Tuesday, November 28, 2017

My new crafting space!

My new crafting space!

Recently we decided to update our upstairs of our home - that included my crafting space. I wanted to share what my studio looks like now. When I hold smaller workshops and card buffets - you get to share that space with me. Enjoy!




Much of the artwork serves to inspire me or are reminders of some of the events I may have attended. The green bug eyes you may see peeking out, remind of the last Cub Scout Day Camp I was leading as the Program Director - fun times! 
The Bee on the shelve - well, my handle is the "Scrappingbee", enough said - ha!
Throughout the room you can see some of our organizational tools, our Workspace Wonder, our other organizers on the shelves. I love to be organized. Our papers and inks all have their place, so I know where I need to go. 
If you should need a hand on getting organized, please let me know. Sometimes it does not need a major reno to get organized, but just a need to know what you want to do with a space.

Have fun crafting!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Black Friday Specials and more!





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In the next couple of weeks, there will be several e-mails from me.  There is a Black Friday special, Cyber Monday special, and on December 1st - 12th, I will have a daily Twelve Days of Christmas special.  You surely don't want to miss the Twelve Days of Christmas and the personal specials I will have!  However, I certainly understand if you unsubscribe due to the larger amount of e-mails.
I will also post all those specials on my Facebook page, if you would prefer to keep track through there - please let me know.
BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL
Friday, November 24th from 12:00 am - 11:59 pm


There is a one-day flash sale on my website to celebrate one of the busiest shopping days of the year! The sale will give you a chance to get a 50% discount on all currently available Cut Above® Layout Kits. This includes our current kits as well as a selection of layout kits that were previously available. Some of these kits are only available in low quantities, so be sure to place your orders early!


Cut Above Noelle Christmas Kit - $5.98



Cut Above
Party Time, Adventure
Forever & Always, Little One
$7.48






Cut Above Baby Boy or Baby Girl - $29.98


The Baby Boy and Baby Girl kits are an exceptional value!  You have the materials to make 10 coordinating 2-page layouts.  They include die-cuts, stickers, photo placeholders, and instructions.  Each kit also includes 11 Memory Protectors.

As a special value, when you order the Baby Boy or Baby girl kit, you can add a My Legacy Album for just $20.96!

This is a fabulous shower or new baby gift!  If you are a new Mother or Grandmother, this is also a wonderful way to document baby's first year!
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Cut Above
Party Time, Adventure
Forever & Always, Little One
$7.48






Cut Above Baby Boy or Baby Girl - $29.98


The Baby Boy and Baby Girl kits are an exceptional value!  You have the materials to make 10 coordinating 2-page layouts.  They include die-cuts, stickers, photo placeholders, and instructions.  Each kit also includes 11 Memory Protectors.

As a special value, when you order the Baby Boy or Baby girl kit, you can add a My Legacy Album for just $20.96!

This is a fabulous shower or new baby gift!  If you are a new Mother or Grandmother, this is also a wonderful way to document baby's first year!
SHOP BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS!



Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A Pastel Christmas

 See what I have found on the Close to my Heart Blog - enjoy:

You can find this kit at:

Cut Above Layout Kit


Red and green, silver and gold—we love the traditional holiday color palette. This season, why not have a little fun and switch things up! Venture into the trendy world of pastel colors and try incorporating them in your Christmas cardmaking and scrapbooking projects.
Pastel color schemes are an easy way to give your holiday crafts a feminine, sophisticated look or a cool, vintage feel.
Take a look at how we are using pastels for Christmas projects this year.
Pastel Christmas Trend #ctmh #closetomyheart #pastel #Christmas #trend #bashful #silver #glitter #pink #lightblue #juniper #December #scrapbooking
This scrapbook page shows you how to mix and match cardstock, paper packets, and Complements to create a completely different color scheme. The pastel color palette gives the project a delicate tone that draws attention to the photos, while the silver glitter die-cuts add some classic holiday bling.
If you like this color trend for your layouts but aren’t too confident you can pull it off without a little bit of help, give our Noelle Cut Above® layout kit a try.
Pastel Christmas #ctmh #closetomyheart #cutabove #noelle #pink #pastel #Christmas #scrapbooking #layout
Featuring the dreamy hues of the pastel holiday trend, this kit is the perfect option for easy memory keeping! The kit includes base pages, stickers, die-cuts, Memory Protectors™, and instructions—all you need is adhesive and a journaling pen! (If you are worried about whether or not your photos will match, try printing them in black and white. Not only would black and white photos look great on this layout, but they would also create a vintage finish to your pages.)
Paired with black and white, a pastel color scheme can add a touch of class to holiday crafts, including cards. Adding a Christmas sentiment with sparkles and Silver Glitter Trim keeps things festive.
Pastel Christmas Trend #ctmh #closetomyheart #pastel #Christmas #trend #bashful #silver #glitter #pink #lightblue #juniper #December #wonderful #Christmas #card #cardmaking #thincuts #dies #diecuts #vellum #treeline #border #trees
If you prefer a softer, vintage feel, you can combine pink or blue with silver, like the card above. This card features an embossed sentiment and some simple silver embellishments. We’ve created extra dimension by using our Tree Line Border Thin Cuts and both sides of our two-toned Linen cardstock.
Pastel Christmas Trend #ctmh #closetomyheart #pastel #Christmas #trend #bashful #silver #glitter #pink #lightblue #juniper #December #card #cardmaking #thincuts #dies #treelineborder #tree #border #vellum
As you get your holiday crafting underway, don’t foget to try this trend out with your gift tags, too!Pastel Christmas Trend #ctmh #closetomyheart #pastel #Christmas #trend #bashful #silver #glitter #pink #lightblue #juniper #December #gift #tags #diy
Maybe holiday reds and greens aren’t your thing, or maybe you’re looking for something new this year. Pastel color schemes can help you create Christmas projects that are subtle and elegant or fresh and classy. Give it a try! Tell us how you’re using this color trend in your projects in the comments.

Recipes
Merry Christmas Page
X7225B Beary Christmas Paper Packet, X7226B Silver & Gold Paper Packet, Z3350 Whimsy Fundamental Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X5941 Bashful Cardstock, X5979 Juniper Cardstock, Z3367 Vellum Paper, X7226C Silver & Gold Complements, Z4038 Beary Christmas Dots, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
 4¼” x 5½” ‘Tis the Season Card
C1689 My Acrylix® Silver & Gold—Cardmaking Stamp Set, X7225B Beary Christmas Paper Packet, X7226B Silver & Gold Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X5941 Bashful Cardstock, Z3367 Vellum Paper, Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, X7226C Silver & Gold Complements, Z3274 Clear Sparkles, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles, Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z3167 Cricut® Artistry Collection, Sewing Machine
Cricut® Shape:
Artistry
2½” Icon-1 <Travel> (p. 30, #M41036A)
4¼” x 5½” Have a Wonderful Christmas Card
C1689 My Acrylix® Silver & Gold—Scrapbooking Stamp Set, X7225B Beary Christmas Paper Packet, Z3350 Whimsy Fundamental Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X5946 Linen Cardstock, X5941 Bashful Cardstock, Z3367 Vellum Paper, Z891 VersaMark™ Ink Pad, Z4038 Beary Christmas Dots, Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim, Z2067 Ranger™ Silver Super Fine Embossing Powder, Z555 Craft Heater, Z4037 Thin Cuts—Tree Line Border, Die-cutting Machine
Gift Tags
C1692 My Acrylix® The Thought that Counts Stamp Set, X7225B Beary Christmas Paper Packet, Z3350 Whimsy Fundamental Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X5941 Bashful Cardstock, Z2896 Smoothie Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2865 Juniper Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2819 Bashful Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4038 Beary Christmas Dots, Z3274 Clear Sparkles, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles, Z3216 White Twine, Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen, Z3344 Thin Cuts—Basic Tags, Die-cutting Machine

Thursday, November 9, 2017

November Card Buffet



I will have a session at 10 am and one at 7 pm.

Focus on Birthday and holiday sentiment cards, I might have a Thank You sentiment in there as well! I will have:

8-10 card or project designs. Make as many cards as you would like from any or all of the designs for $2 each. I will have cards designed, you can make them whatever sentiment you would like or need to replenish your card stash. The cards are pre-cut, you just put the cards together as per the instructions. Don't worry, I will help if you are not sure about any techniques.

If you would like to bring your unfinished scrapbook projects and work on them, you are welcome as well. I will be more than happy to give assistance to you.

This month I will have all new products for you to enjoy and I want to make room with some of my retired items and they are priced to move!

Special: Place a $30 order and get 3 cards for FREE!

Anyone who completes 10 cards will get a special price!

Bonus: Bring a friend that is new to stamping and get a prize! If you are a new stamper to me, you will also get a prize!

Please RSVP, so I can ensure to have enough supplies on hand for you.

Please contact me at scrappingbee42@gmail.com for more info. Thanks

Physical Cricut Cartridges to Retire

Provo Craft has recently made the decision to discontinue production of physical Cricut® cartridges. CTMH has attempted to secure enough inventory of the You Are Here collection to last us through the duration of our Annual Inspirations 2017–2018 idea book, but effective immediately, all Cricut® Collections that include a physical cartridge are available while supplies last.

 CTMH has made every effort to preserve this product offering for as long as possible.  CTMH has been aware that eventually physical cartridges would be phased out in favor of the digital business model, and have been taking steps to make the transition easier. CTMH has introduced digital-only collections as a way to encourage our customer base to make the switch; CTMH has also introduced a Cricut® Explore Air 2 hostess bundle as an incentive for Consultants and customers alike to upgrade their Cricut® machines. Recently, we even started to include image numbers in our artwork recipes to make it easier to locate images in Design Space.

Tutorial videos are in the works that will help our customers learn more about how to use Design Space and the newer Cricut® machines. We all understand it can be challenging to learn a new system, but also recognize the benefits that come from using the newer machines, including greater control over the creative process and increased flexibility in working Cricut® shapes into your artwork. Though we are sorry to see our physical cartridges go, we are excited about the possibilities available with our digital collections. 
 
 I remember 8-tracks going and cassettes being introduced ~ Then cassettes leave and the CD is the latest greatest...Now Pandora Etc.  SO, as we embrace the new Digital Cartridges, its a whole new world!!!!  I am just learning AND Trust Me I am loving it!!!!  I know, you may have concerns about not being able to be online all the time. You now are able to work offline with your designs as well. That is a huge improvement! There are a lot of fun things you can create - let me show you how!

Please contact me to order your CTMH Cricut Cartridges NOW while stock is available:  llanghammer.ctmh.com    cricut-collections.asp   


OR Contact Me with any concerns about acquiring your CTMH Physical Cartridge: scrappingbee42@gmail.com phone: 801-391-5806
 
 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Latest November CTMH News!

Close To My Heart

NOVEMBER 2017

What's more fun than crafting supplies? Enjoy month-long savings on fundamental items like paper, ribbon, stickers, and die cuts! Save 30% on individual items or 40% on bundles of coordinating items! Learn more about this special »

Holiday Crafting Starts Here
Get inspiration for all your holiday crafting—from decor to gift tags—in our Holiday Expressions idea book. Watch this video to get an idea of what you can do! »

Stamp of the Month: Through the Year
Get the November Stamp of the Month, Through the Year, for just $5 with a qualifying purchase! Find out how »

Plus, by getting this awesome stamp set in November, you'll be ready to make the Through the Year Calendar Kit coming out next month! Watch your inbox for more details to come next month!


 
Thank you for reading! If you'd like to learn more about anything featured in this mailing, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact your Close To My Heart Consultant:

Margit Mccabe 
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
   
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1199 W 700 S, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

Introducing the new Holiday Expression

Introducing the new Holiday Expressions for 2017

September - December 2017



The many products in this edition will take you through the holidays, but you can use many of them throughout the year. I love the new Silver and Gold set - but you will have to see for yourself. As always, we have added
  • more stamp sets
  • thin cuts
  • embossing folders
  • card kits
  • embellishments
I love the many new art ideas that are contained in this edition. The book has 68 pages full of great products. Hurry - you will have until December, you know how quickly time goes :)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sneak Peak availability for Cardstock - get it now!

Cardstock Available Now!

 Yes, you see it right - all of our cardstock changed. It is now duo-sided. We carry 40 colors, but when you purchase one pack of 20 sheets, you really have the option of two colors in each pack! That turns out color pallet to 80 colors! How awesome is that. Check them out now!

 

Basics Cardstock Combo Pack

Item Number: X5942

$14.50


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Product Description

20 – 12" × 12" sheets of two-toned cardstock (2 of each color)
Featured colors:
Linen
Mink
Heather
Almond
Toffee
Espresso
Nutmeg
Charcoal
Pewter
Pebble


Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack

Item Number: X5943

$14.50

 
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Product Description

20 – 12" × 12" sheets of two-toned cardstock (2 of each color)
Featured colors:
Eggplant
Sapphire
Peacock
New England Ivy
Fern
Saffron
Goldrush
Poppy
Pomegranate
Ruby


Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack

Item Number: X5944

$14.50


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Product Description

20 – 12" × 12" sheets of two-toned cardstock (2 of each color)
Featured colors:
Pansy
Pacifica
Lagoon
Emerald
Willow
Lemon
Tangerine
Blossom
Raspberry
Cranberry

Whimsy Cardstock Combo Pack

Item Number: X5945

$14.50

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Product Description

20 – 12" × 12" sheets of two-toned cardstock (2 of each color)
Featured colors:
Thistle
Crystal Blue
Glacier
Juniper
Sweet Leaf
Flaxen
Canary
Sorbet
Pixie
Smoothie

Hello and thank you for stopping by!

This is my first attempt on a blog - can you tell? I am sure you can. From what I have learned about blogs they are like an online journal and you are getting a peak into my soul ...

At this time I am trying to learn how to post my artwork with watermark and copyright and all that jazz -but I a, learning. My plan is to post my work and along with it I will explain what I used and how I made the project.

As we go along, I will also give you a peak into my life. I will share some pictures of my family, places we have been, places we have visited. So, please come back and visit often. Just know, that I am very new to this blogging thing! So, at this time - any help you can give me is highly appreciated in growing my skills in "blogging".

If you live close to me and you would like to join me in my craft place or one my crops please, check my calendar for any upcoming workshops!

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A scrapbooker's quilting bee!