Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Stella Meets Dotty For You

I had a few bits and pieces of the Stella paper left over from that workshop last week so I challenged myself to create a layout using up the scraps and stretching the paper kit with the help of the fabulous Dotty For You paper collection. Click here to learn how to get yours.  With all the fun, bold colors in D4U, it is so easy to add a piece here and there where you need it.  On this layout the Sunset (orange) polka dots are from the D4U kit.  I used the Stella paper and my Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to make the flower and heart accents and also the title.  I hope you will add the Dotty For You paper to your stash to use along the way. 

All supplies are Close To My Heart.

Have a memorable day,
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Friday, April 20, 2012

April Playgroup with Stella

I'd like to call this paper "stunning Stella" because it is just that.  I don't think I would have ever come up with this color combo, but I think it works together beautifully.  A big shout out to fellow CTMH consultant, Andrea Green, for sharing her beautiful artwork.  I tweaked it just a little.  All three of these layouts are from the Imagine how-to book, which incidentally is now a "while supplies last item." If you haven't purchased your copy, what are you waiting for?

Close up of the Complements Canvas Stickers and Bohemian Assortment

Supply List:
Stella paper packet (X7147B) - twelve sheets of 12 x 12 paper
Stella Complements Cnvas Shapes (X7147C) - coordinating adhesive sheets
Bohemian Assortment (Z1687) decorative buttons and lace flowers
Cocoa Exclusive Inks (Z2114)
Glue Dots (1772) great adhesive for lace flowers
Colonial White cardstock - 2 (Z2168) not included in Stella paper packet
Imagine how-to book (9030) exclusive patterns and instructions for gorgeous layouts like these
Click here to shop now.
Have a memorable day,
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dotty For You and the Stamp of the Month

Here's another card featuring the Dotty For You paper collection (see post on April 17th) paired with the April Stamp of the Month You Are...

The Dotty For You paper collection is available through May 31st, but the April Stamp of the Month is only available through the end of the month.  Click here to start shopping.

Have a memorable day,

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with Dotty For You

I LOVE this paper collection from Close To My Heart.  You can go wild and crazy with your designs adding lots of color or keep it simple and sweet with a more monochromatic tone.
A few of my CTMH friends have shared there artwork here so you can see just how versatile this collection is.  And did I mention you get TWENTY-FOUR 12 x 12 sheets of this fabulous paper...all for just FIVE BUCKS!  That's right, just make a qualifying purchase of $35 from the newest Idea Book between now and May 31st (while supplies last).  Click here to start shopping.

created by me

created by Tawnya Payton

created by Pamela Thorn

created by Pamela Thorn (love this one)

created by Pamela Thorn

created by Judy Gardner

created by Joy McHargue

created by Marianne Hancock
created by Christi Murray

created by Cherri Hardcastle
created by Melissa Robinson

Created by Amanda Canale

Have a memorable day,
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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bunny Bags

I saw these posted on another blog and couldn't wait to try them myself.  Aren't they cute?  I'd like to give Tracey Sanders recognition for her darling little bunny bag creation.  The shapes are all cut from the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, which I absolutely love.

"Hoppy" Easter,

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

My Peeps

The My Peeps stamp set is just right for this time of year (Item B1402, $9.95).  I've had my eye on it since the Spring/Summer Idea Book was released in February. You can see all the images on page 72.  I'm so glad I added it to my stamp collection.   

Today I made these bag toppers to dress up some Easter treats for my children's school teachers.

Have a memorable day,
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Monday, April 2, 2012

April Stamp of the Month: You Are...

I think I'll be using this stamp set A LOT. I have found so many uses for it already.  The phrases are generic yet useful, and the lines can be used to add texture to backgrounds and shapes.  I used the same stamp set for these two layouts that are totally different.  Love it!  This stamp set retails for $17.95, but is also available for just 5 bucks with a $50 qualifying order.


The dark brown flourish shown above is a new item, Tapestry Velvet rub-ons (item Z1700) - also available in black.  They are simple to use and add another element to layouts, cards and paper crafts.

See the Baker's Twine wrapped around the stars?  That's new too.  Each pack comes with four colors of thick twine (Item Z1702).

Have a memorable day,
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