Thursday, December 31, 2009

A New Year of Blog Hops starts here!!!!

I'm so excited to be starting my 2nd year of Blog Hopping with the Close to my Heart "Stamp of the Month" Blog Hop group. Each month a group of talented Close to my Heart consultants showcase their work in a Blog Hop to give you a wealth of wonderful ideas to use with the featured Stamp of the Month.

This is a circle hop, so start anywhere and just use the links in each person's post to "Hop" on over to the next Blogger on the list. Start anywhere and eventually you will complete the circle. If you should get lost, check below for a list of all members of this month's hop. Feel free to click
here to put in an order on my personal website to get your own Stamp of the Month stamp set. This month we feature "True friends" a stamp set perfect for cardmaking or scrapbooking.

If you have come to my Blog from
Haley's blog, you are on the right track.
Here are my creations for this month....

I'm kind of stuck in a creative rut with these "Everyday Celebrations" cards, but I'm really liking them with the new "Topstitch" paper. Colors in this new paperpack are Baby Pink, Heavenly Blue, Chocolate and Vinyard Berry. The frames and the sentiments are from "True Friends"

Next another oldie but goodie...The one sheet tag book that I featured last month is done again with "Topstitch." Some baby pink organdy ribbon and the new "Resistable Dots" alterable letters and a dimensional element covered in B & T finish the front.

Now hop on over to Katy's blog to view her creation for this month's hop. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Blog Hop Is Coming!!!

Start off the New Year with some creativity and join us for our monthly Close to my Heart "Stamp of the Month" Blog Hop. Each month some very creative consultants from Close to my Heart share their ideas for using the Stamp of the Month in a variety of papercrafting projects. This month's "Hop" features a cute stamp set called "True Friends" perfect for your scrapbooking pages or card projects. Here is the "Hop" list for this month which goes live at 12:00am on January 1st. Join us and enjoy....

Helen Onulak
Jena DeVries
Jessica Booth
Carla Ironside
Lori Miller
Misty Jackson
Jen Patrick
Susan Brooks
Kathleen Androlewicz
Dawn Ross
Amy McVey
Antoinette Herrin
Jill Lucas
Barbra Otten
Lori Brown
Brae Montgomery
Wanda Riley
Adeline E. Brill
Kami Welter
Judy Burger
Pamela O'Connor
Cindy Leek
Mary Eisen
Sylvia Jacquot
Laura Dame
Melissa Laverty
Haley Dyer
Terrie Dodd
Katy Donaldson
Chris Shouse
Tammy Lea Pinchard
Krista Ritskes
Shannon Pelletier
Deb Young
Amy Edwards
Sheila Bennett
Kristie Herdener
Jen Rubio
Jody Gustafson
Sarita Schraeder
Laurie Levnik
Debra Van Patten
Kimberly Smith
Michelle Nist
Karen Norman
Traci Godbee
Nancy Brown
Maricar Harris
Nona Davenport
Laurie Newton
Dawn Heuft
Melissa Burch
Kim O'Rear
Michelle Bourlet
Angela Tutton
Jenifer Benner
Shirley Ross
Latisha Haag

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Starting to feel the crunch!!!

Can't believe it's ony 2 weeks till Christmas and I'm definately starting to feel the crunch....

We will welcome Bryan's parents to the Valley over the I better get moving as all the teacher/coach gifts need to get done this week so I can concentrate on getting the house ready next week!!

I wanted to show you what a lot of the teacher/coaches are getting (with a gift card tucked inside)

We made these at my recent gathering at Cathy's house and they are so much fun to make and very easy too!
We also created these cute tic tac holders....

I am also prepping some "night at the movies" gifts too, so will post those when they are complete! Thanks for stopping by and hope your enjoying the season!