13 February 2012

New Club!!!

Join the Club!
Joining a paper crafting club is a great way to:

- a night out away from the hubby and/or kids
- have fun
- learn new techniques
- crafting outside your comfort zone
- get stuff done
- a chance to do:
     - layouts
     - cards
     - home decor
     - 3D items
-        Earn FREE products
-        Win prizes
-        Meet new people
-        Tutorials of each project we make
-        Club only promotions
-        FREE idea book when it comes out
-        Discounts on any workshops I may hold

Regular Club Information:

-        A minimum of 4 people are needed for the club to a maximum of 7.  (Unlimited number of out-of-towners though).  If there is enough interest, I may start a second club, too.  It depends on the numbers (and my boss ... LOL).
-        A minimum purchase of $25.00 in CTMH product is required each month (though you’re welcome to go over that amount).
-        The hostess for the month will receive a minimum of $25 in FREE product (could be more depending on sales totals for the night.)
-        If you are not able to make it to club night, you are still required to make your monthly $25.00 purchase. The order needs to be made before 9pm on club nights. (Supplies and instructions for the night’s project(s) will be included with your order when it is delivered to you if you’re not able to make it to club night.)
-        I will provide beverages on club nights, hostesses are welcome to bring a treat if they like.
-        Hostesses may bring in outside orders on months it is their turn to hostess to bump up their sales totals.
-        CTMH usually only allows certain items in the Idea Books as free items for Hostesses but, for my club, you can put your Hostess Rewards amount towards ANYTHING in the Idea Book.  (If you go over your Hostess Rewards amount, taxes and shipping will apply to the overage amounts.)

Suggested basic supplies you'll need:

- paper trimmer (with a cutting and scoring blade is great)
- scoring tool if no scoring blade on your trimmer
Adhesives:  tape style and wet glue
-        Small scissors
-        Black journaling pen

The fine print:

1.      Club will run for the number of months that there is a Hostess for.  If 4 people sign up, it will run for 4 months.  If 6 people sign up, it will run 6 months.  To be fair to everyone, you are committing to stay with the group for the entire length of the club. 

2.      Hostesses will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis.  The order you let me know you want to be part of the club is the order the Hostesses will fall. 

3.       My husband is a shift worker so Club nights will vary each month.  (Clubs usually meet, for example, on the third Tuesday of the month or the second Wednesday of the month and this does not work for my family).  Club nights will be held sometime during the first 10 days of the month. 

4.      There will be no club in December as it’s usually a crazy month for everyone.

5.      My home is a cat friendly home for those of you who may have allergies

6.      All dollar amounts quoted are BEFORE shipping and taxes

7.      All shipping charges are based on the retail value of discounted or free items.  (There are NO shipping charges or taxes on Hostess Rewards items).

8.      Payment for club orders is due on club night (unless previously arranged otherwise). 

9.      Payments accepted:
a.      Cash
b.      Check (if I know you)
c.      Paypal
d.      Visa
e.      Mastercard
(At your request I will keep you credit card on file for your convenience. I will only bill this card with your expressed permission and under no circumstances will this information leave my home or be shared with anyone else.)
10.   Club nights run from 7pm to about 10pm, depending on the project(s).
From outside of Kamloops????  Read on!
Want to be part of the club but don’t live in Kamloops to attend club nights?  No problem! 
-        All orders will be sent direct to you from the CTMH warehouse (unless it is less expensive to ship it myself to  you.)
-        Orders will still be due on or before the scheduled club night
-        Payment for your order will be due on or before the scheduled club night as well. (Unless otherwise agreed upon before the order and payment are due.)
-        Tutorial for the project(s) will be emailed to you once your order is paid for.  Project supplies will be mailed to you, either with your Hostess Reward items on your hostess month or every second month (whichever comes first) to save on postage costs.
-        Shipping will be 15% of the retail value of your order.  This means some months you will be overcharged and some months you will be undercharged for the actual cost of shipping.  I will track these and in November of each year, I will reimburse you if you have been overcharged when all your orders are taken into consideration.  If you haven’t been charged enough, Merry Christmas!!!!  J
I think I’ve covered everything but if you have any questions, email me and I will do my best to answer them.  This group is a work in progress. As situations come up I may not always know how to deal with them.  Please know that I will always welcome any and all advice, questions, comments and suggestions. Please do not hesitate to make suggestions on ways to make the group better.
What I also offer:
1.       Birthday benefits for regular customers
2.      Referral program – refer a friend and after they’ve placed their first order, you receive 10% off your next order
3.      Frequent shopper program – when your retail purchases reach $250, you will receive a gift from me as a Thank You!

12 February 2012

February Newsletter and New Club(s)

New Club!!!! (or two)
I am signing people up for a new Club.  I anticipate the first month will be April.  I have room for a maximum of about 7 people.  I am sending the details in a separate email as it is quite lengthy.  Hope to hear from you!

New Website Address
CTMH has changed over their servers and as a result I have a new online CTMH website address!  If you have it bookmarked, it will automatically go to the new address but if you want to change it, the new address is: 

 New Idea Book is Live!

The new Idea Book  is live as of February 1, 2012 and anything in it can now be ordered.  A reminder that stamp sets from the previous Idea Book are also still available if you missed out on any that are on your ‘must have’ list.

If you don’t have your copy yet, you can view the online version HERE. 

Want a copy you can earmark to your heart’s content?  I will mail one to you for $5.00 (that includes postage).  That $5.00 will be deducted from your first order total.  If you are local, the cost would be $2.50, also deducted from your first order total. 

February Stamp of the Month

The February Stamp of the Month is cute and very versatile.  It’s not all about the month of love and I love that.  See for yourself :

The stamp set can be yours for the full retail price of $17.95 or for only $5.00 with a $50 order (not including taxes and shipping). 

February Constant Campaign

Double your layouts with our Five for Free campaign! For each Studio J® 5-pack you purchase this February, you’ll get one free. Visit for a set of instructions for creating five beautifully crafted layouts in Studio J, starting February 1, 2012 (9 am MST). 

Dates: Offer valid February 1, 2012–February 29, 2012. 

My January Special – Extended!

Since not everyone is into Digital Scrapbooking, I am extending my private promotion from last month.  (Plus I didn’t get the Idea Book to everyone early enough in the month for them to take advantage.  Ooops!). 

So from now until the end of this month, purchase FIVE paper packs and get a SIXTH one free!  Easy!

There are 12 paper packs to choose from – the eight new ones plus the four carried over from the previous Idea Book. 

If you’re wanting to take advantage of this, drop me an email with your choices and how you’d like to pay. Orders will be placed on March 1. 

Retiring Products

The Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book is the last idea book the following products will be featured: 

How-To Books
Distressing Kit (full kit only)
Exclusive Inks® Markers
Cardstock Shade Packs
8 1/2" x 11" Cardstock Packs 

If you’re missing some of these items or are needing to complete your collection, it’s a good time to do so now.  Head office did not specify, but would assume this is a “while supplies last”.  I know I have many markers I am missing so had best start adding them to my orders.  J