Saturday, November 16, 2013

Chillin...



Hi all!  I hope everyone is having a great Novemeber so far.  I certainly am.  I had a chance to sit down and create a winter layout the other day and I wanted to share it with you all.  I hope you enjoy.  :)


For this layout I created a 2 page 12x12 layout.  The supplies I used include:
Various left over bling in my stash


First I picked out a layout design from the design guide I was interested in working with.  Then I cut the paper according to the measurements in the design guide.  I adhered the paper and decided I wanted to stamp some snowflakes sporatically (in seconnd generation Twilight).  I stamped the title.  Next I cut out the two snowflakes from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge in size 1 and 3/4 inch as indicated on the Snowflakes CTMH stamp set.  I stamped them and attached the bling.  I attached the stamped snowflake die cuts with 3d adhesive foam.  Last step I added some left over bling and bling swirls.  And here you go. 


I like how this layout turned out.  You may not think I will have any cold weather here in FL.  Let me assure you this is my first winter 8 hours north of where I used to live in FL.  I am ALREADY expereincing cold I am not used to lol!
Well my friends I hope you find the time this month to craft some great things!
XOXO
:) Amanda

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Damask Divas November Blog Hop - Huntington

If you came from Cydney Fowler's blog then you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog Damask Divas Blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.



Hi my fellow scrapbook fans!  This month with the Huntington paper pack I decided to make a festive 2 page 8x8 Thanksgiving layout.  I hope you enjoy it. :)


The supplies I used: 
Orange Gems
Thin Brown Ribbon 


First thing I inked my pages and then cut all the different pieces.  I then used the scallop border punch and stamped my images.  I adhered everything and added the embellishements.  Much quicker and faster then preparing any Thanksgiving food lol! 


Well, you made it to the end of this month's hop.  We hope you had as much fun browsing our creations made with the Surf's Up Paper as we had making them!  If you would like to check things out again just hop on over to Damask Divas Blog for the complete list of blogs. Thanks so much for hopping with us--now go get your crafty on!
XOXO Happy crafting!
:) Amanda

Monday, October 14, 2013

It is special event time!!!

Hi all!  I have some fun stuff going on right now and I wanted to share it with you all.  I am part of a special event going on November 2nd in Gulf Breeze Florida (click here for the details)!  It is a Consultant Christmas Shopping Extravaganza!  Basically a bunch of us Consulants for different companies have come together to offer special discounts, deals, and free gifts for 11/02/2013.  There will be door prizes and demos.  It is going to be a blast!  

Can't be there... Not a probem, you will miss out of door prizes and demos however the deals will be offered online for 24 hours on 11/03/2013!

This is the door prize I have for attendees.  :)  That brand new stamp set is Magic Moments B1318 and it is retired so you can no longer buy it.  The punch is a 2" scallop punch. 

The gifts I have in store for the event include:

Anyone who makes a purchase (in any amount) from me gets 3 free holiday gift tags (this includes at the event or online 11/03/2013).


A $25 purchase you get the three holiday gift tags and a free make and take holiday card kit (to make this card).
A $50 purchase you get the three holiday gift tags, the make and take holiday card kit, and stamp of the month for $5.00. 
A $100 purchase you get the three holiday gift tags, the make and take holiday card kit, the stamp of the month for $5.00, and a free recipe box. 

If you book a party with me you get a free excusive mini stamp set (which is not available for sale) when your party closes.

Remember you don't have to be at the event to take advantage of these awesome gifts.  You can get these fun freebies by ordering from my website on 11/03/2013.  :)

Now this is just what I happen to be offering.  There are 11 other companies represented by the best in the business at this event!  Here is some info on them.  :)
***Aleasa Watson is with Perfectly Posh
her email - hi@poshbyaleasa.com
her website - www.PoshbyAleasa.com 

***Allison Collis with Scentsy

***Ann Smith is with Oragami Owl
her email - kellie.saleh@gmail.com
her website - www.kellie.origamiowl.com 

***Cary Lynn Kitchen Wood is with Pink Zebra

***Christina Anastasia is with It Works
her wesbite is - www.The45MinuteSkinny.com 
her special deals -  
Event Special: Deluxe Wrap Sample Set (1 Skinny Wrap, 1 Greens on the Go packet, 1 full size loofah sponge, 1 28oz. BPA free sport water bottle) discounted from $35 to $25
Plus, free samples of our delicious It's Essential energy, weight loss bars

***Charlotte Aguliar is with Paparazzi

***Heather Cosson is with Premier Designs
her email - heather.premierdesigns@cox.net
her phone - 850 517 6184
her special deals - 
If you book a party with me your Premier Designs Independent Distributor between November 2 and November 29, not only will you earn your 8 half price items but 50% in FREE jewelry with a qualifying party!!! You could also earn an extra $100.00 in FREE jewelry!!! This is a great month to host a party and earn great Christmas gifts for those loved ones or to pamper yourself!  If you are able to book and hold your show by November 24th, as a special thank you, the first 8 people will be entered into a drawing to win a piece of jewelry worth $50!!!!
Heather's raffle item - 

 
 
***Mary Calton Stanfield is with Mary Kay
her email - mcarlton85@marykay.com
her special deals -
Sales for the the Nov. 2nd event: 15% off all gift baskets and beauty product orders. Book a party before December 1st and receive double BONUS rewards with a qualifying party

***Nicole Collins is with Plexus and Thirty-One
her Plexus website - www.130318.myplexusproducts.com 
her thirty-One website - www.mythirtyone.com/nlcollins

***Nigeria Blanchard is with Taboo Essential
her phone - 850-291-4496
her special deals -
I will have $20 surprise gift bags available!!!
TOY OF THE MONTH SPECIAL!!!
Price of Your Party Date...
Book a Taboo Essentials Party and get the Toy of the Month for the Day in which you book!!!
For example if you Host your party September 1st you get the toy of the month for just $1.00
November 4th just $4.00
November 8th just $8.00 and so on.....
Plus get all other FREE and discounted products for hosting...

 
So come out and meet us and have fun if you are local (click for the details here)!  It is the perfect time to get all your Christmas shopping done in one spot!  If you aren't local no problem we are only a message away!  

Happy crafting all!  
XOXO 
:)Amanda




  

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Creative fun!

Hi all!  I got inspired the other day to make some fun cards with the Babycakes paper packet by Close to My Heart.  I had a lot of fun working on these I hope you enjoy them!  :)



Supplies used:




For these cards I tried out the stype of just stamping the patterned paper.  I am happy with how it turned out over all. 




Well all I hope you are all finding the time to craft.  I had this burst to make these so I wanted to share with you all.  Happy crafting to you!
XOXO
:)  Amanda

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Giveaway Time!!!

It is just about October and I LOVE LOVE LOVE October!!!  It is the month I am born in and it has Halloween!  Fun stuff for sure!  So for all my fellow paper craft lovers I am having a giveaway!  I have some fun stuff I will be giving away. :)  I am giving away a four pack of handmade birthday cards made by yours truly.


Each card comes with a matching envelop.  The inside of the cards are blank so you can write a personalized note or attach a gift card if you like.  



Everyone can use birthday cards!  There are a few different ways you can enter to win.  Check it out the ways to enter below.  

a Rafflecopter giveaway

More fall fun - 
I have an extra giveaway for anyone who places an order on my Close to My Heart website through the Please Place Orders Here :) link from now until Oct 15th.  If you place an order through the Please Place Orders Here :) link from now until Oct 15th you will be entered in to win the Sweet Life stamp set!!!  There is no minimum purchase just a purchase through the link from now until Oct 15th and you are entered!  :) Here is a pic of the Sweet Life stamp set that one lucky person will be winning. 


One more thing to celebrate October - I am offering $10 off ANY Cricut bundle purchased from me from now until October 15th.  Since this is a personal sale I am offering you must purchase this directly from me and here is how:

1. Email me at - LoveManifested22@gmail.com
2. Indicate which bundle you would like ($10 off each bundle so you can buy all three and save $30 if you would like).  
3. Provide me with your email address. 

With those 3 things I will send you a PayPal invoice.  When I receive your payment by Oct 15th or sooner your Cricut bundle will be ordered.  Any one who purchases the Cricut bundle in this way will also be entered to win the Sweet Life stamp set.

 
Artbooking Collection (1st on left) Artiste Collection (2nd) Art Philosophy Collection (bottom)

Good luck to all and happy crafting!
XOXO
:) Amanda

Friday, September 27, 2013

Damask Divas October Blog Hop - Laughing Lola

If you came from Tracey Caudle"s blog then you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog Damask Divas Blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

Hi all!  I’m so psyched it is one of my favorite times of year.  Halloween time!  :)  So for my Laughing Lola creation I made an 8x8 2 page layout.  I hope you find it to be spooktacular!!!  ;)  



The supplies I used include:

Cricut Pumpkin Carvings Cartridge
Monster Google Eyes from Hobby Lobby







First I cut all my paper and cricut designs.  All the cricut designs are cut at 2 and 1/2 inches.  After that I stamped my images, assembled, and aheared everything.  That easy!





Well I hope you enjoyed my festive Halloween layout!  I wish everyone a Happy Halloween!!!

The next blog on the list is Hilary Harris's blog.
Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using Laughing Lola. If you get lost, just hop on over to Damask Divas Blog for the complete list.
XOXO Happy crafting!
:) Amanda

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Time to reduce my stamp stash!

Hi all!  I hope everyone is having a great September so far.  I definitely am.  I have been busy working on custom orders for LoveManifested and that is something I absolutely LOVE to do.  :)
I have decided to reduce my stamp stash and sell some of the great retired sets that I have.  Here are the stamps I have for sale. 
These sets are all brand new.    
******SOLD******Friendship Flowers D1160 new & retired

$12 Floral Happiness S1303 new & retired

******SOLD******A Chocolate Affair S1308 new & retired


******SOLD******Frosted Card Making WOTG Stamp Set D1562 new & current

These next two stamp sets are slightly USED and retired
******SOLD******Snow Friends D1244 slightly used & retired

$6 Sensational Seals B1282 slightly used & retired 
So if you would like any or all of these sets just message me at LoveManifested22@gmail.com and let me know which set(s), your email address, and the address you want them shipped to.  I will send you an invoice through PayPal.  Shipping is a flat $3.00 for two or more stamp sets so you can have all the stamp sets for just $3.00 shipping.  If you only want 1 stamp set then the shipping is $2.00.

The remaining stamp sets total $38.00 however I will take $33.00 total (shipping included) for the rest of them.  :)

Happy stamping all!
XOXO Amanda   

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Damask Divas September Blog Hop - Pro Player



If you came from Teri Hanson's blog then you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog Damask Divas Blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

So hi all!  I apologize for my short absence here on my blog.  For those that do not know I have recently moved from my home of 15 years in SWFL to Panama City Beach in NWFL.  It has been a big change and took me a little bit to get back in the grove but I’m back on track and ready to have some scrapbooking fun! 
So this month for the Damask Divas blog hop we are featuring the paper pack Pro Player.  This was a fun pack to create with since I have been a gamer since back in the day of the original Nintendo.  :)  Here is a 8x8 layout I came up with.   I hope you enjoy it.


The supplies I used:
Tan, metallic blue, and lined cardstock
CTMH brad hinges (retired)
Silver mini brads and blue square brads   
Brad tab and red small brad
Sizzlet’s notebook font dies
Quickutz game controller dies


First I cut the photo mats for the entire layout.  Then I moved on to creating page 2.  I started working on the photo mat with the hidden journaling underneath.  I figured out where I wanted it on the page and then attached the brad hinge to the photo mat first and then to the page.  I then added the brad details and the game controller die cut to the page.  I decided to use the silver mini brads as the buttons on the controller to add more dimension.  Then I inked the page.  For the font on page one - I cut them out with the sidekick, ripped parts of the Pro Player paper, attached the paper to the letters and cut off the excess ripped paper.  I really like how it ended up coming out.  I hope you have enjoyed checking out my layout. 


*** I believe that the game controller die might be retired (I got it many years ago).  If you feel you really need one of those for your layout just message me and let me know.  I will cut you a couple and drop them in the mail to you.  :)   


The next blog on the list is Cyndey Fowler's.
 Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using Pro Player. If you get lost, just hop on over to Damask Divas Blog for the complete list.
XOXO Happy crafting!
:) Amanda

Monday, July 1, 2013

July's Fun Deals!

Hi all!  Close to My heart has A LOT of things going on right now.  We are going to be offering an all new Cricut Bundle called Circut Artbooking starting in the month of August!!!  Here is a sneak peak picture:

 
 Expect the best as you know that is all that Close to My Heart brings!  Also we have an all new Idea Book coming out in August.  It is AWESOME!  :) 

Now for the happenings for this month - I am totally psyched because this month Close to My Heart has the Canvas Workshop on the Go Kit on sale for 50% off!!!  I am totally taking advantage of this deal!   


Here are the details of the sale:
Get the discounted Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit in July—no qualifying purchase required! From July 1 to July 31 you can get this trendy kit to create your own canvas art to hang in your home, regularly priced at $39.95, now discounted to $19.95—more than 50% off! Take papercrafting to the next level with this adorable home d├ęcor piece that you can display for all to see.
Dates: Offer valid July 1–July 31, 2013.


Great stuff!  I am also placing Circut Artiste Bundles on sale for this month only for $89.00 in my Etsy store Love Manifested.  To take advantage of this sweet deal order here:
Buy Circut Artiste Bundle for $89!
Also available at my Etsy store is the Beach Fun chipboard album.  If interested in the album order here:
Buy Beach Fun Mini Album


We can not forget the stamp of the month for July - Sweet Life!   Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5—that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.



Another fun thing I am doing this month, if you sign up to do a party with me for the month of August (virtual or home party), you will receive a Petite Perks stamp set along with a 1x1 inch block!  Your party does not have to have any minimum sales to receive this.  Just having a party with me during the month of August 2013 will get you this stamp set for free.  Of course you still get to have all the hostess perks of:   

When Your Gathering Sales Reach:Reward Yourself with selected Close To My Heart Products*:And choose your Hostess Rewards Plus! option(s) from any Idea Book item or the Hostess Collection
$1,050 or more $200 or more** in free products AND select up to 4 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$950–$1,049 $180 in free product AND select up to 4 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$850–$949 $160 in free product AND select up to 4 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$750–$849 $140 in free product AND select up to 3 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$650–$749 $120 in free product AND select up to 3 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$550–$649 $100 in free product AND select up to 2 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$450–$549 $80 in free product AND select any 2 item in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$350–$449 $60 in free product AND select any 1 item in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$250–$349 $40 in free product AND select any 1 item in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$150–$249 $25 in free product

Please note: Hostess Rewards are redeemed at full price. An order total must reach $150 in sales, exclusive of shipping, handling, and tax, to qualify for our Hostess Rewards program. In the US, tax is collected on Hostess Rewards free products based on full retail price. Tax is collected on discounted items based on discounted price. Tax rules are subject to change. Promotions such as Stamp of the Month and other specials are not eligible as Hostess Rewards. Free shipping and handling apply only on Hostess Rewards and Hostess Rewards Plus! items.

Your selection of products for your Hostess Rewards includes these choices:

*Hostess Rewards select product credits are redeemable for My Acrylix® Stamps, My Acrylix® blocks, Exclusive Inks® pads, Exclusive Inks® marker sets, Exclusive Inks® re-inkers, My Stickease® assortments, Complements, My Reflections® paper packets, all cardstock packs, Workshops on the Go® kits, Studio J® one layout (retail value $6.50, SJ1001), and Studio J 5-packs.
**For each $100 in sales over $1,050, add an additional $20 in free products.

  
All right so those are the sales and deals I have going on for this month.  Fun stuff for sure!  If you are interested just send me an email at LoveManifested22@gmail.com 
Thanks for your time!  Craft on my little crafty ninjas! 
:) Amanda

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Damask Divas July Blog Hop - Surf's Up!

If you came from Shirley Bernal blog then you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog Damask Divas Blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using Surfs Up paper pack. If you get lost, just hop on over to Damask Divas Blog for the full list.

Hi all it is that fun creative time of the month again!  the Damask Divas Blog Hop!  This month's featured paper pack is Surfs Up.  I decided to make a small chipboard album for this months project.  Hope you enjoy it.  :)



First the supply list:
Surf's Up Paper Packet
Canvas Alphabet
Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems
Stamp Pads - Sunset , Chocolate, Bamboo, Goldrush, and Lagoon
Cuttlebug Circle Embossing Folder
Maya road chipboard Album
Ric rak - maize and white
Ribbon - maize, blue, brown
K and co Borders
MAMBI Chipboard Shapes
Joann's 3D Stickers
Blue Rhinestones
Prima Flowers
Gold Stickles




I started this project out by painting the edges of the chipboard album white, and then I cut all the paper to page size by tracing one of the triangle pages that did not have the scallops.  I attached to paper to one side of the page at a time.  Making sure to poke my microscissors through to the other side and cutting the pieces out of the slots for the jump rings.  For the cover I then took a sponge dauber in lagoon ink and dabbed it in the canvas letters.  I then adhered them along with the flowers.  I did a double layer of flowers and used the opaques for the centers.        


For the next pages inside the book I cut the photo mats, inked the edges on most of them, and adhered 3D embellishments and accents.  On the first double page layout I added an embossed paper piece as an accent (I love the embossed look so you know I had to put it in there somewhere lol).  On the third picture above page I put a hidden tag for journaling in that layout.  I put it behind one of the photo mats with large white ric rack attached to the top.  

 
On the back I also cut the photo mat and adhered the accents.  On the jump rings I tied ribbon and fiber all around them.  The key to making the most of a completed mini album like this is printing your pictures in WALLET SIZE.  They will fit perfectly and you will have the best brag album for your desk.  :) 


Well, you made it to the end of this month's hop.  We hope you had as much fun browsing our creations made with the Surf's Up Paper as we had making them!  If you would like to check things out again just hop on over to Damask Divas Blog for the complete list of blogs. Thanks so much for hopping with us--now go get your crafty on!
XOXO Happy crafting!
:) Amanda