Monday, 29 September 2014

October Special Promotion

This month's special is a FREE spool of ribbon ! 

with each qualifying purchase of $55 CAD you are eligible to receive one of two chevron ribbons FREE!
Each special bonus ribbon—either Ruby or Outdoor Denim—has an original retail value of $7.75 CAD. That’s a heap of savings every time you place an order! So which ribbon will you get? It’s a surprise! Quantities are limited, so place your orders early in the month to ensure the surprise will make it to your doorstep.
*Offer valid October 1–31, 2014 while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free items. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item ($7.75 CAD).

Friday, 19 September 2014

Halloween/Fall Creations Seasonal BLOG HOP

Welcome to the •MAKE•IT •CraftySeasonal Blog Hop! This month we will be featuring Halloween and Fall creations. If you’ve arrived from the talented Lisa's "Pretty Paperie Sweets" blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost, don't worry, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here with Julie, in The Scrap Zone.

It’s easy to hop along with us – just click the link at the end of each blog post to move to the next one. Just a gentle reminder to please leave comments for the other bloggers as you hop through! Enjoy.

In this hop we have 9 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using various CTMH products from the Annual Inspirations catalogue. These should help you get in a Spooktacular mood for Halloween.

I looove decorating for Halloween, so I created a spooky luminary. This rectangular luminary really sets the mood when it is lit up and the room is dark.
TIP: use a battery-operated tea light, so no fire-hazard with this project.
CTMH Spooky Halloween Luminary Artbooking

I chose a different Halloween image for each of the four sides. The Haunted House, Raven, Spider Webs, and Bones were all cut using the Cricut Arbooking cartridge. To add a little sparkle along the bottom and up along the edges I used some shimmer trim.

TIP: To help make the light glow, I used wax paper to line the inside - much more affordable than vellum.

Here is what each of the 4 sides look like lit up.

CTMH Spooky Halloween Luminary with Artbooking

CTMH Spooky Halloween Luminary with Artbooking

CTMH Spooky Halloween Luminary with Artbooking

CTMH Spooky Halloween Luminary Luminaries Artbooking

The following supplies were used:
Card Stock: Colonial white for the bones, Black frames and cutouts
Itty bitty sparkles for the eyes of the raven and the spider
Marker: Shin Han Golden Yellow used to colour in the windows in the haunted house
Shimmer trim: Black
Cricut cartridge Artbooking: All the images came from pages 70 and 71, the frames were all cut at read dial 7" and the raven at 1.75", the haunted house at 3.5", and the spider at 2.5".

Thank you so much for following along on our Blog Hop today! I hope you enjoy all the lovely artwork… Now it’s time to head on over to crafty Diana's blog to see some more great ideas!  

Look for our next Blog Hop where we will feature beautiful Christmas and Winter projects!

Don't forget,
Friends don't let friends craft alone.

à bientôt,

Monday, 15 September 2014

Upcoming events

With the cooler rainy weather, everyone's thoughts go to indoor activities. Please join me for a crop or classes.

Scrap and Yap - 8 Hour Open Crop
Saturday, September 27 -  $5
Scrap your stash. Come over from 1pm to 9pm and work on those projects you keep meaning to finish. You can borrow over $500 worth of Cricut items, punches, Big Shot, embossing folders, inks & stamp sets and use on site !  I also have cardstock for sale by the sheet and a few stampsets for sale that are no longer available in the catalogue.  Please RSVP by the 25th. Cost $5.


October 7, 8, 9 or 21, from 7pm-9pm and
October  Saturday 18 or 19 

Choose to make a Autumn Harvest or a Spooky Halloween or a Festive Christmas luminary. Please RSVP by Oct 5th  to give enough time for shipping of materials. Let me know if you prefer weekend or weeknightCost  $8

Scrapbook Layout
date:  to be determined
Come make a double layout. The paperpack will be selected in advance and need to be ordered 2 weeks in advance to give enough time for shipping.

And don't forget
Friends don't let friends craft alone.

à bientôt,

Sunday, 14 September 2014

A BRAND NEW Cricut Collection

CTMH has a new Cricut cartridge !
It is called Artfully Sent. This Cricut cartridge is geared to the card makers out there but it can be used for so much more. It contains all the pieces you need to make gorgeous cards and envelopes. The 700 images of the cartridge come together to make 250 complete cards and 150 other small projects. This will surely be one of your favorite craft room friends. 

The Artfully Sent Cricut Collection includes:
(3) D-sized stamp sets (Sentiments, Frames and Alphabets)
24 sheets of  Daisy white cardstock
Cartridge containing 700 images!

But that's not all
Not only is there a great new font, but this cartridge contains 5 card types!
50 pop-up cards
50 scene cards
100 sentiment cards
100 sleeve cards
100 pocket cards


With this cartridge you will be able to create hundreds of  fun and unique projects!
And here's a sneak peek at just one of the many!

CTMH has waited patiently for Provo Craft to finish preparing the cartridge! This cartridge is NOW available to order. 

Please leave a comment below and let me know what would you create with this cartridge?

Wanna know how you can get your cartridge or 50% off?

Simply host a home or online Gathering with sales of $250 or more.  When you have gathering sales of $250, you receive $40 in Hostess Rewards and the item of your choice for 50% off!
Just let me know if you'd like to set a date for September!

Monday, 1 September 2014

September Promotion - FREE stamp set

September is National Stamping Month

During the month of September, when you purchase $30 worth of stamp sets, you qualify to receive the exclusive stamp set, #30yearsof happy for FREE ! (retail value of $15.25 Cdn)

This special offer is part of CTMH's celebration of its founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. 

The #30yearsofhappy stamp set is a C-sized stamp set containing 30 mini stamps! The set features mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping!

*Offer valid September 1–30, 2014. No tax will be charged on the free item(s). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item(s) ($15.25 CAD). Excluded stamps include discounted Stamp of the Month, Hostess Rewards stamps, Workshops on the Go® stamps, and any other kit-exclusive stamps.

à bientôt,