ABCs Blog Hop ~N

ABC's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “N”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “N” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at  LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY

If you just arrived from  TRACEY PIERCE – PAPERCRAFTING PRINCESS then you are on the right track.

For my “N” element I chose NEWBORN.  I had these photos set aside to scrapbook of my brother’s family as they welcomed their son two years go.  Not as to long ago :-).  I knew Babycakes paper pack would be perfect and I could use the the complements.  I was so happy how quickly this layout came together.  I only wish I had better photos instead of emailed and texted ones, unfortunately we live too far away to have made the trip in person.

BabyCakes for ABC's blog hop N

Items used:

  • Paper pack ~ BabyCakes, Fundamental Basic
  • Embellishments ~ BabyCakes Complements
  • Cardstock ~ Chocolate and Buttercup
  • Ink ~ Slate and Chocolate

Now hop on over to LAUREN MOORE -CTMH CRAFTINGS and see what she has designed for you.

If you get lost along the way hope back to the beginning with LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY to see the full list of participants.

Happy Crafting!



September Scrapbook Workshop

September 11th from 6:30 to 8:30 will be my first official Scrapbook Workshop.  I have in the past offered scrapbook layout as part of my card class, but now I am going to offer it as its own entity.  This way we can focus only on the layout and make them a bit more exciting with embellishments.  For September we will be starting with Babycakes paper pack and featuring the Babycakes Complements.  The cost of the workshop is $12 and I will need your commitment by Aug 29th.  If you are not able to attend the workshop you can still purchase the page kit.  The kit and workshop come with all of the paper cut for you, directions and a color photo of the finished product.

Here is Septembers layout:

Baby Cakes Page Kit -Sept

For this layout you will use (2) 4 x 6 photos, (2) 3 x 4 photos and (4) 2 x 2 photos.  You will have about half of the Babycakes Complements left over so you could complete another layout.  Even though this paper pack is baby themed you can see that it can be used for other layouts as well.

Here is my finished product:

BabyCakes Layout_Dog days of summer

Happy Scraping!

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Stampers with an Attitude ~ New Product Showcase

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!  The blogger in front of me is RENEE TANNER of .   The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show you some Artwork with an Attitude using product from our new Autumn/Winter Idea Book, so here we go.

BabyCakes Layout_Dog days of summer

I really love the Babycakes paper pack.  I wanted to showcase that even though some of the papers are geared to a baby, you could totally use it for anything as the colors are just splendid.   I used one of the layouts from the Make it from your Heart volume 2.   If you don’t know about these wonderful tools then you are missing out.  I love all the how to programs that are available through Close to My Heart.  When I am ready to scrapbook or make cards I will pull out my books for inspiration.  On this layout I used the Babycakes Complements which again show you it does not have to be a baby layout.  I am actually using this layout for my first Scrapbook Workshop which will begin in September.

Babycakes Open house card

This week myself and a fellow Close to My Heart consultant held a joint card workshop and open house.  We had a great time and those who came to the card workshop were able to complete 10 cards which featured the papers in the new idea book.  This was one of the cards I designed.  I was able to use my Silhouette to cut the monkey, giraffe, lion, and pennants.   I really like the new bronze shimmer trim as it adds that little bit of bling.  This card was created using the Babycakes Workshop on the Go and Wild Wonders stamp sets.

Now hop on over to VICKIE O’DELL at www.heartfulstamper.blogspot.comand see what she had created.

The Complete Blog Hop List:

  1. Pamela O’Connor ~
  2. Becky McClain –
  3. Melinda Everitt ~
  4. Christy Geyer –
  5. Hilary
  6. LaJeania Hicks ~
  7. Renee Tanner –
  8. Cat Nowak~
  9. Vickie O’Dell ~
  10. Kimberly Moss –
  11. Sheila Bennett ~
  12. Debbie Andrews –
  13. Jen Patrick-

Only 10 days until the Autumn/Winter Idea Book Launch

I am sure you have heard the saying, when it rains it pours; well this fits my life right now.  I have so many things going on which is pulling me in all directions.  The only thing that I want to be doing are playing with all my new product…. How can I add more hours to the day????

Well I have been able to create a few things.  Since I am hosting an Open House and Card Workshop to celebrate the new Autumn/Winter idea book my first order of business has been designing cards for the workshop.  I am going to share two of them with you today.

Babycakes Card for Open House workshop This card featured the Babycakes paper, the Wild Wonders Stamp Set and the new Bronze Shimmer Trim.

Frosted Tree Card for Open House WorkshopThis Card is featuring the Frosted Paper line.

If you are in the Spokane area and would like to come to My Open House or would like to participate in the Card Workshop on August 7th at the North Spokane Library from 6-9 pm, here are the details:

Please join Stephanie Feist and myself for a fabulous night of card making. We will make 10 beautiful cards using papers from the new Close to My Heart Idea Book. You will learn to use a variety of different techniques. A light snacks will be served. The cost for this workshop is $20 and needs to be prepaid to either Stephanie or myself to hold you spot! Want to earn a FREE workshop? Purchase any of the 3 Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridges (Art Philosophy, Artise or Artbooking) between July 1 and July 31 and your workshop is FREE.

The Open House will take place at the same time so even if you don’t want to make cards, stop by and check out all the new Close to My Heart products. We will have a small make n’ take and giveaways. Earn an opportunity for FREE paper packs and other product for placing an order. Every $25 spent gives you one ticket for the giveaway. Spend $150 that night and walk away with $25 in FREE product and the FREE Stamp of the Month.

Feel free to invite your friends and share this event.

Please RSVP by Sunday August 4th.


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