Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sweet Treats

Tonight I had my team meeting with several of my downline in the area.  It was so good to see them and catch up a bit.  I was able to go through the new catalog with them and talk with them about some of the exciting changes that Close to My Heart has made.

To help show off our new Treat cups that Close to My Heart is selling, I made these cute flowers from old retired papers and our new Cricut cartridge - Artiste.  Nope, I hadn't told you about it yet, but there is a new cartridge and it is fabulous!!!

I made these as flowers but for some reason blogger isn't loading them the way I have them and won't let me rotate the pictures but here they are anyway

These sweet treat cups come to 10 per pack for only $3.95.  You can use them in a card or in flowers like I did above and really brighten someone's day.  

We also made these cute gift card holders with the new Artiste Cricut Cartridge and the dreamin papers.  These are perfect for birthday, Christmas, any day gift cards. 

Come to my open house on August 18th and you can make something like this too! 

Hope to see you then!!!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Workshop changes and Footloose and Fancy Free

Last night was my Footloose workshop.  It was so much fun to get together and have some fun girl time.  I truly look forward to my workshop every month and am so excited to announce some major changes coming soon.  Thanks to those on my newsletter list who filled out my survey, I now have a better understanding of what you would like to see in my upcoming workshops.

To find out all the details for the workshop changes and to see all the new products being released August 1st, join me:

August 18th
11am to 1pm
Fall Catalog and Open House

  At 12pm, I will talk about the changes coming to my workshops and how I will be making them available for everyone!  If you have ever attended a workshop in the past or have wanted too, you will not want to miss informational Open House, as well as, a chance to see many new products and win some too!!!

I already showed you the picture of the layout for the Workshop on the Go project but please enjoy these pictures of the other layout that were created last night.

Lisa is always busy, out creating all of us at our workshops and crops.  True to form, she was busy working on this layout while we talked about the new catalog:

Plan to join us next month, on August 24th,  as we work with our new Scholastic paper packs.  But don't forget to first come to the open house on August 18th. Hope to see you there!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Announcing the 2012 Retirement List

Close to My Heart recently released their retiring products list for the year.  Their are some hot products here, some of which have already sold out!  So, take a look through-out the list and make sure you get your hands on your favorite products before it is too late and they are gone!  Also, don't forget about our Pick a Pair special during July - place any $75 order on my website and get a paper pack and coordinating stickease set free!  Shop Now!
Retiring Product
(not included in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book)
· The following products are scheduled to be retired from the CTMH product line and are not pictured in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.

· All of our How-To Books have been retired and are sold out.
Paper Packs/Stickease/Complements
· Cruisin’ Paper Pack X7154B
· Cruisin’ Complements Foil Images X7154C
· Elemental Paper Pack X7141B
· Elemental Complements Dimensional Elements X7141C
· Footloose Paper Pack X7151B
· Footloose Complements Dimensional Elements X7151C
· Lucy Paper Pack X7149B
· Lucy Complements Glittery Rub-Ons X7149C
· Roxie Paper Pack X7140B
· Roxie My Stickease Assortment X7140C
· Sonoma Paper Pack X7143B
· Sonoma My Stickease Assortment X7143C
· Superhero Paper Pack X7152B
· Superhero Complements Rub-Ons X7152C
· Typeset Paper Pack X7139B
· Typeset Complements Canvas Shapes X7139C

Workshops on the Go
· WOTG Cruisin’ Kit
· WOTG Florentine Kit
· WOTG Footloose Kit
· WOTG Lucy Kit
· WOTG Pemberley Kit
· WOTG Stella Kit
· WOTG Superhero Kit
· WOTG Victory Kit

Stamp Sets:

A1095 Always Remember
A1099 Angel Sent
A1107 A Twinkle
A1108 A Flitter
A1109 A Sip
A1110 A Timber
A1113 A Game
A1115 A Holiday
B1356 St. Nick
B1359 Fright Night
B1361 Tannenbaum
B1362 Tag The Occasion
B1381 Holiday Cheer
B1393 Joyful Jar
B1394 John 3:16
C1379 Holiday Commentary
C1382 Holiday Commentary - Spanish
C1383 Holiday Commentary - French
C1401 Friendship Alphabet Small
C1408 Live Inspired
C1419 Harvest Home
C1420 Snow Days
C1423 Captured Moments
C1424 Nature's Gift
C1425 Month By Month
C1426 Thanksgiving
C1427 I Believe
C1429 Party Pennants
C1465 Unscripted
C1468 Winter Joy
C1470 Gnome Garden
C1471 Happy Clusters
C1472 Bundled Buddies
D1136 Giggle Caps
D1137 Giggle Lowercase
D1267 Rustic Numbers
D1306 Treasure Life
D1308 All Decked Out
D1373 Childhood Portrait
D1384 Snow Flurries
D1386 Save The Date
D1387 Made With Love
D1397 Save The Date - French
D1398 Save The Date - Spanish
D1401 Authentic
D1436 The Present
D1437 Party Animal
D1446 Adorn-able
D1449 Father Christmas
D1493 Fill In The Blank - Holiday
D1499 Live Your Style
E1002 Rustic Alphabet
E1006 Baroque Alphabet
E1011 Headline Alphabet Large
E1016 Friendship Alphabet Large

(Cardstock, inkpads, and reinkers are all included. Check your Idea Book for part numbers.)
Some re-inkers are already gone!
· Amethyst
· Baby Pink
· Brown Bag
· Dutch Blue
· Garden Green
· Garnet
· Grey Flannel
· Grey Wool
· Heavenly Blue
· Holiday Red
· Key Lime
· Lilac Mist
· Moonstruck
· Pansy Purple
· Parchment
· Petal
· Spring Iris
· Sunflower
· Sunkiss Yellow
· Sunny Yellow
· Taffy
· Tulip
· Vanilla Cream
· Vineyard Berry

Other Cardstock

· Colonial White 6-pack X5901

· White Daisy 6-pack X5900


· Clear Cards 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”

· Clear Cards 4-1/2”


· Quick Pic Album-Dark Chocolate Z1406

· Quick Pic Album-Dark Cranberry Z1405

· Quick Pic Album-Outdoor Denim Z1404

· Snapease Album System 12x12 Z4110


· Bitty Brads Basic Assortment Z1367

· Bitty Brads Metal Assortment Z1368

· Bitty Buds Assorment Z1690

· Bottle Caps Z1691

· Canvas Badge Buttons Z1397

· Clear Sparkles Z1104

· Color Ready Irresistibles- Lots of Dots Z1261

· Comic Badge Buttons Z1688

· Dimensional Elements-Ornaments Z1337

· Heirloom Assorment Z1635

· Hinges Z1402

· Mini-Medley Accents-Honey Z1488

· Mini-Medley Accents-Pacifica Z1698

· Mini-Medley Accents-Sunset Z1338

· Mini-Medley-Tulip Z1320

· Photo Hangers Z1403

· Ribbon-Designer Pink Collection Z1384

· Ribbon-Sw. Lf. Stitched Grosgrain (bulk) Z1383

· Seaside Wooden Shapes Z1693 (sold out)

My Creations Products

· My Creations A-Door-Ables Z1321

· My Creations All Sorts Mini Album Z1224

· My Creations Cube Z1152

· My Creations Mix & Mingle Album Z1334


· Craft Tray 1764

· Distressing Kit Z1299 (sold out)

· Dotto Dots Dispenser 1766

· Dotto Dots Dispenser-Refill 1767

· Double Scrubber Z1163

· Euro Personal Paper Trimmer Z338

· Euro Replacement Blades Z339

· Euro Replacement Blade/Scoring Z340

· Microfiber Cloth Z1006

· My Legacy Writer Black Pen Set 4275

· Shoulder Tote Z4204 (sold out)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Live Out Loud Stamp of the Month artwork

Thought I would share with you the card I am teaching at the Crop for the Cure event this evening.

I took a step back in time and used our Dreaming' papers but used this months Stamp of the Month - Live out Loud. I love this stamp set for both cards and layouts. It's one of those fun, feel good stamp sets. You can get your set for only $5 with any $50 purchase on my website at www.ctmh.com/heatherhicks. Don't forget to take advantage of this months Perfect Pair special too.

The butterflies were created using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. And of course, a little bling to make it pop. Hope you like.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Join Me as we Crop for the Cure

This Saturday I will be participating in a Crop for the Cure at the Hillcrest United Methodist Church in Nashville from 2pm to Midnight!  Would love to have you join us! The cost is $25 and includes dinner, desert, goodie bags, make-n-takes and even someone to do $1/minute massages. This event is open to everyone, non-scrappers and scrappers alike.  Join us to support a great cause.

See here for all the details:

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Huge Changes Coming to Studio J

I have just returned home from convention and wanted to post a couple of awesome updates to our Studio J Online Scrapbooking Program.   These changes will begin immediately - yeah, baby!

Here are the highlights:
  •  No Memberships Period!!!!  Woo-hoooo!!! Everyone can play with Studio J absolutely free. All you need to do is create a FREE account if you don't already have an account, upload your pictures and play away.  You don't pay anything until you order your layout.  What if you already have a membership?  No worries, CTMH has a great plan.  All existing member benefits will continue as is through September 30, 2012, or until your membership expires, whichever comes first. This includes free shipping for one order per month of up to 20 layouts, current pricing, and free Memory Protectors®.  Then, on October 1st, CTMH will credit your account 1 free layout for each month remaining on your membership as of July 1st!
  • All printed layouts are now only $6.95 lowered from $13 and come is a FREE JPEG of your printed layout.
  • Only want the JPEG - now you can purchase it for only $2.95
  • In doing away with the memberships, there are now no member's only kits - all kits are available to everyone
  • New Online Express layouts coming soon.  6 amazing collections of 10 coordinating layouts that are completely created and just needing your photos and title!  Everything else is done!  Talk about Faster, Simpler and Easier!!!!
If you are already a Studio J member or have an account, you will be receiving an e-mail directly from CTMH with more details. 

Studio J is getting better than ever and you will definitely want to try it if you haven't already.  Click on the layout below to take you to Studio J and begin playing now!  Have fun!

Layout 4 from my convention layouts
Can you tell what paper I used?

Who Knew a Convention Could Be So Much Fun?!

Close to My Heart's Conventions are always a blast and out of the norm.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Convention Bag Available to New Consultants!!!

Hi there,
hrhicks just shared an Instagram photo with you:

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"The Convention Bag available for new Consultants Aug. 1st"
The Instagram Team

Amazing New Consultant opportunity in August

Oh my goodness!!! Close to my Heart is making it easier than ever to sign up to be a consultant.

Beginning August 1st, 2012 there will be offering 2 ways to sign up as a consultant. Choose the Essentials kit for only $49 great for the basics with papers, stamps and embellishments or the Master kit with more business items to get you and keep you going for only $99!. AND during August only, the first consultants to sign up will receive the awesome tote we received today at Convention. These bags are beautiful, sturdy and perfect to carry your scrapbook essentials!!! These fabulous bags are only available while supplies last so don't wait, set your Calendar for August 1st and sign up!!!   Make some money while you do what you love - scrapbooking and stamping all your memories! Once you see this new catalog - you will want everything and will want to show everyone all of it too!   It is amazing!!!!  Make some money while you do what you love - scrapbooking and stamping all your memories!

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Hi there,

hrhicks just shared an Instagram photo with you:

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"New Fall Catalog!!!!"

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Dallas baby!!!!

Hello, Hello ya'll from Dallas, TX!  I am at Close to My Heart's Annual Convention and so excited!!!  We just left our 1st general sessions meeting and all I can say is HEE-HAW!!!!!  All the new products, papers, markers, home decor items are AMAZING!!!!  And did I mention the new Cricut cartridge!  Yep - you are going to kick-up your heals and jump for joy as soon as you see this new catalog and many, many new items coming our way August 1st!!!!

Keep posted the next couple days as I will give you a sneak peak of all the new happenin's coming your way.

Until then!


Monday, July 9, 2012

Studio J Layout #3 - Lucky

Convention layout #3

Here is the third layout I created for our Dallas Convention later this week.  This layout was created using the Lucky papers.  Some of the things done with this layout was to use the  'My Stickease' to create borders, using several journaling boxes to create the title, using letters as embellishments and so much more.  There are so many tricks you can use to create with Studio J to make the layouts yours!

Footloose Workshop Sign-Up Now!

I can't believe it is only two more days before I leave for our annual Close to My Heart Convention, this year in Dallas, TX!!!  Before I head out, I wanted to get you all the details for this months workshop.

Footloose Workshop
July 27th at 6pm

Come ready to create with all your summer photos ready to make a splash!  Sign up is to the right of this post, through PayPal.  The sign-up deadline is July 16th.  Hope to see you there!!!

P.S. After the workshop will be a sneak preview of the newest Idea Book from convention, along with layouts and creations galore from the upcoming catalog.  You won't want to miss it!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Studio J Layout #2

As promised, here is my second Studio J layout that I created for convention.

My friend, Andrea, took these wonderful pictures of my silly Tinker Bell.  We had so much fun and Studio J made it so easy to put it all together.  However, can you believe that these papers were from our Holloween collection, Mischief?  It is amazing what a little change in color and manipulating can do.  It was amazing to see how even though Studio J gives you a templates and paper patterns to help start you off, how your imagination and creativity can take it way beyond the original.

Try it for yourself and let me know what you think.  Visit http://www.studioj.com/ and create a layout for yourself or go to my website and purchase a 5-layout pack or a membership for a great discount on multiple layouts. 

Have fun and happy creating!