Thursday, April 26, 2018

More Monogram Crest with Farmhouse Alphabet Cards

Last week I shared two cards that I created using the Hostess Rewards Stamp Sets Monogram Crest and Farmhouse Alphabet. Today I have two additional cards I created using those stamp sets. This time I used a new paper which is available in Seasonal Expressions 2; on one card I featured the darker side of the Heather and Bashful cardstocks and on the other card I featured the lighter side.



I also looked through the Cricut cartridges exclusive to Close To My Heart and found an image that would nice to create a focal point for the crest.

To create similar cards, all supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Consultant website.

I enjoy reading comments about items I make and share. If you have a minute, please leave a note letting me know what you think. Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

April SOTM & Gimme Some Sugar

For the month of April, a layout and card were created by the CTMH Corporate Artists using Color Your Life, the April 2018 SOTM, and Gimme Some Sugar, the featured paper for April.


The products used to create the card and layout are:

12″ × 12″ Always be Kind Layout
S1804My Acrylix® Color Your Life — April Stamp of the Month
X7228BGimme Some Sugar Paper Packet
Z3146Watercolor Paper
Z2805Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
X7228CGimme Some Sugar Complements
Z4153Gimme Some Sugar Cork Shapes
Z4144Peacock-stitched Ribbon
Z1263Bitty Sparkles
Z3132Watercolor Paints
Z3188Paintbrush Set
4¼″ × 5½″ Celebrate Card
S1804My Acrylix® Color Your Life — April Stamp of the Month
X7228BGimme Some Sugar Paper Packet
X7228CGimme Some Sugar Complements
Z2809Tangerine Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z1985Gold Shimmer Trim
Z1263Bitty Sparkles
Z2066Ranger™ Princess Gold Embossing Powder
Z555Craft Heater

If you would like a PDF of the recipes, you will find it here.

The April SOTM is available until 11:59pm MDT on April 30th – that is 1:59am EDT on May 1 for night owls on the East Coast. If you decide you would like to purchase the stamp set for $5 with a qualifying purchase, add the other items to your cart and then add the SOTM from the green Promotional Items area of your shopping cart.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Attention Cricut® Craft Room Users

I am not sure how many people I know are still using Cricut® Craft Room. When I first became a CTMH Independent Consultant, CCR was what we were using with our Expression, Expression 2 or other older machines. We could weld images and design layouts and cards on a virtual mat in the software on our computers.

On April 22, 2018 Cricut® posted an important announcement on their blog: Cricut Craft Room is closing as of July 15, 2018. Please see their post, Important News for Cricut Craft Room Users, for full details. That blog post also has a FAQ and information about some exclusive webinars that they’ve created for legacy machine members.

Cartridges linked to your Cricut® Craft Room account will be available when you use the same account to log into Cricut® Design Space. While I am not a product expert, I feel very comfortable using Cricut® Design Space. If you have any questions, please reach out to me using the contact form to the right. If I do not know the answer, I will do my best to help you find it.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Fab Faves Weekend Sale - April 20

It is Friday at 2pm EDT which means it is time for the Third Fab Faves Weekend Sale.


I wonder what products and bundles are at 25% off for the next 24 hours. I will post a snip of the items below as soon as I am able.

The products that went on sale, while supplies last, this afternoon are:





If you find something you like, you can shop here. Have a fabulous weekend.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Monogram Crest with Farmhouse Alphabet Cards

When I told you about the products retiring from Seasonal Expressions 1, I forgot to mention the stamp sets that are exclusively available with Hostess Rewards.

There are five stamp sets that are exclusive to hostesses. You will find them on pages 4 through 6 of SE 1. Here are some projects the Corporate artists created with each set.

Farmhouse Alphabet (D1759)
Monogram Crest (A1217)
Sent & Delivered (C1712)
Doily Wishes (B1593)
Background Essentials (D1767)
alternate view of Background Essentials

There still is some time to earn Hostess Rewards to use to get one or more of these stamp sets. Please use the contact form to the right to discuss scheduling an in-home or on-line gathering.

I combined two of the stamp sets to create some cards. This one with Chelsea Gardens.


 And this one with Gimme Some Sugar.


If you would like to create similar cards, all supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Consultant website.

I love to hear what people think about the items I make and share. If you have a few moments, please leave a comment letting me know what you think of the cards. Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Fab Faves Weekend Sale - April 13

It is Friday at 2pm EDT so it is time for the Second Fab Faves Weekend Sale of April 2018.


I think it will be similar to last week's sale where there will be products and bundles at 25% off, but I have not seen any emails or post giving us hints what will be included.

The sale is only until 1:59pm EDT on Saturday, so please be sure to shop before the 25% off ends (or inventory runs out). Have a fabulous weekend.

UPDATE
Here is a screenshot of the sale times as of about 7pm EDT.




Happy shopping! Enjoy your weekend!

Seasonal Expresions 1 Retiring Products

Since I wrote the post with April 2018 CTMH News, we received an email with additional information about products that are retiring from and continuing past Seasonal Expressions 1.


Items that will retire on April 30, 2018, even if they were marked with the carrying forward icon, are:

Cream Ribbon (Z4154)
page 15
Peacock-stitched Ribbon (Z4144)
page 45
Thin Cuts—Basic Circle Tags (Z4147)
page 69
Thin Cuts—Gift Card Box (Z4150)
page 69
Thin Cuts—Party Banners (Z4152)
page 69
Thin Cuts—Title Banners (Z4151)
page 69
Shimmer Brush—Bashful (Z3400)
page 69
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Please note that the retiring items pictured above are available until April 30, 2018 or while supplies last.

UPDATE: I neglected to say that the Cut Above® Layout Kit—This Is Me (Z4166) and the four collections: Chelsea Gardens, Make Waves, Stargazer and Gimme Some Sugar and coordinating products, will also retire on April 30. The only items that will be available after April 30 are those below.

Items that continue to be available after April 30 and you will find in Seasonal Expressions 2 or on my Consultant Website are:

Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 4 (9044)
page 9
alternate view of
Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 4
Light Grey Ribbon (Z4145)
page 35
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Cut Above® Recipe Kit—Kitchen Traditions (Z4168)
page 52
Cut Above® Recipe Kit—Kitchen Traditions
(with Memory Protectors™)
(Z4169)
page 52
Cut Above® Kitchen Traditions Bundle (Z4167)
page 52
Kitchen Traditions (D1770)
page 53
Thin Cuts—Block Numbers (Z4159)
page 68
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Designer Travel Carry-all Case (Z6007)
page 71
Designer Travel Paper Insert (Z6005)
page 71
Designer Travel Trolley (Z6006)
page 71
Designer Travel Marker Case (Z6000)
page 71
Designer Travel Tool Case (Z6001)
page 71
Designer Travel Block Case (Z6002)
page 71
Designer Travel Ink Case (Z6003)
page 71
Designer Travel Stamp Case (Z6004)
page 71

If there are retiring products still on your wish list, be sure to order as soon as you can before they are gone for good.


Be sure to visit my Consultant Website at 2pm EDT today to see what is available at 25% off during this weekend's Fab Faves sale. The discounted items and exclusive product bundles are only available for 24 hours.


Also, we were told that the stock of The Important Thing Bundle is now limited quantity. Once the remaining inventory has been sold, the bundle will no longer be available. The mini-album project is based on a journaling model inspired by Margaret Wise Brown’s The Important Book. Please see my earlier post for more information about this project, including some photos of the pages you can create, or visit The Important Thing Bundle product page to download the guide.

Be sure to bookmark my blog or Follow by Email (to the right) to see what is coming in our idea book - Seasonal Expressions 2 which is valid from May 1 to August 31, 2018.


Thank you for visiting today and have a fabulous weekend!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Fab Faves Weekend Sale - April 6

It is Friday at 2pm EDT so it is time for the First Fab Faves Weekend Sale.


The only thing I know about the sale is this information from the weekly update we received yesterday: "This weekend’s sale will feature a unique set of items and product bundles available at 25% off the retail price. These deals will only be available for 24 hours while supplies last, so be sure to get your shopping in early!"

I have back-to-back meetings this Friday afternoon and I have to travel between the two so I probably will not get a peek at the sale items until I get home for the evening. I hope you find something that you like. Thanks for dropping by today.

UPDATE

When I finally got a chance to view the products at 25% off, this is what I found:





If any of the bundles interest you, please be sure to visit the Promotions Page of my Consultant Website before Saturday at 1:59pm EDT to make a purchase. Have a great weekend!