Tuesday, November 30, 2010

CTMH December Stamp of the Month: Amore Blog Hop

Pin It Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! If you came here from Tammy Lea Pinchard's Blog then you are on the right track. If you are new to the blog hop then just start here and hop from blog to blog following the links to wonderful SOTM artwork done by fellow Close to My Heart consultants.

This is a great Valentine's Day set, but it certainly isn't JUST for Valentine's Day.  The frame and border can be versatile for several occasions.  It is also perfect for wedding and anniversary cards too!  Here is what comes in the set:

Here is my card using the set along with one of my favorite paper packs - Olivia.  If you like it, please feel free to leave a comment.  I love reading them!

December Stamp of the Month: Amore
Olivia Level 2 Paper Packet
Sorbet Ribbon (on sale!)
Smoothie Cardstock
Smoothie Ink Pad
Cocoa Ink Pad
Cocoa Cardstock
Sanding Block
Foam Tape

All products can be purchased on my website here.  Now hop on over to Traci Godbee's Blog for more fantastic ideas! Pin It

Customer Appreciation Day!

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~~~~UPDATE - NOW FULL~~~~~~

Please join me this Sunday, December 5th to celebrate - YOU!  If you are one of my wonderful current customers then you can make 4 projects FREE! I will have a TON of gifts and even some lunch for everyone too! Stop by any time between 1 and 3:30 to create your projects and receive your thank you gifts. No order necessary!

What will we make?
A Beautiful Necklace
An Embossed Card
A Valentine Card
A Gift Card Holder

Please RSVP by Friday so I can prepare the project supplies for you.  Thank you! Pin It

Monday, November 29, 2010

Two More Days to get TWO FREE Stamp Sets!

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Receive your choice of any A, B, C, or D stamp set AND the Stamp of the Month when you order is over $100 in November!  Call me to place an order or you can order online here too. 

Here are some Christmas gift ideas:

Studio J Membership (yes, this counts except one physical item must be purchased as well for shipping purposes)
3”x3” Album
Braggin’ Tag Album
Ribbon Rounds
Card Kits
My Acrylix Organizer
Acrylic Album
Custom Name or Address Stamp
12x12 Album
Level 1 Kit
Shoulder Tote
Distressing Kit
Album Starter Kit: 12x12 Album, Level 1 Kit, Tombow Adhesive, Paper Trimmer
Gift Certificate for any amount!  (product order must be place to count toward the Nov special) Pin It

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Holidays

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It's officially the holiday season, so here is a Happy Holidays card for you.  We made this clear card at my last workshop.  Enjoy!

Item #  Description              Page  Price
A1110 A Timber Stamp Set 48 7.95
X7127B Magnifique Level 2 Paper Pack 10 12.95
Z1323 Clear Cards 4¼x 5½ (8) 88 8.95
Z1327 Blue & Green Sparkles 90 2.95
1320 8½ x 11 White CS 96 6.75
Z2195 Lagoon Ink Pad 101 5.25
Z2103 Black Ink Pad 100 5.25
Z2134 Moonstruck Ink Pad 101 5.25
Z578 Corner Rounder 97 7.95 Pin It

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Here is an ADORABLE card that my mom made for her kindergarteners this year.  She got her inspiration from a 3x3 Mini Album that is shown in the Idea Book and used the Thanksgiving Set and Passages papers.  I love how she added a Gray Flannel marker "behind" the stamped images to create a shadow!  It's beautiful Mom!

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Snow Day!

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It snowed here in Western Washington and the kids had a great time sledding.  They finally got to wear their snowsuits that never got used last year.  We love it!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Magnifique Snowflake Card

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I thought I would try my hand at the Mojo Monday Sketch 165.  If I'm ever having a creative block then checking out some of the online challenges is a great way to break out of it.  I put the recipe and directions below.

Outdoor Denim Ribbon Rounds
Prisma Glitter
Glue Pen
Foam Tape
Corner Rounder
Piercing Tool
White Brads

  • Layer a piece of Magnifique background paper over a white card
  • Remove the guide from the Corner Rounder and punch a scalloped pattern across a piece of white cardstock
  • Place the white cardstock onto a Outdoor Denim rectangle
  • Add a larger piece of striped background paper to the bottom of the rectangle (I used the backside of the paper)
  • Pierce through the top/right of the Outdoor Denim cardstock and add 3 white brads
  • Wrap a piece of ribbon around the Outdoor Denim rectangle and tie to the right
  • Add rectangle to the card at an angle
  • For the snowflake dimensional element, sponge Crystal Blue ink all over it to cover the whole surface
  • Add foam tape to the back of the snowflake and adhere to the card in the upper left hand corner
  • Use a static bag (a child's sock with baby powder or cornstarch will work too) over the front of the card so the glitter won't stick to the surface other than the snowflake
  • Rub the glue pen all over the snowflake
  • Sprinkle Prisma Glitter over snowflake
  • Dump off excess glitter and let dry
  • Done!
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Monday, November 15, 2010

RSVP by Wednesday!

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You will want to join us for this spectacular workshop!

We'll create 5 amazing projects using the Olivia and Magnifique Paper Packet!

Neverending Card
Pleated Card
Clear Cards
Thank You cards

Date: This Saturday, Nov. 20th

Time: 10:30 (note starting time is 1/2 hour later than usual) to 12:30

Place: Angela's Stamping Studio in Fircrest, WA

RSVP by 11/18 so I can precut the supplies. 10 person max, so reserve a seat for you and a friend today!

$5 Supply fee + an order of $20 or more (or a $25 workshop fee) Pin It

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Another "By the Inch" Card

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Here is another card using the "By the Inch" technique.  I like this one a little bit more than the original, but blue is my favorite color so that might have something to do with it.  :o)  For a description please see the post below. Thanks!

Remember you get a stamp set FREE (plus the Nov Stamp of the Month!) with any order over $100 in November!

D1171 New Fallen Snow
D1440 Everlasting Life
Magnifique Papers
White Daisy Cardstock
Outdoor Denim Cardstock & Stamp Pad
Outdoor Denim Mini-Medley
Sunset Mini-Medley
Sunset Ink Pad
Heavenly Blue Ink Pad
Piercing Tool
Foam Tape
1" Square Punch or Paper Trimmer Pin It

Friday, November 12, 2010

By the Inch Card

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We made these cards at my team meeting last Monday.  I also made this card for our LeaderShare swap and I ended up winning 3rd place.  Whoo hoo!  If you would like to make this card then just schedule a class with me!  Stay tuned for another By the Inch card....

D1354 Endless Friendship
D1413 Cherished Flourishes

1385 White Daisy CS - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
X5763 Smoothie CS - 2 1/2 x 5 1/4, 1 1/4 x 5 1/4
1386 Black CS - 3 1/2 x 3 1/2

Z2196 Smoothie
Z2191 Sunset
Z2197 Pear
Z2105 Black

Z1151 Foam Tape
Z1218 Basic Brads
Z270 White Grosgrain Ribbon
Piercing Tool
Acrylic Blocks

Order Here!

Randomly stamp a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cardstock and then cut or punch it into 1" squares. Pieced them together onto a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 piece of dark cardstock. The cardbase itself is scored and folded at 1 1/2" and you just fold the other end up to meet it in the front. The dark cardstock is attached to the front using foam tape just on the right hand side so the card can open. Fun and simple! Let me know if you have any questions! 

*Idea from Technique Junkies.
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

You Can Make This Card

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My November and December parties will benefit not only from the great hostess gifts, but they also get to make this beautiful card! If you have between 2-12 people that would like to join us then let me know!

The average hostess receives between $40-$120 in free products plus half off items.  Keep the gifts for yourself or use them for holiday gifts!
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My CTMH Team

Pin It We had a team meeting last night and once a month I am reminded of what a wonderful group of women I am priviledged to work with.  In addition to getting together to learn new techniques and business ideas, we also have a great time supporting each other in other areas of our lives.  I love my team!  You are all amazing!!  Here are a few of us at LeaderShare last weekend:

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Simple Nov SOTM Card

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Here is a super simple card using the November Stamp of the Month: A Little Thanks.  To create the card by cutting an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock in half lengthwise to make a card that is 4 1/4 x 8 1/2.  I stamped the scalloped circle image onto a scrap of white cardstock with Smoothie ink, cut it out, pushed a silver brad through the center, and used foam tape to adhere it to the card.  I stamped the saying below it with Black ink.  (It is a distressed-looking stamp, so it is supposed to look like that.) Enjoy!

Nov SOTM: A Little Thanks
Smoothie Ink
Black Ink
Ultra White Cardstock
Foam Tape
Silver Brads

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Another Nov SOTM Card

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Here is another November Stamp of the Month card that is 3 1/2" x 5."  I used the polka dot paper from the Olivia papers and Sunset, Pear, Smoothie and black ink.  Stay tuned for more cards using this set.  Remember you can get this set free PLUS another stamp set of your choice with any order of $100 or more in November!

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