Tuesday, July 31, 2012

2012 Fall/Winter Idea Book Reveal Party

When: SATURDAY, August 11, 2012 from Noon - 4pm
Where: My Home (email me to RSVP and I will provide the address)

Come Enjoy the FUN, FOOD and FREEBIES and enter to win the GRAND PRIZE!!

I just previewed the new Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book and can’t wait to share it with you! You will receive a free copy just for attending my Idea Book reveal party. This Idea Book, like all the CTMH Idea Books, is filled with layout & card ideas, tips and tricks to get your creative juices flowing. I will be displaying some of the latest products CTMH has to offer, there will be completed samples for upcoming workshops and classes, a “Creation Station” for you to complete a project FREE of charge, including something you can only make with the CTMH Cricut Cartridge!

Along with raffles throughout the day, you will automatically be entered into the Grand Prize drawing, simply for attending. There are several other ways to enter the Grand Prize drawing, and therefore increase your odds of winning. You will…

• Receive 1 entry when you RSVP “Yes” by Monday, July 30th

• Receive 1 entry for every $10 you spend the day of the Open House.

• Receive 1 entry for each friend you bring that was not invited by me (advance notice required)

• Receive 1 entry when you complete the scavenger hunt at the party.

• Receive 1 entry for signing up for an upcoming workshop/class (prepayment is required).

• Receive 5 entries… a FREE gift*… and a FREE Stamp of the Month* when you book and host your own Home Gathering. *FREE Gift and FREE SOTM received at your Home Gathering.

• Receive 5 entries when you join a monthly club (see the Hostess Club tab or email for details)

• Receive 10 entries when you join CTMH.

One name will be drawn for the Grand Prize at 4:00 pm on Saturday. You need not be present to win, and if you are not, you will be notified Saturday evening.

Refreshments will be typical finger foods.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Make It From Your Heart with Avonlea

I am excited to share my latest layouts, made exclusively with CTMH products.  One of my favorite items in the new 2012 Fall./Winter Idea Book is the Make It From Your Heart, Volume 1, which replaces the How To Books that are now retired.  This awesome book contains patterns and cutting guides for 16 Two-Page Layouts, 2 One-Page Layouts and 12 Cards.

I decided to try the first 2-page layout in the book.  I used the Avonlea pattern, which is one of my favorites in the new Idea Book.  The layout is called Artful Turnabout, and I love the flow of the layout and the designated journaling spot.

I tried to incorporate some of the new items, but also use some of my current products.  I love the new Canvas Shapes... they are so easy to stamp on.
This layout really showcases our journey through Atlanta and finding each painted Dolphin for another photo opportunity.
The next pattern I decided to try from the Make It From Your Heart book is #4 Hip To Be Square.  I have not added photos yet, but I love how this turned out.  I can't wait to get my photos processed and add them.  I will most likely use the Sepia mode for printing again as I love the way it matches the colors in the Avonlea Paper Pattern.

While the first layout concentrate more on Chocolate and Olive as accent colors, this layout concentrates on the Avonlea Teal, Green and Slate colors.  I used the Stamp Set from the Avonlea WOTG.
I really loved using the new Velvet Rub Ons.  I was surprised at how easily they were to apply and how elegant they look on the paper.
I added a Dimentional Element diamond and dressed it up in simple fashion with the Avonlea WOTG Stamp Set.
This close us shows the Velvet Rub-ons and the flower was applied to the Avonlea Teal paper and then cut out.

I really enjoyed making both of these layouts, I hope you enjoy viewing them!  August 1st is when you can get your hands on some of these great new products!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Loving the new products...

I haven't had a chance to break into the box containing all my new CTMH products from the new 2012 Fall/Winter Idea Book (available August 1st).  I spent the weekend organizing my scrapping space and decided today was the day!  I love all of the new patterns, but Clementine is one of my favorites!!  All the new products mentioned in this article will be available to order August 1st!  Just click on the Shop With Me button on my blog.

I decided to try the new Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Pads... I was nervous, but working with them was so easy and I love the way the color dries vibrant, but quickly. I used the stamp set from the Clementine Workshop on the Go for the border trim using Twilight at the top and Creme Brulee at the bottom.  I also used the stitch stamp in Twilight at the bottom to add a pop of color.
I decided to couple this great pattern with the Fashionista Stamp Set from the 2012 Spring/Summer Idea Book. I stamped the figure first with Creme Brulee Pigment Ink, then waited a minute for it to dry and stamped a second time with Chocolate Ink. I love the way it came out... you can just see a tiny bit of yellow under the stamped image.
One of my favorite parts about the Fashionista Stamp Set is the Sentiment... Love who you are... I took one of the Dimensional Elements and lightly covered it in Creme Brulee, then stamped the sentiment in Chocolate. I added some brown bakers twine and some glitter glue to add some dimension.  I love the way it turned out.
I ran a little more Baker's Twine across the bottom to balance it out from the top.  I took one of the Dimensional Elements Hearts and lightly stamped Twilight on it, wrapped some Baker's Twine around it and added a few Opaque Adhesive Gems.

I can't wait to add photos, then again... I may just frame it and keep it the way it is!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Perfect Pairs Campaign

During July, get a free paper packet and coordinating accessory—a Perfect Pair— with every qualifying online purchase.
Place an online order of $75 or more in July and we’ll send you a popular paper packet and coordinating accessory—a Perfect Pair—for free! That’s a retail value of up to $17.90! Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month so you’ll want to place more than one qualifying order to snatch several Perfect Pairs. Place your order early in the availability period, as the promotion is while supplies last.
Order Dates                                   Perfect Pair                                                            Original Retail Value
July 1–5         Mischief Paper Packet (X7144B) & Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462)  $15.90
July 6–10       Dreamin' Paper Packet (X7142B) & Harvest Charms (Z1633)  $14.90
July 11–15     Fanfare Paper Packet (X7138B) & Level 2 Assortment (Z1400) $17.90
July 16–20     Lucky Paper Packet (X7137B) & My Stickease® Assortment(X7137C) $17.90
July 21–25     Mayberry Paper Packet (X7136B) & My Stickease® Assortment (X7136C)  $17.90
July 26–29     Sophia Paper Packet (X7131B) & My Stickease® Assortment (X7131C)  $17.90
July 30–31     Believe Paper Packet (X7145B) & Holiday Pockets (Z1486) OR $14.90
                     Wonderland Paper Packet (X7146B) & My Stickease® Assortment (X7146C)  $14.90

Offer valid July 1–31, 2012. While supplies last. Additional shipping/handling and tax may apply. Discounted productsdo not count toward a qualifying purchase.

Place your order online at my shopping site: http://debkillian.ctmh.com/