Friday, June 21, 2013

Close To My Heart Product Retirement List and available MARKERS!



CTMH just released the retirement list.  I have cut and pasted it below for you.  If there is something on the list you want I do recommend you order it more sooner than later to guarantee you get it!  The items on this list will be retired on July 31st.  
All items on this list will now be available only while supplies last. Some items have very limited inventory left, and CTMH anticipates running out of some by the end of July. These items include the Topiary embossing powder (Z1350) and a few of the listed button assortments.

The following Exclusive Inks® marker sets have been made available to order again:

Z2405 Buttercup
Z2406 Crème Brulee
Z2426 Goldrush
Z2427 Autumn Terracotta
 


Spring 2013 Retiring List: 6/20/13
Part
Description
Category
Family
1771
W aterbrushMedium
T ool
coloring
BULK151
AntiquedCopperBrads
Bulk
brads
BULK153
PewterBrads
Bulk
brads
Bulk212
Chocolate Buttons
Bulk
Buttons
BULK233
Just Blooms® Flutter Paper Shapes (1" with script)
Bulk
flowers
BULK255
Avonlea B&T Duos® Combo Pack
Bulk
BT
BULK256
Clementine B&T Duos® Combo Pack
Bulk
BT
BULK257
Dakota B&T Duos® Combo Pack
Bulk
BT
BULK259
Scholastic B&T Duos® Combo Pack
Bulk
BT
Bulk273
Grey Sparkle Badge Buttons
Bulk
Buttons
BULK275
Avonlea Cardmaking Workshop Guide
Bulk
Brochure
BULK279
Buzz and Bumble B&T Duos® Combo Pack
Bulk
BT
BULK282
Later Sk8r B&T Duos® Combo Pack
Bulk
BT
BULK283
Tommy B&T Duos® Combo Pack
Bulk
BT
BULK284
Surf's Up B&T Duos® Combo Pack
Bulk
BT
BULK286
Chantilly Workshop Guide (10 pack)
Bulk
Brochure
BULK287
Buzz and Bumble Workshop Guide (10 pack)
Bulk
Brochure
BULK288
For Always Workshop Guide (10 pack)
Bulk
Brochure
BULK289
Claire Workshop Guide (10 pack)
Bulk
Brochure
BULK290
Later Sk8r Workshop Guide (10 pack)
Bulk
Brochure
BULK291
Surf's Up Workshop Guide (10 pack)
Bulk
Brochure
BULK292
Tommy Workshop Guide (10 pack)
Bulk
Brochure
BULK293
For Always Cardmaking Workshop Guide (10 pack)
Bulk
Brochure
BULK294
Chantilly Cardmaking Workshop Guide (10 pack)
Bulk
Brochure
BULK297
Black Button
Bulk
Buttons
G1053
Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit
WOTG
Layout
G1054
Workshops on the Go® Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Kit
WOTG
Layout
G1055
Workshops on the Go® For Always Scrapbooking Kit
WOTG
Layout
G1056
Workshops on the Go® Claire Scrapbooking Kit
WOTG
Layout
G1057
Workshops on the Go® Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Kit
WOTG
Layout
G1058
Workshops on the Go® Tommy Scrapbooking Kit
WOTG
Layout
G1059
Workshops on the Go® Surf's Up Scrapbooking Kit
WOTG
Layout
G1060
Workshops on the Go® For Always Cardmaking Kit
WOTG
Card
G1061
Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Cardmaking Kit
WOTG
Card
G1062
Workshops on the Go® Canvas Art Kit
WOTG
home décor
W1123
Spring Summer 2013 B&T Duo Sampler
Supply
Supply
X7155B
Avonlea Paper Packet
Paper Product
Level 2
X7155C
Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes
Accessory
Complements
X7156B
Clementine Paper Packet
Paper Product
Level 2
X7156C
Clementine Complements Canvas Shapes
Accessory
Complements
X7157B
Dakota Paper Packet
Paper Product
Level 2
X7157C
Dakota Complements Silver Foil Images
Accessory
Complements
X7159B
Scholastic Paper Packet
Paper Product
Level 2
X7159C
Scholastic My Stickease® Assortment
Accessory
Complements
X7164B
Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet
Paper Product
Level 2
X7164C
Buzz and Bumble My Stickease® Assortment
Accessory
Complements
X7166B
Claire Paper Packet
Paper Product
Level 2
X7166C
Claire Complements Canvas Shapes
Accessory
Complements
X7167B
Later Sk8r Paper Packet
Paper Product
Level 2
X7167C
Later Sk8r My Stickease® Assortment
Accessory
Complements
Z1081
ColonialWhiteWaxyFlax
Accessory
Ribbon
Z1088
ChocolateW axyFlax
Accessory
Ribbon
Z1089
BlackW axyFlax
Accessory
Ribbon
Z1096
EmbroideryFlossNeutralAssortment
Accessory
Ribbon
Z1246
EmbPowderCocoa
T ool
coloring
Z1267
Paper/StampOrganizer8.5x11(3)
organization
Z1326
Sparkles Red, Pink & Purple Assortment
Accessory
embellishment
Z1327
Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment
Accessory
embellishment
Z1347
12 x 12 Post Bound Album- New England Ivy
Album
album
Z1350
embossing powder topiary
T ool
coloring
Z1351
embossing powder dutch blue
T ool
coloring
Z1358
Buttons Basic Assortment
Accessory
ButtonsZ1366
Brads Metal Assortment
Accessory
brads
Z1369
Buttons Red Assortment
Accessory
Buttons
Z1370
Buttons Pink Assortment
Accessory
Buttons
Z1371
Buttons Blue Assortment
Accessory
Buttons
Z1372
Buttons Green Assortment
Accessory
Buttons
Z1392
2" Scallop Circle Punch
T ool
cutting
Z1410
Antiqued Copper Designer Brads
Accessory
brads
Z1412
10-Things Pocket
Paper Product
cards
Z1450
Cork Color-Ready Alphabet
Accessory
Color Ready
Z1474
6" x 6" Kraft Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes
Paper Product
cards
Z1487
Mini Medley Accents Pewter Collection
Accessory
mini medley
Z1489
Mini Medley Accents Olive Collection
Accessory
mini medley
Z1612
Paper Clip Pins
Accessory
foundry
Z1697
Mini-Medley Accents Smoothie Collection
Accessory
mini medley
Z1703
Wooden Badge Buttons
Accessory
Buttons
Z1704
Pewter Badge Buttons
Accessory
Buttons
Z1710
Just Blooms® Paradise Paper Flowers
Accessory
Flowers
Z1718
Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes
Accessory
Color Ready
Z1719
Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes
Accessory
Color Ready
Z1721
3” x 3” Kraft Envelopes
Paper Product
Cards
Z1722
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Kraft Envelopes
Paper Product
Cards
Z1723
5” x 7” Kraft Envelopes
Paper Product
Cards
Z1724
6” x 6” Kraft Envelopes
Paper Product
Cards
Z1734
IrresistiblesTM Persnickety Journaling Spots
Accessory
Journaling
Z1736
My Creations® Mini Banner
Crafts
My Creations
Z1739
My Creations® Milk Carton
Crafts
My Creations
Z1740
My Creations® Bookmark Album
Crafts
My Creations
Z1748
Brocade Assortment
Accessory
Level 2
Z1755
Posh Journaling Spots
Accessory
Journaling
Z1766
Memo Assortment
Accessory
Level 2
Z1773
Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes
Accessory
Color Ready
Z1774
My Creations® Canvas Journal
Crafts
My Creations
Z1780
Wrangler Assortment
Accessory
Level 2
Z1794
Cottage Assortment
Accessory
Level 2
Z1798
Black Tulle Ribbon
Accessory
Ribbon
Z1810
Later Sk8r Assortment
Accessory
Level 2
Z1813
Claire Assortment
Accessory
Level 2
Z1821
Buttons Black Assortment
Accessory
Buttons
My CreationsTM Paper Pouch - Small
Crafts
gift
My CreationsTM Paper Pouch - Large
Crafts
gift
Buzz and Bumble Assortment
Accessory
Level 2
Handle and Swivel Base
organization
ExclusiveInksOrganizerCarryingCase
Organization
AccessoriesOrganizer
Organization
Corner Rounder
T ool
cutting
EmbossingStylusMedium
T ool
EmbPowderOlive
T ool
coloring
EmbPowderOutdoorDenim
T ool
coloring
Z659
EmbPowderCranberry
T ool
coloring
Z670
EmbPowderBlack
T ool
coloring
Z672
EmbPowderRed
T ool
coloring
Z673
EmbPowderWhite
T ool
coloring
Z724
EmbossingPen
T ool
coloring
Z906
BambooWaxyFlax
Accessory
Ribbon
Z1827
Z1828
Z1831
Z4134
Z4136
Z4200
Z578
Z608
Z655
Z656
A1132
Family
Stamp
A
A1133
Festival of Lights
Stamp
A
B1372
Circle Together
Stamp
B
B1395
So Grateful
Stamp
B
B1396
School Rocks
Stamp
B
B1405
Rugged Dude
Stamp
B
B1406
Blessings of Peace
Stamp
B
B1410
A Friend Like You
Stamp
B
B1414
Bonjour
Stamp
B
C1438
Tea Time
Stamp
C
C1461
Salutation Seals
Stamp
C
C1466
Instant Memories
Stamp
C
C1505
Pun Fun
Stamp
C
C1507
Angelic Blessings
Stamp
C
C1508
Paisley Flair
Stamp
C
C1511
Love Blooms
Stamp
C
C1512
Moonlight Workshop
Stamp
C
C1513
Clementine Workshop
Stamp
C
C1514
Pear & Partridge Workshop
Stamp
C
C1515
Flirty Workshop
Stamp
C
C1516
Avonlea Workshop
Stamp
C
C1517
Scholastic Workshop
Stamp
C
C1518
Dakota Workshop
Stamp
C
C1519
La Belle Vie Workshop
Stamp
C
C1520
Christmas Joy
Stamp
C
C1544
Surf's Up Scrapbooking Workshop
Stamp
C
C1545
Later, Sk8r Scrapbook Workshop
Stamp
C
C1546
Tommy Scrapbooking Workshop
Stamp
C
C1547
For Always Cardmaking Workshop
Stamp
C
C1548
Canvas Art Workshop
Stamp
C
C1549
Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Workshop
Stamp
C
C1551
For Always Scrapbooking Workshop
Stamp
C
C1552
Clarie Scrapbooking Workshop
Stamp
C
C1553
Chantilly Scrapbooking Workshop
Stamp
C
C1554
Claire Cardmaking Workshop
Stamp
C
D1187
For Every Occasion
Stamp
D
D1388
Card Chatter - Christmas
Stamp
D
D1399
Dream Big
Stamp
D
D1440
Everlasting Life
Stamp
D
D1444
A Little Thanks
Stamp
D
D1492
Christmas Love
Stamp
D
D1517
Game On
Stamp
D
D1519
Abundance
Stamp
D
D1521
Powder Heaven
Stamp
D
D1523
Sweet Music
Stamp
D
D1528
Jardin
Stamp
D
E1010
Chocolate Alphabet Large
Stamp
E
E1014
Posterboard Alphabet
Stamp
E
E1015
Cocktail Alphabet
Stamp
E
E1017
Old World Alphabet
Stamp
E
E1018
Pennant Alphabet
Stamp
E
E1019
Bohemian Alphabet
Stamp
E
E1020
Token Alphabet
Stamp
E
E1021
Trinity Alphabet
Stamp
E
E1022
Hero Alphabet
Stamp
E
E1023
Varsity Alphabet
Stamp
E
E1024
Keepsake Alphabet
Stamp
E
K900
Single Name Stamp
Stamp
Custom
K9012
Address Stamp w/o Icon 2 Lines
Stamp
Custom
K9013
Address Stamp w/o Icon 3 Lines
Stamp
Custom
K9014
Address Stamp w/o Icon 4 Lines
Stamp
Custom
K9022
Address Stamp with Icon 2 Lines
Stamp
Custom
K9023
Address Stamp with Icon 3 Lines
Stamp
Custom
K9024
Address Stamp with Icon 4 Lines
Stamp
Custom
W1600
Customized Set
Stamp
Custom

Thursday, June 20, 2013

GREAT DEAL on GREAT Albums!


CTMH ALBUM SPECIAL 
from
AMY MCGREW!

50 Top Loading Memory Protectors
15 4 x 6 Flip Flaps
12” Flip Flaps
(1) Faux Leather Album
Spine Expanders & Extenders

$65 VALUE for just $50
through June 30th

I am offering a 20% disocunt when you purchase a Faux Leather Album bundle from me in June.  CTMH has once again posted a lofty slaes goal for consultants in the month of June and if I reach them I get that much closer to earning the incentive trip to Costa Rica!!!!  Keeping my fingers crossed that I can earn it.

Here is what you get:

Your choice of a CTMH Legacy 12 x 12 Faux Leather Album (Chocolate, Black, Red, Navy of Green)- $24.95

12 x 12 Clear Memory Protectors Value Pack- $22.95

4 x 6 Memory Protector Flip Flaps (15)- $3.95

Memory Protectors Flip Flaps 12” Assortment:  $4.95

12 x 12 Spine Expanders (10)- $2.95

Extender Posts 1/2” (12)- $5.75

RETAIL VALUE= $65.50- Yours for ONLY $50.00 in JUNE!

....THERE’S MORE!!!!

Feel free to add a SECOND ALBUM for JUST $20.00!!!!
OR
Add a WORKS in PROGRESS ALBUM for JUST $12.50!!!!



Monday, June 17, 2013

July Scrapbook layouts

Greetings!
Right now I am so into everything and anything anchors.  And I absolutely LOVE the CTMH "TOMMY" Scrapbook Kit and accessories.
Next month my scrapbook clubs will be using the TOMMY kit and accessories to create the layouts below.  I would love for you to join in on the fun!  All the details are below.  If you are not in the Charleston area you can still participate via mail.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Our class will meet on THURSDAY, JULY 18th from 9:30-12:30 or 6:00-9:00.  Please register on/before JULY 1st.











TOMMY Shopping List
(Shop in June for July’s Scrapbook Classes)
Basic Package
G1058 Tommy WOTG Packet pg 61 35.00
Includes: -Workshop Stamp Set, Tommy Paper Packet, 2 extra sheets of 
Colonial White Cardstock, Tommy Assortment, Dimensional Elements Stars, Instructional Brochure)
3 extra sheets of Colonial White Cardstock 1.50
Amy’s Cutting Guide:  FREE

Better Package = Basic Package + the following 
X7169C Tommy Complements Canvas My Stickease pg 58 6.90
Z1808 Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon pg 122 8.00
Z1706 Round Durables pg 119 4.60
D1507                      Urban Alphabet                                                      pg 113                                                                     21.00
                                                 
Best Package = Basic & Better Packages + the following products
Z2163 White Daisy Pad pg 9  8.00
Z2118 Desert Sand Pad pg 9 6.10
Z2116 Cranberry Pad pg 9 6.10
Z2140 Outdoor Denim Pad pg 9 6.10
add Stamp of the Month

Tools we are using this month in case you’d like to order your own
Z2114 Piercing Tool Kit pg 131 6.90
Z697 Round Sponge pg 130 1.50
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge pg 15 114.35

Always bring these items with you to class:
Paper Trimmer, adhesive, 3D foam tape, glue dots, ruler and a pencil.
Great items (basics) to add to your order any month:
1515 Tombow Refill pg 132   6.30
Z1151 3D Foam Tape pg 132 6.90
1772 or Z341 Regular or Mini Glue Dots pg 132 8.70
Z697 Round Sponge pg 130 1.50
Z578 Corner Rounder pg 132 9.20
Z1204 Bone Folder pg 131 5.70
4110 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors (10 pack) pg 129 6.90
Z4115 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors Value Pack (50) pg 129 26.00
Z1325 Memory Protectors (12 x 12) Flip Flaps pg 129 4.60
Z1747 Memory Protectors Small Assortment Flip Flaps pg 129 4.60
Z1342-Z1347 Assorted Colors – My Legacy Faux Leather 12 x 12 Albums pg 128 28.80

Studio J Digital Scrapbooking (YOU’LL LOVE IT!)
Layouts are ONLY $6.95 for each 2-page layout! WOW!
SJ5P2 5 pack pg 13 39.95

Must Haves:
***Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection pg 15 114.35***
***Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection pg 15 114.35***
***9035*** Make It From Your Heart How-To Publication pg 11 9.20***

*At this level you qualify for the May Stamp of the Month (Pinwheel) at $5 ($17.95 value)
*** YOU GOTTA HAVE IT!!!!

Your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant:
Amy McGrew, 843.207.8698, stampermy@earthlink.net, Shop 24/7: http://amy.ctmh..com
 Blog: www.scrpbooklifewithamy.blogspot.com“Like” me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amy-mcGrew-Close-To-My-Heart-Independent-Consultant


Friday, June 14, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Our New Friends Down Under!

GREETINGS!
I know it has been a while since I last posted.  Life is supposed to get more clam once summer sets in BUT...that hasn't been the case for the McGrew household. 
Anyway, I am here and alive and kicking and getting so excited for the 2013 CTMH Convention which is taking place in 2 short weeks!  I am so excited to go and learn and come home and share a new Idea Book, new ideas and products and fun with y'all!  
Last night CTMh had more exciting news to share.  Below is a post written by our wonderful CEO, Jeanette Lynton.  I am so proud to be a part of this AMAZING company!
I am honored, grateful, excited, optimistic, and pretty much overjoyed to let you know that Close To My Heart is officially expanding to Australia and New Zealand! It's so amazing that even though the deal was only finalized a few hours ago, I can't wait to share the news!
Here's how it came to  be: One year ago this week, Close To My Heart attended one of the largest scrapbook expos in Australia, held in Brisbane. We sent a team to evaluate customers' response to our exclusive products, met prospective Consultants, and understand the fit for our type of artwork and style of business. While there, we met several other vendors, including Consultants from competitor direct-sales companies. The team returned very enthusiastic, and we opened an e-commerce website less than a month later. Our intention was to spend more time familiarizing ourselves with this wonderful market and those dedicated to craft.
I'm always a proponent of doing things right, even if it means taking more time: we worked with in-country shipping and organizational experts to determine the best ways to conduct business both now and in the long term, and we gained the knowledge we needed about currency, regulatory issues, advertising, and more. Again, we were just taking our time for when the opportunity was right.
Interestingly, opportunity knocked just a few short weeks ago—or should I say that it rang? I received a call from someone in the former Creative Memories Australasia company, whose business had moved into liquidation as a result of the its US-parent company's difficulties. We learned about the plight of the Consultants of that company in Australia and New Zealand, who were quite literally left without a home with little warning. Within a few short days, I learned more about their unfortunate situation, and they shared with us their strong desire to make Close To My Heart their new home. I can't even tell you how humbling it was.
The intervening weeks have involved long, global conference calls and flurries of e-mails and legal documents, but they have also involved the formation of some of the most powerful connections and instant friendships I can imagine. A few of the organization's top leaders flew to Utah and met with our executive team and the feeling was one of pure alignment, a desire to help each other succeed, and quite a bit of urgency to move quickly. And quick it was, thanks in great part to the preparation work we had already done—without even knowing it would be needed! The entire relationship has fallen into place so smoothly and surely that I have no doubt about its purpose or its future.
If you are a former Creative Memories Consultant from Australia or New Zealand, please allow me to share my deepest sorrow for the last few months of uncertainty you've experienced. While I am optimistic about our new opportunities together, that does not lessen my sympathies for what I know has been a difficult and turbulent time since the announcement of the closing of your former company. After nearly 30 years in this business, I have learned that sometimes the greatest trials can bring the richest blessings. I absolutely believe this to be true!
We know this new transition will bring many questions and we invite your questions but also your patience as we work to provide you every opportunity already available to our US and Canadian teams.
And if you are a reader from North America, we invite you to welcome our new friends from Australia and New Zealand! Feel free to share what you value about Close To My Heart in comments.
Our hearts are open with welcome. Our ears are open to listen and learn. And as I often say: no matter who you are, or why you have come to Close To My Heart, YOU ARE WELCOME HERE.