January 20, 2015

Do You Love a Good Deal?

I sure love a good deal. The only thing better than that is getting something for FREE!
Well, what if I told you I could offer you both?
Do I have your interest now? What do you want to hear about first, the good deal or the something that's FREE?

Shown here (that's the picture above this sentence) is the January Paper Crafting Month exclusive paper kit Year>>Noted. You can get this $24 value kit for only $5 when you order $50 in CTMH merchandise. However, if you place an order with me before January 30th I will enter you in a drawing to win this paper kit FREE! AND with the free kit I'll also include the $10 kraft album (shown in the photo also) too- so that's $34 in FREE stuff!

So do you still want to hear what the good deal is?

How about a $17 stamp set for only $5? Yep, the January Stamp of the month set is only $5 with your $50 CTMH order. And you were going to order $5o worth of product anyway so you can get in on the Year>>Noted drawing, right?
So what does a $50 order look like? Let me suggest for you these really great products-

Workshops on the Go® Heartstrings Cardmaking Kit Contents:
1 – My Acrylix® Heartstrings Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
1 – Heartstrings B&T Duos™ Paper
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Glacier, 1 Pixie, 1 Whisper, 1 White Daisy)
15 – White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
1 – Pixie Extra Thick Twine (Z3035)
1 – Stuck on You Puffies (Z3037)
1 – Instructional Brochure
Use the material and instructions in this kit to create 15 beautiful cards (5 each of 3 designs)!
only $24.95  the included stamp set alone is a $17 value (and only available in the kit)

Add to that 3 of the coordinating Exclusive ink colors,  Pixie, Lagoon and Slate at $5.95each
and a 3"x3" My Acrylix stamp block
Don't need another My Acrylix block? OK how about the new tiny hearts embossing folder instead?

 Then you're going to want a pack of the Heartstrings paper collection so you can make even more projects with your new stamp set and inks. That includes 6 of the B&T Duos and 6 solid cardstocks in Lagoon, Cranberry, Hollyhock and Whisper.

So ALL of that that I just listed - INCLUDING the Stamp of the Month set and tax and shipping, that gets you entered into the drawing for an additional $34 in products, is only $65.
You can make all these gorgeous cards -
and even a few scrapbook layouts, plus have two large $17 sets of stamps and 3 Exclusive ink colors left over after all your projects are done! AND be entered to win the $34 Year>>Noted kit.

Just send me an email saying "YES! Krissy I want that deal!" and I'll take care of placing the order and invoice you the total. OR If you want to shop on your own, go to www.yourmemorieshere.CTMH.com and I'll make sureto enter you in the drawing ;)

January 12, 2015

Are Your Supplies Versatile?

If you read my last post, you already know that I bought myself a "little gift". I got the Close to my Heart Artbooking cartridge for the Cricut. I can't say enough good things about the catalog of images on this cartridge. It has more useful cuts than I have ever seen on any single Cricut cartridge (and I have quite a large collection). Infact, I have another Close to my Heart cartridge on order and can't wait for it's arrival too!

Ok I've talked enough, now it's time to show some of what I've been up to.

Your Memories Here
I made this card with papers from the Chalk it Up collection (who says they are only for "school" themed projects?) The base of the card is Flaxen cardstock, then I adhered a piece of Whisper white cardstock that I had stamped arrows all over. For that design, I used the arrows from the January Stamp of the Month set (From this Moment) using coordinating ink colors Sorbet, Flaxen and Lagoon. *side note - I love the CTMH prints the coordinating color information on the edge of all their B&T Duos papers, there's no guessing what coordinating cardstock and inks match best!
 I added a piece of the Chalk it Up B&T Duos arrow patterned paper and on top of that placed a cut from the Artbooking cartridge in Glacier blue. Next I stamped the sentiment, also from the January SOTM set and embellished with a small heart cut and puffy heart sticker (part of the Chalk it Up collection accents).

Your Memories Here
My next card here is a base of Lagoon cardstock, layered with a piece of Chalk it Up B&T Duos paper with the star pattern. I used the same cut on this card from the Artbooking cartridge, this time in Sorbet cardstock and then cut it twice and adhered the cuts to mirror each other in a starburst design. I banded the middle with teal adhesive shimmer trim. Last, I added the stamped "Hello" banner in black ink on Lagoon cardstock - this stamp is also from the January SOTM set.

So hows that for versatility? I used a "school" themed paper collection along with a "Valentine" theme stamp set to create two unique and original, all occasion cards.

I hope I've helped you look at paper crafting supplies in a new way.

January 6, 2015

Don't You Just Love it When....

So I decided to buy myself something I had been wanting for awhile. When it comes to my craft supplies I'm pretty sure none of my family has a clue what I would want or need (or what I already have for that matter). So hoping to receive a new Cricut cartridge as a Christmas gift was not going to cut it. I took matters into my own hands and just placed the order myself.

I ordered the Close to my Heart Exclusive Artbooking cartridge. Let me tell you, it has way more than what I was expecting! There's a font, Scrapbook page layouts, Whole and half page overlays, mini album pages, page titles and card sentiments, icons, borders and so much more!
Click HERE to see the shapes index
I can't wait to start creating with it and share those projects with you!

January is a special month for papercrafting,

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, Close To My Heart invites you to reflect on the things that make you who you are and on what you want to accomplish in the coming months. Then, with the help of the Year >> Noted paper kit, record your experiences and goals!

During the month of January, with a qualifying purchase of $50, you are eligible to purchase the exclusive Year >> Noted paper kit (which has a retail value of over $24 USD / $27 CAD for only $5—that’s over 80% off retail! Or, for an additional $5, you can order the Year >> Noted paper kit with an accompanying My Creations™ kraft mini book. The paper kit for both options includes a C-size stamp set, stickers, cardstocks, and B&T Duos™ papers, all specially designed to coordinate with the My Creations™ kraft mini book so you can have a yearlong scrapbooking experience. This means you will receive over $34 USD / $37 CAD worth of product for only $10 if you purchase the kit with the accompanying mini book! But the fun doesn’t end there—included on the sticker sheet, you will find a large golden seal. Once the year is done and all the pages are filled, seal up your book and create a mini time capsule that you can open years from now. Remember, this deal is only available for January, so make sure to get your own Year >> Noted paper kit today for the perfect start to a crafty year!

>>>>>>>>Extra Extra Rewards!
There has never been a better time to book a gathering, during the month of January all hostesses with a minimum of $350 in sales gets an additional 50% in hostess credits - that means even more opportunity for all the items on your CTMH wish list.

And last, but not least I want to share with you my "word for the new year" it has become a tradition (for me the past 3 years) to select a word to represent your goal for the new year. You may have seen this around facebook, you may even do this yourself?!
So my word - gratitude
I'm keeping a gratitude art journal and I'm sharing my joy all over social media when I can. You'll see my Twitter, facebook and Instagram posts with the Hashtag #ArtitudeofGratitude
I believe changing your outlook will change your quality of life.

Do you choose a word for the new year? If so I'd love you to share it in the comments :)