Thursday, May 28, 2009

May Scrapbooking

Good day everyone! The sun is trying to shine through the clouds, but's cold! When is summer going to arrive?

I have made this layout for my monthly scrapbooking ladies class this Sunday. Since it's May, I wanted to honor the Mother's! It could certainly change into any other theme of layout, just change the words at the bottom. I hope they like it! It will look different once photos are added. Thanks for looking!

Here's what I used:

Life Delights paper pack X7089B

Twill ribbon Z1099

Tags Z1053

Love letters rub ons Z1098

Summer posies paper flowers Z822

Clear sparkles Z1104

Chocolate waxy flax Z1088

Winter Cozy Collection mini medly Z1120

Simple alphabet dimensional elements Z1048

Framed moments stamp set (hostess collection 2)

Chocolate ink Z2111

Lilac mist ink Z2133

Chalk Z904

The saying is: "mother: All love begins and ends there."

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Kids at play!

Well the kids had a blast making bingo blast backgrounds for my daughters birthday party invitations! What a mess son got a little carried away though...some spatters reached across the table lol! But fun was had by all! I thought I'd include a photo of them creating as well as the finished product! ( sorry it's crooked! Enjoy!)

Monday, May 25, 2009

June special and club tech

Hello all! I'm trying to think ahead b/c I know for me June is a very very busy month with b'days, fishing derby, brownie camp, and kids activities! AND yahoo hopefully summer begins!

Anyways, starting June 1st, Close To My Heart is having a "Deal a Day" sale on our CTMH websites, the deals you will find are for ONLY that day, and only can be ordered off our websites. So you'll have to check daily for what is new! Please see below for some details on the Deal a Day.

Club tech is planned for Monday June 15th. Sorry it's not on a Sunday, but every weekend in June for me is booked up! Crazy month! Hope you can make it, it will be the final one until September. Class is $5 or free with a $25 order.
EMAIL me if you would like to attend.

Scrapbook club, I'm sending out a couple dates to you that will hopefully work. This class too will be it until September!

The stamp of the month for June is gorgeous, it's called "Tender Tags", I can't post a link until June.

***I will be placing an order b/f summer, probably beginning of June, so if you need anything, please let me know!

Have a great week!

Here's further details about "Deal a Day":

There will be two different types of “deals” offered on MyCTMH sites through this exciting promotion:

Receive a free item with a qualifying purchase. On 24 of the 30 days in June, you can receive a specially-selected current product absolutely free (tax does apply on free items in the US) when you purchase a My Acrylix® stamp set, size A, B, C, D, or E (Excluding Stamp of the Month and customized or K-size sets). The free product will change daily and there can be only one free item per order. Shoppers will also save big on shipping when orders meet all Deal-a-Day guidelines. Please read on for shipping requirements.

Receive 50% off or more on “Great Goodies” boxes. On 6 of the 30 days in June, you can purchase a “mystery” box filled with “Great Goodies.” Contents will vary by box and include both current and retired favorite stamp sets, paper packs, embellishments, and other great products. The six “Great Goodies” boxes will all have different pricing of at least 50% off retail, with some at even deeper discounts! Note that we have made every effort to differentiate the 6 “Great Goodies” options so you can purchase boxes on different dates and receive a wide variety of differing products! No qualifying purchase is required on the days a “Goodies” box is the deal; discounted shipping is also available when orders meet all Deal-a-Day guidelines. Please read on for shipping requirements.

Notes: Deals are posted each day at 9:00 am (MT), are good for 23 hours and while supplies last, and are only available on MyCTMH websites.

Also note that in order to give shoppers the best possible deal on products and shipping, Deal-a-Day purchases must include ONLY Deal-a-Day items and nothing else. Simplifying the guidelines will streamline the shipments of orders and that is also how we’re able to discount shipping for this exciting and unique promotion.This means:

On “Great Goodies” days, only one “Great Goodies” box and no other items may be checked out in a single transaction.

On the “free item with qualifying purchase” days, only one stamp set and the free item may be checked out in one transaction.

If there are additional or different items in the cart, the system will not recognize the purchase as a “Deal-a-Day” purchase and neither the “deal” nor the discounted shipping will be accepted.

How will shipping/handling be charged for this promotion?

The Deal-a-Day promotion is offering extraordinary shipping rates each day. The checkout shipping options will be altered for the Deal-a-Day promotion during the month of June. In order to secure the extraordinary shipping rates, we have contracted with USPS and UPS Ground to create spectacular temporary shipping deals. Customers will not be able to select a preferred shipping method because a specific shipping method will be assigned based on the deal offered.

All orders that include the free item will ship via USPS in Canada. The Great Goodies box orders will ship via UPS Ground for the continental US and Canada.
In order to receive this great shipping discount to add to the great product deals, ONLY Deal-a-Day qualifying items may be in the shopping cart at checkout.

Discounted pricing by area is as follows:

Free Items Shipping/HandlingIncludes one stamp set and the free item = $4 CAN. Great Goodies Boxes Shipping/HandlingShipping will be based on the price of each Great Goodies box, but will be deeply, deeply discounted and represent only a fraction of the value of the contents. Shipping pricing will be clearly posted at checkout on each day that a Great Goodies box is offered.

As a little hint, Great Goodies boxes shipping to Canada will range from $13-$22 CAN.

As another peek: note that the retail value of these boxes will range as high as $300 US! This is going to be an incredible value for shoppers all the way around.

Watch your MyCTMH site for Great Goodies days to see the specific shipping pricing for each box to your area.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

And card #2

The colors on this background just screamed a kids card to me! The striped paper is from the paper pack X7099B "Whoops-a-daisy". The little girl is from a stamp set called "Kids will be kids" C1150
That's it for tonight...time for some TV!

Today's project

I'm making cards tonight! I made this one from a technique called "bingo blast" from a technique junkie technique. I made this card using "groovy" D1091, "say it in style" D1283, "simple stitches" C1234, and paper from emporium and chocolate, and sunflower cardstock. Hope you are having a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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May 20th, 2009

I'm a little confused this morning...I wake up to find inches of snow...sigh...this is the worst May ever!! But I'm going to try and cheer up with a happy card!
This card was made with the stamp set called "Life's a Jungle" D1285. Hope it cheers you up too! Happy Wednesday to you all!

Monday, May 18, 2009

May upcoming events

Club tech is scheduled for Sunday May 24th at 7:30pm. I still have a few spots open if you'd like to join us! Class is $5 or free with a $25 order. Please bring your adhesive and scissors and any snacks you'd like to share.

Friday May 22nd is Sheena's night for the card club. Meeting at 7:30, remember this is our last class until September! See you then!

Our scrapbooking club is meeting on Sunday May 31st at 7:30 at my house. Please bring your 12" cutter, adhesive and scissors and any Mother's day type photos you want to apply. Also would be a good family layout. The cost is $25 for this class. See you then!

"Flower child" D1248 is used in this card as well as coloring with watercolor pencils, one of my favorite soft effects!

This is a card I made for my friend, Denny's baby, gosh almost 3 years ago now? I could be wrong...

It was made with the set "Sweet Occasions" C1138 and "Little Angel" B1213.

May 18th, 2009 Happy Long Weekend!

I am slowly figuring out this blog thing! I'm very excited to have the addition of some of my favorite tunes! Don't worry...I did leave out my 80's hard rocking head banging music as a respect for some of you :o)

I am babysitting my friends baby today, she is 8 months old now! Wow time flies! I was in the delivery room when she was born, so she is very special :o)

So I thought I'd share my baby card that I made her. At least I think this is the one! It was a group gift. Maybe I'll share a couple baby cards seeing it's a baby day! This was made with the set "Annotations" it was a stamp of the month and I love it! Item number D1307, and again "Little Angel" item B1213

Hope you all have a fabulous long weekend!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Post it note holder and beaded pen set

I'm sorry this is crooked! I can't figure out why it's turning on me...the joy of computers! But you get the idea :O)

May 16th

Hello all! And happy long weekend to you! I'm very happy to say that it's NOT snowing out here and the sun is shining bright today! How fabulous!

A couple weeks ago my son received his 1st communion. I made him this special card from the stamp set "Come Unto Thee"

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Miss Annie

Introducing our newest family addition! Annie! She is a labradoodle and full of energy! She is 5 months old and loving being in our family! After Chopper passed away, the house was WAY too empty, no one can fill Chopper's place, but we have lots of love to give, and a big back yard, so WELCOME Annie!

May stamp of the month

I'm still new to please bear with me! Here is a card I made using the May stamp of the month. It's called "Be Yourself".

The colors I used is black, white, ocean and hollyHock. The 'party' stamp set is from the August stamp of the month called "It's your day". I have a feeling I'll be using that one a lot!


Time flies! I decide to start a blog...then never come on here again! Well, now I think my blog will be my advertising :o) I am going to close down my CTMH website, as they are adding costs that I don't like on top of what we are already my blog will be where it's at!
Stay tuned!