Monday, September 14, 2009

September Newsletter

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Memories of the Heart
Debra A Van Patten
Independent Consultant
September 2009

In This Issue
Delight in the Everyday
Monthly Contest
ScrapPink Crop
Stamp of the Month
Classes, Workshops, & Events

Dear Reader,

Welcome to the September edition of my monthly newsletter. I hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend. I spent the weekend relaxing and working on some projects for upcoming workshops and classes. While I didn't get everything done that I wanted, I did get a few things accomplished. I apologize for the "lateness" of my newsletter. It seems we are still trying to get into the school routine around here. If you're going back to school, I hope things are settling in for you.

September brings you a LOT of new and exciting things from Close To My Heart! The first, is the NEW Autumn/Winter Idea Book. Full of new stamps, new papers, and new accessories, keeping up with and ahead of the scrapbooking and stamping trends, it's sure to jumpstart your creativity. With a new Idea Book comes new Hostess Pluss Rewards - those special bundles you can get at 1/2 off when you host a $350 gathering.

There's also a new Stamp of the Month for September - Treasures. I LOVE this stamp set! It reminds me of the days when I was a kid picking dandelions and making wishes.

September is also National Stamping Month. Close To My Heart has a delightful promotion as well as a daily contest!

My September calendar is updated. I only have a few dates left to choose from if you're interested in hosting a workshop or a gathering. I hope to have my October calendar updated this week.

In October, I'll be a vendor at the ScrapPink Crop hosted by The Scrapbook Tree. If you're looking for a fun day and need some time away to get some scrapping done, come join us.

Delight in the Everyday!

TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL STAMPING MONTH in September we are giving you 3 ways to get a FREE Everyday Celebration card kit for making 16 beautiful cards!

Purchase a minimum of $60 in stamp sets (includes A, B, C, D, and E-size) between August 18-September 30 (CC1006C)

Host a Home Gathering with minimum sales of $400 between September 1-30

Sign up as a new Consultant between September 1-30

You can also buy as many card kits as you'd like for $39.95 per kit (CC1006B).

And there's more fun! Place any order between September 1-30 and you'll be automaticallyentered in our daily drawing for a FREE card kit! Winners will be announced on my website and

Express your passion for stamping with this pretty new card kit today!
For complete details, as well as , visit my calendar.

Monthly Contest

Congratulations to last months winners!

There are 18 stamps in the Campin' Fever Stamp Set.

Margaret L.
Tonette S.
Nancy S.

I am temporarily suspending my monthly contest. Not that I don't love everyone playing, but with everything going on, it is so not fair for you to have to wait for prizes.

Those winners that are awaiting prizes will be getting them.

Hopefully, I can reinstate it within the next month or two.

My sincere apologies to everyone who has participated.

ScrapPink Crop

October 10, 2009
9am to 6pm

The Scrapbook Tree is hosting a ScrapPink Crop at the Vincennes University Green Activity Center on October 10th from 9am to 6pm.

Registration for the crop is $25 and includes:

  • 9 hours of crop time with friends
  • Lunch, snacks and beverages
  • Goody bag for each person
  • Optional classes from vendors
  • Use of tool table
  • Door prizes throughout the day
  • $10.00 of each fee will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
For more information on the day's activities, optional classes, and to register, visit The Scrapbook Tree.

Stamp of the Month

D1375 (Set of 13) $22.95

Summer wishes, dandelions flying in the wind, a perfect stamp set for capturing that special moment. Available September 1-30, 2009 only
Recommended Blocks:1" × 1 1/2" (Y1001),
4" × 4" (Y1008), 2" × 3 1/2" (Y1009)

Check out the artwork from our Consulant swap my Artwork page. However, if you're looking for some more inspiration, you can start with our monthly Blog Hop. The SOM Blog Hop is hosted by the talented Jena DeVries. Each month several consultants participate (this month there's almost 70!). We each create something using the Stamp of the Month and share on our blogs. I've started you at the beginning, and invite you to take a few minutes to "hop" all the way through.

Don't forget, you can get your own Stamp of the Month at a discount or even FREE! Ask me how!

Classes, Workshops, & Events

All classes and workshops are held at my home in Washington unless otherwise noted. If you cannot make my scheduled class/workshop, contact me to schedule one of your own with your friends. Minimum class size is 5 prepaid guests. Complete details and artwork can be viewed on my Calendar.

Card Workshop
Sunday, September 13th, 2pm (please note time)
Twitterpated Level 2 Papers
Fee: $10.00
RSVP by September 11th

Workshop on the Go (pictured)
Sunday, September 27th, 2pm
Twitterpated Level 2 Papers
Fee: Basic Workshop $35
Paper Only Workshop $17
RSVP by September 16th

Open Dates

Saturday, September 19th, 2pm ET
Saturday, September 26th, 7pm ET

Choose one of the dates above and get a FREE gift when you hold your Gathering. Contact me today to schedule your Gathering or Workshop (all workshops require 2 weeks notice and pre-payment for supplies).

Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 10th, 9am to 6pm, ScrapPink09
Sunday, October 11th, 2pm, Card Workshop
Sunday, October 25th, 2pm, WOTG - Jingle
Friday, November 6th, 5-8pm, Vendor Blender
Saturday, November 7th, 9am-3pm, Vendor Blender

As always, I am here to help you preserve your memories and celebrate your relationships. If you have any questions, need some inspiration, want to schedule a workshop, class or gathering, or would like more information on becoming a consultant, please feel free to contact me.

Until next time...

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