Saturday, January 31, 2015

February's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop..."A Happy Hello"

Welcome to the CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!
February 2015's Stamp of the Month is called.....
****A Happy Hello****

With over 60 participants in this blog hop, you are sure to find lots of great inspiration to start the new year!.  It makes a circle, so if you are starting here just continue until you make your way back and you will have made it through them all. If you have already started and are coming from Justine Hovey's blog, then you are on the right track.

This month, Close To My Heart's Stamp of the Month set is full of flowers and how can you go wrong with flowers?  Even though flowers should be a no-brainer, I checked out several challenge blogs for inspiration. Even though I didn't end up using any of the sketches and color palettes, I was inspired by so many of the clean and simple cards that I saw.  When I saw that Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog was having a CAS challenge, I decided to go with it.  

I love CAS cards, but I don't do many. When I have created them...even with the two I made for this hop, I often feel like the card just isn't finished. What can I say? I'm always in awe that people are able to control themselves when it comes to bling, ribbon, layers, etc. :) 

 Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Papers: Cocoa CS, Sweet Leaf CS, White Daisy CS 
Stamps Used: A Happy Hello SOTM
Inks: Thistle, Sweet Leaf, Cocoa
Emellishments: Sparkles Assortment
Markers: WG4-Warm Grey, Y49-Pastel Green, 0-Colorless Blender (all ShinHan)
Other: Microtip Scissors, Paper Trimmer (Fiskars),  ATG Adhesive (Scotch)

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Papers: Lagoon CS, White Daisy CS 
Stamps Used: A Happy Hello SOTM
Inks: Cotton Candy, Lagoon, Slate, Black
Emellishments: Sparkles Assortment, Slate Diagonal Ribbon
Other: 3D Foam Tape, Microtip Scissors, Paper Trimmer (Fiskars),  ATG Adhesive (Scotch)

Here's a look at the entire stamp set...

Pick up your own Stamp of the Month for only $17.95 OR get it for only $5 with a $50 purchase!  Be sure to contact your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant to get yours.  If you don't already have a consultant, I'd love to be yours.  You can find details on the "Stamp of the Month" by clicking on the "Promotions" tab at the top of the page or purchase your SOTM here. Of course, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

If you have time, take a moment or two to check out the rest of my blog.  If you enjoy your visit, then please consider "Following Me", signing up to receive blog updates, and/or leaving a comment (we all love comments...the nice ones anyway), then be sure to continue along on the hop by heading over to my fellow consultant, Nikka Geers' blog, and check out her project.

Happy hopping!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Scrapbooking Workshops Kits with Consultant Option Now Available!

After working on them for the last couple of weeks, I've finally finalized two different workshop kits and I'm super pumped to share them with you! :) 

The first one features the Close To My Heart paper line called Snowhaven. This is the paper line that we'll be using at my January workshop.

Note: Consultant here.


I just couldn't seem to get a decent picture on my first layout, so here's the layout with my personal photos on it. The colors show a little better. (Hoping to get a new camera soon.)

Here's how my workshops work....
  • If you are attending, you can either order your own supplies on my website and bring them with you on January 23rd or email me with your contact information and I'll call you to get your order.  I'll provide you with the cutting guide, instructions, and most tools. You will need to bring adhesive and a paper trimmer.  
  • If you can't attend, simply place a $20 order on my website and I'll email the cutting guide and instructions to you.  You can either purchase the specific supplies needed to make these projects or choose any other projects. (Keep in mind that a $25 order will qualify you for my Paper Hearts Rewards. Click here for details.)  Once you place your order, simply email me and let me know which e-file you would like. The file that I email you will include a cutting guide and full-color instructions for all of the projects. It will also include a link to additional detailed photos to assist you in assembling your projects.  Of course, I'm only an email away to help you should you have any questions.
The following are the items that I used to create the above projects.
  •  X7188B Snowhaven Paper
  •  X7188C Snowhaven Complements
  •  Z3024 White Shimmer Trim
  •  Z1752 Clear Sparkles
  •  1386 Black Cardstock
  • Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Ink Pad
  • Z1979 Black Journal Pen
  • Z1768 Silver Metallic Marker
  • Z1912 Corner Rounder
  • Z697 Round Sponge
  • Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
  • Z1836 Non-stick Microtip Scissors
  • C1533 Fabulous You Stamp (for card)
  • 44751 Archival Black Stamp Pad (for card)
  • 3174 Blending Pen (for card)
  • Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Ink Pad (for card)
  • Z2116 Cranberry Exclusive Ink Pad (for card)
  • Z1204 Bone Folder (for card)
  • Y1002 1" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix Block (for card)
  • Y1006 3" x 3" My Acrylix Block (for card)
  • Y1782 My Acrylix Stamp Scrubber (for card)
  • 1778 My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner (for card)
The other workshop that I completed uses the CTMH paper line called "Heartstrings". I just LOVE how these turned out.  My monthly workshop group will be making these in February.

The details are the same as they were for the Snowhaven kit, except we'll be meeting on Friday, February 13th.  Also, with regards to the third layout. I include Cricut cutting files for the Artiste cuts, but I also provide alternative ideas for those that do not own the Artiste Cricut cartridge.

The following are the items that I used to create the above projects.
  •  X7193B Heartstrings Paper
  •  X7193C Heartstrings Complements
  •  Z3015 Heartstrings Assortment
  •  Z3037 Stuck On You Puffies
  •  1385 White Daisy Cardstock (1 sheet)
  • Z2173 Slate Exclusive Ink Pad
  • Z1912 Corner Rounder
  • Z697 Round Sponge
  • Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
  • Z1836 Non-stick Microtip Scissors
  • Z1204 Bone Folder (for card)
Add this month's Stamp of the Month "This Moment" and kick up the third layout. Instructions to his alternative layout, including how to cut the target stamp, are included in my e-files.

Consultant Option...
If you are a CTMH consultant and would like to hold your own workshops using my workshop kits, click here for details regarding my consultant option.

Until next time...

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