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!  

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasonal Expressions 1 blog hop!  If you're already hopping, you've just come from Michelle's blog. If not, you can start here and hop all the way around the circle.

The Seasonal Expresions is a 38 page "Bonus catalog" that's available now thru March 31st.  It features 2 new paper packs, a whole bunch of fresh spring stamps and new hostess rewards exclusive items.

Tonight, I'm featuring the Hostess Exclusive stamp set "Variety of Thanks" that's only available during this catalog.  Not only is it exclusive, it's only available for FREE or only $6 of your Hostess Rewards Dollars!

I've been wanting a thank you stamp set for a bit and this one is perfect!  

I am part of a home school co-op where we meet together on Mondays for fun classes for the kids and mama time.  It's completely led by the parents and we have amazing classes because parents go above and beyond with their time and creativity for these classes.  We love to thank our hard working teacher moms with a gift at the end of the session.  (FYI these classes are above and beyond our home curriculum and not in place of it

We gave them personalized key chains/zipper pulls personalized with their first initial using the CTMH Base & Bling circle pendants and glass covers.  The background paper is our Teal glitter paper.  The zipper pulls were bought online from a wholesaler by my upline.  (I don't know the website)

These were so simple to make.  It took about 90 minutes for 3 of us to assemble & package THIRTY-TWO of these as gifts!  Pretty fast and economical too!  

Kristi punched 1" circles from our teal glitter paper.  I had already cut the initials from black paper.  I used Cricut Craft Room to make sure each letter would fit inside a 0.90" circle.  Most letters ended up being 0.80 inches.  Most letters were cut from the elegant Artbooking font.  A few letters were cut from Art Philosophy.  The T & G weren't easily recognizable in Artbooking.

Kristi & I assembled the base & bling.  We pressed the glittery circle into the round pendant, centered the letter, added a bit of liquid glass and the glass dome.  Lots of baby wipes were used.  

Libby stamped the Thank You in black ink and then punched out the image with a 2" circle punch and mounted it on the 2.5" fancy scalloped circle.  

Together we packaged them up without the zipper pulls.  Whoops!  Which is why I don't have a picture of the clip. Fortunately we weren't too far into the process.  

We used our cute little Designer Creations paper bags to package them up.   This sure beats cutting out 3 dozen cute boxes on the Cricut.  Economical, fast & adorable!  I used a standard 1/4" hole punch to punch two holes in the paper and a single in the tags.  18" of ribbon made a nice bow with this lightweight ribbon.  

The ribbon was from my stash.  

Here's most of the gifts ready to go.  We used the Lagoon, Ruby & Honey paper bags.  You can purchase them here.  

If you love this stamp set as much as I do, contact me on how to obtain it.  You can't buy it!  

That's all for now, please hop on over to Donna's blog to see her amazing project.