Saturday, May 31, 2014

June CTMH Newsletter

November 30, 2010
Spring/Summer Idea Book 2013
Dear Margit,
Hi there,

the sun has come out and its beginning to be nice and warm! At least here in Florida it is - ha! I hope you are taking advantage of it and you are making lots of great pictures.

If you read this newsletter in May you have just another day or so to catch our cute little paper kit - Free to Be Me! If you read it in June you can take advantage of our other great offer. Either way - you win!
Celebrate 30!
Jeanette's anniversary means a gift is coming for YOU.
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We're continuing our celebrations of founder Jeanette Lynton's 30 years in the stamping and scrapbooking industry by giving you an anniversary gift! During June, when you place an order totaling $50 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. Get your own fabulous themed collection, which may feature anything from ribbons to washi tape to textiles, and enjoy 30 full days of super savings!

*Offer valid June 1-30, 2014, while supplies last. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the qualifying order total plus the price of the promotional item ($30).

 Contact me for more details about the Celebrate 30! promotion »
Mini Stamps
Small sentiments with big heart.
2014 Spring Summer Idea Book, p. 118
Less is more, even in stamping. For those times when you want to make your message short but still sweet, say it with mini stamps from Close To My Heart. A whole new line of small sentiments and icons is available now at the very affordable price of $2.95 per set. With the help of a circle spin card and just a minor embellishment here and there, these mini stamps relay a BIG message-and they look adorable doing it.

Get your own mini stamps »
Editor's Note
As always in June I will be going to convention looking at new toys - that means we will be retiring some old friends soon! That means - if you if you have favorite paper, embellishments, tools, etc. - get them now, they may not be around after the new book comes around. There will be some exciting new things coming. And the only way you will find out is if you subscribe to either my blog, my newsletter or keep checking my facebook page. I will always keep you up to date!
Margit McCabe
Close to my Heart
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June Stamp of the Month: Kaboom
Get more bang for your 5 bucks.
June 2014 Stamp of the Month: Kaboom (S1406); 2014 Spring Summer Idea Book, p. 15
Paying only $5 for a stamp set? Now that's the bomb! Get in on the action by placing an order of $50 or more during the month of June and receiving the explosive $5 deal on the Stamp of the Month set, Kaboom. Your summer adventures should be documented with a bang, and that's just what this firework-themed stamp set will contribute to them as they begin to adorn your scrapbook pages. Make sure you jump on this dynamite deal before it's too late, because the offer ends June 30.

 See the June Stamp of the Month »

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In May we had our first card class here in Florida. Check out my blog for the details about the cards and the class.

We will have our next class on June 13. If you live close by me, we would love to have you join us! We will have a masculine flair! I will post pictures soon, so keep checking my blog and facebook page.

Right now I have my classes in the evening, but I already have requests for classes in the morning. So, I will schedule one in the morning.

If you miss one, but would love to make them at home or you live too far - its as easy as ordering the kits. Just go to my blog and order the kit!

If you like the stamp set for these cards - you do not want to wait - you only have to the end of May to get this set! 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Look what we made!

Last Friday was a fun evening! I met with a wonderful group of ladies for the first time! We decided, we will do it again - if you live in the Winter Garden, Florida area - you are invited to join us. Check out the Meetup section for the ScrappingBee group and you will find us :)

They learned some great new techniques and we made new friends - what more can you ask on a Friday evening?

We used the current May SOM, You've Got a Friend. I used the Stella background paper, but the Ariana background paper would have been just as beautiful! I also used the following cardstock:

Outdoor Denim, Crystal Blue, Creme Brulee, Chocolate

I used the following inks: Black and Bamboo. When you use black to stamp, you want to use bamboo first on your acrylic stamp to protect your stamp. It will not stain quite as bad. Then go into the black ink pad. Clean the stamp right away. Either way - just consider your stamps "well loved" if they get stained :)

For embellishments I used the topiary ribbon, sparkles, washi tape, 3-d tape and other embellments.

Of course, I used our trusted Artiste cartridge to help me cut out some of the shapes. The Cuddlebug helped me with the dry embossing! Whew - I may have missed a few things. Oops - almost forgot to thank one of my important tools - Make it from the Heart! If you do not have one of those How to books - you want to get one. I have been with Close to my Heart for over 20 years and I still use them. Maybe I use them, because I have been with them for that long ... I don't know. Either way, I love those books as a reference. A great starting point for your designs.

Let me know if you need a place to start and I will be glad to help you! Have fun crafting and stamping!

Margit aka Scrappingbee

Thursday, May 8, 2014

New Product Collections

Have you seen the new cool product collections yet? With each collection you can get a savings of $5 to $10 plus you are on your way to qualify for the current Stamp of the Month plus this month you will qualify for the National Scrapbooking special or any other current monthly campaign! Savings all the way around! 

Oh, did I forget, you will also be close enough to qualify for a gathering. That means you could get $25 in free product.

Contact me today and let me help you get the most for less!

Papers and Albums - what more do you want?

 National Scrapbooking Month is in full swing! Here is an image of the papers you can get only this month - do not miss your chance. Once the packets are gone, they are gone.

An update on our albums. We finally have our damask albums in stock - Yeah! Of course, they are so popular, you want to get them as we get the supplies in. They will run out periodically. We will restock on a regular basis. So, if you want to get your album now - don't delay :)

Currently, the Dark Cranberry album (Z1343) and the Hollyhock album (Z1344) are the lowest in stock, with an outage of the Dark Cranberry likely within the week. At current sales levels, stock of the Hollyhock album is anticipated to last through mid-June. Both the Dark Chocolate (Z1342) and the Outdoor Denim (Z1346) may experience a brief backorder in May as the last of our material is manufactured into completed albums. Once all the completed albums are manufactured, we will have a large enough inventory of these two colors to easily last through the current Idea Book’s season ending July 31, 2014.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Card Celebration!

Come on out to the May Card Play Group!

We will meet at my home in Winter Garden, please email me for the directions after your RVSP!

The May Card Play Group will meet on May 16th, at 7 pm to 9 pm, we will make a few of these cards. You will be able to learn some great techniques. You will be able to play with the cricut - bring your own matt, if you have one please!

Please bring your own favorite basic tools, like scissors, adhesive, etc. I will have enough extra paper supplies.

The fee for the class is $10.00

If you can't attend and would like to have the workshop shipped, please add $5.00 for shipping, thanks. I will make it easy for you:

The total with be $15.00

Hope to see you soon!


Quick Crafting with Class

Don’t just let the stamps fall where they may in the month of May—get some tips and tricks on popular, timesaving stamping and general papercrafting techniques. Also learn more about how you and your customers can receive the fabulous friend–themed May Stamp of the Month set for only $5!

If you are local and you want to come stamp with me - RSVP now for May 16th!

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!

A scrapbooker's quilting bee!