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Mad About You - December Stamp of the Month

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring December's SOTM, Mad About You, a set of 14 stamps.  If you have come here fromKATY'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 all around.If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.





This month we have over50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. Following the blog hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!




I made several things with this stamp using Close To My Heart's Roxie Level 2 paper (X7140B).  I've never been a big fan of Valentine stamps but I fell in love with this one when I started using it.  Maybe it was the Roxie papers.  They go so well together!  I've got an individual shot of each item so if you follow along …

Live Laugh Love - A Fashion Inspiration

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I LOVE green.  For as long as I can remember, my favorite color has always been green.  So when I saw the Fashion Inspiration over at Moxie Fab, I couldn't wait to play with it.  This week it is all about being inspired by objects around us!   The Fashion Inspiration picture is a green houndstooth jacket adorned by what looks to be a pewter broach.  


So how did I interpret this picture?

I like the houndstooth print and I think that Close To My Heart's Elemental (X7141B) paper was just perfect for my card.  I used one of Jeanette Lynton's sketches for this 5x7 card from the How To Book - Originals (9032).  The sketch is Mosaic Borders.  The broach on the jacket above inspired me to add pewter accents to my card so I used the small pewter buttons from the Mini Medley Accents - Pewter Collection (Z1487).  I pulled a piece of hemp through all three buttons and left the ends free.  The sentiment is from the Love Life stamp (D1482).  The flowers are from the set -  Unscripted (C…

Simple Kraft Christmas Card

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I love color challenges and when I saw the colors on CR84FN Color Challenge all I could think of was Kraft.   I've seen several button Christmas cards this year and have wanted to try my hand at it.   This is a very simple card.  I like the clean look of the card and I just couldn't bring myself to distress the edges.   I used Close To My Heart's stamp - Happy Clusters (C1471) for the tree.  I had alot of older retired buttons (browns, tans and colonial white) so I felt like it was OK to use these.  (I've been working on using more of embellishment stash.)  The "Noel" which serves as my tree trunk is from the set Christmas Love (D1492).  The ribbon is from Designer Ribbon Green Collection (Z1616).  The kraft card is from CTMH's 6x6 Die-Cut Kraft Cards and Envelopes (Z1474).  You get 10 cards in the set!


My color inspiration from CR84FN:

Bringing Holiday Cheer to CAS-ual Friday

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I made this card several days ago for the CAS-ual Friday challenge and never posted it!  So here goes! Another card using the Holiday Cheer(B1381) stamp set!  After making this card, I realized I made another card very similar to this several weeks ago! (you can see it HERE).  






RECIPE:
Cardstock: Holiday Red, Topiary, White Daisy
Stamp: Holiday Cheer  
Ink:  Holiday Red and Topiary
Accents:  Clear Sparkles and Black Hemp

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Winter Wonderland for Mojo Monday

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! 

Thought I'd share a card I created the other day for Mojo Monday!  No stamping on this card!  A first for me in a long time!  Since Snowflakes are the theme over at 4 Crafty Chicks I'm submitting this one to their challenge two!  Be sure to check out both blogs for some great artwork!


I used our Wonderland Level 2 (X7146B) paper for this card.  My snowflakes are from the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge.   For the snowflakes with the circle border I cut Decorative Layer <Snwflke3> at 2".  The bigger snowflake in the middle was cut at 2 1/2" using <Snwflke3>.   After I cut them out, I covered the snowflake's area with Bonding Memories Glue (Z553) and then added Prisma Glitter (Z134).   The Prisma Glitter changed the stark white cardstock to a very pretty shimmer!  I added the Clear Sparkles (Z1104) to the center of each.   The "Believe" is one of the Top Coats Icing Overlays (Z1468).  This was a perfect fit for the …

Tuesday Trigger - Red and Rustic

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I haven't done a Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab lately but when I saw today's challenge, I couldn't wait to try it out.  Here is our inspiration - Red and Rustic.
Once again I pulled out one my FAVORITE stamps from Close To My Heart's 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea Book - Remarkable Wreath (C1473).  I just can't stop playing with this one!   I actually made a quick Thank You card with it just before I started on this Tuesday Trigger.    I have definitely got my money's worth out of this stamp so far!
Rustic reminds me of weathered grey wood and that was the look I was going for on this card.   To 'weather' my wood, I used Grey Flannel Cardstock and scored it randomly.  Next, I sponged Grey Wool ink onto the cardstock piece and then sanded over it to bring out the white core.  The grey flannel is layered on Cocoa cardstock.

The wreath is stamped with Cocoa ink and the berries are Cranberry.  Instead of the usual red bow on the wreath, I pulled cranberry ribbon …

Black, White and SPARKLE!

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With only a few days left in our Holiday Wishes stamp special, I wanted to share another card I made using the tree from this set.  The challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges this week was to use Black, White and WOW!   So my WOW color is red.   I'm not used to using Black and White for my Christmas colors but I think this card turned out nice!

For this 5x7 card, I used a pattern from Jeanette Lynton's How To Book - Wishes.  The pattern is called Midpoint.   I used my Art Philosophy cricut cartridge to first cut out the tree.  Then I stamped the it with Black ink and added Red Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1484) to each little bird.   My red-checked ribbon is from the Designer Ribbon - Red Collection (Z1615).  I used 3-D foam tape to pop the tree up a little. Here is a picture a little more close up of the tree and birds. 

If you haven't ordered your Holiday Wishes yet, you still have time!   Just purchase $25 in My Acrylix stamps and you can get the Holiday Wishes set for only $5!  This…

A Christmas Filled with Love - Card

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I haven't been much of a fan of the pom pom ribbon.  Mostly because I wasn't sure how to adhere it without sewing it on!   I detest the thought of pulling out my sewing machine for several reasons.  1. My family might think it means I'm willing to mend and will want me to fix broken zippers or sew up ripped seams.  2.  I wouldn't be able to find the thread I need.  3.  There is absolutely no more room left on my crafting table for one more thing - much less a big table top machine!  
But I made this really cute card for Cardabilities challenge and the pom pom ribbon was just what it needed to add a little fun to this holiday card! 


The plaid paper is from the Believe Level 2 (X7145B) paper pack.   The stamp set I used is Christmas Love (D1492).  This set has some great Christmas sentiments on it.  You can see the entire stamp set HERE.  I stamped the ornament in Holiday Red and Topiary and used a 1/2" punch to cut them out so that they were a perfect fit behind my…

Thanksgiving Card - So Much Goodness

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I took a break from all the Christmas colors to create one more Thanksgiving card before the Holiday was over.   Gee!  How did we even get this far into the year already?  My family has been planning our Thanksgiving meal for about 2 weeks now.  Not really planning though.  It's more of confirming who is bringing which dish, although, every year we bring the same ones!  Hard to break tradition!


Ok - Back to my card.  I loved the colors over at The Play Date Cafe and couldn't help doing one more card.  Besides, I'm in love with our Dreamin' papers and they are perfect for the color inspiration.   I paired them up with The Friday Mashup!



Here is the Friday Mashup Challenge: 1. Make a project using Paper Rosettes 2. Make a project using the sketch 3.  Mash it up and make a project using the sketch and use paper rosettes!
I love how the Dreamin' (X7142B) paper looks as a paper rosette!  I used a Harvest Charm (Z1633) for the center.  The sentiment is from the retired Novembe…

Peace On Earth

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Here is a quick card for Freshly Made Sketches.   I used Cocoa, Twilight and Colonial White for my cardstock colors on this 5x7 card.   The stamp is Close To My Heart's Glory To God (D1483).  I used with cocoa and gold embossing powders for the images.

I used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut my shape for "Peace on Earth".  I cut colonial white piece <Shape 7> at 2".  I layered it on the same shape at 2 1/4".  The ribbon is from the Chocolate Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon.

I made several cards this weekend and I'll be sharing over the next few days so come back to visit!

A Hunter's Birthday

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Did you miss me?  I've had a really busy week this week and haven't posted since Monday! I did manage to do a little bit of creating and today I'm armed with my stack of challenges I want to get to. 


Yesterday morning my husband got up about 3:30 am to go hunting.  I woke up when his alarm went off and never really did get back to my good realm of sleep.  I had all these ideas that started going through my brain!  Among the ideas was a Birthday card for my hubby whose birthday just happens to be Thanksgiving Day this year!  I knew what colors (Outdoor Denim, Cocoa and Bamboo) and which stamp I wanted to use so I couldn't wait to get into my scrap therapy room and put it together.   It was HOURS before I was able to get in there.


I used the sketch from Pals Paper Arts for my 5x7 card.  The stamp is actually a combination of two stamps from theCaptured Moments (C1423) set.  The stamp has 3 scenes - Halloween, Fall and Christmas. See this stamp HERE.  The Fall scene reminde…

Brightening a Day with Mojo Monday!

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I'm still working on cards for my grandma's card box.   As I see sketches that I think work for the Sonoma (X7143B) paper I'm using, I take a break from the Christmas Card Frenzy I've been in lately.  Today I took a Mojo Monday break!  I created this 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card for today's Mojo Monday:


I didn't have a flower that matched the color of the paper so I made my own color.  I haven't liked my past results changing the paper flowers with the sponging technique, so this time I tried something different.  I used our  Spray Pen (Z1380) with water and re-inker.   My 'purple' re-inker was Gypsy and if you are familiar with Close To My Heart colors, you know this is a pretty bright color.  I knew I would need to 'dull' it down a little so I added a drop of cocoa re-inker.   The result was an 'old fashioned' muted color which I think actually matches the paper pretty well.  

My Pewter frame, button and photo corner is from the Mini Medley Ac…

Christmas Love for Card Patterns

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One of the stamp sets we used in my Christmas Card Workshop this past week was Christmas Love (D1492).  This is a great set with 12 different stamps.   I haven't had a chance to really use this set other than a few of the stamps for card front sentiments.    It has a cute little stocking, Christmas Tree, ornament, and candle in addition to great Christmas sentiments like JOY, Noel, Magic of Christmas and more.   See the entire set HERE.


One of the Blog Challenges I check in with on Saturday is CardPatterns.  Yesterday they had a great pattern that I thought was perfect for the stocking on the Christmas Love set.   I created a 6x6 card for this sketch:



Since Christmas has been my focus in card making lately, I saw these banners as stockings.  I used Holiday Red, Topiary and Sky ink to stamp my stockings.  Then I added prisma glitter for some sparkle.  The string of lights is from the Believe Stickease (X7145C).  I used the plaid paper and the Topiary cardstock from the Believe Level …

A Warm Holiday Welcome

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The other day as I was reading through the blogs I follow, I came across one of my favorites... Broken Treasures. Elizabeth had created a "door" card that was inspired by one she saw on Pinterest.  Ever since I saw it, I have been wanting to create one with my stamp Remarkable Wreath (C1473).
See entire stamp set HERE.

On Thursday, Pal Paper Arts posted their new challenge.   This weeks challenge is a  Holiday Theme.  The colors in the picture were the inspiration for my door.


My card is 3 1/2 x 8.  The pine tree in the picture was my inspiration for the New England Ivy door.  I trimmed the door with Garden Green which was inspired by the model's accessory - the scarf! The berries on my wreath were stamped with Cranberry, then I added drops of Red Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1484).  The Cranberry Grosgrain ribbon is tied onto the wreath.  My door knob is an Antique Copper Designer Brad (Z1410).   The sentiment "Celebrate the Season" is from the set Glory to God (D148…

Holiday Wishes - Ornament Card

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Here is one more card with the special Holiday Wishes stamp!   I started this one a few days ago and didn't finish.  I can't remember now why I set it aside.  I sat down tonight to do a few challenges and saw the pieces for this card laying on my table.  All I had to do was put it together and add some finishing touches.

I used the sketch from the Sketchbook Saturday Challenge.   She has some really nice sketches on here so I'll be checking this one out every Saturday!



I used the Wonderland Level 2 Paper pack with this card.  See the flourish coming out from under the ribbon?  That is actually part of the Christmas Tree stamp from the Holiday Wishes stamp!  The wide ribbon is from the Dark Chocolate Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon (Z1617).  I love this ribbon!  The ribbon tied to the ornament is from the Designer Ribbon - Blue Collection (Z1385).  I stamped the ornament with Twilight Ink and added Prisma Glitter to the dove.  My final touch -  Clear Sparkles  (Z1104).
Here is a c…