Friday, July 20, 2018

Clearance Section

Hi Scrappers.....before you send in your "CHRISTMAS FLASH SALE order, take a minute to check out our clearance section! Fantastic deals are found there! Shown below are just a few items that are regularly priced at $9.95 to $38.95 and are on clearance for just $3.00 to $9.75!!! A great time to pick up stamps and dies for your fall and Thanksgiving projects! 

Happy Scrappin! Cheryl

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Christmas in July FLASH SALE

Close To My Heart is having a twenty-four hour CHRISTMAS FLASH SALE. It starts tomorrow, July 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm CST and will end on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM. This will be on our retiring Christmas items. I will have the actual items for sale posted once it goes live tomorrow. Up to 50% off savings, so I am certain many of the products will sell out quickly, so stay tuned!

Close To My Heart 2018 Retirement List & Stampaganza

Close To My Heart has released their list of 2017-2018 products that will be retired effective August 31, 2018. The retiring products are from our current 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations, our current 2018 Seasonal Expressions, and the 2017 Holiday Expressions. All available items are listed below.

Now is a great time to get our stamp sets checked off your "wish list". To make it even easier for you, don't forget we are celebrating "Stampaganza". Until July 31st, you can purchase any two stamp sets from my website at the full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value free! Choose from stamp sets in our current Annual Inspirations or our May-August Seasonal Expressions.

Retire List Annual Inspirations 2017-18
Item #Description
3505Watercolor Pencils
A1182Etched Alphabet
A1189Short & Sweet
A1192Happy Heart
A1192FHappy Heart
A1192SHappy Heart
A1210Created to Create
A1211Aussie Greetings 
A1212Bonne Fete  
B1484Jennifer's Hand
B1532Sweet Birthday
B1536All the Thanks
B1537Birthday Sparkles
B1539Pen Pal Alphabet
B1557Thanks a Million
B1558Baby Animals
B1561Faithful Friends
B1563Sending Prayers
B1565A New Adventure
B1568Wild Backgrounds
B1571Hunting for Words
B1572Banner Love
B1573God's Blessings
B1574I Made This
B1579Vamos a Celebrar
C1661Heartfelt Thoughts
C1667This & That
C1684Inked with Love
C1687Southern Sass
C1690For You Darling
C1693Many Congratulations
C1695Go Wild
C1696This is Paradise
C1697Island Patterns
C1698Kia Ora
C1699Much Aroha
C1700Avec Amour
D1703Nature's Wish
D1706School Kids
D1725For All Seasons
D1726Sweet Baby
D1727Cat's Meow
D1728What Matters Most
D1729Colorblock Alphabet
D1731Eat Cake & Celebrate
D1732We Are Makers
D1733Splash of Color
D1739Thoughtful Bird
D1740Inspired Words
D1741Beautiful You
D1747Happily Ever After
D1750In The Background
D1751Punny Pals
E1027Framework Alphabet
E1030Handwritten Print
E1033Inked Alphabet
E1034Marker Alphabet
E1035Bistro Script
E1036Flowering Alphabet
M1150Little Leaves
M1178Delicate Flower
M1179Shells & Stars
M1185Thank You
M1186Happy Birthday
M1187Thinking of You
M1190Te Quiero
Y10124" × 5" My Acrylix® Block
Z1143Brown StazOn™ Re-inker
Z1834Large Organizer
Z1897Daubers Foam Insert
Z1898Pigment Inks Foam Insert
Z2046Piercing & Embossing Tool Kit
Z2263White Daisy Reinker
Z2504Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set—Whimsy
Z2505Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set—Enchantment
Z2506Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set—Adventure
Z2508Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pad—Bashful
Z2509Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set—Basics
Z2719Exclusive Inks™ Re-inker—Bashful
Z2819Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad—Bashful
Z3026Memory Protectors™ Variety Pack
Z3095Whisper Thick Twine
Z3146Watercolor Paper
Z3185My Legacy™ 1" Album Posts
Z3216White Twine
Z3329Thin Cuts—Basic Stars
Z3344Thin Cuts—Basic Tags
Z3345Thin Cuts—Basic Banners
Z3346Embossing Folder—Alphabet
Z3347Thin Cuts—Heart Border
Z3348Thin Cuts—Scallop Border
Z3349Thin Cuts—Ribbon Border
Z3350Whimsy Fundamental Paper Packet
Z3351Adventure Fundamental Paper Packet
Z3352Enchantment Fundamental Paper Packet
Z3353Basics Fundamental Paper Packet
Z3354Inspire Complements
Z3355Happy Moments Complements
Z3356All-Star Complements
Z3357Better Together Complements
Z3358Thin Cuts—Family
Z3359Thin Cuts—Hi There
Z3360Glitter Paper—Bashful
Z3361Whimsy Ribbon Pack
Z3362Adventure Ribbon Pack
Z3363Enchantment Ribbon Pack
Z3364Basics Ribbon Pack
Z3369Bashful Pearls
Z3372Adhesive Runner
Z3374Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts
Z3375For You Darling Stamp + Thin Cuts
Z3376Sweet Baby Stamp + Thin Cuts
Z3377Thoughtful Bird Stamp + Thin Cuts
Z3381Gold Heart Clips
Z3384Beautiful You Stamp + Thin Cuts
Z3394Cut Above® Tag Kit—Golden Moments
Z3395Cut Above® Card Kit—Golden Moments
Z4138Small Organizer
Z4139Medium Organizer
Z4140Craft Boxes Foam Insert
Z4141My Acrylix Blocks Foam Insert
Z555Craft Heater
Z889Black StazOn™ Re-inker
Z892VersaMark™ Re-inker
Z899Black Memento™ Ink Pad
Z9979Everyday Life™ Album—Stripes
2017 Holiday Expressions
Item #Description
Z4029Bronze Sequins
Retire List Seasonal Expressions 2
Item #Description
A1219New Adventures
A1220Be You
A1221Hearts Background
A1222Stamped with Love
B1598Petits Bonheurs
B1602Mi Familia
B1603Birthday Key
B1604It's a Grandbaby
B1605Dino-mite Birthday
B1617Koala Adventures
B1618Le Temps des Vacances
C1715Central Park—Cardmaking
C1717Cinco de Mayo
C1718Heartfelt Thanks
C1720 Beautiful Friendship—Cardmaking
C1721Shell Sentiments
C1722Fresh Air—Cardmaking
C1723Ribbon Warrior
C1724Nights of Lights
D1751Punny Pals
D1770Kitchen Traditions
D1775Central Park—Scrapbooking
D1776On Holiday
D1777Canadian Vacation
D1778US Vacation
D1779Beautiful Friendship—Scrapbooking
D1780Aloha Spirit
D1781Let's Go Fishing
D1782Real Heroes
D1783Fresh Air—Scrapbooking 
D1787Music Speaks
D1788Movie Night
G1151Workshops Your Way® Central Park Scrapbooking Kit
G1152Workshops Your Way® Fresh Air Scrapbooking Kit
G1153Workshops Your Way® Beautiful Friendship Scrapbooking Kit
G1154Workshops Your Way® Documented Scrapbooking Kit
G1155Workshops Your Way®  Cheers to You Cardmaking Kit
G1156Workshops Your Way® In My Heart Cardmaking Kit
G1157Workshops Your Way® Festive Birthday Cardmaking Kit
G1158Workshops Your Way® Sweet Friends Cardmaking Kit
M1205Mini Independence Day
M1206Mini Canada Day
S1805Classic Summer Bash
S1806A Bushel & a Peck
S1807Highlight Reel
S1808For the Love of Crafting
X7231BCentral Park Paper Packet
X7231CCentral Park Complements
X7231DCentral Park Coordinating Cardstock
X7231EPicture My Life™ Cards—Birthday Cheer
X7232BFresh Air Paper Packet
X7232CFresh Air Complements
X7232DFresh Air Coordinating Cardstock
X7233BBeautiful Friendship Paper Packet
X7233CBeautiful Friendship Complements
X7233DBeautiful Friendship Coordinating Cardstock
X7234BDocumented Paper Packet
X7234CDocumented Complements
X7234DDocumented Coordinating Cardstock
X7234EPicture My Life™ Cards—Love Us
Z4167Cut Above® Kitchen Traditions Bundle
Z4168Cut Above® Recipe Kit—Kitchen Traditions
Z4169Cut Above® Recipe Kit—Kitchen Traditions (with Memory Protectors™)
Z4170New England Ivy Burlap Ribbon
Z4171Documented Titles 
Z4172Documented Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
Z4177Documented Dots
Z4178Central Park Sequins
Z4179Central Park Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
Z4180Beautiful Friendship Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
Z4183Summer Fun Paper Doll Stamp + Thin Cuts
Z4184Ribbon Warrior Stamp + Thin Cuts
Z4185Fresh Air Shapes
Z4186Fresh Air Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
Z4195Beautiful Friendship Bows
Z4197Central Park Alphabet
Z4199Cut Above® Layout Kit—Family Ties
Z9979Everyday Life™ Album—Stripes

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Pretty Papers!

I am so happy! Last month I bought a second 12 x 12 paper tower for my office and tonight I finally got around to adding all of my pretty Close To My Heart card stock in it by using the family color palette in our annual Idea Book. I even have several empty shelves for our specialty papers! In our forthcoming Seasonal Expressions, we have done away with the current color palette and all of our colors will be listed instead in rainbow order. I love rainbow coloring! If you have never watched any of Laura Bassen's rainbow coloring videos, you are missing out. She is the master! Anyway....ten of our colors will retire August 31st and we will have ten new exciting colors to take their place, but until the old colors officially retire and I receive my new card stock I will enjoy my view!


It's time to get those stamps sets off your wish list and in your scrapbook room. Until July 31st, buy any two stamp sets from my website at the full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value free! Choose from stamp sets in the current Annual Inspirations or our Seasonal Expressions 2.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Changes Coming to Close To My Heart

Convention was in July for Close To My Heart and with it came expected, exciting changes for our 2018-2019 calendar year. There were several and I am sure over the next year a couple more will be added, but for now we have a few moving forward. 

First of all CTMH has announced a new major change to our Idea Books/Catalogs. Instead of publishing one main catalog filled with our annual stamp sets, Cricut cartridges, organizers, our color palette, albums, tools, etc and having three additional Expressions housing our seasonal paper and stamp collections, CTMH is releasing on September 1st, the first of their "three a year" Idea book format. Each (three) Expressions will much larger and filled with all the items mentioned above. We will no longer have to keep up with two separate catalogs! I am really excited about this new change! Can it get any better? Yes....PLUS.....with the release of "each three" Expressions, CTMH will mail you a FREE Expressions with your first order with me! There is not a minimal order for this. Yippee!

Our card stock packaging and price is changing. Many customers have mentioned and requested a smaller packet of our card stock and CTMH has listened. Currently our card stock is available in a 24-sheet pack for $14.50, Effective September 1, the packs will have 12 sheets at a price of only $9.95 per pack. I myself love the larger packs for class and will be ordering a few extra of my favorite colors. If you like having more card stock on hand, I would suggest ordering your favorite colors in July.

Our "retiring" colors have been announced for this year. This means that in our new Seasonal Expressions being released September 1st, these colors will no longer be available for both our ink pads and card stock. Here is a list of the retiring colors. I will miss Juniper and Cranberry most of all. If you have these retiring colors on your wish list, now would be a great time to pick them up before they are retired on August 31st or until supply lasts.

There are a few more changes coming, but they will have to wait until tomorrows post. Have a great night and stay close to the AC. It is expected to be in the triple digit temperatures for the next week or so here in Fort Worth. A trip to Alaska sounds wonderful! 

Happy Scrappin! Cheryl

Monday, July 16, 2018

This Week

I think I need some "Monday Motivation". We all love our weekends and family time, but then Monday arrives and it's time for a new week. Summer has flown by. I keep saying I want to take my Grands here or there before school resumes the 15th of August, but other than our beach trip in June, my car has not left the driveway. So darn HOT here in Texas. No one wants to get out from the AC. It is expected to be in the triple digits here in Fort Worth all week. How did our ancestors tolerate the heat? Someone in our HOA just posted a list of things to do local here in Texas. I made a copy and planning on checking a few things off my adventure summer bucket list. I also have a crafting bucket list for July...yes, July is almost over, but you have to start somewhere. I want to update my blog (Yay...I already started on it, but a lot more to do!) and get my first monthly card club up and running. Ohhhh and to get the dust off my blog and work on weekly blog posts!

What about your bucket list? What do you have planned for this week? Maybe decide you are NOT going out on your restaurant night this week and instead try making a new recipe?  Get your scrap space cleared off in order to craft on it? Me too! I am trying to get my scrap room empty of the piles. I create so much better when I know where to find something! ..let's see how this week goes!

Let's roll forward and Roll Tide!
Happy scrappin! Cheryl

Happy Scrappin & Card Making!! Cheryl