Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Freebies and more...

And who can't use a freebie or two?  This is a free printable of Christmas Tags:

Aren't they cute Just click on the image and you will go to my shopping website where the tag link is listed under the "Rediscover Joy" heading.  If you have trouble, just send me an email and I can send it directly to you as well.  You can print them directly to your printer, cut them out and use as they are or layer with extra cardstock for a "craftier" look.  Me being me I'd even add a touch of glitter, too! 

The second freebie is .... Free SHIPPING ....!!  Please note that your order must be placed directly through me, not online, to qualify for this, ok?

Also, don't forget that you can add your name to the December Mystery Hostess by placing an order with me or online.

Please let me know how I can help you with your shopping questions, too! It is my pleasure to discuss "crafting" so call me!

Talk to you soon,

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

News before Thanksgiving

If for no other reason please let me say I am thankful for the pleasure of knowing you and pray your Thanksgiving celebration be filled with joy and peace.
There are 2 surprises at the end of this post, so I hope you will read on, ok?  I'll try to recap briefly some of the great specials that are going on...


The special Stamp of the Month for November, "Illuminate," is truly a beautiful stamp set with the different lamps and sayings, allowing for a lot of creative uses of the images and the wonderful sentiments. Don’t miss it as once this month is over it will not be offered!  It is available with a qualifying $50 purchase for just $5 (full retail price is $17.95).  
Also don’t miss the special Holiday Gift Guide products and that you can get one free selected item with every $100 qualifying purchase. Here is one of my favorites—the “Hip Pics Album
http://debbiescraftingcorner.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=7552&CatalogID=2155For just $12.95 you have a kraft covered album that holds 16 4x4 pictures and it includes an exclusive stamp set that can be used with the matching die cuts (included) .  This kit is a while supplies last—the album alone will be available in the upcoming Spring Summer 2014 Idea Book. You can reuse the stamp set and the extra die cuts in another album, such a great gift and deal! 
Speaking of gifts, I hope you have noticed that we are offering a few new "DIY Craft Kits" for the crafters on your list. Let me showcase the "Base and Bling" wearable art that we have.  Yes, we have fabric that matches our papers, plus more bling (metal and more) to decorate with! Here's the YouTube link to a less than 2 minute video showing you more about this product line. 
http://debbiescraftingcorner.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=7386&CatalogID=2027The second image is of our necklace kit - I've made it and it's fun, easy and fast to make and looks very nice! The other items we have are of décor items, one of which comes as a kit - the Designed Décor Frame Kit.  It might just be the right gift for that special someone!

    That was pretty quick, right? Now for the surprises ....

  • Surprise #1—Add your order to the November EZ Invite order on my website and for every $25  you order you will have your name input for a chance to be the mystery hostess of the month!  Go to the front page of my shopping website, scroll to the bottom right hand area, and click to join the November  Mystery Hostess Orders gathering. If you would rather let me place your order, just email me your product list and I will get you entered myself. The minimum winning amount will be a $10 gift certificate for any product in the catalog but it may be more depending on the total orders placed!
  • Surprise #2—I have a PDF file of the special Holidays Card Workshop Guide for your use where you can recreate these two cards! It is designed specifically for use with some of the products currently in the Holiday Gift Guide, such as the Sparkle and Shine paper kit.  However, the card ideas and cutting guides can be used with any paper you have. It is an example of the way Close To My Heart prepares our Workshops on the Go, with cutting Guides and step-by-step instructions to create beautiful projects. Please contact me so I can email it to you and you can start using it!
 If  you have any questions about it or any part of this email, I hope you will give me a call or send me an email. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Making memories with you,

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide now available with art to inspire!

You've got to see the beautiful designs that CTMH has gathered for this year's Christmas season in this little publication! Lots of inspiration and some very good deals! 
Some fellow consultants have already been busy at work so I've copied some of their work where you can see some fabulous art and projects made with items from this catalog. 

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Let me know how you liked them!  For more art inspiration, here's a link to the most recent video in the current series using the newest CTMH Cricut Cartridge - "Artbooking."  If you want to get it then take advantage of this month's specials to get additional free products - call me!


Monday, October 7, 2013

New Stamp of the Month & Cricut Artbooking

Aren't these some lovely vintage images of Christmas and "Old World" artwork?  This month's stamp of the month, Scandinavian Wishes, will work for Christmas, of course, but I can also see some of the old china patterns from Europe or Early American styles that would work for other projects, too, like home gifts and "thinking of you" items.  This set is a "D-size" stamp set and if you zoom in you can see that the tag, ornament,and heart can all be cut with our CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge  at a 2" size and then stamped with these images to fit perfectly!  Remember this stamp set is only available through October. You can buy it at full retail of $17.95 or get it for $5 with a $50 purchase.      

     I haven't posted about our fantastic new Cricut cartridge, Artbooking, but it is one fantastic cartridge! You have 15 premade layouts that you do not have to measure each piece - it's already done! All you need to decide is the color scheme and papers, cut and assemble!  Then you also have 10 mini albums!! We have now 4 short videos that highlight what you can make so quickly with your Cricut using this cartridge so here is the very first one. I'll be posting an album I made at my next blog post ... enjoy!


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A little bit of technical difficulties

It seems that some of the links are not working so please bear with me while I update them.  Thanks!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Just one week left :-)

September is "National Stamping Month" and the opportunity to purchase this year's exclusive Trio of stamp sets named "You Are My Happy" is almost gone!

This is truly a great deal at $10 (retail value is $17.95 x 3 = $53.85) with your $50 purchase.  You will truly be able to call this one of your "go-to" stamp sets for cards, gifts, and photo projects!  Here are some images so you can see the many different looks you can create with these (they are from fellow CTMH consultants):
Here's a project using this set plus the great new "Framework" Alphabet and a Cricut cut for a wonderful school-themed embellishment:
    Apple Layout       E1027 
-Isn't that too cute?!?!  You've probably seen the "chalkboard" technique - white ink on dark pages - and this looks really well together with these 2 alphas.  The Framework alphabet style is also used in some of our newer small stamp sets (p. 113 of the new book) that are $2.95 each like these:
Click here for a video from CTMH for even more inspiration and information about this special promotion Get Happy with Stamp Set Trio with CTMH
If you don't have a hard copy of the newest Idea Book, please let me know so I can get one to you but until then you can go to my online sites and view it on your computer ...
                                             Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book

I am always available for questions and assistance so please call, email or leave me a comment on my blog.  I need your orders for this set by this coming weekend (Sunday, Sept. 29th) so don't wait too long!
Making memories with you,

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Triple Stamp set - oh, my!

Hi! I'm trying to take a few weeks to have a late summer vacation after my daughter's wedding but wouldn't you know that Close To My Heart would have one of those extra special sales!
September is National Stamping Month and look at this precious trio of stamps called "You Are My Happy":
Yes, that first image is of a complete upper and lower case alphabet! The sayings on the 3rd one make it a must have for cards AND photos!  Each of these is a D-size stamp set - $17.95 reg. price - and you get all 3 for $10 with your $50 order.   But there's more ....
With a $50 order you also can get this wonderful Stamp of the Month set, "Poster Tidings":
It is also a D-size stamp so these images are about 2.5 x 5 " each, worth $17.95, but you can get it for $5!  So altogether this month's deal is ...
Place an order for $50 and get these four D-size stamp sets for just $15 more - a savings of almost $60
I will be placing my order for September by the end of the month so you can email me your list and I will place it for you.  If you don't want to wait, you can join my online order (look at the bottom right under my shopping website and click on the "September Orders").
You can order online and have it shipped straight to you.  The advantage of online orders is that you can ALSO shop for the clearance items "While Supplies Last." 
            ---->>>>    Right now there are 2 paper packets being clearance for around $2!!! 
 Look at this snapshot ... these are just some of the clearance items ... but they go real quick soooo get'em while they last!

These can only be ordered on my online shopping website, http://debbiescraftingcorner.ctmh.com/Retail/Products.aspx?CatalogID=1702
So take a look around for lots of inspiration, videos, tips and more....
Happy National Stamping Month!   
Making memories with you,

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

My dear fellow crafters ... I knew I had been offline for a while - but 6 months without a post!?!?! Wow, I really have been out of touch with all of you in the "blogosphere."  Well, I could try to play catch up and go into a list of everything I did all those months, but that would be exhausting! 

Soooo, let me just pick up where I've been recently and share with you what has been keeping me VERY busy the last month: I have a new son!! (in-law, that is!)  My oldest daughter just got married this past weekend and here is the first picture I have to share with you:

Is it self-serving to say how beautiful she and how handsome he looked? Well, they did! Theirs is a God-led love story that we pray just continues and grows as they build their lives together with Him.

Now there are, of course, many more pictures but believe it or not I don't have any of my own!  I was the mother of the bride, caterer, designer, and crafter, but not the photographer!  LOL :-) So I hope you enjoy this picture and bear with me while I get more to post.  I will also share a few of the items we made for the wedding and give you a little crafting inspiration. 

God bless and good night!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

It's here! Beautiful, delightful & inspirational!

Need a little pick me up for your crafting juices to start flowing? Then the new Idea Book for Spring/Summer 2013 is just the ticket! It is chock full of ideas for not just beautiful but, as I like to say, "do-able" projects - and their products just go so well together that it's really faster, simpler and easier.  Enjoy - just click on the link below ...

Making memories with you,

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A "2 minute Warning" for Whoo's Your Valentine

I just looked and the inventory for the beautiful Whoo's Your Valentine kit is down to 4%! This kit is only available through this Thursday but when supplies are gone, it's gone! If you want one, you need to order it quickly, through my website for best chance at securing one. Remember it is only $10 with a $35 order from the Autumn/Winter products Idea Book.
My talented upline, Annette Green, made this beautiful card with that stamp set - aren't the owl and heart clusters just gorgeous?!

I made a very simple card using the January Stamp of the month "Happy Valentine's" (also only available through Jan. 31st). Isn't the bow cute? It's made with our great Cricut cartridge, the Artiste.
You can look at the previous posts to see the images of these two stamp sets - very useful for many occasions, not just Valentine's Day.  Remember also the great savings if you combine both offers - almost a $40 savings!
Here's another card I made recently with the new little monogram stamps and the Cricut Artiste set of "swing" cards.  You can see from one picture to the other why they are called "swing" cards. I made them as large as could fit in a matching little box, also made with the Artiste - looks really neat!  I made a stationary set to give my best friend and her little girl as a birthday present with another paper kit and it also looked great -but I forgot to take a picture of it!

 Well, hope these pics inspire you to create something great & please contact me if you have any questions!
Making memories with you,