Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Almost Last Chance!

I have been neglecting my blog lately. There's been so much going on -- getting ready for multiple scrapbooking events this fall, thinking up fundraisers for our holiday party at work, getting ready for a craft sale in November, and joining some friends for an informal Cricut club -- so we can learn more about working our "bugs".

I'll post pictures soon, but before it's too late, I wanted to remind you about the current Close To My Heart campaigns because one is about to end.  CTMH came up with two fabulous specials -- one runs August 1-31 and the other runs August 15-September 30.  So, for two more days, you can use a single order to qualify for both.  This is such a good deal!

Beginning on August 1, CTMH modified the Stamp of the Month program.  Now, you can purchase the Stamp of the Month for the retail price of $17.95 or when you place an order for $50 or more, you'll receive the Stamp of the Month for just $5.

To celebrate the new program, CTMH is sweetening the deal with their Extra! Extra! program.  From August 1-31, when you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5, you'll also receive an additional stamp set for free -- it's called A Typeface and you can see it in the second photo below.

Read on for the second great deal!

In celebration of National Stamping Month, CTMH has designed a beautiful double stamp set called Pair-a-Phrase.  This is  two D-sized stamp sets in a single envelope and it can also be yours free.  Just place an order of $75 or more from August 15 through September 30 and it's all yours.

As I  mentioned, you have just a couple of days left to take advantage of both specials with a single purchase.  For example, you could purchase our beautiful new Cricut cartridge, Art Philosophy, for just $99.  Add $5 for the Stamp of the Month and here's what you'll receive:
  • Art Philosophy  includes Cartridge (700 images!), 3 stamp sets , 3 sheets of Dimensional Elements chipboard
  • August Stamp of the Month (Wicked stamp set)
  • Extra! Extra! bonus (Typeface stamp set)
  • National Stamping Month bonus (Pair-a-Phrase  double stamp set)
That's 6 stamp sets plus a bunch of other stuff for just $104 (plus tax, shipping & handling). Who can resist? Just click on the shopping cart to shop online, or contact me by phone or email to place an order. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What's New in the Close To My Heart Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book & Catalog?

There's so much to share, I know I can't fit it all in tonight, but here are some highlights:
  • EIGHT new paper packs --- and our patterned paper is now cardstock weight with different patterns on each side
  • EIGHT new Workshops on the Go -- and the stamp sets have been bumped up from a B-size stamp set to a C-size stamp set
  • Over 40 new stamp sets and the prices have DROPPED! Our D-size stamp sets have gone from $22.95 to just $17.95 and all other sizes have been reduced a similar amount.  Our A-size stamp sets are only $6.95!
  • All stamp sets are now shown at 100% in the catalog
  • New cardstock shade packs contain 4 sheets each of three harmonious colors (reds, pinks, blues, greens . . .  you name it!)
  • Two new My Creations items -- the Card Box (a perfect fit for standard cards or 4x6 photos) and the Memory Game Box (so cute, it comes loaded with 24 chipboard cards)
  • New ribbons, new embellishments, new Dimensional Elements, new 6x6 albums, new rub-ons, new, new, new . . . . just too many things to name
  • But the biggest news of all has got to be the exclusive Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge. The Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge contains 700 images (fonts, shapes, boxes, 3-D flowers, cards, tags), so it would be fabulous all by itself.  But here's the frosting on the cake -- The Art Philosophy also comes with THREE coordinating stamp sets that fit the Cricut images AND THREE sheets of Dimensional Elements -- that fit the stamps AND the Cricut images.  AND there are lots of other stamps and Dimensional Elements in the catalog that match the Cricut images.  You will have so much fun with this!
Okay, I really have to go to bed now, but I couldn't wait to share that.  If you are dying for a sneak peak, check out the online catalog. (Click on the Shop With Me icon, which will take you to my CTMH website.  Choose Products, then the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book.)

I also have real, paper catalogs that you can read in bed and on the bus and while you're waiting for the doctor, so let me know if you'd like one.

Happy Scrappin'