Monday, December 31, 2012

January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Happy New Year!  Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  If you've arrived here from  {Fancy Melissa's Blog}, you're in the right place!

Here'a a picture of the January Stamp of the Month - Happy Valentine's (S1301).  This beautiful stamp set is available only during the month of January.  

You can simply buy the Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or you can get it for just $5 with your $50 order.  AND you will qualify for the WHOOO'S YOUR VALENTINE kit for just $10, too!  (What is Whooo's Your Valentine?  It's a great January Special!  It only takes a $35 order to qualify for the Whooo's Your Valentine Kit.  (So if you placed a $40 regular order and added the Whooo's Your Valentine for $10, you could get the Stamp of the Month for $5!  Woooooo!  That's $97.95 in goodies for just $55!! plus tax and shipping of course...)  

You can click here to go through that totally separate Whooo's Your Valentine Blog Hop.)  But don't forget to come back to this January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

My first thought was to use Close To My Heart's new alcohol markers on the flower.  I used black embossing powder and a Versamark pad to emboss the flower outline.  Then I colored the flowers and leaves with Cotton Candy (both light and dark) and Sweet Leaf (both light and dark) markers.  I like how the embossing powder keeps "me" between the lines while coloring.
I also tried using different color combinations...Blush, Autumn Terracotta, Cotton Candy...  I liked the all Cotton Candy version best, though.

Then I wanted to make a background of some sort using the smaller stamps.  I took the smaller flower and stamped it in Slate.  Both 1st generation (the darker flowers) and 2nd generation (inked, stamped on scratch paper and then stamped again on my project.)  I like how it turned out.

I wanted to add a little bit of color, so I took Cotton Candy with a different flower and stamped that (2nd generation) on the grey ones, filling in any empty spaces.  I liked that, too.  I think I'll use it as my card background.

I was looking at the black embossed flower and thought it might be too dark, so I tried CTMH's silver embossing powder.  For some reason CTMH's silver is the one I like best out of all of our embossing powders.  It melts nice and smooth, it's a nice fine grind; it's not lumpy.

Too bad silver doesn't show as well in the picture, but I like it better than the black.  Not as intense.  

When you're coloring with the alcohol markers, this is what the back of the paper will look like - so if you're going to color on something, don't do it on your card base - it won't look very nice on the inside.

So now I have the card base and the flower:

My problem is that now I can't see any of the pretty background!  So I tried this:

It's ok, but kind of boring.  Then I tried it with my black embossed flower.  I like it, but I still can't see the background "paper" that I made.

I thought this would look better than it did.  The words are completely lost.

I cut a Cricut oval and added the Pink Designer Ribbon (Z1384, retired) and Licorice Opaque Gems.  I like it, even though it's kind of plain.  I edged around the oval with Black ink.

I hope you like what I came up with.  

Supplies Used:
Happy Valentine's (S1301, $17.95 or $5 with your $50 purchase)
Card Stock:  Black, White Daisy, Hollyhock
Inks:  Slate, Cotton Candy, Black
Markers:  Cotton Candy, Sweet Leaf, Desert Sand
Embossing Powder:  Black or Silver
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Licorice Opaque Gems
Pink Designer Ribbon (Z1384, retired)
Glue Dots

If you're interested in getting any of these great supplies - click here to shop now.

Thanks so much for hopping by - now it's time to head on over to {Adeline Brill's Blog}.  She has some wonderful art for you to look at.  Thanks for stopping!

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Whooo's Your Valentine Blog Hop!

Hi there!  I'm so excited about this new promotion that Close To My Heart has coming up!  It runs from December 13 through January 31 and is SOOOOO cute!

If you've arrived here from Helen's Blog, Hooked on Stamping, welcome!  You can hop around the blogs by clicking on the links and seeing what the 30+ Close To My Heart consultants have dreamed up for this super cute kit.

The kit is so fun, and so affordable!  When you place a $35 order between now and the end of January, you can get this great kit for just $10!!

The WHOOO'S YOUR VALENTINE kit comes with:
12 treat tubes (this is a sneak peek of a product being released in the February Idea Book)
12 treat tube holders (little die-cut boxes to stand the tubes upright)

1 sheet of our new sparkly silver paper (another sneak peek of product being released in February)
1 sheet of Hollyhock card stock
1 sheet of Blush card stock

And an exclusive stamp set that looks like this:

These are the cute tubes that you can make with the kit contents.  (LOVE the sparkly paper that comes in the kit.  They didn't use any here...)

I knew that I could do the "normal" lovey-thing with this stamp set - there's several pictures of examples on an insert in the kit.  "Normal" for a Valentine set also usually involves pink or red.

I wanted to make something "not normal" with the stamp I went with summer-y colors...Lagoon and Pear (one of my favorite combinations).  Plus, I LOVE OWLS and PENGUINS.  

This is a 4x4 card

You can't really tell, but I stamped a 2nd generation Pear heart on the white strip - on top of the Lagoon {HEART}

The stamp set that I used for the hearts background is small - less than 2" across (it's a square).  Did I tell you lately how I LOVE the clear stamps?  I started in the corner and went across, lining up the solid hearts so that they lined up going across.  For the second row I moved the stamp over a bit, so the open (outline) heart was centered between the two open hearts above.  You can't really see them, since I covered them up with the owl.  

For the sparkly strips, I used the sparkly ribbon, since it already has adhesive on the back.  (saving my big 12x12 sheet of sparkly for a special occasion...)

For the eyeballs I used the gems that come in the Avonlea card kit.  They're round and a smokey grey color; I think clear sparkles would work well, also.  Googly eyes would also be great.

Whooo's Your Valentine Kit (just $10 with your $35 purchase)
Card Stock:  Lagoon, Pear, White Daisy
Ink Colors:  Lagoon, Pear
Epoxy Charms in the Avonlea Card Making Kit (G1041, $29.95)
Silver Shimmer Trim (ribbon) (Z1799, $4.95)
Foam Mounting Tape

Here's another card that I did with this kit.  I used the retired Lagoon and Pear Mini-Medley Accents.  I also popped up the heart on the metal disk (in the lower right corner), but you can't tell.  I really like the Glamour Lowercase Alphabet (D1522) that I used on this card.  We made this card at card class this month.  I love alphabet stamp sets, but I rarely use them...

Whooo's Your Valentine Kit (just $10 with your $35 purchase)
Glamour Lower Case (D1522, $17.95)
Card Stock:  Lagoon, Pear, White Daisy
Ink Colors:  Lagoon, Pear
Mini Medleys:  Pear (retired), Lagoon (retired)
Foam Mounting Tape
Sponge Daubers

If you want to buy any of these fun goodies, jump on over to my website, (plus check out the While Supplies Last items) and get some gifts for yourself today!!

Now hop on over to Madeline's blog, Inking From the Heart to see what creativity she has to share with you!

Friday, November 30, 2012

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

I'm so excited about the December Stamp of the Month!  I love little stamps for some reason...especially cutesy ones.

If you've arrived here from {Dawn's Blog}, you're in the right place!  If you're just starting here on the Blog Hop, just click around from blog to blog and see what the 50+ Close To My Heart consultants have created to show you what they've dreamed up for this super cute stamp set!

And don't forget about the December special - 

If you haven't seen the stamp set yet, here it is:  Year-Round Cheer.  It's perfect for a perpetual calendar, or if you like to make seasonal cards, it's perfect for that.  Each image is about 1 1/2" tall.  

The stamps are kind of small - 1 1/2" x 1" or so.  I thought 3x3 cards would be perfect for this stamp set.  I also made a little holder with the Cricut Artiste cartridge (Z1790, $99).  There's 3 cool purse-type holders for cards - on the largest setting, it will hold 3x3 or a little larger card.  I also used a Velcro dot to close the top of the 'bag.'  It would be really cute to give someone a gift of 3x3 cards and matching envelopes (Z1475, $3.95 for 10 envelopes).

I made a few different ones using the different stamps, just for fun.

Here's the purse-style holder using the Flirty paper pack (X7160B, $9.95).  I cut a Cricut Art Philosophy (Z1686, $99) flower from the same paper.  The stamp is from the Avonlea card making workshop kit (G1041, $29.95).

Here's the coordinating card I made with the Stamp of the Month.  I stamped in New England Ivy (Z2135, $5.25) and colored the flowers with (lighter shade) Autumn Terracotta marker (Z2427, $5.95 for 2 markers).

I random stamped the circles from the Perfect Fit-Holiday stamp set (B1412, $10.95).  It makes a great background! Colors: Sorbet and Juniper.  Papers are from the Clementine paper pack (X7156B, $9.95).

The mini-snowflakes in the back are from Flakey Friends  (C1506, $13.95) (I cut one of the stamps). Inks:  Pacifica and Lagoon.  Also there's some Silver Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1482, $2.75) on there.

New England Ivy Ink and Autumn Terracotta (lighter) marker.  Also used Green Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1771, $2.75) and Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon (retired).

Little cards are so much fun to make, plus they're a great way to use up your little scraps of paper!  You can purchase any of these items on my website,  There's also some great "while supplies last" specials, starting December 1.  Woo-hoo!!

Now it's time to hop over to {Brae's Blog} to see what fun things she has created for you!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

HELLO!  Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  If you've arrived here from Susan's Blog, welcome!

This month the Stamp of the Month is a fun calendar set.  If you haven't seen it yet - here it is:

11-2012 som image

My original thought was to make a "word puzzle" background stamp out of the months and numbers.  It makes a cute birthday card.  Here's one made by my friend Karen Pedersen; I love what she did with the numbers!

Designed by Karen Pedersen

I've been so busy that I haven't had time to post anything lately!  :(  Luckily for me, I went to a scrapbooking retreat this weekend - and surprise - I got lots done!!  SO happy!!

It's (the first half of) an Advent Calendar!

I didn't get this done at the retreat, but I had a chance to think about it and did it as soon as I got home!  It's the first half of an advent calendar!  I had seen the idea last year to use a mini-muffin tin as an Advent calendar.  The challenge I had was to get the stuff (anything!) to stick to that crazy non-stick surface!! Glue Dots didn't work, hot glue gun didn't work...I tried scuffing it up with sandpaper first, but that didn't help much.  I think that if  I'd worked hard at scuffing up the non-stick surface, I could have made that hot glue really stick.  As it was, I got the paper to sort of stick to the pan.

I used the  Dimensional elements In Color - Holiday (Z1772, $5.95), which coordinates with the Pear & Partridge paper pack. SO cute!  I love how they are self-adhesive!

I also used the  Designer Ribbon Pink Collection (retired, but you can get the puff ball ribbon on my website under While Supplies Last (BULK214).

First I covered the mini-muffin tin with the paper (trimming the paper inside the outer lip of the pan).  (do not attach yet)

Before I adhered the number-circles to the paper, I marked the center of each muffin hole.  Then I used an Exacto knife to cut the paper (pie slices) so my daughter could easily punch through the paper to get to the prize inside.

Then I adhered the numbers above each muffin hole - 1 through 12.  Next, stuff the muffin holes with your candy or other treats.  Set the paper aside from the tin, sand the edges of the muffin tin so they are scuffed up.  Using a hot glue gun, attach the paper to the tray-tin.  

At first, I was going to buy and make another tray...but then I realized I could reuse this one - because the paper doesn't stick very well.  So days 13-24 are waiting in the wings.

I hope you had fun looking!  I'm so glad I've actually made an Advent Calendar (or at least 1/2 of one!)

Supplies Used:
Mini-muffin tin (12 small holes)
Pear & Partridge Paper Pack
November Stamp of the Month - Capture the Date (S1211, $17.95 or $5.00 with your $50 purchase)
Dimensional Elements In Color - Holiday (Z1772, $5.95)
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (to cut the New England Ivy Circles)
Ink Colors:  Cranberry, New England Ivy
Card Stock:  Colonial White, New England Ivy
Ribbon (from Pink Collection-Retired) or BULK214 (on closeout)
Scallop Punch (not CTMH)
Hot Glue Gun

Now hop on over to Erin's blog and see what kind of fun creativity she's got in store for you.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

I'm so excited about the October Stamp of the Month, Very Merry Christmas!  If you've arrived here from Allisa's blog, welcome!

If you haven't seen the October Stamp of the Month, yet, here it is!

I always love the October Stamp of the Month, because it's always a Christmas stamp set.  My first thought was to make this card, which I patterned after a card made by my team member, Cassie.  

The bow is a shape cut from the Cricut Artiste cartridge (LOVE it!).  I put a Designer Rhinestone Brad through the center of the "ribbon."  The tag is from the Stamp of the Month, and also is a Cricut shape.  Each cartridge has 700 different shapes, and 698 of them are unique to this cartridge -- no duplications (except the circle and something else) with the original CTMH cartridge, Art Philosophy!

We'll be making a similar card to this at my upcoming Christmas Card Workshop - next weekend, Saturday, October 6 (11am) and Sunday, October 7 (2pm).  18 cards - 3 different card styles, 6 of each style.  It's SO fun, and great to get a head start on the holidays!

Supplies Used:
Card Stock:  Cranberry, Colonial White, Smoothie
Patterned paper from the Pear & Partridge paper pack 
Cricut Artiste Cartridge (Z1790, $99)
Designer Brads - Rhinestone (Z1360, $5.95)
New England Ivy Ink
Sponge Dauber
Cranberry Ink

The second fun thing I made with this stamp set is a Christmas ornament.  I cut a bunch out, stamped, I scored with my Martha Stewart scoring board (love this, also).  Then I stuck them together.  I got this idea from my team member, Lindsey, who did the same technique with a pumpkin cut out last year.

Actually, I ended up using 8 ornaments

Supplies Used:
Very Merry Christmas (October SOTM)
Cricut Artiste cartridge (Z1790, $99)
Colonial White Card Stock
Stamp Pads:  Pear, Lagoon, Smoothie
Organdy Ribbon (retired)
Designer Brads - Rhinestone (Z1360, $5.95)
Clear Assortment Sparkles (Z1752, $2.95)
Glitz Glitter Gel - Green (Z1771, $2.95)

Thanks for looking!  If you want to shop or make these cards, come to a card class!  The upcoming schedule is at the top of this blog page - under Upcoming Classess & Workshops.

Now hop on over to Melinda's blog and see what fun she has in store for you!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tis the Season

I absolutely love this card  made by Kandi Gallegos-Garcia that I got in a swap.  It's so elegant.

In fact, I loved it so much, we're making it at card class this month!

I really like the contrast of the burlap and the New England Ivy paper.  Plus, the Pear & Partridge paper pack (say that five times fast) is one of my favorites.  I always love it when Close To My Heart uses New England Ivy and Cranberry together for their Christmas paper pack.  Beautiful!!

The way you get the bird two-toned is to ink it up first in the Cashmere stamp pad, and then use a sponge dauber with Cranberry Ink on it, on the top part of the bird stamp.  Very easy and a great effect.  Thanks, Kandi!

Supplies Used:
Merry & Bright Stamp set (C1510)
Pear & Partridge Paper Pack
Card Stock:  New England Ivy, Colonial White
Stamp Pads:  New England Ivy, Cranberry,  Cashmere
Markers:  Cranberry
Burlap Ribbon
Bitty Sparkles
Boutique Assortment
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge (you could also make the card without the fancy shape in the middle.) 
Foam Mounting Tape

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Flakey Friends

I know, it's still too early for Christmas, but I start thinking about it in August.  (SORRY!)  I'm busily planning my Christmas/Holiday Workshop, which is happening on October 6 and 7 at my house in Newcastle.  (Make 18 cards, 3 different styles, 6 each, for just $25 or place a $25 minimum CTMH order and get the cards for free!)  Let me know if you want to join us.

It's hard to see the details in this card, in the first picture, but I stamped the snowman on the Sky paper and also White Daisy, then cut out the one in White Daisy and mounted it with foam mounting tape.

Here's the close up of the snowman and embellishments.  (Sorry about the color, I am a photo-enhancing dummy.)

For the hat, I added one of those tiny pom-poms from the craft store.  I used a tiny drop of Liquid Glass as adhesive. The buttons are Clear Sparkles.

I used the new alcohol markers from Close To My Heart to color the scarf and hat!

My favorite thing to do for winter cards is tear the white paper to make snowdrifts.  Then I added a little Bonding Memories Glue and Prisma Glitter.  LOVE it!

I love the simplicity of this card.

I promise NOT do do another Christmas card for my next post!  

Supplies Used:
Flakey Friends (C1506, $13.95)
Card Stock Colors:  Sky, White Daisy
Marker Colors:  Buttercup, Sweet Leaf, Cotton Candy (Oops, I think I was supposed
        to use an orange pen for his nose, not pink)
Stamp Pads:  Gypsy, Sweet Leaf
Clear Assortment Sparkles (Z1752, $2.95)
Prisma Glitter (Z134, $4.25)
Bonding Memories Glue (1512, $6.95)
Liquid Glass (Z679, $6.95)
Other:  Foam Mounting Tape, Puffy Ball,   

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Happy 88th Birthday!

My mother will occasionally make card requests of me.  Sometimes I give her extra cards I've made, so that she has stock on hand.  This year for my birthday, she gave me one of my own cards, which I found slightly odd.

Anyway, her friend had an 88th birthday party this weekend.  I was asked to make a card.  This is what I came up with:

I used the new pigment inks to do the "88".  Did you know CTMH is now carrying pigment inks?  They're called Mini Pigment Pad Sets (shown on page 9 of the new Idea Book.)  It's a set of 10 mini, 1"x1" stamp pads that come in a stack.  I bought the Adventure Set (bright colors).  I was pleased to see how nicely the stamped image turned out.  I didn't need to season the stamp, even though it was a solid image.  I just inked the stamp up and used it.  (How wonderful.)  The coverage and color were nice and even. (I used Hollyhock.)

The other thing I did, that I found interesting, was I stamped the "88" in pigment ink first, then stamped the Olive waterbased-dye ink (one of our regular stamp pads) on TOP of the "88", and it worked out great.  (I wasn't sure how it would look/if it would work.)

I used contraband paper (gasp!) for the purple paper and little flowers.  Sorry, I don't usually do that - AND if I do, I don't usually show you!   haha  :)

It's a simple card - but my mom said she loved it!  She requested two more for two other friends who are turning 88 this year.  (Do you think they'll notice if they all get the same card??)

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:
  Friendship Alphabet, Large (retired)
  A Typeface (A1117, $6.95)
  A Little Everything (retired)
  A Garden (A1119, $6.95)

Card Stock:  Olive, Hollyhock, White Daisy
  Mini Pigment Pad Set, Adventure (Z2501, $19.95) - I used Hollyhock
  Exclusive CTMH ink pad:  Olive

  Purple paper, felt flowers from the dollar bin at Michael's

Friday, August 31, 2012

September Stamp of the Month Bloghop

It's hard to believe school is beginning next week.  The kids are ready (sort of), and I am SUPER ready!

Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  If you've arrived here from {Wendy's blog,} you're in the right place!  I hope you take the time to hop from blog to blog and check out the great cards, scrapbook layouts and 3D items the 50+ consultants have created for your enjoyment.

The September Stamp of the Month, Fall Favorites, is perfect for fall cards and scrapbook pages.  

I really like the small strip of vegetables.  I made a border and colored it with watercolor pencils, and blended it with the Blending Pen.  I love how the Blending Pen makes the colors pop!  I've been seeing lots of people use the Burlap Ribbon.  Such a great addition to the CTMH lineup!

The  new Antiqued Gold Mini-Medley Accents are pretty neat, too.  

The paper is from Flirty, which is the paper with the big pink flowers.  It works great for fall!

Front and back sides of the Flirty paper pack

At first I was disappointed there was no "official" fall paper this time.  But I think these Flirty papers and colors work nicely for fall-themed cards!

The bright pink color is called Flirty Raspberry and the yellow colored paper is Flirty Yellow (catchy names, aren't they?)  They are trendy colors, which are currently only available in this paper pack.  No stamp pad, card stock pack or markers are available separately.  This allows Close To My Heart to incorporate great trendy colors, without the long-term commitment that a full complement of products requires.  It's better for us, because we can incorporate and use the "hot" colors, and it keeps costs down (they won't have to stock the color after it's gone out of fashion.)  It's kind of like putting semi-permanent hair dye in your hair.  It washes out after 5 shampoos.  (or one or two Idea Books)  haha!

Supplies Used:
Fall Favorites (September Stamp of the Month) S1209, $17.95 or $5 with your $50 purchase
Casual Expressions (D1525, $17.95)
Cricut Artiste Cartridge (Z1790, $99)  (I cheated and cut my shape out by hand, but it IS a Cricut shape)
Flirty Paper Pack (X7160B, $9.95)
Card Stock:  Chocolate, Colonial White
Burlap Ribbon  (Z1760, $7.95)
Inks:  Autumn Terracotta, Cocoa for sponging
Watercolor Pencils
Blending Pen
Mini-Medley Accents - Antiqued Gold (Z1786)
Foam Mounting Tape
Glue Dots

But you don't have to use a fall theme for this stamp set, "country" works, too!  To make the "quilty" background, I just cut 1" squares in half, into triangles, and arranged them in a quilt pattern.  I think it would work to make a entire quilt background, but it was 1:00am, and I didn't feel like it.

Supplies Used:
Fall Favorites (September Stamp of the Month) S1209, $17.95 or $5 with your $50 purchase
Casual Expressions (D1525, $17.95)
Pemberley Paper Pack (X7148B, $9.95)
Inks:  Outdoor Denim, Cocoa for sponging
Markers: Buttercup, Vanilla Cream (retired), Bamboo, Lilac Mist (retired), Dutch Blue (retired), Tulip (retired), Smoothie, Chocolate. Desert Sand, Olive
Mini-Medley Accents - Antiqued Gold (Z1786)
Foam Mounting Tape

If you're loving this stamp set, you can shop now on my website.  You could also come to a card class if you're in my neighborhood.  Don't forget, you can still get the It's Your Day stamp set for $5 with your $35 order - now through the end of September!

Now, hop on over to {Sheila's blog}.  Thanks for hopping by!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Christmas, already?

I participate in a new-stamp-set swap.  I was assigned the Buttons, Bits and Bobs stamp set (B1408, $9.95).  I thought it would be fun to use the new CTMH Cricut cartridge, Artiste with the set, since all the button shapes in the stamp set are on the Cricut cartridge (yay!).

I used the new Pear & Partridge paper, which I love.

I used the Cricut to cut the buttons and card base (a gatefold card, but with semi-circular flaps.)  I like that the Cricut makes little cut marks where you're supposed to fold.  I have a friend who doesn't like those little cut marks, and "removes them" in Cricut Craft Room.

Since this card's left and right flaps fold into the center, I thought it would be best to make a "seat belt" for the card.  It slides up so that the card can be opened.  I wanted to put a piece of card stock in the center panel of the card, so there would be a place to write a sentiment, but I didn't want to cover up the pretty green pattern on the inside of the birdy paper.  

CTMH's use of the Smoothie color for the birds was (I thought) a little unusual.  I don't usually think of pink with Christmas.  Anyway, it's beautiful.  

I used foam mounting tape to pop the buttons up.  

I liked the Archival Black ink for this card, because the 'regular' black was kind of wimpy looking on the Olive card stock.  It wasn't as solid of ink coverage as I would have liked.  The Archival Black is a nice compromise between 'regular' and Staz-On, which I don't like to use.  (stinky, plus it stains my stamps forever...)

Hope you don't mind that I was thinking about Christmas (already)...
(Actually, I've already planned my Christmas Card Workshop cards, happening on October 6 & 7.  Yes, I am crazy...)

Supplies Used:
Pear & Partridge Paper Pack (X7162B, $9.95)
Buttons, Bits & Bobs (B1408, $9.95)
Pear & Partridge Workshop On the Go - Card Making Kit (G1043, $29.95)
Cricut Artiste Cartridge (Z1790, $99.00)
Card Stock Colors:  Olive, Smoothie, Blush, Cashmere, Olive
Ink Colors: Archival Black, Hollyhock, Cranberry, Olive, New England Ivy
Sponge (Z697, $1.25)
Bitty Opaques (Z1707, $2.95)
Waxy Flax:  Olive (retired), Chocolate (Z1088, $3.95)
Baker's Twine - Harvest Assortment (Z1751, $4.95)
Piercing Tool Kit (Z1114, $5.95)
Foam Mounting Tape
Glue Dots


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Stamp & Scrap Garage Sale this Sunday (9/2) from noon to 3pm

I have too much good stuff! Come by my Stamp & Scrap Garage Sale for some free make-n-takes, snacks, and discounted paper crafting supplies.  (Plus, if you're not doing something more exciting for the Labor Day weekend, you can come and hang out with us for a bit!)  [Email me if you need my address.]

You can check out the NEW Close To My Heart Catalog! Lots of beautiful papers and stamps. What does that mean for you?  Deep discounts on retired goodies.  It's out with the old and in with the new!  (My craft-filled house can only take so much...)

I also have a personal, customer-special right now - Place a qualifying CTMH order and get FREE stuff! from me! 

It's my Last Ditch Effort Sale to earn the Close To My Heart Incentive Cruise!  I only need 3,000 more points -- I can do this, but I need your help!  

Even if you can't come to my 'Garage Sale' you can still take advantage of my customer special!

Order $100*      GET     Anything in the catalog priced between 
                                        $18 and $20 for FREE**

Order $75*        GET     Anything in the catalog priced between 
                                        $12 and $14 for FREE**

Order $50*        GET     Anything in the catalog priced between 
                                        $9 and $11 for FREE**

To get the most bang for your buck - Order a minimum of $35 in product and you can buy the It's Your Day/National Stamping Month double set (a $35.90 value) for just $5!  If you spend $50 in product, you can buy the August Stamp of the Month ($17.95 value) for just $5, too!  Now is a great time to shop! 

If you were wanting the Cricut Cartridge (700 wonderful shapes!), you could buy that, add the two $5 special stamp sets (spending $109*) and get up to $172.85* worth of stuff!!  Cool!!

The sale is open to ALL customers and hostesses!

* Order total before shipping and tax
** Customer pays shipping and tax on free item

If you decide to shop online, remember to "Join" the Last Ditch Effort party.  Your goodies will ship to you directly, and I will mail you a check for you the cost of your free product.

I hope you can stop by my Stamp/Scrap Garage Sale on Sunday, September 2.  It's from noon to 3:00pm.  I'd love to see you!

You can also check out the brand new Thirty-One catalog and goodies! woo-hoo!!