Sunday, September 30, 2012

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Over 60 consultants post different ideas using the stamp set and you can hop from blog to blog viewing these terrific ideas. You can start here or on any of the participating blogs and eventually you loop around to them all. If you came here from Beth Naumann's blog then you are on the right track. Let's get started! Here the little gifty item I made using one piece of 6x6 Pear & Partridge paper. It is so easy!

You simply take one piece of 6x6 cardstock (I love how Close to My Heart's cardstock is printed!)
  1. Place the cardstock diagnolly in front of you
  2. Put a chocolate candy in the center
  3. Use the candy as a guide and fold the left and right corners in toward the center
  4. Glue/tape your top corner over the other flap to hold it in place
  5. Flip it over and fold the whole thing in half
Thanks for looking! Now please leave a comment if you'd like and then  hop on over to Jen Patrick's Blog for more! Pin It

Monday, September 24, 2012

CTMH National Stamping Month Card

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Here is another card using the National Stamping Month: "It's Your Day" Stamp Set. My new downline, Julianne, and I got together today to go over what we would show at her first gathering and this is what we came up with. We used the beautiful Avonlea Workshop on the Go Kit that came in her consultant kit along with the National Stamping Month Special. The butterfly is stamped in Slate ink onto a scrap piece of Colonial White Cardstock and a Mocha Pearl Adhesive Gem is added at the top. It is cut out and a piece of foam tape makes it pop up from the card. The little swish stamp is from the stamp set that comes with the WOTG kit and it also stamped with Slate ink. We inked it up, stamped on our scratch paper, then onto the card to create a "2nd generation" lighter effect. The saying is stamped with Chocolate ink toward the bottom/right.  Love it!

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

It's Your Day - National Stamping Month Card

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I have really enjoyed using the "It's Your Day" Double Stamp Set that is available this month to celebrate National Stamping Month! Have you had a chance to play with it yet? I pulled out my Moonlight Paper Packet and created this fun card!

Here are the stamp sets:

It's Your Day Double Stamp Set
Moonlight Paper Packet
Smoky Plum Ink Pad
New England Ivy Ink Pad
Foam Tape
Sparkles: Brown & Tan Assort
Edge Distresser
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (to cut the circles)
All products can be purchased on my website!
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Friday, September 14, 2012

September Card Workshop - Get "Flirty!"

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Have you "flirted" with the idea of using this beautiful new stamp set? Well now is your chance! We will use it with the new "Flirty" Paper Packet at this month's card workshop! We will also head into fall by playing with the Moonlight papers and stamps.

Techniques:  Watercolor Glitz, Easy Folded Flowers, Cricut, Dry Embossing, Burlap Ribbon
What:  Make 5 beautiful cards and 3-D items and learn a variety of new techniques!
When:  Sat, Sept 22nd from 1:00-3:00pm
Place:  Angela's Home in Fircrest, WA
RSVP: by 9/19
Cost:  $5 for supplies with purchase of $20+ (or a $25 workshop fee)
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cricut Halloween Bag

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We made this fun Halloween bag at my team meeting on Monday. The Artiste Cricut Cartridge cut out the bag from black cardstock and it was really easy to put together. After the bag was cut with the Cricut, I used the sanding block to distress the edges. Then I used the stamp set that comes with the Moonlight Workshop on the Go kit to stamp onto the coordinating papers and then topped it off by adding the sparkles to the scallops. 

3 1/8" x 4 1/8" Slate Cardstock
3" x 4" Green/Purple B&T (the orange owl pattern is on the other side)
3/4" x 1 1/2" Goldrush Cardstock
Acrylic Blocks
Black Ink Pad
Smoky Plum Ink Pad
Sponge Dauber
6" Black Waxy Flax
Foam Tape
Sanding Block
Sparkles from WOTG
Piercing Tool
Liquid Glass
Tombow Adhesive
Bone Folder
1/8" hole punch
Corner Rounder
12" Black Tulle Ribbon

All Close to My Heart products are available on my website here:

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"Swiping" Stamping Technique!

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I love how this stamping technique gives the image movement and texture! If you like what you see then check out my website to view the products!
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

CTMH Stamps: Clearly the Best! Bend It, Curve It, Stamp It!

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