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Barbra Davis

February Constant CampaignLets the Good Times Roll!
We’re celebrating an anniversary in 2009—and you get the gifts! That’s right—our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton marks 25 years as a leader and innovator in the stamping business, and to celebrate, we’re giving all our stamp purchasers a fabulous gift! When you spend $25 in My Acrylix® stamps (K-size customized, Stamp of the Month, and any discounted retired sets excluded), you’ll receive a totally cool, custom-designed B-size stamp set, appropriately titled ―Good Times.‖ It’s a celebration-themed set, with a variety of fun party icons and sentiments like ―let’s party‖ and ―hip hip hooray‖ that are oh, so versatile. Everyone will want one—or more!

February 2008

Inside this issue:
February Campaign Monday Night Card Workshop STROKE Technique Workshop Web Updates





Elementary School 4 Days Album Work-

Receive this stamp set Free with any qualifying purchase of My Acrylix stamp set.

Monday Night Card Workshop
A couple months back I did a card workshop using My Stickease™. Everyone really enjoyed the ease of the night and asked me to do it again with a new paper packet and Stickease™. We will be using the supplies from the Unforgettable paper packet I have enough supplies to have 14 people attend the workshop. My last workshop had 12 people attend so if you are interested please let me know ASAP. I only have 6 spots left. As a reminder this workshop is held at McDonalds' in Central Square from 6:30—9:00pm on Monday February 9th.. We will create 10 cards for only $10.00. To register please either call me at 668-7525 or email me at bdavis@myctmh.com

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STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters....S.T.R.
This is information that has been going around in email. Having two family members that have suffered from Strokes I thought I would pass this information on. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some family and friends. Please read: STROKE IDENTIFICATION: During a BBQ, woman stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) .she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital (at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die. they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. It only takes a minute to read this... A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough. RECOGNIZING A STROKE Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR . Read and Learn! Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke. brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions: S *Ask the individual to SMILE. T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. It is sunny out today) R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS. If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency numberimmediatelyand describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

FREE Children's Valentine Workshop
The Brewerton Public Library is offering a free valentine workshop for your children on Saturday February 7th from 11:00 – 12:30. The children will create 24 3‖x3‖ cards for their classmates (see samples below). These cards can be added to the top of lollipops for an added treat. This of how proud your children will be when they pass out their handmade valentines. Space is limited so please register today. You can register in person at the library or call them at 676-7484.

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Paper Craft

Beginner Class is now a Technique Class
After reviewing the survey, that many of you completed (Thank you), I noticed that there was a lot of interest in a Technique Workshop and not as much interest in Beginner Workshops. Starting on February 11 at 12:30 I will hold a Technique Workshop replacing the Beginner Workshop. The workshop will be held at the Square Book Etc. Book Store in Central Square. This workshop is great for people who like to scrapbook and for those who like to create their own cards. The cost of this workshop will be $12.00 for Scrapbook option and $5.00 for the Card You can register for this workshop the following ways: Phone: 668-7525 Email: bdavis@myctmh.com At this time the Technique Workshop will be held during the day. I am not At this workshop will complete the following:    1 12‖x12‖ Double page layout (Scrapbook option) 3 Cards (Card Option) Technique Cards—so you can take home examples & written instructions A book to hold all of your technique cards (you will receive at your first workshop. in a position to add additional any evening workshops. We will meet every monthly so you can continue to add to your technique book. Below are some of the techniques we will be learning: 1. Textured Background

2. Liquid Applique™ 3. Spotlighting 4. Wax Paper Resist

Here is an example of a Random Stamp Technique card.

5. Dry Embossing 6. Chalk Popping 7. Glitter

8. Watercolor Effect 9. Heat Embossing 10. Coluzzle

“More Technique Workshops Please” You asked for it you got it!

Web Updates
Discounted Items
During the month of January Close To My Heart provided you with the opportunity to purchase select discontinued items at a 40% discount. This opportunity will continue threw February & March. The items available will be updated regularly so going back to the site. Beginning On March 3rd Close To My Heart will be adding stamp set to the selected items available. I am sure that will be a busy day.

Art & Soul
Check out Episode 9 ―Love Simply‖. The featured technique is stamp kissing. This is a fun way to add some texture to your stamped images. If you have not had a chance to check out this section of my web site you should. This was one of the most commented on features from my survey web site question. You’ll get some great ideas and the bundles are 20% off retail. This is a great way to get current product at a discount.

Art Work & Calendar
I have updated my web site. The new calendar look will make it a lot easier for you to quickly see what workshops I have scheduled. I hope to have the progressive challenges updated on the Community section before the end of the week. If you have any additional items you would like to see on my web site let me know. If I can I will.

I would like to take a minute to thank everyone that attended my overnight Relax & Scrap Event. We had a lot of fun and many scrapbook pages were completed. We had 22 people attend. Here are a few photo’s.

Barbra Davis
47 Dylan Drive Central Square, NY 13036 Phone: 315-668-75255 E-mail: bdavis@myctmh.com Check out my web site at www.bdavis.myctmh.com

Please Register for the events you plan to attend

Elementary School Days Album Workshop
This workshop has been designed to make it easy for you to create a special keepsake for you and your child. Each participant will receive the following:   Cover Page—Capturing your child’s every changing look. 5 Double Grade Level Pages– These beautiful layouts provide a great place to high light your child’s accomplishments. Your choice of paper package 40 Piece Embellishment Kit– Your pages will be unique with your own flair added We will be using pocket pages. This will allow you to capture items such as, report cards, letters from the teacher or class mates, favorite art work, major accomplishments (100%on challenging test) and more. I am including a letter to my children letting them know my dreams and wishes for each school year. At the end of this workshop series you will have been able to catch up to your child’s current grade. And you will be ready to quickly add photo’s and keepsakes for the remainder of their elementary school years. We will meet for 6 week providing you will have plenty of time to be creative. This workshop will be held at the Cake Box in Central Square from 9:00am—11:00am. The Cake Box will provide us with some great morning snacks & drinks during our workshop. Workshops will be held every Tuesday starting on March 17th. Workshop Fee:  $12 a week ($72 total) - per person  Join with a friend and pay only $10.00 a week (a $12 savings)  $50 for each additional kit for families with more than one child If you prepay for all 6 weeks in advance. I will give you a certificate for $5.00 off your choice of CTMH Albums. Preregistration required no later than February 28th.

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