Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Stamp of the Month : CTMH Choose Happy

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

This month our group of consultants are sharing artwork using the March Stamp of the month : Choose Happy.

If you're coming from Dana's blog- WELCOME!  If you're just joining the hop by starting here, then no worries.  It should circle around so you can catch all of the great artwork.

Here's a peek at the stamp set:

As always, it's $17.95 OR only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50 or more.

I looked at my list of things to accomplish before my weekend retreat later this month, and put this set to use making treat bag/seat placement labels for when my guests arrive.  I'll keep the gifts going in side a surprise for now... but here's a photo showing how I put the set to good use!
I used our fun Lagoon treat bags, silver shimmer trim and Stuck on you puffies stickers to help add flair.

Hope you enjoyed my quick little treat bag.  These fun fancy designs are perfect for your next party favor or even a cute card front. 

Now head on over to Kelly's blog to see what she's cooked up for you!

Friday, February 27, 2015

March kit of the month card preview

My monthly kit for March ships next week.  Here's a sneek peek of the projects included in that kit!

***note: scroll to the bottom to see the April kit which is now on pre-order.  Order by March 15th for shipment the first week of April***

Everyone will be receiving this special set as part of the kit:

This set is a limited edition fundraiser set - so if you don't have it yet and didn't order my March kit of the month- you can purchase one by clicking this link.

My monthly kits include a variety of supplies to create 4 cards.  This months cards are shown below:

Papers are from Chalk it Up and Hopscotch.

Next Up:  April Kit of the Month Pre-order
April kit of the month:  $25 includes shipping.  Will ship the first week of April.
Includes the following stamps:

Ready to schedule your order? 
You can pre-order through paypal.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Party planning and potato stamping with CTMH

Oh my gosh... LOVE this party theme.
I really love these fun designs created by CTMH with the confetti wishes paper and some of our cricut collections.
Don't have a cricut?  no worries!  We have some fun party favor designs using some "ready to decorate" treat boxes.  Click here for options.
3-d boxes also make GREAT thank you gifts.  The boxes shown below were created with cricut.
No upcoming birthdays?  It's never too early to start planning for Easter festivities.
A cute treat holder at every dinner plate makes for a fun surprise!
stamps and muslin bags shown here.
Looking for a kids project?  Why not try potato stamping.  A parent can carve a fun egg design into a potato... dip  in paint and kids can create their very own works of art!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Happy Hello CTMH

There's still time to snag your February stamp of the month set: A Happy Hello. 
This set has been a lot of fun for me this month.  Here's a few card ideas in a fun color scheme.
Reminder:  this set is $17.95 OR place an order of $50 or more and add this set for only $5!  Such a great deal!
The front card shown below, was posted here at the beginning of the month.  The back right card also uses this set.  I used the long stem with leaves, stamped in black.  I added smokey plum and sunset circle "blooms" with sponge daubers and the eraser on a pencil for different sizes.

The last two cards are by CTMH.  I just love the color scheme and wanted to share.

Link to my website to order if you wish.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Album Allure- CTMH albums

We are halfway through February's Album Allure sale!  What is album allure?  Well when you buy one of the new CTMH canvas coated albums for $34.95 you can add a second for half off!

AND I've got a great deal going this month! In honor of my 10 year anniversary as a consultant, when you place your album allure order directly through me (EMAIL/ Facebook message only- not available on online orders)  then I'll throw in  a FREE package of memory protectors.  If you want to place your order online, you'll need to pay the $4.95 shipping of the memory protectors through paypal to receive them free.  There's no additional shipping charge when you email or message me with your order as the shipping cost will be calculated as combined shipping on your order.

Want to know more about the albums?  watch this short video by CTMH and then email me here to place your order.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Easter Cards- Class in March with CTMH


My February classes have come to a close and it's time to start planning for MARCH! 

That means it's time to pull out some Easter stamps and create some fun holiday cards.

Here are the options: 

Create as many of one, the other, or a mixture of designs as you wish.

1 -3 cards are $2.00 each.
4+ cards are $1.50 each

(club members and their guests get a slight discount)

If you are interested in attending class here are the details:
Sunday March 29 at 2pm
If you are attending my Pretty Lake retreat you can create your projects there.  Please notify me in advance if you plan to do this.
There is not a second date at my home in March due to scheduling conflicts.
Email me here to sign up.  Registration required by March 20th.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Cricut Artfully Sent Sentiment Key

Close to My Heart put together this great video of fun ideas using the Artfully Sent "Sentiment" key.

I thought I'd share for those of you who might want some extra ideas. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Page kit

Just thought I'd pop in and show off the latest page kit I designed... $9 includes pre-cut supplies.  Shipping is an extra $4 or a flat $5 when you purchase 2-5 page kits.  I have a variety currently available... I'll post an updated list later this month.  If you're interested in any of this style, I have 14 left for sale (Note that I am not shipping these till after the weekend as I'm waiting for more glitter paper.  The rest of these kit parts are completely ready/ cut/ packaged except the glitter paper)

All the papers are from CTMH
contact me by clicking here.

Friday, February 6, 2015

You're the Bomb- Operation Smile stamps


Close to My Heart Supports Operation Smile, an organization that performs facial reconstruction surgeries on people born with facial deformities like cleft palette.

CTMH designed this limited edition (as in it retires March 31!) stamp set.  For each set sold CTMH donates $3 to Operation Smile.

A few of us have decided to offer a blog hop to show some fun designs and promote the sale of this fundraising stamp set in support of Operation Smile.

If you're coming from Paige's blog- you're heading in the right direction.  If you're just starting here on my blog, no problem! It should circle around so you catch all the great ideas.

Here's the card I designed for this post.  I just used one stamp on the card but I really like all the elements combined.  This would be a fun "congratulations" themed card and could be used for MANY purposes... graduation, new house, new job etc.  These cards are great to have ready made in your stash so...if you're like me... you aren't running out the door with a gift and no card (that looks really bad when you are a card

Supplies:  Paper from the Limited Edition Hopscotch paper pack, aquadots, flaxen twine, gold shimmer trim and stripe embossing folder.
Now head on over to Donna's blog and check out her creation!

Monday, February 2, 2015

February Kit by Mail

Here are the projects that are in the February Kit of the Month shipping this week.  Thanks to everyone that purchased this kit ;)

The kit made 2- 3x3 cards, 1 standard size and 3 pillow boxes.

Here's one of the pillow box designs.  The full color instructions included in the kit shows each project individually.
That kit was $25 plus shipping and tax.
MARCH KIT:  $25 INCLUDES shipping and tax.
Also includes this fun stamp set:
The "you're the bomb" stamp set is a fundraiser set for Operation Smile.  $3 from each sold goes towards helping fund reconstructive surgeries for people born with facial deformities (like cleft palette)
Your kit purchase includes the stamps, pre-cut papers, embellishments and supplies to create 4- standard size cards.
Full color instructions.  Kit will be shipped first week of March.  Purchase by February 15th required so supplies can be ordered.
NOT INCLUDED:  inks (cocoa, flaxen, glacier) blocks and adhesive.  If you already own this stamp set feel free to replace with  other items you might not have already.
Cards not shown in advance.  But... here's a little sneak peek:
NOTE:::   Orders February 15 or earlier receive March kit of the month.  February 16 or later will receive the April Kit which doesn't ship until the first week of April.