Thursday, January 31, 2013

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - "Home Sweet Home"

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring February's SOTM, which is "Home Sweet Home" set # S1302.  If you have come here from Alyson's Blog's,  you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here at Kathleen’s blog.  

This month we have more that 60  Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I'm just loving the new idea book and this is some of the new paper Claire Paper pack, Sliver Trim, Baker's Twine harvest Assortment, Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment and Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad.

February Stamp of the Month - "Home Sweet Home" S1302

Now "Hop" on over to Maureen's Blog  to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the
February SOTM is only available until the 28th of February!  Contact me to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Use Your Stash BlogHop - Quilling Tool

Welcome to the "use your stash" bloghop for January featuring the Quilling Tool Z1795 and if you are coming from Rachel's blog you are on the right track.

Many, many years ago a very lovely lady showed me how to "quill" in an art class but never owned a quilling tool until Close To My Heart put one in it's Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book, So of course I had to order one.  I must admit that I have not used this tool until I decided to join in this blog hop. After surfing the internet, I found a quilled cupcake that I have worked on trying to make for days. Up until the day before the blog hop is to by posted, I have yet to get the quilled cupcake right. With only hours before to post what should I do. So I make the simplest quilled heart I know of. 

 Now the saving grace with this was the new paper  Chantilly (shhhhhh don't tell anyone, it's one of the new paper available February 1) This paper is so pretty, I really didn't have to do much, used the zip stripe, Gold Embossing Powder Z668 with Versamark® Ink Pad Z891, Baker's Twine Harvest Assortment Z1751, and used Ruby Cardstock X5927 as base and quilled hearts.  The stamp set also in new, February Stamp on the Month  "Home Sweet Home" that I used a masking technique

This is just one of the 4 HUGH stamps in the SOTM.

Now before you hope over to Cherri's Blog please leave a comment  Thanks for hopping by.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tips & Techniques Blog Hop January - Ribbons

Welcome to the Tips & Techniques Blog Hop for January and if you are coming from  Tabbi's blog you are on the right track.  For January we are featuring "ribbon" as our theme and different ways ribbon can be used. Well, as some may know, I may put a little twist on things so this is what I did. This year I thought I would keep a sketch book to document the designs & recipes I use for 2013. The front outside pocket holds tags listing all the blog hops and challenges   I participate in during the year.

 All supplies are "Close To My Heart"
All ribbons are retired CTMH and from my "stash"
Now before you hop over to Shirley's blog please leave a comment I would love to hear from you and thanks for hopping by.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Upcoming workshop - Avonlea Card

Card Workshop featuring Avonlea with two times to chose from, so pick what fits your schedule the best. Sunday, January 20 at 2pm OR Monday, January 21 10am,

Each kits will included 15 card bases, precut paper with embellishment and ribbon style will vary
Cost of class is $18 and $16 if you bring your adhesive.
Please RSVP by January 17 to ensure your post.
RSVP me now.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

To You & Yours

It has been a wonderfull holiday season and family & friends.
From my place to yours.