Sunday, November 30, 2014

Deal of the Decade!! & Cyber Monday SALE

Cyber Monday Sale!!
All CTMH Cricut collections are 20% off
Which will you choose?

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Close To My Heart’s revolutionary My Acrylix® clear polymer stamps—and we can’t wait for you to celebrate with us!

With a qualifying purchase of $50 during the month of December, you will be eligible to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamps from the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 idea book for only $10. That’s up to $7.95 USD of savings on a single stamp set!

Plus, once you achieve the qualifying order total, there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted price. 

Remember, a purchase of $50 will also qualify you to receive the December Stamp of the Month for only $5, so if you purchase both the discounted Stamp of the Month and additional stamps at this special campaign pricing your savings will compound! It is truly the deal of the decade.

Check out this adorable layout made with this months Stamp of the Month.

Also Seasonal Expressions catalog goes live DEC 1st so check out all the goodies. Available a limited time so don't wait.

Video Hop with 2014 Favorite Scrapbooking Supplies Part 1: The Essentials

Welcome to a fabulous video hop with some of my fellow youtube scrapbookers. We're sharing two videos each with our audiences. The first is The Essentials. Everything a scrapbooker needs to get started and then continue on with our second video - My Stylemakers. It will feature all the products that we use that make up our style.

Be sure to enter the giveaway I'm hosting to win a stamp set.
All the details can be found at the end of my second video.

Thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday and let's face it all week long bargains this is a great time to go shopping for all your scrapbook supplies.

Part 1: The Essentials - Products featured with links
EK tools Rotary Paper Trimmer, New Package
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Refill Blades

Scotch Advanced Tape Glider with 2 Rolls of 1/4-Inch by 36-Yard Acid Free Tape,Cure Pink
Scotch 1/4-Inch by 36-Yard Acid Free ATG Advanced Tape Glider Refill Rolls, 2 Rolls per Box
 Tombow MONO Permanent Adhesive Applicator, 1/3-Inch by 472-Inch (62106)
   Foam Dots
Glue Dots
Mini Glue Dots
Liquid Glass
Cutterbee scissors
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 817 Kushgrip Non Stick Micro Serrated Snips, 7"

Corner Rounder Punch
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper Tool
  EK Success Journalling pen
  Sanford Uni-Ball Gel Impact Pen Open Stock, White

Ink Pads - Black, Chocolate, & Grey
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Antique Linen
Tim Holtz Applicators
Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool-with 2 Blending Foams
Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Foam, 10 Per Package
  Ranger Ink Blending Tool, 1-Inch Round
Ranger 1-Inch Ink Round IBT40965 Blending Replacement Foams, Mini, 20-Pack
Round Sponge
All Purpose Mat
Fiskars 18x24 Inch Donna Dewberry Cutting Mat (12-39777097J)
12x12 Mat

Punches -
 Scallop Border
Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch (110450-1001) 
 EK Tools 2-Inch Circle Paper Punch, Large, Scallop, New Package
Martha Stewart Crafts Punch, Classic Butterfly
  Martha Stewart Crafts Punch, 3-In-1 Classic Butterfly
  Martha Stewart Crafts Punch Heart Confetti 

CTMH Cricut carts Art Philosophy, Artiste, Artbooking

Cardstock -
   CTMH Exclusive Cardstock
   American Crafts American Crafts Smooth Cardstock Pack, 12 by 12-Inch, 48-Pack, Primaries Patterned Paper -
   CTMH - My Reflections® Scrapbook Products (12" x 12")

Part 2: My Style Makers - Products featured with links
Scrapbook Generation Sketchbooks
CTMH Sketch books
Page Maps sketch books
Page Maps website
Photo crop sizers

Canon SELPHY CP910 Portable Wireless Compact Color Photo Printer, White
  Canon KP-36IP Paper Pack for Canon Printer (36 Sheets)

Punches -
Martha Stewart Crafts Edger Punch, Doily Lace
 EK Success Tools Edger Punch, Bracket
EK Success Medium Mickey Punch, Mickey Icon
  Fiskars Squeeze Punch, Medium, Cloud
  Sets of 8 SticklesTM Glitter Glues (All Occasion)
Sequins - Gold, Silver

Embossing Powder - Gold, Silver, Clear
Versamark Ink Pad
Tsukineko Dual-Ended VersaMarker Pen
  Heat Gun

Zig Memory System Wink of Stella Brush Glitter Markers, Christmas Sparkle, Gold, Silver, Clear, 3-Pack
Washi tapeParty Washi Tape 3-Pack
 Enamel Dots
Stitch Guide
Piercing Tool
Foam Mat

   CTMH My Acrylix® Stamp Sets
    Technique Tuesday Clear Stamps 4"X6"-This Day Was By Ali Edwards
Acrylic Blocks
Stamp Cleaner
Sponge Daubers
Sponge Daubers 12 pack
Tsukineko Sponge Dauber, 25-Pack
Sponge Daubers case

CTMH Cricut
Glitter Paper
Embossed paper
Project Life Cards

Photo Apps for phone

List of Youtube participants

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Black Friday Sales

Just in time for your holiday crafts, Cricut is hosting amazing sales on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and on Cyber Monday. See all the details below:

Thanksgiving and Black Friday:
Valid: 11/27-11/28
Thanksgiving & Black Friday Sale: Cricut Explore $219 + $30 off all Explore Bundles 

Cyber Monday:
Valid: 12/1 Only
Cyber Monday Sale: Cricut Explore just $229 & $20 off all Explore Bundles

Additional Coupons:

$5 Off Orders $50+ with code: CRICUTBF5

Get free shipping to the U.S. all month with code FREESHIPNOV

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

CTMH - Season of Thanks card

Sometimes you just can't find that perfect paper or you want to try a new technique and stamps like Season of Thanks is the type of stamp set that can help you with both. It's perfect to create background papers. You can stamp all in one color and even try stamping tone on tone for a great effect. You can also use your markers to color the stamp in different colors like in the Have a lovely day card.

Next time you want to try something different or can't find that perfect paper try one of these techniques.

Shopping links for all of your supplies -

 November CTMH Specials

You'll also qualify to buy the 
It's the Little Things for only $5

This 15 stamp set It's the Little Things is perfect for cards, layouts,tags, and gift items. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas Layout with Process Video

I'm up on Nuts About Sketches again this week. We had a great double page sketch to work with and it felt really good to be back on double pages and 4x6 photos. 

here is the sketch if you'd like to play along. You can see I kept pretty true to the sketch this time.
NAS 345

I used the new CTMH Snowhaven collection. It's colors of Ruby, Slate, Glacier, and Black are just striking no matter how you use it. I've included all the links to the supplies below so be sure to check them out. 

And so close ups of the details.

I used the Artbooking cartridge for all of the cuts.

The Holiday Happenings Assortment has some wonderful tags and embellishments that go perfect with Snowhaven.

Finish off with a few silver sequins and I think it's a pretty striking layout and I'm so glad to have another memory documented. The journalling is all about how my kids have never been one to wake us up early to open gifts. Of course they'll tell you it's because I always tell them to wait until I have my camera. LOL

If you're reading in email click on the link to watch the process video for this layout.

Supply List with links

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Daddy's Helper Layout & Process Video

I'm back today with another layout using my November Paper Camellia kit. This may be my favorite so far but I think I say that each time. LOL

I did this layout for the 50 Moments challenge a group of ladies and I are doing. It's all about getting the stories down and not just the event. While I could tell the story of our never ending remodel of our house these pictures are so much more to me. They remind me of how my daughter was always right beside her daddy helping and how much she enjoyed just being with him. She's very much a daddy's girl and very much like him.

Some close ups...

I used the squirrel and added the little heart to symbolize her love of animals and their love for her.

The 3x4 cut apart card was perfect to use as part of the title for this page. She's always up for the adventure as long as someones with her. LOL

When I opened my kit and saw this little house I knew I wanted to include it with these pictures. It took a little adjusting to fit it all in but I love how it worked out. The little dear has been in my stash and again I included it to symbolize another personality of my daughter I cherish.

I have another process video for you. If you're reading in your email click on the link to watch the video.

I'm playing along with Paper Camellia's sketch challenge this month. 
Here's the sketch

supplies used with links...

Paper Camellia Nov Scrap Kit
Pop Dots
Enamel Dots

Thanks for joining me