Friends 4 Ever Card

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Here is a perfect way to let your BFF know that you are thinking of them this Valentine’s Day… send them a friendship card. This Friends4Ever card was made with Chocolate cardstock and a retired paper pack featuring teals and blues.

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This is a great way to use up your paper scraps! Three strips of paper were layered onto the card, and then some stamped images were used for added interest. To finish off the card, 3 white brads were added to the top and to the center of the flower.

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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A New Page

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Happy New Year’s Eve! Yes, it’s true, tomorrow is the fresh start of a new year, just like a sparkling new page of a book that has yet to be written. I plan to make it a great year with some new beginnings. How about you?

One of the new changes that I plan to make this year is to this blog. The big news is that I will no longer be Close To My Heart exclusive. I would like to include a greater number of projects, tutorials, and specials from other brands, without being limited to just one. Even though I believe that CTMH has the BEST products, there is a massive world of paper crafting out there, and I would like to explore it, and share it!

Other features that I would like to add to the blog include: craft room/craft supply storage and organization, Cricut projects and tutorials, and some fun challenges (card, scrapbook, color, design, etc.) that everyone is eligible to enter!

I hope that you will continue to visit this blog and see all of the exciting changes that will be taking place!

I’ll see you in the craft room,
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Current Promotions:

Sunday Savings: Craft Store Coupons and Deals for 12/28/14

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Check this blog each Sunday for the latest coupons from Michaels, Jo-Ann, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, and current promotions from CTMH and Scrapbooking Sue.

Here are the coupons starting 12/28/14:

Michaels

You can print the coupons below, or visit the link to the coupons HERE.

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Jo-Ann

You can print the coupons below, or visit the link to the coupons HERE.

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Hobby Lobby

You can print the coupons below, or visit the link to the coupons HERE.

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AC Moore

You can print the coupons below, or visit the link to the coupons HERE.

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CTMH Promotions:

Don’t forget about the current CTMH deals, promotions, and/or freebies available this month. These deals are only available until December 31st (unless otherwise noted):

1. CTMH December Stamp of the Month – “Cutie Pie”

11 stamps for only $5.00! Find out more HERE.

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$5 Stamp of the Month set!

2. December Constant Campaign Promotion: “Deal of the Decade”

Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of My Acrylix stamps, all C- and D-size stamp sets are only $10 each with your $50 qualifying order this month! Once you reach the $50 mark, you can buy as many stamp sets as you want at the $10 price! WOW, that really is the Deal of the Decade! For more information, please go HERE.

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Deal of the Decade!

 3. Limited Time Offer: Two FREE Idea Books! 

CTMH Bonus time! Every order placed on my CTMH website will receive 1 free copy of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book and 1 free copy of the NEW Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book. This one-time bonus will be available to each customer who places an order between December 2, 2014 and January 31, 2015!

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Scrapbooking Sue’s Promotions:

1. “Stretching Your Workshops” Program

Receive FREE PDF e-files for 4 scrapbook layouts! I designed this program to give you added value for your Workshops On The Go purchases. Get more out of your workshops and supplies by utilizing this FREE program, which includes: complete cutting guides, directions and  instructions, and full color artwork pictures for making additional scrapbook layouts. For more information, please go HERE.

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FREE PDF eFiles for Scrapbook Layouts!

Happy savings everyone!

I’ll see you in the craft room,
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Flashback Friday #20: Autumn Papers

Retired Fall / Autumn Papers

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Welcome to Flashback Friday! Today I have some beautiful fall/autumn papers to show you from past CTMH catalogs. CTMH is always on-trend each year with brand new papers, kits, and stamps for each season. I had a look through my arsenal of products, and came across these retired paper sets with autumn colors:

Harvest Papers

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Abundance Papers

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Olivia Papers

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Aren’t they beautiful?! I have been featuring the current autumn paper packet, “Pathfinding” for the past few weeks. Here is what the current colors look like…

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… a very nice mix of oranges, greens, browns, and an unexpected twist of blue!


Special Offer!

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I still have 2 BRAND NEW packets of the Abundance Papers for sale in my Etsy shop, here. They are on sale for $15.99 (plus shipping) for 22 sheets of 12″ x 12″ papers and cardstock. These are retired papers, so once they’re gone, they’re gone. They would be absolutely perfect for all of your Thanksgiving scrapbook pages and/or cards, if you are looking for an alternative (or addition) to the Pathfinding papers. Please check them out today!

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I’ll see you in the craft room,

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October Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop

CTMH Consultant’s October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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Thank you for joining me today for the Close To My Heart Consultant’s Blog Hop, featuring the October Stamp of the Month (SOTM), “Home for the Holidays.” If you have come here from Regina Kettering’s blog, then welcome!

The October Stamp of the Month set is a Holiday/Christmas-themed set. Can you believe that the holiday season is almost here? Have you started your Christmas card making yet? If not, this stamp set would be a great addition to your holiday sets! However, it is only available from October 1- 31, 2014, so make sure to get it now, well before the holiday season.

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Here is the card that I made with the October SOTM. I used a White Daisy card base for this 5″ x 5″ card, and patterned papers from the Snowhaven Paper Packet. CTMH has 2 gorgeous Holiday themed paper packets this year… Yuletide Carol is specifically Christmas-oriented, and Snowhaven is very generic and could be used for much more than just winter-themed projects.

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I focused on a candy theme, with candy canes and Christmas mints throughout the card, and the sentiment “Dreaming, Believing, Wishing.”

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After layering the patterned papers, I added a strip of Black Shimmer Trim along the bottom portion of the card for some shine. The 3 mints and the top candy cane were popped off of the card slightly with some Thin Foam Tape.

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To finish off the card, I added Clear Sparkles and Bitty Sparkles throughout the card, and even dotted each “i” with a cute, little Bitty Sparkle!


Featured Product: October Stamp Of the Month, “Home for the Holidays”

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This 7 stamp set is only $5 with your qualifying order of $50!

Next, head on over to Lela Norris’ blog to see the artwork she has created for you! For a complete list of all the participating bloggers, or if you get lost along the way, please click HERE.

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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Just a quick post to get my new blog address added to my Bloglovin’ account. If you were following me at scrapbookingsue.blogspot.com, please add scrapbookingsue.com to your “Follow” list as well. All new posts will come from this new blog.

You can find a quick link here: Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Thank you for being a loyal reader!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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