Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December SOTM Blog Hop

It is December already?  Chanukah starts at sundown?  OMG where did the year go.  This months SOTM takes us to February ,D1445 "Amore"  It is perfect for Valentines Day as well as any romantic occasion. So sit back, relax and click away to see some fabulous artwork using this versatile stamp set. 

The way to Hop (if you are new to this) is to just click on the link to the next post at the end of my post, and do it that on every post.  It is a circle, so you will know you are done when you come back to my post.  If you get lost along the way, a list of participants and there blog address can be found here.  If you have come from Kami's Blog, You are on the right path.

This month I used a pattern called "Just Right" from "Wishes" an idea book for cardmakers.  I used a clear card Z1323 and Paper from "Olivia" level 2, colors include Smoothie, Pear, Sunset and Barn Red.  I used a bunch of our newer embellishments (which I just love) the pearlie things are called Opaques and they are from the Mocha collection Z1333, Sparkles from the red pink and purple assortment Z1326 and "Shimmer" designer brads Z1349.

Since this is a clear card, some of the paper is on the inside and you can see through part of the card.  This is the front, and the next picture is the inside.

I left the inside blank for now, since I am not sure what I am going to use it for yet.  Now hop on over to Adeline's Blog and see what amazing creation she has in store for you.  But before you go I have to tell about the December special...

Plenty for Twenty

During December, when you place an order of $20 or more on my CTMH website, you’ll get a D-size stamp set FREE! That’s a $22.95 value! WOW!

So let’s see…if you order the December Stamp of the Month via my CTMH website, CTMH will select a random D-size stamp set to send to you…and you won’t have to pay shipping or tax on the bonus stamp set – how cool is that?!?

Head on over to my website, where you can browse through the 2010 Autumn/Winter Idea Book online (right hand side). place an order, get the SOTM free or discounted as well as another free D sized stamp set. Get some great gifts for the holidays.

Happy Holidays,


Sunday, October 31, 2010

November SOTM Blog hop

Welcome to our November Stamp of the month blog Hop.  This month we have over 60 consultants participating in the hop, which is a circle, so you can start here and will eventually make it back here after clicking on the next consultant in each post.  If you came here from Carla's blog your on the right path.  You can find the complete list of particiapants on Helen's blog.

The stamp set is called" A Little Thanks" a set of 16 stamps that are great for thankyou cards as well as scrapbook pages.

In addition to this stamp set I used one of my new favorite sets D1438 "Circle of Love".  I used paper from Magnifique Level 2 X7127B and chocolate textrued cardstock.

Below is a close up of the center image, which I embossed with silver pearl embossing powder and I then used a sponge and "Pacifica" ink to rub over the image so the image "pops".  I also stamped on Twill ribbon and popped up the Give thanks flower with dimensional adhesive and used the smallest Pearl "Opaques" in the center.  I distressed the Chocolate paper with a sanding block and inked the edges of the paper.

Now hop on over to Shirley's Blog  to see what fabulous project she has created.  Remember the November SOTM is only available through November 30th, so contact your consultant or click here to see how you can get this set discounted or even free.  Now sit back, relax and hop along. (after you read the message below of course to see what else is happening with CTMH in November)

A Little MORE Thanks!

During November we’re expressing our gratitude to YOU by helping you earn two fabulous My Acrylix® stamp sets for FREE! When you place a minimum order of $100, you will not only receive the November Stamp of the Month set, A Little Thanks, for FREE, you will also receive one stamp set of your choosing from the 2010 Autumn/Winter Idea Book for FREE*! This means you can increase the value of your purchase by up to $45.90—that’s almost 50 percent more in value! It’s just our way of imparting A Little MORE Thanks to you for being a great customer. Head on over to my website, where you can browse through the 2010 Autumn/Winter Idea Book online (right hand side).

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September SOM blog hop

EEEKK September is upon us, back to work, back to school and yes, time to start thinking about Halloween.  This month's SOM will help you do just that.  It is called "Thriller" think trendy meets spooky.  This set is only available in the month of September so click here to see how to get it at a discount or even free. You will also see our National Stamping Month special Triple Play which is a great set of 3 mini albums with stakps, inks and accessorie.  As always our talented group of consultants have done a hauntingly good job creating artwork with this set.  So sit back, relax and hop along.  This hop goes in a circle, but if you get lost along the way you can find the complete list of hoppers on Helen's Blog.  If you have come here from Amy Edwards' blog you are on the right track.

The card I made is from "Wishes" called "Up In The Corner". It is 4 1/2 x 4 1/2.

I used the new level 2 paper pack "Hooligans"X7129B. Which is so cute and I just love the new colors, "Lagoon, Gypsy, Pear & Sunset."
The accessories are from the mini medley Lagoon Z1340 & Sunset Z1338, and our new Blue & Green set of Sparkles Z1327.  I just love bling and am so happy we have more.
Now it's time to see what Wendy Fording has in store for you.

Happy Halloween Hopping!!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August Constant Campaign

$2, $4, $6, for 8...It’s YOU We Appreciate!

2, 4, 6, 8, who do we appreciate? It’s YOU, of course! We are shouting from the rooftops how much we love and appreciate you! It only makes sense to pass along our appreciation with amazing deals. So for 8 days, August 4 through August 11 (while supplies last), you can purchase select "Close to My Heart " My Stickease® assortments for only $2 US/CAN, My Reflections® Level 1 kits for only $4, and My Reflections® Level 2 paper packets for only $6 online. Visit my website today to see these amazing deals for yourself. You’ll want to shout for joy, too!
All sale items are available while supplies last for up to 8 days. With our large variety of Level 1, Level 2, and My Stickease® products to choose from, everyone can get something they love!

All sale items are available while supplies last for up to 8 days. With our large variety of Level 1, Level 2, and My Stickease® products to choose from, everyone can get something they love!

Products available are in the patterns below;
Vintage Travel
Floral Impressions
Laid Back
Just Chillin
Simple Pleasure
Best Friends Forever
School Zone
More To Adore
Sweet Harmony
Cutie Pie
Rough n Tumble
Route 66
Majestic Blue
Let's Get Together
Floral Tapestry
Free Spirit
Lifes Delights
It’s a Guy Thing
Good Times
Sweet Pea
Paper Garden
Blue Ribbon
Game On
Perfect Day
Magic Moments
That’s Amore
Back Country
Moon Doggie
Animal Cookies
Sweet Home

Shop early for the best selection because when it is gone, its gone.

Happy shopping!


Saturday, July 31, 2010

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Wow, i can't believe it is August already (well almost anyway).  Time sure does fly.  Anyway.  it is time for the new SOM hop and I just love this set.  It is a base and shade flower which really makes this image a standout.  It is called "Something Splendid". This set is only available in August, so go to my website and you can see how you can get this set at a discount or even free by clicking on the stmp of the month in the top right corner.  As always we have a large group of extremely talented consultants participating.  So come along and hop with us.  Just click on the link at the end of each post to go to the next post.  If you get lost along the way you can go to Helen's Blog for the complete list of bloggers.  You should have arrived here from Sylvia's blog.

I used the paper pack "Splendor X7124B colors used are moonstruck, goldrush, topiary and sunflower.  It is hard to see in the picture but I used dimensional adhesive to pop the flower. The card design is based on the card on the "Veranda" WOTG guide.  I stamped the small branch stamp on the ribbon and finished it with a colonial white edge anchor.

Next stop on the hop is Shannon's blog.  I am sure you will enjoy the fabulous artwork you will see on my CTMH sisters blogs.  Have fun and Happy Hopping!


Friday, July 30, 2010

swaps i made for convention

Well, our CTMH convention was here and gone and as always was so much fun.  I love all the great ideas, the sneak peak at the new products, hanging with my CTMH sisters and of course swapping like crazy.  I thought I'd share with you the swaps I made.

I used "Boom di ada" paper pack, B1306 "Cottage Floral" stamp set, D1284 "with Love" stamp set, "Dimensional Elements Perennials" Z1139 , and I inked with sponges, stubble tool and stipple brush from Z1298 distressing tools.  I used the "wishes" idea book which has multiple card "workshop" ideas which made this quick and easy.

I used the same paper pack and the stamp set is one of my very favorites "Be Yourself" D1349 and "Glitz Stardust Glitter Glue Z1313 which was used on both projects.   i just love glitter and this is nice and neat, no glitter all over me and the table and the floor etc.....

This design is from "Expressions" idea book and uses "Good times" paper pack.  The stamp is retired from a travel set and I used it because it says "Washington DC" and that is where convention was.

I love swapping.  I got so many lovely cards that I swapped for.  I am planning an open house in September and will have all my swaps on display (as well as lots of new products and a sale table)  Details will be posted soon.

I am looking forward to scrapping today with my sister and will complete the projects I made at convention and add pictures to the pages we made.  I hope to post soon and give you at sneak peak at what is coming in September so stay tuned......

Scrap Happy!

Monday, May 31, 2010

June SOTM blog hop

It is that time again,  Another month, another great new stamp set and another blog hop.  They are so much fun and there are so many ideas and great projects to see.  So sit back, relax and hop along.  We have too many consultants for me to count (i'm too tired from Memorial day Party) but my guess is at least 60.  My fellow consultants are so creative I love to see what they came up with using this set of 9 stamps called "Wonderful Friend" (D1422).  Click here to go to my website and see how to get this great set at a discount or even free.

If you have come here from Georgia Hauglid's blog you are on the right path.  If you get lost along the way you can always hop over to Helen's blog for the complete list of participants.

My card this month is based off of a design from "Wishes" (a CTMH idea book) called "Right Design"  I used Barn Red textured card stock, B&T (patterned paper) from "Passages" level 2 paper pack.  Ink is New England Ivy, bigger brad is Barn red (for the tie tack) and a metal "Foundry Bookplate" as well as buttercup sassy strands (retired).

Well, it is time to move on to my good friend Antoinette's blog.  She is so talented and I can't wait to see her at convention. I am sure you will enjoy the rest of the hop.

Have a great month and keep on scramping.


Friday, May 7, 2010

May SOTM Card

OK, so it is a week later, I made the card but it was my boyfriends birthday card so I couldn't post it til after I gave it to him on Sunday.  Then of course I forgot to take a picture of it.  He took a picture for me but  then I couldn't open it.  Well, it is finally here.  I hope you like it.  It is definately more of a challenge to come up with masculine cards.
I used "You Rock" Level 2 paper pack and the stamps that came with the "You Rock" workshop on the go kit as well as an outdoor denim brad which came with the kit and the card design is on the WOTG guide. 

I am vending at a crop tomorrow so time to finish this up so I can finish packing up.


Friday, April 30, 2010

May SOTM Blog Hop

Well, It's that time again to see what the new SOTM is and see the fabulous artwork created by me and my CTMH sisters.  They are an incredibly creative group of people and I love seeing there work as much as you do.  So sit back, relax and enjoy.  It is a circle hop, so each consultants blog leads to the next one.  if you get lost along the way go to Helen's blog for the full list of participants.  If you have come here from Antoinette's  blog you are in the right place.

This months SOTM is "Cherish The Moment" a set of 8 checklist style journaling type stamps.  I just love this set.  It is great for cards and scrapbook pages.

I am working on the album from my son's Bar Mitzvah and I thought this was perfect for the page I was doing.

I used paper from "Stardust" level 2 paper pack, versamark ink and gold embossing powder for the stamp.  I marked the check off boxes with clear sparkles-I used the smallest ones.  I really like this set.  Check back later as I am planning to make a birthday card that I will post tomorrow.

Next stop on your journey is Traci's Blog.  I am sure you will see some great projects and get some inspiration to get your own creative juices flowing. Remember, the SOTM is only available until May 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Enjoy the Hop!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

April 2010 SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring April's SOTM, which is D1409 "Flower Pot", a set of 16 stamps.

If you have come here from Jennifer's Blog, you are on the right path! If you get lost along the way go to Helen's Blog where you can find the complete list of all the bloggers.

This month we have over 65 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!

I used the papers from "Twitterpated" paper pack.  I actually used the workshop on the go (WOTG) guide card diagram with this stamp set.  I love the guides and I use them as idea starters as well as our other idea books.  the colors used are Crystal Blue, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf and Chocolate.  I used the Blending Pen with our ink in the lid of the ink pad to color in the images.  I also used "Basic Buttons","Chocolate ribbon", "Heartfelt Die cuts-wonder" for the leaf & 3d Foam tape to pop up the flowers as well as the piece that the flower pot is on.  Here is a close up.

Now "Hop" on over to Terrie's Blog to see her work! 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 April 30th ! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Happy Hopping!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

March SOM blog hop

Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  if you came from Alison's blog then you are in the right place. We have many talented ladies participating so hop around and get inspired, I know I always do.
The SOM is D1408 "A Little Everything" and is perfect for cards and scrapbook pages. I am already loving this set.  Contact your consultant or click here and click on the SOM  for more info so you can get this set either at a discount or even better....free.

The card I made is from "Wishes" CTMH's newest card idea book and it is called "Designer tab"  I used paper from X7116B Sweet Home.  Colors used are Buttercup. Garnet and Indian Corn Blue.  I also used 3D foam tape, bonding memories glue pen and Prisma Glitter, button, white sassy strands (discontinued) and the star stamps from D1320 Shining Star

Next stop is Shannon's blog. If you get lost one the way, here is the complete list of blogs for the hop.  Remember that it is a loop so you can start anywhere.  Enjoy and Hop Along!

Scrap Happy!

Jena DeVries
Helen Onulak
Michelle Nist
Carol Loftus
Antoinette Herrin
Shannon Pelletier
Lori Miller
Kami Welter
Angela Tutton
Annette Green
Haley Dyer
Melissa Burch
Michelle Loncar
Adeline E. Brill
Wanda Riley
Debra Van Patten
Jamia Bankhead
Nancy Brown
Dawn Heuft
Shirley Ross
Jenifer Benner
Sarita Schraeder
Deb Young
Carla Ironside
Jen Patrick
Sheila Bennett
Barbra Otten
Kimberly Smith
Susan Brooks
Laurie Levnik
Beth Naumann
Tanya David
Brae Montgomery
Melissa Laverty
Karen Norman
Katy Donaldson
Latisha Haag
Danielle Chapman
Georgia Hauglid
Brenda Harmless
Tammy Lea Pinchard
Traci Godbee
Lori Brown
Laurie Newton
Misty Jackson
Jody Gustafson
Dawn Ross
Terrie Dodd
Laura Dame
Kristie Herdener
Carol Horton
Lori Leng
Chris Shouse
Jill Lucas
Jen Rubio
Kathleen Androlewicz
Sylvia Jacquot
Amy Edwards
Amy McVey
Jessica Booth
Kim O'Rear
Mary Eisen
Judy Burger 
Cindy Leek
Cibele Glazer
Pamela O'Connor
Alison Mullen
Caren Goldstein
Shannon Buck

Prima's Big Secret

I can’t wait to hear what it is! Go here to enter their drawing.

Happy Scrapping!

Studio J

This is CTMH's new digital scrapbook program.  Right now it is only available to consultants for product testing.  I am having so much fun with it.  I can't wait to get my prints.  Meanwhile here are some layouts I made with it.  If you click on the picture  it will enlarge and you can see more detail.

The best part is that it took way less time then then doing it the traditional way.  It is fun too.
Thanks for looking and stay tuned for more on Studio J!

Keep on Scrappin'