Saturday, 31 August 2013

Welcome To Close To My Heart NZ

We have entered a world of amazing, quality products with Close To My Heart. 

Let us show you  how to celebrate relationships through discovering your creativity - to preserve and share the moments that matter most in your life. Take a peek at some of the best products in scrapbooking and get excited and share the love with your friends and family.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

CTMH Pages For Creative Memories Coversets

Side-Loading Page Protectors

As announced at the Creative Kickoff, Close To My Heart is developing two different side-loading Memory Protector products for 12”x 12” scrapbook pages. These products will be formulated with our same quality PVC-free materials and are anticipated to be available with the release of the Season 1 product catalogue (preview period begins 1 January 2014). 

The first product is intended to be compatible with Creative Memories-style strap albums without requiring modification to the album or protector. The protectors have seams on the top, bottom and exterior side, with an open side for sliding in pages near the gutter seam. “Refill pages” are not required to use this product.

The second product is intended for use in post-bound or three-ring albums. Protectors are very similar to Close To My Heart’s existing Memory Protectors style, but instead of having an opening at the top for top loading, these will have the opening at the interior side near the gutter. We anticipate that these two additional formats of Memory Protectors will give your customers additional options in organizing their pages in albums.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Be In On The Ground-Floor

Join my team and be in on the ground-floor of a business in scrapbooking, cardmaking, papercraft, and stamping that has not been available in New Zealand or Australia before now.

Sign-up in my team before the 30th September and go in the draw to win an exclusive CTMH stamp set not available in New Zealand.

As a member of my team you will be part of a motivated and innovative group of consultants.  You will have exclusive access to my team training and extra support from me in one of my fields of expertise, computer technology.  This will include the internet, social media, studio J and much much more.

You don't have to live in the same town as me to be apart of my team.  You will get full training and support through videos, conference calls and visits from me.

The kit that will be available to order from 28th August is priced at $124 and has a retail value of more than $370.

The kit contents may be varied from time to time dependent on product availability.

In order for you to remain an active Consultant, you must sell a minimum of $750 in commissionable sales each calendar quarter.   Should you fall short of the minimum requirement of $750 in commissionable sales per calendar quarter, you will become a Junior Consultant.  As a Junior Consultant, you will receive a 10% discount on all product orders.  To remain a Junior Consultant you must  submit commissionable sales of at least $250 per calendar quarter.

Sign up and be in to win this Exclusive Stamp Set.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Join My Team

Here is a special one off chance to win this exclusive stamp set.  This stamp will not available in NZ and it could be yours.

How To Enter
Join my team as a consultant before the 30th of September and you're in to WIN !!!.


Join me ................

Tuesday Evening Workshop

Tuesday 27th August


Cheviot Community Room

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Creative Kickoff

Melbourne 15th - 17th August 2013

I am home again after 5 days in Melbourne Australia,  2 of which were spent at Close To My Heart's big launch into the Australasian market.  The mornings where spent learning more about the business opportunity .............. and what an amazing business opportunity it is going to be too.  The afternoons got a bit messy and inky with lots creative stuff happening.  

But the most exciting news was that we finally have a launch date for New Zealand ...................... 1st September !!!  

Whoo ......... I just can't wait.

A big thank you to the 3 vibrant Vic Presidents - Kristine Widtfeldt, Monica Wihongi, Brian Holman and the amzing CTMH staff -  Sheena Searls, Tiffany Young, Yvonne Drake, Renee Dick, Meredith Blakemore and Brian O'Callaghan, for putting on a truly wonderful event.

The American Team

Kristine & Monica

The NZ girls with the CTMH team

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

September Giveaway

Be in to WIN !!!

Acrylix® A Chocolate Affair Stamp Set (D-size)                            

Like my Facebook page then click on the Giveaway tab to enter.

Rules:  One entry per Facebook user per day.                             
Earn 1 bonus entry every time someone enters from your shared link.  
This giveaway starts 14th August and closes midnight 30th September.  
The winner will be announced on the 1st October here on my blog and my Facebook page.

September Giveaway

Monday, 12 August 2013


Welcome to my blog

Jo Armstrong

Libby Martin


Marianne Lamont

Monika E

Patricia Manhire

Hello Jo, Libby, Tracey, Marianne, Monika & Patricia.

I hope you enjoy looking around.

Sunday, 11 August 2013


Workshop Dates

4th   Sunday All Day  10:00am – 4:00pm
Register Here

27th Tuesday Evening  7:00pm
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Despicable Me 2

We took the boys to see Despicable Me 2 in the holidays and they just loved it ... even the the BIG boy.  It inspired me to make these cards.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Project Inspirations

Ombré Technique

Enhance your lettering and other embellishments by using the new ombré technique. 

Add these products to you first Close To My Heart order.

Liquid Glass

Dimensional Elements

 Exclusive Inks

Friday, 2 August 2013

August Stamp Of The Month

Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, for $5.00 !!.  

All you have to do is place an order of $75.00 or more of Close To My Heart products and this stamp is yours for only $5.00 - that's about 80% off full retail.

August Stamp Of The Month - A Chocolate Affair

You can also purchase this 
stamp for $29.00 with no minimum purchase.