Thursday, August 30, 2012

New CTMH Paper Kits

It's hard to decide...But here's my top picks for our new paper kits and WOTG.

Some of you know how much I love Halloween decor and paper...well and of course all the fun embellishments that go with it!  "Moonlight" is our new Halloween Kit. With its whimsical owl paper, dramatic purple patterns and black and cream distressed stripe you will add interesting flair to all your pages.  Use it for Halloween, fall or anything in between! Many of the patterns and colors in this kit are perfect for any theme.
I love these coordinating brads & embellishments. Aren't they a riot! Spiders & skulls and yes my personal favorite...flourishes!

Gotta love these papers! I can see using the black and cream distressed stripe on my soccer pages & the green damask for fall. This kit is very versatile. Check out the matching chipboard! Isn't it fantastic! So many fun embellishments to add to your pages and make them "Pop."
Next "pick" is our new Christmas Paper "Pear and Partridge." Very pretty designs and the color scheme is phenomenal. Beautiful reds, greens and neutrals. And look...more flourishes!! The WOTG kit includes colorful sparkles and Glittery rub-ons. (which are more Shimmery than glittery. I love the size quality of our rub-ons)

Take your pages up a notch with these adorable matching rub-ons. Cute designs and easy to use. You'll be able to customize your pages with ease using the Pear and Partridge Compliments Glittery Rub-ons.

Artwork by our fantastic designers at CTMH!

Great designs to put together your Christmas pages or cards. The traditional patterns and colors are lovely and easy to work with.
I could just kiss whoever designed these Festive Velvet Rub-ons. They are gorgeous! So rich looking and striking. (The picture just does not do them justice.) They will add beauty to your cards or special Christmas photos and memories. Wait until you see them up close.  
I will be planning a Christmas card workshop with these Holiday chipboard dimensional elements. I really enjoy making my Christmas cards & I love hearing stories from my attendees about how the family member or friend on the receiving end enjoyed their card. It's so funny to hear them tell me that their "Mother in Law" didn't believe they actually made it themselves!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Scrapbooking Weekend Retreat

Oct 26, 27 & 28, 2012
Jolene McCormick
Independent Close To My Heart Consultant
Starts Friday at 4:00 ends Sunday at 4:00***


Get “Early Entry Privileges” and start at NOON on Friday!!

Take a vacation from the day to day hustle of your busy life. Just imagine a weekend of no cooking, no dishes, no laundry, no running errands or catering to everyone else. This weekend is just for you! Leave your routines at home & come pamper yourself!
We all have precious pictures in boxes waiting to be made into special scrapbook pages capturing wonderful memories in a unique and creative way. Whether you are an experienced scrapper or looking for some hand holding in getting started - I have the getaway weekend for you. 


*** Breakfast Buffet daily with each overnight stay at the Hotel

*Bottled water, coffee, tea, pop & juice

*Your own 6’ table
*FREE use of CTMH Stamps and Inks, tools & more

*Games & Prizes

*Grand Prize Basket Entries for each day you are at the retreat

*Free Technique Demonstrations

*Visit my creative “Help Desk” for inspiration

*Cricut with large cartridge library available to use! (Please bring your own 6 x 12 Cricut matt)

NEW***Receive an extra Grand Prize Entry for each overnight stay during the crop. 

Scrapbook the weekend away for only $55.
Or join us daily     Friday   $20.         Sat.    $30.            Sun.   $15.

*** Held at the SpringHill Suites, 5250 28th Street, GRR,  (behind Target) Reserve your room under the “Close To My Heart Block” to take advantage of a $20. per night savings. Call SpringHill Suites @ 464-1130. You must reserve your room by Oct 4th to insure Blocked rate & room availability. The hotel is newer & very nice. Rooms are spacious & clean. They include: 2 queen beds, separate area with pullout couch, desk w/chair, counter/sink, micro & refrigerator, large flat screen TV with cable, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and wireless high speed internet.

*** Register: Send in your $30 Crop deposit by October 10 & get “Early Entry Privileges” Start as early as noon on Friday. Your deposit is what saves your cropping spot. Spots are first come first serve. *** Mail your deposit to: Jolene McCormick, 12700 McPherson, Lowell, MI 49331. Include; your name, phone # & email address for you & your guests. 

*** What to Bring:

* Your favorite cropping tools & craft items

*Surge Protectors for your cricuts, computer, Ott lights & phones

*A treat to share. I will be emailing a list splitting snacks into 3 categories; appetizers, salads/fruits/veggies, desserts a couple of weeks before the crop.

*All your Scrappin’ & Stampin’ Friends.  

***Meals are not included in this retreat. However, in splitting up the snack list many croppers have not found it necessary to go out to lunch as our snack area will be well rounded. Should you chose to go out we are in a great location with many fast food or nice sit down restaurants nearby. The hotel lobby is large with plenty of space if you decide to order in.

*** Regrettably this is a non-refundable event. Space is limited. I appreciate your understanding in this matter. 

Jolene McCormick  #616-608-2653
Close to My Heart Independent Consultant,

Unit Leader of the Scrap Happy Hens

New Cricut Cartridge "Cricut Artiste Collection"

The Cricut® Artiste Collection helps you turn everyday events into magical celebrations! The unique cartridge takes creativity to a new level allowing you to cut themed projects and shapes using a single key. Color-coded images in the accompanying booklet indicate shapes that are linked and can be cut using the same size setting for hassle-free layering and assembly. Choosing a themed project is easy with the project reference pictures, and assembling 3-D items is a snap with the separate assembly and folding guide. With 700 images, you’ll find a themed project for any event, large or small, from Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and Halloween, to occasions like birthdays and baby showers, plus clever motifs like signage, game night, gears, timepieces, awards, and more. Use the three coordinating My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets to jazz up your Cricut accents, then splash in some Dimensional Elements shapes from the three included sets for added flair! The Cricut® Artiste cartridge makes it easy to create a charming, cohesive project, taking you from crafter to awesome artiste in a flash.

Cricut® Artiste Collection (Z1790) $99 (retail value of nearly $125)
1 – Cartridge (700 images: themed projects, cards, font, shapes, 3-D items)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets*
3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes


Videos about our new Cricut Artiste Cartridge. Check them out!

I'm so excited to have another great Cricut cartridge in our Product Line!

Favorite new CTMH stamp set

OK...So I can't pick just one! I do love the bird & holly leaves in this set called "To You and Yours." B1403 Only $9.95. So Pretty & I can't wait to color it in with our new dual tip, alcohol-based marker set! (More on those later!) And yes I did say I would color! I know it's not been a favorite media of mine in the past but now that we carry alcohol markers (like "Copics") I'm excited for the experience of coloring with markers!
 These flowers are so much fun. And how easy are they going to be to stamp with...yup real easy with our clear blocks & stamps so you can have perfect placement ever time! I just can't decide what colors to use! "Love Blooms" C1511 $13.95

This set is the best idea ever!! "Frame it Up."  D1524 $17.95 Just cut the shape out with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and stamp your border and add your sentiment. Easy Peasy! It will jazz up my cards and look great on my pages with journaling or as a base for embellishments.

It was hard but I did narrow it down to 3 sets! To see all our available clear stamp sets look here.


Cricut® Artiste Collection
With just the touch of one Cricut® Artiste key you can take your creativity over the top with wonderful 3-D projects, party favors, interactive cards, awards, and more! From robots and spooks to weddings and Valentines, your cupcake wrappers, invitations, and party essentials will coordinate and come together for any celebration!

Collection includes:
Includes a separate step-by-step assembly booklet for the 3-D projects.
   •1 – Cartridge (700 images: themed projects, cards, fonts, shapes, and 3-D items)
   •3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
   •3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes)
           *Creative Feature Keys: Accent 1, Accent 2, Accent 3, Accent 4, Card, 3D Object.

Our new idea book includes many stamp sets that coordinate with the new Artiste Cartridge! I'm just delighted when I don't have to cut items out by hand with scissors! With this new cartridge you will get a perfect cut every time.

Z1790 $99.00  

Would you like to get this cartridge collection for HALF OFF??!! Just book a party or have a catalog party and acquire orders reaching $250. & you can get the collection for only $49.50. Retail Value $125. Email me for more info! Plus you get another $45. in FREE CTMH PRODUCT! Or click here to order at regular price.

New Idea Book!

I love when we release a new Idea Book! New products, new artwork, new colors!! Wait until you see all the latest paper kits & WOTG's. Gorgeous Christmas paper, fun Halloween and a new "Back to School" kit with ledger paper & graph paper! Loads of  spectacular embellishments & My Personal Favorite New Item...Drum Roll please...Cricut Artiste Collection!! Yes we have a new cartridge with 700 new images!
More info on the cartridge soon!
Happy Scrappin'