Saturday, August 1, 2015

CTMH News for August 2015

August 2015 brings us a few surprises. There are a few items in the NEW 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations, valid from September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016, that you may purchase starting August 1 (some with bonuses; see below). This will be a longish blog post; I hope that you will stick with me until the end for all of the exciting news.

The August 2015 Stamp of the Month is Framed


Framed (S1508) is an exclusive D-size set of 12 stamps that you can only purchase during the month of August 2015. The stamp set can be yours for $5 when you place an order of $50 or more in qualifying Close To My Heart products. Alternatively you can purchase it for $17.95. Recommended CTMH My Acrylix® Blocks are: 1" x 3½" (Y1002) and 2" x 3½" (Y1009).

Framed is compatible with the NEW Cricut® Artistry Collection (Z3167) available exclusively from Close To My Heart Independent Consultants (more on the cartridge below). Here is the Design Space File I created so I could quickly find the shapes that match the stamp set.

Items created with the stamp set by CTMH Corporate artists are this gift bag/box and card:



Usually I would say if you would like a list of the products used to create the above items, you will find the information in the Recipes on my OBA however since this stamp set is not shown in the CTMH Idea Books, I do not have a place to point you to. If I find the information I will update this post. Also check my Pinterest Board CTMH 2015 08 Aug SOTM Framed for additional ideas using this stamp set.

Please stop back tomorrow for the Framed Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. My blog post will be here.

Get Organized!

During August you can purchase the latest organization products from Close To My Heart and get some perks thrown in. This month you can order the new Accessory Roll-Up (Z3121) and/or the new Marker Roll-Up (Z3120) and receive free products.


The Accessory Roll-Up (Z3121) has the description "Contains 16 clear plastic pockets with zippers to hold Base & Bling products, embellishments, or accessories. Rolls up and secures with snap closure. Includes hanging loop for easy vertical storage." The Accessory Roll-Up is $18.95 and when you purchase it at full retail price during the month of August you will also receive the two new Base & Bling style sheets, Affirmations and Lovely Blooms, for free.


The Marker Roll-Up (Z3120) has the description "Designed to hold up to 25 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers with interior elastic loops. Rolls up and secures with snap closure. Includes hanging loop for easy vertical storage." The Marker Roll-Up is $17.95 and when you purchase it at full retail price during the month of August you will also receive the new D-size stamp set My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes for free.


Place your order for one—or both—deals and get an exciting sneak peek at just a few of the many new products found within Annual Inspirations’ pages!

NEW Cricut® Artistry Collection

Also in August you my purchase the latest Cricut® Artistry Collection (Z3167).


As with the other cartridges exclusive to CTMH, this cartridge contains 700 images and comes with three D-sized stamp sets. Every stamp has a coordinating Artistry cut. A package of 12" x 12" Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack (with updated colors) is also included with the Artistry collection.

So this post does not go on too long, please stop back tomorrow for more information about the Artistry Collection.

I will be participating in an Artistry Blog Hop on August 7. You will find my post here.

My Reflections™ Scrapbook Collection Zoe

Since the release date of the 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations was rescheduled to September 1, Close To My Heart is making the new Zoe collection available early


The following Zoe and coordinating products are available for order today:


If you use Studio J®, there are two Zoe options:
  • Zoe Studio J® Kit
  • Zoe Studio J® Limited Edition Express Collection (Live until September 30, 2015)
The Zoe color palette includes: Canary, Glacier, Slate, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf, Whisper and White Daisy.

Correction: When you place an order on my OBA on or after September 1, and have not already taken advantage of an offer for a free copy of 2015 Holiday Expressions, you will be prompted to add a copy to your cart. If you already have a 2015 Holiday Expressions, please take advantage of the offer and share the copy with a friend or family member.

If you are ready to place an order or would like to research any product, the Shop Now button will take you there.


If you have any product or promotion questions, do not hesitate to email me. You will also find me on Facebook at Brenda's Paper Crafts.

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