Monday, September 20, 2010

And the winner is...

What a treat it was to be featured on Becca's Our Crazy Boys blog! Thank you to all of you who took time to visit my blog and comment. Although a bit over due, it is time to draw a winner for the prize ... 

Congratulations to Sarah B!
Please email me ( your address so I can get your goodie in the mail right away :)

Blogger Sarah B. said...
I'm your newest follower and my favorite thing to create with stamps is cards!!
September 10, 2010 3:22 PM

Friday, September 10, 2010

Need a pampered weekend to catch up?

We have a few more Retreat openings! :)

Here are the details:
you can also view them and sign up on my website at

***New Sign Up / Refer a Friend Special***
We still have room for our upcoming retreat and a great special for everyone who signs up and/or refers a friend who signs up. Register for the retreat and receive a FREE "A" size stamp set. Even better refer a friend, attend together and BOTH you and your friend will receive a FREE "A" size stamp set.

Fall Retreat
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a full weekend of crafting bliss. You'll enjoy excellent company while you catch up on your latest projects. Leave feeling rejuvenated, caught up (ok, nearly) and wishing for our next event.

Friday, October 1st - Sunday, October 3rd
Friday Check In - 2pm | Sunday Check Out - 2pm

Cost is just $250 per person (Space is limited to 16)

Retreat Includes
- 2 Nights Accommodations
- Goody Bag
- Memento Album (complete with instructions)
- Technique Classes
- Access to (2) Scrapbooking and Stamping Experts
(both Christine and Alicia will be available to answer questions and offer creative guidance)
- Scrumptious Meals
Friday: Dinner and Dessert
Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert and Snacks
Sunday: Breakfast and Lunch
- Contests & Prizes
- Tool Table
(stamp sets, full line of CTMH inks, crop-o-dile, Cuttle Bug with embossing folders and dies, CTMH how-to books, previous kit of the month guides, Cricut* and more...)

Retreat Location 
Voted the Best of the Northwest in 2010: Three Bears Lodge located in Ashford, WA
The Dancing Bear Lodge is a spacious, custom built 3,300 sq ft home less than 5 minutes from the west entrance of Mt. Rainier National Park.

(a preview of one of the classes offered to attendees)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Live Tonight On Ustream

Schedule Ustream Event:
September 5, 2010 @ 6pm pacific
Magic in the Making: Scrapbook Layout
This show was previously recorded for Creative University Online. However, while the recording is not live, I will be available in the chat to interact and answer questions. 

Check me out live on my website!

Featured at "Our Crazy Boys" Life

Thank you Becca for featuring me on your blog - Our Crazy Boys.  Becca and I connected through our friend Stephanie Dawson (of Dawson Designs).  Stephanie is a tweeting wizard and thought that Becca and I needed to become tweeting friends since we had something in common... "our crazy boys."  With both of our stories about the antics of our lovable boys we could write a book or even two. :)

Excerpt from Our Crazy Boys (posted September 5th)
Christine has been with the scrapbook company Close To My Heart since October 2004. She considers herself lucky to have a job that allows her to stay home with her boys Conner and Blake while remaining creative, being able to connect with other adults, and (read the rest...)

Enter to Win! 
In honor of Becca's posting, I will be giving away a FREE Idea Book and a My Acrylic Stamp Set (these are the best, they are completely clear!).

1. Become a follower 
(box is found in the bottom right hand corner)

- and/or -

Sign up for my newsletter
(found to the right just under "Subscribe To")

2. Then leave me a comment!
What is your favorite type of crafting project (scrapbooking, cards, 3D items, etc)?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Would you like $100 in FREE
select product from Close To My Heart?

Released just today - the last Idea Book as we know it! "What?!! you may be asking?" It is true, this is the last of its' kind. This will be the last tri-annual catalog, but this is a good.. no, GREAT thing! Starting in 2011 we'll move to a twice a year catalog that will be bigger and better and filled to the brim. So, now that you know the scoop head on over to my website to savor the last tri-annual catalog!

Would you like $100 in FREE select
product from Close To My Heart?

As many of you know, I am working toward a dream cruise on the EPIC with Close To My Heart. While I am within reach, I still have a long way to go and only until September 30th to earn the remaining points. With your help I can achieve this goal! As my way of thanking you for helping, I want to give YOU something to show how much I appreciate YOU!
It is an amazing offer that will make EVERYONE a winner! To make this work, I will need 10 people. However, we can do several groups of 10 and have even more winners!
Here’s the deal…
This is a first come, first serve offer, so the first 10 people who email me with their orders will be the first to participate and earn rewards. Email me right away ( and then start compiling your order(s) of at least $100.
Just for doing this you’ll get to take advantage of the great specials that are going on now…FREE stamp of the month ($22.95 value) and when you order a minimum of $60 in stamps you will receive Triple Play for only $5 – this is a combined $52.95 value.
All those who place a minimum $100 order will earn ONE of the following:
*$100 in select product credit
*$60 in select product credit
*$40 in select product credit
*3 individuals will be awarded a half price item
*3 individuals will be sent a FREE stamp set
EVERYONE is a winner!
Please email me right away if you want to jump on this fun online gathering with prizes galore...I'll need to have everyone’s orders in by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th to make this work.
If you don't have the newest Idea Book (released just today)...head on over to my website to view it. 
Feel free to collect orders from your friends - you can combine orders to reach the $100 minimum!

Hugs to all and thank you for helping me reach my goal!!!
-Christine David 
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