Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Welcome to the October SOTM Bloghop!!

Hello again everyone,

Welcome to the October SOTM Blog Hop! This month we are featuring "Holiday Warmth" a great image and sentiment stamp set perfect for the holidays. Our monthly blog hop has gotten so large that we have split it into three separate groups to make your "hopping" much easier. If you didn't start there, please make sure you go to Jena's blog to check out the new format and the starting points for each group! If you came from Deb's blog, you are on the right track for this group and if your lost, once again, go to Jena's blog to get back on track....

My card for this month features the large Christmas tree stamp and one of the sentiments from "Holiday Warmth:

To make this card, I used the "Roundabout" pattern from the "Wishes" book, I used B&T paper from the "Animal Cookies" level 2 "My Reflections" kit, organdy ribbon from the autumn organdy ribbon collection, sunflower and clover meadow CS, green chalk, tulip brads and various sparkles and liquid glass to bling it up a bit. I also used prisma glitter on the star. I did stamp the tree twice, once as a base and the 2nd one I "fancy cut" out and popped up with pop dots.

My second project was some wish list magnets that I made from a square coaster cut in half with the cut edge rounded. I adhered some more "Animal Cookies" B&T paper and again used the presents images from the SOTM and fancy cut them out. I popped them up and used some white distressed CS and computer printing to finish it up. Magnetic stips were added to the back to adhere to the fridge where my kids can add to their list throughout the year so I always have a current, updated list when realatives and friends call for ideas.

Thanks for stopping by...Now head on over to Alanna's blog to check out some more artwork featuring this month's stamp.

Should you want to puchase the stamp, click here to find out how. There are several ways to earn this stamp at a discounted price or even for FREE!

See you next month...


Monday, September 28, 2009

Catching Up!

Hi all,
Just catching up today after a couple of really busy weeks! My Open House was so much fun with many friends here to visit and create with. I look forward to meeting with many of you to work on your holiday projects. Congrats to Lori and Peggy who won the door prizes that night!

Be sure to check back on October 1st for the monthly "Blog Hop" featuring the new Stamp of the Month. This month we will feature " Holiday Warmth" a fun stamp set with images of presents and a Christmas tree and also some cool sentiments perfect for your Christmas cards or pages. I created a card and some holiday wish list magnets, so be sure and check it out on Thursday.

You have till next Monday to get in on the Septmeber campaign the "Everyday Celebrations Card Kit". You can order this kit outright or earn if for free if you have $60. worth of stamp sets on your order. Click here to check out the details.

I also wanted to post a few pics from our trip over Labor Day to Bisbee. What a great place to spend some time...Cool, friendly and so quaint nestled on the side of the mountain. We also really enjoyed the mine tour. You should visit sometime...

The Copper Queen Motel

One of the Beautifully restored homes, most over 100 years old!

The kids by the Mining Museum with some of the equipment

The view from the coffee shop we ate at...

Getting on the train for the mine tour...

The signs at 1500 feet under! This tour was really cool...47 degrees cool!

See you on Thursday for the Blog Hop!


Thursday, September 03, 2009

National Stamping Day Event Is Coming!!!

Greetings to all...

I just wanted to let you all know I will be hosting a "National Stamping Day" event on Saturday, September 12th at my studio here in Phoenix.

I will be debuting the new Close to my Heart Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog as well as inviting all my guests to create a couple of cute cards with the new "JINGLE" paper pack. I have lots of new product, so keep checking back as I will be showing you some of the awesome new papers and products that this new catalog has to offer!

This event will be a fun way to try out stamping if you are a newbie and I will also be offering many stamp sets and paper packs at drastically reduced prices for you seasoned veterans, so come on by if you are craving some creative time away from the hustle and bustle, relax and enjoy a fun and creative evening.

We will start at 6:00 and "play" as long as everyone is having fun!

Check back soon for more info!!