Monday, June 30, 2014

July Workshop and Retiring Products

There's only one month left to buy from the current catalog and there are number of wonderful items that won't be coming back.  I've had a sneak peek at the new catalogue and it is fantastic, but there's quite a bit I'm going to miss.  I've created a list of the retiring products - click here to see it.
You don't want to just look at the discontinued list; as I mentioned before prices in Canada are going up approximately 10%, because of our falling dollar.  I have a number of items on my wish list I'll be picking up before the price increase. 
MYSTERY HOSTESS - I've set up a virtual party set to close on July 31st.  Place your qualifying order through this link, and if I get a total of $150.00 in orders, your name will entered in a draw for $25 in free NEW product of your choice!  And you will get a new catalogue!  If you're not comfortable ordering online, or ordering less than $100, you can save on shipping/handling by contacting me with your credit card information to place your order.
What is a qualifying order for this promotion?  Any order of $30 or more (before shipping, handling and taxes).
Of course, you will want to consider ordering $50 or more, so that you can get this HUGE Stamp of the Month for just $5.00:

S1407A - Circus Alphabet
It includes two full alphabet sets, plus numbers and punctuation!  Alphabets are always handy to have on hand, and this one is so fun with all the different letter styles.
Did you notice the paper on the bottom of the layout?  It was made with the small alphabets stamped on paper - have you ever tried creating your own paper this way?  This month's layout workshop (July 25th) will be creating this layout (as a double-page) and both cards!  I also plan on making the binder cover for my next planner.
For this workshop, you will need to order (or bring if you have it):

  • X7178B Ivy Lane Paper Pack                    $9.95
  • Z1930   Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape $4.95
  • Z1853   Aqua Dots                                  $3.95
  • Z3002   Ariana Assortment                      $5.95
  • Z1767   Chalk Marker                              $2.95
If you don't want to order full packs of paper, you can purchase the following at the workshop:

  • X5762 12" X 12" Lagoon Cardstock - 1 sheet (80c)
  • 1385 12" X 12" White Cardstock - 3 sheets   ($2.40)
  • 2 card bases w/envelopes                            ($1.00)
If you want to do the binder cover, you will need:
  • Z1871 Kraft 3-ring binder  $5.95
  • or Z1956 Hip Pics Album   $8.95 
I will have one of each of the following to share, but you may want your own (or bring yours if you already have it:
  • S1407A Circus Alphabet - July 2014 Stamp of the Month $5.00 (with qualifying order of $50.00)
  • Z2195 Lagoon Ink Pad                                                  $5.25
  • Z2137 Olive Ink Pad                                                     $5.25
I have limited space at my workshops, so you will want to reserve your seat early!  I can fit 5-6 at any given workshop, but if there is enough demand for the layout workshop, I can book a second evening upon request. 


Happy Crafting!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Happy Anniversary! June Special, Workshop info and a Summer Challenge!

Read through to the end for details of the Summer Challenge and how you could earn a free Paper Pack from the new catalog!
In honor of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the scrapbooking industry, when you place an order for $50 (excluding tax and shipping), you can add your choice of 1 of 6 great gift collections to your order for just $30! Each collection has an original retail value of at least $50—some even as high as $65! Take advantage of these savings and snag your own collection for just $30. It may be Jeanette’s anniversary—but you get the gift!
Each collection comes with its own combination of supplies and products that you can’t get anywhere else, perfectly tailored for a variety of uses, interests, and styles. Additionally, photos of the gift collections can be found on the second page of the campaign flyer that I emailed to you earlier this month or can be viewed on my website:

June Stamp of the Month
$5 with $50 order (excluding tax and shipping) - FREE with $100 order
This big stamp set (regular price $17.95) has 16 stamps in it - perfect for Canada Day or other summer events!

Last Friday Layout Workshop
June 27, 2014 - 7 p.m.
The last Friday of every month is now dedicated to creating Layouts for your scrapbook album!
Each month, we will use a guide from one of the current Workshop-to-Go kits and create 2 double-page layouts (a total of 4 pages).  This month we will use the Timberline to create the layout above and one more.
Of course you don't have to use Timberline - you can use any other workshop kit, paper pack or even paper from your stash!  I will help you with colour choices and suggestions if you choose to use something different.
$5 base charge includes a layout guide for you to keep, and the use of my inks and tools, including any required Cricut cutting from your paper. You will need to bring your basic tools (trimmer, scissors, adhesive plus your kit or paper pack.) Base charge is waived with any $30 purchase during the month of the workshop.  Any additional papers you may need to complete the layouts are not supplied, but can be purchased for 90c each (inc. taxes and shipping).
For June's workshop, you may want to purchase the following:
  • G1077    Workshop-to-Go Timberline Scrapbooking Kit $29.95
  • X7182C  Timberline Complements $4.95
  • Z2123     Goldrush Ink $5.25
  • Z2145     Ponderosa Pine Ink $5.25
  • Z2111     Chocolate Ink $5.25
  • Z695       Sponge $1.25
  • Z1151     3-D Foam Tape $5.95
  • Z1772     Glue Dots $7.50
  • Z1686     Cricut Art Philosophy $99.00
  • Y1002     1 x 3 1/2" Block $5.95
  • Y1003     2 x 2" Block $6.50
  • Y1012     4 x 5" Block $15.95
From June 1 to September 3rd, complete 90 pages (or cards) and I will reward you with a free B&T paper pack from the new catalogue (est. value $10). 
How to participate:
Come to a workshop or email me regularly with a few pictures and an update on how you are doing!  I will post pictures (with permission) here on the blog for inspiration.
You can use any and all products, including digital, all I ask is that you spend a minimum of $30 with me over the course of the summer.
Here's a few ideas to get you started:
Lisa B - used the Guide from the Skylark Workshop-to-Go with an older CTMH paper pack.

Janette B - is almost finished a 100-page album of her trip to Ontario!

Monique B - used the leftovers from two Layout Workshops to create beautiful cards!
(Maybe I should change my last name to something that starts with B - these girls are off to a good start!)
And Kim R has done (insert drumroll here) 80 digital pages since the start of the challenge - she is using Panstoria's Artisan program (which is identical to Storybook Creator!).
So join the Challenge! Pop me an email and let me know what you are up to and I'll add you to the list.