Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

I wish all the mothers a very Happy Mother's Day.  And for the rest of you, I hope you tell your Mothers how much they mean to you.  For all the husbands of mothers, here's some advice:

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."  Theodore Hesburg.

Finally, as I was finishing up making my last Mother's Day card last night, I couldn't help but think:


Best wishes!
 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Masculine Birthday Card

The month of May is full of card opportunities.  There is Mother's Day, my son and son in law's birthdays, my daughter in law's birthday and the list goes on.  So, for my son and son-in-law's birthday cards, I was very inspired by Dana Kessler to the point of pretty much casing her card.  When I have so many cards, the creative juices are sometimes stagnant.  Anyway, here is my rendition of Dana's lovely card:


I used our retired textured cardstock to make this card.  I really love this paper because one side is true color and the other is a lighter, coordinated color.  The base of this card is cocoa.

This one shows some detail a little better:


And here is the inside of the card:


Papers:  Jackson WOTG papers; Cocoa textured cardstock (ret.)
Stamps D1646 Finding the Words; S1504 Typed Note (ret.) -- below
Inks:  Juniper, Cocoa, and Black Exclusive Inks
 
D1646 Finding the Words
 
 
S1504 Typed Note
 
 
And here is the wonderful cake that my Grandson picked for his father, my son--a real outdoors man.  He had to make sure that he would be able to keep the boat, fisherman, and fish.  Of course his dad told my Grandson that he could hold them for him.  :-)
 
 
Happy Birthday Ian! 
 
Love, Mom
 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

National Scrapbooking Month 2015 Blog Hop


Welcome to the Taste of Summer Blog Hop for National Scrapbooking Month (which includes all you card makers as well)!  The featured items are the Taste of Summer Papers (above) and the new D-size stamp set also called Taste of Summer stamp set (below) containing 14 fruity images. These are available only thru May 31st. You can click on the image to see details.
 

 
If you have come here from Paige Dolecki's Blog you are on the right path. This hop has almost 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations.  You can find a list of all the participants (in case you get lost) here: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/sotm-blog-hop-list.htmlThe 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 made a promise to myself that no matter what the sketch was from MojoMonday, I was going to create my card using that sketch.  Here is that sketch.  I have also added this to the Heart 2 Heart challenge Mum's the Word:  
 

Next I have my card - I just love these colors together!!
 
 
 And here's a little different view.
 
 
The inside of the card (you just have to finish it off):
 
 
A closer look at the details (click to make larger):
 
 
Papers:  Taste of Summer papers; Sunny Yellow (ret.) and White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamps Year Round Cheer; Hello Tweety (ret. shown below)
Inks:  Juniper and Thistle Exclusive Inks
Other:   Spellbinder circle dies

Year Round Cheer
 
Hello Tweety

Remember, the Taste of Summer is only available thru May 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get these special offers!
 
Now it is time to hop on over to Sheila Bennett's blog and see what eye candy she is flashing your way!
 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

National Scrapbooking Month Promotions


Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month foronly $8.95!


Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month during the month of May with our exclusive mouthwatering Taste of Summer paper packet, available for only $8.95! Featuring bold, vibrant colors, this exclusive paper packet is perfect to pair with your sweet summery memories, and provides delicious designs for your layouts, cards, and more! There are two online workshops—one for scrapbookers (above) and one for cardmakers (below)—to go along with this special paper packet. Both workshops have been designed so you can easily mix and match papers across projects.


 Each packet contains 6 different designed papers and you get 2 of each design!


 See the video below showing artwork from both the workshops!

 
Plus, as a special bonus, during the month of May you can also purchase the exclusive Taste of Summer bonus D-size stamp set for $17.95 USD / $19.75 CAD.  All  of these are available through May 31st, so get your specials today!
 


Enjoy National Scrapbooking Month!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

May 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


The featured stamp of the month is S1505 Just Sayin'--a set of 14 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 Darlys Recker's Blog you are on the right path. This month we have almost 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations.  You can find a list of all the participants (in case you get lost) here: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/sotm-blog-hop-list.htmlThe 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 loved this sketch from Cardabilities but knew that when I posted this it would be too late to join the challenge; but, a good sketch is still a good sketch!  
 

So, here is my card - 
 
 
 
And here's a little different view.
 
 
The inside of the card (you just have to finish it off):
 
 
Papers:  G1094 Jackson WOTG papers; Juniper and White Daisy Cardstocks
Inks:  Juniper Exclusive Inks; Crème Brule, Juniper Exclusive Markers (ret.); YR29 Barely Beige and BR96 Mahogany ShinHan Markers
Otherz1851 Scallop Border Punch; juniper washi tape (ret.)

 
Here is a sample by Close To My Heart that shows a beautiful scrapbook page:
 
 
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!
 
Now it is time to hop on over to Pam Jarrett's blog and see what eye candy she is flashing your way!
 
 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop


The new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book has the most gorgeous, amazing new products and I am only going to give you a small sampling of it today.  Today, I am showing off the new Papers, new accessories, and new stamp sets that you can get your hands on right now!

If you have come here from Lori Brown's Blog you are on the right path. This month we have almost 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations from the new Seasonal Expressions Book. 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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First on the list is a 5"x7" birthday card for a friend whose birthday is in a couple of days.  Since I just got a new Cricut Explore, I wanted to use my it for my projects for this hop.  My first project uses the new Blossom Paper kit.  The first image is the card folded.

Next is the unfolded picture:

  
Papers:   Blossom Paper kit, Sunset, White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamps:  
Ink:   Black  Exclusive Ink
Embellishments:   Glacier Extra Thick Twine, z1752 Clear Sparkles
Other:  Circut CTMH Artfully Sent cartridge
 
So while I was on a roll cutting away with my new cricket, I decided that each of my grandkids would get $10 for Easter--they would already be overdosed on candy.  So I decided to make little bitty money holder containers.  These look a whole lot bigger than they really are.  The little bag made with Jackson paper is only 4" tall.
 
 
This one is made with Jackson papers using the Cricut Artiste cartridge.  The cardstock is Glacier.
 
 
These cute little purses are perfect size to hold a folded up bill.  I used Blossom papers with Lagoo  cardstock for one little purse and Smoothie for the other little purse.  The gems are Bling Gems Gold Assortment and these purses are cut with the Cricut Artiste cartridge. 
 
Stop back by this month and be sure to check out the stamp sets I will be displaying from the new Seasonal 2 catalog.
 
Now it is time to hop on over to Judy Faye Garner's blog and see what eye candy she is flashing your way!

 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter - He Is Risen!

May the joy of our Saviour's Resurrection.....


Fill your heart with renewed Hope!
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