Monday, July 31, 2017

Retiring TODAY! CTMH Fundamentals, Stamps & More


Today is the day that CTMH's Annual Inspirations 2016-17 Idea Book/Catalog retires (view it here). The new one comes out tomorrow, but there is some great product retiring and today is your last chance to snag it. Plus today is the last day of the July stamp of the month and the Stampaganza Sale!

The color of the year, Sea Glass (a beautiful sea green, samples labeled below), plus several Thin Cuts dies, stamp sets, Fundamental paper packs, and more are retiring. Some items are already out of stock so hurry and grab what you love. View all that's retiring >

First up is a close-up look at the Fundamentals paper packs, featuring artwork from CTMH's amazing Art Department. These packs and the matching Complements are very versatile and feature all of CTMH's exclusive colors.


My Girl Complements (Adventure)
Good Life Complements (Adventure)


School K-6 Complements (Enchantment)

School 7-12 Complements (Enchantment)


Springtime Complements (Whimsy)
Baby Boy Complements (Whimsy)

Baby Girl Complements (Whimsy)

*SPOILER* The entire Basics color palette is changing in the new Idea Book, so if you love these Basics colors be sure to grab the Uptown Fundamentals pack (has some gold foil), Rustic Home Fundamentals pack, All About the Gold Fundamentals pack, and any Ink Pads or Cardstock you don't already have. I absolutely love the designs in these packs.
Uptown Fundamentals & Sea Glass

Rustic Fundamentals & Sea Glass

Rustic Fundamentals & Sea Glass

All About the Gold Fundamentals & Sea Glass
Snapshot Complements (Basics)
Rustic Home Complements (Basics)

Here are just some of the stamp sets that are retiring. You can see everything that's retiring HERE.

Birthday Princess stamp set

Charming Cascades stamp set

Circus Birthday stamp set

Let's Go stamp set

True Love stamp set

ALL of the states have their own stamp set for only $2.95. They are all retiring!

Here are some Thin Cuts dies that are retiring. There aren't as many scripty words in the new catalog so be sure to snag these if you love them as much as I do! Some of my faves have already sold out (not shown) so hurry before these are gone!
Celebrate thin cuts (Perfect size to span across a 5.5" width card!)

Happy thin cuts

Happy Birthday thin cuts

Love thin cuts

Stars thin cuts

This is just a sampling of the products that are retiring. You can see everything HERE.

July Stamp of the Month
Only $5 with a $50+ order!

Stampaganza ends today! Buy 2 stamp seta and get 1 free. Add 3 to your cart and one will automatically show up free!

Thanks for visiting! Let me know if you have any questions.

See you soon with some NEW product artwork + videos I've been working on!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Retiring! Roll-Up Organizers & My Favorite Shoulder Tote


I have been taking you on a close-up tour of CTMH's retiring items. We already covered the following collections, so be sure to check them out:
Little Dreamer

Today I wanted to share these adorable chevron organizer roll-ups and shoulder tote. I just love the colors and patterns of these and am sad to see them go. They retire in just a couple days on July 31!!

Accessory Roll-Up
Accessory Roll-up used for papercrafting accessories
Accessory Roll-Up used for charms
Accessory Roll-Up

TIP: Use the accessory roll-up to store your jewelry when traveling. I learned this clever trip from fellow Consultant Lisa Stenz (check out her blog - her artwork is amazing). I am going to pick up another one for that purpose! 

Marker Roll-Up
Marker Roll-Up
Marker Roll-Up

The Marker Roll-Up was designed to fit the ShinHan Touch alcohol markers but I am sure it would fit many others, like Copics. You could also use it for makeup brushes and tools.

Shoulder Tote 
Shoulder Tote
I LOVE my shoulder tote - it is a must-have when I go to crops for sure, and often as a carry-on when traveling. It's super cute to double as a large purse or take to the beach or outings with the kids. It easily fits 12"x12" items and has a zipper pocket inside. And check out the cute little bling that is dangling from the strap!!

These items and everything else in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book are retiring on July 31 - that's just a couple days away!!!
View the Annual Inspirations 2016-17 Idea Book(Retires July 31)

Thanks for visiting and let me know if you have any questions!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Retiring! Little Dreamer: A Closer Look

Hello again!

I'm back to share a closer look at another retiring collection: Little Dreamer. My 4-year-old daughter loves this collection. (What little girl wouldn't?!) This collection retires on Aug. 30.

I wanted to give you a last chance look at all of the collections from Close to my Heart that will be retiring soon. Yesterday we looked at the Jack Collection, so be sure to check out that cute boyish/outdoor/woodsy/adventure theme.

Some of these products are even on sale! See details at the end of the post.

Here is more amazing artwork from the Close to my Heart art department. Such talent all in one spot! I hope it inspires you to get your girly, unicorn & rainbow juices flowing! I'll have supplies linked at the end of the post.

[Click any artwork photo to view it larger]


Scrapbook & Pocket Pages:

Tip: The Keep Dreaming stamp set is perfect for paper piecing or coloring. Try watercolors for a fun and trendy effect.

Same layout as above with Pocket Plus memory protectors in the center to add more photos. (See link to Pocket Plus below.)


I just love these sweet ideas.

Stamp Sale!!!
If you love any of these stamp sets (or others you might find on my website), I have good news. They're on sale! When you buy any 2 stamp sets you get one for free! (Not including the stamp/die sets.) CTMH even brought back some popular limited edition sets just for this sale (see them HERE)! Browse all stamps.

Don't forget that the stamp of the month is only $5 with a $50+ purchase. Here's the August stamp of the month. You can never have too many alphabets.
August 2017 stamp of the month: $5 w/ a $50+ purchase!

You can see everything that will be retiring all in one spot on my website HERE. If there's anything you "need," be sure to snag it before July 31, when it's gone forever.

See everything that's retiring >

Product List:

Little Dreamer Scrapbooking stamp set
Little Dreamer Scrapbooking stamps & thin cut set
Little Dreamer Cardmaking stamp set
Little Dreamer Cardmaking stamps & thin cuts set
Keep Dreaming stamp set

Workshops Your Way Little Dreamer Scrapbooking Kit

Workshops Your Way Miss You Cardmaking Kit
Little Dreamer Coordinating Cardstock
Little Dreamer Glitter Gems

Little Dreamer Complements
Memory Protectors Pocket Plus Design 4
(not retiring)
Memory Protectors Pocket Plus Design 2
(not retiring)

View the current Seasonal Expressions catalog
(retires Aug. 30, 2017)
See everything that's retiring >

Thanks for visiting today! Come back tomorrow for a closer look at another retiring collection!

Let me know if you have any questions.