New Beginnings

Do you make New Year’s resolutions?  This year, I’m starting early.  I’m looking at my goals for 2014 and using this time to prepare so I can kick the year off with a bang!  Many of you know that I work with a professional business coach.  My coach has challenged me over this year and has helped me to put in place the foundation I’ll need to build my business over the coming year.  Some of the changes I am most excited about include offering online classes and virtual clubs.  I’ll have lots more information on this soon, but I can’t wait to tell you about what I have planned for January.

2014

Happy New Year!

First, I will be offering a free sample class to everyone signed up for my paper crafting newsletter.  You’ll be able to see the quality of my classes from project photos to detailed instructions just by joining my mailing list!  I’ll be creating classes in a variety of formats and price points.  I’m especially excited about my Hidden Journaling class.  If you’re eager to explore including deeply personal stories on your layouts, this class is for you!

Beginning in January, I will also be offering a virtual club. When you sign up for the club, you will receive an exclusive online bonus class each month.  Simply purchase at least $35.00 in Close To My Heart products from me between the first and the tenth of the month, and I will email you a bonus class!  The Minimum membership term is six months.  I’ll have lots more information on this available next week.

January will also see the debut of the Disney layout club!  When you sign up for the Disney layout club, you will receive a selection of layout designs to help you get your Disney vacation photos into albums.  I’ll provide layouts you can complete quickly and easily for photos related to your favorite parks, characters, attractions and occasions.

I hope these exciting new offerings will inspire you to create cards and scrapbook pages throughout the new year.  Please let me know if there is a topic or technique you would like to learn more about in 2014!

A Jolly Holiday with Disney!

Disney Holiday 2010 053In honor of the anniversary of Walt Disney’s birthday, today’s blog is all about my happy holidays at Walt Disney World.  I visit the theme parks often but I especially like to go at Christmas.  Next week, I’ll be attending one of my favorite special events, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, which features the famous holiday parade, snow on Main Street and a special fireworks show.  I’ll head over to Epcot for Holidays Around the World which explores the holiday celebrations of the countries featured in the World Showcase.  While I have to admit that my favorite is the story of le reveillon and the creche in France (that’s me with Pere Noel in the photo!)  I never miss that tricky troll and his funny story in Norway.

Disney Holiday 2010 060Over at the Disney Studios, the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is another not-to-be missed holiday treat!  With over 5 million lights, this display is just awesome.  I know I will have a stack of great photos to add to my Disney album when I get home!

Speaking of Disney photos, I’ve been working on a brand new offering for those of you working on a Disney album.  As a Disney annual passholder, I get to visit the parks a great deal and I am never without my camera.  I’ve got hundreds of Disney photos!  Beginning in January, I’ll be offering a series of new online classes and virtual clubs including a monthly Disney layout club!  I’ll have more information coming very soon here on the blog, on Facebook and on my mailing list.  I am really excited to combine my love of scrapbooking with my love of Disney World!