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Balloon Talk - April Stamp of the Month

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Balloon Talk, a set of 24 stamps. If you have come here from Michelle Johns' 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!


This month's card is showcasing my Technique Tuesday class.  I created feathers using Smoothie Striped and Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape along with Slate Stripe Twist Ties for the stems.  I also used Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape for to create a flower.   Two fun and easy techniques that I will teaching in my class.

I created a background on the white daisy cardstock w…

Flowery Easter Wishes

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I'm sooooo ready for spring!!  Tonight they are calling for temps around 25 here in Middle Tennessee.   All the Bradford Pears are in bloom and now everything will just turn an ugly brown.  I'm so over it!  I guess that I why I pulled out this cute little flower stamp to create a card tonight.    I want some color back in my day!

This was simple card to create.   I debated adding some bling but then decided that sometimes simple is just enough.   Let the flowers be the focus.


For this card I used the colors of Sorbet, Pacifica, Sweet Leaf and Slate.  The flowers are from the stamp set - Enjoy the Litte Things.  This is a set for that is exclusive to Hostess.  A Hostess can choose this stamp as part of their rewards at a reduced price.


Thank you for stopping by!!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges: SKETCH: - Clean & Simple
Color Throwdown
Cupcake Inspirations
4 Crafty Chicks - No Pattern Paper





Emboss It! Blog Hop!

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Welcome to our Emboss It! Blog Hop!  You are in for a treat today!  26 Close To My Heart Consultants will be sharing different ways to use  our new embossing folders!

If you came fromKaty Taylor's blogyou are on the right track.  The blog hop is a great big circle so you if came here first, just hop along and when you get back to me you will have completed the hop.

If you get lost along the way you can find the complete list of hoppers HERE.

Now, lets get hopping!





I was so excited to see that Close To My Heart added embossing folders to our product line.  Sometimes a card just needs a little texture to make it complete!  One of my favorite techniques to use with embossing folders is called Embedded Embossing.   This is a really cool technique that I wanted to share for this blog hop.

Embedded Embossing is a technique used to embed cut images into your cardstock creating the illusion that it is one piece of cardstock.




For this card I used the Dreamer stamp set (B1439).    I stam…

Just Because

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Quick post here..... I'm about to head out for a quick weekend trip to Atlanta.  My Hubby and I are going to the SEC Basketball tournament.   We planned this trip back when our favorite team - KY Wildcats were looking pretty good but after we purchased our tickets they sort of took a turn for mediocre to say the least.   Maybe they'll find their mojo and get something going for the tournament. Anyway, I plan to enjoy the weekend!

I packed this morning and had a little time to create something while waiting for Jeff to get home.  For this card I used the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch.  The colors were inspired by Pals Paper Arts.   I used paper from Jubilee (X7181B) paper pack and Topiary Cardstock which I thought were perfect for the colors.


I used a stamp from Distressed Background (D1544) and Topiary ink to stamp of the cardstock to give it a pattern. The sentiment is from Big Hug (D1584). I used Topiary Chevron Ribbon (Z1929) for my bow.
CAS(E) This Sketch
Pals Paper Arts

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Congrats to My Nephew!

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Wow.... my blogging has been a little lagging lately.  I haven't spent much time in my craft room lately - mainly due to 2 reasons..  1) Lack of mojo... 2) I've been spending more time at the gym!  Maybe reason #2 is the REASON for #1.   I set a weight goal to reach by June (actually by our next Close To My Heart Convention) and so that it isn't overwhelming, I set a MONTHLY goal. I'm happy to say, I'm on track to reach my goal for March.  When I get home I have all good intentions for getting some craft on but by the time I've showered and grabbed a bite of HEALTHY dinner, I seem to have trouble finding my mojo!

Well, this weekend I was inspired by some exciting new from my sister. My nephew, a senior at Louisville Ballard HS won several rewards for a Science Fair project he's been working on for quite some time.  He told us all about his project when they were here at Thanksgiving.   His project involves the use of Virtual Reality to train the mind with a…

Lollydoodle Feathers

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I had my monthly Girl's Night Out event last Friday and we had so much fun!  We put together some really cute necklaces from Close To My Heart's new Base & Bling collection.   Everyone chose either Antiqued Gold or Silver chain and pendent and a sticker from the Dreamer Style(Z1976) sheet to put in their pendent.  Then they got to choose 2 charms!   I created this card using the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch to show that these charms are also adorable as embellishments on cards and even layouts! I've been itching to use my new Feathers (C1584) stamp and here I finally got to!


I stamped the feathers in Sunset, Cotton Candy and Juniper to go with the Lollydoodle (X7183B) paper I used.  I tied up two feather charms with the new Metallic Bakers Twine.  The stamped sentiment is from a an old retired stamp set I had on hand.

Here is the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch:



Here are a few pictures from my Dream A Little Bling Girl's Night Out Event sharing some of the creati…