Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Last CTMH Deal-a-Day Special for June

Okay, folks! This is it! The very last Deal-a-Day offer for the month of June. It's another Mystery Goodie Box full of popular product with a retail value of at least $300 US/$374.95 CAN for only $125/$156.25. What a fantastic deal this is! And you also get discounted shipping/handling of just $10 continental US, $15 APO, $32 PR, AK, HI, others/$22 Canada. (Shipping/handling discount applies to orders of one goodie box only).

Hurry over to my website to get this last special deal, while supplies last.

Have a great day!

~Carol~




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CTMH Weekly Scrapbook Challenge #13

Here is my latest creation for the Weekly Scrapbook Challenge hosted by Helen Onulak. Now, you're probably wondering why I made a layout featuring trash, of all things! I know, very unusual but it really made an impact on me when I saw so much of it scattered on my road one day while taking a walk. Isn't that what scrapbooking is all about? Documenting what is important in our lives? I was so upset when I saw all the trash that I just HAD to scrap it. How about you? Do you scrap about unusual things such as trash? If not, you should, as it is a part of our everyday lives.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a good day!

~Carol~



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Monday, June 29, 2009

CTMH Deal-a-Day for June 29-30

Today's special deal is this collection of White Daisy Just Blooms which retails for $7.95 but you can receive it for FREE! This collection comes with 75 flowers in 3 styles, sizes vary. Create a garden of delights with these fun paper blossoms.

You can qualify for this fantastic FREE item by adding just one My Acrylix® stamp set size A, B, C, D, or E to your order (Customized Stamps and Stamp of the Month excluded). Incredible discounted shipping/handling of $3 US / $4 CAN applies to your Deal-a-Day purchase. (Limit one free item per order. Shipping/handling discount applies to orders of one stamp set and one free item only. The $3 US rate also applies to all non-continental US locations (i.e. AK, HI, PR, APO/FPO, and Guam).)

Choose your Stamp Set now by clicking here. Then add your free item at check out. Hurry over to my website to get your Just Blooms flowers for FREE while supplies last.

Have a great day!

~Carol~





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Another Blog Award


I am honored to receive this award again! Thank you so much to Melanie Logan for choosing me for this award. Now I must choose others who I feel show great attitude and gratitude to receive this award.

Congratulations to the following sister bloggers. You are an inspiration to all!
Drum roll, please!
  1. Karen
  2. Kristie
  3. Gail
  4. Juel
  5. Michelle

The rules to the award is as follows:

*comment on this blog
*cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog
*nominate 5 to 10 blogs that shows great attitude and gratitude
*link your nominees with your blog post
*comment on their blogs to let them know they won the award
*link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation!

Have a great day!

~Carol~


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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Another CTMH card inspired by Jeanette Lynton


Just thought I'd share another card I made yesterday using the color challenge from June 22 on Jeanette Lynton's blog. This color combination sure was a tough one. Wow! I'm not completely satisfied with this but it'll do. At least I used all 4 colors which include Brown Bag, Cocoa, Juniper and Creme Brulee. Awesome colors on their own but really make a statement together. What do you think? Enjoy the card! And thanks for stopping by!

Close To My Heart products used are:
  1. X5644 Brown Bag cardstock
  2. X5642 Cocoa Cardstock
  3. X5754 Creme Brulee cardstock
  4. X5752 Juniper cardstock
  5. Z2108 Brown Bag Ink
  6. Z2114 Cocoa Ink
  7. Z2167 Creme Brulee Ink
  8. Z2165 Juniper Ink
  9. Z1051 Bitty Brads
  10. Z1131 Creme Brulee Ribbon
  11. Coffee Stain stamp set
Have a great evening!

~Carol~


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CTMH's Deal-a-Day Special for June 28-29


Today's CTMH special for the day is this set of Nature's Ambiance Rub-Ons that retails for $9.95. They are quick and versatile and add just the right touch to all your layouts and cards. This set includes 3-6"x12" sheets, one each of Black, Chocolate and White Daisy. You can qualify for this fabulous FREE item by adding one My Acrylix® stamp set size A, B, C, D, or E to your order (Customized Stamps and Stamp of the Month excluded). Incredible discounted shipping/handling of $3 US / $4 CAN applies to your Deal-a-Day purchase. (Limit one free item per order. Shipping/handling discount applies to orders of one stamp set and one free item only. The $3 US rate also applies to all non-continental US locations (i.e. AK, HI, PR, APO/FPO, and Guam).)

Choose your Stamp Set now by clicking here. Then add your free item at check out.This offer will only be available until Monday morning at 10:00am so hurry over to my website to get yours while supplies last.

Thanks for stopping by today! Make it a good one!

~Carol~


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Saturday, June 27, 2009

CTMH card inspired by Jeanette Lynton

Every Monday, Jeanette Lynton, the founder of Close To My Heart posts a color challenge on her blog. She really comes up with some fantastic color combinations. If you would like to check them out yourself, click here to go to her blog. She is a very talented lady and it's no wonder she has been so successful with her business.

Anyway, this is my creation using Jeanette's color combination that was posted back on June 8th. It uses these colors: Sweet Leaf, Tulip, Twilight and White Daisy.

If you decide to try this color combination or any of the others that she has posted, please send me a photo of your creation. I'd love to see it!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

~Carol~



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Friday, June 26, 2009

Today's special deal is another fabulous 'Mystery Goodie Box' with a retail value of at least $50 for a cost of only $25. What a great deal! All previous goodie boxes have been loaded with great products from CTMH and no doubt this one will be as well. Hurry on over to my website to get yours before tomorrow morning at 10:00am ET.

For just $25 US/$31.25 CAN you get approximately $50/$62.50 worth of popular product! And what's more, you get discounted shipping/handling of just $6 continental US, $8 APO, $10 PR, AK, HI, others / $13 Canada. (Shipping/handling discount applies to orders of one goodie box only.)




Have a great day!

~Carol~




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My newest cards made with CTMH products





Just thought I'd share with you some cards I made yesterday. I decided I'd like to hold a card workshop so I was trying to come up with some designs I thought would work. I would love to have your opinion on these cards. Would you attend a workshop to make them?

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a good one!

~Carol~



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Thursday, June 25, 2009

CTMH Deal-a-Day for June 25-26


Today's special deal is this collection of embellishments in the colors of Autumn. The featured colors are Hollyhock, Goldrush, and Olive and includes 30 brads, 6 corduroy brads, 15 safety pins and 9 arrow photo clips. These little embellishments can make a big impact on your scrapbook pages and cards. The retail value is $7.95.

You can qualify for this fabulous FREE item by adding one My Acrylix® stamp set size A, B, C, D, or E to your order (Customized Stamps and Stamp of the Month excluded). Incredible discounted shipping/handling of $3 US / $4 CAN applies to your Deal-a-Day purchase. (Limit one free item per order. Shipping/handling discount applies to orders of one stamp set and one free item only. The $3 US rate also applies to all non-continental US locations (i.e. AK, HI, PR, APO/FPO, and Guam).)

Choose your Stamp Set now by clicking here. Then add your free item at check out. Get yours while supplies last. Offer available until tomorrow morning before 10:00am ET.

Have a great day!

~Carol~




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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Scrapbook Challenge #12


Here is my latest layout for the weekly scrapbook challenge. I am VERY happy with this layout. I promised you my next layout wouldn't be flowers, remember? Well, this time it's about my favorite tree. I just love this birch tree in our yard. We planted it when it was a baby 16 years ago, when we first moved into our home and it has grown to be a beautiful tree. I could sit on my deck all day, every day and admire it. I know, I'm a bit strange, aren't I? But it's such a lovely tree and brings me joy.

Close To My Heart products used for this layout:
9029 Cherish How-To-Book...design used was 'Puzzle Junkie'
X7110B Back Country
D1298 Beautiful Things
D1329 Noteworthy
D1365 True Happiness
B1328 Backwoods
Z2137 Olive Ink
Z2140 Outdoor Denim Ink
Z2123 Goldrush Ink
Outdoor Denim Brads
Hemp

The letters were created with my Cricut machine and the verse is one I found in a magazine.

Hope you enjoy it! Have a great evening!

~Carol~

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CTMH Deal-a-Day for June 24-25

Today's special of the day is this package of Chocolate Brads, which has a retail value of $4.50. Now, who doesn't like chocolate? These brads come in a package of 100 and are 4mm in size. They are perfect for corners, next to photos and for attaching stamped images, as well as other items, to your cards and scrapbook pages.

You can qualify for this fabulous FREE item by adding one My Acrylix® stamp set size A, B, C, D, or E to your order (Customized Stamps and Stamp of the Month excluded). Incredible discounted shipping/handling of $3 US / $4 CAN applies to your Deal-a-Day purchase. (Limit one free item per order. Shipping/handling discount applies to orders of one stamp set and one free item only. The $3 US rate also applies to all non-continental US locations (i.e. AK, HI, PR, APO/FPO, and Guam).)

Choose your Stamp Set now by clicking here. Then add your free item at check out. Hurry and get yours while supplies last.

Have a great day!

~Carol~




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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

CTMH Deal-a-Day for June 23-24


Today's special deal is this fantastic set of Love Letter Rub-Ons with a retail value of $9.95. This is an awesome deal! There are 3-6"x12" sheets of rub-ons in this package. Use them for all your layouts and cards. They are especially useful where ink may rub off such as on: buttons, metal accents, and clear plastic.

You can qualify for this fabulous FREE item by adding one My Acrylix® stamp set size A, B, C, D, or E to your order (Customized Stamps and Stamp of the Month excluded). Incredible discounted shipping/handling of $3 US / $4 CAN applies to your Deal-a-Day purchase. (Limit one free item per order. Shipping/handling discount applies to orders of one stamp set and one free item only. The $3 US rate also applies to all non-continental US locations (i.e. AK, HI, PR, APO/FPO, and Guam).)

Choose your Stamp Set now by clicking here. Then add your free item at check out. Hurry on over to my website to place your order before tomorrow morning at 10:00am ET or while supplies last.

Have a great day!

~Carol~




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Monday, June 22, 2009

Scrapbook Challenge #11

Here is the latest layout I created for the weekly scrapbook challenge. For some reason this really was a challenge for me and I am not totally pleased with this layout but I must move on to challenge #12 so this will have to do. Yep, FLOWERS again! I promise that my next layout with NOT be about flowers.

Close To My Heart products used for this layout include:
9031 Reflections How-To-Book
X7114B Bella paper pack
D1354 Endless Friendship stamp set
Z1155 Clear Craft Buttons
Z1113 Winter Cozy Brads
Z291 Hinges
Z293 Photo Hangers
Z2147 Smokey Plum Ink
Z2161 Petal Ink
Z2137 Olive Ink

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!

~Carol~

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If your vacuum cleaner breaks.....






....don't ask your hubby to fix it! You'll lose your chance to get a new one. A couple days ago, my vacuum cleaner finally went kaput! The power switch had been acting up for awhile so I was waiting to see how long it would take till it died. Well, this past weekend I had just one more room to vacuum and it wouldn't let me complete the job. I unplugged it and asked my hubby if he could take a look at it in his spare time and see if he could fix it. I always have to say, 'in your spare time' because if I ask him to do it 'right now', he gets a bit testy! LOL...so anyway, he says 'sure, put it in the garage and I'll check it out'. Now I'm really hoping he can't fix it as it's 13 years old and I'd really like a new one but lo and behold, he brings it back in the house a short time later, laughing, and it's been modified. I should have known, as he IS an electrician, that he would be able to 'modify' it. He was able to bypass the power switch by putting in a normal light switch. Can you believe that? What an amazing man! Okay, so now I don't get a new vacuum cleaner. That's okay...we'll save some money as we're really trying to be frugal these days. Then as I was putting the vacuum cleaner away in the closet, the little dohicky that operates the rug level broke. I thought to myself, Yea! I WILL get a new vacuum cleaner after all! I took it back to the garage and said, 'trash it'! And hubby says, 'yea, it's dead'. Good, now I can get a new one, right? Wrong! A short time later, he comes back in the house, laughing again with another modification! Okay so now the power switch has been modified and I now have only 'high' speed. The rug level button has been reattached with screws that now stick out of the casing. And as you can see in one of the photos, duct tape has been wrapped around the hose as it had cracked a couple years ago. That was the first repair job. Well, as I said at the beginning of this post, if your vacuum cleaner breaks, don't ask your hubby to fix it! You'll never get a new one! Hope you enjoy the photos!

Thanks for stopping by today. Make it a good one!

~Carol~


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Sunday, June 21, 2009

CTMH Deal-a-Day for June 21-22

Today's special deal is this spool of White Daisy Organdy Ribbon with a retail value of $6.95. You can qualify for this fabulous FREE item by adding one My Acrylix® stamp set size A, B, C, D, or E to your order (Customized Stamps and Stamp of the Month excluded). Incredible discounted shipping/handling of $3 US / $4 CAN applies to your Deal-a-Day purchase. (Limit one free item per order. Shipping/handling discount applies to orders of one stamp set and one free item only. The $3 US rate also applies to all non-continental US locations (i.e. AK, HI, PR, APO/FPO, and Guam).)
Choose your Stamp Set now by clicking here. Then add your free item at check out. This offer is available until Monday morning at 10:00am ET or while supplies last so hurry on over to my website to get yours!

Thanks for popping in today to check out the special. I want to wish all those dads out there a very HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! Enjoy your day!

~Carol~

Friday, June 19, 2009

CTMH Deal-a-Day for June 19-20



It's another 'Mystery Goodie Box'! What a deal! For just $60 US/$75 CAN you get approximately $120/$149.95 worth of popular product! And what's more, you get discounted shipping/handling of just $8 continental US, $12 APO, $15 PR, AK, HI, others / $16 Canada. (Shipping/handling discount applies to orders of one goodie box only.)

Hurry on over to my website for this fantastic deal! No additional purchase is required to get this fantastic box of goodies! Offer good till tomorrow morning at 10:00am ET.

Have a great day!

~Carol~

Thursday, June 18, 2009

CTMH's Deal of the Day for June 18-19


Today's special deal is this 6x6 Memory Showcase Album that is great for displaying your favorite photos or to give as a gift. The retail value of this item is $3.95. You may qualify for this fabulous FREE item by adding one My Acrylix® stamp set size A, B, C, D, or E to your order (Customized Stamps and Stamp of the Month excluded). Incredible discounted shipping/handling of $3 US / $4 CAN applies to your Deal-a-Day purchase. (Limit one free item per order. Shipping/handling discount applies to orders of one stamp set and one free item only. The $3 US rate also applies to all non-continental US locations (i.e. AK, HI, PR, APO/FPO, and Guam).)
Choose your Stamp Set now by clicking here. Then add your free item at check out. So hurry on over to my website to get yours.

Thanks for visiting today!

~Carol~



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A New Blog Award


Thank you, thank you, thank you and thank you! I have just received this new blog award from four, count them, four, sister bloggers. Wow! I am truly honored! I don't know what to say! Well, actually, I do...thanks so much to Carla, Sarita, Deborah and Iona for giving me this award.

And now I will pass it on to the following sister bloggers whose blogs I have just discovered recently and where I know I will get inspiration. I know I'm supposed to pick 15 more bloggers to give this award to but I'm tired of typing so I'm quitting after 10! Here they are in no special order:

2. Beth
3. Lori
8. Amy
9. Erin
10. Haley

Here are the rules for this award:

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2. Pass the award on to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Thank you again for this award!

Have a great day!

~Carol~

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Sharing an Article

Just wanted to share this with you as the 4th of July holiday is fast-approaching and we all need to remember what the holiday signifies. This article was posted on a CTMH sister's blog and it really made me think how lucky I am to be living in this country in spite of all it's problems. I believe it is still the best country in the world but perhaps now it is time to concentrate on 'US' instead of everyone else!

In England, at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of 'empire building' by the United States. He answered by saying, "Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.
You could have heard a pin drop

There was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break one of the French engineers came back into the room saying, "Have you heard the latest dumb stunt the United States has done? They have sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What do they intend to do, bomb them?" A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: "Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck. We have eleven such ships; how many does France have?"
You could have heard a pin drop.

A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French Navy’s. At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English He then asked, 'Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?' Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied 'Maybe it's because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German.'
You could have heard a pin drop.

Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman, of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on. You have been to France before, monsieur?' the customs officer asked sarcastically. Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.' The American said, ‘‘the last time I was here, I didn't have to show it. 'Impossible. Americans always have to show your passports on arrival in France! ' The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, ''Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to.'
You could have heard a pin drop


Thanks for stopping by today! Make it a good one!

~Carol~



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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

CTMH Deal-a-Day for June 17-18


Todays' special deal is this set of 6 craft jars that can be used for storing small embellishments such as brads, beads, eyelets and many other small items. The retail value of this item is $3.50.

You can qualify for this fabulous FREE item by adding one My Acrylix® stamp set size A, B, C, D, or E to your order (Customized Stamps and Stamp of the Month excluded). Incredible discounted shipping/handling of $3 US / $4 CAN applies to your Deal-a-Day purchase. (Limit one free item per order. Shipping/handling discount applies to orders of one stamp set and one free item only. The $3 US rate also applies to all non-continental US locations (i.e. AK, HI, PR, APO/FPO, and Guam).)

Choose your Stamp Set now by clicking here. Then add your free item at check out. This offer is only available until tomorrow morning at 10:00 am so hurry on over to my website to get yours.

Have a great day!

~Carol~



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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Updated CTMH Scrapbook Challenge #10

Here is an updated version of my layout for Scrapbook Challenge #10. I was able to squeeze out enough ink from my printer today to print these photos. I am very pleased with the final results. Hope you are as well. If you want to compare the differences between the first version and this, just go down to my previous Scrapbook Challenge #10 post. Besides adding the photos, I also added some extra touches to finish it off. Of course, the journaling isn't done as I haven't quite decided what to write yet. Enjoy!

Have a good day!

~Carol~




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My CTMH Mystery Goodie Box

In case you were wondering if these 'mystery goodie boxes' from Close To My Heart are worth the money, check out what I got in my $60 'goodie box'! A full scrapbook kit, a Level 1 paper pack, a card kit, 3 stamp sets, a spool of ribbon and 2 packs of clear shape embellishments. Still wondering if it's worth it? Wonder no more. You are actually getting more than a 50% discount on these 'goodie boxes' and they are well worth it! And, if by chance you get something you already have or don't want, I'm going to hold a swap here in my home workshop in July.

Hope you've enjoyed drooling over my goodies. Now go get your own! Today's special is a $100 'goodie box' worth over $220 so if you like what you see here, head on over to my website and place your order before tomorrow morning at 10:00am Eastern.

Have a great day!

~Carol~




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