Friday, December 31, 2010

Find Your Style with the 2011 January Stamp of the Month

All you need for the New Year is this "Find Your Style" stamp set. This is a set of 9 stylish stamps that include a butterfly, bird, dress form, and a chic shoe along with the words "Friend," "Soar," "Love," and "Beautiful." It also has a friendship sentiment for the inside of your card or an accent on your scrapbook page. If you have come from Angela's blog
"cherish your memories" you are on the right path.

For my project I decided to update my wall hangings in my stamp room. My original "Welcome" sign was done with Boom-Di-Ada. To make my new one I removed the Boom-Di-Ada papers and recovered my chip board letters with the new "Wings" BTP and added some flowers and the butterfly and bird from the "Find Your Style" stamp set.

Old "Welcome" sign

New "Welcome" sign

Then, I updated my "Love" Banner with the new "Wings" Level II paper pack and the "Find Your Style" stamps set. My old banner was made with the "Amore" paper pack and "Soul Mates Word Puzzle." The new ones really brighten the room with the added touch of the vineyard berry. This "Love" Banner is made with a 6 X 6 accordion album and the chip board Dimensional Element Monograms

6 X 6 Title Topper page

6 X 6 Side Bar page

6 X 6 Side Bar Page

6 X 6 Bottom Border page

Now it's time to "Find Your Style"
Happy Hopping in the New Year!

Friday, December 3, 2010

It's Gift Time At Heart 2 Heart

Time for giving gifts is here. I'm making these mail box tins filled with cocoa packets for all our chocolate loving members of our family. This handy container can set on the kitchen counter ready to make a hot cup of cocoa.

Be sure to visit Heart 2 Heart this week for those special gift ideas for you and yours.

All supplies CTMH:
Papers: Mistletoe
CardStock: Colonial White, Cranberry
Ink: Desert Sand, Cocoa, Ponderosa Pine
Stamps: A Sip
Accessories: Assorted ribbons, mail box tin

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's "Amore" at the December SOTM Blog Hop

All you need is "Amore" the December SOTM. This stamp set includes all the stamps you might need for Valentines, Weddings, or all those "Love" scrapbook pages you might want to make. This stamp set includes 7 images, 5 sentiments, and 1 border to choose from for all your "Amore" needs. If you have come from Doreen's blog you are on the right path.

For my project I made some goodies for Valentines Day. The first goodie is a box of candy that I covered with some Amore BTP. (Go Here for info on the candy box.) The second goodie box is a box of Valentines with coordinating envelopes.

A Box of Chocolates with a heart accent in the corner. Heart Pattern can be found Here.

A Valentine Box with cards

The Valentine Box to hold the cards

2 1/2 X 3 1/2 Valentine Cards

2 1/2 X 3 1/2 Valentine Cards

Coordinating envelopes

Now it's time to hop over to all the stamping stuff at Sheila's blog to see what "Amore" she has for you.

A Chocolate Christmas Gift

It's homemade candies all wrapped in Mistletoe with a gift card in the corner. This weekend we had our annual fundraiser for the food bank. All the local crafters sell their wonderful handmade goodies at the Craft Boutique to raise money and take food donations for the local food bank. If you've been missing me on my blog I have been busy making my homemade items for the sale but now I'm back.
I met Chris at the Craft Boutique where she was selling her fabulous homemade candies. If you have seen the price of Sees candies, this box of homemade chocolate treats is a bargain. I got one for everyone in my family.
Now for the best part....Chris will come to my home and teach me and my friends how to make this fabulously scrumptious candy. Our Chocolate party is on December 11, just in time for Christmas gift making. (If you miss this one we will have another chocolate party for Valentines).
If you would like to know more about her candy treats you can contact her at

Valentine Pocket Pattern

Click on the image, select print picture to print pattern

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Colors are Changing at Heart 2 Heart

It's that time of the year when I get ready for the annual fund raiser for the food bank. We make craft items to sell at the craft boutique just in time for Christmas. When I saw these colors they went nicely with my owl note pad. So, I covered a clipboard with BTP paper from Olivia(Sunset), Sweet Home(Sweet Home), and Passages(Brown Bag). A coordinating RSVP pen finishes the package.

The color challenge is:

The final craft item is a clip board with notepad

Grab your Sunset, Indian Corn Blue, and Brown Bag and join the challenge. Create something fun with these cool fun colors and share with us at Heart2 Heart.

All supplies are CTMH:
Papers: Olivia, Sweet Home, Passages
Cardstock: Colonial White
Ink: Brown Bag, Sunset, Indian Corn Blue
Stamps: Whooo Loves You
Embellishments: Organic Dimensional Elements. Waxy Flax, assorted ribbons
Other: 6 X 9 Clip Board, Note Pad, RSVP pen

Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Little Thanks SOTM Blog Hop

The November SOTM celebrates the thanksgiving spirit in our lives. "A Little Thanks" is a set of 16 stamps that includes everything you will need to celebrate a spirit of giving and gratitude. If you have come from Lori's blog you are on the right path. For my project I made a Gratitude Collection using an Olivia Level I Kit to celebrate the generous and thankful acts of all who live with grateful hearts.

A Gratitude Collection made with Olivia Level I Kit

A Gratitude Journal to keep your daily thoughts of thankfulness.

A little post it note to write a quick note of encouragement to someone special.

A Card Box to hold six cards and envelopes for all who need a thank you card.

Now it's time to hop over to Imagine the Possibilities to catch "A Little Thanks" from Kim.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Goes 4 for 40

And a little bit spooky too. In our house we don't do too much spooky but we do like to treat. These are the treat boxes for Zachary (he likes candy corn) and Ashley (she likes chocolate) for trick or treat night. The pumpkins are made using 3 ovals with the "spooky" face stamped on the center oval.

View all the "spooky" surprises on Heart 2 Heart as often as you can. And if you have a spooky surprise for us post it before Sunday night to be eligible to win the 4 for 40 contest.
All supplies are CTMH: Paper: Hooligans, Cardstock: Sunset, Ink: Black, Sunset, Lagoon, Stamps: Spooky Smiles, Tag the Occasion, Party Animal, Embellishments: Black Gingham ribbon, Opaques, Waxy Flax. Other: Clear box

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday's Three With One

One Stamp Set (Everlasting Life D1440) = Three Bible Verses

I'm still recycling. Again, I used the card base (From the Heart Card Kit) to make these three cards. I covered the paisley section with the music sheet from Mistletoe. My accent colors are Sky, Twilight, and Olive. The corner piece is the corner bookmark made with a 1 1/2" square.

Now for the fun part! Thank you to all who entered the drawing for my Three With One cards from last week. As promised, the random drawing winner is Gayle. So, Gayle please contact me through my website with your mailing address and I will get these cards out to you. Thanks to All!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday's Three With One

One Stamp Set (Snow Flurries D1384)= Three Winter Cards
I'm still in the recycling mode with these card bases (From the Heart Card Kit) I found in my recycle box from years ago. These card bases have some funky paisley print on them. I covered up the paisley part with some stamped images on White Daisy. The colors are Olive, Twilight, and Blush. I used our new colored sparkles in the center of the snowflakes.
Celebrate With Me: With this post I am celebrating a milestone on my blog. I finally reached 100 followers. I really appreciate all of you and your kind and encouraging comments. Now for you my followers I would like to give these cards to one of you. Just leave me a comment and I will put your name in a random drawing to win these cards. The winner will be announced next Thursday on "Thursday's Three with One."

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Embossing on Heart 2 Heart

Dry embossing on satin ribbon: Cut your ribbon for the size of the card leaving 3/4" on each end. Cut a piece of typing paper the size of the width of the ribbon and the length of the place it will go on the card. Using Tombow adhesive completely cover the paper with the adhesive. Attach the paper to the back of the ribbon centered leaving 3/4" on each end. Emboss your ribbon with any embossing folder. The paper on the back will keep the embossed pattern firm on the ribbon. Fold the end pieces to the back and secure to your card.

For more embossing techniques visit the Heart 2 Heart blog all this week.
All supplies are CTMH:
Paper: Mistletoe
Card stock: Bamboo, Colonial White
Stamps: All the Best(from Mistletoe WOTG)
Ink: Olive, Bamboo
Embellishments: Mistletoe Assortment, Satin Ribbon
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders: Swiss Dots, Textile Texture

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday's Three with One

One Stamp Set(Harmony B1363) = Three vintage Tags

It's a recycling event with a set of three vintage tags for those special Christmas packages. Just wrap your packages with a brown paper bag and add your tag for that vintage look. Recycle those shipping tags from the office supply store to make your tags.

All supplies are CTMH:
Paper: Mistletoe, Passages
Cardstock: Colonial White, Barn Red
Stamps: Harmony
Ink: Desert Sand, Olive, Cocoa, Barn Red
Embellishments: Mocha Opaques, Journey Journaling Spots
Other: Satin Ribbon, Border Punch, Shipping Tag

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Leaves & Trees at Heart 2 Heart

With the changing of the seasons comes our time to give thanks. The hot days of summer are giving way to the fall colors and cooler days. On this project I used the colors of fall for my leaves to dress the tree.
Be sure to visit Heart 2 Heart for some inspiring seasons of change ideas.

All supplies are CTMH:
Paper: Olivia paper pack
Cardstock: Colonial White, Cocoa
Stamps: Grown with Love, In the month of September, TLC
Ink: Pear, Honey, Sunset, Barn Red, Cocoa
Embellishments: Mocha Opaques, Journey Journaling Spots

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Three with One

One stamp set(Captured Moments C1432)=Three Fall Cards

October with Hooligans paper pack
November with Olivia paper pack

December with Magnifique paper pack

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It's Birthday Time at Heart 2 Heart

I lucked out this week. Since it is a crazy week I was thinking I probably wouldn't be able to make a project. However, since I didn't get to post my Birthday Card Workshop cards individually I'm taking the opportunity to post them here. Thanks Heart 2 Heart!

Be Sure to visit the Heart 2 Heart Challenge for some great inspiring birthday ideas.
All supplies are CTMH:
Papers: Hooligans
Cardstock: White Daisy, Gypsy, Lagoon
Stamps: Troublemaker, Party Pennants
Ink: Gypsy, Pear, Lagoon, Black
Embellishments: Flower Punch, White Daisy Mini Medley, Sparkles, Pear Mini Medley, assorted ribbons, and string.