Wednesday, January 1, 2020

January 2020 CTMH News

I hope you had a fabulous December holiday season. Unfortunately I was ill throughout the season. My family was kind enough to have Christmas dinner on the 28th, but I continue to feel crummy as I write this. I am beginning to wonder if it is time to visit the physician. I truly hope you and your family are able to avoid this bug.

January 2020 brings us a beautiful Stamp Of The Month: Everyday Magic.

Everyday Magic (S2001) - CTMH SOTM January 2020
Everyday Magic (S2001) is an exclusive D-size set of 10 stamps that is only available for purchase during the month of January 2020. The stamp set can be yours for $5 when you place an order of $50 or more in qualifying Close To My Heart products (and you qualify for additional sets at $5 for each $50 you spend). Alternatively it is available at $18.95. Recommended CTMH My Acrylix® Blocks for this stamp set are: 1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003) and 2" × 3½" (Y1009).

CTMH Corporate Artists created this wonderful two-page layout using the Everyday Magic stamp set.

layout created with Everyday Magic
If you would like a list of the products used to create the above layout, you will find the information in the Recipes, a PDF file that lists the products used to make the samples in the January/February 2020 Idea Book. I am participating in a Everyday Magic blog hop this month; you will find my post here tomorrow. Please visit my January SOTM (S2001) Everyday Magic Pinterest Board for other examples of how the Everyday Magic stamp set was used.

National Papercrafting Month–All Around Creativity

All Around Creativity
January is National Papercrafting Month. To recognize this event CTMH created All Around Creativity. The special is a wooden wreath kit with two double-sided patterned papers, die-cut flowers and leaves with a paper bow. Choose from four different sentiments, select the patterned paper, embellish with any combination of the flowers, leaves and bow to add to your home d├ęcor.

Completed All Around Creativity wreaths
The wreaths are available at a special discount when you buy four or more (any combination of sentiments) on one order. Shipping & handling based on full retail price of all items.

All Around Creativity options

All Around Creativity is available until February 29th while supplies last, however the discount for purchasing four or more on one order is only though January 31st.

Oh My Heart

Oh My Heart
I first shared details of Oh My Heart in mid-December. Oh My Heart features an exclusive paper packet, coordinating cardstock and stamp set. The featured colors are Ballerina, Candy Apple, Glacier, Lemonade, Pixie, Raspberry, Smoothie, and White Daisy. You can save 25% when you purchase Oh My Heart items in a workshop kit that includes the papers, cardstock, and stamp set. When you use the Workshop Kit together with a few additional supplies and follow the Workshop Instructions created for this collection you will create over 40 cards and one each 2-page and single page layouts. Please see my mid-December post or the Oh My Heart page on my Consultant Website for all of the details. Oh My Heart is available until February 29, 2020 while supplies last.

Bring Back My Pack — Urban

Bring Back My Pack — Urban
Bring Back My Pack — Urban became available on December 1, 2019; I shared details on a December 2 post. Urban was originally available in Annual Inspirations 2015-2016 when the featured colors were Champagne, Colonial White, Peacock, Saddle, Saffron, Sapphire, Slate, Whisper. With this reboot the featured colors are now French Vanilla, Peacock, Pewter, Saffron, Sapphire and Toffee. With the updated collection you can purchase the papers with or without a new sticker sheet. There is also a new stamp set and a Workshop Guide which will walk you through creating one single-page and three double-page layouts and five cards. Please see my early December post or the Bring Back My Pack — Urban page on my shopping site for full details. Bring Back My Pack — Urban is available until January 31, 2020 while supplies last.

Album Retreat Stamp Set

Can't Get Enough (E1053)
By popular demand, the Can’t Get Enough—E1053 stamp set, which was originally only available to the attendees of the Fall 2019 CTMH Album Retreat, is now available on my Consultant Website. It is available immediately and will be available for the foreseeable future. The Corporate Office will let us know when this stamp set will be retired.

Intense Black Re-inker


Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Re-inker (Z7518)
We new have an Intense Black Re-inker (Z7518). This re-inker is designed to refresh the Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z4189). The Intense Black Stamp Pad is recommended for use with watercolors and alcohol markers.

January–February 2020 Catalog

Cover January–February 2020 Catalog
The new year brings us a new catalog with three new paper packs: Spruced Up, Celebrate Today and a Mix-in to coordinate across collections. With the new papers there are new Scrapbooking and Cardmaking Workshops, new stamps and Thin Cuts and some new embellishments. I will share many of the new items over the next few days or couple of weeks as time permits. There will be a new product blog hop in mid-January; please visit then to see what I create.

I hope you all have a healthy and prosperous 2020. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach me via the contact form to the right. Thank you for your support in 2019 and I hope to help you with your crafting in 2020 and beyond. Please come back tomorrow for the Everyday Magic blog hop. Take care!

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