Feels like we've just packed up our bathing suits here in Texas and I seriously just heard a "days till Christmas" countdown on the radio! WOWSA, this time of year sneaks right up on you!
The craftiest time of the year! Halloween costumes, and decorations, with Thanksgiving dinners, place settings and running right into Holiday cards, gift giving and Thank You's!
I will say, this "cooler" weather is kinda nice, although I'm still very much a summer-lovin' gal! You'll for sure here me whining when the temp drops into the frigid 50's or below! But for now, these low 70's and 80's are nice capri weather (grab a sweater) days! I know, laugh away, but remember, I embrace those 90-100 degree days of summer! But the cooler weather does get me looking towards my upcoming crafty projects!
Which holiday do you get the craftiest for? For me, my favorite to scrapbook is Halloween, love the playfulness of the layouts and the silliness of the costumes! But I'm probably most crafty as I prepare for Christmas, making gifts, cards and goodies!
Here are some little boxes I put together this weekend, quick and easy with the Cricut Artiste Cartridge and the retired Spellbound paper pack. I'll be dropping a baggy of Candy Corn and a gift certificate into these boxes for a little teachers appreciation Halloween treat. (A piece of flip flap is glued to the inside to create the window!)
Don't forget to schedule some time for yourself and your crafting...I have plenty of creative sessions scheduled between now and Christmas, plus plenty more in 2015!! I'd love to have you join me at an upcoming event!
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This set of 7 stamps is available ONLY in October! You can purchase yours for $17.95 or when you spend $50 you can order it for ONLY $5!!
October 1st - 3rd We have a team challenge/contest for the 1st three days in October, so I have a special offer for you!! When you place a $50+ order on my website October 1st, 2nd or 3rd, not only will you will receive a FREE Chevron Ribbon ($6.95 value) from CTMH and be eligible to purchase our adorable October Stamp of the Month: Home for the Holidays for only $5 (a $17.95 value), I will personally send you our Sparkle Chevron Shapes (a $4.95 value) as my Thank You for helping me reach this goal! These adorable sparkles coordinate with this stamp set, A1150 Charming Chevrons:
These are the cards I made the first night I had my cartridge! My son, Caden, selected and helped me make the You Rock card! He only had a few minutes before bedtime, but didn't want to miss out on all of my excitement...so we knocked this card out real quick so he could help before tucking him in for the night! Easy peasy!
So I LOVE Halloween and am addicted to Candy Corn (almost as much as my Pink Bunny Peeps, lol!)
This card is on page 44 of the Artfully Sent book...if you already have your cartridge, you may not have seen this one, it's a yellow icon and kind of hard to read, but seriously too cute!! I was pretty proud of myself for getting the candy corn coloring behind the overlay, then days later I saw lots of variations...maybe my idea wasn't so original...but I sure do like it!!
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Card Cafe Buffet
October 8th, 10am - Noon
October 25th, 2:30 - 4:30pm
During this 2-hour workshop, you'll choose from a collection of cards to make! All supplies are provided for you and you make as many cards as you can during the 2 hour window! All of this for ONLY $15! Space is limited, so RSVP today to book your spot!
FREE Open Crop
October 25th, (Saturday) 5pm - 11pm
Bring your supplies and projects and work on any project of choice! The crop is free, I just ask everyone to bring a dish or snack to share, the theme for October is Home Cookin' (but really any dish or snack works)!
Looking for an exciting, fun-filled weekend with classes, products, creativity and more?!!
Join me in Searcy, Arkansas November 6th - 9th for the 14th Annual Scrapbook Extravaganza!!
Register at www.scrapus.com and annotate "Noreen" in the Group Leader spot of registration so we're seated together! I'll be there with my store and also to enjoy the 8 Classes, Goody Bag, T-shirt and 33 Hours of cropping! Check out all the details!! Hope to see you there!!
The cost is $185 for Friday-Sunday, which includes meals, lodging and of course a fabulous crop space consisting of a 5-foot table, comfy office chair, large craft mat, scrap-ma-bob drink caddy and an Ott Lite! The add-on Thursday is $40 and includes meals!
FREE Open Crop
December 6th, (Saturday) 5pm - 11pm
Bring your supplies and projects and work on any project of choice! The crop is free, I just ask everyone to bring a dish or snack to share, the theme for December is Finger Foods (but really any dish or snack works)!
The cost is $185 for Friday-Sunday, which includes meals, lodging and of course a fabulous crop space consisting of a 5-foot table, comfy office chair, large craft mat, scrap-ma-bob drink caddy and an Ott Lite! The add-on Thursday is $40 and includes meals! Deposit is $50 and balance is due 30 days prior to the retreat. Mark down your spots and RSVP today...get your creative time scheduled!!
Attention MONTANA Residents:
Last Chance FREE Cricut Collection!!
Montana residents have an exclusive special open to them through October 5th to receive a FREE Cricut Collection (Art Philosophy, Artiste or Artbooking) when they join CTMH!
The cost to join is ONLY $99 and includes approx $370 in products and supplies PLUS Montana Residents will have the option to add one of the 3 Cricut Collections to their kit for FREE!! If you live in Montana, or know someone who does...please pass this information along, it truly is an amazing deal!!!