Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July Stamp of the Month - Life is Wonderful

Welcome to the July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Life Is Wonderfula set of 8 stamps. If you have come here from Tracey Pierce's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultant's HERE.

When I saw this stamp last year when we first got our new Annual Inspirations book, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this set!  It is perfect for creating a 'chalk art' card.  This is a fun technique to use.  For my card, I wanted to have another color besides white so I used the Pear Pigment Ink.  I tried going for one of the brightest colors of pigment ink because on the black cardstock it makes the ink appear darker than it really is.   

I used a piece of Topiary cardstock from the Paper Fundamentals Cardstock Adventure Assortment (Z2032).  I added Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon (Z1929) and a Durables Triangle Stud (Z1928) to finish it off.

Here is another card I created using this same technique that I will be teaching in my July Technique Tuesday class. If you are local to me and want to attend this class, check out my Upcoming Events tab on this blog for more information. 

This stamp is just $5 when you spend $50 in Close to My Heart products during the month of July!  If you don't already have a consultant, shop my website at www.stampinheaven.ctmh.com 

Now it is time to hop over to Dana Kessler's blog and see what she has created! 
You are in for a treat!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Countdown to Disneyland 2015!

I can't believe that another year is nearly gone (in terms of Close To My Heart product years!).  In just 11 days I will be boarding a plane headed to California and one of the best parks in the world - Disneyland!!  This is the 2nd year in a row the Close To My Heart is holding their annual convention at Disneyland.  I love it!  Disney KNOWS how to treat their guests and between CTMH and Disney - they do it up right!!!

The excitement has already begun with teasers from Close To My Heart and predictions among consultants.   Each June, CTMH releases their list of retiring products which ALWAYS starts a buzz.... "What does this mean?" "What will replace this?"  "Will we get that?"..... and on it goes.   By the way - if YOU want to know what is retiring, you can visit my website here: Retiring Items
If you see something you want, you better get it before it is gone forever!!!  All retiring items will be unavailable after August 31 (or sooner if they sell out before then!)

In the meantime, I've been busy working on my roomie gifts (a tradition among convention roommates) that I will share here on my blog once I'm there.  (I don't want to spoil the surprise for my roomies by sharing too soon!).

I got my Scattered Hearts team shirt yesterday which I LOVE!!! I'll be packing my special little notebook that I'm SURE will be filled page after page with notes, new class ideas I will want to hold, techniques I've learned and ways to help my customers even more!!  Oh - and all that writing will make me THIRSTY so I will be bringing along my new water bottle!  It has a fruit infuser in the middle!  (BTW.... I got an extra one of these that will make a fun little give a way at my BINGO night I'm planning in August!)

Be sure to follow my blog, facebook page and StampinHeaven Group Facebook page for all the updates!!!  HINT:  for the FASTEST updates - you will want to join my StampinHeaven Group page.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Happy Father's Day!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day!  I wanted to share the Father's Day card that I created for my Dad.   This was fun stamp to play with, although I had a little bit of trouble creating a collar for my shirt.   Seemed so easy but I cut so many pieces that I didn't like.  I finally settled on this collar.  I know - we don't put buttons on a tie but the card didn't look right with out them!  Ha Ha .... so this tie has buttons.  Who knows, maybe I'll start a new trend!

Products Used:
Jackson Paper 
Colonial White Cardstock
Cocoa Cardstock
Barn Red Ink
Cocoa Ink
Glacier Ink
Journal Pen
Sequin Gold Assortment
3-D Foam Tape
Extra Thin Foam Tape

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