Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy ~ Using the Teamwork Keys

Hi Everyone,

Today's Artbooking Made Easy video tutorial shows you some great layouts and techniques using the "Teamwork" keys found on pages 82 & 83. There are a lot of sporty cutouts, of course, but there are also individual shapes that work for so many other themes... so sit back and enjoy this quick, 3 minute video. I hope it inspires you to get out your Artbooking Cartridge and create today.

With a smile, Tina

Friday, May 16, 2014

Free Stamp Set of Your Choice with Purchase.... And some new Bundles from Close To My Heart

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Good Morning,

I have some fun news to share with you today. Close To My Heart has put together some special Product Bundles that are available at a savings from now until July 31st. These bundles are a fantastic way for beginner crafters to get the basic supplies they will need to start creating projects. Each product bundle has been designed to appeal to different crafting styles... scrapbookers, stampers, home decor enthusiasts and more. Let me show you some of them, but first... I want to share my MAY SPECIAL for all of my Online customers:  

Free Stamp set of your choice with any $50 Order. Simply contact me once you've placed your order and let me know which set you would like and I will mail it out to you ASAP. 

Cardmakers Quick Start Set 

Essential Tool Kit

Memory Keeping Fundamentals

Stamping Basics Collection

Stamping Scrapbookers Delight

And don't forget, this month only... Any $50 order also qualifies you for BOTH the May Stamp of the Month and the FREE TO BE ME paper pack for only $5 each... and you get a Free Stamp set from me... ANY stamp set! 

To redeem your free stamp set, simply shop on my website and then contact me with your stamp set choice. I will get it in the mail to you ASAP!... Totally Free!

With a smile,

An Overview of the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Program

Good Morning,

Today I thought it would be good to share a quick video that not only gives a great overview of the Close To My Heart stamp of the month program, but also shows you some cute cards and techniques. It's only 3 minutes long so sit back and enjoy a bit of info and some cute cards created with the May Stamp of the Month.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

NEW Mini-Album Workshop Kits for Fathers Day gifts

Good Morning~

I just completed my new 16 page Hip-Pics Album workshop, just in time to create a very nice gift for any special guy in your life. The idea came about after I shared my Mother's Day Album workshop kit... I couldn't leave Dad out so here we are. 

I am holding this workshop locally, on Monday June 9th or if you are long-distance, the kits are available to order now.

What is included in the To-Go Kits? 
·         1 Hip Pic Album, pre-stamped for you.
·         1 Storyteller Style Sheet (32 images to work with)
·         1 Package of Triangle Durable Studs
·         1 Package of Aqua Dots
·         1 Package of Wood Grain Washi Tape
·         1 Base & Bling Pendant & Glass Cover + Key Ring
·         All cardstock and B&TP pre-cut for you
·        1 Color Photo Guide of each completed page, along with assembly directions and paper sizes.


COST:  $32 + Shipping


·        Supersize Option 1:
o        Add on a second complete kit to take as "To-Go" for only $24 (Does not include Washi Tape)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

My 6-Page Scrapbook Kit with the Free To Be Me Papers - Layout #3

Good Morning,

As promised today I have the third layout I created for my 6-Page Scrapbook kit with the Free To Be Me papers. Once you create this layout you will have 6 fun pages ready to go for your next free time to scrapbook. I LOVE having my pages pre-made... it makes my time feel so much more productive when I do sit down and scrapbook. And, by doing just 1 kit a month, you will end up with 72 pages at the end of a year... 72! That always makes me feel good.

So anyway, let me get to what I am really meaning to show you... the last layout. For this final layout in my kit I used only the "All The Details" stamp set for all of my accents, along with the Triangle Durable Studs. Easy Peasy! Now, if you have like what you've seen in this kit, be sure to order yours today.
With a smile, Tina

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

My 6-Page Scrapbook Kit with the Free To Be Me Papers - Layout #2

Good Morning,

Today I am sharing Layout #2 in my 6-Page "Free To Be Me" scrapbooking kit. I again used the Marquee Uppercase alphabet for my title and then added sentiments from the True To Life stamp set. My favorite little accent on this page is the Gold Polka Dot Vellum that comes with the Free To Be Me paper pack. Pictures don't do it justice. It is so pretty! Come back tomorrow to see Layout #3 in the kit and to find out how to get your own kit shipped directly to you.

With a smile~ Tina

Monday, May 5, 2014

Online Clubs Forming Now- Build Your Craft Supplies and Earn FREE Product Too....

Hi Everyone,

Today I wanted to introduce you to a program I have had for many years but have not shared on my blog: 

6 Month Hostess Clubs

What is this? 
These are monthly groups of 6 people who purchase at least $25 in product each month from my website and receive $25 in Free Product + 1 Half Price item or bundle TWO TIMES a year.

Why would you want to be involved?
1. FREE Products!
2. Half-price Products or Bundles (including our exclusive Cricut Bundles)
3. Cost effective way to slowly build your supply or stamping and scrapbooking products.
4. Special "Club Member Only" benefits, promotions and giveaways.

What are the details?
The 6-Month $25 group starts every 6 months. 
The next one is beginning June 1, and runs through December 31st. 
Each member agrees to spend $25 each month (plus S&H and Tax) on whatever products they want.  There are 6 spots in this club of which you can have more than one spot if you choose to.  You will then be the Hostess and earn a minimum of $25 in FREE product for each club spot you hold. 

BONUSES for ALL Monthly Club Members:
1. Free Idea Book, including all supplemental books we will be releasing (shh.. new program!)
2. Free Mini-Stamp set, not available for order out of the idea book- it's so cute!
3. Free Stamp of the Month when you are the Hostess
4. A monthly give-away for each Club
5. A monthly special JUST for Club Members, not found anywhere else. 
6. Hostess exclusive stamp sets available at a GREAT DISCOUNT....
Like these shown below: These are only $4, $6 or $8!

 BONUS: Join my monthly club AND refer a Friend who joins and get your choice of any "M" sized stamp set for FREE for EACH FRIEND you refer!

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Do I have to know 5 other people to join?
No! I put the groups together and we simply rotate around the hostess rewards.

2. How do I place my order?
Simple. There will be a link on my website for your monthly club. You click that link which takes you into the shopping area and choose your products. Your products will be shipped directly to you as well. Easy Peasy.

3. When will I get the free products?
Once the group starts I will email you directly to let you know which month you are the hostess and exactly what you need to do. I make it so easy! It will also be designated right on my website on the link your group clicks to place their order.

Please contact me today to reserve your spot, (and your friends)... :)

With a smile,

My 6-Page Scrapbook Kit with the Free To Be Me Papers - Layout #1

Good Morning,

Because it's National Scrapbooking Month and because I love how bright and cheerful the new "Free To Be Me" papers are, I decided to create a special 6 Page Scrapbook Kit with them. It's been a bit cool and dreary in Oregon this spring and these papers were just what I needed. There are no complements to go along with this paper pack so I embellished using some of our fabulous stamp sets: All the Details and Marquee Uppercase. Today I will share Layout #1.

I created the title by stamping with the Marquee Uppercase stamps in Chocolate ink. The letters are about 1.5" tall and make great titles. I used the same ink to stamp a small sentiment on my journaling square. For embellishments I used the Lagoon Washi Tape, Triangle Durable Studs (I am hooked on these) and the Aqua Dots. If you would like to get your own paper pack, head on over to my website, then you can have as much fun as I did!  
With a smile, Tina

Free To Be Me Papers - 2 of each pattern of B&TP
Marquee Uppercase Alphabet

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy- Using the "Fun In The Sun" Keys

Good Morning,

Today's Artbooking Made Easy video tutorial will help you to get ready for those summer vacation photos you know you will be taking. :) We will be focusing on the "Fun In The Sun" keys found on pages 66 & 67 of the Cricut Artbooking booklet. 

This video will remind you how to take a 12x12 overlay and shrink it down to fit a card front or a smaller spot on your layout, using the "Real Dial Size" button on your cricut cartridge.

How about painting your page titles? Curious? Watch and see how CTMH took a plain title and jazzed it up with water, re-inkers and a paint brush. 

Enjoy this final video in our "Artbooking Made Easy" video series! With a smile~ Tina

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Gold Polka Dot Vellum... oh how I love thee!

Good Morning,

As promised, here is a card I created that features the Gold Polka Dot vellum in the Free To Be Me paper pack. It was a quick and simple card to put together and uses several of the different patterns in the paper pack. I stamped the sentiment in Cocoa and Ruby and then layered them. Enjoy! Tina

Friday, May 2, 2014

Free To Be Me Papers to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month

Good Morning,

Here is another card created using the new "Free To Be Me" papers from CTMH. The bright and cheerful papers pair perfectly with the fanciful phrases in the May Stamp of the Month. Both are available for only $5 with a $50 purchase, but for this month ONLY! Come back tomorrow to see the Gold Polka Dot vellum used on a card. Talk about wow factor. I am going to hoard that paper I think!

With a smile~ Tina

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Free To Be Me Papers to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month

Good Morning,

It's MAY! And May brings with it National Scrapbooking Month specials and celebrations. Close To My Heart has a great promotion too. During the month of May you can get our exclusive "Free To Be Me" paper pack for only $5 with every $50 purchase. This bright and cheery paper pack includes the following:

  • 6 Sheets of patterned, glossy Cardstock
  • 12 Sheets of double sided Background and Texture Paper
  • 2 Sheets of vellum

And you wanna know what the cool thing about that is? You can also get the May Stamp of the Month for $5 too. The two go great together I might add... let me show you:

Here is a picture of all of the stamped images from the May Stamp of the Month and samples of some cute cards you can create too. To get your own papers, simply visit my website and start shopping. Once your order reaches $50, you will be prompted to add the paper and the stamp set to your cart... both are optional... but how could you pass up such a sweet deal.