Archive for May, 2014

June CTMH Special: Celebrate 30!

In honor of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the stamping and scrapbooking industry, when you place an order totaling $50 during the month of June, you can add your choice of 1 of 6 great gift collections to your order for just $30!  Each collection has an original retail value of at least $50—some even as high as $65.  Plus, each collection is perfectly tailored to fit a variety of interests and styles.  They feature everything from gift bags to ribbons to washi tape to alphabet stickers—and much more!  So make sure you take advantage of these savings and snag your own collection for just $30.  It may be Jeanette’s anniversary—but you get the gift!

Dates: Offer valid June 1, 2014–June 30, 2014.  Shipping/handling is calculated based on the qualifying order total plus the price of the promotional item ($30).  Offer valid while supplies last.  Clearance, “While Supplies Last”, and Studio J items do not count towards a qualifying purchase ($50), nor does the gift collection itself.

Ivy Lane Workshop On the Go Scrapbooking Kit


On July 11, we will be creating the Ivy Lane Workshop On the Go Scrapbooking Kit.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by June 6 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Ivy Lane Workshop On the Go Scrapbooking Kit includes:
1  – My Reflections Ivy Lane Paper Packet (X7178B)
1 – My Acrylix Ivy Lane Workshop Stamp Set (D-size) (exclusive to this kit)
4 – Cardstock Sheets (2 Kraft, 2 White Daisy)
1 – Ivy Lane Assortment (Z3001)
1 – Purple Glitter Gems (Z1936)
1 – Instructional Brochure

Basic Workshop on the Go supplies: All Workshops On the Go Kits use some or all basic supply items which I recommend you bring with you.  These items include a paper trimmerscissorsspongepiercing tool/matMy Acrylix blocks for stamping, and adhesives of your choice (which may include Liquid GlassGlue Dots3-D Foam, etc.)

Additional Supplies required to complete: 
Z2103 Bamboo Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2118 Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2128 Hollyhock Exclusive Inks Pad
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection

Coordinating products:
X7178C Ivy Lane Complements
Z3001 Ivy Lane Assortment (one included in kit)
B1443 Hello Wonderful Stamp Set
C1581 Inspiration Flourishes Stamp Set
Z1936 Purple Glitter Gems (one included in kit)
Z1916 Sparkles Black Flourishes – Small
Z1857 Mini-Medley Accents Rosewood Collection

Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers): Bamboo, Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy, Kraft

When you place an order of $50 or more, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.
The Stamp of the Month is:
(May) You’ve Got a Friend
(June) Kaboom
*The Stamp of the Month may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be (June) Kaboom.

The current Constant Campaign is:
(May) Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month: Free to Be Me Paper Collection for just $5!
(June) Celebrate 30! When you place an order totaling $50 during the month of June, you can add your choice of 1 of 6 great gift collections to your order for just $30!
*The Constant Campaign you qualify for may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be the June special.

Additional Layout: (directions on my website)

Pure Joy Baptism Layout by Wendy Kessler

This is So Amazing Layout by Wendy Kessler

Quick Crafting with Class

Stuck in a stamping rut? Get some tips and tricks on popular, timesaving stamping and general papercrafting techniques, and learn more about how to receive May’s fabulous Stamp of the Month set from Close To My Heart for only $5!  Only available for the month of May so get yours today!

Featured items used in this video:
S1405 My Acrylix You’ve Got a Friend Stamp Set
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks Pad

And don’t forget about the May special which has a coordinating workshop including this stamp set!

Use Your Stash Blog Hop – Brings May Flowers

This hop is a circle; if you have just started simply continue until you make your way back here; if you have already started, you should be coming from Katy Donaldson Taylor.

Dolls Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: Retired paper packet, Paper Flowers (retired), Brown & Tan Sparkles, Gold Shimmer Trim (exclusive to the Ivy Lane Cardmaking Workshop on the Go Kit), and Scallop Border Punch.  Sketch from Sketch Savvy.

This layout was a fun way to use flowers, not only did I use the paper flowers but the paper I used also has flowers.  I tried something new with this layout; I used the Shimmer Trim to create my title.  It worked well in making the block letters and was the perfect size!

Now hop on over to Janet McCormick!

List of participants:

  1. Katy Donaldson Taylor
  2. Wendy Kessler
  3. Janet McCormick
  4. Casandra Bennet
  5. Theresa Morrow
  6. Joy McHargue
  7. Judy Faye Garner
  8. Shirley Ross
  9. Adeline Brill

Glitter Gem Balloons Layout


Supplies needed for this project:

Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 1: Pattern 17 (altered)
X7182B Timberline Paper Packet
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet
X5929 Whisper Cardstock
X5757 Gypsy Cardstock
X5930 Slate Cardstock
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1922 Pink Glitter Paper
Z1829 Black & Grey Glitter Paper
Z1934 Flamingo Dots
Z1936 Purple Glitter Gems
Z1919 Purple Shimmer Trim
Z1935 Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles
Z1895 Base & Bling Purple Jewels
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Z1979 EK Tools™ Journaling Pen
Cricut® Shape:
9 1/2″ RDS Overlay <HeloWrld> (p. 84)
2 1/2″ Border <HeloWrld> (p. 84)
2 1/2″ Shift+Border <LookWhos> (p. 84)
1 3/4″ RDS Icon <HeloWrld> (cut 2, p. 84)
1 3/4″ RDS Shift+Icon <LookWhos> (cut 2, p. 84)
2 1/2″ RDS Shift <LookWhos> (p. 84)
2″ Accent 3 <HppyBday> (cut 3, p. 70)
1 3/4″ Accent 3 <HppyBday> (cut 2, p. 70)