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I was raised in South Florida back in the years when it was a peaceful and wonderfully safe place to live. We lived a mile from the beach and could ride our bikes over the intercoastal bridge right to the best beach around. All my years of growing up I was a competitive swimmer and belonged to AAU. I granduated from Florida State University with a BS degree in nursing. I am recently retired but I'm thinking of going back to work to support my hobbies.
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Friday, January 23, 2015

WANT TO DO SOMETHING WITH ALL THAT WASHI TAPE YOU'VE ACCUMULATED?

If you're like me, you probably have managed to collect quite a stash of that cute and "must have" Washi tape that is in every craft store.  If you want to know what to do with it - make a lot of cute cards outlined with different styles of tape and then stamp a nice greeting right in the middle:


FINALLY BACK FROM KNEE SURGERY WITH A VIDEO

Thursday, January 8, 2015

News For the Month Of January that You might Want To take Advantage Og




Thursday, January 8, 2015



ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Yuletide Carol Express Collection Now Available in Studio J®
The new Yuletide Carol Express Collection is perfect for preserving all your holiday photos, and is now available to use in Studio J®. This collection will only be available through February 28, so now is the time to take advantage of the collection’s pre-designed layouts. All you need to do is upload your favorite photos from the season—there are 65 photo wells in all!—add some journaling if you wish to, and then order your beautiful layouts! To take a look at this new collection, log in to Studio J, start a new project, and then choose the “Express Collections” option. You’ll love how quickly you can get your holiday photos into your scrapbook when you use the Yuletide Carol Express Collection.

2. Start 2015 Right with Year >> Noted
To celebrate a new year, and National Papercrafting Month, we have created the unique Year >> Noted paper kit, featuring an exclusive stamp set, colorful B&T papers, and golden foil stickers all designed to make it easy for you to capture your memories as they happen. One of the B&T sheets that comes in the paper kit is divided into six different 4" x 6" patterns, ideal for trimming out and adding into the new kraft mini book, alongside your favorite pictures and memorabilia from the year. This paper kit can be yours for just $5 when you place a $50 order, or you can add the paper kit AND the kraft mini book to your order for just $10. What a way to start the new year! The Year >> Noted paper kit is available only through January 31.

3. Offer Your Hostesses Extra Rewards
In January, you can offer your Hostesses extra Hostess Rewards with the Extra! Extra! Hostess Rewards campaign. This campaign will be a real boost to your bookings when you tell your hostesses they can earn an extra $30 in Hostess Rewards if their Gathering sales reach at least $350. That means that a hostess whose Gathering reaches $350 in sales will earn $90 in free products instead of the normal $60—that’s 50% more free Hostess Rewards! But remember that the extra rewards are only available through January 31, so book now!

4. More Rolling Totes and Shoulder Totes Available
We have received additional stock of the popular new rolling totes (Z3032) and shoulder totes (Z3031). These items are once again available to order. With this shipment, we expect that the totes will remain available without experiencing additional inventory shortages. In the case that we do sell through our supply of totes before more arrive, these items will not be placed on backorder, but will simply be made unavailable to order until our stock is replenished. Thank you once more for your enthusiastic response to these wonderful new products.




Wednesday, January 7, 2015

I WAS DOWN FOR A WHILE, BUT I'M ON THE MEND NOW

It's officially been 6 weeks since I went through my knee replacement surgery, and, let me tell you, it was no picnic!  I was out of the hospital in a day a half, and off to rehab on the second day.  I was not a good patient, I must admit.  All those stretching and bending exercises for my new knee were enough to make me cry.  If anyone who has had knee replacement tells you that rehab was a breeze, they're LYING!  Three times a week for an hour at a time I went through torture to make my right leg bend and work again, and I am down to the last 2 visits of gait training - walking without a cane or a limp.  Finally I can drive a car again and get off the toilet seat when we go out to eat.  That was a major milestone.
Today I actually felt like filming a short video - the first time I've felt like doing anything besides sitting in my lounge chair with the circulating cold water pump on my knee.  I still have to edit it and upload it to You a Tube, but I'll get that done within the next day or so.  My house is a mess, as my husband has handed back the household duties that he generously took over while I was really incapacitated.  We went out-of-town for four days during Christmas, but, other than that, I have been housebound for 6 weeks.  And now it's just too cold outside to go anywhere.  Little by little the Christmas things are being put away, and things are returning to normal.  My biggest obstacle right now is getting a good night's sleep.  If you've got any suggestions, along this line, please, please let me know.
Talk to you soon.

Monday, December 1, 2014

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CRICUT AND CLOSE TO MY HEART CYBER MONDAY

Forgive me, please for not alerting you sooner to the great Cyber Monday Deals that are going on right now at Close To My Heart with their Cricut cartridge series.  Until Midnight tonight only, all of the exclusive Cricut cartridges (artiste, Art Philosophy, Artbooking, and Artfully Sent) are all on sale for 20% off!!  That is a significant savings folks!   Plus, with a $50 purchase, you qualify for the Deal of the Decade to buy a number of this year's best selling stamp sets for only $10 each - more savings!  With your order, you will also get a free catalog and a free Seasonal Inspirations book.  And don't forget December's Stamp of the Month set.  I've been there for my purchases.  Have you?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ONE WEEK POST KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY

This last week of my life can only be described as days in a drug-filled haze, cringing every time I had to grab ahold of my walker, struggle to get in an upright position, and try to move about between my chair and the bathroom.  In between all this, I have to go to rehab therapy 3 times a week.  This is definitely not how I had originally planned to spend the Holiday season!

There are so many exciting things happening with Close To My Heart!  I managed to complete my cute snowman Christmas cards before my surgery, so that was one thing I did get accomplished.  Right after Thanksgiving is the first week in December, and for everyone who orders one of the Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridge sets (Art Philosophy, Artiste, Artbooking, or Artfully Sent),  I will send you a stamp set of your choice.  For any order over $50,  I will send you a surprise gift worth at least $10-15.  You can do some really great Christmas gift shopping out of the Seasonal Expressions catalog, from which you can start ordering on Dec. 1st.  Is there any reason you can't do a lot of shopping from my CTMH website?  People love to craft - introduce your friends to something new with a cute stamp set and some pretty inks.  The possibilities are endless!   Please make my Christmas by shopping from my website.  Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!
Judy Goodson, Close To My Heart Consultant
http://justamidnightcropper.ctmh.com

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

NOVEMBER 2014 CLOSE TO MY HEART NEWSLETTER

Hi to all Close To My Heart customers and potential customers,
November is an exciting month.  First of all, with a $50 order, for just $5, you can get the precious stamp of the month called “It’s The Little Things”.  For this price you get a collection of 13 small stamps that combine to make beautiful flower bouquets.  If you go to my web site at:  http://justamidnightcropper.ctmh.com, you will see a lovely example of what this stamp set will make.  Just look for November Stamp Of the Month.
  Also, for you digital scrappers, Studio J is celebrating their 5 year anniversary with special pricing on layouts for only $5.00 - this is $2.50/page, printed out in beautiful semi-gloss 12”x 12” archival paper.  Plus, every 5th layout, chosen randomly, will win a special prize valued for at least $5.  A third prize is the 5 “golden tickets” that will be sent out with your printed layouts for the month of November, and with these you could possibly win one of Close To My Heart’s new D ring albums with a set of top-loading page protectors.
For a 4th way to win, post one or more of your favorite Studio J layouts that you’ve created on Facebook, using the hash tag #ctmhlucky5 before Nov. 30th, and 5 lucky winners will be selected from those submitted.  But DO post them before Nov. 30th!  You can also do the same thing on Instagram.  So, go ahead, create and win on Studio J.
Also, our new Holiday Brochure is out.  As a consultant I can send you one, or, one Dec. 1st they will be available for general ordering on my website, but not until then.  Can’t wait to hear from you!  Let’s all get into the Holiday spirit.
Warmly, Judy Goodson, CTMH consultant
http://justamidnightcropper.ctmh.com

Friday, November 7, 2014

STAIR-STEP CARD VIDEO TUTORIAL

I just love to make these stair-step cards! They're so easy to make, and you can be really creative with the decorating. Your children and/or grandchildren will enjoy decorating them with you. Go ahead and give them a try, and remember to take a look at my website: http://justamidnightcropper.ctmh.com. There are a lot of exciting things going on for the month of November.

Monday, November 3, 2014

OUR NEW HOLIDAY EXPRESSIONS BROCHURE IS COMING DEC. 1ST. HERE'S A PREVIEW!



I sure hope you can see this - hopefully you can go through it page by page. Oh, good. I just checked and you can go through it. This brochure is only for consultants to order from right now, but on Dec. 1, 2014, you can order from it yourself. In the meantime, go through it, and, hopefully, you can find something you want. Remember, my website is: http://justamidnightcropper.ctmh.com.
Thanks! Judy

Also, I want to tell you about the special incentives that Close To My Heart's Studio J is offering. CLOSE TO MY HEART NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

From: Judy Goodson, CTMH consultant
E-mail: Grammy Goodson@bellsouth.net 

Hi to all Close To My Heart customers and potential customers,
November is an exciting month. First of all, with a $50 order, for just $5, you can get the precious stamp of the month called “It’s The Little Things”. For this price you get a collection of 13 small stamps that combine to make beautiful flower bouquets. If you go to my web site at: http://justamidnightcropper.ctmh.com, you will see a lovely example of what this stamp set will make. Just look for November Stamp Of the Month.
Also, for you digital scrappers, Studio J is celebrating their 5 year anniversary with special pricing on layouts for only $5.00 - this is $2.50/page, printed out in beautiful semi-gloss 12”x 12” archival paper. Plus, every 5th layout, chosen randomly, will win a special prize valued for at least $5. A third prize is the 5 “golden tickets” that will be sent out with your printed layouts for the month of November, and with these you could possibly win one of Close To My Heart’s new D ring albums with a set of top-loading page protectors.
For a 4th way to win, post one or more of your favorite Studio J layouts that you’ve created on Facebook, using the hash tag #ctmhlucky5 before Nov. 30th, and 5 lucky winners will be selected from those submitted. But DO post them before Nov. 30th! You can also do the same thing on Instagram. So, go ahead, create and win on Studio J.
Also, our new Holiday Brochure is out. As a consultant I can send you one, or, one Dec. 1st they will be available for general ordering on my website, but not until then. Can’t wait to hear from you! Let’s all get into the Holiday spirit.
Warmly, Judy Goodson, CTMH consultant
http://justamidnightcropper.ctmh.com

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

OUR NEW PUPPY LOVES TO PLAY SOCCER.I

I discovered that "Jack" our 9 week old mixed spaniel puppy (rescued from the Humane Society) loves to chase the kids' soccer ball around the porch. I got a really cute video of him, but it took me quite a few shots because the ball kept hiding from him under the porch furniture. It wasn't long before he learned to steer it with his nose. It was really funny, and you can't hear his barks and whines in the video, but he would get really mad at it because it wouldn't stay still. So cute! The exercise really wore him out, too!