Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sweet Life July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Pin It
Welcome to the July Stamp of the Month "Sweet Life" Blog Hop! We have about 50 amazing consultants participating this month. All you need to do is start here and hop from blog to blog by following the links and you will have to opportunity to see over 50 ideas using this fabulous stamp set! If you can here from Mary Eisen's blog then you are on the right track! If you get lost along the way then you can see the entire list on Kathleen's blog here.

Here is what the beautiful images look like:

Here is my first card that uses the Sweet Life stamp set, the Buzz & Bumble papers, and our alcohol markers. Directions and Ingredients for this card can be found here.

Here is a second card that also uses the Stamp of the Month, Buzz & Bumble papers, Waterbrush and Stamp Pads. Information about this card can be found here.

Now feel free to leave a comment and then hop on over to Shirley Ross's blog to see what she has in store for you!

Pin It

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pop Up Gift Card Technique Using CTMH Claire and Later Sk8tr Papers

Pin It
We did this fun card technique at my last team meeting and workshop. It looks very complicated, but it is actually pretty easy!

Claire Papers

Later Sk8tr Papers

Here are the supplies to make the top card using the Claire papers. (The second card uses the Later Sk8tr papers.)

  • One 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock (Hollyhock)
  • Two 4"x 5 1/4" pieces of patterned paper (striped small multicolored chevron)
  • One 4" x 5 1/4" piece of patterned paper (large floral)
  • Two 4" x 5 1/2" pieces of cardstock or patterned paper (large floral)
  • One 3/4" x 3" piece of patterned paper (large Hollyhock/Sunset chevron)
  • One 1" x 3" piece of patterned paper (Bamboo polkadot)
  • One 1" x 3" piece of cardstock (Hollyhock)
  • Girls Rock Stamp Set and assort blocks
  • Birthday Wishes and Hip-Hip-Hooray banner stamps from the Artiste Cricut Package
  • Ink pads: Outdoor Denim, Hollyhock, Sunset, Bamboo, & Blush
  • Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon
  • Scoring tool/board
  • Gift card size envelope or legal size envelope (cut off one end to use)
  • Adhesive
  • 1 1/4" Circle punch
  • Metal Brad Assort
  • Piercing Tool
  • Foam Tape
  • Sponge for Bamboo ink
  • Bone folder
  • Micro-tip Scissors
Here are the directions that I found on Pinterest:

Let me know if you have any questions! Pin It

CTMH Ribbons and Trims

Pin It
These are great ideas!

Pin It

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Better Blending with CTMH Markers!

Pin It
These are great tips using our terrific alcohol markers! Pin It

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Let's Get Patriotic! Support the USO!

Pin It
Show your support of military and country with new patriotic stamp sets—available only from June 1 to July 31, 2013. As a show of our support, Close to My Heart will donate $3 from each Courage stamp set and $5 from each Home of the Brave stamp set to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the country. Show your support with your own patriotic stamp set!

Pin It

June Stamp of the Month with the Oklahoma Relief Fundraiser Stamp

Pin It
I had a little bit of time this afternoon to work on this card and wanted to share it with you. I was excited to use my new Hollyhock Alcohol markers, the June Stamp of the Month, plus the special "Thank You" stamp. The "Thank You" stamp is just $2.95 and 100% of profits from sales of this stamp set from May 23 to June 30 will be donated to the American Red Cross to aid tornado victims in Oklahoma. The tulip and leaves were cut out using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge which makes it SO quick! I then stamped the tulip and leaves using Black Stazon Ink onto the cutouts. I used a round sponge along with Hollyhock and Olive ink pads to edge the cutouts as well. The border is from a stamp set called In the Background. I just stamped it with black ink onto a Colonial White Card. The pink lines were created using the Hollyhock marker and the CTMH ruler. To color the tulip, leaves, and "You," I used the Hollyhock and Olive Alcohol Marker sets. As you can see, I colored parts of the images with lighter and darker markers to make the detailed pattern stand out. Fun! The tulip and one leaf is popped out on the card using Foam Tape. Super easy! For more ideas using the June Stamp of the Month, check out the blog hop here.

All supplies can be ordered on my website at

Pin It