Wednesday, 31 December 2014

January SOTM Blog Hop

Happy New Year!!  Thanks for joining us for the January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month we have 61 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their artwork using January's Stamp of the Month -"This Moment"! This lovely set of 12 stamps is yours for only $5.00 with a purchase of just $50.00!

If you have come from checking out JUSTINE'S  wonderful artwork, you are on the right track!  The Hop is a great big circle, so if you get lost, please go to Melinda's Blog, and you will find the full list of bloggers! 

For my creation this month, I used the stamp set to create a Valentine card using the Heartstrings paper pack (in the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book) and this awesome stamp set!  I love the XOXO stamp - I used it to create a background paper with Whisper ink that I then overstamped with Cranberry ink!

I added a little bit of bling by using Black Shimmer Trim and one of our newest embellishments, Stuck on you Puffies.  This card is simple, quick and easy - yet 
perfect for sharing the love with someone special!

Now you can hop on over to WENDY'S blog and 
check out what awesome artwork she 
has created to for this hop!  

Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the January SOTM is only available until January 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Check out the Seasonal Expressions 1 Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop!!  This awesome mini idea book is chock full of fabulous products and this hop will help you see just what is new!  The hop is a big circle - if you get lost go HERE - there you will find the whole blog hop list!

If you came from Peachy Iris' awesome artwork post, you are in the right place!  There are over 35 CTMH Consultants participating in the hop - please visit your consultants website to order the new Seasonal Expressions Idea book, or go here to order from my website!

I created a mini album using the Hip Pics Album and the  new Hopscotch Paper Pack - I also incorporated a number of stamped images from several sets in the new Idea Book, as well as some of the sets  on sale in December from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book!

Here is a sample of some of the inside pages and detail:

I also used some of the coordinating Picture My Life Cards in the Hopscotch Design -
 they are so versatile for many uses along with pocket scrapping!  The new Seasonal Expressions has
so many amazing products - you will find all kinds of great new stamp sets, as well as two new paper packs and some new embellishments, as well!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my contribution to the hop!  Now you can hop on over 
to MICHELLE'S blog to see what amazing creativity she has for you!

Monday, 1 December 2014


During the entire month of December 2014, if you have a qualifying purchase of just $50, you can purchase not ONLY the Stamp of the Month for just $5.00 ($19.75 retail value), but also you can buy any and every C- or D-sized stamp set in the 2014-15 Annual Inspirations catalog for just $10 each. 
Normally, these are $15.25 and $19.75, respectively -- 
an amazing savings on all stamps in the Annual Inspirations Catalogue!!!

It is really an awesome deal, so check below for the available stamps and their corresponding order numbers!

And there is ANOTHER COOL DEAL,  On Monday, December 1 ONLY (Cyber Monday), you can purchase ANY of the CTMH/Cricut Collections at 20% off.  Buy one, or buy all four -- what a perfect Christmas present for the crafter in your family.  The Cyber Deal runs from midnight until 11:59 p.m Mountain Time!

Click HERE to shop online from my website!

I hope you are able to take advantage of  these fantastic deals - just in time for Christmas!!

Please see below for the list of  available stamps:

The following stamp sets are eligible for the December Constant Campaign:

C1504  Fall Harvest     
C1506  Flakey Friends   
C1509  Magic Potions   
C1522  Creepy Creatures
C1533   Fabulous You
C1537   Honeycomb 
C1556  Paisley Perfect
C1557  Polar Bear Holiday  
C1558  Wild Wonders  
C1559  Always Grateful
C1561  One-Way Borders
C1562  Mary and Babe 
C1567  Santa Claus
C1570  Lifting Spirits
C1576  Pick a Posey
C1578  Camper Crazy
C1580  Big Top
C1584  Feathers
C1588  Great Job
C1589  Lifetime of Happiness
C1590  Delightful Ditty
  C1591  Merry, Merry
C1592 World Traveler
C1594  Treasured Friendship
C1595  Hello Summer
C1597  Rainy Day
C1598  Noel
C1599  Pretty Petals
C1600  Happy Birds
C1601 Nursery Charms
C1602  Magical Moment
D1469  Polka Dot Alphabet
D1507  Urban Alphabet
D1522  Glamour Lowercase
D1537  Glamour Uppercase
D1539  The Happy Couple
D1540  In the Background
D1541  Fast and Furious
D1542  For a Friend 
D1543  Country-Born 
D1544  Distressed Backgrounds
D1550  Happy Autumn
D1552  Magical Days
D1553  Yuletide Greetings
D1554 Christmas Village
D1555  All the Details
D1556  School Years
D1559  Geometric Backgrounds
D1560 Holiday Tags
D1578 Flight of the Arrows
D1584  Big Hug
D1599Geek is Chic
D1600 Here We Go
D1602  A Budding Friendship
D1603 Shreddin' the Slopes
D1604  Season of Thanks
D1605 Halloween Greetings
D1607 Bodacious Banners
D1609  Seaside Greetings
D1610  Christmas Post
D1611 Frosty Fun
D1612 Teacher Appreciation
D1613 Best Christmas
D1614 Reason for the Season
D1616  Have a Happy Day
D1617  Make It Merry
D1618  Build-a-Cake
D1627  Your Own Kind of Wonderful

Sunday, 30 November 2014

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Hey Cutie Pie!!

Hello!  Welcome to December and the latest installation of the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month 62 talented consultants are using the wonderful December Stamp of the Month- Cutie Pie!

If you have come from PAM'S blog, you are in the right place!  The blog is a great big circle, just keep hopping to see all kinds of examples of artwork from many CTMH Consultants!

If you get lost, head to Melinda's blog for the full 
list of this month's participants!

This month, I had the perfect photo to use for a layout with this set!
I used the paper pack called HOPSCOTCH, from the brand spankin' new Seasonal Expressions catalogue! 
(Now available online or from your CTMH Consultant)

I used the Hopscotch Assortment as well as some Cricut cuts to make my own embellishments and along with the 
stamped images I was able to create a simple layout 
of Josh ready to eat some cupcakes!

Now hop on over to Chris's blog to check out what she has created with this adorable stamp set!  And don't forget, this is only available until the end of December! Contact your CTMH consultant or click here to order!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Countdown to Daily December!

Are you ready?  December is now less than a week today and I am excited document all the little and big things that will be happening in my world for the month of December!

Last year, I created a Daily December book - here are some photos of a few pages:

This is just a little sample of some of the pages I created - nothing fancy, but a fun way to share the memories of this very special time of year!

I am heading out to a 5 night 6 day scrapping retreat tomorrow, and I will be prepping  some of my pages for this month's project!  I can't wait to have so much time to focus on my 
favourite hobby with some of my favourite peeps!!  

Over the next few days I will be posting about how I am getting ready to document December - to give you an idea of my initial hunting and gathering stage:

I have my kit all ready to go!  I am sure I will add a few odds and ends as I go -
 but this is my starting place!  If you need some fun supplies, you can still order the Holiday Happenings collection from CTMH - click HERE to check it out!

I also added the Pear and Partridge Picture my Life cards - HERE!

Remember to check out the December Daily Page above for lots of links to cool December Daily projects and feel free to link up your own projects  - join in the fun and grab a 
badge to let everyone know you are playing along!

Stay tuned for lots of fun  over the next month as we document our December together!!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

It's almost time for Daily December!

At the risk of inciting a full on panic - it will soon be December!!  That wonderful, chaotic, busy, happy, sometimes overwhelming time of year that some of us love 
and some of us fear!!

I am a big fan of the Christmas season, and for the past several years I have kept a Daily December Album to chronicle all the moments big and small that contribute to making the festive season the most wonderful time of the year!  That is why I am super excited about the My Crush Holiday Happenings book! 

There is also and accompanying Holiday Happenings Assortment - full of cards and stickers to personalise the book into your own holiday mini album!

And an adorable stamp set!

I will be documenting my December and would love for you to join in on the fun! To purchase the above supplies, just click the links!  Click on the Daily December link in the sidebar for lots of links and suggestions for how to get started!  And if you have a blog - grab the Daily December button and be sure to link up your pages and ideas for us all to share!  Come back often for more ideas and new links!!  
I can't wait to share my December Daily with you and 
see what you come up with as well!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Artfully Sent Blog Hop

Welcome to the Artfully Sent Blog Hop!  The newest Cricut cartridge from Close to My Heart is chock full of fantastic images, and is designed with card makers in mind!

If you have come from JUDY FAYE'S blog, then you are in the right place!  The Hop is a great big circle, but if you need to find someone, you can find the whole list HERE!

Because Christmas is right around the corner, I opted for a Christmas card:

The design is very simple and uses one of the "Sentiment" images found on 
page 46 of the Artfully Sent Guide:

I simply trimmed  around the angel and the word "peace" into a rectangle and layered it with a scrap of sparkly paper I had in my stash!  (CTMH has some great sparkly paper here!)

Very quick and easy, yet pretty and festive!  I love the fact that this cartridge has over 700 images including a great font!  It comes with THREE stamp sets, and a package of white daisy cardstock, as well!  Everything you need to get going with your Cricut!

If you want to purchase this cartridge, please click HERE, or check with your
 local Close to My Heart Consultant!

Now, hop on over to KRISTA'S BLOG to see her fantastic artwork!!

Happy Day, everyone!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Lucky 5 with Studio J!

I am so excited that this month studio J layouts are $5!!!  If you are a Project Life style scrapper this is a great way to get perfectly sized 3x4 photos by the sheet - no cropping necessary!!  I use Studio J to print my odd size photos - including Instagram photos in 2x2 or 4x4 - and also when I have a lot of photos I want printed on high quality paper!  If you are a digital scrapper - there are many great layouts to choose from, or create your own with the  many individual elements available.

Here I have twenty four 3x4 photos on one $5.00 layout!

As you can see, I have a ton of photos from our trip to Vegas, and I want to scrap them using Picture My Life products!  This makes it very simple!!  I also will be printing some of my instagram photos in a square format.

If you want to give digital scrapping a try - this is a great time - here is the first layout I 
have ever done that is completely digital!

Quick and easy!!

As an added bonus, there is a great contest that will add even more value!
  1. Studio J® layouts are available for $5 throughout the month.
  2. Every fifth Studio J print order will include a Close To My Heart accessory totalling $5 or more.
  3. Five lucky winners will receive a “golden ticket” in their Studio J print order good for one FREE D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors™.
  4. Five entrants of the Close To My Heart Facebook contest will be chosen after the campaign has ended. They must have marked their new Studio J layout with the hashtag #ctmhlucky5 during November in order to receive one FREE D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors.
  5. Five entrants of the Close To My Heart Instagram contest will be chosen after the campaign has ended. They must have marked their new Studio J layout with the hashtag #ctmhlucky5 during November in order to receive one FREE D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors.
Check out Studio J HERE, and see just how easy it is to get great photos and great layouts!  

Happy Day, everyone!!

Friday, 31 October 2014

November SOTM Blog Hop!

Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  

We will be featuring November's SOTM, It's the Little Things, a fabulous floral set of 15 stamps.  If you have come here from APRIL'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 all around. 

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating 
consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

This month we have 64 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!

This month I am excited about how you can create a whole garden by layering and fussy cutting the flowers in the cute set:

I used the colour palette from the Brushed Paper Pack, and the "happy" stamp is also from the Brushed Workshop on the Go - I love that the font matches!! The floral combinations are really endless with this set!

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

Happy Day everyone!