Friday, December 31, 2010

January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Happy New Year and welcome to the first Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for 2011! If you've come from fancyMelissa's blog, you're on the right track. If this is your first stop, simply follow the links provided at the end of each blog post to get to the next. If you get lost along the way, check out Helen's blog for a complete listing of this month's hoppers!

We're starting the year off right with this gorgeous set called Find Your Style. I simply LOVE the shoe image and the sentiment.

This month's card was inspired by one of my favorite bloggers and super creative ladies, Lisa Stenz. Lisa's clean and simple style always reminds me that less truly IS more! Thank you, Lisa, for always inspiring me!
If you don't recognize the papers I used for these cards, you have to check back here in a day or so or talk to your consultant for all the info on our January special and the NEW Wings paper packet from Close to My Heart! We're definitely starting the year off right with a stunning new paper packet and an amazing special!!
To create this card, I stamped the large shoe using Vineyard Berry ink. With the help of a ruler, I added the straight-line border around the edge. Using Vineyard Berry ink again, I stamped the "Friend", added the black Bitty Brads in the corners and layered onto the Wings B&T paper and the Juniper card base.

If you've just gotta have this set, click HERE for all the details on how you can get it at a great discount or even FREE this month only (and with those amazing deals I mentioned above, this month you can get it FREE with a much smaller order)!

Time to hop along to the next stop. Be sure to check out Susan's blog for another beautiful creation!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

January Inspirations...Wings!

Sneak a peek at great Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book products—including amazing deals on new stamp sets and the January Stamp of the Month when you buy the new Wings Workshops on the Go™ kit!

All of our Workshops on the Go kits come with paper, accessories, and an exclusive stamp set designed specifically for the workshop projects. A new workshop kit is available each month at a discount off of the full retail value.

During the month of January, when you purchase a Wings Workshops on the Go kit, you can get:
• The stamp sets featured in the Inspirations Brochure at a deep discount
• The January Stamp of the Month set at a substantial discount or even FREE!

And...when you order the Workshop on the Go kit in January, you can join me in February for one of two fun Wings Scrapbook nights to complete the gorgeous layout featured in the kit!

Call, email or leave a note below to get your hands on an Inspiration brochure to find out all the details about these spectacular savings!

Last Chance to Get PLENTY for TWENTY!

The Twenty for Plenty campaign is ending soon and so is your chance to get a FREE stamp set with a $20 order!

Simply place an order of $20 or more at my CTMH website before 11pm on December 31st and CTMH will send you a popular, retired, D-sized stamp set absolutely FREE. That's a value of $22.95 FREE when you spend $20 - what a deal!

Don't forget to check back on the 1st for a great Stamp of the Month blog hop AND information on some great deals available in January only.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Holiday Thanks!

As the Christmas decorations come down and we begin thinking of our plans (and perhaps resolutions) for 2011, I hope each of you had a very Merry Christmas filled with family, friends and memories to cherish.

Over the past couple days, my kiddos have been working on a task they honestly don't enjoy, but one I feel is important...writing thank you notes for the gifts they received this Christmas. I will admit, I am not as good at it as I would like to be, but I TRY to set an example for my children by sending thank you notes myself throughout the year.

If you've ever wondered what you could do with the rest of that holiday themed paper packet after scrapbooking your holiday photos or making your Christmas cards, then take a look at the cards I have to share today and pull out that leftover paper!

These two cards were both featured in my All-You-Can Create Holiday Card Workshop. By simply changing or adding a sentiment I have turned two pretty holiday cards into two great Thank You cards!

Be sure to come back on January 1st for the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop and more info on our amazing deals in January!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

One Crafty Birthday!

This past weekend we celebrated my daughter's 7th birthday! When I asked her a month or so ago what she wanted to do for her birthday, she was quite certain she wanted nothing more than a "craft party." After throwing around a few ideas, she became most excited over the idea of a card making party. I knew that was something I could handle!

I asked around my circle of creative CTMH friends and got this wonderful idea from my sweet friend and fellow consultant, Amy. She had done a very similar party recently for her 8 year old daughter.

I started with our fun Recipe/Photo Boxes and decorated one for each girl, each in a different color (I used the back of some of our newest B&T papers to get the pretty solid colors with subtle patterns. After they were decorated, my daughter choose which friend would receive which box (remember this fact when you see the pictures below).

Inside each box, each girl received an ink pad to match her box, a package of Clear Sparkles, their first initial on a 2"x2" block, a glue stick and all of the parts and pieces pre-cut to make 12 sweet notecards (2 each of 6 designs - 1 to make at the party and 1 to make at home). Each girl also received a custom stamp with her name on it!

The girls had so much fun creating their own notecards. One of them even exclaimed, "This is SO much better than a Jolly Jump party!" They were so cute, and I truly had a wonderful afternoon with them!

Now, remember I said above that I asked Jenna to choose the colors of the box, ink and cards for each girl? Well, take a look at this sweet picture. Every single one of the girls showed up wearing the exact same color of her box (or at the very least coordinating with it). I had no idea my sweetie knew her friends so well!

I truly hope it was a birthday party she will never forget!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe...

Okay...just meet me at one of my scrapbooking or card-making workshops this month! All workshops will feature our new holiday-themed My Reflections Kit, Mistletoe.

Scrapbook Nights:
Monday, December 6th @ 7pm (space is VERY limited)
Tuesday, December 21st @ 6:30pm

Choose your workshop kit from the options below:

Option #1--BEST $29.95

G1014 Basic Kit Retail Value- $32.85/You Pay- $29.95 includes…

o My Acrylix All the Best Stamp Set

o Mistletoe Level 2 Paper Pack

o Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment (flowers & ornaments)

o Workshop Brochure

Option #2- BETTER $18.90*

¡ X7130B Mistletoe Level 2 Paper Packet

¡ Z1330 Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment

¡ Workshop Brochure

*When choosing this option, please add to your order to reach $25 minimum

Option #3- BASIC $12.45*

¡ ½ of X7130B Mistletoe Level 2 Paper Packet

¡ Z1330 Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment

¡ Workshop Brochure

*When choosing this option, please add to your order to reach $25 minimum

Card Night: Monday, December 13th @ 6:30pm (space is limited)

We'll make 3 fun cards using the Mistletoe papers (think holiday thank you cards!). Your projects are FREE with a $25 order placed the night of the workshop!

Call or email me to RSVP today!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Want FREE Stamps??

What a silly question! Of course, you want FREE stamps! Well, this month Close to My Heart is offering "Plenty for Twenty" - a GREAT stamp give-away.

Simply place a $20 order on my CTMH website - between now and December 31st and Close to My Heart will throw in a popular, retired D-sized stamp set absolutely FREE. That's right, place a $20 order and get $22.95 in stamps FREE! Merry Christmas to YOU!!!

If you're not sure what to order, check out the Retired List. The products on this list will soon be unavailable (and as you'll see, many already are unavailable). If any of your favorites are on the Retired List, don't wait...order them TODAY!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Where, oh where did November go? For that matter, where oh where has 2010 gone?!?! I can hardly believe this is our LAST blog hop of 2010 - our next hop will ring in 2011! Wow!

If you've arrived here from Toni's blog, you're on the right track. If this is your first stop, I hope you'll follow the links at the bottom of each post and hop through this months amazing blogs! As usual, we have many CTMH consultants waiting to share their creations with YOU! If you get lost along the way, or find links not working, you can find a complete list of "hoppers" at Helen's blog.

This month we are thinking ahead towards Valentine's Day and all those we hold near and dear with this gorgeous set called Amore!

My card is a 6"x6" card from the Originals Card Confidence Program. I used the simple and not-so-Christmas-y Bamboo & Cranberry B&T from the Mistletoe kit along with some Cocoa, Cranberry & Bamboo cardstock. Some simple distressing adds interest to the papers and give them a more finished look, don't you think?
I love adding dimension to my projects, and the simplest way to do that is by adhering elements with Foam Tape. This particular card 3 levels. The center Cocoa square is popped up as is the stamped heart.

Don't forget, the Amore set is only available through December 31st. Head on over to my website to see how you can get your set at a GREAT discount - or even FREE!

Now it's time to hop over to Haley Dyer's blog to see what she has to share with us - I'm sure it will be amazing!! Thanks for hopping with us this month, and be sure to check back in a few days for more creative inspiration!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Can you believe November is here already? The cooler temperatures tell me it's true. Yes, it's that time of year again...time for family get-togethers, turkey dinners with all the trimmings and of course, taking time to reflect on all for which we are thankful. Luckily for us, Close to My Heart has a fabulous Stamp of the Month just perfect for expressing your gratitude!

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month blog hop! If you have arrived here from Misty's blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, simply follow the links at the end of each post to hop through the blogs of many talented CTMH Consultants who are sharing their work this month! If you get lost along the way or find links that are not working, you can find a complete list of hoppers at Helen's blog.

As I mentioned above, this month's SOTM set is has everything you need to express your gratitude. A Little Thanks (D1444) is set of 16 stamps - a beautiful mix of sentiments and simple images.

This month I am featuring the gorgeous Olivia papers at my workshops. In addition to Barn Red, Olivia showcases 3 of our 8 new colors...Pear, Sunset and Smoothie. What a fabulous fall color palette!

This quick and easy card uses the fun Sunset polka dot B&T along with Bamboo cardstock for the base. The wildflowers on the sentiment piece are stamped in 2nd generation Sunset ink for a subtle touch that doesn't overpower the sentiment itself.

I have several other fun cards to share using A Little Thanks, so be sure to check back in a few days for even more inspiration!

It's time to hop on over to Georgia's Blog to see what she has to share - it is sur to be fabulous!

Don't forget, A Little Thanks is only available in November, so head on over to my CTMH website to get your set today!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

All-You-Can-Create Holiday Card Workshop!

These are just SOME of the fun holiday cards you will create at my new All-You-Can-Create Holiday Card Workshop! I hope you'll join the fun!

What: An unlimited card making session

Date: Saturday, November 13th, 2pm to 4pm

Cost: $15 (pre-paid) for 2 hours of unlimited creative fun!
*Spend $25: 50% savings = $7.50
*Spend $50: 100% savings = FREE

Where: Beth's Home in Camarillo

Bring: Your Basic Tool Kit (preferred adhesive, foam tape/squares, scissors, paper piercer, etc.)

RSVP: Yes! This is limited to 8 spots per session. Pre-payment is required to hold your spot. Email me at and I will send you a PayPal invoice for payment.


How many projects will I get to create?
There are 10 projects to select from. You may create as many projects as the time allows based on your personal crafting speed. Please note that all supplies will be collected at the end of the two hours, so you'll want to arrive on time.

How do the discounts work?
Pre-payment is required to hold your spot. Class discounts will be applied to your order at the end of class. Example when you submit a $25 order at class (saving you 50% on the class fee), $7.50 will be subtracted off the final.

Do you do traveling "All You Can Create" classes?
Yes, I do! They are a great way to get your friends together and create PLUS earn Hostess Rewards. If you are interested in scheduling your own, please email me at

Will regular attendees qualify for Hostess Rewards?
Yes! All attendees will be eligible for Hostess Rewards.

RSVPs and pre-payments MUST be received no later than Monday, November 8th!

Monday, October 18, 2010

One Concept...Two Looks!

Those of you who know me well, know I LOVE simplicity! Whether it be a simple card or a simple scrapbook page, I value the beauty of simplicity (of course, if you know me REALLY well, you might be wondering why that only applies to the crafty side of me and not the organizational side of me. too!!!)!

One thing I love to do to simplify my creating is to take one design concept, be it a card concept from Jeanette Lynton's Originals or Wishes books or a scrapbook layout design from one of our other amazing how-to books, and create it using different papers and embellishments!

I recently did this with my kids' school and class portraits from the last school year. I always like to keep these pages simple with just the 5"x7" portrait and the class photo (which, by the time I trim the somewhat obnoxious border the photographer adds on I am left with another 5"x7" photo). For these two layouts I used the "Charmed" concept from the new Magic Interactive Scrapbook Program (if you don't have Magic yet, you need to get it)!

For Joey's page, I opted for the cool and trendy You Rock papers and My Stickease! I created the fun tye-dye technique on the "3" Dimensional Element with sponge daubers and ink - so simple!
For Jenna's page I chose the Emporium papers to match her outfit (why, of course!). I added some fun elements from our rub-on collections and a Dimensional Element "K" inked to match the papers.
Ironically, as I was typing up this post, my daughter brought me THIS year's school pictures, so I guess I have another adventure in One Concept...Two Looks ahead of me!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Flower Power + Magic = FUN

If you've been around CTMH for a while you are sure to recognize the super cute papers! When we retired the Flower Power kit several years ago, I just couldn't let it go. It took me a while, but I FINALLY got a chance to use it!

When Jenna turned 5 she received her American Girl "Just Like Me" doll and promptly named her Jennafer (she was very specific about how it was to be spelled)! For her 5 year portraits I decided to include Jennafer. In their matching outfits, it is almost creepy seeing just how much they look alike!

This layout is a GREAT concept from the new Magic how-to book by Jeanette Lynton. If you haven't added Magic to your library yet, you must get it! It is filled with fresh, new layouts and lots of ideas and tutorials for interactive elements to add to your pages.

I love that I was able to mix and match the "vintage" Flower Power papers with some of our newest products, namely the Cotton Candy cardstock and the Pear Mini-Medley. The fun Twinkle Brads added a touch of bling too!

More layouts to come over the next few days! Stay tuned! :-)

Happy Scrapping! Happy Stamping!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Studio J - Memberships are HERE!!

Studio J, Close to My Heart’s online scrapbooking design software, just got even BETTER!

Imagine sitting down to create a gorgeous two-page layout for your 12” x 12” scrapbook in just a matter of minutes ANYWHERE you have a computer and internet access with NO creative mess to clean up. It’s all possible with Studio J! Simply upload your photos, choose your “kit” from the CTMH My Reflections kit we already know and love, choose your “pattern” and the hard work is done for you. Adding your precious photos is as easy as dragging and dropping them into place and embellishments can be changed, added or deleted with the simple click of a mouse! And all of this a FREE! When you’re done creating, you can order your custom-printed layout to be shipped to your door or save it to be ordered along with future creations.

As I mentioned above, Studio J is completely FREE to use, the only cost is for the beautiful prints! However, CTMH has just come up with another GREAT option for you.

How would you like to get ALL of your Studio J layouts at 50% off? How about access to EXCLUSIVE kits and patterns? How do FREE shipping each month and FREE Memory Protectors sound? How would you like to get FREE jpeg files of your layouts so you can email them, share them on your blog or reprint them wherever you’d like? Well, it is ALL a reality now with Close to My Heart’s Studio J Memberships!

When you become a Studio J member you receive the following:

  • 50% off retail price for custom prints
  • JPG files available free or for purchase
  • Free Memory Protectors®
  • Free shipping
  • Exclusive kits and patterns
  • Special deals and promotions

Close to My Heart offers two Membership options:

  • 3-Month Membership for $30
  • 12-Month Membership for $99

Looking for the perfect gift or just want to try Studio J at a discount? We also offer a Studio J 5-Pack for $55. Studio J 5-Packs include 5 two-page layouts, 5 Memory Protectors and FREE shipping – and they never expire.

Additional FAQs on Studio J can be found HERE (scroll about 1/2 way down the page)!

Head on over to my website and check out Studio J today and then email me for details on my special offer on all Studio J 12-Month Memberships purchased in October.
Want to see some of the layouts I've created with Studio J? Click on the Studio J link under "Labels" on the right column.

Real Life. Real Scrapbooks. Real Time. Studio J!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sharing the Magic...October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Another month has flown by and it's time to get hoppin' again...Blog Hoppin. that is! Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! If you've arrived from the amazing Michelle Nist's blog, you're on the right track. If this is your first stop, grab a cup of your favorite beverage, get cozy and get ready to be inspired! This month we have over 70 talented CTMH consultants participating, so there will be no shortage of creativity.

If the October Stamp of the Month doesn't get you into the holiday spirit, I don't know what will. This sweet, whimsical set of 12 stamps is here just in time for your holiday cards, tags and gifts - and is filled with plenty of magic.

My card was inspired by the super-creative Aaron Brown - I simply adored what she had done to embellish the Christmas tree, so I had to borrow the idea! To create the tree, I stamped the image on Colonial White cardstock (using New England Ivy ink). I immediately ran over the entire stamped image with a blending pen to color in the tree. After cutting out the tree, I added the velvet ribbon (found in the Cherry-O Creative Basics) and finished off with a few gold brads! The paper and ribbon on the card are both from the Mistletoe Creative Basics.

Don't forget, the Sharing the Magic stamp set is only available through October. Head over to my CTMH website to order your set beginning October 1st. As always, the Stamp of the Month set is $22.95, or you can earn it at a great discount - or even FREE! And be sure to check back here often as I have even more fun artwork using the Sharing the Magic set to share!

Time to get hoppin' to the next stop! I can't wait to see what Kim O'Rear has to share this month - check it out HERE!!

Happy Hopping!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy Hooligans are Here!

Join me in October as we create this spooky cute layout using CTMH's new Hooligans My Reflections Kit!
Two Dates to choose from:
Monday, October 4th @ 7pm
Tuesday October 19th @ 6:30pm (almost FULL)

Choose your kit from the three options below:

Best Option: $29.95 (plus tax and shipping)

  • Trouble Maker stamp set (pictured below)
  • Hooligans Level 2 Paper Packet
  • Sunset Mini-Medley
  • Workshop Guide
Better Option: $19.90**
  • Hooligans Level 2 Paper Packet
  • Sunset Mini-Medley
  • Workshop Guide
**When choosing this option, please add to your order to reach the $25 minimum

Basic Option: $13.45**

  • 1/2 Hooligans Level 2 Paper Packet
  • Sunset Mini-Medley
  • Workshop Guide
**When choosing this option, please add to your order to reach the $25 minimum

When you order the Better or Best kits, you will not only be able to create the featured layout, but so many other fun projects as well! Did you see all of the fun cards I share on the New Product Blog Hop? If you missed it, be sure to check them out here! Using just the paper from the Best kit, I created the featured layout and the additional layout (both shown below), all of the cards shared on the New Product Hop, a fun little mini-album and a quick single page layout! Wow! All out of one kit!!!

I promise you will fall in love with the little Hooligans! And speaking of versatile... take a look at my two layouts below featuring Hooligans papers and stamps...neither one features Halloween photos!

Call or email me me to reserve your seat today - space is limited!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Mom's all over town were singing this morning...'It's the most wonderful time of the year..." You know, from the Staples commercial!! Is it stuck in your head now too?!?!

Yes, today was the first day of school for my two kids, and thanks to Studio J, I was able to scrapbook the pictures I took this morning, BEFORE THEY HAD LUNCH! Cool, huh?!?! They are both very quickie layouts, but they are ready to be ordered and added to my album!

Jenna was all smiles on her first day of First Grade! She woke up early, got dressed, ate breakfast and then tried to help me wake Joey (see more of the story below)! She practically bounced onto campus never once looking back to see if I was still there.

I opted to use the Life's Delight kit for her layout to coordinate with her dress and backpack. I simply LOVED being able to resize the My Stickease to meet my needs.

Joey on the other hand has become a rather typical 4th grade boy! The one picture I didn't get was the one of Jenna completely ready for school standing at Joey's bedside as his head was buried in his pillow. He really does love school, but I think he wasn't quite ready to see his lazy days of summer come to an end.

His layout was done with the Zippidee Papers. I experimented a bit and added the Cocoa cardstock into the color palette and really liked the results!

I love how Studio J makes scrapbooking so easy! Haven't checked it out yet? Join me on September 16th at 10am or 7pm for a Studio J preview! Call or email me to RSVP.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September SOTM Blog Hop

Are you ready for some thrills and chills? The calendar may read September, but it is never too early to start thinking about Halloween! And if you're thinking about Halloween, you'll want to be sure to get your hands on the September Stamp of the Month set.

Welcome to the monthly Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We have lots of talented consultants participating once again. If you have arrived here from Tammy Lea's blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, grab a cup of your favorite witch's brew, sit back and enjoy the spine-tingling inspiration! Simply follow the links provided at the bottom of each post until you arrive back here. If you get lost along you way, or find links not working, head over to Helen's blog for a complete list of hoppers.

This month's set is perfect for some hair-raising fun! Thriller (D1442) is a set of 9 stamps complete with sentiments and hauntingly spooky images!

As I showed you a few days ago on the New Product Blog Hop (see post below), I LOVE the versatility of the new Hooligans My Reflections kit. Who doesn't love those traditional Halloween colors?

This standard sized card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") uses Hooligans B&T papers. I sanded the edges of the striped paper to give it that distressed, antiqued look. Additional distressing was added using the Direct-to-Paper method of ink distressing - so easy! My favorite touch on this card is the Liquid Glass added to the eye patch.

Well, it's time to hop on over to another talented consultant's haunting grounds to see what she has created to share.Head on over to Shirley's blog, for more tricks and treats!

Don't forget, Thriller is only available in September...get your set today!

September 1st also marks the live date for the Autumn/Winter Idea Book. Contact me for your copy and be sure to check back here often as I have lots more fun artwork to share with you!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Autumn/Winter 2010 New Product Blog Hop!

September 1st is just around the corner and that means it's time for the Autumn/Winter Idea Book! Thanks for joining us on the "New Product" blog hop where you are sure to get some amazing sneak peeks at the new goodies that fill the pages of the Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book!

If you've arrived here from Helen's Blog, you're on the right track. If this is your first stop on the hop, just follow the link provided at the end of each post until you get back here. We have over 50 talented consultant participating this time around!

As many of you know, once again this year I had the honor of teaching at Extravaganza at CTMH's Convention in Washington DC. As part of my teaching duties, I was given some new product to create with back in the Spring. One of the kits I received was the brand new Hooligans My Reflections kit! Honestly, I think I let out a little squeal when I saw it - it is just too stinkin' CUTE!

Hooligans is a traditional Halloween-themed kit featuring bright, cheery NEW colors (Gypsy, Lagoon, Pear and Sunset) and some adorable little monsters (call me strange, but I'm thinking I want to name some of these little guys!)!! Here are a few of the cards I created with the Hooligans set!

This fun and simple card uses the new Clear Cards, and the Hooligans My Stickease. I added a little Liquid Glass to the pumpkins for a little extra kick!

This little My Stickease guy is just too silly to not love! The 3 buttons are actually button brads found in the new Mini-Medley Accents in Sunset!

A trio of cuteness with these little Stickease monsters! I added a little Prisma Glitter because isn't everything better when it sparkles?!?!

Staz-On ink is the perfect companion to our Clear Cards. This card was so fun to create - and really simple! This one uses an existing stamp set, Beware!

Just in case you think this paper is JUST for Halloween, I made several cards that are not at all Halloween themed!

The sentiment on this one is a My Stickease image! I wanted this one to sparkle a bit more, so I covered the black polka-dots on the Gypsy B&T with Prisma glitter.

More My Stickease and Prisma Glitter - sparkle, sparkle!

The fun colors lend themselves perfectly to any festive celebration. This card uses an existing stamp set, It's Your Day, along with the new Clear Cards and a little Prisma Glitter!

How about this one...nothing Halloween about it! I simply LOVE the versatility of our My Reflections kits!

And finally, this super quick 3x3 card using mere scraps! Halloween here! And don't you just LOVE that Pear color?!?!

I will have a lot more to share from the NEW Autumn/Winter Idea Book over the next few weeks, so be sure to check back often, or sign up to "Follow" my blog so you don't miss a thing!

Time to move on to the next blog in the hop! Head on over to LaJeania's blog to see what she has created for us to enjoy! Happy Hopping! :-)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Simply Splendid!

Well, it seems FINALLY, summer has decided to make its appearance here in Southern California! And what a SPLENDID appearance it is...sunny days, warm skies, and best of all NO marine layer!!

Speaking of splendid things...have you ordered your August Stamp of the Month, Something Splendid? Today I have a few more gorgeous cards to share with you.

I always love my upline Sue Laufer's creations and this is certainly no exception. Sue used the Splendor papers, a little Colonial White Ribbon and a few metal accents to create this perfectly splendid card. I love the Edge Anchor holding the ribbon in place.

Fellow consultant Janice Hodgkin also used the Splendor papers to make this sweet 6x6 card. Don't you just love that CTMH's Background and Texture papers are double-sided? Janice uses them so well on this card!

And finally, if you haven't played with our Clear Cards yet, you MUST get some! The possibilities are endless. Linda Taylor used one of the scalloped cards from the pack of Circle Clear Cards. Her use of Stardust Glitz glitter gel add just a touch of sparkle to those scallops.

The inside view of Linda's, huh?!?!

If you haven't ordered your Something Splendid set, call, email or simply head on over to my website - and get yours today! The Stamp of the Month set is only available through August 31st.