Welcome to the So Hard to Say Goodbye Blog Hop! This week, we will be featuring products from the Annual Expressions Idea book that are retiring on July 31st. Many of our stamps, paper packets, tools, inks, and embellishments will no longer be available for purchase, so make sure you fill your wishlist before these products disappear.
This blog hop is designed to allow you to start here and work your way around. It’s simple, fun, and full of ideas. If you have come here from Priscilla Gotham’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.
If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.
Since we have quite a few products retiring, I have decided to feature just a few of my favorites from the Annual Expressions Idea book.
- Sea Glass Cardstock – Sea Glass was our Color of the Year and I fell in love with it. This is such a wonderful color that can be used for almost any occasion. I have mixed it with warm and cool colors and each time it makes the perfect accent.
- Sea Glass Glitter Paper– Who doesn’t love a little glitter? On this card I used a cut from our Flower Market Cricut® cartridge to make some “Sea Weed”.
- Sea Glass Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad – Can you tell I just adore Sea Glass? I am excited that we have a NEW Color of the Year arriving and I can’t wait to use it.
- Blending Pen – I must admit that I was a bit disappointed to see this tool go. I use my Blending Pen more than I use my markers. I love that I can use this pen with any of our ink colors to shade images and match my papers exactly.
- Whimsy Fundamentals – If you search my blog, I used these papers quite a bit this year. I enjoyed them so much that I used these papers throughout my sons baby album. Close to My Heart does not disappoint. I have seen the new ones and LOVE the patterns.
- Swirly Sea Shells – This set is such an enjoyable stamp set to use for cards and on layouts with vacation, summer, and museum photos. Did you know that you can get this set FREE when you purchase two other stamp sets during our July Stampaganza?
- Wood Slats Embossing Folder – This embossing folder leaves a nice wood grain impression on your cardstock.
- Say it All Stamp Set – This set was in retirement and Close to My Heart brought it back for our Stampaganza event. If you missed out the first time, make sure to go to my website and purchase it before it’s gone for good.
You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from over twenty other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using products from the Annual Expressions Idea book.
Now “Hop” on over to Sheila Bennett’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas! Remember, many of the products in our Annual Expressions Idea book retire on July 31st!
Comment below or contact your CTMH Consultant for a full list of retiring products.