Tuesday, January 31, 2012

February SOTM: Thoughtful Tidings

February 1st brings so many new things our way...a new Idea Book with amazing new goodies on each and every page and a brand new Stamp of the Month set!

Welcome to the February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! If you have arrived here from Susan's blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, grab a cup of your favorite beverage, get cozy and be prepared to be inspired by our talented CTMH consultants! To complete the hop, simply follow the links that will be provided at the end of each post until you return here. If you get lost along the way or find links not working, you can find a complete list of hoppers at Kathleen's blog.

I fell in love with the February Stamp of the Month as soon as I saw it! The bold, graphic sentiments in the Thoughtful Tidings (S1202) are perfect for cards and little gifties, but several of the images can be used beautifully on scrapbook pages too. As an added bonus, over half of the images fit perfectly on shapes you can cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge!

For this card I used the brand new Lucy My Reflections kit...so soft and pretty, Lucy is perfect for those girly-girl projects or anything that needs to scream SPRING is HERE!

I used my handy corner rounder to make the scalloped border pieces. After seeing Baker's Twine EVERYWHERE online lately, I was over the moon to see it in our Idea Book in 2 gorgeous collections perfectly matched to our color palette - LOVE it!

Time to hop along now! Check out my friend fancyMelissa's blog to see what masterpiece she has created to share.

Remember, the Thoughtful Tidings set is only available through February 29th (and extra day this year). It is $17.95 or just $5 with a $50 order. Head over to my CTMH website to order yours today!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Win-It-Before-You-Can-Buy-It Party!

The new year brings the promise of a fresh, new Idea Book from Close to My Heart! This issue is filled with AMAZING new products...8 hip new My Reflections kits, oodles of new stamp sets, a bunch of great accessories and MORE! You certainly won't want to miss this issue! To share all the goodness this book has to offer, I'm inviting you to a
Spring/Summer Win-It-Before-You-Can-Buy-It Party!
Date: Tuesday, January 31st

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm (unlike my summer event., this one is not an Open House - we will begin at 7:00, so be there on time so you don't miss a thing)!
Location: My home in Camarillo (email me if you need the address)
We will spend a little time exploring the Idea Book and sharing the new products (and our ideas for using them). Every guest will receive a FREE Spring/Summer Idea Book and a free gift just for attending (bring a friend and get TWO free gifts!). And of course, as the name of the event suggests, there will be LOTS of brand new products given away! Refreshments will be served.
Space is limited, so call or email me to RSVP today!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Out With the Old...

The Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book is here, and is filled with many wonderful goodies for all your crafting needs. You won't want to miss this issue!

However, in order to make room for all the fun NEW things, we have to say goodbye to some of our favorites!!

The following products are available through January 31st only (and while supplies last - if we run out before the end of the month, they are gone). If you've been eyeing any of the items on the retired list, get them before they're gone! You can shop online, anytime right on my website - just click HERE to begin shopping!

Paper Collections
Typeset Workshop On The Go (WOTG) Kit – G1024 - $29.95
Roxie WOTG Kit – G1025 - $29.95
Elemental WOTG Kit – G1026 - $29.95
Dreamin’ L2 Paper – X7142B - $9.95
Dreamin’ My Stickease – X7142C - $4.95
Dreamin’ WOTG Kit – G1027 - $29.95
Sonoma WOTG Kit – G1028 - $29.95
Mischief L2 Paper – X7144B - $9.95
Mischief Compliment Rub-Ons – X7144C - $4.95
Mischief WOTG Kit – G1029 - $29.95
Believe L2 Paper – X7145B - $9.95
Believe My Stickease – X7145C - $4.95
Believe WOTG Kit – G1030 - $29.95
Wonderland L2 Paper – X7146B - $9.95
Wonderland My Stickease – X7146C - $4.95
Wonderland WOTG Kit – G1031 - $29.95
Sophia L2 Paper – X7131B - $12.95
Sophia My Stickease – X7131C - $4.95
Mayberry L2 Paper – X7136B - $12.95
Mayberry My Stickease – X7136C - $4.95
Lucky L2 Paper – X7137B - $12.95
Lucky My Stickease – X7137C - $4.95
Fanfare L2 Paper – X7138B - $12.95
Fanfare My Stickease – X7138C - $4.95

Colonial White Ribbon collection - Z1126 - $7.95
Cranberry grosgrain ribbon - Z1103 - $6.95
Cocoa grosgrain ribbon - Z1100 - $6.95
Colonial White grosgrain ribbon - Z1102 - $6.95
White Daisy grosgrain ribbon - Z270 - $6.95
Wings Level 2 Assortment - Z1398 - $4.95

Floss & Waxy Flax
Embroidery Floss - Red/Pink - Z1092 - $3.25
Embroidery Floss - Green - Z1094 - $3.25
Embroidery Floss - Blue/Purple - Z1093 - $3.25
Waxy Flax - Cranberry - Z1086 - $3.95
Waxy Flax - Sorbet - Z1249 - $3.95
Waxy Flax - Juniper - Z1248 - $3.95
Waxy Flax - Crystal Blue - Z1247 - $3.95

Designer Brads - Colonial White - Z1274 - $3.95
Designer Brads - Pewter - Z1146 - $3.95

Mini-Medley & Eyelets
Mini Medley - Antiqued Copper - Z1275 - $4.95
Mini Medley - Colonial White - Z1276 - $4.95
Foundry Metal - Bookplates - Z1147 - $3.50
Soft Set Eyelet Tool - Z1208 - $14.95
Soft Set Eyelets - Black and White Daisy - Z1228 - $3.95
Soft Set Eyelets - Chocolate and Colonial White - Z1229 - $3.95

Coordinating Collection Embellishments
Midnight Felt Shapes - Z1462 - $3.95
Harvest Charms - Z1633 - $4.95
Holiday Packets - Z1486 - $4.95
Top Coats Icing Overlays - Z1468 - $4.95
Lucky Level 2 Assortment - Z1356 - $4.95
Lucky Level 2 Journaling Spots - Z1359 - $3.95
Bliss Level 2 Assortment - Z1355 - $5.95
Sweetheart Level 2 Assortment - Z1386 - $4.95
Fanfare Level 2 Assortment - Z1400 - $4.95
Just Blooms Spring Blossom - Z1266 - $7.95
Just Blooms White Daisy Variety Pack - Z1300 - $5.95

Color Ready Alphabets
Color Ready Alphabets - Oxford - X5749 - $3.95
Color Ready Alphabets - Hodge Podge - X1406 - $3.95

Dimensional Elements
Dimensional Elements - On Target - Z1226 - $5.95
Dimensional Elements - Flurry - Z1225 - $4.95

My Creations Items
My Creations - Board Book - Z1310 - $6.95
My Creations - Journal - Z1268 - $7.95
My Creations - Memory Showcase 9x9 - Z1198 - $5.95

Rubber Brayer - Z616 - $12.95
Soft Set Eyelet Tool - Z1208 - $14.95
Eyelet Tool Replacement Punches - Z1245 - $2.95

Stamp Sets
A Game A1113
A Hop A1112
A Little Buzz B1353
A Little Everything D1408
A Love A1103
A Paisley A1105
A Posy A1102
Adoption A1098
Adorning Corners D1322
Always in My Heart A1101
Ambiance C1349
Around the Block D1377
Baby LoveB1368
Backgrounds & Borders D1463
Baroque Alphabet E1006
Beary Best C1363
Beary Busy C1409
Beautiful ButterfliesB1373
Beautiful Things D1298
Believe in Your Dream B1322
Beloved B1343
Birthday Blast C1436
Birthday BoyC1411
Bless This NestC1445
Blooming Layers C1449
Bon Appetite D1367
Boom! B1354
Bunny Love B1324
Camping Fever D1353
Carefree C1447
Catching WavesD1466
Charmed C1385
Cherished Flourishes D1413
Ciao D1461
Circle Around D1300
Circle of Love D1438
Circle Together B1372
Connections D1330
Crusin' D1471
Cupcake SprinklesD1336
Daydream D1297
Down by the SeaC1451
Dream Big D1399
Dreams Come TrueD1470
Headlines Large E1011
Enjoy Every MomentC1395
Extreme HappinessC1356
Family C1305
Family Ties - Adults C1346
Family Ties - ChildrenC1345
Family Ties - Pets B1350
Fill in the Blanks D1465
Flower Pot D1409
For Every Occasion D1187
Friendship Alphabet Large E1016
Friendship BlessingsD1191
From My Heart C1443
Fun Times B1309
Giggle Caps D1136
Giggle Lowercase D1137
Happy HolidaysD1431
Happy MomentsC1437
Hero D1474
His and Hers C1460
Horizon C1454
Hot Diggity C1407
Howdy D1435
In the Month of April C1405
In the Month of February C1403
In the Month of July C1417
In the Month of June C1416
In the Month of March C1404
In the Month of May C1415
It''s a Zoo C1360
Just for Boys C1338
Just for Girls C1337
Just the Ticket B1323
Kanji Phrases C1339
Let's Go Camping C1355
Little PrincessC1414
Love Always D1337
Love Birds C1396
Love Ya! D1460
Magic Tabs C1448
Makin' Waves C1365
Ms. Chillin' D1404
Ms. ScrapbookB1352
Notice the Details D1378
On the Edge C1399
On This Day D1468
One of a Kind D1410
Over the Rainbow D1426
Paisley Praise D1414
Piece of Cake D1407
Post Card D1357
Precious LoveC1444
Priceless Love D1348
Recipie BoxD1364
Retro Tech C1446
Royal Birth D1441
Rustic Alphabet E1002
Salutation Seals C1461
Shining Star D1320
Smiles C1397
So Lucky C1390
Soul Mates Word Puzzle D1254
Springtime D1415
Star Power D1403
Summer Breeze C1453
Summer Days B1375
Sweet Baby C1359
Take Luck B1364
Tasty Treats D1427
Tea Time C1438
Thank You D1361
Thank You French D1392
Thank You Spanish D1396
Thrill Ride D1425
TLC C1364
Togetherness D1402
Trellis D1451
True Happiness D1365
Two-Step BackgroundsD1473
Unity C1422
X-treme D1432
You Did It C1351
You Rock D1346
You're Great D1434
You're Sweet B1351

Stay tuned for information on my Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book party!