Saturday, August 30, 2014

September Playgroup - Featuring CTMH Scaredy Cat Collection

I know, I know - you're thinking, "Halloween, already?"  The kids just barely went back to school, but it won't be long and they'll be telling you what they want to be for Halloween. My next scrapbook playgroup is on Friday, September 19 (just a couple of days before the first day of fall so it's not so bad), and we will be making these layouts to get you in the mood for candy corn and apple cider.  Read below for a list of items needed to create your own pages.

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Right page

Some details

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Right page

More details

Supplies (click the links to view and add to your cart):
X7185B Scaredy Cat paper packet
X1785C Scaredy Cat Complements sticker sheets
Extra cardstock - 1 each Colonial White, Black & Honey
Z3011 Scaredy Cat Assortment - resin stars and punched pewter metal shapes
Z1990 Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon
Z1919 Purple Shimmer Trim
Z2105 Exclusive Inks - Black
Z726 Sponge Daubers (set of 3)

Feel free to contact me if you need help with your order.  If you live long distance and would like to play along, let me know.  I will send you a kit with everything pre-cut and ready to assemble.

Have a frightfully memorable day,


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CTMH Hostess Exclusive Stamp Set Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Hostess Exclusive Stamp Set blog hop.  If you came from Marianne's blog you're in the right place.  In the 2014-2015 Annual Inspirations book there are 10 stamp sets available exclusively to hostesses with sales of $150 or more. Don't tune me out yet. Being a hostess is easier than you think.  Check out these sets here and throughout the hop, then read below to see how you can qualify to purchase your very own and start creating.

This is the Better With A Friend stamp set (D1608).  It is so fun and a little sassy.  It's only $10 (retail value of $17.95).  That's over a 40% savings.

Here's a 8x3-1/2" card I made using the Better with a Friend set and the Chalk It Up paper pack (X7184B).  I added some gold embossing, and gold sequins (Z2012).  The pattern for this card is Roundabout from the Wishes "how-to" book.

You can see more artwork at Tanya's blog.

Close To My Heart really knows how to treat their hostesses right.  Not only can you qualify for free products and half-off products, but you also have exclusive stamp sets at your finger tips. And did I mention they're also discounted!  Wahoo!!! Being a hostess doesn't mean hours of cleaning your house and getting rejected by all your friends.  There are many ways to host a party in this day and age. Contact me to find out more.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

More Picture My Life Artwork

I've been playing with Picture My Life cards again creating quick and easy greeting cards.  This is from the Avonlea collection.

Here's what I started with:
The stamp set shown is Sweet As Sugar (D1615). It is one of ten exclusive stamp sets that are available to order at a discount when you host a party with sales of $150.  [If you're like me, sometimes I am my own party because I have a big wish list.]

I trimmed a little off the sides of the cards and rounded the corners, then added a bit of Slate and Colonial White cardstock.  Can you see how the PML cards became the greeting card?


There are 13 Picture My Life kits to chose from, and during the month of August CTMH is offering a special on pocket memory protectors.  Click here to see more information in a previous post.

Have a memorable day,

Saturday, August 9, 2014

What A Hoot Artwork - Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month

4 x 6 card
The more artwork I see for the What A Hoot stamp set, the more I'm glad I purchased the set for my own use.  I made this cute card (if I do say so myself) using paper piecing to achieve the varied look of the owl. I stamped the image on two different pieces of paper and then cut the pieces and glued them together.  I'm so glad "line-work" is trending now too.

The paper used is from the Scaredy Cat collection (Item X7185B). I also pulled in the Thistle (purple) paper from the Basics Paper Fundamentals collection (Item Z2033).  Additional cardstock colors include White Daisy, Black, Slate, and Honey. The card template is Make It From Your Heart Vol. 1, Pattern 21.  Can you guess what new product was used for the eyes?

This stamp set is available through the end of August for $17.95, or for $5 with a $50 qualifying purchase.

Have a memorable day,

Friday, August 8, 2014

August Scrapbook Playgroup - Chalk It Up from Close To My Heart

Chalk It Up Workshop Kit - Item G1081
Have you sent kiddos to school this week, or are getting ready to soon?  This Chalk It Up paper pack is perfect for the first day of school, or star student memories.  I may even use this for our trip to Hershey World in Pennsylvania.

Join me Friday, August 22nd at 9:30 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. for some "me time" crafting together with others who share your same interest for paper crafting and memory keeping. We will complete two 2-page layouts in about 2-3 hours.  You can also order a kit here and complete this project on your own time.

Details showing some of the stamped images and Cricut cuts

My kids need some help on "goofy face" poses.

Chalk It Up Complements chipboard shapes X7184C

More chipboard shapes

Here's what you'll need to order:
G1081 Chalk It Up kit $43.29 $29.95
X7184C Chalk It Up Complements - coordinating chipboard (optional) $4.95

Additional supplies required to complete the project on your own:
Z2105 Black ink pad
Z2164 Sorbet ink pad
Z2642 Flaxen ink pad -NEW COLOR-
Z1979 Journaling pen
Z1294 Sanding kit
Z1151 3D foam tape
Clear blocks for stamping images
1 x 1, 1 x 3.5, 2 x 3.5, 4 x 5
Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Collection

September's playgroup will be September 19, and will feature layouts from Scaredy Cat. Check back soon for ordering details.

Have a memorable day,

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Close To My Heart Base & Bling Give Away

CTMH Base & Bling Rectangle Pendant
Close To My Heart is not just for paper crafters. We offer customizable wearable crafts called Base & Bling that include pendants, charms, cuffs and monograms. You can see the entire collection in the Annual Inspirations book on pages 164-167.
Click here to see more
These fabulous accessories are simple to make, and they're very affordable. Have you got a teen birthday party in your future or are you planning a Girls Night Out? Why not make it a jewelry party? Let me show you how. Offer each participant a chain, a pendant & glass, a sticker and a charm for about $12.

Can you identify which Base & Bling Style Sheet I used for the rectangle pendant above?  Leave your comment and a winner will be selected at random on August 11.

Bonus: See how Base & Bling charms can also enhance your paper crafts on page 133.

Have a memorable day,

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

CTMH New Chalk It Up Collection Blog Hop

Welcome! If you came from Tonya's blog, you're in the right place.  If you just happened upon this blog hop, I encourage you to "hop" around to see the creative artwork made by some talented ladies to give you a taste our one of Close To My Heart's new paper collections: CHALK IT UP.

I made three cards using the paper (X7184B), assortment (Z3009), new striped twill ribbon (Z1988), Teal shimmer trim (Z1918). For a list of stamp sets used, keep reading.

Stamps used:

  • C1561 One Way Borders
  • D1774 Take Note (available in Artbooking-Cricut bundle)
  • D1555 All the Details
  • D1629 What a Day (oops, consultant only stamp set - sorry!!!)
I hope you feel inspired. Now hop on over to Joy's blog.

Have a memorable day,