Saturday, July 15, 2017

Prickly Pear Blog Hop

Welcome to our Prickly Pear Blog Hop.  We will be showcasing items from our new Seasonal Expressions II Idea Book with various projects created by talented Close To My Heart consultants.  So, relax, take your shoes off and enjoy the journey. 

If you just arrived from Brenda Lapp's Blog, Crafting For Sanity, then you are on the right track, if not, please start at the beginning with our hostess Carol, at Crafting with Carol

Below you will find my project which is a standard size (4.25" x 5") card which is a birthday card for a friend with an upcoming birthday.  While I love that little llama, I really like the inside of this card:

Love the inside of this card!

Papers:  G1128 Prickly Pear WYW; Sorbet, and White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamps:  z3332 Prickly Pear - Cardmaking; C1681 Fiesta Time
Inks:  z899 Black Memento Ink, Black Exclusive Inks; Marine Blue, Carmine, Vivid Green, Leaf Green, Marigold, Light Orange, and Golden Yellow Shinhan Markers
Embellishments:  Z3324 Prickly Pear Sequins; Z679 Liquid Glass on one flower

Here is closer look at the stamp set images I used, first z3332 Prickly Pear-Cardmaking:
C1681 Fiesta Time:
Prickly Pear Papers:

Be sure to check out the next stop, Gerri Baker's Blog to see what eye candy she has been cooking up for you!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Close To My Heart Convention 2017

There were so many great happenings at this year's Close To My Heart (CTMH) Convention!  The theme was "Who Tells Your Story" (because if you don't who else can tell it as you would?) I had such a wonderful time!  I thought you would enjoy some of the reveals from Convention.

First of all, as you may have read from yesterday's post, that our BASIC palette will change to completely new colors.  Black is no longer part of the palette but has been pulled out like White Daisy.  Plus now, our cardstock is 2-sided with a lighter shade on the backside.

Notice that the bottom of each page is folded up to show the lighter shade on the backside (although there is really no backside per se).  So, instead of 40 colors we have 80 coordinating colors!  WOW! And to top it off, no price increase for either the cardstock or the stamp pads.

A new addition that was a much wanted item for me was a thin cut Alphabet.  I am very excited about this and the fact that it is priced so reasonably! They are about 2" tall from what I can tell.  Mine haven't arrived yet!
And also with that, I will tell you that there is a new Cricut cartridge to help you tell your Story.  I'm not going to give you a reveal peak, but I will post it in the next week under the topic above Cricut cartridges.  You will be surprised that along with that will be some digital cricut images (note that the digital products are for Cricut Explore lines).

We have a new addition to our Workspace Wonders.  A new Carousel Base & Top to make our ink pads a swiveling carousel.  Note that I am not giving away all the new items in our new Idea Book, just a few to whet your appetite!

While you will find tons of new items in the Idea Book, I am going to give you the color of the year as my last reveal.  It is called Bashful.

So what else went on at Convention.  Well, we had some amazing consultants put together some projects for the OPERATION SMILES auction.  Operation Smile is a volunteer organization that performs life changing operations on those born with cleft lip or cleft palates.  CTMH has adopted this foundation as their charity of choice and encourages us all to round up our orders to give back smiles to those in need of them and for only $240, a child (or adult)'s life can be changed.  So this year, at Convention alone,

Finally, I can't leave out that Sticky Boy did make an appearance at Convention this year.  No, I was not one of the lucky ones who were able to find a Sticky Boy.  But there was a great announcement made by both Sticky Boy and Sticky Girl.

See video here:

Next year, at Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada all are invited to the Sticky Boy & Girl wedding.  See details on video posted at my Business website!  Yes, they will finally tie the not.  What possibly could this mean?  Guess we'll find out in about a year!

Happy Stamping,

Saturday, July 8, 2017

News from Convention

While at the Close To My Heart (CTMH) convention we were privy to receive our new Idea Book which will go live August 1st.  CTMH recently informed consultants that for a long time they have held prices, but that we could expect some price increases on some things.

No worries, the new Exclusive Ink Pads will not have a price increase this year since they are such a new product.  Also, there will be a new Basic palette.  Black will be a new staple color like White Daisy and will no longer be part of the Basic palette.  However, Colonial White is going away.  So if you are partial to any colors in this year's basic palette, get them now.

Here are the products that will have a price increase by page number:

Product # Product Old Price New Price Page #
z4120 Spine Expanders $2.95 $4.95 11
Memory Protectors Design 1
$9.95 $10.95 13
4113 Memory Protectors Design 2 $9.95 $10.95 13
Z1950 Memory Protectors Design 3 $9.95 $10.95 13
Z1951 Memory Protectors Design 4 $9.95 $10.95 13
Z1952 Memory Protectors Design 5 $9.95 $10.95 13
Z1968 Memory Protectors Side Load $9.95 $10.95 13
Z1977 Memory Protectors Side Load Value Pack $19.95 $23.95 13
Z1969 Memory Protectors Strap Side Load $19.95 $23.95 13
z3026 Variety Pack $9.95 $10.95 13
4110 Memory Protector Top Load $9.95 $11.95 13
z1984 Memory Protector Top Load Value Pack $19.95 $23.95 13
Z5101 WW Large Tray $12.95 $14.95 89
Z5103 WW Marker Stack $9.95 $10.95 89
Z5100 WW Paper Tray $18.95 $19.95 89
Z5102 WW Small Tray $6.95 $7.95 89
Z5104 WW Stamp Pad Stack $9.95 $10.95 89
Z5105 WW Tool Cubby $9.95 $10.95 89
Z334 12" x 12" Paper & Stamp Envelope $7.95 $10.95 92
Z3106 My Acrylix Mini Stamp Organizer $12.95 $14.95 92
Z1038 My Acrylix Organizer $14.95 $15.95 92
Z4137 Craft Boxes $6.95 $7.95 93
Z4140 Craft Boxes Foam Insert $8.95 $9.95 93
Z1897 Daubers Foam Insert $14.95 $15.95 93
Z1834 Large Organizer $24.95 $29.95 93
Z4139 Medium Organizer $19.95 $24.95 93
Z4141 My Acrylix Blocks Foam Insert $8.95 $9.95 93
Z1898 Pigment Inks Foam Insert $14.95 $15.95 93
Z4138 Small Organizer $14.95 $17.95 93
Z1839 Tabbed Dividers $4.95 $5.95 93
4110 Top Load $9.95 $11.95 93
Z1984 Top Load Value Pack $19.95 $23.95 93
Z3026 Memory Protector Variety Pack $9.95 $10.95 93
Z2263 White Daisy Re-inkers $6.50 $7.95 95
Various Re-inkers $5.95 $6.95 95-99
Various Glitter Paper $5.95 $6.95 101
Z3146 Watercolor Paper $6.95 $7.95 101
Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems $3.95 $4.95 102
z3089 Gray Gems $3.95 $4.95 102
z3090 Red Gems $3.95 $4.95 102
Z3197 Black & Gold Ribbon $5.95 $6.95 103
Z4012 Black Shimmer Ribbon $4.95 $5.95 103
Z3313 Blush Shimmer Ribbon $4.95 $5.95 103
Z3198 White & Gold Ribbon $5.95 $6.95 103
Z3132 Watercolor Paints $11.95 $12.95 104
Z726 Sponge Daubers $4.50 $5.95 105
Z1938 Sponge Daubers Value Pack $16.95 $18.95 105
Z1204 Bone Folder $4.95 $6.95 106
Z1207 Rub & Remove Eraser $2.95 $4.95 106
Z1382 Tweezers $5.95 $6.95 106
Z534 Micro-tip Scissors $9.95 $11.95 107
Z1836 Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors $13.95 $15.95 107
Z1279 VersaMat $14.50 $15.95 107
Z1912 Corner Rounder $7.95 $9.95 108
Z679 Liquid Glass $6.95 $7.95 108
1779 My Acryliz Cleaner Refill $11.50 $13.95 109
1778 My Acryliz Spritz Cleaner $4.95 $5.95 109
9035 Make It From Your Heart Vol 1 $7.95 $9.95 110
9042 Make It From Your Heart Vol 2 $7.95 $9.95 110

If you would like to be part of a Mystery Hostess party, I have a July Mystery Hostess party on my shopping site.  You get a Mystery Hostess party, you get an entry for every $25 spent and at the end of the month (when the party has ended) the Mystery Hostess is drawn and gets all the Hostess Rewards.  I will publish results here.  Party ends on July 30th (to give one day to get in the order for the Rewards and/or any other orders).

So right now, I'm going to put in my order for the Mystery Hostess (don't worry, I can't be drawn for the Hostess.)

Blessings and Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

July 2017 Stamp of the Month

Storybrook Alphabet, the July 2017 Stamp of the Month, is a set of 26 beautiful outlines!  It is only available through July 31, 2017, and this lovely set can be your for $5 with a qualified purchase of $50 or $17.95 at the regular price.  Be sure to click on the graphic for a larger view: 
I couldn't wait to make the FIESTA card below!  It was the perfect letters to spell out that title in the bold colors of Prickly Pear Workshop Your Way papers.

Next a full view of the front:

Next a close-up of the flowers:

Papers:  G1128 Prickly Pear WYW; Sorbet, and White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamps:  S1707 Storybook Alphabet
Inks:  z899 Black Memento Ink, Black Exclusive Inks; Marine Blue, Carmine, Vivid Green, Leaf Green, Marigold, Light Orange, and Golden Yellow Shinhan Markers
Embellishments:  X7221c Prickly Pear Complements; Z3324 Prickly Pear Sequins; Z3088 Coral Shimmer Trim (retiring soon); Z679 Liquid Glass on one flower
Other:  Plastic dots from Hobby Lobby

So let's see what else you all can come up with!  Blessings and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

It's Time for Stampaganza!

Happy July!  I just returned from Salt Lake City where I attended the most amazing Close To My Heart Convention (but more about that later)!

Let Stampaganza 2017 begin!  Buy any two My Acrylix stamp sets at the full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE!  Choose from any current stamp set, plus a collection of popular sets that CTMH has brought back just for Stampganza!  When you add three sets to your order, it will automatically make the least expensive set FREE in your shopping cart.  Check your cart at any time to see how many free sets you have! CLICK ON the flyer below to see full view.

Choose from both our current Idea Books!  And here is a special offer for hosting a qualifying party and for new consultants signing up in July.  CLICK ON the flyer below to see full view.:

This month the July Stamp of the Month, Storybook Alphabet and can be yours for $5 if you spend $50 or more dollars.  Such a darling alphabet!  This is only available from July 1-30th, 2017.  Imagine a card with Fiesta (Party) spelled out across the front!  Check back tomorrow for artwork!
Finally, do check out the link (top upper right link) to see all the product that will be retiring at the end of July.

Do check back tomorrow for artwork and to hear about the super Convention in Utah that I attended.
Happy Stamping and blessings!

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