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!!