Sunday, January 31, 2010

February SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring February's SOTM- Piece of Cake.

If you have come here from {Lori Brown's blog}, you are on the right path!

Once again, we have so many wonderfully talented Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. Seeing them all is simple to do - just follow the link on each blog to move to the next one!

12x12 Layout - Left

12x12 Layout - Right

Standard 4.25x5.5 Card - Pleats

Standard 4.25x5.5 Card - Scallops

(please forgive the photo quality - I really need a new camera!)

Now "Hop" on over to {Tanya David's blog} to see her work! Please don't miss any of the Consultants or the fun crafting ideas that they have to share!

Remember, this SOTM is only available until February 28! Contact your CTMH Consultant or click {here} to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

If you get lost on the hop or find links that aren't working, click {here} for a complete list of participating blogs.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Baby Shower Tomorrow

Diaper Wreath I made for a baby shower tomorrow. I got one of these at my shower for Kamber and it was so neat!

I just took the wreath base I had and bought a package of size 2 huggies, a bib, a teether, and a bib clippy thing. Tied each diaper around it with lots of curly ribbon! I added a couple of paper-crafted tags that I made with my scrapbook stash of course! It was fun and easy to make!

Mom bought some diapers and wipies and I wrapped those up with a handmade card also.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

January Crop Club

About Crop Club

The crop is always FREE! Bring all of your own stuff and spread out to get some scrapping done! Or just bring your basic toolkit of cutters and adhesives and come to make the Fun & Fancy Pages! This months club will meet again on January 29!

About the Club Pages

Each month I try to offer a fun & fancy new layout featuring a couple of different techniques for you to learn and take away with you to use again anytime in your scrapping adventures!

Create 2 fantastic pages with all the work done for you! Enjoy the fun of putting them together while learning new techniques and using fancy embellishments!

We will use Close To My Heart's fantastic how-to books (Cherish, Imagine and Reflections) combined with our newest papers!

Supply Fee: $5
Includes all papers and embellishments needed to build and decorate 2 WOWIE Pages! Just add photos!

RSVP! I will have a limited number of kits and supplies!
I'm loving the new Topstich papers!

This is the layout I've designed for our January Crop Club. If you missed out on making this layout Friday the 15th - then make plans to come and join me on Friday, January 29!

Featuring: The Latest and Greatest from Close to My Heart!
Techniques: Paper pinwheels, Ink Distressing, Sanding, Rock n Roll stamping
Paper: Topstich
Stamps: Charmed, Rustic Alpha, Friendship Alpha small
Colors: Chocolate, Blush, Baby Pink, Hollyhock, and Heavenly Blue

Friday, January 15, 2010

Product Spotlight: Imagine

Have you ever used one of Close To My Heart's Fabulous How-To-Books?

This month I am featuring Imagine.

Did you know? Imagine has:
  • 50 two-page 12×12 patterns
  • Complete cutting diagrams and detailed assembly instructions
  • Inspiring full-color artwork
  • Tons of techniques
It is a fabulous book for a beginning scrapbooker or a seasoned pro!

You can flip and rotate the patterns for endless combinations or
use them exactly as they are laid out for a quick and easy design.

The possibilities are never ending and always rewarding!

Imagine Layout: In The Groove

Left Page: Right Page:

Product Used: Bella papers, Big Blooms Flowers, Friendship Alpha

Techniques: Sanding, Ink distressing, 3D/popped embellishments

Colors: Hollyhock, Olive, Smokey Plum, Colonial White

If you would like to see even more fabulous artwork using the SO SIMPLE patterns in Imagine - then please check out the blog hop that starts at: Wendy K's Scrapbooking Blog

Monday, January 11, 2010

Welcome to the CTMH New Product Blog Hop!

I just love the Close To My Heart Blog Hops! How about you? What great inspiration! Don't you agree?

Close to my Heart is celebrating the release of the Spring 2009 Idea Book and we would like to give you a sampling of some of the newest products available in the new Idea Book that released on January 1st!

If you have come here from {Dawn Heuft's blog}, you are on the right path!

Here is a peak at the right side of a layout I am working on using the Topstich paper kit and Charmed stamp set!
If you are not yet familiar with a blog hop. It's simple to do! Just follow the link to hop on over to {Amy Edwards's blog} then just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!