Sunday, July 15, 2012

News for CTMH's Studio J

One of the things that was announced at CTMH's convention this week was the changes to Studio J - Close to my Heart's digital scrapping tool.  There will no longer be memberships, so everyone will be able to access all the patterns and kits, there is now an Express Collection available that will give you 11 layouts plus a title page and last page, and best off all .... the price for layouts has dropped to $6.95!!!!!!  Don't forget that you don't need to download any special software to use Studio J either AND you can try it for FREE!!!!  Just click here to try it out.

And another exciting thing.......

A new CRICUT cartridge!!!!!!  I will be placing an order on August 1, so let me know if you'd like to add one to the order - $99 plus shipping and tax.

Cricut Artiste

Friday, July 13, 2012

New CTMH Idea Book and Retiring Items

If you are someone who follows lots of CTMH consultant blogs, then you probably already know most of this information.  If not, then keep reading.  I'll post the retiring list today, and fill you in on some other stuff over the weekend.

The Fall/Winter Idea Book will go "live" August 1st.  If you need one, let me know and I can get one to you, but I only have a few of them.

As with every new Idea book there is a list of retiring items.  Fellow CTMH consultant, Debra Van Patten has taken the time to compile a list of what is retiring (or at least not found in the new book).  These items are usually available until July 31 OR while supplies last.  If you'd like to order something, email me by SUNDAY JULY 15 at 3PM with your order and payment.

Please note, that I will not guarantee it is 100% accurate. I based it off what we've been told about stamps being available for one year, accessories being available current book only, etc. Basically, if it's not shown in the new book or the Spring/Summer book, I listed it here.

The products listed below are NOT listed in the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book, so it is a good guess that they will be retired as of July 31, 2012. As we’ve already found out with some of them, I would also venture to guess they are going to be while supplies last.

Z1163 Double Scrubber (Note: Being replaced with a new version.)
Z1006 Microfiber Cloth
Z1404 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Dark Cranberry
Z1405 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Outdoor Denim
Z1406 Quick Pic 12x12 Album - Dark Chocolate
Z4110 Snapease Album System
Z1323 Clear Cards - 4 1/4" x 5 ½" Asst.
Z1309 Clear Cards - 4 ½” Asst.
Z1383 Sweet Leaf Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Z1384 Designer Ribbon - Pink Collection
Z1397 Canvas Badge Buttons
Z1367 Bitty Brads Basic Asst
Z1368 Bitty Brads Metal Asst
Z1104 Clear Sparkles (Note: Being replaced with all round sparkles)
Z1698 Mini-Medley Accents - Pacifica
Z1320 Mini-Medley Accents - Tulip
Z1338 Mini-Medley Accents - Sunset
Z1488 Mini-Medley Accents - Honey
Z1403 Photo Hangers
Z1402 Hinges
Z1690 Bitty Buds Asst
Z1691 Bottle Caps
Z1693 Seaside Wooden Shapes (SOLD OUT)
Z1688 Comic Badge Buttons
Z1635 Heirloom Asst
Z1337 Dimensional Elements Ornaments (Note: Updated to coordinate with Cricut Artiste)
Z1224 My Creations All Sorts Mini Album
Z1334 My Creations Mix & Mingle Mini Album
Z1321 My Creations A-Door-Ables
Z1152 My Creations Cube
4275 My Legacy Writers
Z338 Euro Personal Trimmer (Note: Being replaced with Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Trimmer)
Z339 Euro Trimmer Replacement Blades
Z340 Euro Trimmer Replacement Blade/Scoring
1766 Dotto Dots Dispenser
1767 Dotto Dots Refill

We have been told that our My Acrylix Stamp Sets are available for a period of one year - the current Idea Book and the one previous. Based on that, I have gone through the new AW 2012 book, SS 2012 book and AW 2011 book and believe these ones are going to be retired as they are NOT in the new AW 2012 book or the SS 2012 book.

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

The following colors are NOT listed in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.
The items numbers listed are for the 24 packs of cardstock where available.

Of course, with the color change, this also means that the Combo Packs will be retiring, as well as the Shade Packs. This will also mean the stamp pads and re-inkers will be gone as well. If you need these, you had better hurry! They do have a tendency to sell out FAST!

Grey Wool (5571)
Grey Flannel
Vanilla Cream (X5646)
Brown Bag
Baby Pink
Sunkiss Yellow
Key Lime
Heavenly Blue
Lilac Mist
Holiday Red
Sunny Yellow
Dutch Blue
Vineyard Berry
Garden Green
Spring Iris
Pansy Purple 

Also leaving at the end of July are ALL of the Workshops on the Go from the current book, and the following paper packs:  Lucy, Footlose, superhero and Crusin'.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canadians!!!

Life has gotten in the way of my posts again.  And life will continue to be in the ay for most of this month.  We are moving halfway through the month so between packing and unpacking, I don't anticipate any craftiness happening.  I am planning to start to doing more crafty things once we are settled in our new place.

I'm still busy with my Scentsy business.  And they are offering an awesome Hostess incentive this month.  When you host a party with a minimum of $300 (CAD) in sales you get one of these items FREE!!  And that's in addition to the usual host rewards!!

And that should be easy to achieve because everyone wants one of the warmers of the Month this month.  check out how cute OHANA is.

So if you are interested in hosting a party or purchasing one of the warmers, just let me know.  Scentsy is now in Canada, USA, Germany, England and Ireland!!!  (Please note that the available warmers differ in various regions and countries).  Or you can check out my website.