Thursday, October 31, 2013

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Illuminate

Thanks for joining me from Shirley Ross's blog and welcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! You'll visit over 50 artists' blogs featuring artwork using Illuminate, a brilliant stamp set of 15 stamps available only from your CTMH Consultant through November 30th. If you get lost along the way, you can see a full list of hoppers at Melinda Everitt's blog.

I chose to create a simple card using CTMH's exclusive Sparkle & Shine paper pack. Faith, light and sparkles all make me think of Christmas and I know you'll love this Christmasy paper pack!

Sentiment inside the card.

If you'd like your own Illuminate set, contact me today or click on my Shop Now link! With any $50 order, Illuminate is only $5 (regular retail price of $17.95). Now, head on over to Beth Naumann's blog to see what she created!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Festive Mini Albums (S01E09)

I can't wait to make this! Let me know what kind of mini album you would like to make with your Artbooking cartridge!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Holiday Guide Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Guide Blog Hop! Here, you'll be taken on a holiday journey through Close To My Heart's Winter 2013 Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide.  If you get lost along the way, you'll find a full list of consultants participating in this blog hop on Melinda Everitt's blog, If You Bling It.

Thanks for coming from Maria Myers' Stamp Momma's blog.

I'm in the midst of planning and teaching several kids' classes right now. They are just loving washi tape (okay, so am I), so I decided to use the new Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape 3-Pack (Z1907) and simply cover ornaments cut out from my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge (Z1686) in various sizes. Then, I stamped images from the My Acrlyix Santa Clause Stamp Set (C1567) and popped them up with a bit of 3-D Foam Tape. This is an easy project that my youngest crafters can do as there's no right or wrong way to add washi tape!

Since my Christmas tree isn't up yet, I decided to showcase my ornaments on the Designed Decor Black Frame (Z1880) and attached them using the ruby mini painted clothes pins from the Mini-Medley Accents Ruby Collection (Z1861).

If you don't have your own copy of the Holiday Guide, contact your local consultant, request a FREE one from me here or visit my Close To My Heart website to view it online.

Now, it's time to head to Karen Fullam's Enriching Memories blog to see what amazing artwork she's created for you!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Clearly the Best: A Burst of Creativity (S02E01)

It's a chilly 52 degrees here in Northern Virginia, and I swear I just saw animals lining up two by two to avoid these torrential downpours! So, I thought this video by CTMH execs was perfect. Check it out to see how to make a burst of sunshine on your cards.

What do you do to cheer yourself up on a rainy day?