Sunday, July 20, 2014

CTMH Retiring Items -- Last Chance and a Bonus

Hello friends -

The end of July is just around the corner, and you know what that means --- LAST CHANCE to order from the current Close To My Heart catalog. Oh no! Some of our favorite products are retiring!

No worries, I'll make this as easy for you as I can.
  • Here's a link to show you what's retiring:
    • Click on the shopping cart or use this link:
    • Scroll down and click the JOIN button on the RetiringProducts Gathering (don't worry, you're not making a commitment to anything.)
    • Scroll down and click on Retiring Items.
  • A few prices are going up on August 1. I've added a chart at the bottom of this email showing you which ones.
  • Just to make this more fun, I'm throwing in a bonus.
    • Follow the instructions above to get to the shopping site and join the RetiringProducts Gathering.
    • Place an order before 11 PM on July 31, 2014.
    • Everyone who places an order within this timeframe will receive a surprise bonus. It could be a mini-stamp set, or samples of the new papers, or an embellishment pack, or even a Paper Packet from the new Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations. It's a surprise!
Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Here's the chart I promised:

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Timberline Mini Album


I just finished putting together this mini album using the Timberline Paper Packet from the Close To My Heart 2014 Spring-Summer Idea Book. I love this paper -- the colors and patterns are great and it's perfect for camping and hiking photos.
I was able to put this together pretty quickly because patterned papers go together so well and the coordinating cardstock colors are included too. I made all the page titles and embellishments on the Cricut using the CTMH exclusive cartridge, Artbooking.
Here are some pictures of the inner pages:


I originally made this mini just for myself, but it was so much fun and went together so easily, I thought I'd offer it as a kit. If you would like one, be sure to let me know right away because this paper will retire at the end of July and it may sell out before then.

Here's what you'll get:
  • My Creations Kraft 3-Ring Binder (approximately 9" x 9")
  • Timberline paper cut to make all the layouts as shown here.
  • 14 Cricut elements shown here (Explore, 3 pine trees, arrow border, My Favorite Photos, Discover, Together, Great Outdoors, tree branch, Campfire photo mat, Banner photo mat, Date box, wood grain overlay).
  • Pictures of all the layouts, with tips and recommendations for putting them together.
Note: The binder comes without any pages. There are many choices for making the base pages, so I will leave it up to you. I made mine with corrugated cardboard, but it's a bit thick. You could use thinner cardboard or even two pieces of cardstock glued together. I made my base pages 8" wide x 7-12 " high. This leaves a 1/4" border around all the layouts when they're done. (If  you have trouble with the base pages, I can help.)

The kits are $20. If you would like me to ship it to you, I'll check on the shipping cost and let you know how much that will be.

Remember -- this paper pack is retiring at the end of July and may not even be available that long. Send me an email right away if you would like a kit. (My email address is . Thanks! 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Retiring Items and Stamp of the Month

Hello Friends -

I just got back from the annual Close To My Heart Convention and my left brain is fried! Our new catalog, Annual Inspirations, will debut on August 1 and it is filled with fabulous things.

On the flip side, July is the last chance to order our favorite products that are retiring when the current catalog expires. All the current paper packets are going; the bracket frames and the 6x6 accordion albums too. Five colors are being retired: Blush, Buttercup, Crème Brulee, Sky and Twilight. I've attached a full list at the bottom of this post, so check and see if there's something you have to have.

Prices are also going up on a few items, so I wanted to give you a chance to see the list in case there's something you need to pick up at the old price.

Be sure to check out the July Stamp of the Month: Circus Alphabet. It's wildly whimsical -- I've already used it on a couple of mixed media canvases --- (see pictures on my previous post). This stamp set retails for $17.95, but you can get it for only $5 when you make a $50 order. Here's a video featuring some great ideas using the Circus Alphabet stamp set.

Okay, if you'd like to place an order, the easiest way is to click on the Shopping Cart. on the upper right side of this page. That will take you to my CTMH business site. Just click on SHOP (in the top row) to reach Close To My Heart Shopping. (There's a link at the bottom of the left hand column for Retiring Items.)  Your purchase will be sent right to you. Remember, you'll need to order by July 31 to take advantage of the lower prices

Drop me an email or give me a call if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks and happy scrappin' and stampin',


P. S. Here's the list of products that are retiring at the end of July.

Spring/Summer 2014 Retiring list
Item #Description
Z1789Chalkboard 12" x 12" Sheet, Adhesive-backed
Z1843Irresistibles™ Frames
Z1844Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes 
Z1858Irresistibles™ Hexagons
Z1863Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
X7170CLaughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements
X7171CSarita My Stickease® Assortment 
X7172CProPlayer My Stickease® Assortment 
X7173CBabycakes Complements Canvas Shapes
X7177CSkylark Dimensional Elements Complements
X7178CIvy Lane My Stickease® Assortment
X7179CAriana Dimensional Elements Complements
X7180CBalloon Ride Dimensional Elements Complements
X7181CJubilee Dimensional Elements Complements
X7182CTimberline My Stickease® Assortment
X7183CLollydoodle My Stickease® Assortment
Z1039Create A Shade Pearl Paint
Z1825Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
Z1835Tiny Type Epoxy Alphabet
Z1961Marquee Enamel Shapes–White
Z1891Base & Bling Teal Jewels
Z1892Base & Bling Black Jewels
Z1893Base & Bling Red Jewels
Z1894Base & Bling Pink Jewels
Z1895Base & Bling Purple Jewels
Z1854Laughing Lola Assortment
Z1869Babycakes Assortment
Z1873Sarita Assortment
Z1879ProPlayer Assortment
Z3000Skylark Assortment
Z3001Ivy Lane Assortment
Z3002Ariana Assortment
Z3003Balloon Ride Assortment
Z3004Jubilee Assortment
Z3005Timberline Assortment
Z3006Lollydoodle Assortment
Z1837Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection
Z1702Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment
Z1751Harvest Baker's Twine
Z1760Burlap Ribbon
Z1808Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon
Z1817Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape
Z1826Hollyhock Zipper Lace
Z1846Ruby Chevron Ribbon
Z1850Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
Z1867Jute Ribbon
Z1917Lagoon Zipper Lace
Z1930Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape
Z134312 x 12 Post Bound Album- Cranberry
Z134412 x 12 Post Bound Album- Hollyhock
Z134512 x 12 Post Bound Album- Black
Z1348WIP 12x12 Album- Chocolate
Z1911Designed Décor Frame Kit
Z1874Base & Bling Necklace 
Z1875Base & Bling Cuff 
Z1876Base & Bling Hair Clips
Z1877Base & Bling Rings
Z1878Base & Bling Headband
Z1195My Creations Memory Showcase 6x6
Z1647My Creations® Card Box
Z1797My Creations® Bracket Frame
Z1868My Creations® Kraft Ring Box
Z1870My Creations® Kraft Pocket Album
Z1820For Always Textiles 
Z1885Sarita Textiles
Z1970Skylark Textiles
Z1971Jubilee Textiles
Z1801Alcohol Blending Marker
Z2400Marker Set: Twilight
Z2401Marker Set: Crystal Blue
Z2402Marker Set: Sky
Z2403Marker Set: Juniper
Z2404Marker Set: Sweet Leaf
Z2405Marker Set: Buttercup
Z2406Marker Set: Creme Brulee
Z2407Marker Set: Sorbet
Z2408Marker Set: Blush
Z2409Marker Set: Smoothie
Z2410Marker Set: Gypsy
Z2411Marker Set: Pacifica
Z2412Marker Set: Lagoon
Z2413Marker Set: Topiary
Z2414Marker Set: Pear
Z2415Marker Set: Honey
Z2416Marker Set: Sunset
Z2417Marker Set: Cotton Candy
Z2418Marker Set: Hollyhock
Z2419Marker Set: Cranberry
Z2420Marker Set: Smokey Plum
Z2421Marker Set: Outdoor Denim
Z2422Marker Set: Indian Corn Blue
Z2423Marker Set: Ponderosa Pine
Z2424Marker Set: New England Ivy
Z2425Marker Set: Olive
Z2426Marker Set: Goldrush
Z2427Marker Set: Autumn Terracotta
Z2428Marker Set: Barn Red
Z2429Marker Set: Ruby
Z2430Marker Set: Black
Z2431Marker Set: Slate
Z2432Marker Set: Whisper
Z2206Reinker Blush
Z2210Reinker Buttercup
Z2260Reinker Twilight
Z2267Reinker Crème Brulee
Z2294Reinker Sky                                                                                          
Z2106Stamp Pad Blush
Z2110Stamp Pad .Buttercup
Z2160Stamp Pad Twilight
Z2167Stamp Pad Crème Brulee
Z2194Stamp Pad Sky                                                                                        
Z2500Whimsy Mini Pigment Set
Z4133Marker Tower
X5761Cardstock 12x12 Sky                                                                                  
X5936Whimsy Cardstock Combo
X7170BLaughing Lola Paper Packet
X7171BSarita Paper Packet
X7172BProPlayer Paper Packet
X7173BBabycakes Paper Packet
X7177BSkylark Paper Packet
X7178BIvy Lane Paper Packet
X7179BAriana Paper Packet
X7180BBalloon Ride Paper Packet
X7181BJubilee Paper Packet
X7182BTimberline Paper Packet
X7183BLollydoodle Paper Packet
1514Tombow Adhesive
1515Tombow Adhesive Refill
Z1311Circle Punch 1 1/4                                                                                  
Z338Euro Personal Paper Trimmer
Z1114Piercing Tool Kit
A1130Quick Cards-Bountiful Season
A1143Teddy Bear Birthday
A1144Birthday Cheer
A1145Flowering Thanks
A1158Doodle Signs
A1160This Is Good
B1407School Is Here
B1411Greek Alphabet
B1425Stitched with Love
B1426Pick a Posy
B1446Some Bunny
B1447A Mother's Love
B1448My Hero
B1451Enjoy the Little Things
C1473Remarkable Wreath
C1510Merry & Bright
C1524Words of Comfort
C1555Count Your Blessings
C1572On Holiday (Australia Only)
D1483Glory To God
D1514Just a Number
D1551Swirls Around
D1564Maximum Power
D1583Unicorn Dreams