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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving and an Exclusive Thanksgiving Weekend Special




Happy Thanksgiving! I am so grateful for so many things, and am blessed beyond measure. Thank you to YOU, my CTMH friends and customers, who add so much to my life and help keep my business thriving. I view you as one of my most treasured blessings! Have a wonderful day with those you love....and don't forget to take lots of pictures to scrapbook later!

DON'T FORGET THAT MY THANKSGIVING WEEKEND SALE BEGINS TOMORROW, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28 AND GOES THROUGH MONDAY, DECEMBER 1.
 
This special is exclusively through ME!  The more you order, the more gifts you get!  In fact, you can get up to $46.50 in gifts for FREE from Friday through Monday from me!  Here are the details...

Order $25 or more (before shipping and tax) on my website on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday (November 28 - Dec 1) and I will send you this stamp pad for FREE!  That's a $7.95 value (about another 33% in value back for FREE on your purchase!).
Archival Black Stamp Pad
Order $50 or more (before shipping and tax) on my website on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday (November 28 - Dec 1) and I will send you this 3" x 3" acrylic block AND the stamp pad for FREE!  That's a $16.45 value (about another 33% in value back for FREE on your purchase!).
3" x 3" Acrylic Block for stamps
Order $75 or more (before shipping and tax) on my website on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday (November 28 - Dec 1) and I will send you this paper pack AND the 3" x 3" acrylic block AND the stamp pad for FREE!  That's a $26.40 value (about another 36% in value back for FREE on your purchase!).
Snowhaven Paper Packet
 Order $100 or more (before shipping and tax) on my website on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday (November 28 - Dec 1) and I will send you this stamp set AND the paper pack AND the 3" x 3" acrylic block AND the stamp pad for FREE!  That's a $44.35 value (about another 45% in value back for FREE on your purchase!).
Best Christmas Stamp Set

Need great gift ideas for your favorite crafter?  I've got a few suggestions:

How about this gorgeous Lagoon Chevron D-Ring Album for 12" x 12" pages? 

Or this beautiful Home Decor Red Magnetic Chalkboard (14 1/2" x 12")?
Or this great Medium Organizational Tote perfect for storing photos or crafting supplies? This sturdy plastic, see-through, stackable storage container. Comes with removable dividers. 14½" × 10½" × 5".
Or a gorgeous (and oh-so-easy) handmade necklace or bracelet with a wide selection of images to add to the pendant or bracelet? 


Or a Christmas Picture My Life kit with some coordinating page protectors for your loved one to be able to quickly scrap the holidays in a flash? 

Product Description

44 – 4" × 6" Cards (2 each of 22 designs---many more designs than are actually pictured below)
78 – 3" × 4" Cards (3 each of 26 designs---many more designs than are actually pictured below)
1 – 12" × 12" Designed Cover Sheet
10 – 12" × 12" Memory Protectors™(various designs)

These products are acid-free, lignin-free, and buffered.
Pear and Partridge Picture My Life Scrapbooking Program
Or what about a fun stamp set?  There are hundreds to choose from!  Need blocks to go with the stamp set?  Here they are! What about cardstocks or inks to go with them?  We also have some GREAT paper packets that everyone will love!

Happy shopping!  Your order from my website and my FREE gifts to you will come to you separately.

 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hawaii Studio J Digital Album, Installment 6


 
I'm back with another installment in my Studio J Hawaiian Album series for November.  This layout is from our stop in Oahu at Pearl Harbor.  We loved it! Dawson is a big history buff and had just been studying WWII in his history class at school. It made him even more excited about being at Pearl Harbor.
 

You can see the cover page of this album and the first layout (Maui) in this post, you can see the Hilo, Hawaii layout here, the Kona, Hawaii layout here, the first day in Kauai layout here, and the 2nd day of Kauai here if you missed them the first time.
Today I am sharing the layout that documents our second day in Kauai.  Such fun! There had been a big storm and as you can see in the photos, the water was muddy.  But this did nothing to muddy our spirits.   We loved Kauai!

There is also an AWESOME special this month to celebrate Studio J's 5th anniversary!  The details of the special are below the layout.  Suffice it to say that ONE of the FIVE awesome facets to this special is $5 two-page 12" x 12" layouts all month long!  You can play with Studio J here.
Here are close ups of the pages: 




Here are the details of the Lucky 5 special:

 

November marks the five-year anniversary of Studio J® (Close To My Heart's AWESOME digital scrapbooking program), and that means it’s YOUR lucky month, with five amazing ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media!


 

FYI:  Studio J is FREE to play with. There is NO CHARGE to you to create and store layouts until you purchase them.  It's the bomb.com!!!!! Try it out here.  It's so user friendly too! If you have any questions, I'm your girl!  Call or email me and I'm  here to help (pedermom@aol.com, 801.360.9896).



First, throughout the month of November, all layouts purchased in Studio J are $5! That is a savings of over 25% off of retail! 



Your second chance to win big must come by sheer luck: every fifth order placed in Studio J during November receives a FREE surprise Close To My Heart accessory in its shipping box! The accessory has a retail value of $5 or more.



Third, if luck doesn’t smile on you in that way, you might stumble upon it by finding a little extra something in your Studio J box. Five “golden tickets” will be sent out during the month of November with randomly selected Studio J print orders! This “golden ticket” is redeemable for one of Close To My Heart’s new D-ring albums* loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors™.



For a fourth way to win, simply create new, gorgeous layouts in Studio J, select your favorites, and then post pictures of them on Close To My Heart’s Facebook page using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. After November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries based on their artistry and creativity and each of these winners will receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!



Fifth:  There is one last way to win: take your new Studio J artwork and post a picture of it on Instagram using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. Just as it is with Facebook, after November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries to receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!



And to make things even more exciting, five brand new kits from the Annual Inspirations idea book were made available in Studio J on November 1, so you can create new artwork using the latest papers and embellishments from Close To My Heart. With so many ways to win, five may be your new lucky number! Log in to Studio J and start creating today. 
 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Exclusive Thanksgiving Weekend Sale from Karen Pedersen



I know I promised a Studio J post every Tuesday and Friday in November, so I hope you'll forgive me for putting off today's Studio J post off until Wednesday so that I can give you plenty of time to know about and prepare for my Thanksgiving Weekend Sale.

This special is exclusively through ME!  The more you order, the more gifts you get!  In fact, you can get up to $46.50 in gifts for FREE from Friday through Monday from me!  Here are the details...

Order $25 or more (before shipping and tax) on my website on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday (November 28 - Dec 1) and I will send you this stamp pad for FREE!  That's a $7.95 value (about another 33% in value back for FREE on your purchase!).
Archival Black Stamp Pad
Order $50 or more (before shipping and tax) on my website on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday (November 28 - Dec 1) and I will send you this 3" x 3" acrylic block AND the stamp pad for FREE!  That's a $16.45 value (about another 33% in value back for FREE on your purchase!).
3" x 3" Acrylic Block for stamps
Order $75 or more (before shipping and tax) on my website on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday (November 28 - Dec 1) and I will send you this paper pack AND the 3" x 3" acrylic block AND the stamp pad for FREE!  That's a $26.40 value (about another 36% in value back for FREE on your purchase!).
Snowhaven Paper Packet
 Order $100 or more (before shipping and tax) on my website on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday (November 28 - Dec 1) and I will send you this stamp set AND the paper pack AND the 3" x 3" acrylic block AND the stamp pad for FREE!  That's a $44.35 value (about another 45% in value back for FREE on your purchase!).
Best Christmas Stamp Set

Need great gift ideas for your favorite crafter?  I've got a few suggestions:

How about this gorgeous Lagoon Chevron D-Ring Album for 12" x 12" pages? 

Or this beautiful Home Decor Red Magnetic Chalkboard (14 1/2" x 12")?
Or this great Medium Organizational Tote perfect for storing photos or crafting supplies? This sturdy plastic, see-through, stackable storage container. Comes with removable dividers. 14½" × 10½" × 5".
Or a gorgeous (and oh-so-easy) handmade necklace or bracelet with a wide selection of images to add to the pendant or bracelet? 


Or a Christmas Picture My Life kit with some coordinating page protectors for your loved one to be able to quickly scrap the holidays in a flash? 

Product Description

44 – 4" × 6" Cards (2 each of 22 designs---many more designs than are actually pictured below)
78 – 3" × 4" Cards (3 each of 26 designs---many more designs than are actually pictured below)
1 – 12" × 12" Designed Cover Sheet
10 – 12" × 12" Memory Protectors™(various designs)

These products are acid-free, lignin-free, and buffered.
Pear and Partridge Picture My Life Scrapbooking Program
Or what about a fun stamp set?  There are hundreds to choose from!  Need blocks to go with the stamp set?  Here they are! What about cardstocks or inks to go with them?  We also have some GREAT paper packets that everyone will love!

Happy shopping!  Your order from my website and my FREE gifts to you will come to you separately.

 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas Card: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Guest Artist



I was honored to be asked to be a guest artist for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.  The sketch was clean, fun, and easy to work with.  I decided to go with a longer, skinnier card and move my sentiment to the bottom, but other than that I followed the sketch almost exactly.


 

I've included a products used list complete with photos and links to each individual product on my website at the end of this post for your convenience.  All products I've used on the card are from Close To My Heart.  Here are a few details of my card:
  • My card measures 4" x 8" finished. That means I started with an 8" x 8" piece of cardstock and folded it in half. 
  • I also decided to go with kind of a non-traditional color scheme; Canary, Glacier, Black and White Daisy with a touch of Cranberry.
  • You'll also notice in the close up above that I did a little fussy cutting and popping up. 
  • I first stamped my tree from the stamp set on a 2 3/4" x 4 1/2" piece of White Daisy cardstock and then stamped it again on a scrap of White Daisy cardstock. Always use the Archival Black pad when you are planning to color in your images with alcohol markers) from the Christmas Cheer stamp set.  I also suggest drying your image with a heat gun to make sure it is 100% dry before coloring. If you have plenty of time to let it dry on it's own, awesome. I'm just always so impatient to get started on my coloring. Patience is a virtue I have yet to master.
  •  I colored the tree I stamped on the scrap piece using Shin Han alcohol markers (these are the bomb.com, my peeps!). I didn't really do a lot of shading. Instead, I colored each area with the color I wanted then used the colorless blending marker to pic up and move color and make some parts lighter. I was happy with the effect! 
  • After coloring the tree, I cut out the star and each tree level piece separately and then used 3D Foam Tape to pop them up on the non-colored tree on the 2 3/4" x 4 1/2" piece of White Daisy Cardstock. I love that look!  
  • The tree trunk and pot were colored on the flat tree instead of also popping that piece.  I tried popping it but decided I liked having that little piece flat better.
  • I finished off the tree square by using my Marvy Uchida Journaling Pen and a trusty ruler to outline the square to give it a little bit more of a finished off look.
  • I stamped the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from the Holiday Cheer Stamp Set near the bottom of the card.
  • I also stamped some arrows from the One Way Borders stamp set across the Canary Cardstock strip.
  • I added some Bitty Sparkles to a few of the ornament spots on the tree pieces.  Who doesn't love a little bling?
  • The patterned papers on this card come from the gorgeous Snowhaven paper pack.
I hope you enjoyed the sketch and the card.  I had tons of fun creating!






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