Sunday, June 30, 2013

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome Stampers !!!! Wow time sure goes by quickly !!!!!! I can hardly believe it is July. With a new month you know what that means a new Stamp of The Month Blog Hop. This month we will be featuring July's SOTM, which is Sweet Life a set of 9 stamps.

If you have come here from  Maria Myer '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.

This month we have OVER 50 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!

So Here is my first card using Sweet Life . . . .

On this card I used Black craft ink to emboss the focal image, I also used Autumn Terracotta Markers to color the peaches, a mixture of greens for the leaves some old some new. The light green is citrus, the darker greens are new the olive and sweet leaf.  The cardstock is Creme Brulee and Pear.  Last but certainly not least my 2 favorite go to craft items 3D foam tape and the seam binding ribbon!!! These 2 items are so simple yet SO versatile!!!  The ribbon has been died using the craft inks Creme Brulee and Sweet Leaf.
Now "Hop" on over to Tamara Pope'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 the end of the month! Contact me or your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set for $5 

Well Color Me Happy ....

I love the title of this weeks challenge over at H2H.  Color me happy so guess what colors I used ?  Come on really take a guess . . . . . .

Well ok it is no secret PURPLE is my fav.  So the Card I've created uses gypsy and Hydranga.  My favorite tag team is Lagoon and yes I even tossed in a splash of Hollyhock just to prove in the right amounts I can appreciate pink ; ) I Also used Shimmer Trim 3D foam tape and a faux ribbon of glitter paper from the Black & Grey Assortment.  So what do you think does this card make you happy ?

As my inspiration I used the Sketch from MOJO monday.  If you'd LOVE to see more Color me Happy ideas follow this link H2H or Sketch inspiration this link MOJO

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Buzz n Bumble Scrap Swap

Here is another GRAET swap I recieved from Terry Callaghan.
 This lay out features all the Buzz n Bumble Goodies from the workshop on the go!!!!
 Here is the left side
Here is the right side.
If you love this layout too Hurry and get yours before they are gone in August.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Tommy Scraps

Here is a 12x12 double sided layout using the Tommy B&T Duos paper packet.

I love the use of the color ready accents and twine to make this into a page that will work for camping.  Especially because that will be a big part of our vacation this year.

This close up highlights the embossing and the 2 different types of clothes pins Close to my heart carries. The stamp set featured is stamping delights.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Smoothie and Topiary Dare

This week over at color dare the Challenge is Smoothie and Topiary. So on this the bling from the is card I also used the stamp of month a flowering bunch to stamp the background as well as the focal image.  For the Flower and stem I Embossed daisy white cardstock before swiping the image with ink.  The final touch is a pearly bling from the wrangler assortment!  Here is the link to check out the other Colorful Art work Color My Heart

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tommy - Clean and Simple

Here is another great card I received in the Tommy swap.  Clean and simple card featuring I love how the paper is the star and your eye automatically goes to the sentiment.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Mojo Monday meets H2H

This week over at heart to heart it is a Photo Challenge; I love photo challenges!!!!! This one is no different.  Here is the photo

And this is what I can up with . . .

I also used this sketch from Mojo Monday . . .

Now you can head over to H2H or Mojo Monday to check out the other FABULOUS creations!!!!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

3x3 Tommy

Here are the 3x3 cards I received in my Tommy swap. I love each one for a different reason.  the bottom I love because of the distressed torn edge and the unexpected edging on the star.
   love the 3D pop the boat gives on the card on the left and the lavish layers for the card on the right.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Color Dare

When I was checking out the Color Dare this week I thought to myself "Oh I KNOW she was talking to me when she said don't break the rules by adding other colors" Ouch ok so I REALLY tried to stick with Honey a neutrals.  It was REALLY hard but I think I love the way this turned out and have a couple of cards that where inspired by this challenge to upload later on. 

So you know the cardstock is Honey, I also used For Always B&T Duos, Scrapbook Statements-Women Everyday Life, Black Button, Black Shimmer trim, Black and Honey Ink.  Phew if you'd like to see some more HONEY follow this link Color Dare

Monday, June 17, 2013


Today IS the big day my Little man (well not so little anymore) turns 16 !!!!! Look out world. Seriously he has been looking forward to this for a while and honestly so have I.  I am proud of the young man he is becoming and look forward to what the Lord has in store for his future.

So here is the card I made to commemorate the day!  Are you surprised that I used the Cruisin B&T D&TDuos cardstock, Perfect Fit Birthday Occasions.

I can honestly say you may not see this paper pack on my blog again until the scrapbook pages are finished.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Cruisin meets MoJo and H2H

So this upcoming week in I have 2 boys hoping to get their licenses this week my son and his cousin.  So when I saw the Tool Time challenge this week over at H2H I thought I hit the jackpot!!! 

I also used the sketch for MoJo Monday

To create this card I have used the Cruisin B&T Duos paper pack, Craft ink to emboss with black, a little liquid glass to make the windows and head lights shine, Cranberry Marker to color my race car. I hope the boys like the card and pass the test!!!!

If you'd like to see more Tool Time inspiration head over too H2H or sketch goodness MOJO.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Flowering Bunch meets A True Thank you

I wanted to use A Flowering Bunch and the A true thank you stamp set both are still available.  So I really LOVE color and LOVE LOVE LOVE the Color Dare website for stretching me.  However this time these colors are some I love to use!!!!! Yellow, Orange and Pink (in this case Hollyhock) The cardstock is also Hollyhock.

To achieve this technique I've mixed my clear embossing powder with prisma glitter. I used Versamark and my heat gun.  Then a dauber to coordinate with each color and VIOLA.  If you want to see the other colorful creations follow this Color Dare

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Pina Colada ?

Hmm What do you think of when some one says Pina Colada?  I think vacation and beaches.  I'm hoping the use of my Surf's Up B&T Duos passes for Pina Colada . . .

For this card I've also used the Stamp of the Month for June A flowering Bunch, Saddle and Lagoon Craft Ink, Burlap Ribbon (cut in half) and a clear flower for some bling from the Claire Assortment.  I mounted the flower on a 1/2 in circle to give it some color and depth.

If you'd love to see more follow this link H2H

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Let's get Patriotic !!!

The patriotic stamp sets were made exclusively for this campaign and can only be purchased during June and July 2013. The My Acrylix® Courage (B1437) stamp set is $9.95 and is military themed. The My Acrylix® Home of the Brave (D1576) stamp set is $17.95 and USA themed while the My Acrylix® Strong and Free (D1575) stamp set is $17.95 and Canada themed.

When you purchase these exclusive patriotic stamp sets, available at full retail during June and July only, Close To My Heart will donate a portion of the proceeds to either the USO (for US) or the Canadian Hero Fund (for Canada), charitable organizations that support military families.

My Acrylix® Courage (B1437)
My Acrylix® Home of the Brave (D1576)
My Acrylix® Strong and Free (D1575)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Relief for Oklahoma Campaign

To help with relief efforts, Close To My Heart will donate 100% of the profits from sales of the A True Thank You stamp set from May 23 through June 30 to the American Red Cross.

The My Acrylix® A True Thank You stamp set is a new $2.95 stamp set in the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book, released for early purchase just for this campaign. It’s a great sneak peek at an adorable new item—for a great cause!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Make it a banner day !!!!

Customer Special For June:

The My Creations® mini banner includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings; pennants are approximately 4" × 3". The mini banner has a retail price of $5.95 but is free during June to customers with a $25 order.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Color Dare Meets Mojo Monday . . . .

So I know it has been a good week when I have time to craft BEFORE work !!!! This morning the house was all quiet after a weekend of parties and graduations and then a couple of boys living up their first few days of summer. So I'd say today's tranquility is welcome and long over due.  I couldn't decide know what to make . . . and then it hit me cruise my go to inspiration blogs namely Color Dare and Mojo Monday and PRESTO this is what I came up with . . . .

So for the Color dare I used the Dream POP paper pack and the sketch for MOJO's is below.

If you'd like to check out the GREAT ideas from these two blogs follow these links MOJO Color Dare until next time HAPPY CRAFTING !!!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Happy Birthday - Mojo Monday

Here is the sketch that inspired me to make this Birthday card. 

Since my kiddo is turning 16 I used some of my leftover Crusin B&T Duos, liquid glass, embossing, Indian Corn Markers, Capture the Date Nov Stamp of the Month, Cranberry cardstock.

If you'd like to see some more creations inspired by these sketches follow this link MOJO Monday .