Thursday, July 31, 2014

August Stamp of the Month

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month 

Blog Hop 

from Close To My Heart

This month we have more than 60 creative consultants from Close To My Heart participating in this blog hop. This month we are featuring What A Hoot stamp set with 17 stamps.  What a fun and whimsical set to work with for cards, layouts, or other creative projects!  There are so many ways to give each owl its own personality with varying googly eyes or by dressing it up.  This stamp set is also great for coloring with our fantastic new markers or for paper piecing.

If you have come here from Terry Ann Diack's blog, you are on the right path.  The blog hop is a big loop, so you can start here and work your way through.  It's easy to do - just click on the link at the end of each post to move on to the next one.  If you get lost along the way,  click here to see the blog hop list so you can hop back into the loop.

So grab your beverage of choice and get ready to pin lots of fantastic ideas.

This month I paired this stamp set with a new paper kit, Pathfinding to create a fun layout to use when the I capture the grandkids' delight when playing in the Fall leaves.  

First, I stamped the owls on the Champagne card stock, then I stamped the owls on Pathfinding B&T papers to paper piece each one.  The wings and hats were popped with dimensional tape.

Here's a close up of two of the owls so you can see more of the details.

Materials used:
Paper:  All found in the Pathfinding Kit  - X7186B 
Inks: Chocolate, Autumn Terracotta
ShinHan Touch Twin Markers:  Turqoise Blue Z2465,  Marigold Z2457, and Mahogany Z2456
Shimmer Trim - Bronze -Z1849
Acorns and leaves were cut from Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta, and Champagne card stock using the Art Philosphy Cricut Cartridge.  

Remember, this What A Hoot  is only available until August 31rst.  Contact your CTMH consultant (or click here) to get your own stamp set for $17.95, or better yet, for only $5 with a $50 purchase.

Thanks for stopping to look.  I'd love to have a comment from you letting me that you were here.  

Now hop along to see what creative spin Susan Brooks has come up with for this stamp set.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Open House - Annual Inspirations


Tuesday, August 5, 2014
2:00 - 8:00
3768 St. Andrews Blvd. - Racine, WI

The Close To My Heart
New Idea Book - Annual Inspirations
arrives August 1 

·      awesome new products
·      beautiful new paper packs
·      fun new stamp sets
·      great new ShinHan Touch Twin markers
·      workshop and club offerings for the 2014 – 2015 season

·      a free quick card
·      a base and bling necklace in less than ten minutes for $8 – a $10.60 Value

·      Tasty refreshments
·      A treat bag with a ticket for CTMH gift basket drawing*
·      A free idea book when you sign up for a club, place an order for $25, or book a gathering **
·      A free paper pack of your choice with a $50 order
·      A Bingo card where you can win other free stamp sets, inks, or paper packs
·      A chance to be a mystery hostess for my Open House orders – this means free product for you!

*Get extra drawing tickets by bringing a friend who is new to me or by RSVP-ing by Aug.3           email me here 

**Not ready to place an order or make any other commitments?  Get your idea book for $4 with a coupon good for $4 off your first $20 or more order.

Send me your email address for once a month calendar of events email and get 2 extra tickets for a chance to be a mystery hostess for this event. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Scrapbook Workshop

August Scrapbook Workshop

3 double page layouts with cutting directions
Thursday, August 21
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Papers need to be pre-ordered.  Contact me here to place your order before July 31.

If you are not in the Racine, WI area, but would like to order this workshop,  contact me here.

Same design - Two different paper packs - Two great layout collections

Balloon Ride (hurry to place your order for this paper pack as it is only available until July 31rst or while supplies last.  Balloon Ride Paper X7190B $9.95  and complements X7190C $4.95 plus shipping and tax -- Supplemental card stock $6.60

Timberline (unfortunately this paper pack is no longer available, it just sold out this past week).  If you already have this paper pack and would like to join this workshop, the supplemental card stock for this set is $5.00.

I haven't added complements or accessories to this page yet as I am not sure how I am going to use this yet.  If you already have this paper pack and would like to join this workshop, the supplemental card stock for this set is $5.00.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Card Workshop

Birds, Butterflies, and Bees

Come make some cards with me!

Monday, July 28, 2:00p.m.
Tuesday, July 29, 6:30p.m.
  1. Just bring your own adhesive.
  2. Everything is pre-cut, ready to stamp and assemble.
  3. Maybe you will even learn a new technique or two.
  4. 6 card designs will be ready for you to make as many cards as you would like of each design.
  5. Choose your own sentiment.
  6. $1.50 per card, envelopes included
  7. If you plan to come, please let me know by Sunday, July 27th.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Scrapbook workshop

Summertime Fun 

3 double page layouts using CTMH Jubilee Paper Pack and Complements
Pre-order materials for this workshop through me here.
Thursday, July 24
Doors open 5:30

If interested in this workshop, but not in the Racine, Wisconsin area, you may order this workshop kit with a cutting guide. See more information at the end of this post.
Base pages are Indian Corn Blue.  Picture mats use Cranberry and Colonial white paper.  Summertime and other embellishments are from the Jubilee Complements. X718C
Base pages are Indian Corn Blue.  Picture mats use Outdoor Denim, Honey, and Colonial White cardstock.  One of the paper pack zip strips was used along the left side.  White twine was used along with the complements on this page.

Base pages on this layout are Colonial White.  The picture mats are Kraft and Chocolate Cardstock.  The Cranberry B&T was cut on the diagonal and then the strips for the second side of the layout were cut from the left over diagonal piece.  This layout looks great turned 90 degrees so that the picture mat is horizontal rather than vertical.

To order this kit (before July 31 - paper will be discontinued after that), contact me here .
The kit including the supplemental card stock and cutting guide is $23.00 plus whatever the shipping would be to your area.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Scrapbook Workshop

Perfect Pages for your 
Fourth of July Festivities

3 double page layouts
$15 workshop
Thursday, July 17
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Bring your own paper trimmer, scissors and adhesive.

Not in the area, but would like this workshop kit?

Contact me (click here) and I will random stamp the background pages for you and send you the kit of papers with cutting directions to make these pages for $15 plus shipping.  
Pre-cut kits can also be purchased for $18.50 plus shipping.
The sparkles used on this layout can be ordered here.

This page uses the June Stamp of the Month, Kaboom, for the background random stamping
CTMH Cricut Art Philosopy (p.40)  was used for cutting the stars and CTMH Cricut Artbooking was used for cutting the overlay(p.64) and starbursts and star streamers (p.65).  
The second page of this layout can also be turned so the 4 x 6 pictures are horizontal instead of the vertical position.
Cricut Artbooking cartridge available here.
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge available here.
D1576 Home of the Brave, a special stamp that was offered as a constant campaign item in 2013, was used for the background stamping on this layout. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fundamental Crafts Contest



Basic Fundamentals - oh so pretty!  

A $19.95 paper pack -FREE

Just watch the first video 
and leave a comment as directed in the video.  
What could be easier?  
What are you waiting for?  
You could win!   


If you would like just visit CTMH founder, Jeanette Lynton's blog by clicking here  and then scroll down to leave your comment.

If you stayed tuned in and watched the other linked videos, you've just seen some of the fun new products coming in the New Inspirations Idea Book as all as many of our familiar favorites.  

I'm looking forward to sharing many of these items with you at my 

 Tuesday, August 5th - 2pm - 8 pm.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Calendar Update

Click on date to see details of workshop or event
Card workshops - Materials are precut, bring your own adhesive.
Scrapbook workshops - Bring basic scrapbooking tool kit including paper trimmer.
Contact me if you have any questions.