Thursday, April 30, 2009

Click here to win some serious crafty blog candy!

Welcome to the CTMH Blog Hop !!!

Welcome to our Close to my Heart Summer 2009 Idea Book Blog Hop! Almost 40 Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Summer 2009 Idea Book, which goes "live" May 1, by sharing their amazing creations using new products via their blogs. This is simple do to- just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Ready for a sneak peak at some new products?! Here we go!

Both cards are from the "Originals" Card Idea book. The first design is called Overview. Both cards features The Moon Doggie Paper pack (level 2) X7111B. Colors used are Cranberry, Desert Sand, Garden Green, & Indian Corn Blue.

I used the new stamp set Extreme Happiness C1356 & The sentiment is from D1187 for every occasion. After stamping the flower (using the 2nd generation Rock & Roll technique, page 23 of the summer 2009 idea book), it was cut out and adhered with 3D Foam Tape (Z1151) above a felt leaf that I stamped a leaf on using New England Ivy ink. The felt is from our new "Heartfelt Whimsy Die Cuts" Z1145 which is die cut felt and I LOVE it! I used Garden Green brads in the center of the small flowers, after coloring the centers with ablender pen & Garden Green Ink.

The next card design is "Heartfelt Classic" I used the May stamp of the month D1349 "Be Yourself" This stamp set is so much fun. Same colors & paper pack as above as above. I paper pieced the dress from patterned paper and used Prisma Glitter Z134 with the write n rub pen (1762) to accent the flowers on the dress 7 in the center of the flowers. Liquid glass Z679 (another one of my favorite products) was used to shine up her boots. The ribbon is from the ribbon rounds chocolate collection.

Now "Hop" on over to Jena's blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets! Remember, the Summer 2009 Idea Book goes LIVE on May 1st!In case you get lost along the way, here is a list of all the amazing Close to my Heart Consultants participating in the Blog Hop:

Erin Herring

Penny Doucette

Kathleen Rensel
Jessica Moore
Colleen Porter
Sherry Thompson
Jen Patrick
Corey Acton
Amy Edwards
Amy Schultz
Tresa Black
Leslie Kolic
Rebecca Garrison
Miranda Kurz
Terrie Dodd
Traci Tanimura
Debora Mcelhany
Katie Paterson
Michelle Robinson
Lori Scott
Amberlyn Gentry
Wendy Kessler
Meredith Burgess
Vicky Sullivan
Caren Goldstein
Jena Devries
Kami Welter
Traci Godbee
Julie Banzon
Laurel Seabrook
Alisan Smith
Haley Dyer
Dawn Heuft
Ali Creel
Helen Onulak
Jean McNulty
Aaron Brown
Julie Lane
Carrie Zrodlowski

Don't forget to check out the "Tickled Pink" Scrapbook kit, available for a limited time-through the end of May. You can see the details on my website

Have a great day!


Monday, April 20, 2009

Alaska train ride layout

Well I actually got 6 pages scrapped this weekend. This layout I did for a CTMH "Imagine" layout challenge. The paper pack is called "Rustic Trail". It is retired, but it goes great with my Alaska Pictures. I have 4 more pages that I will try to post later on tonight.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I forgot about my blog ;(

How could I do that to you poor little blog? I promise to not be so neglegtful in the future. I will also take pics this wekend of my latest artwork and post some Alaska pages. I need to win the lottery so I can quit my dayjob and devote more time to crafting and blogging (and oh yeah, I'd exercise more too! he he )