Sunday, November 1, 2009

November Newsletter

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Memories of the Heart
Debra A Van Patten
Independent Consultant

November 2009

Dear Blog Guest,

Welcome to the November edition of my newsletter. It's amazing that as I get older, the time just seems to fly right by. It's so hard to believe it's already November. As if I needed the reminder, a friend told me there's only 52 days until Christmas!

Special thanks to all those who supported my Breast Cancer Awareness special last month. Together, we raised $127 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation! That is more than DOUBLE last year!

Close To My Heart is bringing back Stampaganza - just in time for the holidays! Whether you need gift ideas, or need to start on the Christmas cards, this is the perfect opportunity to stock up on our wonderful My Acrylix Stamp Sets. Be sure to check out the details.

There will be a new feature on my website. Stamp sets designated for retirement at the end of 2009 will be featured in their own category on my website beginning Monday, November 2, just in time for Stampaganza. Retiring stamps will still be listed in their respective categories (summer, everyday life, etc.), but will also be highlighted in their own category. I have also updated the Unavailable List and reposted the Retired List to my calendar.

Close To My Heart also announced it's holiday shipping schedule. If you want an order shipped by Friday, December 18, orders must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (MT) on Tuesday, December 15. These dates do not guarantee pre-Christmas delivery by UPS. UPS does not guarantee their special shipping options to arrive by the holidays, so make sure to plan ahead on your Christmas orders. Generally, UPS takes 5 business days to deliver to my area once an order has been shipped. Personally, I would recommend all orders slated for Christmas be submitted no later than December 12th.

I have updated my November calendar with workshops and open dates. I have not yet set December's workshops or open dates. Due to everyone's hectic schedule during December, I will only be scheduling the first 2 weeks so that we all may enjoy the season with family and friends.

It's a Stampaganza!
WHETHER YOU'RE A LONG-TIME FAN OF STAMPS OR are just venturing into this fun hobby, now is the perfect time to grab some My Acrylix® decorative stamp sets! From November 3-30, 2009, when you purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, and/or E only) at full retail price you will receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)-a savings of up to $22.95! Choose from any stamp set offered in any 2009 Idea Book or the current Product Review. Take advantage of this month's great offer to add to your assortment of these innovative stamps. For complete details, visit my calendar!

November Stamp of the Month
D1377 Around the Block
Set of 26

An adorable set of stamps great for that special welcome home, gingerbread house, and more! Available November 1-30, 2009.

Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 4 1/2" × 6 1/2" (Y1011)

If you need some inspiration, be sure to check out our Consultant Blog Hop. You're sure to find something that will inspire your creativity.
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
Thursday, November 5th, 6pm
Sweet Home Level 2 Papers
Fee: $10
RSVP by November 3rd

Workshop on the Go (pictured)
Sunday, November 29th, 2pm
Hostess: Lea L.
Sweet Home Level 2 Papers
Fee: Basic Workshop $35
Paper Only Workshop $17
RSVP by November 13th

Open Dates

Wednesday, November 11th, 635pm ET
Thursday, November 12th, 624pm ET
Saturday, November 14th, 703pm ET
Saturday, November 21st, 712pm ET
Sunday, November 22nd, 205pm ET
Saturday, November 28th, 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).

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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