Monday, October 31, 2011

Cherish the Day (November SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop which features the Cherish the Day stamp set from Close To My Heart.  This stamp set is perfect to use as a quick 'date stamp' on your scrapbook pages.  And the tag shape is one that you can cut on the new Cricut-Art Philosophy cartridge

If you have come here from 'Carla Creates', you are on the right path! With over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other  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!

Even though the Wonderland paper packet is designed to use for Winter photos, the photos used on this page were actually taken on one of the hottest days of the year in July.  While in Washington DC for the annual CTMH Convention in 2010, my daughter and I took a Segway tour with some other consultants and friends.  It was a fabulous tour, and I highly recommend it as a way to see a lot of sites in DC in a 3-hour time span.  Riding the Segway was so much FUN!  

For this page, large flowers were stamped using the Hooray Bouquet stamp set, after cutting the coordinating images using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  The letters for the title were also cut using the Cricut cartridge, and the Cherish the Day stamp was used to indicate the month.  A small '10' was stamped using contrasting ink to indicate that the year was 2010. 
Now "Hop" on over to Susan's 'Out of the Closet - Stamping in the Open' blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas!  Remember, the Cherish the Day stamp set is only available during the month of November.  The regular price is $17.95, or you can purchase it for only $5 with a minimum order of $50 in other 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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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Same - But Different

This card may look familiar.  That is because it is the same design and papers used for the Holiday Magic SOTM Blog Hop earlier this month.  

I really love the colors and papers with the Mischief kit, so decided to use the same card design for a sympathy card.  This time, a tree is stamped using the Treetops set and the sentiment is from Say It In Style.  

All products used are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).   

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Christmas Card Workshop

It is almost time to start thinking about the holidays.  Join us for a Christmas Card Workshop to complete 16 cards all ready for mailing to friends and family.  You will create four cards each of four different designs.  Two of them using traditional Christmas red & green colors, while the other two cards are more inspired by nature.
Using the whimsical tree from the Tannenbaum stamp set and paper from the Believe kit, this card is sure to make anyone smile.  

With stamps from the A Holiday set, simply stamp the patterned leaves on cardstock that has been cut to the correct shape and size using the Art Philosophy cartridge for the Cricut machine.  The top portion of the card is embossed with the Snowflakes folder for the Cuttlebug and paired with a stripe pattern from the Believe paper kit.  

Papers from the Dreamin' kit complement the moose from the Nature's Gift stamp set.  The sentiment used is from the versatile Say It In Style stamp set.    
A pair of deer from the same Nature's Gift stamp set create a serene card when paired with papers from the Elemental kit.  Inside of the card is completed with a "Nature gives to every season, a beauty all its own" sentiment. 

The Christmas Card Workshop will be offered on Friday evening, November 4 (starting at 7 pm), and two sessions on Saturday, November 5.  One starting at 9 in the morning and the second one at 1 in the afternoon.  You will create four of each of the four projects (total 16 cards and envelopes) for a workshop fee of $15.  Allow approximately two hours to complete your projects.  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  Autumn/Winter Idea Book - and your workshop fee is waived. 

Please let me know if you would like to attend one of the Christmas Card workshops.  Feel free to leave me a comment on this blog, send an email to, or call 913-485-4355.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Sweet Moments Cameo

Just a sweet card using the Sweet Moments stamp set and some pattern paper from the Mischief kit.  The card was copied from an original idea created by Janice Hodgkin.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Knitted Jack-o-Lanterns

Aren't these adorable little jack-o-lanterns?  This is the first 'cutsey' thing that I have knitted.  They were really quick and easy.  And the fun part was waiting for them to be delivered to my daughter at college as a surprise.  She loves them!  The embroidered faces are not the best, but I am still really happy with the way they turned out.

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