Sunday, November 2, 2014

Studio J $5 Layouts !!!!

I am so excited that this month studio J layouts are $5!!!  I love being able to size my pictures ANYWAY I want or just order a sheet with just odd or over-sized pictures for traditional scrapping.  This is a great bargain for the digital scrapper or tradition or someone like me who LOVES both!!!! If you've never tried digital this is the time to give it a whirl with $5 layouts how can you go wrong?


  1. Studio J® layouts are available for $5 throughout the month.
  2. Every fifth Studio J print order will include a Close To My Heart accessory totaling $5 or more.
  3. Five lucky winners will receive a “golden ticket” in their Studio J print order good for one FREE D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors™.
  4. Five entrants of the Close To My Heart Facebook contest will be chosen after the campaign has ended. They must have marked their new Studio J layout with the hashtag #ctmhlucky5 during November in order to receive one FREE D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors.
  5. Five entrants of the Close To My Heart Instagram contest will be chosen after the campaign has ended. They must have marked their new Studio J layout with the hashtag #ctmhlucky5 during November in order to receive one FREE D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


Welcome to our It's the Little Things Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the November Stamp of the Month which  features 15 adorable stamps.


If you have come here from Jen Patrick's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. 

This month we have over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using It's the little things stamp set 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! Grab a steamy cup of your favorite beverage and hop along with us!


For this card I was inspired by the Sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch.  To see the sketch scroll to the bottom of this post or follow this link Cas(E) #98.  To create this card I used Gypsy and Whisper Cardstock, and Purple Shimmer Trim.  To achieve the multiple ink look I created my own ink pad.  To achieve this technique I used Cranberry, Pacifica, Gypsy, and Olive re-inkers.  On a paper towel I randomly put about 5 drops or so of each color.  Making sure that my DIY "ink pad" was at least as big as my largest image to be stamped. 

THANKS for hopping by it is now time to "Hop" on over to Judy Burger's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and feel free to leave some love in the comments. Contact me or your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this adorable stamp set and or other products used!



Adeline Brillhttp://adeline-brill.blogspot.com
Melinda Everitthttp://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com
Michelle Stewarthttp://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.com
Sheila Bennetthttp://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
Maureen O'Sullivanhttp://somethingtoscrapabout-maureen.blogspot.com
Michelle Loncarhttp://michelleloncar.blogspot.com
Alyson Mayohttp://createwithalyson.blogspot.com
Dawn Rosshttp://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com
Jen Patrickhttp://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com
Pamela Ellisonhttp://pamsclearlycraftycorner.blogspot.com
Judy Burgerhttp://makingtimeformemories.blogspot.com
Gina Brandstetterhttp://gmbscrapper.blogspot.com
Beth Naumannhttp://bethscreativeblock.blogspot.com
Dana Kesslerhttp://www.danakessler.com
Haley Dyerhttp://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com
Paige Doleckihttp://www.stampologist.com
Jilena Pasketthttp://shayandjcrafts.blogspot.com
Priscilla Gothamhttp://www.priscillaspaperie.com
Lela Norrishttp://lilola4life.blogspot.com
Michelle Joneshttp://michellejonesva.blogspot.com
Michelle Johnshttp://www.myflightsoffancy.com
Nancy Womersleyhttp://nancysheart2heart.blogspot.com
Lalia Harrishttp://www.craftylalia.com
Donna Digbyhttp://datsmystyledj.blogspot.com
Sarita Schraederhttp://blessedscrapper.blogspot.com
Kelly Janeshttps://papercraftingwithkellyjanes.com
Jean McNultyhttp://stampinmaui.blogspot.com
Kathy Burrowshttp://snipssnapsandscraps.blogspot.com
Carol Taggiohttp://craftycarol55.blogspot.com
Jen Rubiohttp://jenrubio.blogspot.com
Traci Godbeehttp://www.createwithtraci.com
Maria Myershttp://stampmomma.com
Lauren Moorehttp://laurenctmhcraftings.blogspot.com
Katy Taylorhttp://scrappinkaty.blogspot.com
Vicki Pricehttp://priceofpaper.blogspot.com
Melissa Lavertyhttp://wp.me/p1TjVN-1yx
Wendy Coffmanhttp://www.stampingrules.com
Cat Nowakhttp://wp.me/p3O1Id-DI
Pam Trostlehttp://www.pamtrostle.com
Krista Hershbergerhttp://kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com
Michele Rowleyhttp://evergreenmemoriesandart.blogspot.com
Morgan Vogthttp://www.tweetscraps.com
Terry Ann Diackhttp://terryanndiack.blogspot.com
Carol-Anne Grenierhttp://cagrenier.blogspot.ca
Nikka Geershttp://nikkageers.blogspot.com
Melissa Robinsonhttp://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com
Regina Ketteringhttp://reginasstampingcorner.blogspot.com
Tina Lovellhttp://www.myscraphappylife.com
April Noursehttp://curlsandgrins.blogspot.com
Jacquelin Greenhttp://paper-goodness.blogspot.com
Lilian Yehhttp://theleafstudio.blogspot.com
Pam Jarretthttp://pam-jarrett.blogspot.com
Katie Hesselhttp://katiehessel.blogspot.com
Brenda Lapphttp://centralnyscrapper.blogspot.com
Judy Faye Garnerhttp://judyfaye.blogspot.com
Justine Hoveyhttp://www.justinehovey.com
Michelle Battitorihttp://michelleshandmadeworld.blogspot.com
Wendy Kesslerhttp://www.myscrapbookingblog.com/

Friday, October 31, 2014

Creative Stampers

HI there this is a layout of my son and I before kayaking on the Chicago river this summer. I thought the layout challenge from Creative Stampers was the perfect inspiration to get this pic into the books.
 Here is there sketch .....




And here is my take on it . . . .

 If you want to see some more creations inspired by this sketch follow this link Creative Scrappers #280

Monday, October 27, 2014

MIDNIGHT challenge

Well with H2H challenge this week being midnight I couldn't help but scrap the costume fun from last year!!!!  For this layout I used Goldrush, Thistle, Slate, Autumn Terracotta, and Black Cardstock and Inks.  I also used the Scardy Cat and Pathfinding Paper pack.  The pumpkins are cut from the Artiste, the Title is cut from the Artfully Sent, and the banners are cut from Art Philosophy  Cricut Cartridges.  I also used some shimmer trim and triangle studs to and a little bling.

While I was cruising my favorite inspiration websites I notice over at Color Dare that the Challenge was Thistle and Sunset. SO I was tickled that this layout would work for there challenge too.   


Here is the link to more MIDNIGHT Inspirations H2H Midnight Challenge 
And

Monday, October 20, 2014

H2H Sketch Challenge





This week the Challenge at H2H is a sketch challenge ! ! ! You all know how much I love a sketch challenge and this one is NO different. Here is the sketch . . .
Here is my take on the sketch. . . . I used on of my favorite fall sets Always Grateful on pg 54 of the Annual Inspirations.  I also used the Pathfinding paper pack, Saddle, Olive, Cranberry, Honey, and Autumn Terracotta inks for the tree.  Finally I used some brown shimmer trim and washi tape.


I hope to see you playing along with this clever sketch to see some more sketchy inspirations follow this link to H2H Sketch Challenge

Monday, October 13, 2014

Cranberry, Lagoon, Goldrush, & Desert Sand Challenge

This week the Challenge at H2H is a color challenge.  The colors are Cranberry, Lagoon, Goldrush, & Desert Sand as used on the card at the bottom of page 93 in the Annual Inspirations.  I took the chance to blow the dust off one of my FAVORITE FALL stamp sets Fall Harvest as seen on page 55.  I love this triple stamp technique I cut 2" x 3-1/4", 3" x 4-1/4", 4 x 5-1/4 out of white daisy and 2-1/4" x 3-1/2", 3-1/4" x 4-1/2", 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" out of Goldrush cardstock.  I stacked the White daisy then random stamped my leaves.  The final touch was a little bling sequence to draw the eye to my sentiment.  


To see more fantastic creations using this color challenge follow this link

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Cas(e) this Sketch #95 meets Paper Players #216

Happy Fall Ya'll

I love this season!!!! The cool weather hikes, fires with the family, changing colors, and CRAFTING it is all my kinda fun!!!! I was inspired to make this card by the Case(e) challenge this week and the Paper Players Halloween Challenge.


For this card I used the Scardy Cat Paper pack, Thistle Cardstock, Gold Glitter paper, Arrows Washi Tape, black, Autumn Terracotta, Olive, and Orange inks, I used my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut the pumpkins to fit with the stamp from the Pathfinding Workshop On the Go, and the sentiment is from the Just to Say Cricut Colletion Artfully sent stamp set.  I love how fast this came together with the inspirations I had if you'd love to be inspired too follow these links:
Cas(e) this Sketch #95                                              Paper Players #216