Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Beach Layout

During our recent Hawaiin vacation we had the opportunity to visit Turtle Bay in Oahu's North Shore. The views were spectacular and seeing the turtles up close and personal was AMAZING!

The Footloose WOTG layout was absolutely perfect to capture this event. The stamp set that's included with the kit has this fabulous turtle stamp. I can't wait to get the photos printed and put on this layout!!! Here are a few photos from the trip.

P.S. If you are a Lost fan the hut that was used in many of the scenes was just a couple hundred feet away. I never really watched the show but I had to take a photo for my some of my co-workers who were big fans.

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted): Paper: Stamps: Ink: Other:

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Coming Home Wall Art

I couldn't part with the outfits my kids came home from the hospital in so I decided to preserve them in a frame. The frame is 12 x 12 and was purchased at Michael's during one of their many frame sales.

I attached the outfit with glue dots and added little stamped embellishments to give it extra flair. I love how it turned out and look forward to doing the other two!

This was an inexpensive  project to make but the memories are priceless! You can click on the pictures for a closer look.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dotty For You!!

Snatch a Dotty for You paper packet at an incredible discount or even FREE!

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May by mixing and matching to your heart’s content with our new Dotty for You paper packet! The trendy patterns on the front of the papers coordinate perfectly with the dots on the reverse side, giving you lots of options for crafting colorful layouts, cards, and other projects. Dotty for You includes 24 specially designed, coordinating B&T Duos® sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and an artwork idea insert to get your creative juices flowing.

There are three ways to get this exclusive Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95:
  • Place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, and add the Dotty for You paper packet for just $5*.
  • Host a Gathering with a sales total of $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile®donations) between April 17 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.
  • Join Close To My Heart as a new Consultant between April 1 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.
Let me know if you’d like to schedule your own Home Gathering with your friends or set up an online virtual party where your friends can order online, their orders get shipped directly to them, and you (as the hostess) will reap the benefits and get all of the hostess rewards! *Ü* 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Layering A Card Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting the “Layering A Card” Technique as shown on page 33 in the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. 

We would love to see what you’ve created using this month’s technique, please visit our challenge blog at where you can share your project and be entered in a chance to win great prizes.  You will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Bethany's Blog, you are on the right track! 

For my card I started out by cutting the flower card from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge at 4". I trimmed the card so that I used only the card front. Using scraps of White Daisy, Garden Green and Buttercup Cardstock I stamped images from the April SOTM in contrasting ink colors. I added those pieces to a scrap of White Daisy Cardstock and then used 3D Foam tape to pop it up and give it some dimension. I finished the outside of the card with a piece of ribbon and some Mocha Pearls.

Not one to waste I used the negative images from the cricut flowers to decorate the inside of my card! The finished card size is A2 ( 4 1/4" x 5 1/2").

Supply List:
Paper: Stella Level 2, Sunset Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Garden Green Cardstock, Buttercup Cardstock
Stamps: April SOTM
Ink: Creme Brulee, New England Ivy, Cocoa, Sunset
Other: Mocha Pearls, Ribbon, Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Judy's's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Happy hopping!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April Stamp of the Month

I'm missing my crafty time at the moment but wanted to share this great SOTM set with you!

If you like creating backgrounds then you'll really like this set!

Contact me to see how you can get it for only $5!

Front & Center

I'm on vacation with my family but I wanted to share this great CTMH video with you all!

This stamp set is one we will be using in an upcoming workshop I have planned (stay tuned for details on that).

Until we return...
Watch this video