Archives for November 2015

The Sale starts TODAY!!

The CTMH Cyber Week 25% off Sale Starts TODAY in a few hours if you are on EST!!

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It’s an amazing Cyberweek sale. Five days only from 9:00 am (MST) today through 4:00 pm (MST) on Friday, December 4, we will be offering a selection of nearly 40 items at an incredible 25% off retail price!

shopnowThe items we’ve selected are all especially suited to making handcrafted gifts and cards for the holidays—including our Cricut® Artfully Sent collection! All items will be available in a special shopping category on my shopping site.

25% off the following 39 items:
Z3111 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm Faux Gold
Z3112 Base & Bling Jingle Bell Faux Gold
Z3135 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm Faux Silver
Z3136 Base & Bling Jingle Bell Faux Silver
Z3138 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm Faux Gold
Z3139 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm Faux Silver
Z3180 Picture My Life™ Going Places Scrapbooking Program
Z3147 Cut Above™ Dapper Giraffe Card Kit
Z2028 Designer Creations Short Stack Album
Z2036 Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags
Z2037 Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags
Z2038 Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags
Z2039 Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags
Z2049 Designer Creations Cupcake Box
Z2050 Designer Creations Takeout Box
Z2053 Designer Creations Buttoned Bag
Z1838 5″ x 7″ Hinged Display Tray
Z1750 Designed Décor Display Tray
Z2006 Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard
Z2015 Designed Décor Black Shadow Box
Z2016 Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box
Z1833 My Creations™ Kraft Container
Z1871My Creations™ Kraft 3-Ring Album
Z1953 My Creations™ Journaling Cards Box
Z1956 My Creations ™ Hip Pics Album
Z3043 My Creations™ Black Mini Book
Z3044 My Creations ™Kraft Mini Book
Z3069 My Creations ™ Mini Mix Album
Z3137 My Creations ™Pint-Sized Container
Z3168 Cricut ® Artfully Sent Collection (if you don’t have this one, now is the time to get it!!)
Z1476 4¼” x 5½” White Daisy Envelopes
Z1477 5″x7″ White Daisy Envelopes
Z1478 6″x6″ White Daisy Envelopes
Z1756 3″x3″ Colonial White Envelopes
Z1757 4¼” x 5½” Colonial White Envelopes
Z1758 5″x7″ Colonial White Envelopes
Z1759 6″x6″ Colonial White Envelopes
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1997 Triangle Border Punch

Great savings!! Set your alarm for 11am EST/10am CST/9am MST/8am PST. Things will be gone quickly!!

Don’t forget with a $50.00, when you add yourself to the “2nd November Online Orders” gathering as you check out, you will receive a free stamp set (I’ll send to you directly) AND you can get the November Stamp of the Month for $5.00!!  =)

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Under the wire for challenges!

I’m squeaking in under the wire for posting up this weeks challenges!  I’ll do more in depth posts on the cards later.  The first card is inspired from StampInkPaper and their color challenge along with MojoMonday’s 425th sketch:MM425 SIP24 wm

Challenges:

SIP-Color-Challenge-24-800Mojo425Then I just loved the Freshly Made Sketches 214 and made this card:

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Sketch:

FMS Final 214-001I check out Simon Says Stamps, both their Monday and Wednesday Challenges.   Monday’s challenge is “Thank/Thanksgiving“.  This is also one of the Heart 2 Heart Challenges Give Thanks.  It actually works in the Heart to Heart Watercolor challenge too.  I was totally enamored with Andrea’s watercolor technique and samples (Her blog: Snapping Monsters) and created these two cards (along with about 10 others).  I had so much fun and now have very inky fingers!

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For the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Trending, I have this cute card.  I also used it for the anything goes challenge with Simon Says Stamps.

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Almost all of the cards will be in the Come and Play Card Buffet – December 12, 12pm to 3pm.   Don’t forget the following:

Tomorrow is Nov 30th – Cyber Monday sales……

Dec 5th – Stop And Shop @ my house 12-4pm

Dec 12th – CropTastic 12-9pm (Card Buffet from 12-3)

Last few days for getting a Free stamp set with a $50.00 order!!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

Happy New Year and some sales….

I realize it’s not the New Year yet but our Stamp of the Month, S1511 Cheers 2016 is here! I made this simple card with the set:

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I used the stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamps to create the base of the card.  Then stamped the cluster of stars in first and second generations.   Stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner.

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Add some shimmer trim (love that it has the adhesive on it) and some black glitter paper.  A few colors associated with New Year celebrations from the song “Make New Friends”.  I popped up the panel with 3D foam tape.  I love the simplicity of the card.

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The good thing about this set is the 2016 is not attached to any of the stamps so the set can be used for future years and other occasions.

Don’t forget about all the great Black Friday sales going on with Posh and Magnolia & Vine!  Check them out by clicking on the pictures below.  Both companies offer some great ways to pamper and spoil yourself or someone else.  They make great stocking stuffers!!

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Cyber Week Sale

Heads up for CTMH Cyber Week Special!!

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Cyberweek Sale Starts Monday, November 30!! ! We’re getting ready for an amazing Cyberweek sale. For five days only from 9:00 am (MST) on Monday, November 30 through 4:00 pm (MST) on Friday, December 4, we will be offering a selection of nearly 40 items at an incredible 25% off retail price! The items we’ve selected are all especially suited to making handcrafted gifts and cards for the holidays—including our Cricut® Artfully Sent collection! All items will be available in a special shopping category on my shopping site.

25% off the following 39 items:
Z3111 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm Faux Gold
Z3112 Base & Bling Jingle Bell Faux Gold
Z3135 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm Faux Silver
Z3136 Base & Bling Jingle Bell Faux Silver
Z3138 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm Faux Gold
Z3139 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm Faux Silver
Z3180 Picture My Life™ Going Places Scrapbooking Program
Z3147 Cut Above™ Dapper Giraffe Card Kit
Z2028 Designer Creations Short Stack Album
Z2036 Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags
Z2037 Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags
Z2038 Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags
Z2039 Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags
Z2049 Designer Creations Cupcake Box
Z2050 Designer Creations Takeout Box
Z2053 Designer Creations Buttoned Bag
Z1838 5″ x 7″ Hinged Display Tray
Z1750 Designed Décor Display Tray
Z2006 Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard
Z2015 Designed Décor Black Shadow Box
Z2016 Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box
Z1833 My Creations™ Kraft Container
Z1871My Creations™ Kraft 3-Ring Album
Z1953 My Creations™ Journaling Cards Box
Z1956 My Creations ™ Hip Pics Album
Z3043 My Creations™ Black Mini Book
Z3044 My Creations ™Kraft Mini Book
Z3069 My Creations ™ Mini Mix Album
Z3137 My Creations ™Pint-Sized Container
Z3168 Cricut ® Artfully Sent Collection (if you don’t have this one, now is the time to get it!!)
Z1476 4¼” x 5½” White Daisy Envelopes
Z1477 5″x7″ White Daisy Envelopes
Z1478 6″x6″ White Daisy Envelopes
Z1756 3″x3″ Colonial White Envelopes
Z1757 4¼” x 5½” Colonial White Envelopes
Z1758 5″x7″ Colonial White Envelopes
Z1759 6″x6″ Colonial White Envelopes
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1997 Triangle Border Punch

Great savings!!  Mark your calendar for 11am EST/10am CST/9am MST/8am PST, November 30!!  Things will be gone quickly!!

Happy Thanksgiving

A quick moment to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, near and far!

peanuts thanksgivingWho doesn’t love Charlie Brown and the Thanksgiving Special?  It’s time to reflect on what one is thankful for.

Five orange pumpkins sit in a row in front of a distressed, wooden background.

I really am blessed to have all things things I have: God, family, friends, businesses, a house, food, clothes.  But most of all, I’m blessed to live in a country where I have choices beyond what I think.

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I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.  May you be able to spend it in a way which you choose.

From our family to yours,

Black Friday

Hi everyone,

Black Friday is coming and as some of you may know or not know, I’ve added two more companies to my collection of awesomeness!  I’ve added Perfectly Posh and Magnolia and Vine.  My upline (most of you know her) is Lisa Hamrick.  =)   I wanted to be sure that EVERYONE knows about both companies having Black Friday sales.  I don’t know about CTMH yet.

Perfectly Posh:

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I love the pampering products from this line.  Check out the ingredients.  They treat their customers awesomely!!  Buy 5 products and get your 6th one FREE.  Get Perk Points for everything you buy.  Use those points to purchase other products.  In fact, if you sign up for an account now, you’ll get 250 points free!  My special this month – order $50.00 on my launch party (when you go to check out, they’ll ask you if your order is attached to an event – click this drop down box and click on “Linda’s Launch Party”), you’ll get a free “chuck” (bath bar) of your choice!!  Don’t miss out on this!!  This the link to my website but it’s pretty easy to remember:  www.perfectlyposh.com/lindac!

Magnolia and Vine:

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A little bit of bling is a good thing, right?  With crafting, it’s Wink of Stella and glitter.  With Magnolia and Vine, it’s snaps to swap out.  You can have all the bling you want!  Check out their holiday collection:

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They will be having Black Friday Fun:

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Mark your Calendars for Dec 5, 2015 – I’m having a “Stop and Shop” from 12-4pm at my house.

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I will have several other vendors there with cash and carry and there is still time to place any last minute orders to be here by Christmas.  Door Prizes, fun, games, food!  Here’s a flyer to share with your friends or post at work.  We’d love to having a smashing time!!

Stop and Shop FLYER

Looking through the Window

Looking through the window and seeing a harvest moon is one of my favorite things to see.  Creating backgrounds is fun and I used a Cricut cut to make this window and make it look like you were looking outside.  The weather is definitely turning here and fall is in full swing.  I wanted to capture the “harvest moon” and did so through masking and sponging.  Autumn Harvest wmI sanded everything down with our sand paper from the sanding kit wrapped around one of the acrylix blocks for stamping (another use for your blocks).  That created the distressed or “old” look to all the papers.

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Stamp the fruit in different colors using Poppy, Saffron, Pomegranate, and Eggplant (love the new colors) along with Fern for the leaves.  Add some Wink of Stella on the moon for the glow = perfect!

Autum Harvest Collage

This card works for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge “Through the Windows“!  Exciting when I can share something I love to do!

Nevermore in Studio J

I almost forgot to let you know that Nevermore is now in Studio J under the Express Collections.  So super easy because Express Collections are 5 layouts that are essentially pre-done for you.  Add pictures and journaling and you are done!!

1511-studioj-nevermore-us_caLogin or create your account here.  Load up your Halloween pictures or pictures which will work well with the color.  You can change anything you want in the layouts so don’t feel tied to Halloween.  Here are the 5 layouts:

Nevermore Express collection

 

 

Then you can just add your pictures to the layouts and journal.  Change things as you need or want to.  You are all done.  Don’t have time now?  Create a project and call it the Nevermore Express.  Load up each of the layouts and save the project.  You’ll have 3 months to get it done. Why is this important?  The monthly express collections are only available during a limited time.  Don’t miss out!

 

Sangria, please

The colors of Sangria are rich and warm, which in my humble opinion, is perfect for Fall!   The Workshop on The Go is beautiful for this.

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This Saturday is the CropTastic at my house – don’t forget to come from 12pm to 9pm to work on your projects.  Pack light!  Cricut, stamps, inks, Cuttlebug and folders are available for your use.  Here are the first two layouts for Sangria – Layout 1:

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Don’t forget you have the Sangria Expression Collection in Studio J as well.  These collections are only here for a short time!

1510-studioj-sangria-us_caHere’s a picture of the 5 layouts that are predone for you.  Just add your pictures and journaling and you are done.  You can change anything you want.

Sangria Express collectionThanks for stopping by!!

 

Planners, planners!

It seems that everyone is getting on the planning bandwagon and offering planners! I’m super excited about this one coming up for release December 1, 2016. I’m actually hoping it will be here sooner!

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Take a look at the awesomeness of it!  I love that we’ll have page protectors to put things in.  Looks like the Picture My Life cards (similar to Project Life cards) will fit in there.  Here’s a list of what’s coming:

PLANNER NEWS/DETAILS!
Everyday Life™ Planner System

We are thrilled with the buzz surrounding the upcoming Everyday Life™ planner system that we announced at our Australasia Convention earlier this month. The Everyday Life line introduces multiple products that work together seamlessly to create a planner, a My Crush book, or a product of your own creation!

  • It all starts with the Everyday Life album ($10.95 USD/$13.25 CAD), a beautiful, black three-ring album with gold foil design that measures 9 3/8” x 8 ¼”. This album size makes the album multi-purpose, allowing you to decide what you put in it. To fill up your album, the Everyday Life line will also include:
  • The Everyday Life 2016 planner pages ($15.95 USD/$18.95 CAD): 154 planner pages, 12 monthly dividers with tabs, a pocket folder page, a designed page finder, and four sheets of stickers. With monthly and weekly spreads and printed dates, these pages have all the features you need to stay organized—and look good doing it!
  • Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp ($8.95 USD/$10.50 CAD): This fun and functional roller stamp coordinates perfectly with the label stickers, enabling you to customize your planner even further.
  • My Crush® Everyday Life pages ($7.95 USD/$9.50 CAD): A set of 60 double-sided, gorgeous My Crush pages. These pages can be used on their own to create a beautiful My Crush book, or they can be combined with the planner pages to give you more room in your planner for preserving your memories while giving your planner even more flair.
  • Everyday Life Washi Tape ($3.95 USD/$4.50 CAD): because every My Crush book needs a good washi for attaching photos and other memorabilia to your pages.
  • Memory Protectors ($6.95 USD/$7.95 CAD): we’re introducing two new styles of pocket memory protectors sized to fit into the Everyday Life album. One will have two 4” x 6” pockets, the other four 4” x 3” pockets. Use these to add your favorite Picture My Life™ cards and photos into the mix!

Altogether, the Everyday Life line gives you ultimate flexibility in creating a planner/My Crush book/pocket album uniquely customized to you. Best of all, since we know that the time to buy planners is now, we will not be waiting until the release of Seasonal Expressions 1 to make these products available to you and your customers; instead, we’ll be making them available as soon as we have them. We anticipate most of these items to be available late November (please pretty please!), with the exception of the washi tape, which will be available mid-December.

To add even more excitement, we’ll also be offering a discounted bundle for purchasing the album, planner pages, and roller stamp together. This bundle will have its own item number and will give you and your customers these innovative and exciting products for just $29.95 USD/$35.95 CAD—a 15% discount off the retail value!

We love this new product line and we know you are going to love it, too. We’ll be sharing more information and images about the Everyday Life line and the discounted planner bundle in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Interested in this planner??!!! Contact me to by November 18 to be on the wait list for when this becomes available to us (date of release to be determined) and you’ll get a special gift from me. I’m super stoked about this planner!!

Thanks for stopping by,