Only 10 days until the Autumn/Winter Idea Book Launch

I am sure you have heard the saying, when it rains it pours; well this fits my life right now.  I have so many things going on which is pulling me in all directions.  The only thing that I want to be doing are playing with all my new product…. How can I add more hours to the day????

Well I have been able to create a few things.  Since I am hosting an Open House and Card Workshop to celebrate the new Autumn/Winter idea book my first order of business has been designing cards for the workshop.  I am going to share two of them with you today.

Babycakes Card for Open House workshop This card featured the Babycakes paper, the Wild Wonders Stamp Set and the new Bronze Shimmer Trim.

Frosted Tree Card for Open House WorkshopThis Card is featuring the Frosted Paper line.

If you are in the Spokane area and would like to come to My Open House or would like to participate in the Card Workshop on August 7th at the North Spokane Library from 6-9 pm, here are the details:

Please join Stephanie Feist and myself for a fabulous night of card making. We will make 10 beautiful cards using papers from the new Close to My Heart Idea Book. You will learn to use a variety of different techniques. A light snacks will be served. The cost for this workshop is $20 and needs to be prepaid to either Stephanie or myself to hold you spot! Want to earn a FREE workshop? Purchase any of the 3 Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridges (Art Philosophy, Artise or Artbooking) between July 1 and July 31 and your workshop is FREE.

The Open House will take place at the same time so even if you don’t want to make cards, stop by and check out all the new Close to My Heart products. We will have a small make n’ take and giveaways. Earn an opportunity for FREE paper packs and other product for placing an order. Every $25 spent gives you one ticket for the giveaway. Spend $150 that night and walk away with $25 in FREE product and the FREE Stamp of the Month.

Feel free to invite your friends and share this event.

Please RSVP by Sunday August 4th.


Sneak Peak at what is coming with the Fall/Winter Idea book

I feel like I have been glued to my computer today and that is not a bad thing when you are wanting to learn what exciting new products are coming form CTMH.  I cannot wait so actually get my hands on the new catalog!!!   I have been able to look at it online and hear about what is going on at the CTMH Convention.  Can I just say how envious I am of all the consultants who were able to go.  Maybe next year….

Cover_AutumnWinterIBThere are a lot of great new products come out in the Fall/Winter idea book.  Here are some of the highlights:

  • Six new paper packs
    • Laughing Lola L3-LaughingLola
    • SaritaWOTG-Sarita
    • ProPlayerWOTG-ProPlayer
    • BabycakesWOTG-Babycakes
    • HuntingtonWOTG-Huntington
    • FrostedWOTG-Frosted
  • Base & Bling – Jewelry and wearable artworkBaseBlingKit
  • New Cricut cartridge – ArtbookingCricut-ArtbookingBeauty Cricut-ArtbookingBundle
  • Hostess Rewards Stamp Sets
  • 10 WOTG – 6 scrapbooking, 2 cards, 1 using the Base & Bling and one using Designed Décor frames
  • My Crush Books – 2 styles of hardbound spiral books with 60 pages of cardstonk and assortments to matchMyCrush-BluebirdBeautyMyCrush-ModvilleBeauty
  • Make it from your Heart Vol 2 and return of all the How-to Publications
  • 8 mini stamp sets for only $2.95 each
  • Jeanette’s Stamp Archive – these are some of Jeanette Lynton original designs, which were from the rubber stamp days.
  • Designed Décor Frames – three new frames
    • One is black with clothesline wires0813_SOM
    • Colonial white with chicken wire to hang photsDesignedDecorKit
    • Flip stand albumL3-ProPlayer
  • New embellishments too!
  • Dauber and pigment ink foam inserts for the small organizational box

If you placed an order with me this year you can receive your new Idea Book in July.  All of the new products will be available to purchase starting Aug 1st!!

Be on the look out for some specials coming in July/August….


Fall/Winter 2012-13 Clubs and Workshops


Below is a preview of what I will be offering this fall to coincide with the new catalog.  I will be having an open house so you can come preview some of the new products as a Scrapbook Club on August 21st at 6:30.  You will be able to create a Scrapbook layout like we will be doing in the club. I will not be charging anything for this event, so be sure to save the date.   

1)     Scrapbook Club – I will be holding this the third Tuesday of every month starting officially September 18th at 6:30 pm.   We will create a 2-page scrapbook layout each month.  In return you will need to commit to purchasing $25 in CTMH product.  This will be a six-month commitment whether you attend or not.   Each month we will rotate who will be the “Host” and earn $25 in free product.  Please let me know if you are interested in participating as we need six members.

2)   Workshops on the Go – as you look through the new catalog you will see there are a lot of great workshops!  I will host one a month and the dates will be determined later.  The way these will work is you will have to purchase the WOTG prior to the scheduled date.  We will then get together to assemble the workshop.  I will have all the inks and stamp sets that are listed to use on the WOTG.

  • September we will do the Avonlea Scrapbook kit
  • October we will do the Moonlight Scrapbook kit
  • November we will do the Advent Calendar Kit
  • December we will do the Pear & Partridge card making Kit and/or Scrapbook kit
  • January we will do Dakota Scrapbook kit
  • February we will do Clementine Scrapbook kit 

3)    Workshops – I will also be hosting a workshop each month where we will be making different craft items.  

  • Card work shop – we will create 10 cards for different occasion
  • Recipe/Photo box workshop
  • Gift Tag work shop – we will make 25 gift tags for Christmas
  • Frame workshop

If you know anyone who may be interested in attending please feel free to pass this information along or let me know and I can send it to them directly. Please let me know if you wish to participate and any of the above events so I can reserve your spot.  



New Idea Book preview

I was planning on posting this two days ago but it is hard to find a few minutes to sit at the computer and type with ten month old.  I was able to spend some time looking at the Fall/Winter 2012 idea book and I am so excited!!! My wish list is a mile long.  I will try and give you all some of the big highlights.

  • There is a new Cricut cartridge called Artiste!!

  • There are 62 new stamp sets – 10 coordinate with the Art of Philosophy and 15 coordinate with Artiste.
  • There are 6 new colors – Cashmere, Champagne, Saddle (browns), Whisper & Slate (greys) and Ruby (red)
  • New Markers – two of each shade which are alcohol based
  • Pigment inks in small squares which will come in stacks of 10
  • Cardstock will be available as individual colors in packs of 24 sheets no more shade packs
  • 52 new accessories
  • 5 new My Creations
  • 8 Scrapbook Workshops On The Go (WOTG); 2 card WOTG and 3 home decor WOTG

Phew, I think that covers most of the new things.  Are you excited yet???

I wanted you all to know that they are discontinuing some of the inks so if you want any of the following colors be sure to order before then end of July.

  • grey flannel
  • grey wool
  • brown bag
  • parchment
  • vanilla cream
  • amethyst
  • baby pink
  • heavenly blue
  • key lime
  • lilac mist
  • sunkiss yellow
  • taffy
  • dutch blue
  • holiday red
  • moonstruck
  • sunflower
  • sunny yellow
  • garden green
  • petal
  • spring iris
  • tulip
  • vineyard berry
  • garnet
  • pansy purple

I should receive my catalogs next week.  You will be able to start purchasing the new items August 1.  I am working on the workshops and clubs I will be offering starting in August, so be on the look out for an update on that in about a week.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions

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