Monday, July 16, 2018

Christmas Card Using Conie Fong "Ellie's Holiday Helper" and CTMH Sparkle & Shine paper

Hello friends!  I hope everyone is doing well.  It is really hot in Southern CA; and I have heard it is hot in most areas of the US right now.   I am trying to stay cool by staying indoors and trying to find time to craft.  LOL!

Kit and Clowder Facebook Group is having a fabulous 20 day celebration; and you can get this adorable new release digi FREE called Conie Fong "Ellie's Holiday Helper".  It is a private group; so you need to Join first if you are not a member.  Kit and Clowder is Celebrating their 20,000 members with 20 days of wonderful prizes and discounts.  Today is Day 16; but you can still go back and register for the previous prizes and pick up the free digis and discount coupons for all the previous days.  So hurry over by clicking the link above.  The celebration ends July 20, 2018.

If the celebration is closed by the time you see this - just click here for Conie Fong "Ellie's Holiday Helper" to purchase this adorable digital stamp.  I love this sweet, adorable image that Conie Fong has created.  Here is my 2nd Christmas card of the year.  

I am entering this card in "As You Like It Challenge".  The topic is Favorite Celebration and why.  I have always loved Christmas.  I love riding around to see the Christmas lights and decorations, the smell of a fresh Noble Fir Christmas tree, spending time with family and so much more.  You can feel the excitement in the air at Christmas, more than any other time of year.   



Inside Card
Using CTMH Woodland Wishes Stamps & Thin Cuts Z4015.  Stamp alone is D1696. (retired) 


Supplies used to create this card:

Dies 
Frame with image - Spellbinders Scalloped Labels One (S4-375)
Frame behind image - CTMH Cricut Artiste (retired) #M441E2
Reindeer & Trees inside - CTMH Woodland Wishes  Stamps & Thin Cuts (Z4015) Stamps only (D1696) retired
Merry Christmas words inside - Sizzix Tim Holtz Season's Greetings

Paper & Strip words - CTMH Sparkle & Shine (X7176B) retired
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Ruby
Inks - CTMH Juniper, Heather
Frantage - Stampendous Mixtures I made up
Ribbon - Offray
Bling - Want2scrap.com

Markers
Elephant - C1, C2, C4, RV000, RV10
Sweater on Elephant - BG10, BG32, R35, R37
Mouse - W1, W3
Sweater on mouse - BG10, BG32, R35, R37
Snow - BG0000, C1, BG10, 0, Jelly roll Clear Star (glitter on snow)
Star - Y11, Y15
Tree - BG11, BG34
Sky - RV000, BG10, RV0000



I am entering this card in the following challenges:


613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (3 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafting With Dragonflies - Animal (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Totally Girly (1 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas w/option (No limit)
Di's Digi Challenge - Christmas in July (1 of 3)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Scraps/Christmas (1 of 3)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/option (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (No limit)
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Celebration & Why (See note above) (Thursday)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes Christmas (No limit)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5) (Wednesday)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)  (Tuesday)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes With a Critter (3 of 5) (Other Date)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Craft's Galore Encore Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
  Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Love To Craft - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 



2 CTMH July Special's
Stampaganza! First Special
Buy 2, get 1 equal or lesser value FREE!


Stampaganza is back! 

During July, buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at the full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value free! Choose from stamp sets in the current Annual Inspirations or Seasonal Expressions 2, plus the popular Solos number and letter stamp sets that we've brought back just for July! Solos stamp sets can also be purchased in two different bundles, one for letters and one for numbers, for even more savings! 


25% off when you purchase the bundles
4 Special Stamp Sets plus kit to make 7 cards with 1 page layout
CTMH Special 2 


Dates: July 15,2018 (12:01 am MDT)– August 31, 2018 (11:59 pm MDT)

"Here's To You" - CTMH 4 Special Stamps or choose bundles to make 7 cards and one layout. Two different bundles or stamps sold individually; which do not qualify for the stamp special of the month. There is a printed workshop to go with this special.

The "Here’s to You special" features a workshop kit inspired by life’s special occasions. It includes 4 exclusive stamp sets plus supplies to create a collection of beautiful artwork using the exclusive stamp sets featured in the Here’s to You special. You can create 7 cards and 1 layout; depending on your needs.

The Die cuts are available on the CTMH Cricut Artistry Cartridge. You can purchase it hereat CTMH as a physical cartridge collection or as a digital collection.  

Save 25% by purchasing the stamps bundled with a collection of products that you can use to recreate the artwork shown here and more.



Only $5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95 with no other purchase
S1807 Highlight Reel
CTMH Artwork
Use for Cardmaking


Use for Scrapbooking and More!







I would love for you to join my private group.  
A place to share ideas, creations and more.

I have a new Facebook VIP Group and would love to have you join me.  Just click on the bold words and click Join.   Can't wait to see you there.  I also have discounted CTMH stamp sets there as well. Check under Photos.




Thank you visiting my blog.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and  more. You can earn FREE products by joining my Rewards club.  Call, text, Facebook message or email me with any questions you might have.

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It's Good For Your Health!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Thank You card Using Ching-Chou Kuik Aloha Lady with CTMH Postcard Perfect Paper Pack

Hello friends!  I hope everyone is staying cool.  I know there has been a heat wave here in Southern CA and we had 117 degrees last Friday, 115 on Saturday and still over 100 each day right now.  I remember when I moved out here in 1998 that it was always cooler (70's and 80's) in this area; but the temperatures have continued to increase over the years and breaking records every year.   

I don't seem to have enough time to craft; and it takes me a week or longer for each of my cards.  My life feels like it is on a treadmill all the time or roller coaster.  I hope it isn't that way for everyone; but maybe it is.

Pop over to Kit and Clowder Facebook page for their 20 day celebration.   There are lots of prizes from many vendors.  Have fun! 

I have a new Facebook VIP Group and would love to have you join me.  Just click on the bold words and click Join.   It is a place to share ideas, your creations and more.  I can't wait to see you there.  I also have discounted CTMH stamp sets on there as well. Check under Photos.

I created a Thank you card using Ching-Chou Kuik Aloha Lady.  I love this image; but had not found the time to create with it.  My die at the bottom should have been with a brighter color; but I wanted it to match the top border of butterflies; which is created with a paper that has darker to lighter colors on it.  So, it isn't your computer making it look lighter on the right side.  LOL!  

I had to use this gorgeous CTMH Perfect Postcard Paper, CC5181.  I just bought a second pack of it; because CTMH brought it back and it is while supplies last.  See the link below under Supplies.  The dark paper behind the card makes it look a little darker than it is; but this is the best I could do.  Sorry.


                                                Ching-Chou Kuik Aloha Lady    


                                           With White Background
The butterflies are darker than this photo.  They are shaded starting with darker color on left going to a lighter blue green on right.  



                                                      Inside Of Card


Supplies:


Outside Dies:
Circle with Image - Sizzix
Scalloped Circle Behind Image - Cricut Anna Griffin cartridge
Butterfly Border - Joy Crafts Noor Design
Border at Bottom - Spellbinders Peresian Accents (S5-034)
Thanks - Memory Box
Single Butterflies - Joy Crafts

Inside Dies
Outside dies behind sentiments - Spellbinders Gold Labels Four
Oval with sentiment & Sentiment - CTMH Fresh Air Cardmaking Stamps & Thin Cuts -Z4186) -- Stamp set only - C1722
Flower border inside - Joy Crafts

Image -  Ching-Chou Kuik Aloha Lady
Paper - CTMH Postcard Perfect CC5181  
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Canary, Blossom Reverse side, Goldrush
Inks - CTMH Glacier, Blossom, Outdoor Denim (retired)
Blue Dots - CTMH Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems (retired)
Pink Pearls - Want2scrap.com
Sentiment inside about friends - CTMH Documented Cardmaking Stamps & Thin Cuts (Z4172) --Stamp set only - C1719

Markers 

Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Hair - Y11, Y15, Y35, Y17
Dress - RV00, RV34
Lips and Arm band - RV34
Eyes - BG11
Pink Flowers - RV00
Small Blue flowers - BG11
Lg. flowers - BG11,Y15
Large leaves - YG45
Small leaves - YG41



I am entering this card in the following challenges:


613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 8) (Sunday)
Dragonfly Dreams - Summer (No limit)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (No limit)
Stamping Sensations - In My Garden (2 of 3)
 Just Us Girls - Citrus (Citrus colors/orange/lemon/pineapple/lime) (No limit) (Saturday)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/option (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (No limit)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Flowers plus Sentiment (1 of 5) (Thursday)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5) (Wednesday)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (2 of 2)   (Tuesday)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes With a Critter (2 of 5) (Other Date)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge Blog - Thank You/Sympathy (1 of 3)
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Craft's Galore Encore Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
  Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Love To Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 

CTMH July Special
Stampaganza!
Buy 2, get 1 equal or lesser value FREE!
Stampaganza is back! 

During July, buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at the full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value free! Choose from stamp sets in the current Annual Inspirations or Seasonal Expressions 2, plus the popular Solos number and letter stamp sets that we've brought back just for July! Solos stamp sets can also be purchased in two different bundles, one for letters and one for numbers, for even more savings! 

CTMH July Stamp Of The Month
Only $5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95 with no other purchase
S1807 Highlight Reel
CTMH Artwork
Use for Cardmaking
Use for Scrapbooking and More!



I would love for you to join my private group.  
A place to share ideas, creations and more.

I have a new Facebook VIP Group and would love to have you join me.  Just click on the bold words and click Join.   Can't wait to see you there.  I also have discounted CTMH stamp sets there as well. Check under Photos.



Thank you visiting my blog.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and  more. You can earn FREE products by joining my Rewards club.  Call, text, Facebook message or email me with any questions you might have.

Remember - Keep On Creating!!
It's Good For Your Health!!