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Friday, June 21, 2013


The list of retiring items from the Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book  has been released.  These items will be available through the end of July, or while supplies last.

You can order these items by contacting me - scrappingailaz@gmail.com.  Or you can  go to my CTMH website - http://scrappingail.ctmh.com/Default.aspxBe sure to join the ONLINE ORDERS gathering for your order to qualify for rewards!
Then click on the SHOP tab and enter what you are interested in - either by name or number.

I have a PDF listing of all of the items that I sent to those on my regular mailing list.  If you haven't received it in your email box, or you are not on my list, just email me and I will send it off to you.  It's nice to have a copy in your hand to make notes on!

The listing of all of the items that are being retired is posted below. All of the items are linked to the images on my CTMH website.  You can click on the item, and you will be whisked away to my website to see the actual item!  The wonders of technology!!!!  If you have your Idea Books, you can refer to the page numbers to see the same item.

Here is the list with all of the papers, stickease, kits, and accessories (tools, embellishment, storage, etc.) that are being discontinued.  Page numbers listed are from the Spring/Summer Idea Book.

Z1366 Brads Metal Assortment
- page 119
Z1410 Antiqued Copper Designer Brads
- page 119
Z1704 Pewter Badge Buttons
- page 121
Z1703 Wooden Badge Buttons
- page 121
Z1821 Buttons Black Assortment
- page 121
Z1371 Buttons Blue Assortment - page 121 
Z1370 Buttons Pink Assortment - page 121
Z1358 Buttons Basic Assortment - page 121
Z1369 Buttons Red Assortment - page 121
Z1372 Buttons Green Assortment - page 121
Z1773 Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes - page123
Z1718 Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes
- page 123
Z1450 Cork Color-Ready Alphabet - page 123
Z1719 Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes - page 123
X7164C Buzz and Bumble My Stickease® Assortment - page 26 SOLD OUT
 X7155C Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes - page 62 limited supply
X7167C Later Sk8r My Stickease® Assortment - page 46 limited supply
X7166C Claire Complements Canvas Shapes - page 40
X7156C Clementine Complements Canvas Shapes - page 62
X7157C Dakota Complements Silver Foil Images
- page 63
X7159C Scholastic My Stickease® Assortment - page 63 supply is low
Z1326 Sparkles Red, Pink & Purple Assortment
- page 120
Z1327 Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment
- page 120
Z1710 Just Blooms® Paradise Paper Flowers
- page 118
Z1612 Paper Clip Pins
- page 119
Z1755 Posh Journaling Spots
- page 118
Z1734 IrresistiblesTM Persnickety Journaling Spots
- page 123
Z1831 Buzz and Bumble Assortment
- pages 25 & 117
Z1813 Claire Assortment
- pages 39 & 117
Z1810 Later Sk8r Assortment
- pages 45 & 117
Z1748 Brocade Assortment
- pages 62 & 118
Z1794 Cottage Assortment
- pages 62 & 118
Z1766 Memo Assortment
- pages 63 & 118
Z1780 Wrangler Assortment
- pages 63 & 118 
Z1487 Mini Medley Accents Pewter Collection
- page 119
Z1697 Mini-Medley Accents Smoothie Collection
- page 119
Z1489 Mini Medley Accents Olive Collection
- page 119
Z1798 Black Tulle Ribbon
- page 122
Z1088 Chocolate Waxy Flax
- page 121  SOLD OUT
Z1089 Black Waxy Flax
- page 121  SOLD OUT
Z906 BambooWaxy Flax
- page 121   SOLD OUT
Z1081 Colonial White Waxy Flax
- page 121   SOLD OUT
Z1096 Embroidery Floss Neutral Assortment
- page 121

Z1347 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- New England Ivy
- page 128

Z1827 My CreationsTM Paper Pouch - Small - page 126 

Z1828 My CreationsTM Paper Pouch - Large - page 126
Z1740 My Creations® Bookmark Album
- page 126 it's available & the link is working again!!
Z1739 My Creations® Milk Carton - page 126 - SOLD OUT
Z1774 My Creations® Canvas Journal
- page 127 it's available & the link is working again!!

Paper Products
Z1474 6" x 6" Kraft Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes
- page 128
Z1724 6” x 6” Kraft Envelopes
- page 128
Z1412 10-Things Pocket
- page 128
Z1722 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Kraft Envelopes
- page 128
Z1723 5” x 7” Kraft Envelopes - page 128
Z1721 3” x 3” Kraft Envelopes
- page 128
X7155B Avonlea Paper Packet
- page 62 SOLD OUT
X7157B Dakota Paper Packet
- page 63 SOLD OUT
X7156B Clementine Paper Packet - page 62 SOLD OUT
X7159B Scholastic Paper Packet
- page 63
X7167B Later Sk8r Paper Packet
- page 46 SOLD OUT
X7166B Claire Paper Packet - page 40 - SOLD OUT
X7164B Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet
- page 26 SOLD OUT
Z4134     Handle and Swivel Base
- page 135
Z1267     Stamp/Paper organizer 8.5 x 11 (3)
- page 135
Z4200     Accessories Organizer
- page 135
Z4136     Exclusive Inks Organizer Carrying Case
- page 135


The next list is for the discontinued stamp sets.
Page numbers listed are from the Fall/Winter 2012 catalog.

B1410 A Friend Like You - page 52
D1444 A Little Thanks - page 106
D1519 Abundance - page 73
K9012 Address Stamp w/o Icon 2 Lines - page 117
K9013 Address Stamp w/o Icon 3 Lines - page 117
K9014 Address Stamp w/o Icon 4 Lines - page 117
K9022 Address Stamp with Icon 2 Lines - page 117
K9023 Address Stamp with Icon 3 Lines - page 117
K9024 Address Stamp with Icon 4 Lines - page 117
C1507 Angelic Blessings - page 100
B1406 Blessings of Peace - page 81
E1019 Bohemian Alphabet - page 111
B1414 Bonjour - page 40
D1388 Card Chatter - Christmas - page 79
E1010 Chocolate Alphabet Large - page 111
C1520 Christmas Joy - page 64
D1492 Christmas Love - page 80
B1372 Circle Together - page 90
E1015 Cocktail Alphabet - page 111
D1399 Dream Big - page 109
D1440 Everlasting Life - page 82
A1132 Family - page 100
A1133 Festival of Lights - page 81
D1187 For Every Occasion - page 108
D1517 Game On - page 98
E1022 Hero Alphabet - page 112
C1466 Instant Memories - page 92
D1528 Jardin - page 39
E1024 Keepsake Alphabet - page 112
C1511 Love Blooms - page 51
E1017 Old World Alphabet - page 113
C1508 Paisley Flair - page 33
E1018 Pennant Alphabet - page 113
E1014 Posterboard Alphabet - page 114
D1521 Powder Heaven - page 99
C1505 Pun Fun - page 103
B1405 Rugged Dude - page 34
C1461 Salutation Seals - page 102
B1396 School Rocks - page 95
K900 Single Name Stamp - page 117
B1395 So Grateful - page 74
D1523 Sweet Music - page 97
C1438 Tea Time - page 104
E1020 Token Alphabet - page 115
E1021 Trinity Alphabet - page 115
E1023 Varsity Alphabet - page 115

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Heart 2 Heart Photo Inspiration Challenge

This week at Heart 2 Heart, the challenge is a photo inspiration.  I've been planning to offer a chance for my groups to work with the CTMH canvas journal, and was going to use one of the bird themed stamps.  So this is the project I completed for a friend's birthday, and will use as a sample for the group when we do this in the fall!
UPDATE! Just found out the canvas journal is retiring from the CTMH line-up - so if you want to make this project in the fall, you will need to order your journal (or maybe 2) before the end of July!

Here are the products I used (all CTMH unless noted):
Canvas Journal - Z1774
Opaques Pearl Flourishes - Z1744
Fabulous You (bird image) - C1533
Love Life (large swirl) - D1482
Enjoy Life (small background swirl) - retired
Avonlea Cardmaking Workshop stamp (background text) - retired
Say It With Scriptures - Stampin' Up retired
Mini Pigment Pad Sets
Basics (Z2503) - Champagne and Chocolate
Whimsy (Z2500) - Sweet Leaf and Twilight

Head on over to the Heart 2 Heart blog and see other projects created with this inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

FATHER'S DAY using Crazy 4 Challenges C4C190 and TOOLS for Heart 2 Heart

I knew I wanted to use a lighthouse for my husband's Father's Day card because of the inside phrase from an old stamp set. Saturday brought new challenges, and I chose the Crazy 4 Challenge Sketch for my card.  But I also used several different of my go-to crafting tools to complete this card, so am entering it in Heart 2 Heart's Tool Time Challenge.

While I LOVE my Cricut, when I'm designing, I use my Nestabilities Dies in my Sizzix machine to see if it's going to work.  THEN I transfer the design to the Cricut so I can cut multiples for my classes.  But since this was a single card, the Sizzix was at work.  And since I was working with a sketch, I had my ruler out so I could get it as close to the original design as possible.  These tools can not be replaced.

This is a 5X7 card using retired Victory paper from CTMH.  This double-sided patterned sheet is currently available on my CTMH website in the While Supplies Last category - I've stocked up!  You can too - just click here to head over and check out the deals!

The stamp sets are also retired - Perfect Day (CTMH) for the two images and Beauty of Life and Lighthouse (both SU) for the phrases.

Here's the phrase for the inside that inspired my card!
Head on over to the Crazy 4 Challenges blog to see all the great creations with this sketch.
Check out the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog to see how many different tools people used!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge

Yesterday, my family attended a very special piano recital presented by a friend on his 88th birthday - a pretty amazing accomplishment!  Such an event called for a special card, so I hand-pieced the keyboard.  I actually copied a page from one of my son's music books for the background and used the Cricut Quarter Note cartridge for the "Bravo" phrase.

Because I made the card as an easel card, I'm entering it in the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC224) this week, since this week's challenge is to create a card that opens in a non-traditional manner.  

Click here to see the other cards created for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

JUNE Stamp of the Month from CTMH

I finally had time to play with the June Stamp of the Month - A Flowering Bunch!  There were so many wonderful samples displayed on Pinterest, but I wanted to do something different.

SO - I cut 5 shapes for each flower, embossed them with white, and assembled a bouquet!

I used the same straws from Queen & Co. that I used for the pinwheels with May's Stamp of the Month. 

I also used the group floral image and created a simple card using the CAS(E) this Sketch! #30 sketch.   I'd just gotten a new Cuttlebug embossing folder - Wicker Weave - so gave it a try!

Let me know if you are interested in getting this great stamp set!  
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

CTMH June SOTM with Mojo Monday 295

 I just finished the bonus project for June's Stamp Club - and I used the Mojo Monday 295 sketch to complete it.  I started with one of the new Paper Pouches from CTMH - this is the large one - stamped on it, added some black shimmer tape, and used the June Stamp of the Month - A Flowering Bunch.  I used Cotton Candy as the accent color with all of the black and white, as well as a black glitter button and clear sparkle.

The paper pouches come in two sizes - small and large - and are food safe.  But they are also perfect to use as a small gift bag or favor bag at a party.  This one could be cute on a table and instead of the greeting stamped on the banner, you could put the guests' names and include a goodie for them!

Click here to head over to the Mojo Monday blog and see the other projects that used this sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!