Autumn/Winter Idea Book Sneak Peeks

Just a few short weeks ago, I attended Close To My Heart's annual convention with my fellow team mates and zillions of other consultants right here in sunny Florida at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. A gorgeous, all-inclusive hotel just minutes from all the Disney parks. Our convention experience even included a free Twilight Ticket which allowed us to visit any of the parks after 4 p.m. during our stay. What a bonus!

It's a crazy good time at convention. Women are dressed up in coordinating outfits, wearing all sorts of crazy things from light-up Mickey ears  to fluffy flamingo feathers on our heads. It's so easy to find another Flamingo Gal (my team name) in the crowd with these silly feathers. Here I'm waiting in line the first morning of convention with my pals Dana and Sherry, having coffee of course.

During convention, we received our precious copy of the upcoming Autumn/Winter Idea Book and saw gorgeous samples of the new products throughout the week. In our Creative Sessions, we got packages of new products to play with, as we followed along the guided instructions to create our samples to share with you.

But first, the big news!...

One of the highlights of the week was the unveiling of CTMH's newest Cricut cartridge: Artbooking.
Here you see the Cricut bundle which is the only way to get your exclusive Artbooking cartridge. And what a deal...

It contains:
700 images
3 - My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets
3 - 9" x 12" Dimensional Elements (chipboard shapes) which coordinate with the Cricut cuts
at an awesome price of
Only $99
You can order your Artbooking Cricut Bundle starting August 1st or sign up to be a Consultant with me and you can order yours now!

For only $49 your Consultant Kit contains all you see here to start your business (or feed your hobby addiction). Simply go here to sign up today. You can always opt for the Master Kit for only $99 which includes these items and so much more. All the details are at that link, so be sure to check it out.

Now back to the samples...

One of my favorite make-n-takes was this mini album created from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. 

Each album page is a different shape and color. I jazzed mine up a bit more than the class sample. (That's probably why I didn't finish mine completely.)

This mini really shows off the capabilities of the new Artbooking cartridge as well as the fun "Laughing Lola" papers and coordinating chipboard.

Each page is unique and fun.

As I was making this, it reminded so much of those fun Smash books in all the stores now. It was so quick and easy, and it's fun and whimsical. But speaking of Smash books...

Introducing the new "My Crush Book."

 Close To My Heart's version of the ever-popular Smash book. These spiral-bound, hard cover books have beautiful sturdy pages pre-printed with fun designs and colors, and are ready for you to quickly stick a photo, memorabilia, and jot some journaling on the fly. It's compact size is perfect for a trip or everyday. They come in two cover styles: Modville and Bluebird with assortment packs to choose from for each. I can't wait to get my hands on one of these!

Another huge hit at convention was the new Designed Decor products. This Colonial White Frame with honeycomb wire is perfect for displaying photos, artwork, accents and more. And to make things even better, CTMH has a complete kit so you can make this display in the photo. At only $35.95, this is a must-have!

This Black Frame with clothesline wires is another fun option for wall decor. We saw so many beautiful samples with this frame at convention. Gorgeous! (I see a class in the making...)

VIVA! was the theme of this year's convention and what fun we had. I was so happy to have so many girls from my team in attendance to share this experience with. Just look at all that pink!

Another bonus to being a consultant and attending convention is that as attendees, we have access to specially priced bundles of new product, PLUS we receive commission on our bundle order! I should be getting mine any day now. I can't wait to share with you, so be sure to stay tuned. 

Not interested in becoming a consultant, getting a fabulous discount and having a great time? Well, at least you know where to go to get your favorite new products. Right here starting August 1st.

Thanks, and have a great day!


  1. Looks like you had a total blast!

  2. I had a such a great time at convention. Thanks for posting these pics...brought back memories of some good times :)


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