One of the things I accomplished yesterday was to create 2 cards using some of the left over papers from the Convention Create and Takes.
Speaking of colors....in order to keep things fresh, periodically, CTMH updates their colors. This year, there are 6 new colors...Slate, Whisper (grays), Saddle, Cashmere, Champagne (neutral browns/beiges) and Ruby (red.) One of the biggest things announced at Convention, was a new concept concerning colors. While we loved having our 60 colors, we learned that it was difficult to manage updating the inventory. It was explained that by following the current pattern of color changes it would take 20 years to recycle all 60 colors. Whew, would we get bored. So, CTMH has decided to retire several of our favorites to make way for the newer colors mentioned above along with the special colors included in certain paper packets. Here is the list....
If you see any of your favorites or see a color that is still on your wish list, don't worry. You have until July 31st (or while supply lasts) to order these colors. Don't wait though...2 years ago when they retired Ocean, I waited too long and missed out on the re-inker. Visit my website to order any one you may need to complete your color list. A hint to help you manage this change...yesterday, I went through all of my ink pads and with a sharpie marker wrote an "R" next to the name so that it shows in my ink tower. If I had the matching re-inker, I also wrote an "I" on the pad. This way, I now know which re-inkers I need to hurry and purchase. It really worked well. The new papers and Cricut Cartridge I highlighted about will be available on August 1st!
There is so much more than just learning about the new products at the Close To My Heart annual convention. It is about building friendships! These are the gals were in my block of rooms. I had never met any of them and what beautiful friends I know have! More about other new products and Convention fun soon. For Now, Happy Crafting!