Friday, August 31, 2012

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome Hoppers!!!! If you are coming from Jean McNulty Jean McNulty's website  your in the right place.  This months Stamp of the month is "Fall Favorites" in this set their are 11 stamps of oh so cute fall cuteness.  This is a card I have made for a fall swap I hope the ladies LOVE it!

I've colored the seam binding ribbon to coordinate with the Moonlight B&Tduos paper pack and used it as the stem of the pumpkin.  I've used the Autumn Terracotta baker's twine and cardstock.  Olive is the base cardstock and the ink.
Here is a copy of the images included.  Keep checking back because I'm creating a layout for a scrap gathering on September 8th using this set.
If you have to get this set it is 17.95 and only available through September.  But wait if you'd like to get it for $5 just place a $35 order before shipping and tax. 

Now head on over to  Erin Schulte's   to see her fabulous ideas!  If you get lost along the way here is a list of all the hoppers.

Another challenge . . . .

Here is another thank you I  made using pear, lagoon, and sunset.  I have also used the the "It's your day" set that Close to my heart is offering for a limited time in honor of National Stamping month.  Place an order of $35 before S/T and you too can have this DOUBLE stamp set for $5.  That is 48 stamps!  You can get this set only through September and then it will be gone.  Head over to Heart to Heart to see the other great ideas!  Heart2Heart

Thursday, August 30, 2012


I needed a couple of thanks yous for the ladies that have placed orders this month.  So I checked over at Heart to Heart to see what kind of inspiration I could find.  The challenge earlier this month was to use pear, lagoon, and sunset.  I LOVE the way this turned out and will definitely make some more cards using this color palette.  Head on over to see the other colorful creations Heart 2 Heart .

Monday, August 27, 2012

Scholastic Swap

Well this week over at Heart to Heart they have a back to school challenge and I so happen to have a back to school swap ready for the mail.

This is what I made for a swap. I have used the new cranberry twine to accent and define photo areas on the left. That photo area is also a pocket to place little mementos; I think a copy of my guys schedule and his Id are heading in to that little hiding spot. I also used the Cricut Artiste cartridge to create a journaling area and the Title. The title is really a focal point too. Here is a close up of the Liquid glass and the Glitz Glitter to really help it POP!

I also used my scoring pad to give this panel texture to mimic the star milestone shape.

And last but not least EVERYTHING is distressed with ink.  I really hope all the ladies that recieve this layout LOVE it as much as I do.  Head on over to Heart 2 Heart to see the other insipring ideas!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Quick Encouraging Back to School Note

I like to put a little note of encouragement in my kid's lunch box from time to time just to let him know I'm praying for him during a big test or whatever is going on in his life. I especially like to make a card on the 1st day of school however life has been SO crazy lately.  I found myself in my craft room while he is in the shower and no card or inspiration to speak of . . . . what can a crafty momma do?  Well I'll tell you I had some scraps leftover from my end of the year thank you notes. (I think the colors work for a teenager) So I just cut out a banner with the New cricut Artiste cartridge and changed the sentiment to fit the occasion.  Not bad if I do say so myself in less than 10 min.  If you'd like to see the original card here is the link Original Card Thanks for checking my blog : )

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Masculine It's your day

Here is a card I created for my Pastor.  The sermon was great and had me thinking should we really only let our Pastor's know we appreciate them in October??? Well I thought from now on (or at least until life gets overwhelming) I'm going to let them know when something touches my heart (I'm sure they here enough complaints)

Friday, August 17, 2012

It's your Day

Here is another It's your day card using my two most favorite colors in the catalog now Lagoon and Gypsy.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Fran!

Here is a birthday card I made using the "It's your day" National Stamping month stamp set.  Fran's Birthday was Sunday I hope she loves here card.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Close to my Heart Celebrates National Stamping Month

Close to my Heart Celebrates National Stamping Month wit ha deal a double stamp set for $5 with a $35 purchase before shipping and tax.  So this is the big day the blog hop goes live to see all the creative things we have crafted.  If you hopped here from Beth Naumann  you are in the right place if you are starting here that's great too just hop along with us and if you get lost along the way check here Kathleen Androlewicz for a list of all the hoppers. So now on to the stamp set . . . .

These are all 48 of the stamps that come in the set.  I chose to make my own cardstock so it would match my theme and with clear stamps it is a snap! I just chose my color palette (brights are my thing) and some of my favorite images from the set (narrowing it down was tricky) The rest couldn't be more easy; with clear blocks I just lined up my stamps and voila personalized cardstock.  We "Rode the Rock" earlier this spring so the bike motif was PERFECT!

Here is the finished cardstock and my layout.  I used Liquid glass to give my title that lovely glossy look and Glitz Glitter Gel to make my "rock" SPARKLE. 

Also I wanted to draw your attention to the "Don't quote me on that" tag my journaling is tucked away in a pocket behind the main photo the tab was made using my new Cricut Artiste cartridge.

Now hop on over to Judy Faye Garner for more creative inspiration.  Oh and don't forget to check back for the cards I've created too.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Celebrate National Stamping Month

In honor of National Stamping Month Close to my heart is offering a DOUBLE stamp set (yes that is 48 stamps) for $5 with a qualifying order of $35. Starting August 15th through September.   If you need ideas of what to do with this FABULOUS set check back on the 15th for a blog hop wit ha bunch of VERY creative and talented gals.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sarah's Home gathering Make n Take

It's not tooo late to add an order to Sarah's scrappy home gathering!!!! This is what we made as our make n take.  I'm super sad because everyone came out so GREAT and I wish I would have taken photos to post here because each one was as unique as the ladies that attended.

If your in the south suburbs mark your calendars for Saturday November 3rd because Amy is having a Christmas in November Scrap Gathering and I'll be sure to have my camera on hand.  I have openings for shows in October and September let me know if you'd like to earn some FABULOUS free stuff and make something lovely.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sympathy Card with Dakota

I needed a sympathy card for a guy, after procrastinating for a bit I checked over at H2H and what do you know .... Heart to Heart's Challenge this week is sympathy cards.  So I got right to it and this is what I came up with ...

The Cardstock is Pacifica and the B&T Duos is Dakota so what do you think . . . Is this too feminine for a guy?  If you need inspiration check out Heart 2 Heart Challenges .

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Waterfall Card - New Product Blog Hop

If you've come from Michelle Johns blog you are in the right place.  We are focusing on the NEW products in the 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book.

This card uses the one of the 3 stamp sets that comes with NEW Cricut Cartridge Artiste.  I love, Love, LOVE the fun sayings and arrows that this set contains they are SO cute they look great even with out the special cuts to accompany them. So the cardstock used here is Lagoon and Gypsy as well as the ink pads.  Now hop on over to Melinda Everitt HERE to see the NEW products she is highlighting.

Friday, August 3, 2012

You are out of this WORLD!!!!!

This weeks challenge over at Heart to Heart is to USE it up!!!! Use up those scraps so I have a wee bit of paper leftover from the Spring/Summer catalog that I really did not have a plan for BUT I wanted to use some of the NEW goodies in the Autumn/Winter catalog.  SOOOOO this is what I came up with . . . . . Florentine B&T Duos with the New Cricut Artiste Voila! 

I liked the way this turned out SO much I decided to include it in a swap I joined.   Since the paper is still in the catalog on pg 69.  I also used Liquid glass on the rings, glittzy glitter to underline the sentiment, and a sparkle.

So if you are looking for more scraptastic inspiration head over to and check out the other GREAT submissions.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Water Challenge

We took a trip to the dunes this weekend and my kiddo and I took a GREAT pic on top of Tower hill.  However I'd like to keep all of your computer screens from breaking by NOT posting it because we are in our swim suits. YIKES!!! So just imagine a teenage boy and his momma in a 4x6 photo on the white mount. This layout was taken from pg 77 of the Autumn/Winter 2012 catalog.  All my bling in the corners is supposed to mimic bubbles?  What do you think does it work ?

This is another H2H challenge so follow this link to see the other GREAT projects!