Sunday, June 30, 2013

July SOTM Blog Hop - Sweet Life

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring July's SOTM, "Sweet Life", a set of 9 stamps. If you have come here from Nikka's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants at Helen's Blog.

This month we have approximately 55 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
A picture of the stamp set is shown here: 

I chose to create two cards using this stamp set. Rather than using a specific paper pack, I used the green patterned paper from the Chantilly paper pack and various colour of cardstock. 
My first card also uses the For Always Textiles. I simply ran a running stitch through the material and gathered it together to create messy looking ruffles. To cover the needlework, I used the Black Shimmer Trim. 

The second card is 5x 7 in size and I chose to keep it simple. Just some cardstock, a bit of patterned paper and the image with a few buttons for interest. 

The supplies I used are listed below: 

Paper: Chantilly Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Cranberry Cardstock, Ruby Cardstock, Barn Red Cardstock,
Stamps:Sweet Life
Inks: Black Pigment Ink, Black Ink
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge, For Always Textiles, Black Shimmer Trim, Red Buttons, Black Buttons, Cranberry Waxy Flax (ret.), Black Waxy Flax, Slate Satin Polka Dot Ribbon, Alcohol Markers in the following colours: Sweet Leaf, Pear, Olive, Cranberry, Ruby, Barn Red, Blush, Alcohol Blending Marker, Copic Markers in Brown (not CTMH)
Now "Hop" on over to Jill's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the July SOTM is only available until the last day of July! Contact me or click here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount! 


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Retiring List for Spring/Summer Catalogue

Typical with this time of the year, Close To My Heart releases the list of retiring items from the current catalogue approximately one month before the release of the new Fall/Winter catalogue. The new catalogue will be released August 1, so the items on the following list will only be available until July 31. I will update this list as often as it changes by placing a line through the items that are sold out.

If there are any items that you want from this list, I strongly encourage you to purchase them earlier rather than later as they will not be restocked when corporate runs out of them. Some items tend to sell out very quickly (paper packs and co-ordinating accessories in particular). You can contact me directly or place an order on my shopping site which is the first link on the left side of my blog. 

I will be away until June 30 at Close To My Heart's Annual Convention, learning all about (and teaching about) the brand new products being released in the new catalogue. After that time, I can be reached by cell phone at 705 321 9978 or email ( to place an order. 

Spring 2013 Retiring List
1771 WaterbrushMedium
G1053 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit
G1054 Workshops on the Go® Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Kit
G1055 Workshops on the Go® For Always Scrapbooking Kit
G1056 Workshops on the Go® Claire Scrapbooking Kit
G1057 Workshops on the Go® Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Kit
G1058 Workshops on the Go® Tommy Scrapbooking Kit
G1059 Workshops on the Go® Surf's Up Scrapbooking Kit
G1060 Workshops on the Go® For Always Cardmaking Kit
G1061 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Cardmaking Kit
G1062 Workshops on the Go® Canvas Art Kit
X7155B Avonlea Paper Packet
X7155C Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes
X7156B Clementine Paper Packet
X7156C Clementine Complements Canvas Shapes
X7157B Dakota Paper Packet
X7157C Dakota Complements Silver Foil Images
X7159B Scholastic Paper Packet
X7159C Scholastic My Stickease® Assortment
X7164B Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet
X7164C Buzz and Bumble My Stickease® Assortment
X7166B Claire Paper Packet
X7166C Claire Complements Canvas Shapes
X7167B Later Sk8r Paper Packet
X7167C Later Sk8r My Stickease® Assortment
Z1081 Colonial White Waxy Flax
Z1088 Chocolate Waxy Flax
Z1089 Black Waxy Flax
Z1096 Embroidery Floss Neutral Assortment
Z1246 Emb Powder Cocoa
Z1267 Paper/Stamp Organizer 8.5x11(3)
Z1326 Sparkles Red, Pink and Purple Assortment
Z1327 Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment
Z1347 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- New England Ivy
Z1350 embossing powder topiary
Z1351 embossing powder dutch blue
Z1358 Buttons Basic Assortment
Z1366 Brads Metal Assortment
Z1369 Buttons Red Assortment
Z1370 Buttons Pink Assortment
Z1371 Buttons Blue Assortment
Z1372 Buttons Green Assortment
Z1392 2" Scallop Circle Punch
Z1410 Antiqued Copper Designer Brads
Z1412 10-Things Pocket
Z1450 Cork Color-Ready Alphabet
Z1474 6" x 6" Kraft Die-Cut Cards and Envelopes
Z1487 Mini Medley Accents Pewter Collection
Z1489 Mini Medley Accents Olive Collection
Z1612 Paper Clip Pins
Z1697 Mini-Medley Accents Smoothie Collection
Z1703 Wooden Badge Buttons
Z1704 Pewter Badge Buttons
Z1710 Just Blooms® Paradise Paper Flowers
Z1718 Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes
Z1719 Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes
Z1721 3” x 3” Kraft Envelopes
Z1722 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Kraft Envelopes
Z1723 5” x 7” Kraft Envelopes
Z1724 6” x 6” Kraft Envelopes
Z1734 Irresistibles™ Persnickety Journaling Spots
Z1736 My Creations® Mini Banner
Z1739 My Creations® Milk Carton
Z1740 My Creations® Bookmark Album
Z1748 Brocade Assortment
Z1755 Posh Journaling Spots
Z1766 Memo Assortment
Z1773 Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes
Z1695 Urban Felt Alphabet
Z1774 My Creations® Canvas Journal
Z1780 Wrangler Assortment
Z1794 Cottage Assortment
Z1798 Black Tulle Ribbon
Z1810 Later Sk8r Assortment
Z1813 Claire Assortment
Z1821 Buttons Black Assortment
Z1827 My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Small
Z1828 My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Large
Z1831 Buzz and Bumble Assortment
Z4134 Handle and Swivel Base
Z4136 Exclusive Inks Organizer Carrying Case
Z4200 Accessories Organizer
Z578 Corner Rounder
Z608 Embossing Stylus Medium
Z655 Emb Powder Olive
Z656 Emb Powder Outdoor Denim
Z659 Emb Powder Cranberry
Z670 Emb Powder Black
Z672 Emb Powder Red
Z673 Emb Powder White
Z724 Embossing Pen
Z906 BambooWaxyFlax

A1132 Family
A1133 Festival of Lights
B1372 Circle Together
B1395 So Grateful
B1396 School Rocks
B1405 Rugged Dude
B1406 Blessings of Peace
B1410 A Friend Like You
B1414 Bonjour
C1438 Tea Time
C1461 Salutation Seals
C1466 Instant Memories
C1505 Pun Fun
C1507 Angelic Blessings
C1508 Paisley Flair
C1511 Love Blooms
C1512 Moonlight Workshop
C1513 Clementine Workshop
C1514 Pear & Partridge Workshop
C1515 Flirty Workshop
C1516 Avonlea Workshop
C1517 Scholastic Workshop
C1518 Dakota Workshop
C1519 La Belle Vie Workshop
C1520 Christmas Joy
C1544 Surf's Up Scrapbooking Workshop
C1545 Later Sk8r Scrapbook Workshop
C1546 Tommy Scrapbooking Workshop
C1547 For Always Cardmaking Workshop
C1548 Canvas Art Workshop
C1549 Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Workshop
C1551 For Always Scrapbooking Workshop
C1552 Clarie Scrapbooking Workshop
C1553 Chantilly Scrapbooking Workshop
C1554 Claire Cardmaking Workshop
D1187 For Every Occasion
D1388 Card Chatter - Christmas
D1399 Dream Big
D1440 Everlasting Life
D1444 A Little Thanks
D1492 Christmas Love
D1517 Game On
D1519 Abundance
D1521 Powder Heaven
D1523 Sweet Music
D1528 Jardin
E1010 Chocolate Alphabet Large
E1014 Posterboard Alphabet
E1015 Cocktail Alphabet
E1017 Old World Alphabet
E1018 Pennant Alphabet
E1019 Bohemian Alphabet
E1020 Token Alphabet
E1021 Trinity Alphabet
E1022 Hero Alphabet
E1023 Varsity Alphabet
E1024 Keepsake Alphabet
K900 Single Name Stamp
K9012 Address Stamp w/o Icon 2 Lines
K9013 Address Stamp w/o Icon 3 Lines
K9014 Address Stamp w/o Icon 4 Lines
K9022 Address Stamp with Icon 2 Lines
K9023 Address Stamp with Icon 3 Lines
K9024 Address Stamp with Icon 4 Lines