Monday, June 30, 2014

July 2014 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

 
Welcome to the July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! The featured stamp of the month is S1407 Circus Alphabet--a set of 68 lined images. Below are the images in this stamp set that is available only thru July 31st. You can click on the image to see details.
 

 If you have come here from Sarita Schraeder's blog you are on the right path! You can find a list of all the participants (in case you get lost) here: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/sotm-blog-hop-list.html. This month we have close to 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this set. The hop is simple to follow - just click on the link provided in the post to move to the next blog!
 
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My items are standard size cards using the Ivy Lane Card Making WOTG.  I love the gold shimmer trim (and guess what?  It will be a new shimmer trim in the upcoming catalog!)  Anyway, after working with this kit over the weekend I decided to show what else can be done with the kit.  Also these cards are just so glittery and beautiful that pictures can't capture how sparkling they really are.  You can never have enough glitter, right?
 
 
Here are the details a little closer. 
 
 
 
 
Papers:   Ivy Lane WOTG card kit, Hollyhock and Colonial White Cardstock
Ink:   Pear, Hollyhock, and Cocoa Exclusive Inks 
Embellishments: Brown & tan sparkles; Sequins are part of the card kit
Other:  CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge; Dots Embossing Folder
 
Time to hop on over to Jen Rubio's Blog to see her beautiful eye candy! Be sure to visit all the Consultants' blogs to get some great crafting and fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available thru July 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for $5!

Happy hopping!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

June SOTM Blog Hop - Kaboom!

 
Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! The featured stamp of the month is S1406 Kaboom!--a set of 16 bold-lined images. Below are the images in this stamp set that is available only thru June 30th. You can click on the image to see details.
 


 If you have come here from Mary Eisen's blog you are on the right path! You can find a list of all the participants (in case you get lost) here: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/sotm-blog-hop-list.html. This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this set. The hop is simple to follow - just click on the link provided in the post to move to the next blog!
 
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My item is a standard size card using kraft paper.  I love the Jubilee paper pack and thought it would be perfect for this Stamp of the Month.  I first embossed the starbursts with clear embossing powder and then sponged the ink to make the starbursts pop.  Then I stamped the words between the starbursts.  Below is my card. 
 
 
Here are the details a little closer.  Both the Celebrate and the rocket are pop-dotted for dimension.
 

 
Papers:   Jubilee WOTG papers; Kraft, Cranberry, and White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps: S1406 Kaboom! 
Ink:   Indian Corn Blue, Black, Red, and Honey Exclusive Inks 
Embellishments: Red and Clear Sparkles; 
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder
 
Time to hop on over to Haley Dyer's Blog to see her beautiful eye candy! Be sure to visit all the Consultants' blogs to get some great crafting and fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available thru June 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for $5!

Happy hopping!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Birthday wishes and Mojo Monday

I love when I have the challenge of creating birthday cards for friends and family!  Most of the time it will take a full day (if not days) to create something!  I made a few of the cards from the Ivy Lane card kit for Mother's day and still wasn't ready to put it away yet so when one of my friends birthday came up the other day, most of the supplies were still lying out on my craft table.
 
I was looking for ideas with card layouts when I opened up the new Mojo Monday newsletter.  Only once in a while when I'm off work do I get to play with Mojo Mondays.  This is Mojo #346 which looks like:
 
 
Well, I would say my card rather resembles that Mojo Monday:
 
 
Papers:   Ivy Lane Card WOTG kit; Pear, Hollyhock, and Colonial White Cardstock
Stamps:  Card Chatter - Birthday (ret.) 
Ink:   Cocoa  Exclusive Inks 
Embellishments: Purple Glitter Gems; Clear Sparkles; Purple Glitter tape
Other:  2.5" Circle Punch; Spellbinders scallop dies; Fiskars Corrugated Paper Crimper
 
Happy Birthday Shelley! And may you be blessed with many more! 
 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - You've Got A Friend


Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month the featured stamp of the month is S1405 You've Got A Friend--a set of 5 bold-lined images. Below are the images in this stamp set that is available only thru May 31st. You can click on the image to see details.
 

 If you have come here from Judy Burger's blog you are on the right path! You can find a list of all the participants (in case you get lost) here: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/sotm-blog-hop-list.html. This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this set. The hop is simple to follow - just click on the link provided in the post to move to the next blog!
 
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My item is a standard size card.  I love the lines of our embossing folders and I decided to use some papers which will no longer be available after this catalog ends in July--the Sarita WOTG (workshop on the go) papers.  There is something I just love about Gypsy and Lagoon colors together!  I also loved last week's MojoMonday sketch 342 and decided to use it as my guide for this card.  As you can see it was a great sketch to start from. 
 
 

Close up of some of the detail:
 
 
Papers:   Sarita WOTG papers; Outdoor Denim, Lagoon, Gypsy, and Colonial White Cardstock
Stamps: S1405 You've Got A Friend; C1567 Santa Clause Holiday (from mini catalog-below)
Ink:   Outdoor Denim  Exclusive Inks 
Embellishments: Blue & Green Sparkles; Red, Pink, & Purple Sparkles (ret.)

Santa Clause stamp set images:
 
Time to hop on over to Michelle Johns' Blog to see her beautiful eye candy! Be sure to visit all the Consultants' blogs to get some great crafting and fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available thru May 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for $5!

Happy hopping!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter

On April 2, 1983 President Ronald Reagan delivered a radio address to the nation.  He spoke of faith of Jews, celebrating the Passover, and of Christians, on the occasion of their high holy day of Easter.  He spoke of courage and dedication.  What a blessing this man was to our country!


 
 
Happy Easter and may your Easter be as blessed as my Easter will be.
 
 

Monday, March 31, 2014

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Balloon Talk

Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month the featured stamp of the month is S1404 Balloon Talk--a set of 24 images. Below are the images in this stamp set that is available only thru April 30th. You can click on the image to see details.
 
 
If you have come here from Elizabeth Mindemann's blog you are on the right path! You can find a list of all the participants (in case you get lost) here: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/sotm-blog-hop-list.html. This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this set. The hop is simple to follow - just click on the link provided in the post to move to the next blog!
 
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My item is a standard size card.  I used our embossing folders and decided I liked the unraised side better for this card.  I actually used the Whisper Alcohol marker on the face (but I really didn't want to make her look like one of the undead or anything--just add a hint of color so she didn't look so white).  Anyway, it really didn't add as much color as I thought it would.  ;-)

 
Close up of some of the detail:
 
 
Papers: Jubilee WOTG kit; Cranberry, and White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps: S1404 Balloon Talk; S1403 Happy Place (March SOTM)
Ink: Black, Indian Corn Blue  Exclusive Inks; Water based chocolate marker (ret.)
Embellishments:  z1853 Aqua Dots; z1893 Base & Bling Red Jewels; Liquid Glass
Other:  Quatrefoil Embossing Folder, oval and oval scallop spellbinder dies

Time to hop on over to Mary Eisen's Blog to see her beautiful eye candy! Be sure to visit all the Consultants' blogs to get some great crafting and fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available thru April 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for $5!

Happy hopping!



Thursday, March 20, 2014

CTMH Embossing Folders Blog Hop


Welcome to the Emboss It Blog Hop!  This hop we are displaying our ideas and wares made with the new CTMH Embossing Folders.  If you have come here from Katy Taylor's blog you are on the right path! You can find a list of all the participants (in case you get lost) here: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/sotm-blog-hop-list.html. This month we have almost 30 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this set. The hop is simple to follow - just click on the link provided in the post to move to the next blog!

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My item is a darling little basket that I found searching around the internet and knew that I must make this with our folders for a darling little Easter treat holder!  It is so easy to make too!  If you thought this was adorable and want instructions you will be able to find them here.  The blog is Carol Payne's blog and she has some other adorable baskets there!
 
 
And here is a view from another angle:
 
 
Papers:   Blush, White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps:  B1446 Some Bunny Hostess Set
Ink:   Black  Exclusive Inks;
Embellishments:  Silver Brads; Bitty sparkles
Other:  z1311 1-1/4" cicle punch; z1925 Chevron Embossing folder
 
Time to hop on over to Gina Brandstetter's Blog to see her beautiful eye candy! Be sure to visit all the Consultants' blogs to get some great crafting and fun ideas!

Happy hopping!


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