Saturday, July 30, 2011

Croptopia Mom & Me Crop

What a fun time I had last weekend at Croptopia's Mom & Me crop in Orange, CT! The people were all so wonderful and the girls were a BLAST! They created some really amazing layouts, had a great time playing with the Cricut machines and entertained us all with their energy and humor.
I helped the girls create a cute little purse made with the 'Heartfelt Treasures' stamps set and a personalized notebook using the MyCreations Journal & Pennant Alphabet stamp set.
Thanks for a great time, ladies!

10 Things I Love About Paris

Tomorrow I am off to Paris to cat sit. That's right! My wonderful friends have invited me to stay in their home while they are away and watch their adorable kitten, Graffiti (isn't she adorable?).

With Paris on my mind, I just had to adapt the layout we made at CTMH Convention from "10 Things I Love About You" to "10 Things I Love About Paris".

Of course, there are so many more than 10, but here are the ones I picked:
1. Waiting for the Eiffel Tower lights to twinkle
2. My morning Cafe Créme and Croissant du Chocolate
3. Pont Alexandre III at sunset
4. Sail boats in Jardin Luxembourg
5. Street performers at Trocadero
6. People watching on Champs Elysees
7. Seeing Sacre Coeur on my way to the metro every morning
8. The Musée d'Orsay gallery
9. Book sellers along the Seine
10. The Prud'hommes!
This layout features 'Roxy' - it will be my featured Kit of the Month for August. The bling & envelope with tags are new products, as well as the '10 Things' stamp set. I always encourage my customers to "think outside the 'event' box" - meaning, scrap things that are important to you in your everyday life -- not just the big events. This stam
p set is a perfect prompt for that an a bargain at just $13.95!

What are YOUR '10 Things'?
All materials are Close To My Heart. Click here to order!
Stamps: 10 Things (C1474-$13.95)
Paper: Roxy (X7140B-$9.95)
Ink: Tulip, Black & Desert Sand
Accessories: 10 Things Pocket (Z1412-$3.95) & Bling Assortment (Z1466-$4.95)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cricut Art Philosophy

The most exciting announcement at convention was the exclusive CTMH Cricut Cartridge. I can't wait to get my hands on this little baby and start playing! It has over 700 images including shapes, 3D items, a font, and close to 100 images that coordinate with CTMH stamp sets! Hooray!! Now you can use your Cricut tocut your image out, then just stamp right onto the perfectly cut design!

The cartridge is bundled with 3 exclusive stamp sets to coordinate, as well as 3 Dimension
al Elements sets that also match perfectly with Cricut images. Perfect! (CTMH even thought to print the correct image cutting size right on your stamp cling sheet so you don't have to figure
it out!!)
The price for the whole collection is just $99. (Have a qualifying home or on-line gathering and get it for 50% off!!!) Click here to view the flyer.

Two of the Creative Classes at convention were on ideas for using the Cricut, so I thought I'd share a couple with you.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wow! Great Stamps at Great Prices!!

Oh my goodness... Just wait until you see all the exciting new stamp designs offered in the new Idea Book. They are truly unbelievable! And with the new LOWER PRICES (yes, you heard it!!) you can have all the ones you love!!

A size - 6.95
B size - $$9.95
C size - $13.95
D size - $17.95 ($5 lower!!)
E size - $29.95

I just loved this card when I happened to flip the catalog open to this page, but love the stamp set even more! You can change your wreath design to match the season. So cool!!

(Please excuse the quality! I'm rushing!! :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Trend Watcher - Bicycles!

In case you haven't noticed, bicycles are everywhere lately - and not just on the road. I've seen them on drinking glasses, stationery, tote bags, bookmarks and - last but not least - scrapbook pages and cards.
Bicycles just make you think of carefree, leisurely days filled with wholesome fun. Who couldn't use a little more of that? So add these trendy trikes freely to your birthday, vacation, picnic (or even biking!) cards and layouts and share a little of that wholesome fun!!
Here are some CTMH products to "get your wheels spinning".

Lucky Papers & MyStickease - 4.95 to 12.95

Retiring Paper Lines

It's always so exciting to see the new products rolled out with the release of the new Idea Book, but it's always a little sad to see some of the old ones we know and love phased out to make room for the new.
The Fall/Winter Idea Book will feature 8 new and exciting designs! In addition, the following lines from the Spring/Summer book will still be available: Sophia, Mayberry, Lucky & Fanfare.

Wings, Sweetheart, Bliss & Miracle paper lines will no longer be available after the Fall/Winter book is released on August 1st. I know many of you love these papers and have projects planned using them, so please be sure to place your
orders for these retiring lines by July 31st. (There may be a grace period granted, but if there is it will definitely be 'while supplies last').

E-mail me to place your order or submit it on-line.

July Campaign - Bang For Your Buck!

The Close To My Heart special for July is called Bang For Your Buck - - and you really DO get one!! Just purchase a minimum of $50 and you will get to select one of five sets for only $1. And don't forget - that will also qualify you for the Stamp of the Month set for only $11.48. That's 50% off!

For more details, please click on 'July Special' tab above or click here to place your order!