Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Welcome to the July stamp of the month blog hop! If you've arrived here from Antoinette's Blog, you are in the right place! If you get lost, here's the link to Helen's blog where the whole list can be seen. I've had many requests to make a video to show how I make the dry embossed lines on my cards so here it is finally!!



This month's stamp is Happy Forever, the cutest little stamp set with hedgehogs on it. For my card I used Caboodle paper. Distess all pieces with chocolate ink as you go. Cut yourself a colonial white card base that measures 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 and fold it in half. Cut a piece of crystal blue cardstock measuring 5 1/2 by 4 1/2 then dry emboss 3/4 of it as shown in the video above. I made my lines 1/4 inch apart and then sanded them to expose the white core.

Cut a piece of the blue pattern paper 4 1/4 inch by 1 1/4 inch, glue to the right hand side of your horizontal card flush with edge. Cut some sorbet colored pattern paper 3/4 inch by 4 1/4 inch and glue next to the blue piece. Take some of the plaid paper from the kit, cut it 3 1/2 by 2 inches and glue 1/4 inch from left hand side of the card, centered.

Using a 2 1/2 inch circle punch, cut a sorbet cardstock circle then cut about 3/4 inch off it in a straight line and place it next to the sorbet strip.

Stamp one of the hedgehogs on a colonial white cardstock. Color it in with chocolate ink. I used a flesh colored copic marker for his "skin." Cut it out.

Punch a sweet leaf colored circle using same 2 1/2 inch punch. Dry emboss it in a grid pattern and sand. Attach hedgehog to the center and then glue circle piece on card 1/2 inch from bottom and left of the card.

Stamp "Love is all you need" on a piece of colonial white cardstock 2 1/2 inches long, 1/2 inch wide. Add to upper right of the card 1/8 inch from right hand side, 1/2 inch from top.

Add three brads to left hand side and use a corner rounder to cut off corners. Attach to card base (make sure to round off it's corners too.) That's it, simple and sweet. Now it's time for you to hop to Shannon's Blog and see what wonderful artwork she has there for you!

Last Day! Final goodie box for June Jackpot - June 30

Hello all! Wow, what a month it's been. I wanted to thank you for being such great customers this month and taking part in the Jackpot June specials! It's been a fantastic promotion and I've heard such good things especially from those of you who bought the goodie boxes! Congratulations also, to all of you who won the free Close to my Heart apron! Today is the last day and Close to my Heart is letting Jackpot June go out with a bang just in time for 4th of July! Here's one big goodie box deal for you!

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Here are the details!

Today is a Goodie Box day! Get a box filled with popular products at 50% or more off of retail value. Plus you'll get a deal on shipping/handling. Purchase this Goodie Box (retail value $300 US / $352.95 CAN) for only $125 US/ $146.95 CAN. Buy now! This offer is while supplies last and will be snatched up quickly.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Jackpot June special - June 29

One of the products listed below is the mystery Jackpot item for today. If you order the mystery Jackpot item, we'll send you a My Acrylix® Flutter Stamp Set (retail value of $13.95 US/ $16.50 CAN) for FREE! Order one of each of the items below to guarantee that you will hit the Jackpot!

Jackpot June Associated Elements & Accessories

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BOOM DI ADA MY STICKEASE
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Monday, June 28, 2010

Jackpot June - Big variety today!! June 28

One of the products listed below is the mystery Jackpot item for today. If you order the mystery Jackpot item, we'll send you the Mini-Medley Autumn Garden Collection(retail value of $5.95 US/ $6.95 CAN), the Mini-Medley Holiday Collection (retail value of $5.95 US/ $6.95 CAN), the Mini-Medley Spring Blossom Collection (retail value of $5.95 US/ $6.95 CAN), and the Mini-Medley White Daisy Collection (retail value of $7.95 US/ $9.25 CAN) for FREE! Order one of each of the items below to guarantee that you will hit the Jackpot!

Jackpot June Associated Elements & Accessories

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WATERCOLOR PENCIL
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$16.95 $14.00 17 % off X301J

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ENCHANTED AND FLORAL TAPESTRY
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ribbons and flowers - Jackpot June - June 27

Jackpot June

One of the products listed below is the mystery Jackpot item for today. If you order the mystery Jackpot item, we'll send you Pretty Pins (retail value of $4.95 US/ $5.75 CAN) and White Daisy Just Blooms® Paper Flowers (retail value of $5.95 US/ $6.95 CAN) for FREE! Order one of each of the items below to guarantee that you will hit the Jackpot!

Jackpot June Associated Elements & Accessories

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DESIGNER RIBBON BLACK
$7.95 $7.00 12 % off Z1034J

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DESIGNER RIBBON CHOCOLATE
$7.95 $7.00 12 % off Z1127J

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$9.95 $7.00 30 % off Z823J

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Jackpot June for June 24 - Goodie Box!!

Today is a Goodie Box day! Get a box filled with popular products at 50% or more off of retail value. Plus you'll get a deal on shipping/handling. Purchase this Goodie Box (retail value $120 US / $140.95 CAN) for only $60 US/ $70.50 CAN. Buy now! This offer is while supplies last and will be snatched up quickly.

Get yours here, remember June is almost over so I don't know how many goodie boxes are left.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Jackpot June for June 22

One of the products listed below is the mystery Jackpot item for today. If you order the mystery Jackpot item, we'll send you the Fresh Shapes Dimensional Elements (retail value of $4.95 US/ $5.75 CAN) and the Creative Basics® Emporium Collection (retail value of $8.95 US/ $10.50 CAN) for FREE! Order one of each of the items below to guarantee that you will hit the Jackpot!

Jackpot June Associated Elements & Accessories

Quantity:
SARSAPARILLA MY STICKEASE
$8.95 $6.00 33 % off X7098CJ

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SILHOUETTE MY STICKEASE
$8.95 $6.00 33 % off X7090CJ

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EVERLASTING MY STICKEASE
$8.95 $6.00 33 % off X7085CJ

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CAPRICE MY STICKEASE
$8.95 $6.00 33 % off X7086CJ

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ENCHANTED MY STICKEASE
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Monday, June 21, 2010

June Jackpot for June 21 Goodie Box Day!!

Today is a Goodie Box day! Get a box filled with popular products at 50% or more off of retail value. Plus you'll get a deal on shipping/handling. Purchase this Goodie Box (retail value $200 US / $235.50 CAN) for only $80 US/ $93.95 CAN. Buy now! This offer is while supplies last and will be snatched up quickly.

GET YOURS HERE!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Jackpot June for June 20

For today's Jackpot June special they have:
Stickstock linen, 3 card kits (the kind that require no stamping) and the oh-so-wonderful textured white daisy cardstock, my favorite cardstock! All of them are $7.00 a piece and the jackpot that you could activate is rub ons, whoo hoo!! Also, I'm betting that they haven't had 1000 orders m...ade yet so the CTMH free apron is probably still up for grabs, good luck!

BUY IT HERE!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Goodie Box Today

Don't forget to check out my website HERE to get yours, only $40 today for an $80 box!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Today's Jackpot June Special!

Lots of accessories for you to check out at a discount today plus one of them will activate a free stamp set jackpot!!

One of the products listed below is the mystery Jackpot item for today. If you order the mystery Jackpot item, we'll send you a My Acrylix® Sensational Seals Stamp Set (retail value of $13.95 US/ $16.50 CAN) for FREE! Order one of each of the items below to guarantee that you will hit the Jackpot!

DESIGNER RIBBON SORBET
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CLEAR CRAFT BUTTONS
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HEARTFELT WHIMSY DIE-CUTS
$9.95 $5.00 50 % off

MINI MEDLEY WINTER COZY
$5.95 $5.00 16 % off

ALL OUT ADVENTURE RUB ONS
$6.95 $5.00 28 % off

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Goodie Box #5

Please sign up for my newsletter to see what else I have for you regarding this goodie box. (Link to my newsletter in the post below this one)

Today is a Goodie Box day! Get a box filled with popular products at 50% or more off of retail value. Plus you'll get a deal on shipping/handling. Purchase this Goodie Box (retail value $250 US / $293.95 CAN) for only $100 US/ $117.50 CAN. Buy now! This offer is while supplies last and will be snatched up quickly.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

College Survival Kit - Part Two

At the request of one of my readers, here are the items in the college survival kit below. Please excuse the blurriness of the photos, I don't have the kit to retake photos. Here is a shower cap, face soap, bath soap (all from a hotel bathroom, ha ha), a manicure kit ($1.00 at the dollar store), and three altered magnets. All three were recycled, just recovered with the great Cherry O paper.

This is a new product from Close to my Heart, our recipe/card box. I filled it with a completed Sugar and Spice recipe card kit which is made with the colors of the Cherry O kit. This took just an hour to put together as all of our card kits do.

Here's the outside of the recipe box. You can see I used liquid glass on the Irresistibles flower accent.

I wrapped a pack of microwave popcorn with our paper, so cheap and easy! The candies are Hershey's nuggets wrapped up with Cherry O paper.

Here are a couple of mini notepads from the dollar store. I altered the coaster with a Cherry O, added an altered paper clip and attached post it notes.

The top left here is a gift card holder, at the bottom is a checkbook cover and to the right is a datebook holder. Almost everything here is less than $2.00 to make.

I took one of those big Hershey chocolate bars to really show off this chipboard star that I covered with liquid glass. Who doesn't need a little emergency chocolate? Below it is a Sweethearts candy wrapped up!

I found a couple of washclothes that matched the colors in the Cherry O set and wrapped them simply using leftover stickers from the recipe card kit. The hand soap got the same treatment.

This is Close to my Heart's journal book, so easy to alter.

I had this chipboard frame around forever, think I bought it at a craft store about 5 years ago. I just used my scraps to decorate it. All my daughter will need to do is attach her favorite picture in the middle. Wonder if it will be of Taylor Lautner?

Finally, I altered one of Close to my Heart clipboards, they are now on sale while supplies are available so make sure you pick up a few on my website, http://barbraotten.myctmh.com/. I decorated it, modge podge holds it altogether. A simple pad of notebook paper was decorate on the right bottom of each page with a stamp, how cute is that!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

College Survival Kit

My daughter just graduated from high school this past weekend and is getting ready to head off to college in the fall. She'll be staying in the dorms so I'm making her a college survival kit. Here's a sneak peek.



Do you like Stickers?

They are up for clearance today on the website with a chance to win some foam numbers too!
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Double your money, double your fun!

Did you check out today's Jackpot June special? Five different $22.95 stamp sets are up at low, low prices and ONE of them will activate the jackpot and give you a ribbon organizer, worth $16.95 FOR FREE!! Buy it here!

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I'm Amazed! Goodie Box #3!

I'm so thrilled to tell you that another goodie box is up for sale on my website. Close to my Heart is going above and beyond to give you all some great deals this month. I love working for this company! Here's the info on today's deal!

Today is a Goodie Box day! Get a box filled with popular products at 50% or more off of retail value. Plus you'll get a deal on shipping/handling. Purchase this Goodie Box (retail value $120 US / $140.95 CAN) for only $60 US/ $70.50 CAN. Buy now! This offer is while supplies last and will be snatched up quickly. Get it here!

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Love you Forever

Just a quick tutorial for you today, my inlaws are visiting for my daughter's graduation so it's been a hectic week. The new Love You Forever stamp set is just so adorable that I couldn't help but by it. Have you ever read the Love You Forever children's book? Please do and bring your Kleenex with you when you do. It goes perfectly with the Topstitch paper because it just reminds me of babies. Cut your paper as follows:

Pink cardstock - 5 1/2 by 4 1/4
Blue cardstock - 5 1/4 by 4
White cardstock - 2 3/4 by 4 1/4
Patterned paper - 2 1/2 by 4 1/4
Pink cardstock - 2 1/4 by 2 1/2
Pattern paper - 1 by 1
Card base - 5 1/2 by 8 1/2

Using your dry embossing tool and the groove in your paper trimmer, "draw" lines down your blue cardstock about 1/4" apart then sand them to expose the white core.

On scrap paper, stamp the birds, branch and flowers and color in by using your blender pen and the colors that match your paper. I used baby pink, heavenly blue, chocolate, and sweet leaf. Remember not to "scrub" the color on or it will wet your paper. Cut it out carefully.

Dry emboss the smaller pink paper like you did the large blue cardstock except this time in a grid pattern, sand it to show off the white core.

Distress every part of the card with chocolate ink. Glue the blue cardstock to the pink card front. Attach the blue patterned paper to the white cardstock and then attach those two to the card front about 1 1/2" from top of the card. Attach the pink embossed cardstock 1 /2 " from the bottom of the card, 1/2" from the left hand side. Glue the stamped image to the pink cardstock as shown. Attach the three small squares as shown below, exact measurements are always a suggestion but you can put these about 3/4" from the top of the card for the first two (about 1/2" from right hand side of the card). For the third square, attach it about and inch from the left hand side and 1/2" up from bottom of the card. Glue the whole thing to your card base. Easy card, now you try it and don't forget to check out the special today at 11 a.m. EST at this link.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Wow! Popular special!

Came home to find an excellent and popular special on my website today. Three orders in less than 1 hour! Do you want to know what the special is? Check it out here. https://barbraotten.myctmh.com/Retail/Products.aspx?CatalogID=1601

Sunday, June 6, 2010

It's a Twister!

First off I wanted to let you know that the June Jackpot special of the day is discounted Simple Snapshots album pages with a freebie of Color Ready alphabets if you hit the jackpot!

Now onto our adventure! Last night we were on our way to South Bend, Indiana at about 11:30 or so to pick up my husband's parents from the airport. There was a huge electrical thunderstorm with lightning flashing every second or so, extremely dramatic. All of a sudden, after receiving a call that the parents were evacuated from their plane, we turned around and the rain started. It was that kind of rain where you can't see five feet in front of you let alone the side of the road. We moved as slowly as we could trying to find a place to pull over and finally managed to find an overpass to hide under. We waited until the worst of it passed and then were able to get off the highway soon after. We arrived in Berrien Springs, Michigan and saw a path of debris up 139, people outside at nearly midnight with flashlights looking at the damage. This morning we went to Baroda to see what damage had occurred just miles from our house. You can see what we saw in both towns below.





Saturday, June 5, 2010

Lots of goodies

Check out the new special today, too many different goodies to post, so just go to the link at the right and see if today is your June Jackpot day!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Goodie Box #2 is up!

The second goodie box is up on my Close to my Heart website for Jackpot June! It's worth $80 but you can buy it for $40, whoo hoo!! If you are worried about what comes in these, check out the types of products that came in last year's goodie boxes on the links below.

Buy yours HERE!

Goodie Box from 2009
Goodie Box from 2009
Goodie Box from 2009
Goodie Box from 2009

Now if you don't like mysteries and want to know exactly what you're getting for your money, check out what you get in our consultant kit. It's valued at $300 and only costs $99 plus shipping!! It also comes with a 22% discount on your future purchases. You can see what's in the kit here. Just turn to pages 106-107. If you are ready to sign up, the enrollment form is here. If you do sign up you need my sponsor number which is 9324322, I would love to have you join my team!

Have fun shopping!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Acrylic album peek

For those of you who are trying to win the acrylic album on the June Jackpot today, here's a peek at one I made. See more of it HERE!

Tutorial for June Stamp of the Month card!

This card is a 5 x 7 size, really fun to work with. I found these ruffled edged card bases at Staples. They are not folded, more like a postcard with just two sides. First off you're going to need to distress the edges with your sponge tool in barn red ink.

Cut a piece of the wonderful Passages paper 4 3/4 by 6 3/4 and distress with barn red ink. Glue it down to the ruffled card.

Cut a piece of the striped paper from the set 2 inches by 4 3/4 inches, distress and attach 1/2 inch up from the bottom of the card.

Take your trimmer and a dry embossing tool and make grooves in a piece of cocoa paper that you cut 4 by 3 inches. Distress edges and sand lines to make them white. Glue 1/2 inch from left side of card and 3/4 inch from the top of the card.

Stamp the watch (in black ink), sentiment and the word Dad (in barn red ink) from the Wonderful Friend stamp set on a 2 1/2 inch barn red circle, 2 by 1 inch brown bag rectangle and 1 1/4 by 3/4 inch brown bag rectangle respectively.

Glue all pieces down as shown. Pop up the word "dad" with pop dots.

Put off white waxy flax in four cocoa colored buttons and attach down right side with glue dots and you are finished! I hope to make a video to show you how to make the embossed lines this week!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

It's Goodie Box day!!

Today is a Goodie Box day! Today's box is worth $200 and you can get it for $80, whoo hoo! Don't miss out on this deal! Get a box filled with popular products at 50% or more off of retail value. Plus you'll get a deal on shipping/handling. Purchase this Goodie Box (retail value $200 US / $235.50 CAN) for only $80 US/ $93.95 CAN.

Buy now! This offer is while supplies last and will be snatched up quickly.

Here's the link to the DEAL!

For those who bought It's a Guy Thing, Level One paper pack yesterday, you hit the jackpot and the two ribbon packages will be yours for free!!

Happy June!

The June Jackpot special has started. Please see the details to the right. I had planned to get a tutorial up for yesterday's June stamp of the month card but my computer is on the fritz and it's the place where all of my photos are for that card. My husband promises to get me up and running tonight! In the meantime, please check out the June Jackpot special at 11:00 EST.