Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The NEW Complements!

I've always loved how CTMH coordinates paper and embellishments. One of my favorite products has always been their Complements. Since adding the new Fundamentals Collections, CTMH has also updated (I'd say upGRADED) their Complements, including the trendiest materials and hot new colors. You'll be able to use more coordinating stickers, printed chipboard die-cuts and kraft die-cuts with white foil accents in the School 7-12 Complements, perfectly pairing with the Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Pack.

Here's what you get in your School 7-12 Complements

Here's everything cut apart and spread out...lots of stuff!

I love that there are many great titles.
Okay, so why did I cut apart the stickers and separate everything? Well, CTMH grouped the stickers and various die-cuts in ways that would coordinate as you're designing your layouts. Certainly, you can use them however you want, but they made some great recommendations.

Ready to start organizing!
In bags and ready to use!
 As you can see, I labeled each of the sections with a number (1-12, there are more on the back side!). Then, I labeled a clear plastic bag with the numbers, too. So, the stickers and die-cuts are ready for my layouts!

Then, I put them all of my smaller organized bags inside the Complements bag. And, guess what? I happened to have an extra My Acrylix Organizer and it fits perfectly! I've added all of my new Complements to the organizer and feel ready for a Scrappy marathon!

Everything's still in one place.

And now, all my Complements are together!

I hope you found this to be a helpful explanation of Close To My Heart's new Complements. BTW, my personal favorite is the All Together Complements or maybe, it's the Good Life Complements. With the new colors, vellum, gold accents and glitter die-cuts, it's too hard to choose!

What's your favorite new Complements?

Friday, August 12, 2016

The New Annual Inspirations is HERE!

It's here! It's here! Close To My Heart's new Annual Inspirations catalog is here! And guess what, there are a TON of new products in there that you are going to LOVE!

First of all, how gorgeous is that cover? It's a sneak peak into the new Cricut Flower Market Collection! And, one of my favorite things CTMH thought of is that you can now purchase it two different ways...by physical cartridge or through an online code (saving you $20!). This brand new Cricut collections features blooms and blossoms for every season of life, two gorgeous fonts and themed shapes perfect for holidays, cardmaking and scrapbooking...a total of 700 images!

Don't you just love CTMH's themed My Reflections papers? Me, too! But, guess what, they aren't in this catalog. Now, before you go freaking out, don't worry, they'll be plenty of those themed collections in all of our supplemental Holiday and Seasonal Expressions catalogs. So, CTMH  instead created three Fundamental Creative Collections and another four Basics Fundamentals Creative Collections. Each of the Fundamental Creative Collections (Whimsy, Adventure and Enchantment...to coordinate with our exclusive color palette) contain 24 - 12x12 sheets (2 of each 12 double-sided designs). They coordinate beautifully with ribbon and themed Complements that make completing cohesive projects easier than ever. You can use these paper collections to create layouts that coordinate with all of your photos and memory keeping projects!

Adventure Fundamentals Layout

Okay, I can't give away all of the Annual Inspirations secrets in one blog post. But, there's one more I just must share. It's the new Color of the Year...SEA GLASS! You're going to want to include this trendy color in all of your layouts this year. Luckily, you can get Sea Glass in a stamp pad, re-inker, cardstock, mini pigment pad and my favorite, glitter paper!

Check back often on my blog for artwork and information on specials and more new products!