Saturday, December 31, 2011

Jan SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the January Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! This month's stamp set Little Reminder is a Limited Edition and contains 24 great stamps!
If you came here from Dawn Ross' Blog you are on the right track. If you would like to see a complete list of SOTM bloggers click here. There are almost Fifty Five consultants who have projects to share with you for January.

Here is the card I made this month:

I cut out a variety of sizes using Art Philosophy flowers.  I ran each flower through my cuttlebug with two different folders and popped each layer up with 3D dots.  Under the flower, I put a date dial and used a punch to highlight the date 14 and sponged the month Jan.

Here is a detail shot:
This is a double fold to the center on the bottom covered with a flap on the top. Lifting up the flap, there are the double flaps to the center.  I wrapped dimensional elements letters "U" and "R" with foil (I have a stash from big easter eggs).  I wrapped a bow around the bottom of the R and the bow holds the top flap down when the card is closed.

Finally, this is the inside of the entire card:
I hope that you enjoyed this card and idea for using the stamp of the month set.

Contact your consultant to learn more about our Stamp of the Month program.

Please keep hopping with Annette Green

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rock the Block

Welcome to Rock The Block Blog Hop! This special set is available beginning December 19 until January 31. 
If you came here from Sheila Bennett's Blog you are rockin' to the beat.  If you would like to see a complete list of bloggers click here. There are about thirty consultants who have projects to share with you using this great set.

Here is my project with set:









Here is a detail shot:

I have a Valentine set that I used the December SOTM Mad About You stamps to create.

I have other holidays on the blocks as there are six sides to work with.  You can stack in the three rows, in two rows or in a single row as below:

The Happy 4th was made using the Art Philosophy to cut out the blue backgrounds from cardstock and then applying cranberry colored stickers!

The Valentine side (above the 4th of July) was made using the December SOTM Mad About You stamps.

Contact your consultant to learn more about our Stamp of the Month program and how you can purchase this special stamp and project set!

Please keep rockin with Mary Eisen's project!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December Stamp of the Month

Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! This month's stamp set, Mad About You, is a Limited Edition and contains 14 great stamps!


If you came here from Gina Brandstetter's Blog you are on the right track. If you would like to see a complete list of SOTM bloggers click here. There are almost sixty consultants who have projects to share with you for December.

Here is the card I made this month:

I am in the Christmas frame of mind so I made a half ornament with the stamp shape that corresponds with the Cricut cutout (circular shape not the ticket shape).  This is 18 shapes cut out at 2 1/2" and then glued together to get the honeycomb look.

Here is a detail shot:

I colored only the Love and You portion of the Love to Love you stamp.  The bottom of the ornament is a bling button.

Contact your consultant to learn more about our Stamp of the Month program.

Please keep hopping with Dawn Heuft

Monday, October 31, 2011

November Stamp of the Month

Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! This month's stamp set, Cherish the Day, is a Limited Edition and contains 44 great stamps!


If you came here from Sheila Bennett's Blog you are on the right track. If you would like to see a complete list of SOTM bloggers click here. There are almost sixty consultants who have projects to share with you for November.

Here is the card I made this month:
The card is part of a masculine set of cards I am making for my group tomorrow.
The garden green square is cut from Art Philosophy and the garnet ticket is also cut at 1 1/4".  I used an embossing folder on the black background and cut a strip from the wishes paper pack and placed the white side of a kraft paper border along the B&T strip.

Here is a detail:
Contact your consultant to learn more about our Stamp of the Month program.

Please keep hopping with Sarita Schraeder!

Friday, September 30, 2011

October Stamp Of the Month - Holiday Magic

Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! This month's stamp set, Holiday Magic,  is a Limited Edition and contains 18 great stamps!


If you came here from Sarita's Blog you are on the right track. If you would like to see a complete list of SOTM bloggers click here. There are almost sixty consultants who have projects to share with you for September.

I made several cards out of non-traditional paper pack (Sophia) to teach a class on making several cards with minimal amounts of paper and card stock:


The left side is sparkled up, the right side is plain.  Both are made up to look like a present.  The tag and overlay are Art Philosophy cuts!



The background items are small scrap pieces and the sleigh is stamped in black and cut out to be on top of image.  The left shows the card vertically and the right shows the horizontal layout.



The next set is using scraps and a cricut cut stocking which is overstamped.  The snowflake that is held by a brad (sorry, not CTMH brad) is also cut with the Cricut!


The left side has an ornament which came out of a Art Philosophy card cut and which had liquid glass placed in the center and was edged with stardust gel.

I love the precut cards and keep the images that cut in plastic bags to use as embellishments on other cards.  No waste!


The final card set is the tree image.  The left side has a little blingie topper from the bling assortment.

Contact your consultant to learn more about our Stamp of the Month program.

Please keep hopping with Melinda Everitt!




Wednesday, August 31, 2011

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to he September Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! This month's stamp set is Limited Edition and contains 21 stamps!


If you came here from Dawn Ross' Blog you are on the right track. If you would like to see a complete list of SOTM bloggers click here. There are over sixty consultants who have projects to share with you for September.

Here is my project:

Here is a detail shot of the left side:












Here is a detail shot of the right side:

I used the Art Philosophy to create the cards and also to create pillbox packets which were 1/4 " larger than the 3 1/2" card.  I then cut out the ends on the front to create a sleeve for each pull out card.  I saved the cut outs and made a half flower with a fall feel for an embellishment.  The paperpack I used was Dreamin'.

Contact your consultant to learn more about our Stamp of the Month program.

Please keep hopping with Cindy Leek!








Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pair-A-Phrase Blog Hop

We have forty two consultants who are using the Pair-a-Phrase Stamp Set to create projects for this blog hop. 

If you came here from Dawn Ross' Blog you are on the right track!

To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, we are offering our first-ever double stamp set! You can get the exclusive My Acrylix® Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set FREE when you place an order of $75 available August 15 through September 30. You'll love this double set that includes clever phrases and coordinating images to help you make handmade cards all year long. Have double the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set!
Here is what I made from the stamps:

This is a Tri-shutter card with a twist.  I couldn't wait to use the new Wonderland paper pack with the snowman image.  I've also cut some snowflakes from cardstock using the Art Philosphy cartridge.  Added some buttons and bling and this card has something to look at in every nook and cranny.




Here is a detail shot of the message inside:

Now check out Michelle's Blog

Sunday, July 31, 2011

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Wicked Fun!

Welcome to the August Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! This month's stamp set is Wicked, a nine piece set.

If you came here from Wendy Coffman's Blog you are on the right track. If you would like to see a complete list of SOTM bloggers click here.  There are over sixty consultants who have wicked projects to share with you for August.

Here are my projects:

Here is a detail shot of the card on the left (Wicked Halloween):
 I punched out the feet from the stamped witch, using the scallop punch and then mounted it twice with different cardstock pieces.

This gal had a little too much fun!

Here is detail for Best foot forward:
Now for Art Philosophy items! 

Detail of the Cricut cut card:
The card, purple and green layers are cut with the cricut.  I cut out a shape and then cut that in half and offset it on itself.  So easy with the cartridge.  Cut out a hat and put a saying on the card.

Detail for the Art Philosophy take out box:

The box and the band are made with the cartridge.  I cut a 12 x 12 page protector up and then cut it out with the Cricut using the box selection.  Top the border with a cut label and then a cut out hat!  and you have a cute little treat box!

Contact your consultant to learn about the Stamp of the Month changes!  It's better than ever!

Please keep hopping with Judy Burger !


Thursday, June 30, 2011

July SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the July Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! This month's stamp set is American Celebration, a twelve piece set.

If you came here from Leanne Dudley's Blog you are on the right track.  If you would like to see a complete list of SOTM bloggers click here.

Here is my post:
I wanted to do something other than 4th of July, so I made a birthday card.  The star was inked with three different colors and the little stars are the largest star from the rocket stream.  I used Lucky B&T paper and colors.  The button flowers are made with instructions from Connie MacFarlane.

Here is a detail shot:


The stamp of the month is only available July 1 - 31, contact your consultant to find out how you can get this stamp set free!
Please keep hopping with Cindy Leek !

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Annual Consultant sale is just around the corner . . .

Who:      Your friendly CTMH
               consultants!
What:      Loads of CTMH products
               (retired and current items)
When:     Saturday, June 25, 2011
Time:      8:00 am for our customers;
              9:00 advertised for the public
Where:    328 NW 1st Street, Warrenton OR






Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June SOTM

Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! This month's set is called Jubilation! This set of twenty-Four (24) stamps is a fun set for the whole year!

If you have come here from Dawn Ross' Blog you have seen some of the great work from our CTMH consultants! We have over fifty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using the Sensational 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:

I used colonial white cardstock for the base and Outdoor denim cardstock for the scallop punch base.  The accordian fold flowers are B&T scraps from the same pattern from the  Lucky paper pack.  The difference between the accordian folds is 1/4 inch.  The left hand flower is 1/4" folds and the right hand flower is 1/2" folds.  I wanted to show how two stamps can create cute 4th of July cards.  I flipped one of the circular sayings over to stamp a light red background and then stamped Celebrate on top of the red background.
Here is a detail shot:
Here is a Scrapbook layout I made to start cataloging my son's Spring Break trip to Ireland.  There is one set of shamrock papers in the layout which is not CTMH but I couldn't resist the variety of greens and clovers.  I used the four leaf clover from this month's SOTM set and the celebrate stamp to over stamp the clovers. 
Here are some detail shots:


This layout has the waterfall technique and shows off a series of 7 small photos along with a 2" x 4" photo, once the slider is pulled out.  I also used a scrap of B&T golf paper that says "Who's your Caddy?" for the fully extended pull tab.  Love multiple pictures (eleven on this page and that includes one 5 x 5 photo!) and I'm all about interactive scrapbooking.

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.

Hop on over to Haley Dyer'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!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy 200 Astoria

Lot's of activity in the town this weekend as Astoria celebrates it's 200 birthday.

The tall ships were fun to watch and the canons boomed throughout the weekend.







Saturday, April 30, 2011

May SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! This month's set is called Chairs to You! This set of fourteen (14) stamps are a fun set for moving, welcome to the neighborhood, friendship and much more.

If you have come here from Katy Donaldson's Blog you have seen some of the great work from our CTMH consultants! We have over fifty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using the Sensational 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:
I used a damask print from the Emporium paper pack for the chair, created a pleat for the middle bottom and added pearls.  after attaching the pearls, I used a marker to add the lines so the chair looks tufted.  The paper fold flower is from a very old paper set but I love the greens.
Here is a detail shot of the chair and paper flower.

Here is a detail shot of the chair:













Here is a second card that was made with watercolor pen and ink from the pads, to color in the image and some paper piecing.

Here is a detail shot:

I used glitter glue on the seat of the first chair and the centers of the flowers along the bottom border.  The colors are inspired by emporium paper pack.

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!

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

Hop on over to Beth Naumann'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!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Welcome to the April Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! This month's set is called Blessed. This set of ten (12) stamps are great for two part stamping and work for a variety of uses.

If you have come here from Melinda Everitt's Blog you have seen some of the great work from our CTMH consultants! We have about fifty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using the Sensational 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 Bliss paper pack. I used the waterbrush and ink pads to color the flowers.  This is a heat embossed technique with marker tracing the outline and then I used a waterbrush to enhance the image.

Here is a detail shot of the butterfly.












Here is a second card that was made with watercolor pen and ink from the pads, to color in the image and the roses are made with paper from the Bliss paper pack.  The accordian fold flower is made with a scrap of cardstock which was sprayed with sunflower and create-a-shade in the spray pen.











Here is a detail of the flowers.


Remember, the April SOTM is only available until April 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 Vickie Tagatz 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!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Napkin Card Video



Let's see if I got this right!  The belly band portion is below.  Sorry for the low volume!  This is my first attempt at a video and I thought I was close enough to the camera when I was speaking.  There is soooo much to have together to get a video together in one shot.  I am even further amazed by my fellow consultants, who do these on a regular basis.

video

Monday, February 28, 2011

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! This month's set is called Sensational Season. This set of ten (10 ) stamps are great for the Easter season but also will make adorable Baby Cards.

If you have come here from Katy Donaldson's Blog you have seen some of the great work from our CTMH consultants! We have almost sixty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using the Sensational 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 Wings paper pack. I used the waterbrush and ink pads to color the bunnies.

The ribbon runs around the band but between bottom two mat layers and the top two mat layers.






Here is the belly band off and the card opened up.  Since the napkin fold card is bulky when closed, it is better to make a belly band that opens rather than a sliding band.
Here is a detail of the inside sentiment.  The border punch is not carried by Close To My Heart (it is Martha Stewart).  I just love this and it reminds me of lacy Easter dresses.


Remember, the March SOTM is only available until March 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 to Beth Naumann'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!