Friday, April 30, 2010

Welcome to the May Blog Hop featuring "Cherish the Moment"

Welcome again to another creative and fun CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

I hope you all had the chance to check out the blog hop a couple of days ago featuring all of our new products set to go "live" to our customers tomorrow! If you haven't checked it out yet, scroll down and you can start at my site and just keep clicking the links to see what our talented consultants showcased.

This month we feature a fun and very versatile stamp set, "Cherish the Moment." If you have arrived here from Laurie's Blog, you are on the right track, if you just happened by, just click on the link at the bottom of my post and "hop" on....

I have been dreaming of making a humongous calendar for my studio and am getting closer all the time. My husband mounted a large sheet of flashing found at Home Depot and I can attach anything with magnets that my little heart desires. While it is still a work in progress, here is what I have so far...

As you can see, I am still missing some numbers and am planning on covering the plastic ones I have with CS to make everything blend better.

Here is a close up of my creations for this time...

I created each coaster "date marker" with a different paper pack from the new Summer Idea Book. I also used a different stamp from the May SOTM set "Cherish the Moment" on each one. Also used to name a few are NEW sparkles that go with the NEW "Cherry O" paper pack. NEW star Dimensional Elements, NEW velvet ribbon that is included in the "Cherry O" Creative Basics kit and also some cut out gold embossed "keys" from an upcoming SOTM set.

You might be saying this is a lot of work for a creative coaster to be used once and then discarded? Well, I cherish the time I get to spend creating, so what I did to make the coasters re-usable for different events, I attached the stamped image with event specific info to the coaster art with velcro, so I just need to remove the dated image (to use on a scrapbook page) and then stamp myself a new one with the new information. Easy, Easy and you only create once and use again and again....I LOVE acrylix stamps!!!

Well, thanks for stopping by and I am going to send you on to our next creative genius, Laura Dame. Thanks for stopping by and be on the lookout for new pics of my ever evolving "creative calendar!"

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

CTMH New Product "Blog Hop"

Hello again, it is time to hop around the CTMH Blogosphere and check out what our creative consultants have crafted to show you with a plethora of new product! That's a few short days, you will be able to shop to your hearts content for some awesome new Close to my Heart product from the summer Idea Book/Catalog that goes live on May 1st!

So grab your beverage of choice and sit back, relax and "hop" to your heart's content! If you have come from Sheila's blog you are on the right track...

My offering this month is a cute 4 X 4 card taken loosely from the "Animal Cookies" WOTG card project. (I say loosely because as I was sitting in my thinking chair trying to figure out what I was going to do, this cute monkey was staring at me saying "pick me") anyway, I is my card:

I used Topiary CS as my base, cut out a 2 x 2 window out of the front and then layered a piece of our NEW Splendor B & T paper from the level 2 pack. I cut a 3 X 3 piece of Goldrush CS for the inside and stamped my cute little bug from our NEW stamp set B1353 "A little Buzz". I think this is the only stamp set I have ordered so far...these little bugs are so so cute! Next I stamped the same little bug on White Daisy CS and cut out the body and wings after coloring in Goldrush and Moonstruck inks. I bumped up that colored part of the image and added some NEW Stardust Glitz Glitter Glue. This is definately a must have for all you girls that like the bling!

I've been busy working on the new Summer WOTG kits and will be posting soon, but for now, head on over to Lisa's blog to see what she has created for you this time around. See you in a few days for the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop and until then....Have fun!