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Friday, May 31, 2013

June CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop



Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring June's Stamp of the Month, which is "A Flowering Bunch," a set of stamps that include some pretty images and sentiments to brighten any project. If you have come here from Annette'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, http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com:

Project Supplies:
Stamps: S1306 June Stamp of the Month: A Flowering Bunch
Paper:  X7164B Buzz and Bumble paper packet
Cardstock:  Cocoa, Creme Brulee, Sunset, and Sweet Leaf
Inks:  Cocoa
Embellishments:  Glitter Paper from Z1830 Brown & Tan Glitter Paper, Cocoa Button from Z1358 Basic Assortment Buttons, Creme Brulee Twine from Z1702 Paradise Baker's Twine
Tools: Z1790 Cricut Artiste cartridge, Sponge Dauber, Micro-Tip Scissors, Corner Rounder, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

I used my Cricut Artiste cartridge to cut out the flower, leaves, and scalloped circle shapes.  The flower and leaf shapes match perfectly with the stamps in the stamp of the month set so I was able to make a bunch of these fun cards in no time at all! 

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

 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

You Can Help Close To My Heart Support Oklahoma Relief


The tornado in Oklahoma has had a devastating effect and Close To My Heart wants to help. To aid relief efforts, Close To My Heart is making a new Autumn/Winter 2013 stamp set, A True Thank You ($2.95 retail), available immediately and will donate 100% of the profits from sales of the set from May 23 through June 30 to the American Red Cross.

Help us provide relief to those affected by the Oklahoma tornado by promoting the A True Thank You stamp set (M1029) and this relief effort to all.

Here is an image of stamp:


This is an easy way to make a difference for those folks in need. Please head over to my website to order your "A True Thank You" stamp set:  lovetostamp.ctmh.com


  



Saturday, May 18, 2013

Join in for a Pajama Party!




Close To My Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes to bring you a live webcast with step-by-step instructions for making this Happy Thoughts kraft container. The FREE webcast will air Thursday, May 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (MDT). During the presentation, you’ll learn to make several projects from a variety of sponsors, including Close To My Heart’s Happy Thoughts kraft container, as the presenter walks you through the steps.

Watch the Pajama Party by yourself or plan for a night for a fun crafting pajama party with friends. Anyone with an Internet connection can watch, so be sure to order their project supplies in advance and then tune in!

The Pajama Party class will be available for FREE at BigPictureClasses.com on May 30th. If you get registered by May 20th, you are eligible for a chance to win a pajama party grab bag!  Woot!  If you would like to interact on the message board, participate in live chat, post to the gallery, download handouts, or enter any contests, you will need to log in to the Pajama Party “classroom” by creating a free account on the Big Picture Classes website.

To make the Happy Thoughts kraft container as shown above, you will want to have the following items—or similar products—on hand:
  • My Acrylix® Frame Flair Stamp Set (D1546)
  • My Acrylix® Happy Thoughts Stamp Set (C1536)
  • Chantilly Paper Packet (need 1 sheet of B&T, X7163B)
  • Crème Brulee Cardstock (need 1 sheet, X5754)
  • Lagoon Cardstock (need 1 sheet, X5762)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (need 1 sheet, 1385)
  • Whisper Cardstock (need 1 sheet, X5929)
  • Whisper Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2172)
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2195)
  • My Creations® Kraft Container (Z1833)
  • Baker’s Twine Neutral Assortment (need 3 yards, Z1701)
  • Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes (Z1844)
  • Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment (Z1754)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
  • Micro-Tip Scissors (Z534)
  • Corner Rounder (Z578)
  • Paper Trimmer (Z1783)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
  • 2" × 3½" My Acrylix® Block (Y1009)
  • 4" × 5" My Acrylix® Block (Y1012)
  • Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection (Z1686)
You can get your supplies ordered from my website:  http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com and join in the fun on May 30th!


Friday, May 17, 2013

Dream Pop Happy Birthday



Today I am sharing the birthday card that I created for my dear daughter, Rebekah, who is celebrating her 20th birthday. As you can see I used the fun papers and embossed glossy cardstock from the special Dream Pop packet available this month WHILE SUPPLIES LAST:

Project Supplies:
Stamps:  Cricut Art Philsophy exclusive stamp set
Paper: CC1024 Dream Pop paper packet
Cardstock:  Outdoor Denim, Mint glossy cardstock and Raspberry glossy cardstock
Inks: Outdoor Denim
Embellishments: Z1792 Dimensional Elements Awards, Z1817 Slate Polka Dot Washi Tape, Z1809 Black Shimmer Trim, Silver Glitter cardstock, and Sparkle Gems
Tools: Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, Micro-Tip Scissors, Edge Distresser, Sponge Dauber, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

I love how this fun 5" x 7" card turned out and hopefully the birthday girl does too! 

Here is a peek at the inside of the card too:
I used the fun stamp from the Claire workshops on the go kit that you can see in the upper left hand corner.

Head over to get your Dream Pop:  http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com


Friday, May 10, 2013

"That Smile" Dream Pop Layout



Today's post features another of the layouts I've created with Dream Pop, the National Scrapbooking Month special available in May while supplies last from Close to My Heart.

Here is a look at the fun papers included in this packet:

Then look at these gorgeous glossy embossed sheets of coordinating cardstock:



This a my fourth layout from one packet of Dream Pop. I followed along with the specially designed Dream Pop workshop adding a few touches of my own. This features photos of our lovely girl getting dressed up for "80's Day" during Spirit Week at her high school last fall. She's such a doll!

Project Supplies:
Stamps:  S1305 May stamp of the month:  Pinwheel (and the retired "It's Your Day" double stamp set)
Paper: CC1024 Dream Pop paper packet
Cardstock:  Banana glossy cardstock, Mint glossy cardstock, Strawberry glossy cardstock, and Tangerine glossy cardstock plus White Daisy cardstock for stamping
Inks: Gypsy, Slate and Lagoon
Embellishments: Z1779 Irrestibles Houndstooth Alphabet, Z1817 Slate Polka Dot Washi Tape, Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim, and Z1807 Pink Glitter Gems
Tools: Cricut Artiste cartridge, Micro-Tip Scissors, Edge Distresser, Sponge Dauber, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

Check out the fun pinwheels from the May stamp of the month that has stamps to match cuts from my Cricut Artiste cartridge.  Easy peasy!

Get your Dream Pop NOW!  Skip on over to my site and get it heading to you:  http://loveotstamp.ctmh.com

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Watch This Dream Pop Video

It is National Scrapbooking Month and Close to My Heart has really outdone themselves by putting together an astoundingly adorable paper packet called "Dream Pop!" 

Here is V.P. of Marketing, Kristine, telling you just how amazing Dream Pop really is:

I have posted a few of my layouts from this paper packet in earlier posts, so be sure to take a peek at those! If you are convinced that you just have to have your own pack of Dream Pop papers, head on over to get yours on by shopping website: http://lovetostamp.ctmh.com

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Dream Pop Love Affair Continues


Once I received my first pack of the stunning Dream Pop papers from Close to My Heart, I was off and running, creatively speaking.

Here is my third layout I created with all of this beautiful paper goodness. This layout is a version of one of the two layouts included in a specially designed workshop that I will be teaching in June.

This is from my girl's prom from May of 2012. She was asked my the nicest boy to attend his senior prom, which was her junior prom:

Project Supplies:
Stamps:  S1305 May stamp of the month: Pinwheel
Paper: CC1024 Dream Pop paper packet
Cardstock:  White Daisy, Gray glossy, Mint glossy, and Raspberry glossy cardstock
Inks: Slate, Cranberry, Lagoon, Gypsy, Sunflower, and Cotton Candy
Embellishments: Z1775 Glamour Glitter Alphabet, Z1701 Grey Wool Baker's Twine from the Neutral Assortment, Z1817 Slate Polka Dot Washi Tape, Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim, Z1336 Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems, and Z1780 Pearl Badge Buttons from the Wrangler Assortment
Tools: Cricut Artiste cartridge from Close to My Heart, Micro-Tip Scissors, Sponge Dauber, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots


The pinwheel shapes are cut with my Cricut Artiste cartridge and are designed to work perfectly with the May stamp of the month.

Head over to my website to get your own Dream Pop paper packet ordered NOW!  It is only available while supplies last!  The Dream Pop paper pack can be yours 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.  Plus, once you reach the $50 mark, the May stamp of the month can be yours for only $5!  You are going to have such a blast with it!

 

Friday, May 3, 2013

More Beautiful CTMH Dream Pop Love



I am enjoying a lot of creative inspiration due to this fun, colorful, and trendy kit from Close to My Heart for National Scrapbooking Month. Wahoo! I am in love! Here is a peek at the patterned papers that come in the kit, which is an incredible steal of a deal!  You get two of each of these cuties:

 
This exclusive paper packet also includes 12 cardstock sheets with glossy patterns on (they're 'da bomb!!!).  The cardstock and the 12 B&T Duos® papers were specifically designed for this promotion only—you can’t get these sweet colors and patterns anywhere else! Dream Pop paper pack can be yours 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.

Here is another of my layouts created with Dream Pop goodness.  It was inspired by this layout posted by fellow consultant, Amy.

Here is a shot of the left page:

And, a look at just the right page:
I am so sorry that these close-ups are not rotated properly.  I tried to change that to no avail.  : (


Project Supplies:
Paper: CC1024 Dream Pop paper packet
Cardstock:  Creme Brulee, Lagoon, and Raspberry glossy cardstock
Inks: Slate
Embellishments: Z1701 Grey Wool Baker's Twine from the Neutral Assortment, Z1817 Slate Polka Dot Washi Tape, and Z1780 Pearl Badge Buttons from the Wrangler Assortment
Tools: Micro-Tip Scissors, Sponge Dauber, 3-D Foam Tape, and Glue Dots

Head over to my website to get your own Dream Pop paper packet ordered NOW!  You are going to have so much creative enjoyment for crafting pleasure!
 
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