Monday, October 2, 2017

An Important Announcement for Cricut Users!

Provo Craft (the makers of Cricut) has recently made the decision to discontinue production of physical Cricut® cartridges. CTMH has been able to secure enough inventory of the most recent "You Are Here" collection to last us through the duration of our Annual Inspirations 2017–2018 idea book, but effective immediately, all CTMH Cricut® Collections that include a physical cartridge are available while supplies last.


Here is a portion of the announcement from the CTMH Home Office:
"Though we have made every effort to preserve this product offering for as long as possible, we have known that eventually physical cartridges would be phased out in favor of the digital business model, and have been taking steps to make the transition easier. We introduced digital-only collections as a way to encourage our customer base to make the switch; we have also introduced a Cricut® Explore Air 2 hostess bundle as an incentive for Consultants and customers alike to upgrade their Cricut® machines. Recently, we even started to include image numbers in our artwork recipes to make it easier to locate images in Design Space.
Tutorial videos are in the works that will help our Consultants and customers learn more about how to use Design Space and the newer Cricut® machines. We understand it can be challenging to learn a new system, but we also recognize the benefits that come from using the newer machines, including greater control over the creative process and increased flexibility in working Cricut® shapes into your artwork. Though we are sorry to see our physical cartridges go, we are excited about the possibilities available with our digital collections."


If you have an older Expressions machine and have been wanting any of the current CTMH (physical) cartridges, I would order them soon because they are only available while supplies last. Any future Cricut collections that CTMH comes out with will be digital only. On a personal note, I have been using the Explore machine since it first came out and I can honestly say that I prefer it over the older Expressions machine. It is much easier and cuts so much better. If you have any questions about this announcement or about how to use the Explore machine, feel free to ask. I will be happy to help. 

Here is a link to the current CTMH cartridges (both physical and digital) that are still available.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

From the Heart Card inspiration!


I finally had some time to play with our new card kit yesterday. Here are a couple of cards I made. 

I used a sentiment on the front of this card from our new stamp set called Inspired Words (D1740). I know I will use this stamp set many times!



I added a gold glitter border using our new Thin Cuts Scallop border. 

On this second card I used gold embossing powder on the front and inside sentiments! I also used some markers to color the flowers and leaves on the inside sentiment.




The color combinations, theme and style possibilities with this set are endless!! Be sure to order yours while you can - and be sure to add on some extra cards to make more later!

Click here to order your kit today!

From the Heart Interactive Card Kit!


September is National Stamping Month!! And with that we have a fantastic interactive card kit just for you! You can create 12 unique interactive cards using our kit that includes all the pieces you need PLUS two stamp sets to create your own floral clusters! Once assembled, you simply pull on the tab at the top and the top layer slides up to reveal a secret sentiment inside! You can write a message on the sheet that pulls out behind and even display this easel styled card in all it's beauty!
Order a Kit:
Save 20% when you order the entire kit for only $34.95.
Order extra cards and envelopes (set of 12) for $13.95.
Order just the stamp set for $29.95.

September Hostesses:
Host a party in September that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher, and you can get the From the Heart Card Kit FREE — that’s an extra $43.90 value!

New Consultants:
Sign up as a New Consultant in September and you will receive the From the Heart card kit in your New Consultant Kit at no additional cost — that’s an extra $43.90 value, FREE!

Here's a quick video to show how easy they are to create and assemble:

Click here to order your kit today!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Stonewall Crop fee due this month!


Just a reminder that you only have a few days to get the best deal on your crop space! For those that have registered and not paid in full, you will want to pay your balance in full by August 31st! On September 1st, the price goes up and your Crop Cash reward goes down!

I have some incentives for those who pay their crop fee in advance IN FULL:
Pay in full by August 31 - Cost $105 + receive $50 in crop cash
Pay in full by November 30 - Cost $115 + receive $20 in crop cash
Pay December - January - Cost $120

If you are uncertain how much you have paid, feel free to contact me at christine@creatingwithchristine.com and I'll let you know!

I'm already in the planning stages and can't wait for our time together!
Get all the details HERE.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Stampaganza Ends Monday!

Our Stampaganza sale this month is HOT! Don't miss out on your opportunity to get a FREE stamp set with every 2 that you purchase! Plus there are some special "come back" stamps sets only available with this sale. Click below to browse, shop and score a good deal before it ends!

Clearance Stamps!


I have updated my Clearance Stamps! Find both new and used stamps at a great discount - many of which are no longer available! Grab your deals while you can!


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Convention Roomie Gifts!

I'm on my way to Salt Lake City for our annual Close To My Heart Convention! So much excitement!

We have a tradition of making gifts for our roommates. This year I decided to purchase special lanyards for our name tags - heart themed of course!


I used our Base and Bling cards to hang the necklace/lanyard on and coordinated with a card featuring flowers from our Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.

I also used our Color of the Year "Sea Glass" which will be replaced with a NEW color. We will find out this week!

The card will have a hole punched in the top and tied to a Dark Chocolate heart from West Virginia's fabulous Holl's Chocolate!



After they eat the chocolate, the card can be attached to our brand new CONVENTION BAG so it will be easy to identify our bags in a sea of bags!

I'll have updates about exciting changes, retirements, and NEW ADDITIONS to our product line!!
Happy Creating!