Monday, January 31, 2011

February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We are featuring February's SOTM, D1446 Friendship, a set of 8 beautiful stamps giving you that damask look and feel!

If you have come here from Vickie Tagatz's Blog , you are on the right path!  I am the first stop for this month's hop! You can find a list of all the partipant's in case you get lost here:  This month we have almost 70 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This 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!

Now "Hop" on over to Helen Onulak's Blog to see her beautiful holiday eye candy! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available until February 28th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

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My first item is a standard-size card.  The background is stamped with VersaMark and then clear embossed.  Then blush Exclusive Ink was sponged on. 

(Supplies used:  February Stamp of the Month - Friendship; white daisy cardstock; blush and cocoa Exclusive Ink; z1206 Basic Craft Buttons; z1354 Irresistibles; z821 Clear Detail Embossing Powder; z1088 chocolate Waxy Flax; z1100 Cocoa Grosgrain Ribbon.)

Now have fun along the way!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Another 1st Birthday

My beautiful little granddaughter Zoe will soon be having her first birthday.  I wanted to make her a special card and I just LOVE the Nursery Bash set.  This card took me ALL DAY!  I stamped the giraffe the day before but didn't know exactly what I wanted to do with it.  I came across some old card blanks (from 2005 is the copyright) and decided those were the colors I wanted to use.  So I just kept adding more and more stuff to the card until it finally looked like this:

Recipe:  Nursery Bash (Retired) & D1283 Say It In Style stamp sets; Black and Baby Pink Cardstock; Black & Hollyhock Exclusive Inks; Stardust Glitz Glitter Glue; Liquid Glass; Twinkle Brads; Clear Sparkles; White Daisy Just Blooms; Winter Craft Buttons; Z1209 Cranberry Designer Ribbon Rounds; Smitten Card Kit Card Blank (Retired); SU Boarder Punch, Oval Punch and Scalloped Oval Punch.

I just found out that two of  my favorite Birthday card stamp sets have been retired and this is one of the sets (the other is Birthday Wish).  Guess this is made from lots of retired stuff!  :-(

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

First Valentine of the Season

It's been years since I've created an actual Valentine's card and decided I needed to play with some of the stamps from the new Inspirations flyer. I've been into glitz lately because I didn't get my fill at Christmas time so I put glitter on everything! Here it is:

RecipeA1113 A Game and Amore (December Stamp of the Month) stamp sets; Black, Cranberry & White Daisy Cardstock; Cranberry, Black, and Gray Wool inks; Clear and Red Sparkles, Basic Brad Assortment; Glitter Stack (retired);  and Spellbinders Lacey Squares Dies.

I am just loving all the new A-size stamp sets.  They are SO cute and such a good price.  On my budget it will probably be all I'll be able to afford in the future here! 

Introducing Kraft Borders

The new kraft borders will be available on Febuary 1st, but in the meantime, I thought you would like to see just how super cute they are!

Can't wait until February 1st!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Tools - New Techniques

I thought you all would enjoy this great little video (I didn't make) from CTMH called "Spray Pen Unplugged".  Just my way of plugging it. hee hee hee. I love learning about new fun techniques and cute little tools to do them with!

Now all I have left is to leave you with some artwork.  So, I'm off to create!

Friday, January 7, 2011

MojoMonday #172

Happy New Year to everyone!  My granddaughter Hannah's birthday graces the first part of January.  As I spend time looking for inspiration to create a birthday card, I knew it had to be Sketch #172.  Here is my interpretation.

Supplies:  Childhood Portrait, For Every Occasion stamp sets; hydrangea (retired) CS & Ink; Key Lime, Amethyst and White Daisy CS; Retired Amethyst Background & Texture Paper; My Stickease border strip from Level I Sweet Pea kit (retired); large white daisy brads; clear sparkles; spellbinder circle and scallop circle dies.

Here is the sketch this was taken from:

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