Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Cards!



For us, June is going full force!!!! Baseball games, working on finishing the office space (sprucing it up), spent a  great weekend at the North Manchester University with a fun bunch of ladies, enjoying our time with our grandchildren and working on cards, scrapbook pages and flowerbeds.

Can I just mention with much sadness the retiring of 3 really wonderful Cricut Cartridges? That's right, these 3 cartridges Art Phylosophy, Artiste, and the Artfully Sent will be no more after the end of July or possibly before if they run out. Along with these cartridges goes the stamp sets that were made specially for them which you can see when you click on each one of the cricut cartridges. Although I use everyone of our cricut cartridges a lot, the Art Phylosophy cartridge is my favorite and I use it the most. It has every shape imaginable on it plus extras. 
Artiste

Artfully Sent
               Can I share some cards I made with some of the cartridges.


This is a very simple card I water colored the yellow with watercolor paints. Then, I stamped the different background designs and cut the flower from the Artistry Cartridge. The leaves above and the base petals of the flower below are
stamped from the Pretty Petals stamp set. 


The base flower and the leaves  are cut from the Art Phylosophy Collection. The overlay and the top flower are cut from the Artistry Cricut Cartridge.

Both the cards above and below were cut from the Artfully Sent. The inner lining, the outside scallop, and (I think the corner filigrees) and the vines were all cut from the Art Phylosophy. 


I stamped and hand cut the flowers and leaves from the Shower Flowers stamp set. 

This friday starts the next Flash Sale! Check it out to see new bundles and probably some repeats. 

Saturday is Week 3 of the Christian Online Trade Market. You don't even have to get dressed!!!!!

I would love to see what you do with these ideas. Feel free to share on my Facebook page!



Saturday, June 4, 2016

What's up?


This is going to be an exciting count down until the next new Annual Inspirations comes live!!!!

The first thing I want to share with you all is that the albums are still available at the cool savings of 25% off until July 31, 2016! All the 3- ring and post bound are included.
My Legacy Albums



Next, some of you have already taken advantage of the Flash Sales going on already this week and every week until the end of June.
 Flash Sale


So, be sure you check back every Friday at 3 pm when the next bundles will be available.

This month's featured Paper Pack is the Calypso. You can choose just the Paper Pack or get the Workshop Your Way and I will send you the great workshops that go with it to make either cards or scrapbook pages along with the videos showing you how to do them.



Calypso


June Stamp of the Month...............
Stamps



I hope I remembered everything. ;-)







Thursday, June 2, 2016

Retiring Lists

Want to get these posted quick. The new catalog is just around the corner!!! It will be live August 1, can you believe it already?

Stamp Sets not Retiring in 2016 Item # Description 2014-2015 Seasonal Expressions 2 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations Cricut® Compatible A1086 Angel Policy A1170 Doodled Designs 73 A1180 Safari Ballet 29 A1182 Etched Alphabet 137 B1480 Diploma Day 17 B1484 Jennifer's Hand 107 C1585 Australian Salutations C1586 Australian Thanks C1605 Happy to Be Friends 42 C1608 Brushstrokes 93 C1612 Shower Flowers 11 83 C1619 So Many Smiles 85 X C1631 Birthday Princess 29 D1596 Outback Adventures D1597 Hoppy Birthday D1598 Aussie Praises D1601 Celebrate New Zealand D1640 Celebrate Australia D1641 New Zealand Greetings D1642 Cute Koalas D1643 Cricket D1646 Finding the Words 29 64 X D1660 Ink Blot 92 D1667 Balloon Wishes 81 X D1668 Charming Cascades 31 E1027 Framework Alphabet 105 E1030 Handwritten Print 105 E1032 Typography 107 E1033 Inked Alphabet 106 M1057 Alabama 103 M1058 Alaska 103 M1059 Alberta 103 M1060 Arizona 103 M1061 Arkansas 103 M1062 Australia 103 M1064 British Columbia 103 M1065 California 103 M1066 Colorado 103 M1067 Connecticut 103 M1068 Delaware 103 M1069 Florida 103 M1070 Georgia 103 M1071 Hawaii 103 M1072 Idaho 103 M1073 Illinois 103 M1074 Indiana 103 M1075 Iowa 103 M1076 Kansas 103 M1077 Kentucky 103 M1078 Louisiana 103 M1079 Maine 103 M1080 Manitoba 103 M1081 Maryland 103 M1082 Massachusetts 103 M1083 Michigan 103 M1084 Mississippi 103 M1085 Missouri 103 M1086 Montana 103 M1087 Nebraska 103 M1088 Nevada 103 M1089 New Brunswick 103 M1090 New Hampshire 103 M1091 New Jersey 103 M1092 New Mexico 103 M1093 New York 103 M1094 New Zealand 103 M1095 Newfoundland & Labrador 103 M1096 North Carolina 103 M1097 North Dakota 103 M1098 Northwest Territories 103 M1099 Nova Scotia 103 M1100 Nunavut 103 M1101 Ohio 103 M1102 Oklahoma 103 M1103 Ontario 103 M1104 Oregon 103 M1105 Pennsylvania 103 M1106 Prince Edward Island 103 M1107 Quebec 103 M1108 Rhode Island 103 M1109 Saskatchewan 103 M1110 South Carolina 103 M1111 South Dakota 103 M1112 Tennessee 103 M1113 Texas 103 M1114 Utah 103 M1115 Vermont 103 M1116 Virginia 103 M1117 Washington 103 M1118 West Virginia 103 M1119 Wisconsin 103 M1120 Wyoming 103 M1121 Yukon 103 M1133 Minnesota 103

Stamps Retiring May 1, 2016 Item # Description 2015-2016 Seasonal Expressions 1 Cricut® Compatible Retiring A1184 Rejoice 20 30-Apr-16 A1185 Friendly Wishes 32 30-Apr-16 A1186 Pirate Birthday 28 30-Apr-16 B1507 To the Moon 11 30-Apr-16 B1508 Kiss It Better 13 X 30-Apr-16 B1509 My Mother (US/CA) 12 30-Apr-16 B1510 Sugar & Spice 28 X 30-Apr-16 B1511 My Mother (AU/NZ) 28 30-Apr-16 B1512 Play Hard— Gymnastics 30 X 30-Apr-16 B1513 Block Uppercase 10 30-Apr-16 B1514 Play Hard—Diving 31 X 30-Apr-16 B1515 Play Hard—Cheer 30 X 30-Apr-16 B1516 Your Beautiful Self 20 30-Apr-16 C1635 Our Story 29 X 30-Apr-16 C1636 Live, Laugh, Love 21 X 30-Apr-16 C1637 Stamps of Approval 33 X 30-Apr-16 C1638 Spring Critters 19 30-Apr-16 C1639 Take Heart 13 30-Apr-16 C1640 Friend in Me 18 30-Apr-16 C1641 Springtime Wishes 9 30-Apr-16 C1642 My Anchor 27 30-Apr-16 C1643 Stuck on You 10 30-Apr-16 D1683 Woodland Romance 8 X 30-Apr-16 D1684 Beach Days 26 X 30-Apr-16 M1135 On the Plus Side 11 30-Apr-16 M1136 Patch of Sky 11 30-Apr-16 M1137 A Day for Mother 12 30-Apr-16 Stamps Retiring August 1, 2016 Item # Description 2014-2015 Seasonal Expressions 1 2014-2015 Seasonal Expressions 2 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations 2015-2016 Holiday Expressions Cricut® Compatible Retiring A1115 A Holiday X 31-Jul-16 A1117 A Typeface 105 31-Jul-16 A1121 A Blossom X 31-Jul-16 A1131 Love X 31-Jul-16 A1146 Sincere Expressions 74 31-Jul-16 A1149 Trim The Tree X 31-Jul-16 A1150 Charming Chevrons 30 31-Jul-16 A1159 LOL X 31-Jul-16 A1161 Beyond Measure 12 31-Jul-16 A1164 Beach Gear X 31-Jul-16 A1167 Keep Your Chin Up 75 31-Jul-16 A1172 Smiles Begin with You 17 31-Jul-16 A1173 The Best Dad Ever 24 31-Jul-16 A1174 Spray of Joy 20 31-Jul-16 A1175 Pen Pals 26 X 31-Jul-16 A1176 Christmas Star 28 X 31-Jul-16 A1177 Light the Menorah 27 31-Jul-16 A1178 Love My Dog 87 31-Jul-16 A1179 Housewarming Hello 40 X 31-Jul-16 A1181 Love My Cat 87 31-Jul-16 A1183 Little Things - Hostess Rewards 10 31-Jul-16 B1381 Holiday Cheer X 31-Jul-16 B1390 Countdown X 31-Jul-16 B1391 Zoology X 31-Jul-16 B1392 Key Moments X 31-Jul-16 B1398 Just for You X 31-Jul-16 B1399 Crafted with Love X 31-Jul-16 B1400 Beautiful Friendship X 31-Jul-16 B1404 Cup of Cheer X 31-Jul-16 B1408 Buttons, Bits, and Bobs X 31-Jul-16 B1409 Pirouette X 31-Jul-16 B1412 Perfect Fit—Holidays X 31-Jul-16 B1413 Perfect Fit—Halloween X 31-Jul-16 B1415 In Gear X 31-Jul-16 B1416 Keyboard Uppercase 107 31-Jul-16 B1417 Perfect Fit—Birthday X 31-Jul-16 B1419 Joyful Birthday 67 31-Jul-16 B1422 Easter Wishes X 31-Jul-16 B1424 Classy Doily X 31-Jul-16 B1427 Perfect Fit—Thanksgiving X 31-Jul-16 B1428 Look to the Light 5 31-Jul-16 B1429 Eek & Shriek X 31-Jul-16 B1431 Reel Life X 31-Jul-16 B1435 Angel Friends X 31-Jul-16 B1438 Banner Wishes 68 31-Jul-16 B1443 Hello Wonderful X 31-Jul-16 B1449 Oodles of Doodles 26 X 31-Jul-16 B1453 Frightfully Fun 9 31-Jul-16 B1460 Trick or Treat Sweets 9 X 31-Jul-16 B1462 Lovely Birthday 67 31-Jul-16 B1463 Thankful Heart 13 31-Jul-16 B1466 Sweet Salutations X 31-Jul-16 B1473 Flowers for Mom X 31-Jul-16 B1474 Flowers for Mum 23 X 31-Jul-16 B1475 Handmade 29 X 31-Jul-16 B1476 My Fave 33 X 31-Jul-16 B1478 Ice-Cold Summer 28 31-Jul-16 B1479 Salute Our Heros 24 98 X 31-Jul-16 B1481 Friendly Pets 13 87 31-Jul-16 B1482 My Story 101 X 31-Jul-16 B1483 Season's Greetings 27 31-Jul-16 B1485 Positive Chemistry 65 31-Jul-16 B1486 Darling Dinos 28 31-Jul-16 B1487 Perfect Pear - Hostess Reward 10 31-Jul-16 B1488 Pumpkin Chevron 11 X 31-Jul-16 B1490 Happy Hooray - Hostess Reward 7 31-Jul-16 B1491 Birthday Funnies Hostess Reward 7 31-Jul-16 B1492 Fallen Leaves 40 31-Jul-16 B1494 Hit the Road 103 X 31-Jul-16 B1495 Play Hard— Baseball 96 X 31-Jul-16 B1496 Play Hard— Basketball 97 X 31-Jul-16 B1497 Play Hard— Cricket 97 X 31-Jul-16 B1498 Play Hard— Football 97 X 31-Jul-16 B1499 Play Hard— Hockey 96 X 31-Jul-16 B1500 Play Hard—Rugby 97 X 31-Jul-16 B1501 Play Hard— Soccer 97 X 31-Jul-16 B1502 Play Hard—Volleyball 97 X 31-Jul-16 B1503 Steampunk Scoundrels 11 31-Jul-16 B1504 Sending Love 65 31-Jul-16 B1505 Baby & Friends 82 X 31-Jul-16 B1506 Little Presents 82 X 31-Jul-16 C1441 Affection X 31-Jul-16 C1462 All Hallows Eve X 31-Jul-16 C1463 Harvest Happiness X 31-Jul-16 C1464 Blue Ribbon X 31-Jul-16 C1465 Unscripted X 31-Jul-16 C1467 Sweet Moments X 31-Jul-16 C1469 December 25th X 31-Jul-16 C1483 Born to Ride X 31-Jul-16 C1484 Love Clusters X 31-Jul-16 C1496 Enjoy! X 31-Jul-16 C1497 Pure Adventure X 31-Jul-16 C1501 New Arrival X 31-Jul-16 C1502 Princess Wings X 31-Jul-16 C1503 The Best Things X 31-Jul-16 C1509 Magic Potions X 31-Jul-16 C1521 Approved X 31-Jul-16 C1523 Outta This World X 31-Jul-16 C1530 Sail Away X 31-Jul-16 C1531 Tropical Paradise X 31-Jul-16 C1532 Camping Delights X 31-Jul-16 C1534 Sightseer X 31-Jul-16 C1537 Honeycomb X 31-Jul-16 C1538 Girls Rock X 31-Jul-16 C1540 Hello Blooms X 31-Jul-16 C1541 New Baby X 31-Jul-16 C1542 Perect Fit—Dad X 31-Jul-16 C1543 Perfect Fit—Mom X 31-Jul-16 C1558 Wild Wonders X 31-Jul-16 C1559 Always Grateful 41 31-Jul-16 C1564 Stitch Wonder X 31-Jul-16 C1565 In the Moment X 31-Jul-16 C1566 Tech Speak X 31-Jul-16 C1567 Santa Claus X 31-Jul-16 C1575 True to Life X 31-Jul-16 C1578 Camper Crazy 102 31-Jul-16 C1580 Big Top X 31-Jul-16 C1581 Inspiration Flourishes X 31-Jul-16 C1582 Made from Scratch X 31-Jul-16 C1584 Feathers 100 31-Jul-16 C1588 Great Job 23 31-Jul-16 C1590 Delightful Ditty 24 31-Jul-16 C1591 Merry, Merry 20 31-Jul-16 C1594 Treasure Friendship 94 31-Jul-16 C1599 Pretty Petals X 31-Jul-16 C1604 Forever in My Heart 11 X 31-Jul-16 C1607 Someone Special 24 54 31-Jul-16 C1610 Dizzy Circle 14 31-Jul-16 C1611 Campfire Lifestyle 23 98 31-Jul-16 C1616 Treats of Friendship 15 45 X 31-Jul-16 C1620 Baby Zoo 80 31-Jul-16 C1621 Mr. & Mrs. 57 31-Jul-16 C1622 In Review 59 31-Jul-16 C1623 Loads of Fun 28 31-Jul-16 C1624 Birthday Wish- Hostess Rewards 6 31-Jul-16 C1625 A Thousand Thanks 43 31-Jul-16 C1626 Hexagonal Patterns 55 X 31-Jul-16 C1627 Reindeer Bells 23 31-Jul-16 C1628 Christ Is Born 28 31-Jul-16 C1629 Diamonds are Forever 63 X 31-Jul-16 C1630 Little Monsters 8 X 31-Jul-16 C1632 Say It All - Hostess Rewards 11 31-Jul-16 C1633 For Family 39 31-Jul-16 D1458 American Celebration X 31-Jul-16 D1459 Canadian Celebration X 31-Jul-16 D1480 Snowflakes X 31-Jul-16 D1481 Vintage Type X 31-Jul-16 D1482 Love Life X 31-Jul-16 D1490 Backdrop Charmed X 31-Jul-16 D1491 Hooray Bouquet X 31-Jul-16 D1493 Fill in the Blank - Holiday X 31-Jul-16 D1494 Christmas Cheer X 31-Jul-16 D1502 Look Who's… X 31-Jul-16 D1506 Family Love X 31-Jul-16 D1515 Play Day X 31-Jul-16 D1518 Christmas Delights X 31-Jul-16 D1520 Ornamental Cheer X 31-Jul-16 D1522 Glamour Lowercase 105 31-Jul-16 D1524 Frame It Up X 31-Jul-16 D1525 Casual Expressions X 31-Jul-16 D1526 Family Tree X 31-Jul-16 D1527 Perfect Fit—Frames X 31-Jul-16 D1536 Perfect Fit—Frames 2 X 31-Jul-16 D1537 Glamour Uppercase 105 31-Jul-16 D1539 The Happy Couple X 31-Jul-16 D1542 For a Friend X 31-Jul-16 D1545 Wheel of Life X 31-Jul-16 D1546 Frame Flair X 31-Jul-16 D1555 All the Details X 31-Jul-16 D1556 School Years X 31-Jul-16 D1560 Holiday Tags X 31-Jul-16 D1561 B is for Baby X 31-Jul-16 D1578 Flight of the Arrows 84 31-Jul-16 D1580 Catch You Later X 31-Jul-16 D1581 Give A Lift X 31-Jul-16 D1584 Big Hug 74 31-Jul-16 D1599 Geek is Chic X 31-Jul-16 D1600 Here We Go 27 31-Jul-16 D1604 Season of Thanks 46 31-Jul-16 D1605 Halloween Greetings X 31-Jul-16 D1607 Bodacious Banners 30 X 31-Jul-16 D1609 Seaside Greetings 95 31-Jul-16 D1610 Christmas Post X 31-Jul-16 D1611 Frosty Fun X 31-Jul-16 D1612 Teacher Appreciation 25 31-Jul-16 D1613 Best Christmas X 31-Jul-16 D1614 Reason for the Season 29 31-Jul-16 D1617 Make It Merry 26 X 31-Jul-16 D1618 Build-a-Cake 69 31-Jul-16 D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful 86 31-Jul-16 D1633 Hopping By 25 X 31-Jul-16 D1634 Rain or Shine 26 72 X 31-Jul-16 D1635 Assorted Edges 16 47 31-Jul-16 D1636 I Do 28 56 31-Jul-16 D1637 Jumping Geometrics 14 32 31-Jul-16 D1644 The Authentic Life 22 99 X 31-Jul-16 D1645 Botanical Backgrounds 16 33 31-Jul-16 D1647 Documenting Moments 27 71 31-Jul-16 D1648 Snapshot Memories 26 70 31-Jul-16 D1651 Wavy Blooms 12 44 31-Jul-16 D1652 Team Player 25 X 31-Jul-16 D1656 Miracle of Christmas 19 X 31-Jul-16 D1657 Holly Jolly Christmas 22 X 31-Jul-16 D1659 Mini Messages - Hostess Rewards 9 31-Jul-16 D1661 Crazy Good 22 X 31-Jul-16 D1662 Harvest Wreath 13 31-Jul-16 D1663 Floral Banners 53 31-Jul-16 D1664 Packages, Boxes, and Tags 66 X 31-Jul-16 D1665 Blossoming Expressions 52 31-Jul-16 D1666 Believe in Christmas 25 X 31-Jul-16 D1669 Tasty Terrors 10 X 31-Jul-16 D1677 Friend Tree 38 X 31-Jul-16 D1679 Animal Greetings 31-Jul-16 E1028 Hopscotch Alphabet 106 31-Jul-16 E1029 Marquee Uppercase 107 31-Jul-16 E1031 Dated 58 31-Jul-16 M1000 Monogram A X 31-Jul-16 M1001 Monogram B X 31-Jul-16 M1002 Monogram C X 31-Jul-16 M1003 Monogram D X 31-Jul-16 M1004 Monogram E X 31-Jul-16 M1005 Monogram F X 31-Jul-16 M1006 Monogram G X 31-Jul-16 M1007 Monogram H X 31-Jul-16 M1008 Monogram I X 31-Jul-16 M1009 Monogram J X 31-Jul-16 M1010 Monogram K X 31-Jul-16 M1011 Monogram L X 31-Jul-16 M1012 Monogram M X 31-Jul-16 M1013 Monogram N X 31-Jul-16 M1014 Monogram O X 31-Jul-16 M1015 Monogram P X 31-Jul-16 M1016 Monogram Q X 31-Jul-16 M1017 Monogram R X 31-Jul-16 M1018 Monogram S X 31-Jul-16 M1019 Monogram T X 31-Jul-16 M1020 Monogram U X 31-Jul-16 M1021 Monogram V X 31-Jul-16 M1022 Monogram W X 31-Jul-16 M1023 Monogram X X 31-Jul-16 M1024 Monogram Y X 31-Jul-16 M1025 Monogram Z X 31-Jul-16 M1050 Mini Calendar X 31-Jul-16 M1051 Wish 27 68 31-Jul-16 M1053 Sweeter with You 27 73 31-Jul-16 M1054 XOXO 13 73 31-Jul-16 M1055 Friendship Wreath 13 31-Jul-16 M1122 Wedding Day 57 31-Jul-16 M1123 Feel Better 73 31-Jul-16 M1124 Birthday Calligraphy 129 31-Jul-16 M1125 Celebrate! 129 31-Jul-16 M1126 This Is Christmas 31 31-Jul-16 M1127 Hand-Lettered Christmas 31 31-Jul-16 M1128 Doubly Merry 31 31-Jul-16 M1129 Holiday Greetings 31 31-Jul-16 M1130 A Penned Hello 129 31-Jul-16 M1131 Victorian Gratitude 129 31-Jul-16

Retiring List:
 Workshops on the Go® Zoe Scrapbooking Kit Annual 15-16 G1097 Workshops on the Go® Sangria Scrapbooking Kit Annual 15-16 G1100 Workshops on the Go® La Vie En Rose Scrapbooking Kit Annual 15-16 G1101 Workshops on the Go® Kaleidoscope Cardmaking Kit Annual 15-16 G1102 Workshops on the Go® Georgie Scrapbooking Kit Annual 15-16 G1103 Workshops on the Go® Urban Scrapbooking Kit Annual 15-16 X7197B My Reflections™ Zoe Paper Packet Annual 15-16 X7197C Zoe Complements Annual 15-16 X7199B My Reflections™ Sangria Paper Packet Annual 15-16 X7199C Sangria Complements Annual 15-16 X7201B My Reflections™ La Vie En Rose Paper Packet Annual 15-16 X7201C La Vie En Rose Complements Annual 15-16 X7202B My Reflections™ Kaleidoscope Paper Packet Annual 15-16 X7202C Kaleidoscope Complements Annual 15-16 X7203B My Reflections™ Georgie Paper Packet Annual 15-16 X7203C Georgie Complements Annual 15-16 X7204B My Reflections™ Urban Paper Packet Annual 15-16 X7204C Urban Complements Annual 15-16 Z1475 3” x 3” White Daisy Envelopes Annual 15-16 Z1476 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" White Daisy Envelopes Annual 15-16 Z1477 5” x 7” White Daisy Envelopes Annual 15-16 Z1478 6” x 6” White Daisy Envelopes Annual 15-16 Z1725 Adhesive Springs Annual 15-16 Z1750 Display Tray Annual 15-16 Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment Annual 15-16 Z1756 3” x 3” Colonial White Envelopes Annual 15-16 Z1757 4.25 x 5.5 Colonial White Envelopes Annual 15-16 Z1758 5” x 7” Colonial White Envelopes Annual 15-16 Z1759 6” x 6” Colonial White Envelopes Annual 15-16 Z1816 Durables Artisan Studs Annual 15-16 Z1833 My Creations® Kraft Container Annual 15-16 Z1838 5 x 7 Hinged Display Tray Annual 15-16 Z1849 Bronze Shimmer Trim Annual 15-16 Z1851 Scallop Border Punch Annual 15-16 Z1853 Aqua Dots Annual 15-16 Z1871 My Creations® Kraft 3-Ring Album Annual 15-16 Z1903 Base & Bling Adhesive Dots Annual 15-16 Z1904 Base & Bling Adhesive Strips Annual 15-16 Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim Annual 15-16 Z1919 Purple Shimmer Trim Annual 15-16 Z1922 Pink Glitter Paper Annual 15-16 Z1924 Dot Embossing Folder Annual 15-16 Z1925 Chevron Embossing Folder Annual 15-16 Z1926 Quatrefoil Embossing Folder Annual 15-16 Z1927 Damask Embossing Folder Annual 15-16 Z1928 Durables Triangle Studs Annual 15-16 Z1934 Flamingo Dots Annual 15-16 Z1953 My Creations® Journaling Cards Box Annual 15-16 Z1956 Hip Pics Album Annual 15-16 Z1960 Stripe Embossing Folder Annual 15-16 Z1980 My Legacy Cocoa Damask D-Ring Annual 15-16 Z1981 My Legacy Slate Circles D-Ring Annual 15-16 Z1982 My Legacy Cocoa Damask Post Bound Annual 15-16 Z1983 My Legacy Slate Cirlces Post Bound Annual 15-16 Z1986 Pink Shimmer Trim Annual 15-16 Z1991 Teal Glitter Paper Annual 15-16 Z1992 Purple Glitter Paper Annual 15-16 Z1993 Arrow Embossing Folder Annual 15-16 Z1994 Floral Embossing Folder Annual 15-16 Z1995 Honeycomb Embossing Folder Annual 15-16 Z1996 Woodgrain Embossing Folder Annual 15-16 Z1997 Triangle Border Punch Annual 15-16 Z1998 Chevron Border Punch Annual 15-16 Item # Description Catalog Z2006 Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard Annual 15-16 Z2009 Red Enamel Hearts Annual 15-16 Z2010 White Enamel Stars Annual 15-16 Z2015 Designed Décor Black Shadow Box Annual 15-16 Z2016 Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box Annual 15-16 Z2023 Bling Gems Gold Assortment Annual 15-16 Z2028 Designer Creations Short Stack Album Annual 15-16 Z2036 Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags Annual 15-16 Z2037 Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags Annual 15-16 Z2038 Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags Annual 15-16 Z2039 Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags Annual 15-16 Z2049 Designer Creations Cupcake Box Annual 15-16 Z2050 Designer Creations Takeout Box Annual 15-16 Z2053 Designer Creations Buttoned Bag Annual 15-16 Z2054 Base & Bling Journey Style Sheet Annual 15-16 Z2055 Base & Bling Signature Style Sheet Annual 15-16 Z2090 My Legacy Lagoon Chevron D-Ring Album Annual 15-16 Z2091 My Legacy Ruby Floral D-Ring Annual 15-16 Z2092 My Legacy Lagoon Chevron Post Bound Annual 15-16 Z2093 My Legacy Ruby Floral Post Bound Annual 15-16 Z3018 Heart Embossing Folder Annual 15-16 Z3019 Vine Embossing Folder Annual 15-16 Z3020 Diamond Embossing Folder Annual 15-16 Z3021 Scallop Embossing Folder Annual 15-16 Z3025 Blue Shimmer Trim Annual 15-16 Z3032 Rolling Tote Annual 15-16 Z3034 My Legacy BlackD-Ring Annual 15-16 Z3035 Pixie Extra Thick Twine Annual 15-16 Z3036 Flaxen Extra Thick Twine Annual 15-16 Z3039 Glacier Extra Thick Twine Annual 15-16 Z3040 Thistle Extra Thick Twine Annual 15-16 Z3043 My Creations™ Black Mini Book Annual 15-16 Z3044 My Creations™ Kraft Mini Book Annual 15-16 Z3069 My Creations™ Mini Mix Album Annual 15-16 Z3070 My Creations™ Mini Folio Annual 15-16 Z3078 La Vie En Rose Assortment Annual 15-16 Z3079 Urban Assortment Annual 15-16 Z3082 Zoe Assortment Annual 15-16 Z3084 Sangria Assortment Annual 15-16 Z3085 Kaleidoscope Assortment Annual 15-16 Z3092 Georgie Assortment Annual 15-16 Z3114 Roller Stamp This Happened Annual 15-16 Z3115 Roller Stamp Day-to-Day Annual 15-16 Z3137 My Creations™ Pint-Sized Container Annual 15-16 Z3145 Picture My Life Overlay Black Annual 15-16 Z3147 Cut Above™ Dapper Giraffe Card Kit Annual 15-16 Z3148 Cut Above™ Beautiful Blossoms Card Kit Annual 15-16 Z3168 Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection Annual 15-16 Z3170 Cricut® Artiste Collection Annual 15-16 Z3171 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection Annual 15-16 Z3173 Base & Bling Affirmations Style Sheet Annual 15-16 Z3174 Base & Bling Lovely Blooms Style Sheet Annual 15-16 Z3177 Picture My Life™ Through the Year Scrapbooking Program Annual 15-16 Z3178 Picture My Life™ Childhood Scrapbooking Program Annual 15-16 Z3179 Picture My Life™ Georgie Scrapbooking Program Annual 15-16 Z3180 Picture My Life™ Going Places Scrapbooking Program Annual 15-16 Z3181 Picture My Life™ Beautiful You Scrapbooking Program Annual 15-16 Z3182 Instalife™ Album–Berry Annual 15-16 Z3183 Instalife™ Album–Teal Annual 15-16 Z3186 Instalife™ Cards–Colorful Me Annual 15-16 Z3187 Instalife™ Cards–The Bright Side Annual 15-16

Sunday, May 22, 2016

May stuff!

It's been awhile, a lot has happened here at the Metzger Ranch. Hubs had surgery, chemo and complications from the chemo. Everything gets put on the back burner for sure when one is sitting in the chemo room all day and hospital rooms. Now, he is recovering slowly but able to do things. We are more than grateful for his recovery! Let God be praised for His wonderful mercies in our behalf.

The month of May is here and with the rain and cold the first of the month I decided to redo the old cubboard in the kitchen we have had for 20 or more years. I chalk painted it and waxed it after we sanded it and Hubs cut the end off to shorten it. Making room for a new refrigerator.

This month is also the month all scrappers look forward to. National Scrapbooking Month and along with that Close To My Heart offers another beautiful paper pack that is not in the catalogs and exclusive for the month of May only. For only a purchase of $60 in product you can get this paper pack for FREE! They also offer a unique and exclusive stamp set to go with it for $17.95. Check it out here~ Happy Times. If you choose the Happy Times Paper Pack, I will send you the Workshops offered for cards and scrapbook layouts if you want them. I will also offer a FREE workshop to do both. 

You can also purchase an album at a discount of 25% off!



Have a nice day!



Sunday, April 10, 2016

Baby I'm worth it......

Click here for video. Your opportunity awaits!!!!!
United States—The Close To My Heart Opportunity: You Are Welcome Here

BABY, I’M WORTH IT!

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Signing up as a new Consultant with Close To My Heart during April is more rewarding than ever. Not only do you get your beautiful New Consultant Kit at a new, lower price, but when you submit $350 in personal sales within your first 30 days**, you get your choice of either a FREE Cricut® collection or $100 in Select Product Credit—and that’s in addition to the Straight To The Top start-up bonus that you’ll earn along the way!
So if earning money—and rewards—through your love of scrapbooking and stamping sounds like a dream job, then now is the perfect time to join Close To My Heart. Believe us, it’s worth it!
*New Consultants must reach qualifying sales of $350 before receiving their free Cricut® collection or $100 in Select Product Credit.
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Offer valid April 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – April 30, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT).

Monday, April 4, 2016

I am so excited!!!! I figured out how to organise my stamp sets in Evernote. First, it is easier to go to the website set up your account and download it to your computer, then, you should be able to sync it to your phone and other techno equipment you may own. 

Here is the video I watched. One thing I learned or can't figure out how to do is put them in chronological order but, then, I realized they don't have to be because of the way you set them up you put in key words and the stamp sets will show up. I will be putting them in chronological order in the box. Also, another thing I am adding to the information in Evernote is the number of the box they are in and numbering the boxes accordingly and I am putting each letter in seperate Notebooks (ex. A stamp sets together, B stamp sets together). 

I will be using these boxes to organise my stamp sets. These are the large sizes but you may not need that big of a box. Here are smaller ones for stamp sets. Both boxes will also work for Embossing Folders. 

My Acrylix® Organizer

Large Organizer

   

I took photos of my stamp sets and added them into the note area for that paticular stamp set. Be sure and resize your photo. I put them on pixels and changed to 400x300. Nice and small but still able to see them. 

I am also excited about getting ready to go to a Scrapbook Retreat in Sturgis, MI! Beautiful place on a lake. Hope to get alot done.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 21, 2016

March's Stampaganza is here!


Wow, Spring is gotta be here somewhere! Still using our wood stove to keep warm here, how about you? I have been having a blast putting together the Workshops Your Way in the Seasonal Expressions 1. 

This month's spotlight is on the beautiful Penelope! I can't begin to tell you how gorjus this paper is and how wonderful the Scrapbook layouts are and the adorable cards.

 

                        Workshops Your Way™ Penelope Scrapbooking Kit

                                                       Item Number: G1106
The pictures don't even do this paper justice. Check out this cute stamp set that works great with this paper. And it even has a Thin Cuts Dies to make cutting these cute critters out. You will need this Memento Stamp Pad to stamp the outlines with.

Black Memento™ Ink Pad

Item Number: Z899



                        Spring Critters

                         Item Number: C1638

           Spring Critters Thin Cuts

                  Item Number: Z3207
 I stamped the critters on our very, very white and smooth Watercolor Paper.

                Watercolor Paper

                 Item Number: Z3146

Then, I added colors with the Watercolor Paints and brushes.

                  Watercolor Paints

                     Item Number: Z3132

                Paintbrush Set

               Item Number: Z3188


  Sorry, its not real clear, but, here is some of my cards I made and the critters I haven't used yet. I used the instructions for the Free Workshop outline you can download but, for some reason, I didn't cut things right so some of my cards are not exact and I made some mistakes on the layouts too. I guess that's what happens when I try to cut and work on this and try to talk at the same time. But, there again, who says they have to look exactly like the instructions. I have to do some tweaking on my pages anyway to fit my photos on. 

 Watch the video below to see how to paint and put the cards together. There are 3 more videos that show you step by step how to cut and assemble the whole workshop.
How To Make the Cards.

Remember, this month's campaign is Buy Two Stamp sets and get One FREE

The Seasonal Expressions will be done at the end of April and all of the stamp sets in that catalog will be retired. In fact, the stamp set featured above is about to be all sold out by the end of this month so hurry and get yours today!!!!!!

The Annual Inspirations is finished by the end of August and most of those stamp sets will be retiring also. 

If you do decide to purchase this month's featured Workshop Your Way (Penelope) and want help with anything, let me know and we can get together and do this. Or plan to come to the next Workshop/Club/Crop Day listed above under events.



Thursday, March 3, 2016

February Overview

Its only been 2 months since Christmas and New Years but a lot has happened for us around here. Sickness, surgery, chemo. Events I had never thought could happen to either of us; but has. 

So, with that said, I am a bit behind so, what I want to share on here first is the projects I did with the February Workshop Your Way of the month~Charlotte.


I used watercolors on the flower and leaves and some on the background. I used various stamp sets for the background along with some water colors. A couple of the Charlotte Complements and the dots are Liquid Applique. I
have been asked for a tutorial on how I did the back ground. 

I attempted to copy this tutorial (thanks to Pete Hughs of Sizzix) using Close To My Heart Stamp Pads- Sorbet, Slate and Whisper. I didn't get quite the same effect, maybe because our stamp pads are different from Tim Holtz. And I didn't use the Water Color paper just regular white card stock.

 I then just stamped with various CTMH stamp sets-
D1544- Distressed Background-(retired)

Before I start, I want to say that using Water Color Paper works better than regular card stock. It holds up to the water you will be putting on it. So, needing to do another example to show you how I did the background I tried the above directions again on the sample on the left......

and watercolors on the right using Water Color Paper. On the left one I used the sponge shown and with a circular motion added the colors Sorbet and Slate. Sprayed it with a lot of water and still didn't get the results so I just left it like you see adding the different background stamps with Cashmere, Cocoa and Slate. I also used the sponge and put more color on where I thought it needed it and because there was water on it I was able to smooth out the edges of the ink. 




Using the Cashmere and the sponge shown I distressed the edges all the way around. Below is the other attempt with the watercolors. Lots of water is the key and I held it upright to let the colors drip down. I tried to match the sorbet and the slate. You can either let it air dry or dry it quicker with a heat gun.




You can also go back and add more color if you want it darker and even let the lighter color show in places, gives it a different look. The thing about water colors is, you can't make mistakes the sloppier the better. Once its dry, add the background stamping in the Cashmere, Slate and Cocoa. Distress the edges with the Cashmere like it shows above.



The stamp was too long for what I wanted to do with it so I wrapped it around the end of the block and stamped with Cocoa. 




I added the Doodled circle with the Cashmere. This is the left sample with the stamp pad inks. And below is the water colored sample.




I used this stamp set for the flowers and leaves. It has die cuts (below) to make cutting them super easy!

                   
   It is recommended to use Black Memento Stamp Pad or anything equivalent that is water resistant or permanent ink. Let it dry well. I start with a wash of watercolor and water. Its better to have less than more at the start because you can always add more and build up. If you add too much the paint tends to feel chalky so keep it thin if you can. 






 I hope this helps. You can send me questions by messaging me on FB. Have fun with this and play with the paints. Another idea if you don't have the paints is to use the ink in the lid of your stamp pad. Just squish the lid into the pad before you open it and use the residue left in there in the same way you would the watercolor paints~lots of water.

And now, here are the rest of the cards and the 3 scrapbook pages I made with the Charlotte Workshop Your Way.




 With the Workshop Your Way you can make 3 two page layouts......


The colors worked wonderful with our Son's wedding pictures.


And these 3 cards below. There is enough paper to make 3 each of each design.


And there is a few scraps left to make a few more cards. I hope these are inspiring for you. Happy crafting!

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