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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Damask Divas National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop

Thank you for joining me on another fun Damask Divas Blog Hop!!! You should have come from Jessica. She is the start of our hop today. If you missed her blog, click here. I am so excited to share this paper pack available only for May! It is so fun and bright. CTMH is celebrating National Scrapbooking Month with this beautiful paper pack called "Taste of Summer" for only 8.99. It is 12 paper that is 2 each of 6 different designs. It is hard to see in my photo, but there are beautiful designs on both sides. There's lemons, limes, oranges, and strawberry patterns on the front with dots, chevons, lines, and daisy papers on the back of this paper pack.
There's even a fun stamp set that made that coordinates with this amazing paper for $17.99! I have gotten received my stamp set yet, but here is the picture from CTMH:
 I decided to not cut my paper because I wanted to use both sides in my clear page protector. I also used the CTMH Artbooking Circut cartridge for my layout and sentiments, CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge for font, white daisy cardstock, Thistle ink, pink glitter gems, and paper fundamentals speciality cardstock Whimsy Assortment ( Z2033). I started with my design space app for ipad and I quickly located this frame that I cut on my explore to be 11.5 wide by 11.5 height. I didn't have many pictures. I also didn't want to cover up this beautiful paper! So, I decided to leave a lot of blank areas. I could have cut my frame in canary, thistle, or juniper but I thought the white made the paper pop thru more. I love how the new ipad app groups the elements that CTMH intended to corridinate as a scrapbook page together so you can see them as a completed page and also individually. I tend to get stuck when designing scrapbook pages. I spent just 2 minutes to find and size this white frame! What a blessing! This frame set could be dressed up in many different ways or filled full of photos. I love the little border it created around the frame. The pictures are of me and my twin cousins. They are so sweet and thus they inspired the name of the title "Sweet Cousins". Artbooking had this "sweet flag". I resized it to be 7 inches wide.  I cut it out of the whimsy paper fundementals. The color of this is Thistle and I have had it since it's premire and never used it because it was too pretty to cut. Titles for scrapbook pages to me are special and this paper cut perfectly on medium cardstock setting with my explore. The picture does not show it well, but this side of the paper is glossy and has diagonal lines throughout it. I added a few of the pink glitter gems to the side of sweet and also on the four corners of my frame. I used scrap paper from my second layout and I just cut the end to match. "Cousins" was cut from that same paper and the font is CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge. I had to use my scissors to cut the lines of the frame in the middle that would show thru "sweet" and then I glued my title to the remaining white frame. The photos were standard size and I used the piece that was cut from the inside of the frame as a guide to trim my photo and I made sure there was enough photo to be under the frame border to tape. I used my atg gun and went around just the outside edge of the cut photo. I had some tape that stayed on my surface, but I easily rubbed that off. I lined the frame over my photo and then used my fingers to press around the sides of the frame. I went around the photo and rubbed off any remaining atg with my finger. My atg gunwas the only non CTMH product used.

My second layout was super simple. I found the frame in Artbooking and sized it to 5x7 then I duplicated it. I cut the "capture the details" and "giggles & smiles" sentiment at the same time as the frame all in white daisy. I used my thistle ink pad to sponge over the sentiments and color them. I also went over the edges of all the frames with the sponge and thistle ink. I added more pink glitter gems to the corners and I was done!
Here's what the pages look like side by side as they'd be in a scrapbook:

I really enjoyed this project. I will be making more projects with this amazing paper pack (just as soon as I can stand to cut it and not just marvel at it's beauty).
I think this paper would be really fun used in a kitchen decor project. I don't make as many scrapbook pages as I do cards and other projects. I am tempted to order two 12x12 picture frames and frame this up to enjoy everyday. Thank you for stopping by!! I'd love for you to subscribe to my blog, if you haven't already. Next on the blog hop is the fabulous Jennifer !
If you get lost along the way, here's the line up:

Jessica http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com/2015/04/national-scrapbook-month-damask-divas.html

Me!(you are here)  http://...frommtheheart.blogspot.com/2015/04/damask-divas-national-scrapbook-day.html

Jennifer Dykstra(next up) - http://jddesigns75.blogspot.com/2015/04/damask-divas-taste-of-summer-blog-hop.html

Jenifer Benner - http://jensmessystudio.com/dasmask-divas-may-2015-blog-hop

Traci Williams - http://papercrafting101.blogspot.com/2015/04/damask-divas-taste-of-summer-blog-hop.html

Cydney Fowler - http://cydneyfowlercreations.me/2015/04/30/damask-divas-taste-of-summer-blog-hop/

Felica Tortorici http://paperfascination.blogspot.com/2015/04/taste-of-summer-ctmh-bloghop.html

Damask Divas Team Page http://www.damaskdivas.com/damask-divas-team-taste-of-summer-blog-hop/

I have the pleasure to be on the same Damask Divas team with these awesome ladies. They are incredible talents and the nicest of people! I hope you will try to challenge yourself to make a scrapbook page or two this month and keep the celebration going all month long! April 30th was my 1 year anniversary as a Close To My Heart consultant. It was fun to revisit the Artbooking cartridge that I got just one year ago when I joined. Our cartridges are so great that I canceled my circut subscription for awhile. I haven't used my explore much since I started redoing my craft room.

Thank you for stopping by,

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

CTMH Deal of the Day Haul

I made two videos of the Deal of the Day boxes I ordered. My first was $35 and I received over double the value in it!
Here's the video:
My second video shows all that was in my $150 Deal of the Day box. This box was so heavy and watch til the end and see how much room the contents took up on my floor!  I am so excited about that stiched circle banner!! I meant to say in the video I order the framed chicken wire piece for my home and I plan to add that banner to the top. It will be a focal point in my home and yes I will share the video and lots of pictures! Spoilers I know.  (sometimes they can be fun!) For now here is my $150 deal of the day unboxing:
Remember if you don't see the videos, you can go to my blog and it will show! Contents of the boxes vary, but each box is supposed to be at least double the value you pay. I am so excited about what I received. The dupicates I am mailing to someone I met that had a house fire and lost her home and her two sweet kitties. Sharing CTMH products for me is like sharing love. I enjoy giving them as gifts so other people can enjoy using them as much as I do. Time is running out to order this great special. If your interested, just go to my website www.frommtheheart.ctmh.com and shop. Add anything to your order and the deal of the day will pop up, click it and see what it is. Could be anything from $35-$150 you pay and then your get a box sent to you like I did with amazing surprise items. I happened to get all the base and bling stuff I was wanting in last years catalog! If you have any trouble placing your order or need any kind of help, leave me a message and let me know. You can follow me on my blog, youtube channel, and facebook. I can't say enough how much fun this promotion was. I am tempted to order another one. Have you seen the new seasonal expressions book that launched this month? I was s in love that I ordered so much fun stuff. I will be showing new projects shortly/ Also remember that amazing stamp set goes away this month too. So, get your order in! This month is fast running out. The good news is I am in two amazing blog hops next month that I am excited about.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

CTMH April Stamp of the Month card

I know I'll be posting more creations with this stamp set, but for now I wanted to show it off, in case you want to order before the deal ends 4/30/15. I made a video showing it off too.

Picture of the card I made above with the website address to order your own! The month is running by fast! Here's the video I made!
You can get this stamp set for $5 when you spend $50 on my website or buy it for 17.99.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Alcohol marker tutorial with Shinhan Touch twin markers and CTMH stamps

Happy Monday! I have been not posted for awhile as I have been working on my house and craft room. It is not yet finished but I was really missing making cards so I made these two cards with the colors Marigold, Golden Yellow, Light Peach, colorless blender, warm gray, and Vivig green. I only used the warm gray on the card on the right.
Here is the video I made to show the process. I am sorry it had to be cut up so much. I forgot videos must be less than 10 mins. If you can not see the video in your email, just go to my blog and you can view it from there!
I am working on more videos. I have my haul from the deal of the date for the $35 and the $150 that I am working on filming and also the stamp of the month.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Happy April!!!

I am so excited about the CTMH deals this month!! First up is my favorite stamp of the month in our current catalog!

Stamp of the Month

April 2015: Typed Note

S1504 Typed Note, set of 19
Item Number: S1504
Recommended Blocks:
1" × 3 1/2" (Y1002)
2" × 2" (Y1003)
4" × 5" (Y1012)

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5— that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products (excluding purchases made in Studio J®), you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing at just $5. I love the vintage look this can give projects!

Wait there's more!!! This month only CTMH is featuring Deal of the Day!

Deal of the Day

Score a deal each day of April with Close To My Heart.

Deal of the Day
Love a great deal? How about 30 days of great deals? During the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day with Close To My Heart! What deals are we talking about? Each day during April, while supplies last, we’ll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close To My Heart products available for purchase at a major discount. To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart through your Consultant’s Online Business Address and you will then be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)! Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month, ranging from $35 USD / $55 CAD to $150 USD / $160 CAD. Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay! Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 3:00 pm MDT each day and only while supplies last—so visit often and early! Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you’re interested in when it becomes available because it might not come around again!
Contact me for more details.
*Offer valid April 1, 2015 (3:00 pm MDT)–May 1, 2015 (2:59 pm MDT). A given grab bag offer will only be available for 24 hours each day starting at 3:00 pm MDT through your Consultant’s Online Business Address. Tax and shipping/handling will be charged based on the amount actually paid for the grab bag(s). Amounts paid for grab bag(s) are not eligible for Hostess Rewards.