Friday, August 1, 2014

Welcome August -- and CTMH's New Catalog!

Gooooood Friday morning, Friends and Followers!

August has landed. Phew, was July the fastest month in the history of calendars??  It sure seems so. I've been telling hubby for a while now that I thought the Earth is spinning faster than in our youth, when there were more lazy days waiting for school to start.

Well, August 1st means a lot of things to me, but today, let's talk about the unveiling of the new Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations Book.  

This 193-page catalog is chock-full of ideas, inspiration, more than 250 new products and the return of some old favorites. You'll find five new colors for 2014-2015 in solid cardstock and Exclusive Inks, along with nine (omg, NINE?!) new My Reflections designer double-sided paper packs. 

"Cut Above" card kit
CTMH is also introducing new cardmaking kits called "Cut Above" which each comes with almost everything you need to create 10 beautiful cards or treat bags. You'll also find new "Designer Creations" -- button bags, cupcake boxes, a takeout box and printed paper bags. There are dozens of adorable new stamp sets made from the industry's finest photopolymer called "My Acrylix", including new exclusive-to-Hostesses sets, Stamps of the Month and specialty stamp sets in CTMH's "Workshops on the Go."

And a new Cricut cartridge ("Artfully Sent") IS coming ... production delays by ProvoCraft have held it up until early September now (aaaaarrrrgh, I sooooo want to get my hands on this!!!). Stay tuned, but if you want to get your name on my list for my first order, please do let me know. 

Whether you're a scrapper or a cardmaker like me, or you just love papercrafting, there's something for everyone in the just-released Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations catalog.  If you'd like your very own copy, CTMH has now made it very easy for you to order. Just look in the right hand column of my blog and click on the pretty picture of the basket of bicycle flowers. That will take you to my CTMH site where individual copies are sold.  I wish I could continue to give them out free, but since they're now large and annual, the book itself is $6.00 (still a bargain, for all the ideas alone) and shipping is almost as much.  However, if you will place a $50 order that includes your catalog, please contact me at, and I will rebate (via PayPal) the cost of the catalog to you as my way of saying thank you for supporting my independent CTMH business.

Over the days and weeks to follow, I'll be featuring some of the newer CTMH products and samples I have made with them.  I'd love for you to consider not only buying Close To My Heart products, but perhaps you'd also like to host a gathering -- at your home, or online -- and reap Hostess Rewards.  If  you're local to me, "Let Me Show You How" by having me come to your home or shop, teach a cardmaking class -- for free!  

Welcome, August!  

DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,

1 comment:

Tisha said...

Hi hun! I am back in the blogging world. Glad to hear CTMH is bringing out another cart too. I have all 3 and can't wait to see the 4th. Thanks for letting us know!!