Saturday, June 30, 2012

July Stamp of the Month "Live Out Loud" Blog Hop

Pin It Welcome to the July Stamp of the Month "Live Out Loud" Blog Hop! Over 50 consultants post different ideas using the stamp set and you can hop from blog to blog viewing these terrific ideas. You can start here or on any of the participating blogs and eventually you loop around to them all. If you came here from Brae Montgomery's blog then you are on the right track. If you get lost along the way then you can see the full list on Helen's Blog here. Let's get started! Here is what the stamp set looks like:

Here are my cards using the set:

Love this color combo: Honey & Outdoor Denim!
Can you see the sparkles?

The July Stamp of the Month is available for purchase from July 1-31st only!  You can get it for only $5 with any order of $50 or more or at full price at $17.95.  ORDER HERE or on your consultant's website!  Please feel free to leave a comment and then hop on over to see what Shirley Ross made with this set too!  Thanks for hopping! Pin It

Thursday, June 28, 2012

June CTMH Workshop Cards

Pin It Here are the cards from my workshop a few weeks ago.  It has been a little chilly here in Washington so it was fun to play with summer theme stamps and paper.  There are only two days left for the Buy 2 Acrylic Stamps, Get 1 Free Special so if you see something you like, now is the time to buy it! To sweeten the pot, I also have one set of prestamped and cut supplies from this workshop and will mail it to the first person that places an order of $30 or more on my website! Check out the "While Supplies Last" discounted items too.

Stamps used in the following cards:
G1036 Footloose Workshop on the Go Kit
C1499 Perfect Day
A1128 Quick Cards: Shell
C1500 Under the Sea
S1206 Life is Tweet - June Stamp of the Month

Featured Paper Packet:

Seahorse Card
G1036          Footloose WOTG Kit
Z2260         Twilight Reinker   
Z2267         Crème Brulee Reinker
Z2105         Black Ink Pad    
X5754         Crème Brulee Cardstock
1385            White Daisy Cardstock
Z1151           3-D Foam Tape

Life is Tweet Card
S1206A       June SOTM: Life is Tweet 
G1036          Footloose WOTG Kit   
1301            Bamboo Cardstock  
1385            White Daisy Cardstock
Z2118          Desert Sand Ink Pad  
Z2166         Tulip Ink Pad    
Z2105         Black Ink Pad      
Z2114          Cocoa Ink Pad 
Z1263         Bitty Sparkles 
4275          My Legacy Writer Pens
Z1151         3-D Foam Tape
Z1686        Cricut Art Philosophy Collection

Double Flap Card
C1499          Perfect Day Stamp Set
G1036          Footloose WOTG Kit        
3174            Blending Pen               
3505           Watercolor Pencils          
1772            Glue Dots  
Z1693         Seaside Wooden Shapes   
Z2114          Cocoa Ink Pad
Z1142         Brown Stazon Ink Pad

You’re an Angel Card
C1500          Under the Sea Stamp Set 
Z2260         Twilight Reinker         
Z2105         Black Ink Pad                  
Z1732         Color Ready Binding Ribbon 
1385            White Daisy Cardstock  
1386            Black Cardstock                 
Z1151          3-D Foam Tape               

Envelope Card
A1128          Quick Cards-Shell
G1036          Footloose WOTG Kit  
Z2195         Lagoon Ink Pad    
Z2197         Peak Ink Pad
Z2167         Crème Brulee Ink Pad
Z697           Sponge  
Z1711           Foundry Metal Accessories 
Z1363         Blue Brad Assort
Z1617          Chocolate Striped Ribbon
Z1114          Piercing Tool Kit
Z1311           1 1/4” Circle Punch

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Instagram Fun

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I love the Instagram App and am so happy they came out with an android version so I can use it too.  As you may have figured out from my previous post, I have been busy attending my son's baseball games and practices.  I snapped this pic of my daughter playing around with her blanket.  What a cutie (if I do say so myself.)

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My Boy

Pin It I just have to share this picture of my son that I took last night at the ball game.  He HATES prefers not to have his picture taken so I caught this shot quickly.  Their team won the first playoff game in the bottom of the 8th in overtime. (They only play 7 innings.)  Do you love to attend your children or grandchildren's games as much as I do?  I never want to miss one!  Go Eagles!! 

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Double Flap Card Using CTMH "Perfect Day" and Footloose Papers

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Here is another version of the stamp of the month blog hop card that we made at my workshop this Saturday.  I was actually really surprised at how versatile this stamp set is when I started to play with it.  The themes can be Father's Day, graduation, encouragement, birthday, thinking of you, etc! 

Supplies:  Order Here
C1499          Perfect Day Stamp Set
G1036          Footloose WOTG Kit
3174            Blending Pen
3505            Watercolor Pencils 
1772            Glue Dots
Z1693          Seaside Wooden Shapes
Z2114          Cocoa Ink Pad
Z1142          Brown Stazon Ink Pad
Z2103          Bamboo Ink Pad

Paper Sizes:
4 1/4 x 11 Cocoa CS
2 1/2 x 4 Bamboo CS
5 1/4 x 7 1/8 B&T Paper 

  • Fold the Cocoa piece in half, then fold the front backwards to create the main card as shown
  • Score the B&T paper at 4" and fold
  • Swipe the Bamboo pad directly over the small pebbled front of the B&T paper to give a more subdued look.
  • Scrape the edges of the Cocoa ink pad around the edges of B&T paper and Bamboo CS
  • Place the B&T paper onto the main body of the Cocoa card so there is about a 1/4" showing around the sides.  Glue down.
  • Place the lighthouse, birds, and saying all on one acrylic block and stamp onto the Bamboo CS with Brown Stazon ink.
  • Use watercolor pencils and blending pen to color. Glue onto the front flap.
  • Place a Glue Dot on the bottom portion of the sand dollar Seaside Wooden Shapes and adhere to the B&T paper as shown so the flap of the B&T paper and easily tuck under it to hold it in place. Make sure the top portion of the underside of the sand dollar is clear so the B&T paper and easily slide in and out when someone wants to open the card.

Let me know if you have any questions!
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fantastic Summer June Workshop

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It may be raining outside, but it's time to get in the mood for summer at my June Workshop! From quick cards to new fancy folds, I hope you will join us!  I know several of you have been looking forward to the Stamp of the Month, "Life is Tweet," so we will feature it as well.  The June Special is Buy 2 My Acrylic Stamp Sets and Get 1 Free too!
Featured Products: 
Footloose Workshop on the Go papers and stamps
Quick Cards: Shell Stamp
Perfect Day Stamp Set
Under the Sea Stamp Set
Seaside Wooden Shapes
June Stamp of the Month, "Life is Tweet" (see below)

What: Make 5 cards!
Date: Saturday, June 16th
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Place: My Stamping Studio, Fircrest, WA (email me for my address after you RSVP for security please)
RSVP: Just send me a quick email at before June 14th so I can prepare your supplies
Cost: $5 Supply Fee with any order of $20 or more (or a $25 Workshop Fee)

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Nifty Neighbor Gifts Using Close to My Heart Products

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