Tuesday, September 12, 2017

National Stamping Month Blog Hop



Welcome to our National Stamping Month Blog Hop! We are showcasing this month's special - From The Heart card kit! If you have come here from Haley Dyer'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.

This kit contains materials for creating 12 interactive cards, including foil-stamped card bases and an exclusive My Acrylix® stamp set. The stamp set is designed to make it easy to create beautiful, rich stamped artwork using three layers of stamp images and thoughtful sentiments.  The card kit also includes envelopes and step-by-step instructions and is available at a 20% discount off the retail price!  





Even though this kit comes with a beautiful stamp set (which I've already used ALOT) I wanted to showcase this kit in a different way!  Not only can you purchase the kit with everything you need, you can ALSO purchase extra cards!  These gold foil lined cards would make beautiful Christmas cards!  I used the Silver & Gold Cardmaking Stamping for my card.

I heat embossed the ornaments in Gold and Silver Embossing.  Since the heat warped the card base that I embossed on, I trimmed it down 1/4" on top and bottom and mounted it on Black cardstock.  I added gold shimmer trim to the piece that supports the slide at the bottom along with black/gold ribbon.


Inside the card, I stamped "Have a Wonderful Christmas".  I love the silver and gold and these card bases are just perfect for it!

Products Used:
From The Heart Card Kit - SEPTEMBER SPECIAL!
Silver & Gold Cardmaking Stamp - C1689
VersaMark Ink - Z891
Silver Ranger Embossing Powder - Z2067
Gold Ranger Embossing Powder - Z2066
Gold Shimmer Trim - Z1985
Black and Gold Ribbon - Z3197
Black Exclusive Ink - Z2805

Remember!!  This kit is ONLY Available during the month of September (or while supplies last!)
Contact your consultant to order your kit or you can order from my website at:

I can't wait to see what everyone else has created with their kit!  Come on and let's hop over to Jennifer Dykstra's Blog!

Friday, September 1, 2017

September Stamp of the Month - Feel So Blessed


Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Feel So Blessed. This set has 26 stamps. If you have come here from Haley Dyer'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 used the new Falling For You paper pack with this stamp.  The fall theme of the paper fit right in!
I stamped the feathers onto B&T papers and cut them out.  I used the new Nutmeg ink for the sentiments and also for the feathers.  I used the border stamp along the edges of the paper and stamped it in Goldrush.  I accented the card with Bronze Sequins and also used green twine from the new Enchantment Ribbon Pack.

Products Used:
White Daisy Cards & Envelopes Value Pack - X254
Falling For You Paper Pack - X7223B
Nutmeg Exclusive Ink - Z2830
Goldrush Exclusive Ink - Z2823
Bronze Sequins - Z4029
Enchantment Ribbon Pack Z3363

Remember!!  This stamp is ONLY available during the month of September!!
Get it for just $5 with a $50 purchase!

Contact your consultant or shop here:  www.stampinheaven.ctmh.com 


Now it is time to hop over to Jennifer Dykstra's blog and see what she has created!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop


I am SO excited about our new Annual Inspirations catalog which was released on August 1st! Today our SOTM Blog Hoppers are hosting a New Product Blog Hop. This blog hop will showcase some of the new products that have just been released! If you came from Wendy Coffman's blog you are on the right track! Look for the next blog link at the bottom of my post. Keep hopping and when you get back to me you will know you completed the hop!

Today I am showcasing some of the new Fundamental papers, thin cuts and layout from our new Make It From Your Heart Vol. 3!  This has been a long awaited book by many customers AND consultants!  This how to book includes 36 two-page layout patterns for standard photo sizes, as well as artwork inspiration demonstrating how to incorporate additional photos using our Pocket Plus™ and pocket scrapbooking Memory Protectors™.


For this layout I chose the Willow and Raspberry papers from the Adventure Fundamental Paper Pack.  The colors were just right for my little grand-nieces dresses.  (Adorable!!!)  Notice the subtle print background behind the pictures on the layout.  This paper is actually from the Whimsy Fundamentals.  I felt that just plain white cardstock was too stark and I found that the Sweet Leaf dotted paper was just the right amount of subtleness.  This is a good example of mixing in papers from different packets!

Another new product that I super excited about was our new Alphabet Thin Cuts!  These letters are about 2" in height which make great titles!!  I used the "In the Background" stamp to stamp the dots on the letters with Raspberry ink.  To make them pop from the layout just a little bit more I layered them with foam tape on top of Raspberry cardstock.

Next I used the Thin Cuts Heart Border with Raspberry cardstock to make a border across the bottom.  This is thin cut has layers!! Here is close up view of the border where you can see the layer a little more in detail.  I had so much fun creating this layout. I hope you enjoyed it.


Products Used:
White Daisy Cardstock - 1385 
Adventure Fundamentals Paper Packet – Z3351
Whimsy Fundamentals Paper Packet – Z3350
Raspberry Cardstock – X5974
Willow Cardstock – X5970
Block Alphabet Thin Cuts - Z3386
Ribbon Border Thin Cuts - Z3349
In the Background Stamp – D1750
Raspberry Ink – Z2812
White Twine – Z3216
Make It From Your Heart Vol. 3 – 9043
(Pattern #22)

Now it is time to hop over to Krista Hershberger's blog.  I can't WAIT to see what she is sharing!

You can find all of these products on my website at www.stampinheaven.com 
or contact your consultant for ordering!

Monday, August 14, 2017

New Annual Inspirations Open House Kick Off


This past weekend was a busy one for me!  Saturday I held my first Open House since I have moved. It was a great turn out and I really appreciate everyone coming out (even if it WAS just to see where I moved to.  haha).  But, seriously, I had a good time talking to everyone and getting a chance to catch up.  Some ladies I had not seen in a while.  :)

If you missed getting to come by,  I'll give you a little recap of what you missed!  There was alot to see!   I had a lot of new products on display as well as a few current products that will be going SOON!


Top Left - Current Workshop Your Way Kits displayed (on shelf). These will retiring August 31! 
On Table I had retired cardstock colors (for sale by the sheet, Retired Paper packs & kits, and pre-made layouts.
Top Right - Our Workspace Wonder and new ink carousel.
Bottom Left - Current Cut Above Kit samples
Bottom Right - School Year Stamp of the Month artwork


Everyone could shop my stash.... lots of stamps, paper (by the sheet) misc items and more!

New Product from the Annual Inspiration book displayed.  Bottom Right are my prize buckets.  Everyone earned tickets for chances to win prizes.
My lucky Prize winners were:
Sue Nundahl - Gold and Bashful Pearls
Janice Benson - New Bashful Ink Pad
Alison Plageman - Collapsible Trash Can
Jean Heid - Storybook Alphabet Stamp set
Sandie Scott - Scrap Caddy

Congratulations Ladies!

 Artwork samples with the new and current Thin Cuts and Thin Cut Stamp Sets.  (on the left of the shelfs) plus additional product for sale.  I was so happy to display the Thin Cut Artwork!  I'm participated in 2 different swaps and received some really nice card samples to show off!

Everyone also got to create page with an option to purchase the 2nd page.
They got to choose either Peacock or Fern


The Layout uses the Enchantment Fundamental paper.  We random stamped ink blotches on the bases pages with the new Splash Of Color stamp and Expresso ink.  The images were cut from the You Are Here Cricut Cartridge.  Their camera was actually cut from SILVER FOIL cardstock.  (I did not have that at the time I made the layout samples).  They looked so cute with the silver camera!  For the final touch they added Gold Pearls.  If they purchased the Right page, they also received a Pocket Plus Page to add to their layout for more pictures!


Even though Saturday has come and gone, I'm still celebrating with my Open House On-line Party.  I'm going to have a drawing for MORE THAN one Mystery Hostess!  For every $25 you spend shopping on  my website, you will be entered into my drawing for Mystery Hostess.  So far I'm up to two winners who will get $40 in FREE product AND a 1/2 price item!  The drawing will take place on September 1.  You have all month to shop!   You MUST join the Open House On-line Party to be entered into the drawing!

SHOP NOW!!  
Don't forget to check out the Warehouse Sale!!  A New sale starts every Tuesday!


Monday, August 7, 2017

NEW!! You Are Here - Close To My Heart's News Exclusive Cricut Cartridge!


Welcome to our Scattered Hearts Cricut Collections Blog Hop!!  This hop features Close To My Heart's Cricut Collections.  If you came here from Tina Sutton's Blog, you are on the right track!  This hop is a circle so when you get back to me, you will know you have completed the hop.  This one will be so much fun, I can't wait to visit the blogs to see what everyone has created.

I wanted to introduce you to our newest Exclusive Cricut Cartridge - You Are Here!!  This cartridge include THREE D-sized stamps and a package of Adventure Cardstock!  What a deal!  I'm so excited about this cartridge!  There are so many different themes I had a difficult time choosing what to do!  I needed to create a layout that I will be using for my Open House so I thought it was fitting that I used the actual name of the cartridge on my layout to celebrate!


For this layout, I used paper from the new Enchantment Fundaments and Basic Fundamentals.  For my images I used Saffron, Fern, Pebble and Pomegranate cardstock.   My photo mats are the new Expresso Cardstock.   I think I have found a new FAVORITE stamp set already.  It's the Splash of Color.   It is great for taking away all that 'white space' in a layout.

Here is a complete list of products used on this layout:
You Are Here Cricut Cartridge (Z3389 -Physical cartridge, or Z3387 Digital cartridge)
White Daisy Cardstock - 1385
Enchantment Fundamental Paper Packet - Z3352
Basics Fundamental Paper Packet - Z3353
Splash of Color Stamp - D1733
Saffron Cardstock - X5961
Fern Cardstock - X5960
Pomegranate Cardstock - X5964
Expresso Cardstock - X5951
Pebble Cardstock - X5955
Expresso Exclusive Ink - Z2829
Gold Pearls - Z3371



To order the You Are Here Cricut Collection, contact your Close To My Heart Consulatant.  
If you don't have one, you can order it from my website here:  www.stampinheaven.ctmh.com


Now it is time to hop over to Jean McNulty's blog and see what she has created for us!


If you get lost, here is a complete list of hoppers:

1.       Gina Brandstetter - gmbscrapper.blogspot.com  https://gmbscrapper.blogspot.com/20...
2.      Jean McNulty - stampinmaui.blogspot.com https://stampinmaui.blogspot.com/20...
3.      Lori Allen - texasscrapbookingqueen.blogspot.com - https://texasscrapbookingqueen.blogspot.com/...
4.      Lori Williams- pinkcloudscrappers.blogspot.com https://pinkcloudscrappers.blogspot.com/...
5.      Rebecca Brown - Show Me Scrapping http://www.show-me-scrapping.com/20...
6.      Heather Hicks - scrappinwithheather.blogspot.com. https://scrappinwithheather.blogspot.com/...
7.      Andrea Sherman - GIRLplusPAPER.blogspot.com https://girlpluspaper.blogspot.com/...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Stamp of the Month - School Year


Welcome to the August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring School Year. This set has 9 stamps. If you have come here from Wendy Coffman'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.


 Every August I see everyone posting their children's First Day of school on Facebook.  Then come May, here we go again!  Last Day of School!  My children are grown.... so no First and Last day pictures are going on in this house anymore!  But I LOVE seeing everyone else's photos and how much the children change in less than a year!  I sure hope they are scrapbooking those pictures.  This month's Stamp of the Month is PERFECT for it.  I really wanted to create a layout so I 'borrowed' some pictures from my friend who was GLAD to let me use them.  She is a little behind on her scrapbooking.  

I used our brand new Enchantment Fundamental papers with a bit of Basic Fundamental.  The pattern is from our new Make It From the Heart 3 book.  I love the Saffron diagonal print pages that I used for my base pages.  It's subtle but just enough.  

For the Chalkboards, I stamped the chalkboard image onto Ruby Cardstock.  Then I cut out a piece of black cardstock to fit inside the frame of the chalkboard.  I used Versamark ink and White embossing powder to emboss the "First / Last Day of School".  

Check out the arrows.... these were stamped on the Peacock cardstock but one of the arrows I stamped on the back of the cardstock using the lighter shade.  I'm going to LOVE our new two toned cardstock!!



Products Used:
Enchantment Fundamental Paper Packet Z3352
Basic Fundamental Paper Pack Z3353
Ruby Cardstock X5965
Peacock Cardstock X5958
Linen Cardstock X5946
New England Ivy Cardstock X5959
Enchantment Ribbon Pack Z3363
Charcoal Exclusive Ink Z2831
Ruby Exclusive Ink Z2870

Remember! This stamp is available ONLY during the month of August!
Get it for $5 with a $50 purchase


Next up on the hop is Ellen Jarivs. Let's see what she has created!

2017-2018 Annual Inspirations has Arrived!!



IT'S HERE AND IT'S AWESOME!!

Check it out today on my website at:  2017-2018 Annual Inspirations 

There are SO many great things going on during the month of August!  Not only do we have a BRAND NEW BOOK with BRAND NEW PRODUCTS, we also have a Warehouse Sale going on!


Every Tuesday, new products bundles will be put on my website at 50% off!  These will go fast, so don't wait to order.  Be sure to check it out every Tuesday during the month of August!




Also - When you host a party in August and your sales reach $350, you will get an EXTRA $20 in FREE Hostess Products!  That is a total of $80 in FREE stuff AND a 1/2 price item!  If your sales increase, so do your rewards!!

But wait!!  That's not all!  We have a REALLY special deal for those joining my team in August!!
Submit qualifying sales of $300 by September 30 and you get to choose your rewards!


CONTACT ME TODAY TO JOIN MY TEAM!!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Stampaganza Still Going On!

July is a great month to stock up on your favorite Close To My Heart Stamps!  Our Stampaganza special is still going on.  During this month only (July) you can purchase 2 stamps and get a third stamp for FREE!!

To sweeten the deal Close To My Heart even brought back some retired favorites PLUS a collection of stamps that at one time were available ONLY to our Hostess!  If weren't able to get one during that time, you can get it now!!

I looked back through the Hostess only stamps that are now available to see which ones I had.  I immediately remembered the Paper Birds set (C1613).  I thought it would be fun to create something new with this stamp.


For this card I used the papers and ribbon from Rustic Home Fundamentals.  I have really loved using these papers this past year. These will be retiring at the end of this month!!  I stamped the bird and butterfly onto Cashmere cardstock with Cocoa Ink.  (Also retiring!!).   I added a piece of our Color Of the Year - Sea Glass just behind the ribbon to peek through with a bit of color.  

Products Used:
White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (X254)
Paper Birds (C1613)
Rustic Home Fundamentals (Z3262)*
Rustic Home Ribbon (Z3292)*
Sea Glass Cardstock (X5789)*
Gold Sequins (Z2012)*
Cocoa Ink (Z2814)*

* Retires July 31, 2017



To see ALL of the special stamps brought back for our Stampaganza celebration go to my website:





Monday, July 10, 2017

Special Scattered Hearts Stampaganza Blog Hop


Hello my Crafty Friends!!  If you didn't already know... July's Close To My Heart Special is STAMPAGANZA!!  This month, when you purchase 2 stamps you get a 3rd equal or lessor value stamp for FREE!!   What a fun deal!  July is the best time to get your favorite stamps!

I am on the Scattered Hearts Team and we have put together a special Stampaganza Blog Hop just for you!!  We will be sharing some of our favorite stamps!  If you came from Andrea Sherman's Blog, you are in the right place. If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at missgingerdots.com to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

I wasn't sure I was going to be able to participate at first.  I had not even had a chance to unpack my craft room since my move so finding everything I needed took a little bit of time!  Not mention, clearing my craft table of miscellaneous half unpacked boxes!!

I decided to create a Birthday Card since for me, July is full of birthdays for family members!  I used Wise Guy Birthday (C1662).   This stamp coordinates with our Artistry Cricut Cartridge.


This card is a shaker card.  I cut my frame using the Artistry Cricut Cartridge.  I cut a second from in White Daisy leaving the frame solid cut so that I could use this space for my foam tape. I cut up a 4x6 Flip Flap to use for a window of my Shaker Card.  A piece of lemon stripe B&T from our Adventure Fundamentals serves as the backdrop for the card.  

Here is a list of all the products I used:

White Daisy Cards and Envelopes Value Pack (X254)
Wise Guy Birthday (C1662)
Adventure Fundamentals Paper (Z3253)
White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
Lemon Cardstock (X5785)
Pacifica Ink (Z2892)
Raspberry Ink (Z2812)
Emerald Ink (Z2806)
Tangerine Ink (Z2809)
Prickly Pear Sequins (Z3324)
Artistry Cricut Cartridge (Z3167)
3D Foam Tape (Z1151)
4x6 Flip Flap (Z3231)
Random Sequins (Non CTMH)

You can purchase all of these products from your consultant or at www.stampinheaven.ctmh.com 

The next blog on the list is Laura Lee's Blog.  I Hope you have a great time on our hop and check out all the creations using our wonder My Acrylix Stamps! If you get lost, just hop on over to missgingerdots.com for the full list.





Sunday, July 9, 2017

Getting Back to Normal

So... I see that my last blog post was June 19.  WOW.... so much has happened since then.   My daughter got married on May 5th and the next day I told my husband, "I can't wait for my life to get back to normal".   Little did I know that it would be a while for that to happen!  

My husband and I have always talked about moving once our girls were grown and on their own.  It was always a dream to find some land and move out away from the hustle and bustle.  We lived in our home in a nice little subdivision on a little less than an acre lot for 23 years.  While we did LOVE where we lived we still had that yearning for trees, woods and nature.   We looked occasionally but not ever with real hard effort.  Taking action was a little scary.  It would mean fixing up our own home, putting it on the market, putting up with showings - and we had a dog that we would have to schedule around!

So, a week after the wedding my oldest daughter sent me a text and said "hey, this house went on the market today and I think you and Dad should take a look at it".   Wow.... it seemed to have everything on paper that we said we wanted... on the other side of town (making our work commutes shorter), 16 1/2 acres (mostly wooded), and even a Mother In Law apartment (because if we moved we really needed to have Jeff's mother move too so we could keep a closer eye on her).  Once we saw all the pictures we knew that we needed to see it in person.  In case you haven't heard, Murfreesboro, TN is one of the TEN fastest growing cities in THE UNITED STATES!  So that means anything with any bit of land is becoming scarce around here and we would need to jump on this quickly.   Sure enough, we had to wait a day and a half to get our turn to see it.  That is how many people were interested.

Jeff and I knew that if this was meant to be, then we had to trust God that He was lead the way.  We were certainly not going to force it to happen.  From there, everything just kind of fell into place.  I think God knew last year that this was going to happen, and He started putting things into motion. For starters, back in the fall of 2016 my other daughter Kayli was showing us a house on facebook that she thought would be perfect for us.  To be able to see ALL the pictures you had to fill out the your information.  Unbeknownst to me, Kayli filled out MY information and shortly later (after Kayli had gone home) this realtor called me!!  We talked and I told her we were not ready to do anything at the time.   She called me off & on after that and I kept putting her off.  I had put her number in my phone so I would know it was her when she called.    So fast forward to May.   I decided to call Misty - this realtor that I had plugged into my phone several months back.   I asked her to take us to see the house.  

After finding out that the sellers would not take a sale contingency  - we REALLY needed to get our house ready to put on the market - we felt we had stalled.  We didn't think in today's market - here in Murfreesboro, that selling our home would be hard, but it is scary not knowing.  We didn't want to put in an offer without knowing when/if our house would sell.   About three days later, Misty called me and asked if another agent could look at our house.  WHAT? NO?  we are NOT ready!! But it turns out that he was looking for something for his mom in an established neighborhood that they could fix up.   So long story short, with ALOT of ups and downs, in 4 weeks we sold our house (buyers didn't want us to do anything to it) and we purchased the home of our dreams.

So for the last 4-6 weeks we've been packing, moving and unpacking.  Oh and 4 days after we moved in, I flew out to Salt Lake City Utah for our annual CTMH convention.  What a whirlwind this has been!  Friday night as soon as I got home from work I started setting up my new workshop space. My Saturday Hostess club was coming here for the first time the next day.   Now I'm able to add an extra table and display more product!  I can't wait to start holding more events here.

Here are some pictures of my workshop space:

I've brought up my own personal cricut cartridges and stamps for use during my open crop nights.


Need cardstock?  I've got every color you might ever need?  Stamps? new or used - I've got those tood!  Plus lots of other product!

Cricut Station for open crop nights

I'm sure I'll keep rearranging for a while but for the most part, I think I like the way I have it set up.
People ask me if this is where I craft.   Actually it is not.  I have taken over a bedroom for my own personal crafting space.  I'm too messy and I would have to constantly clean my area if I used the same space as workshop space! Now I'm working on organizing my own craft room. As soon as I get it set up, I'll share those pictures as well!

I'm not sure what God has planned for us here but I can't wait to see!  Stay tuned!  I'll be sharing some upcoming events and more!


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Celebrating 100 YEARS with Grandma

I come from a family history of longevity.  Yesterday, we celebrated my Grandma's 100th birthday!! (Her actual birthday is really tomorrow - Monday, June 19th).  My Great Grandma (Grandma's mother) lived to 105 so it was no surprise to us that my grandma would strive to do the same!  So of course, we had to throw her big a party!!   Family from all around came by to wish her a Happy Birthday.



I wanted to do something special for my Grandma and give her something she would enjoy - looking at pictures from the past and reading everyone's birthday wishes!   I took an idea from fellow consultant Karen Pedersen.  Karen shared a guest registry she created for her son's wedding that was an album with layouts that the guests could sign. What a beautiful gift. So, I took Karen's idea and created a similar type album on a smaller scale.   I created 8x8 layouts and included pictures of Grandma through the years.  We had a special table set up, where I placed a couple of layouts on the table at the same time.  As the pages filled with signatures and notes, I would change them out with other layouts.

Now after the party is over, Grandma can enjoy the pictures and sweet notes over and over.

Here are the layouts I created with some specific notes about some of the pages.  Enjoy!


For this album, I used last year's Scrapbooking Month special paper - Happy Times.  I had just enough scraps left that I was able to use most of what I had left!  You will see, that with this type of album, you don't need ALOT of extra papers but I did use ALOT of cardstock!  The "Happy Birthday" and the balloon were both cut from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge (now retired).  I dug around in my stash and found some paper flowers from years ago!  These were big round flowers that I folded in half and then folded in half again!  I used the mini staple to hold the folds together.   The stem is from the Happy Times stamp set!








For all of my pages I used an 8x8 piece of cardstock for the base page and layered it with White Daisy cut to 7 1/2 x 7 1/2.  Since the pages are smaller I wanted to allow plenty of white space for the signing area so all of my pictures are either 3x4 or 4x3 in size.




Originally I was only going to have the pictures with no headings or names... but as I thought about it, I knew that eventually this album would end up handed down so adding names and dates where I was able became very important.


The flowers stamped on this layout are from the Happy Times Stamp set that was exclusive to National Scrapbooking Month in 2016.  I used Canary and Glacier Inks.





















There are a couple of pieces on this layout that are from my stash...... The Glacier Heart washi tape and the Glacier Thick Twine.



This layout is one of my favorites.  My Grandma was a quilter and she had a group of ladies at her church that she quilted with.   Since it was something she loved to do I wanted to be sure to include a picture in her book.  I decided to piece together the pattern papers like a quilt for this page.  I also tied little knots of twine and added with a few wooden buttons.






















Here are more paper flowers and a butterfly I found in my stash.  Perfect Accent!



















I ended the book with a layout of Grandma and husband Ed.  The picture on the left is a trip they took a few years ago to Venice, Florida.  I love how happy they look.   The picture on the right is probably one of their more recent photos in their new home.  After living on the family farm all her life (the farm had been in the family for over 100 years), she sold it to move to town.

I hope this Guest Book will inspire you!  The concept is a wonderful idea for creating a keepsake - whether for a wedding, milestone anniversary birthday!  

You can see Karen Pedersen's wedding guest album here:


Friday, June 16, 2017

Retiring Stamps Blog Hop!


Today our SOTM Blog Hoppers are sharing some artwork created with their favorite stamp sets from our Annual Inspirations catalog which will be retiring August 31st. If you landed here from Michelle Loncar's Blog you are on the right track!  Look for the link at the bottom of my post that will take you to the next blog!

I have several stamp sets from our Annual Inspirations that I love to use over and over.  It was difficult trying to decide which one to feature for this blog hop. But I finally decided on So Many Smiles.  I have used this stamp for cards and layouts!  For this layout I pulled out a few pages from the Enchantment Fundamentals and used the lined notebook page from Memo Fundamentals papers as my base page.  I cut a 5x7 frame from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge and rather than using it as a frame for the picture, I just used it as part of the page elements.

I stamped cascading circles from So Many Smiles with Sapphire, Ruby and Saffron inks. 





Products Used:

So Many Smiles C1619
Memo Fundamentals Z3294
Enchantment Fundamentals Z3254
Sapphire Ink Z2848
Ruby Ink Z2879
Saffron Ink Z2851
Twine - Enchantment Ribbon Pack Z3288
Prickly Pear Sequins Z3324
Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen Z1979



Remember, most of the stamps are retiring JULY 31.  If you have some favorites on your list, get them before they are gone!  Once they are retired they are gone for good.

Now it is time to hop over to Judy Faye Garner's Blog and see which favorite retiring stamp she has to share!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Let's Party!

Today I'm going to share with you one of our Workshop Your Way Cardmaking Kits - Let's Party!  I love these kits because you get everything you need to make 12 cards (just add your ink).

This kit includes 12 cards and envelopes, Burlap Ribbon, sequins, paper and cardstock, and an exclusive stamp set that you will see ONLY in this kit!  There are even FREE instructions that guide you through the cutting and assembly of the cards that can be downloaded from my shopping website.


These are the cards that you can create when you use the instruction guide:


I like to create a few of the cards as shown in the guide. Then I like to venture out on my own and see what kind of design I can come up using the stamp and leftover supplies.  Here are two cards I created using the supplies in this kit.


I love the background stamping I did with Happy Birthday.  I used the Masking Technique to get this look. First, I stamped Happy Birthday on the White Daisy Cardstock.  Then, I stamped "Happy Birthday" on a sticky note and trimmed it out really close.  I placed the stamped sticky note right on top of my Happy Birthday on the white cardstock.  (I like to use sticky notes because the paper is thin and the sticky on the back holds it in place).  Next, I stamped the stars in Tangerine, Glacier and Sorbet all over.  You can see where some overlapped the "Happy Birthday" but because I used the masking technique, it looks like the sentiment is in front of the stars.


For this card, rather than stamping the pennants directly onto the card, I stamped them onto the pattern paper and cut them out.  I used my ShinHan Touch Twin Markers to color inside the "Let's Party!" sentiment. To get the Glacier color with my markers, I used Warm Grey 4, Turquoise Blue and the Blender (in this order).

There are endless options with this stamp and I still have plenty of paper and accents left to create even more!

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