Friday, April 1, 2016

April 2016 CTMH News

The April 2016 Stamp of the Month is Life in Pictures


Life in Pictures (S1604) is an exclusive D-size set of 13 stamps that is only available for purchase during the month of April 2016. The stamp set can be yours for $5 when you place an order of $50 or more in qualifying Close To My Heart products. Alternatively it is available at $17.95. Recommended CTMH My Acrylix® Blocks for this stamp set are: 1" x 3½" (Y1002), 2" x 2" (Y1003) and 3" x 3" (Y1006).

Items created by CTMH Corporate artists with the stamp set are this one-page layout and album cover:



If you would like a list of the products used to create the above items, you will find the information in the Recipes for Seasonal Expressions 1, a PDF file that lists the products used to make the samples in the Seasonal Expressions 1 so you may re-create projects at home. I am participating in a Life in Pictures blog hop this month; you will find my post tomorrow. Please visit my Pinterest Board CTMH 2016 04 Apr SOTM Life in Pictures for additional ideas using this stamp set.

April 2016: Baby, You're Worth It!




If you would like to earn money and rewards through your love of scrapbooking and stamping, April is the perfect time to join Close To My Heart. When you sign up as a new Consultant with CTMH you already get:
  • New Consultant Kit with essential supplies for only $75; the list of New Consultant Kit contents can be found here
  • $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on additional supplies
  • The chance to earn Straight To The Top start-up rewards
And only during April, you can also earn your choice to a FREE Cricut® collection or an additional $100 in Select Product Credit when you submit $350 in personal sales within your first 30 days. If a former Consultant's 3-month waiting period has passed and they are eligible to sign up during April they can receive the reward if the sales requirement is met. The 30-day period begins five days after the New Consultant Kit has been shipped. The time to sign up is between 9:00 am MDT on April 1 to 11:59 pm MDT on April 30, 2016.

If you have questions about becoming or being a Consultant, I am participating in a blog hop where we share What Is Our Why (or send me a message - link below). Please join us on April 7 to read the reasons why we became Close To My Heart Consultants.

Seasonal Expressions 1 is Valid to April 30, 2016


Typically items featured in the thinner, supplemental idea books like Seasonal Expressions 1 are only available during the time frame the idea book is valid, in this case until April 30, 2016. You may recall I posted a list of Seasonal Expressions 1 stamp sets that are retiring in early March. Because the items listed below will be featured in either Seasonal Expressions 2 or Annual Inspirations 2016-2017, they will remain available for purchase even after Seasonal Expressions 1 retires:
If there are items in Seasonal Expressions 1 that you would like and they are not listed above you should place your order on or before April 30. You may want to order earlier as once the stock runs out, as it did with the Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts, items could be retired before Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog ends. We are being told that the inventory of Spring Critters Thin Cuts is at a level where Corporate is predicting it will sell out before April 30.

Studio J® Retiring April 30

As I mentioned on January 21, Studio J® is retiring on April 30, 2016. I encourage you to create your pages and get your final orders in early this month. I have not read an update that states the supply of photo paper is a concern, but I would hate for any technology issues to prevent you from being able to place. I do recall that during a Studio J® Flash Sale in July 2015 the promotion had to be extended because increased traffic on the site caused the system to respond slower than people were used to. An extension after the retirement date is probably unlikely.

If you are ready to place an order or would like to research any product, the Shop Now button will take you there.


If you have any product or promotion questions, do not hesitate to email me. You will also find me on Facebook at Brenda's Paper Crafts. Thank you for visiting today.

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