January 30, 2012

Some of my faves from the new product release!

Back from my trip to CTP in California and just wanted to share with you the CUTEST bulletin and mini bulletin board sets that are coming out! Great for Early Childhood classrooms!
Riveting Robots Bulletin Board Set
The Alphabet Mini Bulletin Board Set
Colors Mini Bulletin Board Set

Shapes Mini Bulletin Board Set

January 13, 2012

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I will be back after next week at CTP with lots of new ideas....

Until then check out
The Rock Star theme goes with our new
Black and White decor so well.

January 9, 2012

Look What's New!

It's that time again....
CTP announces the new products for 2012!

What is black and white and FUN all over????

The Designer Decor Collection
for this year from CTP is in
Black and White!
Enhanced by touches of color,
this classic color palette is
always in fashion and
adds FUN to your classroom.

The  collection includes both  
BW 6" and 10" Designer Cut-Outs.

They are perfect for cards and frames
for highlighting student work,
 making covers for class books,
and for accents here and there.

Personalize and jazz up newsletters,
announcements, awards, and more with
BW Polka Dot Party Computer Paper.

Colorful BW Name Tags
come in two styles and are perfect
for new students, field trips,
or to label cubbies and books.

Personalize student desks, cubbies or folders with these fun
 BW Name Plates
They come in two different styles....
stripes and dots.

There are 8 new BW Borders.

Some with dots,
some with swirls,
some with flowers,
some with hints of colors,

Some have stars,
some are pennants,
some have stripes.

All are really cute and FUN!

There are also
BW Library Pockets
 BW Happy Birthday Bulletin Board. 

I can't wait to start making things from the
 Black and White Designer Collection!

Watch for CTP's new 2012 catalog
coming soon to a mailbox near you!

I will be at the office in California next week. 
 I get to see and touch it all.
I will give you a report when I get back

January 2, 2012

Soldier Boxes

Happy New Year

I got this email this morning and it was such a
good idea that I had to pass it along.
My friend Susan has a passion for taking care
 of the troops wherever they happen to be.
I thought some of you might have some things to share.

I went through my CTP stuff and collected
everything that had a heart on it.

You probably have some things, too.
You can send anything to me or contact your local USO.
Perhaps you like Susan have a passion for the troops.

So, in taking down my Christmas stuff, an idea struck me – if you are getting rid of any of your ornaments or small decorations that you are tired of, could you pass them along to me? I will store them in my attic until this coming November to send to our troops. If, by some miracle, they come home before then, I will donate the items to charity. I usually try to get out to the stores and buy stuff for 75% off, but I don’t know that there’ll be much left this week. Plus it’s hard to buy a gob of stuff when your husband is tagging along with you – you know what I mean, ladies! :-) He was home all last week and really cramped my style! Anyway, if you have anything, you can bring it to church & put it in the soldier box.

Along those lines, if you have any Valentine’s cards or small decorations that you won’t be using this year, I am gearing up to send that out this month so they’ll have the cards in time to send to their loved ones here at home. I will also take any cards on which you’d like to write a message to them. :-) Unfortunately, they get a TON of stuff at Christmas and then all of a sudden, mail slacks WAY off. A card goes a long way to brighten their day! Also, if you’d like to give your grandchildren something to do while they’re out of school, they can draw a Valentine picture or two. Children’s pictures make everyone smile!  (Teachers this would make a great class project.)

2012 Blessings!


If you cannot find a way to donate locally contact me
through my email. tommie.netzer@creativeteahing.com
 I will send you my address.
You can send stuff to me and I will take it to the soldier box. 
 The prepaid boxes from the post office make shipping easy. 
Susan sends out dozens of the boxes every week. 
The $10 size holds a lot of stuff. 
She is in direct contact with a few of the chaplains
 who know what the troops need. 
 Last year at this time they needed sweats and socks to use in the hospital. 
You can never tell what she will ask for.
She always fills the boxes with fun stuff too. 
They love the comics section of the newspapers and old PEOPLE magazines. 
One of their favorites is a birthday party box. 
 I think they just pass the stuff around to whoever has a birthday.

More later...but I wanted to share this today.
What a great way to kick off a new year!

Maybe soon she will not need to send any more boxes!!