Thursday, March 24, 2011

'Hope For Japan' $5 A-Sized Stamp Set Offer

This is a great offer! A real win-win for everyone! 100% of the $5 will be sent to the American Red Cross fund for aid to Japan in the wake of their devastating tsunami. CTMH is offering this set until April 30th. Please let me know if you would like to order this set.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Second Layout From February Club

Sorry that this took so long to post! I had the layout done just no pictures or journalling so I decided to finish it up before I posted it. This layout is based on two from the Reflections book. The Left Side is 'Sidebar - Balancing Act" (3i on page 48). Cutting instructions would be from one piece of patterned paper - 3 1/2" x 7", from the second piece of pp cut 7" x 7". From your single piece of colored cardstock, cut a strip of 11" x 3 1/2".

The Right Side is 'Bottom Border - Quartet' (2g on page 32). Cutting instructions would be from the colored cardstock, cut a 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" piece and a 3 1/4" x 12" and from one of the patterned papers, cut a 5" x 12" piece.

Adhere and embellish as desired.

Hope that you enjoyed the layouts and papers! Looking forward to our next night already!!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Going Green Winner

Good Morning All!! It's a Beautiful Friday!! Thanks to everyone who entered - Stacey B. is our winner!! Comment #4 as per the random number generator below!!! Stacey - I'll get you your Pear ink pad next Wednesday night!!! Congrats and thanks for entering!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

If Green Beer Isn't Your Thing...

The Flash
5 slices cucumber
3 pieces fresh kiwi
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
2 oz gin
1/2 oz simple syrup

In a cocktail shaker, muddle fresh cucumber, kiwi, and lemon juice. Add ice, simple syrup, and gin. Shake vigorously and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with sliced wheels of cucumber and kiwi.


Happy St. Patrick's Day tomorrow!!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Reason To Get Outside!

Not that we need one - but this weather - FINALLY!!!!

Check out this March tutorial and challenge over at 'Hands On Photography' on the Canadian Scrapbooker Blog.

I know, I know - of course I could do this indoors - goodness knows I have a plethora of 'distracting backgrounds' between these four walls - but I think that I am going to use this as an excuse to get out of the house!!

Always looking to improve my photography skills!!! (Also my blogging skills - I finally figured out how to get a live link into my posts!)

Tell you what, send me a copy of the pics that you submit to Sue and I will enter you for my own draw...not sure of prize just yet but keep checking back to find out! Don't forget to have them to me - linked up here or emailed to me by March 31.

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Ahh! I took so many AWESOME pics on our holidays - I would love to scrap them but BLAH!!! Giant, time-sensitive work projects due- that I should be doing instead of blogging and it is YUCK! TAX TIME!!!! I seriously say this every year - I am going to do the books every month but...I don't. So that means every year about this time, I am scrambling around trying to organize multiple shoeboxes of receipts before April 15th. So what it boils down to is no scrapping for me at least before the 23rd of loss - your gain! What's that you say????

Well, in honor of 'tax season' - any March orders - PAY NO TAX!!! That's a 5% savings!!!

Stay tuned for more chances to win/save in March!!

In closing today, here is me, reading my spring issue of Canadian Scrapbooker in Jamaica, mon!!

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Going Green!!!

Hi All!
In honor of St. Patrick's day, March 17th - I am giving away a green stamp pad - Pear to be exact (my new favorite CTMH color!!!) All you have to do is leave a comment here by March 17th. I'll make the draw and post the winner by Friday March 18th. That's it - that's all!!!
Good luck!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Check out this great offer for March from CTMH!

Get a free My Acrylix® block when you buy My Acrylix® stamps!
At Close To My Heart, we know we’ve got the best clear stamps and blocks—and we’ll prove it! Throughout March, when you buy your favorite My Acrylix® stamps, we’ll give you a free My Acrylix block. Not only will you have the best stamps on the block, you’ll have the best block, too! Just purchase $25 US / $30 CAN in stamps and you can choose from two of our most versatile block sizes: 3" × 3" (Y1006) or 2" × 6 1/2" (Y1010).

Here is the "Fine print":
Offer valid March 1–31, 2011. Limit one free My Acrylix® block per order per customer. Qualifying stamp purchases include A-, B-, C-, D-, and E-size stamp sets, including Stamp of the Month sets purchased at full price or at a discount. K-size stamp sets, Stamp of the Month sets earned for free, and Workshops on the Go™ kits are excluded. Close To My Heart reserves the right to substitute a block of a similar size or price.

I WILL be putting an order in for March - Check out the CUTE CUTE CUTE Stamp of the Month!! For those of you that use Copic markers - don't you think this set would be great?!?! It is 'springy' and whimical without being too childish!! Place your order by March 24...and stay tuned for ANOTHER special offer for this month too!!!