Monday, December 31, 2012

January SOTM Blog Hop

Happy New Year!!  2013 has arrived and with it a new CTMH Idea Book and thoughts of spring!  We have over 60 consultants hopping with us this month and if you are following the blog hop, then you have come from Lisa Sargent's blog.

I just cannot imagine thinking bout this month's stamp set without thinking of LOVE!  Valentine's Day is my second favorite holiday- I love the colors and the candy, of course!



I decided to create a Valentine favor box using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I welded the heart on the same page and added the small circles for the ribbon as well.  This is a perfect project for a make-n-take or a workshop.  You could probable get two to a page if you reduced the design in size. Here is my Cricut Craft Room design - very simple to recreate.

The link to this file can be found here.   You will want to create a box account to be able to downlaod this file.  Enjoy!

Then I thought it would look like vintage lace if I embossed the roses onto the background paper.  It did not take much time at all to create this favor making it the perfect SOTM project for my January workshop.


Paper:  Ruby and colonial white cardstock
Inks: Versamark Ink and White embossing powder, Ruby and black ink
Stamps:  S1301 Happy Valentine's, Love is from the Whoo's Your Valentine?
Ribbons: Organza ribbon

Now it is off to  Vicki Price's blog where you will find more creative artwork using this stamp set.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Random Fun with Close to My Heart

I have always loved Random Stamping because I tend to be a perfectionist when it comes to my stamping!  So this week's video is all about random,  check it out!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

From My House to Yours!
May your day be filled with FUN, FOOD and lots of pictures!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

AND the winner is....

If you follow my blog and read my posts, you will remember that I was giving away a  December SOTM stamp set for posting a comment on my blog.  You can find the blog post here.

Congratulations to Haley D!  I used the True Random Number generator and Haley's post was the 7th one!
Blogger Haley D. said...
These are adorable! I need to remember this technique because I think that they would mail well and then pop up when opened. Cute cute cute!

Congratulations Haley!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Whooo's Your Valentine Blog Hop

Celebrate National Stamping Month with the Whooo's Your Valentine kit  from Close to My Heart.  This fabulous kit which retails for $40 can be yours when you spend $35 or more in Close to My Heart product from the Autumn/Winter 2012 idea Book!

This kit includes 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of glitter paper, 12 treat tubes and this exclusive D- stamp set designed specifically for this kit!  This kit offers you a sneak peek at two new Spring/Summer 2013 products the..... treat tubes and the silver glitter paper

 The Kit includes:
• 12 — Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
• 3 — 12" x 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
1 — Sheet Silver Glitter Paper—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
12 — Treat Tubes with Lids—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
• 1 —My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)

This special promotion runs from December 13- January 2013 and you can shop directly from my website

So if your family is not sure what to buy you for Christmas - shop for yourself!  Or have them call me or email me and I'll do the shopping!

There is an inspiring blog hop going on right now!  I was unable to participate this time because my holiday shopping got in the way...  Check out the hop by starting here and just hop all the way through.  If you have any trouble you can find the entire list here

So grab a cup of hot cocoa and settle down for some of your "me-time" during this hectic time of year!

Friday, December 7, 2012

December Workshop

It is Holiday time!!  Get ready for the holiday with this month's projects.  We will be using the Pear and Partridge paper pack- definitely a vintage look to the paper.

The layout is from the 9035 Make It from Your Heart Book - and my little ones are all dressed up for their Holiday photo shoot!

(click on picture for a larger view of the layout)

We will also be making a tag for your gift packages  and a little  gift box, perfect for a small trinket!

The gift tag uses S1212 year Round Cheer - the December SOTM.

Please RSVP by Wednesday 12/12/12!! so I can have all of the kits ready for you on Friday night

Here are the details:
What:  December Make It from YOUR Heart Workshop
When:  December 14, 2012 from 6-9:00 p.m.
Where:  my home - email me for directions
How much?: $10.00

Come enjoy the evening and get away from the 'hustle and bustle' of the holiday season and treat yourself to a fun night!

Happy Holidays to everyone!!