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 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 using the Superhero papers from the Spring/Summer Idea Book and one using our gorgeous new Avonlea papers.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


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!