Monday, January 31, 2011

CTMH--Stamp of the Month Blog Hop-- Friendship February

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for February

All artwork on the hop will feature February's Friendship, a set of 8 stamps! If you have come here from Laurie's Blog you are on the right path.

This month we have  about 70 CTMH Consultants sharing their SOTM creations, and other great CTMH artwork. Hopping along is fun and simple to do - just click the link at the end of each blogger's post to move to the next one!  Be sure to leave some love (comments) along the way :)
Today I have 2 projects I want to share with you :)
The first is a card that I created as a Make-n-Take for my Open House which was yesterday.  This card features one of our new Paper Packs:  Sophia.  I just love the pink and green colors here!  I used a pattern from Wishes-   .  The sentiment from February's Friendship SOTM was popped up.  I used one of the damask type images to create a small pattern on the white cardstock with Baby Pink Ink.  

The next is my favorite!  I have seen "specimen" art all over blog land the last few months and I finally decided to create one for myself :)  
I stamped another damask image to create a pattern background on white daisy cardstock with Black ink.  I punched out hearts in Tulip cardstock and popped each one a little to give it some dimension.  I backed in in Tulip cardstock and used a 10x13 frame I had.  Voila!  Quick easy home decor project :)

I hope you like my creations this month :)  

ALL NEW PRODUCTS from the Spring/Summer Idea Book will be available to purchase on my website HERE starting Feb 1st!!!!!  If you want to be on my mailing list and receive my specials- email me @ roxybonds at gmail dot com

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!

Now hop on over to Sheila's Blog to see what she has created for you!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

CTMH--- New product Sneak Peek! Sophia Layout

I truly adore this beautiful new, very girlie paper pack from CTMH:  Sophia!  Available starting February 1st (that's TUESDAY!!!), this paper pack has the ultimate girlie colors of Hollyhock, Blush, Goldrush and Pear.  It goes perfectly with my darling Allie's room (pink and green) so I have a few decor projects on my to do list with it!

I created this layout for a challenge with the SNS group

All CTMH unless noted
Sophia Level 2
Kraft Color Ready Borders
Wings Stamps
Spray Pen/ glimmer mist
Tulip & Cotton Candy Ink

Lots happening this week:
Sunday 1/30- Idea Book Open House @ my home, 1-3pm
Monday 1/31- February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
Tuesday 2/1- Spring/Summer Idea Book goes live! 
Tuesday 2/1---2/15-- Online Idea Book Kickoff specials- make sure you are on my mailing list to get the special invitaion!!!
Sunday 2/6-- Superbowl Blog Hop

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Valentine's Wreath

I have seen this wreath all over blog land, both for Christmas and for Valentine's Day and it has been on my to-do list for a while. I'm pretty sure I saw it at the Idea Room first.  I finally sat down with my supplies to create it and I {heart} how it turned out!  I have it hung in my family room :)

I think if I start early enough, I can create a couple of these for Christmas :)


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

CTMH--- Cards from All You Can Create Class

I've started doing a monthly class with 2 other local consultants:  my friend Jayma and my friend/downline Michelle.  We each prepare 5 or 6 cards and then the ladies have 2 1/2 hours to create what they can.  We had birthday cards, Thank you cards, Valentines Day cards, Thinking of you cards and more.  January marked the 3rd month for Jayma and I and first with Michelle!  This will definitely be a monthly thing :) 

Here are my cards from the class:

Magnifique Level 2
Circle of Love
Say it in Style
Pear, Lagoon, Pacifica Ink
Colonial White Crochet ribbon
Stickles, Blue/Green sparkles

Olivia Level 2
A Little Thanks
The Present
Cocoa, Sunset ink

Sweetheart Level 2
Bohemian Alphabet
Sweetheart stamps
Cotton candy, black, tulip ink
Dimensional elements hearts
Black ribbon
Spray pen/ glimmer mist

Wings Level 2
Colonial White Organdy ribbon
Dreams come true
Thank You
Black, Vineyard berry, Garden Green & Juniper ink

Our next class is scheduled for February 24th.  Hope to see you there! 

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

*~*My Crafty Space*~* Part 2

I'm excited to share with you the progress that I've made in the organization and set up of my craft room!  I'm still searching for the perfect "name" to my room so leave me a comment with your suggestion!

Since posting earlier in the week, I have reorganized my papers.  I pulled all my CTMH cardstock out of the file drawer that it was weighing down, sorted it by color, then put them in cropper hopper paper folders.  I put frome 1-3 colors in each folder depending on how much I have or use of that color.  Then I put them in my cubes by color (pink, red, orange/yellow, green, blue and purple.  I already had my neutrals sorted:  white, black, colonial white, neutrals and browns.  Then in the bottom cube is my random patterned papers, shaped papers and bling cardstocks. 

I also hung up my corkboard which has baggies of swap items. 

Here is the long awaited shelf/desk from IKEA!  I'm so thrilled to finally have this in my space :)  The table part is nice and big, holding my ink tower and my other essential tools and supplies.  I have not finalized what I'll keep in the shelves, but its coming together! 

Here's the view when you walk in my room.  My desk is in front of the window.  To the left of my desk is a whole lot of stuff that needs to be put away still, then a file cabinet, then the closet. 

And here's the wall that I face when I craft!  I LOOOOOOOVE having some of my favorite layouts framed!  I have them in a couple different rooms and they make me HAPPY! 

I'm working on putting something 3 more wall decor items- the first being for the wall above my cubes.  Its going to say CREATE. 

Stay tuned for more.....

Thursday, January 20, 2011

CTMH-- Christmas layouts (2)- Traditional & Studio J

Here are the remainder of my Christmas 2010 layouts!

Just so you don't hate me tooooo much, I did find the kids picture with Santa that I have not scrapped yet ;)

Studio J- Splendor kit.  I love the houndstooth pattern in this paper pack so I turned it red and used it along side the leafy green pattern!

 Studio J- Jingle.  

Traditional- Jingle

Here are some more Christmas layouts, but from before Christmas...

Studio J- Mistletoe

Studio J- Mistletoe
The left side was my December calendar page and the right side decorating the tree. 

And my favorite:

Traditional- Mistletoe, Bohemian Alpha

Don't forget to check out the first set of Christmas Layouts HERE
And the DISCOUNTED PRODUCTS on my website HERE!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

*~*My Crafty Space*~* Part 1

New house = New crafty space!!!!

And this space needs a name..... Jen's Studio?  Jen's Crafty Place?  Jen's Creative Space?  Jen's Getaway?  HELP!
(leave me a comment/suggestion!  If I end up using your suggestion I'll send ya a little somethin'!)

Anyways.... This room is about 10.5 x 14 with a nice large walk-in closet.  It's located at the end of our bedroom hall, facing the front of the house/street.  I can just see myself crafting away while the kids play outside (someday....).

Before moving in, the walls were blue with a sports border---- had to go!  My painters painted them white and I came in and painted the bottom half Hollyhock Pink (yes, I took Hollyhock cardstock to Home Depot and matched it).  Then I found these AWESOME black damask wall stickers on CLEARANCE at Kohl's a couple weeks ago and put them up as a border.

My first "arrangement" of my computer desk/ cubes / scrap table was not working for me at all, so I rearranged a couple weeks ago and its fabulous!

When I walk in the room and turn right, this is my wall of stuff!  My table sits in front of it, so I turn around to get my supplies :)  My computer desk is on the left, right in front of the window. 

Left side:  I found those magnetic boards at Home Goods, they hold ideas I've printed out, a sketch/photo that I will work on next.  See my cool border?
On the far left are my "least used supplies", then my cricut stuff, then some flowers and other things. 

Starting with the 1st stack of 3 cubes is my stickles, bling, finished layouts (in a drawer), adhesives, punches and paper packs I'm working with.  Then next stack is all CTMH stuff.  The next stack is all paper:  misc. companies then cardstocks, then stacks from other co.  Next to that is some plastic drawer things- those have my scraps, embossing stuff and some other random things that I have yet to organize.

I just love that little display thing that I found at Hobby Lobby.  I have some of my more recent *loved* projects on it!  My ink tower sits next to it!

The wall to the right, which sits right next to my chair has 2 tall plastic storage things.  One holds all my alpha stickers/ Thickers and some misc stuff.  The other is FULLLLLLLLLL of CTMH stamps!  5 drawers with up to 35 stamp sets in each, plus a full box on top!  YIKES!

Right now I'm using a 4' table from costco to scrap on, BUUUUTTTTT, this baby from IKEA is on its way!  My mom picked it up for me and is bringing it up to me this weekend :)

Oh, and here's a glimpse of the amazing walk-in closet that I was blessed with!  It is in no-way-shape-or-form organized, but it sure does hold a TON of crap!!!!

When we were deciding who got which bedroom, my husband said "this room already has a sports border, so this will be Tyler's room right?"  Hahahahaha, silly man!  I said "no!  It will be my office.... There's no way I'm giving up this closet to a BOY!"  Plus, I didn't want my kids to have rooms facing the front of the house.  Poor child has the smallest room.... but mama's happy ;)

Stay tuned for more (as it gets organized!)



Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Krafty, Kool & Kolorful--- CTMH-- sneak peek

Check out this awesome video showcasing one of the NEW products in the 2011 Spring/Summer Idea Book--- Kraft Color Ready Borders. 

You'll also catch a sneak peak of some of the new paper packs and stamped images as well!  WHAT A TREAT!!!!

All these fabulous new products can be purchased on my website HERE starting February 1

In the meantime, check out the awesome DISCOUNTED PRODUCTS!  New items have been added :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

CTMH--- Christmas Layouts - Traditional & Studio J

I am completely finished scrapbooking Christmas 2010!!!  YES, this past Christmas!

HOW??? You ask?

Well, first of all, I really don't like scrapping Christmas.  There are a few "events", tons of pictures, lots of things to journal about...... I think really the problem is that by the time I get to it mid-year, I am not that into it and have forgotten the memories :(

SO, I decided (after some inspiration from Erica and Barbra) that I would just go ahead and do it now, while its fresh.  AND thanks to Studio J, I was able to get the bulk of it done FAST! What I did was go through the Mistletoe and Wings Workshop Kits and decided which pictures would go in those.  Then I chose some of my favorite pictures to scrap traditionally as well.  Then I started uploading all the rest into Studio J! 

Here we go (part 1)

Studio J- Mistletoe Kit

Traditional- Mistletoe, All the Best

Traditional- Wings Workshop Kit- main layout.  Bohemian Alpha, Wings Stamps

Studio J- Everlasting

Studio J- Elegant Bouquet
I thought the reds and greens in this kit worked perfect!

 Traditional- Jingle
My daughter put lipstick all over her face, broke the lipstick then tracked it all over my mom's ivory carpet on Christmas Eve. 

 Traditional- Mistletoe Kit- Bonus layout

 Traditional- Mistletoe Kit- main layout.  Holiday Commentary, Chocolate Large Alpha, I Believe, All the Best

You can still get a Mistletoe Kit and a Wings Workshop Kit by shopping HERE!!!!  Instructions and supplies included to create the beautiful layouts you saw here. 

I will share the rest of the layouts in a couple days!  

Saturday, January 15, 2011

CTMH--- Deeply Discounted Products -- Get them NOW!

Deeply discounted items have been added to my website again!  Get them before they are LONG GONE! 

Card Kit Choices:
Bits & Pieces, Around the Holidays, It's Your Day, Hello Birdie, Happy Everything.
$4.00 each (55 to 69% off)

Level 2 My Stickease Assortments Choices:
Caboodle, Twitterpated, That's Amore,
Magic Moments, and Majestic Blue
$1.50 (70 to 83% off)

Level 1 Kit Choices:
Unforgettable, Magic Moments, Perfect Day,
$4.00 (60% off)

Level 2 Paper Packet Choices:
Caboodle  and Perfect Day
$5.00 (61% off)

2 Simply Snapshot Choices:
You Rock and Grace
$3.00 (57% off)
Plus there are still some other fun items left over from before.

To get an awesome deal go to my website and place your order today before they are gone!!


2011 Spring/Summer Idea Books are in and shipping now!  Let me know if you'd like to get your copy!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

More Crop Layouts {CTMH}

I love using up my older stash of CTMH paper kits!  I brought a few paper packs to the All Day Crop and was able to use up quite a bit of my stash!  
Here are more of the layouts I completed at the all day crop last Saturday:

Houligans Level 2 papers
American Crafts Thickers
Misc embellishments

Magic Moments Level 2 Papers
Lots of Dots Alpha
Misc Ribbon

Olivia Level 2 Papers
Basic Craft Buttons
Pearl Opaques
American Crafts Thickers

Olivia Level 2 papers
Posterboard Alpha
American Crafts Thickers

Wings Level 2 Paper
Wings Level 2 assortment (ribbon)
American Crafts Thickers
Amore stamps

Discovery Level 2 papers
Posterboard Alpha
Be True Stamps

I did a few others that I'll share next time! 

All CTMH products can be found HERE!  

Be sure to check out the DEEPLY DISCOUNTED products too ;)

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