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Sunday, May 31, 2009

June stamp of the month BLOG HOP

Welcome, welcome, welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring June's SOTM, which is Tender Tags, a set of 15 stamps. If you have come here from Anne's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Jena's Blog and start from the beginning!
This month we have 42 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I used my cuttlebug for the background, I thought that was fitting, my flower is made out of crumbled Hollyhock cardstock. Can you see the glitter on the bigger brad and also on the swirl on the tag? How about the blig :) I used pop dots to lift up the scallop strip, I like the 3D effect. Loving the black, white and pink, so chic!

If you scroll down just below this post theres another card using this same set.

stamp set Tender Tags by CTMH
Cardstock and organdy ribbon by CTMH
Bigger brad, prisma glitter by CTMH

Now "Hop" on over to Dawn's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the June SOTM is only available until June 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

"If you get lost on the hop or find links that aren't working, here is a complete list of participating blogs:

Jena Devries
Adeline E. Brill
Deb Young
Chris Green
Jennifer Patrick
Chris Shouse
Alanna Moses
Haley Dyer
Jen Rubio
Kami Welter
Caren Goldsein
Laurie R Newton
Reba Poquette
Nona Davenport
Misty Jackson
Julia Menssen
Anne Beck
Jamia Bankhead
Dawn Ross
Sherry Thompson
Laura Dame
Lucia Grabb
Nancy Ball
Shannon Laux
Melissa Laverty
Terrie Dodd
Mindy Eggen
Helen Onulak
Ronnie Crowley
Karen Strous
Jaime Benavides
Kelly Triggs
Lori Miller
Brae Montgomery
Shannon Pelletier
Wendy Kessler
Paige Dolecki
Pamela OConnor
Shari Odut
Tammy Lea Pinchard
Dawn Heuft
Cibele Glazer
Sarita Schraeder

Have fun!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

A little something for Saturday

Had the carpet cleaned today, I love having the carpet cleaned it looks brand new. But there is a down side to it, moving all moveable stuff. That would be laundry hampers, computer chairs, magazine baskets, trash cans, things that have accumulated on the sides of the beds ( books, magazines, shoes). The boys needed to clean anyways so there rooms were way over the top every corner had something in it. Its all clean now YEAHH!

Heres what I created for the standing Stamp of the Month swap I am in. This set Tender Tags will be released next month. I used the swirl from the set to stamp rows on my smallest piece of cardstock and also stamped the swirl on the big flower. Of coarse we all know I used the cuttlebug (thats a obvious one;)) Hope they like it.

Cardstock, button, twine, flowers and stamp set by CTMH
Ribbon Offray

Friday, May 29, 2009

Last day of School

This is the last day of school, summer vacation has officially begun WOOHOO. Iam off for a week before summer school starts. I better make my to do list out. Whats Raspberry Suite, its Dawns name for her line of stamps and her weekly color challenges. Heres my take on it, this little set is called Ambiance by CTMH. There are so many possibilities with this set. Check back I have more to share.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Ribbon, Felt and Bling

I was the creator for this round of the Humbled Artist swap. The requirements for this swap are to create over the top,stand out from the rest phenomenol creations. The guidelines for this round are below.

1.Create a tall card 9 1/4 x 4
2.4-5 layers
3.Use buttons, may use ribbon, hemp or floss with ribbon
4.Must make something on your card 3D
5.Must have a tag on your card
6.Must sew or stitch on your card
7.Must use 3 ribbons
8.Have fun

I included all my favorite elements for this challenge, I have to say it really kicked my butt. I didnt get to use the set I wanted and had to rethink a new set and new paper colors and a new card pattern. I also had some sewing machine issues. BUT I finally finished and I LOVE IT.

For this card I used felt for the cupcake frosting, I stamped the cupcake on the back of the felt and cut it out. I stamped the cupcake liner on the back side of my B/T paper, I then flipped it over and used my stylus to emboss the lines. I used pop dots to pop the liner off the cardstock. The script for this card is stamped on acetate and of course there are some rhinestone bling for sprinkles on the frosting. Those are the details on this card, now take a peek:)

Designer paper pack by CTMH "Notebook"
Ribbons by Offray
Buttons by CTMH
Stamp set by CTMH "Cupcake Sprinkles"

Monday, May 11, 2009

Hello Monday

I only have 2 more mondays until vacation. That makes mondays a little more bearable. A lot of people love mondays and say they love the start of a new week, a fresh start:) So heres to a fresh start to the week!

This card was done for Kristine Werners color challenge, I made the card and completely forgot to post it on Kristines blog. Oh well, theres next week. Enjoy the card.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers day

I hope everyone is having a fabulous day and if your a mama HaPpY MoThErS DaY to you. I hope your being honored by your children and Hubby or significant other and they are letting you know how much they love and appreciate you. My hubby and I had this talk about the husbands role on mothers day. I know Iam not his mother but there is no Wife day so he gets to honor me along with the boys on mothers day.

Heres my card for Dawns Raspberry suite color challenge. Dawn picked dark grey as one of her colors, this is probably a color most of us ignore. Thanks Dawn for making me remember what a fabulous color grey is!

CTMH cardstock
CTMH stamp set Flutter
Unity stamp co sentiment
Offray ribbon

Friday, May 8, 2009

Color me Monday

The founder of Close to my Heart Jeanette is releasing weekly color challenges on her blog. Color me Monday challenges will as the title reads be posted on her blog every Monday. Look at these fabulous colors and image, they make me want to get away to a tropical spa resort:)

I punched the flowers and rubbed them with my large stylus to make them curl and crinkled them up a bit.

Tonight I am going to celebrate my nieces 17th birthday, were having fresh grilled chicken and steak tacos. There's a couple that brings there grill and all the fixings, chopped onion, cilantro, shells, limes and radishes. We usually have beans and rice YUMMY. I cant wait.



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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sandcastles in the sand

This cute sandcastle is also from Unity Stamp Co. Can you tell I am ready for summer? Are you? I haven't stamped on cork in a LONG time and was recently inspired to use my cork by card I viewed. This card fits the bill. I am keeping this post short, too pooped to ramble tonight. The faster I get myself to sleep the faster Friday will come, night night.



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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A little sunshine for you

This is a simple card but full of sunshine, dontcha think? This is my favorite set from Unity Stamp co. Summer is my favorite season and the summer theme sets are my second style of stamps to collect after birthday sets.

I used some textured cardstock, love it! I stamped the sun once in black on my cardstock and then stamped it again on a seperate piece of cardstock coloring it with my Prisma colored pencils and shading it with baby oil (loving this technique) and then cut it out and popped it on the card base. Love the 3D look:)

Off to watch Quarantine with my family, enjoy.


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Iam on a roll :)

There are two post today, scroll down for the second and dont forget the blog candy give away two post down.

I really like the colors on this card and I love this stamp set. You see I had my eye on this set from SU and I let it retire without purchasing it. A year or so later someone was selling it brand new and I bought it! This card was for Taylors cupcake challenge. So glad for these challenges they make me stamp:)

I colored the stamp image with my Prisma colored pencils and textured away with my cuttlebug.

Silly Sealife by SU
Cardstock by CTMH
Button by CTMH
Ribbon available @Michaels
Apoxy circles by CTMH

Chocolate and flowers

I actually completed another color challenge, Dawn Mcvey of A few of my favorite things posted these scrumptous colors for her challenge. I actually completed two challenges today, YEAH for me. And I have to say I love them both. This card will go in the mail to my sweet friend Peggy who is on the road to recovery.

Angel Whispers stamp set by CTMH
Woodland sentiments stamp set by CTMH
Cardstock by CTMH
Scallop by Martha Stewart
Ribbon purchased @ Michaels

Saturday, May 2, 2009

color challenge and blog candy!

Hello fellow bloggers:)

Yesterday Close to my Heart released the summer 2009 catalog/idea book and I am giving one away. Remember the Tickled Pink special is still going on.

Leave me a comment and post this blog candy alert on your website for a chance to win!!

I love how this card came out, I have been working on it off and on over the week. The stamp set is a stamp of the month set to be featured in August, its a FABULOUS set.

I received this award from my SBS24 Sara, Iam so honored that you thought of me.Thank You!

I have to pass this on to 5 people, there are far too many and some prefer not be cyber tagged. I will just put there sites here and you can check them out Erica , Lisa, Teresa,Zoe, Keisha

Its your day stamp set
Cardstock by CTMH
B/T paper by My Minds Eye
Brads, ric rac and sparkels by CTMH
Scallop by Martha Stewart