Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Countdown to Valentine's Day - Day 5...

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Today I decided to make a card that's not your typical Valentine's Day card in that it's not all shades of pink and full of hearts. Instead, I used a Sorbet card base measuring 4 1/4" x 5" that I scored randomly, a Champagne mat measuring 3 1/4" square, Claire Bulk B&T Duos (floral) measuring 3" x 2 7/8", Claire Bulk B&T Duos (pattern) measuring 2 3/4" x 3/4" and I punched out the center of the largest flower using a scallop circle punch. I adhered the scallop flower to the top of my card with some foam tape, stamped the sentiment using January's SOTM - Happy Valentine's Day and embellished them with some bitty pearls.

Supplies used -

Paper: Claire Paper Packet (X7166B), Champagne (X5931) & Sorbet (X5751) Cardstocks
Stamps: Happy Valentine's Day - Jan SOTM (N/A)
Ink: Cashmere (Z2175) Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pads
Accessories: Opaques Pearls (Z1336) & 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
Other: Fiskars Scallop Circle Punch


February Specials...

This month is jam-packed with specials galore! Who's ready to see what Close To My Heart has to offer in February?

First up, is the lovely February Stamp of the Month. Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $17.95. Or when you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you will qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing of $5—that’s over 70% off retail!


Home Sweet Home (Set of 4)
Recommended Blocks:
3" x 3" (Y1006)
 Available only Feb. 1 - 28, 2013.


February is sure to be a month of digital delights because you can purchase any Studio J® layout for only $5—that’s a savings of $1.95 per layout! This is a great opportunity to try Studio J for the first time. Create adorable baby layouts with the Wishes and Fishes kit (shown), or use the new Express Collections with collections of 10 ready-made layouts plus a front and back cover that are easy to use and professionally designed. Preserve your memories at a low price for a truly digital delight!


I hope you are excited as I am... Beginning this month I will be offering a Mystery Hostess Drawing. Qualifying orders are eligible to be entered into my monthly Mystery Hostess Drawings! Orders placed via my online store under the Mystery Hostess Link and orders placed via e-mail are eligible. You will receive one entry into the drawing for every $25 in products that you purchase. Be sure and click on the Mystery Hostess link prior to placing your order. Below is a screen shot of the link you need to click on. 

The Mystery Hostess gathering will close on February 20, 2013 at 11:59 PM (MST). To be entered into the drawing for February, your order must be placed online or via e-mail prior to the closing! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!

I've created a new page on my blog titled "MYSTERY HOSTESS" on the top right hand side for future reference.


Monday, February 4, 2013

Countdown to Valentine's Day - Day 4...

Today, I decided to create some cute little Love Notes to put in my kids' lunchboxes each day. They are super easy to make too! All you have to do is choose what color cardstock you'd like to use and trim away. I used 2 sheets of 12" x 12" cardstock and trimmed every 2 inches until I had a 2" square. I then rounded all of the corners and stamped my little owl and heart. They fit perfectly inside the rounded square window tin that I tied with some CTMH Black Tulle Ribbon.

Supplies used -

Paper: Hollycock (1246) & Whisper (X5929) Cardstocks
Stamps: Whooo's Your Valentine (N/A)
Ink: Hollycock (Z2128) & Slate (Z2173) Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pads
Accessories: Corner Rounder (Z578)
Other: Rounded Square Window Tin (Papermart)


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Countdown to Valentine's Day - Day 3...

For Day 3 I decided to use one of the new CTMH Pillow Boxes and decorate it by first running it through my Sizzix Big Shot inside of my A2 Twizzle Embossing Folder. Second, I tied a bow around it with CTMH's Black Tulle Ribbon. Third, I punched a heart out of  Hollycock cardstock and added a bling gem to it. Finally, I adhered it to the center of the bow with a glue dot. Easy peasy Valentine Pillow Box in less than 5 minutes from start to finish! All you have to do is decided what you'd like to fill it with and you're good to go!!!

Supplies used -

Paper: Hollycock Cardstock
Accessories: My Creations™ Clear Pillow Boxes (Z1840), Black Tulle Ribbon (Z1798), Memory Book Mini Glue Dots® (Z341) & Bling Gems (retired)
Other: Sizzix A2 Twizzle Embossing Folder & Sizzix Big Shot


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Countdown to Valentine's Day - Day 2...

For Day 2, I decided to make a little treat pouch using a 6" x 6" sheet of Claire B&T Duos. Simply take your sheet and turn it so it looks like a diamond. Score inward from the left point at 2 1/2" and inward from the right point at 6". Turn your sheet a quarter of the way, scoring inward from the right point at 2 1/4" and inward from the right point at 6 1/4". Trim away the 4 mini triangles where your score marks intersect, fold and adhere. Your pouch should measure 3 1/2" x 6".

Supplies used -

Paper: Claire B&T Duos (X7166B), Blush (X5640) &  Hollycock (1246) Cardstocks
Stamps: Whooo's Your Valentine (N/A)
Ink: Slate Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad (Z2173)
Accessories: 2" Scallop Circle Punch (Z1392)
Other: 1 3/4" Circle Punch (Fiskars), 1" Scallop Circle Punch (Fiskars), 3/4" Circle Punch (Fiskars), 4" Tube


Friday, February 1, 2013

Countdown to Valentine's Day...

This is the card that I made to kick off my Countdown to Valentine's Day. I started with a Blush cardstock base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"), random stamped hearts on a White Daisy strip (1" x 4 1/2"), stamped the small heart in Hollycock on to White Daisy cardstock, the medium heart in Blush on to White Daisy cardstock, the large heart - half in Slate and half in Hollycock - on to White Daisy cardstock and stamped the sentiment in Black on a Hollycock strip (1/2" x 3 3/4"). I added a Grey Sparkle Badge Button to the banner.

:: Supplies used ::

Paper: Blush (X5640), Hollycock (1246) & White Daisy (1385) Cardstocks
Stamps: Whooo's Your Valentine (N/A)

Ink: Black (Z2105), Blush (Z2106), Hollycock (Z2128) & Slate (Z2173) Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pads
Accessories: Grey Sparkle Badge Buttons (BULK273),  Corner Rounder (Z578) & Micro-Tip Scissors (Z534)


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Still Available...

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with an incredible deal—our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit (CC1022) for only $10! Combine your love of papercrafting with the contents of this kit to create personalized valentines—perfect for classrooms and other group settings. This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.

Kit includes:
• 12 — Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
• 3 — 12" x 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
• 1 — Sheet Silver Glitter Paper—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
• 12 — Treat Tubes with Lids—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
• 1 —My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)

This kit offers you a sneak peek at two new Spring/Summer 2013 products: the treat tubes and the silver glitter paper! Decorate the die-cut boxes with the stamp images, cardstock, and glitter paper. Then attach the clear tube and fill with treats for valentines in a cinch!

Shipping/handling may apply. Offer valid December 13, 2012—
January 31, 2013. Maximum of one Whooo’s Your Valentine kit per
qualifying order.

Watch the video below to take a peek at the kit and click on the "Shop Now" button to order from my website...  Be sure to click on "Join" my Whooo's Your Valentine Gathering and check out the clearance items by clicking on "While Supplies Last".



Friday, January 18, 2013

Clearing Out My Stash...

I have a ton of stamp sets that I would like to clear out of my house. To view them, please visit: http://scrapcrazydiva.blogspot.com/p/items-for-sale.html or click on PRODUCTS FOR SALE upper right tab.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 14, 2013

January Stamp of the Month...

Want to kick 2013 off with a bang? Then check out what Close To My Heart has to offer this month...

First up, is the lovely January Stamp of the Month. Each month you can enjoy 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, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.


Only available January 1 - 31, 2013.

Set of 7
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
2"x2" (Y1003), 2"x3 1/2" (Y1009), 2"x6 1/2" (Y1010), 4"x5" (Y1012)


Friday, January 11, 2013

Sneak Peek of the 2013 Idea Book...

Look what will be available on February 1st... There are 7 new My Reflections Scrapbook Kits and the sampled artwork for each of them is below. Enjoy!

Buzz & Bumble



For You

Later Sk8r

Surf's Up


From the artwork pictured above, you will notice that CTMH has added some new textiles, canvases and frames to their already fabulous lineup. I will post another "Sneak Peek" tomorrow of the new Workshops On The Go. Until then...


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Especially for Mom...

It's been a while since I've posted some of my own artwork, but I couldn't resist. My mom's birthday was on Wednesday and I decided to make her a card. I decided to scroll through various sketches in my feeds and came across the one below from CPS - Card Sketches.

And this is what I came up with from the sketch...


I know it's not your typical birthday color scheme, but I wanted to work outside of the box. We're going out to dinner tonight to celebrate. I really hope she likes my handmade card.



Thursday, January 3, 2013

Project Life - CTMH Style...

Project Life - CTMH Style has begun! For those of you wondering what Project Life is, it's an album documenting your life daily, weekly or monthly. It's completely up to you! I'm choosing to document my life weekly because it seems a bit more manageable for me. If I forget to take a picture one or two days, I will still have the remaining days pictures from the week to document. I plan to work on this album every Sunday after church or early evening.

Another example can be seen here - http://pinterest.com/pin/34199278390482911/

Please note: the example shown in the link is not using photo storage pages, but have given the pages the same look by adhering all of the elements to a 12x12 sheet of cardstock and placed in a 12x12 sheet protector. That is definitely another option. 

Recommended products: 

Who's ready to join me?! It's not too late to begin. Just start snappin' away... :-)