Tuesday, July 29, 2014

G'day Mate!

Shortly after Convention 2013, Close to My Heart embraced former consultants of a different company which had closed its doors in Australia and New Zealand.  These wonderful ladies have been a blessing to my life, through our Facebook acquaintances and at Convention 2014.  I am so thankful to be part of a company ready to embrace these consultants who had suddenly lost their business.

When you look through the idea books you will see very little which is totally applicable to this area.  CTMH provides us with wonderful stamps for those of us in Canada and the United States with which to show our patriotism.  WRONG!  CTMH also provides for our Australasian friends.  Those consultants and customers have their own idea books (soon to be Annual Inspirations).

What's current in the Spring/Summer Idea Book 2014?  Check out the stamp sets below.  You may add them to an order through MY SITE.    Yes, these stamp sets are available to order in the US and Canada, too.  I just love the kangaroos!  Don't forget the new Annual Inspirations is available August 1.  

Sunday, July 20, 2014

MojoMonday354 - Playing with Skylark

A new week, a new Mojo Monday challenge.  

The Skylark products are retiring July 31!  Be sure to order yours NOW.  You can order from MY SITE.


Happy cardmaking!


Printing Photos with Studio J

I'm one of those scrapbookers who likes to dive in and have paper, embellishments, ribbon, and glue everywhere.  I then stand back and admire my layouts for hours.

I am also one of those scrapbookers who love the how-to-patterns available through Close to My Heart and which can be purchased on MY SITE.

Currently, I am working with Reflections, one of my favorite pattern guides.  However, cutting out the perfect odd size photo from readily available print sizes is not always easy.

I have the solution.  Use Studio J for printing photos.  I currently have three layouts planned from one 2-page layout of pictures.

These layouts are going to use 8x8, 1.75x1.75, 5.5x5.5, and 3x3 images.  (All images are measured in inches.)  I don't have to worry about whether or not a particular photo will work.  I've placed the photos in the correct sizes and these will print very nicely.  While I am waiting on the photos to arrive I will make the layouts.  I'll trim the photos, add to layouts, embellish and journal and add to album.  How easy is that?  Now I can make full use of the wonderful how-to-patterns created by Close to My Heart.

Stock up on your favorite paper packs and how-to-patterns, all available on MY SITE.

Happy layouts!


Friday, July 18, 2014

July 31 - Last Day to Order Retiring Products from CTMH

It's that time of year, again.  Have you been making your list of what you must have from the current Close to My Heart idea book?  I know I have.  However, many of the items in this book will be retiring on July 31.  

Here's the list.  Notice the mark-throughs.  Those items are no longer available.  In other words, you have until July 31 (or until the item is sold out) to purchase.  Hurry!  You can order from MY SITE 24/7.  With a $50.00 or more order you can receive the Stamp of the Month, Circus Alphabet, S1407A, for only $5.00.

Z1789 Chalkboard 12" x 12" Sheet, Adhesive Backed
Z1832 Spinner
Z1843 Irresistibles Frames
Z1844  Color-Ready Trinkets, Wooden Shapes
Z1858  Irresistibles Hexagons
Z1863 Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
Z1039 Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint
Z1825 Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
Z1961 Marquee Enamel Shapes - White
Z1891 Base & Bling Teal Jewels
Z1892 Base & Bling Black Jewels
Z1893 Base & Bling Red Jewels
Z1894 Base & Bling Pink Jewels
Z18895 Base & Bling Purple Jewels
Z1837 Mini-Medley Accents Wood Collection
Z1702 Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment
Z1751  Harvest Baker's Twine
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Z1808 Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon
Z1817 Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape
Z1867 Jute Ribbon
Z1917 Lagoon Zipper Lace
Z1930 Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape
Z1911 Designed Decor Frame Kit
Z1874 Base & Bling Necklace
Z1875 Base & Bling Cuff
Z1876 Base & Bling Hair Clips
Z1877 Base & Bling Rings
Z1878 Base & Bling Headband
Z1195 My Creations Memory Showcase 6" x 6"
Z1647 My Creations Card Box
Z1797 My Creations Bracket Frame
Z1868 My Creations Ring Box
Z1870 My Creations Kraft Pocket Album
X1404 TrueFit Folios
Z1820 For Always Textiles
Z1885 Sarita Textiles
Z1970 Skylark Textiles
Z1971 Jubilee Textiles
1514 Tombow Adhesive
1515 Tombow Adhesive Refill
Z1311 Circle Punch (1 1/4")
Z338 Euro Personal Trimmer
Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit

12" x 12" Albums:
Z1343 12" x 12" Post Bound Cranberry
Z1244 12" x 12" Post Bound Hollyhock
Z1345 12" x 12" Post Bound Black
Z1348 Work In Progress Album  Chocolate

My Reflections Papers, Complements and Workshops:
Z3002 Ariana Assortment
X7179C Ariana Dimensional Elements
G1074  Ariana Workshop on the Go
X7179B Ariana Paper Packet
Z1869 Babycakes Assortment
X7173C Babycakes Complements MyStickease
X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet
Z3003 Balloon Ride Assortment
X7180C Balloon Ride Dimensional Elements
G1075 Ballon Ride Workshop on the Go
X7180B Balloon Ride Paper Packet
Z3001 Ivy Lane Assortment
G1073 Ivy Lane Workshop on the Go
X7178C Ivy Lane Complements MyStickease
X7178B  Ivy Lane Paper Packet
G1079  Ivy Lane Workshop on the Go 
Z3004 Jubilee Assortment
X7181C Jubilee Dimensional Elements
G1076 Jubilee Workshop on the Go
X7181B Jubilee Paper Packet
Z1854 Laughing Lola Assortment
X7170C Laughing Lola Dimensional Elements
X7170B Laughing Lola Paper Packet
Z3006 Lollydoodle Assortment
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet 
X7183C Lollydoodle Complements
G1078 Lollydoodle Workshop on the Go
G1080 Lollydoodle Cardmaking Workshop on the Go 
Z1879 ProPlayer Assortment
X7172B ProPlayer Paper Packet
X7172C ProPlayer MyStickease
Z1873 Sarita Assortment
X7171C Sarita MyStickease
X7171B Sarita Paper Packet
Z3000 Skylark Assortment
X7177C Skylark Dimensional Elements
G1072 Skylark Workshop on the Go
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
Z3005 Timberline Assortment
G1077 Timberline Workshop on the Go
X7182C Timberline MyStickease
X7182B Timberline Paper Packet

Exclusive Colors:  Cardstock, Stamp Pads, Re-Inkers, Markers
Creme Brulee

Exclusive Colors Markers:
ALL Current Alcohol Markers are being retired
Z2500 Whimsy Mini Pigment Set
Z4133 Marker Tower
X5936 Whimsy Cardstock Combo
Z1801 Alcohol Blending Marker

Stamp Sets:
A1130  Quick Cards - Bountiful Season
A1143 Teddy Bear Birthday
A1144 Birthday Cheer
A1145 Flowering Thanks
A1158 Doodle Signs
A1160 This Is Good
B1407 School is Here
B1411 Greek Alphabet
B1425 Stitched with Love
B1426 Pick a Posy
B1446 Some Bunny
B1447 A Mother's Love
B1448 My Hero
B1451  Enjoy the Little Things
C1473 Remarkable Wreath
C1510 Merry & Bright
C1524 Words of Comfort
C1555 Count Your Blessings
C1563 Cityscape
D1483 Glory To God
D1514 Just a Number
D1551 Swirls Around
D1557 Candyland
D1564 Maximum Power
D1583 Unicorn Dreams

Happy shopping!