Eat, Play, Love, Stamp!

Several months ago I joined a Facebook Group that features amazing projects that are easy to create and put your own spin on AND I’ll be teaching this fun folio in January, but you have to order the products now!

Although I’m a dog mom, this paper is two sided and could easily be made for a cat lover.

Your workshop is free with the following purchase from my webpage. (your choice of stamp set, Best Friends Furever Coordinating Cardstock, Best Friends Furever Paper Packet with Sticker Sheet.

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Best Friends Furever Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet

This special is only available thru the end of December or while supplies last so get yours orders today. When I get notification that you have placed your order you will receive an invitation to come to this exclusive workshop.

Thin Cuts – Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Thin Cuts Blog Hop – we will be featuring the fantastic Thin Cut Die Cuts from Close to My Heart this month.  There are 18 consultants sharing amazing work using the thin cuts if you have came here from Alyson’s blog you are on the right path, if you’re starting here that’s ok the blog hop is a great big circle and if you click the links at the end of each post you will make your way around and end up back where you started.  If you get lost along the way – you can find the entire list of hoppers at Melinda’s Blog:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

Thin cuts are a thin metal die that gives you a fast and easy way to cut all types of shapes for your crafting!  This month they are available for 25% off.

I decided to share a fun project using the Dreamin’ Big Scrapbook Workshop Your Way – the cutting instructions include  a set of 9 cards – 3 each of 3 designs.  I packaged them all up in a magazine file that I cut using the Cricut.  If you join my Workshop Your Way class this month – you’ll receive the paper to put this box together as well.

 

The Dreamin’ Big Bundle consists of a stamp set with variety of bugs and some adorable sentiments (love that script) and the matching thin cuts.  Remember all the thin cuts are on sale for 25% off during the month of March only.

Now “Hop” on over to Brenda’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!

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A Taste of Summer – National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop

May is National Scrapbook month and what better way to celebrate than with an amazing paper packet and matching stamp set from Close to My Heart.

This “A Taste of Summer Blog Hop” is showcasing the work of 37 amazing Close to My Heart consultants that bring you the stamp of the month hop on the first of each month.  If you’ve come here from Traci Godbee’s blog you are on the right track, if you happen to have started here make sure you continue the loop to see the cream of the crop in artwork.

I chose to make a card box and matching cards with the bright cheerful papers.  The My Creations Journaling Cards Box was easy to cover with my favorite B&T paper…the problems started only when I couldn’t decide which side of the paper to use 🙂

I reached for the Make It From Your Heart pattern book to complete my card selection.  I have some favorite patterns, but most often need to double check their measurements.

  

Now “hop” on over to Melissa Robinson’s blog where she’s sure to have something “peachy keen” for you to feast your eyes on.

Remember, the Taste of Summer items are only available until May 31st!  You can order them here or contact your local consultant.

Everything ABC Blog Hop “O” – OWL Always Love You!

 Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “O”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “O” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda’s blog ~ Scrappy Therapy

My O is OWLS

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This week my husband and I celebrated our four year anniversary.  I love making him cards for all our special and “non-special” occassions.  Since I recently made a box card that I was pretty happy with I decided that for a little extra punch I’d try another!  I used the Lollydoodle paper, paired with the OWLS and GIRLS ROCK stamp sets along with Cricut Art Philosophy cut hearts.  When the box is open it looks like the hearts are pouring out and I sort of wish that I’d added them to the second tab and put the flowers in first, but it’s all the same and packed full of love!  I told him I was confiscating it back to display on the shelf above my desk – it’s just to cute to be stored in his memory box!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my “O”…Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Lauren’s CTMH Craftings.

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!

Catching Up On Projects

Well, it seems as though I finally have made my way back into the craft room with one giant intention…getting things organized!  What that meant to me was finishing some projects that have been hanging around for a while – like since last fall!  It was a great accomplishment and now I can move on to new things…which includes making about 50 birthday cards for family and friends so that I don’t miss anyone this year!

So, I thought this would be a great time to share a stationary box that I made.  It was a quick easy gift using the My Creations Card Box (Z1647)  and the Avonlea  Paper Packet (X7155B) which I filled with 3 X 3 Cricut Cards cut from the Art Philosophy Cartridge and a pen that I filled with matching paper.

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If you’d be interested in making one of these for yourself or a gift, give me a call!

Happy Crafting!

What to Do With New Product?

Well use them of course!

If you’re making your way along the Paper Trail…welcome to my August post…I am featuring new products from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Close to My Heart Idea Book.  If you’ve made your way here from Karen’s Inky Fingers Blog you are on the right path…if you’ve stumbled across me on your own keep following the Paper Trail and you’ll eventually end up right where you started but with more great ideas!

Have you ever had one of those moments that you see a new paper and all the accessories to go with it and say “A-ha, I have to have that?”  Well that happened to me with the new Clementine Paper available in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book and Catalog from Close to My Heart.  I also knew that the Artiste cartridge had to be added to my collection – oh my, how was I to explain to my Wrangler wearing cutie that not only was I returning from the Close to My Heart Conventiontion (where I spent an extraordinary amount of money) I also had a new idea book in hand JAM-PACKED with new product calling my name!

When my huge box arrived, my three year old granddaughter stood with anticipation – so did I!  Then I got sick and my box sat unopened for days…finally, I didn’t feel like it took all my energy to get from bed to the couch, I knew it was time!  That box was ripped open and first out was my Artiste Cartridge…I couldn’t wait to look at all the things I could cut.  I have not even scratched the surface with the 700 (ok, really 698 new images plus a circle and square) that can be cut.  Next out  the Clementine Paper   Packet…oh my, this paper has “Country Girl” written all over it!  This farm chick was about to have fun…and fun I had!

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First I made the adorable little purse from the Clementine Paper Z7156 and the Cricut Artiste Collection Z1790 (- the reverse side of the paper reminded me of an actual fabric that was on the interior of a straw purse I had seen so I knew this was the paper I had to use.  The greatest thing about this purse is that it has an interior pocket that is perfect for presenting a gift card (or in this case 3 little handmade cards that coordinate!)

I used the new Casual Expressions My Acrylix Stamp Set D1525 and Love Life My Acrylix Stamp Set D1482 for the cards and accessorized them  with  some Creme Brulee Bakers Twine from the Paradise Assortment Z1702 and  of course no card is complete without a little bling so I went right to the Sparkles and added a few from the Clear  Assortment Z1752 and Brown & Tan Assortment Z1753. 

So now, I hope you’ll continue on your Paper Trail journey to find more lovely things…click this link to get over to Field’s Finery to see what Lynn has in store for you!

Tagging the Holiday

Thanks for sticking with me – first came Thanksgiving and the planning of a menu pioneer woman style around a wood cook stove, a trip over the mountains to see the parents and a sweet little grandchild that gave me a super nasty bug I might be back in action with my Cricut chirping up a storm.

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Here I have made some Christmas tags and stashed them in a fry box cut with the Art Philosophy cartridge using Wonderland papers…add some ribbon and bling and wahlah a fun festive gift.

I’ve hopefully got my Mojo back and you’ll see lots more creating posted soon!