Friday, October 31, 2014

SOTM Blog Hop - It's the Little Things

Welcome to the SOTM (Stamp of the Month) Blog Hop!

If you have come here from Jacquelin'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 around 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this stamp set. Just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! 

Here's one of my creations...

...a wreath ornament...took me forever to wrap the yarn around the metal bookplate...but totally worth it! =)

And a card...I embossed the circles with clear embossing powder, then stamped the flowers and wiped the ink off the embossed areas...

Then I added the flowers...

Supplies (CTMH):
It's the Little Things
Teal Shimmer Trim
Glitz Glitter Gel (retired)
Clear embossing powder
Heat Gun
Scallop border punch (Fiskars)

Your next stop is Pam's Blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. I'm entering the ornament in the challenges below:

1. Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #5: Ribbons, Twine & Fibers
2. WAW #156: Anything Goes
3. SSS Wed Challenge: Anything Goes

Damask Divas Blog Hop: Yuletide Carol

*This Blog Hop officially starts, Nov 1st...please, come back tomorrow if the links are not working yet...*

Welcome to the Damask Divas Blog Hop!
If you came from Traci's Blog, you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas Blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

I made a card using the patterned papers from the Yuletide Carol WOTG Scrapbooking Kit by Close To My Heart...

And I also made this simple scrapbook page (inspired by a sketch in the Reflections book):

Supplies (CTMH):
Gold embossing powder
Heat Gun
Border Punch (Martha Stewart/EK Success)
Tim Holtz Distress Stickles

Your next stop is Cydney's Blog...hope you enjoy our Blog Hop! 

I'm entering the card in the following challenges:
1. WAW #156: Anything Goes
2. SSS Wed Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


P.S. Don't forget to check out the Stamp of the Month - It's the Little Things ($17.95 or $5 with a purchase of $50)...

...and the Nov Constant Campaign: Lucky 5!

November marks the five-year anniversary of Studio J®, and that means it’s your lucky month, with five amazing ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media!
First, throughout the month of November, all layouts purchased in Studio J are $5! That is a savings of over 25% off of retail! Your second chance to win big must come by sheer luck: every fifth order placed in Studio J during November receives a FREE surprise Close To My Heart accessory in its shipping box! The accessory has a retail value of $5 or more.
If luck doesn’t smile on you in that way, you might stumble upon it by finding a little extra something in your Studio J box. Five “golden tickets” will be sent out during the month of November with randomly selected Studio J print orders! This “golden ticket” is redeemable for one of Close To My Heart’s new D-ring albums* loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors™.
For a fourth way to win, simply create new, gorgeous layouts in Studio J, select your favorites, and then post pictures of them on Close To My Heart’s Facebook page using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. After November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries based on their artistry and creativity and each of these winners will receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!
And there is one last way to win: take your new Studio J artwork and post a picture of it on Instagram using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. Just as it is with Facebook, after November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries to receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!

And to make things even more exciting, starting November 1, five brand new kits from the Annual Inspirations idea book will be made available in Studio J, so you can create new artwork using the latest papers and embellishments from Close To My Heart. With so many ways to win, five may be your new lucky number! Log in to Studio J and start creating today. 
*Offer valid November 1–30, 2014. Pattern and color of new D-ring album to be given to winners will be at Close To My Heart’s discretion based upon availability. New kits available in Studio J® on November 1 include Confetti Wishes, Snowhaven, Seaside, Pathfinding, and Scaredy Cat. No tax or shipping will be charged on the free item(s). Studio J layouts ship in a protected box that can hold 4 to 50 two-page layouts. 

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Washi Meets...Faux Ribbon Pumpkin Wreath Card

An easy card using retired stamp sets from CTMH, some patterned papers and washi tape, instead of ribbon...

Supplies (CTMH):
What a Hoot (retired SOTM)
Remarkable Wreath
Washi Tape (EK Success)
KI Memories
Copic Markers

I love stamp sets where you can build your this case, wreath!
First, I stamped the vine wreath in brown.
Then, I stamped the leaves using red and orange ink pads.
Finally, I added the banner and the little pumpkin!

1. WAW #155: Anything Goes
2. SSS Mon Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

November/December Classes and Workshops

These are the upcoming classes at Vernon Hills Hobby Lobby.
If you live in the area and are interested in joining, feel free to contact me! 

Notes for Classes/Workshops: 

Sign-up and class fees are due fifteen (15) days before the class, for ordering purposes (except when otherwise noted).

2. To sign-up and pay for Class fees:

OPTION A. Click HERE to purchase on my website (

OPTION B. e-mail me at
I accept credit cards through Square.

3. If you're not local, you can still order the kits! The kits will be shipped to your home! 
You just need some extra supplies: ink pads, acrylic blocks, and/or adhesive, etc.
You can shop at: for the kits and supplies.

4. If you have any questions, contact me at: 

1SnowHaven Card Workshop
When: Wed Nov 5th
Time: 10am-12:30pm
RSVP by: Oct 24th
Class fee: $28 (local)/$34 (shipped)

Make 15 cards (5 each from 3 designs). Includes a stamp set.

This is the kit:

2. Yuletide Carol Scrapbooking Workshop
When: Wed Dec 3rd 
Time: 2-5pm
RSVP by: Nov 18th
Class fee: $37 (local)/$40 (shipped)

Make 2 two-page layouts.

This is the kit:

(photos coming soon)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Candy Jars Card

A quick card for a few challenges...

Supplies (CTMH):
D1615 Sweet as Sugar Hostess stamp set 
Silver Geometric Washi Tape 
Glitz Glitter Gel (retired)

1. CASology Week #117: Candy
2. WAW #154: Anything Goes with ODBD

Have a nice week!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Scrapbook {Saturday}: Studio J Autumn Blessings Layout

Here's a Studio J digital scrapbook layout I made...

I don't use Studio J very often, but when I see retired papers I like, plus the chance to catch up on my scrapbooking...can't pass that! =)
You can give it a try for free! All you have to do is create a user account (click HERE to go to the website).
And if you would to purchase the layouts you created, you can purchase just the files (and print them at home) or printed pages (with files included).
CTMH is going to have a special promotion for Studio J next month...stay tuned for more info!!!

I'm entering it in:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #154: Anything Goes with ODBD

Thanks for stopping by!