Sunday, 31 August 2014

Hop Along with the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

This month I am so excited to participate in the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is called Family is Forever, a set of 7 stamps.  If you have come here from Kathy'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 approximately 80 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!

Here is the stamp set:

 I used this awesome set to create a layout about my favourite guys:

Products Used:  Family is Forever SOTM (S1409), Pathfinding Paper Pack (X7186B), 
Pathfinding Assortment (X7186C), Bling Gems in Gold (Z2023), 
 Chocolate Ink (Z2111), & Autumn Terracotta Ink (Z2101)
Leaves were cut using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge (Z1790)

Now "Hop" on over to Casandra's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some wonderful stamping, scrapping and other fun ideas! Remember, the September SOTM is only available until September 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00!

Happy Day everyone!!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Confetti Wishes

My sister has a birthday coming up so I spent a some time on vacation making up a few quick cards using the Confetti Wishes paper pack from the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  I also used my Cricut and the Art Philosophy and Artiste Cartridges.

I love the balloon cuts with the matching stamp set - so easy!!

A little more effort required, but still relatively quick and simple!

Finally, a quick thank you card with some bits and pieces that were left over!

All three of these were made in less than an hour - I love the colour combo of this paper pack - bright and cheerful and fun!  Now I just have to get the card in the mail!!

Happy Day everyone!

Monday, 11 August 2014

A Crush on "My Crush"

Today I want to share a  couple of cards I made using the "My Crush" products
 in the new Idea Book 
 (check it out online by clicking the link!).

Originally designed as a Smash Book type product, I took mine apart so I could use the awesome pages with the Assortment Pack for a variety of projects like pages, cards and a mini book.

Here is a photo with samples of pages contained in the book:

And here is what is contained in the Assortment pack:

Here is the first of the cards:

 I used a page from the book (pink) for the base, and layered some of the elements from the Assortment pack along with a stamp set called You Mean the World to Me (B1467).  I used the same process for the second card - both were quick and super easy to put together!

And I have a ton of products still to use on a scrapbook page or two, and hopefully a mini book!

Stay tuned for more later this week from this adorable collection!

Happy Day everyone!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

More Merry!!

I am all about Christmas this week, it seems!  As promised in yesterday's post, here is the extra project I made using the SnowHaven Paper Pack and Be Jolly hostess stamp set!

I was inspired by the wonderful Vicki Wizniuk, whose blog post HERE, provided the info and template link to make this project!

The project is a set of six 3x3 mini cards for Christmas, with a lovely little gift box to match!

First the cards - made from little scraps!

And then the little card holder:

The whole project took about an hour to put together - the cards are quick and easy, made with scraps and leftover embellishments from two 6x6 squares of paper and the remnants of the 
SnowHaven Workshop on the Go kit (see yesterday's post) for details!

I plan to make a few more of these to have on hand for Christmas Hostess gifts and craft fairs. 
 A great way to use up leftovers and scraps!

Happy Day everyone!
(And don't forget to check out the New Product Blog Hop
 for even more great ideas with CTMH products!)

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

A little bit of summer Merry!

I know it is August, so I cannot even use the Christmas in July idea, but I am loving the Snow Haven Paper Pack from the new Idea Book!  It is wintery, and even for an Island girl like me, who rarely sees snow, it is fun to use for winter and Christmas themed projects!  Right now I am working on cards for Christmas 
(which doesn't mean I will actually send them- lol!).

SnowHaven has a great Workshop on the Go kit (Find it here!) that comes with supplies and instructions to make 5 each of 3 different card designs.

 I chose to make 3 each of the included card ideas, and then used the leftovers plus a few scraps
from the larger Paper Pack (here) for a few more projects. 
 First, the included card designs:

Everything you need is included (except your own ink - event the stamp set is provided!)- just follow the cutting guide and you can have 15 cards ready in about an hour or so ( depending on your crafting experience!).  Easy and fun!  

I wanted to play a bit, so I made 9 cards and then a couple of extra projects:

For these I used an additional stamp set - it is a Hostess only set from the new Idea Book called Be Jolly!
(If you want one of your own, please contact me to arrange a gathering where you can earn free products!)
I also used a 6x6 inch square from two additional papers from the paper pack top complete these and
 one more little project which I will be posting here tomorrow - so check back -
 it is really cute and fun - I promise!!

Happy Day everyone!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

What a Hoot!

I am having so much fun playing with my new treats from the new Idea Book! I am joining up with other CTMH Consultants in the New Product Blog Hop to share some of the crafty goodness  I have a couple of cards to share today - made with the August Stamp of the Month:

and the Scaredy Cat Paper Kit!

Here are the results!

I am in love with the bat!!  You can customise the eyes, wings  and body so it can also be an owl:

Plus, that little pumpkin is completely adorable!

I am having lots of fun in my scrap room, so stay tuned for some new product reveals in the next little while - there is so much to show and many great new items to suit every taste and skill level!!  And take a bit of time to explore the wonderful creations on the New Product Blog Hop!

Happy Day everyone!