Coming soon…

Watch this space soon for loads of awesome creative ideas using the new products in Close To My Heart’s Fall/Winter catalog which goes live on August 1st!

Extreme Deal!

There are less than 10 days before many favorite Close To My Heart products disappear forever as the Spring/Summer catalog retires and the new Fall/Winter catalog comes out on August 1st.

The Buzz and Bumble, Claire and Later Sk8r paper packets are already gone as well as all of the Workshops on the Go.  Still remaining are the For Always papers, brads, badge buttons, Kraft cards and envelopes, cork and felt alphabets, colored sparkles, Just Blooms paper flowers, many awesome stamps sets and lots more embellishment type items. For a complete list of items check out my Retirement List Blog post.

These are great items to stock up on before they disappear. Check it out on my website,   including the “while Supplies Last” section with great discounts up to 70% off, and the Canvas Art Workshop which is 50% off through July 31st.

As an added incentive, I am offering an EXTRA 20% off any order placed with me before July 31st!!!   Email me your order at mariefarson@juno.com and I’ll group all the orders to save on shipping. If you’d like your order shipped directly to you, simply place it on my website, joining the “new catty” gathering link, and I’ll refund you 20% of your order. This even applies to the Canvas Art Workshop and the While Supplies Last Items, where you will receive 20% off of items already discounted up to 70% off!!

A Pajama Party!

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Close To My Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes again to bring you a live webcast with step-by-step instructions for making this layout using the Cricut® Artbooking collection.

The Pajama Party class will be available for FREE at BigPictureClasses.com on Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00 pm (MDT). During the presentation, you’ll learn to make several projects from a variety of sponsors, including Close To My Heart’s Artbooking layout shown above.

If you would like to interact on the message board, participate in live chat, post to the gallery, download handouts, or enter any contests, you will need to log in to the Pajama Party “classroom” by creating a free account on the Big Picture Classes website. If you have already created an account or if you registered for the first Pajama Party in May, you are all set! You will not need to create another account or register again.

I hope you enjoy this sneak peek of the new Artbooking collection as the Big Picture Classes crew make the featured project and share their tips and tricks for using the collection. Watch the Pajama Party by yourself or invite friends over for a fun crafting evening with a bowl of popcorn, then be ready to spring into action August 1 when the Cricut Artbooking Collection from the new Fall/Winter catalog becomes available for purchase.  Create our own pages using the archived class video as a reference.  You’ll need the following supplies to create this layout:

Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection*
1301 Bamboo Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5668 Honey Cardstock
X5762 Lagoon Cardstock
X5930 Slate Cardstock
X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
X5666 Twilight Cardstock
Z2160 Twilight Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1853 Aqua Dots*
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z1294 Sanding Kit
*These products will be available for customers to purchase beginning August 1, 2013.

 

Who is “one of a kind” in your life? Who will you feature on your new layout?

A New Cricut Cartridge!!

Artbooking mini-book

Close To My Heart’s 2013 Annual Convention has wrapped up and I’ll be giving you sneak peaks at the exciting new items in the Fall/Winter Catalog which goes live on August 1st. First and foremost, CTMH and Cricut teamed up again to produce their 3rd exclusive cartridge. If you thought the first two (Art Philosophy and Artiste) were awesome, then you will love ARTBOOKING even more! Artbooking is the ultimate SCRAPBOOKING cartridge… You’ve never seen anything like it before!

Artbooking is a revolutionary new cartridge that takes all of the guess work out of scrapbooking for you.  This is a cartridge with a twist.  It will help you take your scrapbooking to never-before-seen levels!  There are still 700 images in this cartridge this time, but with dozens of images in each of 15 layout themes (birthdays, new baby, vacations, friends, sports, Halloween, Christmas and more), you can create several coordinating pages for each theme using just two keys and one dial size. For instance, if you are creating a 12″x 12″ page, just set your size at 11″ and it will cut every single page piece to size for a 12″ x 12″ page. No more guessing on title sizes, accent sizes, etc! Images include accents, borders, titles, overlays, photo mats (in standard photo sizes) and more! In addition to the new font and page designs, this cartridge also includes 10 themed mini-books like the one shown above.  I am pretty excited about it!

The Artbooking Cricut Bundle comes with the cartridge, an instructional book as well as pages of each key’s images, 3 sets of coordinating stamps and 3 coordinating sheets of chipboard shapes.  All of this for only $99!

Artbooking Bundle

Don’t you just love the possibilities!  I’ve got my cartridge on order already and can’t wait for it to be delivered. The first page I want to create is the “Hello World… Look Who’s Here!” page for my friend who has just had her first baby 🙂  What page(s) excite you the most?

This cartridge is not available to the general public until August 1.  There are 3 ways to get this cartridge (and one will get it to you before August 1!):

  1. Sign up to be a Close To My Heart Consultant right away and then you’ll be able to order this in July, and at the 22% minimum discount that  Consultants get (ie $77.22 for this $99 cartridge).
  2. Pre-order this cartridge from me now for $99 (plus shipping and tax). I will ship it to you on August 1.  Just email or call me to pre-order (mariefarson@juno.com, 571-276-5405).
  3. Order from me after August 1.

Anyone who takes advantage of #2 between now and July 31 will go in a drawing for a $25 FREE shopping spree from the New Idea Book that debuts August 1.  One name will be drawn for every 3 entrants. I will be announcing the winners on August 1. 

Here, for your viewing pleasure, is the Artbooking booklet depicting all 700+ images it will cut:

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Summer 2013 Retirement List

Today, I am sharing the Retiring List.  These items are only available until July 31, or while supplies last.  The Claire, Buzz and Bumble and Later Sk8r paper packs with associated accessories are going away, along with most buttons, embossing powders, Kraft items and 40 stamp sets. If you see any of your favorites on the list below, get ’em while you can on my website!

Retiring List:

Part Description Category
Z1347 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- New England Ivy Album
Z1366 Brads Metal Assortment Accessory
Z1410 Antiqued Copper Designer Brads Accessory
BULK151 AntiquedCopperBrads Bulk
BULK153 PewterBrads Bulk
BULK275 Avonlea Cardmaking Workshop Guide Bulk
BULK286 Chantilly Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK287 Buzz and Bumble Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK288 For Always Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK289 Claire Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK290 Later Sk8r Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK291 Surf’s Up Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK292 Tommy Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK293 For Always Cardmaking Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK294 Chantilly Cardmaking Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK255 Avonlea B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK256 Clementine B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK257 Dakota B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK259 Scholastic B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK279 Buzz and Bumble B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK282 Later Sk8r B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK283 Tommy B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK284 Surf’s Up B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
Z1358 Buttons Basic Assortment Accessory
Z1369 Buttons Red Assortment Accessory
Z1370 Buttons Pink Assortment Accessory
Z1371 Buttons Blue Assortment Accessory
Z1372 Buttons Green Assortment Accessory
Z1703 Wooden Badge Buttons Accessory
Z1704 Pewter Badge Buttons Accessory
Z1821 Buttons Black Assortment Accessory
Bulk212 Chocolate Buttons Bulk
Bulk273 Grey Sparkle Badge Buttons Bulk
BULK297 Black Button Bulk
G1060 Workshops on the Go® For Always Cardmaking Kit WOTG
G1061 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Cardmaking Kit WOTG
Z1412 10-Things Pocket Paper Product
Z1474 6″ x 6″ Kraft Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes Paper Product
Z1721 3” x 3” Kraft Envelopes Paper Product
Z1722 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Kraft Envelopes Paper Product
Z1723 5” x 7” Kraft Envelopes Paper Product
Z1724 6” x 6” Kraft Envelopes Paper Product
Z1450 Cork Color-Ready Alphabet Accessory
Z1718 Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes Accessory
Z1719 Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes Accessory
Z1773 Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes Accessory
1771 WaterbrushMedium Tool
Z1246 EmbPowderCocoa Tool
Z1350 embossing powder topiary Tool
Z1351 embossing powder dutch blue Tool
Z655 EmbPowderOlive Tool
Z656 EmbPowderOutdoorDenim Tool
Z659 EmbPowderCranberry Tool
Z670 EmbPowderBlack Tool
Z672 EmbPowderRed Tool
Z673 EmbPowderWhite Tool
Z724 EmbossingPen Tool
X7155C Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes Accessory
X7156C Clementine Complements Canvas Shapes Accessory
X7157C Dakota Complements Silver Foil Images Accessory
X7159C Scholastic My Stickease® Assortment Accessory
X7164C Buzz and Bumble My Stickease® Assortment Accessory
X7166C Claire Complements Canvas Shapes Accessory
X7167C Later Sk8r My Stickease® Assortment Accessory
Z1392 2″ Scallop Circle Punch Tool
Z578 Corner Rounder Tool
Z1326 Sparkles Red, Pink & Purple Assortment Accessory
Z1327 Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment Accessory
Z1710 Just Blooms® Paradise Paper Flowers Accessory
BULK233 Just Blooms® Flutter Paper Shapes (1″ with script) Bulk
Z1612 Paper Clip Pins Accessory
Z1827 My Creations™ Paper Pouch – Small  Crafts
Z1828 My Creations™ Paper Pouch – Large  Crafts
G1062 Workshops on the Go® Canvas Art Kit  WOTG
Z1734 Irresistibles™ Persnickety Journaling Spots Accessory
Z1755 Posh Journaling Spots Accessory
G1053 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
G1054 Workshops on the Go® Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
G1055 Workshops on the Go® For Always Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
G1056 Workshops on the Go® Claire Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
G1057 Workshops on the Go® Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
G1058 Workshops on the Go® Tommy Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
G1059 Workshops on the Go® Surf’s Up Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
Z1748 Brocade Assortment Accessory
Z1766 Memo Assortment Accessory
Z1780 Wrangler Assortment Accessory
Z1794 Cottage Assortment Accessory
Z1810 Later Sk8r Assortment Accessory
Z1813 Claire Assortment Accessory
Z1831 Buzz and Bumble Assortment Accessory
X7155B Avonlea Paper Packet Paper Product
X7156B Clementine Paper Packet Paper Product
X7157B Dakota Paper Packet Paper Product
X7159B Scholastic Paper Packet Paper Product
X7164B Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet Paper Product
X7166B Claire Paper Packet Paper Product
X7167B Later Sk8r Paper Packet Paper Product
Z1487 Mini Medley Accents Pewter Collection Accessory
Z1489 Mini Medley Accents Olive Collection Accessory
Z1697 Mini-Medley Accents Smoothie Collection Accessory
Z1736 My Creations® Mini Banner Crafts
Z1739 My Creations® Milk Carton Crafts
Z1740 My Creations® Bookmark Album Crafts
Z1774 My Creations® Canvas Journal Crafts
Z1081 ColonialWhiteWaxyFlax Accessory
Z1088 ChocolateWaxyFlax Accessory
Z1089 BlackWaxyFlax Accessory
Z1096 EmbroideryFlossNeutralAssortment Accessory
Z1798 Black Tulle Ribbon Accessory
Z906 BambooWaxyFlax Accessory
W1123 Spring Summer 2013 B&T Duo Sampler Supply
Z1267 Paper/StampOrganizer8.5×11(3) organization
Z4134 Handle and Swivel Base organization
Z4136 ExclusiveInksOrganizerCarryingCase Organization
Z4200 AccessoriesOrganizer Organization
Z608 EmbossingStylusMedium Tool
A1132 Family Stamp
A1133 Festival of Lights Stamp
B1372 Circle Together Stamp
B1395 So Grateful Stamp
B1396 School Rocks Stamp
B1405 Rugged Dude Stamp
B1406 Blessings of Peace Stamp
B1410 A Friend Like You Stamp
B1414 Bonjour Stamp
C1438 Tea Time Stamp
C1461 Salutation Seals Stamp
C1466 Instant Memories Stamp
C1505 Pun Fun Stamp
C1507 Angelic Blessings Stamp
C1508 Paisley Flair Stamp
C1511 Love Blooms Stamp
C1520 Christmas Joy Stamp
D1187 For Every Occasion Stamp
D1388 Card Chatter – Christmas Stamp
D1399 Dream Big Stamp
D1440 Everlasting Life Stamp
D1444 A Little Thanks Stamp
D1492 Christmas Love Stamp
D1517 Game On Stamp
D1519 Abundance Stamp
D1521 Powder Heaven Stamp
D1523 Sweet Music Stamp
D1528 Jardin Stamp
E1010 Chocolate Alphabet Large Stamp
E1014 Posterboard Alphabet Stamp
E1015 Cocktail Alphabet Stamp
E1017 Old World Alphabet Stamp
E1018 Pennant Alphabet Stamp
E1019 Bohemian Alphabet Stamp
E1020 Token Alphabet Stamp
E1021 Trinity Alphabet Stamp
E1022 Hero Alphabet Stamp
E1023 Varsity Alphabet Stamp
E1024 Keepsake Alphabet Stamp
K900 Single Name Stamp Stamp
K9012 Address Stamp w/o Icon 2 Lines Stamp
K9013 Address Stamp w/o Icon 3 Lines Stamp
K9014 Address Stamp w/o Icon 4 Lines Stamp
K9022 Address Stamp with Icon 2 Lines Stamp
K9023 Address Stamp with Icon 3 Lines Stamp
K9024 Address Stamp with Icon 4 Lines Stamp
W1600 Customized Set Stamp

Fancy Folds Cards, Part 2

Summertime’s for fun, and what’s more fun than receiving a card in the mail from someone you love?  How about receiving a neat, home-made, interactive card!

July’s cardmaking workshop features five, fun, fancy fold cards including a trifold card, window shade card, flower pot card, lever card and a joy fold card. We will make a total of 10 cards, 2 each of 5 cards plus a bonus post-it note holder, using the Claire, Chantilly and Flirty papers and stamp sets including the new patriotic “Home of the Brave” set, “A True Thank You” set funding Oklahoma Tornado Relief,  the May and June Stamps of the month: “Pinwheels” and “A Flowering Bunch”, and the popular “Fabulous  You” stamp set.

We’ll make 2 each of five fancy fold cards like those shown below:

Patriotic tri-fold card

Patriotic tri-fold card

Window shade card closed

Window shade card closed

Window shade raised

Window shade raised

Window shade card opened

Window shade card opened

Flower pot card

Flower pot card

Flower pot card opened

Flower pot card opened

Lever card closed

Lever card closed

Lever card open

Lever card open

Joy fold card

Joy fold card

Joy fold card open

Joy fold card open

Post-it note holder

Post-it note holder

We’ll meet on Thursday morning, July 11th, for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and fellowship while we play with some fun folding techniques used in creating these cards.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP by Monday, July 8th so that I may have your materials prepared for you.

When: Thursday July 11th at 9am

Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 10 cards with envelopes plus bonus project

RSVP: 703-790-3497

You can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $20.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $23.00 – mailed to you first class

How to contact me:

1-571-276-5405
Mariefarson@juno.com

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