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)

Here are the directions for the workshop:

The Important Things Workshop 

Sensational September Things To Remember!

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.   Take some time out with this new kit, The Important Things.  Don’t forget to join the Happy Mail gathering when you check out for more free fun!

Guess What!! A new Boutique Card Workshop!

Guess What!!  A new Boutique Card Workshop!

 

I just got this awesome workshop edited for Studio Sus!  You can make 24 cards with this kit.  The  cards are beautiful.  Here’s the stamp set you need to have.  It creates such beautiful flowers.  The 2-step stamping means you don’t need to color!

 

 

Workshop Supply Listing Each Full ‘Boutique’ Cardmaking Workshop Kit will require the following Consumable products:

– Boutique Paper Pack (full package $10.95) Half package #X7235B $5.48
– (24) White Card Bases & Envelopes (50 ct. bulk pack $15.95) #X254 $7.68
– (1) piece of Gold Glitter Paper (full 3-sheet pack $6.95) #Z3238 $2.32
– (2) pieces of White Cardstock (12 sheet pack $5.95) #X6027 $1.00
– (2) pieces of Black Cardstock (12 sheet pack $9.95) #X6028 $1.66
– (2) pieces of Sugarplum Cardstock (12 sheet pack $9.95) #X5989 $1.66
– (1) piece of Charcoal Cardstock (12 sheet pack $9.95) #X5999 $.83
– Gold Glitter Gems #Z3312 $5.50
– White and Gold Skinny Ribbon #Z4194 $5.50

Additional Supplies used:

– Bunches of Love Stamp set #D1815 $18.95
– Appropriate sized acrylic blocks
– Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z3271 $9.95
– Peacock Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2849 $8.95
– Sugarplum Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z6500 $8.95
– Peach Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z6502 $8.95
– Ballerina Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z6501 $8.95
– Mint Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z6503 $8.95
– Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2851 $8.95
– Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen #Z1979 $3.50
– Mint Shimmer Brush #Z4225 $5.50
– Clear Shimmer Brush #Z3293 $5.50
– Basic Circles Thin Cuts #Z3318 $13.95
– Stitched Circles Thin Cuts #Z4181 $11.95
– Mini Glue Dots #Z341 $7.50
– Piercing tool kit #Z3504 $14.95 (Perfect for ‘transporting’ adhesive backed embellishments)
– Micro-tip Scissors #Z534 $11.95 (these are ‘life changing’!)
– 3-D Foam Tape #Z1151 $6.50 and other adhesive of choice
– Paper Trimmer and Die Cut machine of choice (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc.)

Guess What????

I have 3 extra kits that I cut!!  The first 3 people to sign up as a consultant for CTMH will get one of these kits for FREE.  It’s cut and ready for you to thin cut/stamp/assemble!  You’ll need to purchase the additional supplies, noted above, to make this kit.  These samples are a great way to get a jump start in sharing CTMH with your friends and family!

Sensational September Things To Remember!

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Just Treats (not tricks)

Just treats (not Tricks) S1809

Have you checked out the Stamp of the Month for September, S1809 Just Treats?  I love this set because of it’s versatility and it has a coffee cup in it!  You know I adore all things coffee and my stamp collection reflects this!   I thought I’d share a few cards featuring the set.  More to come on a couple of the individual cards because they are unique folds.

Here’s Christmas with  Oh What Fun paper.  I love that we have a true green and red again.

Here’s a non-seasonal card featuring the Boutique papers.  It really helps show you the versatility of this set.

And remember the Kit of the Month (KOM) for the Stamp of the Month (SOM) – When you purchase S1809 Just Treats from me for $5.00 (with a $50.00 purchase, you’ll receive this kit for free!  Plus some Happy Mail!  =)

Sensational September Things To Remember!

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Ready to Crop???

Ready to Crop???

Wow – Crop season is starting and are you ready to crop??  I know I’ve been very busy working on getting product ordered in so you can have the best products to tell your stories and preserve your memories!  Here’s some fun as we get ready for the Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Department Crop with Jane on September 22 and the Harbor Scrapbooking weekend September 27-30, up in Camp Hill PA.  We have about 10 new cards on the Come and Play Card Buffet as well as Christmas Cards starting to work their way in!

I am looking forward to seeing everyone and catching up on your lives!

Sensational September Things To Remember!

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.   I sure hope you are ready to crop because I’m almost ready to go.  I look forward to seeing everyone and catching up.  Don’t forget to join the Happy Mail gathering when you check out for more free fun!

Hugs for You

Hugs to You:

This is one of my favorite Card Workshop Your Way, “Hugs to You”.  It features the Boutique papers and the Sugarplum, the color of the year!

The stamp set has wonderful sayings in it that I would use for so many different situations.  From a card to just say hi to my husband/daughter/friend or to a sympathy card to let someone know I want to give them a hug right now because my heart hurts for their loss or struggles.  Here are the two cards you can make with the kit:

 

Or you can “go roque” and let your inner creative child create what she sees!  Check out what Mary from  Cardztv created:

Product Description

Kit contents:
1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
2 – Boutique sheets
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Saffron, 2 Sugarplum, 1 White Daisy)
1 – Mink Twine (Z4221)
12 – white card bases & envelopes

Create 12 cards using the materials in this kit and easy-to-follow instructions (also found below). Complete your cards using the exclusive stamp images designed to give you ultimate control over the creative process, so you can always make your cards your way.

Additional supplies needed:
Charcoal Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2831)
Saffron Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2851)
Sugarplum Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z6500)
Thin Cuts—Stitched Circles(Z4181)
1″ × 1″ My Acrylix® Block (Y1000)
1″ × 3½” My Acrylix® Block (Y1002)
2″ × 2″ My Acrylix® Block (Y1003)
2″ × 3½” My Acrylix® Block (Y1009)

Workshop Guide (this link is only good until Demember 31, 2018)

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New Cricut Collection Season of Joy

New Cricut Collection Season of Joy

It’s always exciting when we get “new” and the Cricut Collection Season of Joy does not disappoint.   Get a head start on creating your Christmas cards, layouts, and other holiday crafts.   Here are the images for the collection:

 

And some things you can create with those images:

There are several different house boxes you can make to create a village.  Use your imagination and you can take these to create them seasonally using our other Cricut Cartridges!

This cute little 3-D people definitely celebrate Christmas.  They also have a lot of possibilities as well when you integrate other CTMH Cricut Collections with them.  Their happy faces will definitely make someone smile and appreciate the Season of Joy.

Sensational September Things To Remember!

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.   Enjoy checking out this new Cricut Collection Season of Joy.

September Brings So Much Happiness!

September Brings So Much Happiness

September brings us a new Holiday Expressions!!  Woot Woot!!    Never so much fun as getting a new catalog. The smell. The many pages full of amazing stamps, papers, and more to dream about. The Holiday Expressions is live from September – December 2018! Five new collections. Story by Stacy. New stamps. New fun! Lots of creating to be had.

View Holiday Expressions Online

Best of all, YOU can get it FREE when you place an order starting in September! aThis is amazing. Can you imagine? Everyone will be able to get this amazing (I’ve seen it so I know it’s true) catalog with no charge to you which is a $6.00 thank you for being an awesome customer. I’m so excited that CTMH will be doing this. Get your copy **free** when you place an online order. It will ask you to add it to your order when you check out so watch for this. =)

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National Stamping Month – Memories In The Making

 

September 1 – September 30 Exclusive Product Offering

This year’s National Stamping Month special features the Memories in the Making Cut Above® layout kit. With this kit, you can create 13 single pages, or add a few additional products to turn this layout kit into a calendar! This special includes two exclusive stamp sets: Memories in the Making — Days, and Memories in the Making — Months. Use these stamp sets to add months, date numbers, and other details to your calendar.

**For Hostesses:** When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards ($350.00 Gathering) or higher (closing your party order no later than October 5, 2018), you will receive both Memories in the Making stamp sets, FREE. That’s up to a $10.95 value, totally free! [**Be a hostess!**](https://lindacreates.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/what-we-do/be-a-hostess.aspx)

**For New Consultants**: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in September will receive the two Memories in the Making stamps sets, FREE. That’s a $47.90value, totally free!! Join Today!

Joining is easy! Sign Up TODAY!
It is easy to sign up!! You can do everything in minutes by going to my website:
1. Go to www.lindacreates.ctmh.com
2. Click on “What We Do”, “Be a Consultant”
3. At the top of the screen, locate the line: “Ready to become a Consultant?” and click “Let’s Get Started”
4. It’ll take you into the application. OR Click Here
5. It should only take a few minutes to complete the application.
6. You’ll receive a confirmation e-mail from CTMH within a few days (and sometimes immediately), at which time you’ll have access to the website (with the username and password you input on the application). You will receive your kit in about 1 week!

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Just Treats — September Stamp of the Month – Item Number: S1809

Look at these sayings! Just love the coffee or hot chocolate cup in this set. Wait until you see the free kit of the month cards! Any crafter will need this set as it’s year round! Yes, I said “need”. There are just some stamp sets that say it all! =)

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for $18.95 or as a deal for $5.00 with a minimum qualifying purchase! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

When you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase, you will receive a Project Kit FREE.

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More Magical

We’ve brought back the popular Magical Paper Pack for a limited time! Now through September 30, get the More Magical paper packet and coordinating products, which are suited for all-purpose crafting, including and especially your visits to amusement parks, parties, and other adventures! Save 25% when you purchase the More Magical Workshop kit, which includes the More Magical paper packet and a selection of other products you can use to create four 2-page scrapbook layouts and eight cards! [**Check out your options.**](https://lindacreates.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/promotions/campaigns/1808-more-magical.aspx)

I have two workshops for this – One from Studio Sus and one from Ginni Candeleria based on Disney! They are amazing. Check out the FB group or my website to see them. One of your choice is free when you purchase the More Magical Workshop Kit

 

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!

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You’ve Got Class – Earn an A+ in Memory-Keeping with this Exclusive Collection.

Preserve the best of your child’s school years with the You’ve Got Class collection of products. This special features a paper collection, exclusive stamp set, and workshop kit all designed to commemorate the passage of those formative years. But act quickly, these products are only available through September 30!

The unique You’ve Got Class workshop contains a set of materials that you can use to create 14 single page scrapbook layouts — an entire album with one page for each school year. The workshop kit also includes our True Fit Folios, giving you a place to preserve precious keepsakes and mementos from each year. Download the instructions for this workshop from my website!

PSA – True Fit Folios are Back!

True Fit Folios are available until the end of September. I’m always asked about these at crops because they are amazing to save memoribilia in when you are scrapping. Things you want to keep but don’t want to or can’t put on pages. Kids’ work from school, maps, brochures, and other important papers. They are amazing and I’m so glad that I’ve gotten to replenish my depleted stash!

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Boutique  – September Featured Collection – the first new collection from the Holiday Expression

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Create with Heart

I’m so excited CTMH is offering a monthly subscription that is focused on scrapbooking! Yeah for helping us get some pages done so that we can preserve those memories while we can still remember them. I’ll have a special classroom on Facebook set up as a group for each month. You can order three different ways, with the best being the yearly with a 20% discount and FREE shipping. You can see September Kit below.

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Clearance

With the retirement of the Annual Expressions and the Seasonal Expression 2, there was a large retirement list.  Keep your eye out on this section because new product is being loaded up constantly and without warning.  =)  Keeps us on our toes!

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Thank you

Thank you so much for all of your support for the past year.  Because of my awesome customers and wonderful team, I’ve been able to earn another cruise for my husband and I.  We’ll be taking SG on her first cruise and we are excited to do this.

Thank for stopping by my corner of the internet and making it to the end of the post.  I’ll do some different posts to share more detailed information about the September specials.

 

 

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!

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!