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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Can't wait to share the new IDEA BOOK with you!!!

Convention is about to wind down for the Consultants who got the opportunity to attend. I really wish I had been able to make it. Miss getting to see all the new items first hand. I have been able able to hear/view all about it from my up-line and a few of the other attendees from our Bling Team Group.  So many NEW things coming our way.
First let me say, NO, I repeat, NO Colors (out of our 40) were discontinued at this time. I was glad to hear that. Now I need to restock some of my cardstock. Here is a brief notation of what will be available to you as of August 1, 2013. 
Those of you chomping at the bit for the New Cricut Cartridge with Close To My Heart, Well it is here. Time for you to plan on hosting a party/online gathering so you can get that fabulous bundle for 1/2 price.

  1. Starting w/the new Idea Book (Aug 1st) 
  1. New Cricut cartridge 'ARTBOOKING'....sold in a bundle for $99
  2. Workshops-on-the-Go ... Now sold with D-size stamp sets (used to be C-sized) price increase.
  3. Special 'Hostess only' stamp sets
  1. 6 new paper lines w/a special Holiday line that will be introduced in October.
  1. Crush books + embellishments
  2. New small stamp sets for just $2.95!
  3. Fabulous new Home Decor items.
  4. Brand new jewelry making products + kits.
  5. Lots of embellishments including bling, Washi tape, shimmer trim, ect.
  1. New 'hardware'....including a stitching guide, scallop border punch, foam inserts for the small organizer (dauber organizer & pigment ink organizer), all how-to books now in soft color spiral bound books
  1. Make It From Your Heart - Volume 2

So much to look through in the New Catalog IDEA BOOK. If you would like to get your hands on the Actual IDEA BOOK, Leave me a message in the Comments below. I will get back with you on how you can get yours FREE.
Thank You for stopping by and hope you take a moment to browse around. 

A Flowering Bunch

Last chance to get your stamp of the month for June.

A Flowering Bunch Stamp Set

This beautiful set coordinates with the
 Artist Cricut Cartridge
I don't have to fussy cut the 
flower shapes~just cut what I need 
with my Cricut and stamp the 
image on to the shape...

Spend $50 and get this 

Stamp of the Month set 

for just $5.

Or you can purchase it for $17.95
 between June 1st - June 30th 2013

Hop on over to my WEBSITE to get your 
supplies and tools and start playing
with this fabulous stamp set.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Here is the Place to Be

Would you love to have a full table to 
Scrapbook, Stamp, make your cards, or 
do any craft project?
...Here it is....

If YOU are in the Memphis & 

Surrounding  Area 

12 hours of time for your hobby. 
You have a full 4 to 5 ft table for all your supplies, 
tools, and crafting space. Electrical outlets for 
your crafting electronics and lighting. 
Options for workshops/classes and a 
free Make-N-Take. 
We have an onsite store. The lovely ladies 
from our Bling Team have graciously
pulled their retired items and allow you to purchase
at a very good clearance price.
Some of the ladies also have pre-purchased
a few items for you to have access to the current items
There is so much more for you....

Play with friends, make new friends and best of all...
A time for YOU!!!!

If you are in the area or will be passing through and 
would love to come craft with us
...Here is the link to more information. 
Just list me as your consultant on the registration form.
Our next scheduled event is 
August 10, 2013


Pictures from one of our crop events.
 Here are a few of our helpers at the store.  We see the beginnings of a quilt & other crafts.

  What a fun time everyone is having while they craft til their hearts content.

A couple of our Team ladies having fun.
Here's a full workshop being taught by our very talented Dana Watson.

Just a couple of art projects I got pics of.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Different Spin in your next layout or other craft project.

These SPINNERS are awesome. I have mine and I am ready to use them. What an awesome way to make a layout interactive and embellishing at the same time. 
Just have not had the time yet.  
It's on my to do list for July...
...I've been a very Busy Bee getting ready for our Girls Day Out 12 hour Crop/Craft Event. Click HERE for more info on the GDO Event. 
It's this Saturday and I've still got some work to do so that I am ready for it. My Cricut is getting a small work out tomorrow and my hands will be cutting a few last minute items on Friday. Got all the door prize items bundled and nicely packaged for our event. Can't wait to see all the wonderful guests and my fellow team mates for an exciting and awesome day of FUN!!!
So, while I am busy busy's a little inspiration video 
from Close To My Heart.
Hope you like it.
If you would like to get your hands on the items they used in the video, I have listed a few of them below with their code. Just click on the code to go to the ordering site or CLICK HERE to visit the home page of my web site.

Wheel of Life Stamp Set-D1545
Slate Ink pad-Z2173
Thank you for taking a moment to stop by. 
Do browse around and check out the art work and various 
information in the tabbed pages above for more inspiration.
Have a crafty day!!  S`andra V.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

June's Stampers With An Attitude Blog Hop

WELCOME to our 2nd Blog Hop.
"Stamper's with an Attitude" are having a little 
Fun in the Sun  this go 'round. 
If you came from Pamela O'Conner's Blog, 
you are on the right track.
 My favorite time of year is summer.        
Can't wait to play in the outdoors with family & friends 
this year. Have a few things planned for our family group 
a little later in the month. 
So, I wanted to make this Flag Booklet I saw
a while back. It will be an addition to other mini albums
 I have made in the past. Plus, I am using up a lot 
of my retired CTMH papers while mixing & mingling
with Newer Stamp Sets.  I'll eventually 
make 5 of these for the family to have and take home.
(That Should help take care of  1 of the many goals I have 
in using up older papers and product in my stash.)
(I have seen this Flag Booklet at the Scrapbook Showgram 
done by Sandi Genovese a few different ways.)
My Flag Book is a take-off from a Christmas one she did 
a few years ago. I could not find the link to to her video
She has another one posted that is similar 
to her Christmas one. Click HERE to watch it.
Thankfully, I had done a smaller one and wrote down 
most of the tidbits as I worked on it last year.
I have added the list of our Blog Hop at the end of this post
for your convenience in-case you get lost along the way.
Flag Booklet
This is the finished Booklet. You see I have used April's
Stamp of the Month set here on the front.
Along with the Bohemian Stamp Set.
On the inside cover, I used the June Stamp of the Month.
(I love mixing the new with the old)
I Heavily Ink Distressed my book and the flags.  
Not sure this picture details the FLAG of this booklet for you. 
You see the flags at the bottom and top crisscross with 
the flags in the center when you open it up.
The flags will have pictures and journaling added after
our family event for this summer.
There is enough room to add 18 photos without journaling
on the flags. I have enough room to journal
on the inside front and back if I choose to.

You can see more of this booklet with 
base instruction in my 
"Scrapbook Layouts" Tab 
Here, you can see that I heat embossed the sun and 
the word summer. I first inked with the Twilight Ink and 
then added gold embossing powder to the word summer.
I applied foam tape to the sun and the center
to give more dimension. The word fun was
stamped on the front base and stamped again
on an extra piece of cardstock. I proceeded to 
fussy cut the letters out and added foam tap.  Then
applied the letters so that it gave a shadow effect on top of the
original stamped word.
I have entered this booklet into the 

Heart 2 Heart~Tool Time
Paper Playtime~#12 Anything Goes
The Outlawz Challenge~Jazzy June Color Challenge

I hope you enjoy this Flag Booklet. 
Be sure to give a little Blog Love by 
leaving a comment for all our 
Blog Hop Participants on their page.
They have all worked hard to bring 
you some inspiration and 
share there talents.
Hop on over to Beth Velosa's Blog
to see what she has created.

Product/Supplies used in this Project are Close To My Heart,
unless otherwise stated... Any current product has been linked to it's purchasing page for easy shopping. 
  B & T Florentine Paper - Retired
  Florentine My Stickease - Retired
  My Sunshine-April Stamp Of The Month-Retired
 Scotch ATG tape Gun, Martha Stwert Score Board & Ribbon from stash

Saturday, June 01, 2013

CTMH & Creatively Cricut TIPS

DO GO BY MY WEBSITE and pick up this 

Stamp set TODAY!!

Close To My Heart is making a new Autumn/Winter 2013 stamp set, 
A True Thank You, available immediately and 
will donate 100% of the profits 
from sales of the set from May 23 through June 30 
to the American Red Cross to aid the Oklahoma victims. 
Help us provide relief to those affected by the 
devastating Oklahoma tornado by purchasing
 A True Thank You stamp set for $2.95 (M1029) today!



Here's some wonderful tips to make those larger 
Cricut cuts without the larger mats. 
Awesome Projects ideas too!

I will be trying these tips out very soon.

I will have projects I am working on using that stamp set 
and coordinating it with the Chantilly Papers. 
May I say~~Gorgeous design & colors.
I will also incorporate the Buzz and Bumble papers 
with the June Stamp of the Month in an up-cycle 
project I am attempting.
Wish me luck on that one.
I will be a very BUSY BEE this month.
You can checkout the first Layout project 
I did using the
Buzz and Bumble set by clicking HERE
Thanks for stopping by. Do take a moment to browse the 
tabs for inspiration, specials, events, and other art work. 
Have a crafty weekend,  S`andra V.


Just as pieces stitched together in a quilt warm our bodies, scrapbooks bind together memories to warm our hearts. ~Author Unknown~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The designs and instructions listed on this blog are for personal use only and may not be sold in any form without specific permission. Thank you for respecting each creator's heart of joy.

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