Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Last Hurrah for Hopscotch

Here's one of my favorite cards I've made this year.  It was so incredibly simple!  

If you want to make a similar card, hurry, the paper & one of the stamp sets is being discontinued at the end of the month.  

I finally broke out my spray pens that I bought nearly 4 years ago and used them with reinkers.  I spritzed my card base a couple times and let it dry before assembling my card.

My spray pen contained Rubbing Alcohol up to the next to last tic mark on the CTMH spray pen.  I added a couple drops of Pacifica Reinker and then filled it to the next line with Glacier Reinker. (no water was added) Super simple! 

Rubbing alcohol dries quicker and does not absorb into the paper fiber as much so it doesn't warp your paper nearly as much.  

Now back to the last hurrah!
Our Seasonal Expressions 1 mini-catalog is coming to an end on 3/31.  

Hopscotch papers and embellishments will be gone.  

Not only is this stamp set a ton of fun but $3 of every full priced stamp set purchased will be donated to Operation Smile.  

The feathers are from C1584 "Feathers"
There's 5 different feather shapes.  I chose one with a smooth outline so minimize cutting time. This stamp set will be available for a bit longer.  

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Confetti Wishes Birthday Seasonal Sampler

Here's my latest Seasonal Sampler!  This one isn't "seasonal" but to celebrate birthdays in your family.

This sampler includes a banner!  
The center is interchangeable between Birthday Girl and Birthday Boy. 
They are attached using the CTMH Hook & Loop Dots and are included in your kit.

To use up leftover stickers, paper scraps and embellishments, I designed 4 cards.  When I say paper scraps, I'm not referring to the rest of the paper packet, I'm really meaning the scraps leftover from cutting this project.  I can easily get 2-3 full kits per paper pack.  This project took a little more paper than usual because of the banner.  Each kit will need its own set of compliments.

Here's the cards.

This last one will say "Happy Birthday."  I forgot to add the sentiment before photographing.

Supplies Used
Confetti Wishes Paper pack & compliments
White Stars
Clear Sparkles
Purple Shimmer Trim
White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
Lagoon Cardstock
Hook & Loop Dots
3D Foam
Wish Stamp
Joyful Birthday stamp set
Thistle, Pacifica, Glacier Inks
Art Philosophy, Artiste, Artbooking and Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridges

Love this sampler?  
You can order a pre-cut ready to assemble kit from me for $20 + $6 shipping.  
Attend my workshop on March 28th at 7pm for $20 (RSVP & Payment needed by 3/15)
Place any $25 on my website and leave me a note saying you want the instructions.  
Outside of the US?  Contact me to obtain the instruction pack.  

Leave a comment below with your email address so I can contact you.  I will not publish your email address

My instruction pack includes:
Cutting information
2 page color assembly guide and a Cricut Explore file for Cricut Design Space to cut all of the Cricut shapes.  There's 29 Cricut cuts per kit.  
If you don't have a Cricut Explore, you can still view the file to get the cut sizes.  You won't be able to make Card #3 without using a Cricut Gypsy, Cricut Craft Room or Design Space.  

Supplies for this sampler will be available for sale through July 2015.

This is my 7th Seasonal Sampler in my series.  Click here to view other samplers. All samplers are designed to fit in the CTMH Designed Decor Black Shadow Box.   

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I share instructions, workshop patterns and Cricut files with my downline.  
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During the month of March*, new Consultants who enroll will receive a FREE shoulder tote (a retail value of over $26 USD with their New Consultant Kit. Our New Consultant Kit is just $99 USD and includes nearly triple the retail value in products and supplies. Including your FREE shoulder tote, that is a savings of over $290 USD! Additionally, new Consultants who remit $300 worth of commissionable sales in their first 40 days after their New Consultant Kit ships will receive the rolling tote (a retail value of $149.95 USD) as a FREE bonus (not including shipping/handling)! These organization pieces are designed to help you get your business rolling, but they are only available while supplies last, so hurry on over and join today!

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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