Saturday, August 20, 2016

The NEW Flower Market Cricut Cartridge!

Close To My Heart's newest Cricut cartridge is called Flower Market! It it jam-packed with flowers of ALL kinds - 3-D, flat, layered, ALL kinds - as well as items and containers to put them in! In addition to that there are a ton of icons, shapes, alphabet, titles, and sentiments to make your heart flutter!










Click HERE to see all 700 of the images included in this new cartridge and the key/project combinations!

Click HERE to order your very own Flower Market Cricut Collection today! Choose the physical cartridge or the discounted digital version. Both options come with a full pack of cardstock and coordinating stamps set to you are ready to start creating right away!

Monday, August 15, 2016

New Fundamentals Papers are anything but Basic!

I’ve got a special treat lined up for you today to help introduce our brand new Fundamentals papers. Fellow Consultant, dear friend, and Executive Director Karen Pedersen was asked to create some artwork that shows the results you can get from combining our Whimsy, Adventure, Enchantment, and Basics Fundamentals.
And right now, when you buy the WhimsyAdventure, and Enchantment Fundamentals, you’ll qualify to get the Uptown Fundamentals or the Rustic Home Fundamentals from our Basics collection for FREE! That means you can save money on brand new products that you can use to create amazing artwork pieces like these:
Beautiful scrapbook pages created by Karen Pedersen with our Fundamentals papers #ctmh #closetomyheart #ctmhfundamentals #scrapbookingideas #scrapbooking
Our Basics Fundamentals, which include the Uptown Fundamentals and the Rustic Home Fundamentals you can get for free this month, are called basics because they feature neutral colors. This means they work in perfect harmony with any of our colors.
Beautiful scrapbook pages created by Karen Pedersen with our Fundamentals papers #ctmh #closetomyheart #ctmhfundamentals #scrapbookingideas #scrapbooking
Our Rustic Home Fundamentals feature soft browns and greys, with textures that remind us of home, like these wooden slats:
Beautiful scrapbook pages created by Karen Pedersen with our Fundamentals papers #ctmh #closetomyheart #ctmhfundamentals #scrapbookingideas #scrapbooking
Our Uptown Fundamentals feature black, grey, and gold patterns for a chic, modern look. Pair them with bright colors, like Karen did here, or with more muted colors for an entirely different look.
Beautiful scrapbook pages created by Karen Pedersen with our Fundamentals papers #ctmh #closetomyheart #ctmhfundamentals #scrapbookingideas #scrapbooking
Isn’t this artwork incredible? Thank you so much, Karen, for sharing your fabulous artwork! I'm incredibly grateful to know you and call you friend!
Beautiful scrapbook pages created by Karen Pedersen with our Fundamentals papers #ctmh #closetomyheart #ctmhfundamentals #scrapbookingideas #scrapbooking
I know you’ll love mixing and matching these brand new paper collections. With a wide range of patterns and colors, you’ll have all the tools you need to tell every story.
Recipes
 12″ x 12″ Baby Page
Z3263 Uptown Fundamentals, Z3262 Rustic Home Fundamentals, Z3253 Adventure Fundamentals, Z3294 Memo Fundamentals, X5762 Lagoon Cardstock, X5930 Slate Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z3273 Baby Boy Complements, Z1852 Stitch Guide, Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit, Thread
12″ x 12″ Love in Bloom Page
B1539 My Acrylix® Pen Pal Alphabet, Z3262 Rustic Home Fundamentals, Z3294 Memo Fundamentals, Z3253 Adventure Fundamentals, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X5930 Slate Cardstock, Z3278 Picture My Life™ Tabbed Journaling Cards, Z891 VersaMark™ Ink Pad, Z3216 White Twine, Z3269 You & Me Complements, Z2068 Ranger™ White Super Fine Embossing Powder, Z555 Craft Heater, Z3260 Thin Cuts—Hearts, Z3257 Thin Cuts—Love, Z3132 Watercolor Paints, Z3188 Paintbrush Set
12″ x 12″ Best Ever Page
Z3262 Rustic Home FundamentalsZ3253 Adventure FundamentalsZ3263 Uptown FundamentalsZ3294 Memo FundamentalsZ3254 Enchantment Fundamentals1385 White Daisy Cardstock1386 Black CardstockZ3278 Picture My Life™ Tabbed Journaling CardsZ3265 School K–6 Complements,Z3266 School 7–12 ComplementsZ1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen
12″ x 12″ Easy Street Layout
Z3253 Adventure FundamentalsZ3263 Uptown FundamentalsZ3246 All About the Gold Fundamentals1385 White Daisy Cardstock1386 Black CardstockX5639 Sweet Leaf CardstockX5785 Lemon Cardstock, Z3236 Black Glitter Paper, Z3269 You & Me Complements
12″ x 12″ #LIVSTRONG Story Page
C1667 My Acyrlix® This & ThatE1035 My Acrylix® Bistro ScriptB1539 My Acrylix® Pen Pal Alphabet,Z3254 Enchantment FundamentalsZ3263 Uptown FundamentalsZ3262 Rustic Home FundamentalsZ3253 Adventure Fundamentals1385 White Daisy Cardstock1386 Black Cardstock,X5930 Slate CardstockZ3269 You & Me ComplementsZ1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Stonewall Crop Cash!


Believe it or not, we are deep in the planning stages for the Stonewall Crop in January 2017!! Have you reserved your room yet? If not, be sure to call. I've already had to order rooms to our block. I want to be sure you are able to get the special "Creating With Christine" rate!



I also 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 in full December - January - Cost $120

You can read ALL of the details and pay for your crop on my blog HERE
Get ready to party girls! We are going to have a great time!


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Basically the Best Special!


As I mentioned yesterday, our new Basic Fundamentals are my favorite NEW paper! I LOVE neutrals because not only are the beautiful on their own, but you can pair them with anything for the perfect compliment!

This month our special is offering YOU your choice of a FREE Basic Paper Pack when you purchase all three of the other Fundamental papers!

Each package contains 2 sheets each of the patterns show above - with different patterns on the front and back of each - for a total of 24 pages in each package - for only $19.95 each. Each of these paper packs also has a coordinating complements set with titles, icons, and fun shapes to embellish your projects AND coordinating ribbon for each combination as well! SO much creative goodness to choose from!!!

The Basics Fundamentals have FOUR glorious options to choose from, along with coordinating complements and ribbon!!! These paper packs range in price from $4.95 to $14.95 and include metallic accented kraft paper, overlays, and vellum all featuring copper, gold and silver foil accents!

Here's where it gets difficult - once you add all three of the Whimsy, Adventure and Enchantment paper packs to your cart, you will have to CHOOSE which FREE Basic paper to add to your cart! You can choose either the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals for FREE! Actually, it's not that difficult to choose! Pick one for FREE and add the others to your cart or wish list for your next purchase!

Not sure where to start creating with these? Contact me and I can send you projects complete with cutting guide and assembly instructions to complete in the comfort of your own home! Or join my club to gather with other crafters for a fun night of creativity!

Click here to start shopping and start creating!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

NEW Annual Inspirations Book!


Our new 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations catalog is available and it is jam packed with tons of great NEW products. You can view it online here or order your own copy here or contact me and I'd be happy to mail one to you. 

A few of my favorite new products are:


  • The new Organizational Products (will be available to order later this month - CAN'T WAIT!!!!)

  • The newly designed, easier to open Ink Pads (will be available to order later this month - SO EXCITED!!)
  • The new Flower Market Cricut Collection - an amazing cartridge PACKED with 3-D and flat/layered flowers off all kinds, containers of all types to put your flowers in, cute titles and tons of images to make your imagination run wild! (I'll have to devote a whole separate post to this beauty to show you images and ideas.)

There are so many more wonderful ribbons, accessories, tools, stamps, and our new COLOR OF THE YEAR - SEAGLASS! Available in ink, reinker, pigment ink, cardstock and glitter paper!
You can browse the products on my website here or browse the new idea book online here!
So many wonderful ideas and projects spinning in my head and NO TIME to make them! I hope you can set aside some time to be inspired and actually create! Let me know if you have any questions!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Almost Gone!

This is the LAST WEEK to order from the annual 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations Book!
Many GREAT products, papers, colors, tools and accessories are only available while supplies last through the end of this month.

CLICK HERE to see what is still available!

Retiring Colors - available this month only!

We were surprised at convention last month with the announcement that SEVEN colors would be retiring and replaced with the latest in trends, fashion, home decor and art!

These SEVEN colors, while they have become trusted, go-to friends are only available - while supplies last - through the end of this month. 
These colors are available in cardstock, dye-based ink, reinkers, pigment ink. All of these colors are featured in the Adventure Color Group, so the Adventure combo cardstock pack is also retiring.

CLICK HERE TO GRAB THESE COLORS, and other retiring items, BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!

Want a sneak peek into the NEW colors that will be introduced on August 1st? Like I said, you will begin to see them EVERYWHERE!