Sunday, December 30, 2012

It's Begining To Look Alot Like Christmas...

I have been such a slacker blogger here lately. This post was suppose to be posted the weekend of the 15th and it never happened plus I haven't posted any other Christmas posts this year. BAD Blogger!

Well, here you go...I warn you there are lots of pictures and I will try to post some other Christmas posts also.

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I have finally finished decorating for Christmas!



I'm not sure why it was such a CHORE this year but it's done. And just in time for Christmas with Ashley's family. They will be leaving next week to go spend Christmas in Ohio with Mark's family so I decided to have Christmas early at my house for them and the boys complete with a full Christmas dinner. I wanted it to feel special for them.

Here are some pictures of the living room/dining room decorated.

I have two trees set up in my room. This is one that my boss gave to me last year after Christmas. It was made using a tomato cage. Here it is without the lights on...


And here it is with the lights on. I love this tree, it was so much fun to decorate it.



Remember these Dollar Tree hurricane vases I made last year? I love how they look with different colored ornaments in them. You can see how I made them here.


I have a thing for Santas. I bought this fellow from ABC Distributing several years ago. He originally was made to go in the bathroom and hold a roll of toilet tissue but somehow we have lost the dowel that went with it. I thought he looked great holding this sign.(He might have been cuter had I written the number of days before Christmas on the chalkboard).


And here is my wreath I also made last year from Dollar Tree ornaments. You can see that post here also.


I am not very happy with the way my hutch is decorated. I'll have to try and find some good deals on pretties to go in here after Christmas.


The table is set for dinner!


I saw this idea on Pinterest and had to run out at the last minute and pick up some mini stockings. LOL!


This is my original tree on the other side of the room. This poor tree is on it's last leg and will have to be disposed of after this year. I had to "tie" up several branches on the bottom to the upper level so you could see the tree skirt. It was dragging!


This year I decided to put the deer in a Christmas mood also. I don't think my hunter was very impressed but I figure if I've got to look at those monstrosities, then at least they need to make me smile.



Before dinner, I fixed some Grinch Punch especially for the boys but it was a hit with everyone.


Dummy me forgot to take any pictures of our dinner! It was a wonderful dinner with my Mama's recipe for cornbread dressing, black-eyed peas, candied yams and of course...turkey roasted chicken. There was a slight problem with the turkey but we don't need to get into that. Hehehehe!

After dinner, the boys couldn't wait to open their presents.


Pop had gone outside and brought back in these 2 switches for the boys. Of course, they had no idea what they were for but thought they were great and even tried to take them home with them later that night!


Every since "Elfie" made an appearance at their home, Davis has wanted an Elf that he could actually touch and cuddle with (if he touches or plays with Elfie then he looses his magic). This was the best gift of the night for him.


After opening all the presents, we played a game of Hedbanz with Chandler. Wow, Ashley is really aggressive with her questions.


It was a great night and although I'm going to miss them at Christmas, we still have some wonderful memories.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

The Greatest Gift of All!



Wishing you a Christmas day filled with joy and peace that only Christ can bring.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Clearly the Best: Passion for Patterns (S01E16)

Another great video...this week you learn how to create your own pattern paper using your stamps.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Whooo's Your Valentine? National Papercrafting Month: January 2013

The Whooo's Your Valentine kit is the key to creating your own goody-filled valentines with sneak-peak products such as the My Creations™ treat tubes and glitter paper. Watch the video to learn how to create your own valentines that everyone is sure to love!

CTMH Whooo's Your Valentine Blog Hop


Here’s the complete list of all the participants in the CTMH special – the Who0o’s Your Valentine Blog Hop. If you get lost along the way or want to refer to it over and over again – this is the place to come.

Kathleen Androlewicz http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/
Helen Onulak http://www.hookedonstamping.com/
Lisa Sargent http://www.lisasargent.net/
Madeline Morcelo http://www.inkingfromtheheart.blogspot.com/
CC Marsh http://dirttrackwidow.blogspot.com/
Allisa Chilton http://rockymtnpapercraft.blogspot.com
Judy Faye Garner http://judyfaye.blogspot.com
Joy McHargue http://www.studiowowjoy.com/
Sheila Bennett http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com/
Jody Gustafson http://cre8nmemories.blogspot.com/
Jean McNulty http://stampinmaui.blogspot.com/
Casandra Bennett http://casandra-scrappinbliss.blogspot.com/
Krista Hershberger http://kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com/
Wendy Kessler http://www.myscrapbookingblog.com/
Vicki Price http://priceofpaper.blogspot.com/
Pamela Ellison http://pamsclearlycraftycorner.blogspot.com/
Katy Donaldson Taylor http://www.scrappinkaty.blogspot.com/
Melinda Everitt http://www.ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/
Michelle Loncar http://Michelleloncar.blogspot.com
Maria Myers http://stampmomma.com
Nikka Geers http://nikkageers.blogspot.com/
Wendy Coffman http://www.stampingrules.com/
Dawn Ross http://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com/
Karen Fullam http://www.enrichingmemories.com/
Haley Dyer http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com
Heather Schmuckal http://www.heatherjanedesign.blogspot.com/
Jen Rubio http://jenrubio.blogspot.com/
Melissa Laverty http://www.fancymelissa.com/blog
Susan Brooks http://stampingintheopen.blogspot.com/
Mary Eisen http://www.mestamp2.blogspot.com
Lucy Kelleher http://love2createitall.com


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Clearly the Best: Cluster Luster (S01E14)

Embellish a page or card with a cluster. You can create a clustered look with multiple stamp images for a cute and coordinated design!



Saturday, December 1, 2012

December SOTM Blog Hop




Here’s the complete list of all the participants in the CTMH December Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop. If you get lost along the way or want to refer to it over and over again – this is the place to come.




Helen Onulak http://www.hookedonstamping.com
Kathleen Androlewicz http://BowlOfStamps.blogspot.com
Kami Welter http://www.scrappin4memories.blogspot.com/
Nikka Geers http://www.nikkageers.blogspot.com
Haley Dyer http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com
Doreen Guilfoyle http://whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com
Michelle Loncar http://michelleloncar.blogspot.com
Traci Godbee http://www.createwithtraci.com/
Melinda Everitt http://www.ifyoublingit.blogspot.com
Pamela O’Connor http://reflectionsofmyartandsoul.com
Adeline Brill http://www.adeline-brill.blogspot.com
Pamela Ellison http://pamsclearlycraftycorner.blogspot.com/
Georgia Hauglid http://inkygeorgia.blogspot.com/
Amy McVey http://www.clearlystamping.blogspot.com
Mary Eisen http://mestamp2.blogspot.com
Laurie R. Newton http://www.scrapsfromthebeach.com
Wendy Coffman http://www.stampingrules.blogspot.com/
Krista Ritskes http://simplycreatingtogether.blogspot.com/
Wanda Riley http://Creatingwithwanda.blogspot.com
Beth Naumann http://www.bethscreativeblock.blogspot.com
Maria Meyers http://www.stampmomma.com/
Angela Tutton http://www.tuttonstreasures.blogspot.com
Judy Burger http://www.makingtimeformemories.blogspot.com
Jen Rubio http://JenRubio.blogspot.com
Lalia Harris http://www.craftylalia.blogspot.com
Gina Brandstetter http://gmbscrapper.blogspot.com/
Katy Taylor http://www.scrappinkaty.blogspot.com
Susan Brooks http://stampingintheopen.blogspot.com
Jen Patrick http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com
Melissa Laverty http://www.fancymelissa.com/blog
Sheila Bennett http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
Michelle Jones http://www.michellejonesva.blogspot.com
Angel Sawyer http://RunningwithScissorsDesignCo.blogspot.com
Allisa Chilton http://rockymtnpapercrafts.blogspot.com/
Dawn Ross http://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com
Lisa Sargent http://www.lisasargent.net
Brae Montgomery http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com
Krista Hershberger http://kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com/
Tamra Pope http://tamrascraftypapercreations.blogspot
Dawn Heuft http://stamptildawn.blogspot.com
Jill Lucas http://scrapwench.blogspot.com
Elizabeth Mindemann http://www.ejoym.blogspot.com
Teresa Scrivens http://www.creatingwithinkypaw.com
Lori Brown http://www.savingmine.blogspot.com
Carla Ironside http://carlacreates.ca
LeAnne Dudley http://www.dudleychickdesigns.blogspot.com
Annette Green http://AnnettesCreativeJourney.blogspot.com
Shirley Ross http://www.momnmescrap.blogspot.com
Sarita Schraeder http://www.blessedscrapper.com
Karen Fullam http://www.enrichingmemories.com/
Vicki Price http://priceofpaper.blogspot.com/
Jean McNulty http://stampinmaui.blogspot.com/
Joy McHargue http://www.studiowowjoy.com/
Terry Ann Diack http://terryanndiack.blogspot.ca/
Judy Faye Garner http://judyfaye.blogspot.com
Kristine Ponte http://kponte.blogspot.ca
Maureen OSullivan http://somethingtoscrapabout-maureen.blogspot.com/
Tamytha Jenkins http://www.paperheartist.com/
Michelle Johns http://www.myflightsoffancy.com

Your can order your set today here!


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Friday, November 30, 2012

Retiring List...

The end of the Autumn / Winter 2012 Idea Book is drawing near—January 31, 2013 to be exact! As with all Idea Books, The Spring / Summer 2013 Idea Book promises the release of some amazing new products! But as we enthusiastically bring in the new, we must reluctantly retire some of the old.

We do our best to keep these products in stock until the end of their Idea Book cycle, but effective immediately, the items on this list are available only while supplies last.

The paper packets are usually the first to sell out followed by any coordinating embellishments. I encourage you to look over the list below and order sooner, than later if there is anything that you want to order, OR that you must have!
Please remember that we are unable to accept exchanges for items included on the Retired List.

Item #Item Description 

Z1349 Shimmer Designer Brads
Z1360 Rhinestone Designer Brads
Z1361 Brads Red Assortment
Z1362 Brads Pink Assortment
Z1363 Brads Blue Assortment
Z1364 Brads Green Assortment
Z1365 Brads Basic Assortment
Z1387 Wooden Designer Buttons
Z1391 Buttons Clear Assortment
Z1395 Irresistibles™ Eclectic Chipboard Die-Cuts (the alphabet)
Z1465 Irresistibles™ Make-It-Count Numbers
Z1681 Dimensional Elements Numbers
Z1761 Dimensional Elements Ornaments
Z1762 Dimensional Elements Snowflakes
Z1765 Color-Ready Arbor Wooden Shapes
X7147C Stella Complements Canvas Shapes
X7148C My Stickease® Pemberley Assortment
X7150C My Stickease® Victory Assortment
X7153C My Stickease® Florentine Assortment
X7158C La Belle Vie My Stickease® Assortment
X7160C Flirty Complements Dimensional Elements
X7161C Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements
X7162C Pear & Partridge Complements Glittery Rub-Ons
Z1464 Milepost Shapes
Z1466 Bling Assortment
Z1695 Urban Felt Alphabet
Z1696 Keepsake Felt Alphabet
Z1709 Just Blooms® Petals Paper Flowers
Z1460 Foundry® Ribbon Slides
Z1711 Foundry® Binder Clips
Z1712 Foundry® Number Plates
Z1461 D├ęcor Journaling Spots
Z1687 Bohemian Assortment
Z1689 Timeless Charms
Z1692 Tough Tags
Z1694 Bouquet Assortment
Z1741 Haunted Assortment
Z1749 Autumn Lane Assortment
Z1763 Boutique Assortment
Z1772 Dimensional Elements In Color—Holiday
Z1393 Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection
Z1316 Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection
Z1385 Designer Ribbon Blue Collection
Z1615 Designer Ribbon Red Collection
Z1616 Designer Ribbon Green Collection
Z1388 Newsprint Rub-Ons
Z1700 Dark Chocolate Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons
Z1733 Black Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons
Z1743 Festive Velvet Rub-Ons
Z1742 Parlor Velvet Rub-Ons
Z1407 6" x 6" Olive Quick Pic™ Album
Z1408 6" x 6" Pansy Purple Quick Pic™ Album
Z1054 My Creations® Display Album
Z1378 My Creations® Banner
Z1614 My Creations® Memory Game
Z188 Craft Jars
Z1352 4 1/2" Colonial White Circle Cards
Z1353 4 1/2" White Daisy Circle Cards
Z1731 My Originals® Sweet Surprises Card Kit
X7147B My Reflections® Stella Paper Packet
X7148B My Reflections® Pemberley Paper Packet
X7150B My Reflections® Victory Paper Packet
X7153B My Reflections® Florentine Paper Packet
X7158B La Belle Vie Paper Packet
X7160B Flirty Paper Packet
X7161B Moonlight Paper Packet
X7162B Pear & Partridge Paper Packet
Z1252 Cutting Knife
G1041 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Cardmaking Kit
G1043 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit
G1040 Workshops on the Go® Spellbound Cricut® Kit
G1042 Workshops on the Go® Scroll Album Kit
G1044 Workshops on the Go® Advent Calendar Kit
G1045 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit
G1046 Workshops on the Go® Clementine Scrapbooking Kit
G1047 Workshops on the Go® Dakota Scrapbooking Kit
G1048 Workshops on the Go® La Belle Vie Scrapbooking Kit
G1049 Workshops on the Go® Scholastic Scrapbooking Kit
G1050 Workshops on the Go® Flirty Scrapbooking Kit
G1051 Workshops on the Go® Moonlight Scrapbooking Kit
G1052 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Kit

Stamps

A1104 A Tweet

A1111 A Tulip
A1116 A Melody
A1122 Bravo
A1128 Quick Cards—Shell
A1129 A Rainbow
B1365 Spring Up
B1369 Rosy Regards
B1374 Bee Happy
B1397 He Is Risen
B1402 My Peeps
C1439 Enjoy Life
C1440 Take a Picture
C1442 Tailor-Made
C1450 Eclectic Edges
C1452 Delight
C1455 Aspire
C1456 Heartfelt Treasures
C1457 Happy Camper
C1458 Paper Lantern
C1473 Remarkable Wreath
C1474 10 Things
C1485 Super Powers
C1498 Country Life
C1499 Perfect Day
D1195 The Works Alphabet
D1222 Tiny Typewriter Alphabet
D1296 Chocolate Alphabet Small
D1301 Hodge Podge Alphabet
D1303 Classmate Alphabet  
D1462 Splendid Day
D1464 Card Chatter—Love
D1467 Trees & Things
D1472 Simple Memories
D1478 Bingo Alphabet
D1505 Roar!
D1508 Diverse Backgrounds
D1509 Magic Adventures
D1511 Kick Back
E1013 Field Trip Alphabet

Check back often as I will try to keep this list updated as items become unavailable. I have added a link at the top of my blog to make it easier to find.



                        

BIG Happenings going on in December...

 This post is filled with lots of information so be sure to read it completely.

Included:
1. While supplies last - new items to be added
2. Retiring list
3. December Stamp of the Month
4. National Papercrafting Month Special - starts Dec 13th
5. "Reindeer Bucks"

"While Supplies Last"
 

Everyone enjoys shopping the deals this time of year, and you’ll be tickled to learn that CTMH is making more fabulous deals available to you.

At 12:00 AM (MST), that's 2:00 AM here (EST) on December 1st, CTMH will add new items to the “While Supplies Last” section of my website’s shopping page. 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 (Z553)—a $4.50 value! This is great for adhering letters and Cricut cuts to your crafts projects.

I encourage you to shop early, because these deals are only available while supplies last.


Retiring List

The end of the Autumn / Winter 2012 Idea Book is drawing near—January 31, 2013 to be exact! As with all Idea Books, The Spring / Summer 2013 Idea Book promises the release of some amazing new products! But as we enthusiastically bring in the new, we must reluctantly retire some of the old.


CTMH does their best to keep these products in stock until the end of their Idea Book cycle, but effective immediately, the items on this list are available only while supplies last.

The paper packets are usually the first to sell out followed by any coordinating embellishments. I encourage you to look over the list below ( I will post in another blog post since it is so long) and order sooner, than later if there is anything that you want to order, OR that you must have!

Treat yourself to an early Christmas present or wrap it up and put it under the tree.
Please remember that we are unable to accept exchanges for items included on the Retired List.

December Stamp of the Month
Year-Round Cheer
S1212

The arrival of December 1st means a NEW Stamp Of The Month stamp set. This month's stamp set is called "Year-Round Cheer".

I will post the December Blog Hop links tomorrow.

Remember, you can spend $50.00 in December and get this stamp set for only $5.00 PLUS get a FREE Bonding Memories Glue Pen if you purchase it all online on my website!

National Papercrafting Month Promotion



CTMH is celebrating National Papercrafting Month (January) early with a promotion that starts December 13th. I can't give you any more details yet but I'll give you a hint....

Whooo's Your Valentine?

AND finally...


Reindeer Bucks 


I saw this idea on another Consultant's blog (Brenda Rose) and thought it was such a cute idea!  Plus it's a way to show you how much I appreciate your friendship and business.

Here's how it works:

This is ONLY available through me!

For every $10.00 you spend at my website during the month of December, I will give you back $1.00 in "Reindeer Bucks". If you spend $50.00, you will get $5.00 in Reindeer Bucks.

You can start spending your Reindeer Bucks on February 1st, 2013 with the NEW Spring/ Summer Idea Book!

Summary

Spend $50.00 on an online order at my website  and  you will also be eligible for the following:
  • December SOTM for only $5.00
  • FREE Bonding Memories Glue Pen
  • $5.00 in Reindeer Bucks
Remember it all starts tonight at 2:00 AM EST

I hope you are still with me after all this. Contact me if you have any questions.

I'm off now to type that LONG Retiring Items list....

Stamps and Dimensional Elements from the Cricut® Artiste Collection



Discover how combining Close To My Heart stamps and dimensional elements with your Cricut® Artiste collection cut-outs can make your artwork stand out!

Cricut® Cards and Envelopes

Learn to create cards, envelopes, and more with the Close To My Heart Cricut® Artiste cartridge. Move beyond flat cut-outs for more creative freedom!

Clearly The Best: Re-vamping with Overstamping (S01E12)



"Re-vamping with Overstamping" features a stamping technique called overstamping for layering stamped images to create the illusion of depth.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Clearly the Best: Coordinate With Cricut® Cuts (S01E06)




Clearly the Best, Stamping with Close To My Heart: "Coordinate with Cricut® Cuts" highlights the unique ways to stamp coordinating Cricut® shapes and add them to your artwork.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Clearly the Best: The Stamp Behind The Mask (S01E08)



The Stamp behind the Mask features masking portions of your stamps so that you only ink and stamp what you want to see.

Ink It Up!



Learn how to use the Exclusive Inks® marker sets and pigment pad sets from Close To My Heart to bring your artwork to life!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Clearly The Best: Alcohol Marker Madness (S01E07)



Alcohol Marker Madness features coloring stamp images with alcohol-based markers for a smooth, vibrant look.

Clearly the Best: The Magic of Monograms (S01E09)



The Magic of Monograms shows you how to make personalized office supplies and household items with the My Acrylix® Monogram stamp sets.

Clearly the Best: Terrific Two-Tone (S01E04)

I am behind in posting these videos so I'm going to bombard you with a couple of them.


Monday, November 5, 2012

November SOM Blog Hop

S1211 Capture The Date






I'm a little bit late but here it is. You can get your own stamp set at my website here.

Kathleen Androlewicz http://BowlOfStamps.blogspot.com
Helen Onulak http://www.hookedonstamping.com
Gina Brandstetter http://gmbscrapper.blogspot.com
Traci Pasqualone http://ScrapiTraci.blogspot.com
Sheila Bennett http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
Melissa Laverty http://www.fancymelissa.com/blog
Angela Tutton http://www.tuttonstreasures.blogspot.com
Elizabeth Mindemann http://www.ejoym.blogspot.com
Brae Montgomery http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com
Amy McVey http://www.clearlystamping.blogspot.com
Michelle Jones http://www.michellejonesva.blogspot.com
DiAnn Denson http://disstampingroom.blogspot.com/
Jill Lucas http://scrapwench.blogspot.com
Maria Meyers http://www.stampmomma.com/
Pamela Ellison http://pamsclearlycraftycorner.blogspot.com/
Carla Ironside http://carlacreates.ca
Mary Eisen http://mestamp2.blogspot.com
Dawn Heuft http://stamptildawn.blogspot.com
Traci Godbee http://www.createwithtraci.com/
Kami Welter http://www.scrappin4memories.blogspot.com/
Tamra Pope http://tamrascraftypapercreations.blogspot.com/
Angel Sawyer http://RunningwithScissorsDesignCo.blogspot.com
Melinda Everitt http://www.ifyoublingit.blogspot.com
Katy Taylor http://www.scrappinkaty.blogspot.com
LeAnne Dudley http://www.dudleychickdesigns.blogspot.com
Doreen Guilfoyle http://whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com
Wendy Coffman http://www.stampingrules.blogspot.com/
Michelle Loncar http://michelleloncar.blogspot.com
Krista Hershberger http://kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com/
Beth Naumann http://www.bethscreativeblock.blogspot.com
Allisa Chilton http://rockymtnpapercrafts.blogspot.com/
Wanda Riley http://Creatingwithwanda.blogspot.com
Sarita Schraeder http://www.blessedscrapper.com
Krista Ritskes http://simplycreatingtogether.blogspot.com/
Pamela O’Connor http://reflectionsofmyartandsoul.com
Jen Rubio http://JenRubio.blogspot.com
Debra Van Patten http://memoriesoftheheartbydeb.blogspot.com
Shirley Ross http://www.momnmescrap.blogspot.com
Adeline Brill http://www.adeline-brill.blogspot.com
Dawn Ross http://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com
Lalia Harris http://www.craftylalia.blogspot.com
Haley Dyer http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com
Laurie R. Newton http://www.scrapsfromthebeach.com
Susan Brooks http://stampingintheopen.blogspot.com
Lisa Sargent http://www.lisasargent.net
Erin Schulte http://imcreaterin.blogspot.ca/
Nikka Geers http://www.nikkageers.blogspot.com
Annette Green http://AnnettesCreativeJourney.blogspot.com
Georgia Hauglid http://inkygeorgia.blogspot.com/
Lori Brown http://www.savingmine.blogspot.com
Jen Patrick http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com
Teresa Scrivens http://www.creatingwithinkypaw.com
Judy Burger http://www.makingtimeformemories.blogspot.com


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Clearly the Best: Dauber Dynamite



Clearly the Best, Stamping with Close To My Heart: "Dauber Dynamite—Getting Perfect Precision from Your Inks" features a stamping technique with sponge daubers for a soft, shaded look. For more information, contact your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant...ME!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sympathy card


I recently needed a couple of sympathy cards and once again I created a card I had saved on my computer. This was another CASE of a card made by Vicki Wizniuk. You can see her orginal post here.





Supplies used (All CTMH unless noted):
D1372 Grown With Love (retired)
Veranda Paper Packet (Retired)
Z2129 Garden Green Stamp Pad (retired)

Monday, October 1, 2012

October Specials...and a Blog Hop

There are two specials this month!

Save with Studio J!

Get a free Studio J® layout in October!

In this special promotion, you will receive a free custom-printed layout when you buy 9 custom-printed Studio J layouts. To receive the discount, just add 10 or more layouts to your cart. You’ll see a discount reflected in your order total. And you can totally take advantage of this promotion by ordering in multiples of 10. Buy 9, get 1 free. Buy 18, get 2 free. Buy 27, get 3 free. Up to 4 free layouts! It’s a great time to use any Member Bonus layouts you may have. If you haven’t tried Studio J yet, now is the time to start!


Dates: October 1–31, 2012

Visit Studio J to place a qualifying order and get your free layout—only in October!


*Taxes and shipping/handling may apply. Offer good during above-specified dates, while supplies last.
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Very Merry Christmas, October SOM
 

It's Christmas in October! With this month's Stamp of the Month, you can get a head start on your Christmas cards, tags or boxes.




Can you imagine all the cute cards and tags you can create with this? Plus, to make it easier, you can cut it out with the Cricut Artiste Cartridge.

Take a look at the projects these talented consultants have made with this stamp set. If you want to get your own stamp set, then click here.


Helen Onulak http://www.hookedonstamping.com
Kathleen Androlewicz http://BowlOfStamps.blogspot.com
Nancy Brown http://creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com/
Allisa Chilton http://rockymtnpapercrafts.blogspot.com/
Lisa Sargent http://www.lisasargent.net
Melinda Everitt http://www.ifyoublingit.blogspot.com
Jill Lucas http://scrapwench.blogspot.com
Sheila Bennett http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
Laurie R. Newton http://www.scrapsfromthebeach.com
Haley Dyer http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com
Susan Brooks http://stampingintheopen.blogspot.com
Michelle Jones http://www.michellejonesva.blogspot.com
Traci Pasqualone http://ScrapiTraci.blogspot.com
Traci Godbee http://www.createwithtraci.com/
Brae Montgomery http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com
Wanda Riley http://Creatingwithwanda.blogspot.com
Angel Sawyer http://RunningwithScissorsDesignCo.blogspot.com
Pamela O’Connor http://reflectionsofmyartandsoul.com
Gina Brandstetter http://gmbscrapper.blogspot.com/
Annette Green http://AnnettesCreativeJourney.blogspot.com
Amy McVey http://www.clearlystamping.blogspot.com
Judy Burger http://www.makingtimeformemories.blogspot.com
Wendy Coffman http://www.stampingrules.blogspot.com/
Maria Meyers http://www.stampmomma.com/
Nikka Geers http://www.nikkageers.blogspot.com
Tamra Pope http://tamrascraftypapercreations.blogspot.com/
Krista Hershberger http://kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com/
Katy Taylor http://www.scrappinkaty.blogspot.com
LeAnne Dudley http://www.dudleychickdesigns.blogspot.com
Krista Ritskes http://simplycreatingtogether.blogspot.com/
Jen Rubio http://JenRubio.blogspot.com
Dawn Ross http://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com
Melissa Laverty http://www.fancymelissa.com/blog
Teresa Scrivens http://www.creatingwithinkypaw.com
Georgia Hauglid http://inkygeorgia.blogspot.com/
Sarita Schraeder http://www.blessedscrapper.com
Lori Brown http://www.savingmine.blogspot.com
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Friday, September 21, 2012

Another door prize: Christmas Gift Tags and box

This is the 2nd post today so be sure and scroll down to see both posts.
Here is another cute item that I have donated as a door prize for tomorrow's crop.
I first saw this on Vicki Wiznuik's blog called Wizard's Hangout back in 2009 and saved it to my computer but didn't make it until this past week. LOL! How's that for being on the ball?

The stamp set she used, Just For The Holidays is retired now but I went ahead and used it since it had not seen ink at all yet. You could very easily use the New stamp set Perfect Fit - Holidays or Countdown instead.



I again used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out 48 circles at 1 1/2", I stamped the images on 32 circles in both cranberry and olive ink so I could cut out specific parts to make them colorful. I also stamped "to" and "from" on the remaining 16 cirles and glued to the back of the tags.


You can find the tutorial for making the box and cover here. Here's a close-up of the different tags I made.


Supplies used (All CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Just For The Holidays stamp set (retired)
Other: Transparency for clear cover, ribbon from my stash