Sep 12, 2014

WOOHOO!! NEW CTMH ARTFULLY SENT CRICUT CARTRIDGE IS AVAILABLE TO ORDER!!!

WOOHOO, YIPPEE, YAHOO!! FINALLY--the brand new, much anticipated, longed for, and much sought after Close to My Heart Cricut cartridge, ARTFULLY SENT, is now ready to order on my shopping site. Click right here!!  
 I WANT YOUR BUSINESS!! I really want you to order this cartridge from me!!!  This is WITHOUT a DOUBT, the most amazing Cricut cartridge that has ever been released!  You will be astonished at all that it can do!!!
 
 
http://glendascreativeplace.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=7949&ci=1366
CLOSE TO MY HEART ARTFULLY SENT CRICUT CARTRIDGE


It comes with:
  • The Close to My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.
  • 3 - My Acrylix D-size stamp sets that were designed specifically to beautifully complement this cartridge.
  • 1 - 12"x12" White Daisy Cardstock pack.   

Here is my special:  Everyone who orders ARTFULLY SENT, or any of the OTHER 3 CTMH Cricut cartridges on my shopping site, from now through Fri. Sept. 19th, will get their choice of ANY "B"-sized stamp set FREE from me (see just a few samples below!) You can find all of the "B"-size stamp sets available either on my CTMH website, or in the CTMH new CTMH Annual Inspirations 2014-2015 Idea Book.  Their item code will begin with the letter B. 
(***FYI, your stamp set will be mailed separately - please--do NOT add it to your shopping cart!***).
To receive your stamp set, please email me at: glendascreativeplace@outlook.com and include the following:
  1. The name that your order was placed under and the date placed
  2. The Item Number and the Name of the B-size stamp set you've selected
  3. Your complete mailing address:  Name, street address city, state and zip
  4. Telephone #, including area code just in case I might need to contact you

    Additional special: If you refer a friend to me and they buy ANY of the four  Close to My Heart Cricut cartridges, I will send you a 12 combo pk of our CTMH White Daisy and Colonial White cardstock.  These two cardstocks are the absolute best choice for you to use with your Cricut.  You will get soooo much use out of them for creating, cutting and stamping all of your Cricut-compatible images, as well as your regular Cricut cuts, not to mention for use as card bases and also as backgrounds, journaling blocks or photo mats for scrapbook layouts, plus much more.  You will reach for these time and time again!!! 

To redeem this special, all you need to do is email me the name of your friend, the date of their order and of course, your name and mailing address. And if you would, please put "Glenda's Cricut Promos: in the email subject line!!  My email is: glendascreativeplace@outlook.com   

 
*** See below just a couple examples of some of my personal favorites out of the large number of the B-size stamp sets available.  Please CLICK HERE to see all of the available B-size stamps sets! (Their Item Number will begin with the letter "B".)
 
 
 
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FYI, in case you're not familiar with this:  ANY stamp image that you see outlined in red on my shopping website, or in our CTMH Idea Books, means there is a matching Cricut cut on the CTMH Cricut cartridge listed on the stamp set.  Example--For the "Crafted with Love" stamp set above, both of the two main/largest stamps do have matching Cricut cuts!! (And all the little phrases are meant to be stamped inside those 2 shapes!!  Soooo stinkin' cute!!!)

So COME ON old and new friends alike, I really WANT YOUR BUSINESS!!!!  Please help me expand this business venture and wonderful journey that I feel privileged to be a part of with Close to My Heart.

See below for a short video about the ARTFULLY SENT Close to my Heart Cricut cartridge:

 

 

Apr 29, 2014

HURRY-Just ONE DAY Left!!! Don’t miss this amazing offer!!!

Please—don't miss out on this amazing offer which ends promptly tomorrow—in ONE day, on April 30th, which is giving you over $300 in free products!!! If you are already someone who likes to dabble in making cards, scrapbooks (either traditional or the new faster/less work method!!), or making home d├ęcor items or even quilting, or if you are a stay at home Mom (especially if you do home schooling!!), or a teacher, or someone who helps out in the classrooms with bulletin boards & more, or someone who helps with church or youth groups, etc. please take advantage of this outstanding offer from a great, robust company before it's gone forever! Or did you ever wish you could learn how to do any of above-mentioned items? This is a golden opportunity and it would break my heart to see any of you miss out on it!! (Click here to get started!)

The offer is simple and straight-forward. If you join my Close To My Heart (aka: CTMH) team as an Independent Consultant before midnight Eastern time on April 30, 2014, you will receive your choice of any of the three favorite "art-full" Close To My Heart Cricut® collections FREE (all of which themselves are normally $99 retail each!!)! The New Consultant Kit is just $99 and comes packed with over triple the retail value in products and supplies to help you succeed with your crafting right out of the gate. Select your choice from the 3 FREE Cricut® bundles—which are all normally retail priced at $99—when you order your New Consultant Kit. The combined retail value of the New Consultant Kit and the FREE CTMH Cricut® Bundle is over $400 total, but all you're paying for with this special promotion, which is over at the end of of April, 2014, is $99 !!!!! I am personally adding even more to this offer: I am doing a drawing for anyone who signs up on my team in April for a FREE CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut bundle!!! So, not only will you get your choice of one of the three Free CTMH Cricut bundles as part of the CTMH special promotion ending at the ending TOMORROW/April 30, 2014, you will also be entered into a drawing where I will be giving away yet another of the 3 CTMH Cricut Bundles & the one I am giving away is Art Philosophy!!! Plus I am also giving all my team members another gift worth an average of $15. of other paper crafting supplies!!!

I know your next question is: "Is that it??" and the answer is no. You will also be able to order whatever supplies you want, as often as you want, from CTMH at the Consultant 22% discount, as long as you remain an active consultant, so you will be able to order & stock up on all your crafting stash, now discounted—and by the way, CTMH products are some of the highest quality in the industry!! If for whatever reason, your Consultant status changes from Active to Inactive, you get to keep everything you've received up to that point, including all the freebies offered at the beginning, plus all the "stocking up" supplies you've ordered up until then with your 22% discount!!! That's it!!! The only things that changes is a status in the CTMH system—period!!

I want you on my team!!! I want to help you. Please CLICK HERE to get started. If you have any questions, feel free to email me ASAP at glendascreativeplace@yahoo.com.

P.S. Are you a dedicated crafter and you really want to take advantage of this offer, but the ONLY REASON you NOT do so is because you do NOT already own a Cricut machine?? If that is the ONLY reason, please email me with your telephone number (including area code) ASAP and I will call you back, most of you tomorrow morning, after 9AM PACIFIC TIME, If it's OK to call you tonight, please email me the hours I can call you. I may be able to help you with the machine. If there's a will, there's always a way!!!



Apr 10, 2014

Over $300 worth of Free Product!!

Let's say I'm offering you the most amazing "coupon" ever, to any of your favorite craft stores (Michaels, Joann's, Hobby Lobby, etc.) & that "coupon" allows you to go into any of those craft stores, then go up to the register with well over $400 worth of products in your shopping cart & when they ring you up, you only have to pay $99 for all of it!!!! So you are getting OVER $300 worth of products for FREE!!  Wouldn't you scramble to get that "coupon" from me??   

But wait, this "coupon" offers even more: What if this same "coupon" allowed you to shop at those craft store as often as you wanted to for (at LEAST) the next 6 months, & every time you went to check out at the register, it gave you 22% off your ENTIRE order--and I DON'T mean the kind of coupon that just gives you a measly 40% off of only 1 item & is full of  fine print & restrictions as to what you can & can't use the coupon for---NO--this "'coupon" gives you 22% off your entire order EVERY time you go in to shop for at least the next 6 months!! PLUS—don’t forget that it already allowed you to only pay only $99 for over $400 worth of merchandise  Who among you wouldn't jump to get a "coupon" like this???  I think any if us would be crazy to pass it up!!!  
 
But what's the catch you might ask??  Well, it is a VERY TIME SENSITIVE coupon, it's only good for the next few weeks (April 30, 2014).

So you ask, what do you have to do to get all this??  Well, you can actually DO NOTHING AT ALL if you don't want to, & all that happens is that 6 months after you first used the "coupon", it becomes inactive & you can't use it anymore. But you still get to keep the over $400 worth of products you got on your first trip to the register (with OVER $300 of it being completely FREE!!!), plus you also get to keep all the other products you bought over the last 6 months with the 22% off. If that's how YOU want to use the "coupon", then you’re in my "HOBBYIST" category, which gives you everything described above & you don't have to do a single thing going forward (unless you want to). CLICK HERE to get all of this!!

But I have another category of "coupon" that offers everything listed above, plus you may want even more!!  Maybe you want to try to use the "coupon" to, in addition to getting all the other stuff, also maybe make some extra money for yourself. And perhaps you'd also like to be able to take advantage of all the free training the "coupon" offers (& it offers a LOT of different types of training!!). There's obviously training that shows you how to best use all those free & discounted products that you got, plus there are free projects utilizing those products, & you can also learn how to teach others to use them!!  There's also a lot of business training to help teach you how to expand & make some money with all these products, plus much, much more. If you want to explore those kinds of options, along with the over $400 worth of products that you got on your first trip to the register ($300 of which was absolutely FREE!!), plus your ongoing 22% discount every time you shop, then I'll put you in my "Business Consultant" category. 

Whichever of the 2 categories/"coupons" fits you, I want to help you get them by going here: CLICK HERE

The only difference is that instead of having to shop at one of those crowded craft stores that aren't always easy or convenient for many people to get to, & who doesn’t show you how to use those products or provide you with ongoing projects utilizing them, your "coupon" is for the Close To My Heart company, one of the foremost craft companies in the world, who have been in business for over 30 years. They carry only the highest quality products & you can shop with them online 24/7.  When you pay that initial $99, it gives you over $400 worth of products (making over $300 of it FREE!!!), plus it allows you to join Close to My Heart (abbreviated as CTMH) which then gives you the ability to shop ongoing & get your 22% discount. If you want to join as a "HOBBYIST", & all you want is the free stuff & the 22% discount & you never want to do another thing, I'm happy to have you with me for at least the next 6 months & I'll do everything I can to show you how to extend your time beyond 6 months if & only if you want me to. And at the end of your 6 months, your "coupon" changes from Active to Inactive, you keep all your free & discounted products that you've accumulated over the last 6 months & that's it. No harm, no foul!!  Easy peasy!!   CLICK HERE & take advantage of this amazing offer before it’s too late & you miss out on the early extra gifts!!

But for those who want to explore your options & want to learn how to make some extra money & maybe make a business out of this for yourself, I would really love to have you as a "BUSINESS CONSULTANT" & I will do EVERYTHING possible to help you reach whatever goals YOU set for yourself!!  Plus when you join me, you will be surrounded by & have access to some of the most successful people in this organization who are here to help you as well. CLICK HERE to get started.

If you are still not sure, please—tell me why!!??  Come on now—Over $400 worth of Close to My Heart Products for only $99!!! Who's in? NO STRINGS!   And you don't have to sell a single thing in order to keep the products! WooHoo!!!! Ask yourself how much you spent on craft supplies over the last couple months???  You know you have $99 to spend on Craft supplies, especially since it will get you over $400 worth of products (over $300 is then FREE!!)!!  When is the last time a company gave you over $300 worth of free stuff??  I can’t remember it ever happening to me, until I found CTMH!!!  You won't regret it!

Join me & get everything we’ve discussed, plus I have some special freebies I’m also tossing in!!
CLICK HERE to get started!!!

 

Apr 1, 2014

I’m Back, I’ve Missed You All & I Have News & Money-Making Opportunities!!


***Edited***
First let me say that I never intended to be away from my blog this long and I’m really sorry for that, because I know that so many of you, my blog followers, really do care about and have been genuinely worried about me.  Let me just sum it up by saying that it has been a very rough year+ with many changes and various medical issues.  The majority of those medical issues have been outlined in detail on my personal Facebook page and if you’re interested, you can read all about them there.  But here and now I am focused on going forward and have a new resolve to start anew!

Some of the changes I’ve made involve aligning myself with some really great companies whose products I already use and love.  I am now an Independent Consultant for Close To My Heart (CTMH), a premier crafting company that has been in business for over 30 years!  I’ve been buying their products for years now and in fact, have alone been making over 1/2 of someone else’s quarterly goals for quite a while now, LOL!!  So I finally decided to pay myself instead and to also get all my own supplies at the Consultant discount rate going forward!  The reason I'm starting now is because I wanted to take advantage of the amazing special that CTMH is offering new Consultants in April, and I would love to help any of you who are interested as well, to take advantage of it as a member of my own team.

If you join Close to My Heart for only $99.00 starting April 1-30, 2014, you’re going to receive a kit worth over $300.00, along with a choice of one of the Close to My Heart Cricut bundles (either Art Philosophy, Artiste or Artbooking).  As an another added incentive, if you join MY CTMH team, I will be doing a drawing among my new team members and one of you will win an additional Close to My Heart Cricut Bundle!!!   And just to make it even better, every single one of you that sign up as a member of my Close to My Heart team, will also receive an additional gift directly from me, consisting of assorted paper crafting supplies, valued somewhere between $10.00 to $20.00 (average $15.00).

So let’s look at what you’ll be getting if you join MY Close to My Heart Team:
 
                                                ACTUAL COST             YOUR VALUE
 
- New CTMH                            $99.00                             $309.00    
  Consultant Kit    
- Choice of CTMH                    $ FREE                            $99.00
  CRICUT Bundle
- Free Paper Crafting               $ FREE                            $15.00
 Supplies from Glenda                                                     (average)
- Exclusive Project pdf             
monthly using a CTMH Cricut   $ FREE                           $10.00          
cartridge and a CCR and/or
Design Space file
- Free "Whisper to Go" /
reference  tool for the free        $ FREE                           $5.00
CTMH Cricut cartridge you
selected when you joined
                                     ___________________________________
                                                  $99.00                             $438.00
 
Plus 1 of you will win an
additional CTMH Cricut
Bundle from Glenda                $ FREE                            $99.00
                                                $99.00                             $537.00!!!!
  
                                             (pricing before tax and shipping)
 
So, when you join my Close to My Heart Team during the month of April 2014, you are getting over $438.00 worth of products for only $99.00 (before tax and shipping)!

Plus it includes your choice of ONE of the Close to My Heart Cricut cartridge bundles - 
Art Philosophy, Artiste or Artbooking!

Plus additional paper crafting supplies from me!!!
 
Plus the chance to win yet another Close to My Heart Cricut cartridge Bundles from Glenda!!
 
Plus--ta da--you get a 22% discount on all future Close to My Heart products through September 30, 2014 or longer...

And as if that wasn't enough, because I am a "regular" retailer for hundred's of other manufacturers as well, my team members will be able to place a group order 1-2 times each quarter (depending on how much we all need to order) with me and will receive 30-35% off the MSRP (Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price) for all those products.  These other manufacturer's are too numerous to mention, but just to name a few, they would include Tim Holtz products, Ranger, Spellbinders, Sizzix, 7Gypsies, Memory Box, My Favorite Things, American Crafts, Project Life, Copic, Spectrum Noir, Clearsnap, Graphic 45, Glue Dots, Xyron, Pink Paislee, imaginisce, Teresa Collins, Craftwell, Tattered Angels, Glitz Design, and many, many more.

If you are interested in joining my team, please start here on my CTMH site: http://glendascreativeplace.ctmh.com/ctmh/what-we-do/be-a-consultant.aspx  and also please email me at glendascreativeplace@yahoo.com - and PLEASE put the words "GLENDA'S TEAM" in the email subject line!! And BTW, as long as you live in the U.S.A., you can be a member of my team and I'd love to have you!!  We're going to have a lot of fun, we're going to learn a lot, and I will help each of you to be as successful as you want to be!!

See all 3 of the Close to My Heart Cricut cartridge Bundles here:  http://www.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/products/cricut-collections.aspx 

Q and A:
Q: Why would I sign up to be on your team?
A: To get lots of free stuff, to have tons of fun, and learn how to do really cool stuff with paper, stamps, glue and other pretty stuff, LOL!!!

Seriously, there are really 2 options for signing up:
1)  You can sign up on my team, order the Consultant kit (worth $309.00--hello--you already are getting triple what you paid for!!), and in April only, also get the free CTMH Cricut bundle of your choice (worth another $99.00--hello hello--now it's 4 xs worth what you paid for it!!!), plus all the other goodies I've listed (more than $438.00 worth for only $99.00) with NO FURTHER OBLIGATIONS to sell anything at all!!  It's just a fabulous way to get a FREE CTMH cartridge bundle when join in April only--Plus the fabulous Consultant Kit, PLUS you get a 22% discount on anything you happen to sell or that you order for yourself thru September 2014.  Purchase for yourself, and maybe some friends just as a "hobbyist".  You don't have to meet a quota until the 2nd quarter after joining--in other words, not until September 2014!!!  And if you don't make it, just drop out then--no harm, no foul.  You get to keep all the goodies described above and you will have been able to order all that time using your 22% discount!!!

2)  Sign up to be on MY TEAM, get the kit that's worth $309.00, and in April only, also get the free CTMH Cricut bundle of your choice (worth another $99.00), plus all the other goodies I've listed (more than $438.00 worth for only $99.00).  Become a "Business" Consultant who wants to sell and earn extra money and other free products on a monthly basis.  You will have a $300.00 Quarterly quota to meet (but if you join in April, you won't have to meet that quota until your 2nd quarter as a Consultant (July/August/September) which is easy to do just with your own purchases, co-workers, family, friends, etc.and easy to do online if you want to with all your cyber friends!!).  You get the 22% discount on what you order, but there are also many smart practices we'll teach you to help boost those earnings!!  You decide what you want your earnings to be and it's my job to show you how to get there!!!

Once again, here's the jam-packed, drop dead, gorgeous Consultant Kit:

 

Nov 27, 2012

Out of Touch for a Couple Weeks

Hi All,

I just wanted to let everyone know that due to a combination of several personal circumstances, I will be out of touch for the next couple weeks.  Everything will be OK, so please don't worry about me.  I will do a detailed post explaining everything after I come back to work probably the 2nd week of December. 

Also, my home office # (714) 964-0656 will not be working after this week due to some other changes being made at home.  After next week, if you need to contact me, please use my cell # (714) 328-1223.

Also wanted to let you know that I am selling a brand new, sealed up in the box, never touched Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition machine (the one that has 4 pre-installed cartridges, the green end caps & that hasn't been readily available from Provo Craft!!).  I am also selling a Cricut Cake machine (the large one that's basically an Expression machine) & all its' accessories--this machine has only been used once & is in perfect mint condition!!  Willing to throw in a much loved, perfectly working Cricut baby Bug (original Cricut machine) for free with the best offer!  Please email me your best offers at glendascreativeplace@yahoo.com --serious offers only please!

 In the meantime thank you sooooo very much for your patience during this very difficult and trying time for me.  I will be back to work as soon as I'm physically able to do so!

Jul 16, 2012

CHA-Here We Go Again--Taking Orders for All New CHA Releases for Summer 2012

Hi everyone!! Well, our son's wedding went off without a hitch, we partied like rock stars, but now I am back to work and taking all of your CHA Summer 2012 orders.

Anything you see that you may want, there's a good chance that I have already pre-ordered for you, or am in the process of ordering.  Please keep in mind that my prices will always average at least 25 to 30% (or more!) below the Retail/MSRP price.

To place an order with me, or to just make an inquiry about products, all you have to do is email me at gcporders@yahoo.com  and put the word "ORDER" in your email subject line, then list the items you are interested in, along with the name of the manufacturer, the product name & if by chance you have it, the product code.

To see which products have already been, or are just now being released, here's a great site: http://www.scrapbookupdate.com/cha-summer-2012-sneak-peeks/  .  BTW, you will likely see many of the manufacturers listed there more than once, but that's because each time they're listed, that manufacturer will have released products on each day they're listed, since many manufacturers spread out their new releases over a week or more!!!  So take a look, enjoy and then send me your email with your list!!!

It feels great to be back to work and I look forward to helping all of you with your Summer CHA 2012 orders.  Thanks in advance soooo much for your business!!!

P.S. If you're interested, you can see some of our casual family wedding pictures on my business Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.422057367837233.93241.100000989195841&type=1   And while you're there, please be sure to "LIKE" my page!!  (And please excuse the extra 20+ pounds I'm carrying due to the steroid medications I'm currently on for some medical issues--yikes!!)

Jun 11, 2012

Tim Holtz Distress Inks-Seasonal Summer Colors-Limited Quantities!-Taking Orders Now

The new Tim Holtz Seasonal Summer 2012 Distress Inks were announced by Ranger today.  My orders for all the Summer colors have already been placed (for both the Ink Pad Sets, as well as each of the three new Summer 2012 re-inkers!).  I expect that the ink pads will ship out to me within the next few days (if they haven’t already!) and the re-inkers should be shipping to me by the end of next week at the latest.

The three new Summer colors are absolutely gorgeous.  They are: Picked Raspberry (it’s sort of a hot pink, which you know I LOVE!), Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean (which is my very favorite of course, being that I am a beach girl, LOL!!!)

Per Ranger’s official Press Release, the Summer 2012 Seasonal Ink Pads are once again being produced in limited quantities (just like all the prior Seasonal Ink Pads), so please be sure to order yours while they’re still available! (For those of you who missed out on the original Fall 2011 Seasonal Distress Ink Pads, you know the pain I’m speaking about!!)

Here are the new colors:
Summer2012-ColorSwatches

FYI--I also still have a few of the SPRING 2012 Seasonal Distress Ink Pads available.  And of course, I have the re-inkers for all the Seasonal Distress Ink releases including Fall 2011, Winter 2011, and Spring 2012, and the new Summer 2012 re-inkers which should be here soon.

You may either order directly if you are in the USA by going to the “Inks & Re-inkers - ALL Manufacturers” page here on my site, or if you prefer to combine your order  with something else, or if you are located outside the USA (International Customers!!!), please email me at gcporders@yahoo.com to place your orders.  As always, please include your order details, your shipping address and your PayPal email address.  If you are an International Customer, please be sure to include your full shipping address including your Postal Code and a local telephone number (for your Customs Forms!)

***At the time of this original blog post, I also still do have a couple of sets left of both the original Fall 2011 and the Winter 2011 Distress Ink Pads .  And I have the re-inkers for ALL of the Seasonal Distress Ink Pads!!  If you're looking for the Fall or Winter 2011 Distress Ink Pads, or ANY of the Seasonal re-inkers, please email me at gcporders@yahoo.com and let me which set(s) of Ink Pads that you want, as well as which re-inkers you want (if any), please include your PayPal email address, and PLEASE be sure to include your ZIP CODE, or if you're an International customer, please include your full shipping address and your telephone number (for the Custom Forms).

Here's a video from Tim Holtz showing us how gorgeous these new colors really are, and some helpful techniques to use with them:

May 18, 2012

Proud Parents of Another College Graduate!

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Well, we’re on our way right now to watch our youngest son, Shawn, walk across the stage to get his college diploma.  We are extremely proud of Shawn, as he has worked very hard to accomplish this goal.

This is now #2 of 2 of our sons who are now college grads.  It makes me think that we must be doing something right, LOL!!

And although we are extremely proud of Shawn and his older brother, Matthew for both graduating from college, as a parent, this day is a little bittersweet, because we’ve raised them and I feel as if it was our job to get them to this point, but now that our “baby”is graduating from college, I’m not quite sure what my “mom” job is now!  We have a busy early summer this year, starting with Shawn’s College Graduation and then in just over a month from now, our oldest son, Matthew is getting married. WHEW!!!

Apr 26, 2012

Great news!! We finally have a New Puppy!!


I finally have a new puppy, thanks to a surprise visit from my only sibling, sister Gail.  She gave me that extra push I needed to find the right one, and then she made all the arrangements for me to get the puppy.

She is a "Shihchon", which is half Bichon Frise and half Shihtzu. They're called the Teddy Bear dog because they look like a little stuffed animal Teddy Bear!!  She weighs 3 pounds! She's sooo cute it's ridiculous, she's unbelievably smart and she's a serious lover and snuggle bunny.  Oh, and she hops like a bunny--it's hilarious!!  She's non-allergenic, so she can be around anyone who normally has allergies to dogs!!  She has no name yet because we're waiting for my husband, Moe to name her, because he has named all of our dogs!! I am totally in love with her and she is already healing my broken heart from when I lost my last dog, Gucci.

Most of you know I have been living with a seriously broken heart since last July 6, 2011 when we very unexpectedly lost our darling Brussels Griffon named Gucci, who was my 24/7 companion.  And for a long time, I couldn't even think about "replacing" her.  But when I was finally ready to start looking, it seemed like every time I thought I had found the one I wanted, something would go wrong and the deal would fall through.  Even last Friday, I spent 4 hours at a huge Pet Expo/Pet Adoption Event where every rescue group from southern CA had all their adoptable dogs.  I looked at hundreds of dogs & finally found one I was very interested in, spent about 30 minutes with her, started to fall in love & then the main person of the rescue group she belonged to came back from lunch & informed myself & the volunteer who was helping me that she had already been adopted 20 minutes before I got there!!! Yikes!!  So this is the kind of thing that kept happening to me & honestly, I was beginning to wonder if I would EVER find the right dog for me.

But when one of these doggie deals wouldn't work out over the past couple months, some very wise friends of mine kept telling me it was OK because whatever dog I just missed out on was NOT supposed to be my dog and I would find the right one when the time was right.  Well, they were sooooo right!!!

It's been about eleven years since we had a tiny puppy in this house and you sort of forget that it really is like having a little baby in the house, LOL!!!  Let's just say that I've had even less sleep than usual, which isn't a good thing, but I know it won't be like this forever!  But she is sooo worth it!!!!

So if you email or call me and if I don't get back to you immediately, it will be because I'm probably trapped with a sleeping puppy curled up on my chest, with her little face snuggled up against mine, with the scent of her little puppy breath wafting across me--(way better than any designer perfume IMHO!)!!  My philosophy is to never bother a sleeping puppy!!  Just give me a couple days for us to get situated and get her acclimated to life here in our home!!  Oh who am I kidding--just give me a couple days to just snuggle her and love her, LOL!!  TIA!!!

Mar 19, 2012

Who LOVES Tim Holtz’s Products and are You Attending Tim Holtz’s Very First Online Class? See the Tim Holtz Interactive Catalog Below for EASY Supply Ordering for ALL of Tim’s Products!!

If you love many of Tim Holtz’s products and are NOT yet signed up to take Tim’s very first online class, I can only ask “Why Not”?  This two-week online set of eleven classes are for any paper crafter who wants to understand: how to use, when to use, and why to use all the different types of inks, colorants, markers, papers and more that we already have in our stash, or that we might want to add to our craft supplies in the future.  In Tim’s words, these classes are all about technique. “The goal here is not to just make pretty things, our goal is to understand the “how’s & why’s” of the products too.”

It is an online class which incorporates the very best formats available for online classes in that they are interactive classes because you can ask questions and interact with the instructor and other class participants in the Class Forum, but you can actually “attend” the classes and watch the videos on your own schedule, and the very best thing is that you have LIFETIME access to all the class materials, videos, PDFs, etc.!!

For those of you who are not yet signed up, here’s the link to check it out: http://www.onlinecardclasses.com/timholtz   (Be sure to watch the video on the information page and then you’ll understand why all of us who paper craft should take this class!!)

For anyone who still wants/needs to order supplies for the class, or for anything else pertaining to Tim Holtz’s products, I’m posting a link here that is an actual 84 page INTERACTIVE PRODUCT CATALOG of Tim’s products that you can page through online, which will make it easier going forward for all of my customer's to make up your lists of products that you want to order and then just email it to me at gcporders@yahoo.com . (Please put the word “ORDER” in your email’s subject line!!)  But what I need to be sure that you understand is that this catalog shows all the products with their MSRP prices (which means “Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices”),  and unfortunately, I’m not able to edit those, so I want to remind all of you that my prices are always an average of at LEAST 25% or more off of the MSRP!!!  You never need a Coupon Code, you never have to wait for a sale, and you never have to jump through hoops to get my discounted prices—they are that way 24/7, 365 days a year!! So when you’re making your lists to email to me, just total it up using the MSRPs that you’ll see in the interactive catalog, then deduct 25% to get your average total with me!!

Here’s the interactive catalog link for Tim Holtz’s 2012 Product Lines:  http://www.flipcity.com/fvx/ulib/1f57b05b-9b24-4fbb-8631-8b2b09442f2f/9147/1/Web/mybook.html

For those of who are taking Tim Holtz’s online class, Creative Chemistry 101, there’s a Class supply list provided on their site, but I thought I’d make it easy for you by also posting it here.  Please let me know if I can help you with any of these!!

CREATIVE CHEMISTRY 101 CLASS - SUGGESTED SUPPLIES:

• Craft Sheet                              • Ink Blending Tool

• Ink Blending Foam                   • Mister

• Mini Mister                              • Heat Tool

• Stamps/Rubber or Clear           • Distress Ink

• Distress Re-inker                     • Distress Stains

• Distress Markers                     • Distress Crackle Paint

• Distress Embossing Powder     • Distress Stickles

• Clear Embossing Powder         • Perfect Pearls Powder

• Archival Ink                            • Ink Palette

• Waterbrush/Detailed                • Waterbrush/Flat

• Vagabond Machine                 • Texture Fades

(or other die cutting machine)

SUGGESTED SURFACES:

• Tags/Manila                           • Tags/Kraft

• Specialty Stamping Paper        • Sticky Back Canvas/Natural

• Watercolor Paper                   • Grungeboard or Chipboard

• Kraft Resist

So if you ever wished that you understood when to use dye ink versus pigment ink, or what type of inks or other colorants work best on dark papers versus light papers and many, many other things that will help you to better utilize the supplies you already own, or to help you intelligently buy the supplies you need for your projects going forward, then go on over to the Creative Chemistry 101 site, read through the class descriptions and get yourself registered.  This is not just a class that will teach you about Tim’s products, but it will also educate you about the same type of products from any manufacturer, which might well help you save a heap of money in the future!! 

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