Sunday, January 1, 2023

January 2023 CTMH News

Happy New Year! I am so amazed the 2022 is over and we are at the start of a new year. They say time seems to fly the older you get, but as fast as it seems to be going I think a year will be gone in the blink of an eye soon. I hope that you had a wonderful holiday, had the chance to spend time with family and friends and made many cherished memories.

January 2023 Stamp Of The Month Frosty Days

Frosty Days—January Stamp of the Month (S2301)
Frosty Days—January Stamp of the Month (S2301)
Frosty Days (S2301) is an exclusive D-Size set of 12 stamps. Frosty Days is available only during the month of January 2023. The stamp set can be free for CTMH VIP Customers who place a qualifying order during January 2023. Those who are not CTMH VIP Customers can place a qualifying order and purchase the stamp set on the same order for only $5. Everyone qualifies for additional sets at $5 for each additional $50 spent on the same order. The January 2023 SOTM is also available for $19.95 with no other purchase required. The recommended CTMH My Acrylix® Blocks for this stamp set are: 1" × 1" (Y1000), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2" × 3½" (Y1009), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 4" × 4" (Y1017).

The CTMH Art Department created this layout using Frosty Days:

layout created with Frosty Days
layout created with Frosty Days

It's the Little Things

It's the Little Things
It's the Little Things
Document the day-to-day moments that become cherished memories with the It's the Little Things special. It's the Little Things includes your choice of three workshop kits: scrapbooking, cardmaking and a mini album or purchase a bundle of all three workshops. There are exclusive, workshop-specific stamp sets, scrapbooking and cardmaking stickers, die-cuts, embellishments and a 6" x 6" mix-in style paper packet. The flyer describes all of the options (click on any image for a larger view):

It's the Little Things flyer page 1
It's the Little Things flyer page 1
It's the Little Things flyer page 2
It's the Little Things flyer page 2
It's the Little Things flyer page 3
It's the Little Things flyer page 3
It's the Little Things flyer page 4
It's the Little Things flyer page 4
It's the Little Things flyer page 5
It's the Little Things flyer page 5
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You can also download a PDF of the flyer here. It’s the Little Things will be available from January 1 through February 28 while supplies last.

Now & Forever

Now & Forever
Now & Forever
I love the softer colors and feeling of the papers, stickers and embellishments in Now & Forever. Very elegant in my opinion and I am in love with this collection. As shown on pages 1 and 2 of the flyer, there are several items available individually while page 3 shows the Scrapbooking Workshop Kit and page 4 the Cardmaking Workshop Kit.

Now & Forever Flyer - page 1
Now & Forever Flyer - page 2
Now & Forever Flyer - page 3
Now & Forever Flyer - page 4

If you would like a PDF of the Now & Forever Flyer, you will find it here. Now & Forever is available until February 28 while supplies last.

Workshop Wow: Four Seasons

Workshop Wow: Four Seasons
Workshop Wow: Four Seasons
Wow! I cannot believe I forgot to tell you about the Workshop Wow: Four Seasons special. The Winter option has been so popular that all of the options except the Scrapbooking Workshop Kit (without stamp + Thin Cuts) are gone. The Autumn Cardmaking Workshop Kit (without stamps or Thin Cuts) is also unavailable. Unfortunately the workshop kits will no longer be available, since the special will have concluded before more inventory of the affected items will arrive in the CTMH warehouse. The flyer is available here; I did not convert the flyer to images since I am running out of time to publish this post. The other workshops are available until January 31 or while supplies last.

February Album Retreat

February Album Retreat
February Album Retreat
Tickets for the February 2023 Album Retreat are on sale. The last day to order the bundle is January 10 (unless they sell out first). Read more about the Album Retreat here and purchase the bundle here. I have attended past album retreats and had a wonderful time. I look forward to have the time to attend in the (hopefully) near future.

January–March 2023 Catalog

cover of January–March 2023 Catalog
cover of January–March 2023 Catalog
The January–March 2023 Catalog has three new collections: Are We There Yet?, Storybook, and Life's A Hoot as well as a Mix-In Paper Packet that coordinates with the other papers. There are many new stamps and stamps + Thin Cuts. On January 1 you will find the catalog here.

I hope 2023 is your best year yet!

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Final Day of 2022 & Last Chance for Some CTMH Specials

It is so hard for me to believe, but today is the last of of 2022. 2022 has not been the best of years and I will be happy to see it in my rearview mirror soon. I spent the afternoon at the vet today because Dottie was not eating well and was very lethargic again so I thought it best to have her examined before she became worse (especially before the holiday). Fortunately all of her blood tests were in the normal range, but we are still giving her anti-nausea medicine to help her appetite. My fingers are crossed that a week of medicine will be the thing that put a spring back in Dottie's step.

Today is also the last day of the Close To My Heart specials shown below – that is, if stock is still available. The following specials end at 11:59pm MST on December 31, 2022 – that is 1:59am EST on January 1, 2023.

Seas & Greetings

Seas & Greetings
Seas & Greetings
The VIP Kits, the Product Bundle (CC112210), the Paper Packet & Sticker Sheet (CC11221), the Paper Packet (CC11222) and the Beach Embellishments (CC11228) are gone, but the Coordinating Cardstock (CC11223), Beach stamp set (CC11224), Beach Stamp + Thin Cuts (CC11225), Winter stamp set (CC11226), Winter Stamp + Thin Cuts (CC11227) and Winter Embellishments (CC11229) are still available. 

If you are a VIP Member, ordered one of the VIP Workshop Kits: Beach Scrapbooking (VIP112), Winter Scrapbooking (VIP113) or Cardmaking Workshop (VIP114), and need the Workshop Guide, sign into your CTMH account and visit your Order History. Even though the list of orders do not look like links, if you click on the order number, the order information will open in a new tab and a link to the guide will be listed there.

From Me To You

From Me To You
From Me To You
I am writing this blog post as it is approaching midnight on December 30. I am double-checking links to the specials and see that all of the From Me To You options, individual stamp sets, the stamp set bundle and stamps plus Thin Cuts bundle are all still available (but only until 1:59am MST on January 1, 2023).

These Are the Days

These Are the Days
These Are the Days

Create a 12-month calendar using the exclusive These Are the Days Cut Above® Layout Kit and stamp set. When 2023 is over, move the pages to an album to enjoy in the future.

Picture This Christmas

Picture This Christmas
Picture This Christmas
With the Picture This Christmas special get your 2023 Christmas Cards done in January so you have the rest of 2023 to do other things. The cards and be made as shaker cards or not and you will be using the stamp set for years to come.

Stamp Of The Month Forest Critters

Forest Critters
Forest Critters
Today is the last day to get the December 2022 SOTM Forest Critters. I love this stamp set. My mother likes it so much she gave one to my niece for Christmas. I used this stamp set for a Christmas Day birthday and for a holiday card (see both here). Those with a qualifying order will be prompted (see the green section under Promotional Items in your shopping cart) to add a SOTM for free (VIP Members who have not received a free SOTM in December yet) or for $5 to their cart before check out.

Enjoy ringing in the new year (I may be writing about the January 2023 specials at that time)!

Monday, December 26, 2022

Happy Holidays! and Boxing Week Sale

To everyone to celebrates Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful holiday! If you celebrate one or more of the other Winter holidays, my wish is that you also had a lovely holiday celebration with family and friends. No matter what holiday you celebrate, I hope the weather did not impact your celebration too much.

I am writing share a couple of cards with you and to tell you about the Close To My Heart Boxing week sale that begins at 12am MST (2am EST on December 26).

I created this Christmas card with the December 2022 Stamp of the Month Forest Critters.

card created with S2212 Forest Critters
card created with S2212 Forest Critters
The sentiment is from one of the Craft with Heart™ Cardmaking subscription stamp sets. As you can see, I did a lot of masking on the card. I thought peaceful forest scene with a pine bough border would be lovely as a holiday card, even though the scene does not include snow.

I also created a similar masculine birthday card with Forest Critters.

card created with S2212 Forest Critters
card created with S2212 Forest Critters
Again, I used sentiment stamps from one of the previous Craft with Heart™ Cardmaking subscription stamp sets and masking. I also fussy cut a bunny and added it and the sentiment with 3-D Foam Tape.

On both cards I stamped most images with Intense Black (Z4189) ink, though I did stamp of grass with Pine (Z6540). I dry colored with the Watercolor Pencils (Z3630). I stamped the pine boughs around the edge of the first card, but layered the second card on a layer of Mist (X6069) cardstock. Both sentiments were stamped in Mist  (Z6539) ink on Seabrook (X6068) cardstock.

The December 2022 Stamp Of The Month is available in orders placed until midnight MST December 31, 2022. If you place a qualifying order during the Boxing Week sale, you can purchase the SOTM for only $5 or you can get it for free if you are a VIP and did not qualify for a free SOTM earlier in December.

CTMH Boxing Week Sale Badge
CTMH Boxing Week Sale Badge
Starting December 26 at 12am MST (2am EST) the Close To My Heart Boxing Week Sale begins. This year's Boxing Week sale with feature discounts up to 25% on all products included in the 2022–2023 Core Products catalog for the duration of the sale! Plus there will be new offers on other items each day at 12am MST from December 26 to December 31. The discounts are up to 50% off and only good up to 11:59pm MST the same day.

Please keep in mind that details that applied to previous flash sales that also apply to the Boxing Week Sale:
  • Sale prices are only available on orders placed on my Maker website.
  • All offers are only available while supplies last, so please shop early for the best selection.
  • All discounted items count toward earning VIP Credit.
  • All discounted items count towards Stamp of the Month qualification.
  • If you choose to redeem VIP Credit on sale items, you will be charged the full retail value (so my suggestion is to save those credits for a future order).
  • Shipping and handling is based on the full retail value of the sale items.
The staff at the CTMH Corporate Offices have Monday, December 26, Friday, December 30 and Monday, January 2, 2023 off for the Christmas and New Year holidays and no orders will be shipped those days. Between the staff holidays and winter weather please understand that your Boxing Day orders may take a little longer to arrive. I am sure the wait will be worth it.

If you subscribe to CTMH Corporate emails, you will receive a reminder at the start of the sale.

Thank you for taking time from your celebrations to visit today.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Cherish Papers Were Reordered

If you were disappointed to find that several of the Cherish items were recently not available, you will be happy to hear that the papers were reordered and some of the items will be available on my eCommerce site again.

Cherish Collection - October–December 2022 Catalog
Cherish Collection - OctoberDecember 2022 Catalog
As long as the items arrive in the CTMH warehouse in time, the following items will be available to order on Friday, December 9 at 3:00 pm MST (that's 5:00 pm EST):
  • Cherish Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet (X7287S)
  • Cherish Paper Packet (X7287B)
  • Cherish Scrapbooking Workshop Kit (without Memory Protectors™) (G1267NP)
  • Cherish Scrapbooking Workshop (G1267)
Since the October–December 2022 Catalog is only valid until December 31, 2022, CTMH will not be placing another order for this collection. If the Cherish papers or Scrapbooking Workshops are on your wishlist, be sure to order sooner rather than later. When this additional inventory sells out, the items will be permanently unavailable.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

December 2022 CTMH News

I hope you had a wonderful November and Thanksgiving. Our November was wonderful and we has much to be grateful for since my cat Dottie recovered from her illness. In addition we were able to wean her off all of the medications that helped her regain her strength, have an appetite and settle her nausea. Now we just keep her maintaining her weight and help her avoid what caused the illness (we do not know with certainty, but suspect that the cause was one of the plants we brought in to keep from freezing).

December 2022 Stamp Of The Month Forest Critters

Forest Critters—December Stamp of the Month (S2212)
Forest Critters—December Stamp of the Month (S2212)
Forest Critters (S2212) is an exclusive D-Size set of 19 stamps. Forest Critters is available only during the month of December 2022. The stamp set can be free for CTMH VIP Customers who place a qualifying order during December 2022. Those who are not CTMH VIP Customers can place a qualifying order and purchase the stamp set on the same order for only $5. Everyone qualifies for additional sets at $5 for each additional $50 spent on the same order. The December 2022 SOTM is also available for $19.95 with no other purchase required. The recommended CTMH My Acrylix® Blocks for this stamp set are: 1" × 1½" (Y1016), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2" × 3½" (Y1009).

The CTMH Art Department created two cards using Forest Critters:

card created with Forest Critters—December Stamp of the Month
card created with Forest Critters—December Stamp of the Month

card created with Forest Critters—December Stamp of the Month
card created with Forest Critters—December Stamp of the Month
Visit Melinda Everitt's CTMH Artwork Showcase on Facebook to see other art work created with Forest Critters.

Now & Forever

Now & Forever
Now & Forever
I love the softer colors and feeling of the papers, stickers and embellishments in Now & Forever. Very elegant in my opinion and I am in love with this collection. As shown on pages 1 and 2 of the flyer, there are several items available individually while page 3 shows the Scrapbooking Workshop Kit and page 4 the Cardmaking Workshop Kit.

Now & Forever Flyer - page 1
Now & Forever Flyer - page 2
Now & Forever Flyer - page 3
Now & Forever Flyer - page 4

If you would like a PDF of the Now & Forever Flyer, you will find it here.

Seas & Greetings

Seas & Greetings
Seas & Greetings

This holiday collection features holiday elements from warmer and colder climates making it an ideal collection for scrapbooking your favorite holiday memories or for making cards to send to those far and near.

The products and discounts on the the bundles are available to everyone, but there are special offers just for VIP Customers: two exclusive scrapbooking workshop kits (one has a beach theme and the other has a winter theme) and an exclusive cardmaking workshop kit.

Also, anyone who becomes a new CTMH Maker during November and December 2022 can receive the Seas & Greetings Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet and the Seas & Greetings Coordinating Cardsock for free in your first order.

Seas & Greetings is available through December 31, 2022 while supplies last.

These Are the Days

CTMH Special These Are the Days
These Are the Days

These Are the Days is a Cut Above Layout Kit that can be made into a calendar. The flyer can be downloaded here.

Picture This Christmas

Picture This Christmas Cut Above®-style cards
Picture This Christmas

Picture This Christmas is a Cut Above®-style card kit that lets you quickly create holiday cards with a personal touch. There are a variety of options, from a stamp set with sentiments perfect for the inside of the cards, to Thin Cuts to make the flap of your envelope a little more special to the materials to make the cards to shaker cards.

Picture This Christmas flyer
page 1
Picture This Christmas flyer
page 2
Picture This Christmas flyer
page 3

If you would like a PDF version of the Picture This Christmas flyer pictured above, you can download it here. Picture This Christmas is available until December 31 while supplies last.

From Me To You

CTMH Special From Me To You
From Me To You

From Me To You was designed to coordinate with the All-purpose Tags Thin Cuts (Z4641) introduced in the Core Products catalog. Each stamp set is available individually or there is a From Me to You Product Bundle (CC102233) that includes the Thin Cuts. If you have the All-purpose Tags Thin Cuts, there is a bundle that only includes the stamps: From Me to You Product Bundle (without Thin Cuts) (CC102234). The flyer can be downloaded here.

February Album Retreat

February Album Retreat
February Album Retreat
Tickets for the February 2023 Album Retreat went on sale. The last day to order the bundle is January 10 (unless they sell out first). Read more about the Album Retreat here and purchase the bundle here. I have attended past album retreats and had a wonderful time, but life has been so busy that I have been unable to attend the last few. I hope things calm down so I can join in again.

My wish for you is a slow paced and peaceful winter holiday season.

Monday, November 28, 2022

CTMH Cyber Monday 2022 Sale

I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to have a relaxing and crafty few days before the hectic work week starts again.

Cyber Monday Sale Badge
Cyber Monday Sale

The Cyber Monday sale will begin at 3:00 pm MST on November 28 (5:00 pm EST) and will end at 11:59 pm MST the next day (1:59am EST on November 30). We are told the Cyber Monday sale includes massive discounts on many favorite products, along with a selection of exclusive products as well! If you shopped the Black Friday Sale you know how quickly some of the exclusive products sold out – the Photo Strip Frame and Photo Frame Tags did not last more than a few hours. And how cute were they?! And did you notice that they, and the North Pole and Stitched Tags, included a coordinating SVG file to cut the shape on a die-cutting machine that works with SVGs?

Please keep in mind that details that applied to previous flash sales that also apply to this Cyber Monday sale:
  • Sale prices are only available on orders placed on my Maker website.
  • I believe the sale features a selection of current and retired products at discounted prices. There is a limited number of current products set aside for the sale. Once CTMH sells through the allotted supply, those items will no longer be available, so shop early.
  • Any current items that sell out during the sale will return to availability at their normal price once the sale has ended.
  • All discounted items count toward earning VIP Credit.
  • All discounted items count towards Stamp of the Month qualification.
  • If you choose to redeem VIP Credit on sale items, you will be charged the full retail value (so my suggestion is to save those credits for a future order).
  • Shipping and handling is based on the full retail value of the sale items.
Please shop early for the best selection. I do not have any information about what items will be available during the Cyber Monday sale – it is a secret kept from CTMH Makes too – but I am under the impression that there will be some exclusive items.

If you subscribe to CTMH Corporate emails, you will receive a reminder at the start of the sale.

I hate to sound like a broken record, but please remember that due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the CTMH Corporate Offices were closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24 and November 25. The shipping department will be working hard to get your order out ASAP, but it make take a few days before your order will be shipped – they have the Black Friday orders to package as well. I am sure you will be delighted with everything when your package arrives.

I hope you find something on your wish list in the sale. Have a great week.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Black Friday Sale for 2022

I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving. Our food was abundant and tasty, but I was very tired when we got home last night so I did not get a chance to remind you of the Black Friday Sale that starts later today.

Black Friday Sale Badge
Black Friday Sale

Please keep in mind that details that applied to previous flash sales that also apply to this Black Friday sale:
  • Sale prices are only available on orders placed on my Maker website.
  • I believe the sale features a selection of current and retired products at discounted prices. There is a limited number of current products set aside for the sale. Once CTMH sells through the allotted supply, those items will no longer be available, so shop early!
  • Any current items that sell out during the sale will return to availability at their normal price once the sale has ended.
  • All discounted items count toward earning VIP Credit.
  • All discounted items count towards Stamp of the Month qualification.
  • If you choose to redeem VIP Credit on sale items, you will be charged the full retail value (so my suggestion is to save those credits for a future order).
  • Shipping and handling is based on the full retail value of the sale items.
Please shop early for the best selection. I do not have any information about what items will be available during the Black Friday sale – it is a secret that is kept from CTMH Makes too – but I am under the impression that there will be some exclusive items.

The Black Friday sale starts at 3:00 pm MST on November 25 (that is 5:00 pm EST on November 25) and will end at 11:59 pm MST the next day (1:59 am EST on November 27). If you are the type that plans ahead, the Cyber Monday sale will begin at 3:00 pm MST on November 28 (5:00 pm EST) and will end at 11:59 pm MST the next day (1:59am EST on November 30). We are told the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales include massive discounts on many of your favorite products, along with a selection of exclusive products as well!

If you subscribe to CTMH Corporate emails, you will receive a reminder at the start of each sale.

Finally, I would also like to remind you that due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the CTMH Corporate Offices were closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24 and November 25. Please understand that sale orders may take a little longer to arrive, though it will sill be thrilling when the package arrives.

Have fun shopping and have a fabulous and crafty weekend.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

card created with Happy Turkey Day Stamp + Thin Cuts
card created with Happy Turkey Day Stamp + Thin Cuts

I created this quick card to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I used the Happy Turkey Day Stamp + Thin Cuts, Close To My Heart Cardstock and a piece of Fall/Thanksgiving paper I had in my stash. I wish you could see the subtle background on the printed paper that coordinates so beautifully (in person) with the Melon cardstock. I did stamp "surgery" on one of the large stamps in the collection to isolate "Thanksgiving" and I used "Happy" from one of the Craft with Heart™ Cardmaking boxes.

I hope you have a fabulous celebration with family and friends. Take care!

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Pre-Black Friday Sale Ends Tonight

The first Close To My Heart Pre-Black Friday Sale ends tonight at 11:59 pm MST on November 23 (that's 1:59 am EST on Thursday November 24).

Pre-Black Friday Sale Badge
Pre-Black Friday Sale Badge

While the allotted quantify of some of the papers and scrapbooking workshop kits at the discounted price sold out, there are still a few papers available. You can shop here on my Maker eCommerce site; I shared some additional details about the sale last Friday.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Pre-Black Friday Sale

Close To My Heart is having a Pre-Black Friday Sale this year.

Sale Star Sticker
Sale Sticker

The Pre-Black Friday Sale is in addition to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

The Pre-Black Friday sale will feature a selection of Paper Packet + Sticker Sheets, standalone paper packets, and select scrapbooking workshops from the Core Products and October–December catalogs, all at 20%-off! This sale will start at 3:00 pm MST on November 18 and will end at 11:59 pm MST on November 23 (that's 5:00 pm EST on Friday, November 18 through 1:59 am EST on Thursday November 24).

Please keep in mind that details that applied to previous flash sales that also apply to the Pre-Black Friday sale:
  • Sale prices are only available on orders placed on my Maker website.
  • The sale features a selection of current and retired products at discounted prices. There is a limited number of current products set aside for the sale. Once CTMH sells through the allotted supply, those items will no longer be available, so shop early!
  • Any items that sell out during the sale will return to availability at their normal price once the sale has ended.
  • All discounted items count toward earning VIP Credit.
  • All discounted items count towards Stamp of the Month qualification.
  • If you choose to redeem VIP Credit on sale items, you will be charged the full retail value (so my suggestion is to save those credits for a future order).
  • Shipping and handling is based on the full retail value of the sale items.
Please shop early for the best selection. I do not have any information about what items will be available during the Pre-Black Friday sale – it is a secret that is kept from CTMH Makes too.

Makers have been told that none of the items available during the Pre-Black Friday sale will be featured in Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales.

The Black Friday sale starts at 3:00 pm MST on November 25 (that is 5:00 pm EST on November 25) and will end at 11:59 pm MST the next day (1:59 am EST on November 27). The Cyber Monday sale will begin at 3:00 pm MST on November 28 (5:00 pm EST) and will end at 11:59 pm MST the next day (1:59am EST on November 30). These sales include massive discounts on many of your favorite products, along with a selection of exclusive products as well!

If you subscribe to CTMH email, you will receive a reminder at the start of each sale.

Finally, I would also like to remind you that due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the CTMH Corporate Offices are closed and no orders will ship on Thursday or Friday, November 24 and November 25. Please understand that your sale orders may take a little longer to arrive, but I am sure it will be worth it.

Have a wonderful weekend.