Saturday, July 28, 2012

Free CTMH Paper Packs and My Stickease Sets

I love the them.  Get goosebumps and tears in my eyes at almost anything that happens during them.  Did you watch the Opening Ceremonies last night?  Did you stay awake for the whole thing??
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My favorite part was of course the Queen and her escort, James Bond.  My boys all loved Mr. Bean and the Chariots of Fire.  Then they quickly fell asleep sometime after that.
I waited for an appearance from the Doctor...Smiley from millan.netbut didn't see one speck of a blue police box.  Rats.

For breakfast this morning, Engineer made us all Olympic Ring pancakes. Yummy!

Right now the TV is tuned to the Olympics and no doubt it will stay that way for the fortnight.  See, that's my Old English coming through.Smiley from

Before I get too carried away with Olympics and all things English, let me share with you what I came to share...FREE Close To My Heart products and an offer from me!
July is almost over and the end is quickly racing towards us like...Smiley from  well see, I've started up again.

This month, CTMH is offering a pair of free products when you place online orders!  How does it work?  Today, July 28th and tomorrow, July 29th, when you place a $75 order with me here,  you'll recieve a free Sophia paper pack and My Stickease!

Orders place Monday, July 30th and Tuesday, July 31st will recieve a choice of a free Believe paper pack and Holiday Pockets...

Or a free Wonderland paper pack and My Stickease!

With the end of the Spring/Summer Idea Book in sight, now is a great time to get all your favorite products before they retire at the end of the month!

And now for my offer...when you click to JOIN the "July's Craft Closet Party" from my website when you place your order, your name will be entered to win $30 in free products from the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book!

Have fun shopping and good luck!! Smiley from

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Me Mini-Album Featuring New CTMH Products

Well look at that...two posts in one week!
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Careful...I wouldn't want any of you to get hurt.

I finished up one of the projects we did at Convention a couple of weeks ago.  There is always so much to do and look at, I don't think I've ever brought home a finished piece!  This one was fun to do and I'll be offering it as a class next month.
It features all new products, so this will be like a sneak peek for you! Smiley from millan.netI've used paper from the new Avonlea and Scholastic packs, Slate cardstock and ink (a new fabulous color!), Slate Satin Ribbon, Silver Shimmer Trim (love this...self adhesive and the glitter doesn't flake off!), Houndstooth Irresistibles, Floret Paper Shapes, Sparkles (ok, not new but I still love Sparkles!!), and our new Album Pages Dimensional Elements...which happens to coordinate perfectly with our new Artiste Cricut Cartridge!

Take a look at how it all comes together:

Smiley from millan.netI just love it!

It measures 4"x4" so it's the perfect size for little hands or for capturing little moments in life.

I hope to be able to get back to regularly crafting and blogging.  School started last week and this year, all 3 boys are in school all day.

Gives this mama lots of crafting time!  You know, after housework is done.
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Yeah, that's what I thought, too!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

CTMH Convention 2012 Roommate Gifts

It seems I've been neglecting my blog lately!

I'd love to say I've been on an extended holiday,
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or become rich and famous, Smiley from
or even been approached by a tall, dark and handsome man with a british accent and magic blue box. Smiley from
But sadly, none of those things have happened...yet. Smiley from

What did happen was Blogger changed things around and with the end of school and summer travels, I just did not have the time, or patience, to sit and figure things out again.

I did start several different posts, but ultimately had to just give up.  Things looked wonky and I had to wait for my IT guy (Engineer) to sit down with me and help.

But now I think things are settled down and I can actually get some things posted!

Let me start with sharing this necklace I made. 

A couple of weeks ago, our CTMH Convention was held in Dallas.  I've always brought the whole family with me to convention, but this time they opted not to join me.  Dallas in July...can't imagine why.
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Anyway, since I was going to stay with friends, I wanted to join in that long tradition of giving roommate gifts.  I wanted something we could wear the whole time and decided on these stamped washer necklaces.  Do you like?

Inks: Ranger Inks Black, White, Stream, and Silver

I got a metal stamp set earlier this summer and was happy to find another use for it!  As you can see, I stamped "CTMH  Dallas  2012" on the back and colored the letters with a black sharpie.  Then I used rubbing alcohol to quickly wipe off the excess ink.  I used Ranger Inks to color the front of the washer to match our convention group color (Lonestar Lagoon) and then covered it with CTMH Liquid Glass.  I let them dry over night.  I found charms that would mean something to this convention: our initial, a heart with a rhinestone, and a boot.

I had so much fun making these!  I'm going to have to look for more excuses to whip some up...or not!

So now that I think I won't blow a gasket every time I try to post, I promise to be better about sharing things.  After all, a new CTMH Idea Book is almost here and it is full of fantastic things for the upcoming holiday seasons!

But if I do see a magic blue box around my house, you may not hear from me for a long time!
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