Thursday, July 31, 2014

1st Blog hop of the Annual Inspirations . . . . .What a HOOT!!!!


Welcome to the 1st Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for the NEW Annual Inspirations Catalog which will be active and in use for a COMPLETE YEAR!!!!!!! We will be featuring August 's SOTM, WHAT A HOOT which
is a set of 17  stamps. If you have come here from Michelle Loncar'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. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a list of the participating blog's below.

This month we have 67 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their
creations using this month's SOTM and other great NEW 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!
So settle in with your favorite beverage and prepare to be inspired!!!!

Here is a close up of the set . . . .

I love the little owls and how easily they go with one of my favorite techniques "Paper Pieceing" . I used my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut the emblem from colonial white and my newest favorite THISTLE.  Then I stamped the larger owl image 3 times once on the colonial white, and twice on a scrap piece of SCARDY CAT once on each side then I cut them out and pieced then togetrher leaving one a complete owl and the other cutting the eyes and tummy out and adhereing them all to the colonial white.  Did you notice the new striped twill ribbon? Super versitle !!!


Now "Hop" on over to Jen Patrick'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! Feel free to leave a comment we all appreciate the love.  Remember What a Hoot is only available until  the last day of the month!

Also Friday August 1st is my Annual Inspirations Open house so please RSVP to let me know your coming!!!!

Adeline Brill http://www.adeline-brill.blogspot.com
Melinda Everitt http://www.ifyoublingit.blogspot.com
Michelle Stewart http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca
Alyson Mayo http://createwithalyson.blogspot.ca
Jen Rubio http://JenRubio.blogspot.com
Sheila Bennett http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
Nancy Womersley http://nancysheart2heart.blogspot.com
Michelle Loncar http://michelleloncar.blogspot.com
Pamela Ellison http://pamsclearlycraftycorner.blogspot.com
Jen Patrick http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com
Joy McHargue http://www.studiowowjoy.com
Mary Eisen http://mestamp2.blogspot.com
Dawn Ross http://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com
Katy Taylor http://www.scrappinkaty.blogspot.com
Michelle Jones http://www.michellejonesva.blogspot.com
Traci Godbee http://www.createwithtraci.com
Lalia Harris http://www.craftylalia.blogspot.com
Melissa Laverty http://www.fancymelissa.com/blog
Maureen O'Sullivan http://somethingtoscrapabout-maureen.blogspot.com
Gina Brandstetter http://gmbscrapper.blogspot.com
Krista Hershberger http://kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com
Judy Burger http://www.makingtimeformemories.blogspot.com
Maria Myers http://www.stampmomma.com
Priscilla Gotham http://www.priscillaspaperie.com
Beth Naumann http://www.bethscreativeblock.blogspot.com
Wendy Coffman http://www.stampingrules.blogspot.com
Carla Ironside http://carlacreates.ca
Lori Brown http://www.savingmine.blogspot.com
Shirley Ross http://www.momnmescrap.blogspot.com
Dana Kessler http://www.danakessler.com/blog
Judy Faye Garner http://www.judyfaye.blogspot.com
Wanda Riley http://Creatingwithwanda.blogspot.com
Lucy Kelleher http://www.love2createitall.com
Krista Ritskes http://simplycreatingtogether.blogspot.com
Haley Dyer http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com
Vicki Price http://priceofpaper.blogspot.com
Sarita Schraeder http://www.blessedscrapper.com
Michelle Johns http://www.myflightsoffancy.com/blog
Teresa Scrivens http://www.creatingwithinkypaw.com
Jill Lucas http://scrapwench.blogspot.com
Brae Montgomery http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com
Pam Trostle http://www.pamtrostle.com
Lauren Moore http://www.laurenctmhcraftings.blogspot.co.nz
Jilena Paskett http://www.shayandjcrafts.blogspot.com
April Nourse http://www.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com
Casandra Bennett http://casandra-scrappinbliss.blogspot.com
Kathleen Androlewicz http://BowlOfStamps.blogspot.com
Sarah Hirsch http://www.sarahhirschstamps.blogspot.com
Jean McNulty http://stampinmaui.blogspot.com
Kelly Janes http://papercraftingwithkellyjanes.com
Donna Digby http://www.datsmystyledj.blogspot.ca
Tina Lovell www.myscraphappylife.blogspot.com
Terry Ann Diack http://terryanndiack.blogspot.ca
Kathy Burrows http://snipssnapsandscraps.blogspot.com
Susan Brooks www.stampingintheopen.blogspot.com
Angela Garcia http://angelascraftcloset.blogspot.com
Dawn Haight http://haightmark.blogspot.com
Jaime Llewellyn http://jaimellewellyn.blogspot.com
Stefani Ewing thoughtfulscrapbooking.com
Brenda Lapp http://centralnyscrapper.blogspot.com
Catherine Nowak http://catscrapbooking.com
Morgan Vogt http://www.tweetscraps.com
Heather Schmuckal Heatherjanedesign.com
Peachy G. Lamb http://peachylamb.blogspot.com
Amie Kiger http://mimimyselfandibykigz.blogspot.com
Lela Norris http://lilola4life.blogspot.com
Julia Hammond http://createteachrepeat.blogspot.com

Red, White ......and Black

The Scrapbook challenge this month at H2H is Red and White so I chose to scrap my nephews graduation since the school colors are . . . . you guessed it Red and White so I used Cranberry and White Daisy.  I also used the Black glitter paper to give the pages some elegance, I used the Cricut Artiste to cut the overlays and the photo mats.  The photo mats are black with Liquid glass to give them that shiny look that I love!!! The stamps are from the new stamp set great job available August 1st.  I also used glitter trim washi tape and chevron ribbon.
 
 

 
So head on over to H2H for some scrappin inspirations!!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Up, up, and Away with a Cas(e)


Over at H2H the challenge was Up, Up, and away which goes right along with the balloon ride paper packet so I found a balloon I liked to trim right out of the paper.  I also used the zip strip from the paper pack.  I saw this layout from Cas(e) this sketch and viola the rest is stamping history.  I used lagoon ink and the sentiment is from a new set called Your own kind of wonderful available starting August 1st.


To be inspired by H2H or Cas(e) this sketch follow one of these links.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Picture My Life . . . . Lola Style

If you know me you know few paper packs completely capture my personality on paper like Laughing Lola!!! So when the challenge at H2H was Picture My Life I knew exactly what I was going to scrap . 
 

 
To see more Crush or Picture My Life inspirations follow this link H2H.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Some Like it Hot

Heart to Heart gave a challenge of liking it hot.  So while I was looking through my Picture My Life Stash I found my Surf's up pack which is perfect for scrapping hot summer fun!
 



Here is the link to the HOT, HOT, HOT, inspiration follow this link to H2H.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Spice of Life . . . .

Over at H2H the challenge is the Spice of Life.  What could be more spicy than a new paper pack sneak peek ??? Not much that I can think about especially in July.  So here it is Chalk it Up with one of the stamps from the WOTG.  I LOVE this paper pack and couldn't have made one better to scrap my kiddos senior year (WHAT a SENIOR where does the time go!)


To check out some more spice inspirations follow this link to H2H

Thursday, July 17, 2014

More Mojo and Color Dare


For this card I used my water brush to use the ink that gets stuck to the top of my pad tp color in the thank you stamp.  I also used hounds tooth washi, and embossing folders.  Also if you peeked at my blog yesterday you know that this was inspired by both MOJO maondays sketch and Color My Heart Challenges.


Here are the links since I know you want to see some more inspirations!!!!

 Color Dare                                                                     Mojo Monday