Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I'm Tickled Pink with Twine!

This project was inspired by our challenge on Between The Folds, which is a Close To My Heart Blog meant to challenge your creativity!  We hope you play along!

The current challenge is "Thick Twine"... and we had to select from our amazing CTMH Twine line, which is chalk full of adorable colors!  Most recently we were happy to get White Twine, which is still thicker than the typical thread, but not quite as thick as the really thick colored twine we carry!  I love them all!

I chose to use the new "Tickled Pink" Thin Cuts with the coordinating "Tickled Pink" Stamp Set!  To say I am tickled pink is an understatement!  I love these so much... and I had a blast making them!! The white twine provided the perfect little accent across the bottom of my card!  I topped it off with an adorable retired glitter button and some sparkles!  Did you know that you can take one of our ShinHanart Touch Alcohol markers and color the clear sparkles and even the little glitter button that used to be silver... I love that little trick!

I was having so much fun, I decided to create another card!  I used the artwork in the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book as my inspiration for both cards!  Check it out!  If you find you would like to get your hands on one of the current idea books or any of the product used on these cards, please stop on over to my website!  NOTE: Black Glitter buttons are retired ad Tickled Pink Thin Cuts are currently on back order, but will be available June 10th!

Don't forget to check out the inspiration from the other designers over at Between The Folds Weekly Challenge... we hope you will play along!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Get them before they are gone... Retiring Items - while supplies last!

I am so sad to see some of these items go... but I am excited to see what will fill the pages of the new Idea Book that will be released August 1st!  

To honor the outgoing product and celebrate the incoming product, I am offering you a chance to win $25 in Hostess Rewards that you can use in June, July or August!  That's right... if you choose to save your Gift Certificate for $25 in Hostess Rewards, you can use it on the new product in August!!! 
  1. Go to my website: http://debkillian.ctmh.com/
  2. Click on the JOIN Celebrate Retiring Items & Flash Sale
  3. Submit an order of $25 or more
  4. Drawing will be on June 27th - there will be 2 winners!
As a special bonus... June is going to be the month of FLASH SALES!  Current and Retired Item Bundles every weekend (Friday-Monday)!  If you JOIN the gathering above and purchase any of the Flash Sale Bundles over $25, you will be qualified for the drawing!  

Check out the lists below (click on them for a larger view)!!!  Did you notice that 3 Cricut Collections are retiring?  Art Philosophy, Artiste and Artfully Sent are going, going, gone as of July 31st!  Get them while you can! 

Don't forget to check out the Clearance section while you are there!  Clearance purchases also count toward your $25 minimum purchase requirement for this drawing!

Please email me with any questions, killiandeb@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The time to be "HAPPY" is now...

Scrapbooking all of my memories makes me HAPPY!  I absolutely love the May promotion from Close To My Heart in honor of National Scrapbooking Month!  It's called Happy Times!!! Click the photo to get your hands on this amazing paper pack and coordinating stamp set while supplies last!  It is only available during the month of May! 

In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, the designers over at Between the Folds Blog decided to feature the beautiful Happy Times collection.  We hope you stop over and check out the amazing artwork the designers have prepared.  Don't forget to submit your own beautiful artwork featuring the The Happy Times Paper.  You may also use the featured colors if you do not have this amazing paper pack!  Here is the layout I created using this amazing paper pack! It was so much fun to make and it truly made me happy!!

Here is another layout I created using the adorable coloring style background page!  You can leave it blank like I did, or actually add pops of color to match your project! 

The top FIVE Things that make me so HAPPY about this Paper Pack...
  1. You can earn this beautiful paper pack for FREE with a qualifying $60 order of CTMH Product
  2. If you don't want to spend $60, you can purchase this paper pack for $14.95
  3. It has an adorable coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, for $17.95
  4. It features so many amazing papers, including gold foil, whitewash woodgrain, floral, polka dots, ombre and even a coloring style floral page so you can create your own background... it it just jam packed with today's latest paper crafting trends!!!
  5. CTMH has provided the directions for a 6 page Scrapbook Workshop using the Happy Times Paper Pack.  Once you have ordered your paper pack, email me at paperhugz@gmail.com with Happy Times in the subject line and I will send you the directions to complete this 6 page workshop (shown below).

What are you waiting for... get your Happy Times now... after all... the time to be HAPPY is NOW!!