Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Product Sneak Peak Blog Hop

Welcome to our Close to my Heart New Product Sneak Peak Blog Hop! 29 Fabulous Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book by giving you a Sneak Peak of some of the great products available in the new Idea Book starting September 1st!

If you have come here from Leisa's blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Erin's blog and start from the beginning!"

This is simple do to- just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I absolutely fell in love with this new stamp set called "Childhood Portrait" and paired with our new Top Coats Framed In I created this beautiful card!

Paper: Cranberry Cardstock
My Acrylix Stamp Set: Childhood Portrait *new*
Ink Colors: White Daisy Ink
Embellishments: Top Coats Framed In *new*
White Embossing Powder
White Flower Brads from White Daisy Mini Medley

Now "Hop" on over to Sherry's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets!

Remember, the Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book goes LIVE on September 1st!

And don't forget to come back on the 1st for our monthly Stamp of the Month blog hop. You'll just LOVE the beautiful September Stamp of the Month.. actually I think you get a peek at it in your next stop or two!

**Link not working? Missed a Blog? Here is a list of all the participants in the New Product Sneak Peak Blog Hop!**
Erin Herring
Terrie Dodd
Leisa Hubley
Karen Norman
Sherry Thompson
Adeline Brill
Brae Montgomery
Wendy Kessler
Dawn Heuft
Carla Ironside
Dawn Ross
Julie Banzon
Jody Gustafson
Helen Onulak
Sheila Bennett
Haley Dyer
Lisa Stenz
Jena DeVries
Jen Patrick
Amy Schultz
Lori Scott
Tresa Black
Jennifer Kraynak
Sharesa Larsen
Amy Edwards
Jean McNulty
Emma Hubert
Antoinette Herrin

Monday, August 24, 2009

Everyday Celebrations Card Kit is now available

Here is a extremely versatile card kit you can use for most any occasion and it comes with a complete cutting guide so you can reuse it time and time again.

Create 16 awesome cards (2 of each design) and everything is included in the kit... grab your adhesive and you're set!

The BEST part? TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL STAMPING MONTH in September we are giving you 3 ways to get a FREE Everyday Celebration card kit.

• Purchase a minimum of $75 in stamp sets**
(includes A, B, C, D, and E-size) between
August 18–September 30 (CC1006C)

• Host a Home Gathering with minimum sales
of $500 between September 1–30

• Sign up as a new Consultant between
September 1–30

You can also buy as many card kits as you’d like for $49.95 per kit (CC1006B). And there’s more fun! Place any order between September 1–30 and you’ll be automatically entered in our daily drawing for a FREE card kit! Winners will be announced on my MyCTMH website and Express your passion for stamping with this pretty new card kit today!

Here is a sampling of cards I made from this kit. Keep your eyes on this blog too as I will create some cards using this same design with different papers to show it's versatility.

And coming in the next week... and New Product Blog Hop and September SOTM
blog hop.

Stay tuned for all the fantastic happenings as we gear up for a brand new catalogue!

Monday, August 10, 2009

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!

Only 3 more weeks here and the kids are back to school. In that time we have swimming, Sleep away camp for Alex and Hockey Camp for Alex and Connor. I realized I had neglected to do up their school pages from last year so I started with them doing their signature pages.

This is a page (and the are 3 more along the same idea for each child although the other kids have a Junior and Senior Kindergarten Strip) I created 5 years ago after seeing something similar in a magazine. I love watching their handwriting evolve.

I hope to work on their pages this week for last year so we are 'caught' up. Maybe even get a preschool page done for Hannah!

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Friday, August 7, 2009

StudioJ coming soon to a computer near you!

I don't know how to express this as I am so excited at the possibilities StudioJ brings to the scrapbooking world.

Here is a link to Jeanette Lynton's Blog that shares our founder's enthusiasm to this fabulous, fantastic and FUN new extension to the already unique CTMH product line in only the way that Jeanette can!

Check it out... and be sure to find me in the fall so I can show you it up close and personal as we get a chance to beta test it and have some samples on hand to show you how fast, simple and easy this is!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me!!

In honour of my birthday (no telling my age though!) for every $50 of product you order you will receive a $5 coupon to use at my Fall/Winter Idea Book Release Party.

The Release Party is being held Thursday, Sept. 10th, 6-9 and Saturday, Sept. 12th 2-4.

View the cataloge online or contact me at for more information. This offer is good only for orders place by this Sunday, August 9th, 2009.

Monday, August 3, 2009

It's A Thanks - A - Bration!!

Close to My Heart’s new campaign is FREE Paper Packs!!!! When you spend $124.95 in CTMH products between Aug 3-17 you will receive the August Stamp of the month for FREE and a FREE Paper Pack!! And even more – CTMH will pay the shipping on the free items for you!!!! What a deal!! This promotion lasts ONLY 2 weeks, so don’t miss out on your opportunity to earn some FREE items!!! Click here to shop now!

Your free paper packet will be a surprise but to give you a hint it may be one of the following:
My Reflections® Vintage Travel Level 2 Paper Packet
My Reflections® Rough ‘n Tumble Level 2 Paper Packet
My Reflections® Route 66 Level 2 Paper Packet
My Reflections® Expedition Level 2 Paper Packet
My Reflections® Floral Tapestry Level 2 Paper Packet
My Reflections® Everlasting Level 2 Paper Packet
My Reflections® Caprice Level 2 Paper Packet
My Reflections® Enchanted Level 2 Paper Packet
My Reflections® Free Spirit Level 2 Paper Packet
My Reflections® Life Delights Level 2 Paper Packet
My Reflections® Whoops-a-Daisy Level 2 Paper Packet
My Reflections® Perfect Day Level 2 Paper Packet