Don’t Miss the School Year

I haven’t had a whole lot of time to share this month so I sat down at my desk today and stamped my heart away.  Actually I stamped a bunch of pencils.  I’m sure you can’t notice on my card, but nothing was measured just eye-balled and random stamped it helps that our clear acrylic blocks and clear stamps will let you line things up.

I can’t believe how fast August has rushed by and there are just a few days left to pick up the stamp of the month School Year.

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This set of 9 is good for the first day, the last day and all the between days of school.  There’s also stamps that don’t really have a school theme.  If you hurry, you can get it for just $5 with a qualifying order.

Hope you enjoy your last days of summer!

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Purr-fect Halloween – August SOTM

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We are featuring the August Stamp of the Month Purr-fect Halloween a set of 17 stamps.  If you have come here from Gina’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 through the other blogs and eventually end up right back where you started.  If you get lost along the way, the complete list of hoppers can be found at Melinda’s Blog

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This month we have over 25 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. Blog hopping 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!

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I have been on a creative roll since this stamp set arrived on my door step.  I had my card all made and swapped with some fellow consultants and then my new product order arrived.  That’s right…brand new product is available TODAY and you are going to love it. That wonderful wood grain paper is now the foundation of our Rustic Fundamentals papers – a very basic set of terrific neutrals.  The paper fundamentals line got a new make-over and YOU are going to LOVE them!  The black cross is also from the fundamentals line only this time is the Uptown group.  What do you think of this pretty green at the bottom of the card and also stamped with BOO!?  It’s the brand new Color of the Year from Close to My Heart – Seaglass!  It’s available in inks, cardstock and glitter paper – I think you’ll be seeing lots of it because it’s well….uhhhhh, kinda my new favorite color!

Stay tuned for more artwork appearing throughout the month, so you don’t miss any please sign up to receive e-mail updates by clicking the follow me button on the sidebar.

Now “Hop” on over to Dana’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! Remember, the August 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!

 

 

Swapped Treasures – August Stamp of the Month Swap

My wrangler wearing sweetheart announced when coming out of the post office “We sent ourselves mail?”  I practically ripped that envelope out of his hands!  I knew exactly what was inside…hand-stamped treasures!

Each month I will be featuring Swapped Treasures…cards that I receive in the Close To My Heart Consultant Stamp of the Month Swap that I have joined.

August Stamp of the Month Cards

Each of these cards is absolutley amazing, the talented artists have inspired me to put that stamp to ink again!

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August Stamp Of the Month

The August Stamp of the Month Baroque Borders left me a bit puzzled…what to do with this elegant stamp.  I finally decided that the new colors Whisper and Ruby were just what it needed.  As a huge fan of the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge I couldn’t wait to try the new Cricut Artiste Cartridge as usual, Close to My Heart delivered by exceeding my expectations.Baroque Borders would be a fantastic set to use in your scrapbooking as well.

If you’d like to purchase the August Stamp of the month follow the Seahorse Link to my Close to My Heart Website.  With a $50 order you can purchase the stamp for just $5.00…how can you beat that?

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!

Feeling a little “Wicked”

Close to My Heart has revamped their stamp of the month program…and YOU are going to love it.

Each month there is an exclusive “D” size stamp set offered – when you place a $50 order you can purchase it for just $5 ~ that’s 72% off the full retail price!  You can also purchase the Stamp of the Month for full retail $17.95 with no minimum purchase.

The August Stamp of the Month “Wicked” – gives you plenty of time to create some fun Halloween cards and encourages you to “put your best foot forward”.   This month you will also receive an added bonus – A Typeset a fun little alphabet set.

 

Watch my blog for artwork created with these stamp sets coming soon!