July Specials Coming to an End

Wow we have had some great deals this month and they will be coming to an end in just a couple of days so you will want to make sure you complete those orders and to take advantage of them.

First we have those exclusive Hostess Stamp Sets available to you without having to host a gathering.  Here are the details.  During the month of July, when you purchase $25 USD in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5 USD! That is a savings of up to $17.95 USD!

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Second is the Studio J Flash sale.  All layouts are only $5!!! This is a awesome deal and one I am taking advantage of by printing my photos to scrapbook.

studio-j-flash-sale2Don’t miss out!!  Please let me know if have questions or need assistance.

Happy Crafting!

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Jump on it July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Jump on it July Blog Hop!

JumpToday you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  We are featuring artwork which showcases the July promotion Jump on it July. Do you love those elusive Hostess Rewards stamp sets?  Well you are in luck, during the month of July, when you purchase $25 USD in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5 USD! That is a savings of up to $17.95 USD!  The Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on!

If you are just arriving her from LISA PLUMMER’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have 31 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love the Happy Hexagons stamp set!!!!

I thought it would be the perfect stamp set for a layout of my son.Jump in July ~ Hexagon ~ Blossom & Snowhaven ~ boy layout ~  catscrapbooking.comFor this layout I used the Happy Hexagon stamp set C1596.  I decided to mix a couple of the paper packs which you would not usually think to mix together ~ Snowhaven with Blossom.   I also added the Honey from the Adventure Fundamental paper pack and White Daisy and Whisper Cardstock.  I love the way this layout turned out ~ so remember to think outside the paper packs and mix them up.

I used my Cricut to cut the hexagons from the Artbooking cartridge.   The title was cut using my Cricut Explore using Design Space.  I used Enviro and Ashlyn’s Alphabet ~ Block to create the title.  I cut the title twice so that the Whisper acts as a shadow.  Then to add a little bling I used the Coral Reef Sequins Z3042.

Your next stop on the hop is HALEY DYER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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July Promotion

Have you ever flipped through Idea Books and drooled over those exclusive Hostess Rewards Stamp Sets thinking you would never get the opportunity to purchase one as you were not planning a gathering? Well your lucky day!!!! For this month and this month only you can purchase one of those great stamp sets for only $5 !!! Take a look at all these awesome stamp sets which could be yours.

Hostess RewardsThe one in the lower right corner is this months stamp of the month which you could get for FREE.  Here is how the deal works.  During the month of July, when you purchase $25 USD in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5 USD! That is a savings of up to $17.95 USD!  To get your FREE stamp set or your $5 USD Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 USD of any current, retail priced stamps. This offer is available only during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess rewards stamp sets, so spring into action and jump on this deal before it’s gone!

Just a reminder there are a lot of things retiring on Aug 31st which will mark the end of this Annual Inspirations Idea book and the Seasonal Expression 2 Idea book.  I will be posting the full list of retiring products soon but you can always check HERE for those items which are retiring and are while supplies last.

Happy Crafting!!!

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Color Dare #147 ~ Monochromatic

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week the Color Dare #147 challenge is Monochromatic and you get to choose the color.

11406844_10153070820969440_7347783854750262705_nI got a little carried away and actually designed three cards each using a different color choice.  For all the cards I embossed white cardstock using the quatrefoil embossing folder Z1926.  Then using some metal dies I have I cut the inserts for each card.   The first one I designed, I chose Lagoon as my color.

Paper Bird ~ Hostess Rewards ~ Color Dare 147 ~ Lagoon Monochromatic ~ catscrapbooking.com

 

I really like the hostess rewards stamp set Paper Bird so I knew this was the stamp set I wanted to work with.  I stamped the bird twice then cut out the wing and popped it up using thin foam tape.  I used Aqua dots to add a little extra to the card.

Paper Bird ~ Hostess ~Color Dare 147 ~ Thistle monocromatic ~ catscrapbooking.comWith this version I used Thistle as my color and the butterfly as the feature stamp which is also from the Paper Bird Hostess exclusive stamp set.  I added Purple Glitter gems and Thistle ribbon to the card.

Paper Bird ~ Hostess Rewards ~ Color Dare 147 ~ Pixie Monochromatic ~ catscrapbooking.com

For the last one I stayed with the butterfly but changed the color to Pixie.  I used the pink shimmer trim and one of the flowers from the Brushed assortment.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #147.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday June 25, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Hostess Only Stamp Sets

Have you seen and heard about the hostess exclusive stamp sets??  Well if you haven’t Close to My Heart has come out with these wonderful exclusive stamp sets which are only available to hostesses. Typically when you are the hostess you can redeem you free products for stamp sets, paper and inks; but now you are able to use your rewards for these exclusive stamp sets.

My favorite is the Washi Wonder

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I also love the penguins in this Wintery Wishes.

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Please contact me if you are interested in learning how you order these exclusive stamp sets.

Here is a great video by Close To My Heart which show cases the hostess stamp sets.

Sneak Peak at what is coming with the Fall/Winter Idea book

I feel like I have been glued to my computer today and that is not a bad thing when you are wanting to learn what exciting new products are coming form CTMH.  I cannot wait so actually get my hands on the new catalog!!!   I have been able to look at it online and hear about what is going on at the CTMH Convention.  Can I just say how envious I am of all the consultants who were able to go.  Maybe next year….

Cover_AutumnWinterIBThere are a lot of great new products come out in the Fall/Winter idea book.  Here are some of the highlights:

  • Six new paper packs
    • Laughing Lola L3-LaughingLola
    • SaritaWOTG-Sarita
    • ProPlayerWOTG-ProPlayer
    • BabycakesWOTG-Babycakes
    • HuntingtonWOTG-Huntington
    • FrostedWOTG-Frosted
  • Base & Bling – Jewelry and wearable artworkBaseBlingKit
  • New Cricut cartridge – ArtbookingCricut-ArtbookingBeauty Cricut-ArtbookingBundle
  • Hostess Rewards Stamp Sets
  • 10 WOTG – 6 scrapbooking, 2 cards, 1 using the Base & Bling and one using Designed Décor frames
  • My Crush Books – 2 styles of hardbound spiral books with 60 pages of cardstonk and assortments to matchMyCrush-BluebirdBeautyMyCrush-ModvilleBeauty
  • Make it from your Heart Vol 2 and return of all the How-to Publications
  • 8 mini stamp sets for only $2.95 each
  • Jeanette’s Stamp Archive – these are some of Jeanette Lynton original designs, which were from the rubber stamp days.
  • Designed Décor Frames – three new frames
    • One is black with clothesline wires0813_SOM
    • Colonial white with chicken wire to hang photsDesignedDecorKit
    • Flip stand albumL3-ProPlayer
  • New embellishments too!
  • Dauber and pigment ink foam inserts for the small organizational box

If you placed an order with me this year you can receive your new Idea Book in July.  All of the new products will be available to purchase starting Aug 1st!!

Be on the look out for some specials coming in July/August….

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