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Wild About Love - February Stamp of the Month

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Wild About Love, a set of 9 stamps. If you have come here from Katy Taylor'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.



We have over 40 consultants participating in the blog. Following the hop is easy- just click on the link at the bottom of each post and it will take you to the next blog!

Everyone was talking about this stamp when they first saw it.  I'm a little behind the times I guess.... or maybe it is because I don't listen to pop radio so much - I had not hear of the "What does the fox say" song.   But it is all the rage right now with the kids because of it's catchy tune.  (another reason I wasn't aware - I no longer have little kids!)   No matter what - whether you've heard the song or not, this was…

So.... You've got all these pictures.....

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You've got tons of pictures in boxes or maybe old photo albums.   You've always loved the 'idea' of one day scrapbooking them but that seems so overwhelming. Plus, you'd need all those supplies to even get started - Adhesive, paper trimmer, embellishments, paper, cardstock.  Heck, you don't even know what some of those things are!  But you sure would like to have your pictures in an album instead of a box.  Or if they are in an album, at least make them fun to look at and read about! 
Close to My Heart has come up with an EASY and BEAUTIFUL solution to this!  No need for all those tools, what-nots and must-haves that empty out your pocket book quicker than you can snap a picture.  (Yes scrapbooking is addictive!).  Coiming in February, you can find 8 beautiful Picture My Life programs that will make help you create beautiful albums without all the fuss!  Each program comes with 122 double-sided cards in 3x4 and 4x6 horizontal and vertical designs. It also incl…

B is For Baby

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It feels nice to get back in the crafting groove and nothing is more inspiring to see a sketch that I can't wait to try out.   That's what happened yesterday when I saw the sketch over at Seize the Sketch.  Anything with banners will inspire me.

I needed to create a card for a baby shower and this was perfect.


For this 5x7 card, I used the colors of Outdoor Denim, Sky and Whisper. You can see a sneak peek of some fun new cardstock coming in February! It's the Whisper (grey) cardstock with an embossed design on it. This Whisper color is one of the 10 colors in the new Paper Fundamental Basic Assortment pack.  Each color has a different glossy resist design on one side and the other side is the same design in white.  I was looking for something with just a little more texture than plan cardstock and remembered I had this new pack!  I know that I'm going to just love this new Paper Fundamentals pack!

The little banners are from the stamp set All The Details (D1555).  Th…

Hearts and Arrows

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Valentines day is just around the corner.  Yesterday I made my first Valentines card!  This was a quick one with help of my cricut!   I used sketch #98 from Retro Sketches for this card for this Friday Mashup Challenge Card.



I stamped the background with a stamp from last year's special, Whoo's Your Valentine with Juniper Ink.  The arrow and hearts were cut using the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  


Friday Mashup #143
Create a project using the Colors "Coastal Cabana, Real Red & Crumb Cake." (I used Juniper, Cranberry & Kraft)Create a project using "Hearts & Arrows. "Or Mash it Up and create a project using "the above colors along with Hearts & Arrows."
Retro Sketches #98


I'm also entering this into Curtain Call's Love Letter Challenge


Thank you for stopping by today!!!

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MORE - My Word for 2014

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Last year I had a word when I didn't even realize that having a word was the 'in' thing to do.  It was INSPIRE.   I even bought an necklace tag to wear to remind myself that I wanted to Inspire.

New Year's Day comes around and I suddenly noticed that there was all this talk about having a 'word' instead of making New Year's Resolutions.   Maybe I'm a little behind the times on things or maybe I was just too busy trying to INSPIRE that I didn't notice this cool new trend taking place.

I've spent the last couple of weeks trying to figure out what my word for 2014 should be!  I didn't feel like I could reuse my word from last year.  That would be cheating wouldn't it?  So, now that I feel like I should follow trend and come up with a word, I've had the hardest time!  I sat down and made a list of the things I wanted to accomplish for 2014.   Here is a snippet of some of the things I listed:

For my business I want to:
1.  Offer more wo…

Believe in Yourself with Skylark

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I'm back!!  I've got lots of new product and I'm ready to play.   Over the next couple of weeks I'll start giving you sneak peeks of things to come in February!

Last night I finished up the Skylark Workshop on the Go Kit that my StampinHeaven Hostess Clubs will be creating in February.  It is so pretty!!  You can get a glimpe of these layouts on my "StampinHeaven Hostess Club" tab.  Currently all my Hostess Clubs are full but I have plenty of room to add one or two more.  If you have 4 or 5 friends that would love to put together 1-2 layouts each month AND get rewards, contact me!

After I finished the two layouts from the kit I created this card. The sketch is from Mojo Monday. Oh how I've missed participating in challenges the last couple of weeks.


I want to just squeal when I look at this card because I love this paper so much!!  What is it about Close To My Heart paper that just makes you fall in love with it more and more when you work with it?  Som…

11 Things on My Birthday

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My scrap room has grown cold.  My creative brain has shut down.  This is all just temporary though.   I hate leaving my blog unattended for those that like to check it periodically.  (Hopefully I have a couple of loyal followers.)

On Saturday, I was supposed to get a shipment of brand new Close To My Heart product being released in February. All day long, every time I heard what sounded like a big truck coming down the street, I'd stop and jerk my head to a tilt to listen for the sound of a big heave and then a door bell ring.  But alas, that never happened.  (BTW- back in my younger days when I worked in a mall retail store, I amazed my co-workers because I always heard the delivery truck arrive - they never did).  I live in a quiet neighborhood and for some reason that day, it sounded like at least 10 big trucks were going down the street.  Usually my dog hears a car door shut as far as the neighbors and he's up wagging his tail waiting for someone to come in.  I was jerking …

January Girl's Night Out Event

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I've been lazy..... I've had good intentions but by the time I get home from work those good intentions just get thrown out the window.   Maybe it's the weather.  On Monday when I went to work it was a great big 1 degree.  But thank goodness we are now in a heat wave.  I think it might get up to 50 this weekend.  But it's rainy.

Since I haven't created anything in several days I thought I would share the cards I created for my January Girl's Night Out Event coming up January 24th.   I sent out the email yesterday and by the afternoon, this event had filled up.  I was able to add 4 more spots for some gals on a waiting list though so that was good.

Sympathy and Thinking of You cards are usually cards that I don't create alot of.  Only when I need them, then I'll create one.  So I decided that for January, we would start the year with a supply of Sympathy and Thinking of You cards.


I used the retired Avonlea paper and Brocade assortment for these cards a…

A Cloud Nine Happy Birthday

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Here is another card I made with my left over scraps from the Cloud Nine Cardmaking Kit!

I used the sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping for this card.  The sketch intrigued me because of the cut out spots in the main portion of the card.  


I used the Cloud Nine B&T piece for the background cutting the Lagoon cardstock a little smaller.   Then I stamped the Happy Birthday image on the Lagoon cardstock.  I cut out the image that I stamped leaving a good width around.

Next I stamped the Happy Birthday Cloud onto White Daisy cardstock using the two tone inking method with Sunset and Lagoon Ink.   This stamp coordinates with the Artiste cricut cartridge so stamping on the pre-cut clouds was easy!  

I used foam tape to adhere the clouds onto my card in the cut out areas of the Lagoon cardstock.

To make my card a little more festive, I added strips of the Teal Shimmer Trim (included in the Cloud Nine kit) and clear sparkles.
Clean and Simple Stamping Sketch #274
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National Paper Crafting Month - Cloud 9

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Welcome to our National Paper Crafting Month Blog Hop!  If you have come from Adeline Brill's Blog you are on the right track!

This month's special is the Cloud 9 Cardmaking Kit!  When you spend $35 you can add this Cloud 9 Cardmaking Kit for just $15! (retail value $46).  It's an awesome deal because you get everything you need to create 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs).  This kit comes with cards and envelopes, instruction brochure, a sheet of Lagoon and Honey cardstock, a sheet of beautiful B&T paper, a stamp set that coordinates with the Artiste Cartridge, die-cuts that match the stamp images, AND you also get 3 brand new yet to be released FULL products - Teal Shimmer Trim, Triangle Studs and Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape!  HOW EXCITING!!

Each consultant participating in this hop has taken this kit to the next level and created something unique from the kit!   Instead of making 2 of each of the cards, I made one of each design and then I used the leftover paper and supp…