Special Crafting Month With Close To My Heart

March is National Craft Month and Close To My Heart knows how to celebrate it with their special promotions!

I have been CTMH consultant for almost 2 years and loving it. As a consultant beside can get the new products before the release time, I also can get them in special price PLUS direct discount, too! Do I earn money as a consultant? YES! You can find more details on the Close To My Heart Tab Menu.

Are thinking about joining Close To My Heart? March is the month to do it! During the month of March, new Consultants who enroll will receive a FREE shoulder tote (a retail value of over $26 USD / $29 CAD) in their New Consultant Kit. Our New Consultant Kit is just $99 USD / $109 CAD and includes nearly triple the retail value in products and supplies. Including your FREE shoulder tote, that is a savings of over $290 USD / $320 CAD!

Additionally, new Consultants who remit $300 worth of commissionable sales in their first 40 days after their New Consultant Kit ships will receive the rolling tote (a retail value of $149.95 USD / $164.95 CAD) as a FREE bonus (not including shipping/handling)! These organization pieces are designed to help you get your business rolling, but they are only available while supplies last, so hurry on over and join today!

You can pick the best fit consultant kit for you either Scrapbooker kit or Cardmaker kit, to check out the list of products you will get on your choice of kit and join my team please click on THIS LINK.

Contact me at any time if you have any questions! I can’t wait to have you in my team :) So excited!

Now the giveaway:

I will be posting a card a day until Friday, March 6, 2014. To enter the giveaway is very easy, just leave a comment on every blog post about Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop. 

You have until Sunday, March 8th at 11:59 PM EST. Please make sure you leave your email on the comment so I can contact you if you win.

I will pick a winner randomly to win this prize: a new stamp set and a set of Annual Inspirations BT Duos Sampler from Close To My Heart. Winner announcement will be on Monday, March 9th on my blog.

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop Day 1 and A Giveaway

Today I am joining the big Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop! It actually started on Friday (2/27) at their blog here and there are LOTS of beautiful cards!

I will be posting a card a day until Friday, March 6, 2014. Also I have a giveaway for all of you who leave a comment on each day from today until Thursday. As easy as that. You have until Sunday, March 8th at 11:59 PM EST to leave comment on each of my blog post aboutCoffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop. Make sure to leave your email on the comment so I can contact you if you win.

I will pick a winner randomly to win this prize: a new stamp set and a set of Annual Inspirations BT Duos Sampler from Close To My Heart. Winner announcement will be on Monday, March 9th on my blog.

And this is my first card:

I used digital stamps from Evelin Tee: Hug In A Mug and  Coffee + Me. She has cute coffee theme digital stamps on her website, Evelin T Designs. She is one of the sponsor for this blog hop.

This card is inspired by a washi card made by Marina. But instead of stamping the front of the card, I made a window at the front of the card to show the sentiment inside.

First add the washi tape (Honey Triangles Washi Tape) on the front panel of the card. This magnetic mat is an amazing tool to keep the card straight and stay put when I put the washi tape on the card. I got this new tool at Hobby Lobby last week with 40% coupon :D

Then using a very fine pencil to mark the window.

Using a craft knife to cut the window. Remove the cutout window and trim the extra washi tape of the card.

For the inside card, I printed the digital stamp and colored it using CTMH alcohol markers (retired).

And using glue runner, I added it right in the middle of the window card.

Last step is adding the cups at the front window. I used glue pen to add them on the card after coloring them using the markers (Topiary & Honey).

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the Day 2 and another chance to win the prize! If you would, please take time to sign up for newsletter on the right sidebar and please visit, follow and like my social media platforms:

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Hello March

The snow is melting away, the temperature is getting warmer, although I am still freezing. So, we are at the end of Winter.

March is a special month for us. First, this week, our oldest daughter is turning 6! We cannot believe it that she will be on first grade next year. But most of all, we are just so thankful to see how she is growing and thanking God for every single moment we can see how He is watching over her.



And this month we will be attending an important mission conference for our ministry in Los Angeles for 3 days. This conference where we will learn a lot about the country we will go in the near future, networking and partnership opportunities with churches, organizations and individuals who serve among the people in the country.

We are so thankful and excited to see how God open the doors for us able to attend this conference and excited to see what God has provided for us and the participants at the conference.

I cannot post any details or pictures about this conference because of the security issue of the country and the people. But, would you please join us in prayer for this week?

And we will have a friend visiting us for a couole of days on the second week. We met her at a conference 3 years ago and become a good friend to our family since then. She has a heart for God’s mission work among the unengaged and unreached people groups. We cannot wait to spend time with her.

Since February, my husband and I started an online training that assigned to us by our sending organization in order to equip us and for our partnership development to go to the field. We have been learning a lot of new things. So grateful for each of our partners who standing with us in prayer and financial needs! I wanna take this moment to THANK YOU ALL on behalf of my family and the people we serve, becuase of your prayers and gifts, we are able to continue doing the training and working from home!

I have a prayer request for my husband’s grandmother who is not 82 years old. She is now at the hospital since Friday evening. Please pray for healing and God gives her strength to go through the treatment. Pray for patient as well. Pray for my husband’s mom who is taking care of her. The hospital is not that far from where we live, so we try to visit her every day. We are worry about her but we trust God has them in his hands and protect them.

But this month is gonna be great because our Lord, Jesus Christ, rules yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Hope you all have a wonderful March!

DIY Gift Bag, Card Holder and Journaling Card Box

One more day to the end of February. Wow… time surely flies so fast when we have so much work and fun :) I hope that you have been having great times this month with your families and friends.

My dear church friend and sister had birthday this month and I made her gift bag and gift box. I was a bit late but that she could celebrate her birthday longer, right? :)

This is the gift bag. Instead of putting the card inside the bag, I made a card holder for the front of the bag. The birthday card is also the tag.

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Cut a piece of cardstock, make sure it is wider than your card. Then cut in the middle of the piece of cardstock slightly wider than the card for the insert hole. Final step is adding to the front of the bag using either double-sided tape or strong glue. I would recommend double-sided tape or Liquid Glass. I was thinking it would be nice for not only just plain rectangle piece of cardstock, so I punched the border of the card holder using Martha Stewart lace border punch.

DIY Birthday Gift Bag, Gift Card Box, and Card Holder by Helen Gullett |  http://helengullett.com/?p=6602 | Make your own gift bag with a card holder. #ctmh #stampofthemonth #ahappyhello #giftbag #handmadecard #giftidea #handmadegift #diy #papercrafting #stamping #embossing #birthdaycard #birthdaygiftbag

The card I made using CTMH February Stamp of the Month, A Happy Hello. And the Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads I use are Pixie, Smoothie, Sorbet, Goldrush and Topiary.

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I finished the card with some Sparkles Clear Assortment. They are back-adhesived clear gems, ready to use at anytime, no glue needed.

DIY Birthday Gift Bag, Gift Card Box, and Card Holder by Helen Gullett |  http://helengullett.com/?p=6602 | Make your own gift bag with a card holder. #ctmh #stampofthemonth #ahappyhello #giftbag #handmadecard #giftidea #handmadegift #diy #papercrafting #stamping #embossing #birthdaycard #birthdaygiftbag

For the gift box, I used My Creations™ Journaling Cards Box. I embossed a piece of Chocolate cardstock with Woodgrain embossing folder using my WRMK Evolution Advance. I made a template of the shapes I need for the box sides using a plain printer paper. And then using them, I cut the embossed cardstock for front, back and both sides of the box. Using some Liquid Glass, I added them on the box.

DIY Birthday Gift Bag, Gift Card Box, and Card Holder by Helen Gullett |  http://helengullett.com/?p=6602 | Make your own gift bag with a card holder. #ctmh #stampofthemonth #ahappyhello #giftbag #handmadecard #giftidea #handmadegift #diy #papercrafting #stamping #embossing #birthdaycard #birthdaygiftbag

And I stamped the sentiment from Thankful Heart stamp set using Rock-n-Roll technique. The Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads I use are Chocolate and Goldrush. For the leaves from the same set, I stamped the leaves with VersaMark ink pad on a piece of watercolor paper, added some Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder, heat set it with Craft Heater and then adding some colors I picked up with aqua brush from the lid of these Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads (Chocolate, Goldrush and Olive). Cut the leaves and added them on the box using Liquid Glass and Glue Dots. And I finished the box with some Durables Triangle studs and some Gold Sequin Assortment.

DIY Birthday Gift Bag, Gift Card Box, and Card Holder by Helen Gullett |  http://helengullett.com/?p=6602 | Make your own gift bag with a card holder. #ctmh #stampofthemonth #ahappyhello #giftbag #handmadecard #giftidea #handmadegift #diy #papercrafting #stamping #embossing #birthdaycard #birthdaygiftbag

I filled the box with assortment of cards handmade by my friends and me :)

These projects I link them up at:

DIY Birthday Gift Bag, Gift Card Box, and Card Holder by Helen Gullett |  http://helengullett.com/?p=6602 | Make your own gift bag with a card holder. #ctmh #stampofthemonth #ahappyhello #giftbag #handmadecard #giftidea #handmadegift #diy #papercrafting #stamping #embossing #birthdaycard #birthdaygiftbag

TWO MORE DAYS you can take advantage to get these Special Promotions for February 2015 and save money on crafting supplies!

First, this gorgeous coated canvas albums! When you purchase one of Close To My Heart’s alluring coated canvas albums you will be eligible to receive a second album of your choice at half price. That is a savings of over $17 USD / $19 CAD!

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These albums are available in a gorgeous variety of colors and patterns in both post-bound and D-ring styles—perfect to pair with traditional, Studio J®, or pocket scrapbook layouts. This offer is only available while supplies last, so make certain to get your order in early to ensure you can choose the styles and colors you love. They’re going fast and are built to last; so don’t delay—place your order here today!

Shop With Me

Not only that, when you get your album, you are eligible to get this gorgeous D-size Stamp of the Month set for $5! This is a set of 15 stamps with original price is $17.95 which you can get for only $5 during this month only. Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks to use for this stamp set are 1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 3″ × 3″ (Y1006), 2″ × 3½” (Y1009), 2″ × 6½” (Y1010)

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Check out some inspirations how to use this stamp set:

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Shop With Me

It is the time to capture all your recent holiday memories! Express Collections make documenting your memories even easier by doing most of the creation for you. Just drop in your photos, add some journaling and personalized titles, and order your layouts. Using this Express Collection, you will have your recent holiday photos scrapbooked before you know it! The Express Collection will be available only from January 1 to February 28, so make certain to place your orders before the deadline.

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Contact me for more information and visit StudioJ.com to start creating today!

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And one more gorgeous stamp set for supporting the work of Operation Smiles. Until the end of March 2015, Close To My Heart has a special stamp set to keep helping with this charity effort. You can make a difference in the life of a child when you buy the Operation Smile™ You’re the Bomb stamp set!

When you purchase the C-size You’re the Bomb stamp set at full retail price anytime from now through March 2015, Close To My Heart will donate $3 of the proceeds to Operation Smile.

You can always give donation to Operation Smile® whenever you shop at my store. At the cart or check out page, you will see the box where you can give donation before you checking out. If you have any questions, please contact me or visit my store to purchase and donate!

THANK YOU for shopping  and giving a smile on a child’s life!

Thank You for stopping by and shopping with me!!!

SOUS Die Cut Challenge + Free Cutting File

Today I am sharing my card at Stuck On U Sketches blog for their Die Cut Challenge this week, it is all about clothes. The challenge is to use any clothes/clothing die cuts for your project.

My sister is getting married in 3 months and I have been working on some projects for her. Inspired by her wedding plan, I came up with this card:

Wedding Dress

Here’s the top:

Wedding Dress - Top

Here’s the skirt:

Wedding Dress - Skirt

I was looking for some ideas on Pinterest for 3D wedding dress and I found one that I like. Then I made cutting files. You can download the cutting file here for Silhouette. (I will update it with svg files!)

Need more inspirations? You can go to SOUS Blog to see the Die Cut team’s projects :)

Don’t forget you link up your projects HERE and you have until this Friday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:

  • White Daisy Cardstock (CTMH)
  • Heartstrings Paper Packet (CTMH)
  • Family is Forever (CTMH, September 2014 Stamp of the Month)
  • The Big, The Bold, and Extras stamp set (Winnie and Walter)
  • Ruby Exclusive Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • Black Exclusive Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • My Acrylix Blocks (CTMH)

He Has Been, He Is and He Will Be

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Another 2 hours delay school this morning so the girl slept in a little bit. I had a little longer quite morning after my husband left for work. Then she woke up but the little girl was still a sleep.

While she was eating her breakfast, I remembered that I needed to call the hospital to schedule my ultrasound, an order from my OB/GYN. So I called the number on the card, talked to the lady and she scheduled me to have the ultrasound on March 26th. I though, “Ah it will be next month. That’s fine.” I told my husband and then after I came back from taking my daughter to the bus, I saw a missed call from the hospital. I called her back and she asked if I could come in today at 1:30 PM. Since I cannot drive by myself yet, I asked my husband and he said sure we could do that.

My mother in law picked us up and went to the hospital. Checked in and waited. Finally after about 15 minutes, they called my name.

I went in with the nurse to the room to get ready. When she was getting ready on her computer, she told me to lay down on the table and just relax. In my mind I was thinking how I can feel relax in this room full of exam equipment. I started to say a prayer.

She took me to a room and asked me lots of questions about me and my family history related to cancer and breast cancer. After that, she did the ultrasound. When she was done, she told me to wait because she needed to call the radiologist to re-check the result and did more exam. The cardiologist came in and told me that the pictures were not too clear to determine the result and she wanted me to do the mammography.

After hearing what she told me about the reason why I needed the mammography, I got scared and worried. The nurse took me to another waiting room for that process.

Sitting there alone for while waiting for my turn. I talked to my Father in Heaven, asking Him to give me comfort and brave to walk through all of these process. I asked Him to calm my mind and know that He was there with me in that waiting room, in that exam room. I asked Him to use all these tests to give clear results what’s going on and answers.

There two ladies before me and then my turn. Walking into the room, I am so thankful the nurse was so nice and comforting. She helped me with the process and told me to wait for the radiologist.

And then she came back, asking me to go into the room again because she needed more pictures.

15 minutes passed.

She came back and gave me the results.

I praise God for the results. He indeed used all the process to make everything clear and showed there was nothing to worry about. I asked Him and He answered. I do not have anything that either my OB/GYN and the Radiologist thought I might have. I do not have any cysts that they were suspected I had because of the pain I have been having in the last month. God made it clear to us through the ultrasound and mammography. He has been there for me and my family. As the truth in Psalm 121 I read tonight,

From Him is my only help and hope.

From Him is my only strength, He won’t let me stumble, for the Lord watches me.

He stands beside me as my protective shade, for the Lord watches me.

He keeps me from all harms and watch over my life.

He keeps watch over me as I come and go, both now and forever.

This is my hope and prayer for you, too my friends. When you put your hope and trust in Him and Him only, He will watch over you and your loved ones. He cares for you so much, more that you ever imagine.

He has been there. He is there. And He will be there for you and me. Always.

I hope this song will bless and strengthen you today,

Special Promotions for February 2015: Last Week To Get Them!

This is the last week you can take advantage to get these Special Promotions for February 2015. You can save money!

During the month of February 2015, when you purchase one of Close To My Heart’s alluring coated canvas albums you will be eligible to receive a second album of your choice at half price. That is a savings of over $17 USD / $19 CAD!

1502-cc-album-allure

These albums are available in a gorgeous variety of colors and patterns in both post-bound and D-ring styles—perfect to pair with traditional, Studio J®, or pocket scrapbook layouts. This offer is only available while supplies last, so make certain to get your order in early to ensure you can choose the styles and colors you love. They’re going fast and are built to last; so don’t delay—place your order here today!

Shop With Me

Not only that, when you get your album, you are eligible to get this gorgeous D-size Stamp of the Month set for $5! This is a set of 15 stamps with original price is $17.95 which you can get for only $5 during this month only. Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks to use for this stamp set are 1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 3″ × 3″ (Y1006), 2″ × 3½” (Y1009), 2″ × 6½” (Y1010)

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Check out some inspirations how to use this stamp set:

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Shop With Me

It is the time to capture all your recent holiday memories! Express Collections make documenting your memories even easier by doing most of the creation for you. Just drop in your photos, add some journaling and personalized titles, and order your layouts. Using this Express Collection, you will have your recent holiday photos scrapbooked before you know it! The Express Collection will be available only from January 1 to February 28, so make certain to place your orders before the deadline.

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Contact me for more information and visit StudioJ.com to start creating today!

1412-se-operation-smile-youre-the-bomb

And one more gorgeous stamp set for supporting the work of Operation Smiles. Until the end of March 2015, Close To My Heart has a special stamp set to keep helping with this charity effort. You can make a difference in the life of a child when you buy the Operation Smile™ You’re the Bomb stamp set!

When you purchase the C-size You’re the Bomb stamp set at full retail price anytime from now through March 2015, Close To My Heart will donate $3 of the proceeds to Operation Smile.

You can always give donation to Operation Smile® whenever you shop at my store. At the cart or check out page, you will see the box where you can give donation before you checking out. If you have any questions, please contact me or visit my store to purchase and donate!

THANK YOU for shopping  and giving a smile on a child’s life!

Thank You for stopping by and shopping with me!!!