Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October Opportunity with CTMH

October is the perfect time to play Hostess because when your party reaches a minimum of $450 in sales you will be able to “jump” to the next level of Hostess Rewards – which means more free products and more items at 50% off! Contact me to get your party on the books - don't live in Zumbrota? Talk to me about how you can now do your entire party over the internet as an E-Z invite party!! Let's talk and then party. . . soon!
Dates: 10.1.10 – 10.31.10

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wow! Too long between posts!

I haven't posted for a while - so long in fact that I forgot what my blog address was! Now, that is bad - luckily it didn't take long for me to come up with the correct address format!

What I wanted to share with you today was information about how you can now select parts and pieces you need/want when you decide to join my Villlage Hearts CTMH team.

NEW: Create your own Consultant Kit with CTMH!
On August 9, Close To My Heart launched our brand new “Customizable” Consultant Kit! *Woohoo!* For only $129, you’ll receive all the Business Essentials you need to get your business headed in the right direction. PLUS, you have the choice of 3 of the 6 “choose me” options to meet your unique business needs…which means having the freedom to customize your kit to fit whatever position you want to play on my Close To My Heart Team!

Here are just a few of the options to consider…
Be a Business Builder – Work with customers to hold in-home gatherings, fun classes, monthly clubs, weekend crops, and even introduce them to Studio J, all while earning additional income to contribute to your family! Recommended options: 1, 2 & 3 or 4 ($320 value)
Be a Club Creator – Do you have a group of friends that love Close to My Heart as much as you do? Get 4 or more of your friends together once a month to create Close To My Heart’s fabulous Workshop on the Go kits! Recommended options: 1, 3 & 4 ($290 value)
Be a Hobbyist – You and a couple of your friends really like the Close To My Heart product line. You submit $300 or more in orders per quarter and would love to receive a discount on all your purchases.Recommended options: 3, 4, & 5 or 6 ($210 value)

As you can see, depending on what kind of a team member you see yourself becoming, there are different ways to customize the new Close To My Heart’s consultant kit.…but wait, here’s the really awesome part! If you want to own them all, you can purchase them all! Each additional “choose me” option is only $40 a piece plus tax and shipping! Way cool and super affordable!

To see your options, please click on the title above beginning with NEW. You will be taken to our on line application for joining the CTMH team. Scroll down to view all of the options available.

I have tried (unsuccessfully) to add a photo to this post to jazz it up a bit and get you excited about the new papers coming soon, but decided I'd better just post this and get on to other tasks.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Christmas Preparation starts in August!

Hello Everyone! Here is one way we can be less stressed as the Holidays get closer - let's get our cards made earlier this year. I will be offering a Christmas Card making class every month from August through November!
Monthly Christmas Card Class
August - November 2010
Third week of the Month (Thursdays 7-9 or Saturdays 2-4)
Register by Tuesday, August 10
Contact me at basket55992@yahoo.com for more details or to register and place your order for your selected paper pack. Paper packs can be seen on my website at http://jeanie.myctmh.com
or ask me to review the paper options with you.

$20.00 will cover your basic paper supplies for the first two months. It is advised for you to bring a basic class kit each time (scissors, papercutter, if you have one and adhesive of your choice). For that $20.00 you will get a Level 2 paper pack, a coordinating My Stickease Assortment and an additional assortment of embellishments to "try before you buy". But that's not all! We will meet once a month (August and September) for a 2 hour hands on work session. Each session I will show you a new technique which you will be able to make on a sample page to keep as a reminder of how to do it. I will show 2 holiday cards using that technique and you will be able to make cards for the remaining time (and if you so choose you can continue the card producing outside of the class!)

But don't use more than half of your paperpack because we will use the remaining half of the pack during our September meeting. At the September meeting we will do some planning for the remaining two months of card making. You will be able to tell me what you would like to learn during our final two sessions. I anticipate that you will be ready to try a different paper pack for our October and November sessions (maybe our new holiday assortment called Mistletoe which will be orderable starting on September 1) and have made some decisions about other embellishments you may like to purchase.

The number of cards you make will be up to you, so start putting your list together and plan on having your cards made and ready to address before Thanksgiving! Now, when can we get together to do this planning and crafting? The deadline for registering for this class is Tuesday, August 10 (Yikes, that's soon!!!)This is so I can order in the inital class supplies. Classes will be held the third week of the month. You will have the option of Thursday evening from 7 to 9 or Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4. (If you need to switch which session you attend because of a scheduling conflict, we can make that work!) looking forward to offering this class to each of you! CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT THE VILLAGE HOUSE BASKETS AND CRAFTS (330 E. 4th St. / Zumbrota MN)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Oh! The places you will go!

Here are just a few more pictures from my recent trip to Washington DC. These photos were at the convention which was really in Maryland at the Gaylor National. In the photo above you see me on the left with Tina Sutton, who is my DUL (like my grandma) from Navarre FL (her convention goal is to achieve enough award to have her name tag add on banners touch the floor!). On the right is Jillene Moen, my energetic upline (like my mother) from Eden Prairie MN. This photo was taken the last night at the Closing Ceremonies banquet. These gals are great leaders to have for mentors!

The theme of the 2010 CTMH Convention was "Picture This". See the convention decoration on the window facing the esculator and all of my CTMH sisters (and Phil) headed for lunch the first day.

The above photo is just one of the many display boards we saw during convention. Ideas were everywhere! We received a balance of business classes, creative classes and information about new products that will be available to all of you starting September 1.
Have you all taken advantage of my web site to see what Studio J can provide for you in your own home? Check it out before Sept. 1! Let me know what you think and get a goodie from me! Go to http://jeanie.myctmh.com.
Next posting will be for a new series of classes to help you complete your Christmas cards - check back Thusday for details and photos!

Friday, July 16, 2010

I'm back from Washington D.C. & CTMH Convention

$99 Consultant kit pricing ending soon!There are always some changes that are presented at convention, and this year was no different. One of the changes is to the consultant kit. As of August 1st the base consultant kit cost will go up to $129 from the current amount of $99 (You receive more than $300 in retail value). I believe change is good and see lots of positive aspects of the new consultant program, but I have to admit for the next several weeks it's a great deal to sign up to become a Close To My Heart Consultant. Remember that you can decide how much and how hard you wish to work your business when you join CTMH.

Today marks the beginning of my fourth year with CTMH. I enjoy training and encouraging my team to succeed with their vision of how CTMH fits into their life. Have you been considering joining CTMH but just didn't know when was the right time? ...THE TIME IS NOW and I would love to welcome you on my team - The Village Hearts. See my website http://jeanie.myctmh.com/ for more information, or contact me. It only takes minutes to get you activated and ready to roll! Anyone who signs up before this $99 special expires will also receive an added gift from me.

My plans include spending some time this weekend going through and organizing both my D.C. "tourist" pictures and convention photos, so will post more information about the trip here also. With some of the CTMH family the only time we get to see each other is at these events, so it is always fun to run into each other and get caught up. Unfortunately, the time doesn't slow down for us to allow more time together! The last night of convention was a late night for me and my roommates. I know we were still talking at 2:20 am! I'm not sure I can call this convention a relaxing or restful time, but it sure was exciting!
Next Village House Basket Class
Hit & Miss by Debbie Hurd
Taught by Jeanie Wilcox
August 14, 2010 9 am til approx. 4 or 5 pm
$35.00 (Registration confirmed when money received)
Bring a bag lunch and beverage of choice – I will provide a morning treat, chips, carrots and dessert.
Bring routine weaving tools

This is one of the baskets I wove on the Basket Weaving Cruise this past February. When weavers saw it, their question was. . . ”Are you going to teach it?” So I contacted Debbie for permission and I’m going to teach it. The basket requires a 5" round wooden grooved base. Techniques include a 4-rod variation (you’re going to like this!), chase Japanese weave, a false rim and finishes with a folded/lashed rim. It was fun to do with something new (or different) thrown in occasionally along the way right up to the rim!

Village House Baskets and Crafts
330 E. 4th Street / Zumbrota MN 55992

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Washington DC is HOT!!!

Here I am - proof that I made it to Washington DC. This is me at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the Mall on the last day of the festival, when temperature was close to 100 degrees.
Some of my group got to take two private scheduled tours while we were in DC. Here is a picture of the Capitol when I went back to the gift shop to get my camera! Yes, I left my camera in the gift shop, at the end of the day. So, Security and I went back to the gift shop and I did get it, yeah! The other tour was of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. We got to see work being done on the new $100 which will be introduced next February.
Here is a picture of the Smithsonian Castle - it is located in the center of the mall length. There is an exhibit of Madeline Albright's pins called "Read My Pins" currently on exhibit. I had lunch here our last day before moving to the National Harbor and on to the CTMH convention. End of being tourist and on to being Independent Consultant! The convention is also HOT! HOT! HOT! - but we have a nice temperature controlled environment. The heat comes from all the new products and changes coming up (and a grouping of 1000+ women with its share of menopausal and premenopausal women!)
I am getting ready to start day two of the convention and we get to scrap and create this afternoon using some of the new products!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Covered Bridge Festival Fireworks

The fireworks last night gave me a chance to try my camera in the fireworks mode. I just needed to go stand in my neighbor's driveway to get these shots... The instructions recommended using a tripod. I can see the motion in these following photos, so looks like I will need to see if I can take better ones on the 4th of July in Washington DC. I will be there to attend the Close To My Heart Convention for 2010. Some of us will be tourist earlier in the week and hope to include the fireworks on the Mall for the 4th - to make it a capitol 4th!

I did try photos of fireworks in Disneyland when I attended CTMH Leadership in Long Beach, but didn't have the camera in the Fireworks mode. Little by little, I'm learning more about my camera - I've had it for 4 years now!

Glad I got to see the fireworks and do a trial run last night! Now I need to go add the tripod to my growing list of things to pack. July 3rd will be here before I am ready!