Tuesday, May 31, 2011


To celebrate National Scrapbook Month, I am offering a discount of 10% off you total Close To My Heart Purchase!!!
(This post will remain at the top through May. Please scroll down for the latest post)

That's right, you heard me correctly... 10% OFF YOUR TOTAL PURCHASE!!!  If you have had some things on your wish list for a while, love the May "Stamp of the Month" and want to get it at a discount (or free!), or just want to stock up on CTMH's great products, then now is the time to buy!

In order to receive this discount you must do the following:

  • View the 2011 Spring/Summer Catalog here
  • Order by sending me an e-mail to ctmhkrystal@gmail.com (do not order online yourself or the discount will not be applied)
  • Mention THIS post
Tax and shipping will still be added to all orders.

Also, if you spend $50 or more (before the 10% off), you will be eligible for May's Special Promotion... the exclusive "You & Me" scrapbooking kit (see a sneak peek below!) for 50% off... that's only $15!  With this wonderful kit, you can make two fully embellished two-page layouts using the included instructions, papers, D-size stamp set, and accessories! 

The You & Me scrapbooking kit includes: 

  •    1 – My Acrylix® You & Me Stamp Set 
  •    1 – 12” × 12” Colonial White Cardstock 
  •    6 – 12” × 12” B&T Duos® Papers 
  •    1 – 6” × 9” You & Me Irresistibles™ Chipboard Die-Cut Sheet 
  •    1 Yard – Chocolate Stripe Ribbon 
  •    1 Package – Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems 
  •    1 – Instruction Guide

As a reminder, here is May's SOTM "Chair's To You":

Also, if you have ever want to become a CTMH consultant, MAY is the time to do it!  Join CTMH's National Scrapbooking Month celebration by getting your New Consultant Kit at 50% off  AND the exclusive You & Me scrapbooking kit FREE when you sign up in May!  That's $179 in products for only $64.50!! (tax and shipping still apply)  That's a GREAT DEAL!  Click here to join my team now!

Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions!

Acrylic Frame for my Mom for Mother's Day

Here is a 3-piece frame that I decorated with pictures of my daughter for my mother for Mother's Day.  I thought it came out really cute...I almost didn't want to give it away!  This was my first time working with acrylic and I was really happy with the way it turned out...I wish I had bought more of the frames!  Both sides are decorated and it is made to stand up (I couldn't get a good picture that way!).

Products Used:
ClearScraps Tri-Fold Acrylic Scallop Frame
Fancy Pants "Little Sprouts" Mega Kit
Martha Stewart's punch around the page -"Ribbon Loop"
Prima Flowers
Tim Holtz Fragments
Pictures of the cutest girl ever  :D

Thanks for looking & Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Card Challenges

Well, I went out and bought a new camera this weekend so I can finally post some good pictures! LOL

Here is one of the cards I have been working on.

Everything used was CTMH products except the black pearls.

green paper - Wings Paper Collection
gray paper - Sweetheart Paper Collection
butterfly - Delight stamp set
'dream' - Dreams Come True stamp set
The butterfly was embossed with clear embossing powder and 'dream' was glazed with CTMH's liquid glass.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Lilypad monthly Challenge
Card Patterns #116
Color Throwdown #142

Happy Creating!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #32: Sketch Challenge!

This week on the Cricut Circle Blog the challenge was to follow a sketch.  Here is the sketch:

 and my take on it:

I know, I know, it's finally starting to warm up around the Boston area and I'm still scrapping snow pictures!!

(Again, sorry about the blurry photo....I plan on getting a new camera this weekend!)

Thanks for looking!


Today is the day!  Thank you to all the people who have visited my blog this week..I hope you come back again!  I put a list together all of my new followers, added the names again of people who referred people over (+1 extra chance), and then the name of the person who placed an order with me (+10 extra chances) and that came to 58 names.  The winner, pick by random.org, was lucky number 34!!

Congratulations to Margaret Pike!!!

Margaret, please email me your address at ctmhkrystal@gmail.com with 'winner' in the subject line and I will get your goodies out to you!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tomorrow is the day...

I just want to thank everyone who has come over to visit my blog and left me comments!  If you have left me a comment with your blog, I will be visiting soon!

So, who wants to see what tomorrow's prize is?!

Here it is...

The prize includes:

  • My Minds Eye paper pack - "Love Me Do"
  • K&Company paper pad - Amy Butler "Belle"
  • CTMH stamps - "Srping Up" and "Affectionate"
  • Lots of bling!!

To see how you can win, see the post below titled "Did you come from the messageboards?"

Good luck!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

You & Me Page Kit

Hope you all had a great weekend!  I was able to finish the final touches of the CTMH's You & Me Page Kit layout I had been fussing over.  As soon as I saw the paper in this kit, I knew the exact pictures I wanted to use!  Last Year for Easter my daughter (then, just 1) wore a dress that I knew would work perfectly with the polka dot background.  I love how easily it came together!  (Sorry about the fuzzy pictures.  My camera broke [on Mother's Day!] so I have to use my camcorder until I decide on a new one....aka... fork up the money!!)


Perfect, right?!

EDITED:  OMG, here I am admiring the post and pictures... I click on one to make sure a bigger copy opens in a new window and then realize that the date is WRONG!!  This was 2010, NOT 2009!  LOL

Did you come from the messageboards?

If you did, THIS is the post to leave a comment on to win a prize!

The prize will include Scrapbooking/Cardmaking products including Close To My Heart Products!!

Here's how you can win:

  • Become a follower
  • Refer a friend who becomes a follower (leave a comment below telling me)
  • Blog/Post/Tweet about my blog or CTMH site-krystal.myctmh.com (again, tell me where in a comment below)
  • 10 extra chances if you purchase products! (obviously NOT necessary!)  

I will draw a winner by random.org on Friday, May 20th and post it here!  I will also get in contact with you if you leave your info.  You will have 3 days to get back to me and give me your shipping info or a new winner will be picked.

Good Luck, and THANKS FOR VISITING! :-)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cricut Circle National Scrapbooking Day Giveaway!

Here's a picture on me scrapping!  I generally don't take pictures of myself (let alone POST THEM!!), but ProvoCraft is having an awesome giveaway for members of the Cricut Circle to celebrate National Scrapbook Day.   

Here are the details: 
Take a quick snapshot of you crafting in your scrap space . . . it doesn’t matter if you scrapbook on the floor, at the dining room table, or in a scrapbook room . . . we want to see! Upload your picture along with your FULL NAME using the InLinkz Tool at the bottom of this post. FOUR WINNERS will have the opportunity to win one of the following prizes for National Scrapbooking Day! We are giving away ONE Martha Stewart Cake Machine, ONE Imagine Machine, ONE Cricut Cake Mini Machine, and ONE $250 of Credit to the Cricut.com store!
So, here's my entry....wish me luck!

If you are interested in what I was working on, see the next post...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Close To My Heart

This May I have finally joined on to become a Close To My Heart (CTMH) consultant!  I love card making and scrapbooking (actually anything that has to do with paper crafting!!) and CTMH has the perfect products to support my obsessions!  Paper and inks that coordinate perfectly make my scrapbooks come together easily and look professional.  I have used their products for years and with May being "National Scrapbook Month", it seemed like the perfect time to join! The Consultant Kit is on sale for half price, only $62... what a deal!  If you too are interested in joining (and NOW is the perfect time!), consider being a part of my team.  You can find all the information on my page here, but I would be happy to answer any questions by email (see my address on the side bar)!

Every month CTMH has an exclusive stamp set that is offered to hostesses at a discount (or free!).  This is May's:

If you are interested in hosting a gathering and earning free products, or just want more info, please feel free to contact me. 

And make sure you come back to visit often!!  I will be posting my projects made with CTMH materials, and you won't want to miss them.  I know you'll be hooked too!  ;-)

Happy Crafting!