It’s September 1st! I am so ready for days that are a little more “crisp” and nights that are cool enough to cuddle up by a fire. Here’s a summary of what’s new and coming up from Close to my Heart AND from Margot’s Mix: Night Owl Scrappers.
CTMH Catalogs & New Release
Today CTMH has released this beauty! It’s the Holiday Expressions Catalog. Get your post-its handy because there is SOOO much to love for fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and into Winter!!! The sales period for this catalog is September through December.
Last month CTMH released the new Annual Inspirations Catalog (see image below) and the sales period for this catalog is August 2016 through July 2017. It’s also amazing with cardstock, patterned papers, stamps, accessories, photo albums, and organization products you can use all year long and for any occasion!
♥ Click here to see both catalogs online.
♥ Here you can download the whole Annual Inspirations Catalog: 16-17 – Annual Inspirations Catalog PDF.
♥ Here you can download the whole Holiday Expressions Catalog: 16 – Holiday Expressions Catalog PDF
♥ And if you don’t have time for that AND just need to shop online right away (I get that), click right here.
CTMH Constant Campaign
This special promotion from Close to my Heart is all about “Random Acts of Kindness”. This month you can buy this adorable kit that has everything you need to make 24 darling cards sure to brighten anyone’s day; all you’ll need is some adhesive. The stamps that come with the set invite coloring any way you choose… colored pencils, alcohol blending markers, and/or water colors… or you can leave them uncolored. There are 8 stamps in total and I adore the sentiment stamps; I love what they say AND the mix of fonts on each one.
♥ Click here to get a better look at what all is included in the kit. By ordering the whole kit you’ll save 15% off the retail price!
♥ I will be hosting an Art Party on Saturday September 17th where you’ll be able to make these cards as shown, or use additional supplies to jazz them up a little more. Stay tuned for more details soon… I am having so much fun in the creative process right now and I’ll share the variations (and a few kit “options”) I’ve come up with soon!
The open house is this Saturday to celebrate National Cardmaking day. We’ll have some drinks, snacks and lots of fun stuff to look at. Free Make N Take, new catalogs. If you want to take advantage of the fun Kindness Changes Everything Campaign, here are a few “kit” options for you: layout-notes-for-create-kindness-kits
Consider scheduling an Art Party with your friends with any of the kit options.
Another idea is to do a Mommy & Me Art Party but depending on the age of the kids, I’d recommend sticking with the mini cards.
If you’re an experienced paper crafter or brand new, this is a perfect (i.e. fast & easy) way to release your inner artist!
Stamp of the Month
Just look at this GORGEOUS fall stamp set!!! It is called Blessed Beyond Measure and it has a whopping 19 stamps in the set! The beautiful sentiments in the set can be used on cards, gifts, home decor, and even scrapbook pages all year round. The pumpkin and some leaf image stamps have compatible Cricut images on the CTMH Artbooking cartridge; this is awesome if you’re not into fussy cutting.
♥ Click here to get more information on the SOTM promotion. As always you can buy the set this month for $17.95 OR (and better yet), get it for $5 with any $50 order! The Blessed Beyond Measure set is only available in this month of September 2016.
♥ Did you catch the pretty home decor piece shown on my online store. Here’s the link again in case you missed it. I just might have to copy this idea to make one for myself in our home… but I think I’d use the “Gratitude turns what we have into enough” sentiment instead; it’s nice to have options. If you like that home decor piece as much as I do, email me… we can make that project the center piece of an Art Party with your friends this month!
♥ Tonight several of the lovely & talented Consultants in the Rose Blossoms group will be doing a “blog hop” for this stamp set. Feel free to check out the hop on/after 7pm and get ready to be inspired! P.S. You might want to get yourself a pumpkin-spice snicky snack before you start hopping.
Night Owl Scrappers – Art Parties and Scrapbooking Mix Crops
Once my kids started school I started to dig in to many of Close to my Heart’s exciting new crafting products. The expression “there appears to have been a struggle” could be used to describe the appearance of my craft space right now. But it’s all good. I’m creating sample artwork for these events in the months ahead.
♥ Saturday 9-17-16 from 3pm-5pm - Art Party + Post Convention Open House. The Art Party will featuring the Creating Kindness special this month and you’ll be able to make a stash of cute little cards to cheer up your friends, family members, teachers…etc. The Open House will be to show off the fun new products and catalogs in person; I attended the CTMH convention this summer and there is so much to share!
♥ Friday 10-21-16 starting at 7pm - Scrapbooking Mix Crop featuring the Fundamentals Rustic Home collection that I can’t get enough of. It is SO SO SO yummy… especially if you mix in CTMH’s “color of the year”: Sea Glass.
♥ November 18th-20th: An a la carte marathon crop all weekend long. You choose which events you’d like to be a part of:
Friday Evening: Scrapbooking Mix Crop featuring the Uptown Fundamentals collection.
- On Saturday from approximately 10am-10pm, there will be a BYO-stash crop! Bring your own supplies and craft on whatever you want to make for yourself or as gifts for the holidays ahead. We’ll have music, snacks, prizes and great company!
- Sunday 10am-2pm: A Tags Buffet where you can create as many gift tags as you wish. We’ll set up sample tags and supplies for each one and you pay ~$1 per tag for the tags you made.
♥ Friday 12-9-19 starting at 7pm - Scrapbooking Mix Crop featuring the Oh Deer! collection. You’re going to LOVE this one!!!
Consider yourself invited to any (and all) of these Art Parties and Crops!!!
Send me an email or message through Facebook to let me know which Art Parties and Scrapbook Crops you’re interested in. That way I’ll be sure to keep you in the loop once the sample artwork is done and you can choose the kit you’d like to buy for the crop.
And if you want to create your own Art Party, I’d LOVE to collaborate with you on the project to be made by you and your guests. As a bonus, we’ll schedule this at your convenience AND you’ll be able to earn FREE products from Close to my Heart!
September 2016 Featured Paper Pack
This month you’ll be able to find all sorts of art from Close to my Heart, Consultants, and crafters all around the world featuring the Jeepers Creepers collection shown on pages 5-12 on the Holiday Expressions catalog.
♥ The color palette for this collection is Black, Emerald, Lagoon, Lemon, Pansy, Rasberry, Tangerine, White Daisy, and Willow. It’s bright and fun and about half of the papers feature subdued colors & patterns — like a white with gray polka dots and another sheet that has a gray monochromatic basket weave pattern — that definitely go beyond the Halloween season.
♥ The Jeepers Creepers 12×12 Paper Pack has ten (2 each of 5 double sided designs) with 10 different patterns to choose from. There are also two sheets of paper with 3×4 and 4×6 size “cards” that you can cut apart to use in pocket scrapbooking program sleeves or as journaling spaces or design elements on cards and traditional scrapbook pages. And each sheet of B&T paper has a coordinating zip strip to make your creative options go even further!
♥ The Paper Pack does not include any solid colored cardstock but CTMH is offering a special assortment pack with three 12×12 sheets of each of these colors: Black, Lagoon, Pansy and Tangerine.
♥ Jeepers Creepers Embellishments? You bet!
- A complements pack featuring stickers and black glitter die cuts. These are so glam!
- An embellishment assortment of puffy stickers in assorted shapes, colors and sizes.
- A pack with 2 rolls of coordinating washi tape in two different widths!
♥ But the coolest thing about the featured paper pack of the month is that there’s a special hash tag for it. To find cards, scrapbook pages, gifts & gift packaging, home decor and more created with this collection, search with the #ctmhjeeperscreepers on the CTMH Website, CTMH Blog and on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. If you create something that you want to share online, tag your post with that hash tag so other people can find your work of art too!
If you can’t get over how cute and fun it all is, buy it all together with the Workshop Your Way Kit. When you do, I’ll show you how to download instructions to complete three 12×12 scrapbook layouts AND 9 greeting cards with that kit and just a few extra supplies for the cards. You can also buy the Jeepers Creepers products separately
Wow! Here you are at the end of my very long update for September. There should be a prize or something, right?! Thanks for reading all the way through! I hope to craft with your soon and in the mean time wish you a very happy fall season!
Happy Fall and Happy Crafting!!!