Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Last Day to Order Cricut PREMIUM Mystery Box

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Last Chance!! The new September PREMIUM Mystery Box including 5 Holiday cartridges for just $39.99 ends today

That's a $150 value and more cartridges than ever-before offered in a Mystery Box. 

Supplies are limited, so don't miss your chance to get an incredible deal at Cricut.com today!


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Watercolour Background with CTMH Hello, Life

I finally got back into the craftroom yesterday, the first time since I fell and hurt my shoulder.  I managed to finish one of my Watercolour cards using the CTMH Hello, Life Cardmaking Stamp Set.





 Today is the last day to order these exclusive sets which were released for National Stamping Month.





There are three different sets, available to purchase in a bundle for $41.50 or separately for $16.50 each.



While each set was designed with a different papercrafter in mind,  they co-ordinate so you can mix and match images and all three sets have matching cuts from the new CTMH Artistry Cricut cartridge.


Close To My Heart Products Used:



CTMH Ruby Cardstock


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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder with CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge

Here's a quick gift card holder I made with my Cricut Explore and the CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge for National Coffee Day.



I used to measure and cut these out by hand but using Cricut Design Space and the new Artistry Cartridge make it so easy to do a bunch in no time at all.

Close To My Heart Products Used:





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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Cricut's September PREMIUM Mystery Box is here!

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Right now, Cricut is rewarding all risk takers! The new September PREMIUM Mystery Box includes 5 cartridges for just $39.99! That's a $150 value and more cartridges than ever-before offered in a Mystery Box. Supplies are limited, so don't miss your chance to get an incredible deal at Cricut.com today!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

CTMH September Stamp of the Month with CTMH Watercolour Paints

Trying out my new CTMH Watercolour Paints with the September Stamp of the Month - Paper Garden.

I stamped the backgrounds with CTMH Whisper Ink then went over them with the Watercolours, blending and adding in different shades until I got the look I wanted. 




I also tried out a couple of backgrounds.  I wet the watercolour paper first then added my colours and let them bleed together, then went over them with a clean wet brush and blended the colours out to the edge.   It was a lot of fun,  I've never really used watercolours, so I was happy to just experiment and see how they worked.  




I haven't been able to get back to the craftroom to finish my cards due to a shoulder injury.  
I'll be adding sentiments from the Hello, Life stamp sets and some embellishments and will post my finished cards in a future blog post. 




The CTMH Stamp of the Month - Paper Garden is available until September 30, 2015
 for $21.25 or just $6 with your qualifying purchase of $50






Also available this month only, for National Stamping Month - Hello, Life
Available for $16.50 each or get the bundle for $41.50

Each set is designed for different types of papercrafting, and coordinate with each other for endless possibilities.  
They also co-ordinate with cuts on the new CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge.








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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

September PREMIUM Mystery Box

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There's been a little change over at Cricut!  Earlier this month they were featuring a mystery box for $29.99.

There is now a new PREMIUM Mystery Box available that contains more cartridges than ever included in a single past Mystery Box.   Priced at $39.99 with a value of $149.95

While Supplies Last!

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Pocket Scrapbooking Fast Track Go-Kart Races with Canon Selphy

I spent some time last week printing off pictures from the beginning of this year with my Canon Selphy.  I like pocket scrapbooking because it is fast and easy.  I don't do the weekly Project Life spreads, I still tend to do my layouts based on themes and in somewhat of a chronological order.



I printed my pictures with the Canon Selphy using the Project Life App 
on my iPad to do the 3x4 journaling card. 


I used the CTMH Geometric Backgrounds Stamp Set (retired) to match the checkered flag on the Fast Track Karting logo.   I used my Cricut Explore to do a Print & Cut of the logo and added it to the foreground of the photo to break up the blank space.


I used a 3x4 CTMH Flip Flap to add in the results from all three go-cart races.  I used the PictFrame app for some of the 3x4 pictures and used the label feature so we would know which race the results were from (my family can be a little competitive).  
I like this app because you can save the pictures with a high-resolution for printing.  

Scrapbook.com Flash Deal - Ends 9/23

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Shutterfly Specials - September 18, 2015

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Shutterfly Specials 


50% off Hardcover Photo books + 30% off everything else with promo code SAVORSUMMER at checkout
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Just ordered my MAMBI Happy Planner from Blitsy

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I've been wanting a Happy Planner from Me & My Big Ideas but haven't been able to find them in Canada.

I found them on sale at Blitsy today so I ordered the Good Things Are Going to Happen Planner along with some accessories to go with it.   Ordering everything on sale helps take some of the sting out of the Canadian dollar being so low right now.    I can't wait to start using and decorating it!


Using Canon Selphy Photo Printer for Pocket Scrapbooking

I ordered a Canon Selphy CP-910 last week from Staples.ca.  I've been looking at these personal sized photo printers for a couple of months and decided to try it out.  

After the inconvenience of Walmart & Costco online photo centre having their systems compromised a few month ago I thought this might be a little easier.

The cost per print is more than what I pay to upload and do local pickup but I don't mind paying a bit more for the convenience and if I have large orders to do I will still get some prints at Costco (they use same system as Walmart but no credit card information is stored on server since you pay in store).


Unboxing Canon Selphy CP-910


It comes with paper tray, printer driver disc, instruction manual and a sampler size ink cartridge and 4x6 paper - just enough to do 5 prints.


Very small - doesn't take up much room on table.  Roughly 5x7 in size.



Here's the ink cartridge that came with it.



Really easy to use - just slide it in the side compartment until it clicks.






Paper Tray for 4x6 prints.



Open up the top two pieces to add your paper.  The first piece acts as a dust cover for when your not using the tray.  The second piece opens up to add paper then snaps shut to attach to printer.


Open all the way.



Ready to go into printer.   



Using my iPad -  the printer shows up in my wifi list.  There is a password for the wifi saved on the Selphy.


Ready to print!



Here's a quick video of my first photo being printed out. 



I used the Project Life App on my iPad to put these two pictures onto a 4x6 print.  

I've also downloaded an app called PicFrame that has a lot of photo collages on it - by choosing the 3:2 ratio I have lots of collages to choose from and they will print out just right for 4x6 sized print.  




I played around with the Canon app to print out some of the sample pictures and have also downloaded another app called PictPrint that also connects to the Canon Selphy CP-910.  

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Free Shipping at Scrapbook.com with Coupon Code

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Free Shipping (Coupon Code: GETFREE)



Anything and everything in the store ships free! Add over $60 of shippable items to the shopping cart. Then type coupon code GETFREE into the coupon field at checkout. Standard shipping charges will be removed. Shop now; this coupon code expires September 20th at midnight PST.
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Monday, September 14, 2015

Last Call! September's Mystery Box Ends Tomorrow

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September Mystery Box - $100 value for just $29.99 - get it before it's too late.
This month's  Mystery Box is only available until September 15.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Get An Extra 12% off the Entire Store at Scrapbook.com ends 09/13

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Get an EXTRA 12% off the ENTIRE Store! (Code: LOVECRAFTING)

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Trying out the Bokeh Technique for Card Backgrounds

 This morning I thought I would try out the Bokeh Effect background that I have been seeing all over Facebook and YouTube.

I've watched a few videos and have seen it done with either watercolour paints or stamp pads.
I used stamp pads today and will try it again in similar colours when my new watercolour paints from CTMH arrive.

I cut a stencil out of a thin sheet of acetate with my Cricut Explore.

I chose a few different colour combos and with each one I started with the darkest colour then filled in the empty spaces with two lighter colours and just kept blending with a sponge until I got the effect that I wanted.





I used CTMH White Daisy Pigment Ink to do all the white circles.  I let it dry a bit and then went back over a few on each paper.






CTMH Products used:








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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

It's Here! Cricut's September Mystery Box - See What's Inside!

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Add some mystery to your life and take advantage of the Cricut September Mystery Box! You'll get 4 new materials, 2 accessories and 1 cartridge, a $100 value for just $29.99. The exact contents in the box may be a mystery, but the savings sure aren't! Don’t wait, supplies are limited, so be sure to take advantage of this great deal today at Cricut.com.

Scrapbook.com Daily Deal for September 9th

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Scrapbook.com Daily Deal - Save 15% on All Fiskars - 09/09


Receive 15% off ALL Fiskars products today! Shop the Scrapbook.com Store for your favorite Fiskars tools, trimmers, punches and more! Every Fiskars item has been marked at least 15% off the original MSRP. No coupon is necessary, each discount is already reflected on the product page.

101 Free Prints Today at Shutterfly

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All customers enjoy 101 free 4x6 prints with promo code FREEPRINTS at checkout

Offer expires September 9, 2015 (11:59 P.M. PT). Offer is good for 101 free 4x6 prints through shutterfly.com, our mobile-friendly site or Shutterfly apps. Offer cannot be redeemed more than once per account and/or billing address. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply. Not valid on other sizes, other products, prepaid plans, prior purchases and orders placed for in-store pick up. Cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with other offers or credits. Not valid for resale.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

September Mystery Box now available at Cricut

$29.99 - valued over $99

This contains mysterious items, some of which could be visible from the moon! Includes 4 NEW materials, 2 accessories and 1 cartridge. Hurry and buy one before they run out!!
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Monday, September 7, 2015

Don't Miss the Cricut Labour Day Sale

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To celebrate fall, Cricut is offering great sales that you're not going to want to miss! 

The Cricut Labor Day Sale starts today: For two days only 90 cartridge titles are on sale for $14.99 or less and most supplies are 40% off! 

In addition, Cricut is offering $20 off the Cricut Explore Air Everything Bundle. Be sure to visit Cricut today to take advantage of these sales and more going on now. 


Happy crafting! 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CTMH September Stamp of the Month - Paper Garden

Close To My Heart September Stamp of the Month - Paper Garden is now available for purchase. 
 It co-ordinates with images from the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge.   




Available until September 30th for $6 with your qualifying purchase of $50 or more.  
It is also available for purchase at the full retail price of $21.25.

                                     






In Canada? You can purchase these products on my CTMH website:

Or start your own CTMH business for just $149. 

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New CTMH Annual Inspirations and Holiday Expressions Idea Books Now Available

Today marks the launch of two new Idea Books from Close To My Heart.


The Holiday Expressions Idea Book runs until December 31, 2015 and is filled with tons of Holiday Craft ideas and Gift Items.  
It also features the Stamp of the Month Stamp Sets for Sept - Dec.  



The new Annual Inspirations runs until August 31, 2016 and has so many great new products in it. 


All new Picture My Life sets, new My Reflections Scrapbook Products (paper and accessories) and a fun Instalife line with albums and accessories in 4x4 page size. 




 Lots of great new stamp sets, many coordinate with the new CTMH Artistry Cricut Collection that was launched on August 1st.



The Canadian Idea Books are available for download in pdf or viewing online here.


In Canada? You can purchase these products on my CTMH website:

Or start your own CTMH business for just $149. 

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