Sunday, October 11, 2009

October Newsletter

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Memories of the Heart
Debra A Van Patten
Independent Consultant

October 2009


Welcome to the October edition of my newsletter. As usual, I am running behind this month. Fall is definitely a season of change. Not only are the temperatures turning colder and the leaves are changing to gorgeous colors, it seems that change is happening elsewhere as well. My husband, Carl, went back to work (finally) this week after being laid off and unable to find a job. The boys and I have gotten used to having him home, so we've had to adjust to him not being here again. For us, that means there are extra things to pitch in on as a family again that he has taken care of for awhile. I'm sure we'll adjust just fine - we always seem to, it just takes a little time.

I had a great time at the ScrapPink Crop yesterday at VU - despite the airconditioning. Thanks to everyone who took a few minutes to stop by and say hello. I hope everyone had a great time as well!

Close To My Heart is offering a special treat to everyone who becomes a consultant during October. New consultants will have the chance to earn 10 FREE Studio J layouts. As a consultant, you will also have access to Studio J before the general public. Check out Studio J and our promotion this month.

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month. As in years past, I will be donating 10% of my sales from October to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Last year, we raised $60 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. If you are a newsletter subscriber, you received a coupon for a special during October. CTMH policy does not allow me to advertise that here. If you would like to receive notice of specials I offer, please take a minute to subscribe to my newsletter using the Constant Contact link in the right sidebar.

Of course, we've also got a new Stamp of the Month this month - Holiday Warmth. This set is perfect to get you started on your Holiday cards or projects - or even caught up on your Holiday photos.

I've updated my website through November with workshops and a few open dates. I'll be adding a couple of things during the next week or so, so be sure to check back.

On another note, I have started a Facebook page directly related to my Close To My Heart business. If you're on Facebook, I welcome you to come check me out. I'd love to connect with you!


Studio Splurge

We are offering a special treat to everyone who signs up as a new consultant from October 1-31, 2009. When you successfully complete both levels in our exclusive program designed to kick-start your business, Straight To The Top (STTT), you'll receive even more than the STTT reward of $150 US in free select products. You'll receive 10 FREE Studio J scrapbook layouts!* When you add it all up, you can earn approximately $480 in free product!

For complete details, visit my calendar!

Now is a great time to become a Close To My Heart Consultant. Sign-up today

Enter to Win a My Legacy Album!
We've got a new and fun sweepstakes for you (and anyone else interested in Studio J) to enter! Simply sign up for email updates at
Studio J.com (top left side of the screen) and you will automatically be entered into a weekly random drawing for a My Legacy® Dark Cocoa linen album. We will notify the winner via email. If you didn't get the album, don't worry-your name is still in the drawing for the next week!

October Stamp of the Month


Fun, whimsical images ready to help you with all of your Holiday projects. Available October 1-31, 2009.

Recommended Blocks:1" × 3 1/2" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 1" × 6 1/2" (Y1005), 4" x 4" (Y1008)

If you need some inspiration, be sure to check out our Consultant Blog Hop. This month we've broken it down into 3 groups, be sure you take a few minutes to visit all 3 groups for some awesome artwork.

Don't forget, you can get your own Stamp of the Month for FREE! Ask me how!


Classes, Workshops, and 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, October 18th, 3pm
Hostess: Marcia M.
Jingle Level 2 Papers
Fee: $10
RSVP by October 16th

Workshop on the Go (pictured)
Sunday, October 25th, 2pm
Hostess: Lea L.
Jingle Level 2 Papers
Fee: Basic Workshop $35
Paper Only Workshop $17
RSVP by October 16th


Open Dates

Saturday, October 17th, 710pm ET
Saturday, October 24th, 702pm ET
Thursday, October 29th, 1015am ET
Thursday, October 29th, 706pm 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

Sunday, November 1st, 2pm, Card Workshop (Sweet Home)
Friday, November 6th, 5-8pm, Vendor Blender
Saturday, November 7th, 9am-3pm, Vendor Blender
Sunday, November 29th, 2pm, Workshop on the Go (Sweet Home)

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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