Monday, July 29, 2013

Free Make it from Your Heart Books!

I can't believe I haven't posted in almost a month!  Where did the time go?  For those who know me or have followed me for any length of time, you know that the last two weeks in July and the month of August are a busy time here.  The thoroughbred horses have arrived in Saratoga Springs, and the tourists abound.  I've been busy sewing Tu-tu bags and American Girl and Bitty Baby clothes, plus painting mailboxes to sell in the shop in Saratoga.  As usual, the time creeps up on me before I know it!  My big Brother ULT2001 machine is trying to "spit the bit" (a horse term that means they're giving it up and not trying).  I had to buy a new machine and I picked it up last week.  I haven't even had time to open the box, but that's what I'm doing this morning.  I bought another Brother with the hopes it will be as easy to run as my old one.  I have a Pfaff machine that I bought first and I hate it.  I wish I never let anybody talk me into it.  UGH!!  So, anyway, thanks for hanging in with me.  I was going to post some pictures last week of what I had been working on, but time got away from me.

Now, to CTMH...I will be posting some artwork pics as soon as I get them taken.  It won't be until tomorrow, so check back on Wednesday and see what I've been creating.  In the meantime, I have a couple of specials going on.



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Good Monday Morning!

Time is quickly running out to pick up any of your "must haves" from the retiring list.  Be sure to check out the Retiring List on my website.  Ignore the date at the top of it.  I'm thinking that whoever put the list together at corporate CTMH forgot to turn the year ahead in their brain.  LOL!  You know how it is the first couple of checks you write right after the first of the year.  Takes a moment to remember to write the correct year.  :)


Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

     Cricut Artbooking Cartridge

I'm still taking pre-orders for the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge. You'll also receive a free August Stamp of the Month.
  • You can pre-order it for $99 with free shipping and tax. 
  • Or, you can pre-order it for $112 (which includes tax and shipping) and receive a FREE Workshop on the Go kit.
Or, you can wait until August 1st to place your order.  For the month of August, when you order the Artbooking cartridge, or $50 in CTMH products, you'll receive this great Stamp of the Month for FREE!  How cute is this set?!

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PLUS!...you can choose any Workshop on the Go for FREE with your cartridge order!


Make it from Your Heart - FREE!

How, you ask?  Easy!!

Simply purchase $50 in product from my website between today, July 29 and Wednesday, July 31st,  and I will contact you to see if you'd like Volume 1 or Volume 2, shown below. Both are a retail value of $7.95.

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Each Make if from Your Heart booklet offers 16 two-page layout patterns, two single-page patterns, and 12 different card patterns all based off of Close To My Heart's Workshop on the Go kits.

Purchase $100 in products and I will send them both!

And, if you don't already have a new Fall/Winter Idea Book, I'll send you one FREE with your order.
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So, hop on over to my website and start shopping! :)

Sincerely,

Suzanne Davis
suzastampin@aol.com
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Friday, July 5, 2013

Stamp a Stack Club

Happy Friday!!

Here are the cards that the Stamp a Stack Club did for the month of May.  We used CTMH's  D1543 Country Born stamp set.

The papers used are the CTMH Buzz and Bumble ,which just sold out, and a retired paper called Stella.  The lone Barn Red and grey card uses papers from the Dakota pack, which also just sold out.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Create a Card

Happy Thursday!  I'm a day late posting the next Create a Card.  Let's just say it's been a busy week so far!  As some of you may know, I sew American Girl and Bitty Baby clothes and paint mailboxes for a shop in the city.  Tourist season is in full swing, and, let's face it, I spent more hours creating with paper than I did with fabric and paint.  So, I'm pushing it now.  But, I work better under pressure :)  At least that's what I tell myself.

Anyway, the weather in upstate NY has been abysmal with rain, rain and more rain.  I saw a joke on Facebook the other day that suits it to a T.  It said "It's only rained twice this summer.  Once for 45 days and once for 35 days".  That's about it!  Tuesday afternoon we had downpours like I've never seen.  They were worse than Hurricane Irene.  The ground is so terribly saturated with water that there was no place for this water to go but into the house. UGH!  We have a finished basement, but space all around the finishing with drains to get the water and channel it outside.  There was just too much and it started to come up over the drains.  Thankfully, after Hurricane Irene we found this handy dandy little sump pump that has a spot for hoses on both ends as a big sump pump won't fit in the narrow drains.  By the time we had the pump up and going, we already had some water in the basement.  So, I spent all evening with the wet/dry vac in one spot just sucking it up and used my rug shampooer  to get the rest that was seeping in.  I wasn't sure how long the sump pump could take the pressure, so I had to get up every hour to make sure everything was ok and suck more up with the shampooer.  Thankfully, things are drying out now. 

So, without further ado...LOL!  Here's this week's card.


Today's card was created using CTMH's D1543 Country Born.  The papers are from a retired kit called Stella.  Main colors are Tulip and Sunset.

Here are the instructions:


4 ¼” X 5 ½” Side Fold card base

4 ¼” x 5 ½” Sunset card stock
2 ¼” x 2 ¾” Sunset card stock
4” x 5 ¼” Stella Background and Texture Paper
1” x 4” Stella Background and Texture Paper
2” x 2 ½” Bamboo card stock

Stamp image and sentiment with Tulip ink. Attach to Sunset card stock
Attach Stella Background and Texture Paper to Sunset card stock.
Attach two 4” pieces of Stella Zip strip 1 ½” from bottom and 1 ¼” from top.  Attach Olive side of Stella Background and Texture Paper between the Zip Strips.
Attach matted image 1 ¼” from top and 1 ½” from bottom.
Wrap Baker’s Twine twice around card front and tie knot.

This card was created for my Stamp a Stack Club.   Each month in the Stamp a Stack Club, one creates 10 unique cards designed by me.  In your Stamp a Stack Club package, you receive a stamp set, and all the paper and embellishments to create these cards for only $27!  If you'd like to join the club, whether you are near or far, please email me and I'll get you set up.

Have a great 4th of July and stay cool!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Technique Tuesday

Ribbons and Trims

Learn how to use Close To My Heart's ribbons and trims to create elegant embellishments for papercrafting projects. From sophisticated shimmer trim to trendy chevron ribbon, there is a trim for every card, layout, or 3-D item! Watch the video to learn how!



Break out your ribbons and trims! Have fun!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Magic Monday

Today's Magic Monday is a traditional layout created using Close To My Heart's Later Sk8r paper packet.  I just love the colors!!

Sadly, CTMH is all out of this paper pack with the exception of the Workshop on the Go.  Looks like everybody loved it as much as I did!!

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July Close To My Heart Specials





Get the gorgeous Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit for half price in July — no qualifying purchase required! From July 1 to July 31 you can get this trendy kit to create your own canvas art to hang in your home, regularly priced at $39.95, now discounted to $19.95 — more than 50% off! Take papercrafting to the next level with this adorable home d├ęcor piece that you can display for all to see.

Get the Workshop on the Go Canvas Kit.

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Stamp of the Month - S1307 Sweet Life

I love this stamp set!!  It can be yours for $5 with a $50 order, or $17.95.

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Let's Get Patriotic - Stamp Style!
A portion of every sale of these fabulous stamp sets will go to help the military.



 Home of the Brave D1576 - $17.95
Strong and Free D1575 - $17.95
Courage B1437 - $9.95
 Hurry and get your limited-time patriotic stamp sets before July 31! During this patriotic time of year, there is no better time to get a unique stamp set and benefit the military.

The My Acrylix® Strong and Free (D1575), Home of the Brave (D1576), and Courage (B1437) stamp sets were designed specifically for this campaign and are only available from June 1 to July 31. Five dollars from every patriotic D-size stamp set and $3 from every patriotic B-size stamp set sold will benefit a military-support charitable organization.

Donations in the US will be made to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the country. Donations in Canada will be made to the Canadian Hero Fund, which supports spouses and children of fallen Canadian military troops by helping provide post-secondary education funds.


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Pre-Order your Fall/Winter 2013 Idea Book




I can't believe we're thinking Fall/Winter when it's just the 1st of July!  If you'd like to pre-order your copy, click the Buy Now button below.  There is not charge for the catalog, but they are $5 to help defray the cost of postage.

If you are in any of my clubs, or have placed an order through me out of the Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book, you will be receiving your FREE copy the last week of July.




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Be sure to scroll down to Friday's post and check out the new CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge that will be available on August 1.  Reserve your copy today!