Monday, December 31, 2012

January Stamp of the Month: Happy Valentine's Day

Happy New Year's! No sooner do we watch that ball drop in Times Square and we are thinking about Valentine's Day! Our January Stamp of the Month, Happy Valentine's might just be exactly what you need to get some of those creative juices flowing - in plenty of time for making cards and gifts for all those you hold near and dear!

Welcome to the January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month, we are featuring over 45 talented Close to My Heart Consultants. If you arrived from Susan Brooks' blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, simply follow the links at the bottom of each post until you arrive right back here.

The January Stamp of the Month set, Happy Valentine's is a beautiful set of seven stamps. Gorgeous line-image roses ready to be shaded and colored with our new alcohol inks markers, and a few heart-felt sentiments!


This standard-sized card pairs the Happy Valentine's set with the La Belle Vie My Reflections paper packet. I love how crisp and clear the roses look simply stamped in black. I added a little Shimmer Trim and Black Tulle for the finishing touches!


Remember, the Happy Valentine's set is only available through January. You can order it for $17.95 or add it to a $50 order for just $5. And don't forget about our adorable Whoo's Your Valentine? special going on through January as well...with a $35 order, you can add the Whoo's Your Valentine? kit for just $10 (add another $5 to your order and BAM, you've earned the discounted Stamp of the Month)!

Time to hop along to Nikka Geers' blog to see what she created to share with us. And of course, after you've checked out the hop, head on over to my website (or your own consultant's site) and order your Happy Valentine's set AND your Whoo's Your Valentine? kit!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Whoo's Your Valentine?

Yes, I know...we don't even have those Christmas gifts put away yet and here I am talking about Valentine's Day already? Yes, yes, all for good reason though...

January is National Papercrafting month and Close to My Heart has the most adorable kit available for a very limited time! And...when you order the kit, you can join me for a FREE workshop to put it all together!


Combine your love of papercrafting with the contents of this kit to create personalized valentines—perfect for classrooms and other group settings. This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart products from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book*.

Your kit will contain:
12 die-cut boxes
3 cardstock sheets
1 sheet of silver glitter paper
12 treat tubes (oh, I do believe that is a sneak peek at a NEW product from the Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book)
An exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit (a $17.95 value alone!).


Decorate the die-cut boxes with the stamp images, cardstock, and glitter paper. Then attach the
clear tube and fill with treats for valentines in a cinch!

Visit my website to place your qualifying order and add your Whoo's Your Valentine? kit. Then make plans to join me for a FREE workshop to put it all together...

Whoo's Your Valentine? Workshop
Date: Sunday, January 20th
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Location: My Studio in Newbury Park

To make the deal even better, join the Mystery Hostess online gathering when you place your order and be entered to win FREE Hostess rewards when the Mystery Hostess orders combined total $150 or more!

Shop online today and join me in January for some creative fun!

Friday, November 30, 2012

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Year-Round Cheer

Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month blog hop! This month we have 60 talented Close to My Heart consultants ready to share their creativity with all of you! If you've arrived from Wanda's blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, simply follow the links at the bottom of each blog post until you get back here and you are sure to be filled with inspiration to last all year long!

Inspiration to last all year long? Really, with one little stamp set? ABSOLUTELY! The December Stamp of the Month, Year-Round Cheer is an adorable set of 12 stamps - that's one for each month of the year! So many possibilities with this set...

I love the traditional look and feel the Pear & Partridge My Reflections kit, but after a second look I realized just how "not-Christmasy" this paper can really be! Only one paper has an image that clearly says "Christmas"...all the others can be used for just about any thing you might need! Check out these Valentine's Day cards I created with the Pear & Partridge papers and the Year-Round Cheer set!


Remember, the December Stamp of the Month is only available through December 31st. Order yours today for $17.95 or place a $50 order and add the Year-Round Cheer for just $5! Visit my website to place your order!

Time to hop along and see what Maria has to share with us!



Just in...HUGE sale, FREE Gifts, and REWARDS!!

Beginning tomorrow, you'll want to make sure you check out the "While Supplies Last" page of my CTMH website. Close to My Heart just announced they will be adding a ton of new items to the "While Supplies Last" section...you'll find gorgeous papers and beautiful coordinating accessories all at amazingly low prices!

To sweeten the deal even more, from December 1 - 31, all orders placed online at www.beth.CTMH.com that reach or exceed $50 (before tax and shipping) will also include a FREE Bonding Memories Glue Pen ($4.50 value). I LOVE the Bonding Memories glue Pen to adhere those smaller, fine detailed Cricut diecuts!

And to make the deal EVEN sweeter...if you place your order under my December Mystery Hostess order, you will be entered into a drawing to earn Hostess Rewards (i.e., FREE or 1/2 off products!!!). To qualify for the drawing you must "JOIN" the December Mystery Hostess online gathering by following the link at the bottom right corner of the homepage or when prompted to do so from the shopping cart page. The total of all orders placed in the Mystery Hostess online gathering must exceed $150 for the drawing to take place - so tell your friends!

I'm sure items on the While Supplies Last page will go quickly, so shop early for the BEST deals!


***RETIRED LIST****
CTMH has made their list and checked it twice and the following items will be retired at the end of 2012. They are still available through December 31st unless current inventory runs out - which always happens with a handful of items - so while you're checking out the "While Supplies Last" items be sure to check the Retired List...don't miss out on those goodies you've been eyeing!
 
Item # Item Description
Z1349 Shimmer Designer Brads
Z1360 Rhinestone Designer Brads
Z1361 Brads Red Assortment 
Z1362 Brads Pink Assortment
Z1363 Brads Blue Assortment
Z1364 Brads Green Assortment
Z1365 Brads Basic Assortment
Z1387 Wooden Designer Buttons
Z1391 Buttons Clear Assortment
Z1395 Irresistibles™ Eclectic Chipboard Die-Cuts (the alphabet)
Z1465 Irresistibles™ Make-It-Count Numbers
Z1681 Dimensional Elements  Numbers 
Z1761 Dimensional Elements Ornaments
Z1762 Dimensional Elements Snowflakes
Z1765 Color-Ready Arbor Wooden Shapes
X7147C Stella Complements Canvas Shapes
X7148C My Stickease® Pemberley Assortment
X7150C My Stickease® Victory Assortment
X7153C My Stickease® Florentine Assortment
X7158C La Belle Vie My Stickease® Assortment
X7160C Flirty Complements Dimensional Elements
X7161C Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements
X7162C Pear & Partridge Complements Glittery Rub-Ons
Z1464 Milepost Shapes
Z1466 Bling Assortment
Z1695 Urban Felt Alphabet 
Z1696 Keepsake Felt Alphabet 
Z1709 Just Blooms® Petals Paper Flowers
Z1460 Foundry® Ribbon Slides
Z1711 Foundry® Binder Clips
Z1712 Foundry® Number Plates 
Z1461 D├ęcor Journaling Spots
Z1687 Bohemian Assortment 
Z1689 Timeless Charms
Z1692 Tough Tags
Z1694 Bouquet Assortment
Z1741 Haunted Assortment
Z1749 Autumn Lane Assortment 
Z1763 Boutique Assortment
Z1772 Dimensional Elements In Color—Holiday
Z1393 Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection 
Z1316 Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection                                                                                
Z1385 Designer Ribbon Blue Collection
Z1615 Designer Ribbon Red Collection
Z1616 Designer Ribbon Green Collection
Z1388 Newsprint Rub-Ons 
Z1700 Dark Chocolate Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons
Z1733 Black Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons
Z1743 Festive Velvet Rub-Ons 
Z1742 Parlor Velvet Rub-Ons
Z1407 6" x 6" Olive Quick Pic™ Album
Z1408 6" x 6" Pansy Purple Quick Pic™ Album
BULK254 Bulk Glitter Button
BULK152 Cranberry Brads
BULK213 Black Button Brads
BULK263 Avonlea Workshop Guide
BULK264 Clementine Workshop Guide
BULK265 Dakota Workshop Guide
BULK266 La Belle Vie Workshop Guide
BULK267 Scholastic Workshop Guide
BULK268 Flirty Workshop Guide
BULK269 Moonlight Workshop Guide
BULK270 Pear & Partridge Workshop Guide
BULK258 La Belle Vie B&T Duos® Combo Pack
BULK260 Flirty B&T Duos® Combo Pack
BULK261 Moonlight B&T Duos® Combo Pack
BULK262 Pear & Partridge B&T Duos® Combo Pack
BULK231 Bling Buttons (12 mm)
BULK234 Milepost Shapes Corrugated Stars (1 1/2")
BULK272 Bling Gems
BULK274 Pearl Badge Buttons 
Z1054 My Creations® Display Album
Z1378 My Creations® Banner
Z1614 My Creations® Memory Game
Z188 Craft Jars
Z1352 4 1/2" Colonial White Circle Cards
Z1353 4 1/2" White Daisy Circle Cards
Z1731 My Originals® Sweet Surprises Card Kit
X7147B My Reflections® Stella Paper Packet
X7148B My Reflections® Pemberley Paper Packet
X7150B My Reflections® Victory Paper Packet
X7153B My Reflections® Florentine Paper Packet
X7158B La Belle Vie Paper Packet 
X7160B Flirty Paper Packet
X7161B Moonlight Paper Packet
X7162B Pear & Partridge Paper Packet
Z1252 Cutting Knife
G1041 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Cardmaking Kit
G1043 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit
G1040 Workshops on the Go® Spellbound Cricut® Kit
G1042 Workshops on the Go® Scroll Album Kit
G1044 Workshops on the Go® Advent Calendar Kit
G1045 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit
G1046 Workshops on the Go® Clementine Scrapbooking Kit
G1047 Workshops on the Go® Dakota Scrapbooking Kit
G1048 Workshops on the Go® La Belle Vie Scrapbooking Kit 
G1049 Workshops on the Go® Scholastic Scrapbooking Kit
G1050 Workshops on the Go® Flirty Scrapbooking Kit
G1051 Workshops on the Go® Moonlight Scrapbooking Kit
G1052 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Kit
Item # Item Description
A1104 A Tweet
A1111 A Tulip
A1116 A Melody
A1122 Bravo
A1128 Quick Cards—Shell
A1129 A Rainbow
B1365 Spring Up
B1369 Rosy Regards
B1374 Bee Happy
B1397 He Is Risen
B1402 My Peeps
C1439 Enjoy Life
C1440 Take a Picture
C1442 Tailor-Made
C1450 Eclectic Edges
C1452 Delight
C1455 Aspire
C1456 Heartfelt Treasures
C1457 Happy Camper
C1458 Paper Lantern
C1473 Remarkable Wreath
C1474 10 Things
C1485 Super Powers
C1498 Country Life
C1499 Perfect Day
D1195 The Works Alphabet
D1222 Tiny Typewriter Alphabet
D1296 Chocolate Alphabet Small
D1301 Hodge Podge Alphabet
D1303 Classmate Alphabet
D1462 Splendid Day
D1464 Card Chatter—Love
D1467 Trees & Things
D1472 Simple Memories
D1478 Bingo Alphabet
D1505 Roar!
D1508 Diverse Backgrounds
D1509 Magic Adventures
D1511 Kick Back
E1013 Field Trip Alphabet



Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cricut Artiste Diaper Card

Okay...I have a confession to make...I am just now discovering all of the amazing creative treasures our Cricut Artiste cartridge holds!!

My daughter's 3rd grade teacher is expecting a sweet baby girl right around Christmas time, so after a few weeks of planning, we had a surprise baby shower for her today! The parents pitched in an we bought her a Target gift card. I needed to make a card for her and wanted it to be a little special...Artiste to the rescue!

This adorable diaper card is cut from the Cricut Artiste cartridge and was really, super easy to make using the Baby themed key!

I cut two of the diaper bases, one in Blush cardstock and one in my patterned paper, at the largest setting I could (I believe it was 5 1/2"). I adhered them together and added a little Hollyhock ink to the edges.

Without changing the size setting, I cut the scalloped oval insert in Blush and a second one in Holly hock, just 1/2" smaller. This insert was the perfect fit for the gift card.

The "It's a Girl" was also cut using the same themed key as the card itself.


Recognize that cute paper? It's one of my favorite "oldies, but goodies"...Sophia! We used Sophia as our color inspiration for the shower. When I get pictures I will share the adorable pennant banner this kids helped me make (thankfully, we have a mom in our class who takes amazing pictures and captures all those details, as I realized I never took a picture of the banner before I took it in today)!

Many thanks to Mary Thompson and Rachel Loesch at www.cricutwithheart.blogspot.com for the inspiration. You can see their adorable diaper card HERE!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black Friday Deals start NOW!


I hope all of you are enjoying the beginning of the holiday season and have plans to be surrounded by those you love most as we give thanks for the many blessings in our lives, both big and small!

After the festivities have ended, many of you will be hitting the stores to grab those Black Friday deals.  If you’re like me however, you prefer to stay home and avoid the crowds! Whether you like the rush of the crowd or the ease of shopping in your PJs I have some Black Friday deals you won’t want to miss – just my way of giving thanks to all of you!

Between NOW and Monday, November 26th at 6:00pm (CA time) you will earn some wonderful FREE gifts when you shop from my Close to My Heart online store! Shop for holiday gifts for your favorite crafty friends…or even fill your very own stocking with those papercrafting supplies you’ve been eyeing! After all, wouldn't you LOVE to find that Cricut Art Philosophy or Artiste Collection under your tree on Christmas morning?

**FREE gifts with purchase when you shop online and add your order to my Black Friday/Cyber Monday online gathering!

-Place and order of $25 - $49.99 (before tax and shipping) and receive a FREE Exclusive Inks Dye Ink Pad ($5.25 value) OR an Alcohol Marker Set($5.95 value)

-Place an order of $50 - $74.99 (before tax and shipping) and receive a FREE “A" sized stamp set ($6.95 value) OR any TWO Monogram stamps($5.80 value). A $50 order also qualifies your order for the Stamp of the Month, Capture the Date for just $5 AND your choice of stamp set (A – E and M sized only) for 50% off!
-Place an order of $75 - $99.99 (before tax and shipping) and receive a FREE “B” sized stamp set ($9.95 value) OR a My Reflections Paper Packet($9.95 value). This order would also qualify for the Stamp of the Month, Capture the Date for just $5 AND your choice of a stamp set (A – E and M sized only) for 50% off!

-Place and order of $100 - $149.99 (before tax and shipping) and receive a FREE “C” sized stamp set ($13.95 value) OR a My Reflections Paper Packet AND My Stickease or Complements (up to $15.90 value). This order also qualifies for the Stamp of the Month, Capture the Date for just $5 AND your choice of stamp set (A-E and M sized only) for 50% off!

-Place an order of $150 or moreWAIT!!! Don’t order online! See my next offer for orders over $150!

**More FREE gifts for orders over $150
If your order totals over $150 (before tax and shipping) don’t order online –EMAIL me your order and you will earn a minimum of $25 in FREEproduct, your choice of stamp set (A-E and M sized only) at 50% off and aFREE Stamp of the Month set!

ALL orders placed between NOW and 6:00pm Monday night will go into a drawing for a FREE Workshops on the Go Scrapbooking or Card Making Kit!

To place your order (remember, orders over $150 should be emailed to me for maximum benefits!), visit my Close to My Heart website and JOIN the Black Friday Online Gathering shown in the bottom right hand corner, and then shop away!

All free gifts will be shipped separately. After I receive confirmation of your order, I will contact you for your gift selections.

 
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Capture the Date, Capture the Savings!

Who doesn't love a great deal? How does 50% off sound? That's right, this month only, when you spend $50 and add the Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, to your order, you qualify to choose another stamp set from the Fall/Winter Idea Book at 50% off!

As an added benefit, by ordering the Stamp of the Month set, you will be helping those in need after Hurricane Sandy. For every Capture the Date stamp set sold, Close to My Heart will donate $1 to the American Red Cross' Hurricane Relief efforts.

See all the details HERE!

Hopefully, you've checked out the November Stamp of the Month blog hop. If not, be sure to check it out HERE!

Here are a few other fun ideas using the Capture the Date set...

Created by: Sue Laufer
Avonlea papers


Created by: Julie Reynolds
Avonlea papers

Created by: Amy Raimy
Scholastic papers

Created by: Elizabeth Hawley
Scholastic papers

Created by: Amy McGrew
Scholastic papers

Created by: Kathy Wafer
Scholastic papers

Head on over to my website and take advantage of this GREAT deal today! A $5 stamp set, a 50% off stamp set, and helping those in need...doesn't get much better than that! Oh, but wait...add your online order to my November Mystery Hostess and be entered into a drawing to earn hostess rewards (total of all online orders combines must exceed $150 in order for Hostess Rewards to be earned and given away)!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

November SOTM Blog Hop: Capture the Date

Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We have a fun and super versatile stamp set to share with you this month, so I'm glad you've joined us. If you've arrived here from Krista's Crafty Corner, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, simply follow the links provided at the end of each blog post until you arrive back here by which time I'm sure you will be totally inspired to get crafting!

The November Stamp of the Month, Capture the Date is a set of 72 stamps...including 4 different styles of numbers, two different sets of the month words and a fun journaling block! This is certainly a must-have set to help you "Capture the Date" on all those scrapbook pages and calendars, but it has so many uses for you cardmakers too! 

This month, I created two cards using Capture the Date and the gorgeous Avonlea papers. This first card was inspired by one I came across on Pinterest. The Celebrate sentiment is from the exclusive stamp set sold along with the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection. The Cocoa Ribbon and Bitty Opaques Pearls add just a touch of embellishment.
Of course, lately everything has to have a little dimension, so I stamped an extra set of 40, cut them out and used 3-D Foam Tape to adhere them. This card is definitely quick and easy!



I also decided to create another card with Capture the Date...and New Year's card! This card design is one of my favorites from the new Make It From Your Heart publication! If you don't have it, head over to my website (or your consultant's site) and order it NOW! It is only $7.95 and simply chock full of ideas!

It's time to hop along to Allisa Chilton's blog and see what amazing creation she has come up with - she always inspires me!!

Remember, the Capture the Date set is only available through November for $17.95 or just $5 when you place a $50 order. Head on over to my website and order yours today! As an added bonus...when you Capture the Date, you can capture the SAVINGS too! This month, when you spend $50 and add the Stamp of the Month to your order for just $5, you can choose any stamp set (A-e and M size) at an incredible savings of 50% off - that's like TWO specials in one!





Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Very Merry Inspiration!

Hopefully, you followed along with our Stamp of the Month blog hop earlier this month! If you missed it, you can check it out HERE!

Here are a few more fun Very Merry Christmas cards made by some of my crafty CTMH Consultant friends!

I love the Cricut cut mitten on this one!
Created by: Karen Barber

The fun pleated ribbon reminds me of Christmas candy!
Created by: Sue Laufer

 The patchwork design on this one is so classic!
Created by: Charlotte Becker



Have you seen the cards you can cut with the new Cricut Artiste cartridge? This one one of them - LOVE it!

Created by: Janice Hodgkin

Love the unique bottom-fold design on this card - I think it would make a fun gift card holder, don't you?


Another Cricut Artiste card. This one is so pretty...the Glitz Gel adds so much to the little insert on this card. What a fun, unique design!


Created by: Kelly Hammonds

Don't forget, the Very Merry Christmas set is only available through October - $17.95 or just $5 with a $50 order. Head to my website to order yours today!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Dakota Card Night


Come make these 3 fun cards using the new Dakota papers and card shapes cut right from our exclusive Cricut cartridges!

Date: Thursday, October 25th
Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm
Location: My Studio in Newbury Park
Cost: $10 pre-paid (you'll earn $5 off a $25 order or $10 off a $45 order placed the night of the workshop making your workshop FREE)

RSVP today! Space is limited!

Visit the Workshops/Event page for a payment link!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Perfect Match!

When I first looked at the new papers in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book from Close to My Heart, I knew I would end up with some "perfect match" scrapbook pages - you know, those times when you find the exact perfect papers to match your pictures?!?!

My daughter's dance recital was the weekend before Convention (and the consultant release of the Idea Book). Imagine my excitement when I see the new Flirty papers...do they not look like they were MADE for these pictures of her ballet class?


Dinosaurs are Fun was the name of the original song to which they danced an adorable routine complete with   a 12" green dinosaur! Our Dimensional Elements Monograms were perfect for the title - and oh, so easy!  

I am loving the banner/pennant trend and couldn't help but use it here!





Check back soon...I have two more layouts to share from her dance recital...one using the Superhero papers from the Spring/Summer Idea Book and one using our gorgeous new Avonlea papers.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Spellbound!

Although it still feels like the dog days of summer around here, Halloween is just around the corner...all those little ghosts and goblins will all be looking for a few treats in just a few weeks!

Close to My Heart has a fun Halloween treat for you! Have you checked out the brand new Spellbound Workshops on the Go kit? With your Cricut Artiste cartridge and the Spellbound kit, your Halloween get-together will have that extra festive touch!

Exclusive papers with a classic Halloween feel, an exclusive stamp set and a detailed instruction guide make this kit a must have! You'll have plenty of supplies to make treat bags, bottle wrappers, cupcake holders and pics and the adorable BOO banner shown above!

Want to see a little more? Check out this short video from CTMH to see all the creative potential in the Spellbound kit, and then order your Spellbound Workshops on the Go kit HERE!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Dakota Scrapbook Workshop

While it may look pure western, this fun paper has a great masculine feel and would be perfect for pictures of your rough and tumble boys, that special guy in your life, or even those gorgeous family photos!!  We'll create TWO fun 2-page layouts using our brand new Dakota papers (including the one pictured above).

Date: Monday, October 15th
Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm
Location: My Studio in Newbury Park

Select your kit from the two options below:

BEST: $29.95 plus tax and s/h (valued at $33.90 - a savings of $1.95)
G1039 Dakota WOTG Kit                                                                                      
o  My Acrylix Dakota Workshop Stamp Set
o  Dakota Level 2 Paper Pack
o  Durables Round Studs
o  Black Hemp
o  2 extra sheets Whisper cardstock
o  Workshop Guide


BASIC: $18.65 plus tax and s/h
  • X7157B Dakota Level 2 Paper Packet
  • Z282 Black Hemp
  • Z1708 Durables Round Studs 
  • Workshop Brochure & Whisper CS           

With either kit, you will have plenty of supplies create the two 2-page layouts and an additional bonus project!

Order your kit and RSVP today to reserve your seat - space is limited!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Very Merry Blog Hop

Even though it doesn't quite feel like Fall yet here in Southern California (temps are supposed to be close to 100 next week), it's almost time to begin thinking about the holidays and Christmas cards and gifties! Our October Stamp of the Month is just what I needed to put me in the holiday mood!

Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! If you've arrived from Elizabeth Mindemann's blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, simply follow the links at the bottom of each blog until you arrive back here. We have over 65 talented consultants participating this month, so I'm sure we'll all be in the holiday spirit before we finish the hop!

The October Stamp of the Month, Very Merry Christmas (S1210) is a set of 11 stamps perfect for holiday cards, gift tags, scrapbook pages and so much more! All of the images coordinate with images found on the Cricut Artiste cartridge available only from Close to My Heart.


The perfect compliment for the Very Merry Christmas set is our new Pear & Partridge My Reflections kit. Of course, you know I love a little bling, so I had to add the Shimmer Trim too...I love the contrast between the muted, almost earthy tones of the Pear & Partridge papers and the Shimmer Trim!

To create the ornament, I stamped it once in Cranberry ink on the Desert Sand cardstock. Then I stamped it once more in New England Ivy ink (also on Desert Sand cardstock) and cut the center element out to adhere over the Cranberry stamped image. I love this simple method of getting more than one color onto a stamped image. The Silver Glitz Glitter Gel gave just a bit of sparkle to the ornament.

The edges of the New England Ivy cardstock were "scissor distressed" by simply running the open blade of my scissors along the edge of the paper (use caution as you can tear the paper if you push too hard...or cut yourself!).

Lately, I'm all about dimension, so I added lots of 3-D Foam tape to really make things pop.  

Remember, the Very Merry Christmas set is only available through October 31st. Regular price is $17.95, but you can add it to your $50 order for just $5! Head on over to my website to order yours today!

Time to hop along and see what treasure Angela Tutton has created to share with all of us!