Sunday, May 31, 2009

It's Here....June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Welcome to the "Hop" If you have arrived from Melissa's Blog, you are on the right track....If you just happened by, I invite you to begin at the beginning at Jena's Blog and see all 42 creations with this month's SOTM "Tender Tags."

My 12 X 12 layout features this month's stamp set "Tender Tags" fashioned into a beautiful flower to highlight one of my favorite pictures of my little girl. It was a joy to do this page as my daughter is 12 years old now and sometimes you need to go back to the beginning to appreciate the gift that is the present. (if any of you have a 12 year old, you know what I mean!)

The base of my page is New England Ivy CS with a sheet of Colonial White CS cut down to be framed by a Tulip "Heartfelt Whimsy" felt frame. I also used the button felt accent in the center of the flower and the stem accent. I printed my picture on Colonial White Textured CS (love that look) and matted it with Pansy Purple CS. The flower petals are stamped in Pansy Purple and Petal Exclusive Ink and the Pansy petals are curled a bit around a pencil and elevated with foam tape. I cut the title with my Silhouette using the "Curlz" font. I hope you enjoy!

Now, on with the Hop.... Click over to Helen's Blog and see what she has created for you. Should you get "lost on the hop" or find links that aren't working, here is a list of all the contributors this month. Have fun and see you next month!

Jena Devries

Adeline E. Brill

Deb Young

Chris Green

Jennifer Patrick

Chris Shouse

Alanna Moses

Haley Dyer

Jen Rubio

Kami Welter

Caren Goldsein

Laurie R Newton

Reba Poquette

Nona Davenport

Misty Jackson

Julia Menssen

Anne Beck

Jamia Bankhead

Dawn Ross

Sherry Thompson

Laura Dame

Lucia Grabb

Nancy Ball

Shannon Laux

Melissa Laverty

Terrie Dodd

Mindy Eggen

Helen Onulak

Ronnie Crowley

Karen Strous

Jaime Benavides

Kelly Triggs

Lori Miller

Brae Montgomery

Shannon Pelletier

Wendy Kessler

Paige Dolecki

Pamela OConnor

Shari Odut

Tammy Lea Pinchard

Dawn Heuft

Cibele Glazer

Sarita Schraeder

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Just a quick note...

Hi all,

I know, I know, it has been awhile since I last posted and of course I promised a couple of people to post some things and haven't done it yet, but I promise, I got a LOT done today, so I should get some of that posting done tomorrow!

I will be participating in the next SOTM Blog Hop, so be on the lookout for that post too on June 1st! It was so fun last month and this month there are supposed to be over 40 "hops", so there should be lots of inspiration for this Stamp of the Month.

Leah participated in her schools Talent Show last week, so here is a pic of the girls after the performance.

Also, here are my Thank you gifts I gave to the staff and my co-teacher for Religious Ed at St. Gabes. Such a nice and easy gift to show someone how much they mean to you!

That's all for tonight, but I should be back tomorrow with some more fun things...
Stay tuned!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

May SOTM "Blog Hop"

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring May's SOTM, which is Be Yourself, a set of 14 stamps. If you have come here from Deb's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Jena's Blog and start from the beginning!
This month we have 18 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I chose to random stamp my Colonial White card front with several stamps from the "Be Yourself" SOTM set and a small flower from the National Scrapbook Month special "Tickled Pink" I stamped these in "Petal" ink and used the eraser of a pencil to stamp the black centers. I paper pieced the "Petal" dress and "shined" up her boots with Liquid Glass. I then matted my card front on black cardstock and finished everything with some black organdy ribbon. Very simple and fun card to make. This was my first attempt at random stamping and I have to say that I will be trying it again!

Now "Hop" on over to
Lucia's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the May SOTM is only available until May 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Have fun and I'll see you next month!!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Mother's Day Cards....

Hello again,

Thought I would post the Mother's Day Card that I made for our Mom's. I lifted them almost exactly from Lisa Stenz's design. (except changed the color) Click here to go to her Blog and check out her beautiful artwork....she is very talented!

Make sure to check back on Sunday for the first ever CTMH Stamp of the Month "Blog Hop"
It should be lot's of fun and a great way to check out the SOTM and some great artwork made with it so you can "see" before you buy!
The new Summer Catalog and Idea Book is LIVE now, so if you don't have yours yet, let me know and I will get you one. Till Sunday.....