Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Celebrating Two Years as CTMH Consultant and over 550 Followers - Win FREE Prizes

Scroll Down to see current Challenges.

FREE CTMH PRODUCTS AND DIGIS !!

Help me to make it to 700 Followers!


Be Sure To Become Follower; Link to The Linky Below and Leave A Comment To Qualify For A Chance To Win Free Prizes

I am celebrating all of you - my followers - and will be drawing for several winners of CTMH products, a few surprise items - some are not CTMH;  plus Digi stamps from 7 awesome sponsors - to be given away on October 1st, 2014; when hopefully I will reach 700 followers.   I am so excited to share my love for Close To My Heart With All of You!! Thanks for celebrating with me!!   Please No CTMH Consultants.  Sorry. 
  

I will give away the following CTMH and other products.  (Plus Digi stamps from my wonderful sponsors for out of country winners.  I will also give a few surprise packages that are not CTMH products.)

1. Ink pad and ?;   2. Stamp Set;    3. Sizzix Embossing folder;   
4. Stamp set;   5. Surprise package.  6.  CTMH Wishes Book  7.  Surprise package  8. Stamp set
9.  Cricut Cuttlebug Embossing Folder  


Sneak Peek at three of the prizes (US only - Sorry):
Click on blue links for more information



100 card patterns











Sizzix Lace Set Embossing Folders



Twelve Digi prizes so far; will be given with current sponsors.  Some of these could go to followers in US; depending on what names are drawn on Oct. 1, 2014.

I may add more items, depending on number of entries.  I usually give 12 prizes plus 12 digis; but I might make it 13; if I have enough entries.  Good luck to everyone on the drawings! 

I am not allowed to ship CTMH products outside the US; but I have free Digi stamps to be given to any name I draw that is outside the US.  Please place a 1 behind your name when you register if you live outside US.  This will make it easier when I do the drawings to know who gets Digi Stamps and who gets CTMH products.  Thanks for your understanding. 

I have 7 fabulous sponsors so far; that have generously donated Digi stamps or gift certificates; so I can share the love with all my followers and not just the US.  I am very grateful for their generosity. I am hoping to add more; as I hear back from them.  Be sure to check out their stores and blogs for a wonderful selection of Digis.  Thanks so much sponsors for your wonderful support.



Digistamps4joy is offering 1- $10 gift certificates to a lucky winner.  Thanks so much Margy!
The card on the left is a side step card created by me using "DS4J Misteri Would I lie? (Colored)" 
I also created the card on the right; using DS4J Ohana-cho Digi. Click on the pictures to enlarge.
Margy has so many awesome Digi Stamps.  Take time to shop in her 
Digistamps4joy store!





"DS4J Misteri Would I lie? (Colored)"                                                       DS4J Ohana-cho Digi





 

Hobbybook Digital Stamps is offering one gift certificate for 5 pounds to use in the store.
Check out the fabulous Digi stamps in her store.  Thanks Barbara.


Hobbybook Designer Challenge










                                                        Hobbybook Digi "Flower" Created by Valou




Whimsy Stamps is offering 3 - $5 vouchers to use in their shop for three lucky winners.  I love Whimsy Stamps and die cuts.  They are fabulous!  Here are a couple cards I found on their blog; which influenced me to order more of their lovely stamps and dies.  LOL!  Start shopping now.  Thanks Denise Lynn.











Card created by Kathy Tanner                                                              Created by Jacque Beddingfield
using Daphne stamp and Fluttering By                                                 Using Sweet Tea stamp and 
Sentiment stamps.                                                                                  the new Butterfly Border die.


Whoopsi Daisy Digis is offering one sheet of free Digis for one lucky winner.  Thanks Linnie.
If you haven't shopped at Whoopsi Daisy Digis; take time to check them out now.

                                                                                                        Sheet 511 - Card created by Sharon



ArtbyMiran is offering 2 digis each to 2 lucky winners.  Thanks so much Miran!
Visit her Etsy store for fabulous Digi Stamps.





                         
                                                                                                                Digi "Miss Broadway" by Desire


Bugaboo Stamps is offering 2 digi's each to 4 lucky winners.  Thanks Tammy and Jodie!
Check out their awesome Digi's.  There are many to choose from.  I own at least 75% of them.  LOL!
Sign up for their newsletter; and receive a free one each month.  



My card using "Live, Love, Laugh Flower Fairies" Bugaboo Image
One of my favorites.  I have many


Creative Bug Digital Snapshots is offering 5 digi's each for two lucky winners.  Thanks Lisa.
If you are looking for the cutzie factor, sincerity or just straight up quirky; you will love to dig into the world of Creative Bug Digital Snapshots.







If you are new to the Digi World; Watch my videos for Using and Coloring Digi Stamps.
1.   Using Digi Stamps Part 1 (May 2013)
2.  Coloring Digital Stamps With CTMH Markers (Alcohol based) (June 2013)



To Qualify for the drawing; please do the following:

1.  Become A Follower of Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin if you aren't already.  Scroll down and it is on the right hand side of my blog.  Click on blue button that says "Join This Site".

2.  Leave a comment on this post and let me know you are a follower.  (For New and Long time Followers) 

3.  Link your name and blog with the linky below or leave me a comment telling me you don't have a blog and I will manually add you to my list.

4.  I will enter your name twice; if you take time to "Like" My Facebook CTMH Page at https://www.facebook.com/purpleglocreations.  Please comment below to let me know you have liked my Facebook page; otherwise I won't be able to keep track of them. 

Thanks so much.  I appreciate all my blogging friends and followers.  Have a fabulous year and Good Luck in the drawing!  Hugs, Gloria 





Saturday, July 26, 2014

Christmas Card Using NEW CTMH Snowhaven Paper and Cricut Art Philosophy and Artiste Cartridges

DS4J Christmas Challenge - FREE Digi Each Monthly

Hello friends!  I hope everyone is doing well.  I have been creating a lot of cards lately.  I still have a birthday card to create for my step son.  I have a much bigger challenge creating for the men in my life.  LOL!  It is much easier to create for all the women.  I guess most women probably feel that way.  
This is my 7th Christmas card that I have created this year; so far.  I love having a monthly Christmas challenge; so I can get a head start on my cards.  I really don't like waiting till the last minute every year; but it seems it happens a lot.  DS4J provides you with a FREE digital stamp each month when you enter.  All you have to do is email Desire; as noted on the website.  Once you have entered one challenge; then you will automatically get the next month FREE.  What a fabulous way to build your digi stash; as well as complete those Christmas cards ahead of time.

CTMH has a new Annual Idea book coming out August 1st; and we have nine fabulous papers; plus a lot of the Fundamental Paper sets to match all our cardstock.  We have several card kits; 8 scrapbook kits; 4 new Embossing folders and 5 new colors of cardstock, ink and reinkers; plus so much more!  I love all the new colors.  I have used one of the Christmas colors; that also has papers that will work for other occasions as well.  I hope you enjoy my Christmas Easel card.  Look for the tutorial on the tabs above.


This was free for July in the 2014 Christmas Challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy
FREE Digi each month when you play along with this Christmas challenge.


Front of Card closed



Inside of card closed


Supplies used to create this card:

Dies:
Image frame - Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges
Rectangles - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge - pg. 44 or #M47638 Cricut Explore
Scalloped Circle - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge - pg. 31 or #M45BEB
Borders - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge - pg. 54  or #M4620A
Scalloped Rectangle - Cricut Artiste - pg. 79 or #M39E25

Candy Canes - stamped and cut by hand
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Cranberry and NEW Glacier (available August 1)
Paper - NEW CTMH Snowhaven (available August 1, 2014)
Inks - CTMH Cranberry, Lagoon and NEW Glacier (available August 1)
Outside Sentiment - CTMH Just For The Holiday (D1380) retired
Inside Sentiment - CTMH Christmas Village - D1554
Bling - Recollections

Markers
Bow - CTMH Ruby
Tree - BG11
Tree decorations - BG15
Cats - W1, W3, Touch Twin WG4
Tree Trunk - E23


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Monday)
Craftin Desert Diva's - Christmas in July (No limit)
Craft Your Passion - Christmas In July (1 of 3)
Lexi's Creations - Christmas in July (1 of 2)
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes/Option Christmas in July (No limit)
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Holidays (1 of 3)
The Crazy Challenge - Die Cuts/Punches (3 of 4)
City Crafter Challenge - Christmas In July (No limit) (Tuesday)
Clear It Out - Christmas in July/Glittery Sparkly Things (candy canes with glitter) (1 of 3)
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Hand Colored Image (3 of 3) 
Deep Ocean Challenge - Lots of Layers (No limit)
Die Cuttin Divas - Christmas in July (1 of 3)
Digi Choosday Challenge - Christmas in July (1 of 2)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes (Rectangle or square) (3 of 4)
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Christmas in July (1 of 2)
Just Inspirational Challenges - 3 layers or More (No limit)
Papertake Weekly - It's A Jolly Christmas (1 of 5)
Twisted Tuesday - Christmas/Twist - Use a tree or green bow (No limit)
Add a Little Dazzle - Christmas cards in non-traditional colors  (No Limit) (Wednesday)
Crafters Cafe - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Crafting For All Seasons - Christmas in July (1 of 3)
Hambo Hoedown - Christmas in July (1 of 1)
Moo-Mania and More - Anything Goes (No limit)
Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Sisterhood Of Crafters - Die Cuts/Punches (3 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Aud Sentiments - Christmas in July (1 of 5) (Thursday)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - Christmas in July (1 entry per day)
Artbymiran - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Bloggers - Christmas in July (No limit)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Polka Dots (2 of 2)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Polka Dots (2 of 3)
Fairy Tale Challenge - Use a Digital Image (No limit)
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge - Christmas In July (1 of 2)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Wags 'n Whiskers - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - Christmas Link Up Party (July)



NEW CRICUT "ARTFULLY SENT" Available in August 2014
Stayed tune for updates
You can email me if you are interested.  I will add you to my list and notify you when it is available.  Email is purpleglocreations (at) socal (dot) rr (dot) com.

FREE NEW Annual Idea Book 2014 With Each Cartridge order
194 pages of Fabulous Artwork and Products

Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge (Collection) Only From CTMH
Comes with 3 D size Stamp sets and a 12 x 12 pack of White Daisy Cardstock (24 pack I think)


One of the cards you can create with this cartridge.





Only $5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95 with no purchase.
"Circus Alphabet"


Artwork Using July SOTM 
Circus Alphabet






Click on CTMH Videos for more CTMH training videos.

Don't forget the Tutorials tab and the Videos Tab at the top for more ideas to create.

Click here for information on becoming a CTMH consultant for only $99.

Click here for Stamp of the Month.
Click here for current  Specials.

Click here for Kit of the Month Club and here for Rewards Club.  You will earn FREE CTMH products with both clubs.  Great way to save money and get what you want for FREE.


Don't forget to check out all of my You Tube Channel Videos that I have created. 



Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I love your loving comments; and I appreciate each of you.  If you leave your blog link; I will do my best to follow you as well. I love sharing our adventure together in Blogland.  You can text, email or call if you have questions or requests.  Have a fantastic week!  Hope to see you again real soon!

 Remember - Keep On Creating!!
It's Good For Your Health!! 

JOIN IN MY CELEBRATION FOR ALL OF MY FOLLOWERS!
TAKE TIME TO REGISTER ABOVE BY ADDING YOUR LINK OR LEAVING ME A COMMENT IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BLOG.  I WANT EVERYONE TO HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN.   CLICK ON HOME TO FIND THE LINK.





Hello card Using CTMH NEW Seaside Paper and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge


Hello to all of my followers!  It has been super hot here in Southern CA; as I know it has been over most of US.  I can't believe it is almost the end of July.  My brother in law, Darrell, is gradually getting his strength back; but still trying to heal after his stem cell transplant for his cancer.  It is a very slow recovery process.  I appreciate all of your prayers for him and my sister Becky. 

I found out I have GERD/Acid Reflux and have been in severe pain for 6 weeks.  I had been to my dentist plus two physicians before they figured out what was wrong.  It started in my mouth; rather than in my stomach.  It then traveled to my throat and then to my esophagus.  I never realized something like this could be so painful.  I started on medication; and I hope it starts working soon.  I try to keep busy with creating cards; which distracts me from my pain.  Unfortunately; working on the computer isn't as distracting as I would like it to be.  

I made this card for my other sister, Alice and her husband Kenny.  When Alice thinks someone isn't listening to her; she says "Hel------loooooo!" to get their attention.  She did that with us one time we were visiting and so now we say that to each other; when we want someones attention.  It is hard to get a large group of people to listen; when several of us are together.  It is very hilarious when she says it; so I thought this would be a cute card to send her and her husband.

I used an old sketch from Mojo Monday 242.  I used our New CTMH Seaside paper; which will be available August 1, 2014.  I also used the NEW CTMH Glacier cardstock.  We have 5 new colors and they are just gorgeous!  

Using CTMH "A Bowwow" stamp set A1126 retired 
and CTMH Seaside Paper available Aug 1, 2014


Inside Card
Using CTMH "You Are My Happy" CC1025 (retired)
and CTMH Seaside Paper available Aug 1, 2014





Supplies used to create this card are:

Dies
Border - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge - pg. 81 or #M3E171 for Cricut Explore
Sentiment shape inside - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge - pg. 51 or #M34790 for Cricut Explore

Paper - NEW CTMH Seaside (Available August 1, 2014)
Cardstock - NEW CTMH Glacier (Available Aug 1), White Daisy, Sorbet
Outside Sentiment - CTMH A Bowwow (A1126) retired
Inside Sentiment - CTMH You Are My Happy (CC1025) retired
Buttons - Buttons Galore
Ink - NEW CTMH Glacier and Lagoon

Markers
Birdhouse - B000, B00, B01
Flowers & Hello sign - CTMH Sorbet and Sorbet Light
Grass - CTMH Sweet Leaf



I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Buttons (No limit) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Digi Makeover Challenge - Die Cuts and Punches (No limit)
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes/Option Christmas in July (No limit)
The Crazy Challenge - Die Cuts/Punches (2 of 4)
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Hand Colored Image (2 of 3) (Tuesday)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Lots of Layers (No limit)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes (Rectangle or square) (Can I add Square Easel cards?) (2 of 4)
Just Inspirational Challenges - 3 layers or More (No limit)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Crafters Cafe - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Wednesday)
Crafty Creations - Just For Fun (2 of 2)
Moo-Mania and More - Anything Goes (No limit)
Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Sisterhood Of Crafters - Die Cuts/Punches (2 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
4 Krafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Thursday)
Artbymiran - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Polka Dots (1 of 2)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Polka Dots (1 of 3)
Docerela Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Fairy Tale Challenge - Use a Digital Image (No limit)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Wags 'n Whiskers - Anything Goes (1 of 2)


NEW CRICUT "ARTFULLY SENT" Available in August 2014
Stayed tune for updates
You can email me if you are interested.  I will add you to my list and notify you when it is available.  Email is purpleglocreations (at) socal (dot) rr (dot) com.

FREE NEW Annual Idea Book 2014 With Each Cartridge order
194 pages of Fabulous Artwork and Products

Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge (Collection) Only From CTMH
Comes with 3 D size Stamp sets and a 12 x 12 pack of White Daisy Cardstock (24 pack)



One of the cards you can create with this cartridge.



July Stamp of The Month
Only $5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95 with no purchase.
"Circus Alphabet"


Artwork Using July SOTM 
Circus Alphabet




Click on CTMH Videos for more CTMH training videos.

Don't forget the Tutorials tab and the Videos Tab at the top for more ideas to create.

Click here for information on becoming a CTMH consultant for only $99.

Click here for Stamp of the Month.
Click here for current  Specials.

Click here for Kit of the Month Club and here for Rewards Club.  You will earn FREE CTMH products with both clubs.  Great way to save money and get what you want for FREE.


Don't forget to check out all of my You Tube Channel Videos that I have created. 


Thank you for dropping by my blog today.  I love reading your loving comments; and appreciate each of you.  If you leave your blog link; I will do my best to follow you as well. I love sharing our adventure together in Blogland.  You can text, email or call if you have questions or requests.  Have a fantastic week!  Hope to see you again real soon!

 Remember - Keep On Creating!!
It's Good For Your Health!! 

JOIN IN MY CELEBRATION FOR ALL OF MY FOLLOWERS!
TAKE TIME TO REGISTER ABOVE BY ADDING YOUR LINK OR LEAVING ME A COMMENT IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BLOG.  I WANT EVERYONE TO HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN.   CLICK ON HOME TO FIND THE LINK.