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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Happy May Day!!!

    Happy May Day, everyone! I hope this finds you all doing well and having a great week so far! May is going to be an amazing month! May usually brings more sunshine, longer days, and, of course, National Scrapbooking Month! I told you it was going to be a good month! I have a lot to share, so I better not delay!

     Let's start with all the new specials and promotions during the month of May! A new month means a new stamp-of-the-month! May's SOTM is a very fun one called "You've Got a Friend"! I love the font style on this stamp set! It reminds me of cafe or bistro writing, so I cannot wait to try these images out using chalkboard paper and white daisy ink! Check out these fun phrases for yourself:



    You can get this awesome stamp set for $17.95 or, during this month only, you can get this set for $5 with any qualifying purchase of $50 or more! So make sure and get yours this month! You do not want to miss out on this cute set!


     A new month also means a new featured paper pack-of-the-month! During the month of May I will be featuring Timberline during my workshops, classes, and on my artwork this month! If you remember my post from February, I mentioned Timberline as one of my favorite products that caught my eye when the Idea Book was first released! The colors of this paper pack are amazing! Plus I love that these papers can be used for outdoor themed projects, masculine projects, or rustic themed projects! It's so versatile and fun, and believe me when I say that the pictures in the Idea Book do not do this paper justice! It's much more vibrant in person!


Timberline layout featured in the Idea Book
Timberline Level 2 layout using the Timberline Complements set
Another Timberline Level 2 layout featuring the Timberline complements set
     This also means that the new layout-of-the-month features the Timberline paper pack and the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, too! I hope you all enjoy this LOTM as much as I loved making it! 


**Picture of the May LOTM will be uploaded later today**

    You can make this LOTM for yourself as well! All you have to do is purchase the Timberline Paper Pack or Timberline WOTG from Candid Captures during the month of May. Then you will receive the die-cuts, stamped images, and assembly instructions for FREE! It's a fantastic deal, and a great way to kick start your scrapbooking pages!

    If you have been following along with my LOTM promotions, this is already layout #4 for the year! We're a third of the way to a year's worth of layouts complete! So make sure and get your paper pack today so you can craft along with me to get your layouts completed!

    A new month also means that CTMH has released a new Rediscover download! This month the theme is "Rediscover Beauty", and the FREE download features watercolor, brush-font cards! These are so cute and trendy! The brush-font has been showing up everywhere in the papercrafting world, so I love that CTMH is offering these card versions for free!!! I cannot wait to print these out and use them on my Picture My Life pages, as title cards on my scrapbook layouts, and on the front of some greeting cards! Check them out:

  
    You can download this FREE, printable card set on my online shopping site, Candid Captures Shop! Make sure you get yours downloaded and saved before it expires at the end of the month, though!


    Now for the brand new promotion you all have been waiting for! It's that time of year again! May is National Scrapbooking Month, and CTMH is celebrating by offering a brand new paper pack called "Free to Be Me" for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50 or more during the entire month of May!


    This paper pack is amazing! It comes with:
  • 6 sheets of B&T Duos Paper (2 of each design)
  • 6 sheets of coordinating UV-coated cardstock papers (2 of each color)
  • 2 printed vellum sheets
     That's not all either! This amazing paper pack comes with a workshop guide and assembly instructions for 2 double-page layouts and 3 cards that also utilize the May SOTM, You've Got a Friend! This is what my two layouts looked like when I put my kit together:

"Free to Be Me" workshop layout #1 featuring the "Feathers" and "True to Life" stamp sets!
Close up of page 1 of the main layout. The teal cardstock is UV-coated to give a resist sheen to it! You can see the gold polka dot vellum paper, too!
Here is a close up of page 2 from the main layout! I love these colors together! It's so fun and vibrant!
"Free to Be Me" layout #2 from the workshop guide! This layout features the "Feathers" and "True to Life" stamp sets as well!
Here is a close up of page 1 from the 2nd layout. You can see a little bit of the feather printed vellum toward the bottom of the picture!
Here's a close up of page 2 from the 2nd layout! In this picture you can see the UV-coated sheen on the green cardstock, as well as the sheen dots on the red cardstock (matting in this picture)!
    Don't you just LOVE this paper pack? These colors, the patterns on the papers, and the printed vellum......oh goodness! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I will be posting pictures of the cards from the workshop guide as soon as I receive my May SOTM!

    Here's another awesome thing about this paper pack promotion! If you spend $50 or more in the month of May, you can get the May SOTM and the "Free to Be Me" paper pack for only $10 more! That's a 67% savings (retail total of $29.90)! If you spend $100 or more in the month of May, you have the opportunity to get 2 packs of the "Free to Be Me" paper packs and 2 May SOTM sets for only $20 more! It's the perfect deal to stock up on these amazing products!

    A new month also means new workshops and classes with Candid Captures! The new Crafting with Cricut class is coming up on May 16th from 6:30-8:30pm at my house in Hastings, MN! We will be exploring Cricut Craft Room online and CTMH's Artbooking Cricut Cartridge! We will be making a mini album using Timberline papers, Timberline Complements, and Artbooking die-cuts! More information and pictures will be posted under the Events Calendars and Sneak Peeks tabs!

    The next Workshop Wednesday will be May 28th at my house in Hastings, MN from 12-2pm and again from 6-8pm! Soon you will find more information about this amazing, new workshop under the Events Calendars tab on this blog!

    If you have any questions about any of these new promotions, specials, or workshops, please let me know! I would love to assist you with what you need! I hope to see you all at one of my upcoming events, and until next time:
Here's to life, love, and creativity!