Monday, August 31, 2009

09/01 It's September!

Where did the summer go? I have been back to school for a week now and I look forward to fall - my favorite season of all! But September does hold lots of new and exciting ideas from Close to My Heart. If you have come from Sheila's blog you are on the right track! Aren't all of the designs this month absolutely stunning? So many CTMH consultants have joined this SOM blog hop and you will busy checking out all of the new fabulous artwork.

The new Idea Book goes live on September 1st (today) on my website AND the new Stamp of the Month is revealed. This month's stamp set is D1375 Treasures - an absolutely beautiful work of art!

I just love the new circle cards in the Wishes book - this card is the Merry-Go-Round design found on pg. 30. The paper is the new X7117 Grace paper pack and the envelope is a paper CD sleeve from Staples. I love the Cricut and the Design Studio because I cut out all of my cards and sleeve cover with the Wild Card cartridge - it was so easy!

Colors include Barn Red, Cocoa, Honey and Twilight. Cocoa organdy ribbon accents the envelope and I stamped the design with our Stazon ink in Timber Brown.

Take a look at all of this fabulous artwork from the CTMH consultants all over the US! I am swapping with a very artistic bunch of ladies!

Now hop on over to Wendy's blog to see more creative artwork using this stamp set! If you get lost while hopping click on these links and check out their work!

Here is a list of blog hop participants for our SOTM Blog Hop in case you get lost along the way - have fun hopping!


Thursday, August 27, 2009

08/28 CTMH New Product Blog Hop

"Welcome to our Close to my Heart New Product Sneak Peak Blog Hop! 30 Fabulous Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book by giving you a Sneak Peak of some of the great products available in the new Idea Book starting September 1st!

If you have come here from Sherry's blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Erin's blog and start from the beginning!"

This is simple do to- just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! If you go back to Erin's blog she has a list of all of the participants so you do not miss any of the fabulous artwork! Here we go!

This new stamp set is perfect for vintage themes as well as your current family and friends photos. I love the window cut out in this new card design from the Wishes book. Check it out on page 121.

"Wishes" Template: Window Wishes pg. 121
Paper: X7117 Grace paper pack
My Acrylix Stamp Set: D1373 Childhood Portrait
Ink Colors:Brown Z1142, Barn Red Z2104, Colonial White Z2168
Embellishments: NEW Soft Set Eyelet Z1208 and Colonial White eyelets Z1229 and Colonial White ribbon Z1126

Now "Hop" on over to Miranda's blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets!

Remember, the Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book goes LIVE on September 1st and you can view it on my website!

Your computer giving you fits?? Here is a list of all the participants in the New Product Sneak Peak Blog Hop!
Erin Herring
Terrie Dodd
Leisa Hubley
Karen Norman
Sherry Thompson
Adeline Brill
Brae Montgomery
Wendy Kessler
Dawn Heuft http://stamptildawn
Carla Ironside
Dawn Ross
Julie Banzon
Jody Gustafson
Helen Onulak
Sheila Bennett
Haley Dyer
Lisa Stenz
Jena DeVries
Jen Patrick
Amy Schultz
Lori Scott
Tresa Black
Jennifer Kraynak
Sharesa Larsen
Amy Edwards
Jean McNulty
Emma Hubert
Antoinette Herrin

Sunday, August 9, 2009

08/09 GO Green Challenge

This month's Go Green challenge on the Scrapbooking and Crafting Friends site was to use a soda can tab. Well since I buy soda in Recycle bottles, I found a new use for the tab on my Jenny Beef Chili container! Perfect for my birthday card for a friend who is turning 40! She is the "Recycle Queen" at school and thought this was a perfect card for her! By the way - she loved it! She also got a small notebook made from recycled tires AND a CD case made from recycled materials.

Club Scrap: Great Outdoors paper and ribbon
Font: Impact
Cricut: Cutting Up cartridges (Re)
CTMH Stamps and Markers: D1365 True Happiness, Cocoa, Olive and Topiary markers

Enjoy! and Happy Birthday again Kathy!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

08/04 It's A Thanks-a-bration!

Close to My Heart has a special for all of you - my customers or blog readers! From August 3-17, place minimum order of $100 or more and you will receive the August SOM D1352 It's Your Day AND a My Reflections Level 2 paper packet absolutely FREE! Plus they will cover the tax and the S & H on the FREE products for a total savings of $41.46. Remember the paper pack may not be the one shown as they will vary by order.

Email me to take advantage of this special or order from my website

Act fast as this special will expire on August 17, 2009!

Adeline B

Saturday, August 1, 2009

01/08 August SOM Blog Hop

Welcome to the August SOM Blog Hop. I hoped you have arrived from Misty's blog - if you did you are on the right track. This month we have over 60 participants so you may get lost along the way but DO not worry. Head back to Jena's blog here and her blog will help you get right back on track!

This month's stamp set D1352 It's Your Day is a must have stamp set because you will always need a birthday card to send! Check out the card I created using the X7112 Animal Cookies paper pack and the Z1162 Foam Die -Cuts Numbers. Isn't it perfect for a basic birthday card? Add the number or numbers for a truly memorable birthday or leave it plain! The card design is from our WIshes Card Confidence Program and is called Sentimental Wave found on pg. 118.

This stamp set is so versatile that you can also use it on your birthday layouts. I finally started AND finished Robbie's 3rd birthday party - what a hoot - only 23 years later!

But you can see how easily this stamp set adapts to a layout as well as a card! Notice how I turned the bow accent into a star accent by stamping it upside down to the original stamped image! With our acrylic stamp sets it is SOO easy to line up the stamps and create another design. You can order the stamp set on my website from August 1-31st

Now hop on over to Lori's blog and see what birthday treat she has waiting for you! When is your birthday? Happy Birthday from me!