Thursday, April 30, 2015

May SOTM Blog Hop - Just Sayin'

Welcome to the May SOTM Blog Hop featuring the new Just Sayin' stamp set!  If you've come here from Kathy's Blog you are on the right track. This hop is one big circle so if you keep going you'll come back here but if you get lost along the way, the list of all participating bloggers can be found HERE.

Today I'm sharing a pretty little birthday card I made for my son to give to a friend at her party this weekend.  I mixed the Just Sayin' stamp set with some stamps from our Your Own Kind of Wonderful set and Blossom papers to create a fun bright birthday card perfect for a 13 year old girl!

The black outline butterflies were stamped with Memento Ink then colored in with our Shinhan Markers and topped with Liquid Glass to make them pop. Look at that gorgeous shine!

You can get the May SOTM through the end of the month for just $5 with any $50 purchase.  To get your own set or any of the other materials used to make this card, visit my shopping site at:

Now hop on over to Nancy's Blog and see what she's created for us! Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Use Your Stash Blog Hop - All that Glitters!

Welcome to April's Use Your Stash Blog Hop - All that Glitters!  If you came from Sheila's Blog you are on the right track! 

I decided to make a welcome home sign for my daughter who is almost done with her first year of college at Washington State University!  She'll be home in just 18 more days and I couldn't be more happy or excited to have her back for the summer!  
WSU's colors are crimson and gray so I used those for the glitter pieces and added some of our patterned Paper Fundamentals (Adventure and Whimsy) for the balloons.  The red paper is from another manufacturer but the rest is CTMH Glitter paper.
Plain black cardstock seemed a little too bland and a full sheet of glitter paper was too much but strips of .5" and .25" of Black Glitter paper alternating in the background gave interest and grounding without overwhelming.  Love it!

I keep every little scrap of my glitter paper because sometimes small jagged pieces work great for bits of backing glitter like I used on the balloons here.  The string is some adorable silver baker's twine I picked up a while ago.  It frays like crazy but I love the metallic look!
Here is a side angle so you can see some of the dimension.  I have a deep set 12x12 scrapbook frame I use for my 3-D home decor projects.  I keep my projects in an album and pull out the theme or holiday sample I want to use and then pop it into the same frame.  

I used all CTMH cartridge cuts for this piece - mostly Art Philosophy and Artbooking.  Here is the Explore Design Space file if you are interested in cutting one of these cuties for yourself!

Now hop on over to Janet's Blog and see what glittery creation she has made to share today!

Thanks for stopping by today! Stay crafty my friends!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

What came in my $150 Grab Bag - Quick video!

I made a quick video showing my $150 Grab Bag divided up between retired and current product to give you an idea of the proportions of each in the big box.  I'm happy with what I received - lots of fun products and several current items that were on my list to buy!

If you are receiving this via e-mail you'll need to click out to my blog by hitting the highlighted blue title at the top in order to play the video.

Right after I made the $35 Grab Bag video I cleared out my craft room (that was a HUGE job) so I could build and install a new huge Ikea Kallax wall storage system.  I'm still in the process of rearranging everything and pulling it all back into my craft room from my daughter's room where I stashed it.  She is home for the summer from WSU in 21 days so I have my deadline to get everything put away!  I think I might need to purge a bit too - 7+ years as a consultant and I have an enormous stash!  Wish me luck in getting everything back in on time!

Stay crafty my friends!


Friday, April 10, 2015

Wa-hoo! My First Grab Bag Arrived!

I received my first $35 Grab Bag from Close to my Heart's new April promotion!  I was so excited I made a video to show you what I received for my $35 - the Grab Bags are totally worth while and I hope you'll take the plunge and take a chance!

Close to my Heart is even going to be giving sneak peeks at the products included in Grab Bags!  You'll be able to check out the hints at their facebook page and of course I'll be sharing here and on my page as well!

Enjoy this video!  If you are getting this via e-mail you'll need to click out to the title of this post and watch the video off YouTube or my blog.  I can't wait for my next Grab Bag to arrive!

Did you like my video?  It's the very first time I've been brave enough to tape myself too - LOL!  Like that messy craft room?  My hubby just bought me a big Ikea storage wall that we'll be putting up to try and tame the mess!

Stay crafty my friends!


Monday, April 6, 2015

Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop

Welcome to our Seasonal Exrpession 2 Blog Hop!  Today we have a group of 40+ CTMH Consultants sharing projects made with brand new goodies from our just released Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea BookIf you came from Tina's Blog you are on the right track.  This hop is one big circle but if you get lost along the way you can find the full list of participants by clicking HERE.

Our new B1478 Ice-Cold Summer stamp was first on my list to get from this new Seasonal Expressions 2 book!  I paired it up with our new Blossom Paper Pack and added a tag using our new Hostess Rewards set, Tagged with Love.

I created a quick video to show you the steps to creating a realistic glass of lemonade with this stamp set.  It took me several tries to figure out the exact procedure so I thought I'd save you some time and create a video!

When you are ready to place an order for your new Seasonal Expression 2 goodies you can shop my site and get a FREE new SE2 book added to your order!

As promised, here is the Design Space File to recreate this card:

Now hop on over to Lucy's Blog and see what she has created for us today!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stay crafty my friends!


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Deal A Day Promotion - Get your grab bags AND Seasonal Expressions 2 starting today!

This month CTMH has a fun Deal A Day promotion EVERY DAY featuring grab bags full of current and retired CTMH goodies.  Each day at 2PM Pacific Time a new bag will be offered!  To qualify for one of these bags you simply have to purchase one item of your choice from our current Idea Books- the Annual Insiprations book or the BRAND NEW Seasonal Expressions 2 that goes live today!  Once you place an item in your cart the Deal of the Day will come up!  These are while supplies last each day so if there is one that hits your price point go for it!
The timing of this promotion is a perfect way to grab some deals and some of the fabulous new products in our new Seasonal Expression 2 book!  PLUS you can get a SOTM for $5 if your purchase reaches $50 including the grab boxes AND you can order a new Seasonal Expression 2 Idea Book to be added to your order for FREE!

What is included in the grab bags? It’s a big surprise, but this much we will tell you: grab bags will feature a mix of current and retired product. Five grab bag tiers will be available at random times throughout the month, but not all grab bags within a given price point will contain the same product. The price tiers are as follows: 

• $35 USD/$55 CAD Grab Bags (On average, a $70 USD/$75 CAD value!) 
• $50 USD/$65 CAD Grab Bags (On average, a $90 USD/$92 CAD value!) 
• $75 USD/$85 CAD Grab Bags (On average, a $140 USD/$145 CAD value!) 
• $115 USD/$125 CAD Grab Bags (On average, a $240 USD/$250 CAD value!) 
• $150 USD/$160 CAD Grab Bags (On average, a $325 USD/$335 CAD value!)

This promotion is only good for OBA orders so get ready to shop at:

Let me know if you have any questions on the promotion or products in our new Seasonal Expression 2 book!  

Stay crafty my friends and get lots of good deals!

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