Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Products Are Going Fast...

The list of retiring products is getting smaller...the following items are already gone forever!

G1054 Worksops On The Go® Buzz and Bumble Kit
G1056 Workshops On The Go® Claire Scrapbooking Kit
G1057 Workshops On The Go® Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Kit
G1061 Workshops On The Go® Chantilly Cardmaking Kit
X7155B Avonlea Paper Packet
X7156B Clementine Paper Packet
X7157B Dakota Paper Packet
X7164B Buzz And Bumble Paper Packet
X7164C Buzz and Bumble Stickease
X7166B Claire Paper Packet
X7167B Later Sk8r Paper Packet
Z1081 Colonial White Waxy Flax
Z1088 Chocolate Waxy Flax
Z1089 Black Waxy Flax
Z1350 Topiary Embossing Powder
Z1408 6" X 6" Pansy Purple Quick Pic™ Album
Z1695 Urban Felt Alphabet
Z1736 My Creations® Mini Banner
Z1739 My Creations Milk Carton
Z578 Corner Rounder
Z659 Cranberry Embossing Powder
Z670 Black Embossing Powder
Z672 Red Embossing Powder
Z673 White Daisy Embossing Powder
Z724 Embossing Pen
Z906 Bamboo Waxy Flax

For a complete list of items that are being retired see this post:
Other Items Retiring

Friday, July 19, 2013

Time for Another Pajama Party!

Close To My Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes again to bring you a live webcast with step-by-step instructions for making this layout using the Cricut® Artbooking collection. Purchase the collection beginning August 1, 2013 and revolutionize the way you scrapbook!

The FREE webcast will air Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00 pm (MDT). During the presentation, you’ll learn to make several projects from a variety of sponsors, including Close To My Heart’s Artbooking layout, as our very own Kristine Widtfeldt walks you through the steps—and sneaks the Artbooking collection!

The Pajama Party class will be available for FREE at on July 31, and will be archived after the event for future viewing. If you would like to interact on the message board, participate in live chat, post to the gallery, download handouts, or enter any contests, you will need to log in to the Pajama Party “classroom” by creating a free account on the Big Picture Classes website. If you have already created an account or if you registered for the first Pajama Party in May, you are all set! You will not need to create another account or register again.

I hope you will find time to enjoy this sneak peek of the new Artbooking collection as Kristine Widtfeldt, Stacy Julian, and the rest of the Big Picture Classes crew make the featured project and share their tips and tricks for using the collection. You can pre-order the Artbooking collection HERE and know it's on your way Aug 1 so you can spring into action and start creating! Don't forget you can tune in to the archived event for step-by-step details on how to make the project once you receive your cartridge. 

You will want to have the following items—or similar products—on hand to complete the featured project:
  • Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection*
  • 1301 Bamboo Cardstock
  • 1388 Colonial White Cardstock
  • X5668 Honey Cardstock
  • X5762 Lagoon Cardstock
  • X5930 Slate Cardstock
  • X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
  • X5666 Twilight Cardstock
  • Z2160 Twilight Exclusive Inks® Pad
  • Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad
  • Z1853 Aqua Dots*
  • Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
  • Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
  • Z1294 Sanding Kit

*These products will be available for customers to purchase beginning August 1, 2013.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Use Close to my Heart Pages in Creative Memories Albums

If you love Creative Memories albums and page protectors and are nervous about their discontinuance of their core products, then check out this video created by one of Close to my Heart's newest Consultants "Down Under." Shaunna walks you through  how you can easily convert the CTMH page protectors to fit your CM hinged albums. You can purchase Close to my Heart Memory Protectors in packages of 10 or in bulk packages of 50.

Thanks so much to Shaunna Richards for creating this great video for us!

Please note that if you are receiving this post via email you will need to click on the post link to view the video.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Retiring Products Going Fast!


The new Autumn/Winter Idea Book is hot off the presses!  With each new catalog release, comes a retiring list of products.   The retiring items are selling out fast, check out the list below for any favorites you need to stock up on!  The last date to order retiring items is July 31 or while supplies last!  The new Idea Book goes live on 8/1/13.

Club members receive Idea Books for free. If you aren't a club member and would like a copy please let me know and I will get one to you on Aug 1. The cost is $5 to cover shipping and in return you will receive a coupon for $5 of your next order!

Now on to the retiring list!

A1132 Family
A1133 Festival of Lights
B1372 Circle Together
B1395 So Grateful
B1396 School Rocks
B1405 Rugged Dude
B1406 Blessings of Peace
B1410 A Friend Like You
B1414 Bonjour
C1438 Tea Time
C1461 Salutation Seals
C1466 Instant Memories
C1505 Pun Fun
C1507 Angelic Blessings
C1508 Paisley Flair
C1511 Love Blooms
C1520 Christmas Joy
D1187 For Every Occasion
D1388 Card Chatter - Christmas
D1399 Dream Big
D1440 Everlasting Life
D1444 A Little Thanks
D1492 Christmas Love
D1517 Game On
D1519 Abundance
D1521 Powder Heaven
D1523 Sweet Music
D1528 Jardin
E1010 Chocolate Alphabet Large
E1014 Posterboard Alphabet
E1015 Cocktail Alphabet
E1017 Old World Alphabet
E1018 Pennant Alphabet
E1019 Bohemian Alphabet
E1020 Token Alphabet
E1021 Trinity Alphabet
E1022 Hero Alphabet
E1023 Varsity Alphabet
E1024 Keepsake Alphabet
G1053 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit
G1054 Workshops on the Go® Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Kit SOLD OUT
G1055 Workshops on the Go® For Always Scrapbooking Kit
G1056 Workshops on the Go® Claire Scrapbooking Kit
G1057 Workshops on the Go® Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Kit
G1058 Workshops on the Go® Tommy Scrapbooking Kit
G1059 Workshops on the Go® Surf's Up Scrapbooking Kit
G1060 Workshops on the Go® For Always Cardmaking Kit
G1061 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Cardmaking Kit SOLD OUT
G1062 Workshops on the Go® Canvas Art Kit 
X7155B Avonlea Paper Packet SOLD OUT
X7155C Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes
X7156B Clementine Paper Packet SOLD OUT
X7156C Clementine Complements Canvas Shapes
X7157B Dakota Paper Packet SOLD OUT
X7157C Dakota Complements Silver Foil Images
X7159B Scholastic Paper Packet
X7159C Scholastic My Stickease® Assortment 
X7164B Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet SOLD OUT
X7164C Buzz and Bumble My Stickease® Assortment  SOLD OUT
X7166B Claire Paper Packet SOLD OUT
X7166C Claire Complements Canvas Shapes
X7167B Later Sk8r Paper Packet  SOLD OUT
X7167C Later Sk8r My Stickease® Assortment 
Z1081 Colonial White Waxy Flax SOLD OUT
Z1088 Chocolate Waxy Flax SOLD OUT
Z1089 Black Waxy Flax SOLD OUT
Z1096 Embroidery Floss Neutral Assortment
Z1246 EmbPowder Cocoa
Z1267 Paper/Stamp Organizer 8.5x11(3)
Z1326 Sparkles Red, Pink & Purple Assortment
Z1327 Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment
Z1347 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- New England Ivy
Z1350 embossing powder topiary SOLD OUT
Z1351 embossing powder dutch blue
Z1358 Buttons Basic Assortment 
Z1366 Brads Metal Assortment
Z1369 Buttons Red Assortment 
Z1370 Buttons Pink Assortment
Z1371 Buttons Blue Assortment
Z1372 Buttons Green Assortment 
Z1392 2" Scallop Circle Punch 
Z1410 Antiqued Copper Designer Brads
Z1412 10-Things Pocket
Z1450 Cork Color-Ready Alphabet
Z1474 6" x 6" Kraft Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes
Z1487 Mini Medley Accents Pewter Collection
Z1489 Mini Medley Accents Olive Collection
Z1612 Paper Clip Pins
Z1697 Mini-Medley Accents Smoothie Collection
Z1703 Wooden Badge Buttons
Z1704 Pewter Badge Buttons
Z1710 Just Blooms® Paradise Paper Flowers
Z1718 Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes
Z1719 Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes
Z1721 3" x 3" Kraft Envelopes
Z1722 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Kraft Envelopes
Z1723 5" x 7" Kraft Envelopes
Z1724 6" x 6" Kraft Envelopes
Z1734 Irresistibles™ Persnickety Journaling Spots
Z1736 My Creations® Mini Banner SOLD OUT
Z1739 My Creations® Milk Carton SOLD OUT
Z1740 My Creations® Bookmark Album 
Z1748 Brocade Assortment
Z1755 Posh Journaling Spots
Z1766 Memo Assortment
Z1773 Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes
Z1774 My Creations® Canvas Journal
Z1780 Wrangler Assortment
Z1794 Cottage Assortment
Z1798 Black Tulle Ribbon
Z1810 Later Sk8r Assortment 
Z1813 Claire Assortment 
Z1821 Buttons Black Assortment
Z1827 My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Small 
Z1828 My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Large
Z1831 Buzz and Bumble Assortment 
Z4134 Handle and Swivel Base
Z4136 Exclusive Inks Organizer Carrying Case
Z4200 Accessories Organizer
Z578 Corner Rounder SOLD OUT
Z608 Embossing Stylus Medium
Z655 EmbPowder Olive
Z656 EmbPowder Outdoor Denim
Z659 EmbPowder Cranberry SOLD OUT
Z670 EmbPowder Black
Z672 EmbPowder Red SOLD OUT
Z673 EmbPowder White SOLD OUT
Z724 Embossing Pen SOLD OUT
Z906 BambooWaxy Flax SOLD OUT
1771 Waterbrush Medium

As a reminder these items will be gone as of July 31! It's not too late to join a club and take advantage of these great offers while receiving FREE product!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Mojo Monday #300 & Flakey Friends

It's been hot and humid (with lots of rain) so I thought I'd cool things off a bit with a winter card this week. It didn't really work but a girl's gotta try right? I used Mojo Monday's sketch this week. It's their 300th and in honor of it they are giving away 30 prizes from various sponsors.

I used a retired pack, Wonderland, for this card. I started off by using my CTMH ruler and stitch guide to create faux stitching around the edge. The "stitches" were created using the .2 tip pen that's available on the While Supplies Last section of my site. It was a bargain and I couldn't resist! The image was colored with alcohol markers and finished off with some Sparkles and Glitz Glitter Glue.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Wonderland (retired), Twilight Cardstock, Colonial White Cardstock
Stamps: Flakey Friends (C1506)
Ink: Chocolate, Smokey Plum Alcohol Marker (Z2420), Twilight Alcohol Marker (Z2400)
Other: Shimmer Trim (Z1799), Glitz Glitter Glue (Z1313), Sparkles (Z1326)