Sunday, May 31, 2009

Deal a Day- don't miss out!

Close To My Heart is having an awesome Deal a Day special for June- literally- it's a different deal EVERY day of the month and it's only available through a consultant's website.

-The deal a day product specials are available only that day and only while supplies last.
-Specials include Great Goodies boxes priced 50% or more below retail and popular products for
free with a My Acrylix® stamp set purchase (size A, B, C, D, or E; excludes K-size(these are the custom address stamps) and Stamp of the Month)
- irresistible shipping discounts (purchases of a stamp set with free item will ship for only $3.00! shipping on goodie boxes will range from $6-10- Well below regular cost for the dollar value of product enclosed!
- While they are listed as "while supplies last" the company chose items that they have in huge supply so that the specials should last throughout the day. At 9am the new special will be listed.

***IMPORTANT***In order to take advantage of the Deal A Day and awesome shipping prices- you can ONLY add the stamp set you are purchasing plus the free item to your cart OR just the goodie box on days where that is the special. You don't need item numbers- there will be a button to select to add the deal of the day to your cart.( you will be charged tax and shipping on free items so you will need to add that item to your cart in agreement of those charges)

Ready to order- visit my website here and bookmark it to check back each day in June.
I'll be back later today with some artwork!!

Animal Cookies Class

If you live near Kalamazoo/ Battle Creek MI and are interested... here's the details for my next scrapbooking class:
Layout 1:
Layout 2:

layout 3: I don't have photos on this one yet- I'm planning to use it to make a "big sister" layout for my daughter's album and don't have any photos developed yet of Addie with Kaden. The circle on the left page says " I never believed in love at first sight until I met you". I haven't decided yet if I want to add that or something else so I cut the sticker out of the sticker sheet and set it on the page for my picture- but I also used it to trace a circle onto blue cardstock in case I choose a different sentiment for that spot since I haven't actually added photos yet.

This layout holds 4- 3x3 photos on the left page, 1- 3x3 and 1 4x6 on the right side.

The 3 cards: Note that none are Mailing size- they are all smaller and meant to be used on packages/ gift bags etc.

Did I mention all the LEFTOVERS- you'll have 5 whole sheets of patterned paper, lots of scrap papers and a LOT of foam die cut letters to use on other projects!!

In case you are wondering about the foam die cut numbers- here's a side profile:

And now for the actual class details:

What: Animal Cookies Scrapbook Class
Where: My home- directions will be given when you register (register by e-mailing )
When: Sunday June 28th- 2pm till you finish

Why: to complete 3 awesome 2-page layouts AND 3 cards (plus you'll take home enough extras to create more artwork of your own!!)
What to Bring: adhesive, scissors, paper trimmer


Option A: Animal Cookies Level 2 paper pack(full pack), Animal Cookies My Stickease(full pack), Foam Die Cut Letters(full pack), buttons/ white ric rac/ chocolate waxy flax (enough of each to complete your projects.), $29.00 ( or $25 for club members and anyone placing an order of $25 or more at the class)

Option B: everything in Option A AND the Sweet Baby stamp set(item C1359) $50.00( or $43.00 for stamp club members and anyone placing an order of $25 or more the day of class)

If you're looking to buy the matching inks, and add them to your order the day you register for class- they will be a flat $5.50 each (normally $5.25 plus shipping and tax)
Your options are Clover Meadow Green, Dutch Blue, Sunflower and Tulip and you must order them when you register for the class to receive the discount.
Please note that RSVP is due no later than June 5th so supplies can be ordered and received on time!! Payment by check, cash, Visa, MC and Discover are all accepted.
Don't live close by but like the products used? Visit my website here and use these item numbers:
x7112B Animal Cookies Paper
X7122C Animal Cookies Stickease
Z1162 Foam numbers
C1359 Sweet Baby stamps
Z2113 Clover Meadow Green Ink
Z2119 Dutch Blue ink
Z2166 Tulip Ink
Z2150 Sunflower Ink
Z1282 Summer Buttons
Z1052 Ricrac Collection Ribbon
Z1088 chocolate waxy flax

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!!

I hope you are enjoying the holiday with your family and friends!! My hubby had to work today (and it's his birthday!!) so I'm just hanging out with the kids and waiting for him to get home and grill some steaks!

I bought a new camera yesterday and have been playing with that. I broke my other camera during the week- I'd like to see if it's fixable since it is a nice one.. but I didn't want to be camera-less with a newborn at home so I picked up a new one and LOVE it!!

I did manage to remember to take some artwork photos to post this week and here's the first...
This is the thank you card design I've been using for my baby thank you's. We have received a lot of really nice gifts and I am trying to finish all the thank yous- I ran out of the Juniper cardstock so I'll have to finish them when it comes in.
All supplies by Close to my Heart:
White Daisy, Brown Bag and Juniper cardstock and inks, Welcome Baby Stamps and Special Delivery Stamps. Since most of these are being mailed- I didn't add any embellishments.
That's it for now- have a great day!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

no art for a good reason...

I do have art to share... but no photos at the moment- I'll get to that soon - I promise!!
In the meantime I do have a few photos I'd like to share that explain my absence!!

I'm so excited to show you photos of our new little boy- Kaden!!

He's the reason my posting over the last few months has been minimal. As much as I'd love to say that being pregnant this time was as much fun as the first would be a big fat lie!! Of course the end result was well worth all the pain and discomfort I felt- I am thrilled to have this little guy join our family!! He was born May 11th- so I celebrated Mother's Day as a mother of one and my birthday May 12th as a mother of 2!! How fun :) Since he was born by repeat c-section- I was in the hospital a few days. The hospital food service even brought me a cake for my birthday- It was so yummy!!

Here's a couple more pics to show off my family (except me since I took them!! I do have a "first family photo" that my mom took when we were home but i haven't uploaded it yet)
Fortunately for me, but not my photos, my hospital room was sooo sunny during the day. It was hard to get photos with a good exposure mid-day. I do love this one though- look how excited my daughter is!! She loves her little brother so much. She is so helpful and lets me take a nap each day so I can heal as quickly as possible. I always thought I wanted my kids closer in age- but honestly- since they are different genders anyway- the 4.5 year difference is working out nicely at this stage.

This one I had to share just because it was so fun to take! You can see the tail end of the helicopter in the back ground. This is a photo of my mom and daughter watching the helicopter take off from the helipad outside my window. Addison was so excited to see the helicopter take off... she had been waiting patiently to catch it and since she was only in my room a total of 2 hours in 3 days... it almost didn't happen!
So- there you go! A few photos I wanted to share with you and a promise that I'll be back with art this week... I'll show you the thank you's I've been making for baby gifts!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Be Yourself and the new Summer Idea Book!

Hi There-
Just a quick post showing off a card I made using the new May Stamp of the Month "Be Yourself". It's such a cute set!
Supplies: Grey Flannel, Watermelon and White Daisy Cardstock, Black and Watermelon Ink Pads, White Daisy Mini Medley (for the flower belt on the pink dress)

Inside sentiment: "Be yourself... everyone else is taken" To see the full set and more artwork go to my website and click the Stamp of the Month link on the right side. This stamp set is available May1-31 only (if it comes out again it won't be until summer 2010!

The new Summer Idea Book went live on May 1st and it is FULL of great summer themed stamp sets including camping, beach etc. I really REALLY think it's one of my all time favorites. Here's a picture of the Idea Book showing some of the outdoors themed new products! To see the catalog on-line go to my website and click the Summer Idea Book link on the bottom right side. I wish I could link you directly but the only way I can seem to do it is to take you to the website first and have you click on it!!

Hope you are enjoying the weekend- I'm trying to finish last minute prep in anticipation of our new arrival who will be here no later than a week from tomorrow!! It's exciting times here in our home... but crazy as well- I'll try to keep posting through the week but there's no promises!! My daughter is home with me this week instead of daycare and we've got kindergarden screening, dr's appts and more to keep us busy!