Retiring List

Have you heard the news??? Well with the new Idea Book coming out in August that means it that we must stay goodbye to products to make new for new ones.  So make sure you purchase your favorite items before they retire on July 31st!

There are some big items retiring this year like THREE of our exclusive Cricut Collections.Retiring Cricut CollectionsTake a look at these items and make sure you don’t miss out.

Item #                                Description
G1096                     Workshops on the Go® Zoe Scrapbooking Kit
G1097                     Workshops on the Go® Sangria Scrapbooking Kit
G1100                     Workshops on the Go® La Vie En Rose Scrapbooking Kit
G1101                      Workshops on the Go® Kaleidoscope Cardmaking Kit
G1102                      Workshops on the Go® Georgie Scrapbooking Kit
G1103                      Workshops on the Go® Urban Scrapbooking Kit
X7197B                    My Reflections™ Zoe Paper Packet
X7197C                    Zoe Complements
X7199B                   My Reflections™ Sangria Paper Packet
X7199C                   Sangria Complements
X7201B                  My Reflections™ La Vie En Rose Paper Packet
X7201C                  La Vie En Rose Complements
X7202                    My Reflections™ Kaleidoscope Paper Packet
X7202C                  Kaleidoscope Complements
X7203B                  My Reflections™ Georgie Paper Packet
X7203C                  Georgie Complements
X7204B                  My Reflections™ Urban Paper Packet
X7204C                  Urban Complements
Z1475                       3” x 3” White Daisy Envelopes
Z1476                       4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ White Daisy Envelopes
Z1477                        5” x 7” White Daisy Envelopes
Z1478                       6” x 6” White Daisy Envelopes
Z1725                       Adhesive Springs
Z1750                       Display Tray
Z1752                      Sparkles Clear Assortment
Z1756                      3” x 3” Colonial White Envelopes
Z1757                      4.25 x 5.5 Colonial White Envelopes
Z1758                      5” x 7” Colonial White Envelopes
Z1759                      6” x 6” Colonial White Envelopes
Z1816                      Durables Artisan Studs
Z1833                      My Creations® Kraft Container
Z1838                      5 x 7 Hinged Display Tray
Z1849                      Bronze Shimmer Trim
Z1851                      Scallop Border Punch
Z1871                      My Creations® Kraft 3-Ring Album
Z1903                     Base & Bling Adhesive Dots
Z1904                     Base & Bling Adhesive Strips
Z1918                     Teal Shimmer Trim
Z1919                     Purple Shimmer Trim
Z1922                     Pink Glitter Paper
Z1924                     Dot Embossing Folder
Z1925                     Chevron Embossing Folder
Z1926                    Quatrefoil Embossing Folder
Z1927                     Damask Embossing Folder
Z1928                    Durables Triangle Studs
Z1934                     Flamingo Dots
Z1953                     My Creations® Journaling Cards Box
Z1956                     Hip Pics Album
Z1960                    Stripe Embossing Folder
Z1980                    My Legacy Cocoa Damask D-Ring
Z1981                    My Legacy Slate Circles D-Ring
Z1982                   My Legacy Cocoa Damask Post Bound
Z1983                   My Legacy Slate Cirlces Post Bound
Z1986                    Pink Shimmer Trim
Z1991                    Teal Glitter Paper
Z1992                   Purple Glitter Paper
Z1993                   Arrow Embossing Folder
Z1994                   Floral Embossing Folder
Z1995                   Honeycomb Embossing Folder
Z1996                   Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Z1997                   Triangle Border Punch
Z1998                  Chevron Border Punch

Z2006                  Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard
Z2009                  Red Enamel Hearts
Z2010                  White Enamel Stars
Z2015                  Designed Décor Black Shadow Box
Z2016                  Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box
Z2023                 Bling Gems Gold Assortment
Z2028                 Designer Creations Short Stack Album
Z2036                 Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags
Z2037                 Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags
Z2038                Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags
Z2039                Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags
Z2049                Designer Creations Cupcake Box
Z2050                Designer Creations Takeout Box
Z2053                Designer Creations Buttoned Bag
Z2054                Base & Bling Journey Style Sheet
Z2055                Base & Bling Signature Style Sheet
Z2090               My Legacy Lagoon Chevron D-Ring Album
Z2091                My Legacy Ruby Floral D-Ring
Z2092               My Legacy Lagoon Chevron Post Bound
Z2093               My Legacy Ruby Floral Post Bound
Z3018               Heart Embossing Folder
Z3019               Vine Embossing Folder
Z3020              Diamond Embossing Folder
Z3021               Scallop Embossing Folder
Z3025              Blue Shimmer Trim
Z3032              Rolling Tote
Z3034              My Legacy BlackD-Ring
Z3035              Pixie Extra Thick Twine
Z3036              Flaxen Extra Thick Twine
Z3039              Glacier Extra Thick Twine
Z3040              Thistle Extra Thick Twine
Z3043              My Creations™ Black Mini Book
Z3044              My Creations™ Kraft Mini Book
Z3069              My Creations™ Mini Mix Album
Z3070              My Creations™ Mini Folio
Z3078              La Vie En Rose Assortment
Z3079              Urban Assortment
Z3082              Zoe Assortment
Z3084              Sangria Assortment
Z3085              Kaleidoscope Assortment
Z3092              Georgie Assortment
Z3114               Roller Stamp This Happened
Z3115               Roller Stamp Day-to-Day
Z3137              My Creations™ Pint-Sized Container
Z3145              Picture My Life Overlay Black
Z3147              Cut Above™ Dapper Giraffe Card Kit
Z3148              Cut Above™ Beautiful Blossoms Card Kit
Z3168              Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection
Z3170               Cricut® Artiste Collection
Z3171               Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Z3173              Base & Bling Affirmations Style Sheet
Z3174              Base & Bling Lovely Blooms Style Sheet
Z3177              Picture My Life™ Through the Year Scrapbooking Program
Z3178              Picture My Life™ Childhood Scrapbooking Program
Z3179              Picture My Life™ Georgie Scrapbooking Program
Z3180             Picture My Life™ Going Places Scrapbooking Program
Z3181              Picture My Life™ Beautiful You Scrapbooking Program
Z3182             Instalife™ Album–Berry
Z3183             Instalife™ Album–Teal
Z3186             Instalife™ Cards–Colorful Me
Z3187              Instalife™ Cards–The Bright Side

I will be posting retiring stamp sets tomorrow.

Happy Crafting!

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National Scrapbooking Hop ~ Happy Times

Welcome to the National Scrapbooking Hop featuring Happy Times paper pack!

May2016OptToday you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  Today we are featuring artwork which showcases the Happy Times paper pack and/or Stamp Set.  Don’t you just love this paper pack??? It is such a fun way to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month when you spend $60 you will receive this paper pack for FREE!!!

If you are just arriving her from MELISSA ROBINSON’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 about 30 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I designed a fun layout using this great paper pack.Happy Times ~ Sweet Memory layout ~ flowers & butterflies ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis is such a fun paper collection, I love it!  One of my favorite papers is the white wood grain.  I also had fun playing around with those fun flowers.  To create the light orange color flower I stamped in Sunset ink then stamped off on a scrap of paper, then inked with Canary then stamped on White Daisy.

Here is the full list of products used to create this layout:

Now it is time to move onto your next stop on the hop, which is  MELINDA EVERITT’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Stampaganza 2016

Have you heard the news??? Stampaganza 2016 is back!!!! Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets (M-, A-, B-, C-, D-, or E-size) at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! That is a savings of up to $29.95! This offer is only available during March, so start submitting your stamp orders as soon as possible, and let the Stampaganza begin!

You will want to take advantage of this offer and purchase those stamp sets you have been eyeing.  Just so you know the stamp sets which are featured in the Seasonal Expression 2 will be retiring.  That means those adorable thin cuts and their matching stamp sets will be gone.  So take advantage of this special.

1603-cc-stampaganza~ catscrapbooking.comWell if that isn’t reason enough here is another reason ~ In the past CTMH has keep all Cricut compatible stamp sets active, but come July 31st 2016, the majority of the stamp sets including those which are Cricut compatible will be retiring!!!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Crafting!

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Balloon Animals ~ Sock Monkey

I fell in love with this AWESOME card designed by Artsy Margi ~ Check it out HERE.  She saw the adorable monkey on the Balloon Animals as a sock monkey which is so clever.  So of course I wanted to give it a try.  Here is my take ~

Balloon Animals Monkey ~ Share the Love ~ Sock Monkey ~ CatScrapbooking.comI combined the two exclusive stamp sets which are only available this month ~ Balloon Animals S1602 and Share the Love CC1060 .  I followed Artsy Margi in using Chocolate ink and Desert Sands to create the sock monkey.  I stamped two monkeys one in each color.  I then cut the Desert Sands and pieced it on the Chocolate.
Supplies used:

Since the Balloon Animals and Share the Love stamp sets are only available this month, be sure to order yours before they are gone!!!

Happy Crafting!

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Cat’s February Free Stamp Special

I am offering a special deal for anyone who places an order this month on my WEBSITE for $40 or more (not including tax and shipping).  This offer is strictly from me and you do not add the stamp set to your cart,  I will mail it to you separately. Catscrapbooking's Feb 2016 promotionHere is how it works ~ go to my website and place an order for $40 (before shipping and tax) then I will send you Keep Your Chin Up stamp set for FREE.  It will be shipped from me to you so do not add to your order.  Please let me know if you have any questions? Please know this offer is only valid for the month of February and while supplies last.

Happy Crafting!

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National Papercrafting Month ~ Live your Day Hop

Welcome to the Love Your Day Blog Hop!

JanOpt2016Today 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 exclusive Love Your Day Picture My Life scrapbooking program.  You will be seeing a variety of artwork using these versatile cards.

If you are just arriving her from MELINDA EVERITT’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 16 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I will show you how I incorporated these cards into my new planner.PML Live Your Day ~ National Papercrafting Month ~ Birthday list for Planner 1 ~ I usually pull all the birthday and anniversary cards I plan to send the last week of the prior month and having them listed this way makes my life simple.

PML Live Your Day ~ National Papercrafting Month ~ Birthday list for Planner 2 ~ CatScrapbooking.comYou can see here I used the 3×4″ birthday cards which are included in this pack and there are 12 of them.  I added the month from Dated E1031 to the top of each card with Versamark and heat embossed with black. I then picked a stamp set which would represent that month and added a little bit of fun.  Then using the new Memory Protectors 4″x3″ Z3191 I was able to add them to my planner.

Here is the list of stamp sets used on the months shown:

I also made an Anniversary list.

PML Live Your Day ~ National Papercrafting Month ~ Anniversary list for Planner~ CatScrapbooking.comI am not sure what I will used the other spots for but I am sure I will think of something ;-).  I used black and gold embossing powered with Happy Couple D1539 and Happy to be Friends C1605.

You will want this  to Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with the exclusive Picture My Life™ Live Your Day scrapbooking program—which is only available for one month only! This collection was designed to coordinate perfectly with the sensational Everyday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages and My Crush® Everyday Life Pages, so you can seamlessly integrate pocket scrapbooking into your 2016 planner. Whether in the planner or on their own, these cards make it easy to preserve your everyday moments all year long. Get yours today for only $8.95 USD / $10.50 CAD before this offer is gone!

Now it is time to move onto your next stop on the hop, which is  LELA N’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Planners Gonna Plan

Have you heard and seen the buzz about the new Close to My Heart Planners???  Well I love organization and planners so I was excited about this new product.  I was able to spend some time working on my planner this weekend.  I really love it!! I love the colors and that it has the week on two pages vs my single page planer I am currently using. I wanted to show you how it looks and how I am using it.

2016 CTMH Planner Month overview ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is the monthly overview. I used the stickers, washi tape and some of our papers to indicate things on my calendar.  I assigned a color washi tape/sticker for each member of my family and also have one to indicate couple and family time.  I also have my regularly schedule blog hops indicated with various circles and tabs.  This helps me stay up on things.  By the way if you look at some of the tabs you many not recognize some of those papers this is because they are from the soon to be released Penelope Paper pack.2016 CTMH Planner Weekly view 2 ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is what the weekly overview looks like.  I have the washi/sticker and tabs to indicate the same things on my monthly overview.  I used the new roller stamp to add menu to each day so I can plan my meals all on the same calendar instead of a separate one like I have been using.  I also used the birthday stamp on the roller to indicate a birthday then wrote who next to it.

2016 CTMH Planner Weekly view 1 ~ catscrapbooking.comI have to admit that the area to write to-dos or notes is not big enough for me as I currently uses a to do list for each day then transfer what is not done to the next.  I got creative and decided to create my own to do list and if I want I can change it every month if I want to look at something different.

To do list for 2016 CTMH Planner ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is a closer look.  I used the Artfully Sent cartridge and created one of the Framed Sleeve Cards #M101055 and cut it at 7.21″ high by 9.73″ wide.  This way I can slide in my to do lists in and change them out as needed. I actually created the inserts using the pocket cards and added the lines in Design Space.  So I just send it to my printer and using a black pen in the first holder I don’t have to draw lines, the Cricut does all the work 🙂  If you are wondering about the adorable flowers well this is another sneak peak at Springtime Wishes Stamp set and cut them using Springtime Wishes thin cuts.  I used my watercolor paper and paints.

To do list for 2016 CTMH Planner detail 2 ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is a closer look at how they slide in and out.  I am so happy the way this planner is working out that I can’t wait to start using it full time …. Only two more weeks!!!!

Now don’t you want your own??? Well what are you waiting for??? You can order your own 2016 planner now.  During December, you can get your hands on the new, gorgeous Everyday Life™ album from Close To My Heart, the accompanying Everyday Life 2016 planner pages, and the coordinating Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp in an exclusive product bundle for only $29.95. That’s over 15% off the retail price! With the new Everyday Life line, you’ll experience “memory keeping on the go” as you track your water intake, stamp reminders, keep appointments, and tuck away precious memories—plus much more—all at once! This offer is only available while supplies last, so plan to place your order early in the month and start 2016 off right.  Here is the link.

5746b11f-080a-4fef-b07b-3dfbb70306c2I will be sharing some other documents I have been crating to go with my planner like a freezer inventory, grocery list and blog social media chart.

Happy Crating and Organizing!

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Do you have a planner? Or are you all digital?  I tried doing the digital thing but there is something to be said about writing it as it helps me remember things but it is then in front of me.  I also get a sense of accomplishment when I can cross off things on my to do list.  Well have you heard the AWESOME news??? Close to My Heart is coming out with their own planner!!!! Starting today you can order yours for 2016.

1512-cc-planners-gonna-plan-usFor this month you can get all the items in this photo for only $29.95 ~  That is a great deal!!! Here it the breakdown of what you will be getting with this bundle.

Z3208   Everyday Life™ Album — Black ($10.95 USD/$13.25 CAD)
Z3209 Everyday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages ($15.95 USD/$18.95 CAD)
Z3212 Everyday Life™ Perfect Plan Roller Stamp ($8.95 USD/$10.50 CAD)
Here is a video which will show you just how awesome this new planner is!

This bundle is only available for the month of December so be sure to get yours today and start the year off on the right foot.  Just go to my website HERE and enter CC1059.  I cannot wait for mine to arrive!!!
Happy Crafting!
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Cyber Deals!!!

Do you love deals?  What about not having to go to the mall? Even better, right?  Well then you will love this ~  Close to My Heart is offering 25% off retail price!

1511-cc-cyberweekFor five days only, a selection of items from Close To My Heart’s current product inventory can be yours for 25% off retail price! Get supplies you’ll need to make handcrafted gifts and cards for the holidays, including our Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection, at an amazing discount!

Here is the full list of items being offered at 25% off retail:

Z3111    Base & Bling Snowflake Charm — Faux Gold
Z3112    Base & Bling Jingle Bell — Faux Gold
Z3135    Base & Bling Snowflake Charm — Faux Silver
Z3136    Base & Bling Jingle Bell — Faux Silver
Z3138     Base & Bling Red Bead Charm — Faux Gold
Z3139    Base & Bling Red Bead Charm — Faux Silver
Z3180    Picture My Life™ Going Places Scrapbooking Program
Z3147    Cut Above™ Dapper Giraffe Card Kit
Z2028    Designer Creations Short Stack Album
Z2036    Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags
Z2037    Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags
Z2038    Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags
Z2039    Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags
Z2049    Designer Creations Cupcake Box
Z2050    Designer Creations Takeout Box
Z2053    Designer Creations Buttoned Bag
Z1838    5″ x 7″ Hinged Display Tray
Z1750    Designed Décor Display Tray
Z2006    Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard
Z2015    Designed Décor Black Shadow Box
Z2016    Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box
Z1833    My Creations™ Kraft Container
Z1871    My Creations™ Kraft 3 – Ring Album
Z1953    My Creations™ Journaling Cards Box
Z1956    My Creations™ Hip Pics Album
Z3043    My Creations™ Black Mini Book
Z3044    My Creations™ Kraft Mini Book
Z3069    My Creations™ Mini Mix Album
Z3137    My Creations™ Pint -Sized Container
Z3168    Cricut®  Artfully Sent Collection
Z1476    4 ¼” x 5 ½” White Daisy Envelopes
Z1477    5″ x 7″ White Daisy Envelopes
Z1478    6″ x 6″ White Daisy Envelopes
Z1756 3″ x 3” Colonial White Envelopes
Z1757    4 ¼” x 5 ½” Colonial White Envelopes
Z1758    5″ x 7″ Colonial White Envelopes
Z1759    6″ x 6″ Colonial White Envelopes
Z1851    Scallop Border Punch
Z1997    Triangle Border Punch

Be sure to take advantage of this sale! It goes from Monday, November 30, 2015 (9:00 am MST) through Friday, December 4, 2015 (4:00 pm MST). Click HERE to get shopping.

Happy Crafting!

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Simply Fundamental Blog Hop

Welcome to the Simply Fundamental Blog Hop.

SimplyFundamentalsToday 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 items featured it the FABULOUS new Fundamental papers as this month’s special is the Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop.  Available only during November!  This workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My Legacy™ album bundles, available during November for $71.80 USD / $85.25 CAD each! When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE—a savings of $19.95 USD / $23.75 CAD! Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack, one Peacock Fundamental assortment, and three sheets of White Daisy cardstock. You will then be set to turn these beautiful products into fabulous layouts using the new Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring five layouts you can make using all the supplies in your bundle.

If you are just arriving her from MICHELLE LONCAR’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 27 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

Fundamentals ~ Adventure ~ CatScrapbooking.comI designed this layout using the Adventure Fundamental paper packs.  I used Pacifica, Sunset and Honey fundamentals along with Kraft, Glacier, Sunset and White Daisy cardstock. I used a couple cricut cuts ~ the honey cut is a border from Artiste #M38EFE  which modified by hiding contour lines and welding two together.  The stars are from Artbooking #M3E9BD.

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

Happy Crafting!

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