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January Stamp of the Month - This Moment

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring This Moment, a set of 12 fun stamps. If you have come here from Teresa Scriven'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.


I created a card for my next Technique Tuesday class using this set using one of our new embossing the folders - Heart (Z3018) and a fun technqiue called Inked Embossing.

I felt like my card had too much 'white space' even with the inked embossed hearts so I stamped a black arrow in between the embossed hearts.  Another technique I used on this card is the masking technique.  I tried stamping the sentiment on top of the multiple circles but I didn't like the way it looked.  That is where the masking came in.   I used the technique on the sentiment so that the lines of the circle stops at the sentiment…

Hopscotch with Compliments

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I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!  I can't believe how fast this year went.  My December was so busy I hardly had any time to do anything fun in my scrap room! Well now that Christmas is over and I have a few days off from work, I'm trying to do a little creating.

In February my Hostess Clubs will be creating this layout from the Hopscotch WOTG kit.  The feature layout is so cute and it uses the Artbooking cartridge.  There were only TWO cuts with the paper trimmer for this layout!


















With the leftover papers from the kit and the Hopscotch Compliments that I added, I created a second layout.  This layout has no stamping.




If you are interested in joining my Hostess Clubs or starting a club of your own, contact me for more details today!  My new session of clubs will begin in February and run through July.   These are the 2 layouts we will be doing in February.


Crafting on the Go with CTMH's New Rolling Tote

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Close To My Heart really hit it out of the park on this one!  I'm so excited about our new rolling tote! This has been a long awaited product by many consultants and customers alike.


There is nothing that wasn't considered when designing this tote for crafters that love to go on retreats and crops.  Check out all of this organization!
This tote is PERFECT for holding those fabulous organizers that we sell!  (Organizers are sold separate).  When you are ready to go to a crop or weekend retreat, all you need to do is drop in your organizers!  The above tote shows one Large Organizer, a Medium Organizer and three Small Organizers.  The Large Organizer is great for storing our stamps but can also store the embossing folders too. The Medium Organizer has removable sections to configure different ways. I use one for storing my ribbon rounds, bakers twine etc. you can also store stamp pads (laid horizontally) picture my life cards, embellishments etc. The small organizers have optio…

Deal of the Decade and December Stamp of the Month

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Wow!!!  Where is December going?  I looked up and it is suddenly 1/2 over?  I'm no where NEAR done with my Christmas shopping!  You might have thought with my blog being a little dormant that I have been busy with decorating and shopping.  But, no.... I have no excuse.  My crafting has taken a little hiatus.  I think I became so overwhelmed with everything going on with day to day that the crafty side of my brain has taken a break.  I have gone and sat in my craft room but haven't really done much and I have a box of new product just waiting to be used!

Even though I don't have any new creations that I have done lately to share I DO have a really cute card that was created by my fellow CTMH consultant and spa girlfriend Kristina Livingstone.   I'm participating in a Stamp of the Month Swap with several gals and Kristina had the Cutie Pie December Stamp of the Month to share.  This card is so cute I just had to share it!


How could you not want this stamp?  Isn't th…

Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop!

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Welcome to our Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop!  Today we are featuring artwork created with products from Close To My Heart's new Seasonal Expressions Book.   We have over 30 Consultants participating in this circular hop so when you get back to me, you will know you have visited all of the blogs!  Be sure to leave comments!  We LOVE reading comments.  If you came from Haley Dyer's blog you are on the right track!  If you get lost along the way you can find the entire participating hoppers HERE.



I love the Picture My Life cards because you can do so many different things with them!  And even better - now you can purchase the cards A La Carte' without the protector pages and the cover page. Recently I created a Display Tray and mini book using the For Always PML cards as a wedding gift for my nephew and his new bride.  If you missed seeing the Display Tray, you can see it here.


I couldn't wait to use the new mini book for an additional gift. These spiral My Creations M…

Picture My Life in a Display Tray

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Today I want share a wedding gift that I created for my nephew and his wife.   I wanted to create something very special for them so what better way to give them a remembrance of their big day than something they can display!

I just love it when I get a chance to create with Close To My Heart's Display Trays and when using our Picture My Life Cards, it just doesn't get any better!   I chose to use the For Always Picture My Life Cards for the tray.
I chose to print the pictures in black and white and only use accents of color which were the same colors they had in their wedding.   I was able to keep my nephew's tie the true color by using picmonkey.com.   It's a free and easy to use photo editing site.  The hardest thing about putting together this tray was choosing WHICH cards to use!  They are all great!  I had so much fun cutting apart cards and putting them with other cards.   Here are few close up shots and what I did:

For the main focus, I chose this beautiful sh…