Wednesday, August 31, 2011

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is Limited Edition, a set of 12 stamps.

If you have come here from Heather Schmuckal's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Helen's Blog and start from the beginning! This month we have over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I have to admit this stamp set was a challenge for me, but once I got started the creative juices began to flow.

Here's my artwork:

Products I used were:
S1109 Limited Edition Stamp of the Month
X7139B Typeset Level 2 Paper Pack
X7139C Typeset Complements Canvas Shapes
D1481 Vintage Type Stamp Set (for alphabet border)
Z1460 Foundry Metal Accessories
Z1487 Pewter Mini-Melody Accents
X2114 Cocao Stamp Pad
X5754 Creme Brulee Cardstock
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Thanks for hopping by:)  Now hop on over to Diana Soling's Blog

Heart 2 Heart Color Challenge

Here's is my artwork for the H2H color Challenge.  The challenge was to use Sorbet, Cocao and Pear.  I love these colors so it was fun putting this card together.  I used the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut out all the that cartridge!!!!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Customer's Amazing Artwork

I just have to share some artwork one of my customers made using some stamps she purchased.  I LOVE it when my customers show me what they have made!!!  All artwork below is by Laura Meis.   Thanks for letting me share Laura:) 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I am having a Scrapple Doodle Day

Oh, boy have I been having fun...I am taking Stephanie Ackerman's Random Creative Online Class called Scrapple Doodle.  Here's some of the stuff I have done in the last couple of days:

My 1st attempt..sorry the picture is a bit blurry

On fabric

Still need to color these 2

Did I say ! am having fun!!!!!!!  The only thing is all I want to do is scrapple doodle all day long....hey someone could write a song about scrapple doodling all day long..lalalalala;)
If you want to check it out for yourself click here to go to Stephanie's Blog.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Case Challenge

Oh my it was hard to choose which gorgeous card to case!!! I finally chose Michelle's card
Here's my version of her amazing card:

 I used the following products to make this card:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge 
X7142Deamin' Level 2 paper pack
B1392 Key Moments Stamp Set
Z1410 Antique Copper Brads
Z1377 Kraft Color-Ready Borders

Thank you Michelle for the amazing card that I could case;)

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Twilight, Autumn Terracotta and Choclate Stamp Pads

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mojo Monday

Yes, I know it is Tuesday not Monday, but better late than never.  Here's my card for  the Mojo Monday Blog Sketch (my first submission).  Above is the sketch and here is my card:

I products are from Close to My Heart. This is what I used:

X7144B Mischief Level 2 Paper Packet
C1462 All Hallows Eve Stamp Set
Z1462 Midnight Felt Shapes
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z2105 Black Stamp Pad

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pair-a-Phrase Blog Hop

Close to My Heart is having an awesome promotion for National Stamping Month.  Purchase $75 in product between August 15th and September 30th and receive Double D size stamp set (that is 2, yes 2 D size stamp sets in one envelope)called Pair-Phrase for FREE.  This blog hop is to show you what you can do with this amazing stamp set.  Over 40 consultants are participating so pull up a comfy chair and a cup of your favorite beverage and hop...hop...hop along.

If you are coming from Sheila Bennett's Blog you are on the right track:)

Here's the stamps included in the set:

These stamps are just too cute....I love them:)

Here"s my artwork:

Products I used:
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
44751 Archival Black Stamp Pad
Z2147Smokey Plum Stamp Pad
X7143B Sonoma Level 2 Paper Packet
Z1460 Foundry Metal Accessories
Z1316 Cocao Ribbon Collection
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
I colored the image with CTMH markers.  I cut the card base and sentiment rectangle with the our cartridge!!!!!

Here are a couple of more cards I made:

This one I used an Faux Pressed Flower embossing technique for the background. I learned this from Spiltcoaststampers.   I cut flowers with my Cricut and adhered them to the sunflower CS and then ran them through my Big Shot in a Sizzix embossing folder.  

Thanks for hopping by:)  Now hop on over to Lisa Sargent's Blog to see her amazing artwork:)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Just have to brag:)

I just have to share something my very artistic son drew....He drew this with charcoal and was just "doodling"!!!  I saw it and snatched before he threw it away. He blows me away with his talent....can you tell I am a very proud Mom;)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

10 Things I Do Everyday Accordian Album

I am having a workshop on August 26th and we will be making the accordian album like the one I made at convention.  Here is a look at the cover and the inside.  The post-it's are reminders of which of the "10 things I do" go in the album.  I need to get my pictures printed and in the album!!  I used the CTMH Circut cartridge to cut many of the papers.  Love, love love....did I say LOVE that CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge!!!!!

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Mary Green's August Collage Challenge

Mary Green, of Green Paper, has a monthly collage challenge. Anyone can enter. August challenge closes August 8th if you are interested in playing along. Be sure to check Mary's blog to see the other entries.

The idea is you have free access to some images and you need to use at least part of each in your composition. Fun! Here's my entry.


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