Friday, August 31, 2012

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 Fall Favorites, a set of 11 stamps. This set is great for our using new Alcohol Ink Markers. 

If you have come here from Michelle Jones'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 close to 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 had a lot of fun with this stamp set:) Here's what I made:

I used the following products:

S1209 Fall Favorites Stamp Set
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
X7156B Clementine Paper Pack
1385 Daisy White Cardstock
Z2101 Autumn Terracotta Stamp Pad
4476 Black Archival Ink Pad
Various New Alcohol Ink Markers
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Z1749 Autumn Lane Assortment Embellishments 

Here are a few other projects I did...


Now hop on over to Pam Ellison's Blog to see her amazing artwork:)

Thanks for hopping by:)  

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

More Weekend Creations

Here are some cards we all made...each of us brought our idea and supplies and here is what we made:

It is so much fun to share techniques and ideas.  So your challenge if you choose to accept it is to CREATE and SHARE!!!!!

Thanks for hopping by:)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Creative Fun Weekend

I had a wonderful weekend spent with friends creating, laughing, chatting and eating:)  It just doesn't get much better than that...except it could have been a few more days!!!  

Here are some of the items I created:

First up is a gift card holder using the Artists Cricut cartridge and B1404 Cup of Cheer stamp set and the new alcohol ink much fun:)

The next card is using the markers, C1511 Love Blooms Stamp set, and Stardust Glitter Gel.

Next up is a card using the the new Slate Satin Polka Dot Ribbon, a pin from the Slate Mini-Melody Collection and D1525 Casual Expressions Stamp set.

Next is the new Black Striped Grossgrain Ribbon and the National Stamping Month Special Double D stamp set "It's Your Day".     

Next is a card made using the Artiste Cricut Cartrige.  I cut the butterflies and glued them to a black card.  I love the simplicity:)

This last card is again made using is a 3x3 card 

 If you would like to purchase any of the products above just visit my website.  Thanks for hopping go and create:)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Christy and Allie Tomlinson's Artsy Bangles Class

I am taking Christy and Allie Tomlinson's Artsy Bangle ClassIt is so fun:)  Here is a bangle I made using a Water bottle. I used Close to My Heart's Dakota Paper and Sparkle Flourish, Matt Mod Podge and Tim Holtz fasteners.  I have  more I made and will share them when I get pictures.  

Thanks for hopping by:)

Friday, August 17, 2012

National Stamping Month Promotion

Learn how to celebrate the everyday moments with the It’s Your Day double stamp set for National Stamping Month. You can create cute projects with nearly 50 adorable stamps!  Just place an order of $35 or more and you can get this great Double D set for just $5. To place an order and get yours go to my website


I am having my New Catalog Open House tonight so I have been making samples to display and have been busy playing with the new Close To My Heart products...I am having so much fun!!  I love the new Cricut Artiste cartridge..there are so many fun things on it.  Here are a few of the things I have been creating...

This first card is using the new Flirty Paper and our new alcohol ink pens

On this one I used the Stamp of the Month and the burlap love love that ribbon:)

This layout also uses the Stamp of the Month and another favorite..Kraft Cardstock.

Another using the Stamp of the Month

The next 2 cards and the layout use the National Stamping Month Special Double D stamp sets.

The next few projects are using the Scholastic Paper and of course the Artiste cartridge and the one of the stamp sets included with the Artiste collection.

You can order any of the items on my website.

Thanks for hopping by:)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

National Stamping Month Blog Hop

Close to My Heart is having an awesome promotion for National Stamping Month.  Purchase $35 in product between August 15th and September 30th and receive a "Double D"  size stamp set (that is 2, yes 2 D size stamp sets in one envelope) called It's Your Day for $5.  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 Adeline Brill's Blog you are on the right track:)

Here's the stamps included in the set:

These stamps are just so versatile....They can be used for cards, scrapbook pages and calendars....I love them:)

Here's my artwork:

Below is a 12x12 Scrapbook layout

As you can tell I was in a rainbow state of mind:) 

I used the following products:

CC102 It's Your Day Stamp Set
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection
1386 Black Cardstock
Z2107 Ruby Stamp Pad
Z2101 Autumn Terracotta Stamp Pad
Z2197 Honey Stamp Pad
Z2156 Topiary Stamp Pad
Z2130 Indian Corn Blue Stamp Pad
Z2190 Gypsy Stamp Pad
Z1702 Paradise Baker's Twine
Z1327 Blue Green Sparkle Assortment
Thanks for hopping by:)  Now hop on over to Dawn Ross's Blog to see her amazing artwork:)

Monday, August 6, 2012

More new products

I have been having fun playing with the products, especially the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  Here are a few more things I have made....

First are so more Halloween creations..this is a coffin treat box..I used the new black Tulle ribbon.

This is a bat card..I have to say I am not fond of bats but this little guy is pretty cute:)

This next card is my version of the AMAZING Tresa Black   if you have not seen her work you are missing out...I am one of her many blog love love her:)

Now hop over and see Tresa's masterpiece!! 

The next cards are made using the La Belle Vie paper and WOTG stamp set and of course Artiste cartridge.

If you would like to get some of these wonderful products head over to my website

Thank you for hopping by:)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Autumn/Winter 2012 New Catalog Blog Hop

Welcome to our Close to My Heart New Product Blog Hop! Over 50 Fabulous Close to My Heart Consultants are celebrating the release of the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book by giving you a peek of some of the great products available in the new Idea Book which started August 1st!

If you have come from Kristine Ponte's Blog in are on the right path.  I have to say I am so in love with the new papers and products in this catalog.  It was hard to choose which one to use for the hop.  I decided to use the Clementine Paper Pack and I just had to use the new Artiste Cricut Cartridge (love this cartridge!!!)  I made a magazine holder box and a set of cards. 

Products I used:

Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection
X7156B Clementine Paper Pack
B1408 Buttons, Bits and Bobs Stamp Set
B1404 Cup of Cheer Stamp Set
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon (LOVE LOVE LOVE)
Z1391 Clear Buttons
Z1371 Blue Buttons
Z280 Hemp
Z2171 Saddle Stamp Pad 
Z1757 Colonial White Envelopes

Now hop on over to Tamra Pope's Blog  see what amazing artwork she has created. 

Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Be Afraid.....

Very Afraid....I saw this cute card in the September Cardmaker magazine and just had to lift the idea.  I have all of my new CTMH products and among them is the Moonlight Workshop on the Go, which is a Halloween themed kit.

Here is my version of what was in the magazine....

It is an accordion card and I love how it turned out.  You  know I just had to use the new Artiste Cricut Cartridge too:)  The big owl and the spider web on the band were cut using it. 

Come back tomorrow at 3PM and hop the nNew Product Bloghop....there will be about 50 consultants who will amaze you with their artwork and show you what can be done with the new products!  Thanks for hopping by:)