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Thursday, September 29, 2016

NEW Ink Colors Available!

I'm so excited about our NEWLY DESIGNED ink pads. Our first shipment sold out in the same day! But we just received a new shipment of the new Adventure Colors as well as Sea Glass.

What's NEW about these you ask? Let me tell you! The old design had a lid that snapped shut - which was sometime difficult for people to open when they were new and nice and tight. The top would swivel around and lock into place so that you would have a nice, raised stamping surface to ink your stamps - but some people had trouble swiveling and would get ink all over the pad and themselves!

The all NEW ink pads have a top and bottom connected by magnetic surface! You simply lift off the top and voila! The empty side can be used as a palette for your re-inker of the same color or to pull color off with a water brush and dilute it to the shade you desire! You will also notice that the pads are slightly larger, giving you even more stamping surface! This new size was designed to fit our NEW Workspace Wonder Organization System (available sometime in October).

I LOVE our new ink pads!!! If you are local, I'd be happy to show them to you in person so that you can see and feel the difference! If you are NOT local, contact me -- we might be able to work something out. 

If you already know that you are going to LOVE these as much as I do, click here to order the new colors you want now! Remember, as of this post, only the 7 new Adventure Colors and Sea Glass are available in the newly designed style. The rest of the colors should be available sometime in October. Stay tuned....

Friday, September 23, 2016

Halloween or Harvest?

Whether you want to celebrate Halloween or Harvest, our NEW Jeepers Creepers kit does BOTH!

Click on the video below to see stunning artwork!

Introducing Jeepers Creepers!

Our NEW Jeepers Creepers products are perfect for all of this season's festivities! Although it was designed with Halloween in mind, there is an intentional twist in the papers to make them applicable to all of your Fall crafting needs!

Take a looks at how you can pull out the colors and textures of Fall featuring our new Tangerine, and Seaglass colors along with our timeless Lagoon color! This artwork also features our September Stamp of the Month - Blessed Beyond Measure!

The Jeepers Creepers Workshop Your Way kit comes with everything you need to create these amazing layouts and cards:

The cards feature our Monsterous Halloween Thin Cuts/Stamp Bundle!

My monthly club is ordering this kit this month! If you'd like to join the fun, you can JOIN US in person! OR order your kit online and create in the comfort of your own home!

Contact me for more details if you are interested!
Happy Fall Y'all!

Holiday Expressions 2016 Video Tour!

Watch this brief video to get a peek at NEW products featured in our new Holiday Expressions Idea Book and Catalog!

The holiday season - with Halloween, Fall/Harvest/Thanksgiving, Christmas - is the best time ever to craft, create, and decorate!!!

You can view our Holiday Expressions Book online by clicking the image below:

OR get your Holiday Expressions Book FREE when you order on my website - just be sure to add it to your cart when prompted!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Introducing the Holiday Expressions 2016!

Our all new Holiday Expressions book is now available! You will want to add every single item to your wish list! (You can flip through the pages online here or add a FREE copy to your shopping cart when you check out!

This Holiday book is bigger than ever before! You will want to check out the 4 holiday themed paper packs along with their accessories and stamps!
Jeepers Creepers - Halloween or Fall
Swan Lake - Fall or anytime!
City Sidewalks - bright, fun Christmas theme
Oh Deer! - soft, beautiful Winter theme

You will also find several Thin Cuts bundled with a coordinating stamp set! And some stand alone Thin Cuts  - like "winter", "Christmas", snowflakes, and gifts with bows!

How about Snowflake and Christmas Lights embossing folders!
You will also find Cut Above Christmas cards and tags! And a beautiful Sea Glass colored padded Everyday Life album complete with a My Crush Christmas Album pages for your 8x6 Christmas Mini Album! Expand your album with Christmas Picture My Life cards and page protectors!

And don't miss our first ever Digital only Cricut City Sidewalks collection. These images were specifically designed to coordinate with our City Sidewalks paper - 30 complete images/projects including titles, frames, borders, card sentiments, card overlays, and other cheery Christmas designs!

And don't miss all of the fabulous stamp of the month sets in the back! Each one is a keeper!

Be sure to check out all of the wonderful new holiday products in this book - these supplies are only available through December 2016 so don't delay!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Halloween Treat Bags!

I'm so excited!! I get to introduce the joys of papercrafting to a new group at work! I can't wait!

Our first project will be this very simple treat bag, suitable for putting in your child's lunch box, on their bed, or leaving on a co-worker's desk!

This project, although simple, incorporates a bunch of ideas/techniques! The treat bags are retired and no longer available, but I have a bunch at home - and maybe you do too! They are already decorated with a colorful design, so it doesn't take much to transform them into something special!

I've used several images from our CTMH exclusive Cricut cartridges - which instantly makes them something special! I've used a sandpaper distressing technique on the cardstock to reveal our white core and provide some interest. Then I'm showing how to add dimension and color to your stamped image by double stamping and popping up one word, phrase, or image - in this case "spooky"! I've dovetailed the ends of the spooky piece and added a circle background stamp to the grey cardstock underneath. All of these little things really add a lot to your artwork!

Of course, the Cricut spider hanging down has a black gem on his body to make him even more dimensional and real!

The coordinating tag gives your project a finished touch!

And what a surprise to open the treat bag and find that even the CANDY is decorated!! I've covered gold chocolate coins and Rolos with cricut cut pieces just for fun!

This will be a fun class to get us started! I can't wait! Are you making treat bags this year? I'd love to see what you come up with! If you would like use this idea you can access my Cricut Design Space file here!

Happy Creating!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Blessed Beyond Measure Card Set!

This card set was created using one of the sentiments and one of the leaf images from this month's stamp of the month. It was designed by the fabulous Karen Pedersen and I just had to copy her because -- well -- I want to be just like her when I grow up!

I love the simplicity of the cards, using random stamping for the background and a simple but elegant sentiment embossed in gold! 

The accent of gold shimmer trim really makes it sparkle! Then I added a heart using our new Hearts Thin Cuts set (the smallest heart) and our Gold Glitter Paper. The outline of the heart is dangled from a strand of twine from our new Rustic Home Ribbon Pack, and the inside of the heart is used on another card! Nothing is wasted!

This beautiful stamp set is only available THIS month! You can purchase it at full price for $17.95 OR with a $50 purchase, you can get it for only $5!

Blessed Beyond Measure Stamp of the Month!

This month's stamp of the month is a MUST HAVE! Beautiful sentiments of blessing and gratitude along with fall images will make this a go-to stamp of mine for years to come!

Can't you just see this lovely framed artwork sitting by your front door or on your desk? And wouldn't this make a simple but lovely gift?

You can get your Blessed Beyond Measure stamp set THIS MONTH ONLY for $17.95 or with a $50 purchase it is only $5!

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Create Kindness Card Kit!

Celebrate National Stamping Month with our exclusive Create Kindness card kit. 

 Watch the video below to get a sneak peek at this fun kit, which is available this month only! (Click on the flowers to view video.)

Don't you LOVE the idea behind this card kit? Random Acts of Kindness - spreading love, smiles and encouragement everywhere you go! 

The card kit is a discounted bundle - BUT you can order each item separately to fit within your budget or to add more cards so you can spread kindness throughout the entire year!

The bundled kit is discounted at only $46.95 and includes everything you see below!

These items are also available separately so you can create your own kit and select the items you want!
Mini Stamp Organizer - $12.95
24 pre-printed 3x3 card bases, envelopes, white circles - $9.95
4 stamp sets for the front of card - $2.95 each
4 stamps sets for inside sentiments - $2.95 each
2x2 acrylic block - $6.95
Archival Black Ink pad mini - only available in kit

You can leave the stamped images as they are, OR color them in with our ShinHan Touch Twin Alcohol Markers or our Watercolor Pencils.

Here are the cards after coloring with alcohol markers and added a scalloped mat and a few paper accents. These cards were inspired by the wonderfully creative consultant Mary Thompson! Did you know you should always stamp your envelope while your stamps are out and handy! It makes for a delightful surprise when mailing or handing a card to someone!

Here are the insides of the cards!

Get your Create Kindness Card Kit today and start spreading joy and kindness where ever you go!