Saturday, July 28, 2012

August Stamp of the Month

Baroque Borders SET OF 5

Available August 1–31, 2012

Get the Stamp of the Month set for just $5 (S1208A) when you place an order of $50 or more in products. Jump-start the fun by ordering the items from the list below to create this artwork! You’ll find helpful assembly tips at my Online Business Page under Promotions.

Recipe (Items Used to create the projects in picture above)
Avonlea Paper Packet ($9.95, X7155B, Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book p. 18)

My Creations® Display Album($7.95, Z1054, p. 132)

Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad($5.25, Z2173, p. 9)

Whimsy Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Set($19.95, Z2500, p. 9)

Sparkles Clear Flourishes ($4.95, Z1708, p. 127)

Slate Satin Polka-Dot Ribbon ($4.95, Z1802, p. 124)

RECOMMENDED BLOCKS: 2” x 3½” (Y1009), 4” x 5” (Y1012)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Scrapbooking Thrift Sale

Multi-Crafter Scrapbooking Thrift Sale

Are you just starting out with scrapbooking or looking to add some scrapbooking materials at a great deal? Then come to our first Multi-Crafter Scrapbooking Sale!

We are offering great prices and air-conditioning!

Saturday, July 28
891 Wedgewood Dr
Marysville, Ohio 43040
You will find a little bit of everything... Disney Albums, Disney Layouts, Scrapbooks in various sizes, punches, paper, stamp sets, embellishments, tools, handmade cards, layouts, gifties and pre-cut kits. There will be tons of items from Close to My Heart, Creative Memories and Stampin' Up
(Along with LSS companies).
Bring a friend. We prefer cash. However, we will take credit cards.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Scrap It Southern Style Weekend Event

Well, I am currently in Georgia.  I am on my way to the Scrap It Southern Style weekend event in Thomasville, GA!  Thanks to The Craft Mom Blog, I won a weekend VIP Package to Keller's Creations weekend event.  I am really looking forward to relaxing, scrapping and visiting with my favorite Mother In Law.  Sandy is in for a BIG treat!  This is her first crop....  So, why not drive through 4 states to get there right?  We are in for lots of fun "stuff".  We get to attend 2 classes each, make n takes, a goody bag, snacks and 3 full days of crafting.  Sounds like a vacation to me!  So, for those of you that are interested in the Artiste Cartridge, I have not forgotten you.  I will get back with you this weekend.  Keep sharing this great special.  You only have until July 31 to take advantage of this great deal.  After that, the collection will be full retail at $99.  So, act now and email me to get in on the Pre-Order for $85.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Pre-Order Artiste Cartridge Collection Today (only $85!!)

If you have been watching my sneak peeks, you know how great this new Close To My Heart Artiste Cartridge is.  If not, here is your chance to  View Artiste Handbook Here.

Artiste Cartridge Collection includes:

•3 adorable stamp sets that perfectly coordinate

•3 Dimensional Elements Chipboard Pieces that coordinate including word bubbles,
pennants and a mini album.

•700 Unique Shapes including:

•18 cupcake liners

•50+ Card with Matching Envelops

•50+ 3-D Boxes

•14 Welded Sentiments

•7 pre-scored rosettes

•4 spiral rolled flowers
  • and 100′s of other images including ferris wheels, owls, skeletons, bows, silhouettes, robots, dress forms, banners, medals, tags, brackets, frames, playing cards, pinwheels, road signs, ornaments, pumpkins, birds, butterflies, aliens, hearts, hot-air balloons
Do you want to see more?  Here is the video from the release at the
CTMH Convention in Texas:  Click Here

This cartridge has a little bit of everything and is super trendy!  You can start buying the complete collection from my website here on August 1 for $99 (plus S/H and Tax)

However, I am offering a CONSULTANT SPECIAL from now until July 31.  If you PREORDER your Artiste Cartridge Collection from me, you will receive your Cartridge for ONLY $85 (plus S/H and tax)!!  PLUS, you will be sent a Fall/Winter Ideabook for FREE as a thank you from me.

Also, just for purchasing your pre-order, you will be placed in random giveaway for a $25 gift certificate from me.  Everyone the preorders between now and July 31, will have a chance to win.  1 winner will be posted here on August 1.

In order to purchase your discounted collection, contact me today at and you will be sent your cartridge on August 1.  You will have it before everyone else!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Baby Decor (New Book Sneak Peek)

I absolutely love this Home Decor.  How cute would that be hanging in your house or given as a gift?  The barn wood patterned paper is from the new Close to My Heart paperpack - Dakota.  You can see the paperpack and coordinating embellishments in the picture below.

This is a new Hostess Bundle starting in August.  So, you are getting a major sneak peek here!!  I love how they took a "Boyish/Cowboy" paperpack and made it soft and fresh in the baby picture above.  It just goes to show how versatile these papers are.  Don't limit yourself!!  Also, I just want to take a moment to point out the new yummy burlap ribbon, the chipboard star, and Jean Pocket Stamp.  Don't forget you can order these FABULOUS NEW from my website starting August 1. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

And the Winner is.....


Who needs when you have a 7 & 6 year old that like to guess between 1-6?  I told them that they had to agree on the number and they came up with the 2nd post.  So, lucky number 2 is Pam.  Since I have your address Pam, I will get a FABULOUS prize to you.  Thanks to everyone who played along yesterday!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Giveaway Time!

Let's see who has been following my sneak peeks....

Comment here on what you were most excited to see, sad to see go, confused about, or already planning to have starting August 1.  You have until Monday (7/16) at noon EST to comment.  I will randomly pick a winner and post here Monday evening.  Sooo, let's hear it!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Change is good

There are usually changes with the Autumn/Winter Idea Book and this one is no different.

Studio J will no longer have memberships. Everyone will be able to access all the great kits and patterns for $6.95 per layout and free jpegs of your layouts.

Express Layouts in Studio J: 20 layouts now are completely ready with embellishments, titles, etc.  All you have to do is drop in your pictures and journal. (for the days you want to get a lot done or you are hitting a creativity block)

NEW Exclusive Cricut Cartridge (see previous post for more details and handbook link)

6 new colors: Ruby, Saddle, Cashmere, Champagne, Slate and Whisper and a revamped color palette.  There will be 4 color groupings of 10 colors each.  So, instead of 60... CTMH will now have 40 colors.  However, they will bring out trendy seasonal colors in some of the WOTG (workshops on the go).  This will allow us to stay trendy without making you buy tons of new colors.  However, don't fear... each WOTG will also have colors from the pallete that you are familiar with.

All new alcohol markers: 2 shades for each of our colors

Cardstock available in 24 packs of each color (used to be like this in previous years.  However, they stopped it at last year's convention)  I am glad they brought this back.

13 WOTG kits: 8 scrapbooking kits, 2 cardmaking kits and 2 home decor kits
(including an ADVENT Calendar).

New Storage Options

New Pigment Ink stacks (just adding these - not replacing our current stamp pads).

Artiste Images - Gasp!! View all 700

Here is a link to the Cricut Page where you can view the entire handbook for the Artiste Cartridge: Artiste Handbook.  It takes a little bit to load because of all the images.  So, give it a moment.  Trust me it is worth the wait and you will not be dissapointed! There are so many things that I did not know I "needed" :)  The gift giving possibilities and creativity is endless!

Here is another sneak peek too.  I just can't help myself!  Here is the new Christmas Collection - Pears & Partridge (I am already planning 3 workshops- 25 Christmas Cards, scrapbook layouts and wait for it... An ADVENT Calendar. (Check back for a peek at this later in the week).  For now, here are some super cute trees (gift boxes) that you can cut with the Artiste Cartridge.

F/W Sneak Peek - Avonlea Cards

I showed you some artwork yesterday that you could make using the new Avonlea paperpack.  Well, today, I am showing you a group of lovely cards that you can make with the new Avonlea Workshop on the Go from the new F/W Ideabook.  Everything you need is included in the kit (patterned paper, cardstock, envies, stamp set, embellishments)  Check back tomorrow for more sneak peeks!!

Sneak Peek at Ideabook

This is the front of the Fall/Winter Ideabook.  My club members will be getting their copy FIRST!! I will be delivering them on July 24 & 25.  If you would like a FREE copy, stop by my 1st Annual Scrapbooking Thrift Sale on July 28 from 2-4pm or contact me today to reserve your book!

Join my team - get $180 of "stuff" for $49!!

Don't ya just love this tote ($50 retail value)?  You can get this FREE in auaugst when you sign up to join my team!  So, if you saw the post yesterday...  I hope you have done the math....  You can get this tote (retail value $50) and the Close to My Heart product (retail $130) in the picture below for $49.  Seriously....  can I sign up again?  That is a fabulous buy.  Then you get a discount on all your future purchases with Close to My Heart.  Sounds like a FABULOUS deal to me!!  Contact me today to join my team!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Retiring List!!

RETIRING LIST Fall/Winter 2012

Please note, that I will not guarantee it is 100% accurate. I based it off what we've been told about stamps being available for one year, accessories being available current book only, etc. Basically, if it's not shown in the new book or the Spring/Summer book, I listed it here.

The products listed below are NOT listed in the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book, so it is a good guess that they will be retired as of July 31, 2012. As we’ve already found out with some of them, I would also venture to guess they are going to be while supplies last.
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 Artiste)
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
C1473 Remarkable Wreath
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 5 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


Here is a sneak peak at the Cricut Artiste Collection!  We have a second FABULOUS cartridge for you to play with.  I didn't know it was possible for me to fall in love with a second cartridge as much as Art Philosophy.  But, CTMH has done it!!  You can start ordering this from me beginning August 1.  It has over 700 images that include themed projects, Cards, Font, shapes, and 3D items.

Here is a quick peak at 2 pages in the book.

Starting TODAY, you can sign up to be a consultant for only $49.  There is a special that you can get for signing up in August.... Check back tomorrow for more details.

Close to My Heart is now helping you with all of your paper crafting meets Home Decor items.  Here is a sneak peek at the new Avonlea paperpack with a Chipboard shadowbox frame.

Are you loving it?  Check back tomorrow for more sneak peeks!!