Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pics from Convention!

What a great day!!   For anyone who missed my earlier update -- I have the new Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book in my hands!! So great - so many great new products.   Check HERE for all that is new & exciting!  

Thought I'd share a few pictures from my day to give you a little taste of this year's Convention "VIVA" in sunny Orlando:  (WARNING - PHOTO HEAVY POST!!)

Can't wait - - just minutes before we began our General Session this morning!


Donald & Friends!

The Three Amigos - the CTMH Executive Team!

Sticky boy got a makeover -- VIVA style!

And the product reveals begin -- first up - new HOSTESS-EXCLUSIVE stamp sets!!  (The washi tape one is my fave!!)
Bringing back 5 retro 'handdrawn' stamp designs from CTMH's first days as "DOTS" (back when our stamps were rubber)!

Our new logo - next year is our 30th anniversary! 

CTMH keeps the product reveals highly entertaining by incorporating the announcements in skits/spoofs - Downtown Shabby was my favourite!

New home decor items!
New home decor workshop kit!
Next spoof -- Rhinestone Runway!
Our new Base & Bling Jewelry line.  This necklace is a kit!!
The bases . . .

The Bling!

Especially love these embossed metal pieces!
New fabric!
What about paper products?  How about these great new embellishments!

Hey - that is me up on stage giving Monica a hug!! Surprise!

All 58 Canadian consultants in attendance today were invited up as part of the celebration of CTMH's 10th year in Canada!
Part of our new "CRUSH" books line!  (All the Canadians got to take one of these Crush books home!)  Happy Anniversary to us!

Another spoof . . .

It's a new CRICUT cartridge!!!! Artbooking is here!
Cartridge includes page overlays and coordinating page elements & titles!

And finally - the new Idea Book in my hands!! 

With fellow Calgarians Kathy Skipper & Nancy Klein!

With my CTMH BFF Brandy Lees!

Great friend & roomie - Julie Decker.

Love my CTMH blogging friends - here with Fancy Melissa!

Thanks CTMH - as part of our Convention package received a free Twilight Pass - headed to Magic Kingdom this evening with Brandy & Julie!   

So much fun!!!   Hope that gives you an idea of why I LOVE convention so much!!
I'll be back tomorrow with more to share (including the great mini album I made today in our afternoon creative session!!)

Good night!


  1. Wow, thanks for all the pictures! love everything! I have a question. does the new Sparkle and Shine fabric have a glimmer to it? just curious. Have fun today!

  2. I've enjoyed your updates, Carla. Many thanks for taking the time to share with us all back home.

  3. Hi Marilyn - - no the fabric does not have a glimmer to it. It is named after a holiday paper collection that will be released in late fall with which the fabric will coordinate.


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