Thursday, August 27, 2015

Day #17 of the Top 17 CTMh Product Picks!


We have made it to day #17!  I hope you have enjoyed these product picks and perhaps have learned something new about a few of the many products Close To my Heart has to offer.  Before I share the product pick of the day I just want to let all those who live local to me that I am currently having a HUGE sale.  I have gone through all my stamp sets and there are many many sets on my sale buffet table.  Some have never even been used!  All stamp sets are just $5.00.  If you buy 3 sets, you get the 4th set FREE!  Contact me if you are interested in stopping by to take a peek!

Todays's product feature is PICTURE MY LIFE.  I love this product line for not only memory keeping, but for card making and even gift wrappings and home decor, too!
Picture My Life allows us to tell our story in a very simple way.  No more getting behind in preserving our memories!  The process only takes a moment, but the memories last for years to come.  This scrapbook program preserves life beautifully and still leaves you with time to live it, so you can pocket your memories and get right back to making more!

There are 13 Picture My Life Kits available until AUGUST 31st.  here is a glimpse at two of my most favorite:  Wanderful and Seaside.


Kits come with 44 – 4" × 6" Cards (2 each of 22 designs) and 78 – 3" × 4" Cards (3 each of 26 designs)
Same cards as featured in Annual Inspirations on pages 146–149, but without Memory Protectors™ or a designed cover sheet.

These products are acid-free, lignin-free, and buffered.



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Day #16 of Favorite Product Picks



Today's product pick are the CLose To My Heart FLIP FLAPS!

Flip Flaps allow you to easily add extra photos to your scrapbook page with Flip Flaps™. Slide your photo or journaling into the pocket, attach with the adhesive strip, and you're done! It's a fun interactive element for your pages. (8 protectors: 4 – 6" x 12", 2 – 4" x 12", and 2 – 8" x 12", each with strong adhesive attachment strip.)


Monday, August 24, 2015

Day #15 of the Top 17!

HAPPY MONDAY!  HAPPY Day #15 of the Top 17 CTMH Product Pick!
Today I am spotlighting CTMh's Liquid Glass (#Z679).  I use liquid glass on almost everything!  It works great as an adhesive, as well as making things look shiny!

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Apply this clear liquid to your stamped images, My Stickease™ art, or any other item for an extra bit of 3-D sparkle and shine. The fine-tip applicator lets you apply it precisely where you want for a glossy, glaze-like look. (2 oz.)

Friday, August 21, 2015

Day #14 Top 17 CTMH Product Picks


 It's FRIDAY!!!!!
I am wishing you all a happy and fun weekend!




Today's product pick are the NEW!  Roll-Up Organizers.  These organizers will appear in the 2015-2016 Annual inspirations Idea Book that comes out on September 1st.  Close To My Heart is offering a fabulous special during the month of August!

The Accessory Roll-Up (#Z3121) contains 16 clear plastic pockets wit zippers to hold Base & Bling products, embellishments, or accessories.  Rolls up and secures with snap closure.  Includes hanging loop for easy vertical storage.  When you purchase the Accessory Roll-up during the month of August you will receive 2 Free NEW Style Sheets that will debut on September 1st in the new Annual Inspirations!




The Marker Roll-UP (#Z3120) is designed to hold up to 25 ShinHan Touch Twin markers with interior elastic loops.  It rolls up and secures with a snap closure.  It also includes a hanigning loop for easy vertical storage.  
When you purchase the marker roll-up in the month of August.



Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Day #12 of the Top 17 CTMH Product Picks

WEDNESDAY GREETINGS!

Today I am featuring the NEW Consultant kit!  I am in LOVE with this kit! And I LOVE my job!
The New Consultant Kit has what you need to hit the ground running, including a huge supply of Close To My Heart products. You will be equipped with all the tools to hold your first Gatherings and clubs, and start your business off on the right foot—all for only $129! Whether you love creativity, community, business, or all three, you are welcome here! Join us and discover all the wonderful rewards of being a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. Plus, you can earn additional rewards through the Straight To The Top program. Ask me how!

The Kit contents are:  Zoe B&T DuosTM Bulk Pack (BULK369, qty 1), White Daisy Cardstock (1385, qty 1), Whisper Cardstock (X5929, qty 1), Glacier Cardstock (X5770, qty 1), Sorbet Exclusive InksTM Pad (Z2164, qty 2), Glacier Exclusive InksTM Pad (Z2641, qty 2), Slate Exclusive InksTM Pad (Z2173, qty 2), Aqua Shimmer Trim (Z3086, qty 2), Grey Enamel Gems (Z3089, qty 2), My Acrylix® So Many Smiles (C1619, qty 2), My Acrylix® In Review (C1622, qty 2), My Acrylix® My Story (B1482, qty 2), White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (X254, qty 1), Medium Organizer (Z4139, qty 1), 2" μ 61⁄2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1010, qty 2), 3" μ 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006, qty 2), Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836, qty 2), My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782, qty 2), My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778, qty 1), Bonding MemoriesTM Glue (1512, qty 2), 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, qty 1), Round Sponge (Z697, qty 1), Customer Order Forms (W101, qty 1, 25 per pack), Annual Inspirations (WC1161, qty 10), Holiday Expressions (WCS1161, qty 10), Cardstock Color Sampler (W1136, qty 1), Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1137, qty 1), Annual Inspirations B&T DuosTM Sampler (W1138, qty 1), My Acrylix® Petite PerksTM Tribal Circles (W2032, qty 3), Idea Book Postcard (W1129, qty 1), Desk Pad (W1140, qty 1)
(Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)
Items shown represent contents of New Consultant Kits ordered between August 1, 2015 and November 30, 2015. Contents are subject to change without notice, and change regularly based on product and collateral availability. Shipping and handling, and applicable taxes apply

Monday, August 17, 2015

Day #11 of the Top 17 CTMH Product Picks

Happy Monday!

The product pick for Day #11 are the CTMH Acrylix Stamps.
Innovation at its best and more than two decades of decorative stamping have brought about the My Acrylix® stamping revolution, where expression is made easy and everyone’s an expert!  CTMH premium quality, clear polymer My Acrylix stamps are easy to use, simple to store, and most importantly, offer creative control and artistic precision with every project.
I have a passion for the alphabet stamp sets.  Top at my list is the FRAMEWORK ALPHABET SET (#E1027, $29.95 plus shipping and tax)  HERE.  I love this set because I can stamp directly onto colored cardstock OR I can stamp the letters onto white daisy cardstock and then color each letter whatever colors I wish to!  These letters are perfect for layouts, cards or any other paper project!

It's always fun to mix and match alphabet fonts when creating titles.  I often use images from a variety of alphabet sets when creating!

Friday, August 14, 2015

#10 of the Top CTMH17 Product Pick







TGIF!!!!
The #10 CTMH Top 17 Product Pick is the NEW! ZOE Collection!  The CTMH 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations Idea Book goes live on September 1st.  But Close To My Heart is introduced the NEw Zoe Collection on August 1st.  I am falling more and more in love with this collection each day I create with it.  The paper pack, complements, assortment pack AND a ZOE EXPRESS COLLECTION IN STUDIO J is so incredible FUN to create with!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Day #9 Top 17 PRODUCT PICK


Day #9 of CTMH Top 17 is the Exclusive Ink Pads.

There is an ink pad for every color in the CTMH Color Palette.  Each ink pad has a patented swivel-top .  The ink pads retail at $5.95.  On September 1st the price will increase to $6.95.
The following colors will be retiring on August 31st:

Outdoor Denim
Olive
Autumn Terracotta
Ruby
Barn Red
Ponderosa Pine
Smokey Plum
Indian corn Blue

Now is a great time to stock up on ink pads and to get your hands on the retiring color.

I have a new email address:  amcgrewctmh@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Day #8 of the Top 17 Product Pick!


Happy Hump Day!

Today's top pick is STUDIO J!  Studio J is CTMH's online design software.  It offers gorgeous online scrapbooking at its best.  It you have lots of layouts to create and very little time, use one of the themed Express Collections, featuring 10 designed layouts each (plus cover and back pages), which also gives you the flexibility for personalization!  If you're all about creating layouts rom scratch, choose the custom route where you select your paper kit (you'll find many Close To My Heart classic paper packets you already love), layout pattern, embellishments, and more, with plenty of color, design, text box, and photo well options for a truly unique look.  Use our speedy Express Collections with or without customization, create your very own layouts, or do both!  any method you choose, your layouts will be professionally printed and on their way to your mailbox in a jiffy!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Day #7 of my CTMH Top Product Pick!

It's Tuesday and Day #7 of my CTMH Top 17!

Today I am featuring the stamp set "Happy Everything (#D1653).  When you purchase this stamp set at full retail price, Close To My Heart will donate $3 of the proceeds to Operation SMile.  Since is founding in 1982, Operation Smile has performed over 220,000 surgical procedures to correct facial deformities in children.  It only takes an hour for volunteer medical teams to perform these life-altering surgeries that will give children confidence for a lifetime.

This stamp set is perfect for so many of your crafting projects!

Here are two cards I created with this stmap set and the new Zoe Paper pack.


Monday, August 10, 2015

CTMH BINGO!


CTMH BINGO
Wednesday, August 26th
6:30-8:30 at Amy’s House
$25.00
Come and have some BINGO FUN!

Fee includes 6 Bingo Games, a mini scrapbook make & take, a Studio J tutorial, snacks, and a goodie bag of NEW PRODUCT ($21 value) to use with your make & take project.
Plus you can pick up the NEW! Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expression Idea Books!

Each Bingo game will have brand new products as prizes! You will receive two Bingo cards when you arrive one for game 1-7 and another for the last game.

The last game will be a BLACK OUT game and the winner receives the GRAND PRIZE.  Extra Black Out Bingo boards can be purchased for $5 each before the last game.  All money collected for extra BINGO cards will be turned into a GIFT CERTIFICATE as part of the GRAND PRIZE.

RSVP ON/BEFORE AUGUST 12th

DAy #6 of TOP 17 CTMH PRODUCT PICKS!

Day #6 of the CTMH Top 17 is the Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (#z1836, $13.95).  These scissors feature a coated, non-stick surface that cuts through adhesive without sticking.  They are small and super sharp for detailed cutting.  I love the protected guard that slips on and off the sharp end of the scissors.  I actually own several pairs of these must-have scissors.  I tie a ribbon around one handle and use this pair for cutting sticky things only.  My 2nd pair I used for cutting paper and ribbon.



Friday, August 7, 2015

Day #5 Top CTMH Product Pick!


It's FRIDAY!!!!!

If you are planning to attend the Card Buffet on August 12th please let me know a.s.ap.  If I do not have any r.s.v.p's by tomorrow morning then Iw ill have to cancel the event due to lack of interest.  Thanks so much!

And the product pick for Day 5 is the NEW! Artistry Cricut Bundle!



CTMH's newest cartridge includes shapes spanning a wide variety of themes, holidays, and seasons to add some visual spice to any project you create. Get back to basics with the unique font, banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and other fun icons you'll find on this cartridge. All of the designs are a must for any crafter!
Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Shapes, Layers, Banners, Borders, Backgrounds, and Font)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets
1 – Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack
Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 1" × 3 ½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 3½" (Y1009).


All those who order the Artistry Bundle during the month of August will be enrolled in my VIP CRICUT CLUB which entitles you to 4 FREE WORKSHOPS (one in Sept, Oct, Nov, and December).  If you are unable to attend the actual workshop your kit will be mailed to you and you will be able to successfully put your kit together in the comfort of your own home!
EXCLUSIVE CRICUT VIP CLUB 
WITH AMY MCGREW

I am forming a new club for all those who order the NEW! Artistry Cricut Bundle (or place a minimum $100 order- the cost of the cricut bundle -this can not be combined wiht a club or other class order) with me during the month of August.
All individuals who do so will automatically become members of my VIP Cricut Club.

As a member of this club you invited to participate in a FREE WORKSHOP in September, October, NOvember and December (That’s 4 FREE WORKSHOPS)! The workshop will be designed exclusively for you.
All papers will come pre-cut.  Projects will vary each month 
(layouts, cards, gifty items, etc).  All projects will use the Artsy Cricut Cartridge.  You will learn how to create amazing projects with the help of this amazing cartridge each month.  You are going to be amazed at how fabulous and fun the Artsy Cartridge is!

The September project will be this layout.


Each month you are only asked to bring your favorite adhesives, glue dots, 3-D foam tape, glue pen, journaling pen, bone folder, scissors).

I hope you will be one of the first to qualify for this very special club!
Contact me to place your order today!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Day #4 CTMH TOP PRODUCT PICK!





Happy Thursday!


My CTMH favorite today are the ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  I LOVE all the colors CTMH offers AND the Colorless Blender Marker is a must to use with your markers.  These are alcohol-based markers  and includes one broad and one fine tip.  I have always loved coloring but I have never been good at shading and adding depth to the images I color.  The ShinHan Touch Twin Markers make shading SO SO EASY!  AND...coloring is so therapeutic for me.  It really calms and relaxes me!  There has been research all over social media stating how healthy coloring is for adults!  Why not add some of these fabulous markers to your craft stash and start coloring today!

Close To My Heart just came out with a fabulous organizer  #Z3120 MArker Roll- Up- it is designed to hold up to 25 markers with interior elastic loops.  This organizer rolls up and secures with a snap closure.  It includes  a hanging  loop for easy vertical storage that is perfect for the markers. And when you purchase it in August you will receive a fabulous NEW Stamp Set!



Here are some fun cards I created (and COLORED) using the ShinHan Touch Twin Markers and the June Stamp of the Month (I do still have several of these stamp sets available for purchase).  Contact me if you would like one.



Tuesday, August 4, 2015

#2 CTMH TOP PRODUCT PICK!

Good Morning!

My #2 CTMH TOP PRODUCT is the VERSA MAT.  

This cushioned, self-healing mat is perfect for creating your pages. The grid allows you to place different elements from a given pattern with precision. The reverse side is cushioned for stamping and protects your work surface as you apply conchos or nail heads, or use a piercing tool. (13" × 13" mat features a 12" × 12" grid.).  I love using this every day when stamping.  I place my desk pad paper on top of the Versa Mat and then stamp.  The extra cushion provides for nice crisp clean stamp images!

Monday, August 3, 2015

CTMH TOP 17 WITH AMY MCGREW

Happy Monday!

Last month I celebrated my 17th anniversary with Close To My Heart and for the next 17 days I would like to celebrate with all of you!
Each day for the next 17 days I will share with you one of my favorite CTMH products.  All those who place an order with me during the next 17 days will have their name entered into a drawing to be the MYSTERY HOSTESS and earn the FREE SHOPPING SPREE with the CTMH current IDEA BOOK!

If you are interested in running a "TAB" and adding a product or two or three, etc each day, after reading about my product pick each day you can!

All you have to do is email me your order each day.  I will keep track of all the orders and then on August 18th I will draw the mystery hostess and place all orders once the mystery hostess picks out her free product!

I'm excited to celebrate my anniversary with all of you!

Ok...Drum Roll Please!!!!!

CTMH TOP 17 Pick #1:


CTMH EXCLUSIVE CARDSTOCK COLORS!

I LOVE the CTMH exclusive color palette.  You can be sure that your paper crafts will coordinate perfectly, no matter which colors you choose!  From four color families with 10 unique tones each, plus two shades of white, select the perfect palette for your projects.  The CTMH Cardstock also has a white core which allows us to do some pretty cool things.  My favorite is tearing the paper allowing the white to shine through.  Then distressing that with a sponge dauber and whatever color ink you choose.  I also like tearing any shade of blue cardstock and using it as clouds on my cards and layouts. Or tearing the desert sand cardstock making it look like sand on a beach!   


There are 10 colors that will be retired on August 31st.  My favorite colors retiring are:  Autumn Terracotta, Ruby and Outdoor Denim.  Now is a great time to stock up on the retiring colors, as well as, any of your favorite colors!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

NEW! CTMH ARTISTRY CRICUT BUNDLE AND MY EXCLUSIVE VIP CRICUT CLUB!

HAPPY AUGUST!
I am so excited to announce that the NEW! CTMH Cricut Bundle has arrived and can be ordered beginning TODAY!

The Artistry Collection includes a dynamic cartridge, THREE exclusive D-size Stamp Sets, and an Enchantment cardstcok combo pack. The Artistry cartridge is an artist's gold mine, replete with a glittering medley of banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and icons. Each key features its own unique theme, so you'll find a wide variety of choices within this extensive 700-image package, from maritime adventures and camping trips to newborn celebrations and holiday parties-and then some! In addition, the cartridge's unique font will add visual spice to any project you create!





EXCLUSIVE CRICUT VIP CLUB 
WITH AMY MCGREW

I am forming a new club for all those who order the NEW! Artsy Cricut Bundle (or place a minimum $100 order- the cost of the cricut bundle -this can not be combined wiht a club or other class order) with me during the month of August.
All individuals who do so will automatically become members of my VIP Cricut Club.

As a member of this club you invited to participate in a FREE WORKSHOP in September, October, NOvember and December (That’s 4 FREE WORKSHOPS)! The workshop will be designed exclusively for you.
All papers will come pre-cut.  Projects will vary each month 
(layouts, cards, gifty items, etc).  All projects will use the Artsy Cricut Cartridge.  You will learn how to create amazing projects with the help of this amazing cartridge each month.  You are going to be amazed at how fabulous and fun the Artsy Cartridge is!

The September project will be this layout.


Each month you are only asked to bring your favorite adhesives, glue dots, 3-D foam tape, glue pen, journaling pen, bone folder, scissors).

My VIP Club is available to ALL!
If you are unable to attend the actual class you can receive your VIP Kit via mail (or you can pick it up).
All paper pieces will be cut for you so that you can easily put the project together in the comfort of your own home!


I hope you will be one of the first to qualify for this very special club!
Contact me to place your order today!

Here are some images of some of the fabulous new cuts on Artistry!












The August Stamp of the Month is a "Must-Have!

And with a minimum $50 order you can purchase it for just $5.00 (it's a $21 value)!

...And CTMH is offering another NEW PRODUCT to us starting TODAY!
The Accessory Roll-Up and the MArker Roll-UP!
The Accessory Roll-uo contains 16 clear plastic pockets with zippers to hold Base & Bling products, embellishments, or accessories.  Rolls up and secures with snap closure.  Includes hanging loop for easy vertical storage!  This works great for jewelry too!


The Marker Roll-Up is designed to hold up to 25 ShinHan Touch Twin MArkers with interior elastic loops.  Rolls up and secures with snap closure.  includes hanging loop for easy vertical storage.  You can also use this to hold tools such as scissors, pencils, journaling pens, etc!


DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST IF YOU PURCHASE THE MARKER ROLL UP YOU WILL RECEIVE TWO FREE SHEETS OF THE NEW BASE & BLING STYLE SHEETS THAT AWILL BECOME AVAILABLE SEPT. 1st!

IF YOUR PURCHASE THE ACCESSORY ROLL-UP YOU WILL RECEIVE THE NEW "BALLOON WISHES" 'D-size" STAMP SET FOR FREE!

These two purchases can count towards your $100 order to qualify for my VIP CRICUT CLUB!