Thursday, February 5, 2015

Pretty Petals {with CDS link}

One of my favorite stamp sets from the 2014 Annual Inspirations is Pretty Petals.  It's Cricut compatible so I'm in love!

I paired Pretty Petals with the Hopscotch papers.  This is one of my favorite card sketches since it can showcase 4 of the 6 patterns in a paper pack.  The strips are cut at 3.5" x 1."  The top Glacier piece is 4 x 1.75.  The shimmer trim covers up any uneven strips for a flawless look.  It's also great for using up scraps unless you're cutting it for a workshop!  

Here's the Pretty Petals C1599 Stamp Set.  See the red outlines?  They show the corresponding Art Philosophy shape and what size to cut it.  
Hide the shapes you don't want or you can quickly cut them all.  

Hopscotch and the Junebug Puffies are here for only 4 months.  They'll be disappearing no later than March 31, 2015.  Get them here before they're gone!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

March Seasonal Sampler

It's time to order your spring seasonal sampler!   We'll be making this one in March but it could last through most of the spring months!

The March sampler is bursting with color, dimension and texture!  We'll be using the CTMH Brushed paper pack and Vellum Complements, Junebug Puffies, Green & Pink glitter papers, Adhesive Springs and the Slate Striped Twist Ties.  

The bunny is on a spring so he hops!  

We'll be making a beautiful rolled rose for the center of the cross.  It and the bunny are cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  This sampler covers the March winds, St. Patrick's Day, April Showers, Easter and Spring itself!  

If you'd rather not have a hopping bunny or Easter cross on the sampler, I've designed a 10th sampler square with a tree.  This pic was taken with my cell phone.  With a little patience of applying 3D foam tape under the branches and better lighting, your square will look 10 times better! 

This tree features the Junebug Puffies, which are dimensional glittery stickers. They're only available through March 31, 2015 but they may sell out early.  Be sure to order them before it's too late!

To use up a bit of the scraps and most of the remaining vellum complements, we'll also make 4 cards.  

The kit is $23.  If you are ordering the kit to go, you will receive illustrated instructions in your email.  I can 

My workshop is on Saturday, February 28th at 7pm.
I'll need your RSVP & payment no later than February 15th

March workshop or local kits


March Sampler Kit Shipped

Workshop To-Go Kit with $6 shipping.   UPDATE:  Order by March 29th.
Orders placed by February 15th will ship by March 1st.
After that, kits will ship about 2 weeks after your order.

 Shipping is $6 within the US for any number of kits shipped.  (I'll pay the difference if needed).  Feel free to order two months of kits or a second kit to complete with a friend.  

This kit has embellishments with a limited availability (Junebug Puffies)because it's part of the Seasonal Expressions 1 mini-catalog.  Product will only be available through March 2015.  Substitutions can be made.  

My kit is currently on display at Lila's Scrapbooking.  You can attend her morning workshop on March 27th.  You must contact her or go in the store to RSVP & pay for the workshop by the 14th. (workshop price is slightly higher). 

For Consultants & DIYers!
This kit was designed in Cricut Design Space for the Cricut Explore.  
Place a $20 order on my CTMH website and I'll send you a link to my design space file and my workshop handout for my customers via email.  If you are outside of the US, please contact me.  This is a small fee to have great pictures for your and your customers and a fully functioning design file.

Next month's sampler will be birthday themed!  You can use it to celebrate the whole family.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Retiring Stamps

Yikes!  I thought we would be able to avoid product retirement mid-year with an Annual Inspirations Idea Book & Catalog but that didn't happen!

All of these stamp sets are available to order through 1/31/2015.  You can order them via my website or directly though me.  They haven't been published in any of our catalogs for a year.

The next items to be discontinued are in the Seasonal Expressions mini-catalog.  They will sell out or be gone by March 31st.

Click here to see the stamps on my website.

Retiring Items

A1124 $6.95
A1139 $6.95
A1141 $6.95
A1154 $6.95
A1156 $6.95
B1418 $9.95
B1423 $9.95
B1439 $9.95
B1440 $9.95
B1441 $9.95
B1444 $9.95
B1445 $9.95
B1450 $9.95
C1571 $13.95
C1573 $13.95
C1574 $13.95
C1577 $13.95
C1579 $13.95
C1583 $13.95
D1547 $17.95
D1579 $17.95
M1035 $2.95
M1036 $2.95
M1037 $2.95
M1038 $2.95
M1039 $2.95
M1040 $2.95
M1041 $2.95
M1042 $2.95

Monday, January 5, 2015

February Seasonal Sampler with Heartstrings

Join us for February's Seasonal Sampler on Saturday, January 31 at 7pm.
This month we'll create this 12x12 sampler, 2 cards and 2 treat holders.  

This kit uses a ton of fun products which you'll receive in your pre-cut kit.

This picture doesn't show it but in last night's workshop we discovered that sanding the embossed cardstock is a great look.  The sanding block is perfect for this.  

Here's one of the cards we created using the "leftovers" from our supplies.  It has been sanded.  

The little glittery heart and arrow are from our new line of Stuck on You Puffies.  They're only available through March 2015 as part of the Seasonal Expressions mini-catalog.  Hurry before they're gone!  There's the most adorable mini mustaches too!

This kit also includes 1 more card, a treat tube holder & a treat bag.  

The kits are ready to assemble (pre-cut and embossed for workshop attendees and pre-stamped (cards) if you're picking up a kit.

My local workshop is on Saturday, January 31st at 7pm

RSVP with payment no later than January 17th to attend the workshop.
You can mail me your payment or use the PayPal button below.

January 31st, 2015 7pm workshop @ my home RSVP by 1/17 or local pick up

February Workshop or local kits


February Sampler Kit Shipped 
Workshop To-Go Kit with $6 shipping.   UPDATE:  Order by March 29th.
Orders placed by January 17th will ship by February 3rd
After January 17th, kits will ship about 2 weeks after your order

This kit has a limited availability because it's part of the Seasonal Expressions 1 mini-catalog.  Product will only be available through March 2015.

 Shipping is $6 within the US for any number of kits shipped.  (I'll pay the difference if needed).  Feel free to order two months of kits or a second kit to complete with a friend.  

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Deal of the Decade

Have you heard?  Close to My Heart My Acrylix (clear) stamps are 10 years old!

To celebrate, they are offering the "Deal of the Decade."

If you've been hearing about Sticky Boy, he is the first Acrylix Stamp created to prove that he can stick to anything!  He's traveled a lot and has been our stamp mascot for 10 years!
Sticky Boy!
He has his own adorable Facebook page.  Hop on over there and let them know that Lalia sent you!  Please tag me or my Crafty Lalia Facebook page to let them know I sent you.  

When you have a qualifying purchase of $50, you can add any of the C & D sized stamps from the Annual Inspirations Catalog for just $10 each.  They're regularly $13.95 & $17.95.

There are a few that don't qualify because they're not in the Annual Inspirations.  They may be BRAND NEW for the 2014 Seasonal Expressions catalog or older ones from previous catalogs.  Don't worry, they can help you qualify for the $50.

Here's a peek at all of these stamp sets.

 You'll be prompted to add the $10 stamps to your cart when you have $50 in your shopping cart.  Click the Deal of the Decade link to start adding them. 

This Deal of a Decade is available all month long but don't wait until it's too late.  When you kiss your sweetheart happy 2015, the deal will be over.  

As always, with any $50 purchase you can get the Stamp of the Month for just $5.  
This one is particularly great!