Wednesday, August 31, 2011

September Blog Hop- Limited Edition

Welcome to this month's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we are featuring the September set called: Limited Edition.  If you came from Debra's blog- you are headed in the right direction.... but if you are just stopping in- that is fine too- just follow the blog around and you'll end up right back here.  You'll find the next blog in the loop at the end of this post.

Now- a look at the stamp set.  I'll be honest... there are other sets I LOVE...and then there's this set... I don't love it.  I stamped it many times in different arrangements on scrap paper to see if anything caught my eye.  I would probobly use it on a layout and love the results, but I was not in a scrapbooking mood and didn't want to scrapbook my precious photos when I'm not in the mood to do so. 

 So, after much stamping and debating... I came up with a combo that I LOVE!

.Since I was not in a scrapbooking mood... I decided to pull out one of the MANY containers I have stashed away for future projects.  Now... I have not done a lot to this container... Some simple ribbon and tag.  The "Little Moments Big Memories" is not actually from the stamp of the month- But is was the perfect sentiment for this over all project.  That sentiment came from the new C1468 Winter Joy set.
All other images are from the Stamp of the Month.

Over the years I've seen a lot of projects similar to this- where you record memories of things that happen during your children's younger years... their first tooth, first haircut etc.  I never really worried about writing those things down because I was so caught up in my scrapbooking that I just scrapbooked the events as they happened.  Now that I have a school aged child and a 2 year old... I've suddenly fallen way behind!!  I'm afraid that by the time I'm ready to scrapbook certain events- I won't remember the memorable moments quite as well.  And what about the really important memories that you don't have photos for- the things that are funny enough that you want to remember-even if they don't land a page in your album? 

So... in comes my use for this stamp... a memory bucket!  I used my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut a stack of journal blocks (2" rectangles to fit this stamped image) and stamped the lines in black and words in Tulip.  Here are the first few memories... just from the last few weeks that I really wanted to record.

Such as:  This one shown-  My husband filled my daughter's soccer ball with air Sunday night since it was totally flat.  And guess what- it exploded the next night...literally in shreds!  So funny!!! 

Or what about last week when I told my 2 year old that I loved him... and he told me he loves his shoes! 
Those are the fun times that I want to remember...the stories I want to share with my kids when they are older. 

I have some more of these buckets in my stash and will be making up some "baby memory" kits for an upcoming craft show.

Hope you are inspired to record your memories using the Limited Edition stamp set.

Next on the hop-  Leanne!  Go visit her blog for more ideas.

If you are wanting to purchase this set -  visit my site here-  You can choose to purchase for $17.95, or for only $5 with a purchase of $50 or more.  The free Pair a  phrase set is still available for orders of $75 or more.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011's a wonderful thing.

I've been working on a display board using my cricut's not done yet but let me show you a few of my favorite "cuts" and a fun fall layout.
 Ok... How about the layout  I designed this fun but simple layout for a group that won a free scrapbook layout class.  They requested a fall theme and this paper is so pretty.  It's from the Dreaming paper pack.  I used the cricut Art Philosophy cartridge by CTMH to cut my leaves and stamped two of them with the Harvest Happiness stamp set.  I also cut the blue tag in the upper left with the cartridge.  here's a close-up:

Now... on to a couple fun cuts:  This funky little spiral serves a super fun purpose... it's a rose!! yes folks- 3-d flowers await when you use the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge.

 The glue was still wet when I took this photo so the bottom piece hadn't been trimmed yet.  I sponged ink on the spiral before rolling it up.  I glued it with liquid glass at first and had to go back and add a little more later- since the petal I photographed isn't completely glued at the bottom...oops.  But not too shabby for my first try!!
This here heart doily shape- is my daughter's favorite.  She asked me to cut enough out to start her Valentines...for next year.  She is so funny!  I can't possibly think about Valentine's Day when I'm knee deep in fall projects...  but soon.

That's it for today. 

If you are in love with the Art Philosophy cartridge- click here to e-mail your order to me.  It is currently on backorder so please note that it could be several weeks before you receive it... but I'll throw in an extra goodie for the trouble to anyone who orders it by September 3rd.    Plus you will qualify for the free Pair a Phrase stamp set.  The $99 cricut bundle includes the cartridge, 3 stamp sets and 3 sets of chipboard- which all coorespond to designs on the cartridge- making your papercrafting faster, simpler and easier.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

September club layout...

I have been a busy little beaver planning a bazillion projects for clubs, parties, crops, vendor shows etc... literally- sooo much fun!
Here's the layout I designed for my September club... I won't be pre-cutting any titles... my customers can choose what theme they want as this one is pretty generic- one of the benefits of the Elementals kit for sure!  I used a pawprint stamp from a very old set... can't think of the name right now but it's a retired CTMH set.

I also used the Milepost Shapes asst (corrugated chipboard shapes for $3.95)  One of my goals with my projects is to design layouts for my club that I already have photos for... Which is why this has a very specific title... I need to get my pictures from the zoo developed soon and then they are going straight on this layout!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

10 days left...

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How about a quick photo of some upcoming projects... not the greatest photo- but it works.  You've seen the Halloween card before- it uses the Wicked stamp you can earn for $5... The other two cards use different designs from the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge (the flowers on the left and the ticket stubs on the right... so much fun!!)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Roxie cards

I am loving this Roxie paper pack!  These are the cards my club members are making this weekend.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Something spooky coming your way!

This is a SNEAK PEEK of something under construction...  A brand new kit!!  These FUN Halloween Banner kits will be for sale here on my blog once the supplies come in to assemble the kits.  {there will be limited quantities available! So keep an eye out here.}

At that time... I'll post the rest :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

So Proud...

This is one of my favorite sets from the new book.  Yes I do LOVE the new holiday stamps but seriously- how wonderful to have a stamp that lets someone know we are PROUD of them.  I will be using this a lot as my kids grow.  (If you live in the Kalamazoo or St. Clair County areas of Michigan- this is one of my fall project options for Home Party guests to make FREE!)

To see the rest of this set- click here.  The images shown in the link that have a red outline around them- can be cut using our cricut cartridge.  click here to see details about our cricut bundle.
I used the fun new Typeset paper pack to create this card.
I also used our spray pen filled with Desert Sand re-inker and water, a metal brad, Desert Sand and Juniper ink pads and a start from the Milepost assortment.

If you are interested in ordering any of these items- please feel free to place an order at any of the product links above or e-mail me directly.  Anyone placing an order of $100 or more will receive a FREE Idea Book and thank you gift from me.  If your order is $150 or more- please place directly through me by e-mail so that you can also earn FREE hostess rewards of $25 or more!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Studio J fun!

Oh my gosh!!! I love Studio J and the new stitching option.  I also love that while I haven't printed any photos from 2011- I have a lot in my albums thanks to Studio J!!  It's helping me keep from falling behind and my "real scrapbooking" can focus on my photos that are printed from previous years...  woohoo!

Since this is a screen shot of a layout that I haven't yet purchased (waiting to get a few more done so I can get free shipping on my order!)  I added the "Studio J" to the bottom of the layout.  That is also the reason for the arrows at the top.  I just wanted to have something to show before receiving my free web ready jpg.

I used the "Game On" pack for my son's first Detroit Tiger's Baseball game!