Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January Stamp of the Month



HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!! Welcome to the 1st  Stamp of the Month Blog Hop of 2015!  

 

We will be featuring January's SOTM, which is this Moment, a set of 12 stamps.  If you have come here from Peachy Iris G. Lamb'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 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!

I chose to make a grateful jar.  My sister posted something like this on FB and this is my take on it.  Starting Jan 1st write good things that happen on little pieces of paper.  Some of the suggestions where suprise gifts, accomplished goals, lol moments, natures beauty, memories worth saving, and daily blessings.  Then on Dec31st 2015 read all the amazing things that happened!!!  I obviously intend to use scrap B&T paper!!!  Below is a pic of the wrapper before it went on the jar so you can see ALL the awesome sentiments.
 For this project I used a jar that I had laying around.  I also used the this moment stamp set featured on pg 17 of the Annual inspirations and the Hopscotch B&T on pg 19 of the Seasonal Expressions mini catalog.  Finally I used flaxen, glacier, smoothie, and sunset inks and lagoon shimmer trim to finish the edges on the jar. 

Now "Hop" on over to Teresa Scrivens' 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 Jan SOTM is only available until the last day of the month!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Card Chatter Sympathy

 This is the kind of card that is hard to make anytime of year but especially at this time of year while everyone is celebrating the birth of the Savior some are losing loved ones.  Normally I have a stack on hand of these I will sit down and make a dozen or so just to be ready and not caught in my own grief.  However this has been an unusually sad year with more loss and grief than I think anyone could bear but my God is good and I know that this too can bring good to those who love him. 

For this card I used one of my favorite B&T papers Dakota!!!!  I also used Pacifica Cardstock, a shimmer brad, the stamp set Card Chatter D1476, and the chevron border punch on pg 182 of the Annual Inspirations Catalog.

This card was inspired Cas(e) my sketch layout #104 follow this link to see more cards using thias layout Cas(e) my sketch layout #104


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Tinsel Time #2

 This card was inspired by the tinsel time challenge over at H2H this month.  I used three different colors of shimmer trim red, black, and silver.  I also used the Yuletide B&T paper pack and the stamp is from the Snowhaven WOTG card kit and stamped in ruby on colonial white cardstock and backed with Cranberry cardstock.  I hoe you are feeling inspired to create something great but if you'd like to check out more Tinsel inspired crafts follow this link H2H - Tinsel

Friday, December 26, 2014

Favorite Holiday . . . .

This month H2H will only have 2 challenges the 1st is Favorite Holiday.  Well is there any other holiday to chose in December than CHRISTMAS!!!!!


For this layout I used Snow Haven B&T paper, Cranberry, Slate and Lagoon Cardstock and inks, pack the WOTG and Handwritten print stamps, Red shimmer trim, ruby chevron washi tape and the chevron embossing folder.

To see more fantastic Holiday inspirations follow this link H2H - Fav Holiday

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

I pray that you all have time to be with friends and family as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the Lord!!!

These cards where inspired by a card I saw created by Gail Gross I loved it and knew I'd have to make it my own for the Ellison Christmas Card this year.




For these cards I used silver and Lagoon Shimmer Trim, Sky ink and cardstock, silver embossing powder.  The backgroud stamp is the chicken wire looking one from Distressed Backgrounds Flair D1544, the inside sentiment is from Everlasting Life D1440 and both the stamps on the front are from Sing Glory C1587.

The inside

The challenge this week at H2H is Tinsel Time and here is the link for more Tinsel Inspired crafts - H2H Tinsel Time


Monday, December 22, 2014

Snowhaven WOTG

Here is a card I made using the Snowhaven WOTG Paper pack.  I also used  the chevron embossing folder to give the cranberry cardstock a cozy sweater feel.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

December Stamp of the Month Cutie Pie

Welcome to the last blog hop of 2014!!!! Time just seems to be moving faster the older I get and this year was no different!!!!

If you have hopped here from Judy Burger's blog you are on the right path!!!  This month there are over 60 consultants hoping with us as we highlight the CUTIE PIE set.  Below you can see each of the adorable 11 stamps this set has to help you celebrate any birthday or cutie pie with the supper cute cupcake sprinklelishous stamps!!!!!



In addition to the stamp of the month I also used Crystal Blue,Gypsy, Honey, and Flaxen ink.  I also used the Wanderful B&T paper, Picture My Life 3x4 card.

Now it's time to hop on over to Lori Brown's blog.

Adeline Brill    http://www.adeline-brill.blogspot.com
Melinda Everitt    http://www.ifyoublingit.blogspot.com
Sheila Bennett    http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
Michelle Stewart    http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca/
Jen Rubio    http://JenRubio.blogspot.com
Dawn Ross    http://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com
Vicki Price    http://priceofpaper.blogspot.com
Beth Naumann    http://www.bethscreativeblock.blogspot.com
Michelle Loncar    http://michelleloncar.blogspot.com
Lauren Moore    http://laurenctmhcraftings.blogspot.co.nz/
Katy Taylor    http://www.scrappinkaty.blogspot.com
Judy Burger    http://www.makingtimeformemories.blogspot.com
Pamela Ellison    http://pamsclearlycraftycorner.blogspot.com/
Lori Brown    http://www.savingmine.blogspot.com
Dana Kessler    http://www.danakessler.com/blog
Peachy Iris G. Lamb    http://peachylamb.blogspot.com/
Maria Myers    http://www.stampmomma.com/
Carol Taggio    http://craftycarol55.blogspot.ca/
Priscilla Gotham    http://www.priscillaspaperie.com
Michelle Jones    http://www.michellejonesva.blogspot.com
Teresa Scrivens    http://www.creatingwithinkypaw.com
Nancy Womersley    http://nancysheart2heart.blogspot.com
Donna Digby    http://www.datsmystyledj.blogspot.ca
Wendy Coffman    http://www.stampingrules.blogspot.com/
Jilena Paskett    http://www.shayandjcrafts.blogspot.com/
Kami Welter    http://www.scrappin4memories.blogspot.com/
Krista Hershberger    http://kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com/
Jean McNulty    http://stampinmaui.blogspot.com/
Lela Norris    http://lilola4life.blogspot.com/
Melissa Laverty    http://www.fancymelissa.com/blog
Pam Trostle    http://www.pamtrostle.com/
Krista Ritskes    http://simplycreating.ca/blog
Traci Godbee    http://www.createwithtraci.com/
Lucy Kelleher    http://www.love2createitall.com/
Kathy Burrows    http://snipssnapsandscraps.blogspot.com/
Kelly  Janes    http://papercraftingwithkellyjanes.com/
Michelle Johns    http://www.myflightsoffancy.com/blog
Maureen O'Sullivan    http://somethingtoscrapabout-maureen.blogspot.com
Jen Patrick    http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com
Stefani Ewing    http://thoughtfulscrapbooking.com/
Sarita Schraeder    http://www.blessedscrapper.com
Haley Dyer    http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com
Alyson Mayo    http://createwithalyson.blogspot.ca/
Gina Brandstetter    http://gmbscrapper.blogspot.com/
Paige Dolecki    www.Stampologist.com
Cat Nowak    http://catscrapbooking.com/
Tina Lovell    http://www.myscraphappylife.com/
Lilian Yeh    http://theleafstudio.blogspot.com
Kathleen Androlewicz    http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com
Judy Faye Garner    https://judyfaye.blogspot.com
Angela White    www.luvz2scrapbook.com
Terry Ann Diack    http://terryanndiack.blogspot.ca/
Morgan Vogt    http://www.tweetscraps.com/
Justine Hovey    http://www.justinehovey.com
Melissa Robinson    http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com
Michelle Battitori    http://michelleshandmadeworld.blogspot.com/
Michele Rowley    http://evergreenmemoriesandart.blogspot.com/
Brenda Lapp    http://centralnyscrapper.blogspot.com/
Katie Hessel    http://katiehessel.blogspot.com/
Pam Jarrett    http://pam-jarrett.blogspot.com
Jacquelin Green    http://paper-goodness.blogspot.ca/.
Chris Lothian    http://www.christinescreativecapers.blogspot.com.au/

Saturday, November 29, 2014

NO RULES ! ! ! ! !

Now this is the challenge I've been waiting for no rules just let the creative juices flow.  Well If you've been checking in lately you know I've been trying to finish scrapping my summer vacation pics before the Christmas photos start rolling in.  I LOVE the WANDERFUL B&T papers and for this layout I used the workshop on the go featured on pg 113 in the Annual Inspirations Catalog.  So this layout has ink, embellishments, stamps and B&T papers!!!! I feel SO liberated!!!!  The only thing I changed was the size of the photo boxes to fit what I wanted them for and some of the bling to match my tastes.  this layout came together super quick since the instructions where all right there in the Workshop kit for me. 

To see what the crafty ladies at H2H have created with NO RULES for NOvember follow this link H2H

Friday, November 28, 2014

NO B&T paper ! ! ! ! ! !

This by far was the toughest challenge this month to SCRAP a layout with NO B&T paper!!!! Oh my . . . I mean lets face it that it is one of the reasons I'm a consultant because I'm addicted to the papers CTMH carries.  I love there weight and that they are double sided and well you get the picture so for this layout I decided to go to my stash and see what I had leftover from my BC days (before consultant) and I found some paper studios glitter paper.  Oh glitter can take away any crafting blockages my brain is having.  Since my son was sweet enough to take some pictures last summer of the softball team I played on I new these would work GREAT with a two tone layout.  I used my Artbooking cartridge to cut the overlay out of Pacifica carstock. I then used some of the glitter scraps to peek out of random areas on the overlay. Mounted all my pictures with gold glitter paper and cut my softball using my old sizzix lollipop set. 



To be inspired by the wonderful layouts that have NO B&T paper follow this link H2H.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

No Embellishments

Oh how these no challenges and I have gotten along.  I initially thought there was No way I would be able to stay true to these challenges but with the Picture My Life Scrapbooking program these pages came together SO fast and I do not even miss all the NO items.  This page uses 4 of the 3x4 cards from the Wanderful set and 1 4x6 card from the Surf's Up Picture My Life set.   Both of these and many more can be found on pg 147 for 24.95 each.
Now to be inspired by more of really NO Embellishments follow this link H2H.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

No Ink . . . . . .

Ok take a deep breath I can do this no Ink no distressing ....well no problem with these fun photos and the Wanderful B&T paper pack and a 4x6 card from the Wanderful Picture My Life Scrapbooking Program.

To see some inspiring crafts without ink follow this link H2H.

Monday, November 3, 2014

NO way NO Stamping !!!!

This month Heart to heart is focusing on NO for the challenges.  This weeks challenge is NO stamping oh boy I have a feeling this month is going to be tough for a lot of crafters myself included.

For this challenge I finally had time to scrap some of our vacation photos from Canada and for the NO stamping challenge I decided to use the Wanderful Picture My Life kit featured on page 147 of the annual inspirations catalog. I used the Designer cover and some washi tape that is it then this page eas ready for me to add some journaling and tucked into a book.  Fast and simple. So here is my first layout.


To see more NO Stamping Inspirations follow this link H2H.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Studio J $5 Layouts !!!!

I am so excited that this month studio J layouts are $5!!!  I love being able to size my pictures ANYWAY I want or just order a sheet with just odd or over-sized pictures for traditional scrapping.  This is a great bargain for the digital scrapper or tradition or someone like me who LOVES both!!!! If you've never tried digital this is the time to give it a whirl with $5 layouts how can you go wrong?


  1. Studio J® layouts are available for $5 throughout the month.
  2. Every fifth Studio J print order will include a Close To My Heart accessory totaling $5 or more.
  3. Five lucky winners will receive a “golden ticket” in their Studio J print order good for one FREE D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors™.
  4. Five entrants of the Close To My Heart Facebook contest will be chosen after the campaign has ended. They must have marked their new Studio J layout with the hashtag #ctmhlucky5 during November in order to receive one FREE D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors.
  5. Five entrants of the Close To My Heart Instagram contest will be chosen after the campaign has ended. They must have marked their new Studio J layout with the hashtag #ctmhlucky5 during November in order to receive one FREE D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


Welcome to our It's the Little Things Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the November Stamp of the Month which  features 15 adorable stamps.


If you have come here from Jen Patrick'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 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using It's the little things stamp set 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! Grab a steamy cup of your favorite beverage and hop along with us!


For this card I was inspired by the Sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch.  To see the sketch scroll to the bottom of this post or follow this link Cas(E) #98.  To create this card I used Gypsy and Whisper Cardstock, and Purple Shimmer Trim.  To achieve the multiple ink look I created my own ink pad.  To achieve this technique I used Cranberry, Pacifica, Gypsy, and Olive re-inkers.  On a paper towel I randomly put about 5 drops or so of each color.  Making sure that my DIY "ink pad" was at least as big as my largest image to be stamped. 

THANKS for hopping by it is now time to "Hop" on over to Judy Burger's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and feel free to leave some love in the comments. Contact me or your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this adorable stamp set and or other products used!



Adeline Brillhttp://adeline-brill.blogspot.com
Melinda Everitthttp://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com
Michelle Stewarthttp://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.com
Sheila Bennetthttp://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
Maureen O'Sullivanhttp://somethingtoscrapabout-maureen.blogspot.com
Michelle Loncarhttp://michelleloncar.blogspot.com
Alyson Mayohttp://createwithalyson.blogspot.com
Dawn Rosshttp://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com
Jen Patrickhttp://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com
Pamela Ellisonhttp://pamsclearlycraftycorner.blogspot.com
Judy Burgerhttp://makingtimeformemories.blogspot.com
Gina Brandstetterhttp://gmbscrapper.blogspot.com
Beth Naumannhttp://bethscreativeblock.blogspot.com
Dana Kesslerhttp://www.danakessler.com
Haley Dyerhttp://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com
Paige Doleckihttp://www.stampologist.com
Jilena Pasketthttp://shayandjcrafts.blogspot.com
Priscilla Gothamhttp://www.priscillaspaperie.com
Lela Norrishttp://lilola4life.blogspot.com
Michelle Joneshttp://michellejonesva.blogspot.com
Michelle Johnshttp://www.myflightsoffancy.com
Nancy Womersleyhttp://nancysheart2heart.blogspot.com
Lalia Harrishttp://www.craftylalia.com
Donna Digbyhttp://datsmystyledj.blogspot.com
Sarita Schraederhttp://blessedscrapper.blogspot.com
Kelly Janeshttps://papercraftingwithkellyjanes.com
Jean McNultyhttp://stampinmaui.blogspot.com
Kathy Burrowshttp://snipssnapsandscraps.blogspot.com
Carol Taggiohttp://craftycarol55.blogspot.com
Jen Rubiohttp://jenrubio.blogspot.com
Traci Godbeehttp://www.createwithtraci.com
Maria Myershttp://stampmomma.com
Lauren Moorehttp://laurenctmhcraftings.blogspot.com
Katy Taylorhttp://scrappinkaty.blogspot.com
Vicki Pricehttp://priceofpaper.blogspot.com
Melissa Lavertyhttp://wp.me/p1TjVN-1yx
Wendy Coffmanhttp://www.stampingrules.com
Cat Nowakhttp://wp.me/p3O1Id-DI
Pam Trostlehttp://www.pamtrostle.com
Krista Hershbergerhttp://kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com
Michele Rowleyhttp://evergreenmemoriesandart.blogspot.com
Morgan Vogthttp://www.tweetscraps.com
Terry Ann Diackhttp://terryanndiack.blogspot.com
Carol-Anne Grenierhttp://cagrenier.blogspot.ca
Nikka Geershttp://nikkageers.blogspot.com
Melissa Robinsonhttp://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com
Regina Ketteringhttp://reginasstampingcorner.blogspot.com
Tina Lovellhttp://www.myscraphappylife.com
April Noursehttp://curlsandgrins.blogspot.com
Jacquelin Greenhttp://paper-goodness.blogspot.com
Lilian Yehhttp://theleafstudio.blogspot.com
Pam Jarretthttp://pam-jarrett.blogspot.com
Katie Hesselhttp://katiehessel.blogspot.com
Brenda Lapphttp://centralnyscrapper.blogspot.com
Judy Faye Garnerhttp://judyfaye.blogspot.com
Justine Hoveyhttp://www.justinehovey.com
Michelle Battitorihttp://michelleshandmadeworld.blogspot.com
Wendy Kesslerhttp://www.myscrapbookingblog.com/

Friday, October 31, 2014

Creative Stampers

HI there this is a layout of my son and I before kayaking on the Chicago river this summer. I thought the layout challenge from Creative Stampers was the perfect inspiration to get this pic into the books.
 Here is there sketch .....




And here is my take on it . . . .

 If you want to see some more creations inspired by this sketch follow this link Creative Scrappers #280

Monday, October 27, 2014

MIDNIGHT challenge

Well with H2H challenge this week being midnight I couldn't help but scrap the costume fun from last year!!!!  For this layout I used Goldrush, Thistle, Slate, Autumn Terracotta, and Black Cardstock and Inks.  I also used the Scardy Cat and Pathfinding Paper pack.  The pumpkins are cut from the Artiste, the Title is cut from the Artfully Sent, and the banners are cut from Art Philosophy  Cricut Cartridges.  I also used some shimmer trim and triangle studs to and a little bling.

While I was cruising my favorite inspiration websites I notice over at Color Dare that the Challenge was Thistle and Sunset. SO I was tickled that this layout would work for there challenge too.   


Here is the link to more MIDNIGHT Inspirations H2H Midnight Challenge 
And

Monday, October 20, 2014

H2H Sketch Challenge





This week the Challenge at H2H is a sketch challenge ! ! ! You all know how much I love a sketch challenge and this one is NO different. Here is the sketch . . .
Here is my take on the sketch. . . . I used on of my favorite fall sets Always Grateful on pg 54 of the Annual Inspirations.  I also used the Pathfinding paper pack, Saddle, Olive, Cranberry, Honey, and Autumn Terracotta inks for the tree.  Finally I used some brown shimmer trim and washi tape.


I hope to see you playing along with this clever sketch to see some more sketchy inspirations follow this link to H2H Sketch Challenge

Monday, October 13, 2014

Cranberry, Lagoon, Goldrush, & Desert Sand Challenge

This week the Challenge at H2H is a color challenge.  The colors are Cranberry, Lagoon, Goldrush, & Desert Sand as used on the card at the bottom of page 93 in the Annual Inspirations.  I took the chance to blow the dust off one of my FAVORITE FALL stamp sets Fall Harvest as seen on page 55.  I love this triple stamp technique I cut 2" x 3-1/4", 3" x 4-1/4", 4 x 5-1/4 out of white daisy and 2-1/4" x 3-1/2", 3-1/4" x 4-1/2", 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" out of Goldrush cardstock.  I stacked the White daisy then random stamped my leaves.  The final touch was a little bling sequence to draw the eye to my sentiment.  


To see more fantastic creations using this color challenge follow this link

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Cas(e) this Sketch #95 meets Paper Players #216

Happy Fall Ya'll

I love this season!!!! The cool weather hikes, fires with the family, changing colors, and CRAFTING it is all my kinda fun!!!! I was inspired to make this card by the Case(e) challenge this week and the Paper Players Halloween Challenge.


For this card I used the Scardy Cat Paper pack, Thistle Cardstock, Gold Glitter paper, Arrows Washi Tape, black, Autumn Terracotta, Olive, and Orange inks, I used my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut the pumpkins to fit with the stamp from the Pathfinding Workshop On the Go, and the sentiment is from the Just to Say Cricut Colletion Artfully sent stamp set.  I love how fast this came together with the inspirations I had if you'd love to be inspired too follow these links:
Cas(e) this Sketch #95                                              Paper Players #216

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Shin Han Marker Hop


Welcome to the ShinHan Marker Blog Hop!!!! This hop has been much awaited and anticipated I'm so happy to finally share some of my ideas and see what the other crafty gals have in store for us. The Annual inspirations Catalog is glittered with examples of Shin Han Marker uses with the ordering info on page 180.  There are 24 different colors that compliment our exclusive inks beautifully. 

If you have come here from Wendy Coffman'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 a list of the participating blog's below.

For this hop we have over 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their
creations using the AWESOME Shin Han Markers 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! So settle in with your favorite beverage and prepare to be inspired!!!!

Here  is my card using the Shin Han Markers. . . .



I used embossing powder and then colored over it to make it look like it is glowing or popping off the dark paper.  Below I've posted more projects using this technique.  For this card I used Snow Haven Paper pack on pg 75 of the Annual Inspirations Catalog.  Handwritten Print stamp set, Cranberry cardstock, black stars from the Scardy cat assortment, Shin Han Markers, and white embossing powder.

Now it is time to keep on hopping next up is Priscilla Gotham's blog and feel free to leave some love in the comments.

         Family is Forever 








                 

                                                          Handwritten Print 


If you get lost along the way here is a complete list of stampers. . . .
Melinda Everitthttp://www.ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/
Adeline Brillwww.adeline-brill.blogspot.com
Michelle Stewarthttp://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca/
Sheila Bennetthttp://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
Judy Faye Garnerhttp://judyfaye.blogspot.com
Michelle Loncarhttp://michelleloncar.blogspot.com
Gina Brandstetterhttp://gmbscrapper.blogspot.com/
Heather Schmuckalhttp://heatherjanedesign.blogspot.com/
Michele Rowleyhttp://evergreenmemoriesandart.blogspot.com/
Sarah Hirschhttp://www.sarahhirschstamps.blogspot.com/
Catherine Nowakhttp://catscrapbooking.com
Lauren Moorehttp://laurenctmhcraftings.blogspot.co.nz/
Dawn Rosshttp://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com
Kristine Pontehttp://www.homewithstudiok.com/apps/blog/
Katy Taylorhttp://www.scrappinkaty.blogspot.com/
Wendy Coffmanhttp://www.stampingrules.com/
Pamela Ellisonwww.PamsClearlyCraftyCorner.blogspot.com
Priscilla Gothamhttp://www.priscillaspaperie.com/
Suzanne Webster-Lowriehttp://scrapbookingsue.com
Dana Kesslerhttp://www.danakessler.com/blog/
Melissa Robinsonhttp://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com
Jessica Hillhttp://createbythelake.blogspot.ca/
Brenda Lapphttp://centralnyscrapper.blogspot.com/
April Noursehttp://curlsandgrins.blogspot.com
Jaime Llewellynhttp://jaimellewellyn.blogspot.com/
Maria Myershttp://stampmomma.com
Peachy Iris G. Lambhttp://peachylamb.blogspot.com
Tina Lovellhttp://www.myscraphappylife.com/
Wendy Kesslerhttp://www.myscrapbookingblog.com/
Paige Doleckihttp://www.stampologist.com/
Jacquelin Greenhttp://paper-goodness.blogspot.ca/
Justine Hoveyhttp://www.justinehovey.com
Haley Dyerhttp://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com/
Sarita Schraederwww.blessedscrapper.blogspot.com
Kelly Janeshttp://papercraftingwithkellyjanes.com/
Michelle Battitorihttp://michelleshandmadeworld.blogspot.com/
Jean McNultyhttp://stampinmaui.blogspot.com/
Donna Digbyhttp://www.datsmystyledj.blogspot.ca/
Lela Norrishttp://lilola4life.blogspot.com/
Dawn Haighthttp://haightmark.blogspot.com/
Carol-Anne Grenierhttp://cagrenier.blogspot.ca/

Monday, October 6, 2014

Guilty Pleasures . . . . H2H Challenge

The 1st challenge in October is GUILTY PLEASURES . . . . Uh oh . . . . . well I guess its time to come clean . . . . . well ok you twisted my arm.  I am an Ice Cream JUNKIE!!!!! I will have Ice cream in my freezer year round and often more than one flavor (like now there are 3). I have been know to make extra stops on long trips to try a local treasure.  It can not be overstated Ice cream is definitely my Guilty Pleasure.  So this year National Ice Cream day we went out for well you know Ice Cream and her is the layout I created to pay homage to my not so secret guilty pleasure.


This layout is also a sneak peek for the Stamp of the Month for June Ice Cream Dream I know I'll be using this set a ton.  I also used the Shin Han Markers featured on pg. 180 of the Annual Expressions.  I also used gold pok-a-dot & black arrow washi tape, gold & teal shimmer trim, dots, chevron, & honey comb embossing folders, lagoon, sunset, canary, thistle, gypsy, cotton candy, and sorbet inks and finally white daisy cardstock. 

Now to check out all the GUILTY PLEASURES of the rest of the H2H gang follow this link

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Ribbon Revelry




During the month of October, with each qualifying purchase of $50 USD/$55 CAD you are eligible to receive - as a special bonus - one of two chevron ribbons FREE!  Each chevron ribbon - Ruby or Outdoor Denim - has an original retail value of $6.95 USD/$7.75 CAD. 
So which ribbon will you get?  It's a surprise!  Quantities are limited, so make sure to place your orders as early in the month as possible.  Be sure to take advantage of this fantastic offer so you can enjoy embellishing your creations with your own surprise roll of bonus ribbon!  Click here to start shopping.
*Offer valid October 1-31, 2014 while supplies last.  No tax will be charged on the free items.  Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item ($6.95 USD/$7.75 CAD). 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Scrapping Selfies . . . . well sort of

This month the scrap challenge at H2H is Scrapping Selfies.  I was feeling a little intimidated until I was reminded that timers where put on cameras for the original "selfie" so now I had plenty of pics to choose from. I settled on these goofy pics of my kiddo and I last year.   We thought it would be funny to make silly faces and pose with our pumpkins.  I set up my camera and set the timer to go off in 10 seconds and thought whatever showed up would be hilarious.
   

For this layout I used a ton of bling, brown glitter paper, sparkle black flourishes, gold bling gems, Scardy Cat assortment, Pathfinding assortment, Scardy Cat Paper Pack, Thistle cardstock and ink, Black cardstock Goldrush ink, honeycomb embossing folder, and Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge to cut the title.

Now it's to to see some more Selfie inspirations at H2H - Selfie Scrap

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Home For the Holidays


Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop we will be featuring October's SOTM, Home for the Holidays, which is featured on page 14 of the Annual Inspirations catalog. Home for the Holidays is great for gift tags the set  includes 7 stamps. 

If you have come here from Krista Hershberger'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 a list of the participating blog's below.
This month we have over 70 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!
So settle in with your favorite beverage and prepare to be inspired!!!!

Here is a close up of the set . . . .


Her are some of my creations using the set . . . . . 

 A friend of mine is moving and I immediately thought this stamp would be perfect for a house warming gift tag. I just stamped the image leaving off for the holidays.  This is a bread band to go around a yummy pumpkin loaf.

 I thought this stamp would work nicely for my kiddos graduation pictures.  The sleeve is cut with the Artfully Sent Cartridge  to fit a 4x6 photo.  Since its October I don't have the pictures yet of him in his cap and gown so I put a silly picture in the bottom one so you could visualize the possibilities.


Now it's time to keep on hopping and get some more great ideas for this set!!!  Here is the link to Wendy Coffman's Blog who is sure to have some great inspirations for this set.  Please  don't forget to visit each blog and leave some love in the comments!  

Monday, September 29, 2014

My favorite EMBELLISHMENTS ! ! !

Heart to Heart has its final favorite challenge EMBELLISHMENTS !!!!!  This was another tough one for me to choose from there are so many that I really love and use ALL the time !!!!! 
So I went with one have used a lot recently which is shimmer trim.  This is really an embellishment that adds a lot of bang for your buck; I love how it adds just the right touch of  bling to any project!  The complete assortment of colors is on page 172 of the Annual Inspirations

So this is my personalized/custom checkbook cover and or purse calendar cover.  I used Both Pathfinding WOTG stamps, Pathfinding paper, Colonial white cardstock, shimmer trim, Goldrush and Chocolate Ink.  I think this would also make an adorable card just cut it to size and presto.

To be inspired by more embellishments follow this link to H2H - Embellishments

Saturday, September 27, 2014

My Favorite .....Tool ! ! !

This weeks favorite highlighted at H2H is TOOLS!!!!  My Cricut is absolutely my favorite tool !!!!! Althought my ink daubers where a very close second : ) So I used both to create this card!  I used my Cricut Artbooking and Artiste Cartridges. I also used the Scardy Cat Paper pack featured on page 39 of the Annual Inspirations Catalog.  I also used the zip strip from the Pathfinding papers for the crispy crunchy sentiment as well as Black twill ribbon, Autumn Terracotta ink, and black shimmer paper to help the face have a little bling!


To see some more totally terrific Tools follow this link to H2H - Fav- Tool

Monday, September 22, 2014

My NEW Favorite . . . . Stamp set

So here is my new favorite stamp set Your own Kind of Wonderful.  If you know me you know butterflies are my thing so this stamp set was on my wish list as soon as I saw it!!! I love the whimsy and versatility of the set and decided to pair it up with the technique I used previously this week Resist embossing.  I also used Thistle cardstock as well as Thistle, Pacifica, and Lagoon inks one of my favorite color pairings!!!

 

To check out more favorite stamp sets follow this link to H2H Favorite Stamps Sets

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Treasures preserved with Resist Embossing

Recently I was blessed to be give these old photo album's that haven't been seen in a LONG TIME!!! For a scrapper this is like lost TREASURE re-found!!!! I was tickled to see photos of family that I had never seen before and some people I have no recollection of meeting.  So to say the least this was an unexpected surprise.  So please feel free to stop back from time to time to see my journey to get these family treasures off the old acid based books into some that are archival safe.My 1st of MANY pages was this oldie but goodie of my family before I was born.  If I had to guess I'd say this photo was from early in 1976 judging by the age of my brothers.  Notice the blouse my mother is wearing ... it has butterflies on it so I guess this obsession I have comes honestly : ) 


Here is another example of resist embossing.  This time instead of daubers I used the NEW Shin Han markers to color the embossed area of the tree and family sentiment to make them appear to POP off the paper.  For this layout I used the stamp of the month Family is Forever, Yuletide paper pack, Shin Han Markers, and black cardstock.  I love the versatility of the Yuletide paper pack to be useful for more than just holiday layouts this looks nothing like Christmas to me.  To check out more favorite techniques follow this link to H2H