Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Jubilation (June SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop which features the Jubilation stamp set from Close To My Heart.  This stamp set has great images to use for occasions all through the year

If you have come here from 'Nicole's Creative Zone' blog, you are on the right path! With over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs, you should be able to find lots of great creative ideas to use for your own projects.  Blog Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!

My favorite stamp of the Jubilation set is the small "My Hero" with a superhero flying above.  Along with a 'burst of fireworks' in the set and a 'Hip hip Hooray' from the Card Chatter-Birthday stamp set, this makes a great masculine card using papers from the Fanfare My Reflections kit.  The sentiment is completed inside with a matching "it's your birthday" stamp.   

Now "Hop" on over to Wendy's 'Stamping Rules!' 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!  Remember, the Jubilation stamp set is only available during the month of June.  You can earn this stamp set for a great discount or even FREE by ordering CTMH products.

If you get lost on the Blog Hop or find links that aren't working, there is a complete list of all participating blogs on Helen's 'Hooked on Stamping' blog.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

CTMH Consultant Kit ~ only $64.50!

CTMH is celebrating National Scrapbooking Month with a very sweet deal for new Consultants who join Close To My Heart in May.  Now you will get 50% off the $129 price of your New Consultant kit in addition to one FREE You & Me scrapbooking kit (Close To My Heart’s exclusive National Scrapbooking Month kit)! 

Click on the photo for a larger view of items available with the New Consultant kit.  And please contact me at sheilabennett@comcast.net or call 913-485-4355 if you have any questions or would like more information. 

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"Apple Of My Eye" mini scrapbook workshop

Want to make a quick little mini scrapbook for just $5?  Join us next weekend (either Friday evening or Saturday afternoon) and you can create a mini book to hold pictures for someone special.

This little 4"x4" book is created using patterned papers, cardstock, the stamp set, and Badge Buttons from the Mayberry Workshop kit. The stamp set is adorable - it includes pieces of fruit and cute sentiments, and is only available when you purchase the Mayberry WOTG kit.  Come to the workshop, use my stamp set, and then decide if you need one of your own.          

The inside of the scrapbook has 14 pages to include pictures and journaling.  It really is a quick and easy book to put together.  
The "Apple Of My Eye" mini scrapbook Workshop will be offered on Friday evening, May 20 (starting at 7 pm), and also on  Saturday afternoon, May 21 (starting at 1 pm).  You will create one complete mini-scrapbook for a workshop fee of only $5.  Allow approximately two hours to complete your project.  Please be sure to bring your favorite adhesive.  All other supplies are provided with the workshop fee.  All stamps and papers used are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).

As an added bonus, place a $50+ order from the Close To My Heart  Spring/Summer Idea Book - and you can purchase the special You & Me kit that is featured for National Scrapbooking Month for only $15.  It is a $34.95 value.

The You & Me scrapbooking kit includes:
          1 – My Acrylix® You & Me Stamp Set (D-size)
          1 – 12” x 12” Colonial White Cardstock
          6 – 12” x 12” B&T Duos® Papers
          1 – 6” x 9” You & Me Irresistibles™ Chipboard Die-Cut Sheet
          1 Yard – Chocolate Stripe Ribbon
          1 Package – Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems
          1 – Instruction Guide

Please let me know if you would like to attend the Workshop this month.  Feel free to leave me a comment on this blog, send an email to sheilabennett@comcast.net, or call 913-485-4355.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What a Fanfare!

The stamp set included with the Fanfare workshop kit is one of my favorites right now.  It includes pieces of a cupcake, an ice cream cone, balloon, candle, and this adorable sentiment of "Let them eat {cup} cake."   When you purchase the Fanfare workshop kit, it comes with a complete paper packet, stamp set, buttons, waxy flax, and instructions to complete a 2-page layout and six cards.

Using different stamps from the set along with a variety of papers and colors, you can create an assortment of different cards, appropriate for many occasions and ages.

Using papers from the Sophia kit and stamps from Fanfare, this card is just so 'sweet.'  The icing is made using Glitz Glitter Gel, and adds a nice sparkly dimension to the card.  

Another card using the Sophia papers and the Fanfare stamps.  Now that I see the scanned image of the card, I think I will remove the three sparkles near the top of the card and replace with a pink bow. 

Using the same stamp set, along with Card Chatter-Birthday to create a more masculine card.  Cocoa cardstock was embossed using the Argyle Cuttlebug folder for the background of the card.   

Wanted something with bright colors, so used Gypsy and Pear for this card.  Unfortunately, on the scanned image the ink for the ice cream appears more blue, but it does actually match the purple Gypsy cardstock in the background.

Again, the Gypsy ink does not scan well.  The card really does look better 'in real life' than the picture.  The Traffic Jam Cuttlebug folder was used to emboss the backgrounds. 

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