Thursday, March 31, 2011

April Stamp of the Month: Blessed Blog Hop

Pin It Welcome to the April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  Each month I participate in a Stamp of the Month Blog Hop that features the special stamp that is only available that month. Using the links provided, you hop from blog to blog viewing over 50 ideas using that stamp set. If you came here from Sheila Bennett's Blog then you are on the right track. You will find the next link at the end of this post.  If you get lost along the way, you can see the entire participant list here.

Here are the beautiful images from the stamp set:

And here is my card:

April Stamp of the Month: Blessed
Bliss Workshop Kit
Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon
Chocolate Ink Pad
Gray Flannel Ink Pad

I wanted to try stamping these onto the patterned paper, but the dove just got lost in the detail.  Then I decided to try stamping the outline onto Colonial White cardstock with Chocolate Ink.  The inside of the dove was inked with Gray Flannel, stamped onto scratch paper, the bottom of the dove is rolled back into Gray Flannel, and then stamped onto the cardstock.  I cut it out and popped it up using Foam Tape.  I think I like it!

Thanks for visiting!  Now hop on over to Debra Van Patten's Blog for more ideas! Pin It

Spring'in Up Flowers Video Tutorial

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This uses such a cute and inexpensive stamp set!
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bliss - April Workshop

Pin It Spring is in the air. Celebrate it by creating five beautiful cards that are perfect for weddings, babies, or friendships. This workshop uses the Bliss Level 2 paper packet, the exclusive My Acrylix® Bliss Workshop stamp set, and Irresistiblesdie-cuts for creative embellishing. Sign up today!

When: Sat, April 9th at 10:00am - 12:30pm

Place: My Stamp Studio in Fircrest, WA

RSVP: Before April 7th via email (

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hope for Japan

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Help us raise money to support the American Red Cross in it's relief efforts for Japan! This set was designed by our founder, Jeanette Lynton, just for this occasion. A set this size would normally sell for $7.95, but you can get it for $5 with all the proceeds going to the Red Cross. I am sending in an order for these at the end of the week and also after April 9th. Let me know if you would like to buy one and send me $5.63 for the order which includes shipping on the $7.95 retail price. (There isn't any tax or consultant commission for this type of order.) Thank you for your support!

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Baby Card Using March Stamp of the Month

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Here is a baby card using the Stamp of the Month and the Miracle Level 2 Paper Packet.  This little guy reminded me of Peter Cottontail.  The lighting in the first picture didn't turn out as well as the second photo though.  Enjoy! Pin It

Friday, March 25, 2011

Homemaker of the Year

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I think I deserve a homemaker domestic goddess award today - worked out, walked the dog, cleaned the kitchen, bathrooms, family room, vacuumed, sanitized light-switches/remotes, planned meals for next week, went grocery shopping, cleaned out frig, spilled pickle juice washed the kitchen floor, met with our life insurance broker - whew! ....and it's only 1:30. Can I have a brownie now? :o)  I love my days off!

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

March Stamp of the Month: Sensational Seasons Bunny Card

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This was a fun card to make using the Paper Piecing technique.  I stamped the bunny from the Stamp of the Month on white cardstock and used the lid of my stamp pads and blending pen to color it.  Then I stamped her onto background paper and just cut out the apron and added it on top of the bunny.  I also used the Sophia Level 2 paper packet with Sweet Leaf Ribbon.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks Pin It

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hope for Japan Stamp Set!

Pin It I'm so excited that Close to my Heart is offering an "A" size stamp set called "Hope for Japan" for just $5! 100% of the profits will go to The American Red Cross to benefit relief efforts in Japan! I'm putting together an order for these, so let me know if you would like to show your support! Here is a link to our Founder, Jeanette Lynton's blog with more information:  Isn't the set beautiful?!!

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring in the Northwest!

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ribbon Rosette with Scallop Circle Punch & Glitter Gel

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We made this card at my last team meeting.  It is a different version of the acetate flower card I posted a few days ago.  Have you ever had something work the first time and then never again?!  The first time I used the Scallop Circle Punch on the overheard projector plastic, it worked perfectly, but when I tried it at my unit meeting it didn't work anymore.  Luckily, I had a backup plan just in case.  We cut out one of the roses from the beautiful pink ribbon assortment, added some glitter gel in a accent jar, then smooshed the rose into the jar to cover the tips of the rose with the glitter and viola - sparkly rose!  That technique was shown on a CTMH video that I posted earlier


D1476 Card Chatter - Sympathy Stamp Set (1" x 3 1/2" Block)
4 1/4 x 11 White Daisy CS
Sophia Workshop Kit Papers:
2 1/2 x 3 3/4 Striped paper (stripes going short-ways)
2 x 3 3/4 small floral paper
(2) 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 polka dot paper
Chocolate Stamp Pad
4 1/4 Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon
(2) White Brads
Designer Pink Ribbon
Scallop Punch
Piercing Tool
Foam Tape
Glue Dots
Liquid Glass
Tombow Adhesive
Sponge (for brown ink)

All supplies can be found on my website!

Here are the other instructions:
  • Use Chocolate Ink and a sponge to add ink to the edges of all the papers
  • Glue the background papers to the card toward the top of the card to leave room for the saying at the bottom
  • Stamp "Thinking of You" at the bottom using Chocolate Ink
  • Add the brown ribbon across the card with tombow adhesive
  • Use the Piercing Tool to create holes for the brads
  • Add the white brads
  • Punch two scallop circles out of the two 2 1/2" polka dot papers
  • Place the two scallop circles together and snip (from the outside into the center) every other scallop to create petals. You can do each circle separately, but this saves time.
  • Bend each petal up and down to separate them so they are more distinct
  • With the green side up of one of the scallop flowers, place a piece of foam tape in the center and add the other flower on top
  • Add Liquid Glass to the center of the pink flower
  • Cut out a rose from the Pink Ribbon Assortment
  • Squeeze some Glitter Gel into an accent jar
  • Squish your rose into the Glitter Gel as show in the CTMH video, let dry
  • Add Liquid Glass to the center/top of the pink polka dot scalloped flower
  • Add the rose on top
  • Let dry and done!
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Friday, March 18, 2011

Wow! More Huge Discounts!

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More sale items have been added to my website and some are as low as $1.00!  Check them out here!  Don't forget about the March Special too and get your free Acrylix block!
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Pin It I wish you all the luck of the Irish and blessings from God!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Double Rainbow Quick Pops

Pin It Oh my gosh, these are TOO CUTE!!

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Mini 3x3 Scrapbook

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Did you know these 3x3 mini albums are only $1 on my website?!  I made this album for my sister for her birthday.  Little did I know that her and boyfriend would be engaged later that night!  Congrats Erica and Eric!  There are 16 pages in the little book.  My friend Caryl hosted a scrapbook workshop using these little albums and suggested we order a Collage print from the Walgreens in order to get a variety of small pictures to add to the album.  It was perfect!  The papers aren't from CTMH, but I still love them.  :o)
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Sunday, March 13, 2011


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YIPPIE!  The blog has hit over 100 followers, so one lucky winner will receive the Acetate Flower card!  I used to choose a random winner from the list of followers.  The winner will just need to email me with her address and I'll mail off the card within the next couple of days.  Thanks everyone!  I'll do a HUGE giveaway when we reach 200 followers, so keep them coming!
And the winner is.......
 Rebecca!!!!!  Congratulations!!!!!
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Almost to 100!!

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My Follower count is almost to 100!!  Whoo hoo!!  Once the blog reaches that point then I will randomly select one of the followers to receive the card shown in the post below!  If you haven't become a follower, now is the time!  When it reaches 200 then I will do a HUGE giveaway too.  Thanks all!  XOXOXO Pin It

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Acrylic Flowers using the Scallop Circle Punch

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Here is another card we are making at my workshop on Saturday.  I will post more details on the card sometime next week.  If you would like to join us for the workshop, please let me know by Wednesday evening so I have enough time to prepare all of the supplies.  Thanks!

Can you see the clear flower on top?  It looks so pretty in person!
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Monday, March 7, 2011

Good Times

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"Good times are even better when they're shared with friends."

Imagine - A day when I can talk with a friend and not be interupted by my adorable children!  It was great!  Our wonderful hubbies took the kids while my friend Meighan and I took a trip down to Grayland, WA last weekend. 
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Friday, March 4, 2011

Get Ready for Spring Workshop!

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Sign up today to create five cheerful cards to celebrate friendships, Easter, and birthdays. This workshop uses the Sophia Level 2 paper packet, the exclusive My Acrylix® Sophia Workshop stamp set, the March Stamp of the Month, and oh-so-cute pink buttons and ribbons. It’s a workshop you’ll want to indulge in...

When: March 12th at 10:00am - 12:30pm

Place: My Stamp Studio in Fircrest, WA

RSVP: Before March 9th via email

Cost: $5 plus an order of $20 or more (or a $25 workshop fee)
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