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Putting It All Together



It’s the most versatile mixed media album ever! Learn how to stamp with pizzazz on the My Creations® Mix & Mingle album’s clear plastic and chipboard pages. Then watch it transform from an album into a wall hanging, a banner, a card, or use pages from it on your scrapbook layouts. You’ll also learn how to create gorgeous B&T Duos® paper using a faux painting technique with Liquid Glass. Jeanette Lynton shares her fully compiled calendar she’s been creating page by page and showcasing on her blog each month this year. Truly inspirational!

Magnifique

This month's workshop is Magnifique! Beautiful teals and browns kit and the stamp set will complement your elegant photos and create gorgeous cards. Call today for the workshop details!

Sticky Boy

In the Plenty For Twenty special, if your order from my inkysquid.myctmh.com website in December is greater than $20, you will receive a free D-sized stamp set. In addition, lucky random customers will also receive a genuine Sticky Boy. Most of you don't know the story behind Sticky Boy, but it is a big deal in the CTMH world to possess one. He cannot be purchased, only given to you or found.
The legend of Sticky Boy begins with Jeanette moving the company from wood mounted stamps to acrylic polymer stamps. CTMH did extensive testing on the new product to make sure it was up to the level of quality that you have come to expect from CTMH. The first stamp produced was in the image of Sticky Boy. You can watch the Sticky Boy video here --> VIDEO

At CTMH Consultant conventions, Sticky Boys find themselves stuck to various pieces of furniture, mirrors in the bathroom, or anywhere else he can stick. Consultants are constantly feeling up the walls and squinting at the mirrors in the bathrooms to find the elusive Sticky Boy. This past Summer, I found my own Sticky Boy. Check me out!

Plenty for Twenty


During the month of December, when you place a minimum order of $20 (US/CAN) (excluding tax and shipping/handling) on the inkysquid MyCTMH® site, you will receive a popular, retired D-size stamp set absolutely FREE! We will send one automatically out to you with each qualifying order without any additional shipping, handling, or tax charges.

Amore


December's Stamp of the Month, Amore, will help you show someone how much you love them. Scrapbook the love of your life with this stamp set.

Available December 1–31, 2010 only.

Mistletoe

This month's Workshop on the Go uses the Mistletoe Kit. Traditional Christmas colors complement your holiday photos. Learn the Rock 'N Roll technique. Call today to sign up for the workshop!

Stencil, Sparkle, and Shine


Need a little inspiration this season? You’ll find it right here! Get amazing shading and dimension using the stamp stenciling technique. Save time and money making holiday creations using a circle punch and any one of a number of stamp sets. And trim the tree with beautiful Dimensional Elements Ornaments. It’s all right here on Art & Soul®!

Memories


November is the month we celebrate families and remember our past. During the stamp class in October, we made this cute card with some of the new colors, Sunset and Pear. Ask me how you can earn this special stamp set!

A Little Thanks





There is no better way to say thanks than with a homemade stamped card. This month's Stamp of the Month gives you many ways to say how grateful you are.

Prisma Glitter Cards










The Workshop stampers were blown away by the amazing properties of the Prisma Glitter. It can look green on one project and white on the other. It makes everything sparkle, and the outcome is so worth it. Look how adding the glitter pumps up these cards. The cards on the left are stamped cards without glitter; the ones on the right have the added glitter.

Googly Eyed Monsters

To get everyone in the mood for little monsters, the stampers at my October card class made this treat bag. You can't deny the googly eyes make you giggle. He does look like he is up to something, doesn't he?

Autumn Projects to Fall For


Featured Technique: Tissue Stamping
You’ll fall head over heels for the techniques featured in this episode! Add subtle texture and a variety of colors with tissue stamping; create layouts, cards, mini albums, and home d├ęcor with Flip Flaps™; and learn how to cluster embellishments and move or resize them in Studio J®. With all this inspiration, you’ll be unstoppable in all your autumn artwork, so tune in now!

Share the Magic


Get a jump start on your Christmas cards and layouts with this month's Stamp of the Month, Share the Magic. Check out the whimsical Santa and his reindeer while he trims the tree with lights.




Available October 1–31, 2010 only.

Color and Cutting Confidence

Learn how to skillfully use your cutting knife to create cute pop-up images and to transform your Memory Protectors® to accommodate your interactive layouts. Then get ready for a special introduction to our new summer colors and see how to mix, match, and pair them for eye-catching pizzazz.

Hooligans

This month's Workshop on the Go is celebrating all of the little monsters in our lives, the Hooligans. Check out the fun layout in four of our new colors, Pear, Sunset, Lagoon, and Gypsy, part of our Summer Carnival collection.
Download the flyer here. Call or email for date and time of the September Workshop.



Retired and Unavailable List

We continue to move things from the retired 2011 list to the unavailable list. Click on the link to download the current retired list, as of 04 September 2010. The list is color-coded for easy reading. Black items are available, and while supplies last. Red items are retired and no longer available. Green items are retired and no longer available, but are featured in our Fall 2010 Idea Book. CTMH is making way for lots of fabulous new designs and products, so get your retired items as soon as you can before they are gone forever!

Thriller

'Cause this is thriller, thriller night
And no one's gonna save you from the beast about strike
You know it's thriller, thriller night
You're fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller tonight

I sing my best Michael Jackson whenever I see this month's Stamp of the Month, Thriller. With spooky spiderwebs and grinning vampires, this set will help you decorate all things Halloween.


Available September 1–30, 2010 only.

Triple Play

Baseball is America's National Pastime, but I think all of us can agree that Scrapbooking and Stamping are pretty close seconds. We are in the middle of the baseball season and Close To My Heart is celebrating National Stamping Month with the Triple Play.
This exclusive kit arrives with inks, stamps, albums, pre-cut accents for stamping and an instruction pamphlet to help you complete all three albums in a jiffy.

There are 5 ways you can get your hands on this fun kit...
1. Buy the Triple Play kit for $29.95.
2. Purchase $25 in My Acrylix® stamps and get the Triple Play
kit for just $15.
3. Spend $40 on My Acrylix stamps and get Triple Play for only $5!
4. Host a Gathering with sales of $300 or more and get
Triple Play FREE!
5. Join Close To My Heart as a Consultant and get the kit FREE!

*Qualifying stamps set purchases exclude Stamp of the Month sets, K-size custom stamps, and Workshops on the Go™ stamp sets. Tax and shipping/handling may apply. Offer valid for customers and hostesses August 15–September 30, 2010. Offer valid for new Consultant enrollees September 1–30, 2010. Limit one discount-priced Triple Play kit per order per customer. Offer valid while supplies last.

Miracle Set

In May, CTMH celebrated National Scrapbooking Month with a special kit called Miracle. The Scrapbooking Kit came with an instruction book to make two 2-page layouts, but you are not limited to creating those layouts. With all of the creative consultants and their customers, I came across a list of instructions from CTMH consultant Vicki Wizniuk at the Wizard's Hangout to make a cute 6X6 mini-book using the Miracle kit. Last weekend, I held a workshop to use your Miracle kit, either making the layouts, batch of cards, or 6X6 mini-accordion album.



2, 4, 6, 8...Appreciation Sale


Staring on Aug 4th and running for 8 days (while supplies last), my inkysquid CTMH shopping site will have a sale on retiring My Reflections Level One and Two paper packs and My Stickease. Get your products today before they are gone for good. (All retiring packs are available via Studio J.)

CTMH Retired List - Updated 22 Aug 2010



Close To My Heart released its Retired List. Click on the photo above to take you to a new window. Then click on the big blue button that says "DOWNLOAD NOW". All items on the list are while supplies last and there are already items that are unavailable. Those items that are already unavailable are listed below.


Unavailable Item # Description
1154 12" x 12" ENGLISH TAN MY LEGACY® LEATHER ALBUM
1226 12" x 12" WATERMELON CARDSTOCK
1229 12" x 12" CLOVER MEADOW CARDSTOCK
1231 12" x 12" BUBBLEGUM CARDSTOCK
1233 12" x 12" STAR SPANGLED BLUE CARDSTOCK
X5636 12" x 12" OCEAN CARDSTOCK
X5683 12" x 12" CARDSTOCK COMBO PACK, SUMMER CARNIVAL PALETTE
X5688 8 1/2" x 11" CARDSTOCK COMBO PACK, SUMMER CARNIVAL PALETTE
X5697 12" x 12" CARDSTOCK COMBO PACK, SUMMER CELEBRATION PALETTE
X7045A 12" x 12" VINTAGE TRAVEL LEVEL 1 KIT
X7045C VINTAGE TRAVEL LEVEL 2 MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7056A 12" x 12" DISCOVERY LEVEL 1 KIT
X7060A 12" x 12" HEIRLOOM LEVEL 1 KIT
X7060B 12" x 12" HEIRLOOM LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7061B 12" x 12" FLORAL IMPRESSIONS LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7061C FLORAL IMPRESSIONS LEVEL 2 MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7069A 12" x 12" JUST CHILLIN' LEVEL 1 KIT
X7070A 12" x 12" SIMPLE PLEASURES LEVEL 1 KIT
X7070B 12" x 12" SIMPLE PLEASURES LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7070C SIMPLE PLEASURES LEVEL 2 MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7071A 12" x 12" BEST FRIENDS FOREVER LEVEL 1 KIT
X7072A 12" x 12" SCHOOL ZONE LEVEL 1 KIT
X7072C SCHOOL ZONE MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7073B 12" x 12" ABUNDANCE LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7073C ABUNDANCE LEVEL 2 MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7075A 12" x 12" MORE TO ADORE LEVEL 1 KIT
X7075B 12" x 12" MORE TO ADORE LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7075C MORE TO ADORE MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7076C SONATA MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7078A 12" x 12" CUTIE PIE LEVEL 1 KIT
X7078C CUTIE PIE MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7079B My Reflections Rough n Tumble Level 2 Paper Packet
X7079C ROUGH 'N TUMBLE MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7080A 12" x 12" ROUTE 66 LEVEL 1 KIT
X7080C ROUTE 66 MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7081A 12" x 12" MAJESTIC BLUE LEVEL 1 KIT
X7081B 12" x 12" MAJESTIC BLUE LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7082C EXPEDITION MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7085A 12" x 12" EVERLASTING LEVEL 1 KIT
X7085B 12" x 12" EVERLASTING LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7086A 12" x 12" CAPRICE LEVEL 1 KIT
X7086B My Reflections Caprice Level 2 Paper Packet
X7087B 12" x 12" ENCHANTED LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7088A 12" x 12" FREE SPIRIT LEVEL 1 KIT
X7088B 12" x 12" FREE SPIRIT LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7088C FREE SPIRIT MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7089A 12" x 12" LIFE DELIGHTS LEVEL 1 KIT
X7089C LIFE DELIGHTS MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7090A 12" x 12" SILHOUETTE LEVEL 1 KIT
X7090B 12" x 12" SILHOUETTE LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7090C SILHOUETTE MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7091A 12" x 12" IT'S A GUY THING LEVEL 1 KIT
X7091B 12" x 12" IT'S A GUY THING LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7091C IT'S A GUY THING MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7092A 12" x 12" GOOD TIMES LEVEL 1 KIT
X7092B 12" x 12" GOOD TIMES LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7092C GOOD TIMES MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7093A 12" x 12" SWEET PEA LEVEL 1 KIT
X7093C SWEET PEA MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7094A 12" x 12" PAPER GARDEN LEVEL 1 KIT
X7094C PAPER GARDEN MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7095B 12" x 12" BOOM-DI-ADA LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7095C BOOM-DI-ADA MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7096B 12" x 12" BLUE RIBBON LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7096C BLUE RIBBON MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7097B 12" x 12" GAME ON LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7098A 12" x 12" SARSAPARILLA LEVEL 1 KIT
X7098B 12" x 12" SARSAPARILLA LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7098C SARSAPARILLA MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7100C PERFECT DAY MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7101B 12" x 12" MAGIC MOMENTS LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7102A 12" x 12" NOTEBOOK LEVEL 1 KIT
X7102B 12" x 12" NOTEBOOK LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7102C NOTEBOOK MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7103B 12" x 12" ASPEN LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7103C ASPEN MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7104A 12" x 12" EVENSONG LEVEL 1 KIT
X7104B 12" x 12" EVENSONG LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7104C EVENSONG MY STICKEASE™ ASSORTMENT
X7105A 12" x 12" EMPORIUM LEVEL 1 KIT
X7105B 12" x 12" EMPORIUM LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7105C EMPORIUM MY STICKEASE® ASSORTMENT
X7106B 12" x 12" UNFORGETTABLE LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7106C UNFORGETTABLE MY STICKEASE® ASSORTMENT
X7107A 12" x 12" THAT'S AMORE LEVEL 1 KIT
X7107B 12" x 12" THAT'S AMORE LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7108A 12" x 12" DAYDREAM LEVEL 1 KIT
X7108B 12" x 12" DAYDREAM LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7108C DAYDREAM MY STICKEASE® ASSORTMENT
X7109A 12" x 12" STARDUST LEVEL 1 KIT
X7109B 12" x 12" STARDUST LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7109C STARDUST MY STICKEASE® ASSORTMENT
X7110A 12" x 12" BACK COUNTRY LEVEL 1 KIT
X7110B 12" x 12" BACK COUNTRY LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7111C MOON DOGGIE LEVEL 2 MY STICKEASE® ASSORTMENT
X7112A 12" x 12" ANIMAL COOKIES LEVEL 1 KIT
X7112B 12" x 12" ANIMAL COOKIES LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7112C ANIMAL COOKIES LEVEL 2 MY STICKEASE® ASSORTMENT
X7113A 12" x 12" TINKERIN' LEVEL 1 KIT
X7113B 12" x 12" TINKERIN' LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7113C TINKERIN' LEVEL 2 MY STICKEASE® ASSORTMENT
X7114A 12" x 12" BELLA LEVEL 1 KIT
X7114B 12" x 12" BELLA LEVEL 2 PAPER PACKET
X7118A 12" x 12" TWITTERPATED LEVEL 1 KIT
X8533 SIMPLY SNAPSHOTS™ THAT'S AMORE ALBUM PAGES
X8625 SUGAR & SPICE CARD KIT
Z1128 BLUSH WAXY FLAX
Z1182 12" x 12" CRANBERRY MY LEGACY® LINEN ALBUM
Z1183 12 X 12 GARDEN GREEN LINEN ALBUM
Z1197 9 X 9 DARK COCOA MY LEGACY LINEN ALBUM
Z1200 6" x 6" DARK COCOA MY LEGACY® LINEN ALBUM
Z1250 9" x 9" BLACK MY LEGACY® LINEN ALBUM
Z1251 6" x 6" BLACK MY LEGACY® LINEN ALBUM
Z1280 Expressives® Font CD Volume I
Z1285 HOLIDAY CRAFT BUTTONS
Z1551 EXCLUSIVE INKS™ MARKER SET, SUMMER CARNIVAL PALETTE
Z1561 EXCLUSIVE INKS™ STAMP PAD SET, SUMMER CARNIVAL PALETTE
Z1566 EXCLUSIVE INKS™ STAMP PAD SET, SUMMER CELEBRATION PALETTE
Z2129 Hydrangea Stamp Pad
Z2209 BUBBLEGUM EXCLUSIVE INKS™ RE-INKER
Z2212 CITRUS LEAF EXCLUSIVE INKS™ RE-INKER
Z2213 CLOVER MEADOW EXCLUSIVE INKS™ RE-INKER
Z2229 HYDRANGEA EXCLUSIVE INKS™ RE-INKER
Z2236 OCEAN EXCLUSIVE INKS™ RE-INKER
Z2238 ORANGE EXCLUSIVE INKS™ RE-INKER
Z2249 STAR SPANGLED BLUE EXCLUSIVE INKS™ RE-INKER
Z2258 WATERMELON EXCLUSIVE INKS™ RE-INKER
Z650 CLOVER MEADOW EMBOSSING POWDER
Z651 STAR SPANGLED BLUE EMBOSSING POWDER

Something Splendid

This month's Stamp of the Month will help you celebrate Something Splendid. This set of 13 stamps can be used to build a beautiful bouquet of flowers, with several sayings to compliment.

With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your Stamp of the Month set at a great discount or FREE!

Available August 1–31, 2010 only.

Convention Roomie Gifts

A few weeks ago, I attended Close To My Heart's annual convention. One of the great things about convention is hanging out with my roomies. We typically make gifts to give to the gals. Check out some of the cards from Gail Blask.




The card to the left was made with the stamp set C1397 Smiles on page 46 in your Summer Idea Book.






Twitterpated is the card kit used to create this card. The B-sized stamp set, Hello There, only available with the Exclusive Twitterpated Workshops on the Go kit.





Topstitch is a beautiful set of paper and stamps that remind me of eating yummy neapolitan ice cream under a summer blue sky. Check out the Soft Suede Pinwheels and Filigree Charms attached to the front.

Happy Forever


The July Stamp of the Month is all about a cute hedgehog. Find him playing with balloons, flying a kite, or checking out a butterfly, Happy Forever will help you celebrate summer. Create beautiful cards, scrapbook pages, or artwork with this quirky character.

Available July 1–31, 2010 only.


Let's Get Started!

Coming back from Close to My Heart's Convention 2010, I challenged one of my CTMH sisters to start a new blog. She already has her's up and running! (http://gailblask.blogspot.com/) So here is my feeble attempt to tell the world what CTMH has to offer and show off my artwork. Leave a comment, give me your views and I will try to provide something we all can enjoy.