March 4, 2012

Copics Meet Close To My Heart

I am so excited to share this post with you as I get to tell you all about what I am doing in my life right now..... you know besides working and all the other things us ladies do! I have been taking a Copic Basic Coloring class AND I am now a Close To My Heart Consultant! I just could not pass up the March sign up special so I get to share my passion with others once again.

So while waiting in my kitchen while my carpet was being cleaned I practiced my coloring an used a few of my Close To My Heart Stamps that I had been wanting to try to make a couple of little note cards. Before I was cornered in the kitchen I grabbed the stamp sets and some scrap papers and went to work.  Coloring does not come easy to me so I do need plenty of practice.

This is the stamped image I used and if I remember correctly it was a gift from order a certain amount of product. As I haven't received my kit I need to use what I already have and this didn't have a set name on it. I thought it would be great for spring. 

Here is a close up of the colored stamp and as you can see I do need practice, but I am getting better! LOL

These are the colors I used.... the most I have used on any project I have done to date.... Can't wait for Melissa and Kristie (my instructors) to see how gutsy I am getting!

My pink papers are from Close To My Heart and are scraps from a layout from last year.... don't you just love using up your scraps? This card is a 3x3" square.

Here is the completed card.

And the inside of the card... love the layered inside.

Now for the next three cards I used left over papers once again but they were just regular card stock and DCWV scraps. The explore nature cards were 3 1/2" square and another CTMH set, I think that were called Love Bugs.

And here is what I see when I look up... all the chairs and my scrapping bags that are ready to be moved back into the dining room. Oh I guess I should also share with you that over the next few weeks I am under construction. Hubby is remodeling my scrap room so I have stuff all over and it is very difficult to get any projects done so please bear with me as I make it through this. I will try to keep the posting going every Saturday, even if they are easy projects.

Well I hope you enjoyed today's post and do come and check out my online Close To My Heart site... the button is right on my blog or you can click HERE. You will love the product be it scrapping, card making, stamping, or paper crafts as the quality and selection is phenomenal. I have been using Close To My Heart for years and with the introduction to the Art Philosophy cart if makes all my crafting a lot easier.

I just have to share this wonderful opportunity with you once again as Close To My Heart has never had a sign on promotion that is so strong.... here is what you get for your $99 Sign up fee... If you haven't heard about the Close to my Heart offer, it's too good to be true!  I couldn't pass it up.  So this week, Close to my Heart just got a little more SASSY!  On March 1st your very own Sassy lady is now a Sassy Consultant with Close to my Heart.  Why did I do this?  Close to my Heart is giving away the entire Cricut Art Philosophy Collection for FREE with the Consultant Startup Kit!  Just take a look!  You probably have questions and I have some Sassy Answers for you!
 How to get it?  Sign up to be a consultant with Close to my Heart and get, not only the amazing start up kit, but you get your choice of the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection or $100.00 in free product (if you already have one) for just $99.00 as it is included with the amazing starter kit!  To skip the rest and sign up now, just use this
It will take you directly to the sign up page.
 So... Have questions?  KEEP READING SASSY!

  What is the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection?  So glad you asked.  It is pictured below.  You get the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.  It is the most versatile cartridge that has ever been created.  In addition to the cartridge, you get 3 full sized coordinating stamp sets that include cut sizes on the stamps to get the perfect cut to use with you Close to my Heart Stamp Images.  You also get 3 large sheets of chip board shapes that match the cuts on the cartridge.  They are ready to perfectly work with your stamps and inks.  This is a $124.00 value.  CTMH's normal price is $99.99 for this collection.  You get yours FREE!!!
So... What do I get in my Kit?  What a Sassy Question!  Everything is pictured below.  You get business goods and tons of the best CTMH products to get started with!  The collection included in this is gorgeous and so versatile!  You get inks, tons of stamps, acrylic blocks, embellishments, the famous stamp double scrubber, cards, envelopes, paper samples, idea books, cleaners, adhesives, liquid glass, etc. etc. etc...  That's a $288.00 value and it's yours for $99.00... plus you get the Art Philosophy Collection FREE!!!  That's almost $400.00 worth of amazing stuff for $99.00!!!  Not only does the Art Philosophy cartridge include shapes that were created exclusively to go with CTMH stamp sets, but there will be more and more future stamp collections in the future.  Basically, this means... you don't need more cartridges, dies or punches to go along with your favorite stamps.  You just cut the shapes with your Cricut and stamp away!  Now, that's what I call Sassy!
 Is there more?  Abso-sassy-lutely!  Below are some add ons available exclusively when you sign up as a consultant.  These each include a workshop on the go, extra inks, extra stamps, extra acrylic blocks, extra embellishments...  Both are worth $94.00 to $95.00.  You can add them for $40.00 each.  These are completely optional, but both include amazing stamp sets that you are going to want because they coordinate with your new Art Philosophy Cartridge Too!!!  When you complete your order form, you will have the option to add these to your starter kit.  If you add both, you are looking at over $600.00 worth of amazing stuff for $179.00!  Wow!!!  Again, this is optional.

 One last thing that is also available as an add on is a 3 month Studio J Membership.  If you are into digital scrapbooking, this is a great package.  It's a $63.00 value for $40.00 exclusively to "New" consultants.  Just wanted to make sure you knew of all the extra savings values.
So... What makes this offer so Sassy?  There is NO PRESSURE!  You can sign up today, enjoy all of these goodies and learn everything you would ever want to know about Close to my Heart.  You will not only get these amazing values, but you will also have full online access to the behind the scenes places of Close to my Heart.  There is an entire online training academy for every consultant.  You can learn everything you need to know about making this a successful business opportunity, you can learn how to use the products, techniques you have never seen before, technology you didn't know existed and access to a full network of consultants who have been doing all of this for years.

You also begin with a 22% discount on all of your purchases.  If you sell products, you receive a 22% commission on all of your sales.  These increases with continued success with the business side.

How much am I going to have to pay if I don't use this as a business?  Answer... NOTHING!  There are no hidden fees, no hidden pains, no hidden hardships.  If you want to continue with it as a business and maintain your consultant status, you need to have at least $300.00 worth of sales per QUARTER.  That's it.  Of course, you are encouraged to do more than that, but that's all it takes to keep everything at the status you are beginning with and maintaining your commission/discount.

What happens to me if I don't sell $300.00 in a quarter?  You become a Jr. Consultant.  The commission is smaller and you don't have as much access to everything online.  You will not have any fees or anything like that.  However, you are still going to be stuck with seeing us make all kinds of fun stuff and constantly inspire you.  If you don't stay a consultant, you will always have a place to be inspired and get all of your favorite products!

How do I keep things going?  Well, that's the easy part.  Use up your beautiful and amazing products and show them off!  Get together with the girls and make some sassy things.  You know, everyone is gonna want what you are using and you can provide that for them.  As you get stronger with your craft, you get stronger in your business.  It's that simple sassy!

How do I keep up to date and know what to try next?  Well, that's easy too!  You will have the support of the Sassy team, the support of CTMH at every turn with the latest techniques, ideas, products and I will be sharing lots of Sassy things!  Our very own Sassy Dude is also creating a new blog that will just be for CTMH.  The Sassy Lady will be making an appearance here and there and you will always get lots of great information from it.  The new blog will be up very soon!  The biggest thing is that as you create and as you develop your skills, you are going to be asked about it.  You will be the one everyone wants to learn from.  We will teach, you get all the credit!  Now, That's Sassy!

I have a blog and lots of friends who would be interested in this too.  What do I do to really get a jump start on this offer?  Simple answer for that one.  When you sign up, you will receive an e-mail while your shipment is being processed.  Once that e-mail comes in, you will immediately be able to go online and get into the consultant website.  While in the consultant website, you can go right in and set up your own MYCTMH website.  Simply click on My CTMH in the training page and set it up.  Again, there is a $5.95 per month fee if you want your own website, but as soon as that is setup, you will have a link for others to take advantage of this amazing offer and sign up with you!  It's really that easy!!!  Besides that, you have the ENTIRE MONTH OF MARCH to advertise this to friends and family and get them started as well!  How cool is that?

Have you seen the CTMH Video about it yet?  Here it is!
Well, everything is ready for you!  Just hop on board.  This is going to be such a fun start for everyone and I can't wait to get started and play with all of this new amazing stuff!
Click HERE to take advantage of this Awesome & Sassy Deal and you too can become a Close To My Heart Consultant. I look forward to a long journey with you.
or if you just want to shop Click HERE

I want to take a moment just to welcome the ladies that have joined my team, it is going to be awesome sharing this opportunity with you in crafting and business both.... What a wonderful wonderful thing to do have an at home business do something that you love to do.... Crafting, Stamping, Cardmaking or Scrapbooking Close To My Heart has given us a wonderful opportunity.

Thank you for your sweet sweet words of encouragement. Your comments inspire me to continue sharing with you.


barbsmith2536 said...

Congrats on becoming a CTMH Consultant. The Art Philosophy cartridge and co-ordinating stamps are awesome. I also like your Copic bicycle card - I wish I had more markers myself. Cute.

Barb from Toronto, Canada

Susan said...

Congratulations on taking that leap to become a CTMH Consultant. I love your blog.

I do have a question - I have that bicycle stamp but it's much smaller than yours. Did you scan it and make it larger? TFS

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Susan, thank you for your sweet words. I did not enlarge that is the exact stamping. The card size completed is only a 3x3... Perfe t for a little note.

Suzanne said...

Congrats on becoming a consultant and on taking the Copic classes. Great job!I have an award for you on my blog. Check it out here

Anonymous said...

Sheila Congrats on becoming a consultant!

Great job on your coloring:)


mforquer said...

Love the Copics with these stamps! HOW adorable - a perfect combo! Gorgeous I love that bike image!

RockinRenee said...

Great job at coloring! I need a class!

Cricut Couple said...

Wow Sheila! This is SO cute! Now see??? I totally forgot I had that set! I am gonna get it out and play. Still to chicken for markers, but I think the watercolor pencils are ready to come out of hiding!!! Such a cute little note card!!!

Kat said...

Congrats Sheila! I am a new consultant too. Before signing up, I visited your blog for inspiration! You do beautiful work and your teaching technique is appreciated.
Kat said...

Love that stamp/image! You are doing great!

Audrey Frelx said...

Sheila, those classes are really paying off, the card looks great!!!

Beth said...

Wow congrats on becoming a consultant. I love the bicycle stamp. What Black ink did you use to stamp it? So crisp and Clear. Love how you colored it too. I must get some copics. NNNNOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!