Thursday, June 27, 2013

CTMH Convention - the big DAY!!

Woohoo!  For all of us in the CTMH world - today is the biggest & best day of the year!  It is annual Convention and the big Idea Book reveal day, which means we find out all that CTMH has in store for us for the coming season.  

We had a super fun morning - as always the CTMH Executive team did not dissapoint with their entertaining skits & songs :-)   Seriously love those three!  

I only have a quick break so will just include a bunch of snapshots here and a quick rundown of what is NEW in the Idea Book!

New items include:
- new Hostess exclusive stamp sets
- tons of Polaroid themed items including stamps, cork, chipboard, etc.
- great geometric pattern stamps including a great set of arrows!
- one of our new winter stamp sets includes the cutest penguins ever!
- Stamps of the Month: August - a Chocolate Affair, September - Poster Tidings, October - Scandinavian Wishes, November - Illuminate, December - Special Care, January - Cross Stitch Wishes, all super cute!
- New paper packs: Laughing Lola (trendy paisleys, plaids, etc. in blacks, purples, greys, turquoise & gold), Sarita (great geometric patterns in navy, purple, pink, turquoise and burnt orange), ProPlayer (great masculine papers in blacks, blues, greys, and dark red), Babycakes (yep, baby themed! Creme colours, browns, oranges), Huntington (sophisticated patterns and autumn shades, burn orange, dark red, greys, browns and creme), and Frosted (wintery goodness in light grey, light turquoise, creme and tan).
- "My Crush" books - (think similar to the Smash books on the market) - 2 different hardcover, wire bound books to choose with 60 pages each (cardstock weight).  Then choose from 4 different Crush "Assortments" that have themed journal spots, stickers, Alphas, Envelopes.   Super fun!!
- 2 Cardmaking Workshop Kits - one is "Laughing Lola" - great 'just because' type sentiments, the other is "Frosted" for Christmas cards
- Designed Decor Frames - (1) Black Frame with 5 clothesline type wires across for hanging photos, memorabilia, artwork and more.  (2)  Colonial White Frame with chicken wire for hanging items. (3) Flip Stand Album for tabletop or shelf display of your favourite photos.  (4) A complete workshop kit with the chickenwire frame includes stamps, kraft die cut shapes, clothespins & more.
- Base & Bling jewellery and 'wearable' crafts line -- I'm not a jewellery person - but super cute!!
- New fabrics to coordinate with the Sarita line and a generic "Sparkle & Shine" fabric line.
- Jewellery workshop kit "Fabric Necklace" -- love this one!
- Honeycomb - hexagon irresistable embossed chipboard pieces
- 2 great new full apha stamp sets - Framework (sketchy) & Vogue (handwriting)
- 8 new 'mini' stamp sets - just $2.95 each
- 5 new 'retro' stamp sets - originally handrawn by our founder Jeanette Lynton back in our rubber stamping days - brought back in Acrylic for a limited time only (adorable!)
- Enamel dots embellies
- Slate striped twist ties
- Great new mini medley accents in Rosewood, Ruby & Black
- Jute Ribbon, Ruby Chevron Ribbon, Red & Bronze Shimmer Tapes, Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
- Green Glitter paper
- Cork "shapes" accents
- New chipboard sheets - "Framework", "Snapshots", and "Signage" - all which coordinate with our Cricut cartridges
- Kraft items - Ring Box, Pocket Album, 3 Ring Album
- Burlap Drawstring Bags
- My Originals Polar Pals Card Kit - Christmas Cards faster, simpler, easier!
- Circle & Spin cards (blank)
- Scallop border punch, new corner rounder, new stitch guide & mat, new inserts for the small organizer for sponge daubers and for pigment ink pads
- New MAKE IT FROM YOUR HEART Volume 2 book
- all our old books ie. Magic, Imagine, Cherish, etc. all back in spiral bound

WOW!!
So much great stuff.   All is available to order July 1st if you are a consultant - - or August 1st for customers!!  

HAVE TO RUN - - Pictures to come later!!



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  2. Whoo Hoo! It all sounds great! Can't wait to see!

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