Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Now Available!

The long-awaited Workspace Wonder desk organizer products are now available. Design the set-up that works best for you. And, be sure to check out the great YouTube video from CTMH. Several combinations that I never imagined!!

Also available, several new products:
The 2017 Planner Pages and several new Thin Cuts.

A combination coloring book and day planner
Discover your inner artist while staying on top of your schedule with our new 2017 planner system. Featuring seasonal designs you can color by hand, this exclusive planner system combines the worlds of work and play to give you a planner you can truly make your own. Choose a bundle with either the Everyday Life™ Sea Glass or stripes album, or purchase just the planner pages if you already have an album—the choice is up to you!

* Offer valid while supplies last. Shipping/handling rates apply.

Everyday Life™ Sea Glass Album & Planner Pages Bundle CC1177 $31.90
Everyday Life™ Stripes Album & Planner Pages Bundle CC1178 $31.90
Everyday Life™ 2017 Planner Pages (no album) CC2017 $16.95

More of your favorite stamp sets now have coordinating Thin Cuts

Love our Thin Cuts? Then you’re going to love this special, limited-time offer! We now have coordinating Thin Cuts for the following stamps sets found in our Annual Inspirations idea book: My Acrylix® Swirly Seashells (C1664), My Acrylix® Sweet Birthday (B1532), My Acrylix® Wreath (A1193), and My Acrylix® School Kids (D1706). These Thin Cuts are sure to go fast, so place your order today!

* Offer valid through July 2017, while supplies last. Shipping/handling rates apply.

New Thin Cuts
Thin Cuts—Swirly Seashells CC1155 $18.95
(coordinate with C1664 on p. 61 of Annual Inspirations)

Thin Cuts—Sweet Birthday CC1156 $9.95
(coordinate with B1532 on p. 39 of Annual Inspirations)

Thin Cuts—Wreath CC1157 $10.95
(coordinates with A1193 on p. 66 of Annual Inspirations)

Thin Cuts—School Kids CC1158 $15.95
(coordinate with D1706 on p. 53 of Annual Inspirations)

Monday, August 29, 2016

Zippadee-Zip Strips!

The B&T (Background and Texture) Duos (double sided) paper in our paper packs has an extra 1/2" piece on one side. This is called the Zip Strip. One one side is printed the paper pack info, item number, name, copyright info and the colors featured in the pack (useful when adding cardstock, ink and embellishments). The other side is printed with a separate pattern or words. These little babies are useful in MANY ways, Let Me Show You How...

Obviously, these can be used anywhere you need a 1/2" piece on cards or layouts.

            They can be used in place of ribbon.

They can be left attached the paper (trim 1/2" from the opposite side) as a decorative edge.

Combine Zip Strips to create unique patterns and designs.

What is your favorite use for Zip Strips?

Thursday, June 23, 2016

New colors coming!!

Word from the Close To My Heart convention today is that new colors are coming in the 2016-17 Annual Inspirations (releases August 1, 2016)! We'll be saying good-bye to several shades from the Adventure collection:

  • Topiary
  • Gypsy
  • Pear
  • Honey
  • Sunset
  • Cotton Candy
  • Hollyhock
Be sure to stock up on cardstock, finish out your ink pad collection and grab the reinkers before they sell out!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Give Away Winner and Retired List

And the winner is...Courtney!! I'm sure she'll Celebrate With Cake for winning the stamp set.

The CTMH Corporate Office recently announced a list of products that will retiring These items will no longer be available after July 31, and are available while supplies last.

Here's a printable list that I will update as often as possible as things sell out.

Here's the list in a nutshell...
Page 16 #AllTheAlbums
Page 18-91 All the workshop kits, paper packs, compliments and matching accessories (as expected)

Page 112- 115 all PML cards except gold & silver overlays

Page 120-121 Cricut Collections Art Philosophy, Artiste, Artfully Sent

Page 123 all the embossing folders except Confetti and Confetti Stars

Page 126-127 Instalife albums, cards and roller stamps. NOT the Memory Protectors

Page 129 both Cut Above kits (expected, stamps are on the retiring stamp list)

Page 130-133 all of the Designer Creations and Designed Decor items

Page 137 the four style sheets
Page 140-41 the red hearts, white stars; all the right page items except sequins and bitty sparkles
Page 142 shimmer trim in pink, Aqua, blue, purple, bronze only

Page 143 the older four colors of EXTRA thick twine
Page 144 everything except the calendar

Page 145 the separate envelopes only
Page 150 the three border punches and the two Base and Bling adhesives
Page 153 the Rolling Tote

Here's the list of retiring stamps from a few months ago.

Monday, May 2, 2016

It's time for a blog give-away!

There's a lot to celebrate this month. National Scrapbooking Month, of course, Mother's Day and Memorial Day are familiar to most people. Some holidays are lesser know like May Day and the tradition of giving May Day baskets or flowers.

Here's a few other's you might not be familiar with (from

May 1 - May Day
May 2 - National Truffle Day (I hope it's the chocolate kind!)
May 3 - National Teacher Day
May 4 - Intergalactic Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you!)
May 5 - Ascension Day
May 6 - National Nurses Day
May 8 - Mother's Day
May 9 -Hurray for Buttons Day
May 10 - National Small Business Day
May 11 - Hostess Cupcake Day
May 12 - National Nutty Fudge Day
May 13 - National Apple Pie Day
May 14 - National Miniature Golf Day
May 15 - Pentecost
May 16 - World Baking Day
May 17 - National Cherry Cobbler  Day
May 18 - Accounting Day
May 19 - National Devil's Food Cake Day
May 20 - Pick Strawberries Day
May 21 - National Learn to Swim Day
May 22 - National Vanilla Pudding Day
May 23 - World Turtle Day
May 24 - Brother's Day
May 25 - National Tap Dance Day
May 26 - National Cherry Dessert Day
May 27 - Cellophane Tape Day
May 28 - International Hamburger Day
May 29 - Indianapolis 500
May 30 - Memorial Day
May 31 - National Macaroon Day

There are several opportunities here for photo ops, layouts, cards and some great ideas for goodies at our next crop! There's one more reason to celebrate this month and that's my birthday! I thought it was so apropos that May's Stamp of the Month included the "Happy Birthday" sentiment that I'm giving YOU the gift. I'm giving away a Celebrate With Cake stamp set.

There are many ways to enter:

  • Comment on this post "Enter Me"
  • Follow my blog (either you already are following or you are a new follower, all are welcome), then comment "Blog Follower"
  • Attend this month's crop, then comment "Attended Crop"
  • Attend this month's $5 Friday, then comment "$5 Friday"
  • Like my business Facebook page, then comment "Liked" (current or new)
  • Follow me on Pinterest, then comment "Pinterest Follower" (current or new follower)
  • Place an order (April 29-May 31), then comment "Ordered"
  • And don't forget to share! Tweet, post, etc. then comment "Shared" (one share entry per person)
You must comment to THIS POST for each entry because I'll be using the comment list and a random number generator to choose the winner in June. If you're the winner, don't forget to Celebrate With Cake!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Make Today Fun...with Penelope!

This is the last month to order products from the January-April issue of Expressions. One of the three paper sets in this issue is Penelope. Here are some cards I make from the Workshop Your Way products:

The items in Expressions that are NOT retiring and will carry forward are:
Z3208 Everyday Life™ Album Black
Z3209 Everyday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages
Z3210 My Crush® Everyday Life Pages
Z3211 Everyday Life™ Washi Tape
Z3212 Everyday Life™ Perfect Plan Roller Stamp
Z3192 Memory Protectors™ 4" x 6"
Z3191 Memory Protectors™ 4" x 3"
Z3193 Picture My Life™ Overlay White
Z3196 Base & Bling Necklace Cards
Z3197 Black & Gold Ribbon
Z3189 White & Gold Ribbon

Watch for new products in May, including National Scrapbooking Month special!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

$5 Fridays - Card Making

I've held $5 Friday the last two months and it's been well received! Thank you everyone!

Here are the February cards:

$5 Friday is the last Friday of the month. Stop by my place between 4 and 9:00 pm to make five cards for $5. I'll have drinks and snacks available too. The next Workshop is March 18 (a week early). BYO paper adhesive. RSVP very much appreciated.

$5 Friday was suggested by a customer and I'm so glad she mentioned it!

I've had a request for a Cricut Artfully Sent class. The date is yet TBD so if you're interested, let me know.

What class or workshop would you like to see?