Tuesday, April 30, 2013

CTMH May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Pinwheel

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring May's Stamp of the Month, which is "Pinwheel," a set of stamps that include some fun images and sentiments to brighten any project. If you have come here from Gina'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.

We have another talented group of over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's Stamp of the Month 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!

Here is a look at the images that are included with this stamp set:

Now, here is the 5 x 7 card I made. All products are available in the oh so lovely and trendy Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book that you can view online on my website,

Project Supplies:
Stamps: S1305 May Stamp of the Month: Pinwheel
Paper:  X7166B Claire paper packet
Cardstock:  Blush, Sunset, Cotton Candy, Outdoor Denim, and White Daisy
Inks:  Cotton Candy, Outdoor Denim, and Sunset
Embellishments:  Clear Acrylix Flower from the Z1813 Claire Assortment and Outdoor Denim Baker's Twine from Z1751 Harvest Assortment Baker's Twine
Tools: Z1790 Cricut Artiste cartridge, Micro-Tip Scissors, Corner Rounder, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

I used my Cricut Artiste cartridge to cut out the pinwheel shapes that match perfectly with the stamps in the stamp of the month set.  I made several of these fun cards in no time at all! 

Now you can hop on over to Elizabeth's blog to see her addition to this hop. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to see lots of fun artwork for your viewing pleasure.


Friday, April 26, 2013

Sneak Peek: Dream Pop Blog Hop

Welcome to the Dream Pop Blog Hop featuring the fun, trendy Dream Pop paper pack that you can get for just $10 when you place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book in the month of May. The Dream Pop paper packet is valued at $19.95.

This exclusive paper packet includes 12 cardstock sheets with glossy patterns on (they're 'da bomb!!!) as well as 12 B&T Duos® papers that were specifically designed for this promotion only—you can’t get these sweet colors and patterns anywhere else! Start National Scrapbooking Month off right with a unique paper packet at a bargain price and get your creative juices flowing!

Also, consider hosting this month: Hostesses receive one of these yummy paper packets FREE with qualifying May Gathering sales totals of $400 or more.

OR Join my Love to Stamp Team = New Consultants who join in May get a Dream Pop paper packet in their New Consultant Kit.  Woot!  Woot!

Trust me, you will have so much fun creating beautiful layouts, cards, and more with this luscious paper packet.  We have a group of 35 Close to My Heart Independent Consultants participating in this Blog Hop, so let's get started.

If you have come here from Traci'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 is my first layout I've created using the Dream Pop goodness.  This paper has so many possibilities!  I have plans for many more layouts (and several more Dream Pop packets in my future!!!)

Project Supplies:
Paper: CC1024 Dream Pop paper packet
Cardstock:  Outdoor Denim, Lagoon, and Raspberry glossy cardstock
Inks: Slate and Outdoor Denim
Embellishments: Z1835 Tiny Type Epoxy Alphabet, Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim, Z1809 Black Shimmer Trim, Z1701 Grey Wool Baker's Twine from the Neutral Assortment, Z1702 Lagoon Denim Baker's Twine from the Paradise Assortment, and Resin My Acrylix Flowers from the Flirty Assortment (retired)
Tools: Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, Micro-Tip Scissors, Edge Distresser, Sponge Dauber, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

I am having so much fun working on pages for my daughter, shown here, who is graduating from high school in June.  This layout shows her 8th grade graduation.  Note that she is wearing a dress that she made for herself.  She's always been such a talented girl!

Now hop on over to Laurie's blog to see her addition to our hop. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to see lots of great artwork for your viewing pleasure!

Head over to my website to get your own Dream Pop paper packet ordered on May 1st!  Enjoy all this yummy paper goodness!

Monday, April 22, 2013

CTMH Tutorial: Such a Treat!

You won't want to miss this fun, new tutorial courtesy of the great folks at the Close to My Heart Corporate Office.  Watch and learn how to create some really sweet treats:

I just love the kraft treat containers!  How about you?

If, after watching this fun tutorial, you've decided you want to create some cute treats, head over to order what you need at:

Have a lovely Earth Day today!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April Stamp of the Month: My Sunshine = Smooth Sailing

The April Stamp of the Month: My Sunshine from Close to My Heart offers so many creative possibilities. I haven't gotten in nearly enough creative time lately, but I do have another version of a 5" x 7" card created with this month's stamp set. Here is another look at the stamps that come with the set:

If you look closely you can see that the images outlined in red are all able to be cut using your Cricut Artiste cartridge, available exclusively from your Close to My Heart consultant:
I took advantage of this and cut my hot air balloons with my cartridge.  I made about a dozen of these cards and loved how much time I saved being able to coordinate my stamp with the Cricut image!

So, without further ado, here is another fun card using this cute stamp set:

Project Supplies:
Stamps: S1304 April Stamp of the Month: My Sunshine
Paper:  X7169B Tommy paper packet
Cardstock:  Cranberry, Desert Sand, and White Daisy
Inks:  Cranberry, Honey, Creme Brulee, Indian Corn Blue, and Outdoor Denim
Embellishments:  Z2419 Cranberry Marker, Z1705 Durables Square Studes, Z1701 Baker's Twine Neutral Assortment, Z1751 Baker's Twine Harvest Assortment, and Z1817 Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape Collection
Tools: Z1790 Cricut Artiste cartridge, Micro-Tip Scissors, Corner Rounder, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

Here's wishing you "Smooth Sailing" today!

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