Sunday, October 31, 2010

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop with "A Little Thanks"

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring November's Stamp of the Month, which is "D1444 A Little Thanks" a set of sentiments great for cards and pages too.

If you have come here from Judy'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 another amazing group of 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!

This is my project for our hop, a standard-sized card:

Project Supplies:
Stamps: D1444 A Little Thanks, November's Stamp of the Month
Paper: Olivia Level 2 packet
Cardstock: Barn Red, Colonial White, Desert Sand, and Smoothie
Inks:  Barn Red and Smoothie 
Embellishments: Olivia Level 2 My Stickease, Pewter Photo Hangers and Pewter Brads plus Colonial White Crocheted Ribbon from the Colonial White Ribbon Round Collection
Tools: "Wishes" how-to books, Micro-Tip Scissors, Sanding Block, Edge Distresser, 3-D Foam Tape, Glue Dots, and tag punch

I used the "Wishes" cardmaking how-to book and chose the Designer Tag card pattern for my card design.  It's just amazing how quickly your projects can come together when you have a really good pattern book to help!

In the month of November, you can earn the "A Little Thanks" stamp set at a discount or even FREE! Ask me how!  Plus, there is another awesome special going on all month long called, "A Little MORE Thanks!"

Here is the scoop on that special:

During November, Close to My Heart is expressing their gratitude to you by helping you earn two fabulous My Acrylix stamp sets for FREE!  When you place a minimum order of $100, you will not only receive the November Stamp of the Month, A Little Thanks, for FREE, you will also receive one stamp set of your choosing from the 2010 Autumn/Winter Idea Book for FREE!

This means you can increase the value of your purchase by up to $45.90---that's almost 50 percent more in value!  It's just our way of imparting A Little MORE Thanks to you for being a great customer.

Please visit my website to get this great deal:
or e-mail me at:
or give me a call at:  231-347-6301 so I can help you take advantage of this amazing savings.

*Free stamp sets include A-D size sets.  Stamps that are not available as the free set include Workshops on the Go, Stamp of the Month retail, E-size, and customizable K-size.  Tax and shipping/handling apply.  Offer is good November 1-30, 2010.

Additionally, I have a special offer through the month of November to give yet another stamp set FREE to you when you purchase $100 or more.  Details can be found on the coupon in my customer newsletter.  E-mail me to receive your copy of my newsletter chock full of great information:

Remember, the November stamp of the month is only available until November 30th! 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 Kami's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to see some great artwork!

Scary Halloween to You: Treat Bag Creation

This will be my first post of two for today. Later this evening, you will have a preview of the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop that is officially live in the morning of November 1st.

For now, here is a sweet treat to get you ready for Trick or Treating with the kids. This adorably spooky treat bag was created and photographed by my talented swap group friend, Shannon Murdock. Don't you just love this!?!?

Project Supplies:
Stamps: D1442 Thriller, September's Stamp of the Month
Paper: Hooligans Level 2 paper packet
Cardstock: Black CS, Pear CS, and White Daisy CS
Inks: Black and Gypsy
Embellishments: Lagoon Mini-Medley Accents & Pear Mini-Medley Accents
Tools: Micro-Tip Scissors, Paper Piercer, and Adhesive Gem

Here is a side view of Shannon's fun project:

Have a spook-tacular evening!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Olivia & The Present Card

Another lovely card creation to share with you today from my swap group friend, Robin Taylor.

Project Supplies:
Stamps: D1436 The Present
Paper: Olivia Level 2 paper kit 
Cardstock: Banboo and Sorbet
Inks:  Sorbet and Sunset
Embellishments: Shimmer Designer Brads
Tools: Micro-Tip Scissors, Paper Piercer, Sanding Kit, and Adhesive

Here's a great side view photo for you courtesy of my other swap group friend, Shannon:

Celebrate the beauty of the autumn season today.  Take a minute to relax and enjoy a quiet moment and reflect on your blessings.  That's my plan, thanks to the inspiration of the great card from Robin.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Leaves & Things Card: Memories

This lovely little card is courtesy of my swapping friend, Tracy Lunceford. She used our adorable little incentive stamp set from Close to My Heart called, "Leaves & Things." Tracy paired this stamp set with the pretty paper, Magnifique.

Project Supplies:
Stamps: Leaves & Things Petite Perks Incentive Stamp Set
Paper: Magnifique Level 2 packet
Cardstock: Chocolate and Colonial White
Inks:  Versa Mark, Black, Desert Sand, Pear, and Topiary
Embellishments:  Mocha Opaques, and Clear Detail Embossing Powder
Tools: "Wishes" how-to book, Micro-Tip Scissors, Sponge, Tweezers, Craft Heater, Waterbrush, and 3-D Foam Tape

Here is another view:

I can't wait to share more of Tracy's beautiful creations with Magnifique papers.  She did an amazing job with all that she created and shared with our Autumn/Winter Idea Book swap group!

Create some of your own beautiful memories today!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

October Stamp of the Month: Share the Magic Snowman Card

I am so enjoying the chance to share so many of the wonderful creations by my swap group friends.

Today's card is courtesy of Shannon Murdock. Isn't this adorable?!?

Project Supplies:
Stamps: D1443 Share the Magic, October's Stamp of the Month
Paper: Mistletoe Level 2 paper kit
Cardstock: Colonial White and White Daisy
Inks: Black, Cocoa, and Creme Brulee
Markers:  Black and Cranberry
Embellishments: Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon, Pewter Designer Brads from Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment, Licorice Opaques, Red Sparkles
Tools: Micro-Tip Scissors, Paper Piercer, Blending Pen, and 3-D Foam Tape

You can see how clever Shannon was by using some of the pretty Mistletoe patterned paper to do some paper piecing with the sweet snowman's stylish scarf.

Here is a side view perspective:

Don't miss out!  Get your own October Stamp of the Month stamp set before October 31st.  Contact me at: to learn how you can get it at a discount or even FREE!  You can also go straight to my website to order yours today:

Have a sweet kind of day!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

October Stamp of the Month: Share the Magic Gift Card Holder

My swap group co-participant, Shannon Murdock, is the artist who created this wonderful gift card holder for our groups Autumn/Winter 2010 swaps.  Shannon had the assignment to create some art pieces that featured the Stamps of the Month and our new papers from Close to My Heart.

Project Supplies:
Stamps: D1443 Share the Magic, October's Stamp of the Month
Paper: Mistletoe Creative Basics packet
Cardstock: Cocoa, Colonial White, Cranberry, and New England Ivy
Inks:  Cocoa and Cranberry
Markers:  Bamboo, Cocoa, Cranberry, Garden Green, and New England Ivy
Embellishments: Licorice Opaques and Clear Sparkles
Tools:  Micro-Tip Scissors, Blending Pen, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

Here is a view of the inside of the holder, with the belly band removed:

Thank you, Shannon, for sharing your magical talent with our group and with my blog visitors too!

Have a magical weekend!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Olivia Clear Card

My post today features a beautiful clear card created by my fellow swap group member, Robin Taylor.  Robin does such lovely work.  I am proud to share her work with you.

Robin's card features the new Olivia papers from Close to My Heart and the stamp set, Harvest Home.  I am really enjoying the breathtaking views here in Michigan as we have the great pleasure to watch the leaves and other foliage show off their brilliant fall colors.  This card sure reminds me of the beauty of fall.

I am going to give you my synopsis of Robin's supplies used.

Project Supplies:
Stamps: C1419 Harvest Home and D1436 The Present
Paper: Olivia Level 2 paper kit 
Cardstock: Colonial White and Barn Red
Inks:  Cocoa
Markers:  Chocolate, Pear, Sunset
Embellishments: Licorice Opaques
Tools: Micro-Tip Scissors, Blending Pen, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

Here's a peek inside the clear card:

 And, a side view as well:

 I hope you, too, are enjoying a lovely autumn day in your own little paradise.

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