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December Stamp of the Month - Cutie Pie

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Cutie Pie, a set of 11 adorable stamps. If you have come here from Alyson Mayo's Blogyou 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.



I created two cards with this little cutie!  I used the Confetti Paper pack for both cards and our new Shin Han Touch Twin Markers.  



On my first card I used a frame from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  The little letters in each stamped frame is from the alphabet letter stamp set that is included with the Artfully Sent Cricut Collection.

For my 2nd card, I used a pocket card from the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.

Products Used:
Confetti Paper Pack
Shin Han Touch Twin Markers
Purple Shimmer Trim
Purple Glitter Gems
Journaling Pen
Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge

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Staying Warm and Cozy with Snowhaven

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Hi all!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends!  We had so much food we had the same meal 3 times!  Yes, I'm now over turkey.   I think maybe we will order Pizza tonight.  Sounds pretty good to me!

Over the holiday I worked on some layouts for my Hostess Clubs.   My clubs love the Workshop On The Go Kits and they LOVE the Snowhaven paper but this particular pack wasn't accompanied by a WOTG kit.  So, I created one for them!  I revealed the layouts today for my Saturday Club and they loved them.




















Both of these layouts can be created with just one Snowhaven paper pack.  Add the Compliments, Assortments and White Shimmer Trim (available December 1) and you've got everything you need!

If you order these items from my website I will send you my cutting guide and instructions for free!
Products Needed: Snowhaven Paper Pack – X7188B Snowhaven Compliments – X7188C Snowhaven Assortments – Z3008
White Shimmer Trim – Z3024 (available December 1)
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Always Time for Pie

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Thursday is Thanksgiving.  Do you have big plans?  Tradition for my family is go over to my Mother's house.  This year we'll be minus 2 families.  Two of my sisters will be hosting their husband's side of the family for their big Thanksgiving meals.  So, my other sister and I will be taking up the slack and preparing their usual traditional dish for our meal because it just wouldn't be right to have the meal without Sweet Potato Casserole and Corn Pudding! Every year I make the Cornbread Dressing so I'll be making that and also picking up the Sweet Potato Casserole.  I hope mine will be as good as my sister's!
We will also be missing my Grandma and Ed this year.  They will be traveling to Ed's family to celebrate with them.   I created this Thanksgiving card to send to them.   If you follow my blog you know how much I love using Compliments on my cards!  This card uses the Pathfinding Compliments.  

Recipe:  5 x 7 Card Pathfinding Compliments Bamboo Cardsto…

No Longer a Teenager

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Yesterday my youngest daughter turned 20!  The other night my husband noted that very soon we would no longer have a teenager in the house.  Boy, that felt weird..... after all these years.  Makes me feel just a wee bit old.   But, really I'm enjoying the age both my daughters have become.  Both beautiful young ladies that I really love spending time with.

For my daughter's birthday card I chose to use the special Hostess Only Stamp "Better With a Friend". This is so Kayli.  She loves dogs and actually I think she wanted one for her birthday but we already have a dog in the house that thinks he is human.   We sure don't need another one!



When I started the card, I couldn't decide what colors to use so I went to check out the challenge blogs to see if there was something that would help me out.  I chose the color challenge from the Just Us Girls Challenge blog - Turquoise, Red and Gold.   I used cardstock from our Paper Fundamentals collection fro the backgr…

I'm Going to Hawaii!!

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I've always wanted to go to Hawaii but I thought this was something that probably would never happen. One time, when we discussed going on vacation we started to look into it but the flights alone told us "Now is not the time".  So I just thought it would never happen.  

Every year Close To My Heart has a fabulous trip or cruise to somewhere that consultants can earn. They always announce the next trip at convention.  I used to come home from convention and tell my husband where the next trip was going to be.   After about the 4th year when I told where the trip was, he said "Why do you tell me this? We never go".  So, after that I never told him.  I also never told him how close I was every year to earning the trip - Usually somewhere between two and three thousand dollars.

So, here I was again.... within range but I still felt like it was too far out of reach for me to earn this year's trip to Hawaii.  Close To My Heart had even given us an extra month …

Artfully Sent Blog Hop

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Welcome to a special Blog Hop presented to you by the Stamp Of the Month Blog Hoppers!  We are excited to be showcasing Close To My Heart's newest cricut cartridge - Artfully Sent.   This cricut cartridge will be especially loved by card makers!  Just like our other cricut collections, this cartridge also has over 700 images, includes 3 stamp sets and a 24 pack of White Daisy Cardstock!

If you came here from Krista Hershberger's blog you are on the right track! At the bottom of my post you will find the link to the next hopper.   If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of hoppers HERE.   If you came here first, don't worry!  Just keep following the links on each blog and when you get back to me you are done!   Let's get started!



I made these three cards using the "E" key on this cartridge along with Yuletide Carol B&T paper, Glacier and Desert Sand Cardstock.  This key is great for creating "Thinking of You" cards!   These a…