Friday, December 31, 2010

January SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the January Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! This month's set is called Find Your Style. This set has 9 versitile stamps with whimsical imagry.
If you have come here from Beth Naumann's Blog you have seen some of the great work from our CTMH consultants! We have just over fifty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using the January SOTM and other great CTMH products.

It is simple to follow our blog hop - just click on the link at the end of the post to move to the next one!

Here is what I made this month:

The papers and colors are from the Passages paper pack.  The colors used are Barn Red,  Cocoa and Garden Green.

Here is a detail shot:

Remember, the January SOTM is only available until January 31! Contact your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!  There is a new exciting way to earn this stamp set for free during January - click HERE for the Inspirations product sneak peek to see how you can buy new product and get the January SOTM for FREE!

If you get lost along the hop, click here for the complete list of participants.

Step on over to to Tammy Lea Pinchard's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to see the variety of ideas with one stamp set!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December SOTM Blog Hob

Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! This month's set is Amore. This 13 piece set has many ways to show your Love.

If you have come here from Pamela O'Conner's Blog you have seen the talent that our consultants have to enchant your with our products! We have just over sixty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using the December SOTM and other great CTMH products.

It is simple to follow our blog hop - just click on the link at the end of the post to move to the next one!

Here is what I made this month:
The papers and colors are from Twitterpated paper pack. The colors used are Smoothie, Chocolate and Sweet Leaf.

Here is a detail shot:
I used the heart stamped together 3 times to create an image that I could cut out and accordian fold to make flower petals.  I also added a boxed pleat paper ribbon along the bottom which I sewed on.  The green flower was cut using my cricut and then the entire flower was anchored with a pewter brad.

I then made a second card creating a spinning element in the card which I haven't used in a while.  Hope you like it:
Here is what the spinner looks like flat (for mailing):

The spinner element is the floral heart stamp which I stamped in smoothie and then highlighted the leaves in chocolate.  I cut out six images (hint, cut one side, fold in half and use the first cut to do the other side - the image is mirrored so it makes cutting go quicker). 
 I took the polka dot paper in the Twitterpated set and on the chocolate side I used the same stamp to create a pattern over the polka dots and filled in with second generation double and single hearts from the stamp set.

Remember, the December SOTM is only available until the end of they year! Contact your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

If you get lost along the hop, click here for the complete list of participants.

Hop on over to to Kami Welter's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to see all the great crafting ideas!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

November SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! This month's set is called A Little Thanks.  This 16 piece set has many ways to show your appreciation.

If you have come here from Cindy Leek's Blog you have seen the scary talent that our consultants have to put you under their spell!  We have just over sixty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using the November SOTM and other great CTMH products.

It is simple to follow our blog hop - just click on the link at the end of the post to move to the next one!

Here is what I made this month:
The papers and colors are from Olivia paper packs. I made about 20 cards from scraps and ran some of the scrap cardstock through my cuttlebug with various embossing folders.  The colors used are Smoothie, Sunset, Chocolate and Pear.

Here is a detail shot:

After folding sections for the flower and adhering to the card, liquid glass was applied and then the entire flower was sprinkled with prisma glitter.  The glittered flower was then allowed to dry before the excess was tapped off the flower.

For instructions on flowers check out the March blog hop post.  This is not a straight fold, I folded the circle on this flower starting about 3/4 of length in, then fan fold until complete (give a flaminco look to the fanfold).  If that isn't clear, write me a note and I will take pictures of this twist to the flower fold.

Remember, the November SOTM is only available until November 30! Contact your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

If you get lost along the hop, click here for the complete list of participants.

Fly on over to to Wanda Riley's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to see all the great crafting ideas!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

October SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month's set is called Share the Magic! This is a great Holiday set which includes 12 stamps.

If you have come here from Melissa Laverty's Blog you got a taste of the talent represented in this hop! We are just shy of seventy Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products.

It is simple to hop along - just click on the link at the end of the post to move to the next one!

Here is what I made this month:
The note background and texture paper is from the Mistletoe Level II paper pack.  Images were stamped and then colored using a waterbrush pen and ink from ink pads.  Each image was cut down to a 2 x 2 square and then those squares were edge distressed with cocoa ink.  Sparkles were added to the notes on the bottom of the card and a cranberry ribbon tops off this simple 5 x 7 card.



Here is a detail shot:

After the image dried, details were highlighted on each image using Liquid Glass.

Remember, the October SOTM is only available until October 31! Contact your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

If you get lost along the hop, click here for the complete list of participants.

"Hop" on over toWanda Riley's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to see all the great crafting ideas!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month's set is called Thriller!  This is a fun Halloween set which includes 9 stamps and has fun holiday sayings.


If you have come here from Misty Jackson's Blog you got a taste of the talent represented in this hop! We have over sixty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products. It is simple to hop along - just click on the link at the end of the post to move to the next one!

Here is what I made this month:


I used a clear card to make this little treat bag for Halloween.  You can stuff with candy or some other goody for the holiday. 


I kept the outer film on the clear card until I had all embossing and scoring completed to protect the card from scratching.





Here is a detail shot:
I ran a clear card through a cuttlebug with an embossing folder.  Then I sanded the embossed image to give it a frosty look.

I placed the card opening up and then scored each side and the bottom 3/4".  I then folded into a box, made a couple snips along the sides to fold the sides in and adhered the bottom with glue dots.  A hole through the each side at the top was room to string ribbon through for my bag handle.

Inside the bag is tissue paper stamped with various images from the SOTM set and this bag is ready for Halloween Treats!


Remember, the September SOTM is only available until September 30! Contact your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

If you get lost along the hop, click here for the complete list of participants.

"Hop" on over to Lori Leng's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to see all the great crafting ideas!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

August SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month's set is Something Splendid.  A set of 13 stamps which includes three sayings.

If you have come here from Jennifer Benner's Blog you got a taste of the talent represented in this hop! We have over sixty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products. It is simple to hop along - just click on the link at the end of the post to move to the next one!

Here is what I made this month:

I used the flower stamp to create a Christmas Wreath.  I guess I am just in the holiday mood.  The paper is Splendor B&T and cranberry and topiary cardstock with colonial white card stock.  The card is 5 x 7.  A combination of stamped cranberry red (small flower center) and cranberry brads decorate the wreath on its lower window panes.  The B&T paper and top window pane have been sewn with a cranberry thread.





The next card I made is a Christmas tree made from the varying sizes of leaves.

The colors are the same and I added a gold foil star and pearls to decorate the tree.  A wrap closure was made with the large flower and the center for the small flower shape was used to embellish the wreath.  Finally, a ribbon was tied and glued onto the wreath shape.









Here is a detail shot:




Remember, the August SOTM is only available until August 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

If you get lost along the hop, click here for the complete list of participants.

"Hop" on over to Wanda Riley's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to see all the great crafting ideas!



August Blog List

Kathleen Androlewicz http://BowlOfStamps.blogspot.com

Helen Onulak http://www.hookedonstamping.com

Kimberly Smith http://verykimberry.blogspot.com

Georgia Hauglid http://inkygeorgia.blogspot.com/

Debra Van Patten http://memoriesoftheheartbydeb.blogspot.com

Pamela O'Connor http://cherishyourmemories.blogspot.com

Carol Loftus http://www.carolloftus.blogspot.com/

Krista Ritskes http://kristaritskes-simplycreating.blogspot.com

Melissa Laverty http://www.fancymelissa.com

Jenifer Benner http://www.jensmessystudio.com

Susan Brooks stampingintheopen.blogspot.com

Wanda Riley http://Creatingwithwanda.blogspot.com

Jen Rubio http://JenRubio.blogspot.com

Shirley Ross http://www.momnmescrap.blogspot.com

Chris Shouse http://houseostamps.wordpress.com

Terrie Dodd http://www.my-life-in-real-time.blogspot.com

Sylvia Jacquot http://stampinsylvia.blogspot.com/

Caren Goldstein http://www.scrappycaren.blogspot.com/

Shannon Pelletier http://mycolorfulworldinvt.blogspot.com

Angela Tutton http://www.tuttonstreasures.blogspot.com

Jill Lucas http://scrapwench.blogspot.com

Traci Godbee http://createwithtraci.blogspot.com

Danielle Chapman http://cupcake-stamper.blogspot.com

Brae Montgomery http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com

Dawn Heuft http://stamptildawn.blogspot.com

Nancy Brown http://creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com/

Shannon Buck http://stampinbuds.blogspot.com/

Lori Miller http://clearlyfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Barbra Otten http://barbraotten.blogspot.com

Haley Dyer http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com

Cindy Leek http://www.paperspadsandpictures.blogspot.com

Laurie Newton http://www.scrapsfromthebeach.blogspot.com

Katy Donaldson http://www.scrappinkaty.blogspot.com

Michelle Loncar http://michelleloncar.blogspot.com

Mary Eisen http://mestamp2.blogspot.com

Misty Jackson http://www.misstscraps.blogspot.com

Dawn Ross http://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com

Kim O'Rear http://kimorear.blogspot.com

Jody Gustafson http://www.cre8nmemories.blogspot.com

Kristie Herdener http://www.goofyscrapper.blogspot.com

Annette Green http://AnnettesCreativeJourney.blogspot.com

Antoinette Herrin http://www.GodblessyourART.blogspot.com

Sheila Bennett http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com

Jamia Bankhead http://papermadnessinc.blogspot.com

Alison Mullen http://www.stickygirlstamps.com

Carla Ironside http://carlacreates.blogspot.com

Amy Edwards http://paisleysplayhouse.blogspot.com/

Judy Burger http://www.makingtimeformemories.blogspot.com

Teri Baxter http://www.themidnightartist.blogspot.com

Lori Brown http://www.savingmine.blogspot.com

Beth Naumann http://www.bethscreativeblock.blogspot.com

Tammy Lea Pinchard http://mycreativeclubhouse.blogspot.com

Carol Horton http://carol-scrappininparadise.blogspot.com

Jen Patrick http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com

Melissa Burch http://melissaburch.blogspot.com

Melinda Everett http://ifyoublingittheywillcome.blogspot.com/

Melissa Robinson http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com

Wendy Fording http://papercreationsbywendy.blogspot.com

Andrea Ewen http://EwenStyle.com

Shelly Vaught http://runswithpaper.blogspot.com

Carol D. Harris http://carol-harris.blogspot.com

Jean McNulty http://stampinmaui.blogspot.com/

Cindy Appleman http://applescrapsbycindy.blogspot.com

Katherine Schmitt http://katherinestamps.blogspot.com

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Happy Forever is a set of 9 stamps that includes very cute hedgehogs!

If you have come here from Angela Tutton's Blog you got a taste of the talent represented in this hop! We have over seventy Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products. It is simple to hop along - just click on the link at the end of the post to move to the next one!

Here is what I made this month:

The cardstock is cranberry, grey flannel and colonial white along with bamboo textured cardstock.  I have used sweat leaf and cocoa for the textured flowers and the layered flowers from the spring blossom paper flowers.   Included are the textured stickers offered with this idea book for Connection Club.  I ran my hedgie through my sewing machine using a special foot for tailor tacking.  It creates large loops of thread and when I was done, I simply snipped the loops to create the fur.  Once done, I backed the original image with duplicate plain cardstock, to add stability to the sewn image.  I ran cardstock pieces through my cuddlebug for extra dimensions.

Please see the detail pictures for the dimension that the sewing added to the hedgehog.
Here are some detail shots:     

Each section lifts up to reveal something new until you get to the messge inside.

Remember, the July SOTM is only available until July 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

If you get lost along the hop, click here for the complete list of participants.


Now "Hop" on over to Jody Gustufson's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to see all the great crafting ideas!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Annual Consultant Sale!

Who:   Your CTMH Consultants
What:   The Annual CTMH Consultant Sale
When:  Saturday, June 26, 2010
            8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: 328 NW 1st Street, Warrenton OR
Why:    We have too much stuff - Our loss, your gain!

Advertised in the newspaper to begin at 9:00am.  Our customers get a 1 hours start on the general public!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Astoria Group Monday 6.7.10

We will have our monthly group meeting at Karen Johnson's house on Monday.  We will be working with scraps!  I have all the scraps that will be necessary for the cards we will construct.  If you want to bring colored pencils and water pens those may be helpful.  As always, bring adhesive of your choice.

Monday, May 31, 2010

June SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Wonderful Friend is a set of 9 stamps that include nice texture stamps an sayings.

If you have come here from Michelle Loncar's Blog you got a taste of the talent represented in this hop! We have over sixty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products. It is simple to hop along - just click on the link at the end of the post to move to the next one!

Here is what I made this month.  More out of the pocket ideas for page protectors. 

The cardstock is twilight and the ink colors are twilight, tulip and creme brule.  The argyl stamp was used to create a border for the clear card front.  Dimensional "d" was sponged with creme brule and then stamped with tweed stamp in tulip as were the  Color-ready Alphabet letters.  I took a six pocket Photo Storage protector and cut it down to obtain two sets of two pockets.  These I sewed together and then sandwiched between a cut apart clear card (I cut down the fold to use one for the front and one as the back cover of my accordian fold book).  The attached pockets then create nice pockets for pictures.
The first picture is in the left side of the two part page protector.The buttons attach the clear cover front to the first of the photo storage page protectors (there are four pockets in all and a total of 6 pages with the front and back of the clear card).

Here is a detailed picture of the sewn together photo pockets (I used my sewing machine on zigzag but you could do this by hand):

Remember, the June SOTM is only available until June 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

If you get lost along the hop, click here for the complete list of participants.

Now "Hop" on over to Angela Tutton's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to see all the great crafting ideas!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Page Protector Bag

To make a bag using a page protector start by cutting off the binder section (the part that goes into the album).
Make sure that you have the scoring tool in the trimmer! Then place the protector in the trimmer with the opening at the top. Line up the left side of the page at 11” or less [the larger the section you score, the wider the bag will be – at 11” you are scoring at 1” and you will have a very narrow bag (2” depth and base)]. Note that I have shown the opening with a white bracket }.
Next, turn the page protector ¼ turn to the left (note where the opening is – it is marked with the bracket}). Score again after lining up the left hand side with the same distance and the first score (so if you line up the 1st one at 11” all side will line up at 11” so that you have equal score lines).

Make the final ¼ turn to the left and score one more time. At this point you should have equal scores across the three bound sides of the page protector.

Fold along each score line to make sure that you have crisp lines.

The next part is the hardest part to do (and it isn’t bad). You want to create the bag bottom and will need to create the corner. If you have ever made a bagalope it is the same process!

Crease the score lines and make the bottom corners come to a point as shown

This point will then be folded back onto the bottom of the bag.

Punch a hole in the triangle at the bottom of the bag with our silent setter punch (which is great for this project) and then set an eyelet by placing the right side on the bottom of the bag and setting the eyelet from inside the bag.



Repeat the eyelet setting on the opposite bottom side.


Decorate the bag and the top closure as you see fit. Here I folded the top over, clipped with bulldog clip and a card.

Friday, April 30, 2010

May Blog Hop

Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Cherish the Moment is a set of 8 tags that are great for cards, bags and journaling!

If you have come here from Katy Donaldson's Blog you got a taste of the talent represented in this hop! We have over sixty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products. It is simple to hop along - just click on the link at the end of the post to move to the next one!

Here is what I made this month.
The paper is from the Emporium Collection. I used the Celebration to overstamp in Tulip on the pocket insert and used a marker to place a "1" in the No. line. Two stickers from the Notebook set were placed behind the stamped image for Happy Birthday and I wrote in "It's your day!" with a cocoa marker.  I used rub ons to highlight the pockets on the front of the bag, a border sticker from Emporium set for the top of the bag and a sticker "leftover" from the border used on the top of the bag above the rub ons (I had a green strip left when I removed the border sticker from the paper and used that green strip as a highlight on the top of the pocket with chocolates in it).The bag is made from  . . . are you ready?!     . . . .



a page protector!  Hee hee!!!!  You know the routine, I'll post the directions shortly!  Want you all to check back on my blog site.

Here is a detailed picture of the tag:

        

Remember, the May SOTM is only available until May 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Behind the celebration stamped paper is a pocket for hidden goodies!

If you get lost along the hop, click here for the complete list of participants.

Now "Hop" on over to Beth Naumann's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to see all the great crafting ideas!

May Blog Hop List

Helen Onulak http://www.hookedonstamping.com/

Kathleen Androlewicz http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/

Katy Donaldson http://www.scrappinkaty.blogspot.com/

Susan Brooks http://www.stampingintheopen.blogspot.com      -------   YOU ARE HERE

Beth Naumann http://www.bethscreativeblock.blogspot.com

Jamia Bankhead http://papermadnessinc.blogspot.com/

Chris Shouse http://houseostamps.wordpress.com/

Tammy Lea Pinchard http://mycreativeclubhouse.blogspot.com/

Lori Brown http://www.savingmine.blogspot.com/

Carla Ironside http://carlacreates.blogspot.com/

Melissa Burch http://melissaburch.blogspot.com/

Carol Horton http://carol-scrappininparadise.blogspot.com/

Debra Van Patten http://memoriesoftheheartbydeb.blogspot.com/

Sheila Bennett http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com/

Kim O'Rear http://kimorear.blogspot.com/

Brae Montgomery http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com/

Dawn Ross http://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com/

Amy Edwards http://paisleysplayhouse.blogspot.com/

Michelle Loncar http://michelleloncar.blogspot.com/

Sarita Schraeder http://www.blessedscrapper.com/

Jenifer Benner http://www.jensmessystudio.com/

Traci Godbee http://createwithtraci.blogspot.com/

Mary Eisen http://mestamp2.blogspot.com/

Georgia Hauglid http://inkygeorgia.blogspot.com/

Kimberly Smith http://verykimberry.blogspot.com/

Krista Ritskes http://kristaritskes-simplycreating.blogspot.com/

Angela Tutton http://www.tuttonstreasures.blogspot.com/

Jen Patrick http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/

Danielle Chapman http://cupcake-stamper.blogspot.com/

Laurie Newton http://www.scrapsfromthebeach.blogspot.com/

Terrie Dodd http://www.my-life-in-real-time.blogspot.com/

Laura Dame http://www.thecroppersconnection.blogspot.com/

Latisha Haag http://domestichomefrontcoordinator.blogspot.com/

Shirley Ross http://www.momnmescrap.blogspot.com/

Deb Young http://www.scrapbookczar.blogspot.com/

Misty Jackson http://www.misstscraps.blogspot.com/

Kami Welter http://www.scrappin4memories.blogspot.com/

Melissa Laverty http://www.fancymelissa.com/

Shannon Buck http://stampinbuds.blogspot.com/

Teri Baxter http://www.themidnightartist.blogspot.com/

Annette Green http://annettescreativejourney.blogspot.com/

Jessica Booth http://jessicabooth.blogspot.com/

Judy Burger http://www.makingtimeformemories.blogspot.com/

Lori Miller http://clearlyfromtheheart.blogspot.com/

Haley Dyer http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com/

Jody Gustafson http://www.cre8nmemories.blogspot.com/

Jen Rubio http://jenrubio.blogspot.com/

Pamela O'Connor http://cherishyourmemories.blogspot.com/

Carol Loftus http://www.carolloftus.blogspot.com/

Kristie Herdener http://www.goofyscrapper.blogspot.com/

Alison Mullen http://www.stickygirlstamps.com/

Antoinette Herrin http://www.godblessyourart.blogspot.com/

Caren Goldstein http://www.scrappycaren.blogspot.com/

Traci Law http://www.papercraftingprincess.com/

Wanda Riley http://Creatingwithwanda.blogspot.com/

Melinda Everitt http://ifyoublingittheywillcome.blogspot.com/

Nicole Griggs http://nicolescreativezone.blogspot.com/

Cindy Leek http://www.paperspadsandpictures.blogspot.com/

Dawn Heuft http://stamptildawn.blogspot.com/

Adeline Brill http://www.adeline-brill.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

April SOTM - Flowerpot

Welcome to the April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Flowerpot is a very cute flowery set!

If you have come here from Wanda Riley's Blog you got a taste of the talent represented! We have over sixty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products. It is simple to hop along - just click on the link at the end of the post to move to the next one!

Here is what I made this month.

The paper is from Veranda Collection. I made the flower using the instructions I posted last month but started with paper flowers.  They poof right up!  Only had 5 flowers to create this many layered flower.  I decided to go retro and did some blocking and masking.  Since I'm not the biggest flower girl (although you wouldn't know it by looking at my blog lately!) I decided to take a twist on the flowery set and make hats out of the flower pots.  Each flower center is offset with sparkles.

Here is a detail shot of the flower (check out the March SOTM post to see the instructions)
Remember, the April SOTM is only available until April 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

If you get lost along the hop, click here for the complete list of participants.

Now "Hop" on over to Lori Leng's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to seeall the great crafting ideas!

April Blog Hop List

Helen Onulak http://www.hookedonstamping.com/
Latisha Haag http://domestichomefrontcoordinator.blogspot.com/
Jill Lucas http://scrapwench.blogspot.com/
Kami Welter http://www.scrappin4memories.blogspot.com/
Jen Rubio http://www.jenrubio.blogspot.com/
Jody Gustafson http://www.cre8nmemories.blogspot.com/
Laurie Levnik http://www.creationsbylaurie.blogspot.com/
Kim O'Rear http:// http://www.kimorear.blogspot.com/
Jen Patrick http://www.roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/
Misty Jackson http://www.misstscraps.blogspot.com/
Mary Eisen http://www.mestamp2.blogspot.com/
Shannon Pelletier http://www.mycolorfulworldinvt.blogspot.com/
Tanya David http://www.scramperscorner.blogspot.com/
Lori Miller http://www.clearlyfromtheheart.blogspot.com/
Pamela O'Connor http://www.cherishyourmemories.blogspot.com/
Kathleen Androlewicz http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/
Sarita Schraeder http://www.blessedscrapper.blogspot.com/
Antoinette Herrin http://www.godblessyourart.blogspot.com/
Michelle Nist http://michellenist.blogspot.com/
Amy Edwards http://paisleysplayhouse.blogspot.com/
Carol Horton http://carol-scrappininparadise.blogspot.com/
Dawn Heuft http://www.stamptildawn.blogspot.com/
Wanda Riley http://www.creatingwithwanda.blogspot.com/
Susan Brooks http://www.stampingintheopen.blogspot.com/  ** You are here**
Lori Leng http://www.pinkcloudscrappers.blogspot.com/
Sheila Bennett http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com/
Angela Tutton http://www.tuttonstreasures.blogspot.com/
Dawn Ross http://www.iamahappystamper.blogspot.com/
Kristie Herdener http://www.goofyscrapper.blogspot.com/
Shannon Buck http://stampinbuds.blogspot.com/
Carla Ironside http://www.carlacreates.blogspot.com/
Debra Van Patten http://memoriesoftheheartbydeb.blogspot.com/
Georgia Hauglid http://inkygeorgia.blogspot.com/
Tammy Lea Pinchard http://mycreativeclubhouse.blogspot.com/
Cindy Leek http://www.paperspadsandpicture.blogspot.com/
Shirley Ross http://www.momnmescrap.blogspot.com/
Carol Loftus http://www.carolloftus.blogspot.com/
Sylvia Jacquot http://stampinsylvia.blogspot.com/
Jessica Booth http://jessicabooth.blogspot.com/
Beth Naumann http://www.bethscreativeblock.blogspot.com/
Jenifer Benner http://www.jensmessystudio.com/
Karen Norman http://www.gettinscrappywithit.blogspot.com/
Caren Goldsein http://www.scrappycaren.blogspot.com/
Terrie Dodd http://www.my-life-in-real-time.blogspot.com/
Adeline E. Brill http://adeline-brill.blogspot.com/
Nancy Brown http://www.creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com/
Barbra Otten http://barbraotten.blogspot.com/
Melissa Burch http://melissaburch.blogspot.com/
Cibele Glazer http://www.flowerfoot.blogspot.com/
Chris Shouse http://www.houseostamps.wordpress.com/
Traci Godbee http://createwithtraci.blogspot.com/
Laurie Newton http://scrapsfromthebeach.blogspot.com/
Brae Montgomery http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com/
Haley Dyer http://www.inkyscrapper.blogspot.com/
Alison Mullen http://www.stickygirlstamps.com/
Brenda Harmless http://keepsakeswithheart.blogspot.com/
Kimberly Smith http://verykimberry.blogspot.com/
Lori Brown http://www.savingmine.blogspot.com/
Deb Young http://www.scrapbookczar.blogspot.com
Katy Donaldson http://www.scrappinkaty.blogspot.com/
Annette Green http://annettescreativejourney.blogspot.com/
Danielle Chapman http://cupcake-stamper.blogspot.com/
Michelle Loncar http://michelleloncar.blogspot.com/
Krista Ritskes http://www.kristaritskes-simplycreating.blogspot.com/
Jenna Chere http://www.jennachere.blogspot.com/

Monday, March 8, 2010

A Recipe Layout

Here is a recipe card layout that my class worked on last week
( 8.5" x 11" size).  The flower is following my previous post instructions. 

Here is the layout with the recipe card propped up!  The second part of the instruction is under the main card.

The paper is no longer offered, but I always did like this package.  Even though I'm not a pink girlie kind of scrapper - this pretty much covers the girlie rhelm - flowers, butterflies and pink!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

March SOTM - A Little Everything

Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  A Little Everything, a set of Twenty Six (26) stamps. Great collection of greetings, a wonderful scallop edge and bracket! Very versatile!


If you have come here from Barbra Otten's Blog you got a taste of the talent represented! We have over sixty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products. It is simple to hop along - just click on the link at the end of the post to move to the next one!

Here is what I made this month.
The paper pack is The Felicity Collection which was recently offered (love the colors). I found an interesting article on flowers (I'm really not a flowery kind of gal but seem to be putting them on everything lately!). Anyway, With a Cricut machine, these went together very fast and you can change up the basic shape of the flower with different fonts.


This is an easel card - with a tag using A Little of Everything stamps


And now for the close ups - with details . . .
I cut out 2 each of the same shape out of cardstock and 3 B&T papers.  The first shape (tulip) is basic shape, second (Sorbet) shows the shape folded in half, The third (B&T) shows half of shape folded in half and the final image (B&T) shows the folded half, then folded again to produce mountain and valley folds of the piece. You will have a fanfold quarter of each image ( two per image).

Cut and fold at least 2 images of card stock and 2 - 3 pieces of B&T paper.  Use one image (cardstock) as a base.   Line up each quarter image on the base image, alternating the papers and cardstock.  See the next image to see how they are lined up.  I made sure that all the openings faced the same when when adhering them to the base (it makes fluffing up the flower easier, later on).
Fill in the entire image and build with a second layer if desired. I affixed with regular dotto adhesive.  When all the layers are on the image, punch a small hole in the middle and place a filegree charm through the middle to hold down all the layers.  Fluff up the petals with your fingers.  On my card, I used coordinating paper to cover a snap together button and then affixed the button with glue dots.  You could also use buttons in the middle.

This is the final picture

Remember, the March SOTM is only available until March 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

If you get lost along the hop, click here for the complete list of participants.

Now "Hop" on over to Beth's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to seeall the great crafting ideas!

March Blog Hop List

Here is the list of March Blog Hop Participants and their blogs (just in case you find a missing link between sites):

Jena DeVries http://www.livelovelaughscrapbook.blogspot.com/

Helen Onulak http://www.hookedonstamping.com/

Michelle Nist http://michellenist.blogspot.com/

Carol Loftus http://www.carolloftus.blogspot.com/

Antoinette Herrin http://www.godblessyourart.blogspot.com/

Shannon Pelletier http://www.mycolorfulworldinvt.blogspot.com/

Lori Miller http://www.clearlyfromtheheart.blogspot.com/

Kami Welter http://www.scrappin4memories.blogspot.com/

Angela Tutton http://www.tuttonstreasures.blogspot.com/

Annette Green http://annettescreativejourney.blogspot.com/

Haley Dyer http://www.inkyscrapper.blogspot.com/

Melissa Burch http://melissaburch.blogspot.com/

Michelle Loncar http://michelleloncar.blogspot.com/

Adeline E. Brill http://adeline-brill.blogspot.com/

Wanda Riley http://www.creatingwithwanda.blogspot.com/

Debra Van Patten http://memoriesoftheheartbydeb.blogspot.com/

Jamia Bankhead http://www.papermadnessinc.blogspot.com/

Nancy Brown http://www.creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com/

Dawn Heuft http://www.stamptildawn.blogspot.com/

Shirley Ross http://www.momnmescrap.blogspot.com/

Jenifer Benner http://www.jensmessystudio.com/

Sarita Schraeder http://www.blessedscrapper.blogspot.com/

Deb Young http://www.scrapbookczar.blogspot.com/

Carla Ironside http://www.carlacreates.blogspot.com/

Jen Patrick http://www.roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/

Sheila Bennett http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com/

Barbra Otten http://barbraotten.blogspot.com/

Susan Brooks http://www.stampingintheopen.blogspot.com/

Beth Naumann http://www.bethscreativeblock.blogspot.com/

Tanya David http://www.scramperscorner.blogspot.com/

Brae Montgomery http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com/

Melissa Laverty http://www.fancymelissa.blogspot.com/

Karen Norman http://www.gettinscrappywithit.blogspot.com/

Katy Donaldson http://www.scrappinkaty.blogspot.com/

Latisha Haag http://domestichomefrontcoordinator.blogspot.com/

Danielle Chapman http://cupcake-stamper.blogspot.com/

Georgia Hauglid http://inkygeorgia.blogspot.com/

Brenda Harmless http://keepsakeswithheart.blogspot.com/

Tammy Lea Pinchard http://mycreativeclubhouse.blogspot.com/

Traci Godbee http://createwithtraci.blogspot.com/

Lori Brown http://www.savingmine.blogspot.com/

Laurie Newton http://scrapsfromthebeach.blogspot.com/

Misty Jackson http://www.misstscraps.blogspot.com/

Jody Gustafson http://www.cre8nmemories.blogspot.com/

Dawn Ross http://www.iamahappystamper.blogspot.com/

Terrie Dodd http://www.my-life-in-real-time.blogspot.com/

Laura Dame http://www.thecroppersconnection.blogspot.com/

Kristie Herdener http://www.goofyscrapper.blogspot.com/

Carol Horton http://carol-scrappininparadise.blogspot.com/

Lori Leng http://www.pinkcloudscrappers.blogspot.com/

Chris Shouse http://www.houseostamps.wordpress.com/

Jill Lucas http://scrapwench.blogspot.com/

Jen Rubio http://www.jenrubio.blogspot.com/

Kathleen Androlewicz http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/

Sylvia Jacquot http://stampinsylvia.blogspot.com/

Amy Edwards http://paisleysplayhouse.blogspot.com/

Amy McVey http://www.clearlystamping.blogspot.com/

Jessica Booth http://jessicabooth.blogspot.com/

Kim O'Rear http://kimorear.blogspot.com/

Mary Eisen http://www.mestamp2.blogspot.com/

Judy Burger http://makingtimeformemories.blogspot.com/

Cindy Leek http://www.paperspadsandpictures.blogspot.com/

Cibele Glazer http://www.flowerfoot.blogspot.com/

Pamela O'Connor http://www.cherishyourmemories.blogspot.com/

Alison Mullen http://www.stickygirlstamps.com/

Caren Goldsein http://www.scrappycaren.blogspot.com/

Shannon Buck http://stampinbuds.blogspot.com/

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Piece of Cake - February Stamp of the Month

Welcome to the February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! February SOTM is Piece of Cake, a set of Ten (10) stamps. If you have come here from Nancy Brown's Blog you got a taste of the talent represented! We have over seventy Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products. It is simple to hop along - just click on the link at the end of the post to move to the next one!
Here is a collection of items I made this month.
And now for the close ups - with details . . .
The paper pack is Grace using Twilight, Cocoa and Colonial White cardstock.  I used glitter on the cake flowers and scored the cocoa cardstock in a diamond pattern before sanding to reveal the white core.  Love the new paper flowers, this one is folded in half and secured with a pewter brad.

Next in line is a pop up twirl card.
Stamping of a border is done with Twilight on Twilight.  I took a strip of B&T from the Grace paperpack and folded it to create a ruffle under the flower.  Love the filegree flowers and attached sparkels to add that shine! 

The inside is the Pop-up Twirl Card using a cake to spin when the card is opened.  I used our sparkles on the top and bottom of a bamboo skewer stick (instead of the buttons noted in the instructions, also used waxy flax for the thread).
Remember, the February SOTM is only available until February 28th! Contact your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

If you get lost along the hop, click here for the complete list of participants.

Now "Hop" on over to Latisha Haag'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!