Saturday, August 31, 2013

September SOTM Blog Hop: Poster Tidings

Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you've arrived here from Susan Brooks' blog you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, following along is simple. Just click the link at the end of each post to be directed to the next blog in the loop. We have almost 60 consultants participating this month, so by the time you arrive back here (or to your original starting point) you will will filled with ideas and inspiration.

The September Stamp of the Month, Poster Tidings (S1309) is a set of 2 (large) stamps featuring the super trendy subway art typeset style. One stamp is perfect for Fall cards and scrapbook pages and the other highlights words and phrases with a Winter and Holiday theme. 

 While our temperatures are rising here, and we haven't even gotten into an autumn mood, I was ready to think about cooler days and the warmth of the holidays so I choose to create a card using the winter/holiday themed stamp. Of course it pair perfectly with the gorgeous Frosted paper packet. The soft muted colors of Frosted are beautiful on their own. but I added the Blush cardstock for the pop of color. There is also a little bit of our Huntington paper packet in there too - can you find it? It has taken me a while to step outside that box and mix different paper packets, but it is really easy to do and adds to much versatility to our amazing paper packets!

I love all the fun pennants and banners on artwork these days and this card just sort of came together when I sat down to create. Our 3-D Foam tape provides a little dimension to the card.

Time to hop along and see what Georgia has to share! Remember, the September SOTM is available through September only. Order yours today for $17.95 or just $5 with a $50 order. Head over to my website to order yours!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New Product BlogHop: The Party is On

Just as the blog post title suggests, the Party IS On...and even better than ever for our special Hostesses at Close to My Heart!

Welcome to the Autumn/Winter 2013 New Product Blog Hop! We have over 30 consultants ready to share some of their amazing creations featuring BRAND NEW products from Close to My Heart! If you've arrived here from Maureen's blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, following along is simple. Just click on the link at the end of each blog post to be taken to the next blog.

I am so, so excited about the Hostess Rewards stamp sets from CTMH. That's right, being a CTMH hostess is now more rewarding than ever with SEVEN exclusive stamp sets available ONLY to hostesses through January. And as if exclusive sets wasn't cool enough, they are each offered a a discounted price, so you are getting more bang for your buck when spending your Hostess Rewards!!!

Quite possibly my favorite set in the new Idea Book is a Hostess Reward set...The Party Is On (C1568). I LOVE the large graphic sentiments!! We created this card at my recent Idea Book Kick-Off Celebration. In addition to the The Party Is On stamp set, it features an overlay cut with the amazing new Cricut Artbooking cartridge and the Sarita papers.

I also love the chalkboard look that is so trendy right now and thought this stamp set was a perfect set to play with this technique! This card features the new Laughing Lola papers, Silver Shimmer Trim and a little Baker's Twine. The banner pieces were cut from the Cricut Artiste cartridge.

Of course, I love adding a little dimension to everything these days, so the both of the banner pieces are popped up using 3-D Foam Tape.

Are you in love with this set too?!?! Remember, the only way to get it is to host a home gathering, catalog party, or online gathering. Contact me (or your own CTMH consultant) today to become a Hostess and earn your own exclusive stamp sets!

Time to hop along and see what the super talented, Gina Brandstetter has to share with us!