Monday, September 26, 2016

StampinHeaven Fall Retreat

I've been away from my blog longer than I planned but the last few weeks I have been very busy prepping for my Annual StampinHeaven Fall Retreat which took place this past weekend at Henry Horton State Park.



The big featured product at my retreat this fall was Close To My Heart's new Flower Market Cricut Collection.  As everyone arrived they received a name tag -


and a retreat layout kit that featured cuts from the new Flower Market cartridge -




















After the retreat, the attendees could add their name tag to the layout.   The flowers, leaves and acorns were all stamped with the background stamps that are included in the Flower Market Cricut Collection.  The paper is from Swan Lake.


Each attendee also received a stamped goodie bag containing a petite perk stamp, a mini pigment pad, some June Bug Stickees and special Close To My Heart Chap stick (because all that laughing and talking into the wee morning hours can make your lips chapped!)


During the retreat, the ladies had an option to attend a few classes to learn new techniques. 

Learning the Smooshing Watercolor Technique

Learning how to make a FUN FOLD Card
Saturday night we had many still going strong as it was getting late!


It was a wonderful weekend with a bunch of the best ladies I've every met!  Thank you all for making it a great time for all!

Now I'll be gearing up for the WINTER retreat which takes place in February!

Until then.... Keep on Scrappin!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop


Welcome to our Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop! We are showcasing many of the new products in our Holiday Expressions that was just released this month! If you have come here from Alyson Mayo'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 this simple card using three NEW products.  First, I used the Snowflakes Embossing Folder to emboss onto the Crystal Blue Cardstock.    Next I cut snowflakes using the Thin Cuts-Snowflakes with White Glitter Paper.  My last new product I used is from the stamp set "Perfect Presents".  I stamped the "let it snow" image with Crystal Blue Ink on a tag that I cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.   I tied off the tag with White Gold Twine.

This card will be one of my 'desserts' offered at my Annual Christmas Card workshop.  (Details for that workshop are on my Upcoming Events Page)



Complete List of Products Used:
White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack X254
Crystal Blue Cardstock - 1292
Snowflakes Embossing Folder Z4000
Thin Cuts - Snowflakes Z4003
White Glitter Paper - Z3237
Perfect Presents - D1697
White & Gold Twine - Z1404
Crystal Blue Ink - Z2117

Remember! These products will only be available until December 31! Contact your consultant to order, or if you do not have one, order from my website at:

Now it is time to hop over to Lauren Moore's Blog to see which new product she is showcasing! 


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Boo! and Beware with Jeepers Creepers!

Recently I created the three layouts in the Jeepers Creepers Workshop Your Way kit.  The cutting guide also includes cutting directions for three sets of cards of 3 different designs.  Since I don't really send out Halloween Cards I decided to create one of each of the designs. Instead of using the recommended stamp set, I used my leftover compliments that were included in the WYW kit. I just love the little googly eyes from the the Jeepers Creepers Assortments!  The Compliments and Assortments are both included in the Jeepers Creepers Workshop Your Way Kit.

I thought they turned out quite cute!



You can purchase the Jeepers Creepers Workshop Your Way Kit on my website at: 




Tuesday, September 6, 2016

National Stamping Month Blog Hop


Welcome to our National Stamping Month Blog Hop! We are showcasing this month's special - Create Kindness card kit! If you have come here from Jean McNulty'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.

The Create Kindness card kit comes with 8 M-size stamps, a 2x2 block, a mini Archival Ink pad, a package of 24 pre-printed 3x3 cards with envelopes and white circle cut outs... all in a mini organizer!   I've already created a bunch of cards with my kit.   I'll be sharing those all through out the month of September.   Today I'm going to share two of them here!





















Four of the stamps fit perfectly on the white daisy cardstock circles that are provided.  The other four can be stamped inside as sentiments.  I used our our Sea Glass Glitter paper with these two cards. For the card on the left, I cut a wreath with our new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.  After coloring the image with my ShinHan Touch Twin Markers, I brushed them with my new Shimmer Brush.   For the card on the right, I layered the senitment using a white daisy circle for a portion and then stamping the remainder of the sentiment near the bottom of a square.  I layered these with Sea Glass Glitter Paper.

Remember, you can only purchase this Create Kindness Card Kit during the month of September!  It's just $46.95 for everything you see here;

To get your Create Kindness kit, contact your CTMH consultant 
or shop my website at:

Now, it is time to see what Lauren Moore has created with her kit!



Thursday, September 1, 2016

September Stamp of the Month - Blessed Beyond Measure


Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Blessed Beyond Measure stamp. This set of 19 stamps, which coordinates with the Artbooking cricut cartridge, reminds us how blessed we are! If you have come here from Michele Rowley'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 started my card with one of the Picture My Life cards that is included in the Swan Lake Paper Pack.  I trimmed the 4x6 card to 4 x 5 1/4 and used this as my base.   I strategically covered up the word "hello" with pumpkins and leaves that I cut with the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.
I added ribbon from the Enchantment Ribbon pack and some green triangles.  

Products Used:
Blessed Beyond Measure - September Stamp of the Month
Swan Lake Paper Pack (X7212B)
Goldrush Ink (Z2123)
Fern Ink (Z2650)
Enchantment Ribbon (Z3288)
Artbooking Cricut Cartridge (Z3169)
Enamel & Glitter Duos Green Triangles (Z2123)

Remember!  You can get this stamp for just $5 during the month of September when you purchase $50 in Close To My Heart Products!



Now it is time to hop on over to Michelle Loncar's Blog and see what she has created!



Create Kindness - National Stamping Month Special

It's fun to get a little appreciation every now and then and I think it is even MORE fun to give it! Close To My Heart has made it so easy with this exclusive National Stamping Month special.  They have put together a complete kit with everything you need to create 24 3x3 cards of kindness.  It has EVERYTHING - right down to the 2x2 block and black archival mini ink pad and a Mini Organizer to keep it all in!  You can create on the go, at a game, at a practice, at work (oops, no - I didn't just say that!).  
































This kit is only $46.95 (15% off the retail value!) and includes:
(1) My Acrylix® mini stamp organizer 
(8) exclusive M-size stamp sets 
(24) 3" × 3" pre-printed card bases with envelopes 
(24) pre-cut 1 ¾" white circles 
(1) 2" × 2" My Acrylix® block
(1) mini Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad

The card bases, envelopes and white circle cut outs are available to purchase for $9.95 and you can also purchase these stamps sets individually for $2.95 each but they will ONLY be available until September 30!  

Be sure to come back and visit my blog on September 7 for our National Stamping Month Create Kindness Blog Hop!  We will be sharing artwork created with this kit!

In the meantime, go purchase your kit HERE and start celebrating with us!




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