Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Yuletide Holly-daze Paper Cupcakes meeting CANCELLED!

For those of you wondering about out Holly-daze meeting. YES we are on for Dec. 5th 6:30-9pm! I still have reservations for Mimi's cafe, but was not thrilled with the accommodations last time. Dana has graciously opened up her home to us again...where we will be warm and cozy! I will bring hot Wassail and dessert. Bring a finger food for the potluck.
Optional: Bring a wrapped gift valued at $15 or more that is CTMH related.
Optional Valentines card swap. 
RSVP me for the addy

Friday, October 25, 2013

thriving 30 Director Contest!

Morning Cupcakes! We are going for it! Who wouldn't LOVE to have a corporate sponsored event again here in San Diego!
Let's get this party started!
See the video and details on your OBA!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Team Meeting October 3rd.

When marketing ourselves...think about customer appeal.
Because this is our first time at Mimi's cafe, I will not be doing the original plan of a Mock demo because I'm not sure about space and sound...but we will be talking about marketing...
Take photos of your displays...share some of your marketing secrets!
Optional Papercraft Exchange Theme-Winter Holly-daze using either winter papers. It doesn't have to be a card-it could be a 3-D holiday item, gift card, etc.
Always bring your basic tool kit!

Want to share something? Please email me to rsvp or share: brenyule@gmail.com
share some of your marketing secrets!
Who wants to share?
Next meeting October 3rd.
At Mimi's in Mission Valley
Note the time change 6:30-9pm
Papercraft Exchange Theme-Winter Holly-daze using either winter papers. It doesn't have to be a card-it could be a 3-D holiday item, gift card, etc.
Who's coming??? 

 It is very important that you join our team facebook page-we post there everyday and you are missing out if you are not with us!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Close To My Heart {CTMH} Holiday Gift Guide!

Wait til' you see all the goodies inside this Holiday Guide!

Customers have to wait until Oct 15th to order, but us consultants can pre-order on September 26th.  You can order the Gift Guides now!  
$2 for a 5 pack order #WCM5132

Not a Paper Cupcake? you CAN be for only $49! ($130 value!)
Join my team HERE! 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Team Meeting Reminder!

Our team meeting is tonight!  Are you coming?  check out of team FB page for details!

The My Crush books are now available with Close To My Heart {CTMH}

Great news!!!! The My Crush just got in and are now orderable!
And so are the Kraft books!

Fun, cute and doable!
Faster, Simpler, Easier!

Not a cupcake? Order {HERE}

Saturday, July 27, 2013

My CMTH blog avitar!

Here she is! My blog avitar! I love her and YOU can get one too!
Tell Angela BREN sent you...she just might be running a special!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Are you registered for the FREE Pajama Party with Stacy Julian? Tell your friends! Introducing Artbooking!

Are you registered? Are you telling your customers? This Wed July 31st at 6pm PT

Just a few days until @bigpictureclasses Pajama Party with Stacy Julian and Kristine Widtfeldt! Join us by registering for free at bigpictureclasses.com/pajamaparty.

Pre-orders taken for Artbooking Now! 

NEW Close To My Heart {CTMH} base & bling sneak peek!

Get geared up for the new catty! Order your NEW kit to put together. Easy as pie! Actually even easier than pie!

I will have mine at out local team meeting!

If you are not one of my Cupcakes...then you can
Order @ bren.ctmh.com

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Close To My Heart Disney Convention Packing Tip of the Day

Convention Tip of the Day:
It's NOT impossible to pack light and save room for awesome swag. I travel alot so I have packing down to an art. Here is a simple way to pack AND not forget anything AND fit it all in a small suitcase with room to spare:
Decide what you are wearing and lay it all out. Bring an outfit for a day plus 1 extra outfit AND your fancy outfit for the Awards Banquet.
Lay like clothing together. IE: shirts on shirts; pants on pants; sweaters on sweaters, etc.
ROLL all the shirts together tightly. Repeat until you have everything rolled except for your socks, unmentionables and shoes.
Gently place the rolls into your suitcase. Tuck toiletries, shoes and extras around the rolls.

Remember, If you have tons of goodies to take home, you might need to pay to check an extra bag home: (Plan to have extra room when you leave from home!)
Any other suggestions?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

FREE things to do at Walt Disney World

Free! I like FREE!!!
  • Visit the different resorts, walk around & take in the details and atmosphere.
  • Ride the monorail - ask to ride up front in the driver's cab, & don't forget to ask for your free co-pilot license.
  • Go to Downtown Disney, you don't have to go in any of the shops, just sit back & take in the atmosphere, look at the lego sculptures, people watch, let the kids play in the fountains...
  • Go to the Fort Wilderness campfire. Take your own marshmallows to roast over the fire, & a blanket to sit on while you watch the film.
  • Go to one of the Magic Kingdom resorts & watch the electric water pageant from the beach.
  • Watch the MK fireworks from the beach of the Grand Floridian or Polynesian, or from the California Grill at the Contemporary.
  • Spend time on the beach at one of the MK resorts, paddle your feet in the lake or relax in a hammock.
  • Take the free tour at the Wilderness Lodge, or ask for the list of hidden Mickeys, & go on a hidden Mickey hunt.
  • Visit the petting farm at Fort Wilderness.
  • Take a boat ride from one of the resorts - Wilderness Lodge to MK; Boardwalk to Epcot or MGM; Dixie Landings to Downtown Disney, etc.
  • Take the free garden tour at the Yacht & Beach Club Resort, or the free tour of the Grand Floridian.
  • Visit the BoardWalk in the evening to watch the entertainment & take in the atmosphere.
  • Watch the MK fireworks from outside the California Grill on the 15th floor of the Contemporary Resort.
  • Walk along by the Sassagoula River from Port Orleans Riverside to French Quarter.
  • Go on the nature walk at Fort Wilderness.
  • Free souvenirs from Disney. At Innoventions East, guests can send a 10-second, video e-mail message to friends back home (Video D-Mail booth located at the Innoventions Internet Zone). At Innoventions West, guests can send a picture postcard of themselves by e-mail, provided by IBM's Networked Living Exhibit.
  • Info found {HERE}

CTMH Convention Tip of the Day

Convention Tip of the Day:

Bring your Ph.D. Pin, Logo Items (like your company and team shirts) and business cards!
A nice way to remember who gave you a card, is to keep a small notepad, pen and washi tape in a small cosmetic bag for keeping your business cards and making notes to yourself either on the back of the cards on the washi tape if they are a shiny surface or in your note book.
Oh...and your reading glasses! :)

Not a consultant?  You and join for only $49 and come with us next year!

Don't forget-Team meeting June 6th!

Team meeting June 6th! email me for details!

Convention 2013 T-Shirts!

If you are coming to convention and want in on our team shirt-email me!!!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers Day! What's your Superpower?

Happy Mothers Day! Celebrate!

One of my favorite photo fun sites where I created this chalkboard?

Saturday, May 11, 2013

52 Week "I'm going to the CTMH convention" plan!

OK my posse, I have a challenge for you. For all of us. Starting next week, you pick the best day for you, I want you to open up a savings account and call it CTMH Convention. I want you to all plan on coming next year with me and follow this plan! This is SO fab and SO doable! Who's in?

Not a Paper Cupcake yet?
Want in on all the fun for only $49?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cupcake Applause! Congrats Team!

Congratulations Team! We had a great month with lots of growth! So glad many of you took advantage of the recruiting special for April! 
A big shout out to Lucy Kelleher, our top recruiter for April with 4 new recruits! Only one more needed to promote to Executive Manager! You Go Girl!!!
For team sales, in my first downline please give a round of applause to our top three sellers! We had a great month, way to go team!
Linda Barber Taylor with $2,006.25
Kay Raffee Pekin with $1,061.90
Lucy Kelleher with $1,005.70

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A Task a Day for May!

Calling all Paper Cupcakes!  Here is your challenge for May!

CUT and PASTE this into a doc.  Print and cut into strips and add to your creative can! 
Then see how these small actions will change your business!!!

Make a phone call to a potential hostess.

Make a phone call to a former hostess.

Send an email to your downline.

Create a Constant Contact account for newsletters and updates.

Send a Thank You card to a past hostess.

Read company updates.

Make a list of 5 new contacts.

Create a plan for the following months projects.

Post some of YOUR artwork on your blog/Facebook/ FB business page.

Contact one of your downline to see how she is doing.

Send one of your downline a happy in the mail.

If you haven’t already, set up your FB business page/if you have, then add a tab to it! 

Update/write and type out your 30 second commercial.

Update/write and type out your “WHY”.

Order NEW business cards-approval necessary when not using Town & Country.

Update your email and contact info with your upline, CTMH office and on your OBA.

Print out the hostess benefits flyer & print out recruiting/opportunity flyer.

Stuff envelopes: 30 sec commercial, why, flyers and 2 bus cards-keep 3 in your purse.

Update your Facebook page and FB business page.

Create an open party on your OBA (Do this every month on the 1st).

End of the month task-update your CTMH Newsletter.

Send Thank You’s to those that ordered on your OBA/if not, make simple Thank You’s!

Customer service-call three people just to say hello & see how their projects are going.

Set up a Pinterest account/if you have one, post on it!

Set up a twitter account/if you have one, then tweet!

Make mini accessory pack envelopes for customers as freebies with a purchase.

File the receipts in your purse! (you should do this everyday!)

Make a list of ten places you can find new people.

Post an inspirational quote on your fridge.  

Clean up your workspace!  Important to productivity! If this is TOO daunting, take an area at a time a day!

Then report back to me please!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Close To My Heart {CTMH} Harlem Shake~Paper Cupcake style!

Now my kids will be embarrassed forever. Here we are at Rabbit Hill Ranch in Fallbrook-we had a 3 day crop retreat and Paper Cupcakes team meeting. So I'm a dork...I know it, we sure had a great time! Thank you Dawn for this fun idea! and Thank You Tasha for letting us party!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

RHR Retreat and Paper Cupcakes meeting

If you plan on attending this event.  You have to contact myself and Tasha at customer service@rabbithillranch.com for an accurate head count!
We have two sign-ups for Friday and Saturday nite dinners.  They are located on our team FB page.
Please call or email me if you have questions!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Paper Cupcake using a canning jar and "ARTISTE"

Check out our Paper Cupcake's April {Blog Hop!}  If you are on my team you can sign up for the May hop on our FB team page!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Who's going to convention???

Convention goers! We have a theme for our team meeting for Convention! 

"Keys to a Successful Kingdom!" 

Yes we are mixing it up with business AND fun! Be prepared to have a magical beginning of your convention experience! 
(RSVP's and completed form are your "KEY" to admission!  Form will be posted closer to June.)

I will be signing up for our room and time slot on the 16th so look here for updates!

Contest? Yes there is a contest...
Please bring a handmade item using the "KEY" image from Art Philosophy (pg 63) depicting our Meeting theme
"Keys to a Successful Kingdom" using only current Close To My Heart products. This is optional, but because this will be out for all to see and appreciate, I want only your VERY BEST work! There will be prizes for the top three. All items in the contest will be donated as a lot to the operation smile auction! (unless Corp. decides to break it up if they think it is best for the auction)
*(this idea is pending approval, but I think it will be a go)

The Paper Cupcake's "Key's to a Successful Kingdom" auction lot, a team effort!

I love this idea because I know you will want to share your very best work! AND help a worthy cause!

This is also in our events tab on our facebook page...if you are not a member there, please join, you are missing out!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Carry Your CTMH Envelopes for Contacts!

I spoke about carrying 3-4 envelopes with you in your purse and a few cattys in your car for recruiting and hostesses...here is what is in mine-I use the items you can order from corp-but you can also create you own docs...I showed you mine, now you show me yours! Yes those images on the envelope are antique stamps from our wood n' rubbah days! (except the one of me)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

CTMH Training Academy Assignment

I have a request for you all!!! Please schedule the time to refresh yourselves with the training academy! For this weekend (or from now til Sunday), I'd like you to schedule in time to watch two classes (or rewatch) and take notes. 

They are "Growing your online business with your OBA" 101 (Your OBA is a FREE CTMH service for ALL active consultants, including jrs. but Jrs. cannot be found on the consultant locator-so start working on these points to activate again! If you take advantage of it, you can take the JR off your title!) and "Growing your online network" 201. Next week will will discuss these classes on our team Facebookpage!!! please respond on Facebook if you are up for the challenge!If you are not on Facebook, yet, please join in-it is a closed group for Paper Cupcakes!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Close To My Heart Convention countdown in 100 days!

Who is going to the Close To My Heart Convention at Disney World this summer???
Today is the 100 days til' convention countdown!
Have you thought about owning your own home-based tax deductible business???
Join the Paper Cupcakes team for only $49!
We'd love to have you join in, you are welcome here!

Monday, March 11, 2013

CTMH Training Academy ~ Get PH.D. Certified!

Have you earned your PH.D. yet with the Close To My Heart training academy? 
The training Academy is an integral part of your training as a consultant.  Here you'll find brief, information-packed online courses in the areas of business, creativity, personal development and leadership.  As you complete these courses you'll develop a variety of skills, enhance your artistic gifts, meet and exceed your goals and achieve leadership levels.  At the Academy, every consultant is welcome!

 Start your training today!  

You can wear your pin with pride to all CTMH events when you complete the courses!

And YES, I'm one of the faculty!
Bren Yule (San Diego, California)
Class Taught: Creative-Gift Items 301
Bren is an enthusiastic Executive Director who has served on the Elite Artist Team and on the Advisory Board, as well as emceeing at past Conventions.  Since becoming a Consultant in 1991, her favorite aspects of Close To My Heart are the art, self-expression, creativity, friendships and financial independence it provides.  She aspires to be "loved, admired, valued, respected...and Presidential Director would be nice!"

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Next Meeting April 20th at Rabbit Hill Ranch!

Click the video to see this amazing place!
You won't want to leave!

Calling All Paper Cupcakes!!!!
Our next mega meeting is at the beautiful amazing
Rabbit Hill Ranch!
Saturday, April 20th from 1-4pm

Attendees get to come for FREE!  Limit of 30 people at the meeting, so you must get your RSVP in ASAP to reserve your spot!

Tasha is generously giving a 55% discount on the weekend to the Paper Cupcakes!  (Limited to the first 13 who make a reservation with her)
$40 day cropper (may have to share 1/2 table if we are to full capacity)
$65 for 1 night
$100 for two nights (2 night reservations have priority)
She is even including snacks and soda for those that stay the night!

Thank You Thank You Tasha for the opportunity to play, share, create and inspire!
for reservations please contact:
Tasha Valdez at 619-204-5289

Card Swap theme-Chantilly papers
Bring Stamples to share!
Anyone have something to teach?
Let me know to earn auction dollars!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Reminder! Meeting Wed. Feb. 13th

REMINDER ALERT!!! FEB Team meeting is this Wednesday nite 6:30-9pm!
Theme: anything using the "For Always" new paper pack
If you want to participate in the White Elephant Gift Exchange...Bring a wrapped gift that you didn't like from Christmas (or any other holiday) with a $20 or above value for FUN!
Bring Stamples to share!
Anyone have something to teach?
Let me know to earn auction dollars!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

CTMH Pigment ink to alter buttons and blings!

Wow! This turned out so cool! 

I took our NEW bulk flowers and used our pigmented ink, sprinkled clear embossing powder and heat set it with my magic heat tool!  Now my flowers match my card!

Thank you Damask Diva, Stephanie Davis for sharing this idea!

Team Meeting on FEB.13th-Wed.

ALERT!!! FEB Team meeting changed!
Due to me being out of town on Thursday Feb 7th, I have changed our team meeting to Feb. 13th, a wednesday nite. (Can't and didn't want to book Valentines Day!)
Theme: anything using the "For Always" new paper pack
We are looking for a relocation for our meetings.  The Sizzler is remodeling and their banquet policies are changing.  They require 30 people and a deposit fee.  Since we are usually a crowd of 20ish, that is not going to work for us.  So on to plan B.
Please RSVP!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Chalkboard Inspiration

Here is a fun little design I made using picmonkey.com
Isn't it fun? Very easy to do and user friendly...Great idea for the inside of our fun frames!

Or...how about this one? It would be cute on a shirt!

instructions here: http://howtonestforless.com/2013/01/04/how-to-make-chalkboard-printables/