More Magical

Every good tourist should have a camera and the Magical paper pack gives you a B&T paper that is filled with choices!  My friend Debi G and I had a productive day in the Coop Monday and we put together this cute camera that we saw on Instagram by Aaron Brown (another CTMH Consultant).


What’s special about this card?  It’s got a sneak peak of a brand new color Candy Apple!  I love that we finally have a true red in our color palette, the fact that it works so well with Lagoon is just an added bonus.

I thought I had a pretty colorful little Instax camera – since mine is just white it was fun to dream a little.

I’m linking up with the Three Amigo’s Blast From the Past – using their Challenge #10 Anything Goes!  They are a fun group of ladies…not quite as fun as Double Trouble, but close!

I hope you’ll consider purchasing the Magical paper packet while it’s on special thru September 30th.  It is such a fun, colorful paper good for so much more than just amusement park scrapbooking.


For the Love of Crafting – Color Dare #304

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Eggplant, Linen and Peacock.

I chose to pair the August Stamp of the Month, For the Love of Crafting, with the Fundamentals in Eggplant & Peacock.  My typewriter was stamped directly onto the Linen cardstock.  The sentiment was also stamped on Linen, but I fussy cut them (can you believe it) so I could pop them up individually.  Do you know what card kit this pattern was from?  The first one to tell me will get this card in the mail.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Each color dare is open for two weeks so you have plenty of time to play!Image may contain: text

While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!


Do What You Love

I’d rather make cards than do laundry so I think I’m going to try using that excuse next time my Wrangler Wearing Sweetheart runs out of socks, LOL!

My card is made using the last of my Beautiful You paper packet.  I really like the Sapphire against the Bashful.  I stamped the sentiment in Smoothie and added a few Documented gems and light gray ribbon to finish it off.

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Craftiness is Happiness

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the August SOTM, which is For the Love of Crafting a 9 piece set with images and sentiments related to crafting.  If you have come here from Michelle’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:

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This month we have 28 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 August Stamp of the Month For the Love of Crafting is right up my alley.  I couldn’t wait to get it inked up and start creating.

I reached for the Central Park papers because I loved all the messy dots on this paper.  I made this card for my friend and fellow CTMH consultant that helped me with my booth at the Consultant Showcase at convention.  The sentiment seemed kind of plain so I found my Ink Blot stamp set and added a few splotches of color.  It almost reminds me of graffiti and exactly the look I was going for.

Now “Hop” on over to my Crafty Happy friend Darlys to next 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, theAugust SOTM is only available until 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Highlight Reel – July SOTM

Every once in a while a Stamp of the Month comes around and I wonder “what in the world am I going to do with that” I mean really?  July’s Stamp of the Month, Highlight Reel, seemed perfect for scrapbooking, but making a card?!

So after sitting at staring at it surrounded by talented friends in the Craft Coop and kind of talking it through I got to work.

Today I’m sharing the collection of cards that I received through my Stamp of the Month Swap.  8 cards of inspiration and very valid reasons to purchase July’s Stamp of the Month.

A Sunny Birthday

Do you ever wonder what to do with this sheet of paper that comes in your Close to My Heart Paper Packets?

This sheet from the Central Park paper packet is full of bright colors perfect for the popular pocket scrapbooking, but shouldn’t be overlooked for a card.

I added a zip-strip and cut a scallop from the Central Park paper packet along with a little arrow from the July Stamp of the Month that I stamped in Willow.  I dug through my stamps until I could find a Happy Birthday sentiment that would fit.  I added some sequins and then bitty sparkles to bling it up just a bit.  I’ll be delivering some sunshine to a mailbox with this card for sure!


Good Times with Central Park

I’m back from Las Vegas and ready to craft with a vengeance.  The first thing I reached for was the July Stamp of the Month Highlight Reel and my packet of Central Park paper.  I love this little city scene paper, but then I started really looking at the pack and it’s got a lot of happy thoughts churning in my head!  Do you see the little touch of vellum under the sentiment square – it’s popped up with 3D Foam Dots to give the card a little dimension.


When I first saw the July Stamp of the Month I thought, “How am I ever going to use that set on a card” but after swapping with some fellow consultants I have all sorts of inspiration.product image

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