Friday, November 30, 2012

BIG Sale!


Everyone enjoys shopping the deals this time of year, and you’ll be tickled to learn that I am making more fabulous deals available to you. At 12:00 AM (MST) on December 1, new items will be added to the “While Supplies Last” section of my website. Among the new additions you will find a wide variety of paper and coordinating accessories, all with a substantial markdown. You will also find that most of the items that are currently available will also see a further markdown at that time. 

 To sweeten the deal even more, from December 1–31, all orders placed on my website that reach or exceed $50 will also include a free Bonding Memories® glue pen —a $4.50 value! 

You will want to shop early, because these deals are only available while supplies last.

Click here to start shopping!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Re-vamping with Overstamping!

Do you like everything in it's own place? Well that's great for organizing, but not necessarily for stamping! Watch this video to see how easy it is to layer your stamps to create texture and depth!


Can't see the above video? Click here to watch in YouTube.
Don't forget to check out my stamp clearance sale here to find some great deals!
Also ALL of my cash & carry stamps - even current sets - are on sale now! Contact me for a complete list and pricing or to schedule a time to stop by and shop!

The Right Tools Make All The Difference!

I absolutely LOVE all 3 of these new tools and consider them an inexpensive MUST HAVE in my creative tool chest! Watch this video to see the awesome features in each tool and how best to use them!


If you can't see the above video, click here to watch it in YouTube.

Do you have your own set of these? If not, click here to shop online now or contact me and I'll get them ordered for you right away!

You can click here for the chalkboard papers and marker.

You can click here for our rub-ons and new rub-on tool.

You can click here for our new quilling tool.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Artiste Santa Bag!


Here is another free gift that croppers will receive this week!


This adorable idea came from my fabulous friend Lisa Stenz!
She transformed the shirt and tie bag on the Father's Day key into a santa suit!

The bag is cut at 5" from the Artiste cartridge - Father's Day key - 3-D object (pg. 75). I used a sentiment from the October stamp of the month - Very Merry Christmas and added a buckle/ribbon slide for his belt!


I LOVE the added bow tie from the "g" key at 3/4"! And the button brads add a perfect finishing touch!



I just love all you can do with our TWO fantastic Cricut cartridges! Don't you? Wait, what? You don't have yours yet? What are you waiting for! Get yours during my Cyber Monday sale and save big!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Santa Gift Bag!

I have some open crops at my house this week! It's going to be fun! Christmas music, cookies & hot chocolate, and lots of papercrafting! Each day, I am giving each cropper a free gift from me! Here is the first one - a santa gift bag made entirely with the Art Philosophy cartridge!

I saw this idea posted last year by Cathy Stai and never got around to making them. They are adorable!

Would you like to make one too? Here are the pieces to cut from the AP cartridge:

White Cardstock
Hat Rim - 1 1/2", Decorative Layer
Beard - 2 1/2", Shift, Layer
Mustache - 2 1/2", Shift
Head - 3 1/2",
Hat PomPom - 1"

Champagne Cardstock
Face - 1 1/2",

Cranberry Cardstock
Hat - 2 1/2",
Bag - 5", Shift, Font Layer

Assemble bag. Fold flower in half and add 3-D foam tape in between fold to add dimension. Add bracket to top of flower to create mustache. Add to champagne face. (Trim bottom off of face so it won't show through beard.) Add 2 black brads for eyes. Use a little pink chalk on the cheeks. And adhere face to center of white head.

Add hat brim to bottom of hat and white circles to top of hat. (Use center of flower (circle) on 1" circle on top of hat!) Add hat to top of head. Attach to face of bag with liquid glass.

Here is a side view:

Fill with your favorite goodies or gift card! 

Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas!
Come back tomorrow for more Cricut fun!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Three Sales In One!


Shop THREE sales all at once - Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, and Cyber Monday!

Between NOW and Monday at midnight, take advantage of some great deals at my home or online!
CASH AND CARRY ITEMS
1) No tax/no shipping* on all in stock items at my home - that's a 14% savings!
(*for locals - long distance purchases require postage)
2) Choose from new current and retired stamps in stock for only $10 each - up to 66% savings!
 3) New A sized stamps are only $5 each! 
4) All used stamps are only $5 each!
5) Purchase $100 or more (in current or clearance items) and receive $20 in FREE product!



ONLINE DEALS
1) Purchase $50 or more, get the stamp of the month for only $5 plus ANY stamp set at half price! 
2) Purchase $100 or more and get the above PLUS $20 in FREE product! 
3) Purchase $150 or more and get the above PLUS ANOTHER $20 in FREE product! At total of $40!


Here is a possible scenario:

The Artiste Collection has a retail value of nearly $125 - you pay only $99! 
The stamp of the month has a retail value of $17.95 - you pay only $5! 
Stamp sets have a retail value of up to $29.95 - you pay up to less than $15!
That's a total savings of nearly $54 on those 3 items alone! 
Now add in your bonus $20-$40 in FREE Products and you have a savings of up to $94!

Choose from scrapbooking and card kits, home decor items, cardstock, inks, accessories, orgainzers, Studio J layouts - even choose from our online "while supplies last" clearance section to capture the greatest deals possible! Stockpile supplies for your upcoming projects, or select gifts for crafters on your list - OR pass your wishlist onto family members and have them contact me. I'll take care of you!

Click below to start shopping online now or contact me to set up a time to shop my Cash & Carry items! (Be sure to JOIN my November Open Gathering when placing an order online.)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I LOVE our new Artiste Cricut Collection! So many fun ideas already designed and ready to use! Check out this video showing ideas for using the Dimensional Elements and stamp sets that come with the Artiste Cricut Collection!


Can't see the video above? Click here to watch on YouTube.

Don't have your very own Artiste Collection yet? Click here to order yours today - plus you will qualify for our stamp of the month for only $5 PLUS receive any current stamp set at half price! 

The Artiste Collection has a retail value of nearly $125 - you pay only $99!
The stamp of the month has a retail value of $17.95 - you pay only $5!
Stamp sets have a retail value of up to $29.95 - you pay up to less than $15!
That's a total savings of nearly $54 on those 3 items alone!

Head on over to my website to score your deal today! And don't forget to check out our "while supplies last" clearance section for even more savings!

Eastern Caribbean Cruise Album

I've always got my fingers in several pots at once - it's hard for me to just do ONE thing until it's finished. Can you relate?

I'm trying to de-clutter and make room for my upcoming crops (read more here and come join me!) and came across my Eastern Caribbean Cruise album - or at least what I had started. I only had TWO layouts completed! That's it! So yesterday, I decided to FINISH it once and for all - before we get ready to go on our next Close To My Heart cruise in February!

I LOVE how Studio J makes it SO easy to create beautiful memories to share for years to come - ALL IN ONE DAY! I chose the Studio J exclusive kit called Splash Zone to create the entire album - I like sticking with one kit or color scheme for a theme album.

Front and back cover pages

Arriving at Embassy Suites the day before

Leaving Miami!

Waiting to get into our room.

Day 1 - Meet and Greet the first evening on board.

Day 2 - Blue Man Group show

Day 3 - Business Meeting, games and prizes!

Group Dinner at Cirque Dreams!

Day 4 - St. Maarten

Day 5 - St. Thomas and St. John

Evening entertainment - Dana Daniels - comedian and magician 

Day 6 - At sea!

Sweet Surprises and gifts! 

Day 7 - unable to make port in Nassau due to high winds but plenty to do on board!

One of the best parts about a cruise is the FOOD!

Our closing reception to celebrate the fun week we have had together!

I know this is a loooooong post. And I didn't do it to bore you - honest! I really wanted to show what a great product Studio J is! In just one day I completed an entire album! And you can too! Do you have a trip or memory you would like to turn into an album to give as a Christmas gift? Studio J is the answer! Contact me if you would like help getting started! Or click here to start today! 

OR attend one of my crops this month with your laptop and create your album on the spot!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

NEW products added to the clearance section!


Guess what? New products have been added to the While Supplies Last section of my website!!! Some great papers and great deals! Click here to see if there is anything you can't live without!

I've also updated my clearance stamps on my blog here - used stamps only $5 and new stamps only $10.

And I've added a few "no longer available" papers to this clearance section on my blog. Let me know if you are interested in anything!

Cricut Artiste Cards and Envelopes!

This cartridge is a MUST have for all papercrafters, but card makers will be glad to know there are over 50 cards and coordinating envelopes! Check out this video to see more....


Can't see the video above.Click here to view it.

Don't have your own Cricut Artiste cartridge yet? Click here to order it today!

How to Kiss - with stamps!

Here is the latest Clearly The Best Video showing the stamp kissing technique! Pucker up! It's kissing time!

If you can't see the above video, click here to watch.

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Magic of Monograms!

I LOVE our new monogram stamps! So many great ideas!! Check out this video for some inspiration:
(Can't see the video below? Click here to play.)

Avonlea Bracket Frame Workshop Kit

As part of my Christmas Extravaganza Workshops this month I am offering this kit!


This project would make a very special gift for Christmas or anytime! The 11" frame offers a shadow box option with up to 1" depth! You can adjust the depth of your base using foam tape or make it flush with the frame!




The discounted cost of this workshop is $15 and includes:
11" My Creations Bracket Frame
Avonlea paper to complete project
Whisper Cardstock frame (pre-cut)
Whisper cardstock strips for sides of frame
Whisper and Slate cardstock for photo mat
1 large Sparkle Flourish
8" Slate Satin Polka Dot Ribbon
2 Rhinestone Brads
Instruction Sheet

Items you may want in addition to the kit:
(these items will be available for use at my workshops)

Can't attend but would like to order a kit?
Absolutely! Shipping is extra!

Are you a consultant and want the instructions but not the kit?
Absolutely! Simply place an order of $5 or more on my website here and email me with your request! I will reply with your instructions within 24 hours! Please click to "JOIN" my open gathering on my website when placing your order! Thank you!

Order your kit by Nov 12th to attend a workshop!

Avonlea Display Tray Workshop Kit

As part of my Christmas Extravaganza Workshops this month I am offering this kit!

(Special thanks to Lisa Stenz for this workshop idea!)

There is lots of dimension, texture and personalization in this project!



Add a monogram for the family name!

The discounted cost of this workshop is $30 and includes:
13" x 13 1/4" Black Wooden Display Tray
1/2 Avonlea Paper Pack
2 - 12" x 6" Avonlea Canvas Stickease sheets
20" Rosette Ribbon
20" Slate Satin Polka Dot Ribbon
Rhinestone Brad and 2 Sparkles
Instruction sheet

Items you may want in addition to the kit:
(these items will be available for use at my workshops)
Art Philosophy Cartridge (for monogram)

Can't attend but would like to order a kit?
Absolutely! Shipping is extra!

Are you a consultant and want the instructions but not the kit?
Absolutely! Simply place an order of $5 or more on my website here and email me with your request! I will reply with your instructions within 24 hours! Please click to "JOIN" my open gathering on my website when placing your order! Thank you!

Order your kit by Nov 12th to attend a workshop!

Memory Game Countdown To Christmas

As part of my Christmas Extravaganza Workshops this month I am offering this kit!




You can personalize your "tasks" to be service oriented, practical, or use it as a bible devotional to prepare your heart as you countdown to Christmas! I left the backs of my chipboard cards blank, but you can easily add a photo of the task, recipes, more ideas or instructions! Kids and adults alike love to see photos!

The discounted cost of this workshop is $17 and includes:
My Creations Memory Game
(includes box plus 24 - 3" x 3" chipboard squares)
1/2 Pear and Partridge paper pack
2 Pearl Badge Buttons
Cranberry ribbon
*24 task cards
Instruction Sheet
 *(I can offer a list of suggestions for you to prepare your own or I can prepare the cards for you - it is BEST to customize the list to your recipient, whether it is an adult or children or a family!)

Items you may want in addition to the kit:
(these items will be available for use at my workshops)

Can't attend but would like to order a kit?
Absolutely! Shipping is extra!

Are you a consultant and want the instructions but not the kit?
Absolutely! Simply place an order of $5 or more on my website here and email me with your request! I will reply with your instructions within 24 hours! Please click to "JOIN" my open gathering on my website when placing your order! Thank you!

Order your kit by Nov 12th to attend a workshop!