Friday, May 31, 2013

June's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop !!!!!

Welcome to this month's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  If you are coming from
Dawn Heuft's blog you are on the right path.  If you are starting here that is great too.  The blog hop is a BIG circle so you can start at any participating consultants blog and follow the links to see the AWESOME uses for this stamp set!  This month we are featuring "A flowering bunch"  This set comes with 10 stamps for 17.95 or $5 with a $50 purchase.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this set!!!! Especially the sentiments. So here are the cards I came up with . . .

I used a masking technique to cover the white area and sponged Gypsy, Lagoon, Hollyhock. Then I stamped the flowering garden image in black.  I also used the sponges to sponge ON my sentiment to get that Tye Die effect.  The card stock I used is in the same colors as the ink and to finish the cards I died the color ready ribbon, and used an assortment of bling. 

So now if your ready to keep HOPPIN hop on over to Traci Godbee's Blog for some more creative uses for this stamp set.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Heart to Heart Favorite Layout

In honor of National Scrapbooking month Heart to Heart has challenged us to post our favorite layout old or new.  What a dilemma I really love all of my layouts and picking just one just seems wrong! So I decided to pick a layout with people that I love (also a difficult task for a scrapper) and colors that I love too.  The paper pack is Bella and Yes this is another Studio J layout. I love how fast and simple it comes together and the my stickees makes every page unique.

Here is the link to see the other "Favorite layouts" over at H2H.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Creme Brulee & Juniper

So I love how the color my heart dare gets me out of my "COLOR" comfort zone!  This weeks Challenge was to use Creme Brulee & Juniper; two colors I have to admit are not in my go to color palette.

So on this card I have used the craft inks and card stock in Juniper and Creme Brulee of course. I used the tweet me stamp set and added black ink and some black sparkly button bling.  If you'd like to see some more colorful creations follow this link Color My heart Dare

Sunday, May 26, 2013

A True Thank You - Oklahoma Tornado Relief Campaign

I love Jeanette Lynton, Close To My Heart, Founder and CEO, and all the Corporate staff. This is the most caring company anyone could want to partner with and I am glad I did.

Every tragic event that I can remember, Close To My Heart has offered help and the tragic aftermath of the tornados in Oklahoma is no different.

The Thank You (M1029) stamp set in the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book is available for early purchase. One hundred percent of profits from sales of this stamp set from May 23 to June 30 will be donated to the American Red Cross to aid tornado victims in Oklahoma.

The recommended My Acrylix® Block is a 2" × 2" (Y1003), if you are wondering about the size and it is definitely affordable at the cost of $2.95.

It would make a great gift for your stamping friends and you would be helping the Oklahoma Tornado Relief -- thanks Close To My Heart and Jeanette.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Deepest Sympathy . . .

The card you never really want to make but need to have a few.  I love this Dakota paper for my outdoor photos of the fam, and cards.  However it is also my go to paper for Sympathy cards I think it carries the mood well without being too perky or depressing.  On this card I've also used the new black shimmer trim and the black button is from the new black button assortment, the sentiment is from the Card Chatter - Sympathy.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Happy Birthday . . .

So as I continue to dust off my creations that haven't been posted I came across my nephew's Birthday Card.  I'm so thankful that Close to my heart has a GREAT "boy" option for paper that works well for little boys and all the way to the teen scene.  I think L8ter Sk8ter would work for any guy!!! So here is what I came up with . . . .

On this card I have used some goodies from the L8ter Sk8ter workshop on the go kit.  The vocal image is from the stamp set included in the kit, the Green & Blue Epoxy Bubbles, the sentiment is from Joyful Birthday, the inks are outdoor denim with pear as the distressing color.  I hope you are feeling inspired!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Creature Feature

Well I'm making my rounds this week. Over at H2H the Challenge is "Creature Feature". I have to admit I have been way less likely to post my Studio J creations so here is another one that I made a while back and never got around to posting.

I LOVE that in Studio J the papers NEVER disappear so if you wish we still had . . . check studio J.  I love this Animal Cookies paper it is PERFECT for a trip to the zoo and so guess what I scrapped about?  It would also be adorable for babies, toddlers, or an animal lover.   

If you'd like to see the other CREATURE CREATIONS at H2H follow this link H2H .

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

6x6 Tommy

So I've been working on OVER 70 projects for a few swaps I joined and this is one of the 6x6 layouts I've created using the Tommy B&T Duos paper.  I hope the ladies LOVE it!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Studio J meets Color Dare



This week over at Color My Heart the color dare is Honey, Cranberry, and Outdoor Denim.  Immediately my mind went to the Tommy B&T Duos.  It just so happens that I have a studio J layout that I never got around to posting. So check out the other colorful creations at Color my Heart Color Dare !!!!

Sunday, May 12, 2013


To all the Momma's out there HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY !!!!!!!!  Here is the card I've made for my momma who is keeping a seat warm for me in heaven.

In this card I've used the layout from Mojo Monday.  I've also used the Dream Pop B&T Duos only available with a $35 purchase this month. The inks are sorbet smoothie and blush from the mini pigment pad sets (can't imagine crafting with out these little gems).

While I had my goodies out I thought what's going on over at H2H this week and wouldn't ya know teacher appreciation is the theme SO I quickly stamped a separate sentiment to post their to so follow this link to see all the APPRECIATION going on over at H2H!!!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mojo Monday meets Color my Heart Dare

Wow two posts in one week !!! I think life might be returning to normal.  So I needed a thank you card for the young lady I've been mentoring.  So I used Mojo Mondays sketch this week along with the color dare the colors are creme brulee, goldrush and sunset and this is what I came up with .....

I used the color ready ribbon and died it Creme Brulee with the mini pigment pad, the stamped image is from one of the exclusive stamp set that come with the Cricut Artiste Cartridge, and the B&T Duos is Claire.  So here is the sketch I followed. . . .

If you want to see the great creations other crafty gals have come up with follow these links Mojo Monday and Color my heart Dare