Monday, September 28, 2009

New Blog Hop Coming!

I am excited to announce that the October Stamp of the Month blog hop will be starting on Thursday, October 1st. Our group has grown so large that this month the hop will be divided into three smaller groups. We will all still post at the same time, and you can still see all the postings if you would like. You can find the full list on Jena's blog; where you will go to hop with group 1. Group 2 will start on Debra's blog, and group 3 will start here on my blog. Our hope is that this will make it easier for everyone to really take their time and see all of the beautiful artwork these talented consultants make.

Here is the list of consultants blogs for group 3:

Judy Burger
Paige Dolecki
Nancy Ball
Adeline E. Brill
Cindy Leek
Carol Taggio
Jody Gustafson
Wanda Riley
Jill Lucas
Susan Brooks
Dawn Heuft
Shannon Pelletier
Laurie Levnik
Caren Goldsein
Brenda Harmless
Amy McVey
Traci Godbee
Maricar Harris
Pam Klassen
Misty Jackson

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Another Card using "Grace"

I really like the beautiful Autumn colors in Close to my Heart's "Grace" paper pack. This is another card made with those papers. It is based on Mojo Monday sketch #105. I used the "Delightful Things" stamp set (D1369) and the new "Wonder" Heartfelt Die-Cuts.

Be sure to check out the latest episode of Art & Soul on my CTMH website to see other great ways to use these products and a chance to get this great stamp set at a discount! Look for the episode "Crossing Borders" under CTMHTV.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Some Christmas Mojo

Here is a quick Christmas card based on this weeks Mojo Monday sketch #103. I used Close to my Heart's "Everlasting" paper pack and the October stamp of the month set called "Holiday Warmth". The card, also has some glitter and sparkles which aren't showing in the photo very well; it's much prettier in person.
Be sure to go to the Mojo Monday blog and check out all the beautiful artwork for this weeks sketch.Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Yeah for Saturday!

Boy, have I missed having my craft space! I just don't seem to be able to get in the groove with my projects since I had to give up my studio. My things are scattered, put wherever I could find space, which isn't helping matters any. I think it is going to take me awhile to adjust to working this way.

I am glad it is a long weekend, as I still have to design the cards I will be doing with my club next weekend. I think this will be one that we do. It is based on today's sketch #22, on Unscripted Sketches. I just rotated the design. Like the card in my last post, this one is also made with Close to my Heart's stamp of the month for September called "Treasures". I used the new Grace papers, along with Cocoa and Bamboo cardstock. The flowers were embossed with White Daisy embossing powder and then sponged lightly with brown Stazon ink to mute them a little.

Thanks, Unscripted Sketches for the inspiration!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we have almost 70 Close To My Heart consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is "Treasures", a set of 13 stamps. If you have come here from Terrie's Blog, you are on the right path! If you get lost along the way, you may want to go back to Jena's Blog and start from the beginning, or refer to the list in my post from yesterday. Either way, make sure to make the complete circle. You won't want to miss any of the beautiful creations these talented consultants have made!

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 made using the new paper pack called "Grace". The colors featured in "Grace" are, Honey, Cocoa, Twilight and Barn Red. The size of the card is 4 1/2 x 6".

It is a pocket card with the sentiment tucked inside and held closed with ribbon fed through eyelets.

The flower on the front is stamped in Barn Red and heat embossed in clear.

Now "Hop" on over to Jessica's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting, and other fun ideas! Remember, the September SOTM is only available until 9/30/09! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!