Thursday, April 30, 2015

May Stamp of the Month

Welcome to the May Close To My Heart 

 Stamp of the Month 

Blog Hop

If you have come here from Lauren's blog, you are on the right path.  
This month we are featuring a set of 14 stamps great for scrapbooking or card making.

This month we are sharing creative ideas from over 60 talented consultants.  Sit down with your beverage of choice and get your pinning finger ready!   At the end of my blog post you will see a link to the next consultant in the hop.  Just click there and move on to the next blog. You'll find each participant provides a link near the end of the post so you can enjoy one great idea after another.  

I decided to use this stamp set  for my May Scrapbook Workshop pages 
using the Blossom paper pack.  A closer look at the elements created using the stamp set is posted below the layouts.

This layout was inspired by one done by Brenda Rose on Rose Blossom Legacies with Hopscotch papers.

Here are some close-ups of the elements I created for these layouts using stamps from Just Sayin'.

Supplies used on these layouts:
click on any of the following links to go to my website to see or order these supplies

Be sure to check out all the other great ideas prepared for you using this fun stamp of the month.  Now hop on over to Paige's blog to see the creative work she has in store for us.  Before you go, though, I'd love if you'd leave a comment for me to let me know you stopped by.  Thanks!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April Scrapbook Workshop

Brushed Paper Pack

3 double page layouts

These are the layouts we completed at our April Workshop (April 20th) using the Brushed paper pack and Brushed complements with a supplement pack of Cricut cut-outs and extra card stock.

           Layout A                                                              Layout B
Layouts A and B are on white base pages.  To get the wavy edges we used a cutter from Creative Memories.  The complements for this paper pack are vellum.  To use them on this layout, we cut them out with the backing on and then used pop-dots to adhere them to the layout.

            Layout C                                                                 Layout D
    Layouts C and D are on Juniper card stock.  The branches and flowers were cut out from the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge and the trellis work is from the CTMH Artbooking Cartridge.  The flowers on the trellis are from the Brushed Complements.  We kept the backing on them since they are vellum and  the background paper would have shown through.  We used the  Pretty Petals Flair (C1599) and a stamp of the month from last Fall, It's the Little Things (S1411)stamp sets for the flowers along the edge of the page.

              Layout E                                                                  Layout F
    Layouts E and F are on white daisy base pages.  With the white background we were able to use the vellum complements without the backing.  The center pattern for these layouts was cut using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge.  The word Spring was stamped using Pear ink and the Polka Dot Alphabet Stamp set (D1469).

If you are interested in the supplement pack and the cutting directions for these layouts or the complete kit contact me here.

Here's a look at the paper packet.  

Brushed Paper PacketItem Number: X7190B


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April CTMH Special

Love a great deal? 

How about 30 days of great deals? 

  • During the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day with Close To My Heart! Each day during April, while supplies last, a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close To My Heart products available for purchase at a major discount. 
  • To get your grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart on my website .  Once you do that, the deal of the day will pop up.   You will then be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)!  You'll also qualify for a free new Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog.
  • Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month, ranging from $35 to $150. Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay! 
  • Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 3 pm MDT each day and only while supplies last—so visit often and early! 
  • Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you’re interested in when it becomes available because it might not come around again