Flashback Friday #18: Close To My Heart Catalogs

Close To My Heart Catalogs Flashback

close to my heart ctmh catalogs

Welcome to Flashback Friday! Today, we are going to take a quick peek at some of the Close To My Heart Catalogs throughout the years. If you have been following Close To My Heart for a while now, you may recall that before CTMH added scrapbooking supplies to our incredible line of custom stamps, there was a sole focus on rubber stamps. At that time, they were called “D.O.T.S.” – which stood for “Dozens of Terrific Stamps.”

I don’t have a D.O.T.S. catalog to share because I was not with the company at that time. I originally joined CTMH in 2003, and the first catalog pictured above (on the left) is the very first CTMH catalog I ever owned.

Let’s have a quick look at how the catalogs have evolved over the past 10 years, and then I have a little surprise…

The first catalog on the left is the CTMH 2003-2004 Idea Book. It was released yearly, and was the largest (size-wise) of all of our catalogs, measuring 11″ x 11.”

The next catalog is from 2005, when CTMH switched to a smaller, seasonal catalog. This catalog was released twice per year: Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer. It’s smaller size of 10″ x 10″ was easier to flip through.

The next catalog is from 2011. I’m not sure of the exact date that CTMH switched to this catalog size and type, as I had taken a little break from being a CTMH consultant for a few years while I was attending nursing school. This is the first catalog that I had of this type… it was also released twice per year and was 10.5″ x 9″ in size.

close to my heart ctmh annual inspirations catalog 2014/15

The last catalog shown is the most current catalog, the 2014/15 Annual Inspirations Idea Book. And, as you can see, the format for this catalog has also changed! This large (190+ pages!) catalog has changed to a 11″ x 8.5″ size, which makes it very easy to manage! This catalog has now gone back to the yearly format. BUT, to keep things fresh all year, there will also be 2 seasonal catalog supplements (mini catalogs) released throughout the life of this catalog! Would you like a sneak peak of the cover of the new catalog? Here it is…

close to my heart ctmh seasonal expressions 1 december 2014

The first “Seasonal Expressions” catalog will be released on December 1, 2014 and run until March 31, 2015. The second “Seasonal Expressions” catalog will be available from April 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015, just in time for the new 2015/2016 Annual Inspirations yearly catalog to be released! All of the products in the catalog shown above will be available on December 1st and will focus on Valentine’s Day and Easter/Spring (we are always working 2 months ahead of the holidays, so that you can get your projects done in advance!). Stay tuned for more information about the new products, coming soon!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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