Saturday, August 31, 2013

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring September's Stamp of the Month, Poster Tidings, a set of 2 stamps.  If you have came here from Traci's Blog, you are on the right path.  The blog hop is a great big circle, you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of participating consultants here.

 Additional artwork by Close To My Heart!
The September Stamp of the Month can be yours for only $5 with a qualifying Close To My Heart purchase.  You can see all the details on my Current Specials page!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
S1309 Poster Tidings (September SOTM)
D1560 Holiday Tags
X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet
Z2503 Basics Pigment Inks
Z2501 Adventure Pigment Inks
Ribbon-Unknown

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles-Season of Fall
My Sheri Crafts-Fall Colors
The Squirrel & The Fox-Autumn
 
We have over 50 consultants participating in the blog hop!  Hop on over to Susan's Blog to see her artwork.  Be sure and continue on with the hop for more stamping inspiration!  Get your set before it's gone!  The last day to order is September 30, 2013. 
 
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #100!

Come join us in the celebration at Freshly Made Sketches!  We are having our 100th sketch challenge this week!  In celebration we are featuring our very first sketch design and have lots of fun stamping goodies to give away!


Here is a peek at some of the great giveaways that have been donated by the Freshly Made Sketches Design Team!

Linda Callahan - Just Thinking Stampin' Up! stamp set and 24 6x6 sheets of DSP
Allisa Chilton - Sweet Life Close to My Heart stamp set
Cindy Hall - Monster Munchies Stampin' Up! stamp set and 24 6x6 sheets of DSP
Jen Mitchell - Seasonal Sayings Stampin' Up! stamp set and 44 6x6 sheets of DSP
Amy O'Neill - Holiday Best Stampin' Up! stamp set and Hung Up Cute Clips
Linda Suarez - Silent Night A Muse Studio stamp set
Jennifer Timko - Dictionary Stampin' Up! stamp set and 24 6x6 sheets of DSP

My card was created with Close To My Heart products, except where noted:
X7170B Laughing Lola Paper Packet
X7170C Laughing Lola Complements
Vertical Greetings by MFT
Z1862 Black Mini Medley Accent Collection
Z2503 Basics Pigment Inks
Z821 Clear Embossing Powder

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Allsorts-New Stash (papers and embellishments)
Kaboodle Doodles-Song or Quote
Papertake Weekly-Flower Power
Sweet Stampin-Bold & Beautiful

Thanks so much for stopping by...be sure and come join us this week!  We would love to see your creation, plus you get the chance to win great prizes!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Merry Monday #71


Time for a new sketch at Merry Monday!  I kept my card on the clean and simple side with a cluster of buttons.  Love the fun new glitter buttons in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book!  Here is the original sketch design-


I added a few layers to the inside for more contrast.


Supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1560 Holiday Tags Stamp Set
Clearly Sentimental About Christmas Stamp Set-MFT
Handmade Holiday Pattern Papers-Simple Stories
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
1282 New England Ivy Cardstock
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
Z2170 Ruby Ink
Retired Green Buttons
Z1861 Ruby Mini Medley Accents
Red Twine-American Crafts

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Christmas Stampin All Year Long-Stitching
Delicious Doodles-Christmas in August
Divas by Design-Christmas in August
Winter Wonderland-Red & Green

Be sure and stop by the other Merry Maker's blogs to see their creations!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

New Product Blog Hop!


Welcome to the New Product Blog Hop!  We will be featuring many of the great new products that can be found in the NEW Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  If you have came here from Jean's Blog, you are on the right path.  The blog hop is a great big circle, you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of participating consultants here.


My new artwork will be posted later this evening, until then please continue on to Lucy's Blog!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #99


Rita has a great circle inspired sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I struggled narrowing it down to just what I wanted to put in those circles!  In the end, I decided it was not too soon to think about a Halloween card...especially when all I see is the candy corn display when I go to the grocery store!  I flipped the sketch, here is the original design for you to create with-


Clean and simple on the inside.



Design Tip-Stamp in black pigment ink, emboss with clear powder!  Crisp clean embossing with no worries of black stray flecks on your project!

All supplies by Close To My Heart:
B1413 Perfect Fit-Halloween Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1386 Black Cardstock
X5758 Sunset Cardstock
Retired Polka Dot Paper
Z2503 Basics Pigment Inks
Z821 Clear Embossing Powder
Z1702 Paradise Assortment Baker's Twine

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Pattie's Creations-Embossing
The Pink Elephant-Orange
Top Tip Tuesday-Embossing

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope to see your creation in the gallery this week!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Merry Monday #70


We are back with a new sketch this week at Merry Monday.  After going through various papers and color schemes, I ended up with a rather non-traditional Christmas card.  I love the simplicity of it though!  Here is the original sketch for your take-


This Merry Christmas sentiment from the Ornamental Cheer stamp set has earned it's self a permanent spot on my desk!  I am a minor crisis when I could not locate the set for this card, then I saw the sentiment just sitting there waiting to be inked!  Not sure where the rest of the set has taken off to, probably out searching for a new home where it will get inked....but my sentiment was waiting for me!  Love this font!


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1483 Glory to God
D1520 Ornamental Cheer
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5642 Cocoa Cardstock
Z2503 Basics Pigment Ink
Z821 Clear Embossing Powder
Grosgrain Ribbon-Unknown

Be sure and stop by the other Merry Maker's blogs to see their creations!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #98


Jen M has a great sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  Amazing how fast summer is fading...school will be starting soon and fall will be here before you know it.  While the leaves have yet to start falling, it was the perfect opportunity to create an Autumn themed card.  Here is the original sketch design for you to create with-
My card is created with new papers and stamps from the Autumn/Winter Idea Book!  I layered a few stamp images on the inside as well.  I stamped the tree in second generation Cocoa Ink and the sentiment in first generation Barn Red ink.  My overall card size is 5" x 5".


All supplies by Close To My Heart,
C1559 Always Grateful Stamp Set
X7174B Huntington Paper Packet
X7174C Huntington Stickease
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2114 Cocoa Ink
Z2104 Barn Red
Retired Buttons

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
By Lori Designs-Designer Paper
Great Impressions-Square Card
Paper Pretties-Two or More Designer papers
Papertake Weekly-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope to see your creation in the gallery at Freshly Made Sketches!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Merry Monday #69


We are back to our regular schedule of weekly sketches at Merry Monday!  Thanks so much to everyone that participated in our Anything Goes Challenge in July!  Here is the original sketch to get you started-


I added a few layers to the inside.  My card was almost entirely created with scraps from my scrap bin!  I have got to start using more scraps before they overtake my room!


All supplies by Close To My Heart except where noted:
B1412 Perfect Fit-Holidays
D1480 Snowflakes
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1273 Desert Sand Cardstock
X5666 Twilight Cardstock
X5637 Barn Red Cardstock
Winter Fun Paper by Carta Bella
Z2500 Whimsy Pigment Inks
Z2503 Basics Pigment Inks
Z2104 Barn Red Ink
Z821 Clear Embossing Powder
Z1752 Clear Sparkles
Retired Grosgrain Ribbon

I have entered  my card in the following challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons-Christmas in July
Crafty Ribbon Challenge-Use one or more circles
Little Red Wagon-Christmas in July
Shopping our Stash-Use your oldest punch (circle punches have been in my collection forever!)

Be sure and stop by the other Merry Maker's blogs to see their creations!
Thanks for stopping by!

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