Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cards

Here are some cards I made this weekend.  I used the Pear and Partridge paper pack, the Perfect Fit My Acrylix Frames and monogram stamps.  Many consultants have done similar types of cards and I thank them for their inspiration! You can purchase these items on my website-http://nikkid.ctmh.com/

My website also has discounted items for sale-go check it out!

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Semi cyber monday sale

Semi Cyber Monday Sale!

Since I was a slacker and did not have a Black Friday Sale or a Small Business Saturday Sale, I will do a Semi Cyber Monday sale. It’s a “semi” sale because I can only order the sale price by emailing me-not through my website. So here you go! You have until Midnight EST on November 26, 2012

Buy 2 sets of My Acrylix Stamps and get a free 2X2 My Acrylix Block

Buy a paper packet and receive a FREE coordinating compliments!

Buy 3 stamp pads or sets of markers and get one free!

Order over $150 in product and receive $25 in FREE product of your choice!

Please email me at nikkidscraftyemail@gmail.com or send me a private message through facebook!

Hope everyone had a great turkey day!

Nikki

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Come and be creative!

Check out the details! 

http://htbhandicrafts.blogspot.com/2012/11/make-it-take-it-give-it-2012.html

Make It, Take It, Give It!
Learn something new and make unique gifts!
Wednesday, November 28, 6 to 10 p.m.
The Centennial Barn  110 Compton Road  Cincinnati
RSVP to heavenstobetsyhandicrafts@gmail
or call 513-807-3692
$2 admission includes 5 tickets for door prizes
Each craft has a fee for instructions and supplies
Children 10 and older welcome with an accompanying adult
Projects include:
* Paper crafts *Cookie mix in a jar
* Upcycled luggage tag * Jumbo paperclip bookmark
* Mini terrarium ornament  * Sugar scrub
* Pinecone firestarters * Mason jar manicure
* Sparkling holiday earrings **and more….!
Go to www.htbhandicrafts.blogspot.com to see all projects.
Enjoy
decadent
desserts!
Get a head start
on your holiday
shopping!

Have you subscribed to CTMH You Tube channel?

Here is the latest vide- check it out!

http://youtu.be/64APwdYxsrE

Monday, November 12, 2012

some gift bags and tags

A big thanks to an awesome talented consultant, Lisa Stenz who shared a workshop she was holding for her customers.  I was looking for something easy to do for a little holiday craft fair I may do and had an idea but couldn’t get it to work. Thankfully I saw Lisa’a post and it was just what I was looking for.  Here is Lisa’s website to see her workshop (which are cuter than my first drafts lol) : http://lisascreativecorner.blogspot.com/

As a result, here are few of my items I may be offering at the craft fair-stay tuned for more details!

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clementine packet

Here are the layouts for my scrapbooking club this week.  Its the Clementine paper pack,and Clementine compliments which people look at and automatically think girl.  so I wanted to show to use the paper pack for both. 

Here is the girl layout for my daughter

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And here is the boy layout for my son from the same event

 

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Halloween layouts

Worked on a lot of Halloween layouts.  One is from the last year, but the rest are from this year.  I used our Moonlight kit and compliments but also used some of the paper from the Halloween Party workshop on the go. 

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Monday, October 29, 2012

fun with cricut artiste!

I made these cute little coffins for party favors for my daughters GS halloween party tomorrow night.  Each has 2 pieces of candy and a GS pencil on top.

If you have the artiste cartridge,  I set the size on 4.  The recommended size is 7.5 but I wanted to get 2-3 out of each  12X12 sheet of paper. 

If you are interested in purchasing the cricut artiste or seeing what else it can do, drop me an email at nikkidscraftyemail@gmail.com.  Or go to my website at nikkid.ctmh.com.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Clementine layout

Join us to make this cute layout!  The middle paper can be made with a brown piece to make the layout more “boyish” if you would like. 

Wed Nov 14th in the evening

If you cannot make the date, or live out of town but would still like to make the layout, I will sell you a kit and the instructions to put it together on your own. 

Kit includes 2 base pages, all pieces to put the layout together, stamped scarecrow piece, a few brown sparkles and Clementine complements Canvas Shapes (you will keep the extra ones you do not use and you can use them on a different project)

Cost for the 2 page layout is $7.  Prepayment due at time of order. 

My paypal ID is nfdewitt@zoomtown.com. Please mark it as a gift if you send it that way.  If you need to send me a check, please contact me. 

RSVP and prepayment due by Friday Oct 19th. 

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

weekend projects

Here are some project I worked on this weekend from our Halloween packs.  :)

 

This cut little purse and prymid were made with our Cricut Artiste Collection.  Aren’t they cute?  The embellishments are the Moonlight compliments

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These cards were made with paper from the Halloween on the Go Workshop

 

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Layout from our Moonlight kit and compliments

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Here is a layout made with the Halloween Party Workshop on the Go.  The black rectangle and black cirles are where the pictures will go.

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These are my club November layouts.  This is the Clementine kit.  People think this is too “girly” a kit, so I made a layout for both a girl and boy.  These are typically “western” type paper, but I used September’s Stamp of the Month to make it a “fall” type layout.  The scarecrow is stamped with black staz on and colored with our new alcohol markers.  So what do you think?  Does the boy one look “boyish”?

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Advent Calendar workshop


Come and make this cute advent calendar! We will make the calendar together at the workshop. Included in your kit price:
1 – My Creations® Cubby (Z1804)
1 – My Acrylix® Advent Calendar Workshop Stamp Set
(C-size)
15 – Cardstock Sheets (3 ea. of 5 kit-exclusive colors)
1 – Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)
2 – 12" X 6" Dimensional Elements In Color—Frames Sheets
1 – Instructional Brochure

We will use my Artiste Cricut cartridge to make the blocks. You will need to provide your own adhesive.
Workshop will be Nov 4th at 1 PM at my home in Wyoming. This workshop is open to only 5 participants so RSVP early!
Cost for workshop $45
RSVP and prepay by October 19. Prepay is required to hold your spot.
Hope to see you there!
RSVP to nikkidscraftyemail@gmail.com
paypal id:nfdewitt@zoomtown.com

Blogger is acting wierd and I cannot get a picture of the advent calendar to link on here.  this link will show the product, I will put a picture of the calendar on my facebook page and keep trying to upload it here as well.
http://nikkid.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=6870&CatalogID=1733

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

recent projects and contest!

Hey all, I am holding a contest on my facebook page till Oct 16.  I am challenging my customers to scrapbook “life” instead of an event.  Too often we get in the rut of scrapbooking holidays, birthdays and vacations and they all start to look the same!  We also need to scrapbook ourselves, and scrapbook “life”.  Anyone who posts a project on my facebook page before Oct 16 will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate.  So let’s get creating!

Scrapbooked with some friends the other night, here are some of my projects!

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These two layouts are club layouts are made from our Moonlight kit.  The web, bat and spiders in the second layout are cut out of the Artiste cartridge. As you can see in the third picture, the bat opens up to reveal hidden journaling and a hidden picture.  The layout itself is from our new Make it from Your Heart Volume 1.  The embellishments on the top layout are the some of the Moonlight compliments chipboard pieces

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This layout was made from our Lucy paper pack from the winter Idea book.  The butterflies are made from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  The flowers are stamped from our Love Blooms stamp set.  I then colored the flowers and leaves with our new alcohol markers. I really like coloring with them, but it does take some time to get used to.  I did stamp with staz on black ink first, if you do this, let it dry fully before coloring to help keep the black from bleeding.  It still bled a tiny bit

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Here is a close up of two of the flowers

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This layout is a convention layout that I finally finished and is from our Clementine pack.  My club will be using that pack in November, so check back for more examples with that kit!

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This layout is made from our footloose kit from the winter idea book.  I used the Footloose compliments for the embellishments, and the layout is from Make It From the Heart, vol 1. This was the last vacation my husband and daughter were able to take with his mother before she died.  These were the only pictures they took of the whole vacation, but I felt it important to scrapbook the memory. 

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So.. what have you created lately?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September Club paper pack

We are using Avonlea this month.  Here is the club layout.  I also made one of our frames with this paper pack.  The layout is of my mom  and the frame is of my grandparents. 

The cut out for the layout is on the Art Philosophy cartridge,  the one on the left is cut at size 9.  The one on the right is cut at size 3.5. 

The paper for the frame was easy to cut out using our Art Philosophy cricut cartridge.  Its a size 11, fit to sheet. 

 

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Our wall of disney!

So we have been working on this project for quite a while.  I purchased the frames at Michael’s with the 40% coupons. The frames had mats already in them,which were white and black. The pictures are all pictures we took during our many Disney trips, but there are plenty to be found online if you didn’t have any of your own.  I had them all printed in black and white, during one of the times Walgreens had 40% off photos. I ended up getting the frames for about $25 each and the pictures ended up being about $15 after the discount  I’m sure there are ways to do this less expensive.  Originally I was just going to do one frame for the CA parks and one for the Florida parks but as they all have their own focal point I changed my mind.  So this project cost me about $315.  I bought a frame every couple of weeks with the 40% off coupon as I could not afford to buy them all at the same thing. The only thing I caution is to make sure its not a frame that will only be in stores for a limited time.  These were issued for graduation time, so when I needed the last two, I had to call around and find others because the stores weren’t carrying them any longer.

The 5 X 7 in the middle is the main focal point of each park.  The other pictures are pictures from around the park, not pictures of the family.  Pictures of our favorite rides, or special areas of interests in the parks. 

There are 6.  One for each of the 4 WDW parks in Florida and 2 for the parks out in California.

I got this idea when we were out in California at the Disneyland hotel.  Some of the rooms had a smaller collage of some of the focal points in the parks in black and white. I have been wanting to do it for the last year and a half since our trip out there and now that we are in the new house they are completed and hung up! I hope you like them! 

Here is the full wall

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Here are the two for the CA parks-Disneyland and California Adventure

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And now the 4 WDW parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Teaser for the day!

This artwork isn't mine, it was made by a consultant and displayed for convention.  We have some new 3D items, one of which is this cool star!  It comes in white and can be decorated with our papers for any occasion you would like it!
This will be available on August 1.
I am also taking pre orders for the new cricut cartridge, Artiste.  If you scroll down a few days, you will see the book for the Artiste and the images/shapes you can make with it. the cute little be mine box next to the star was made with the Artiste cartridge.
If you would like to pre order or book your fall home gathering, please email me nikkidscraftyemail@gmail.com

Saturday, July 21, 2012

retiring product!

Hello everyone.  Sorry I have missed the last couple of days with my teasers- packing after being in the same house for 11 years is proving more time consuming than I could have ever imagined! 

Anyway, here is a list of the products and colors retiring on July 31.  You may order on my website for your convenience.  If you have an order over $150, you will be entitled to hostess credit so please email me those orders by July 29th.  I am moving the 30 and 31 and will not be able to enter any orders during that time, we will not have internet up and running until Aug 1.  Please look over this list to make sure you do not miss out on a product or paper kit you wanted to purchase.  Thanks!

Retiring Product (not included in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book)

· The following products are scheduled to be retired from the CTMH product line and are not pictured in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.

· All of our How-To Books have been retired and are sold out.

· **Consultants only: BULK items, when retired, are usually available while supplies last. If there are items that you need, it is suggested that you order early.

Paper Packs/Stickease/Complements

· Cruisin’ Paper Pack X7154B

· Cruisin’ Complements Foil Images X7154C

· Elemental Paper Pack X7141B

· Elemental Complements Dimensional Elements X7141C

· Footloose Paper Pack X7151B

· Footloose Complements Dimensional Elements X7151C

· Lucy Paper Pack X7149B

· Lucy Complements Glittery Rub-Ons X7149C

· Roxie Paper Pack X7140B

· Roxie My Stickease Assortment X7140C

· Sonoma Paper Pack X7143B

· Sonoma My Stickease Assortment X7143C

· Superhero Paper Pack X7152B

· Superhero Complements Rub-Ons X7152C

· Typeset Paper Pack X7139B

· Typeset Complements Canvas Shapes X7139C

Workshops on the Go

· WOTG Cruisin’ Kit

· WOTG Florentine Kit

· WOTG Footloose Kit

· WOTG Lucy Kit

· WOTG Pemberley Kit

· WOTG Stella Kit

· WOTG Superhero Kit

· WOTG Victory Kit

Papers/Inks/Reinkers(Cardstock, inkpads, & reinkers are all included.

· Amethyst

· Baby Pink

· Brown Bag

· Dutch Blue

· Garden Green

· Garnet

· Grey Flannel

· Grey Wool

· Heavenly Blue

· Holiday Red

· Key Lime

· Lilac Mist

· Moonstruck

· Pansy Purple

· Parchment

· Petal

· Spring Iris

· Sunflower

· Sunkiss Yellow

· Sunny Yellow

· Taffy

· Tulip

· Vanilla Cream

· Vineyard Berry

Other Cardstock

· Colonial White 6-pack X5901

· White Daisy 6-pack X5900

Cards

· Clear Cards 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”

· Clear Cards 4-1/2”

Albums/Accessories

· Quick Pic Album-Dark Chocolate Z1406

· Quick Pic Album-Dark Cranberry Z1405

· Quick Pic Album-Outdoor Denim Z1404

· Snapease Album System 12x12 Z4110

Embellishments

· Bitty Brads Basic Assortment Z1367

· Bitty Brads Metal Assortment Z1368

· Bitty Buds Assorment Z1690

· Bottle Caps Z1691

· Canvas Badge Buttons Z1397

· Clear Sparkles Z1104

· Color Ready Irresistibles- Lots of Dots Z1261

· Comic Badge Buttons Z1688

· Dimensional Elements-Ornaments Z1337

· Heirloom Assorment Z1635

· Hinges Z1402

· Mini-Medley Accents-Honey Z1488

· Mini-Medley Accents-Pacifica Z1698

· Mini-Medley Accents-Sunset Z1338

· Mini-Medley-Tulip Z1320

· Photo Hangers Z1403

· Ribbon-Designer Pink Collection Z1384

· Ribbon-Sw. Lf. Stitched Grosgrain (bulk) Z1383

· Seaside Wooden Shapes Z1693 (sold out)

My Creations Products

· My Creations A-Door-Ables Z1321

· My Creations All Sorts Mini Album Z1224

· My Creations Cube Z1152

· My Creations Mix & Mingle Album Z1334

Tools/Organization

· Craft Tray 1764

· Distressing Kit Z1299 (sold out)

· Dotto Dots Dispenser 1766

· Dotto Dots Dispenser-Refill 1767

· Double Scrubber Z1163

· Euro Personal Paper Trimmer Z338

· Euro Replacement Blades Z339

· Euro Replacement Blade/Scoring Z340

· Microfiber Cloth Z1006

· My Legacy Writer Black Pen Set 4275

· Shoulder Tote Z4204 (sold out)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Little tidbit for today!

So, here is a sneak peek of another item for you.  Its our scroll album!  The album was made to sit horizatonally on a shelf or mantel, but a consultant at convention ( whose name I didn’t get so I apologize I cannot give credit where it is due!) suggested doing it vertically and hanging it.  So I tried it that way.  Working on a craft table partially packed for moving was an experience and as a result a couple of my pics are crooked!  I also attempted to do a video and did my first upload on youtube of it a little slower.  And of course my camera was crooked! ha!  oh well, you all get the idea.  This is a workshop on the go that will be available after August 1.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

spoiler of the day!

ok, well this is the biggest one I think but I can’t keep it till the end. There are too many other copies going around!  :) 

Anyway, how would you like to see the book from our new cricut cartridge?!?!?!?  It is awesome! 

Here is the link!  Happy looking!  This will be available Aug 1!

http://www.cricut.com/res/handbooks/artiste_handbook_web.pdf

Monday, July 16, 2012

Exciting news!

So much exciting news! 

First off,  my family and I are moving to a house in Wyoming.  We had planned to a little later in life but the perfect house came open for us, and we found a renter for our current house.  More good news, my “half” of the "basement is big enough to have a workshop in, so I will be able to offer more workshops! I was hindered before trying to find places to hold them, especially after Panera stopped reserving their room.  I am very excited!  We will be moving the end of this month and I hope to have a workshop in September.  Keep checking back and keep checking your emails for my updated newsletter.  If you are not receiving my newsletter, please email me at nikkidscraftyemail@gmail.com so I can get you added. I also hope to have a fall idea book kick off after we are moved in and settled. 

I just returned from our National Convention in Dallas TX. It was a great time and each day for the rest of the month I will post a little tidbit or a teaser picture of new product!  :) 

Some of the biggest news- it is only $49 to become a consultant with Close to My Heart!  AND if you sign up in August, while supplies last you will get this $50 bag we received at convention FOR FREE!  Not only do you get business supplies and lots of product for signing up, you can get this cute bag.  Isn’t is awesome? But sign up right in the beginning of August, there are only a couple thousand of these bags and they will go QUICKLY! So whether you would like to supplement your income, or simply want a discount on our products, NOW is the time!  Contact me for more details!

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AND, since I am so excited, I will give you two tidbits today.  Close to My Heart also is releasing a brand new cricut cartridge!  It has over 700 images on it, and lots of cute boxes, tags and shapes!  This cartridge is different than the Art Philosophy collection from last year. 

Introducing, Artiste’! Available August 1.  Contact me for your fall idea book and to book your fall gathering to purchase this cartridge at half price! 

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lucy layout for club

Hey club members, here is the base layout for the Lucy kit.  Footloose is down a bit.  It’s not completed yet, I have packed too many of my scrapbooking supplies for the move!  (more on that in a minute!)

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Studio j layouts

As  part of our convention package this year, we were given a 5 pack of Studio J layouts.  Enjoy!

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Getting ready for convention!!

Well a few more days andI will be off to Convention in Dallas!  If you would like updates on Convention please check my facebook page or follow me one Twitter!  https://twitter.com/NikkiDscrafty

Here are a couple of layouts I did tonight.  I accidentally packed the pictures to use on the footloose layout so I will have to wait till I move to finish it! 

 

This one was from last month with our hometown favorites that have been a staple in our city for many, many years!

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This is the July club layout for the members that chose footloose.  Hoping to have the Lucy kit up tomorrow!

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