Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September SOTM Blog Hop - Thriller

Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We are highlighting the stamp set "Thriller," a set of 9 stamps perfect for your Halloween stamping! The stamp set is only available during September. If you'd like to have your own set, visit my website to see how you can earn the set at a discount or even free! If you have arrived from Kathleen's blog, you are on the right track. Use the link at the bottom of this post to hop to the next blog, and be sure to hop all the way through to get lots of great ideas for using this stamp set!

I made a quick and easy treat bag using a brand-new paper packet, Hooligans. We'll be making this treat at my open house on September 3! Simply cut a piece of cardstock 3 1/4 x 8 inches. Score at 3 1/2 inches and at 4 1/2 inches. Decorate the front, attach a filled bag o' goodies to the inside, then seal the top with a 3 1/4 x 1 1/2" piece of B&T (fold in half first). I blinged it up a little with brand-new colored sparkles and Glitz Glue.

Now hop on over to Kristie Herdener's blog to see what thrilling surprises await you! (Sorry -- couldn't resist!)

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Product Blog Hop - Autumn/Winter 2010

I'm so excited about all the amazing new products in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book, available September 1. So many other consultants are, too, that we're sharing fun ideas in this blog hop. If you've come from Carrie Haines' blog, you're on the right path! Check at the bottom of this post for the next link in the hop.

For this page, I used the brand-new Olivia Level 1 Kit. Level 1 kits are so easy to use, and I'm trying to incorporate them more into my scrapbooking. Quick and easy!

I used one of my favorite new products to make an interactive layout -- Flip Flaps! This amazing product, already available in 4" x 6", is now available in 12" lengths. The assortment includes 4", 6", and 8"! I used two 6-inch Flip Flaps to make the layout more fun (and to include more photos!). To make the pages for the flaps, I just cut two of the Level 1 pre-printed pages in half.

Both flaps open
Thanks for checking out our new products. Now hop on over to Amy Callaway's blog to see her beautiful creations!

PS. If you get lost on the blog hop, or if a link doesn't work, click here to view a complete list of blog hop participants.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Heart 2 Heart - Let's Get Sketchy (Sketch 4)

I love a sketch challenge! It's always so fun to see what everyone does with a sketch. Some stick very close to the sketch; others take a lot of creative license. And both are okay! That's the wonderful thing about paper crafting -- creative expression.

This week's sketch for the Heart 2 Heart Let's Get Sketchy challenge inspired me to use brand-new products (available September 1). I had to use the new Dimensional Elements ornaments on this card. (Really -- I did!) The ornaments have a solid back and a cut-out overlay, so it's easy to make them as decorative as you'd like. I hope to hold a workshop this fall on making an entire set of ornaments. The paper used is Mistletoe, available in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book.

A close-up of the ornaments
I wanted the ornaments to be useable, so I attached each one with a Velcro dot. I attached the "soft" side to the ornament so it won't snap on anything it might be hanging on. Here is a peek at the ribbon I used for hanging. I love the new pewter snowflake brads. It seemed like the perfect touch to attach the ends of the cranberry velvet ribbon!

The sketch

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch 150

This sketch was so fun to use! I love the scallop along the bottom, and the scallop pattern in the paper worked perfectly along with the design.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

$2, $4, $6, for 8 - It's YOU We Appreciate!

I'm so excited about the great sale that starts Wednesday, August 4 (10 am CDT) on MyCTMH website! You can purchase Stickease for $2, Level 1 Kits for $4, and Level 2 Paper Packets for $6. This is a huge savings off the already great CTMH value!

The details:

Are these items available only on a MyCTMH site?
Yes! We will only be offering these items for sale on MyCTMH site.

Can I purchase other items at full retail along with these discounted My Stickease, My Reflections Level 1 kits and Level 2 paper packets on the same MyCTMH order?
Yes! You will be able to mix and mingle the items for sale from the $2, $4, $6, for 8...It’s YOU We Appreciate campaign along with regularly priced items for sale on MyCTMH site.

Is this campaign a “while supplies last” campaign?
Yes. We have provided a many, many items numbers for you to purchase from during the campaign. So there is ample supply on hand but each item is while supplies last.

Will the purchase of the discounted My Stickease, My Reflections Level 1 kits and Level 2 paper packets count toward my customer receiving the Stamp of the Month at a discount or even free?
Yes! Your purchases for the campaign count toward the Stamp of the Month incentive.

How much is shipping/handling for the $2, $4, $6, for 8...It’s YOU We Appreciate campaign deals?
Regular shipping and handling applies and will not change for this campaign. All MyCTMH shipping prices are based on the weight of items ordered, not the price of the items ordered. This means that shipping prices well reflect the costs of shipping even discounted products.

Is there a limit to the number of My Stickease, Level 1, and Level 2 paper packets a customer can purchase on one order?
Nope! There is no limit to the number of items you can purchase on one order.

Check out this amazing list of paper packets (every paper since our Fall 2009 Idea Book!)! And here's a little secret -- all of these paper packets will be retiring effective December 31, 2010 (or while supplies last). So if there is an older, formerly retired paper packet that you'd like to have, I'd suggest you order early. Print off the list and enjoy the customer appreciation sale!

Helpful hints: If you haven't shopped on MyCTMH site before, you might want to set yourself up as a customer tonight before the sale begins. Click here to set up your customer profile. You may also want to have your shopping list ready to go. Feel free to browse the online catalog on my website! Happy shopping!

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog Sponsor

I am very excited to be the sponsor for this week's Heart 2 Heart blog challenge! One person who enters the challenge will be randomly selected to win the prize pictured here. The prize includes the following items:
  • 9" x 9" Memory Showcase
  • Life Delights 9" x 9" pre-printed layouts and papers
  • Life Delights My Stickease
  • Chocolate Ribbon Rounds (retired)
  • An assortment of coordinating embellishments
Be sure to check out the challenge and play along!