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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

May 2009 newsletter #5

May 2009 Newsletter, #5

Hellooo to all of my fellow paper crafters! Please find my monthly newsletter below with all the specials and campaigns being offered by Close to My Heart as well as myself…As always, please feel free to contact me any time.

As most may remember, May is national scrapbooking month, and to celebrate this, CTMH has a constant campaign running right now. With a $60.00 order in stamps (excluding customized stamps and the Stamp of the Month), you will receive a Tickled Pink scrapbooking kit FREE. A flyer is attached for you to preview. As of today’s date, CTMH has sold 25% of these kits. I encourage all hostesses to either book a date with me during the first week of May or into the second in order to grab one of these kits while they are still available. The majority of times, these types of kits sell out before the ending date of the promotion.

New Idea Books go LIVE on Friday, May 1st. If you will not be attending my open house on May 9th, please shoot me a quick email and I will put one aside for you. Those attending will receive a FREE Idea Book.

OPEN HOUSE: The garage sale table is set up and ready to go for all of you to shop. AGAIN, please pre-register with me so that I can set aside your goodie bag and plan for my projects. So far, I only have four attending for sure…out of 25 invitations that I sent out. Don’t forget the extras… ***ALL those attending will be put into a drawing for a surprise GIFT or two. *** If you bring a friend, you will receive an extra chance at the drawing prizes! I will be taking orders that night as well from the new Idea Book and you will also receive an extra ticket for the drawing prizes.

I will be starting a card club monthly. You receive enough product to make 2 sets of 5 diffferent cards, equaling 10 cards for $20.00. Some have expressed that they would like to work on them together while others have expressed that they want to pick up a kit. Therefore, I am setting this up as a mailed club, but if anyone wants to plan a day and put theirs together along with their friends, I would be more than willing to be in attendance for guidance!

To segway into my other club, my monthly kit club is also still accepting members. This is a theme-based monthly kit in which you receive enough product to make a two page layout, including embellishments, stamped images if applicable, and recipe booklet and/or picture.
Both May’s page kit and May’s card club examples will be up on my website as well as my NEW blog (if I can get that together in time) –see below.

Okay, to get into all this new technology, I am going to try to set up my blog this month. The monthly blog will include my newsletter, a calendar of events, news of things going on in my life and hopefully yours, and I will have the monthly kits up there as well as a “featured technique.” I will have a contest every month in which you can win special goodies or gift certificates. The only catch is…you can only use CTMH products…nothing else. To WIN, you have to submit photos to me, which then all the viewers of the blog will vote on. You can’t win if you don’t play!!

Lastly, I am giving away FREE to anyone who hosts a home show the new reference book in the Idea Book. This is a $30.00 FREEBIE just for hosting a home gathering with sales of $250.00 or more. This is in addition to your hostess credit and my other usual incentives. This book isn’t being made available until June, so please contact me now to schedule your show in June or July as my dates are filling fast with this awesome incentive!!!

I hope that I have a chance to scrap my memories with each one of you this month! There are so many great things coming up. It’s not too late to put together a memory box of cards for Mother’s Day. Father’s Day is coming. Wedding and baby showers are approaching fast as the summer draws closer, and of course, there will be vacation and beach memories to scrap. I would love to help you continue enjoying paper crafting while receiving loads of discounted and free product.

Enjoy the May Flowers!!!

Tara DeBenedetti
Independent Consultant/Supervisor
Close to My Heart

May Challenge #1

Okay, per my newsletter, my challenge to all of you is to create a minimum of a Mother's Day- themed one-page 12 x 12 layout using only four products - not including adhesive, glue dots and/or paper trimmers... These four items could include cardstock, background and texture papers, bling, flowers, brads, or ribbon, staples, rub-ons, or chipboard/stamped image just to name a few. Rules are simple....ONLY CTMH products on a Mother's Day layout and only FOUR products. A photo submission must be received by me by May 15th to qualify. The winner will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to be used only during the month of June. Voting will take place via this blog site from May 15-23rd. All of YOU will pick the winner!!

Let's Blog!

Yeah, I think I did it! Please be patient as I learn how to blog and add things such as pictures and techniques. Haven't quite gotten the hang of it! Any help would be appreciated!