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.