Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sweet Deal! FREE or $5 Exclusive CTMH Stamp Sets in July!

Yay, it's a new month which means a new deal!

During the month of July, when you purchase $25 in current, retail-priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5! That is a savings of up to $17.95! You always qualify for the Stamp of the Month for $5 with a $50 purchase, so you get could a double deal!

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! 

You can view all of the Hostess Rewards Stamp sets HERE starting on page 6 (of PDF) and HERE starting on page 7 (of PDF).

The July Stamp of the Month is a versatile stamp set that is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things that life has to offer.

To get your FREE stamp set or your $5 Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 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.

If your order is $150+ you'll also qualify for additional Hostess Rewards! Contact me for details.

Be sure to grab this deal before it’s gone!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Blossom Cards From WOTG Leftovers

Hello! I wanted to show you some of the extra cards I was able to make with my leftovers from the Blossom Cardmaking Workshop on the Go Kit. I made several more that I gave away before I took photos...oops! But here's one that I really like. It's so simple...just a little bit of patterned paper, washi, and twine, and the rest is stamped!

Here are most of the designs I made with this kit. You can see more close-ups of 3 of them in my "Blossom WOTG Cards + A Twist" post. 

Like I said, I did not photograph all of the cards I made, but I believe I ended up with 23! Plus there is still a good amount of paper left, and this is one of my favorite stamp sets. All from one $24.95 kit (plus inks and blocks). I added a few extras, such as the washi, natural twine, black bling and black cricut cuts, but the rest was in the kit.

Blossom Cardmaking WOTG Kit $24.95

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Scrapbooking at Work...Kinda

I love my job. I work in the Marketing department for Timber Products Company. I tell my co-workers all the time that I have the best job in the company. :)

Our main product line is hardwood plywood—probably what your kitchen cabinets are made of. We also have a trucking division, called TP Trucking. We are in the final stages of creating a new website for them. 

This is what my desk looked like when I had all of the photos from our recent photo shoots out on my desk to decide which photos will go on which pages. I printed the photos, cut them out, then laid them out to see what went together.

If that's not the closest I'll get to scrapbooking while at work, I don't know what is! :)

Happy crafting, wherever you are!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Blossom WOTG Cards + a Twist

Last month on National Scrapbooking Day I went to my friend Stephanie's house for an all-day crop with a few other ladies. She lives about 2 hours from me so I stayed the night and we kept the party going! It was so fun to get away and have so much time to create. I don't have to tell you moms how nice it was to have all the time I wanted to work on my projects and not worry about getting interrupted or working on a project in 5-minute increments!

Even though it was National Scrapbook Day, I was in the mood to make cards. So I did. 28 in total!!! 

One of the reasons I was able to create so many is I used Workshop on the Go kits. These kits from CTMH come with the instructions and supplies to make 15 cards (5 each of 3 designs). Plus there's more left over so I got more out of my kits than 15 cards. I love the cutting diagram it comes with so I can pre-cut everything before I start. And if I decide to make extra, I can see at a glance if I'll have enough paper to make more. 

I made 8 cards using this first design. I made 5 as shown for birthdays. And I made 3 with a heart instead where it says "happy birthday." I gave them to my mom, MIL, and sister for Mother's Day (I forgot to take pics). The black sentiment alone was perfect: "YOU are worth celebrating."
The striped paper above is the 1/4" zip strip from one of the patterned papers. I wish I had a whole sheet of it!

Card #2...
The green and smoothie strips are stamps made to look like washi tape.

I cut mini glue dots into mini-er glue dots and stuck them behind the tails of the bow to stay in place.

This 3rd card is cute too, but I decided to change it up a bit to fit my style and uses better. Just another great thing about this or any provides great inspiration and blueprints, but you can easily change anything you don't love or doesn't work for you. This is what it was designed to look like... 

And this is what I did. I had some black sentiment Cricut cuts from Artiste lying around so I used them for these cards. I always need thank-you cards. I liked it so much I made 6 like this instead of 5.

I changed the embellishing a little bit too. 

I just love these kits! They are a great value at $24.95. The stamp set alone is a $13.95 value and is exclusive to the kit. You'll get all of the card bases & envelopes, paper, and embellishments you need. Only thing you need to add are the stamp pads and acrylic blocks!

Here's the Blossom Workshop on the Go kit. It's retiring at the end of August.

Blossom Cardmaking Workshop on the Go Kit

I made some additional cards with the leftovers from this kit that I'll share as well. Plus I STILL have more of the kit left over!

Happy crafting!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

DIY Personalized Water Bottles for Teacher Gifts Using Cricut Vinyl

Looking for an QUICK & EASY teacher gift? I whipped up these cute little water bottles for Kailyn's teachers at daycare in under an hour. 

This was my first Cricut vinyl project and it was seriously easy (and fun!). I was surprised at how fast it was, actually. I used Cricut Design Space to add my text in the default free Cricut font. This font worked perfectly for this project, but you can use any font that's on your computer or that you've purchased. If you are using an older machine you can still do this!

Here's a video from Cricut on how to cut and apply vinyl.

This video from Cricut shows how to add and edit text in a project.

Be sure you let the vinyl "cure" for at least 24 hours before washing the bottle. 

The bottles are from Joann's...I thought they were fun and unique. The teachers love them!

Happy Crafting!