Tuesday, January 31, 2012

February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring February's SOTM, which is Thoughtful Tidings, a set of 11 stamps. I really enjoyed using this stamp set.  A majority of the stamps have a coordinating Cricut shape, which I love.  It is just a great all around set. 

If you have come here from  Lalia Harris'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.....

Here's some what I created with this stamp set:

I used the following products to make these cards:

S1202A Thoughtful Tidings Stamp of the Month
X7147B Stella Paper Pack
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
Z1718 Color-ready Accents (Garden Wooden Shapes)  Love, love, love these!!!!
Z2195 Lagoon Stamp Pad
Z2164 Sorbet Stamp Pad
Z2137 Olive Stamp Pad
B1398 Just for You Stamp Set (flower used on the You're Top Notch card)
Z1702 Paradise Assortment Baker's Twine
Z1151 -D Foam Tape

Now hop on over to Kristine Ponte's Blog to see her amazing artwork:)  Thanks for hopping by.

Monday, January 30, 2012

More Mixed Media Postcards

I have been a busy girl.... I have finished (while taking photos I realised I am one short) almost finished my postcard for the International Mixed Media Postcard Swap.  So here they are:

It was so so energizing to be tapping into my "inner artist" this weekend....you should give it a try.  Spread your creative wings and FLY:)Thanks for hopping by:)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Spring 2012 Idea Book New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Close to My Heart New Product Blog Hop! Over 25 Fabulous Close to My Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book by giving you a Sneak Peek of some of the great products available in the new Idea Book starting February 1st!

If you have come from Casandra Bennett'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 go with Lucy..I mean who doesn't Love Lucy...sorry couldn't help myself;)

When each new catalog comes out I make new desk accessories for my scissors, glue, pens, etc that I use in my workshops.  Here's is what I made using the new Lucy paper pack:

The items I used are:
X7149B Lucy Paper Pack
Z1732 Color-ready Seam Binding Ribbon
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
Z1336 Pearl Opaque Adhesive Gems
Z2153 Sweet Leaf Stamp Pad
Z2125 Grey Wool Stamp Pad
1 empty Green Giant corn can
1 empty Kirkland canned chicken can

I used the Color-ready Seam Binding and colored it with Sweet Leaf then folded it to make the leaves.  The flowers were distressed with Grey Wool ink.
Now hop on over to Nicole Griggs'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!

Remember, the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book goes LIVE on February 1st!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

2 Postcards Done

I have joined the International Mixed Media Postcard Swap.  I have to make 11 cards and tonight I have finished 2....only 9 more to go;)

Here are my first 2:

I hope the people receiving them like them.  I am stepping out of my comfort zone doing this, but I am pleased with how they turned out.

Thanks for hopping by:)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Rockin the Block

Happy Monday....I had time to play this weekend so I thought I would share some of my artwork I made with the Rock the Block stamp set...I have to say I am lovin this set.  I had some Grey Wool paper on my desk and decided to use it and do some random stamping so here is what I came up with..

I used Grey Wool, Grey Flannel, Sunset and Parchment inks and Grey Wool, Sunset and Daisy White Cardstock.  Not colors I typically grab but I like how they look together so you may see more of it.

Have a good Monday and thanks for hopping by:)

Friday, January 13, 2012

And the Winner Is......

First off thanks to all of you who posted your kind comments!! They are greatly appreciated. and just make my day!!  Being somewhat computer challenged I had to put your names in a bowl and pull one out (sorry I could not figure out the "Random" thingy.....And now the winner is......Sylvia  please email me your address and your goodies will be on there way to you...woohoooooooo!!!!!!!

Charley says "woof woof" translated means thanks you for all the kind words...I love you all!!

Congratulations Sylvia and hugs to you all for hopping by and leaving me your kind comments. Have a wonderful weekend:)

Monday, January 9, 2012

A Little Blog Candy..

 **1/13/12 -The winner of this Blog Candy is Sylvia

I have a little lot of something I would like to share with one of you.  Leave a comment and on January 13th (lucky Friday the 13th) I will pull a name and that lucky person gets all the stash shown below.

There are 10 stamp sets, 2 stencils, 3 stamp pads and a kit...I still have room in the box so I may add more (I am trying to clean out some of my stash).  All products are new and unopened.  Good luck:)

I just have to add this picture of Charley (our cute dog) I took it yesterday morning...he is all snuggled under the covers and just snoozing so peacefully...okay let me hear an awwwwwwwwwwwwe.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Scrapbook*Life*Journal Class

Well, I, Jean McNulty, am an "online class junkie"!!!!  I have signed up for yes another online class.  This one is by the amazing artist Stephanie Ackerman and it is called Scrapbook*Life*Journal Class.  It will be a year long class and I am very excited and I am setting the goal that I will keep up and complete this class!!!  Here's my album all ready to go on the first day on 2012;)

I love bling so I blinged up my cover and it makes me quite happy:)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Someone's Getting Married....

It's not me...I already have a wonderful husband!!  It is a beautiful young couple from church.   Saturday is Whitney's Bridal Shower and I just had to make her an extra special card.  From visiting my blog you have probably notice how elegant and sophisticated I am.....NOT...but I think I pulled off a elegant, sophisticated card.  Let me tell you, I really had to pull the elegant rabbit out the hat to come up with this....it took 3 days of cruising blogs, looking at premade cards before my little pea brain came up with this idea....I have to admit I am very happy with how it turned out.  I hope she loves it:)

I used my Cricut and a cartridge called Formal Occassions to cut the gown.  I then embossed the top layer and sprayed the dress with Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint mixed with water.  It's hard to see the pretty shimmer it has in this picture. I embossed the black mat also.  I applied Sparkles to the "Love" label and Itty Bitty Sparkles to the bodice of the gown.  It was actually pretty simple to make the hard part was deciding what to do.  I printed the sentiment on vellum for he inside of the card and stamp a flourish under it on the card. Sorry the pictures is a bet blurry.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

International Mixed Media Postcard Swap

Happy New Year!!!  Look what I found..

I found out about this Swap on Violette's Blog and it sounded like fun sooooooo..I signed up and I am now in the process of making my 10 postcards.  I will post them when I am finished.  If you find this interesting check out Shannon Ganshorn's Blog. Better hurry though because the last day to sign up is January 20th! 

Thanks for Hopping and Happy Creating:)