies in the kit have a retail value of approximately $130!

Read Me First Letter, Current Idea Book (qty. 3), Hostess Order Forms (W122/W122C, qty. 5), Customer Order Forms (W101/W101C, qty. 5), Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471), Autumn/Winter 2012 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1115), My Acrylix® Nature's Delight Petite Perks™ Stamp Set (W2023), Workshops on the Go™ Avonlea Kit (G1045), Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes (X7155C), My Creations® Recipe/Photo Box (Z1322), Color-Ready Canvas Alphabet (Z1777), Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2111), Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2173), My Acrylix® Glamour Lowercase Stamp set (D1522), My Acrylix® Perfect Fit--Frames Stamp Set (D1527), 3" x 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006), and a 2" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1009).   

Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.

If you'd like a leg up in your new business, we recommend the New Consultant Master Kit for just $99! With a retail value of approximately $280, the Master kit includes expanded business items, along with additional products and Studio J layouts, to help you organize your business and reach your creative and financial goals. It’s an investment that will reap big rewards!


Everything in the Essentials kit PLUS:
Current Idea Books (qty. 7 more), You Are Welcome Here Recruiting Brochures (W1151) (qty. 25), The Rewards come Now Hostess Brochures (W1150) (qty. 25), 5 Studio J® Layouts (redeem within 3 months, not shown), Studio J Brochures (W111/W111C) (qty. 5), Hostess Order Forms (W122/W122C), (qty. 20 more), Customer Order Forms (W101/W101C) (qty. 20 more), Petite Perks™ Nature's Delight Incentive Stamp Set (W2023) (qty. 4 more), Cello Bags (W1152) (qty. 25), My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782), My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778), Bonding Memories® Glue (1512), Sponge (Z697), Liquid Glass (Z679), Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Marker Set (Z2434), and Micro-Tip Scissors (Z534).

Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

August Special for New Consultants

Join my team between  August 1st -31st and get this bag for FREE (while supplies last)!
New Idea Book goes live August 1st! This is a great time to join and have a blast while scrapping and stamping with friends and family and getting paid at the same time!!!