Friday, July 22, 2011

Close To My Heart 2011 Retiring Products List – Last Day to Order is July 31st!

With the soon-to-be released Close To My Heart Autumn/Winter Idea Book (Coming August 1st), it’s time for you to get your hands on all the wonderful products that will be retiring on July 31st. Now is the time that you may want to stock up on some items to get more ‘Bang for your Buck’…purchase $50 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book and get a select My Creations Card Kit or Creative Basics Kit for only $1!

Close To My Heart 2011 Retiring Products List
These items will not be available after July 31st.

My Relections Kits, Papers & My Stickease – Pgs 6 - 39
All Level One Scrapbook Kits
Bliss Level 2 Paper Packet and My Stickease
Miracle Level 2 Paper Packet and My Stickease
Sweetheart Level 2 Paper Packet and My Stickease
Wings Level 2 Paper Packet and My Stickease
Magnifique Level 2 Paper Packet and My Stickease
Olivia Level 2 Paper Packet and My Stickease
Hooligans Level 2 Paper Packet and My Stickease
Mistletoe Level 2 Paper Packet and My Stickease

Acrylic Blocks – Pg 45
1” x 1 ½” block   (Y1001)
1” x 6 ½” block   (Y1005)
2” x 11” block (Y1007)
2 ½” x 2 ½” block  (Y1004)
4 ½” x 6 ½” block (Y1011)
My Acrylix block starter kit (Y1500)

Embellishments & Tools – Pgs 113 - 123
Designer ribbon – Cranberry  (Z1209)
Designer ribbon – Buttercup (Z1154)
Designer ribbon – Sweet Leaf  (Z1125)
Sophia Level 2 Journaling Spots  (Z1357)
Mini Medley Accents – Pear (Z1339)
Mini Medley Accents – Lagoon (Z1340)
Mini Medley Accents – Outdoor Denim (Z1277)
Top Coats – Framed In (Z1211)
Rub Ons – Across the Board (Z1231)
Rub Ons – Primavera (Z1265)
Kraft Color Ready Borders  (Z1377)
Red Eye Pen (3501)
Embossing Powders – Clear (Z671)
Embossing Powders – Heavenly Blue (Z647)
Embossing Powders – Pansy Purple  (Z664)
Embossing Powders – Silver Pearl (Z678)
Block Buddy Set  Z1289  121 Pivot Point Stapler (Z1009)
Texture Tools – Foam Tools (Z1090)
Fun Flock (Z263)
My Accents Block Organizer (Z185)

Cardstock – Pgs 124 - 125
24 pks of Cardstock will only be offered in these colors after July 31st: Kraft,   
   Black, White Daisy, Colonial White, Vanilla Cream, Chocolate, Cocoa, Desert   
   Sand, Bamboo, Sweet Leaf, Pacifica, Smoothie, Creme Brulee, Olive, 
   Cranberry, and Outdoor Denim
Textured Cardstock – White Daisy
We are not retiring any colors and you will be able to purchase the other colors in combo packs.

Inks and Markers – Pgs 124 - 125
After July 31st, you will be able to purchase our stamp pads and markers individually.  We will no longer offer them in sets of color families.  Order before July 31st so that you can receive the Color Family Set discounted price.

Dimensional Elements – Pgs 118 - 119
Dimensional Elements – Villa (Z1390)
Dimensional Elements – Miracle (Z1354)
Dimensional Elements – Booksmart  (Z1223)
Dimensional Elements – Borders (Z1156)
Dimensional Elements – Framed Fun (Z1140)
Dimensional Elements – Plain Chipboard (Z1164)
Dimensional Elements – Stars (Z1312)
All Dimensional Elements Monograms – A – Z

Other Items

All Envelope flats – Pg 114
3” x 3” Mini Album (Z1166) – Pg 120
My Creations 3 ring binder (Z1141) – Pg 120

These Workshops on the Go Kits are available only through August 31st – Pgs 41 - 43
Sweetheart  (G1017)
Lucky  (G1018)
Sophia  (G1019)
Bliss  (G1020)
Fanfare  (G1021)
Mayberry  (G1022)
Miracle  (G1023)
Wings  (G1016)

My Acrylix Stamp Sets 

To place an order, shop online at MyCTMH Website or Contact Me to place your order by email no later than July 31st.

Have a memorable day,


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Technique Blog Hop - Beyond BANNERS

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  Banners are all the rage now.  You see them everywhere.  This month we are featuring the banner technique on page 35 of the Close To My Heart Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book, but with a twist.  Our goal was to use something other than triangles to create the banners.  Our blog hop is a big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit this link.  While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses, if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Judy Faye Garner's blog, you are on the right track!  This technique showcases the Fanfare paper packet in the Idea Book but you will find variations through this hop.

I used stamped letters to create the banner on this layout.

I used Waxy Flax to "string" the banner together.

Isn't he a cute boy?!  He wanted a REAL motor home for his
birthday!  Legos are more in my price range.

Here is a card I made using star images from the July Stamp of the Month
"American Celebration" to create a unique banner.
I used small stars to "string" together the banner.

Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are appreciated.  Please continue to Kelly George's blog to see additional Banner artwork...happy hopping!

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Amerian Celebration - July Stamp of the Month

I love when a new month starts and I can share with you the newest Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.  This stamp set is just in time for those 4th of July picnics.  This set and the Fanfare paper pack were MFEO (Made For Each Other). 

To create my flag in red, white & blue I stamped the flag image once in Cranberry ink, and I stamped the same flag image a second time in Pacifica ink.  Then I cut out the rectangle with the star from the blue image and placed it directly over the top of the red rectangle.  Ta-da!  I achieved that rustic look by stamping the Cranberry flag in 2nd Generation ink.  See my post below if you need a refresher on G2 stamping.

I hope you all have a safe and cool 4th of July, full of wonderful memories to celebrate and cherish.