Monday, May 30, 2011

MTC Monday ~ DT Challenge

MTC/SVG ChallengeMonday

First I'd like to thank all the fallen soldiers for serving this beautiful country I am privileged to live in, The USA. In memory of these brave men and women my MTC/SVG Files are free so that you may display your patriotism of the freedoms we enjoy today because of those who have fallen, served, do serve and those to come!


Every Monday, is a challenge to create a project with my new MTC/SVG files. I always have at least one Image or complete "collection" (see MTC Tab for more info about my files) free, so no purchase is required. The New files are "featured" and are always available in both MTC and SVG format for purchase at a low affordable cost. The MTC/SVG Design Team, (Which Currently I am having a Call to Grow my Design Team, Click the Design Team Tab for more info) are given the Collection of Files and they choose the image(s) of their choice to do their Inspirational projects for you. Be sure check out their Inspirational Projects on their blogs or Facebook, they'd love new Followers and maybe leave them a lil love. We all love reading comments and So does my Design Team.

This week's MTC Files (also available in SVG) is 

Collection Patriotic



Collection Patriotic Stars

USA

Freebies expire after awhile and are removed as a Free download.

Sorry Freebie Has Expired

Check For $ale Tab or My Etsy Store for Possible Purchase






Check out the Design Team's Inspiration by clicking their Links!


 Jenn 's  Blog ~http://jennscrap2.blogspot.com/  
        her FB~   www.facebook.com/Cardstockandcoffee

 Nancy 's Blog ~  fancywithnancy.blogspot.com 


  Doris &Kimmie 's Face Book Page 


Don't have MTC (Make The Cut) yet? 
As of March 16th MTC by settlement no longer is compatible with the Cricut. If you already have MTC it will still work with your cricut, you just can NOT update MTC or Cricut Firmware. As PC will have MTC disabled in their firmware updates.  


For Info about MTC check it out by clicking the picture below
or to Purchase the User Friendly Software click this picture below and Already the Savings Code is in there! $58.36 for the software! Considering How much you spend on ONE Cartridge Not a bad deal, when for nothing you can add most any true type font to cut right away.

 

If you would like to enter the challenge To win My Next MTC/SVG File
Either Purchase the file(s) or download the Free File and Create a Project using one or more of the borders and add your link to your project to the linky below.

This week's Prize is a set of CTMH Felt Whimsy Die Cuts

Until next time... Happy Crafting

TTFN Jill

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sketchy Saturday

 Welcome to Saturday Sketch Challenge!
A Sketch is an "idea" or "inspiration" to get a layout or card done. You can turn the sketches 90* either way or 180* to get a different "look" add a little more embellishments, use different embellishments or shapes to fit your pictures.
This Weeks Sketches
Challenge Card Sketch

Challenge Layout Sketch

Design Team Inspiration
Click their name to get to their blogs to see more about their inspiration!
Amanda


  
Sarah

Renee
Currently The Scrapoholic is looking to grow the Design Team for Sketchy Saturday!
Love doing Layouts or Cards from Sketches?
Beginners to Professional all levels Welcome
International Papercrafters Welcome too!
More info HERE
Just want to Play? Now its Your Turn! Create a New Layout or Card from the Sketches enter your project in the Mr. Linky below the post to enter to win! This week's Prize is this adorable CTMH Petite Perks stamp set along with a grab bag of ribbon.


Just an FYI Note: I may not be able to announce the winner on Next Sat. Challenge Post as I will be on the road June1st to the 5th and not sure when I will have internet connection. We have it scheduled for the 6th but we all know just cause its scheduled doesn't mean they show up! Hopefully I do have it and we will be stopping along the way and I'll check for links to your projects! Can't wait to see what you do!!


Add your picture of your creation below to the Mr. Linky Before Friday June 3rd midnight PST to be eligible to win!
Until next time...
HAPPY CRAFTING!

TTFN Jill


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Lovin CTMH Wednesday!

 CTMH Constant Campaign for National Scrapbooking Month 
valid ONLY during the month of May



Simply SWEET deal for new Consultants who join Close To My Heart in May. If you been thinking about becoming a CTMH Consultant but just not sure, this month is the time to take advantage of this SWEET DEAL!  Sign Up HERE Now!  You’ll get 50% off the $129 US / $140 CAN price of the New Consultant kit in addition to one FREE You & Me scrapbooking kit (Close To My Heart’s exclusive National Scrapbooking Month kit)! Would LOVE for you to be part of my CTMH Team! Sign Up HERE or email me for more questions HERE. Not ready to be a consultant or just not for you book a gathering, send me an email for more info and earn free CTMH products!

Your CTMH Consultant kit will include the following:
Business Essentials contents include:
Open Me First Brochure
Current Idea Book (qty. 5)
You Are Welcome Here
Brochures (W1151, qty. 25)
The Rewards Come Now
Brochures (W1150, qty. 25)
Customer Order Forms (W1101, qty. 25)
Studio J® Customer Order Forms (W1102, qty. 25)
Studio J® 5-Pack Cards (W1104, qty. 5)
Studio J® Membership Cards (W1103, qty. 5)
Cello Bags (W1152, qty. 25)

Choose 3 (included with your kit fee)
Want more than 3? Select any or all of the remaining collections for the discounted price, plus tax and shipping. 






Choose Me 2
12-Month Studio J® Membership

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Choose Me 3 contents include: 
Workshops on the Go™ Mayberry Kit (G1022)
My Acrylix® Summer Days Stamp Set (B1375)
Smoothie Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2196)
Olive Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2137)
Brads Pink Assortment (Z1362)
2" × 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1009) (not shown) 

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 Choose Me 4 contents include: 
Workshops on the Go™ Lucky Kit (G1018)
My Acrylix® Enjoy Life Stamp Set (C1439)
Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2140)
Desert Sand Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2118)
Lucky Level 2 Assortment (Z1356)
Kraft Color-Ready Borders (Z1377)
Sponge (Z697)
Edge Distresser (Z1297)
 2 1/2" × 2 1/2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1004) (not shown)
 
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Choose Me 5 contents include: 
12" x 12" Dark Chocolate My Legacy® Faux Leather Album (Z1342)
Outdoor Denim Quick Pic® Album (Z1404)
My Acrylix® Ciao Stamp Set (D1461)
Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2111)
4" × 4" My Acrylix® Block (Y1008)

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   Choose Me 6 contents include:  
Double Scrubber (Z1163)
My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)
My Acrylix® A Tulip Stamp Set (A1111)
My Acrylix® Spring Up Stamp Set (B1365)
My Acrylix® Bless This Nest Stamp Set (C1445)
Tulip Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2166)
Garden Green Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2120)
3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006) (not shown) 

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National Scrapbooking Month Promotion
In addition to getting your New Consultant Kit at 50% off, you'll receive a FREE You & Me scrapbooking kit in your New Consultant Kit as our way of thanking for joining Close To My Heart during National Scrapbooking Month in May! You’ll create two gorgeous layouts using the included instructions, papers, stamp set, and accessories. You're scoring big value during our May promotion!

Join my team and I will help you grow your business to earn a great income. Or join just as a hobbyist and get your favorite quality products at a discount. Should you not meet the minimum you'll be dropped down to a Junior Consultant. There's no pressure, just fun doing what you love! But Hurry cause this deal ends May 31, 2011! Even if you never sell anything all the product you get in your consultant kit is yours to keep!

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Place a minimum order of $50/$55 for any Close To My Heart products* HERE, get an exclusive You & Me scrapbooking kit for just $15/$16.50

Purchase the kit outright for $34.95/$38.95 HERE (no minimum purchase required)
You & Me kit features two fully embellished layouts, each with their own unique personality; a D-size stamp set; and an instruction guide to step you through the creation process. purchase HERE.

Hope you've checked out the opportunity to become a CTMH consultant on my team! If not Go NOW
You have 6 month before you have to meet your minimum. By then you should have grown your business w/enough customers to at least  meet it. With the WOTG make it so much easier too! So how can you beat all the products plus the opportunity to earn more free products and an income for as little as $65 + S&H + tax = a FUN JOB! Sign up Here

Monday, May 23, 2011

MTC/SVG Monday Challenge

Welcome to MTC/SVG Monday Challenge


If you haven't heard the news, SCAL (Sure Cuts ALot) will no longer be compatible with the Cricut just like MTC (Make The Cut) they have both been sued by Provo Craft (the corporation that owns and manufactures all the cricut machines) have come to a settlement agreement that the software will no longer support the cricut. If you already have SCAL or MTC they both will still cut with your cricut so long as you don't update your cricut firmware or SCAL or MTC with any of their future updates you will be fine. If you have one of the other cutters you will be perfectly fine and it won't effect you.

So back to the Monday Challenge:

The Scrapoholic's  MTC/SVG Design Team are given my "Collections" of Files and they choose the image(s) of their choice to do their Inspirational projects for you. Be sure check out their Inspirational Projects on their blogs or Facebook, they'd love new Followers and maybe leave them a lil love. We all love reading comments and So does my Design Team. Now between last week and this week, i had a little mishap with exactly which "collection" was supposed to be somehow i typed out two different schedules for my DT so there was some confusion. So this week I have 2 gals who will have some inspiration for you, for normally this is a non-DT week. Which if you are interested in being a part of my DT click the Design Team Tab up top for more info.

This week's MTC Files (also available in SVG) is Collection Die Cut Papers
you can find most of my files for sale under the MTC tab (I am still working on some buy tabs in between packing to move to be able to purchase the files, its a slow process w/all i have going on right now) 
 Check out Jenn's Inspiration 
Kimmi & Doris Inspiration





 Collection Die Cut & Mesh Files


 Collection Loop D Loops
Die Cut Papers
Fancy Die Cut Papers
Die Cut Papers ~ Circular
 Collection DieCut Decorative
Collection Mesh
Mesh Papers ~ Zebra


Don't have MTC (Make The Cut) yet? 
As of March 16th MTC by settlement no longer is compatible with the Cricut. If you already have MTC it will still work with your cricut, you just can NOT update MTC or Cricut Firmware. 


For Info about MTC check it out by clicking the picture below
or to Purchase the User Friendly Software click this picture below and Already the Savings Code is in there! $58.36 for the software! Considering How much you spend on ONE Cartridge Not a bad deal, when for nothing you can add most any true type font to cut right away.

Don't have MTC and prefer SCAL? 
You can purchase SCAL HERE
I don't know a whole lot about SCAL I only had the original version for a few months and it has changed immensely since w/the updates they have done. You can go HERE to find out more about the product.
Free File is 

Collection Loop D Loop


Freebies expire after awhile and are removed as a Free download.

Sorry Freebie Has Expired

Check For $ale Tab or My Etsy Store for Possible Purchase




If you would like to enter the challenge To win Some CTMH Rub-Ons
Either Purchase the file(s) or download the Free File and Create a Project using one or more of the images/cuts and add your link to your project to the Mr. linky below.

I currently have a Call for my next Term of Design Team For MTC/SVG Monday Challenge. Click Design Team Tab up top for more info.

Until Tommorrow...
Happy Crafting!


TTFN Jill (aka The Scrapoholic)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Vacation Blog Hop Day Three!



Welcome to day Two of the blog hop. If you haven't hopped along the Hop you'll want to start HERE (click that "here") it'll take you to Nancy's blog for Day One. but, if you are on the right lily pad hopping path  You should have come from  Monica's Blog. This hop is short and sweet but has some awesome projects! Its a hop that last 3 days, not everyone is posting a new project everyday, but a few are.
We are very fortunate to have a sponsor for this hop. Betty from Simply Betty Stamps is offering up these fun stamps! So to qualify for these stamps you have to do the following:

1) If you are not a follower of my blog, please do so in the right hand column.
2) Leave a comment on my blog AND on every blog along the hop.
3) On Monday, 5/23 @ 10 AM CST, Nancy will pick THREE winners and each will receive one of these fun stamps.
Thank you Betty for donating these stamps to our fun blog hop! She is also the last stop on our hop so be sure to check her out (and all the others as well!).

Vacation, oh how I long for a vacation! We haven't been on a vacation in 3 years. Our last vacation was in 2008 just after my injury to my arm and my first surgery. I was still in my splint and my surgeon was not happy we were going on vacation, but we had it all scheduled in planned since Feb. My husband had just gotten his own store to be #1 the manager of a store that needed a HUGE fixing and turn around. So off to Yosemite we went and we made the best of what we could of the vacation because alot of what we planned to do we couldn't because of my stupid arm, then about day 2 we were on notice to evacuate the whole time because huge fires broke out and then on top of that my husband's district manager called him at least once a day to complain about the 2 employees at his new store that he had only been at for a week or complain about something. We did have several "neighbors" in the 3 "room" cabins. It was 3 hotel rooms together like a duplex but a threeplex? One room the people were from the same town and had family from the UK they packed up and left as soon as the fire rangers came to say we were on notice. The little town was a tourist town and by day 3 it looked abandoned. We made the best of the vacation that we could and just spent alot of time as a family. We did go to San Fransisco for 2 of the days and stayed overnight at a hotel there. We had firemen (and they were good looking) that stayed in the other rooms next to us. We got to chat with some of them when they were "off duty" the kids really loved that. We paid one night for their rooms, if we could have afforded to we would have paid the whole week. So in anyways between packing to move and this hop I realized i really need to start scrapping for myself alot more! I scrap alot for everyone else (which I love to do and I think am better at), but I have so many pictures to scrap, but I did realize how much I do have done, i have a box of 12 x8 x12 full of finished layouts. But i have at least 20 yrs of photos that still need scrappin. For today I chose my favorite Vacation Layouts that I have already done because I just couldn't choose on what pictures to scrap and with moving i couldn't get into 10 different vacation trips cause my hubby would have been very upset! LOL! I can't wait til we get up to Oregon and unpack, which I have my scraproom stuff marked "priority" LOL! So here is what you came for, not my long story about a vacation that wasn't the greatest.

This is one of a few that is of our Yosemite/San Fransico vacation of the fires

Meeting BeetleJuice at Universal Studios when we had year passes technically really not a "vacation" layout

Vacation in NH w/cousins on Uncle's lake

This is my favorite Disney layout this is for our year at Disneyland album, again we had year passes that the kids got from relatives as a christmas gift so technically not a "vacation" layout but many go to Disney for vacation.
That's it for the hop, be sure to continue along the hope to see other fabulous projects! Remember to come back tomorrow for MTC/SVG Monday Challenge.
There is always a free file and new "collections" files for sale at a great low affordable price anyone can afford!
Here is the line up in case you hop along the wrong lily pad path and get lost.


 Thank you for checking out my post! There are MANY awesome stops along this Vacation Blog Hop. Your next stop is my CFS friend Jackie - http://jackiesscrappinpad.blogspot.com/

You can check out my blog and all the fun things going on. I have Challenges every Monday and Saturday. Monday is my MTC/SVG Challenge and Saturday is Sketchy Saturday Challenge. I am currently having a Design team Call for both of my Challenges to add to my current Design Team.  If its something that interests you check out the  my Design Team Tab with the Design Team Call info. Until Tomorrow.....

Happy Crafting

TTFN Jill




Saturday, May 21, 2011

Vacation Blog Hop Day Two!

Welcome to day Two of the blog hop. If you haven't hopped along yestereday you'll want to start HERE (click tthat "here") it'll take you to nancy's blog for yesterdays Day One. but, if you are on the right lily pad hopping path  You should have come from  Monica's Blog. This hop is short and sweet but has some awesome projects! Its a hop that last 3 days, not sure if everyone is posting a new project everyday.
We are very fortunate to have a sponsor for this hop. Betty from Simply Betty Stamps is offering up these fun stamps! So to qualify for these stamps you have to do the following:



1) If you are not a follower of my blog, please do so in the right hand column.
2) Leave a comment on my blog AND on every blog along the hop.
3) On Monday, 5/23 @ 10 AM CST, Nancy will pick THREE winners and each will receive one of these fun stamps.
Thank you Betty for donating these stamps to our fun blog hop! She is also the last stop on our hop so be sure to check her out (and all the others as well!).

When I was invited, I thought I know exactly what I am going to do, you know what didn't do it! In the process of packing up my scrap room (which has been at a snails pase stuck in molasses) I have found unfinished projects and of course tons of photos and my layouts I have done over the last few years that aren't in an album cause there is only a few pages of many to be done. Today, I am going to share some of my layouts I did for The San Deigo vacation that i still have over 1,000 photos to scrap.  But this is what I have done so far, with a few that just can't post cause they are just not post worthy and need a make over. 



Cover Page Layout for the Wild Animal Park album (whenever it gets finished)

Some pics from the San Diego Zoo using Cricut Animal Kingdom and Zoobaloo

This lion was gorgeous only a huge palte glass between you and him and his wife!

Momma and baby Gorillas

Close ups and journaling about the gorillas


Cover page Layout for Sea World Album (whenever that gets finished too)

Exit Buddies for our 2nd Day at Sea World

Chelsie's HUGE pickle on a stick!

The Dolphin show!
Thats's it for Today, be sure to come back tomorrow for more Vacation Scrapbook Layouts

Here is the line up in case you hop along the wrong lily pad path and get lost.






 Thank you for checking out my post! There are MANY awesome stops along this Vacation Blog Hop. Your next stop is my CFS friend Jackie - http://jackiesscrappinpad.blogspot.com/




You can check out my blog and all the fun things going on. I have Challenges every Monday and Saturday. Monday is my MTC/SVG Challenge and Saturday is Sketchy Saturday Challenge. I am currently having a Design team Call for both of my Challenges to add to my current Design Team.  If its something that interests you check out the  my Design Team Tab with the Design Team Call info. Until Tomorrow.....

Happy Crafting

TTFN Jill

Friday, May 20, 2011

Vacation Blog Hop Day One!

Welcome to The Vacation Blog Hop, hosted by Fancy with Nancy, this Hop is 3 Days, today is Day One.  You should have come from  Monica's Blog, If you haven't and hopped on over here your in the middle of an awesome Hop so go to Nancy's Blog and start from the beginning!

We are very fortunate to have a sponsor for this hop. Betty from Simply Betty Stamps is offering up these fun stamps! So to qualify for these stamps you have to do the following:

1) If you are not a follower of my blog, please do so in the right hand column.
2) Leave a comment on my blog AND on every blog along the hop.
3) On Monday, 5/23 @ 10 AM CST, Nancy will pick THREE winners and each will receive one of these fun stamps.
Thank you Betty for donating these stamps to our fun blog hop! She is also the last stop on our hop so be sure to check her out (and all the others as well!).

I did for today's project an 8x8 mini album of one of our most favorite vacations! I have over 1,000 photos from this vacation in 2007 to San Diego, CA. I took some of the random fun photos of my family and put them in a mini album that we can leave out and look at, since I have only a few cheesy layouts (that I'll be re-doing once we move and get settled, can't believe how much I've learned in the past few years of scrapbooking).  I have kept the layouts simple because its such a smaller album I didn't want to overload the pages w/embellishments and the photos are really the focus. Hope you enjoy my mini album and be sure to come back tomorrow for another Vacation themed project!





Please don't tell my daughter this layout made it to the internet! Shhh!



These are far and few and hard to find pictures of my husband!

They were so sad the vacation was coming to an end. My son really said a prayer for it not to end.


Here is the line up in case you hop along the wrong lily pad path and get lost.


 Thank you for checking out my post! There are MANY awesome stops along this Vacation Blog Hop. Your next stop is my CFS friend Jackie - http://jackiesscrappinpad.blogspot.com/


You can check out my blog and all the fun things going on. I have Challenges every Monday and Saturday. Monday is my MTC/SVG Challenge and Saturday is Sketchy Saturday Challenge. I am currently having a Design team Call for both of my Challenges to add to my current Design Team.  If its something that intrests you check out the last post of "Design Team" label and I will be updating my Design Team Tab with the Design Team Call info. so check back tommorrow, should be updated by then.  Until Tomorrow.....

Happy Crafting

TTFN Jill

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