Wednesday, September 30, 2009

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Yep! It's that time again! Time for another fabulous Stamp of the Month blog hop! We've changed things up a bit this month and hopefully it will make it easier to check out the blog hop in a few sittings. For October, we have THREE different blog hop loops each with over 20 participants. At the bottom of this post, you'll find links to the other two rounds!

This month we are featuring the October Stamp of the Month, Holiday Warmth (D1376). This whimsical set is made up of fun images and sentiments to create a merry greeting!

Of course, nothing says holiday like the new Jingle My Reflections Paper Packet and the Jingle Creative Basics. What a perfect compliment to the Holiday Warmth set!

The following fast and easy card was created using the Jingle Creative Basics and Tulip cardstock. seems I'm on a Prisma Glitter kick lately. Yes, I've created yet another card using my favorite touch of bling! On this one I added Liquid Glass to the swirls on the sentiment and stamped in the corner. While the Liquid Glass was still wet, I sprinkled a little Prisma Glitter on top - so simple! Did you know you can create your own Twinkle Brads in ANY color? Here I used silver brads and added a drop of Liquid Glass to the top of each brad. Sprinkling a little Prisma Glitter on the Liquid Glass gives those brads that extra little twinkle! FUN technique!

To see even more great ideas using the Holiday Warmth set, head on over to the next stop on our blog hop - I know my friend Brae from Canada has something GREAT to share with you on her blog! Click HERE for her post!

Once you've checked out the first round of the blog hop (and ended up back here at my site again), be sure to head over to the other two rounds of the hop for even more inspiration!

Round 2: Check out Michelle's creation HERE and then follow the link to go through Round 2.

Round 3: To get into Round 3, head on over to Pam's site by clicking HERE - and then, of course, follow the links to see everyone's artwork.

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Raffle for Smiles!

Just four days left to get your raffle tickets benefitting Operation Smile and your chance to win one of THREE fabulous prizes!

As most of you know, Close to My Heart is an active supporter of Operation Smile. This amazing organization provides corrective surgeries for children born with cleft palettes and other facial deformities. They literally create smiles for thousands of children worldwide! When you allow me "round-up" your orders, you are helping. Additionally, anytime you purchase a My Acrylix stamp set, you are helping as a portion of every stamp set sold is donated to Operation Smile.

This month I am holding a raffle to benefit Operation Smile! Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The fabulous prizes are as follows:

Grand Prize: Rolling Carryall (retail value $129.95)
1st Prize: Tickled Pink Project Pack (retail value over $34.95)Everything you need to create 4 gorgeous pages (2 two-page layouts) including a D-sized stamp set, Mini-Medley Accessory pack and detailed instruction brochure
2nd Prize: Just Because Card Kit (retail value $34.95)Everything you need to create 16 beautiful cards including a D-sized stamp set, card bases and all pieces precut, mini inks, accessories and a detailed instruction brochure

Tickets will be sold through Friday, September 25th. Winners will be announced in my October Newsletter.

Call or email me to buy your raffle tickets today and enter to WIN!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

More Treasures inspiration!

Did you love the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop? If you haven't checked it out already, be sure to scroll down to the next post where you can click through almost 70 blogs with amazing artwork using the September Stamp of the Month set, Treasures!

And just in case that isn't enough, today I have even more Treasures inspiration for you! All of the following cards use the brand new Grace paper packet - simply GORGEOUS!

This great card created by Amy Raimy uses the Originals concept, Message Secured. Amy also used our new Soft Set Eyelets and Soft Set Eyelet Setter - what a great new tool! It is truly the easiest eyelet setter I've ever used!

Janice Hodgkin created this elegant card. I love her tone-on-tone stamping the on the Twilight B&T paper.

This fun 4 1/2' x 4 1/2" card was created by Gayle Luker. Gayle used her paper trimmer and embossing stylus to create embossed lines on the Twilight cardstock and then sanded the embossed lines to get those cool stripes. LOVE it!

Sue Laufer created this pretty 5x7 Thank You card. Isn't it a fun design? Sue used the Medallion concept from Wishes and the NEW Basic Craft Buttons.

This little treasure came from Linda Taylor. The 3"x6" card uses the Long Layers concept from the Wishes book. What doesn't show up wel in the picture is the touch of Prisma Glitter Linda added to the dandelions. Fun!

Linda Taylor also created this pretty card using the Sentiment Secured concept from Wishes. The Prisma Glitter added to the Twilight flower has taken on the Twilight color underneath to look like blue glitter - very cool!