Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Well I know that Valentine's Day was yesterday but I thought I'd share with you what I got and what I got David.

For those of you who know me you know that I am just a big kid and love everything "Cutesy" and David knows that too so I got this really cute frog and one of the BIGGEST balloons that I have ever seen! Isn't it adorable? David was going to give this to me at work but when he drove through the parking lot and couldn't find a place to park he thought he had better take it home and give it to me there. Thank goodness he did, we were so busy at Red Lobster that he couldn't even get into the entry way!
Here's a closeup of the little frog:

Now David is just as big of a kid as I am, I guess that's why we get along so good. He collects Spider Man stuff and I just happen to find this great poster at a local dollar store, can you believe it, it was only $1.00! What a bargain hunter I am and he LOVED it!!! Here he is with his poster:

Here's the rest of the corny stuff that I found for him. He got a heart shaped basket with all kinds of chocolates in it and a really cute little monkey that has Velcro on it's hands so I had it hugging the basket and holding a balloon! Oh yea and a hand made card too!

I hope your Valentines Day was a fun one too!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

February Stamp of the Month and a CTMH Special to help Haiti!

Check out this great stamp of the month set, what a great way to help celebrate the special times in your loved ones lives! Who doesn't love getting a handmade card or a hand stamped gift bag letting them know how special they are to you! This set is so very versatile you can make birthday cards, wedding cards or for any occasion you would celebrate with a cake!

You won't want to miss out on this great set which is only available in the month of February! This set is called "Piece of Cake" and you can get this great set at a great price or even free! This set can be purchased out right for $22.95 or with a qualifying order you can get it at a discounted price. Here's the breakdown:

Buy it outright for $22.95

Spend $25 and get it for only $17.21 (25% off)

Spend $50 and get it for only $11.48 (50% off)

Spend $75 and get if for only $5.74 (75% off)

Spend $100 and get it for FREE! (The best deal of all)

Give & Get Back with Close to My Heart and Operation Smile
Hearts for Haiti

Our hearts go out to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, and like so many of you, we’re eager to help. I'm excited to announce Close To My Heart’s February Constant Campaign, Hearts for Haiti—where you can get a great deal while doing great good for those affected by the devastation in Haiti.

Only in the month of February, our 12” x 12” textured cardstock combo packs are buy one, get one FREE—and with every offer purchased, Close To My Heart will donate $2 US to Operation Smile’s Haiti relief efforts. Operation Smile is always a fantastic charitable partner—offering free facial reconstruction surgeries to needy children throughout the world. They’ve currently marshaled their medical teams and resources to provide emergency relief in Haiti, and the donations given as part of Hearts for Haiti will be used exclusively for Operation Smile’s efforts in Haiti. For more information on their on-the-ground response, you can visit

The Textured Cardstock combo packs are as follows:
X5747 Basic
X5681 Spring Harmony
X5745 Summer Celebration
X5669 Autumn Harvest
X5670 Winter Cozy
Purchase one and choose the second one for free! Check out pages 100-101 in the current catalog for our exclusive color palette's for each set. You will want them all!
Here's a great technique to use with the textured cardstock:
Sanding This is a great way to give your cardstock that well worn, distressed look. With all of CTMH's cardstock we have a white core which means that the color is only on the top and bottom so the middle is white. Sanding your cardtock brings out the white center and gives your projects a two tone one of a kind look! Who doesn't have sand paper in their garage? You can even use a nail file to sand intricate places. I recommend using our sanding kit which is only $3.95 and includes:
60, 100, and 200 Grit Sandpaper
1-4 sided Sanding Block
3-sheets 4x4 Sandpaper
1-Emery Board
What a great deal and since you are ordering your textured cardstock why not throw that on your order too? Remember, the more you buy the better discount you get on that great new stamp of the month!