Wednesday, August 31, 2011

September Stamp of the Month

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is called "Limited Edition" a set of 20 stamps. If you have come here from Mary Eisen's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

This month we have a lot of talented 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!
This set was a little tricky for me and wasn't a 100% sure on how to go about this one.  I just started playing and came up with a few tags and a Congratulations post card using the grand spellbinders.  I am pretty much in love with my grand spellbinders.  It seems like there is so much you can do with them.  Well....on to the first project.

I really liked how with the way this stamp was set up all you had to do was trim around it to make it the tag shape.

This card was made using the grand spellbinders.

Supplies used: All CTMH and available unless noted

Stamps: Limited Edition
Inks: Black, Chocolate, hollyhock and barn red

Paper: Roxie

Ribbon:  Dark Chocolate and the ribbon used for the post card is not from CTMH.

Now "Hop" on over to Kami Welter'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 September's SOTM is only available until the 30th of September! Contact your CTMH Consultant or click here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Sunday, August 14, 2011


To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, we are offering our first-ever double stamp set! You can get the exclusive My Acrylix® Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set FREE when you place an order of $75 US / $82 CAN from August 15 through September 30, 2011. You'll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—which includes lots of clever phrases and coordinating images you'll use in your handmade cards all year long. The double set has a retail value of $35.90/$39.90, which drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase! Have double the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set!

All I can say is WOW!!!  I think this is the best offer that I have ever seen being offered from Close to My Heart!!!  Welcome to the blog hop!  If you have come here from Haley Dyer's Blog you are on the right track!  If you get lost you can always hop over to Helen Onulak's blog

This stamp set is a lot of fun to play with.  So many different options with the pictures and the different sayings!  At the beginning I had a hard time picking which stamp and saying I wanted to use.  If I wasn't so busy trying to get my classroom together I probably would have put more cards together.

With this stamp set I used the bicycle and the "Just living is not enough..." saying.  I made it into a book style so that the inside could be used put a little special note or something sweet in the envelope.  There is probably more things you could think of to do with the envelope, but that is just a few.  So let's take a look....

The little evelope can fit candy, tea bags, gift card, a little note or I even thought maybe some dried flowers. 

All the supplies I used are from Close to My Heart and are available.

Paper: Roxie (X7140B)
Ink:  Brown bag and Cocoa
Accessories: Pearls, Colored Pencils and Blender pen.
Now hop on over to Tamytha Jenkins's blog and see what wonderful creations she has made!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Teacher Corner Bookmark!!

As the time get's closer to going back to work I love coming  up with different things to give to my other teachers.  Yesterday, I was working on a corner bookmark while my kids were sleeping and I finished it today.  Not for sure if this will be one of the projects I do, but you never know.  It's always fun to come up with new ideas to give to the teachers.  We all work very hard at what we do.  Now granted they all wonder how in the world do I have time to do this with my two little ones, but I always put my 3 year old to work.  He is in charge of running the tape and granted it may not all be stuck together very well, but it's the thought and he loves helping mommy.