Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring July's Stamp of the Month, which is "D1423 Happy Forever," a set of 9 stamps.

If you have come here from Jamia's Blog, you are on the right path! When you reach the end of my post you will continue hopping along from the link posted for you.

This month we have over 70 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's Stamp of the Month and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs. Hopping along with us 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!

For my card creation, I used the cardmaker's how-to recipe book, "Originals" cardmaking how-to program and followed the pattern called, Lucky Three. The how-to programs from Close to My Heart are such great time-savers for me. The programs really do make my projects come together: "Faster. Simpler. Easier."

Project Supplies:
Stamps: D1423 Happy Forever, July's Stamp of the Month
Paper: Splendor Level 2 paper packet
Cardstock: Moonstruck CS and Colonial White CS
Inks: Chocolate, Moonstruck, and Topiary
Markers:  Heavenly Blue, Sunflower, and Topiary
Watercolor Pencils:  Brown Bag and Chocolate
Embellishments: Pizzazz Irresistibles Dimensional Elements Chipboard and Stardust Glitz Glitter Glue
Tools: "Originals" how-to book, Micro-Tip Scissors, Blending Pen, Sponges, Edge Distresser, and Glue Dots

I am having so much fun playing with the Pizzazz Irresistibles chipboard.  For the bracket shown here, I used a sponge to ink up the chipboard element and love the embossed dots that remain bright white against the contrast of the sponged Moonstruck ink.  Aren't the Splendor papers just perfect for this whimsical hedgehog stamp set?!?

From this image below, you can see all of the 9 stamp images included in this stamp set. As you can see, there are many great uses for this set! This set can be a nice addition to both your cardmaking and scrapbooking bag of tricks, whether for a birthday card or layout, or for a fun "just because" sort of card. In the month of July, you can earn at a discount or even FREE! Ask me how!

Remember, the July stamp of the month is only available until July 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

When visiting my website: you can also find great Close to My Heart scrapbooking and stamping supplies anytime you want, 24/7.

Now "Hop" on over to Beth's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to see some great artwork!

The full list of everyone who will be participating this month and links to their blogs, if you need help hopping along with us, can be found in my prior post.

Thank you for hopping along with me!

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop List of Participants

Here is the list of the Close to My Heart consultants who are participating in the July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop:

Helen Onulak
Kathleen Androlewicz
Carol Loftus
Lori Leng
Adeline Brill
Terrie Dodd
Michelle Loncar
Haley Dyer
Wanda Riley
Lori Brown
Georgia Hauglid
Shannon Buck
Katy Donaldson
Shirley Ross
Annette Green
Dawn Heuft
Carol Horton
Krista Ritskes
Judy Burger
Kami Welter
Brae Montgomery
Sarita Schraeder
Jen Patrick
Misty Jackson
Laurie Newton
Alison Mullen
Teri Baxter
Sheila Bennett
Melissa Burch
Latisha Haag
Caren Goldstein
Jill Lucas
Sylvia Jacquot
Deb Young
Danielle Chapman
Debra Van Patten
Cindy Leek
Antoinette Herrin
Barbra Otten
Shannon Pelletier
Kimberly Smith
Chris Shouse
Nancy Brown
Kim O'Rear
Tammy Lea Pinchard
Jen Rubio
Kristie Herdener
Carla Ironside
Lori Miller
Pamela O'Connor
Jamia Bankhead
Dawn Ross
Beth Naumann
Amy Edwards
Mary Eisen
Angela Tutton
Susan Brooks
Jody Gustafson
Traci Godbee
Andrea Ewen
Melinda Everitt
Wendy Fording
Janelle Jaksitz
Nancy Keller
Juli Clark
Nicole Griggs
Melissa Robinson
Katherine Schmitt

Happy Hopping!!!

Last Goodie Box Today and It's HUGE!

Today is the last Goodie Box day! It's the big kahuna we've been hoping for and a great savings!  Get a box filled with popular products at 58% off of retail value. Plus you'll get a deal on shipping/handling. Purchase this Goodie Box (retail value $300 US) for only $125 US. Buy now! This offer is while supplies last and will be snatched up quickly.

I will be back later to post a picture to show you the latest great scrapbooking, stamping, and cardmaking goodies that came in the Goodie Box that was delivered yesterday.  I was thrilled with the great supplies and the great savings too!

Okay, so it's later and I am back with the scoop from the $80 Goodie Box from June 21st:

And, here is the list of all of the great stamping, cardmaking, and scrapbooking supplies pictured above:

W9991  Striped Apron
CC1006  Everyday Celebration Card Kit
C1269  Fabric Finishes stamp set
D1178  Christmas Greetings stamp set
D1290  August Word Puzzle stamp set
D1341  Butterfly Wings stamp set
X7110A  Back Country Level 1 Kit
X7110C  Back Country My Stickease
Z1153  All-Out Adventure Rub-Ons
Z1158 In Color Adventure Dimensional Elements
Z286  Outdoor Denim My Accents
Z1287  Rustic Edge Anchors
Z1119  Autumn Garden Mini-Medley
Z1243  Pewter Mini-Medley
Z1127  Chocolate Ribbon Rounds
X285  Metal-Rimmed Circle Tags
Z1115  Simple Numbers Dimensional Elements
W622  Cocoa/Desert Sand Embellishments
3174  Blending Pen
Hollyhock Mini Ink Pad
Bamboo Textured Cardstock Die-Cuts (3 sheets)
Cardstock Assortment ( 3 sheets each of Ocean, Orange, Ponderosa Pine, and Star Spangled Blue)

I paid $80 for this box of fun and received a retail value of $218!!!  Awesome!

WOW!  I can't wait today's great big Goodie Box to arrive!  Can you just imagine what fun it will be to open that one!?!  Have you ordered yours yet???  You can at:

Monday, June 28, 2010

A Medley of Crafting Fun Today with Jackpot June Prizes

Look at this beautiful assortment of embellishments you can win with your Jackpot June order today.  Gorgeous goodies!  Here are the details:

One of the products listed below is the mystery Jackpot item for today. If you order the mystery Jackpot item, we'll send you the Mini-Medley Autumn Garden Collection(retail value of $5.95), the Mini-Medley Holiday Collection (retail value of $5.95), the Mini-Medley Spring Blossom Collection (retail value of $5.95), and the Mini-Medley White Daisy Collection (retail value of $7.95), for a total of $25.80 in beautiful embellishments for FREE! Order one of each of the items below to guarantee that you will hit the Jackpot! 

This sale runs until 10 a.m. eastern on Tuesday, June 29th.  Order yours here:

Jackpot June Associated Elements & Accessories



$22.95    $14.00    39 % off 3505J



$16.95    $14.00    17 % off X301J



$22.95    $14.00    39 % off Z4116J



$21.90    $14.00    36 % off X1000J



$21.90    $14.00    36 % off X1001J

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ribbon Sale Today for Jackpot June

If you love ribbon even half as much as I do, you will squeal with delight over today's Jackpot June special!  LOL  Check out five gorgeous choices of Ribbon Rounds on sale for $7, plus the Jackpot prize for today is the Pretty Pins AND White Daisy Just Blooms too!  I am buying all five Ribbon Rounds so I am guaranteed to hit today's Jackpot.

How about you?  Check out the savings on pretty ribbon at:

Oh, and remember there is discounted shipping on the sale items this month.

Here are just a couple of examples of how I've used the fun ribbon on sale today:

This card uses the Chocolate Ribbon Rounds.

And this card uses the Ricrac also on sale today, as well at the White Daisy Just Blooms that are one of the Jackpot prizes:

Also, a card featuring some of the Black Ribbon Rounds ribbon:

Blush Ribbon Rounds were used for this card, as well as some Just Blooms paper flowers:

This layout shows you an example with the Autumn Terracotta Ribbon Rounds:

The Pretty Pins that are part of today's Jackpot were used for this layout:

The ribbon sale runs until 10 a.m. Monday, June 28th or while supplies last!  Get yours now:

Enjoy what's left of another great weekend!  Five more days until vacation begins!!!  Ten more days until my first Close to My Heart Convention!!!  Woo Hoo!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

$40 Goodie Box Day is Today, June 26th! Get Yours Now!

For today's big news: Today, Saturday, June 26th, is a Goodie Box day!!! It's another great chance to stock up on wonderful, quality goodies at 50% off retail! Today's Goodie Box is priced at just $40 but it contains a sweet retail value of scrapping and stamping fun worth $80!!! What a sweet deal! Hurray for Goodie Box days!

Also, as with the other Jackpot June deals, the shipping is reduced on today's Goodie Box too!

This special runs from today at 11 a.m. until Sunday, June 27th at 10 a.m. eastern or while supplies last, so don't miss out! You can order yours from my website:

Here is an example of what I received in my $40 Goodie Box from a Goodie Box day earlier this month.  Each Goodie Box has been different, but this gives you a little bit of an idea:

My $40 Goodie Box from June 4th ($90 retail value!)  Z1032 Metal-Rimmed Tags - Flowers
Bulk154 Colonial White Brads
Z1212 Spring Harmony Brads
Z1133 White Daisy Ricrac 12 yds
Z1092 Embroidery Floss - Red & Pink assortment
Z1093 Embroidery Floss - Blue & Purple assortment
Z1094 Embroidery Floss - Green assortment
Z1017 Mini Circle Album
D1152 Follow Your Dreams stamp set
D1193 Vintage Valentine stamp set
Sunflower mini ink pad
Assortment of Cardstock (Brown Bag, Clover Meadow, Vineyard Berry, Bamboo textured, Desert Sand textured)

Now, this is strictly a guess on my part, but this may be the lowest priced Goodie Box for the rest of this month.  And, I suspect there may be a huge Goodie Box to come before the month is over, perhaps in the $125-150 price range.  All speculation here, but just my thoughts on what may be yet to come before July 1st.

This is my second post today.  Read on for a great dessert recipe!  Enjoy your lovely summer weekend!

Mixed Berry Crumble Dessert Recipe

We tried a couple of delicious seasonal recipes at our house this week: Mixed Berry Crumble modified from Weight Watchers and Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler from a modified version of my mother-in-law's delicious Apple Cobbler recipe.  The rhubarb came from our own plants too, so very fresh and yummy!

I'll share the Mixed Berry Crumble recipe here with you:

2 cups blueberries
2 cups raspberries
1 cup strawberries
1 cup blackberries 
3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats  
1 2/3 cups unpacked light brown sugar   
1 1/2 sticks butter, melted

  • Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  • Place berries in a medium bowl. In another medium bowl, combine flour and sugar. Remove 3 tablespoons of flour mixture and gently toss with berries. Place berries in an 8-inch square pan.
  • To make topping, add melted butter to remaining flour mixture; combine well. Crumble little bits of topping all over top of berries. Bake until berries just start to bubble, about 35 to 40 minutes. Cut into 8 pieces; serve warm or at room temperature. Yields 1 piece per serving.
This was absolutely divine!  A perfect use of all those beautiful berries available this time of year.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Hit the Jackpot Today with an Adorable Stamp Set! Five Gorgeous Paper Packs on Sale too!

One of the products listed below is the mystery Jackpot item for today, June 25th at 11 a.m. eastern until 10 a.m.. on Saturday, June 26th OR while supplies last.

If you order the mystery Jackpot item, we'll send you a My Acrylix® Adorable Stamp Set (retail value of $22.95) for FREE! Order one of each of the items below to guarantee that you will hit the Jackpot!

Check out these gorgeous Level 2 paper packs on sale today on my website (

on Jackpot June Associated Elements & Accessories



$12.95    $10.00    23 % off X7095BJ



$12.95    $10.00    23 % off X7108BJ



$12.95    $10.00    23 % off X7097BJ



$12.95    $10.00    23 % off X7098BJ



$12.95    $10.00    23 % off X7073BJ

Get some great deals and hit the jackpot on my website today:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

It's a Goodie Box Day Today, June 24th! Hurray!!!

For today's big news: Today, Thursday, June 24th, is a Goodie Box day!!! It's another great chance to stock up on wonderful, quality goodies at 50% off retail! 

Today's Goodie Box is priced at $60 but it contains a sweet retail value of scrapping and stamping fun worth $120!!! What a nicet value! Yippee!

Also, as with the other Jackpot June deals, the shipping is reduced on today's Goodie Box too! Very nice!

This special runs from today at 11 a.m. until Friday, June 25th at 10 a.m. eastern or while supplies last, so don't miss out!

I have received my first few Goodie Boxes and have been more than thrilled with what I received. I am trying to wait patiently for the $100 Goodie Box heading my way with a retail of over $250. I hope the UPS truck appears soon! LOL

Get your own Goodie Box today at:

When your Goodie Box comes I would love to hear all the details of box full of fun surprises!

***You can see what I received in two other $60 Goodie Boxes from these two prior blog posts.  I have pictures and lists of everything in my fun boxes:June 16th post and also my June 13th post too.***

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hurry & Place Your Order! FREE APRON

Hurry and place your Goodie Box order for today and you have a great chance of winning this gorgeous apron FREE!  I just ordered my Goodie Box and received notice that I WON!!!  Yippee!

Click here to order and see if you win the apron along with getting 60% off a box of fabulous scrapbooking, stamping, and cardmaking supplies!

Don't delay!  What a fun day it's turning out to be!

Scroll down for two more post today about the $80 Goodie Box and the contents of my $60 Goodie Box too!

Today, June 21st, is a Goodie Box Day!

Another great day today!  What a wonderful way to make your Monday your favorite day this week!  Today's Goodie Box is priced at $80, but, get this, it has a retail value of $200!!!  Yippee!!!

You can place your Goodie Box order between now and 10 a.m. eastern on Tuesday, June 22nd, on my website: .  However, all of the Jackpot June specials are "while supplies last," so don't miss out on this fabulous Goodie Box deal!

This is my second post for today.  Below you can see what I received in my $60 Goodie Box.

Have a fabulous Monday!

Jackpot June: Take a Peek at My $60 Goodie Box Surprises

I also received my latest Goodie Box delivery. This is the $60 Goodie Box from June 12th with contents valued at $124!

What a terrific assortment of supplies!

Here is the detailed list for you for the June 12th $60 Goodie Box:
D1274 Believe in Me stamp set
C1283 Dancing Dreams stamp set
D1174 Christmas Magic stamp set
X8530 Sweet Pea 9x9 Simply Snapshots
X8531 Boom Di-Ada 9x9 Simply Snapshots
Z1139 Dimensional Elements Perennials chipboard die-cuts
Z822 Summer Posies Just Blooms paper flowers
Z1097 Nature's Ambience Rub-Ons set of 3 sheets
Sunflower mini ink pad
X7073A Abundance Level 1 scrapbooking kit
X7073C Abundance My Stickease (4 sheets)
Cardstock Assortment (Pink Carnation, Ocean, Dutch Blue, Sunny Yellow, Olive)

I can't wait to see what surprises are in store when the great big $100 Goodie Box comes next week!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Family Fun in the Sun

We took a little trip to visit with family mid-week. What a great lot of fun we had visiting with family and watching the kids play together! Our kids haven't seen their cousins from Arizona in two years, so it was such a great treat to get together. This was also our first chance to meet the latest addition who is about to turn 1 next month, baby Oliver.

Here are some of the pics of our family fun:

So, as you can see, we had a lovely time!  I hope you and your family are enjoying the summer and capturing your memories with fun photos!

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