Friday, February 28, 2020

Leap Year 2020

Thank goodness for an extra day in February this year. This has been a particularly busy week for me, appointments or meetings every night; maybe it has been busy for your too. Thankfully we have an extra day to order from the January–February 2020 catalog.

Cover January–February 2020 Catalog
As you know, CTMH typically does not publish a retiring list for the two-month catalogs and most items are available while supplies last (if stock remains after the life of the book, they are moved to the Online Only area of my Consultant website). That said, there are a few favorite items from the January–February 2020 catalog that will be included in the 2021 Core Catalog:
As I learn of other products that will continue to be available in future catalogs, I will update this list.

We also have an extra day to take advantage of the specials ending on February 29th at 11:59pm MST: Stamptacular, Oh My Heart, Be Mine, All Around Creativity and the February SOTM Cherishing Her.

I hope you enjoy the last two days of February and you get a chance to enjoy the weekend free from shoveling snow.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

CTMH Specials Ending Next Weekend

There are several wonderful CTMH specials ending next week at11:59pm MST on Saturday, February 29th (2am EST on Sunday, March 1st.

Stamptacular

Stamptacular Sale
Save 35% on selected stamps including five exclusive favorites back just for Stamptacular (click on the flyer for a larger view or download the flyer here):

Stamptacular Flyer - five exclusive favorites
In addition to savings on stamps, there are discounts on dozens of Stamp + Thin Cuts bundles.


Stamptacular Stamp +
Thin Cuts Flyer

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Stamptacular Stamp +
Thin Cuts Flyer

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Stamptacular Stamp +
Thin Cuts Flyer

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The Stamps + Thin Cuts flyer can be downloaded here.


Oh My Heart

Oh My Heart
Oh My Heart is available until February 29, 2020 while supplies last. 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 will 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 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.


Be Mine

Be Mine
The Be Mine Wooden Heart Banner was introduced in mid-January; I shared the details then or you will find them on the Be Mine page of my Consultant Website. Be Mine is available until February 29 while supplies last.


All Around Creativity

All Around Creativity
The five All Around Creativity wreaths are available during February while supplies last. The wreath is a great home décor piece. Everything is included except adhesive (and paint if you choose to add color to the natural wood). All of the details are on the All Around Creativity page of my Consultant Website.


February 2020 Stamp Of The Month: Cherishing Her

Cherishing Her (S2002) - CTMH SOTM February 2020
Cherishing Her (S2002) is an exclusive D-size set of 23 stamps that is only available for purchase during the month of February 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 5" × 6" (Y1015).


In addition, the end of February also brings us the last few days the January–February 2020 catalog is valid.

Cover January–February 2020 Catalog
As you have probably seen me mention previously, unlike past Idea Books, CTMH typically does not publish a retiring list for the two-month catalogs. Most items are available while supplies last and, if stock remains after the life of the book, they are moved to the Online Only area of my Consultant website. Like the rest of my shopping site, the Online Only section can be ordered from day or night.

I hope you find some time to be crafty this weekend and the weather is good where you are. Thanks for visiting today.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Stamptacular Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our hop featuring CTMH products included in the Stamptacular Sale. The Stamptacular blog hop is brought to you from the same group who bring you the CTMH Stamp Of The Month blog hops.

Today we have almost 20 bloggers bringing you their creations using Stamptacular Sale products.

Stamptacular Blog Hop
You should have arrived here from ***Catherine Nowak's CatScrapbooking***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt also keeps a list of all participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

I think have lost my mind or memory. I created the card below for a closed Facebook group challenge and planned to share the card on this hop, but I forgot my plans and shared the card on February 10. I guess life is too busy which gives me an excuse to play with stamps, inks and pretty papers again.

Thank You card using Spruced Up—Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3633)
BTW, this Thank You card is based on Make It From Your Heart Volume 4 (9044) Pattern 24.

So, this is the card I created last night for today's hop.

Thank You card using Remarkable Wreath & Card Word Puzzle
I used the rock and roll technique to ink the flowers. I started with Peach and added Nectarine ink to the stamp.

Before you head to ***Alyson Mayo's Create with Alyson***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
I have used several of the items included in the Stamptacular sale on past projects. Here are a few past projects:


Card Chatter—Sympathy Card
Card Chatter—Sympathy (D1476)

Swirly Seashells Sympathy Card - softer colors
Card Chatter—Sympathy (D1476)

Sympathy Card Created on the Cricut Explore
Card Chatter—Sympathy (D1476)
used masking technique
to make sentiment fit
on a Cricut® cut

CTMH Cherishing Her SOTM Blog Hop
Card Chatter—Sympathy (D1476)

CC Challenge #15 - Homemade
Card Word Puzzle (C1494)

Jan–Feb 2020 New Product Blog Hop
Country Dragonfly Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3648)
Country Bee Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3646)

Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop
Modern Typewriter Alphabet (B1638)

2019 National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop
Modern Typewriter Alphabet (B1638)

If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase the CTMH items I used on my Consultant website.

I enjoy reading your comments about the crafty items I share the hops; it helps me know what is and is not successful and give me ideas for the future. Thank you for hopping with us!

So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Alyson Mayo's Create with Alyson***

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Lucky in Love Flash Sale Extended

Due to some unforeseen technical difficulties the Lucky in Love Flash Sale has been extended 24 hours.

Lucky In Love Flash Sale Extended
There are some fantastic deals until 4:59pm EST on Monday, February 17 (while supplies last). You will find all of the offers on the Lucky In Love Flash Sale Promotions page on my Consultant Website. I would be surprised if you do not find something you love.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Spruced Up Thank You (Portrait-oriented) card

This is a fairly quick card. The only stamping is the Thank You sentiment. The bird on the branch is from the Spruced Up Sticker Sheet.

Thank You card using Spruced Up
The bird on the branch is added to the card with 3D-Foam Tape. I used a tool that reduces much of the adhesive from the back of a sticker: an EK Success - Powder Tool. Baby Powder would also work, but I like having the brush applicator.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
I hope you have a chance to get creative this weekend. Thanks for visiting today.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Lucky in Love Flash Sale Starts Now

Happy Valentine's Day!

The Lucky in Love Flash Sale starts now!

Lucky In Love Flash Sale
The Lucky in Love Flash Sale runs for 48 hours, ending on Sunday, February 16 at 4:59 pm EST.

I posted all of the details this morning, but wanted to add...if your Valentine did not knock it out of the ball park with a Valentine's gift, gift yourself with great deals on individual items, bundles, and some exclusive goodies during this 48 hour flash sale!

Find the Flash Sale items on the Promotions Page of my Consultant website.

Have a great weekend.

Lucky in Love Flash Sale

I bet you thought that luck is only in the air around St. Patrick's Day, however luck is in the air this weekend with the Lucky in Love Flash Sale! Get great deals on individual items, bundles, and some exclusive goodies during this 48 hour flash sale which spans three days!

Lucky In Love Flash Sale
The Lucky in Love Flash Sale begins on Friday, February 14 at 5:00 pm EST and ends on Sunday, February 16 at 4:59 pm EST.

All orders for flash sale items need to be placed through my Consultant website. All items ordered as part of the sale count toward earning the Stamp of the Month and Hostess Rewards qualifying order totals. Shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of the items.

To see which items will be discounted during the sale, please visit the Promotions Page on my Consultant website at any time during the sale. All of the offers are only available while supplies last, so be sure to place your orders before the sale ends!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Card Chatter—Sympathy Card

I created this sympathy card before I was aware that the Card Chatter—Sympathy stamp set would be returning for Stamptacular.

card created with Card Chatter—Sympathy
To create the oval aperture in the Beautiful Friendship paper I used two centering rulers to help me position the die then I used iCraft Removable Purple Tape to hold the die in place as I ran it though the machine. I then attached the Bashful cardstock to the back of the Beautiful Friendship paper (at the edges), centered a smaller die on the Bashful card, used the Purple Tape to hold the die in place and cut.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
  • My Acrylix™ Stamp + Thin Cut: Card Chatter—Sympathy (D1476), Take Heart (C1639)
  • Patterned Paper: Beautiful Friendship (retired)
  • Cardstock: Bashful (retired)
  • Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pads: Heather (retired), Bashful (retired)
  • White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (X254)
  • Die-cutting & Embossing Machine (HB1080, available with Hostess Rewards, see page 4 of Close To My Heart Core Products or Party with Us!)
  • Supplies not from Close To My Heart: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Tattered Lace Foundation 9 Fancy Ovals, iCraft Removable Purple Tape
The next time you need a sympathy card I hope you will find some inspiration from my card. I hope you have an easy time making it though "hump day"; I know today will be a busy day in my office, but we will be closer to the weekend. I'm looking forward to it.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Spruced Up Thank You card

I created this card for a team challenge. The challenge guidelines were to use current CTMH products and pattern 24 from Make It From Your Heart Volume 4.

Thank You card using Spruced Up
It is hard to see in the photo, but the square behind the bird layer is two different rectangles. To achieve that look I used both sides of the Julep cardstock; the lighter side is above the Sangria and the darker side is applied on the Sangria.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
I hope you had an opportunity to be creative this weekend.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Stamptacular Savings

The special for February, Stamptacular, is fabulous and similar to a special I get asked about most often: Stampaganza.

Stamptacular Sale
I am happy to say that Stamptacular runs all of February while supplies last. Many current stamps are available at a discount and some past stamps are too. This chart show the savings on stamp sets:


These are the five stamp sets brought back just for the February 2020 Stamptacular:

Remarkable Wreath (C1473)

Card Word Puzzle (C1494)

Card Chatter—Sympathy (D1476)

Love Life (D1482)

Hooray Bouquet (D1491)

Here's a list of stamp sets included in Stamptacular!

M-size Stamps:
Basketball (M1212)
Floral Monogram–B (M1229)
Floral Monogram–R (M1245)
Football (M1213)
Floral Monogram–C (M1230)
Floral Monogram–S (M1246)
Soccer (M1214)
Floral Monogram–D (M1231)
Floral Monogram–T (M1247)
Volleyball (M1215)
Floral Monogram–E (M1232)
Floral Monogram–U (M1248)
Baseball (M1216)
Floral Monogram–F (M1233)
Floral Monogram–V (M1249)
Hockey (M1217)
Floral Monogram–G (M1234)
Floral Monogram–W (M1250)
Lacrosse (M1218)
Floral Monogram–H (M1235)
Floral Monogram–X (M1251)
Swim (M1220)
Floral Monogram–I (M1236)
Floral Monogram–Y (M1252)
Gymnastics (M1221)
Floral Monogram–J (M1237)
Floral Monogram–Z (M1253)
Equestrian (M1222)
Floral Monogram–K (M1238)
Country Dragonfly (M1262)
Golf (M1223)
Floral Monogram–L (M1239)
Country Bird (M1263)
Cheer (M1224)
Floral Monogram–M (M1240)
Country Bee (M1264)
Wrestling (M1225)
Floral Monogram–N (M1241)
Country Horse (M1265)
Tennis (M1226)
Floral Monogram–O (M1242)
Country Pig (M1266)
Floral Monogram - & (M1227)
Floral Monogram–P (M1243)
Country Rooster (M1267)
Floral Monogram–A (M1228)
Floral Monogram–Q (M1244)
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A-size Stamps:
Paper Pal Pets (A1227)
Sport Jersey Numbers (A1232)
Full of Beauty (A1245)
Autism Awareness (A1231)
Teeny Tiny Type (A1243)
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B-size Stamps:
Modern Typewriter Alphabet (B1638)
Princess Castle (B1670)
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C-size Stamps:
Simply Said (C1725)
Just Married Banner (C1806)
Floral Borders (C1822)
Details I Love (C1758)
Whimsy Alphabet (C1811)
Rainbow Wishes (C1823)
Paper Pal Girl (C1776)
Spruced Up—Cardmaking (C1816)
I Chews You (C1824)
Paper Pal Boy (C1777)
Life Is a Journey (C1818)
Snail Mail by Aimee Ferre (C1826)
Paper Pal Base (C1778)
Celebrate Today—Cardmaking (C1819)
Card Word Puzzle (C1494)
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Birthday Parade (C1788)
Angel Hugs (C1820)
Remarkable Wreath (C1473)
Every Little Thing—Cardmaking (C1801)
You’re Not Old (C1821)
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D-size Stamps:
Say it in Style (D1283)
Every Little Thing—Scrapbooking (D1877)
Life in Boots (D1905)
Colorful Texture (D1784)
Paper Pal Christmas (D1880)
Paper Pal Superheroes (D1906)
Quotable Words (D1786)
Survivor (D1885)
Shared Happiness (D1907)
Story FYI (D1841)
Build-a-Plaid (D1886)
Mandala Vibes (D1908)
Paper Pal Princess (D1845)
Strokes of an Artist (D1887)
New Beginnings (D1909)
Paper Pal Sports (D1846)
Sweetest Birthday Wishes (D1890)
Air Mail by Aimee Ferre (D1910)
Sentiments by Melissa Esplin (D1866)
Inline Alphabet (D1894)
Love Life (D1482)
Today by Melissa Esplin (D1867)
Spruced Up—Scrapbooking (D1902)
Card Chatter—Sympathy (D1476)
Joy by Melissa Esplin (D1868)
Spruced Up—Scrapbooking International (D1902E)
Hooray Bouquet (D1491)
Fa-BOO-lous Halloween (D1875)
Celebrate Today—Scrapbooking (D1903)
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Some Kind of Wonderful (D1876)
Love Your Story (D1904)
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E-size Stamps:
Erin’s Hand (E1039)
Months by Melissa Esplin (E1046)
Word Art Alphabet (E1052)
Brushed Letters (E1041)
Chronicle Type (E1048)
Can’t Get Enough (E1053)

Stamp sets in bold (five of them) were brought back and offered exclusively for Stampatcular; stamp sets with a shaded background are available in a Stamp Set + Thin Cuts Bundle (see all options below); stamp sets with the item number in bold coordinate with the Flourishing Frame Stamp + Thin Cuts (shown below and sold separately).

Stamp + Thin Cuts Bundles:

Level 1 Savings - Sale price $5
Country Bee Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3646)
Country Bird Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3647)
Country Dragonfly Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3648)
Country Horse Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3649)
Country Pig Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3650)
Country Rooster Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3651)
Level 2 Savings - Sale price $15
School Kids Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3373)
Every Little Thing—Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3525)
Autumn Blessings Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3532)
Cedar & Pine—Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3535)
Perk Up Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3537)
Hawthorn—Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3545)
Celebrate Today—Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3629)
I Chews You Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3644)
You're Not Old Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3653)
Craft On—Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4069)
Flourishing Frame Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4072)
Princess Castle Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4074)
Paper Pal Base Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4265)
Paper Pal Pets Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4268)
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Level 3 Savings - Sale price $20:
Some Kind of Wonderful Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3538)
Fa-Boo-lous Halloween Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3539)
Spruced Up—Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3633)
Angel Hugs Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3634)
Mandala Vibes Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3640)
Life in Boots Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3641)
Air Mail by Aimee Ferre Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3645)
New Beginnings Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3652)
Love Your Story Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3654)
Happy Trails Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4068)
Into the Wild—Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4071)
Paper Pal Princess Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4075)
Birthday Parade Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4081)
Wild & Punny Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4082)
Where Happiness Blooms Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4086)
Cross-stitch Love Stamp + Thin Cuts (B1638)
Paper Pal Girl Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4266)
Paper Pal Boy Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4267)
Level 4 Savings - Sale price $25:
Holly Jolly—Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3529)
Spruced Up—Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3637)
Spruced Up—Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3637E)
Shared Happiness Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3642)
Paper Pal Superheroes Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3643)
Rainbow Bridge Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4084)
Baby Animal Doodles Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4237)
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Level 5 Savings - Sale price $30:
Hawthorn—Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3527)
African Safari Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3536)
Santa's Sleigh Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3540)
Paper Pal Christmas Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3541)
Paper Pal Sports Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4073)
Beach Treasures Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4076)

Here is a Stamp Set + Thin Cuts Bundles Flyer created to Consultants to share. Click on any image for a better view of the Stampacular Stamp Set + Thin Cuts flyer page or visit the Stamptacular Page of my Consultant Website:


Stamptacular Stamp +
Thin Cuts Flyer

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Stamptacular Stamp +
Thin Cuts Flyer

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Stamptacular Stamp +
Thin Cuts Flyer

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Or you can download a PDF of the Stamps + Thin Cuts flyer.

Stamptacular is available February 1–29 while supplies last. Shipping assessed on retail value of all items.