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Happy Place - March Stamp of the Month

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Happy Place, a set of 7 stamps. If you have come here from Melissa Laverty'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 50 consultants participating in the blog! I know that I can't wait to see what fabulous projects everyone has to share!  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!

Sometimes when I see a stamp set for the 1st time I know exactly what I want to do with it. I have to admit, that when I saw Happy Place for the very 1st time, my thought was.... "I have NO idea how I will use this one!". It was not until a saw a fabulous creation posted by Debi Davis did I know what I was going to do! Debi had the CUTEST little pop up s…

Look To The Light - A set of Ivy Lane Notecards

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I wanted to share my March Girl's Night Out Event that I had available for sign-up at my Open House earlier this month.  The event was so popular that it filled up by the end of my Open House! Since it filled up before I had a chance to really advertise and send out an email to my customers about it, I'm considering doing this one again if there is enough interest.

I created a set of five note cards using the Ivy Lane Paper Pack and coordinating Stickease.  Stickease is great for creating quick cards when you don't want to do a lot of stamping.  The only stamping on these cards are the bible verses from the set Look To The Light.


I used a little bit of foam tape to layer the stickease in some places to give the cards more dimension and also added Bitty Sparkles to each card.  I wanted to keep the embellishment to a minimum so that these cards could easily be mailed without the need for extra postage.  I also inked the edges of each stickease with Bamboo ink to give it a mor…

Owl You Need it Love..... Lollydoodle Layout

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A few weeks ago I shared an Artbooking layout I created using the new Lollydoodle paper and some of the coordinating stickease. If you missed it, you can see that layout HERE.  I had several pieces of stickease left so I created another layout using paper I had left from the Lollydoodle Workshop On The Go kit.  I wanted to share that layout today.  This is one of the Layouts that my Hostess Clubs will create.


This layout sketch is adapted from the Make It From You Heart Vol. 2 -  Sketch # 2.  I used the FIT TO PAGE key to cut the large flower using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.   
 I fell in love with these Lollydoodle owls!  I used nearly all the stickease I had left and added lots of Pink Flamingo Dot accents around the page.  One of my very favorite CTMH go to items is our Foam Tape (Z1151).  I used alot of it to pop up the various pieces of stickease.   It really adds dimension and looks great when you layer as I did in the flower next to the owl in this picture to the left.…

Big Hug

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Wow.... here it is Tuesday night and I haven't posted since last Friday!  Alot has been happening and I haven't had much time in my scrap room.   I might have mentioned in a post earlier in the year that I was making some changes in the way we eat.  I've been shopping differently, cooking differently and really paying attention to what is actually IN the things I'm buying.  I haven't purchased a loaf of bread since December!!  I can't tell you the last time I opened a tub of butter  - nothing to put the butter on!  It's been a good change so far and I'm finding so many things that I didn't realize I liked!

On Valentine's Day my husband and I went to Academy Sports and outfitted ourselves with new workout clothes and we joined a local gym the next day.  I'm loving it!  On the days that I can't go with Jeff, I can go with my girls. (I've learned I can't keep up with them though and I need to go my own pace!).  

So, while I'm b…

Pink Glitter Hearts.....

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Happy Valentines Day!

I don't make alot of Valentine cards but I have some new Pink Glitter paper from Close To My Heart that I thought would make a pretty Valentines Card!   Oh yeah and have I mentioned my new embossing folders?   You bet!  I had to incorporate that into my card too!

Freshly Made Sketches had the perfect sketch!




The Pink Glitter paper comes in 3 different shades of pink.  I used two of them here.  I cut the hearts on my Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge at 1" and 3/4".  I stamped the sentiment in Slate Ink. The sentiment is from the Valentine's themed stamp that was our National Papercrafting Month Special in 2013.  It's a cute little stamp and I just had to hang onto it!    The twine is from the Ruby Mini Medley Accent collection.  I love the silver thread that runs through it!

Here are the Close To My Heart Products I used:

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch #123

Pile It On - Stripes and/or Dots
C…

Dream a Little Bling - February Girl's Night Out Project

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Last July I started a monthly Girl's Night Out Event.  One Friday a month, I offer an easy workshop that would be fun to attend with friends.

For February I have scheduled a Dream a Little Bling workshop.  This month we will be creating a trendy necklace with Close To My Heart's newest Base & Bling collection.  The necklace was so quick and easy to create that I added a ring box to alter to our event.   This box would make a cute place to store the necklace or use to give as a gift!


At the workshop, attendees will get a chain, a square pendent with glass cover and their choice of 2 charms.  When they sign up for the workshop, they will indicate whether they want the Faux Antiqued Silver or Gold.  At the event, they will choose the picture they want to go in their pendent under their glass cover from the Dream Style Sheet.   In the picture above, I chose a background sticker and stamped the butterfly on it with pigment ink.  I had to let this dry completely before adding t…

A Chevron Embossed Happy Birthday

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With this month's special - Get a FREE embossing folder with the purchase of 2 packs of cardstock (single color or combo), you are going to be seeing alot of embossed artwork on my blog!  I got my folders last week, and I just LOVE playing with them.

Yesterday I created this card for my daughter's birthday.  She turned 24!  WOW..... hard to believe.  I came across the colors over at the Paper Players challenge and knew immediately that I wanted to use them for her card.  I combined the colors with the sketch over at the Sweetest Thing.



The colors in the Paper Players challenge were Midnight Muse, Crisp Cantaloupe and Gold.  I used Close To My Heart's colors of Outdoor Denim, Sorbet and for my gold I used our Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape.  I adhered the washi tape to a piece of white cardstock and then cut it to the size I needed.   The polka dots were easy to line up so I was able to make the cardstock as wide as I needed.
The birthday cake was first stamped in Sorbet and t…

Embossing is the Boss!

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Close To My Heart has five new embossing folders!  I was so excited when I learned that CTMH would now be selling these.  I couldn't wait to order mine and start using them.   Here is a card I created using the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.


I used the Damask (Z1927) folder with the Blush cardstock and the Stripe (Z1960) folder with Sweet Leaf.   I ran the cardstock through my Cuttlebug going against the grain to get the white center of the cardstock to show through.  The stamp is new for Spring and is Joyful Wishes (A1152).  I stamped it in Desert Sand and then used alcohol markers to color.   I also stamped the image in Blush ink and cut out words "JOY", "LOVE" and "DO" and adhered them on top of the same image.  I also colored and cut out two of the larger flowers and adhered on top of the same flowers.  Bitty Sparkles and Hemp Bakers Twine accent the card.
Here is the Freshly Made Sketch:
Get an Embossing Folder for FREE in February!
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Lollydoodle Artbooking - New Product Blog Hop

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Welcome to our NEW PRODUCT Blog Hop! This hop will take you through 27 consultant blogs introducing you to some of the best new products in the Spring Summer Idea Book! It's a big circle so when you get back to me you know you have been all the way around the hop! Just look for the next link near the bottom of each post. If you came from Terry Ann Diack's Blog you are on the right track!  If you get lost along the way you can find the complete list of participants HERE.

I have so many NEW things to share, it was hard to choose one for the New Product Blog Hop!  But don't worry, what I do not share today, come back and check my blog for more new product peeks in the coming days.

I decided to share a layout that I created using Lollydoodle paper and the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge - Nursery Layout.    My inspiration started with one of the zip strips from the Lollydoodle paper.   Across the zip strip it reads..... "He said"   "I Love You "  "She …

Sneak Peek - Ariana

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Quick post here.  I wanted to share a card I created using the new Ariana paper pack. This is beautiful paper which makes for beautiful cards and layouts.


I kept this 5x7 card fairly simple using the big rose from the Ariana Complements as my focal point.   The White Daisy Cardstock was cut using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge - <Card> x.   It was a little longer in length than I wanted to so I cut it to shorten the length and then used a zip strip to cover up the seam.  Those zip strips sure come in handy!!   The sentiment is from the new stamp set - Greatest Love.  My accents are the new Black and Grey Epoxy Bubbles.   The sketch I used for my card is from Deconstructed Sketch #136.

You can see this card and more at my Open House this Saturday - February 8th.   Stop by between 9am and 1pm!    2722 Lascassas Pike - Murfreesboro, TN
New Products used for this card.

Deconstructed Sketch #136