Thursday, April 30, 2015

May Stamp of the Month: Just Sayin'

Happy May! Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you've arrived here from Crafty Carol's blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, following along is simple. Just click the links provided at the bottom of each blog post to be directed to the next blog in the hop. If you get lost along the way, or find links not working, you can find the complete list of hoppers HERE! We have over 50 talented consultants participating this month, so by the time you arrive back here (or to your original starting place), you are sure to be inspired to get creative...just sayin'!

The May 2015 Stamp of the Month, Just Sayin' (S1505) is a set of 14 stamps...tags, labels, basic shapes...the creative options are endless!

I wanted to combine multiple images from the Just Sayin' stamp set to create a unique card. With the help of a little masking, I was able to stamp the YOU from the YOU+ME stamp inside the oval frame. 
This card features the new Blossom papers, the Coral Reef Sequins, a little Extra Thick Twine in Glacier and the Sparkle Flourishes. The R is cut from the Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge. I used 3-D Foam Tape to pop up the stamped images to add a little dimension.

Time to hop along and see what Brenda has created with the Just Sayin' stamp set. 

Remember, the Just Sayin' set is only available through May. When you place a $50 order, you can add it on for just $5 (a $17.95 value). Head on over to my website to order yours today!

If you love the Just Sayin' set, check out these fun pieces created by our amazing Art Department at Close to My Heart!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop

Have you checked out the newest issue of Seasonal Expressions from Close to My Heart! This mini-catalog is filled with fresh new goodies for your crafting fun! Today we have over 40 talented consultants ready to share their creations featuring new products just released in Seasonal Expressions 2!

If you've arrived here from Jean's blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, simply click on the links provided at the bottom of each post to be taken to the next blog in the hop.

There are so many fun new products in this edition, I really had a difficult time deciding which to feature. I opted to share a special stamp set that will only be available through the life of Seasonal Expressions 2 (through July 2015). Happy Everything (D1563) is a set of 13 stamp sets with adorable, mixed-font sentiments, a border, a bee and a balloon - what more could you need?!?! The most important thing about this stamp set is that it is our special Operation Smile Stamp set - a portion of each stamp set sold goes directly to Operation Smile to help children! Click HERE to learn more about Operation Smile and the amazing work they do to provide beautiful smiles for children all over the world.

I originally decided to pair the Happy Everything stamp set with the new Blossom Paper Packet - so fun and springy and just perfect for a "Happy Everything" card! I also used the new Glacier Extra Thick Twine and the Aqua Dots.

I also wanted to feature the new Jackson Paper Packet and see the same stamp set in a totally different look. Jackson has a much more masculine, outdoorsy feel - it also has a Picture My Life kit that makes card making so quick and easy!

I LOVE using PML cards on my greeting cards! This card uses Jackson papers as the base, but the sentiment piece is a combination the two PML cards pictured below and a little bit of Colonial White cardstock.  Of course, that Glacier Extra Thick Twine that was so fun on the springy Blossom card, works beautifully with Jackson as well!

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

To check out all the fun new products in the Seasonal Expressions 2, visit my website! You can order right online and have your goodies delivered directly to your doorstep!