Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Zippidee Mini Album

One of my July workshops is this very cute mini-album. It was so easy to make using our 6"x6" accordian album and our Zippidee Level 1 kit! I added a few of our A-door-ables chipboard dies for some fun interactive hide 'n seek photos and messages and our new Star Dimensional Elements frosted with our new Glitz Glitter Gel!
The inspiration for this ablum came from the Fabulously Artsy Tresa Black. You can see her versions here and here. Very cool!

I'm using mine as a keepsake of our Close To My Heart Convention in July! I'm SO EXCITED!!!! You can use yours to display summer memories, a trip to Disney, a beach vacation, a special celebration, etc.! It's also perfect to give as a gift to your children OR sign them up for one of my daytime workshops in July to make their very own!
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The doors open to reveal a photo or memento inside!
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This insert comes out of the center pocket. It is only 1 double sided tag - I've photographed two of them here so you can see the front and back simultaneously. I even used two of our A-Door-ables attached to the top with ribbon as a pull tab.
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There is a pocket on this page also for these fun little tags. Again, you lift the hinged doors to reveal whatever is inside!
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This is the back cover. I'm going to embellish mine after I add a photo.
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Contact me if you are interested in attending this July workshop!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rolling Thunder - Memorial Day

My brother LOVES his bike. I don't mean mountain bike - I mean motorcycle. He has been known to ride in events like the Toys for Tots in Philadelphia - where thousands of men and women on motorcycles ride into the city to deliver toys for the kids. I think that is so awesome to be a part of a group making a statement for the good in this world and helping others.

Here is a link he sent me about the Rolling Thunder group that rides to Washington DC every Memorial Day to honor those who have fallen, sacrificed, and serve our country. It's only 2 1/2 minutes long, yet powerful. THANK YOU to all who serve and sacrifice! May God bless you and your families!

3000 vets on motorcycles from across the USA paraded in D.C. the Sunday before Memorial Day, while a solitary, saluting Marine greeted them out on Constitution Avenue... the Marine stood at salute for 3 straight hours, while the parade of roaring bikes kept on coming....the camera is on the Marine a lot... watch his struggles with his emotions, and his struggles with holding that salute... the way he salutes is very touching... his head lowered, his eyes down, in reverence for the fallen...




click on this link to see the video
YouTube - Rolling Thunder 2010 - A Soldier's Vigil

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Passages Live Inspired

Okay - I know what you're thinking...."when is she going to put down that stamp set and try something NEW!" I just love this Live Inspired stamp set. So many possibilities!

I have a friend who is serving in Afghanistan and wanted to send him a little care package and a card. I didn't have anything just lying around that would work. I stumbled on this card and tutorial from a fellow CTMH consultant, Annette Green. SHE is awesome! I used our new Passages paper pack, clear detail embossing powder, and our cocoa embossing powder (for the sentiment). The rest you can see in Annette's tutorial.

The first one I tried to make just like hers. I don't have the nestabilities, so had to improvise:
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The second one, I didn't have enough striped paper left so I had to modify it a little:
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This second one I am sending to my son who is currently in an out-of-state drug rehab facility. Pardon my blatant transparency, I'd much rather say this is for my honor roll student or he just won the golf championship, but that's just not the case. And it seems everyone I talk to is dealing with some kind of tragedy or hardship lately. My clubs and workshops seem to be not only a girl's night out, but often times "therapy"! We need each other - to care for each other - pray for each other - stand beside each other - to laugh and cry with each other - to love each other. I'm forever grateful for those who have been keeping my son in their prayers - God is good and He is able to do abundantly and immeasurably beyond what we ask or can even imagine! I'll keep praying for miracles - after all, He is in the miracle business, right?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Emporium Anniversary Card

Here is a card I created for a friend of mine using one of my all time favorite paper packs - Emporium. Did you pick up a couple packs of this precious paper during our sale this month? I hope so!

I used the Originals pattern - Tied Frame. It is a 6" x 6" card. I also used our elegant Baroque Alphabet stamp set for the "H" monogram. (Their last name begins with "H".) I also used our CTMH Font CD for the Happy Anniversary sentiment and inside sentiment. I used our Boutique Borders stamp set on the inside bottom of the card. (This set coordinates PERFECTLY with our Emporium paper designs!) Add in a couple of our square sparkles, organdy ribbon, foam tape - to pop up the monogram - and dimensional elements hearts, and voila! Happy Anniversary!

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Jackpot June Day 18


Did you pick yesterday's Jackpot item?

If you ordered the Sorbet Designer Ribbon Rounds yesterday on my website, you won the Sensational Seals stamp set for FREE! (If you ordered 10 of them, you won 10 of them!) Woo Hoo!!

Today is another amazing Goodie Box Day!

Today is a Goodie Box day and it's VERY AFFORDABLE! Get a box filled with popular products at 50% off retail value. Plus you'll get a deal on shipping/handling. Purchase this Goodie Box (retail value $80 US / $93.95 CAN) for only $40 US/ $46.95 CAN. Buy now!

This offer is while supplies last and will be snatched up quickly.

Click here to place your Jackpot order now
and get $80 worth of creative fun for only $40!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jackpot June Day 15


Today is a Jackpot Deal!
But first, want to know what yesterday's mystery Jackpot item was? If you ordered the Abundance Level 2 paper pack, you’ll receive the White Daisy Grosgrain Bulk Ribbon absolutely FREE! Woo Hoo!!


One of the products listed below is the mystery Jackpot item for today. If you order the mystery Jackpot item, we'll send you a My Acrylix® Celebrate Life Stamp Set (retail value of $18.95 US/ $22.50 CAN) for FREE! Order one of each of the items below to guarantee that you will hit the Jackpot!

Jackpot June Associated Elements & Accessories



Today's deals are a variety of grosgrain, twill and organdy ribbon - all on sale! Who doesn't need ribbon for gifts, cards, layouts, and other creative projects?

Remember, you can order as many of these as you want - no limit. AND, if you order the secret JACKPOT item, you will receive the Celebrate Life stamp set FREE for each jackpot item ordered. I LOVE the butterfly, flowers, and uplifting sentiments on this stamp set. And it will be FREE! How cool is that??

Click here to place your Jackpot order now.

Remember, today's jackpot items cannot be combined with regular retail items. Discounted shipping of only $0.99 per item applies.

Check back tomorrow to see which item was the JACKPOT!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Jackpot June Day 14


Today is a Jackpot Deal!
But first, want to know what yesterday's mystery Jackpot item was? If you ordered the True Fit Folios, you’ll receive the Treasures of the Heart stamp set for FREE! Kim & Noreen, YOU WON!! Woo Hoo!!


One of the products listed below is the mystery Jackpot item for today. If you order the mystery Jackpot item, we'll send you White Daisy Grosgrain Bulk Ribbon (retail value of $6.95 US/ $8.25 CAN) for FREE! Order one of each of the items below to guarantee that you will hit the Jackpot!

Jackpot June Associated Elements & Accessories

There are five exclusive paper packs on sale today!Each of these Level 2 paper packs includes 22 pieces of premium 12" x 12" paper - 12 two-sided pattern paper and 10 coordinating cardstock. Perfect for ALL your paper crafting projects - scrapbooking, cards, altering items, framed art, etc. In addition, we also carry coordinating adhesive artwork, inks, stamps, ribbon, metal accents, and other accessories to easily complete your project with class!

This really is a GREAT DEAL on our exclusive papers AND discounted shipping - plus the ribbon can be dyed with our re-inkers or inked with a sponge dauber to coordinate with any of these colors! Remember, you can order as many of these as you want - no limit. AND, if you order the secret JACKPOT item, you will receive 20 yards of White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon FREE for each jackpot item ordered. How cool is that??

Click here to place your Jackpot order now.

Remember, today's jackpot items cannot be combined with regular retail items. Discounted shipping of only $0.99 per item applies.

Check back tomorrow to see which item was the JACKPOT!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Jackpot June Day 13


Today is a Jackpot Deal!

One of the products listed below is the mystery Jackpot item for today. If you order the mystery Jackpot item, we'll send you a My Acrylix® Treasures of the Heart Stamp Set (retail value of $18.95 US/ $22.50 CAN) for FREE! Order one of each of the items below to guarantee that you will hit the Jackpot!


Jackpot June Associated Elements & Accessories


Flowers, flowers everywhere! And ON SALE! Plus a FREE Flower stamp if you hit the jackpot! Actually the stamp set is very cool! One of my all time favorites! I LOVE our paper flowers and getting them on sale with discounted shipping is a DEAL! One of the other items on sale - the true fit folio is a GREAT product. They come in a package of 5 for only $5! It's like a 12" x 12" file folder. Use the front as your layout, but insert school documents, report cards, awards, artwork, etc inside. Or use it as a Christmas layout and tuck away favorite Christmas cards received inside. Insert the folder upside down - leaving the front outside of the page protector and now you have an interactive page - with THREE 12x12 layouts in one space!

Remember, you can order as many of these as you want - no limit. AND, if you order the secret JACKPOT item, you will receive the FREE Treasures of the Heart stamp set for each jackpot item ordered. How cool is that??

Click here to see the sale items for today and to place your Jackpot order now.

Remember, today's jackpot items cannot be combined with regular retail items. Discounted shipping of only $0.99 per item applies.

Check back tomorrow to see which item was the JACKPOT!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Jackpot June Day 12


Did you pick yesterday's Jackpot item?

If you ordered the That's Amore Stickease yesterday on my website, you won the Foam Die-Cut Numbers for FREE! (If you ordered 10 of them, you won 10 of them!) Woo Hoo!!

Today is another amazing Goodie Box Day!



Today is a Goodie Box day! Get a box filled with popular products at 50% or more off of retail value. Plus you'll get a deal on shipping/handling. Purchase this Goodie Box (retail value $120 US / $140.95 CAN) for only $60 US/ $70.50 CAN. Buy now!

This offer is while supplies last and will be snatched up quickly.

Click here to place your Jackpot order now.

Are you curious to see what you get in the goodie boxes?
Here is one from Day 2 of the sale:


For only $80, I got over $200 worth of awesome goodies! I got:
Atomic Uppercase Alphabet stamp set
Atomic Lowercase Alphabet stamp set
Doodle Alphabet stamp set
Simple Invites stamp set
Ahoy Matey stamp set
Clear Inspirations Ribbon Slides
Colonial White Ribbon Round
Just Blooms White Daisy
Colonial White Designer Brads
Mini Garden Green ink pad
3x3 Mini Craft Album
Neutral Embroidery Floss
Foundry Tabs
Bits and Pieces card kit
Doorhanger pouches
Around the Holidays card kit
Primaver Rub-Ons
About Me journaling prompts
Love Letter Rub-Ons
Booksmart Dimensional Elements
Pack of 3 Paper Envelope Holders
Perfect Day Level 1 Kit
Perfect Day Level 2 Paper Packet
A variety of cardstock

How amazing is that? Don’t miss out on today’s Goodie Box. (Each one is different, so you may not get the same items that I did, but you are sure to get some great stuff!) Today’s Goodie Box is only available today while supplies last.

Click here to get yours now!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Jackpot June Day 11


Today is a Jackpot Deal!
But first, want to know what yesterday's mystery Jackpot item was? If you ordered the My Acrylix Lovely Buckles stamp set, you’ll receive the Ribbon Rounds Organizer for FREE! Woo Hoo!!

One of the products listed below is the mystery Jackpot item for today. If you order the mystery Jackpot item, we'll send you the Foam Die-Cuts Numbers (retail value of $3.95 US/ $4.75 CAN) for FREE! Order one of each of the items below to guarantee that you will hit the Jackpot!


Jackpot June Associated Elements & Accessories


These stickease (cardstock quality stickers) coordinate perfectly with the the L2 paper packs by the same name. Don't have those paper packs? You can create gorgeous projects using coordinating cardstock as well!

Remember, you can order as many of these as you want - no limit. AND, if you order the secret JACKPOT item, you will receive a FREE Foam Die-Cuts Numbers for each jackpot item ordered. How cool is that??

Click here to place your Jackpot order now.

Remember, today's jackpot items cannot be combined with regular retail items. Discounted shipping of only $0.99 per item applies.

Check back tomorrow to see which item was the JACKPOT!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Jackpot June Day 10



Today is a Jackpot Deal!
But first, want to know what yesterday's mystery Jackpot item was? If you ordered the School Zone Level 1 kit, you’ll receive the Flower Metal-Rimmed tags for free! Congratulations Kathy - you won TWO free items!!! Woo Hoo!!

I LOVE TODAY'S DEAL!!!!

One of the products listed below is the mystery Jackpot item for today. If you order the mystery Jackpot item, we'll send you the Ribbon Rounds™ Organizer (retail value of $16.95 US/ $19.95 CAN) for FREE! Order one of each of the items below to guarantee that you will hit the Jackpot!


Jackpot June Associated Elements & Accessories


I LOVE every single one of these stamp sets!! Great for both cards and layouts and for all occasions! And remember - not only is each one of these a great deal - and only $0.99 shipping each - one of them will score you the ribbon organizer - a $16.95 retail value!!!

Remember, you can order as many of these as you want - no limit. AND, if you order the secret JACKPOT item, you will receive a FREE Ribbon Rounds Organizer for each jackpot item ordered. How cool is that??

Click here to place your Jackpot order now.

Remember, today's jackpot items cannot be combined with regular retail items. Discounted shipping of only $0.99 per item applies.

Check back tomorrow to see which item was the JACKPOT!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Jackpot June Day 9



Today is a Jackpot Deal!

One of the products listed below is the mystery Jackpot item for today. If you order the mystery Jackpot item, we'll send you the Flower Metal-Rimmed Tags (set of 12 in 3 sizes, retail value of $2.95 US/ $3.50 CAN) for FREE! Order one of each of the items below to guarantee that you will hit the Jackpot!


Jackpot June Associated Elements & Accessories

These Level 1 scrapbooking kits make it so simple to quickly create beautiful layouts in under 5 minutes! Each kit includes 4 pre-printed 12" x 12" pages plus additional coordinating cardstock and pattern paper along with coordinating adhesive artwork to embellish your layouts! And surprisingly, these kits can be cut to make custom pre-printed cards that can quickly be embellished with the coordinating adhesive artwork, making these kits perfect for the avid to beginner scrapbooker AND cardmaker!

Remember, you can order as many of these as you want - no limit. AND, if you order the secret JACKPOT item, you will receive the FREE Flower Metal-Rimmed Tags for each jackpot item ordered. How cool is that??

Click here to see these kits in more detail and to place your Jackpot order now.

Remember, today's jackpot items cannot be combined with regular retail items. Discounted shipping of only $0.99 per item applies.

Check back tomorrow to see which item was the JACKPOT!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Beautiful Seat Belt Commercial

Check out this beautiful commercial for seat belts! Watch below or follow this link to YouTube: http://embracethis.co.uk/

Jackpot June Day 8


Did you pick yesterday's Jackpot item?

If you ordered the Fresh Shapes Dimensional Elements yesterday on my website, you won the My Acrylix Make A Wish stamp set for FREE! (If you ordered 10 of them, you won 10 of them!) Congratulations Kim!! You Won!! Woo Hoo!!

Today is another amazing Goodie Box Day!

Get a box filled with popular products at 50% off of retail value. Plus you'll get a deal on shipping/handling. Purchase this Goodie Box (retail value $120) for only $60!!!!

Buy now! This offer is while supplies last and will be snatched up quickly.

Click here to place your Jackpot order now.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Jackpot June Day 7



Today is a Jackpot Deal!
But first, want to know what yesterday's mystery Jackpot item was? If you ordered the Sweet Pea Simply Snapshots, you’ll receive the Hodge Podge Color-Ready Alphabets for free! Woo Hoo!!



One of the products listed below is the mystery jackpot item for today. If you order the mystery jackpot item, we'll send you a My Acrylix® Make a Wish Stamp Set (retail value of $13.95 US/ $16.50 CAN) for FREE! Order one of each of the items below to guarantee that you will hit the jackpot!


Jackpot June Associated Elements & Accessories


DIMENSIONAL ELEMENTS SIMPLE NUMBERS
was $4.95, now only $4.00 - that's 19 % off!


DIMENSIONAL ELEMENTS PERENNIALS
was $4.95, now only $4.00 - that's 19 % off!


DIMENSIONAL ELEMENTS FRAMED FUN
was $4.95, now only $4.00 - that's 19 % off!


DIMENSIONAL ELEMENTS BOOKSMART
was $4.95, now only $4.00 - that's 19 % off!


DIMENSIONAL ELEMENTS FRESH SHAPES
was $4.95, now only $4.00 - that's 19 % off!

I just LOVE our Dimensional Elements! Everything is better with dimension, right? Our sturdy chipboard elements come in all kinds of fun shapes and fonts! PLUS they are covered with a white paper making it easy to use as is, stamp directly on them, cover them with your choice of cardstock or pattern paper, paint or ink them in a coordinating color for your project! They are also easy enough to pierce through for stitching, attaching buttons or brads or other metal elements! These dimensional elements are a MUST HAVE for your layouts, cards, and other creative projects!

Remember, you can order as many of these as you want - no limit. AND, if you order the secret JACKPOT item, you will receive a FREE My Acrylix® Make a Wish Stamp Set for each jackpot item ordered. How cool is that??

Click here to see the dimensional elements and place your Jackpot order now.

Remember, today's jackpot items cannot be combined with regular retail items. Discounted shipping of only $0.99 per item applies.

Check back tomorrow to see which item was the JACKPOT!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Jackpot June Day 6


Today is a Jackpot Deal!
But first, want to know what yesterday's mystery Jackpot item was? If you ordered the White Daisy Sassy Strands, you’ll receive a 3” x 3” Kraft Mini Album for free! Woo Hoo!!

One of the products listed below is the mystery jackpot item for today. If you order the mystery jackpot item, we'll send you a Hodge Podge Color-Ready Alphabet (retail value of $3.95 US/ $4.75 CAN) for FREE! Order one of each of the items below to guarantee that you will hit the jackpot!

Jackpot June Associated Elements & Accessories

SIMPLY SNAPSHOTS® YOU ROCK ALBUM PAGES
was $8.95, now only $5.00 - that's 44 % off!

SIMPLY SNAPSHOTS™ BOOM-DI-ADA ALBUM PAGES
was $8.95, now only $5.00 - that's 44 % off!

SIMPLY SNAPSHOTS™ EVERLASTING ALBUM PAGES
was $8.95, now only $5.00 - that's 44 % off!

SIMPLY SNAPSHOTS™ FLORAL TAPESTRY ALBUM PAGES
was $8.95, now only $5.00 - that's 44 % off!

SIMPLY SNAPSHOTS™ SWEET PEA ALBUM PAGES
was $8.95, now only $5.00 - that's 44 % off!

These Simply Snapshots pages are PERFECT for kids, theme albums, or people like my mom who want to nicely display her photos without "really scrapbooking"! As you can see in the photo below, each page holds two 4" x 6" photos, or use the space for larger pictures, journaling, titles, ticket stubs and other keepsakes. You can use them "simply" as they are designed OR get creative with them! The 9" x 9" size is large enough to nicely display your photos, but small and ecconomical enough to meet everyone's needs! Each package includes 12 coordinating pages that are printed on both sides, which not only reduces bulk in your albums, but also give you double the layouts - 24 pages to display your photos for only $5! Now that's a DEAL!


Remember, you can order as many of these as you want - no limit. AND, if you order the secret JACKPOT item, you will receive a FREE Hodge Podge Color-Ready Alphabet for each jackpot item ordered. How cool is that??

Click here to place your Jackpot order now.

Remember, today's jackpot items cannot be combined with regular retail items. Discounted shipping of only $0.99 per item applies.

Check back tomorrow to see which item was the JACKPOT!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Passages & Wishes Cards

I was trying to come up with a fairly simple card that used the Wishes book, Passages paper, and the Live Inspired stamp set. When I started playing around, I decided this first card would do better using our June Stamp of the Month - Wonderful Friend.

The Wishes pattern is Noteworthy(4 3/4" x 3"):



Here is another Wishes card, All Stacked Up (6" x 3"):




Then I decided, maybe the paper is too dark and masculine. Let's use the green side (the back side) of the paper and brighten it up a bit! So I created THIS Wishes card. (5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Designer Tag):



Finally, I created this Wishes card (All Tucked In 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"). I used our font CD for the sentiment on the inside. Did you notice that our font CD's are one of the recently marked down items in the new Summer Book?


Thanks for looking!