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Christmas in July!!

Hey guys, Happy Holidays!!  Ok, do I sound crazy?!  I’m sure I do… But, I am doing a little Chrismas in July fun at my house and thought I’d share a bit with y’all!!  Here’s the deal; I love Christmas.  Love like crazy, I’m totally a Christmas freak and it makes me so happy just to think about it, love.  But I also plan all kinds of things I want to do and only accomplish about half of them.  To be honest, that’s probably if I’m lucky.  We still have a special time as a family and there are at least a few things that I make sure to keep consistent through out the years.  That’s kinda the point of it being called a tradition, right?  But I still get a bit sad about the big plans and things I had hoped to accomplish but didn’t.  I also get stressed trying to do it all during the limited time that I work on it.  But on the flip side, if I “Christmas” for too long I get burnt out.  As much as I love Christmas, and I do, I tend to want the tree out of my living room, and the decor all cleaned up, pretty quick after December 25th.  So here’s my thought.  I’m going to do some of the things I want to do for Christmas now, in July.  Then I’m going to put it all up and not think about it any more until I start to get the Christmas spirit.  (Ya know, like, September… lol!)  That way there’s less pressure, and I take a break to avoid burn out.  Now there will be a few things I try to do from here until then, such as use swagbucks, and buy things on clearance, or pick up special items I know someone will want.  But the point is going to be mostly a “set it and forget it” or “make it and forget it” type of thing.  Are you with me?!  I’m not sure how many projects I’ll do, but I have list going that I’m going to attempt to knock out.  I want to include the kids in a few things that they can make for gifts (we love to make gifts) and just enjoy some stress free Christmas crafting.  Which, is another thing I’d suggest because it can be stressful to do all the crafts with the kids in the short time they are off of school for Christmas.  Even if you homeschool, it can be difficult to take off much time for Christmas.  (One year I started almost a month early so that we could take almost the entire month of December off.  I have to say I really loved that!)

I’m still pretty busy, but I’m going to try to accomplish as much as I can.  I’d love it if you want to follow along and I’ll be keeping all of my social media platforms up to date as well.  If you don’t follow me I’m @tiffanysmiles_ on instagram; @smilesntrials on periscope; and smilesntrials on youtube.  I am hoping I can get my youtube issues worked out because I really want to be able to do some videos for you guys!  But I’ll let ya’ll know here when I post videos.  Oh yeah, and I got set up with bloglovin’!  So if you search smilesntrials on bloglovin’ it will make it even easier to follow along!  I hope we can have lots of fun doing a little low pressure Christmas prep!

Smile through the Trials!

Tiffany

 

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Flash Sale! June 3rd, 2016

time bundleInstalife BundleColonial White Shadow Box bundleOk guys, you’ve got until Monday at 3:00 pm (MDT) to order if you’re interested in any of these fun bundles!  Turns out there are more than I thought there would be!  Not a bad thing of course, but I probably won’t be able to list them all…  I cannot believe some of the things they are letting go for such great prices!  Some of the bundles are 25% off, 30% off and even more!  The timagehing I’m definitely not going to miss out on, and maybe the most dramatic deal, is the Colonial White Shadow Box Bundle.  These are 12×12 shadow boxes in the popular Colonial White color.  One of the best gift ideas ever, and especially great for a new baby!  They are imageputting two of them in a bundle for $40.53!!  That’s only around $12 more than you would usually spend on one!!  I’ve bought these for gifts in the past and enjoy making a 12×12 layout to display on the wall.  I’m definitely going to make one for my new baby! (Probably with the Georgie paper.)  Don’t hesitate to check it out because I have imagea feeling many of these bundles will go fast!  We’ve got treat bagscupcake boxes, picture my life cards, embellishments, embossing folders, and lots more! This is so much fun!  Click shop with me, any of the links in this post, or go to www.Tiffanysmiles.ctmh.com to grab what you want before it’s gone!  Now, I’ve got an order to make! Talk to you all soon!

Smile through the Trials!

Tiffany

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Exciting release for planner nerds like me!!

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So you all know I’m totally a planner nerd right?!  My paper obsession goes way back.  The earliest I can remember is Lisa Frank stationary when I was like, 9 years old.  As I got older I loved all types of stationary.  Especially kittens and puppies!  Then planners fell right in line. 🙂 I’ve had a planner since I was in high school.  It was usually a business type planner from a place like Office Max.  I really didn’t think to decorate them.  I guess in my own way I did, because I always had different colored pens, each for a certain type of event.  I.E. pink for my stuff, blue for church events, green for school stuff… I wasn’t always organized, or responsible for that matter, in those days.  But I did have a planner and I always loved my planner!  As a mom, especially when I was homeschooling the older grades (not just preschool), and keeping track of church and other events, my planner became my brain!  Again it was a business type planner from Office Max.

Recently that all became something more…  This year I was introduced to the reset girl, and others like her, and the wonderful world of planner stickers.  So exciting!  I’m talking like, I’ve found home y’all!!  And then I realized how great the Close to my heart Fundamentals Stickers work for planners!  At such a great price point too!  It was like this little gem in the back of the idea book that I didn’t even notice. 🙂  I’m still new to the planner community, which is an awesome group of people by the way…  And I’m not an expert at making my pages as beautiful as some.  But I have found an outlet that makes me oh, so happy!  I’m so excited to announce to you guys that Close to My Heart has released a planner for all of us crazy, crafty, planner girls!  I can’t wait to share all the awesomeness with you.  This month, December 2015, you can get the Planners Gonna Plan bundle for just $29.95!  That’s an awesome price for a planner guys!!  It is listed 1601-se-everyday-life-systemwhile supplies last, so you’ll want to get your hands on one asap!  This has become available just in time for the new year.  It’s so exciting to begin a new year, with new goals, hopes and dreams.  If you don’t have any idea how to be intentional in 2016, a planner is a great place to start!  Days get away from us, but if we map things out a bit it really helps.  Click here to go directly to my Close to My Heart website and get the album, planner pages, roller stamp, and roll of washi bundled together with four, (that’s right, four!) sheets of stickers and a pocket folder, for just $29.95!  I’m still just beside myself about the price.  You really are going to get a great value in this bundle!  If you are interested in the album, planner pages, or the roller stamp individually, just click the one you’d like to see and you will get right where you need to be!  Simple right?!  (The washi by itself is out of stock at the moment.)  I’d also suggest checking out the fundamentals stickers and assortments.  I love those as an addition to my planner.  I hope you’ll be able to find what really works for you and get prepared to start the new year off right!

Just some extra info so you know- If you order from my website there will be an option to join my online event.  Every time you order from one of my events you are entered in a drawing for a special prize at the end of the month!  Also, when you grab your planner, y1512-sotm-cardou’ll only be around $20 from qualifying to get the super cute stamp of the month for just $5.00!  An additional savings of $13.95!  It’d be a great time to throw in a couple of packs of fundamentals stickers or assortments, or even the Everyday Life pages (which I will talk more about later) to get the greatest value in your order.  I’m so excited for this addition to Close to My Heart!  I hope it will be a blessing to you!

 

Smile through the Trials

Tiffany

 

 

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Cyber week sale!!

1511-cc-cyberweekHey guys!  Two posts in one day, can you believe it?!  I wanted to make sure to let you guys know that Close to My Heart is not only having a Cyber Monday Sale, but a Cyber Week sale!!  For five days you can get select products for 25% off.  A great time to get your goodies for your Christmas albums, scrapbook pages, cards, and handmade gifts!  I try to do a number of fun things for Christmas, so I’m really excited to see many of these products at such a discount!! I’m definitely going to have to pick up a few of the shadow boxes for gifts!  All you have to do is go to www.tiffanythurston.ctmh.com, and click on “Cyberweek sale” in the shopping menu.  Then you’ll see all your choices!  I can’t wait for you guys to check this out!  Let me know if you have any questions.  If you order today (Nov 30. 2015) you can add your order to my November online party.  But through Friday (Dec 4) you can order from my December party.  Any time you order from me you are entered to win a prize!  For November and December it’s a stamp set of your choice.  And you never know, I might add to that 😉

I have to make sure you all know, the new Artfully sent Cricut cartridge bundle is included!  That’s an amazing deal!! If you are wanting to try our cartridges, which I know you’ll love, this is a great time! Artfully sent is the card making cartridge.  All our cartridges have 700 images, come with three stamp sets, and a paper pack.  It’s an awesome bundle and I actually can’t believe it’s included in this sale!  So cool!!

15-ai-cricut-artfully-sent-collection I hope you guys will be able to find some goodies to help you with your Holiday crafting!  Let me know if I can be of any help.

Smile through the trials

Tiffany

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Last chance for November special!

Hey guys, I’m so sorry I didn’t get this up sooner.  My order didn’t come in until later than I had hoped and then with Thanksgiving and such I just didn’t get to it.  But, I didn’t want you to totally miss the opportunity to get this great deal, so I decided to go ahead and post it.

The November campaign with Close to My Heart is an awesome one! Not only is it a great deal on your fundamentals for scrapbooking (and I love the fundamental stickers for planner stickers!) but it’s an excellent gift for the scrapbooker on your list!  My November online party is open until end of day today on my website, www.tiffanythurston.ctmh.com.  If you add your order to that party you will be entered to win a free stamp set of your choice!

Experience the beautiful Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop—available only during November! This workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My Legacy™ album bundles, available during November for $71.80 USD / $85.25 CAD each! When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE—a savings of $19.95 USD / $23.75 CAD! Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack, one Peacock Fundamental assortment, and three sheets of White Daisy cardstock. You will then be set to turn these beautiful products into fabulous layouts using the new Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring five layouts you can make using all the supplies in your bundle.

We spend so much time making our pages sometimes where we will put those beautiful pages is an after thought!  This is a great deal to get that album and lots of goodies to help fill it!

1511-cc-simply-fundamental-scrapbooking-01     So how it works is, you choose the album that you want.  It can be post bound or D-ring, and whichever pattern you choose, as long as it’s not sold out.  The paper that comes in the bundle is the same in every kit, the choice is the album itself.  And then you add a free set of either top load or side load Memory Protectors.  It will show up that you qualify for the memory protectors, and make sure you click on the package that you want!  It will not automatically come with it, you have to choose one.  And that’s it!  It really is a great deal, and I wish I had let you all know earlier.  But if you can take advantage of this and get it ordered by midnight mountain time, (Nov 30, 2015) I would do it!

Don’t forget with this bundle you’ll qualify to get the exclusive stamp of the month for only $5!  That’s an additional savings of $13.95.  And… If you order two you’ll only be $7 shy of being your own hostess and earning some free products.  If you want to put a little something with it and do that, email me at Tiffany.smilesntrials@gmail.com and we will get you set up with your freebies!

Smile through the trials

Tiffany