Friday, July 27, 2012

Color My Heart and Freshly Made

Color My Heart
Freshly Made Sketches

Materials used:
Paper: Elemental; Creme Brulee, Slate, and Colonial White cardstock
Stamps: Avonlea scrapbooking WOTG
Ink: Slate, Petal
Other: Slate ribbon and bubbles from Avonlea cardmaking WOTG, Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Open House for New CTMH Product Launch!

I am hosting a Close To My Heart open house on August 1st.

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Come on your lunch break.)

Location: My house in Marinette, WI. (Email me at for directions.)

What: Come see the products and projects from the NEW Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book.

I will have FOOD and door PRIZES.

I will also have cards, scrapbook layouts and other items for sale.

You don't want to miss it!!!! See you there!

Friday, July 20, 2012

CTMH products retiring as of August 1st, 2012

This is a list compiled by a fellow consultant. If you see any items on this list that you want, let me know. I will be ordering on July 31st.

Z1163 Double Scrubber (Note: Being replaced with a new version.)
Z1006 Microfiber Cloth
Z1404 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Dark Cranberry
Z1405 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Outdoor Denim
Z1406 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Dark Chocolate
Z4110 Snapease Album System
*Z1323 Clear Cards - 4 1/4" x 5 ½" Asst.
Z1309 Clear Cards - 4 ½” Asst.
Z1383 Sweet Leaf Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Z1384 Designer Ribbon - Pink Collection
Z1397 Canvas Badge Buttons
Z1367 Bitty Brads Basic Asst
Z1368 Bitty Brads Metal Asst
Z1104 Clear Sparkles (Note: Being replaced with all round sparkles)
Z1698 Mini-Medley Accents - Pacifica
Z1320 Mini-Medley Accents - Tulip
Z1338 Mini-Medley Accents - Sunset
Z1488 Mini-Medley Accents - Honey
Z1403 Photo Hangers
*Z1402 Hinges
Z1690 Bitty Buds Asst
Z1691 Bottle Caps
Z1693 Seaside Wooden Shapes (SOLD OUT)
Z1688 Comic Badge Buttons
Z1635 Heirloom Asst
*Z1337 Dimensional Elements Ornaments (Note: Updated to coordinate with Cricut Art Philosophy)
Z1224 My Creations All Sorts Mini Album
Z1334 My Creations Mix & Mingle Mini Album
*Z1321 My Creations A-Door-Ables
Z1152 My Creations Cube
4275 My Legacy Writers
Z338 Euro Personal Trimmer (Note: Being replaced with Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Trimmer)
Z339 Euro Trimmer Replacement Blades
Z340 Euro Trimmer Replacement Blade/Scoring
*1766 Dotto Dots Dispenser
1767 Dotto Dots Refill

We have been told that our My Acrylix Stamp Sets are available for a period of one year - the current Idea Book and the one previous. Based on that, I have gone through the new AW 2012 book, SS 2012 book and AW 2011 book and believe these ones are going to be retired as they are NOT in the new AW 2012 book or the SS 2012 book.

A1095 Always Remember
A1099 Angel Sent
A1107 A Twinkle
A1108 A Flitter
A1109 A Sip
A1110 A Timber
A1113 A Game
A1115 A Holiday
B1356 St. Nick
B1359 Fright Night
*B1361 Tannenbaum
B1362 Tag The Occasion
B1381 Holiday Cheer
B1393 Joyful Jar
*B1394 John 3:16
C1379 Holiday Commentary
C1382 Holiday Commentary - Spanish
C1383 Holiday Commentary - French
C1401 Friendship Alphabet Small
C1408 Live Inspired
C1419 Harvest Home
C1420 Snow Days
C1423 Captured Moments
C1424 Nature's Gift
C1425 Month By Month
C1426 Thanksgiving
C1427 I Believe
C1429 Party Pennants
C1465 Unscripted
C1468 Winter Joy
*C1470 Gnome Garden
C1471 Happy Clusters
C1472 Bundled Buddies
*D1136 Giggle Caps
D1137 Giggle Lowercase
D1267 Rustic Numbers
D1306 Treasure Life
D1308 All Decked Out
D1373 Childhood Portrait
D1384 Snow Flurries
D1386 Save The Date
D1387 Made With Love
D1397 Save The Date - French
D1398 Save The Date - Spanish
D1401 Authentic
D1436 The Present
D1437 Party Animal
D1446 Adorn-able
D1449 Father Christmas
D1493 Fill In The Blank - Holiday
D1499 Live Your Style
E1002 Rustic Alphabet
*E1006 Baroque Alphabet
E1011 Headline Alphabet Large
E1016 Friendship Alphabet Large

The following colors are NOT listed in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.
The items numbers listed are for the 24 packs of cardstock where available.

Of course, with the color change, this also means that the Combo Packs will be retiring, as well as the Shade Packs. This will also mean the stamp pads and re-inkers will be gone as well. If you need these, you had better hurry! They do have a tendency to sell out FAST!

My best guess (after being a consultant for almost 9 years) is these will be available through July 31, 2012, while supplies last.

Grey Wool (5571)
Grey Flannel
Vanilla Cream (X5646)
Brown Bag
Baby Pink
Sunkiss Yellow
Key Lime
Heavenly Blue
Lilac Mist
Holiday Red
Sunny Yellow
Dutch Blue
Vineyard Berry
Garden Green
Spring Iris
Pansy Purple

Items marked with a * are the ones I am considering purchasing.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Tag card

Our pastor invited us over for lunch after church yesterday, so I made this Thank-you note for him and his wife. I used the colors from Cr84Fn color challenge, which were bright pink, tan, and neutral. I made that fit with Dynamic Duos because their colors were Crumb Cake (tan) and choose-your-own color. I chose pink! I used Cotton Candy, Bamboo, and White Daisy as my neutral. The challenge at Crazy4Challenges was to make a tag, so I made this tag card with my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. The sketch is RetroSketches (rotated and slightly altered).

Materials used:
Paper: White Daisy, Bamboo, and Cotton Candy cardstock
Stamps: Wonderland WOTG
Ink: Cotton Candy
Other: AP Cricut Cartridge, Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment