Ugly Sweater Anyone?

Ugly Sweater Anyone?

This card was created by Linda Black for the 50 Card swap using Oh What Fun Papers and C1729 Ugly Sweater.  The stamp set is funny, catching the humor of the ugly sweater fun of the holidays:

In addition to the stamp set and Oh What Fun papers, Linda embossed the sentiment with the Silver Tinsel Glitter Embossing Powder,

The cute little elves that adorn the sweaters are from the CTMH Cricut Collection Season of Joy!  These are the 3-D elves you can make with the cartridge.  Use the flatten feature, then print and cut!  How simple and fun is that? 

Dashing December Specials To Remember!

  • Story Starter!   Save up to 30% off on Story Starter.  These are great mini albums to capture special moments: Bridal/Baby Showers, births, girls-night-out, dinner date, retirement gifts, and more.  These are awesome for kids to do as well! 
  • Days of December – Capture 31 days of memories with this product bundle.  This will make a wonderful family project.
  • Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Kit – step up your crafting with this fun add-on kit to the Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way!!!
  • Advent Calendar – Get this wonderful Advent Calendar guide here.
  • Christmas Blessings – This beautiful workshop creates 12 cards in three different designs.
  • The Great Outdoors and True North – Celebrate 15 yrs with Canada with these two product bundles (save 25%) and workshops.
  • The Important Things – Check out the different workshop guides that I have for this pack here.
  • Stamp of the Month: S1812 Candy Cane Alphabet
  • Free Project Kit when you purchase the December S1812 Seasonal Trees for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in October and receive your choice of one of the two stamp sets designed to work with Short Story but works with everything else!   Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Oh What Fun.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Holiday Expressions is live and this is the last month!!  
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Holiday Expressions to add to your order!  This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =)  That’s a $3.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!!  To view online, click on the image.

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.   Hopefully, you’ll see something that will spark your creative juices! Check out your ugly sweater for inspiration!

Oh What Fun!

The “Oh What Fun” Collection offers you just thank – fun!  You can do your traditional Christmas pages with this kit or venture out far and wide.  I’ve seen some amazing art created that has nothing to do with Winter or the Holidays!  It’s great to have a collection so versatile.  It’s like the Hello Pumpkin Collection! I’ve seen everything but Halloween with that one.  =)

Here’s a card created by Barb Baldwin from the 50 Card Swap showing you how versatile this paper is: 

Created by Barb Baldwin for the 50 Card Swap

Using C1731 Birthday Party Hat, here’s a “z-fold” card that shows off the Oh What Fun paper to celebrate a birthday.

Check out how this card opens:

Barb did a great job demonstrating how useful this paper collection is.  Want to learn how to make this card?  Ask me!  I’m happy to show you how. 

Dashing December Specials To Remember!

  • Story Starter!   Save up to 30% off on Story Starter.  These are great mini albums to capture special moments: Bridal/Baby Showers, births, girls-night-out, dinner date, retirement gifts, and more.  These are awesome for kids to do as well! 
  • Days of December – Capture 31 days of memories with this product bundle.  This will make a wonderful family project.
  • Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Kit – step up your crafting with this fun add-on kit to the Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way!!!
  • Advent Calendar – Get this wonderful Advent Calendar guide here.
  • Christmas Blessings – This beautiful workshop creates 12 cards in three different designs.
  • The Great Outdoors and True North – Celebrate 15 yrs with Canada with these two product bundles (save 25%) and workshops.
  • The Important Things – Check out the different workshop guides that I have for this pack here.
  • Stamp of the Month: S1812 Candy Cane Alphabet
  • Free Project Kit when you purchase the December S1812 Seasonal Trees for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in October and receive your choice of one of the two stamp sets designed to work with Short Story but works with everything else!   Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Oh What Fun.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Holiday Expressions is live and this is the last month!!  
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Holiday Expressions to add to your order!  This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =)  That’s a $3.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!!  To view online, click on the image.

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.   Hopefully, you’ll see something that will spark your creative juices and you’ll have a creative day with Oh What Fun!

 

Free Kit of the Month

Free Kit of The Month:

The December Stamp of the Month is a great alphabet that looks like it’s for Christmas only but the Free Kit of the Month shows you they can be used for anytime!  Just change the color and you have it made!  =)  Check out these amazing cards in the kit.  The kit comes cut and ready for you to die-cut and stamp!  Embellishments are included. 

 

Non-Consumable Supplies (these are not included in the kit you will receive from me and you will need to create these cards)

– December Stamp of the Month ‘Candy Cane Alphabet’ #S1812 $5.00

– Winter Flurries Thin Cuts #Z4236 $17.95 – Appropriate Sized Blocks

– Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z3271 $9.95

– Peacock Green ShinHan Touch Twin Marker #Z2461 $6.50

– Vivid Green ShinHan Touch Twin Marker #Z2466 $6.50

– Cherry Pink ShinHan Touch Twin Marker #Z2450 $6.50

– Tender Pink ShinHan Touch Twin Marker #Z2464 $6.50

– Mini Stapler #Z2027 $13.95

– Mini Staples #Z2097 $3.50

– Bone Folder #Z1204 $7.50

– My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner #1778 $6.50

– My Acrylix Stamp Scrubber #Z1782 $13.95

– Piercing Tool Kit (perfect for transporting adhesive backed gems) #Z3504 $14.95

– Journaling Pen #Z1979 $3.50 –

Micro Tip Scissors #Z1836 $15.95

– Foam Tape and adhesive of choice

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the kit of the month.  Have a creative day!!

Story Starter up to 30% and other amazing crafty fun in December

Story Starter up to 30% and other amazing crafty fun in December

YOUR STORY STARTS HERE

Save up to 30% on Story by Stacy™ Story Starter Workshop Kits

Get a jump start on preserving your memories with Story Starter — a fun 4″ × 4″ workshop kit that walks you through the steps of uncovering meaningful memories related to the people, places, and things you love!

Individual workshop kits and stamp sets are available at 20% off; buy the workshop kits and stamps bundled together to save 30%! You can also receive your choice of one of the featured stamp sets FREE when you sign up as a Consultant or host a qualifying party!

Learn more about becoming a Consultant

Learn more about hosting a party

DAYS OF DECEMBER

31 Days of Memories!

Capture memories for every day of this magical season with the Days of December workshop bundle. This memory keeping project will provide you with a place for daily photos and storytelling for the month of December. Get a jump start on this busy time of year by completing your album ahead of time!   I got my album cut and I need to put it together.  We are doing 31 days of Jingles, our elf!

Stamp of the Month:

When you purchase Candy Cane Alphabet for $5.00 with a qualifying purchase of $50.00, you’ll get this Kit of the Month free!  It comes cut and ready for you to stamp and assemble.

Collection of the Month:

Workshop Guides:

I have several workshop guides available to help you get your crafting done.   You can check them out in more detail in my Special Peeps FB Group.   When you purchase $25.00 of supplies from my website, you get to pick a workshop of your choice and I’ll send it to you electronically.

Thanks for stopping by to check out the December specials.  Tell your story now through the Story by Stacy collection with Story Starter!

CTMH Cyber Monday up to 50% off!

CTMH Cyber Monday up to 50% off!!

With all the great deals going on for Cyber Monday this year, CTMH will be getting in on the fun by offering flash sales featuring current and retired products on each of these big days! The Black Friday sale was amazing so I’m excited to see what will be coming tonight! The sale will give you a chance to save up to 50% on selected items. Quantities will be limited, so be sure to place your orders early!   There’s a few hours before the sale starts so if you are a Cyber Monday shopper, you’ll need to set an alarm!!

• The Cyber Monday sale will begin at 12:00 am MST (2am EST, 1am CST, 11pm PST, or 5pm Monday in Guam) on Monday, November 26, and end at 11:59 pm the same day.

Sale prices for both of these sales are only available on orders placed through my Consultant website during these times. Click on either the main page photo “Cyber-Monday” OR on the Promotion drop down box then click on the Cyber Monday sale options. All discounted items ordered as part of the sales are commissionable and count towards Stamp of the Month and Hostess Rewards qualifying order totals.

To see which items will be discounted during the sales, visit the Promotions Page on my website at any time during the sale. All the offers are only available while supplies last, and there is no grace period for placing orders—so be sure to get your orders in before the Cyber Monday sale ends!

Black Friday, 12 hour sale up to 50% off starts now!!

Black Friday, 12 hour sale up to 50% off starts now!!

With all the great deals going on for Black Friday this year, CTMH will be getting in on the fun by offering flash sale featuring current and retired products on each of this big day! The sale will give you a chance to save up to 50% on selected items. Quantities will be limited, so be sure to place your orders early!

The Black Friday sale starts at 12:00 am (MST) on November 23 and will end at 11:59 pm the same day. (Note this is a 12-hour sale)

Sale prices for this sale is only available on orders placed through my Consultant website during these times. Go to promotions and then click on the Black Friday sale option. All discounted items ordered as part of the sales are commissionable and count towards Stamp of the Month and Hostess Rewards qualifying order totals.

To see which items will be discounted during the sales, visit the Promotions Page on my website at any time during the sale. All the Black Friday offers are only available while supplies last, and there is no grace period for placing orders—so be sure to get your orders in before the sale ends!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

From our house to yours, we hope that you will have a wonderful day, full of friends, family, and good food. If you aren’t or can’t for one reason or another, we hope you are getting some relaxing and crafting in. We are so blessed that you are in our lives through CTMH. Happy Turkey Day!!

Get Ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

With all the great deals going on for Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year, CTMH will be getting in on the fun by offering flash sales featuring current and retired products on each of these big days! The sale will give you a chance to save up to 50% on selected items. Quantities will be limited, so be sure to place your orders early!

The Black Friday sale starts at 12:00 am (MST) on November 23 and will end at 11:59 pm the same day. (Note this is a 12-hour sale)
The Cyber Monday sale will begin at 12:00 am (MST) on Monday, November 26, and end at 11:59 pm the same day. (Note this is a 12-hour sale)

Sale prices for both of these sales are only available on orders placed through my Consultant website during these times. Go to promotions and then click on the Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale options. All discounted items ordered as part of the sales are commissionable and count towards Stamp of the Month and Hostess Rewards qualifying order totals.

To see which items will be discounted during the sales, visit the Promotions Page on my website at any time during the sale. All the Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers are only available while supplies last, and there is no grace period for placing orders—so be sure to get your orders in before the sale ends!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Important Things

IMPORTANT THINGS

Highlight the unique things that are important to you with The Important Things Everyday Life™ workshop. This workshop shows you how to create eight 6″ × 8″ layouts plus a title page and a closing page for an Everyday Life™ album.

The base kit below provides the basic materials you’ll need, but you’ll need a few additional items to complete the project. If you don’t have these items already, make sure to also add them to your order:

  • Everyday Life™ Album — Black (Z4219)
  • Picture My Life™ Cards — Perfectly Imperfect (X7236E)
  • Hello Pumpkin Washi Tape (Z4214)
  • Silver Glitter Gems (Z4191)
  • Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen (Z1979)

Nifty November Specials To Remember!

  • Fund Your Fun!  Join CTMH in November for $75 and get $75 of CTMH Cash to build your own consultant kit!
  • Days of December – Capture 31 days of memories with this product bundle.  This will make a wonderful family project.
  • Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Kit – step up your crafting with this fun add-on kit to the Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way!!!
  • Advent Calendar – Get this wonderful Advent Calendar guide here.
  • Christmas Blessings – This beautiful workshop creates 12 cards in three different designs.
  • The Great Outdoors and True North – Celebrate 15 yrs with Canada with these two product bundles (save 25%) and workshops.
  • The Important Things – Check out the different workshop guides that I have for this pack here.
  • Stamp of the Month: S1811 Seasonal Trees
  • Free Project Kit when you purchase the November S1811 Seasonal Trees for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in October and receive and extra $25.00 of CTMH Cash.   Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Tis The Season.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Holiday Expressions is live!!  
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Holiday Expressions to add to your order!  This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =)  That’s a $3.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!!  To view online, click on the image.

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.  Take a few moments in November to contemplate and remember your important things.  Sometimes they got lost in the shuffle of life.

 

Consultant Kit Free with CTMH Cash!!

Consultant Kit Free with CTMH Cash!

When you chose to join the fun with CTMH you’ll sign up and your kit is$75 USD however, CTMH is giving you$75 back in CTMH to order supplies so your kit is basically FREE with CTMH Cash!   How awesome is that?!!   This is the kit (remember for November it’s $75 in CTMH, not $50):

What’s in the New Consultant Kit:

  • Tombow® Permanent Adhesive (Z3326, qty. 1)
  • 2″ × 2″ My Acrylix® Block (Y1003, qty. 1)
  • Charcoal Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2831, qty. 1)
  • Custom Cardstock Combo Pack (Z9973, qty. 1)
  • Everyday Life™ Album — Black (Z4219, qty. 1)
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836, qty. 1)
  • Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 4 (9044, qty. 1)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty. 1 pack of 25)
  • Holiday Expressions Idea Book (WCS1191, qty. 5)
  • Cardstock Sampler (W1197, qty.1)
  • Holiday Expressions Paper Packets Sampler (W1196, qty. 1)
  • Petite Perks™ Your Kind Heart Stamp Set (W2041, qty. 3)
  • Desk Pad (W1140, qty. 1 pack of 50)
  • Let Me Show You How Stamp Set (D1785, qty. 1)

$75.00 of CTMH Cash can be used on the following:

Eligible products include:
 My Acrylix® Stamp Sets (Stamp of the Month stamps are not included)
 My Acrylix® Blocks
 Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pads
 Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pad Sets
 Exclusive Inks™ Re-inkers
 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers
 Complements
 Paper Packets
 Fundamental Papers and Complements
 Cardstock Packs (excluding Kraft and Watercolor)
 Picture My Life™
 Workshops Your Way™ Kits
 All Cut Above™ Products
 Select Bulk Items (refer to Supply/Bulk List)

Extra thoughts to consider:

  • Debt Free. Close to My Heart is a debt-free company with a sound business plan.  They have been in business for 36 years.  CTMH is in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand!
  • Industry Leader. Close to My Heart is an industry leader in the crafting community.  They provide 3 Idea Books throughout the year so they stay abreast of the trends and changes!  As a consultant, you get new product 1 month before our customers do.
  • Diverse Product Line. Close to My Heart provides a diverse product line: acrlix stamps, papers, inks, cards, scrapbooking, and paper crafting for a wide audience appeal.
  • Preview Periods. You will be able to order new product one month before it comes out. This is truly the best! I can’t tell you how exciting it is to see that box delivered!!
  • The World Wide Stampettes (aka WWStampettes) is a long standing team in Close to My Heart. We have a Team group where we support, encourage, share, and help each other on a regular basis through Facebook.  We are part of two amazing Teams: Connected Hearts and the Dream Team.  Everyone is super supportive.  I enjoy each of my team members as each are unique and special whether they are supporting their crafting through the discount, being a Hobbiest, or a Business Builder.  If you are in my first downline, I have an exclusive FB group just for you for added incentives, giveaways, and fun.  All are welcome!!
  • Community.  We are part of a huge community of paper crafting paper crafting buddies, Connected Hearts and the Dream Team, that are willing to share ideas! I have made friendships which are beyond measure through Close To My Heart.  These two groups are my upline and their FB groups provide amazing support.
  • Commission.  Close To My Heart offers a generous commission along with monthly product rewards according to sales.  Your base commission is always 22% and you get this upfront (no waiting to be paid).  Based on your monthly sales you can earn over-rides up to 13% – allowing you to earn 35% on your base sales.  Build a team and the plan is even more generous!!
  • Close To My Heart offers loads of training and support.  This is available through an online academy, videos, MP3 listening library, Facebook groups, and events. You can find answers and support for business, creative, and personal development. It’s awesome! Training is updated all the time, allowing us to be on top of the industry.  I offer team events in my home.
  • Seasonal Launch Events and Yearly Conventions. Next year’s National Convention will be in Provo, Utah, in July and we’ll be celebrating 36+ years with CTMH!  I can’t wait!  The Launch Events are all around providing consultants from all areas the opportunity to participate in a training event for an evening at an affordable rates and you get to purchase the product packet used so it counts towards your minimums. There are Album Retreats to help keep us trained on the latest techniques and tools and Team Builder events for those focused on growing their team!
  • Opportunity to earn Incentive Trips! I have earned several trips now:  2004, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
  • Tax deductible crafting! Everything you buy to make samples is tax deductible.  Everything you make is a sample for your business.  Have another business?  I had an in-home family child care. I try to purchase as much of the craft materials for this business through CTMH.
  • Your Business Your Way.  And finally – the opportunity to have a home-based business where you are in control, running your business the way that you choose! I love this because it allows me to put things in the correct perspective: God, my family, then my business. This perspective has blessed me beyond measure.

Preferred Customer Program:

Starting in October 2018, Consultants have a new option to going inactive when they need to.  This program is called “Preferred Customer”.  When you don’t meet the $300/quarter minimum for any reason, you will become a Preferred Customer.  This means you’ll need to submit $100 in orders each quarter and your discount will be 10% instead of 22%.   Anytime you place $300 in orders in a quarter, you’ll go back up to the 22% discount and full consultant status!  I think this is a fantastic opportunity for hobbists and will help everyone out.

Nifty November Specials To Remember!

  • Fund Your Fun!  Join CTMH in November for $75 and get $75 of CTMH Cash to build your own consultant kit!
  • Days of December – Capture 31 days of memories with this product bundle.  This will make a wonderful family project.
  • Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Kit – step up your crafting with this fun add-on kit to the Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way!!!
  • Advent Calendar – Get this wonderful Advent Calendar guide here.
  • Christmas Blessings – This beautiful workshop creates 12 cards in three different designs.
  • The Great Outdoors and True North – Celebrate 15 yrs with Canada with these two product bundles (save 25%) and workshops.
  • The Important Things – Check out the different workshop guides that I have for this pack here.
  • Stamp of the Month: S1811 Seasonal Trees
  • Free Project Kit when you purchase the November S1811 Seasonal Trees for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in October and receive and extra $25.00 of CTMH Cash.   Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Tis The Season.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Holiday Expressions is live!!  
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Holiday Expressions to add to your order!  This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =)  That’s a $3.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!!  To view online, click on the image.

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to get your CTMH Consultant Kit basically, for FREE with the CTMH Cash!!   =)

Season of Joy Cricut Digital Collection

Season of Joy Cricut Digital Collection!

While we’ve just passed Halloween and headed to Thanksgiving, if you are going to make Christmas or Holiday cards/crafts, now is the time to get started with the Season of Joy Cricut Digital Collection!  It’s guaranteed to make your life easier!!  Check out this amazing card my friend Mary from Cardz TV made using it:

Here’s a card, Silent Night, that we made for a Cricut Class:

 

I just love how the card folds out to provide a 3-D winter scene:

Nifty November Specials To Remember!

  • Fund Your Fun!  Join CTMH in November for $75 and get $75 of CTMH Cash to build your own consultant kit!
  • Days of December – Capture 31 days of memories with this product bundle.  This will make a wonderful family project.
  • Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Kit – step up your crafting with this fun add-on kit to the Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way!!!
  • Advent Calendar – Get this wonderful Advent Calendar guide here.
  • Christmas Blessings – This beautiful workshop creates 12 cards in three different designs.
  • The Great Outdoors and True North – Celebrate 15 yrs with Canada with these two product bundles (save 25%) and workshops.
  • The Important Things – Check out the different workshop guides that I have for this pack here.
  • Stamp of the Month: S1811 Seasonal Trees
  • Free Project Kit when you purchase the November S1811 Seasonal Trees for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in October and receive and extra $25.00 of CTMH Cash.   Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Tis The Season.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Holiday Expressions is live!!  
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Holiday Expressions to add to your order!  This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =)  That’s a $3.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!!  To view online, click on the image.

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.  Just love all the fun you can have with the Seasons of Joy Cricut Collection.