Sunday, November 30, 2014

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Cutie Pie

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring December's SOTM, Cutie Pie, a set of 11 stamps.  If you have come here from Priscilla'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:

This month we have approximately 60 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!

The Dot Embossing Folder provided just the texture I wanted for this card. I rubbed a little of the White Daisy Pigment Ink across the dimensional dots with a sponge to give them a little more "oomph." I love the hand drawn look of the pennant and the cupcakes. I couldn't resist filling them in with our new ShinHan alcohol ink markers. They are so easy to use and I adore the vibrant colors.

Now "Hop" on over to Nancy'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 December 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!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

CTMH Cricut Artfully Sent Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Blog Hop. Thank you for hopping over from Wendy's Blog. If you get lost along the way, click here for a complete list of participants.

CTMH's latest Cricut cartridge, Artfully Sent, is full of 700 images that when combined, allow you to make 400 projects. You'll never get bored with this cartridge! This cart is made for card makers with pop-ups, scenes, sentiments, sleeves and pocket card styles. But, you can also change the sizes to make cute additions to your layouts. Oh, and did I mention an alphabet and envelope making abilities? Yep, you gotta put this on your Christmas list!

I wanted to show that you can make a gift card holder in five minutes. The B&T paper is from Wanderful and I used some scraps of White Daisy and Cotton Candy Cardstock. The sentiment comes from one of the coordinating stamp sets that you get with this cartridge and is stamped in Crystal Blue Ink. I just added a little bling with Flamingo Dots, Gold Shimmer Trim and Pink Shimmer Trim.

Be sure to visit all of the blogs on this hop for some creative inspiration. Next up is Beth's Blog.

Remember, you can only get the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge from your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. Click here for more information or to buy it now!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Happy Holidays Tag

Halloween is over, yet the sugar rush lingers. So, must be time for Christmas crafting to start!

One of my teacher friends is now an Arbonne consultant and she's sponsoring seniors to pamper with some lovely Arbonne products this Christmas. I made a slew of tags to attach to the gifts.

I used a lot of retired CTMH product (stamp set is C1481, Holiday Cheer), but you could recreate this tag with any Christmas stamp set. The tags are cut using Art Philosophy (Tag 1) at 4 inches. Just have fun sharing some Christmas cheer this year with a hand-stamped tag!

Friday, October 31, 2014

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - It's the Little Things

Welcome to the Close To My Heart November Stamp of the Month, It's the Little Things, Blog  Hop. I appreciate you hopping over from Lela's Blog. For a complete list of hoppers, go here.

I made a little gift bag using my awesome Cricut Artiste cartridge. Then, I put my stamping and scissors to work with the little flowers. I layered the Thin 3-D Foam Tape to create different layers of dimension to the flowers, added some washi tape and sparkles and voila! Simple and cute homemade gift bag.

Side view to show dimension

Supplies Used (all CTMH)
  • CTMH Artiste cartridge, Z1790 (Select 3D Object, <Noel>,
    Fit to Page) page 79 of the Artiste book
  • Lagoon Hearts Washi Tape, Z2004
  • Chalk It Up Paper Packet, X7184B
  • Lagoon Ink, Z2195
  • Flaxen Ink, Z2642
  • Sorbet Ink, Z2164
  • Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z2060
  • Mini Clothes Pin, Z1815
  • Sparkles Clear Flourishes - Small, Z1812
  • Bitty Sparkles, Z1263
This It's the Little Things Stamp Set is going to get so much use with it's whimsical flowers and sentiments.  Remember, you can only get this set in November and it's just $5 with your $50 purchase on my CTMH website.

Be sure to visit all of the blogs on this hop for some creative inspiration. Next up is Nancy's Blog.

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?