The Cut Shoppe // Getting to Know You Blog Hop

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Welcome to The Cut Shoppe-Getting To Know You Blog Hop! The term for the new design team started this month so we are taking a little time to introduce ourselves. If you’ve been hopping along in order you would have come from Zinia’s Blog. If you’ve started here you’ll still be able to make it all the way around because I have a full list of the hoppers below! Be sure to check it out so you don’t miss out on anyone’s projects! Each blog is offering a GIVEAWAY to The Cut Shoppe so be sure to read through my entire post to see how you can be entered to win!

First things first, let me introduce myself! My name is Kelly Janes and I’m so glad that you are hopping along with us! Ashley has come up with fun questions for each team member to answer so you can get to know us better, but before I jump into the questions I want to show you a project I created using the cut & fold Sassy Circles Cut File.

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I typically scrapbook photos are that 4×6 or smaller so this large 8×10 photo felt a little dooming. That is why it’s been sitting in my craft room since 2010! By using the photo to back the cut file I was able to hide the dark, empty areas on the photo. I used multiple products including patterned paper from the CTMH Magical Collection as my base. I love both sides of this paper-the subtle triangle pattern on the front & the yellow with the small white polka dot print. By using the cut & fold cut file I’m able to see both patterns on my layout! I also added embellishments from Simple Stories Say Cheese I & II, and other odds and ends from my stash.

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I also created a process video so you can see how it all comes together & it includes a tutorial showing you how I customized the cut file by moving the heart from the center of the circle to the bottom to better fit my photo.

Now here’s a little info so you can get to know me better!!

1. How many times in a week do you work on something scrapbook related?
I need to be able to dedicate at least a few hours when I walk into my craft room so I typically only scrapbook on the weekends. I work full time outside the home so it can be a little tricky to find time during the work week. I wish I could scrapbook for 15-20 minutes and then walk away but I like to be able to fully invest myself in the project. I do work on blog posts, social media, editing videos, etc throughout the week.


2. What’s your favorite subject to scrapbook?
This one is easy…My family! I love documenting our everyday moments and our adventures while on family vacations!


 3. What is your favorite color to use on your layouts/projects? What is your least favorite color?
I have two favorite colors….yellow & teal! My least favorite color? I’d have to say purple, mainly because I do not use that color very often.


4. Why do you like using cut files on your layouts/projects?
Cut files completely transformed the way I scrapbook! I love how versatile they are! They are like an embellishment and a feature design element wrapped in one!


5. What are some of your other favorite hobbies? If you were not a scrapbooker, what other hobby do you think would consume most of your time?
I enjoy reading and cooking. I don’t do either very often but I do enjoy it! If I wasn’t a scrapbooker another hobby that would consume my time…Is binge watching Netflix considered a hobby?!? Ha!! I would love to try gardening. I’ve tried it in the past and have failed every time!!

 6. Tell us 5 things we don’t know about you!
#1. My favorite Saturday morning tradition is to grab a cup of coffee and catch up on YouTube process videos before my kiddo or husband wake up.
#2. I collected papercrafting products (stamps, paper, embellishments, etc) for almost 2 full years before I did anything with them!
#3. I tried scrapbooking at a younger age (14 or 15 years old) with my mom and sister and hated it! I went to a crop with them and actually left early because I was bored out of my mind!! I started my collecting phase after I was married because I wanted to scrapbook our wedding, but I didn’t dive in head first until after my son was born. Now it’s one of the things I’m most passionate about!
#4. I’m addicted to Pretty Little Liars! I’m almost embarrassed to admit it, but it’s the only thing I watch when I scrapbook. Don’t judge me! HA!
#5. If you watched my process video or have been following my blog then this isn’t a surprise, but I’m a Cricut user! Stay tuned for more process videos showing how I use cut files in Cricut Design Space.
TCS Giveaway
Now onto the GIVEAWAY! It’s simple & easy to enter the giveaway! Just leave a comment on this blog post by July 10th. (To leave a comment-click the number at the top of the page next to the title) A winner will be chosen randomly & will receive a $5 gift certificate to The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store. The winner will be announced on The Cut Shoppe Blog on July 13th so be sure to check there to see if you were one of the lucky winners!!
Next up on the hop is Enza!
And here is the entire list of hoppers in order just in case you get lost as you are making your way through the hop!
Kelly Janes <—-You are here
Thanks for stopping by!
Kelly Janes

Mystery Hostess

DECEMBER IS MYSTERY HOSTESS MONTH!

This is the third year I’ve offered this great prize & the last 2 years were a HUGE success! Last year’s winner won $100 FREE PRODUCT & 2 HALF PRICE ITEMS. The year before was $120 FREE PRODUCT & 3 HALF PRICE ITEMS! But this is all dependent on you!! The more orders I receive the higher the hostess rewards!!!

CTMH: Mystery Hostess Exclusive Offer from Kelly Janes

Because every giveaway has to have guidelines, here are a few…

-The gathering must reach a minimum of $150 in order for a winner to be chosen.
-When shopping online, you must join the “December Orders” gathering on my shopping site (kellyj.ctmh.com) for your order to qualify for the drawing.
-An order of ANY SIZE is eligible. As an added bonus when you spend $50 {before tax & shipping} your name will get entered twice in the drawing. Spend $100 {before tax & shipping} and your name gets entered three times, etc, etc, increasing the chances of you winning!
-As a thank you to my club members-your name will be entered twice regardless of the size of your order when you place an order through the “December Orders” gathering.
-The winner will be chosen at random & contacted by December 23 & must have his/her order to me by Dec 29 or will forfeit the prize.
–Available to US residents only and this drawing is an exclusive offer from Kelly Janes, CTMH Independent Consultant.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions!!

Happy Shopping!
-Kelly

Mystery Hostess Month

December is Mystery Hostess Month!!

This is the second year I offered this great prize & last year was HUGE success! Last year’s winner won $120 FREE PRODUCT & 3 HALF PRICE ITEMS! But this is all dependent on you!! The more orders I receive the higher the hostess rewards!!!

CTMH: Mystery Hostess Exclusive Offer from Kelly Janes

Because every giveaway has to have guidelines, here are a few…
-The gathering must reach at minimum $150 in order for a winner to be chosen.
-When shopping online, you must join the “Mystery Hostess” gathering on my shopping site (kellyj.ctmh.com) for your order to qualify for the drawing.
-An order of ANY SIZE is eligible. As an added bonus when you spend $50 {before tax & shipping} your name will get entered twice in the drawing. Spend $100 {before tax & shipping} and your name gets entered three times, etc, etc, increasing the chances of you winning!
-As a thank you to my club members-your name will be entered twice regardless of the size of your order when you place an order through the “Mystery Hostess” gathering.
-The winner will be chosen & contacted by December 23 & must have his/her order to me by Dec 27 or will forfeit the prize.
–Available to US residents only and this drawing is an exclusive offer from Kelly Janes, CTMH Independent Consultant.


This is a great month to put your order in! You can take advantage of the Deal of the Decade from CTMH & get your name in the drawing for the Mystery Hostess rewards that is exclusively available from me!!

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Just as the flyer says, purchase $50 in qualifying CTMH product and you are eligible to purchase any regularly priced $13.95 or $17.95 stamp set for $10 from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book! That’s a savings of $3.95-$7.95 per stamp set! And the best part?!?! Once you achieve the qualifying order total, there is NO LIMIT to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted price !!!!! Remember, a purchase of $50 will also qualify you to receive the December Stamp of the Month for only $5 AND it automatically gets you entered twice into the Mystery Hostess contest…increasing your chances of winning the hostess rewards for the month of December!!!!!

CTMH is also offering a great Cyber Monday Sale, but it is only available for 24 hours!!

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Edited: The Cyber Monday Sale expired on December 1, but the Deal of the Decade & Mystery Hostess Giveaway will run the entire month of December.

 Click here to shop now!!

-Kelly

Giveaway Day #3!!

Today is the last day of giveaways!! This has been such a fun way to celebrate my one year blogiversary and I thank everyone who has participated!! The stamp set up for grabs today is the Dreamer Stamp Set!!

Just like the other giveaways there are 4 easy steps to get yourself entered to win this stamp set!

#1- Go to my Facebook page

#2- “Like” the giveaway post

#3- “Share” the giveaway post

#4- Guess a number between 1-350 in the comments line.

The person who guess is closest to the randomly drawn number without going over will win this stamp set! The best news…There is still plenty of time to get yourself entered in the other two giveaways!! Just head to my facebook page and get entered to win!


And because every giveaway has to have rules…..This is an exclusive offer from Kelly Janes- CTMH Independent Consultant. Available to US residents only. One entry per person for each giveaway. The winning numbers will be drawn at random and all guesses must be submitted by Tuesday, June 24 11:59 PM EST. All three winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 25 via my Facebook page.  I will send out a message to each winner via private Facebook message. Each winner has 48 hours to respond or will forfeit their prize. 

Good Luck!!

-Kelly