Saturday, July 5, 2014

Happy 4th of July Weekend!!!

    Sorry that I have been so MIA lately! Without the internet connection at Disneyland, I easily got behind on a lot of things! I'm so sorry about that, everyone! 

    I had a blast at convention and came away with tons of new products, new ideas, and exciting new workshops to show you all! I cannot reveal anything quite yet, but believe me when I say it's worth the wait! I am hoping to post some pictures from my adventures at convention soon, and then product pictures will be posted in August! However, some of you will be able to get sneak peeks at my Annual Idea Book Preview Party! More information about this special workshop is listed under the Event Calendars tab! Please check it out and mark your calendars today! You do not want to miss this FREE event!!

    Today I have a lot of fun, exciting things to share with you! Let's start with the new deals and steals for July!

July Stamp-of-the-Month: Circus Alphabet

    This is the first time that CTMH has offered an alphabet stamp set as a SOTM promotion! This is a super cute set of capital and lower-case letters that are perfect for all of your paper crafting projects! During the month of July only, you can get this stamp set for only $5!! It's a super steal of a deal!! Check out the images of this stamp set below:

    Isn't this the cutest stamp set? I knew you all would be excited about it! I would love to help you get your very own set of "Circus Alphabet" this month! Contact me to find out how!

Paper Pack-of-the-Month: Balloon Ride 

    This month my projects, workshops, and layouts will be featuring the Balloon Ride paper pack! This paper pack is so whimsical and pretty, and I absolutely love the colors! Check out the paper and some projects using this pack:

    I cannot wait to start playing with it over the next couple weeks! I will post my projects as soon as I can! I am still playing catch up with all my projects, but I will have a whole post full of artwork for you all soon!

Five Fab Collection Bundles still available:

    You still have a chance to order these awesome new product bundles from CTMH featuring some of our most popular products at a discount! These bundles are the perfect way to stock up on your favorite products, get a package deal for a gift, or as a great starter set for a beginner papercrafter! You have until July 31st to stock up on these amazing supplies, so get ordering today before this deal slips away! 

Album Availability:

    Oh the albums! I want to update you all on the latest information that corporate has released to us concerning the availability of albums!

    Many Consultants have asked about our future plans for albums, given that we have had to put a hold on our coated canvas albums and are continuing to offer a few colors of our expandable Faux Leather post-bound style albums. The update on these albums is that we have received further stock of the D-ring and post-bound coated canvas albums. However, these shipments have not met our quality standards, so they will not be made available to order.
    To provide ongoing stability in the album product line, we are providing the Outdoor Denim and Dark Chocolate Faux Leather post-bound albums that you and your customers are already familiar with. These products will be featured in the 2014 Annual Inspirations idea book, which means we have committed to making them available at least through July 2015, and potentially longer.
    We are committed to memory keeping—which means Close To My Heart is committed to offering albums. Ultimately, our goal for albums is to offer variety in formats for different types of memory keeping, on-trend colors that are attractive, and an easy assembly. We will continue toward that goal, while also providing a stable selection of the expandable Faux Leather albums, with their accompanying support products: specifically spine expanders, extender posts, and screws.

    There you have it! That is the latest information on the albums! If you have any questions, please let me know! Otherwise, I will continue to keep you all updated as information becomes available!

Update on Retiring Items:

    Since the announcement and release of the official CTMH Summer Retiring Items, products have been flying off the shelves! Some items are no longer available and sold out very quickly! Other items remain available to order, but on a "while supplies last" basis! If you could like to see the complete list of retiring items, check out the shared document here:

    This list has been updated to reflect the items that are sold out! Any of the items that are crossed out in red are no longer available to order! If you have any questions or are having any troubles opening the document, please let me know!

Upcoming Workshops, Classes, & Crops:

    Are you ready for brand new workshops and classes? I am so excited to start working with the new products, and to have a chance to create with all of you! Candid Captures is pleased to announce the dates for new events coming this fall! I have updated my calendars and am starting to put together my projects to share with all of you! Please RSVP in advance for all of my workshops and classes because my space is limited! All of the information about these workshops will be listed under the Event Calendars tab, but here is a quick list of dates for you to jot down on your schedules:

July 8th: Candid Captures Team Meeting & Preview Party (open only to team members)
July 23rd: Candid Captures' Annual Idea Book Preview Party
August 2nd: WAH Club Annual Idea Book Preview Party (Des Moines, IA area club)
August 6th: Workshop Wednesday
August 23rd: Scrap Your Stash 
September 3rd: Workshop Wednesday
September 19th: Crafting with Cricut
October 8th: Workshop Wednesday
October 25th: Croptoberfest!!!
November 5th: Workshop Wednesday
November 14th: Crafting with Cricut
November 19th: Seasonal Expressions Preview Party
December 3rd: Workshop Wednesday
December 13th: Christmas Crop!!

    These dates are tentative and are subject to change as the months get closer. However, all changes will be known in advance and will be announced on here and on my Facebook page! 

    I think that's everything for now! I appreciate all of your patience this last month as I was traveling and away from home so often! I hope you all are having a wonderful summer so far, and are ready to scrap those memories at my upcoming events! Until next time:

Here's to life, love, and creativity!