Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July Stamp of the Month - Life is Wonderful


Welcome to the July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Life Is Wonderfula set of 8 stamps. If you have come here from Tracey Pierce'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.




When I saw this stamp last year when we first got our new Annual Inspirations book, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this set!  It is perfect for creating a 'chalk art' card.  This is a fun technique to use.  For my card, I wanted to have another color besides white so I used the Pear Pigment Ink.  I tried going for one of the brightest colors of pigment ink because on the black cardstock it makes the ink appear darker than it really is.   



I used a piece of Topiary cardstock from the Paper Fundamentals Cardstock Adventure Assortment (Z2032).  I added Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon (Z1929) and a Durables Triangle Stud (Z1928) to finish it off.

Here is another card I created using this same technique that I will be teaching in my July Technique Tuesday class. If you are local to me and want to attend this class, check out my Upcoming Events tab on this blog for more information. 





Remember!  
This stamp is just $5 when you spend $50 in Close to My Heart products during the month of July!  If you don't already have a consultant, shop my website at www.stampinheaven.ctmh.com 

Now it is time to hop over to Dana Kessler's blog and see what she has created! 
You are in for a treat!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Countdown to Disneyland 2015!



I can't believe that another year is nearly gone (in terms of Close To My Heart product years!).  In just 11 days I will be boarding a plane headed to California and one of the best parks in the world - Disneyland!!  This is the 2nd year in a row the Close To My Heart is holding their annual convention at Disneyland.  I love it!  Disney KNOWS how to treat their guests and between CTMH and Disney - they do it up right!!!

The excitement has already begun with teasers from Close To My Heart and predictions among consultants.   Each June, CTMH releases their list of retiring products which ALWAYS starts a buzz.... "What does this mean?" "What will replace this?"  "Will we get that?"..... and on it goes.   By the way - if YOU want to know what is retiring, you can visit my website here: Retiring Items
If you see something you want, you better get it before it is gone forever!!!  All retiring items will be unavailable after August 31 (or sooner if they sell out before then!)

In the meantime, I've been busy working on my roomie gifts (a tradition among convention roommates) that I will share here on my blog once I'm there.  (I don't want to spoil the surprise for my roomies by sharing too soon!).

I got my Scattered Hearts team shirt yesterday which I LOVE!!! I'll be packing my special little notebook that I'm SURE will be filled page after page with notes, new class ideas I will want to hold, techniques I've learned and ways to help my customers even more!!  Oh - and all that writing will make me THIRSTY so I will be bringing along my new water bottle!  It has a fruit infuser in the middle!  (BTW.... I got an extra one of these that will make a fun little give a way at my BINGO night I'm planning in August!)


Be sure to follow my blog, facebook page and StampinHeaven Group Facebook page for all the updates!!!  HINT:  for the FASTEST updates - you will want to join my StampinHeaven Group page.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Happy Father's Day!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day!  I wanted to share the Father's Day card that I created for my Dad.   This was fun stamp to play with, although I had a little bit of trouble creating a collar for my shirt.   Seemed so easy but I cut so many pieces that I didn't like.  I finally settled on this collar.  I know - we don't put buttons on a tie but the card didn't look right with out them!  Ha Ha .... so this tie has buttons.  Who knows, maybe I'll start a new trend!


Products Used:
Jackson Paper 
Colonial White Cardstock
Cocoa Cardstock
Barn Red Ink
Cocoa Ink
Glacier Ink
Journal Pen
Sequin Gold Assortment
3-D Foam Tape
Extra Thin Foam Tape


Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy 98th Birthday!

Today is my dear sweet Grandma's 98th Birthday!!  She just recently moved from her family home where she was born and raised to an apartment for Seniors.   Not an Assisted Living mind you.... an apartment complex for 55 and up!!   She loves getting cards from me so I try to send one to her often.  I created this card from the Blossom paper pack and used the Shower Flowers stamp to create bunches of flowers.   The flowers match the those in the paper.  I hope all the colors make her happy.



The Blossom paper, compliments and Coral Reef Sequins will be retiring at the end of August!  These are now on a While Supplies Last basis so if you really like this paper, be sure to get it before it is gone forever!

Products Used:
Blossom Paper Pack - X7196B
Blossom Compliments (chevron strip) - X7196C
Shower Flowers - C1612
Glacier Extra Thick Twine - Z3039
Coral Reef Sequins - Z3042
Smoothie Ink - Z2196
Sunset Ink - Z2191
Glacier Ink - Z2641
Lagoon Ink - Z2195

SHOP MY WEBSITE:  www.stampinheaven.ctmh.com 



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Have a Lovely Day with My Crush

If you haven't heard, Close To My Heart has a great special going on with their My Crush line.  My Crush™ is a line of books and accessories that can be used for on-the-go memory preservation. These books are a safe way to hold everyday memorabilia. During the month of June, when you purchase a My Crush Book and the coordinating My Crush Assortment, you will get the matching stamp set for FREE!

There are 60 pages in the Bluebird My Crush book so you don't have to save them all for journaling and memorabilia!  Tear out a page and make it into a card.   I shared a card I created with one of the pages last week.  If you missed it, you can see it HERE.   I pulled out my book yesterday and was flipping through the pages and this one caught my eye.   Look at all those butterflies!  Before I knew what I was doing, I had grabbed my scissors and I started cutting out the butterflies!


Next, I pulled a piece of Kraft cardstock and ran it through the Quaterfoil Embossing folder and began adding the butterflies.   Here is my finished product that took me only minutes to create!


I used Chocolate Ink and the phrase from "Lovely Birthday" (B1462) to stamp my sentiment.  I used a piece of hemp to tie it all together.   


Be sure to take advantage of the My Crush special during the month of June! They are all retiring at the end of August.  Once these fabulous books are gone, They will be gone FOREVER!

Here is the Bluebird My Crush Collection:

Blue Bird My Crush Book Z1856  > My Crush Favorites Asst Z1889 > My Crush Memories Asst Z1888 > Love This B1432 




Monday, June 15, 2015

A Happy Day Means Ice Cream!

I'm loving July's Stamp of the Month - Ice Cream Dream.  Not only is it fun to color but it sure brings back many memories growing up.   I LOVE ice cream although I can't eat it as much as I wish.  Oh, I COULD eat it everyday but my hips would be as big as that truck on this cute little stamp!  My love for ice cream goes all the way back to the days I'd spend with my grandmother.  If we were going to my grandmother's house, then we knew for sure that meant ice cream for dessert!  That tradition has carried on down through the generations.  My daughters knew that anytime they went to their Monie and Pa's (my Mom and Dad) house - that meant Ice Cream!   The girls recently moved into a place of their own and I heard them commenting that the nearby grocery store had even MORE flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream than the one that was close to my house!  That's a big deal!

Ice Cream - it's always fun no matter how you serve it - in a bowl, on a cone, or even on a card! Today's card is served up with our ShinHan Touch Twin markers. I kept the card pretty simple without bling or sequins but I did add two strips of washi tape to the sides to fill in the 'white space' a little more!


I used a masking technique to only stamp the word HAPPY from the set.   The word "DAY!" is from the WOTG Scrapbooking Confetti Wishes stamp.   I thought it fit perfectly with this card.  I used our scallop border punch on the edges of the pear cardstock.  This card deserved a DOUBLE SCOOP of ice cream!

Product Used:
White Daisy Cards & Envelopes Value Pack - X254
Pear Cardstock - X5764
White Daisy Cardstock - 1385
July Stamp of the Month - Ice Cream Dream
Carnival Washi Tape - Z3067
Boardwalk Washi Tape - Z3066
Scallop Border Punch - Z1851

June Stamp of the Month - Ice Cream Dream

There are only 2 weeks remaining to get this stamp!!  
You can get it for just $5 with a $50 purchase.  Shop my website today!  www.stampinheaven.ctmh.com



Thursday, June 11, 2015

Pages are Blooming with Blossoms!

This month my clubs will be creating these two layuots I designed using the Blossom Paper pack.  This paper is so pretty!!  I love the flowers and the colors.  I gave my ladies a break from stamping and used only the matching the compliments and added the coordinating Blossom Assortments and Coral Reef Sequins for the final touch.  So easy!!




















The above layout has an added element - Flip Flaps!  The picture sizes on the right page are 4 x 5 mats. We don't have flips flaps that measure 4 x 5 but making some to fit is easy!  I just cut off the bottom of the 4 x 6 flip flap and then 'sealed' the open edge with our Sunset Chevron Washi tape!  How cool is that?! - and yet another use for our fun washi tape!



















Products used for these two layouts:
Blossom Paper Pack - X7196B
Blossom Compliments - X7196C
Blossom Assortments - Z3072
Coral Sequins - Z3042
4x6 Flip Flaps - Z4114
Sunset Chevron Washi - Z2005

Would you like to create these two layouts?   Place an order on my website for the products used (listed above) and I will send you the cutting guide for these 2 layouts for free!



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Amazing My Crush Card

Today I'm sharing a card that I created using a page from the Bluebird My Crush Book.  There are so many beautiful pages in this book, it's hard to keep them in there!  (With 60 pages, you have plenty to rip a few out!)


The Kraft paper with the brown outline flowers is the page I used.  I layered it onto a piece of Sweet Leaf cardstock using Kraft paper for my card base.  I used the coordinating Love This (B1432) stamp set to stamp "Amazing" right on the card.  



Next I stamped the flowers and butterfly with Chocolate ink onto one of piece from the matching My Crush Favorites Assortments (Z1889).  I tied it all together with a piece of Extra Thick Flaxen Twine (Z3036) and added some Durables Artisan Studs (Z1816).

Remember!  During the month of June you can purchase a My Crush Book with their matching assortments and you get the coordinating stamp for FREE! 

See and order all of the My Crush options on my website today!

Be sure to come back to my blog for more My Crush ideas that I will be sharing during the month of June!



Saturday, June 6, 2015

A Summer Crush Blog Hop


Welcome to our special blog hop featuring Close To My Heart's line of My Crush™ products! My Crush™ is a line of books and accessories that can be used for on-the-go memory preservation. My Crush products are acid-free, lignin-free, and buffered. These books are a safe way to hold everyday memorabilia. During the month of June, when you purchase a My Crush Book and the coordinating My Crush Assortment, you will get the matching stamp set for FREE!   Today's special blog hop will show you many different ways to use the My Crush products.  If you came here from Tina Lovell's blog, you are on the right track.   Don't worry, if you are just getting started, the hop is a big circle so when you get back to me, you have completed the hop!

Several times I have taken a My Crush Book along with a journaling pen and an adhesive, with me on my long weekend trips to record fun moments on the trip while it is still fresh on my mind.  During the trip I pick up brochures of places we visited to add along the way.  Once I get home, I print out a few pictures to add.    I'm going to share some of pages here.







There are so many different ways to use your My Crush books and assortments.  I encourage you to hop along through all the blogs in this hop.  I'm sure you will get a lot of inspiration -including some 'out of the box' ideas!  So, next up in the hop is Haley Dyer's blog.

Stay tuned to my blog during the month of June as I share more fun things with a variety of My Crush products!

Order your My Crush products today!  www.stampinheaven.ctmh.com 


Check out my Taste of Summer Pinterest Board!

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