Sunday, January 31, 2010

CTMH--- February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop--- Piece of Cake

Thanks for joining me in another round of the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This month we are featuring February's Piece of Cake A set of 10 stamps that are amazing! You will see many different creations from the fabulous consultants in this blog hop! This stamp set features CAKES, cupcakes, treats and sentiments! This set is perfect for Birthday Cards and those "sweet" pictures you need to scrapbook!

For our hop today, I have created two birthday cards. I used up some older card scraps. What I love best about this stamp set is that it goes with any colors, any paper. I love that I can color in the little cakes and cupcakes to make them match. I used my markers and my waterbrush and ink pads to color in all the images. I also used some stickles to give them that extra pop!

D1406 Piece of Cake Stamps
Daydream Level 2
Sweet Leaf Cardstock
Blush Ribbon
Grey Wool Ink (stamp image)
Hollyhock, Sweet Leaf Markers
Lilac Mist, Sorbet Ink
Misc Stickles

D1406 Piece of Cake Stamps
Unforgettable Level 2
Vanilla Cream Cardstock
Cocoa Ink (stamped image)
Juniper, Sorbet, Blush Ink
Misc Stickles

If you don't have CTMH markers to color your images... its OK! A waterbrush and your ink pad will do the trick! Stamp your image in a dark neutral color (I used Grey Wool on my first card and Cocoa on the second). Squeeze your ink pad closed to get some residual ink on the inside of the lid. Open the lid, use your waterbrush to pick up some color, and color your image. Imagine you're back in preschool and doing water colors again- so fun!

Remember, the February SOTM is only available until 2/28! Click here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!
Hop on over to Melissa's Blog to see what she has created for you today!

Happy Hopping :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

CTMH----- Caboodle Kit Layout & Stay tuned!

This is the additional layout from the Caboodle Kit! Its the second layout in the workshop guide that comes with the Kit.

See how well this kit works with park pictures too! Pool, park, kids, fun, you name it... the Caboodle Kit will work :)

Caboodle Best Kit
Sorbet Ink & Marker
Sweet Leaf Ink
Cocktail Alphabet

There is still time to get your Caboodle Kit! Shop HERE or email me to order!!!

Stay tuned for......



TOPSTITCH Kit of the Month info :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

CTMH--- Veranda Layout

I clearly do NOT have a favorite paper pack from the Spring 2010 Idea Book because so far I LOOOOOVE them all! I got my Veranda kit a couple weeks ago after seeing THIS layout by Lisa Stenz and finding the perfect picture to use!

Veranda Level 2
Veranda Creative Basics
Cocoa Ink
Just blooms: Big Pinks
Just blooms: Spring Blossom
Felicity Stamp set
Friendship Alphabet
Cocoa Ribbon
Pewter Designer Brads

In her post Lisa says that she wanted to show her non-scrapbookers that scrapbook pages could be framed as artwork. I totally agree! This layout is definitely frame-worthy! I have a few pages framed in my home!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

CTMH--- Felicity Cards

The National Papercrafting Special Felicity is such a versitile kit!

I saw these cards done by a fellow consultant Christine. I just HAD to copy them! I think they are so cool! The argyle rocks and they are so masculine! I have not stamped a sentiment yet, but I really could do anything. They were a quick and easy card to create (copy).

Felicity Kit
Chocolate Marker
Antique Copper brads
Twilight ink
Sorbet ink
Colonial white cardstock

There's only about 10 days left for YOU to get your Felicity Kit! Click HERE to find out how to get it for FREEEEE!

CTMH---- Caboodle Layout

I'm having a ton of fun with this Caboodle Kit of the Month!

I added some Moonstruck to the color palatte and am pleased with the way it turned out!

Caboodle Kit of the Month
Moonstruck Ink
Cocktail Alphabet
Misc: swap items

You too can play with the Caboodle Kit of the Month... Click HERE to find out how to get yours!

Monday, January 18, 2010


I looooved my black white and red background, but the red in the middle was starting to bug me :( So now its waaaaaay white.....

I'm going to live with this for a while!

If you're cool enough to have a wide screen (unlike me for now) you'll see the design. If you're like me with an old school screen, you don't get much....

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

CTMH--Valentine's Cards- Part 1

I'm doing a Valentine's Day Card Class next Monday :)

Here are the three cards we'll be creating!

This card was lifted from Vicki- mine is almost identical to hers!

This card was lifted from another CTMH consultant and features our new Irrisistibles Letter Stickers!

And this is my own creation!

x7120b Topstitch level 2
x7115b Jingle Leve2
x7075b More to Adore Level 2
Hollyhock, Chocolate, Blush, White Daisy, Colonial White Cardstock
Chocolate Ribbon
Chocolate, Blush Ink
D1348 Priceless Love Word Puzzle
D1245 In My Heart
D1373 Childhood Portrait
B1297 Heartfelt

My ladies will also be stamping the envelopes and creating a little card purse to carry their cards! Stay tuned to see that this weekend :)

This class is Monday January 18 at 6:30pm at my house! If you are local, be sure to email me to sign up!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Scrappy Week!!!

The new year brought me an extra week of vacation! I had hoped to scrapbook 3 full days of my vacation and of course that did not happen, but I was able to get quite a few pages done! I'm sharing my favorites with you :)

Even thought I'm a CTMH consultant, I still use products from everywhere!!!!! I'm not that picky- except for my ink and stamps- those are almost exclusively CTMH.

Back in November I put my daughter's albums together from her first few months and noticed that I had not scrapped a single picture from her 3 month photo shoot (which has some of my fave pics of her)- CRAZY! Here's one:

These were taken last month just before Christmas! If you have not already picked up on it, Red Black and White is my favorite color combo! I love scrapping in these colors too!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

CTMH--- Caprice Layout

I had a chance to scrap quite a bit this week due to being off work!

I created this layout from a Shanna sketch! My blogging friend is back to sketching and posts a new sketch each Wednesday!

Caprice Level 2
Chocolate ink
Chocolate felt flower
Friendship alpha

misc swap title
Prima Flower

Thursday, January 7, 2010

CTMH--- Caboodle

I am so loving this Caboodle Kit!!!!! It has such a summery, splish-splash feeling to it and is working out very well for my pool/water layouts!

Caboodle Level 2
Notice the Details Stamp
Sorbet Ink
Sweet Leaf Marker
non CTMH
Martha Stewart Punch
Misc Embellishment

This kit could be yours too!!!!!! Don't forget the Kit of the Month Club meets on Sunday, Jan 17th! Tomorrow is the last day to sign up :) See THIS post for details!
Long distance friends---- order your kit at any time by shopping here!

Monday, January 4, 2010

CTMH--- Felicity Artwork-- National Papercrafting Month

I just love this Kit that Close To My Heart has put together for National Papercrafting Month! It's called Felicity and comes with My Acrylix® Felicity stamp set- D-sized which includes flowers, flourishes, argyle patterns, birds, and an entire alphabet! 12 sheets of patterned paper and 6 die-cut shaped papers (brackets, circles). It features Twilight,Autumn terracotta, Bamboo, Barn Red, Cocoa, Desert Sand and Sorbet colors! The kit also comes with an artwork brochure to help spark your creativity!

To order your own kit, shop HERE. Or check out THIS post to see how you could get it FREEEE!!!!

This layout is one featured in the artwork brochure! I lifted it pretty closely!

Felicity Kit
Colonial White & Cocoa Cardstock
Cocoa ink & Marker
Basic Bigger Brads
Basic Buttons
Chocolate Waxy Flax
Posterboard Alphabet
misc swap tag

Felicity Kit
Brown Bag Cardstock
Twilight, Bamboo & Barn Red ink
Noteworthy Stamp set
Desert Sand Marker
Basic Bigger Brads
Antiqued Copper Brads
Basic Buttons
Chocolate Waxy Flax

Sunday, January 3, 2010

CTMH--- National Papercrafting Month--- win a FREE kit!

January is National Papercrafting Month, and we are celebrating in style! Check out the daily blog (by clicking the above image) created especially for this month by CTMH Corporate. You can win a Felicity papercrafting kit, just by reading and leaving a comment. They have a new project with a cool technique each day. One lucky winner will be chosen each and every day. Become a follower of the blog—you can even add a free widget to your personal blog. Go Check It Out!!

Learn how to get yours HERE

2010 is going to be a great year with Close To My Heart!!

CTMH--- Kit of the Month-- CABOODLE


Sunday, January 17th, 12:30 p.m.

Now is the time to start your crafting for the new year!

Caboodle is an awesome new, Level 2 Paper Pack which was introduced in the Spring 2010 Idea Book. It is perfect for any and all kid pages, cards and more! The fun spring colors will bring light and life to your artwork!

The Kit of the Month club accomodates BOTH Scrapbookers and Cardmakers alike!! You can choose to do four layouts OR you can choose to do 12 cards with the papers provided and still have some left over for other projects. If you add a couple additional pieces of Cardstock you can do it all!!

For our Scrapbooking Kit, we will be creating four wonderful layouts. Two of these layouts can be seen in the below pictures. Click on the image to see the additonal two layouts.

My version.....

For our Cardmaking Kit, we will be creating 12 wonderful cards. There will be two each of the three below designs. Click on the picture to see the other 3 cards.

The new and improved program has made your product options much easier - no more Basic, Better and Best Kits. Now there is just the Standard Kit and a couple embellishments to purchase as an add-on to give your layouts just that extra detail you are looking for.

What you will receive in this wonderful new Kit? No matter whether you do the Scrapbooking Kit or the Cardmaking Kit, the basic kit is the same. You will receive:

* x7121c: Level 2 Caboodle Paper Pack - $12.95
* New EXCLUSIVE B-Sized Stamp Set "This way" - $13.95
This stamp set can not be purchased in the A/W Idea Book - ONLY thru this WOTG!!)
*Z1223- Dimensional Elements Booksmart ($4.95)
* Workshop Guide - $1.00

This standard kit is worth $31.85, but CTMH is giving you a great deal if you sign up can receive this kit with its EXCLUSIVE stamp set for only $29.95 (plus shipping & tax).

If you adore the layouts and cards above, then you will want to purchase the additional elements listed below. You can choose one, all or none of them. I seriously recommend making the splurge though. They totally dress up the layouts and cards, and you will not be disappointed...I PROMISE!!

z1271 Tiny Tabs $3.95
z1125 Designer Ribbon Rounds™ Sweet Leaf Collection $7.95

The standard kit is $29.95 plus the additional embellishments brings your total to $41.85(plus shipping & tax).

RSVP & Pay by January 8th!!!!

No Problem!! You can still join in on the fun and do these great workshops!! I can put the kits together and send them to you!! Here are some additional items that you may be interested in purchasing to complete your layouts and cards as I provide them for all to use at the workshop (S = Scrapbooking Kit; C = Cardmaking Kit; B = Both):

*9029 - Cherish How To Scrapbooking Program - $21.95 - S
*9033 - Wishes Card Confidence Program - $29.95 - C
*E1015-Cocktail Alphabet-- $34.95
*Z2164: Sorbet Ink- $5.25
*z2153: Sweet Leaf Ink- $5.25
*Z2169: Vanilla Cream Ink- $5.25
*Z697: Sponge- $1.25

You will need to bring your own paper trimmer and adhesives! If you have acrylic blocks and Sweet Leaf, Sorbet & Vanilla Cream inks, bring those also! I will provide the above mentioned supplies for all to share!

EMAIL ME at to order yours today!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

CTMH-- New Year= New Products!

The Spring Idea Book is now LIVE!!!!!!!!!

CLICK HERE to view the Spring 2010 Idea Book online

CLICK HERE to start shopping!

Don't forget about the National Papercrafting Month Special! Or the Stamp of the Month!

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