Friday, April 15, 2016

It's All in the INK

Let's talk about Close to My Heart's inks... Here is the scoop on the 5 different styles we offer.

Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pads: Our Exclusive Inks™ stamp pads, including our Black Exclusive Inks pads, are water-based dye inks. The dye ink absorbs directly into your paper and allows the colors to blend easily with the material. They dry quickly and blend easily. These inks are recommended for most stamping projects, but not for projects where you plan on using watercolors or coloring with alcohol markers after stamping the image.

Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad: Our Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad is our archival ink offering. This pad quickly sets an image that you can then color in using watercolor pencils, watercolors, or water-based inks with the blending pen.

Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pad Sets: Pigment inks behave differently from dye inks, in that they settle on top of your material rather than soaking into it. This allows you to stamp lighter colors on darker materials and to keep the true color of the ink pad when stamping on another color. Though they take longer to dry, when dried, they work well for coloring in with your markers or watercolor inks, as the pigment inks will form a permanent bond and will resist blending when you color over them.

StazOn™ Black Ink Pad: StazOn™ is specifically formulated for stamping on non-porous materials. Because StazOn is solvent-based, this ink works well when stamping an image that you will later color over with watercolors, but it is not ideal for use with alcohol markers.   Also available in Brown.

Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad: The Memento™ ink pad gives you another archival quality ink pad that works for any stamping project and can be used with alcohol markers, watercolors, or any of our other coloring options.

Other stamping products available also... such as blocks, reinkers, scrubbers, spritz cleaner, StazOn cleaner & refills.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

April Promotions

Baby, I'm Worth It

Signing up as a new Consultant with Close To My Heart during April is more rewarding than ever, thanks to the April Constant Campaign, Baby, I’m Worth It!

Join during April and submit a $350 order in personal sales within the first 30 days, and you will get a choice of either a FREE Cricut® collection or $100 in Select Product Credit (SPC) —and that’s in addition to the Straight To The Top start-up bonus that you will earn along the way! It’s a great opportunity to earn extra rewards.

In addition to this fun incentive, new Consultants who sign up in April will also be the first to take advantage of the reconfigured New Consultant Kit. Beginning April 1, new Consultants can join Close To My Heart for just $75 USD!!!
New Consultant Kit
At this low price, the kit is filled with basic supplies as well as $50 in Select Product Credit that can used to purchase additional items (papers, compliments, inks, etc.)!!!

If you're interested in getting an awesome deal, hanging with amazing, talented & fun crafters, traveling & writing it off, and looking to support your habit or start a business, let's chat!!

What We Do: Be a Consultant  |  Baby, I'm Worth It Promo Info

 ‪#youareworthit‬ ‪#heartsofinspirationteam‬ ‪#ctmh‬

April Stamp of the Month (SOTM)

During the month of April, get this limited edition stamp set ~Life in Pictures~ for $17.95* OR for $5* with any $50 order before tax and S&H.

*before tax and S&H  |  Offer valid April 1-30, 2016 only

Innovative, creative, and always versatile—here’s just one example of these stamps in use.

Seasonal Expression 1 Retiring Soon

April is the last month to get products featured in SE1!  They will all retire, including stamps (even those Cricut compatible).  Don't miss this chance to get those items before they are gone!

*SHOP HERE*        ~View SE1 HERE~

Sunday, April 3, 2016

MyAcrlyix Stamp Availability

CTMH is simplifying the rules regulating the availability of the My Acrylix® stamp sets to make it easier for you to know which stamp sets are currently available.

Stamp sets will only be available when they are pictured in an active idea book

Under this updated policy, stamp sets featured in the Annual Inspirations idea book will remain available for the year-long duration of that idea book, while stamp sets featured in seasonal idea books will retire when the seasonal idea book retires, like the other items featured in these idea books. This policy includes stamp sets with Cricut®-compatible images (which previously, never retired after being introduced).

This shift goes into effect immediately, meaning that stamp sets featured in Seasonal Expressions 1 will be retired at the end of that idea book on April 30, 2016. Stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2015–2016 and any other stamp sets that are currently available but are not pictured in any active idea books will be retired on July 31, 2016, with a few exceptions.

To help you in referencing which sets are retiring and which are not, I have two reference lists: one that shows a complete list of stamp sets being retired, and one that shows the stamp sets that will continue to be available after August 1.  Contact me if you would like them.