Monday, December 31, 2012

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop, featuring "Happy Valentine's" S1301A".  If you hopped over from Jean's Blog you are on the right track. And for a complete list of the 48 "Close To My Heart" Indepentend Consultant particiating in bloghop visit Kathleen's Blog.


All supplies are "Close To My Heart" products
Card design was taken from the new  CTMH Spring & Summer Idea Book 
which will be out Feburary 1, 2013. 

Now before you hop over to Cecilia's Blog is see her creation, please leave me a comment. For more information contact me.,

Friday, December 21, 2012

Use Your Stash Blog Hop - Around the House

Hello & welcome to the December "Use Your Stash" BlogHop and if you are coming from Wendy's Blog. You are on the right track. Now a Blog Hop is a circle that you can join and hop from blog to blog until you see all the great creations.

This month there are 7 "Close To My Heart" Independent Consultant participating and the theme is "around the house". Now there was no discussion on what "around the house" meant and there were several different thought on what that would mean as it turn out, so there is not much telling what you may see.

What I came up with was Snowman Tea lights. I had been seeing these and just loved them. I had picked up some little tea lights that I used for some table decorations for table decoration during a Christmas Dinner at my church. And I'm giving a few of them to some friends at a Christmas Party this week. 

Most supplies are  "Close To My Heart"
Paper body - White Daisy Cardstock
Buttons & hat band - Bronze Glitz™ Glitter Gel
ribbon - small pieces of retired CTMH  ribbon
I stamped "Merry Chirstmas" using the stamp in Workshops On The Go® Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit under the last button.
The Acrylix® stamp makes it see easy to curve the stamp to fit the circle
circles were cut with Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection 3 sizes 1 1/4", 2 1/2" & 3"
I used Liquid Glass to attach the light to body and Tombow® Adhesive to attach 2 circles together for the body.
I wish I could remember all the places where I have seen these little lights to give them credit because as  I tell everyone I have NO original ideas. LOL. 
Now Thanks for stopping by but before you hop over to Tabbi's Blog please leave my a comment, Yes, I read everyone & love to hear from YOU!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Everyday Embellishments

It’s easy to incorporate chalk, metallics, and bling into your artwork with a few embellishments you can use on your everyday papercrafting projects. Let us show you how!
This Merry & Bright page uses dots created with the gold metallic marker to add extra sparkle around the edges of the page. Notice the scalloped accents with outlines in gold marker which adds dimension and draws your eye. Our metallics markers will make your artwork sparkle!
Add heart to your art with an extra touch of bling—cover your Dimensional Elements with silver Glitz™ glitter gel, a clear Sparkle or two, or a touch of silver from the metallics marker! Your heartfelt messages will bedazzle your loved ones.
The chalk marker and 12" × 12" chalkboard sheet are a perfect pair for creating a unique project. Journal and embellish your memories with the quaint look of a chalkboard—minus the dust—and a lot of freehand fun, perfect to display in your albums or on your walls!

If you haven’t had a chance to scrapbook your Halloween photos yet, here’s a great idea for a spooky page. The Haunted assortment with its cute skull brads, spider badge buttons, and more, is the perfect go-to for scary Halloween memories. It also coordinates nicely with the Moonlight paper packet and Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements.
Tell your story with papers and accents that complement your unique tale. The Memo assortment’s little note tags are great for embellishing and journaling all in one, and the tiny epoxy numbers mimic old typewriter keys. Pair the Memo assortment with our Scholastic paper packet and My Stickease® assortment for your school-themed memories and more!
This elegant layout is tied together by antique elements from the Baroque assortment, Avonlea Complements canvas shapes, and the beautiful Avonlea papers. Add a timeless quality to your memories with graceful keys, broaches, and buttons from the Baroque assortment.
Whatever your project, embellishing will bring your artwork to life. Tell your customers about these exciting embellishments so they can start shopping today to add that extra something to their everyday projects!
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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tip & Techniques Blog Hop - Stitching

This month there are 7 Close To My Heart Independent Consultants participating in December blog hop featuring Stitching. Now if you have come by way of Rachel's Blog you are on the right track.  Some would say stitching and paper does not go together but you can use any of your sewing techniques on paper and my love of hand stitching goes waaaaaay back to my child hood. I credit my dad teaching me to embroidery. Yep that's right, my dad! I used the running stitch and french knot.

All supplies are Close To My Heart
Thank you for hopping by and please take time to leave a comment before you hop on over to Wendy’s blog.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

National Papercrafting Month - Whooo’s Your Valentine BlogHop

Welcome to the Whoo's Your Valentine Constant Campaign Blog Hop  in honor of National Papercrafting Month and if you are coming from Allisa's blog I hope you are enjoying all the great ideas being shared. There are more than 30 Close To My Heart Indenptent Concultants participating and for a complete list check Kathleen's Blog.

 National Papercrafting Month - Whooo’s Your Valentine
This stamp set is not only for Valentine, I made this card for my brother's 70th Birthday.
 Happy Birthday Bobby! 

All supplies are Close To My Heart
Design - Make It From Your Heart® Volume 1 I can't wait for Volume 2
Embellishments - Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon I cut it in half
Haunted Assortment retiring January 31, 2013

Now hope on over to Joy's Blog to see what she has creative.

I would love for you to leave me a comment. Thanks for Hopping by and come back soon.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Love Your Layout: November 2012

More great trips for using Studio J. Check it out

You can play for free!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012


This is the best of the best pre & post Black Friday Sales. Visit my website to see all the "while supplies last" sale and with a $50 purchase a  free Bonding Memories® glue pen (Z553)—a $4.50 value will be included in your order  Shop early before supplies are gone.