Friday, November 30, 2012

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

If you've hopped on over from  Adeline Brill you are in the right place and welcome!   So here is the set you can get this month for $5 with a $50 order or full price 17.95 with no qualifying order.

I have to give props to Gail Gross who had this GREAT idea posted on the consultant website and I had to make it my own.

Each one has it's own little bling too.  I've glitzed, embossed, glitter ribboned, liquid glassed, and more I really Love the way these have turned out and hope the ladies at my January Craft Camp Agree!

If you'd love to make one of these event calendars DO NOT DELAY!  Order yours today. Or option #2 just sign up for my 1st Class of the new Year for $15 or $10 if you bring you own adhesive.  We will be making these great calendars on January 18th so please sign up by  December 31st so I have plenty of time to order your calendar and you'll be all set to craft with us.

So ladies it is that time for you to keep on hopping next is  Georgia Hauglid .

And don't forget to check out the While Supplies Last section on your consultant's website or click here. Starting Dec. 1, there will be some fabulous deals (while supplies last.)

Clearly the Best: The Swipe Hype (S01E02)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sick as a ....... with Pemberely

This card has been made using the Pemberly B&TDuos paper pack, all the edges are distressed in twilight, I used an assortment of CTMH markers to color my sweet sick friend.  The stamped image is not CTMH and from a retired stamp set (sorry).  But I love him and plan to keep him in my hoard for a long while

Monday, November 26, 2012

Did someone say GLITTER!!!

For this card I really wanted something to sparkle.  I think all things Christmas should have a little bling.  My dilemma was that my go to crafting store is closed on Sundays and my hoard was not supplying my needs. Or so I thought . . . . . do you see the cranberry glitter paper? Well it is made from mixing clear embossing powder with Prisma glitter, versa mark, heat gun and go.   So this is my go to technique when I want colored bling and nothing that I have on hand seems to please.  Try it and tell me what you think.  If you'd love to see the glittery creations over at heart 2 heart 9and I know you do) follow this link H2H

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my blog followers and cyber crafter gal pals!!!!!

This turkey and his tail where cut using the Artiste Cartridge. I used the clementine B&T Duos for the tail, cocoa for the body and distressed all the papers using brown bag. Gobble till you wobble : )

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Harvest Time & Bouncing Brayer Technique

I love this stamp set and this technique. As I'm winding down my fall creations and gearing up my Christmas & winter ones I wanted to show some love to my brayer.

This is clean, simple and elegant. I thought long about what I could use to add some bling or embellishment but couldn't think of anything.  Do you have any Ideas?

The technique I used is called the bouncing brayer, I also used glossy paper, a palette of fall inks on a baby wipe, cocoa ink for the leaf and sentiment.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Heart to Heart Christmas Challenge #3

Happy Monday Crafty Friends!!!! Over at H2H this weeks challenge is Christmas.  I don't know about you but I always get bogged down scrapping my Christmas photos.  I know its is because I take so many pictures but I just do not want to miss one treasured memory.  Well that was until Studio J came along.  I love how I can upload and create dozens of pages in a sitting or two and be completely done scrapping the hundreds of photos I take this time of year.  As if that wasn't great enough now you get a free jpeg down load with every page purchased.  All for the low price of 6.95 if you'd like to learn more about studio J click the link on the left, call me or check out pg 13 of the Autumn/Winter Catalog.

If you'd love to see the other festive creations at H2H click here H2H

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Home Decor

There are so many creative ways to use hand-crafted 3-D items. Use our great products to create home décor that will bring a fun and unique accent in your home. It’s easy to use Close To My Heart products you already know and love—with a different twist!

This festive thankful countdown uses the My Creations® cubby to celebrate Thanksgiving. Fill the Cricut®-cut boxes with reminders of things you are thankful for, and share the grateful fun with your family. Use it to countdown to your favorite holiday, like Thanksgiving, or use different embellishments and countdown to a loved one’s birthday to show them how much you love them.

This adorable star was made from Collection Two of the Hostess Collections, available through Hostess Rewards in the Autumn Winter 2012 Idea Book. Show your hostesses this spunky star so they have an idea of what they can create from this particular Hostess Collection. While the Dakota paper packet, Casual Expressions stamp set, and Dakota Complements Foil Images have a country feel, you and your customers can use all of these same materials to make a welcoming star for your front door.

Everyday household items can also be combined with Close To My Heart products to create dazzling home décor. Use the Flirty paper packet and your Cricut® machine, along with everyday household items such as a flower pot and Styrofoam ball, to create a papercrafted tree. Or add a few Dimensional Elements to the autumn colors of the Flirty papers to create a desk calendar using two My Creations blocks. You can even use cute Cricut®-cut flowers and leaves to make a festive banner!

For displaying precious memories, the display tray is a perfect fit! Display photos, stamped sentiments, Dimensional Elements, and other embellishments for a prized layout that you can proudly hang anywhere in your home. The display tray is easy to personalize, too; cover up several windows with cardstock for larger photos!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Gratitude Challenge

It is that time of year where everyone is focusing on their blessings.   So you know the challenge over at heart to heart using gratitude would be right up my alley.

This card uses glossy paper, a brayer, and embossing. I love the way this turned out so much I made a second one.  This one is for an amazing lady she is my Aunt whom I am thankful to have in my life.

I added some bling to hers.  Here is the link to check out the other submissions at H2H

Friday, November 9, 2012

Mojo Monday challenge

So here is what I came up with using Moonlight B&T Duos, Smokey Plum Ink, Saddle Ink, Shimmer Ribbon and a Pearl from the Wrangler Assortment.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Flirty

For this card I've used the Flirty B&T Duos paper pack, shimmer trim, and smokey plum ink.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Photo Challenge @ Heart to Heart

I love fall and EVERYTHING about it!  This table scape makes me want to invite the ladies over for an old fashioned tea party. Well maybe I will but the first thing I noticed was the fall colors. So here is my creation . . .

If your interested in the other great creations head over to H2H to see the other photo-fantastic creations!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Amy's Scrap Gathering Lovely Layouts

I love that no two layouts turn out exactly the same:
Sassy Sarah!

Terrific Tricia!


Crafty Carrie!
Amazing Amy!

This is a 1st Time Scrappers Page!!!!
Definitely Delightful Donna : )
It's not to late to add an order to Amy's Show.

To show our support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US

severely affected by Hurricane Sandy,

Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month

set sold as a part of this promotion during November

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Amy's Christmas Scrap Gathering . . . .Spoiler Alert

Amy's Christmas Scrap Gathering . . . .

Here is the lovely page that Amy Choose to do WAY back in  July.  I hope she loves the way it turned out.  I've used glitzy glitter cranberry twine and BOTH Cricut Cartridges.  Check back to see the ladies super creative takes on this layout.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Scrap Class

Mark your calendars for Saturday Nov. 24th @ 7pm. For my November scrap class.
 We will be making 2 12x12 pages and learning a new technique. (shaving cream)
 Here is a close up of the shavingcream fall leaves wit ha shimmer brad and the died seam binding ribbon.
Please RSVP by November 17th.  This class is $15 or a deal @ $10 if you bring your own adhesive.