Saturday, July 13, 2013

Retired Products List 7/2013

The following list was provided by Kathy Markloff.  Some of these products may already be sold out.  Please contact me for availability ASAP at my email or you can place your order on my website at 

Close To My Heart Products Retiring On July 31, 2013:

Item No. Description
Z134712 x 12 Post Bound Album- New England Ivy
Z1366Brads Metal Assortment
Z1410Antiqued Copper Designer Brads
Z1358Buttons Basic Assortment
Z1369Buttons Red Assortment
Z1370Buttons Pink Assortment
Z1371Buttons Blue Assortment
Z1372Buttons Green Assortment
Z1703Wooden Badge Buttons
Z1704Pewter Badge Buttons
Z1821Buttons Black Assortment
G1060Workshops on the Go® For Always Cardmaking Kit
G1061Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Cardmaking Kit
Z141210-Things Pocket
Z14746″ x 6″ Kraft Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes
Z17213” x 3” Kraft Envelopes
Z17224 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Kraft Envelopes
Z17235” x 7” Kraft Envelopes
Z17246” x 6” Kraft Envelopes
Z1450Cork Color-Ready Alphabet
Z1718Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes
Z1719Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes
Z1773Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes
1771Waterbrush Medium
Z1246Embossing Powder Cocoa
Z1350Embossing powder topiary
Z1351Embossing powder dutch blue
Z655Embossing Powder Olive
Z656Embossing Powder Outdoor Denim
Z659Embossing Powder Cranberry
Z670Embossing Powder Black
Z672Embossing Powder Red
Z673Embossing Powder White
Z724Embossing Pen
X7155CAvonlea Complements Canvas Shapes
X7156CClementine Complements Canvas Shapes
X7157CDakota Complements Silver Foil Images
X7159CScholastic My Stickease® Assortment
X7164CBuzz and Bumble My Stickease® Assortment
X7166CClaire Complements Canvas Shapes
X7167CLater Sk8r My Stickease® Assortment
Z13922″ Scallop Circle Punch
Z578Corner Rounder
Z1326Sparkles Red, Pink & Purple Assortment
Z1327Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment
Z1710Just Blooms® Paradise Paper Flowers
Z1612Paper Clip Pins
Z1827My Creations™ Paper Pouch – Small
Z1828My Creations™ Paper Pouch – Large
G1062Workshops on the Go® Canvas Art Kit
Z1734Irresistibles™ Persnickety Journaling Spots
Z1755Posh Journaling Spots
G1053Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit
G1054Workshops on the Go® Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Kit
G1055Workshops on the Go® For Always Scrapbooking Kit
G1056Workshops on the Go® Claire Scrapbooking Kit
G1057Workshops on the Go® Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Kit
G1058Workshops on the Go® Tommy Scrapbooking Kit
G1059Workshops on the Go® Surf’s Up Scrapbooking Kit
Z1748Brocade Assortment
Z1766Memo Assortment
Z1780Wrangler Assortment
Z1794Cottage Assortment
Z1810Later Sk8r Assortment
Z1813Claire Assortment
Z1831Buzz and Bumble Assortment
X7155BAvonlea Paper Packet
X7156BClementine Paper Packet
X7157BDakota Paper Packet
X7159BScholastic Paper Packet
X7164BBuzz and Bumble Paper Packet
X7166BClaire Paper Packet
X7167BLater Sk8r Paper Packet
Z1487Mini Medley Accents Pewter Collection
Z1489Mini Medley Accents Olive Collection
Z1697Mini-Medley Accents Smoothie Collection
Z1740My Creations® Bookmark Album
Z1774My Creations® Canvas Journal
Z1081Colonial White Waxy Flax
Z1088Chocolate Waxy Flax
Z1089Black Waxy Flax
Z1096Embroidery Floss Neutral Assortment
Z1798Black Tulle Ribbon
Z906Bamboo Waxy Flax
W1123Spring Summer 2013 B&T Duo Sampler
Z1267Paper/Stamp Organizer 8.5×11 (3)
Z4134Handle and Swivel Base
Z4136Exclusive Inks Organizer Carrying Case
Z4200Accessories Organizer
Z608Embossing Stylus Medium
A1133Festival of Lights
B1372Circle Together
B1395So Grateful
B1396School Rocks
B1405Rugged Dude
B1406Blessings of Peace
B1410A Friend Like You
C1438Tea Time
C1461Salutation Seals
C1466Instant Memories
C1505Pun Fun
C1507Angelic Blessings
C1508Paisley Flair
C1511Love Blooms
C1520Christmas Joy
D1187For Every Occasion
D1388Card Chatter – Christmas
D1399Dream Big
D1440Everlasting Life
D1444A Little Thanks
D1492Christmas Love
D1517Game On
D1521Powder Heaven
D1523Sweet Music
E1010Chocolate Alphabet Large
E1014Posterboard Alphabet
E1015Cocktail Alphabet
E1017Old World Alphabet
E1018Pennant Alphabet
E1019Bohemian Alphabet
E1020Token Alphabet
E1021Trinity Alphabet
E1022Hero Alphabet
E1023Varsity Alphabet
E1024Keepsake Alphabet
K900Single Name Stamp
K9012Address Stamp w/o Icon 2 Lines
K9013Address Stamp w/o Icon 3 Lines
K9014Address Stamp w/o Icon 4 Lines
K9022Address Stamp with Icon 2 Lines
K9023Address Stamp with Icon 3 Lines
K9024Address Stamp with Icon 4 Lines

The items being retired will not be available in the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book. You still have a couple of weeks to pick up some extra of your favorite things or to stock up on items that you may need to complete projects you are currently working on.

And don't forget...while you are ordering retiring items, get the July stamp of the month set, with a $50 order for only $5 (savings of $12.95).

 Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Joyful Stars July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop for the month of July! I am so excited to share my creativity with you using beautiful Close To My Heart products.  If you have arrived from Lori Meadows' blog  you are right on track.  If you are just happening by, you will want to start on Joyce Houck's blog. There are over a dozen talented women participating this month and we hope you will enjoy what you see, leave a comment for us, and be inspired to create your own artwork with Close To My Heart.

In July, I have been working on a few more pages from my personal scrapbook. This is a book I am making of pictures of me and my family when I was a little girl. I am using the colorful, happy Chantilly paper packet and accessories for this album.  I have also been experimenting with the Chantilly textiles to create the little fabric skirt, bow and flowers you see adorning these layouts.  I just love how they came out, don't you? :) 

Me and my dad swimming in Cape Cod.

I love this picture of me and my little sister Lisa. What cute kids we were!

Me dressed up as a Raggedy Ann doll for Halloween. 

It was a snap to put these fabric creations together with just a little bit of Liquid Glass.  This glue dries pretty fast, much faster than it would take me to actually sew  :)   I added a bit of hand stitching using Black Waxy Flax (a product that I LOVE) as well as some stamping, embossing, clear bitty sparkles and pink glitter gems. The stamps I used were Frame Flair and the Chantilly Workshop on the Go Stamp set.   Here are some close ups of the pretty details.

I am so happy the Chantilly collection will be carried over to the next Close To My Heart Autumn/Winter Idea Book coming out in only a few weeks.  I will have copies available for my best customers at the next Sterling House crop so be sure to ask me for yours! Oh boy if you love the Cricut, this Idea Book is going to knock your socks off! 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my creations! Now hop on over to Heather Flaherty's blog.  I know she has something beautiful to show you too! :)  If you liked my project, please leave me a comment! If you would like to follow my blog, please click on the "Join this site" button on the left side of the page. Feel free to scroll down and view some of my past posts.  You can also find my artwork on Facebook at Stephanie Loves Scrapbooking

To learn more about the products that I used in this layout or about my upcoming classes and vendor events please view my calendar, contact me at or visit my Close To My Heart site to purchase products online.   Thanks for stopping by! :)

Happy Crafting! :)