Friday, June 28, 2013

More Fun Times in FL

Today was another great day at our annual convention.  We started the day with the hilarious antics of our executive team.  The most funny part was that it wasn’t suppose to be funny - but it was hilarious!!!  They started my day off laughing until I was almost crying.

Our afternoon was full of workshops on our newest products.  It’s called Extravaganza and it is mini classes where you get to see amazing artwork all created with the newest product.  Honestly it is one of my most favorite things of convention but sssshhhhh don’t tell anyone – I really do love it all.
During Extravaganza I had to take a potty break and ran out only to find a sticky boy on a sign out front.  OK – let me explain Sticky Boy.  He is actually the Close to My Heart mascot but is very hard to find.  Every year, corporate hides differed stamps of him all through out convention and those of us who are lucky enough to find him feel very blessed.  In 8 years with Close to My Heart, this was the first year I found him – WHOOOO HOOOO!!!  I only found a baby but boy was I happy.

Here is sticky all dressed up for the theme of our convention – Viva!  I can’t wait to stamp with him and make some fun little projects.
So back to Extravaganza, here we do really get to see some amazing new artwork but as of our new Fall Catalog, we will now be caring our own line of Jewelry.  Now don’t let that fool you.  We are not changing focuses or leaving scrapbooking and stamping behind – that is our foremost priority but why not use some of our accents and accessories to create some beautiful wearable art too?!?  At extravaganza we were able to see this beautiful collection created by another consultant.

What do you think?  All of these were made with our fabrics and accents but wait until I show you how to make some with our accents and liquid glass – GORGEOUS!!!
We also received these goodies:
After Extravaganza we headed back to our room to get ready for our Banquet and Awards dinner but not before I ran into some more friends.

Tomorrow is another fun day.  We have lots of crafty goodness set up for the morning so make sure you keep checking back to get in on all the goodness.  Also, don’t forget, the retired list has been posted here and items are only available while supplies last – and they are going fast.  Get your items before they are gone.

Chat at you soon! (but please feel free to leave comments too! Smile)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Convention is Rockin’!!!

WOW!!! What an amazing day in Florida and at the Close to My Heart Convention!!!  Today was the big reveal  for the new Fall and Winter catalog and products and all I can say is WOW!!! 
We started our day with some fun friends and a comical play on Downtown Abbey (CTMH version being Downtown Shabby), Slate Grey’s Anatomy and our own Project Runway.
The reveal was amazing and I will be sure to share all the information – in bite size pieces of course or your head might spin (just like mine Smile).
Here is the fun bag that was given to us with our wonderful catalog inside.
And for a sneak peak at the cover of our new catalog:
The new catalog introduces gorgeous new papers, including a fun baby paper that can be used for either a boy or girl (but trust me it is not boring or bland), new Crush Books, Designer Décor Frames for amazing home decorating, brand new Base and Bling jewelry kits and even more organizational items.
Here is a peak at the Follow Your Heart Mini Album we created today – so fun!
This album was created with our BRAND NEW CRICUT CARTRIDGE – ARTBOOKING!!!
You are going to love this cartridge.  It is packed and I mean packed with images like nothing you have seen before.  15 different themes, 10 themed mini books, a new alphabet and LOTS, LOTS more.
SO – start planning, and get ready for an amazing new book.  Now this book doesn’t go active until August first but that gives you plenty of time to get your friends together and plan a party or workshop helping you get lots of new products – FREE!!!  E-mail me now to schedule your own event.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Having fun in Florida for Convention!!!!

This is always one of my favorite times of the year - Convention time!!!! Our big roll out of new products always happens at convention and I is always Hot, Hot, Hot!!!  

And though I love being here for the new product unveil, I truly look forward to catching up with friends and other consultants. It is so good to see some good old friends and make some new ones too.  

One of the other great things about convention is making fun goodies for each other. Here are a few of the goodies some friends made me. 

Here is a pad of paper, pencil, a cute lanyard made from our For Always & Chantilly Fabric, a sweet Mickey pin made from our Black glitter paper and extra ribbon.

Look at the cute pouch made for me by my direct upline, Chris Szczechowski. It was holding a new pair of micro scissors. Whoo - whoo!!!!

Keep checking back as I promise to post more as it happens!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Retired List Unveiled

Corporate recently released the 2013 Retired List and I wanted to get it out to you as quickly as possible.  These items are available only while supplies last so if you see something you love and have on your wish list, you better get it now.  Click here to order your items now.

Spring 2013 Retiring List: 6/20/13
Part Description Category Family
Z1347 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- New England Ivy Album album
Z1366 Brads Metal Assortment Accessory brads 
Z1410 Antiqued Copper Designer Brads Accessory brads 
BULK151 AntiquedCopperBrads Bulk brads 
BULK153 PewterBrads Bulk brads 
BULK275 Avonlea Cardmaking Workshop Guide Bulk Brochure
BULK286 Chantilly Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk Brochure
BULK287 Buzz and Bumble Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk Brochure
BULK288 For Always Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk Brochure
BULK289 Claire Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk Brochure
BULK290 Later Sk8r Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk Brochure
BULK291 Surf's Up Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk Brochure
BULK292 Tommy Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk Brochure
BULK293 For Always Cardmaking Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk Brochure
BULK294 Chantilly Cardmaking Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk Brochure
BULK255 Avonlea B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk BT
BULK256 Clementine B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk BT
BULK257 Dakota B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk BT
BULK259 Scholastic B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk BT
BULK279 Buzz and Bumble B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk BT
BULK282 Later Sk8r B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk BT
BULK283 Tommy B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk BT
BULK284 Surf's Up B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk BT
Z1358 Buttons Basic Assortment  Accessory Buttons
Z1369 Buttons Red Assortment  Accessory Buttons
Z1370 Buttons Pink Assortment Accessory Buttons
Z1371 Buttons Blue Assortment Accessory Buttons
Z1372 Buttons Green Assortment  Accessory Buttons
Z1703 Wooden Badge Buttons Accessory Buttons
Z1704 Pewter Badge Buttons Accessory Buttons
Z1821 Buttons Black Assortment Accessory Buttons
Bulk212 Chocolate Buttons Bulk Buttons
Bulk273 Grey Sparkle Badge Buttons Bulk Buttons
BULK297 Black Button Bulk Buttons
G1060 Workshops on the Go® For Always Cardmaking Kit WOTG Card 
G1061 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Cardmaking Kit WOTG Card 
Z1412 10-Things Pocket Paper Product cards
Z1474 6" x 6" Kraft Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes Paper Product cards
Z1721 3” x 3” Kraft Envelopes Paper Product Cards
Z1722 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Kraft Envelopes Paper Product Cards
Z1723 5” x 7” Kraft Envelopes Paper Product Cards
Z1724 6” x 6” Kraft Envelopes Paper Product Cards
Z1450 Cork Color-Ready Alphabet Accessory Color Ready
Z1718 Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes Accessory Color Ready
Z1719 Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes Accessory Color Ready
Z1773 Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes Accessory Color Ready
1771 WaterbrushMedium Tool coloring 
Z1246 EmbPowderCocoa Tool coloring 
Z1350 embossing powder topiary Tool Sold Out
Z1351 embossing powder dutch blue Tool coloring 
Z655 EmbPowderOlive Tool coloring 
Z656 EmbPowderOutdoorDenim Tool coloring 
Z659 EmbPowderCranberry Tool coloring 
Z670 EmbPowderBlack Tool coloring 
Z672 EmbPowderRed Tool coloring 
Z673 EmbPowderWhite Tool coloring 
Z724 EmbossingPen Tool coloring 
X7155C Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes Accessory Complements
X7156C Clementine Complements Canvas Shapes Accessory Complements
X7157C Dakota Complements Silver Foil Images Accessory Complements
X7159C Scholastic My Stickease® Assortment  Accessory Complements
X7164C Buzz and Bumble My Stickease® Assortment  Accessory Complements
X7166C Claire Complements Canvas Shapes Accessory Complements
X7167CLater Sk8r My Stickease® Assortment AccessoryComplements
Z1392 2" Scallop Circle Punch  Tool cutting
Z578 Corner Rounder Tool cutting
Z1326 Sparkles Red, Pink & Purple Assortment Accessory embellishment
Z1327 Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment Accessory embellishment
Z1710 Just Blooms® Paradise Paper Flowers Accessory Flowers
BULK233 Just Blooms® Flutter Paper Shapes (1" with script) Bulk flowers
Z1612 Paper Clip Pins Accessory foundry
Z1827 My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Small   Crafts   gift 
Z1828 My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Large  Crafts   gift 
G1062 Workshops on the Go® Canvas Art Kit   WOTG   home décor 
Z1734 Irresistibles™ Persnickety Journaling Spots Accessory Journaling
Z1755 Posh Journaling Spots Accessory Journaling
G1053 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit WOTG Layout
G1054 Workshops on the Go® Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Kit WOTG Layout
G1055 Workshops on the Go® For Always Scrapbooking Kit WOTG Layout
G1056 Workshops on the Go® Claire Scrapbooking Kit WOTG Layout
G1057 Workshops on the Go® Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Kit WOTG Layout
G1058 Workshops on the Go® Tommy Scrapbooking Kit WOTG Layout
G1059 Workshops on the Go® Surf's Up Scrapbooking Kit WOTG Layout
Z1748 Brocade Assortment Accessory Level 2
Z1766 Memo Assortment Accessory Level 2
Z1780 Wrangler Assortment Accessory Level 2
Z1794 Cottage Assortment Accessory Level 2
Z1810 Later Sk8r Assortment  Accessory  Level 2 
Z1813 Claire Assortment  Accessory  Level 2 
Z1831 Buzz and Bumble Assortment  Accessory  Level 2 
X7155B Avonlea Paper Packet Paper Product Sold Out
X7156B Clementine Paper Packet Paper Product Level 2
X7157B Dakota Paper Packet Paper Product Sold Out
X7159B Scholastic Paper Packet Paper Product Level 2
X7164B Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet Paper Product Level 2
X7166B Claire Paper Packet Paper Product Sold Out
X7167B Later Sk8r Paper Packet  Paper Product Level 2
Z1487 Mini Medley Accents Pewter Collection Accessory mini medley
Z1489 Mini Medley Accents Olive Collection Accessory mini medley
Z1697 Mini-Medley Accents Smoothie Collection Accessory mini medley
Z1736 My Creations® Mini Banner Crafts My Creations
Z1739 My Creations® Milk Carton Crafts My Creations
Z1740 My Creations® Bookmark Album  Crafts My Creations
Z1774 My Creations® Canvas Journal Crafts My Creations
Z1081 ColonialWhiteWaxyFlax Accessory Ribbon
Z1088 ChocolateWaxyFlax Accessory Ribbon
Z1089 BlackWaxyFlax Accessory Ribbon
Z1096 EmbroideryFlossNeutralAssortment Accessory Ribbon
Z1798 Black Tulle Ribbon Accessory Ribbon
Z906 BambooWaxyFlax Accessory Ribbon
W1123 Spring Summer 2013 B&T Duo Sampler Supply Supply
Z1267 Paper/StampOrganizer8.5x11(3) organization
Z4134 Handle and Swivel Base organization
Z4136 ExclusiveInksOrganizerCarryingCase Organization
Z4200 AccessoriesOrganizer Organization
Z608 EmbossingStylusMedium Tool

A1132 Family Stamp  A 
A1133 Festival of Lights Stamp  A 
B1372 Circle Together Stamp  B 
B1395 So Grateful Stamp  B 
B1396 School Rocks Stamp  B 
B1405 Rugged Dude Stamp  B 
B1406 Blessings of Peace Stamp  B 
B1410 A Friend Like You Stamp  B 
B1414 Bonjour Stamp  B 
C1438 Tea Time Stamp C
C1461 Salutation Seals Stamp C
C1466 Instant Memories Stamp C
C1505 Pun Fun Stamp C
C1507 Angelic Blessings Stamp C
C1508 Paisley Flair Stamp C
C1511 Love Blooms Stamp C
C1520 Christmas Joy Stamp C
D1187 For Every Occasion Stamp D
D1388 Card Chatter - Christmas Stamp D
D1399 Dream Big Stamp D
D1440 Everlasting Life Stamp D
D1444 A Little Thanks Stamp D
D1492 Christmas Love Stamp D
D1517 Game On Stamp D
D1519 Abundance Stamp D
D1521 Powder Heaven Stamp D
D1523 Sweet Music Stamp D
D1528 Jardin Stamp D
E1010 Chocolate Alphabet Large Stamp  E 
E1014 Posterboard Alphabet Stamp  E 
E1015 Cocktail Alphabet Stamp  E 
E1017 Old World Alphabet Stamp  E 
E1018 Pennant Alphabet Stamp  E 
E1019 Bohemian Alphabet Stamp  E 
E1020 Token Alphabet Stamp  E 
E1021 Trinity Alphabet Stamp  E 
E1022 Hero Alphabet Stamp  E 
E1023 Varsity Alphabet Stamp  E 
E1024 Keepsake Alphabet Stamp  E 
K900 Single Name Stamp Stamp  Custom 
K9012 Address Stamp w/o Icon 2 Lines Stamp  Custom 
K9013 Address Stamp w/o Icon 3 Lines Stamp  Custom 
K9014 Address Stamp w/o Icon 4 Lines Stamp  Custom 
K9022 Address Stamp with Icon 2 Lines Stamp  Custom 
K9023 Address Stamp with Icon 3 Lines Stamp  Custom 
K9024 Address Stamp with Icon 4 Lines Stamp  Custom 
W1600 Customized Set Stamp Custom

Monday, June 10, 2013

New Clearance Items on my website!

Check out all the new items on my website that have recently been clearanced for great savings!!!  These items are while supplies last so don't delay.  Get our items today!  Here is just a sneak peak at what you will find:

While Supplies Last

BULK231 Bling Buttons
BULK231 $1.50
Z1692 Tough Tags
Z1692 $1.40
BULK254 Glitter Buttons
BULK254 $1.50