Sunday, August 31, 2014

Family is Forever

Good Morning Crafters!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month's stamp set from Close to My Heart is "Family is Forever" and is available exclusively through your Close to My Heart consultant from September 1 - 30, 2014.  You can purchase this stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying purchase.

For this blog hop, we have approximately 80 Close to My Heart consultants sharing their creations using this month's stamp of the Month and other great CTMH products on their blogs.  This is simple to do -- just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to to the next one!  Here we go!

If you came here from Jen's blog at Roxybonds, then you're in the right place!  To see the full list of blog hop participants, please click here.

For my post today, I not only created a project - the Family is Forever Pennant Frame, but also a video showing you the stamp set and how to make the Pennant Frame.

First, pictures of the project:

Here is the video I created showing you the September Stamp of the Month - Family is Forever AND demonstrating how you can make the Pennant Frame on page 13 of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book:

If you can't see the video above, Just click here for the link to my YouTube video tutorial that shows you how to make the project above.

Here are more pictures of my project:

The Pennant Frame can be cut using our exclusive Artiste Cricut cartridge - you can find the image on page 76 of the booklet:


You can purchase any of the products I have used listed above by clicking on the images OR by going directly to my website by clicking here.   If you have any questions, please email me by clicking here.

Now "hop" on over to Melissa's blog over at Fancy Melissa by clicking here to see her amazing project.  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas and and other fun ideas!

Hope you enjoyed my project and video - have a wonderfully crafty day!!


Monday, August 25, 2014

Inspired by a ... Food

Good Morning Crafters!

This morning I come to you from Heart 2 Heart Challenges blogspot where our design team was challenged to create a project "Inspired by a ... Food"!  Well, I thought long and hard about this challenge and I kind of went off on a tangent ...

Sooo.. the "food" part is the Starbucks gift card!  Get it??

I thought these would make really cute gift card holders for a birthday gift.  I used our Confetti Wishes paper pack because I thought it was just perfect for a birthday gift card holder.  All of our designer papers are double-sided so that is why you see the different designs.

I would like to tell you that I came up with the idea of how to make this gift care holder on my own ... but I did not!  I actually found a YouTube video tutorial by Mary from CardsTV.  You can watch her video and learn how to create this gift card holder by clicking here.

The balloons on the front of the holder were stamped with Pacifica ink using the Balloons stamp set.  I colored in the stamp image using our new ShinHan markers - Turquoise Blue and Peony Purple.


I hope you enjoyed my "take" on this challenge.  Don't forget to stop and check out the creations by my other design team members at Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog!  Can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge.  Just link up at our challenge blog by clicking here.  

If you would like to purchase any of the products I used in my project, you can click on the pictures above or go directly to my online store by clicking here.  

Don't forget about my 2 giveaways this month!  Everyone who places an order by August 31st gets entered into my August Mystery Hostess Party for an opportunity to win the hostess awards AND entered into my new product giveaway as well.  If you have any questions, you can email me by clicking here.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

"Brushed" Journal

Good Morning Crafters!

This morning I bring to you a simple journal that I made.  I journal pretty much every morning and every couple of months I need a new journal.  So I take a black and white composition book and alter it.

The verse on the cover says:

"I can do all things through Christ which strengthenth me."
Phillipians 4:13

I stamped it using Hollyhock ink and then edged it with the same ink color.

I'm not sure if you can tell but I random stamped on the binding of the notebook using our Dreamer stamp set and our Pixie ink on the Pixie cardstock which is included in the Brushed paper pack.

I used our exclusive Cricut cartridge - Artiste to cut out the mat for the sentiment and the 2 shapes behind it.  You can find the image on page 54, C4, Accent 4, < f > cut at 1 1/4" x 2 3/4" and then 2 increments up in size from there.  I used the Fit to Length key on the Cricut Expression.

I used our beautiful Brushed paper pack to cover the notebook.  I also used our Pink Shimmer Trim for the side of the binding.


Do you alter notebooks?  Would love to see what you have altered - go ahead and post a link below in the comments section below and I will come check out your creation!

If you would like to purchase any of the products I used in this project, just click on the pics above OR go shopping on my website by clicking here.  You can also ask me any questions by emailing me by clicking here.

Don't forget about my two giveaways this month (August!).  Just place an order through my website and "JOIN" my August Mystery Hostess Party and you will be entered into my two giveaways:  Hostess Rewards from the August Mystery Hostess Party and FREE product from our new Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderfully crafty day!


Monday, August 18, 2014

My Crush

Good Morning Crafters!

This morning I want to show you a new project that I started.  I have had a couple of our My Crush books for sometime now and just didn't know what to do with them.  

Sooooo, I just decided to jump in after I went with a friend to the Sawdust Art Festival recently.  It was a lot of fun and we saw original artwork by a lot of very talented and inspiring artists.

Though we didn't take any pictures while we were there I really wanted to memorialize our fun time.  Here's what I came up with:

My Crush Modville Book (Z1855)

First page of book

As you can see, this is such a quick and easy way to scrapbook a memory!  I had my ticket, part of a map, and pics of some of the artwork that we purchased, as well as some journaling.  

Since I wanted to keep this to only one page, I used a couple of our flip flap assortment packs to use space up.

My journaling note came from the My Crush Besties Assortment pack.  The pack includes 16 journaling spots, 4 My Stickease Sheets measuring 4" x 4", 2 Alphabet Sticker Sheets (4" x 4"), and 4 envelopes measuring  2" x 2".  

I don't know why it took me so long to get started using our My Crush products!  It was SO easy to use and it took me under half an hour, if that, to put it together.  It was such a fun way to memorialize my day!


Hope you enjoyed my first attempt at "crushing"!  To get your own Crush products, just click on the links above OR you can click here to start shopping.  

If you have any questions, you can email me by clicking here.

Don't forget that I have two giveaways this month for anyone placing an order on my website!  Just go to my website by clicking here and then click "JOIN" for my August Mystery Hostess Party. You will get a chance to win any of the Hostess Rewards that result from the party AND a chance to win some new product from me!

Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderfully crafty day!!