Archives for August 2018

Everything (well almost) is Retiring!

Everything (well almost) is Retiring!

One day left of August and that means 24 hours before the Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 2 will be retiring!  While there is excitement for the new product up and coming, it’s time to pull out the Annual Inspiration and Seasonal Expressions 2 for one more look through to make sure you have what you need or want!   Check out this blog post from CTMH that shows everything that is retiring, here.    

Don’t forget about that awesome clearance section as well.  I checked it out and there are still some amazing deals, especially with some stamp and die combos for those of you who love the dies that match your stamp sets.   I noticed that two “How To” books are still there – Reflections and Originals.  They both cover your basics and are a must have.

 

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet and letting me take a little .  There is a lot retiring tomorrow.  Be sure to check out it out one last time before it’s gone!

I Craft So Hard

I Craft So Hard

 

“I craft so hard I sweat GLITTER” is one of my favorite sentiment saying in the August Stamp of the Month, S1808 For The Love of Crafting.  This card is fun to make with the left over pieces of glitter paper and shimmer tape you have around.    Gold Glitter Gems and some Prisma Glitter adds some more bling to the card.  =)

There is a free Kit of the Month for everyone who gets this stamp set for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  The “matching” card using the same sentiment, from the kit is this:

This card uses one of the embossing folders to create a base of the card.  Documented paper for the other pieces along with some gold glitter paper!  Best of all – all of this is cut for you when you get the kit.  You’ll need the stamp set, the embossing folder, pen/markers, along with the stapler.  So nice to just get a kit to put together when you get it.  Envelopes are included.

Did I mention if you join our team, WWStampettes, in August, I’ll send you this kit as well for free because it’s so awesome!  Come and join our fun!!

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet and letting me take a little .  I craft because I love it!  This stamp set is close to My heart because it has so many fun sentiments that celebrate this love.  I hope you don’t miss out.

Highlights of Oregon – Part 1

Highlights of Oregon – Part 1

Here are some highlights of the trip to Oregon so far.  More to come.  Such an amazing trip to see everyone.  It’s amazing how much the kids have grown.

Getting so much time at the beach was wonderful.  The South Coast of Oregon is really beautiful.  If one can take the time to drive Hwy 101 from California through Washington, you should.  The Pacific Coast offers so much between things to do and vistas to enjoy.

While I couldn’t catch up with everyone I’d have love to have seen, we had a nice get together at Sunset Beach

My friend Tracy and I, took the kids down to the West Coast Game Park and Devil’s Kitchen Beach in Bandon.

Another highlight is enjoying a wonderful dungeness crab.  It was amazing and a wonderful treat from my mother-in-law, Maureen.

Anyway, getting ready to start our trek back over to MD.  It’s been a wonderful three weeks, too short in some ways, and long in others (we miss our fur babies).  First stop will be a few days with my sister in Portland, OR.  =)

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet and letting me take a little.  These are just a few highlights.  There’s a lot of scrapbooking in my future!!

Games To Play

Games to Play

More on this fun Travel Album!  This is the Travel Album workshop I will host.  I got the workshop and directions from Ginni Candeleria.   What a trip down memory lane for me as we played some of the games I did as a kid.  Do you remember the license plate game?!  Such fun to pass the time.  The map of the USA, is cut from the “You are Here” Cartridge.  Many of the images are cut from this cartridge. The nice thing about the album was the multiple games in the book, allowing you to move back and forth between games and not lose track of where you were at or scores!

Do you remember this game?  Slug Bug?  Now, I’m informed that it’s called “Punch Buggy”.  This could be a East Coast vs West Coast terminology.   With four spots to keep track of the score, it was a great deal of fun.  We did add in PT Cruisers and Mini Coopers to the count for more variety.  Who can turn down a game of Hangman?  The “Go” piece is in a 2″x 2″ flip flap.  You write your word under the flap. This ensure good “gamemanship” (if that’s a word).

Last one I’ll share with you is the “fill-in-the-blank” games.  Definitely worth a few laughs and then some!   SG would ask us for the words and then read us the stories.  They were so silly and fun.

If you want to make the album as shown, you’ll need to pick up the Adventure Fundamental Pack of Paper (low quantity left) and matching Compliments.  Both are retiring on August 31 so time is short.  Modifications will need to be made for the Picture My Life Cards as well as a few other things.  I’d highly recommend the Adventure Cardstock Pack as well so you have matching cardstock to help with modifications.

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet and letting me take a little .  I hope you got to smile as you read about these games and had a trip down memory lane.  Computers, sumpters – games are still more fun in person!

Do What You Love

Do What You Love

“Do what you love” is so very important, don’t you agree.  For the past 18 years, I’ve been a part of Close To My Heart (CTMH) because I love crafting and I want some of the best products for this.   We were relocating to Guam and I was honestly, in a panic about where I’d get my crafting supplies from!  I wanted to be sure I was able to get paper, stamps, and scrapbooks.   Getting them at a discount was just an added bonus for me.

From a simple decision to join CTMH (formally DOTS when I joined), I gained so much more than a discount.  I gained a community of amazingly talented artists to inspire me.  Friends, both as customers and consultants, who have walked 18 years of life with me.    We’ve laughed, cried, and created memories to last a lifetime.  You just can’t go wrong with this.   Look at this amazing kit you receive plus you’ll get a $50.00 CTMH Cash shopping spree to pick the supplies you want in your kit and a free Magical Paper Pack.  It’s really a “Consultant Kit Your Way”!   Did I mention that you get to pick your new supplies from the upcoming Holiday Expressions because consultants get a “preview” period where we can order ahead of everyone else!   The value is over $200.00 for an investment of $75.00 (over 60% discount).

 

Join our team, WWStampettes, this month and get the “Kit of the Month” for free!  You’ll only need to have the Stamp of the Month to create this cards.  The cards are cut and ready for you to stamp.  Embellishments are included!  =)  

 

Here’s a sample of one of the cards, a different take on the same sentiment:

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet and letting me take a little .  Do what you love and join our amazing company to get the best of both world – top of the line crafting supplies and a wonderful community!

Magical Workshops

Magical Workshops

Here’s a great workshop for the Magical Collection! It’s created by Chris Robertson and you can get the workshop guide from me for free with a $25.00 purchase of the More Magical products to create this workshop.  Here is the More Magical Collection that CTMH is offering this month.  Definitely a Disney theme even though you can use it for other events.

When you purchase this kit, you will receive a guide for creating some pages from Close To My Heart.  They’ll include the guide as a hard copy in the kit.  The kit guide is pretty amazing.

If this workshop doesn’t catch your fancy, you will also have the option to have Chris’ workshop guide (so you’ll get both when you purchase the kit).

Here  is the supply list for the More Magical workshop-

More Magical Paper Packet CC8181

(12) White Daisy Cardstock 1385

(5) Black Cardstock 1386

(1) Gold Foil Paper Z3365

Red Shimmer Trim Z1848

Black & White Dots Z3314

Other supplies required:

Thin Cuts Block Alphabet Z3386

Thin Cuts Stitched Circle Z4181

Here’s some great pictures (courtesy of Chris) for some of the layouts:

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet and letting me take a little.  Love that you have two great options for Magical Workshops.

I Sweat Glitter!

I Sweat Glitter!

Have you seen the August Stamp Of the Month, S1808 For The Love of Crafting, with it’s great saying “I craft so much I sweat glitter!”?  I’ve had so much fun with this stamp set!

I made these pens for my team at Convention this year:

Take a pen and use the charms that are on clearance to decorate it.  Slide into a cello bag and put a topper on it.  Central Park Paper was used because it’s so cheerful!  Did I mention if you purchase this stamp set for $5.00, you’ll get this free kit of the month?

I have several more cards to share before the end of the month because I’ve had so much fun with it.

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  I hope craft so hard, you sweat glitter too!

Travel Activity Book

Travel Activity Book

I found this wonderful Travel Activity Book from my friend Ginni Candelera.  I got the workshop directions and when I realized I was running out of time to cut and make it before we departed from Maryland, I reached back out and was so blessed she had one kit left.  When SG went off on her first backpacking trip, I worked hard to get it done!   Here are a few of the pages to show you how cool it is.

The workshop uses the Adventure Fundamental Paper Pack which is scheduled to retire here in a few weeks.   The Cricut Cuts are from the You Are Here Cricut Cartridge (over 700 images on this).  We are driving all around Oregon over the next several days and this book has provided a great deal of entertainment for us.  The album is a “Everyday Life” album.

 

Here’s a quick YouTube I made showing some more of the pages.  Ginni has created a very fun book that is invaluable to anyone taking road trips with older kids (and even adults) to help pass the time:

 

More pages to come in later blog posts!

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Stay tuned for the rest of the Travel Activity Book as we move around Oregon!  =)

Sweet Friends Cardmaking Set

Sweet Friends Cardmaking Set

I’m always in need of “Thank You” cards and this workshop, G1158 Sweet Friends, provides me the ability to create 12  cards.  Check out this YouTube from my friend, Mary at CardzTV:

 

Kit contents:

1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
3 – Documented sheets
2 – cardstock sheets (1 Bashful, 1 White Daisy)
1 – gold glitter gems (Z3312)
12 – white card bases & envelopes
printed instructions

Create 12 cards using the materials in this kit and easy-to-follow instructions (also found below). Customize your cards with exclusive stamp images you can color to your liking, so you can always make your cards your way.

Additional supplies needed:
Bashful Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2819)
Eggplant Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2847)
Pewter Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2832)
Shimmer Brush—Gold (Z3316)
3-D Foam Dots (Z3342)

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Thank you all for being sweet friends of the crafty world.  Have a creative day!

 

New Clearance!

New Clearance!

It’s always sad to say goodbye to old products.  The fantastic news of goodbye is “Clearance”!  Be sure to check out as when it’s gone, it’s gone!  There are stamp sets with matching dies for $8.00!!  Shoulder tote for $13.00.  Amazing!

Have a great time with this clearance sale!