Saturday, January 24, 2015

Heartstrings Cards

So Sweet Shannon's husband was out of town last week and she invited us over for a scrapping marathon!!  Thanks Shannon!!  It was lots of fun!

So I worked on some cards... and CTMH has this great Cardshop WOTG called Heartstrings!!  



So I thought I would work on those!  And I love the stamp set that goes with the set... it was fun to use.  The kit contains 15 cards and envelopes, a stampset, the puffy stickers, cardstock and papers to make the cards and a brochure with cutting directions to make these 15 cards.. (three sets of five).

It's great and quick and easy to get these cards done!  




Ink color used were slate, pixie, lagoon, ruby (and I used juniper for the floral)

And of course I changed up some the cards... because that's the fun thing, but I did use all of the pieces as they were cut from the directions.. 

Original card



(My redesign) Hearts were used instead of flowers on this card!!




 Original card (lighting is a little off... )
And here is my redesign...
This card I changed to from an upright card to a long card, basically because I liked the heart stamp going up and down. The words were changed as well... 
This card, I changed the words to Happy Valentine's day! and I added the ruby arrows on the side because it is such an awesome stamp!! (oops!!! I didn't make the original)

Anyway... it was a lot of fun to play with this card kit!  and it's just $24.95!!  Such a great value!!  And there's still time to get it here for Valentines day!!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sympathy Cards

Do you have a stash of cards that you can just pull a card and send it?  The other day, my husband asked for a sympathy card and I didn't have one that I really liked... but I did have a design that I really liked... so instead of just making one card, I made 12.  


It feels good to have a stash of these on hand, and I hope I don't need them all!!

Here's the recipe for the card
1.5x4.25 Whisper cardstock with D1544 Distressed backgrounds with Slate ink (using the burlap stamp set).

.25x4.25 twilight cardstock (this is just the color I used, but many colors would work, smokey plum comes to mind right away)

.75x4.25 slate cardstock

then add about 3.25 inch of washi tape ... note there is a space between the washi tape and the slate cardstock.

Cut ovals using Art Philosophy (oval 3) the white one is 2 inches and the twilight is 2.25 inches.  The tree is from C1559 Always Grateful and the oval is sponged with slate ink.  The tree can be popped with dimensional tape as well. 

Next time you need a card for something... do yourself a favor and make a couple of extras!!

D~

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

January Hostess Club Layouts

So it's a new year!  And here is our first layout for this year!!  

This layout was inspired by Pamela O'Connor who did a birthday layout and the Artbooking Cartridge! Her layout was a birthday layout and I loved the Chevrons, but didn't want to do a birthday layout.... so I saw this paper and it reminded me of my dad... random, bubbly light energy, so I thought ok... I can do a tribute page to him... 



And of course at Hostess Club, Attendees are invited to use the layout as an inspirational piece and choose colors, words and designs that work for them.  

Here are their Creations.... 

 Dulce has two wonderful boys and wanted to do more boyish colors and she used Hopscotch and Chalk It Up and added lagoon for a delightful mix of colors and papers!  She also used the January SOTM in the background using second generation stamping.  



Theresa thought the hopscotch paper worked well with her pictures and easily added these fabulous concert photos to her layout.  She opted to add a heart flag rather than the banner for better photo placement !  It looks quite charming!!

Thanks girls for a lovely evening of scrapping!!



Winter/Spring Hostess Club Hostesses

Here's the list of who's hostess and when so far...

Tues Jan 13th  Kathy Swinton

Tues Feb 10th  Dulce McFadden
Tues Mar 10thTheresa McManus
Tues Apr 14th Tami Strathdee
Tues May 12th Lisa Murphy

Stamp Sets are Retiring Jan 31,2015

The following stamp designs, last featured in the Spring/Summer 2014 idea book, are being retired. They will no longer be available to order after January 31, 2015. These sets can be viewed in the “Retiring Items” category on my OBA or each item has been linked to my website!  

A1124 A Tree
A1139 Congrats Graduate
A1141 Be Still
A1154 Friendly Thoughts
A1156 Flower Confetti
B1418 Love Doily
B1423 Hoppy Easter
B1439 Dreamer
B1440 Fancy Fair
B1441 Buggy Love
B1444 Greatest Love
B1445 Happy Hive
B1450 Owls
C1571 You're the Best
C1573 Do Your Best
C1574 Believe in Yourself
C1577 Mother's Day
C1579 Coming Up Roses
C1583 Robot Family
D1547 Paper Doll
D1579 Windy Day
M1035 Newlyweds
M1036 Perfect Polka-Dot Day
M1037 Balloons
M1038 Shooting Star
M1039 Good Job Stencil
M1040 Parasol
M1041 Hi
M1042 Colored Egg

Please LMK if you have any questions!!

D~

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January Classes

Hi everyone!  Happy New Year!!

Here's a list of Classes for January:

Tuesday Jan 6th Shoebox Cards:  7pm... please rsvp.
Design a card and bring the supplies for up to 10 people to recreate your card!

Tuesday Jan 13th Hostess Club: doors open at 6:30 pm
Create a two page layout, enjoy good music and company and creativity.  

Monday Jan 19th: Valentine Cards: doors open at 7:00 pm.
Create two sets of five (total of 10) valentines cards.  More details to come

Saturday January 24th All Day Crop 9am to 9pm Just $10 includes one meal. 
Please RSVP room for Eight people only.  

Tuesday Jan 27th WOTG: featuring Confetti wishes or Snowhaven
The class is free with the purchase of the kit.  There will be at least three layouts for you to create (and possibly more)(please note additional paper may be required to complete all layouts)

TWO great specials for January with CTMH!!

Here's the first great special!!


Here's the stamp set...


With your purchase of $50, this adorable paper kit (Noted) with a C-sized stamp set (Year>>Noted) and gold stickease for just $5 (retail value $24)



Also, add this adorable kraft mini album to that order for just $5 (retail value $10)




And of course the SOTM for January is awesome too!! so add that for just $5 (retail value of $18). 

So be a Super Savvy Shopper and get $52 worth of products for just $15 (plus tax and shipping)with your $50 purchase for a great $37 in savings!  Woot Woot!!

SPECIAL #2 is for January Hostesses!!

When your Show reaches $350, your will receive $30 more hostess rewards!!
$350=$60 in hostess rewards with the January special, it will be $90 in hostess rewards!!
$450=$80 in hostess rewards becomes $110
$550=$100 in hostess rewards becomes $130
ETC... 

So book your show in January Today!!

This is such a great combination!!  Your friends will love being Savvy Shoppers and You will Love getting the extra benefits of being a hostess!!

These two specials are just for January!! so Hurry and book your party today!

Happy New Year!  

D~

Open party dates: 
Friday Jan 2nd
Saturday Jan 3rd
Thursday Jan 8th
Friday Jan 9th
Saturday Jan 10th
Thursday Jan 15th
Friday Jan 16th
Saturday Jan 17th
Thursday Jan 22nd
Friday Jan 23rd
Thursday Jan 29th
Friday Jan 30th
Saturday Jan 31st