Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Little Thanks - November's Stamp of the Month

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring November's SOTM, which is "A Little Thanks", a set of 16 stamps. If you have come here from Cindy'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 several Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations 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!

The card I created this month is a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 circle card. The card design came from the Close To My Heart Card Confidence book, Wishes. I used the CTMH level 2 My Reflections paper pack, Olivia, along with Colonial White organdy ribbon and a gold shimmer brad. I LOVE the fall colors in this paper pack and can't wait to make some more Thanksgiving cards!

Now "Hop" on over to Angela'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 November SOTM is only available until November 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Monday, October 25, 2010

SPOOK-tacular Birthday

What a weekend we had - LOTS of family activity!

One of the fun things we did included going to John's brother's house for my niece's birthday party.
Coral is officially TWELVE years old! The theme of her party was fun and scary...we enjoyed a dinner of "guts, blood and eyeballs" (spaghetti & meatballs) and a scary movie. How exciting it was to be in a house full of pre-teen girls - that may have been the scary part! :0)

To help her celebrate I created this cute accordian-fold card (inspired by a fellow SOTM swapper & consultant, Judy Faye). I used the Hooligans paper pack and September's SOTM, Thriller.

I thought she might also like a special place to keep and display her party pictures. This mini-album was so fun to make, and it was a huge hit with all the girls.

Hope you enjoy a spooky, safe and FUN Halloween! :0)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Creative Corner - Purse Driven Life

How many of you have a purse for every outfit?! I have so many friends that are meticulous at coordinating shoes, clothes and purses...I am usually just proud to have clothes that are not wrinkled and am extremely proud if I can find my wallet when walking out of the house! :0)

The creative inspiration I am sharing this week is a super cute accordion purse that is filled with coordinating greeting cards. Isn't it adorable, and it totally matches! It created using the new papers from the CTMH Magnifique kit and uses chocolate ribbon to finish it off.

I hope you will join me for a November workshop, 12 Days of Christmas, where we will be creating this project along with 11 others. Each project will make a darling Christmas gift or a sweet stocking stuffer. Stay tuned for more details...I can't wait for you to come play!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Happy Fall

Isn't this a beautiful card?! I received this with a sweet gift from my Secret Sister at our school co-op. It was tucked inside a wicker basket that had the contents for creating a Hearty Ministrone Soup. What a SPECTACULAR way to usher in the lovely fall weather we have been experiencing, plus, the soup was DELICIOUS!
When I pulled this card out, it was just breath-taking to me. The white paper on the front is white glossy photo paper that has been sponges with various colors of ink. The trees were embossed with gold embossing powder. It is all matted onto a "pocket" card and tied together with gold ribbon. The tag inside is matted with coordinating paper and the edges of the white cardstock is inked with coordinating inks. This tag make the perfect spot to write your message.
Hope you all like this and find it as inspiring as I did.
Happy Creating!