Friday, December 31, 2010

January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Happy New Year and welcome to the first Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for 2011! If you've come from fancyMelissa's blog, you're on the right track. If this is your first stop, simply follow the links provided at the end of each blog post to get to the next. If you get lost along the way, check out Helen's blog for a complete listing of this month's hoppers!

We're starting the year off right with this gorgeous set called Find Your Style. I simply LOVE the shoe image and the sentiment.

This month's card was inspired by one of my favorite bloggers and super creative ladies, Lisa Stenz. Lisa's clean and simple style always reminds me that less truly IS more! Thank you, Lisa, for always inspiring me!
If you don't recognize the papers I used for these cards, you have to check back here in a day or so or talk to your consultant for all the info on our January special and the NEW Wings paper packet from Close to My Heart! We're definitely starting the year off right with a stunning new paper packet and an amazing special!!
To create this card, I stamped the large shoe using Vineyard Berry ink. With the help of a ruler, I added the straight-line border around the edge. Using Vineyard Berry ink again, I stamped the "Friend", added the black Bitty Brads in the corners and layered onto the Wings B&T paper and the Juniper card base.

If you've just gotta have this set, click HERE for all the details on how you can get it at a great discount or even FREE this month only (and with those amazing deals I mentioned above, this month you can get it FREE with a much smaller order)!

Time to hop along to the next stop. Be sure to check out Susan's blog for another beautiful creation!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

January Inspirations...Wings!

Sneak a peek at great Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book products—including amazing deals on new stamp sets and the January Stamp of the Month when you buy the new Wings Workshops on the Go™ kit!

All of our Workshops on the Go kits come with paper, accessories, and an exclusive stamp set designed specifically for the workshop projects. A new workshop kit is available each month at a discount off of the full retail value.

During the month of January, when you purchase a Wings Workshops on the Go kit, you can get:
• The stamp sets featured in the Inspirations Brochure at a deep discount
• The January Stamp of the Month set at a substantial discount or even FREE!

And...when you order the Workshop on the Go kit in January, you can join me in February for one of two fun Wings Scrapbook nights to complete the gorgeous layout featured in the kit!

Call, email or leave a note below to get your hands on an Inspiration brochure to find out all the details about these spectacular savings!

Last Chance to Get PLENTY for TWENTY!

The Twenty for Plenty campaign is ending soon and so is your chance to get a FREE stamp set with a $20 order!

Simply place an order of $20 or more at my CTMH website before 11pm on December 31st and CTMH will send you a popular, retired, D-sized stamp set absolutely FREE. That's a value of $22.95 FREE when you spend $20 - what a deal!

Don't forget to check back on the 1st for a great Stamp of the Month blog hop AND information on some great deals available in January only.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Holiday Thanks!

As the Christmas decorations come down and we begin thinking of our plans (and perhaps resolutions) for 2011, I hope each of you had a very Merry Christmas filled with family, friends and memories to cherish.

Over the past couple days, my kiddos have been working on a task they honestly don't enjoy, but one I feel is important...writing thank you notes for the gifts they received this Christmas. I will admit, I am not as good at it as I would like to be, but I TRY to set an example for my children by sending thank you notes myself throughout the year.

If you've ever wondered what you could do with the rest of that holiday themed paper packet after scrapbooking your holiday photos or making your Christmas cards, then take a look at the cards I have to share today and pull out that leftover paper!

These two cards were both featured in my All-You-Can Create Holiday Card Workshop. By simply changing or adding a sentiment I have turned two pretty holiday cards into two great Thank You cards!

Be sure to come back on January 1st for the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop and more info on our amazing deals in January!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

One Crafty Birthday!

This past weekend we celebrated my daughter's 7th birthday! When I asked her a month or so ago what she wanted to do for her birthday, she was quite certain she wanted nothing more than a "craft party." After throwing around a few ideas, she became most excited over the idea of a card making party. I knew that was something I could handle!

I asked around my circle of creative CTMH friends and got this wonderful idea from my sweet friend and fellow consultant, Amy. She had done a very similar party recently for her 8 year old daughter.

I started with our fun Recipe/Photo Boxes and decorated one for each girl, each in a different color (I used the back of some of our newest B&T papers to get the pretty solid colors with subtle patterns. After they were decorated, my daughter choose which friend would receive which box (remember this fact when you see the pictures below).

Inside each box, each girl received an ink pad to match her box, a package of Clear Sparkles, their first initial on a 2"x2" block, a glue stick and all of the parts and pieces pre-cut to make 12 sweet notecards (2 each of 6 designs - 1 to make at the party and 1 to make at home). Each girl also received a custom stamp with her name on it!

The girls had so much fun creating their own notecards. One of them even exclaimed, "This is SO much better than a Jolly Jump party!" They were so cute, and I truly had a wonderful afternoon with them!

Now, remember I said above that I asked Jenna to choose the colors of the box, ink and cards for each girl? Well, take a look at this sweet picture. Every single one of the girls showed up wearing the exact same color of her box (or at the very least coordinating with it). I had no idea my sweetie knew her friends so well!

I truly hope it was a birthday party she will never forget!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe...

Okay...just meet me at one of my scrapbooking or card-making workshops this month! All workshops will feature our new holiday-themed My Reflections Kit, Mistletoe.

Scrapbook Nights:
Monday, December 6th @ 7pm (space is VERY limited)
Tuesday, December 21st @ 6:30pm

Choose your workshop kit from the options below:

Option #1--BEST $29.95

G1014 Basic Kit Retail Value- $32.85/You Pay- $29.95 includes…

o My Acrylix All the Best Stamp Set

o Mistletoe Level 2 Paper Pack

o Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment (flowers & ornaments)

o Workshop Brochure

Option #2- BETTER $18.90*

¡ X7130B Mistletoe Level 2 Paper Packet

¡ Z1330 Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment

¡ Workshop Brochure

*When choosing this option, please add to your order to reach $25 minimum

Option #3- BASIC $12.45*

¡ ½ of X7130B Mistletoe Level 2 Paper Packet

¡ Z1330 Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment

¡ Workshop Brochure

*When choosing this option, please add to your order to reach $25 minimum

Card Night: Monday, December 13th @ 6:30pm (space is limited)

We'll make 3 fun cards using the Mistletoe papers (think holiday thank you cards!). Your projects are FREE with a $25 order placed the night of the workshop!

Call or email me to RSVP today!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Want FREE Stamps??

What a silly question! Of course, you want FREE stamps! Well, this month Close to My Heart is offering "Plenty for Twenty" - a GREAT stamp give-away.

Simply place a $20 order on my CTMH website - between now and December 31st and Close to My Heart will throw in a popular, retired D-sized stamp set absolutely FREE. That's right, place a $20 order and get $22.95 in stamps FREE! Merry Christmas to YOU!!!

If you're not sure what to order, check out the Retired List. The products on this list will soon be unavailable (and as you'll see, many already are unavailable). If any of your favorites are on the Retired List, don't wait...order them TODAY!