Sunday, March 31, 2013

CTMH--Stamp of the Month Blog Hop- My Sunshine

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for April 2013- featuring My Sunshine

My Sunshine, a set of 8, is a fun, fun stamp set!   If you have come here from Dawn's Blog you're on the right path.  If you get lost along the way, you'll find a complete hop list at Helen's Blog!

Have you tried the Puddle Pad technique?????
First, layer a couple baby wipes on a large block, then take your reinkers (I used Creme Brule, Sunset, Smoothie and Lagoon.)  and randomly drip them on the wipe, forming a large blob of color at least as big as your stamp.  Then take your stamp, press down firmly to ink it up, and stamp. On the circle in the middle, I also swiped it a few times in the "puddle pad" which gave it a streaky distressed look. 
Look how fun it is:

My card today is based on the Deconstructed Sketch #95. I thought the Dotty For You Papers would go perfect with the sketch.  I added some frayed burlap down the middle and added My Sunshine image on top!  At the bottom corner, I stamped the quote from My Sunshine. 
I also created this Sunshine card, posted last month:

The April Stamp of the Month is available the 1st-30th.  With any $50 purchase, this set is yours for $5.  Head over to my website to start shopping :

Want this stamp set for FREE?????  CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW!

Hop on over to Wanda's Blog for more inspiration!  

Saturday, March 30, 2013

National Scrapbook Day - All Day Crop - May 4

I am super excited to invite you to:

If you are in or near the Fresno/Clovis area, I'd love for you to come!!!!  It's going to be FUN!

Register and Pay by clicking HERE!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

CTMH- Kids Kraft Klass- Easter

One of my favorite classes to teach is my Kids Kraft Klass!

On Sunday, I had 5 kids here making some Easter Crafts :)

Treat Tube:
These were leftover from the Who's Your Valentine Kit.  Actually the tubes are available all the time, but I had leftover boxes.
We cut some grass out of Sweet Leaf patterned paper, and stamped a pre-cut Easter Egg in Buttercup with the Easter Wishes stamp set in Sky ink.  Tied a ribbon on the top and filled with Easter colored M&M's.


Bunny Card:
I found a tutorial for cutting an Easter Bunny using Art Philosophy (here), and modified it to fit on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card.
We used White Daisy Cardstock, sponged Blush pink on some of the pieces, added Black Sparkles for the eyes and pieced it all onto Sweet Leaf or Crystal Blue cardstock.


My kids cards (mine is in the middle):

Paper Strip Bunny

I have seen some cool things created using scraps of paper strips recently and thought it would be neat to do a bunny shaped one.
I cut about 1/2" strips of many different pastel colored papers (mostly older CTMH).  Adhered the strips onto a bunny cut out from Doodlecharms at 8", then trimmed around the image.  I then glued that to an 8x10 piece of cardstock.  PERFECT for framing!


My kids & mine:

CTMH Color Dare: Sky, Blush, Buttercup
Heart2Heart: Easter

Thursday, March 21, 2013

CTMH - Studio J creations

I just got my Studio J layouts in the mail from the $5 special (that just ended), and I LOVE THEM!!!!
 I get so excited when I get my orders in, so fun to see them in person, as well as enjoy the quality of the layouts! 

Here are a few that I have not already shared:

From an Express Collection- Did you know you can change the colors of the papers & embellishments???  Just click on them and choose a color to match your theme!

From our Cruise:

Another Express Collection
This one I shared previously, but I changed the photos used before i ordered it :)

Express Collection again!

I'm still working on that baby album for my niece, so I thought I'd throw in a couple pre-made pages via Studio J!  I just made each photo slot a text box, and typed in the photo size :)

 Another Express Collection- love this one!  I've used it before :)

I have a couple of shout outs:
CONGRATS AND THANKS to my fabulous customers!!!!!!!  A total of 82 layouts were created and purchased during the $5 sale!  Some of you did some serious SCRAPPIN!!!!!  One awesome lady created 32 layouts!!!!!  HOLY SMOKES!  Blows my 24 out of the water :)

ANOTHER HUGE CONGRATS to my team!  As a team, 292 layouts were created!  WOOHOOOOO!!!!!  Way to go TEAM!

Studio J layouts are $6.95 for the 2-page spread- which is still a great deal!  Create them for FREE, then purchase them when you're ready! 

Get Started Today CLICK HERE!!!!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Craft with CTMH & ME!!

I invite you to CRAFT WITH CTMH & ME this Spring!

When you join my CTMH team of crafters in April- Not only will you get over $155 in product in your kit... Corporate will give you the April, May, June and July Stamps of the Month for FREE (retail $72)!!  That's over $225 in Product for only $49!  You'll get tons of great items to craft with, as a BONUS, I'll give you lots of ideas of what to make with your kit!
Whether you want to continue to place orders or not, whether you want to hold parties, classes or not.  This is an AMAZING deal and I don't want you to miss out! 


How about saving some money and bring in a little income on the side??? The new CTMH Consultant Kit is just $49 for the Essentials kit or $99 for the Master kit and is FULL of NEW items from the 2013 Spring and Summer Idea Book! Wouldn’t you love the newest and freshest scrapbooking and card making products at a discount??

The $49 Essentials starter kit = $155 in product and supplies.
The $99 Master starter kit = $355 in retail value!
Future purchases as a consultant are 22% discount for yourself.

You will receive a 22% commission on all purchases made by others, even on discounted and promotional items.
Earn free product each month, up to $75
Free website for online sales.
You can earn an additional $200 in product if you achieve Straight to the Top sales in the first 90 days. (That's $100 from CTMH and $100 from ME)


Essentials Kit
Everything to meet your crafting and career
needs. Approximately $155 retail value!

No matter why you join CTMH, there's a place for YOU on my team!!  Hobbyists and Business Builders alike are welcomed with open arms.  I joined Close To My Heart 6 years ago for the discount.  I thought I could teach a class or two and share my love for paper crafting with others.   Little did I know that my passion for crafting would provide me with a steady income, allow me to build wonderful relationships with other crafters both customers and team member alike, be recognized on stage at Convention as one of the companies leaders and mostly build a team that I adore!  Most recently, it has awarded with me to an all expenses paid Cruise to the South Caribbean.  It has been an exciting journey that is just getting started!

You can read some more information about why you should join the ROXYBONDS SCRAPPERS TEAM HERE!

Are you ready? Is it April 1, 2013? Click here to see the details and to sign up. YOU MUST WAIT TIL April 1, 2013 9AM MST to get this deal :)

Are you interested or have questions? Don’t hesitate to email me at! I’m here to help!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

CTMH- Everything ABC Blog Hop- F is for....

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter F. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their "F" element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start at the beginning at Amber's blog ~ Scrapper's Therapy 

If you came from Shelly ~ Just One Piece then you're on the right track!

F is for....
I couldn't decide between Fabric Flowers and Fancy Folds... so you get both :)

I watched a video tutorial on Amie's blog about making fabric flowers with our new TEXTILES, so I gave it a try!  I used the For Always textiles, and added a big shimmer brad in the center.  

The card uses the Mojo Monday 284 sketch.  I used Slate Cardstock, Black Glitter Paper and Roxie patterned paper.  The sentiment: You're Amazing is from the Artiste Cricut Collection- Kudos 

This is one of my favorite "fancy fold" cards to make.  I call it the Tri-Fold :)  This card also has a FABRIC FLOWER :)
For this fabric flower, I watched another video tutorial by Fancy Melissa.  I used the Chantilly Textiles with a Rhinestone Brad (that I colored green with our Alcohol Markers in Pear. 
The Tri-Fold card features the Chantilly paper pack- so girly and so fun!  I used the June SOTM- A Flowering Bunch to stamp the stem to the flower, and tied a piece of the green fabric around the front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment, also from the June SOTM- A Flowering Bunch

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Shalana~ Scrappin with Shalana

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

1. Amber La Mons ~ Scrapper's Therapy
2.   Shelly ~ Just One Piece
3. Jen ~ Roxybonds Scrappin-- YOU ARE HERE
4. Shalana - Scrappin with Shalana 
5. Kathy ~ Kathy's Creative Corner 

Friday, March 15, 2013

CTMH- Flirty Flower Birthday Card

This week I created a couple different fabric flowers using CTMH's new Textiles.  While I was doing that, I brought out my Rosette Ribbon and made a flower with that too! 

To create the flower, I took about 15 inches of the rosette ribbon, using liquid glass, I glued it to a circle punched at 1.5".  The center is a big shimmer brad that I colored with my Gypsy marker. 

Then the Mojo Monday sketch 284 for this week was a perfect fit for this flower card.  Over at Color My Heart- the Color Dare challenge was to use two different paper packs, so I used up some older papers for this one- the Pink pattern is Flirty and the marbled background paper is from Moonlight.  The stamp set is Party Pennants.  I also used some Silver Glitter paper. 

Come back later tonight to see the other two flowers I created with the CTMH Textiles!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Jewel Kade Spring & Mother's Day

Jewel Kade has a new catalog out this month and it is simply stunning!  It's something old... something new... and to me it goes back to their vintage inspired look!  


This catalog is full of pearls and bling and beautiful charms!

 My Favorite:  Simply Mine pearl necklaces

 Eternity Rope Chain, Discover Beauty charm, Cameo Bracelet, Cameo Earrings, and Wrap Arounds

 Simply Mine pearls, Vintage Pearl, Letter Press Blocks

Lock & Key Necklace, In the Loop Earrings, Georgia & Lauren Charms

Sweet Life Necklaces: Bee, Dragonfly & Hummingbird, Small Pendants: Nest, Bird, Butterfly, Letter Press Blocks 

I absolutely ADORE the 2013 Mother's Day Collection!  I had to have both of these right away!  You won't want to miss out on these :)

Lily - Set on a vintage lace background, this charm's glass glitter initial and heart are dazzling in one of the season's "it" colors, emerald green. Choose your loved one's initial - or give her your own to remember you by! 1" x 2" $42 US
Love You More Necklace - Everyone will be feeling the love with this ensemble piece, featuring a pewter charm, chain, and freshwater pearl drop. Includes 24" Delicate Chain - Antique Silver. 1 1/8" $38 US

Sunday, March 10, 2013

CTMH- Roxybonds Scrappers Team Blog Hop- Later Sk8r

Welcome to the Roxybonds Scrappers Team Blog Hop!  

We will be featuring artwork from the Later Sk8r paper pack.

If you have come here from Tess's Blog then you are on the right path.  Your next stop will be Stephanie's Blog

I love the Later Sk8r papers because of the colors, I love that it's boyish!  Then I came across this photo on my phone from last spring..... and I was SO EXCITED to create a layout with it!  (He was pretty excited to see it when I was done too)

I used a pattern from the Reflections How-To book.  I used the stamp set from the Later Sk8r Workshop kit, along with Tiny Type Epoxy Alphabet for my title (Skater Dude)

I also created THIS CARD a couple weeks ago:

And THIS CALENDAR for my son:

Now hop on over to Stephanie's Blog for your next stop.

Here's a list of all our team members participating:

Jen Patrick:

Would you like to join us for our monthly team blog hops????  We would love to have you :)

I know you LOVE CTMH products!  What better way to keep getting the products you love but with a DISCOUNT each month???  Join my CTMH team! 
I have teammates all over the US and would love for you to join us!  Most of my teammates are a CTMH Consultant for their personal use- ordering for themselves and/or friends.  Some of my teammates run clubs just like this one, some hold local workshops and classes.  And a couple of my team mates are business builders like me, building a team, earning incentive trips- like my Cruise to the South Carribean, and most importantly earning $$ for not only their crafting habit, but for their family!  This really is my favorite "job"!!

PLUS- it's only $49 to join!!!!!!!

When you join the Roxybonds Scrappers Team you will get:
*Support from ME to help you reach your CTMH goals
*Online support from our Team via the team Facebook Page
*Online support and training from CTMH

**When you reach your Straight To The Top goals- you will get $100 in product credit from CTMH AND $100 product credit from ME!!!!***
(this is a special from ME, not CTMH)
STTT Level 1- Sell $300 in your first 30 days = $25 from CTMH and $25 from ME
STTT Level 2- Sell $1200 in your first 3 months = $75 from CTMH and $75 from ME

***Join by 3/31 and I'll send you 2 brand new stamp sets as a gift for joining!!!!!

Check out this for more information and to see the kit:
If you have questions please email me :)

Click here to sign up:  

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Jewel Kade Custom Canvas

Have you seen the Jewel Kade Custom Canvases???? 

**This is my most popular canvas:
Purchase in the US only:

Choose one:

Take a look at some other options that you can create. 
 START HERE to create your own, to say what you want!

 This is my all-time favorite Canvas!  Established Canvas- hangs in my entry way :)
Second Favorite- hangs in my office :)

More examples :)

 START HERE to create your own, to say what you want!

CONTACT me and I'll help you!

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