Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Life is WONDERFUL - Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop !  We have over 45 crafters participating in this hop.  So grab a cup of your favorite beverage and prepare to be inspired. . . . 
We will be featuring July's SOTM, which is Life is Wonderful, a set of 8 stamps.  If you have come here from Wendy Coffman'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 almost 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs.  Here we go!

For this layout I used the Stamp of the month, Black, Lagoon, Flaxen, and Sorbet inks, daubers, Lagoon Cardstock, Shimmer trim, and gold dot washi tape.  The paper pack I used is Chalk it up which I've used to scrap ALL my son's Senior year pics; It was the perfect paper!!!!

Now "Hop" on over to Maureen O'Sullivan's blog  to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the Life is Wonderful SOTM is only available until the last day of the month!  Contact me or your CTMH Consultant  to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

My Crush - Summer Crush Blog Hop

Welcome to the Summer Crush Blog Hop!!!! If you've hopped here from Lilian Forsyth's Blog you are on the right track. This month we have over 35 crafters in the hop! Sovsit back with your favorite beverage and be inspired!!!! 

During the month of June, when you purchase any My Crush book and its accompanying assortment pictured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015, you will receive the coordinating stamp set FREE! That is a savings of at least $9.95! Choose from five lovely My Crush book offerings that will provide a swoon-worthy background for your favorite memories. From family reunions to camping adventures to holiday countdowns—and much more—you will be crushing on all these books and the possibilities they provide. Every My Crush book features a hardcover with wire binding and cardstock-weight pages that are printed with eye-catching designs to form the perfect bases for your memory keeping. Additionally, each My Crush book also features unique details—from glossy print, to vellum pages, to gold foil, to ink-resistant patterns—that make displaying your personality easier than ever. Plus, once you add the artistry of the coordinating assortments featuring sticker sheets, envelopes, alphabets, cards,and journaling spots, along with your free stamp set, you will be well on your way to your own gorgeous mini book creation! This offer is only available while supplies last and once they’re gone, these books are gone for good, so put your orders in early to get your summer crafting rolling!!!! 
For my layout I've used the stamp set  B1456 Born to Roam that you could get free with the Wildwood My Crush Album purchase.  I also used shimmer trim and the Jackson Paper pack and Picture My Life Assortment. I was able to stamp my images right on some of the cards from the Picture My Life Assortment to add interest, dept hand that little something to make it my original work !!!

Now it's time to hop over to Wendy Coffman's Blog to see her amazing inspirations!!!  For more details on this offer take a peek below.

There are five My Crush books included in this offer. Three of these books have only one
accompanying assortment: My Crush In the Pink book and assortment (Z2000 and Z2042), My Crush Wildwood book and assortment (Z2001 and Z2040), and My Crush Holiday Happenings book and assortment (Z2098 and Z2062). You must purchase the
accompanying assortment for each of these books in order to qualify for the free coordinating stamp set. Two of the My Crush books in this campaign have two
accompanying assortments: The My Crush Modville book (Z1855) accompanies either the My Crush Besties assortment (Z1886) or the My Crush Best Day Ever assortment (Z1887). The My Crush Bluebird book (Z1856) accompanies either the My Crush Memories assortment (Z1888) or the My Crush Favorites assortment (Z1889). For these two books, you can pick either of the two accompanying assortments and qualify for the free coordinating stamp set.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Ice Cream Dream June Stamp of the Month

This stamp set is the Stamp of the Month for June and is perfect for summer !!!! Here is a link to the blog hop featuring great ideas using this set.  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/

For this layout I used Ruby, Canary, and Juniper Cardstock and ink.  This is a picture of my nephew when I was teaching him to drive.  One of the lessons I wanted him to learn is to CHILL or stay SMOOTH!!!  So after many a lessons we would stop for SMOOTHIES or Ice Cream to help the lesson to stick.  The colors happen to be the colors used for the Color My Heart Color Dare!!!  Plus this layout is for the Tutti-Frutti  Challenge for Heart to Heart since the smoothies and Ice Cream where often Tutti-Frutti flavors !!!!!

Here is a link to the blog hop featuring great ideas using this set.  Melinda Everitt
This is the link to Color My Heart Color Dare
This is the link to H2H - Tutti-Frutti

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Extra Extra !!!!!

The challenge over at H2H is Extra Extra !!!!!. . . And the BIGGEST BESTEST thing happening this month in this house is my boy is graduating High school and heading to college.  The road hasn't always been easy and their have been tears but all in all I'M SO PROUD!!!! So this is the card I made for graduation night and there will be more to come as the parties ensue. 

For this card I used gold and blue glitter paper, Pacifica Ink,  a cap stamp, Circus Alphabet Stamp set that is a retried SOTM, and washi tape.  To see more Extra Extra !!!!! . . . Inspirations follow this link to Extra Extra !!!!!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Confirmation Cards - Mum shoulodn't be the word!!!

This year I had the honor of being prayer partners for a beautiful, dynamic young lady.  My sister and I made cards and prayed for this young lady as she prepared to take the next BIG step of faith.  Claiming the faith that her family has raised her in and making it her own!  But the whole things was a secret until before her 1st Communion.  So we had to swear all the kids to secrecy and try not to make eye contact with her and her family too much.  So that is why I think this card works for the challenge at H2H Mums the word.  It was tricky to keep it all a secret until the right time.  This card I made using Thistle cardstock and inks as well as the Celebrate B&T paper pack.

To check out more MUM inspired crafts follow this link H2H - Mum

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop 2015


Welcome crafters to 2015's National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop!!!!
This year Close to My Heart is offering this adorable paper pack and a bonus stamp set!!! So grab a steamy cup of your favorite beverage and hop along with us to be inspired by nearly 40 crafty chics using these amazing products.  If you've hopped here from Brenda Lapp's Blog you are on the right track.

This year Close to My Heart is offering this adorable paper pack for $8.95 only during the month of May.  To coordinate with the paper CTMH is also offering a D sized stamp set for $17.95.

For this card I used the Taste of Summer stamp set and the Taste of Summer Paper pack.  I wanted to keep everything sweet and simple to highlight the way all you need is these to items to make a cute quick card.  Keep checking back to see a Scrap layout using the same sweet, simple papers and stamp set. 

Now it is time to be inspired by Wendy Coffman and her creations do follow this link to Wendy Coffman's Blog !!!! Happy National Scrapbooking Month !!!!!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Just FOOLING around

This month over at Heart 2 Heart the scrap challenge was Fool.  Ya know April Fool's ha ha.  But seriously or not so seriously I chose to use a Studio J layout of us just FOOLing around.  I grew up playing tons of games with my family and have tried to pass on that love to my boy.  This layout highlights the quick and easy Studio J layouts you just drag and drop your pictures into the layout after you choose a paper pack a Viola!!!! I love to use Studio J when my scrapping is a little behind or I'm just crunched for time. 

If you'd love to see some more inspirations using NO FOOLING follow this link to H2H-No Fooling