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Saturday, August 2, 2014

This Blog has Moved!



Just in case you missed yesterday's post, I wanted to leave a final post here letting everyone know that they can find me at my new blog address:


I'll see you in the craft room,
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Friday, August 1, 2014

New Month, New Catalog, and NEW Blog!




Hello friends! I have a lot of exciting news today! Today is August 1st, which means the release of the brand new Close To My Heart 2014/15 Annual Inspirations Idea Book, and all of the new products inside! Plus, there is a new Constant Campaign for August, and a new Stamp of the Month for August!

Also, to coincide with the new catalog and new beginnings, I have switched over to WordPress and made a new blog! I was able to import all of my posts and comments from this blog, so when you find me at my new site, all of the same content will still be available.



Here is a partial screen shot (condensed) of what the new site looks like. It is more streamlined, less cluttered, and hopefully, more aesthetically pleasing!! And best of all, my new blog address is:


No more .blogspot in my name, just a direct link to the blog. I have been changing my address at all of the social media sites, so please let me know if you click on something and it doesn't work.

If you follow me on Bloglovin, you should continue to see my updated posts with my new address. This is important... if you follow me by email, RSS, or from this blog directly, none of the information will get to you once I stop blogging here today! PLEASE, visit my new site and sign up again for emails, RSS, or to join my blog. Thank you so much!

Oh, and what about today's post? You can find it over at scrapbookingsue.com later this afternoon!

Thank you for being a loyal reader and continuing to follow me over at the new blog!

I'll see you in the craft room, AND at scrapbookingsue.com!
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

"You're So Hot" Card





Today is the very last day to get the paper packs I have been featuring this week, as well as a bunch of other retiring products from CTMH. You can find the complete list of what's left in stock HERE.

The card above is made with the Timberline Paper Packet. I checked this morning and it is now out of stock. However, the Timberline Complements (the cute stickers that I used on this card) are still available, while supplies last, and only until the end of the day.

Now, on to the card...



I did not do any stamping or inking on this card! I simply used the beautiful patterned papers and stickers. The Bamboo colored cardstock on the top portion of the card was distressed with my sanding block to make some of the pretty white core show through.

The arrow strip was cut off the top of one of the Timberline papers. In case you don't know, each 12" x 12" sheet of patterned CTMH paper comes with a "zip strip" on top. The zip strip is patterned on one side (the other side has the paper info, UPC code, etc.), so that you can use it on your projects!

Once the strip is cut off, the remaining paper is a true 12' x 12" size! 


I simply added the Timberline stickers to make a different take on this card. Instead of the outdoor, adventure, camping theme of the stickers, my card has a different implication ;o) Two gold Durables Triangle Studs were added to the card for some dimension.

I will be linking this card to the Heart 2 Heart challenge, "Some Like It Hot," found HERE.

I'll see you in the craft room,
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"This is Good!" Card




Each day this week I have been featuring a card made with the current CTMH paper packs. And... we have been doing the countdown on each set of papers, since they are all retiring on July 31st! This card uses the Skylark Paper Packet, which you only have one more day to purchase!


I used Juniper ink to sponge around the edges of my background paper, tall strip, and small hexagons. Those tiny little hexagons were cut with the Artbooking Cricut cartridge. Actually, I cut a large hexagon overlay for another project and saved these little "negative space" pieces for future projects.

All of the stamped images were done with Chocolate ink.


Let me tell you something about these stamp sets. The sentiment, "This is Good!" was taken from a Hostess Only stamp set. Did you know that CTMH hostesses have exclusive stamp sets that they can choose from? Not only can you earn FREE Hostess Rewards for almost all of the goodies in the catalog, but you also get to choose from exclusive stamp sets, DEEPLY discounted!

The tiny bird and flower were taken from a small 4 stamp set called "Delicate Wings." This set is not in any of our catalogs, and is not for purchase. It is an exclusive perk that I give to my Hostesses for holding a CTMH party/class, or Facebook party. 

Did you miss your chance to get this exclusive set from me? Don't worry, there is a brand new set being released on August 1st! 

If you host an in-home or online party with me this year, the exclusive new set will be yours! And, this is in addition to any FREE products and discounted products you can earn through CTMH!



Here's a last look at the card. The bird and flower have foam tape added to the back to pop off of the page for added dimension. The card design inspiration came from Case this Sketch, challenge #86, found HERE.



I'll see you in the craft room,
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"All the Details" Card




This bright, summery paper packet, called "Jubilee" is another one of the CTMH retiring products that is only available for 2 more days! If you want to get your packet before they are gone, please click HERE.


This card is a tall and skinny 3.5" x 5.5" card. The background paper is Indian Corn Blue and all of the patterned papers are from the Jubilee Paper Packet. I used Indian Corn Blue and Honey inks to sponge around my paper edges, and Cranberry ink to stamp my sentiment.


I love the way the bright reds, blues, yellow, and green complement each other in this summery card! The Jubilee inspired colors were part of the Color Dare #103 challenge this week, found HERE. The official challenge colors were: Honey, Indian Corn Blue, Topiary, and Cranberry.

I will be linking this card to Color Dare, and also to Mojo Monday, challenge #356, found HERE. Mojo Monday provided the tall and skinny sketch for this card. Thank you to both challenges, I always have fun playing along each week!

I'll see you in the craft room,
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Monday, July 28, 2014

A Ray of Lollydoodle Sunshine!




This cute little 3" x 3" card looks like a ray of Lollydoodle sunshine! All of the papers used to create this card are from the Lollydoodle Paper Packet... which is retiring in 3 more days! Yikes, time to stock up if you love this paper!


I did not do any stamping on this project. I used a little bit of Cotton Candy (pink) ink to sponge around the pink cardstock, but that's it for the ink!


After I created a "sunshine ray" effect with the Lollydoodle papers, I added a cute flower button from the Lollydoodle Assortment. Adding the button at the point where all of the "rays" meet, keeps everything looking neat and tidy. To finish off the card, I added 3 pink glitter gems.

I will be linking this card to Retrosketches Challenge #125, found HERE.

I'll see you in the craft room,
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Savings: Craft Coupons and Amazon Deals for 07/27/14






Check this blog each Sunday for the latest coupons from Michaels, Jo-Ann, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, hot deals found on Amazon.com, and current promotions from CTMH and Scrapbooking Sue.


Here are the coupons starting 07/27/14:

Michaels:
You can print the coupons below, or visit the link to the coupons HERE.





Jo-Ann:
You can print the coupons below, or visit the link to the coupons HERE.






Hobby Lobby:
You can print the coupons below, or visit the link to the coupons HERE.




AC Moore:
You can print the coupons below, or visit the link to the coupons HERE.





Amazon.com Hot Deals:
Amazon deals fluctuate regularly, so jump on these before they are out of stock, or the price goes up! The Cricut Explore is still on sale for $249.00 today, with FREE shipping!






CTMH Promotions:
Don't forget about the current CTMH deals, promotions, and freebies available this month ONLY. These deals are only available until July 31st:

1. July Stamp Of The Month: "Circus Alphabet"
68 stamps for only $5! Find out more, HERE.


2. Enter to win the Fundamentals Craft Contest, just by posting a comment!
See the post HERE, for more details.

3. CTMH Retiring Products
Available through July, these products are on a "While Supplies Last" basis. Due to the limited quantities of items, you'll want to get your favorites before they are gone! Click HERE to be directed to the retiring items (a new window will open).


Scrapbooking Sue's Promotions:
Here are the current promotions for this month.

1. FREE Stamp with any Purchase
This month, I am offering a FREE mini stamp or mini stamp set for all orders of $25 or more placed on my CTMH shopping website HERESee the post HERE for more information.

2. FREE CTMH 2014/15 Annual Inspirations Idea Book / Catalog
Get your copy of our brand new catalog before it's even released! I have a limited number of catalogs in stock now! Simply order $50 or more on my CTMH shopping website HERE. See the post HERE for more details.



3. FREE Bling!
Join me for the "Bundles and Bling" Facebook Party for the release of the new CTMH Idea Book! For more information, please see the post HERE.

Happy savings everyone!

I'll see you in the craft room,

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