Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Card Using Ching-Chou Kuik Crimson Holly

Hello friends.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving; for those of you who celebrate the holiday.  It was in the 90's here in Southern CA on Thanksgiving Day.  Can you believe that?  

It is time once again for another fabulous Ching-Chou Kuik Monthly Challenge and my Inspiration Post.  Our topic this month is Birds.  I hope we see your fabulous creations in our December Monthly Blog Challenge.  This one should be an easy one; with so many birds in the Ching-Chou Kuik digis.

I created this card using Ching Chou Kuik "Crimson Holly".  I used several retired CTMH products for this card; but I love them even after they are discontinued.  


Inside Card


Supplies used to create this card:

Dies
Holly Frame around card - Spellbinders Holly
Greenery across front of card - Yvonne Creations Holiday Garland
Frame inside - Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles
Christmas tree inside without stamp - CTMH Woodland Wishes Z4015 (retired)
Deer inside (without stamp) - CTMH Cozy Christmas Z4008 - (retired)

Image - Ching-Chou Kuik "Crimson Holly"
Paper - CTMH White Pines - (retired)
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Willow, reverse side of Willow behind image, Almond reverse side card base, Cranberry
Sentiment outside - CTMH Believe In Christmas - D1666 (retired)
Sentiment inside - CTMH Christmas Love - D1491 (retired)
Pearls - Want2scrap.com

Markers 
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - YG11, YG13, YG17
Eyes - YG17
Lips - R11 (Camine - ShinHan Marker)
Birds - R41, R42, R43
Berries - E07
Leaves - G94
Holly - G40, G94
Background - B000

White dots - Gelly Roll



I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafting With Dragonflies - Christmas card all glammed up (1 of 1) (Saturday)
Crafty Calendar - Christmas (1 of 3)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes/Option (1 of 3)  (Friday)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Morgan's Art World Open Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
 DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)  (Thursday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Tuesday)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3)  
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Christmas (1 of 5)
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - (1 of 3)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
 Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes (No limit)  
Love To Craft Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 5) 



December Close To My Heart Special
Through the Year! 


Usher in a new year of memory-making with the Through the Year Calendar Kit! This exclusive kit contains all the materials you need to create a complete calendar for 2018, including the My Creations calendar, papers, Complements, glitter gems, and custom gold glitter die-cuts—AND it is available at a 20% discount! Each month features a unique 12" x 12" scrapbook page that highlights different seasons or holidays. Just add photos to remind you of your favorite memories throughout the next year! This project features the November Stamp of the Month, Through the Year (S1711). If you didn't purchase the November SOTM; you can get the coordinating stamp set, My Acrylix® Through the Year, as part of your calendar kit. 

CC1344 Through the Year Calendar Kit - Retail Value: $50.02 
Discounted price: $38.95 save 20% 
CC1344S Through the Year Calendar Kit (With Nov SOTM included) 
Retail Value: $67.97 Discounted price: $56.90 save 20%







Only $5 with $50 purchase

$17.95 with no other purchase

S1712 A Little Bit of Pun



Thank you visiting my blog.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.   You can earn FREE products by joining my Rewards club.  You earn approximately 17% on your orders - with my FREE CTMH Hostess Rewards.  Please email or Facebook message me with your questions.

Remember - Keep On Creating!!
It's Good For Your Health!!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Cyber Monday for CTMH Sale on Workspace Wonder Organizational Items



Watch video below. Click above for sales for Cyber Monday.


One of the specials is Carousel Bundle with storage for
40 CTMH Stamp (ink) pads.  Watch Video Below



Starting tonight at midnight MST; Close To My Heart is having a one day flash sale for Cyber Monday.  It will last until 11:59 pm Monday, November 27, 2017 MST.  Visit my CTMH website and click on Promotions at the top of the page; and click on Cyber Monday.  There are also other sales listed under your cart; when you view it; just scroll down.  Don't forget the Clearance section. Click Shop at the top of the page and then look to the left hand side of your page for Clearance and also Going Soon.

This sale includes a 30% discount on individual pieces of Workspace Wonder Items and 40% discount on select bundles of Workspace Wonder Items.  



The Cyber Monday sale starts November 27, 2017 at midnight MST (11 pm Pacific time) and will end 11:59 pm MST (10:59 pm Pacific time) on same day.



Shipping and handling is always based on the full retail value of sale items. All the items included in the sale are only available while supplies last—so be sure to get your orders in before items sell out or the sale ends!



The Corporate Office be emailing all newsletter subscribers at the beginning of the sale. If you do not subscribe to the Corporate newsletter, there is still time to sign up.  Let me know if you need help to do this. 


Thank you visiting my blog.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.   You can earn FREE products by joining my Rewards club.  You earn approximately 17% on your orders - with my FREE CTMH Hostess Rewards.  Please email or Facebook message me with your questions.

Remember - Keep On Creating!!
It's Good For Your Health!!


Monday, November 20, 2017

Christmas Card Using CTMH Beary Christmas Paper, Stamps, Die with CCK Butterflies and Berries

Hello friends.  How is everyone?  I hope you are staying warm.  I have heard it is cold over most of US.  I don't keep up with overseas weather.  It has been cool at night; but warmer during the day in Southern CA.  We had a few showers last week; but they didn't amount to much.  

It is time for another Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post.  Our topic this week is ATG; which is my favorite.  I like to create whatever I feel in the mood to create.  LOL!  I think this is my first Christmas card this year.  I chose to use the gorgeous new Ching-Chou Kuik "Butterflies and Berries".  I thought it would be a good one to use for Christmas with the Berries; even though there are butterflies.  I am sure we have both at Christmas in CA.  LOL!  It took me all week to finish this card.  I have been having a tough month with my health.

(You can also purchase stamp set alone - D1743)



Inside Card


Supplies used to create this card:

Dies
Stitched Frames - Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles
Outer Frames - Gina Marie Designs Pleated Rectangles
Holly Vine - Whimsy Stamps
Border - Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim

Paper - CTMH Beary Christmas Paper - X7225B
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Cranberry, Glacier, Fern
Ink - CTMH Sky (retired), Glacier, Cranberry, Fern, Memento Black
Joy (outside) and Verse inside - CTMH Gingerbread Friends Stamp & Thin Cuts - Z3378
Merry Christmas inside - CTMH Merry Christmas - M1184
Little Christmas tree stamp inside - November SOTM Through The Year S1711
Trees -Coloring for both - Gelly Roll Sky Star and Red Star

Copic Markers
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Hair - E30, E34, E37
Eyes & Blouse - G43
Lips - RV11
Butterflies - B000, B00
Leaves - G94
Holly - G99
Berries - E08
Little Tree (inside) - G94



I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (5 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Fairy And The Unicorn - Anything Goes/Option (No limit) (Saturday)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes/Option (2 of 3)  (Friday)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Morgan's Art World Open Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
 DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)  (Thursday)
Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Greeting/Elegant/Circle (2 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (4 of 5)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2) (Tuesday)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Get Creative Challenges - Holidays (2 of 3)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 3)
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 4)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
 Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes (No limit)  
Love To Craft Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (4 of 5) 
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3)



November Close To My Heart Special
Paper Fundamentals are so versatile!  You will love them.
There are 24 pages; includes many of the new 40 colors as well.







Last Chance for these adorable "Send A Smile" Card Kit 
or Dies Sold Alone

Card Kit is $39.95 which includes 13 thin cuts
Punny Pal Thin Cuts - $28.95
Card Kit does not include Punny Pals Stamp Set (See below)
While Supplies Last


D1751 Punny Pals - Operation Smile Stamp Set (17.95)
$7.00 of purchase is sent to Operation Smile for Children







Only $5 with $50 purchase

$17.95 with no other purchase

S1711 Through The Year




Thank you visiting my blog.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.   You can earn FREE products by joining my Rewards club.  You earn approximately 17% on your orders - with my FREE CTMH Hostess Rewards.  Please email or Facebook message me with your questions.

Remember - Keep On Creating!!
It's Good For Your Health!!