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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Merriest Christmas Week, Leftovers!

Who doesn't have leftovers after the holidays??

These cards were made using the Merriest Christmas stamp set featured last week along with paper I had leftover from the now-retired Wonderland collection.



SUPPLIES USED

*Wonderland (retired)
*White Daisy cardstock
*Chocolate cardstock
*Twilight cardstock
*Merriest Christmas stamp set
*Chocolate Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Teal Shimmer Trim
*Sparkles Assortment

To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.

CHALLENGE
My challenge to you as we "wrap up" (nice holiday pun, eh?) 2014 and move into a fresh new year in 2015 is to join me in working on using our scraps and other items that have been hanging out in our crafting spaces for way.  So let's dust off those paper packs, pull those embellishments from the bottom of the basket, and get scrappin'!

Until next time, happy crafting!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Merriest Christmas Week, Day 5


SUPPLIES USED

*Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet (retired)
*White Daisy cardstock
*Juniper cardstock
*Merriest Christmas stamp set
*Ruby Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Silver Shimmer Trim
*Baker's Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment

To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Merriest Christmas Week Day 4



SUPPLIES USED

*Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet (retired)
*White Daisy cardstock
*Ruby cardstock
*Merriest Christmas stamp set
*Juniper Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Silver Shimmer Trim

To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Merriest Christmas Week, Day 3


SUPPLIES USED

*Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet (retired)
*White Daisy cardstock
*Juniper cardstock
*Merriest Christmas stamp set
*Ruby Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Silver Shimmer Trim

To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Merriest Christmas Week, Day 2


SUPPLIES USED

*Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet (retired)
*White Daisy cardstock
*Slate cardstock
*Cranberry cardstock
*Merriest Christmas stamp set
*Ruby Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Juniper Exclusive Inks stamp pad

To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Merriest Christmas Week, Day 1


SUPPLIES USED

*Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet (retired)
*White Daisy cardstock
*Ruby cardstock
*Merriest Christmas stamp set
*Black Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Silver Shimmer Trim

To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Monday, December 1, 2014

CYBER MONDAY SALE, December Specials, and so much more!!


Wow!  You may want to grab yourself a cup of coffee and a deep breath.  Even I am overloaded by all the spectacular specials going on right now... which is why I wanted to summarize them all in the same place.  My brain is about to explode!!  Here goes...

CTMH CYBER MONDAY Special

(Only valid through 11:59 PM MST)



TODAY ONLY! 20% Off All Cricut® Collections! For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% off the retail price. Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night. Make sure you share the news about this sale with all your customers, friends, and family members, too! Orders must be placed at jddesigns.ctmh.com between 12:00 am and 11:59 pm (MST) on Monday, December 1 in order to get the discount on your selected Cricut® collections. Enjoy extra savings on Close To My Heart's exclusive Cricut® collections this Cyber Monday!

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jddesigns Extended Exclusive Black Friday Specials
(Only valid through 11:59 pm MST)

*FREE exclusive stamp set with ANY order placed (choose from either With Toppings or Budding Springtime)
*FREE Seasonal Expressions Idea Book with ANY order placed.
*FREE 2014-2015 Annual Idea Book with any order over $75

*FREE paper packet or B-size stamp set of your choice with any order over $100 ($9.95 value)
**PLUS**
ALL orders will be placed in a drawing for a half-price item - that's right -- 50% off any item of your choice!  Orders over $100 will be receive 5 entries!!


-- Notes -- 


Specials are only valid on orders placed with Jennifer Dykstra - Close to My Heart Independent Consultant. All freebies will be mailed separately after order has been placed and will come directly from Jennifer Dykstra. With Toppings and Budding Springtime sets are not available for purchase and can only be obtained through an Independent CTMH Consultant.

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 Close to My Heart Deal of the Decade
(Valid through December 31, 2014)


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 December Stamp of the Month


(Valid through December 31, 2014)

During December, spend $50 and get the "Cutie Pie" stamp of the month set for only $5.


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In summary...
*All Cricut Collections are $80 -- today 12/1 ONLY!
*Exclusive Black Friday specials extended through today 12/1!
*Deal of the Decade -- spend $50, get unlimited C-/D-sized stamp sets for $10 through 12/31!
*December Stamp of the Month -- spend $50, get Cutie Pie set for $5 through 12/31!

And if that is not enough (ha!)...
You can COMBINE any or all of the above specials for a season full of spectacular savings.

But don't wait... all Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales end TODAY 12/1 at 11:59 PM MST.


To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.



Until next time, happy crafting!

Friday, November 28, 2014

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS!!


I hope you all had a blessed, relaxing Thanksgiving spent with family and friends.  Whether you are looking to scrapbook your holiday memories or make your own Christmas cards, be sure to check out these exclusive specials / bonuses valid only through me -- your personal CTMH Independent Consultant.


*FREE exclusive stamp set with ANY order placed (choose from either With Toppings or Budding Springtime)
*FREE Seasonal Expressions Idea Book with ANY order placed.
*FREE 2014-2015 Annual Idea Book with any order over $75

*FREE paper packet or B-size stamp set of your choice with any order over $100 ($9.95 value)

And if that's not enough...
ALL orders will be placed in a drawing for a half-price item - that's right -- 50% off any item of your choice!  Orders over $100 will be receive 5 entries!!  Have you been eyeing one of our exclusive Cricut collections??  Be sure to place an order to be entered for your chance to win one of these fantastic collections at half-price!!




-- Notes -- 
Specials are only valid on orders placed with Jennifer Dykstra - Close to My Heart Independent Consultant. All freebies will be mailed separately after order has been placed and will come directly from Jennifer Dykstra. With Toppings and Budding Springtime sets are not available for purchase and can only be obtained through an Independent CTMH Consultant.

What are you waiting for??  Call meemail me, or visit my website at jddesigns.ctmh.com and take advantage of the fabulous bonuses right away!

Until next time, happy crafting!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Lollydoodle Hey

Sorry for the blurry pic!

SUPPLIES USED

*Lollydoodle Paper Packet (retired)
*White Daisy cardstock
*Sorbet cardstock
*#30 yearsofhappy stamp set
*Slate Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Bitty Sparkles

To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lollydoodle Just for You


I've been trying to use up my scraps, and when I sat down to make this card, I didn't have a scrap big enough for the left panel.  So I simply used a piece of Hollyhock cardstock and some random stamping with the It's the Little Things stamp set to DIY my own patterned paper.  I love how it turned out.  Such a simple and fun technique!


SUPPLIES USED

*Lollydoodle Paper Packet (retired)
*White Daisy cardstock
*Sorbet cardstock
*Hollyhock cardstock
*It's the Little Things stamp set
*Slate Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Sorbet Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Hollyhock Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Pear Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Lagoon Exclusive Inks stamp pad 
*Bitty Sparkles

To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lollydoodle Congratulations




SUPPLIES USED

*Lollydoodle Paper Packet (retired)
*White Daisy cardstock
*Sorbet cardstock
*It's the Little Things stamp set
*Slate Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Sorbet Exclusive Inks stamp pad 
*Bitty Sparkles

To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November CTMH Specials

This month's Stamp of the Month set was one I quickly looked past when the catalog was first released, but once I had it in my hands and started seeing projects done with it, this set became a FAST FAVORITE.  You won't be disappointed.

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Is life getting busier as the holidays approach? Do you find you have less time for scrapbooking? Are you in a mad dash to finish scrapbooking 2014 as the year comes to an end? If any of the above apply to you, then be sure to check out this month's special. CTMH is celebrating Studio J's 5th anniversary with $5 layouts and lots of surprises!

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Here are the 5 lucky ways you can help us celebrate --

1.  All Studio J layouts purchased in November are ONLY $5! (over 25% off retail value).
2. Every lucky fifth Studio J order will receive a surprise CTMH accessory in its shipping box (valued at $5 or more).
3. During November, 5 golden tickets will be sent with random Studio J print orders.  Each golden ticket will be redeemable for one of CTMH's new D-albums complete with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors (NEW PRODUCT ALERT!)
4. Create new layouts in Studio J and post pics of them to CTMH's Facebook page using hashtag #ctmhlucky5.  After 11/30, five winners will be selected based on artistry and creativity and each will receive their own 
D-album complete with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors.5. Post your Studio J layouts on Instagram using hashtag #ctmhlucky5 for a chance to be one of 5 lucky winners to receive their own D-album complete with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors.
For all the details, click here http://jddesigns.ctmh.com/ctmh/promotions/campaigns/1411-lucky5.aspx.

To take advantage of these great specials and check out the rest of our fabulous products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.


Until next time, happy crafting!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Damask Divas - Yuletide Blog Hop



Welcome to the Damask Divas' November Blog Hop featuring the Yuletide Carol paper pack from Close to My Heart!  We have some fun, festive projects lined up for you.  I hope you'll hop with us to the end.  If you get lost along the way, there is a full list of participants on the Damask Divas’ blog!


Yuletide Carol Paper Packet
includes 6 – 12" × 12" B&T Duos™ Papers (2 each of 3 double-sided designs - shown above) and 
6 – 12" × 12" Cardstock Sheets (2 Black, 2 Champagne, 1 New England Ivy, 1 Ruby)



For today's project, I made a quick 6-card set using just 3 - 6" x 6" pieces of the Yuletide Carol B&T along with 6 A2-sized card bases and some Colonial White scraps for the sentiment cutouts.  I found the cutting template online somewhere and wish I could remember where b/c I love how these cards turned out!




And because no scrap is left behind, I used the leftover little strips to make this super cute bonus mini 3x3 card.


Supplies used:

Thank you for visiting me at JD Designs and for hopping with us on the Damask Divas September Blog Hop!   Next up on the hop is Felicia Tortorici.  I hope you'll head on over to her blog as she has a great project lined up for you, too.  Remember if you get lost along the way remember there is a full list of participants on the Damask Divas’ blog!

WAIT!!!  Before you go, let me share with you our fabulous November specials.

As always, we have our exclusive Stamp of the Month set -- only $5 with a $50 purchase.



And be sure to join us in celebrating Studio J's 5th anniversary with the Lucky 5 special. 



Here are the 5 lucky ways you can help us celebrate --

1.  All Studio J layouts purchased in November are ONLY $5! (over 25% off retail value).
2. Every lucky fifth Studio J order will receive a surprise CTMH accessory in its shipping box (valued at $5 or more).
3. During November, 5 golden tickets will be sent with random Studio J print orders.  Each golden ticket will be redeemable for one of CTMH's new D-albums complete with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors (NEW PRODUCT ALERT!)
4. Create new layouts in Studio J and post pics of them to CTMH's Facebook page using hashtag #ctmhlucky5.  After 11/30, five winners will be selected based on artistry and creativity and each will receive their own 
D-album complete with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors.5. Post your Studio J layouts on Instagram using hashtag #ctmhlucky5 for a chance to be one of 5 lucky winners to receive their own D-album complete with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors.


To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.



Until next time, happy crafting!

Scaredy Cat Week, Day 5


TRICK OR TREAT!

Halloween is here!

Welcome to Day 5 of Scaredy Cat Week here at jd designs!


Products used:
*E1028 - Hopscotch Alphabet 

Miscellaneous Items from my non-CTMH stash:
*Spiderweb stamp from Pink By Designs
*Black Enamel Dots

To order any of the products used in today's card, please visit my website at jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Don't forget about this month's specials which end TODAY!!





To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.


Until next time, happy crafting!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Scaredy Cat Week, Day 4

BEWARE!
Just one more day until the ghosts and goblins come out to play!

Welcome to Day 4 of Scaredy Cat Week here at jd designs!


Products used:
*Z1263 - Bitty Sparkles

Miscellaneous Items from my non-CTMH stash:
*Ticket Corner Punch


To order any of the products used in today's card, please visit my website at jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Don't forget about this month's specials which will end tomorrow, Friday 10/31.





To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.


Until next time, happy crafting!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Scaredy Cat Week, Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of Scaredy Cat Week here at jd designs!


Products used:
*X7185B - Scaredy Cat Paper Packet
*RETIRED - Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment

Miscellaneous Items from my non-CTMH stash:
*Buttons

To order any of the products used in today's card, please visit my website at jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Don't forget about this month's specials which will end this Friday 10/31.





To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.



Until next time, happy crafting!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Scaredy Cat week, Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of Scaredy Cat Week here at jd designs!


Products used:
*Z1999 - 1" Circle Punch

Miscellaneous Items from my non-CTMH stash:
*Cuttlebug Diamonds in the Rough Embossing Folder
*Black Enamel Dots
*3/4" Circle Punch
*Treats for Boo stamp

To order any of the products used in today's card, please visit my website at jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Don't forget about this month's specials which will end this Friday, 10/31.





To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.


Until next time, happy crafting!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Scaredy Cat Week, Day 1

BOO!

Halloween is almost here.

To celebrate, I will be sharing a Halloween card featuring CTMH's Scaredy Cat paper pack on my blog each day this week.


Supplies used:
*E1028 - Hopscotch Alphabet 


To order any of the products used in today's card, please visit my website at jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Don't forget about this month's specials which will end this Friday, 10/31.




To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.


Until next time, happy crafting!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pathfinding Happy Birthday


SUPPLIES USED

*Pathfinding Paper Packet
*Kraft cardstock
*White Daisy cardstock
*Lagoon cardstock
*You Mean the World to Me stamp set
*Chocolate Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Chocolate marker (retired)
*Gold Sequins Assortment

To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pathfinding Lovely Day


SUPPLIES USED

*Pathfinding Paper Packet
*Kraft cardstock
*White Daisy cardstock
*Lovely Birthday stamp set
*Goldrush Exclusive Inks stamp pad  
*Chocolate Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Gold Shimmer Trim
*Gold Sequins Assortment

To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pathfinding Birthday Wishes #2


SUPPLIES USED

*Pathfinding Paper Packet
*Kraft cardstock
*Lagoon cardstock
*White Daisy cardstock
*Lovely Birthday stamp set
*Chocolate Exclusive Inks stamp pad

To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Pathfinding Birthday Wishes


SUPPLIES USED

*Pathfinding Paper Packet
*Kraft cardstock
*Lovely Birthday stamp set
*Goldrush Exclusive Inks stamp pad  
*Olive Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Chocolate Exclusive Inks stamp pad

To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Specials

A new month means new specials at Close to My Heart..  As always, we have our wonderful stamp of the month special.  This month's set, Home for the Holidays, is a fun, festive set for the upcoming holidays.  Please note all images outlined in red can be cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy set.  The cutting details (including size) can be found on the carrier sheet included with the stamp set.

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As an added bonus, when you place a $50 order this month, you will receive a FREE spool of chevron ribbon in a surprise color of either Ruby or Outdoor Denim.  What color will you get??  Offer only available while supplies last -- so be sure to order early.

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To take advantage of these great specials and check out the rest of our fabulous products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.