Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Jigglers

Do you know about the "BOO" tradition? You make up a bag of treatss, drop it on your neighbors' doorstep, ring the bell and run! It's a cute little game and the kids love it. Then, you hang up a "We've Been Booed" sign so you don't get double booed (though we did this year...two times in five minutes...I didn't have time to get the sign up. And, yes, the kids LOVED that!). Finally, it was our turn to boo two more friends.

Okay, I digressed, back to the Jello Jigglers. Our first BOO bag contained this cool Jello mold and mixes. So easy to make and delicious to eat. I found extras at Target that we gifted to other friends.





My little guy had a friend over after school today and they loved these tasty treats! What Halloween treats are you making this year?


Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Countdown!

How many days until Halloween? These cute little countdown blocks answer that question in such a spookily sweet way!




Happy Halloween!




Thursday, October 16, 2014

Treats Box

Wow, I had my Halloween craft going a couple of years ago. Here's a Treats box I decorated with CTMH paper and stamps (now retired).



You could easily reproduce this treat box with the Scaredy Cat Paper Pack  and the My Creations Journaling Cards Box. It would be more vertical than horizontal, but would be so cute!


What would you fill it up with?

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Spooky Banner

It's time to decorate for Halloween! I made this cute spooky banner a few years ago. You'll see in my next few posts just how much I loved that Mischief paper pack.






What Halloween decorations have you put up?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Home for the Holidays

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring October's SOTM,  Home for the Holidays, a set of seven stamps.  If you have come here from Traci Godbee'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: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.








This month we have 73 (73!) 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.


I made this simple card after seeing something similar on Pinterest. I love the combination of spray pen technique and washi tape. It creates such a simple, but fun, card. Home for the Holidays coordinates with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, which makes cutting out the postage stamp so easy.


Now "Hop" on over to Krista Ritskes's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the October SOTM is only available until the 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

CTMH Cricut Artfully Sent Collection

Congratulations! You've made it through the summer! Perhaps you have a little more time for YOU now...time to meet friends for lunch, to workout, to catch up on correspondence and to reach out to friends and family you've been missing.

Close To My Heart has a fantastic new product to help you with that last endeavor...the Cricut Artfully Sent Collection! This fabulous collection will be coming in early to mid September and only from your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant (that's me!). Like all of our Cricut Collections, you'll get three stamp sets that coordinate with the Cricut cartridge.

CTMH Cricut Artfully Sent Collection

Here's a sneak peak at a few cards I made at CTMH Convention this June, using the new Cricut Artfully Sent Collection.


Outside of Card
Inside of Beautiful Day Card
With just a few embellishments and simple stamping, you can create stunning cards in just minutes. Contact me today so I can let you know as soon as this cartridge becomes available to order!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is Family is Forever, a set of seven stamps.  If you have come here from Mary Eisen'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:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.




This month we have 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!


I was inspired to use the new CTMH Designed Decor Shadow Box Z2015 on a collage wall my husband and I are creating. My plan is to change out the layout for each season. I love how this Fall layout turned out using the Family is Forever stamp set. A special thanks to Sarah Paige-Gruber for the inspiration for the top right corner design.

List of supplies used:
  • Designed Decor Shadow Box, Z2015
  • Pathfinding Paper Packet, X7186B
  • Brown & Tan Sparkles, Z1753
  • Exclusive Inks Chocolate Stamp Pad, Z2111
  • Exclusive Inks Barn Red Stamp Pad, Z2104
  • Exclusive Inks Olive Stamp Pad, Z2137
  • Cricut Art Philosophy Collection, Z1686
  • Colonial White Cardstock, Z2168
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors, Z1836
  • Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z2060
Now "Hop" on over to Kami Welter's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting and other fun ideas! Remember, the September SOTM is only available until the 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!