Saturday, June 30, 2012

SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Close To My Heart" Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. This month there are almost 60 "Close To My Heart" indepent Consulant sharing there beatuiful creations made with stamp set Live Out Loud S1207.
Which is only avalibe July 1-31, 2012

Now if you have hopped over from Vicki's Blog you are on the right track. And if you would like a complete list of the hop check out Helen's Blog.

All supplies are Close To My Heart
Stamp Set  - Live Out Loud S1207
Paper - Dotty for You (retired) &

Now ig you have enjoyed what you have seen hop to Michelle's Blog
and please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Use Your Stash BlogHop - June 2012

This month the "use your stash" bloghop will feature the "oldest paper" we have. And if you are coming from Rachel's Blog you are on the right track.

Now I have been with Close To My Heart almost 5 years and this some paper I first got in "bulk" when I first became a consultant. I have NO idea the name of it is but is is cute & I have used it several times. For this card I used only piece of paper from my pieces of "scrapes"

This is the easel card I made to send to a very sweet young lady from my church. "Bailey" has been lost for several weeks and thought it would be nice to give her a card to let her know that I hope Bailey returns home soon.

Now hop on over to Shirley's Blog to see what she has creative.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Project Inspiration 2012 Spring/Summer Idea Book: Color Ready Seam Bindi...

Got to love that CTMH--Look at this new ribbon that can be any color youch choose..

What can make it any better.

 supplies need:Sponge dauber Z726, Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon Z1732 &
60 colors to choose from

Friday, June 15, 2012

Tips & Techniques Blog Hop June 2012 issue

Welcome to June's Tips & Techniques Blog Hop. This month there are six Close To My Heart Independent Consultants  featuring  pearlescent wood shapes which is featured on page 39 in the "Close To My Heart" Spring Summer 2012 Idea Book.

If you have come from Erin’s Blog you are on the right track and for a complete list of this months blog hop go to Debi’s Blog. Now to see what I have done, if you know any thing about CTMH you know what a great job the company does to show you step by step instuctions for so many projects. So I'm using Pemberley Bonus Project from the WOTG and used the pearlscent wood shapes technique.


pearlescent was added to all the
  Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes
 for this wonderful sheen
Supplies Needed
Workshops on the Go Pemberley Kit (includes):
            My Acrylix® Pemberley Workshop Stamp Set
            Pemberley Paper Packet
            Colonial White Cardstock (2 sheets)
            Bouquet Assortment
            Bitty Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems
            Instructional Guide
Light Neutral Cardstock Shade Pack
 Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes
Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Honey Exclusive Inks® Pad
Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1039 Create-A-Shade™ Pearl Paint
3-D Foam Tape
1" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block
2” x 2” My Acrylix® Block

All I did was to simply follow the instructions and then I added the Create-A-Shade™ Pearl Paint to give the wooden shapes. Now hop on to see Shirley’s Blog to see what she has creative.

I'm so happy you hopped by and I enjoy reading your comments,  so let me know what you think and if you have any questions or I can be of help just let me know.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Nifty Neighbor Gifts Project Inspiration Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book

Want to say thank you to a special neighbor or friend? Dress up your gifts beautifully to show how much you care. In this video we show you how to create the gift packaging featured on page 82 of the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book

Saturday, June 2, 2012

More Artwork

Please take a look at some of the beautiful artwork some of my "Close To My Heart" friends designed using the SOTM set for June S1206 Life is Tweet

design by Sheila Wilkerson

Friday, June 1, 2012

Stampaganze - Starting June 1!

My Acrylix® stamps are clearly the best in the stamping industry, giving you incredible creative freedom loaded with possibilities. Now is a great time for a refresher on our stamps with the beginning of June’s Stampaganza campaign—it’s buy two stamps, get one free. 

Did you know?

  • My Acrylix stamps are ready to use right out of the package—no cutting out, mounting, or applying stickers required. Just place the stamp on your block, apply ink, and you’re set!
  • My Acrylix stamps and blocks are clear, making it easy to stamp in exactly the right spot.
  • My Acrylix stamps can be used to create a variety of popular looks, including:
    • base and shade stamping
    • creating your own patterned paper
    • sponging on multiple inks for single-impression, multi-color images
  • Many My Acrylix stamps coordinate with Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge shapes, giving you lots of creative possibilities. Cut the shape on your Cricut® machine, stamp the image on the shape, and attach to your project! In the Idea Book, the images outlined in red coordinate with Cricut® shapes.
  • My Acrylix stamps are super easy to maintain, store, and transport..
Just a reminder, you can order from the current Idea Bood or the Fall/Winter Idea Book. So this is a great time to stock up or replace your most beloved stamps. Have a great Stampaganza!