Urban Card Workshop

Do you struggle with masculine themed cards?  Come learn some fun techniques and make some cards for the men in your life.  Two of the three cards we’ll be making are pictured here…the third features the June SOTM so you are gonna have to wait!

  • Workshop Date:  Thursday, June 9th
  • Times:  10 am or 6:30pm
  • Place:  Tracey’s Craft Coop
  • Cost:  $15
  • RSVP & Pay by May 26th

OPTIONAL:  You may want to purchase the Urban complements pack to accessorize these cards.


Choose Happy – SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!   We are featuring March’s SOTM, which is “Choose Happy”, a set of 14.

If you have come here from Pam’s, 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 over 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!

Although I felt this set was initially going to be hard to work with, it didn’t take me long to figure that the frames would work well for both a scrapbook layout or a card.  I chose to go in the card direction (no big surprise there I’m sure).  I looked through the “Wishes” Card Confidence Book that has over 100 card patterns.  I chose two that focused on using a frame.

The first card comes from page 59.  I used the Wooden Frame and added Cricut cut letters from the Artfully sent cartridge to for a fun Father’s Day Card.  I wrapped a piece of bakers twine around to keep the embellishment simple.


My second card is a take of the pattern on page 120.  First I cut the shape from the Art Philosophy Cartridge and then stamped the frame around it.  I placed a piece of B&T from Hopscotch along the bottom inside of the card so that it would show through the opening and then layered the sentiment “Choose Happy” on a pennant to the front of the card.

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Now “Hop” on over to Chris Lathian’s blog to see what Creative Caper she’s been up to! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the March SOTM is only available until March 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Holy Rising Headlights Batman – it’s the Super Hero Paper Pack!

…if you have arrived here from Lynn’s page you are on the right path!

This month the Paper Trail Blog Hop is focusing on the Close to My Heart Super Hero Papers!  

I was not overly excited when I saw this paper pack in the catalog, but once I started playing with it the possibilities seem endless.  The blues and reds would be perfect for summertime invitations or July 4th layouts!

 My first card is  a Father’s Day card using the Elements Table and expressing #1 Dad!  I love the zip strips and used it for an accent piece…of course no princess cards are complete without a little “bling” so I added clear sparkles to my letters!  My inspiration for this card from the Mojo Monday blog, but you are seeing it first here!!!

My second card was inspired from the Sentiment Wave card from the Wishes How To Book by Jeanette Lynton, I was so sad to see these hit the retired list, although I am positive that there must be something better on the horizon!

I added some Blue Designer Ribbon which seems to fit right in with the paper, three black buttons from the Black Mini Medley Assortment and mounted the AP cut stars on the coordinating chip board.  My sentiment was taken from the Card Chatter Birthday – my new favorite birthday stamp set.

My final project is a cute mini-tag album for a special little T-Ball player…it is travelling all the way to Texas so his mommy can capture some of her favorite memories of his first T-ball season.

As the newest member of the Paper Trail Blog Hop and I am so excited that you stopped by…please stay awhile and look around my blog, follow me, leave some comments and then with a leap and a bound fly on over to Karen’s page and see what her Inky Fingers have been up to!