Saturday, November 30, 2013

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello friends!  Two posts in 24 hours, how about that? 
Welcome to this month’s Stamp of the Month blog hop!  A blog hop goes in a big loop so once you see our 60+ participants, you’ll be right back here.  If you came from {Brae’s blog} welcome!
The December stamp is Special Care and is available for just $5 with a $50 purchase! 

I put together an album for a sweet little gal this summer who arrived last month.  This stamp set is perfect for babies and bigger kids in so many ways.  This little gal has a mommy who does not like pink but does like our Lagoon and Gypsy colors.  I might have to pull a few pages out that are too pink now that I look at the album again.
I used Artbooking to create this album back in July.  Here's the original post.  This tag is 3" wide and barely fits the "Warning!  Hugs and Kisses Required" sentiment.  I can't wait to get more pictures so I can complete the album and send it off!


 Please hop on over to {Maureen’s blog}.  Her artwork is up and it’s fabulous!

If you get lost along the way, here's the master list of blog hoppers!
Have a great night!

Advent Calendar 2014

Tonight I’m cutting out two Advent Calendar kits. It’s bittersweet. 

I don’t know how many more of these delightful kit I’m going to be able to make.  The cubby, the base of the calendar, is sold by Close to My Heart and is being discontinued.  They’ll be available thru the end of January, if supplies don’t run out in the mean-time.  So if you want one, please don’t delay.  I know that CTMH has something fabulous up their sleeve that’s going to keep me busy.  I don’t expect to have time to reconfigure this kit to work with another brand of drawers. 

Advent Calendar with CTMH Artiste and Art Philosophy Cricut CraftyLalia

Okay, no more moping.

Check out the new and improved version!

This is my friend Libby’s Advent Calendar.  I hosted a Christmas in July workshop this summer.  On July 5th, of all days, just 24 hours after celebrating America, summer and apple pie we were looking at stockings and mittens.  It was a wonderful unhurried, no deadline time of creating for the holidays. 

We brightened things up a bit and added images from the Glory to God stamp set. 

Christmas Countdown Calendar designed by Lalia Harris


Either way you make it, it’s going to be lovely. 

Want the kit?  Hop on over to last year’s blog post for more details. 

If you’ve joined my team in the last year (or anytime in the future) and want the make kit, please let me know.  I’ll send you the electronic portion of the DIY workshop kit at no charge. 


P.S.  Christmas is in 25 days.  We get to start using our beautify calendar tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Black Friday Fun Starts Now!

My Black Friday Specials have never been sweeter!  Thank you CTMH for adding some awesome discounted Hostess Only stamp sets to our rewards program! 
My Special is simple:  Shop between now & December 1 on my website and you’ll earn back 10% in hostess rewards.** 
In this Idea Book, we have some FABULOUS stamp sets that can only be purchased with Hostess Rewards.  That generally means you have to be a Hostess in order to get them.  Through 12/1/2013 you’ll be able to earn them when you shop my website!  And they’re discounted too!!! 
wintry wishes penguins C1560 CTMH Exclusive Hostess Rewards Stamp Set
Let’s look at the Penguin Stamp Set!!!   That’s right, it’s really called Wintry Wishes.  Does anybody call it that?  It’s regularly $13.95.  As a hostess exclusive, it’s only $8 in Hostess Rewards.  You can get this for free with an $80 purchase between now & Dec 1. 
You’ll still be able to purchase other hostess rewards such as inks, papers, blocks & stamps but these Hostess Exclusive stamps are by far the best deal in town!

Don’t forget about the “regular specials!”
Stamp of the Month is just $5 with $50 purchase.

Holidays from the Heart earns you one free Red Star Item with $100 purchase!

With all of these specials, you can save a “TREE-MENDOUS” amount when doing your holiday shopping! 

The Fine Print:  This special is only available from Lalia Harris, CTMH Independent Consultant.  Available through 12/1/2013 from my website only and cannot be combined with any of my other personal specials.  Hostess Rewards will be ordered after I close my 12/1/2013 gathering as actual Hostess Rewards.  I’ll be contacting you regarding your selection.  Please allow for processing time from CTMH, shipping time from CTMH to me and back to you.  Hostess Rewards are defined by CTMH, click here for qualifying items.  10% reward is calculated on total product ordered between 11/1/2013 & 12/1/2013 (multiple orders included) but does not include shipping or tax.  US customers only. 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

4th generation ink pads

I inherited some ink pads last weekend.  They belonged to my beloved sister.    I know they're the old style but they're in mint condition and I haven't even needed to reink them.  I'm keeping them for workshops, when extras are nice to have around. 
The remarkable thing is that they have passed through so many hands.  Jaqui had introduced her sister in law to stamping about 5 years ago.  In turn, Penny introduced her and me to CTMH.  As Penny built up her stash of new products, she gifted a few of these things to my sister.  I believe these ink pads were part of that stash.  However, Penny's name is not on the underside of the ink pad.  It's somebody else.  That makes me the 4th owner.  HOW COOL IS THAT? 
I love the fact that these ink pads are an amazing investment.  I used to buy the ones from the store, they were a couple bucks cheaper. But they dried out in a year or so. That didn't make them cheaper, just cheap.

CTMH ink pads are keepers.  You can even pass them down to family members.  I hope you don't have to do that anytime soon, but just know that you can.  You can find them on my website here.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fry Box treat holders—a versatile design

This fall I created the most adorable Halloween treat boxes for a group of friends.  Did I share them with you?  Nope!  So 6 days after the big Orange & Black holiday, I’m sharing them with you now.  Why?  Because I feel pity on my neglected blog and we can always convert a great idea from one occasion to another!

Spellbound treat bag 1

This treat bag is the Fry Box from the Art Philosophy Cartridge.  I cut it at just under 8” so that two would fit nicely on a page with a little extra paper at the bottom for another project.

The Fry box is the simplest of the boxes.  Two pieces of adhesive required, one for each side.  Minimal folding too!  They can also stack after they’re assembled, just like at the fast food places. 


Now let’s change up the design for Christmas:

Use the new Sparkle & Shine Papers

And the Santa Claus stamp set that’s compatible with the Artbooking cartridge.  You could use the Merry Christmas, Ho HO HO.  If you cut a box from cardstock, you could stamp it with the santas to make your own design. 

Or a baby shower with our fun Babycakes paper B is for Baby stamp set

How about for a birthday?  This single stamp “Heartfelt Birthday”  is only $2.95

Boys would love the ProPlayer papers

Don’t forget the baker’s twine!  We have 3 assortments to choose from as well as Ruby & Hemp  in their respective mini-medley’s. 



Don’t forget, right now through the end of the year, you can get a free item from the Holiday’s from the Heart gift guide when you order $100 in regularly priced product.  The Santa Clause stamp set and the Sparkle & Shine Paper are two of the eligible free items!  Start shopping now!