Tuesday, August 31, 2010

08/31 SOTM Blog Hop - Thriller

Hello everybody!

It is time again for the CTMH SOTM blog hop! This stamp set is perfect for all of your Halloween ghosts and ghouls and with so many CTMH consultants participating - you are bound to find at least one NEW Idea!If you have been hopping along, then you have arrived from Jen's blog and checked out here terrific project. As for me I have lots of vintage Halloween pictures and so I am trying to sort them out and get them into the correct albums. This layout is for my oldest son Kevin's album from Halloween 1976! My dear mother passed away last month and it does my heart good to see how much she was a part of all of her grandchildrens' lives. Plus a snapshot of Kevin with Grandmas Brill - my children are very lucky!

This layout is from the new Magic Book and includes my swap item from Jen Rubio's SOTM swap.

Check it out.....

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Right side of the page with the flap closed....

Right side of the page with the flap opened.....

D1442 Thriller September SOTM
9034 NEW Magic layout "Now You See It" page 22-23
NEW X 7129 Hooligan's paper pack
Z1332 Hooligans Level 2 Assortment

Now it is time to hop on over to Melinda's blog where you will continue on with the hop and find more additional awesome artwork.

Don't forget the NEW Idea Book goes live on Wednesday September 1st!!! You do not want to miss it!

Here are the swap samples form Jen Rubio's SOTM swap....enjoy!

Friday, August 27, 2010

08/27 CTMH New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Close to my Heart New Product Blog Hop! Over 40 Fabulous Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Autumn/Winter 2010 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 Kathleen's blog, you are on the right path! This blog hop is so exciting you will not want to miss one stop along the way. But if you do, you can always hop back to Erin's post where you will find a complete list of Blog Hop participants at
So let's get hoppin'...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! Here we go!

Halloween is my FAVORITE season of the year - it is all about candy and making a costume for my boys! OK - they are all grown up now but I still love the season! I get very sentimental when the stores start stocking the shelves with Fall and Halloween decor! Just the smell of cinnamon sets my heart a flutter..... So naturally my project is a Halloween card (be sure to look for more items coming your way - SOON!)

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"I just love these new colors CTMH had introduced this fall! I feel like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, "Sunset, Pear and Gypsy - oh MY!" I embossed this NEW stamp set and then using my brayer I added the NEW sunset ink to the background. A mat of the NEW Gypsy and a piece of the NEW pear ribbon and viola - my card is complete! Here are the details:

C 1423 Caotured Moments stamp set
Z670 Black embossing powder
Z891 Versamark ink
Z555 Craft Heater
Z2191 NEW Sunset ink
X7129 Hooligans paper pack
Z1339 Pear Mini-Medley Accents collection
Googly eyes - Target Dollar Spot (why didn't I buy more than one package???)

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

Remember, the Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book goes LIVE on September 1st!

**Link not working? Missed a Blog? You can see a list of all Blog Hop participants at


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