Tuesday, July 31, 2012

August Stamp of the Month & My 1st Blog hop

If you've hopped over from Maria Myers blog you are in the right place! Here is the Stamp of the month for August. You can purchase it for 17.95 till the end of the month OR get it for $5 with a $50 purchase.

What I have created for today . . .  I used the triple stamp technique.  The ink and paper are gypsy and check out my super cute bling from the Autumn/Winter 2012 catalog.  The pearl is from the Wrangler assortment on the bottom of pg 30 and the Sparkle is from the black and grey assortment on pg 127.

Thanks for hopping by now you can hop on over to Michelle Jones by clicking HERE to see what is next in the hop.

Scrap Challenge over @ Heart to Heart

In this Layout I've used Cranberry, Honey, and Pear cardstock.
This is what I came up with for thisa month's Scrapbook challenge @ H2H this month. I love layouts with LOTS of pictures. And I LOVE this layout even more with my photos in it!!!!
Here is a close up of the right side.

Close up of the left side.

Head on over to http://heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com/p/h2h-scrapbooking.html to see the other great layouts.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Blast from the past - Ignight Chicago 2010

I'm SO excited to see Casting Crowns tonight!!!!
I just had to upload some of my favorite layouts from this concert. 

Before I was a CTMH consultant I was definitely a groupie of two other craft camps.  One was Stampin Up and the other Scrapbook Junction.  So all the products featured in these pages is from one of those sources.  Sadly both my SU consultant and Scrapbook Junction  are no longer in business.  Well that is why I became a consultant for CTMH so maybe it wasn't ALL bad.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Birthday Butterflies

This is card has been MIA this is another Birthday Card using the same technique I featured last week.  I just for got to blog about it.  So let me know if you and your crafting buddies want to get together and make 6 of any one or combo of these lovely cards for $15. I'll bring all the supplies to you ! And you'll learn how to duplicate this over and over in any color scheme.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

YOU make the world a better place SOTM-JULY

So there is a new Sketch challenge over at Heart to Heart . . . .

  So I tend to have a wee bit of a SUPER woman complex. You know the "I can do it all" "I can handle this" "It's really no big deal" until I'm up to my eyeballs and begging for help (not that that happened this time) Come on ladies raise your hands if I'm not alone (thanks for your support). So 2 of my besties from book club have been persistently asking to bring treats and I took a month off and let them. Well IT WAS DELICIOUS!!!!! I wanted them to know how much I appreciated the break and the TASTY treats so that was my inspiration for the two cards below. However I needed "crafty" inspiration too. So I hopped over to Heart to Heart to see if they could help. (I should never doubt) Of Course the challenge this week was PERFECT! Follow this link to see what the other ladies have come up with http://heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/07/its-sketch-y-challenge.html

O.K. Have I mentioned that I LOVE this set!!!!! Every stamp in the set has seen ink
(that is rare at my house) If you want one time is running OUT!  This is only available through the end of July for 17.95 or $5 with a $35 order before t/s. 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Just a little Prayer . . . . Technique class

Sorry for the crumby pictures I really need to take a class on that.

So here are 2 more styles using the same technique as the card I posted Saturday. I just used a different color palette and on the bottom a different stamp set.

Let me know if you and your craft buddies want to make 6 of these for $15 at your next girls craft night. I'll bring the ink, paper, and stamps. : )

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Happy Birthday!

So have I mentioned that July is a month with a ton of birthdays ?  This card is for a friend who's Birthday was yesterday.  She lives close so I plan to hand deliver.

This technique is WOW look that is super easy and FUN!  I'll be posting a couple different styles and colors of the same technique this week.  The best part is their is no extra postage needed to mail these. 
Would you like to make some with your girl friends?  This card class I can take on the road for a Girls Craft night.  Email me for the details.

Monday, July 9, 2012

A "geometric" challenge with a birthday twist.

Since July is a big birhtday Month for me I make lots of Birthday cards. Today is my friend Connie's birthday so I hope she likes this card. 

Happy Monday !!! Monday's mean a new challenge over at heart to heart.  This week, our challenge is to include the following: Line, Line, Circle, Square. Can you find the requirements?

The circles are my saprkles the square is the top layer of the Lucy B&TDuos paper and one of my lines is the seam binding ribbon died with blush and the other is the pink lacy strip over my square.

Head on over to http://heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/07/geometric-challenge.html to see what other geometric creations have been made.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Adoption Celebration

One of my long time friends has been on an adoption journey and the time now has come to celebrate !!!!  So here is the card I made for her and her additions to the family.

Here is the inside of the card.

In this card I have used B&TDuos paper pack, the Family Love and Vintage Type stamp sets.  Also I added milestone shapes and the ink is Dutch Blue (because they are VERY Dutch)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Penny!!!!!

My Sister is a 4th of July Baby! So this Birthday card was originally created for her but ended up sending a different one so this isn't going to spoil the suprise.  I was inspired by a card I saw at Shirley Ross's blog; and then I saw patriotic was the theme for this weeks challenge over at Heart to heart Challenges.  Check out what the other ladies have created here http://heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/07/patriotism-challenge-and-welcome-our.html

I just can not say I LOVE this stamp set enough!  For all orders over $50 you can purchase this stamp set for $5. Or if you just have to have it you can purchase it for full price 17.95

July is a GRAET time to buy online !!!!

Close to my heart is rewarding all online customers that place a $75 online order or more with a free paper pack and coordinating embelishments!!!! It changes every 5 days so place your order during the time slot for the freebie you want it 's so simple to do just follow the link on the side that looks like a shopping cart. Oh and your order would still qualify for the super fun Stamp of the Month for July. 

July1–5 Mischief Paper Packet (X7144B) and Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462) $15.90

July 6–10 Dreamin' Paper Packet (X7142B) and Harvest Charms (Z1633) $14.90

July 11–15 Fanfare Paper Packet (X7138B) and Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (Z1400) $17.90

July 16–20 Lucky Paper Packet (X7137B) and Lucky My Stickease and

(X7137C) $17.90

July 21–25 Mayberry Paper Packet (X7136B) and Mayberry My Stickease
Assortment (X7136C) $17.90

July 26–29 Sophia Paper Packet (X7131B) and Sophia My Stickease
Assortment (X7131C) $17.90

July 30–31

Believe Paper Packet (X7145B) and Holiday Pockets (Z1486) OR

Wonderland Paper Packet (X7146B) and Wonderland My Stickease
Assortment (X7146C) $14.90