Thursday, July 31, 2014

Annual Inspirations 2014 - 2015 Unvailed

Our new Idea Book will be available to order from TOMORROW!  The nice thing is this book will be your reference for a year.  Don't worry about getting bored, though, because there will two Seasonal Inspirations as well.

And the Annual Inspirations has gone interactive.  : )  Use your smart phone to scan QR codes throughout the book to see the latest and greatest.

For instance, see each of two kits when you're ready to become a consultant.  You can choose from the  card makers' or the scrapbookers' kit.  But getting product worth over $365 for only $99 is just the start.  You'll receive free online training, sneak peeks of new products, oodles of inspiration and technique instruction, and support for you to succeed in building your business or supporting your hobby/habit.  : )

Other QR codes will give you more information on items such as Workshops on the Go kits, the Cut Above kits, Base and Bling, and Studio J to name a few.

Here's the deal for you.  When you order the Annual Inspirations Book from my website any time during the month of August 2014.  I will send you a ShinHan Touch Twin Marker of your choice (a $5.95 value).  I will email you after you've ordered the Idea Book to get your selection.  You will love these alcohol-based markers for the dual tip, the feel in your hand, and the look on your paper. 

Just one of 24 color choices when you order a Annual Inspiration Book (just type that into the search box) online now through August 2014.
It's dual tipped marker makes coloring a breeze and gives you a lot of control.  I really like mine!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

2014 Bat Mitzvah Card

Yesterday my family went to our neighbor's Bat Mitzvah and had a wonderful time.  Our neighbors know how to throw a GREAT party!

I was inspired to make one of CTMH's gift holder card from the Artiste Cricut cartridge but needed to modify it for cash.  If you'd like to do the same, you'll need the Cricut Craft Room (for Expressions or earlier machine) or Cricut Design Space (for Explorer).  I chose the gift card holder found on page 59, dropped it on my canvas and stretched the image until the opening was long enough for cash.  I also, independently, stretched the width of the card to accommodate the height of the cash.  When it was done, the card measured about 8" by 3.5".

As you see, I stamped on the inside of the card.  By doing so adds a little more interest to the expanse of yellow.  The swirl stamp set used is D1482 Love Life.  It can be found on my website.  The front saying is from B1438 Banner Wishes.  It was stamped and cut into a banner shape and raised with foam tape.

Her favorite color is pink so I kept with that theme.  The card was cut from Buttercup cardstock and stamped with Creme Brulee (both colors are retiring at the end of July).  The gems are from the Base and Bling Pink Jewels collection (also retiring at the end of the month).  The large flower is from a long retired Just Blooms collection - it came white.  I sponged it with Cotton Candy and Pixie (a new color coming August 1, 2014).  Sponging it in two colors adds a little more depth to the flower.

I'm sure our neighbor will appreciate the homemade card.  I know I enjoyed making it, and will make this type of card again.  : )

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Price Changes in 2014-2015 Annual Inspirations

There are several items in the current 2014 Summer/Spring Idea Book that will be going up in price August 1, 2014.  They are listed below.  If you think you'll be wanting any of these items, make sure you purchase them by the end of the month (July 31, 2014). 

Item Description Item # Current Price New Price Price Increase
Colored Stamp Pads all $5.25 $5.95 $0.70
Colored Reinkers all $4.25 $4.95 $0.70
White Daisy Stamp Pad Z2163 $6.95 $7.50 $0.55
WhiteDaisy Reinker Z2263 $4.95 $5.50 $0.55
Colonial White Stamp Pad Z2168 $6.95 $7.50 $0.55
Colonial White Reinker Z2268 $4.95 $5.50 $0.55
Archival Black Stamp Pad 44751 $5.95 $7.50 $1.55
Bonding Memories Glue (large) 1512 $6.95 $7.95 $1.00
My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner 1778 $4.25 $4.95 $0.70
Blending Pen 3174 $3.95 $4.50 $0.55
Watercolor Pencils 3505 $22.95 $26.95 $4.00
Sanding Kit Z1294 $3.50 $4.95 $1.45
Edge Distresser Z1297 $2.50 $3.95 $1.45
12"x12" My Legacy Faux Leather Album Dark Chocoloate Z1342 $24.95 $29.95 $5.00
12"x12" My Legacy Faux Leather Album Outdoor Denim Z1346 $24.95 $29.95 $5.00
Ruler Z1471 $9.95 $11.95 $2.00
My Acrylix Organizer Z1038 $12.95 $14.95 $2.00
Large Organizer Z1834 $22.95 $24.95 $2.00
Medium Organizer Z4139 $16.95 $19.95 $3.00
Small Organizer Z4138 $12.95 $14.95 $2.00
Stitch Guide Z1852 $12.95 $13.95 $1.00
Sponge Daubers Value Pack Z1938 $14.95 $16.95 $2.00
Sponge Daubers Z726 $3.95 $4.50 $0.55

Join the Gathering in bottom right of page any time before August 1