Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring July’s SOTM, which is “Happy Forever” a set of 9 stamps.

If you have come here from Melissa's Blog you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, I’m the end of the hop, so go next to Helen's Blog and start from the beginning!

This month we have over 65 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!

This card was based on the pattern, from Wishes.  I used a paper piecing technique with the balloons, and did a double mask for the hedgehog - once for his "prickles" and once for his body.  I think these little hedgehogs are the cutest!! They are so much fun - flying a kite, playing with a butterfly and just plain ol' looking cute!

Products Used: Splendor Level 2 paper pack, Star Spangled Blue cardstock, Brown Bag Ink, colonial white brads

Now "Hop" on over to Helen'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 July SOTM is only available until July 31st! ! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A sincere thank you

This card is a thank you for someone who made my job easier by being thoughtful.  The papers are from Close to My Heart's Passages paper pack, the stamps are from the CTMH Card Chatter -Thank You set, and the embellishments are also CTMH.  The card is based on the 
 TESC117 sketch.  It also meets the criteria for the Magical Crafts Blog's Father's Day/Card for a man challenge!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Embellish Magazine Color Challenge

I LOVE color challenges - Embellish Magazine's challenge was brown, yellow and coral.  The other guideline was that the card have a tag/label.   I chose Close to My Heart's chocolate, buttercup and sorbet cardstocks to play with.  The label is from Quickutz.  Flowers and ribbon also by Close to My Heart.  More art to come soon!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A card for my friend

I found a fun challenge at Crafts and Me Challenges  to make a card for a special person.  Since I can't get enough of the Splendor paper pack by Close to My Heart, I wanted to use it to make a happy card.  This cute bird is from the Hot Diggity set, also CTMH.  I think he's so cute and it's such a happy card. happy and Day satmps are by The Stamps of Life.  My friend Amy has just decided to leave work to be a full time mommy to her beautiful daughter, Eva.  I am so happy for her!  (It's also her birthday Sunday, so it's a double duty card - thus Happy Day, not Happy Birthday!) lol!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ahoy There!

When I found this stamp set on someone's blog, I HAD to have it! Everyone knows what a Close to My Heart Junkie I am, so it suprised even ME when I found a stamp from another company that I loved! This little guy is by My Cute Stamps called Pirate Boy. Maybe it's the idea of Jimmy Buffett's "A Pirate Looks at 40" but I really do love him! Used my copic markers to color and Fiskars punch for the waves. I also played with my Flower Soft Ultrafine fuzz... It is plasticky and feels like sand... I used the sand color on this card for the beach. FUN!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Kwerner design color inspiration 3

This card was made for a Fiskateer friend of mine as a thank you. I used the colors

in . The colors were olive, celery, chocolate, deep eggplant, pale plum and cream. I had to improvise with my own inks. Stamp is by Close to My Heart Ms. Scrapbook.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge

I missed the deadline for Heart 2 Heart Challenge's sketch last week, but I made this card using a photo of my son at his first White Sox game, so it works for THIS week's challenge - art with a photo on it! This will be the thank you note to my brother, who took Evan to the game. Papers and stamps by Close to My Heart - Zippidee paper pack and Ticket to Ride Stamp set. Inks are Cranberry and Indian Corn Blue, also both CTMH.

SSSC 72 & Cas-Tastic CWC007

This is my first Sweet Sunday sketch - so excited to have found the blog at . This also fits the bill for the Cas-Tastic challenge CWC 007 - using buttons! Papers are Material Girl by Cosmo Cricket, Cardstock is Goldrush and Tulip by Close to My Heart, Stamps and Accents by Close to My Heart.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Another Stamp of the Month Card

Just couldn't resist playing a little more with the set. Still one more coming soon!

Friday, June 4, 2010

June Stamp of the Month!

This is my take on the Close to My Heart's June Stamp of the Month, Wonderful Friend. I am not usually a shabby chic artist, but I love the pocketwatch and argyle stamps. This stamp of the month is only available through June 30th, so don't let it pass you by!