Monday, July 18, 2016

New Blogging Schedule etc

Hello Everyone,

Gosh it's been quite some time since I last posted to my blog.  Sorry about that, I had some health issues in 2015 and they took a while to resolve themselves.  Thankfully, they have now done so and I am now ready to get back into the full swing of Close to my Heart including this blog. I've missed you folks tremendously.  So, without further ado, let me give you the skinny on what will be coming.

It is my goal to have a fresh blog post for you each and every day, Monday through Friday.  Each day will focus on a different subject or area.  Mondays, will be called Memory Making Monday with a full focus on capturing all of life's moments.  The good, the bad, the ugly.  It all has a part in our lives and for the most should be documented.  Look for Memory Making Monday to have a strong focus toward not only preserving your precious photos and memorabilia, but recording the thoughts and emotions in them through journaling. To help you out, I will also provide ideas for photos and memory making activities by providing you with each day's "holiday" as well as a "This Day in History" for everyday.  I will post those most of the time in a side bar, except on Mondays when they will be that day's focus.

Tuesdays, will find us focusing on Techniques.   Technique Tuesday will provide you with either an article, or most times a Face Book Live or Periscope training which will then be placed on my You Tube channel so that you can learn how to make the simplest to the most complex stamping, scrapbook, and mixed media techniques. Be sure that you are subscribed to my Periscope, and You Tube channels to receive updates for when these posts will appear.

Ever wonder what it would be like to have my job?  To actually get paid to scrapbook, stamp, and play with paint, crayons, stamps and such?  Well, then definitely do not miss Work it Girl  Wednesday where each week I will share information on the Close to my Heart opportunity and also
any recruiting specials that either the corporate office or myself are offering.

Tips and Tricks Thursday   will give you little things I've learned as I've been crafting to make your projects and ideas come together easily.

Finish it Friday-   Do you have tons of PhD's ?  Projects half done?  Take your Friday afternoons, get you a glass of your favorite lemonade, tea, whatever suits your fancy, something sweet or salty and break out those craft supplies and finish those projects.  Be like Nike " Just Do it".

Additionally, once a month I will have Spotlight Saturday! That's where I invite you, my readers to interact on my blog and ask you to submit a project using Close to my Heart products of your choosing.  Let your crafty friends and family ooh and aah over your projects. Also, once a month on a Sunday, we will have Servant's Heart Sunday.  This will be a day where I will highlight ministry
opportunities that I participate in such as Operation Smile through Close to my Heart, etc.

Now, for some housekeeping information:

The new idea book for 2016-2017 goes live on August 1st.  You can begin placing your orders for them now.  Idea books will be $10.00 six of which is the cost of the book itself from the corporate office and I'm anticipating approximately another $4.00 in postage.  They are quite large.  Orders of $75 or larger will receive a free idea book.   Too, the newest Seasonal Expressions goes live to customers on September 1st.

Well, I think that is all I have for you at the moment.  Look for all these wonderful things beginning August 1st.

Happy Crafting!

Shelly