Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH 

 Stamp of the Month 

May Blog Hop

We are featuring May's SOTM, which is You've Got A Friend, a set of 5 stamps.  

If you have come here from Terry Ann's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here on Kathleen's blog.

This month we have over 50 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 paired this month's SOTM with one of my favorite papers from the Jubilee paper packet X7181B.  Most of the cards are matted on Outdoor Denim cardstock.  Other cardstock used are Cranberry, Topiary, and Honey.

Additional Supplies:  Although we have hundreds of shapes on our Cricut cartridges, I didn't find an apple.  So if anyone else has found one, please let me know.  I  found this apple on another Cricut cartridge I had for school projects.

Additional supplies: Red Shimmer Trim Z1848, 3D foam tape.

I kept seeing a face whenever I looked at this stamp.  So to I had to add googley eyes to bring a face to this humorous thank you card.  Shimmer trim was also used on this card.

Additional supplies: Cranberry Baker's Twine Z1751, Bitty Sparkles Z1263 on the stars, and retired Stardust Glitz gel on the moon, and 3D foam tape.  The moon craters (not too visible here) were created with a texture stamp.

Additional Supplies: Owls B1450, a fine line black journaling pen, googley eyes for a little extra personality, 3D foam tape, and Hook and Loop Dots (Z1805) to keep the flap part of the card closed.

Now "hop" on over to Pam's Blog  to see what she's crafted for this hop.  Be sure to visit all the consultants' blogs to get some creative ideas for this stamp set.  Remember the May SOTM is only available until May 31rst!  Contact your CTMH consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this $17.95 stamp set for only $5.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Calendar Updates

April - May Events

Samples of the items for the workshops on this schedule are - or will be - published 
on this blog.   Click on the Workshops tab at the top of the page to bring up the workshops. 
Hope you'll join me to snip, work with your snaps, and scrap soon. 

Day and date
Register by:
6 page Scrap workshop
Lollydoodle paper
Thursday, 4/24
Doors open 5:00 – come to fit your schedule
Pre-ordered materials

Open Crop
Doors open 5:30
Supper available
Donations to Operation Smile
Thursday, 4/24
All Occasion Cards including graduation cards

Card in a box available $3
Tuesday, 4/29
2 – 4:30
6:30 – 9:00
$1.50 per card

Card in a box $3
Monday, 4/28
National Scrapbooking Month Special
All Day Crop
May 10
9 a.m. – 9p.m.
$20 includes meals, prizes
Monday, 5/5
6 page Scrap workshop
Ivy Lane Paper
May 15
Doors open 5:00 – come to fit your schedule
TBA – but usually between $21 - $24 including paper pack and extra supplies
Pre-order materials by May 5
Technique Time
Card workshop 
Work with Painters tape and Paint sample cards

May 27

2 – 4:30
6:30 – 9:00
$1.50 per card
May 20

All Occasion Card Workshop

Tuesday, April 29th
2:00 - 4:30 and 6:30 - 9:00
    • Please contact me to register for the workshop by Saturday, April 26.
    • $1.50 per card - make as many as you care to
    • If you missed the card-in-a-box workshop, you may also work on that.
    • Here are samples of what will be available.
    • Any of the sentiments on the card may be changed to suit your needs.

This card has a pocket to hold money or a gift card.  
It can also be made to match your graduate's school colors.

The graduation cap and medallion behind it can also be made to
match graduate's school colors.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Color Dare #88

It's been a while since I've been able to participate in a card challenge.  As I was working on cards for my April  card workshop, the idea for this card for the Color Dare challenge popped into mind.  It was inspired by Toni Hinchcliffe's entry in the CTMH April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop, Ballloon Talk.  The stamps were placed backwards on the blocks to achieve the color blocking.   The word "Hi!" and the flowers are from CTMH retired stamp sets.  Thanks, Toni, for the color blocking idea.  This was fun.

To see what fun others have had using these colors visit Color My Heart Color Dare.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

 March Scrapbook Workshop Layouts

Skylark Paper Pack 

This is the workshop I offered in March.  Due to some technical difficulties I was having 
last month, I wasn't able to post this before the workshop.
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The flowers on this layout are made using the Art Philosophy Cartridge.
Washi tape and Aqua Dots were also used to add detail. 

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The flowers on this layout are made from 1" circles of B&T paper which were folded 
to a cone shape at the bottom.

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Happy Easter from the Artbooking Cartridge.
Little girl and rabbit from B1446 Some Bunny Hostess Rewards stamp set.
Fence comes from a non - CTMH Cricut cartridge.

Monday, April 7, 2014

April Scrapbook Workshop

Thursday, April 24th
Featuring Lollydoodle Paper Pack
Doors open 5:30

Pre-order materials no later than April 14th.   Kit includes Lollydoodle paper pack, Lollydoodle complements, extra paper pack and cutting directions.   If you are not in the Racine, WI area to attend this workshop but interested in this workshop, you may order the kit and cutting directions from me.  Click here to contact me. 

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Added cardstock Slate and Lagoon. Added accessories Teal Zipper Lace, Aqua Dots, Paper doilies

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This layout includes Lollydoodle complements and frames cut from the Artbooking Cartridge.

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Additional supplies added - Slate, Lollydoodle complements, Green glitter paper

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Kathy's April Calendar

~ April 2014 ~
Kathy’s  CTMH Events

Beginning of  CTMH New Consultant Special
Free CTMH Cricut Cartridge of your choice when you sign on as a consultant
See March 16th post on this blog for details.






Card in a box workshop
$3 for first card, then supplies cost only for any additional cards
Last day to register for Kid’s workshop or Spring Card Workshop

Kids Easter Workshop
3:30 – 6:00 
 $8 per set

Spring Cards Workshop
$1.50 per card
Please bring adhesive

Kid’s Easter Workshop
9:30 - Noon 
$8 per set
Palm Sunday
Last day to order supplies for scrapbooking workshop on April 24


Holy Thursday
Good Friday
Holy Saturday



Scrapbooking workshop
Lollydoodle paper pack
Doors open 5:30
Come when you can
Bring basic cropping supplies
Open Crop Night
Doors Open 5:30
Light Supper Available



Please submit any orders for April
Group order will go in tomorrow

Last chance for New Consultant Special –See April 1
See blog for details on Workshops.  Some still not posted but should be there Monday.