Monday, December 31, 2012

February Stamp of the Month and A NEW Catalog !!!!!!

Welcome to our FIRST sStamp of the Month Blog Hop of the NEW IDEA BOOK!  We will be featuring February's SOTM, which is Home Sweet Home a set of 4 stamps.  If you have come here from Melinda Everitt '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 the complete list of participating consultants here Kathleen Androlewicz Kathleen Androlewicz.

This month we have approximately 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great 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! Here we go!


This is a gift for my brother and his bride who recently purchased a new home.  I have  picture of them from Christmas that will fit in the 5x7 photo box.  I used my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and cut the image to stamp on at 3'' and the background at 3 1/4''. 
By the way three of the images in this stamp set fit in this 3'' box the home sweet home image fits best in 3 1/4'' OR the rectangle at 3 1/4 (my personal fav)

I have used the Home Sweet Home stamp set, Buzz & Bumble B&T Duos, Cocoa Ink, Cashmere Cardstock, Square Studs, Brown and Tan sparkles.

Now "Hop" on over to  Elizabeth Mindemann '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 SOTM is only available until last day of the month!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or myself if you do not have one ; ) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount !

Happy Valentine's Day Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

HI Hoppers!!! Welcome to my blog and the "Happy Valentine's Day" blog hop!!!  If you've hopped here from Michelle Johns  you are on the right track.

On this card I have used 2 of my favorite techniques random stamping to get the background paper and embossing to give the details of my focal flower some pop.  This is a z fold card using Gypsy cardstock and ink. Check back tomorrow I have a more traditional card to post then.  I hope your feeling inspired to get crafty.  Or at least snuggle up with a beverage and check out the rest of the hoppers.  Next you can hop on over to Jen Rubio  to see her lovely creations! 

Here are the stamps included in this months deal.  Spend $50 get this for only $10!!! ......And yes you can double dip to get Who's your Valentine TOO!  Just follow the link on the left of this page.  Then  click the Who's your valentine link on the lower right

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Clearly the Best: Passion for Patterns

If you follow my blog you have seen this technique over and over because this is absolutely one of my FAVORITES!!!!!  Snuggle up with something tasty to drink and check out how EASY it is to make your own patterned paper. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dimensional Ornaments

I just added glitzy glitter, paper and ink. Viola !!!! So easy yet so lovely

Monday, December 17, 2012

Glory to God meets smokey plum

Here is one of the cards I'm sending out this year.  I've used non traditional colors but I still LOVE it. I've used the Avonlea B&TDuos, Smokey plum ink and cardstock, white daisy ink, slate cardstock, and pearls.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Whoo's your valentine Blog Hop

National Papercrafting Month - Whooo’s Your Valentine

Welcome hoppers this is a blog hop of OVER 30 Close to My Heart Consultants featuring this AWESOME kit!  If you've hopped over from Vicki Price blog you are in the right place.  

Featured Products: Whooo’s Your Valentine kit (CC1022)
12 – Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
3 – 12" × 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
1 – Sheet Silver Glitter Paper – new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
12 – Treat Tubes with Lids – new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
1 – My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)

ALL this is ONLY $10 when you purchase $35 in qualifying products.  Click here and then click the join link in the lower right hand corner to make your purchase.

So here is what I've created using these great stamps. . . . .


I have used the stamp set the papers and the silver glitter paper that is new to the Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book . . . and oh how I hope other colors will be available and can hardly wait to see all the new goodies.  Now it is time to keep on hopping and see what Katy Donaldson Taylor has created.

If you get lost along the way here is a list of the blogs hopping today

Kathleen Androlewicz
Helen Onulak
Lisa Sargent
Madeline Morcelo
CC Marsh
Allisa Chilton
Judy Faye Garner
Joy McHargue
Sheila Bennett
Jody Gustafson
Jean McNulty
Casandra Bennett
Krista Hershberger
Wendy Kessler
Vicki Price
Pamela Ellison
Katy Donaldson Taylor
Melinda Everitt
Michelle Loncar
Maria Myers
Nikka Geers
Wendy Coffman
Dawn Ross
Karen Fullam
Haley Dyer
Heather Schmuckal
Jen Rubio
Melissa Laverty
Susan Brooks
Mary Eisen
Lucy Kelleher

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Retireing List - So long Pear & Partridge


The list of retiring Close to my Heart items has been announced! Check your wishlists! If something you have wanted is on this list you will want to act soon as they are now available while supplies last and will not be re-stocked once they are gone! Contact me today if there is anything you want to order, or must have. Some things all already gone the Pear & PartridgeB&TDuos is out of stock and will not be re-stocked.

2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book Retiring List

Item # Item Description Page # Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book

Z1349 Shimmer Designer Brads 127
Z1360 Rhinestone Designer Brads 127
Z1361 Brads Red Assortment 127
Z1362 Brads Pink Assortment 127
Z1363 Brads Blue Assortment 127
Z1364 Brads Green Assortment 127
Z1365 Brads Basic Assortment 127
Z1387 Wooden Designer Buttons 125
Z1395 Irresistibles™ Eclectic Chipboard Die-Cuts (the alphabet) 130
Z1465 Irresistibles™ Make-It-Count Numbers 130
Z1681 Dimensional Elements Numbers 131
Z1761 Dimensional Elements Ornaments 131
Z1762 Dimensional Elements Snowflakes 131
Z1765 Color-Ready Arbor Wooden Shapes 130
X7147C Stella Complements Canvas Shapes 68
X7148C My Stickease® Pemberley Assortment 68
X7150C My Stickease® Victory Assortment 69
X7153C My Stickease® Florentine Assortment 69
X7158C La Belle Vie My Stickease® Assortment 38
X7160C Flirty Complements Dimensional Elements 50
X7161C Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements 56
X7162C Pear & Partridge Complements Glittery Rub-Ons 62
Z1464 Milepost Shapes 128
Z1466 Bling Assortment 128
Z1695 Urban Felt Alphabet 130
Z1696 Keepsake Felt Alphabet 130
Z1709 Just Blooms® Petals Paper Flowers 129
Z1460 Foundry® Ribbon Slides 126
Z1711 Foundry® Binder Clips 126
Z1712 Foundry® Number Plates 126
Z1461 D├ęcor Journaling Spots 129
Z1687 Bohemian Assortment 128
Z1689 Timeless Charms 128
Z1692 Tough Tags 128
Z1694 Bouquet Assortment 128
Z1741 Haunted Assortment 128
Z1749 Autumn Lane Assortment 128
Z1763 Boutique Assortment 128
Z1772 Dimensional Elements In Color—Holiday 128
Z1393 Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection 126
Z1316 Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection 124
Z1385 Designer Ribbon Blue Collection 124
Z1615 Designer Ribbon Red Collection 124
Z1616 Designer Ribbon Green Collection 124
Z1388 Newsprint Rub-Ons 130
Z1700 Dark Chocolate Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1733 Black Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1743 Festive Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1742 Parlor Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1407 6" x 6" Olive Quick Pic™ Album 122
Z1408 6" x 6" Pansy Purple Quick Pic™ Album 122
Z1054 My Creations® Display Album 132
Z1378 My Creations® Banner 132
Z1614 My Creations® Memory Game 132
Z188 Craft Jars 120
Z1352 4 1/2" Colonial White Circle Cards 123
Z1353 4 1/2" White Daisy Circle Cards 123
Z1731 My Originals® Sweet Surprises Card Kit 123
X7147B My Reflections® Stella Paper Packet 68
X7148B My Reflections® Pemberley Paper Packet 68
X7150B My Reflections® Victory Paper Packet 69
X7153B My Reflections® Florentine Paper Packet 69
X7158B La Belle Vie Paper Packet 38
X7160B Flirty Paper Packet 50
X7161B Moonlight Paper Packet 56
X7162B Pear & Partridge Paper Packet 62
Z1252 Cutting Knife 135
G1041 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Cardmaking Kit 22
G1043 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit 66
G1040 Workshops on the Go® Spellbound Cricut® Kit 14
G1042 Workshops on the Go® Scroll Album Kit 23
G1044 Workshops on the Go® Advent Calendar Kit 67
G1045 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit 21
G1046 Workshops on the Go® Clementine Scrapbooking Kit 29
G1047 Workshops on the Go® Dakota Scrapbooking Kit 35
G1048 Workshops on the Go® La Belle Vie Scrapbooking Kit 41
G1049 Workshops on the Go® Scholastic Scrapbooking Kit 47
G1050 Workshops on the Go® Flirty Scrapbooking Kit 53
G1051 Workshops on the Go® Moonlight Scrapbooking Kit 59
G1052 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Kit 65
Item # Item Description Page # Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book
A1104 A Tweet 90
A1111 A Tulip 68
A1116 A Melody 94
A1122 Bravo 92
A1128 Quick Cards—Shell 80
A1129 A Rainbow 85
B1365 Spring Up 71
B1369 Rosy Regards 67
B1374 Bee Happy 83
B1397 He Is Risen 74
B1402 My Peeps 72
C1439 Enjoy Life 95
C1440 Take a Picture 93
C1442 Tailor-Made 94
C1450 Eclectic Edges 99
C1452 Delight 71
C1455 Aspire 96
C1456 Heartfelt Treasures 68
C1457 Happy Camper 84
C1458 Paper Lantern 90
C1473 Remarkable Wreath 70
C1474 10 Things 105
C1485 Super Powers 47
C1498 Country Life 82
C1499 Perfect Day 80
D1195 The Works Alphabet 117
D1222 Tiny Typewriter Alphabet 117
D1296 Chocolate Alphabet Small 114
D1301 Hodge Podge Alphabet 114
D1303 Classmate Alphabet 114
D1462 Splendid Day 77
D1464 Card Chatter—Love 106
D1467 Trees & Things 76
D1472 Simple Memories 66
D1478 Bingo Alphabet 113
D1505 Roar! 89
D1508 Diverse Backgrounds 102
D1509 Magic Adventures 78
D1511 Kick Back 81
E1013 Field Trip Alphabet 114

Monday, December 10, 2012

Year Round Cheer - Gift Card Holder

I had a few spare moments this weekend to FINALLY get started on my holiday crafts.  Here are the gift card holders that I have made for my kiddos teachers.
This card is totally my style a little rustic and a little bling.

In this card I have used the Cranberry ink, Dakota B&T Duos, glitzy glitter, silver shimmer trim, a tiny piece of  Pear & Partridge B&T Duos, and red sparkles.

Over at Heart to Hear this weeks Challenge is Christmas Challenge #4 so here is the link to check out the other festive creations H2H.  This is the last Challenge of the year. I'm sure next year's challenges will be spectacular!!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Everyday Embellishments

It’s easy to incorporate chalk, metallics, and bling into your artwork with a few embellishments you can use on your everyday papercrafting projects. Let us show you how!

This Merry & Bright page uses dots created with the gold metallic marker to add extra sparkle around the edges of the page. Notice the scalloped accents with outlines in gold marker which adds dimension and draws your eye. Our metallics markers will make your artwork sparkle!

Add heart to your art with an extra touch of bling—cover your Dimensional Elements with silver Glitz™ glitter gel, a clear Sparkle or two, or a touch of silver from the metallics marker! Your heartfelt messages will bedazzle your loved ones.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Can you guess this layout ?

I love this time of year and I love these little snow men.  After the tea light snowman from the other day I really had to make some cards.  I used BOTH the Artiste and Art Philosophy Cartridges to make these cool guys the hat is the square key from the bottom row on the AP Cartridge folded at just under the half way mark.  His nose is the same key as his holly and the holly from yesterday.  The circle is 1 in. The Paper is the Florentine B&TDuos.
This card is also inspired by the same layout but I think this one TOTALLY give it away.

If you guessed layout 19 from Make it from your Heart Vol.1 you would be right : )

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Snowman Tea Light

First things first . . . sorry for the blurry picture but getting a good photo of this cute little fellow was a challenge.  So this is one of those battery operated tea lights.  I colored his nose orange and eyes/smile black with Sharpie.  I cut his hat using the Cricut Artiste,  key 3,  accent 2, shift in black cardstock distressed with white daisy ink. The holly is the Merry Christmas key, accent 1 Pear&Partridge B&T Duos distressed with Topiary ink with red sparkles for the berries.  His scarf is Florentine distressed in Twilight (cut free hand)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

MoJo Monday Sketch Challenge

This has been a sketchy week.  Wow I think I'm on a roll this week I also had time to play along with the sketch over at MoJo Monday. 

On both of these cards I've used this month's SOTM Year Round Cheer, silver shimmer trim, Florentine B&T duos, rhinestone designer brads, sky cardstock and ink.  The sentiment for the top Card is from Snowflakes (I LOVE IT!!!), the bottom is from a very old set from Archiver's. Sorry I have no name but I love and use this sentiment ALL the time so until I find one similar that coordinates so perfectly this is my go to stamp.  I hope you are inspired to Get Crafty ; )

Monday, December 3, 2012

H2H Sketch Challenge

This weeks Sketch is definitely a stretch for me. 

I love that it is not the standard size and I really love the way this card turned out.  What do you think?

If you'd love to see the other submissions for this challenge follow this link H2H

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Sweet Heart Deals Starting December 13th !!!!!

Spread the word and help us celebrate National Papercrafting Month in January with this exclusive Whooo’s Your Valentine kit promotion, perfect for gifts and classroom projects!

Starting December 13th spend $35 and get this Sweet "Whoo's Your Valentine Kit"  Don't miss out this deal ends Janruary 31st head over to my website to order click on the Who's Your Valentine link near the bottom of the page.

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.)