Monday, February 28, 2011

Sensational Season... a blog hop

Oh how I love this Stamp of the Month set ... Sensational Season.

To get started... this month over 60 consultants are featuring the beautiful stamps we have for the month of March.  If you are coming from Nancy Brown's blog, you are headed in the right direction.  If you are just starting out- no problem- just peruse my post and find the next blog link at the end. 

If you are unfamiliar with the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month program- you are missing out!  Each set can be purchased for $22.95 or you can earn discounts (even a FREE set!) ask your consultant or e-mail me for details.

Today I'm showing off a card I designed for an upcoming class.  
{supplies:  Wings level 2 Paper pack, Crystal Blue Cardstock, Colonial White Designer Ribbon, Sensational Season stamps, In the Month of April Stamps (for the "Easter"), water brush, Brown Bag, Chocolate, Crystal Blue and Blush ink pads, Clear bitty sparkles, 3-d foam tape}

I am loving the "softness" of the colored image.  I hope you do too!

The next stop on the {bunny} hop is Krista Ritskes blog

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A little more England...

This layout is actually the start of our trip... the left side is at the airports and the right at my best friend's home in England.  The kids had a "sleep over" every night and became great friends that week.  They talked and giggled for hours every night and had so much fun together!  The photo isn't great but you get the idea.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

don't let it fool you...

The ice might look pretty - but it is now Tuesday at 7:30 pm and my power has been out since just before midnight Sunday night.  This pretty little ice is rather annoying.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wowsers... more art!

I went on a weekend scrapbooking retreat with friends recently and was finally able to start scrapbooking photos from our trip to England last August.  I still have a long ways to go but it was nice to get started.  This layout shows photos from our first "sightseeing" trip to Ely, home of the Ely Cathedral and Oliver Cromwell's house.  Here are photos from Cromwell's house as well as some photos from a walk around town.  I did scrapbook the cathedral but haven't taken a photo of those pages yet.   The adorable boy looking at the camera on the left page is my friend's son Carter.  He is my godson and is cute as can be!  I just love his sweet personality.
I used the Grace paper pack on this layout as well as some Bamboo cardstock (don't think that was part of the paper pack)  and I cut my title out with the cricut.

Club Projects for February

My stamp club meets today and tomorrow.  I have been trying all week to get my projects ready, prepped and posted- obviously the posting part is happening at the last minute and I just realized I missed taking a photo of the 3rd card.  That will have to wait as I'm still getting my house in order and have to go teach catechism this morning to my daughter's Kindergarten class.

For now... here are a few photos:
The layout is a zoo theme BUT by changing the title it would work on so much more.  The big grown square on the left page is meant for an 8x10, or 4- 4x5 or 2- 5x7 etc.  The long blue strip on the right page would hold 3 4x6 without any blue showing OR 3 4x5 leaving a one inch blue stripe down either side of the photos depending on where they were placed.  I like layouts where you have a choice on the number of photos you add... if you only have a few then you can blow one up to fill the left page... if you have a bunch- keep them smaller and fit them in.
A close up of the journalling space

My card makers are making 3 cards...all birthday.  Here is the first- the "Make a Wish" panel is popped with foam tape.

This card is "lifted" in theory from Lisa Stenz- I loved her idea of creating a cupcake from our new scallop punch.  I changed things up a bit by using our new pom pom ribbon as frosting and I also used some leftover Cherry-O paper on this one to try to use it up.

The 3rd card is missing... forgot to take a photo.  I'll post it later this week but it uses the February Stamp of the Month "Friendship" to create the 3rd b-day card.  Also uses the spray pen  that is new this month.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thank you cards

I needed to make 4 thank you cards today for the school principal and 3 teachers who made our Family Valentine's Dance such a success.  The PTA board members all work full time and several of us were busy picking up pizzas, balloons and flowers- so these school staff members set up and decorated for our dance.  One teacher was even the DJ for the night and they all did a great job!

It was just a quick card as we decided to do this only this morning and I'll be in the school tomorrow so I wanted to have them ready to take then.
I used the new Fanfare paper pack, chipoard stars, the Thank You set from November '10 and pacifica ink.

Monday, February 14, 2011

another video...

Fortunately for me - I've been sooo busy with my Close To My Heart business that... unfortunately for you there is no Kid's treats part 2 photo... Nope- I had to buy all of my kids treats and Valentine's cards for school and daycare because I ran out of time...oops!

Anyway, I thought that I'd show you this video from Close To My Heart instead.  I'll tell you that I was a little sceptical when it came to our new pink designer ribbon.  Now that I've watched the video I'm sold!!!  I'll be buying some this week to play with.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

While Supplies Last...

If you haven't checked out my website lately... you are missing out on some awesome discounts on "while supplies last" items!!  You can find the current selection by clicking here.

You'll find Rub Ons for $2
Kraft mini-albums for $1
Ribbon Round Collections for $4
Bulk ribbon for $2-3

and lots more including the Perfect Day Level 2 paper pack for only $5!!

Budget Club members- your website orders WILL count towards your Budget Club monthly requirements :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentine's Treats part 1

Well... it's about that time to get in high gear and get all the Valentine's made for school and daycare parties.  First though- I'll show you the treats that my club made last month as one of their "card" projects (even though it's not a card ;)
These little matchbox treat holders hold a Valentine's heart shaped York peppermint patty!  this is a quick and simple kid's Valentine idea.