Happy Birthday CTMH Australia!!

Happy Birthday to The Creative Heart, The Creative Heart Team, to Close To My Heart Australaia  and all my  #ctmhaustralasia sisters!

It has been two years since I started with the awesome company Close To My Heart and I could not be happier! I am grateful Jeanette created this company with its central messages and that Brian went looking for a good company to take us into in 2013.

Would you believe two years ago I could not stamp to save myself? I even had to give myself permission to use stamping in my scrapbooking! Since then I have learned the joys of the Cricut, made flowers, and made use of my knowledge of painting and other mediums to make some pretty creative mixed media pieces and taught classes, workshops and more. I have been on trips away and found the rewards are much more than where the money is.

Most important to me is the new family I have.  I have met some awesome #ctmhsisters and had heaps of fun at conventions, retreats, crop events, my classes and launch events. Sisters are always there with help and support any time of day and my amazing Presidential Director visits our little country town during the year too! I have the Mantra ‘Everyone is welcome here’. I have grown a team of ‘sisters’ who watch out for each other and share and care for each other. I have done my best to be a good leader and while not being able to meet everyone’s needs I have done as good as I could at the time.  I could not be prouder of my team and how they have grown with me.  Just yesterday I had one very excited team member who made her first quarter work for her. I was like a proud mum. It warmed my heart to hear her excitement!

I could gush for ages about how awesome this company feels – but will let these photos do that work. Here are some snaps of where the Creative Heart Team has come over the last two years. If you would like to be part of the fun we have be sure to drop me a line. You can of course join any time right here.

 

I was just a bit excited about getting my box!

I was just a bit excited about getting my box!

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Myself and my first two team members - we get together regularly to crop and share ideas.

Myself and my first two team members – we get together regularly to crop and share ideas.

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My goal was to fill this workshop space.

 

To infinity and beyond

To infinity and beyond

If you want o know more please contact me. if you want to see more head to the video post about sticky boy!

If you want o know more please contact me. if you want to see more head to the video post about sticky boy!

Proud to wear the manager ribbon - it is real :)

Proud to wear the manager ribbon – it is real 🙂

Sarah Shipton our Senior Director, Sandra Boutlon and Amy Langford, members of my team and myself.

Sarah Shipton our Senior Director, Sandra Boutlon and Amy Langford, members of my team and myself.

Monica is an awesome powerhouse of a woman, a pocket rocket. She is an awesome working mum and advocate for the company. It was a pleasure to be in her company.

Monica is an amazing woman, a pocket rocket. She is an awesome working mum and advocate for the company. It was a pleasure to be in her company.

Be You

Be You

This is the finished page.

A mixed media page

Launch event 2014

Yay- we are reaching that goal!

 

classroom classes

In my home classes

 

Pink decoration, Pink Food, projects using pink and a goodie bag with the Pink Ribbon Motiff are all a feature of this event!

Pink decoration, Pink Food, projects using pink and a goodie bag with the Pink Ribbon Motiff are all a feature of this event!

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OMG!!! We are full!

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Leaders Conference

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I LOVE teaching people to craft. Did you know that? lol

The Aussie Contingent

The Aussie Contingent in Disneyland 2014

Convention

Disney 2014

convention

Disney 2014

convention

Disney 2014

convention

convention

convention

convention

convention

convention

Disneyland CA 2014

Disneyland CA 2014

 

Floating your Fancy with Cricut Cartridge Inspiration

Hi! Thank you for visiting today!

Did you know Close To My Heart regularly gives us fabulous creative ideas for projects and techniques we can use on pages, cards and off the page projects?

Well they do and my Cricut is begging to be running hot with some of these ideas and I take these ideas to my classes and workshops. I can show you how to make the most of your kit and your cartridge and even help you source a Cricut Machine if you do not have one.

I am especially excited this much as Close To My Heart has a gift for you if you decide to join our family where everyone is welcome. You can choose the Artbooking Cartridge free if you join this month! Take a look at the ideas presented here as an example of what this Cricut Collection can do for you.

You can do these on a page, in your project 360 album, or on anything else that will work for you! The exclusive stamp sets are part of the Free cricut collection!

If you would like to know more about joining Close To My Heart and getting your creative on complete this contact form and I will respond as soon as I can!

Jen

 

 

Picture yourself!

  • Picture yourself having loads of FUN with like minded creative people.
  • Picture yourself growing confidence in your creative talents.
  • Picture yourself in a room with dozens of other inky fingers.
  • Picture yourself with a funky machine doing all that fancy cutting for you.
  • Picture yourself with growing self confidence.
  • Picture yourself with new Friends.
  • Picture yourself with access to hundred of free and discounted products giving you an affordable hobby.
  • Picture yourself nurtured and supported.
  • Picture yourself in a position to grow
  • Picture yourself opening a box of creative goodies valued at $300 that only cost $99!

If you would like to turn this picture into reality then the Close To My Heart family is for you!

Picture this funky brand new scrapbooking product being yours when you join my team!

Picture this funky brand new scrapbooking product being yours when you join my team!

Join in the fun with us and reap the benefits! 

Since joining Close To My Heart I have blossomed! My creative buttons have all been turned on, my confidence us up and my team is growing. I have gone from a struggling direct selling consultant to a successful team leader in a short few months of the change over to this company. CTMH is NEW for us in Australia but the company is very solid with a sound 30 year reputation in the USA and they have it right! I have made some awesome new friendships, I have been fully acknowledged for successes, had some awesome events, and I save a LOT of money doing what I love – scrapbooking and crafting and teaching other how to do it too. EVERYONE is welcome is the company motto and I just love how welcoming that feels. I have team members brand new to scrapbooking, as well as those with loads of experience in paper craft who constantly inspire me. The support and training from CTMH is not just applicable to running a business – it is also applicable to every day life.

Here is what Founding Director Diane Lampert has had to say about Becoming part of the Close To My Heart opportunity

“After 15 years with Creative Memories in Australia, I wondered what my future held when the company ceased operations. Uncertainty turned to certainty—the BEST THING EVER—a new business opportunity with Close To My Heart!

The results are astounding: my Team business is larger than it was previously and my Team is thriving; attendance at events is at an all-time high; new Consultants are engaged and enthusiastic, and everyone is happy working with the expansive Close To My Heart product line and this wonderful company. It’s so exciting to be involved in this fresh start!

Company founder Jeanette Lynton has built this debt-free company over the past 30 years and she has a vision for the next 30 years that every single member of the corporate team embraces and executes every day. Instead of being worried about the direction of my future, I am proud to represent Close To My Heart products and the brand that has been passionately built for many years.

I encourage anyone thinking about making a switch to consider Close To My Heart. I am thankful to have a solid, fun, welcoming new home that values memory keeping as much as I do!”  —  Diane Lampert, Senior Executive Director

You can read more testimonials here.

The bottom line for me is this: I have rediscovered my happy place with Close To My Heart and have total faith that I will be part of this family for many years to come. It would be awesome to share that joy with you and NOW is an especially good time for you to do that. 

Everyone who joins Close To My Heart between now and December 15th will have the opportunity to get this brand new product FREE as soon as it is launched! Isn’t it awesome!

A sneak peek at 6 of the 8 designs coming with this brand new exciting product - your free after joining and qualifying with CTMH

A sneak peek at 6 of the 8 designs coming with this brand new exciting product – your free after joining and qualifying with CTMH

This program provides you with the ease of scrapbooking life’s moments as they happen. With adorable pre-designed cards featuring unique sentiments, icons, and journaling space, all you have to add is your own photo collection! The several themes can be mixed and matched for more versatility. The prompts on several of the cards will help you creatively journal, and the various assortments of Memory Protectors™ will make your finished products truly unique.

Now I did mention a Funky Machine to do all the cutting for you. Here in Australia Close To My Heart consultants have exclusive access to ArtDeco Creations, the official importers of the Cricut Machine which we all need to make the most of the fantastic Cricut cartridges by Close To My Heart. Not only do these cartridges carry 700 images, Close To My Heart regularly posts inspirational ideas and how to’s to support our use of these cartridges! Picture this one as a Christmas gift – from your special other or yourself to YOU! You deserve it don’t you?

The Cricut Exppression II Contact me today to find out more about how you can get one of these essential crafting machines.

The Cricut Exppression II Contact me today to find out more about how you can get one of these essential crafting machines.

Why YOU?

Whether you are an experienced crafter, a total newbie, a seasoned network seller or just for me hobbyist you will be very welcome with Close To My Heart!

You will have compensation and incentives

  • 22% base comission and up to 35% comission
  • Access to training, team events, webinars, conventions and retreats. Training includes hands on creating!
  • A huge diversity of products! 100’s of them!! If you have looked at our Product Launch Guide you may feel just a tad excited about the range and variety….wait till Feb 1st when we have the FULL range here in Australia!
  • If you join now you will have access to this full range in January!
  • All the passion and support from CTMH for memory keeping and memory making with top selling scrapbooking products

Picture yourself making the switch! 

If you have been a consultant for another company, scrapbooking or any other direct selling for that matter, take a look at this

Can you feel the warmth and hear the excitement of Christine? That is what Close To My Heart is all about! I would love to have you join my team! Near or far, as long as you are in Australia I can help you to get started!

Picture yourself as part of a team of wonderful remote from the city consultants who network and support each other. Come and join my team!

*Your Invitation*

For those of you within Cooee of Mildura I extend to you an invitation to attend one or two events within the next week.

  • Sunday Nov 24th we have a play day at the Mildura Masonic Centre. You are welcome to attend for FREE if you mention this post. I will give you the details when you book in.
  • Monday Nov 25th Come along and meet team members and learn more about Close To My Heart. This is another free one for you – just let me know you intend to come. I have challenged myself to run out of chairs! (Have you ever counted how many chairs you have in your home?)

For those of you too far away or unable to come give me a holler via the form below and I will meet with you at another time for coffee or contact you by phone. There is absolutely no need for you to miss out on one of the boxes I have here ready and waiting for you!

Here are some important links for you

The kit

Joining offer information

The Picture My Life Scrapbooking Program

Use the form below and I will send you more details such as the full compensation plan and the T and C’s.

 

The Country Road Show – Part1

This is a totally unabashed plug for a fabulous event coming to Mildura. It is the 

 

Close To My Heart Country Road Show!

(applause…louder!!!)

We country folk live over 4 hours drive from the nearest capital city (Adelaide) and even more the capital of our own state (Melbourne). Often feel we miss out simply because there are awesome things going on in the cities that we just cannot get to. We may not have the time, the fuel money or family needs may come first, preventing us from attending some wonderful events. This is true of  many major events, but for the scrapbookers, stampers and cardmakers in Sunraysia it is particularly so as we rarely get the opportunity to go to workshop with well known and respected representatives of a company. So

I AM EXCITED!

The Sunraysia consultants from Jen’s Creative Hearts Team are very pleased to be hosting Close To My Heart Sr Executive Director Diane Lampert in town on Monday 21st October for a make and take fest!

Consultants Amy Langford, Myself and Diane Lampert at Creative Kickoff in Melbourne. We look forward to Diane Joining us in Mildura for a fabulous creative play session.

Consultants Amy Langford, myself and Diane Lampert at Creative Kickoff in Melbourne. We look forward to Diane joining us in Mildura for a fabulous creative play session.

I have absolutely no idea what she has in store for us but that doesn’t matter – I know it will be good because of all the noise and back chatter about how awesome events have been around other major centres! Everyone who has been to one of these events has great things to say about the product, the projects and the awesome business opportunity that is provided by Close To My Heart here in Australia.

There will be two sessions available for attendees, one at 2 pm and one at 7 pm. The session is $10 and attendees will go home with three make and take projects. In between sessions the venue, Sunraysia Masonic Centre, is available for those who wish to give themselves some ‘me’ time, or ‘play time’ to bring along their current projects and get some of them completed. Dig in for the day along with the consultant in attendance and get some projects done.

If you are from the Sunraysia and mallee region and are excited can you let me know? Pop in a comment below. I would love to have some feedback!

For more details and information complete the form below or jump on over to my Facebook Event page and book your ticket!  I would love to have you come along and join us on this awesome day!

Part 2 of this post will of course be…the report – with lots of photos!

September Spring and Stamping! Let’s get Happy!

Spring is definitely in the air and our energy levels are on the up. What could be a better time to learn or further develop  a new skill and get our pages and cards made?

‘Good things will come if you believe’ Such a beautiful sentiment and you can stamp that onto all sorts of projects with this awesome stamp set.

My Acrylix stamps are Close To My Heart’s signature product and this offer is a great way to help you get started adding stamping to your artwork. ( Or perhaps you already have a collection going and it will add to your stash at an amazing price!)

Beautiful My Acrylix Stamp sets are the best on the market and add a whole new rang of diversity to pages, cards and other art projects.

Beautiful My Acrylix Stamp sets are the best on the market and add a whole new rang of diversity to pages, cards and other art projects.

September is national Stamping Month and to celebrate Close To My Heart has brought us a fantastic exclusive range of D size stamps ”You are my Happy”’which will most certainly bring out some of the happy in me!

Take a look at this video to see up close and personal the fabulous stamp set and its versatility!

These whimsical sets will compliment a whole host of scrapbook page layouts, cards, and gift making. I am really looking forward to mine arriving and will have them on show at my Play Days and Gatherings. Through September I am running Play Days (formerly known as workshops)  at Robinvale (Sept 7) , Wentworth (Sept 8)  and Mildura(Sept 22) .   Grab your tickets at Stickyticket on my Facebook page or contact via the form below to book your place. I will show you a number of stamping techniques and you will see this fabulous stamp set and what it can do for your artwork. All play days include a scrapbook page project, a card project and just maybe a little surprise 🙂

You can purchase this stamp set – over $60 worth for just $15! All you need to do is place a qualifying order with me ($75) and you will be entitled to having this fabulous stamp set!

You Are My Happy just $15 with every qualifying order of just $75

You Are My Happy just $15 with every qualifying order of just $75

 

There is also our REGULAR stamp of the month as well – the very versatile and popular Pinwheel motif – a great addition to fun celebration pages. With an order of $75 you can also get this stamp set for just $5!

The Versatile Pinwheel - yours for just $5 in this month's Stamp of the month program

The Versatile Pinwheel – yours for just $5 in this month’s Stamp of the month program

If you missed August’s Stamp of the month A Chocolate Affair

August SOTM A Chocolate Affair

August SOTM A Chocolate Affair

I have a sweet treat in store for the first two people to book gatherings with me. Host a Gathering in September, and you will not only get the usual host rewards, you will also receive this gorgeous stamp set free as a booking gift. Your gathering must be held in September in order to qualify for this gift. You do not need to live near me to host a gathering either – we can hold a virtual one! How awesome is that? The first two hosts booked are guaranteed to get this awesome stamp set! Be the first to book! Contact me below and let’s get you organised to have a happy time with your friends as we ignite your innate creativity!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just FOUR more days!

Four, Yes just 4 more sleeps until I head to Melbourne for Creative Kickoff – the launch of our brand new to Australia Close To My Heart company. I am going to be among over 500 super excited new consultants spending time both training and creating for two and a half days!

And there are JUST Four more days left for YOU to grab the best joining offer around for anyone who does scrapbooking, stamping, and other crafts – even if you are a total newbie!

Did you know your kit also includes your own online store just like Jen’s Creative Classroom? You pick your store  name! You and your friends, family and customers can place orders any time! You are also not obliged to ‘do parties’ to contribute to your holiday fund, increase the size of your personal stash or rise up in leadership! We have so many options for those of us holding consultant accounts I would love to show you how it could all work for you!

I am one of those who does want to build a team consultants having fun with Close To My Heart. I am actively seeking passionate people to build a fun, powerful and profitable business! Remember  our current $99 Kit is available until the 15th of August is  filled 100% with over $300 product! 

AND, (no it isn’t steak knives!) Australian CTMH Consultants are now able to be part of an exclusive offer for Cricut Machines with extra bonus products and Australian warranty included!

Check out this little machine making a lace doily for me today!

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I enjoyed making this little card with my Cricut Aet Philosophy cartridge,

I enjoyed making this little card with my Cricut Aet Philosophy cartridge,

Reward yourself and come and join our new community! If you love photos, scrapbooking, stamping and craft we have something for you!

 The great business in a box!????????

What will the kit be after August 15?

I cannot answer that other than to say it will switch from the current 100% product to some product being removed to make way for business supplies. If you want the best value for money with Close To My Heart these next four days are your last chance to get the 100% product kit! Just head to my website, click ‘Opportunities’ and select be a consultant. In the second box click Australia as your country and complete the form. (Just press continue if you are not an ex CM Consultant) In a very short time you will receive an email with confirmation of your order and a link to go ahead and set up your online business address!

I am stoked!

Close To My Heart has turned out to be much more than I ever imagined! My $99 kit has provided me with enough product and support to make pages, sharing product over three workshops, have a website online to gather orders anywhere anytime in Australia AND easily invite people to events through EZ invite! In less than a month my business has doubled, and I have been able to order product for myself to enjoy. My lost and dulled innate creativity has come alive – and so will yours – you even get loads of easy access online training and printed guides! This really is an easy to manage business in a box and I love it!

What is in the box?

There is nothing like the excitement of opening that first deliivery from Close To My Heart and I was very lucky that team member Sandra, who was the first in my team to get her box, brought it to my place to share the grand opening!

Here is ‘the box’ – we all got one eventually!

Getting a box like this one is very exciting!

Getting a box like this one is very exciting!

I was just a bit excited about getting my box!

I was just a bit excited about getting my box

So Now we get to peek inside….nope…group photo!

Myself and my first two team members - we get together regularly to crop and share ideas.

Myself and my first two team members – we get together regularly to crop and share ideas.

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Of course the bubbles are out! We are about to discover stamps, new papers, new embellishments, new design books and a whole new way of doing business!

Sandra reads her CTMH welcome letter

Sandra reads her CTMH welcome letter

There are lots of goodies in the consultant kit!

There are lots of goodies in the consultant kit!

There are new things to learn, new language to get used to and smashbooking to do:)

My first Crushbook page

My first Crushbook page

My second Crushbook page - just waiting for a photo

My second Crushbook page – just waiting for a photo

Workshop on the go kit page layout from Laughing Lola

Workshop on the go kit page layout from Laughing Lola

 

Another double from Laughing Lola. I have plenty left fr more pages and cards!

Another double from Laughing Lola. I have plenty left fr more pages and cards!

Page layout for boy using Chantilly

Page layout for boy using Chantilly

Cards made with Chantilly, inspired by the cardmaking program book that came in my kit

Cards made with Chantilly, inspired by the cardmaking program book that came in my kit

Since receiving my kit three more wonderful people have joined my team! I am very excited to have them aboard and can’t wit till they have the opportunity to feel the excitement that goes with opening their box. It is currently such extraordinary value I would love to tell you more! You can visit my website Jen’s Creative Classroom to become a consultant,  contact me below or me direct on email nenifoofer@gmail.com to find out more about our opportunity, my crops, workshops and gatherings.