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.