Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tax Free Shopping on CTMH products - 8/1 - 8/3 Only!!

Virginia is having their annual Tax Free weekend starting 8/1 and I've decided to pass the same savings on to you with a Michelle's Exclusive Special offer!

This just happens to coincide with the launch of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book on 8/1 so the timing couldn't be better! There are a few guidelines to receive this tax free offer so keep reading to make sure you get to take advantage of  Michelle's Exclusive Special:
  1. This special is only through me, Michelle Battitori, CTMH Independent Consultant. This is not endorsed by CTMH. No other consultant is obligated to offer the same tax savings special.
  2. There is no minimum dollar amount to spend. All items that are available on my CTMH website qualify!
  3. You do not need to be in Virginia to take advantage of this offer! 
  4. You MUST email me your order to get your savings!! This is important since CTMH is not offering this special. There are a couple of ways to do it: You can email me item numbers and descriptions, or, you can add the items to your cart and email me a  screen shot of your order. Either way you MUST email it to me otherwise you will not receive the special!
  5. This offer is available starting Friday, August 1 at 12 am and will end on Sunday, August 3 at 11:59 pm.
  6. This special CAN be combined with the August Mystery Hostess contest. To qualify you must spend a minimum of $25 (before tax and shipping). There is nothing you need to do to qualify other than shop. I will contact you at the end of the month to let you know if you've won!
  7. Shipping costs are still applicable.
  8. Once I receive your email I will re-calculate your total cost and send you a new total to reflect the tax savings. Once I receive payment (paypal, check, or CC) I will submit your order and in a few short days you'll have brand new product to play with!
I hope you'll take advantage of Michelle's Exclusive Special! Don't forget, you MUST email me your order to receive your tax savings!

You can view the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book starting 8/1 HERE. If you'd like a hard copy of the book please contact me or add it to your CTMH order.

>>>> Start Shopping HERE <<<<

Happy Shopping!

~Michelle Battitori

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Graduation Card

My dear husband volunteered me to make a graduation card for a friend who recently received her Master's Degree. I was a little stumped on what to do so after browsing Pinterest I found THIS ONE and knew I had to CASE it (Copy and Steal Everything).

I started by cutting Champagne Cardstock at 10" x 7" and scoring on the 10" side to create a 5" x 7" card. I cut Black Cardstock to 5" x 7" and embossed it with the Quatrefoil folder. I did the same thing with the 3" x 3" Black Cardstock piece I used for the cap.

The neckline on the gown took me a minute to figure out but once I realized it was a pennant/triangle shape it came together pretty quickly. I used Cricut Design space and the Artiste Cartridge for my card. You could do the same thing with the Cricut Craft Room and any triangle shape.

I finished off the card with a homemade tassel and a bit of stamping using the Happy Couple (D1539)  and Card Chatter - Love (retired) stamp sets. I used some Opaque Pearls from my stash as a mock pearl necklace.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

~Michelle Battitori

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Updated Retiring List - Items are Selling Out Fast!

July 31 is the end of the Spring/Summer Idea Book which means CTMH is retiring certain items to make room for the new products that will be launching 8/1! I posted the original list earlier in July but since then several items have sold out!

Remember, the items on the list below (not marked in red) will be gone 7/31 and there is NO grace period to purchase them after that point.  I suggest if there is anything on this list that you are interested in you head right on over to my website and order it pronto...before it's too late! 

All sold out products are red with a line through them. Happy shopping!

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 Marqee 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

Don't forget 7/31 is the VERY LAST DAY you can get these products. If you'd like to purchase anything before it's gone please visit my website and add them to your card before it's too late!

~Michelle Battitori

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

70% Off New Products!

The other day on my Facebook Page I asked a question about what type of crafter you are. The choices were card maker, scrapbooker, or overall general crafter?

Now, I assume that those that like my page and follow my blog are fans of Close To My Heart products. What if I told you that you could purchase a HUGE bundle of BRAND NEW products for your targeted field of interest (scrapbook, card maker, or overall crafter)?

Would you like to get those BRAND NEW products at 70% off? How about receiving a discount on ALL future purchases? Or, maybe earning extra cash for your family? Or, what about just supporting your hobby? If any of that piqued your interest then consider joining my team!
When you join you have the option to choose between two beautiful starter kits: Cardmaker or Scrapbook (overall crafter would benefit from either).

Cardmaker Kit

The Cardmaker’s New Consultant Kit contains a wide selection of Close To My Heart products, ideal for creating stunning cards, all for only $99 USD! With a retail value over $370 USD, this kit is a fantastic deal! Join us and discover all the wonderful rewards of being a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant.

Scrapbook Kit

The Scrapbooker’s New Consultant Kit includes a huge supply of Close To My Heart products, perfect for creating beautiful scrapbook layouts and pages, all for only $99 USD. With a retail value over $365 USD, this kit is a fantastic deal! Join us and discover all the wonderful rewards of being a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant.

I hope you'll consider joining my team and becoming part of the Close To My Heart family! I know it sounds too good to be true, but it is not.  It's easy to join. Simply click on the "Get Started Now" link above and then select  "Let's Get Started."

I'm always here to help! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

~Michelle Battitori

Monday, July 21, 2014

Card-A-Thon Kits Available for Purchase

On Saturday I hosted a Card-A-Thon making session at my house. Right now you might be thinking, "What's Card-A-Thon?" Let me explain. It's my version of a bulk card making session where I do all the prep work and you get a specific amount of time to make as many cards as you can!

I have a few card kits left that are available for purchase. Each kit will come with the following items to complete 10 cards (A2 size):

  • Pre-cut papers
  • Card bases and envelopes
  • Pre-stamped images
  • All accessories to complete the cards
  • Printed Color Tip Sheet on how to complete your cards
  • Bonus item
Card kits are $15 each (shipping included in price). To complete the cards you will need adhesive, 3D Foam Tape (optional), Paper Piercer, Glue Dots.

To order your kit please use the link below:

Here are close-ups of the cards:

Card-A-Thon was a lot of fun and I certainly plan on doing this again! Thanks so much for checking it out!
To order your kit please use the link below:

~Michelle Battitori

Sunday, July 13, 2014

July Newsletter

Sorry for the delay. Don't forget about July 19th's Creative's a card-a-thon session for only $10! Message me for details.

Have a craft-tastic Sunday my friends!

July 2014 : A Stamping Circus Act Is in Town!
Celebrate Your Creativity
July 2014A newsletter from Michelle
Your Stamp Happy Friend, Michelle

Michelle Battitori
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
(703) 307-9808
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Good Things Are Coming Your Way!!!

If you've been following my facebook page then you already know that the CTMH Convention just happened. With that comes tons of new products and goodies and I can't wait to get my hands on them and start creating! Stay tuned to my blog and FB page during the month of July and I'll share some sneek peeks! If you enjoy cardmaking then you'll want to keep an eye out for the new Cricut Artfully sent cartridge! It has everything from pop-up cards to Picuture My life cards. The cartridge is certainly first on my list of must-have items! If it's something you know you'll want then consider hosting a party in August to get it at 50% off! Summer dates fill up quickly so contact me today to schedule your gathering now.

July Stamp of the Month: Circus Alphabet

Make your projects the main attraction with this entertaining alphabet.

July 2014 Stamp of the Month: Circus Alphabet (S1407); 2014 Spring Summer Idea Book, p. 16
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Your artwork can really put on a show with the July Stamp of the Month, Circus Alphabet, available during this month only. When you place an order of $50 or more, you can get this amusing set for just $5—and we're not clowning around! The artistic possibilities of this set reach far beyond simple lettering; its fancy acrobatics also work for stunning backgrounds and eye-catching embellishments. Such a fun stamp set is yours if you act soon on this jumbo deal!

See the stamp set »

Meet the Memory Protectors™!

An assortment of options for your assortment of memories.

Memory Protectors
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If you've enjoyed the versatility of Memory Protectors™ in the past, you're in for a delightful treat! Close To My Heart now offers 7 new designs in addition to its already-established line of Memory Protectors™, ensuring the perfect protection for your photos and papers. Asserting an array of vertical and horizontal pockets in a range of sizes, these protectors are a clear fit for your crafting needs. Whether your project calls for a whole-page pocket or a variety of small ones, we've got you covered. Arrange your 3" × 4" and 4" × 6" photos and papers in a mix of horizontal and vertical orientations. And, for a little extra taste of transparent, add Memory Protectors™ Flip Flaps™ in a number of sizes and see for yourself how multifaceted clear can be.

See the selection »

Twine with Shine

Baker's twine adds an unexpected twist to your papercrafts—especially when it glimmers.

Baker's Twine: 2014 Spring Summer Idea Book, p. 125
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Looking for an embellishment that can add a little sparkle to your projects without taking over the show? You'll find it in the baker's twine neutral metallic assortment! This twine comes in Black, Cashmere, Chocolate, and Slate. Each color is intertwined with gold or silver thread, making for an enchanting final product. The metallic additions create a pleasant contrast with the neutral colors of the twine. Wrap some of this handy twine around your next layout, page, 3-D item, or card for a lustrous look you'll love!

View the twine »

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