March Stamp of the Month ~Choose Happy

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring March’s stamp of the month ~Choose Happy (S1503) a set of 14.

MarchSOTMBadge If you are coming here from PRISCILLA GOTHAM’s Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have over 50 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

Choose Happy

This stamp set is very whimsical and be fun addition to any card or layout.  When I was brainstorming for an inspiration the first thing that came to mind was a tag.  Then I went to the Close to My Heart how to book,  Wishes, and was instantly inspired by the card on the cover. I flipped to page 97 and got to work.

Choose Happy SOTM CTMH ~catsrapbooking.comI actually combined two of the sentiments on the stamp set “you’re special” and “this day”.  Using a masking technique I was able to combine them and create “You’re Special Day”.  I colored the frame using our new ShinHan markers to make it really pop. ***I realize I have made a faux pas ~ My card is not grammatically correct.  I will try and make the change as soon as I can. ***

Choose Happy SOTM CTMH ~ catscrapbooking.comHere is the full list of supplies used for this card:

  • Paper Pack ~ Brushed X7190B
  • Cardstock ~ Pixie and White Daisy
  • Embelishments ~ Flamingo Dots Z1934, Topiary Striped Washi Tape Z2002 and Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon Z1929
  • Stamp Set ~ Choose Happy S1503
  • ShinHan Markers ~ Light Orange Z2455, Vivid Green Z2466, Cherry Pink Z2450, Golden Yellow Z2452 and Tender Pink Z2464
  • Cricut Cut ~ Tag
  • How to Book ~ Wishes 9041

Your next stop is along this hop is ANGELA WHITE’S Blog, so hop on over and see what she had created for you today.

Happy crafting!

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Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop ~ Love Close to My Heart

Welcome to the Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop!! The Stampers with Attitude is the team lead by Kimberly Moss.  This month the Stampers with Attitude are going to be showcasing what we LOVE about Close to My Heart artwork.   If you are just hopping here from JEN PATRICK’S Bl0g  then you are in the right spot. The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants at the end of this blog.

Where do I even begin ….. There are so many things I love about Close to My Heart!!!  Lets see …. Paper, Stamps, Albums, Embellishments, friends, Art Philosophy, Artise, Artbooking, Artfully Sent, inks, colors….. you get the idea. I guess if I had to pick my top few things it would be:

1) the wonderful assortment of paper packs that are offered and the colors; as my true passion is for scrapbooking (although I really love all paper crafts).

2) the fun embellishment – whether it is ribbon, compliments, assortments, gems, I love them all but my go to embellishment is bling and shimmer trim.

3) the wonderful albums which are offered to hold all my memory keeping.

So let my share with you just some of the things I love about Close to My Heart with this layout I created using Heartstrings paper pack, shimmer trim and some hearts.

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Now all I need is some photos from this years Valentine’s festivities, I don’t really have any plans yet but I will need to make sure I do something in order to use this layout 🙂

Heartstrings Valentines layout ~ catscrapbooking.comFor this layout I used the Artiste cartridge to cut the hearts.  The XOXO and scalloped border were cut using my Silhouette.

Items used:

  • Paper Pack ~ Heartstrings X7193B
  • Cardstock ~ Whisper, Lagoon, Hollyhock, and White Daisy
  • Embellishments ~ Red Enamel Hearts Z2009, White Shimmer trim Z3024
  • Ink ~ Whisper, Hollyhock, and Lagoon
  • Stamp Set ~ This Moment S1501

Your next stop is BELINDA MCLANE’S Blog, be sure to hop on over and see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Here is the full list of participants if you get lost along the way.

January Stamp of the Month ~ This Moment

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring January’s stamp of the month ~ This Moment (S1501) a set of 12.

1SOTM+Blog+Badge+ If you are coming here from KATHY BURROWS, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 60 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

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I really love this stamp set and it is really a versatile set.  When you first see the images you think of valentines but it could really be used for any thing.  Here I used it for a layout of my son which is not valentines related.  I also love the Heartstrings paper pack as it to can also be used for more than valentines.

Heartstrings layout ~ This Moment ~ Catsscrapbooking.com

Products used for this layout:

  • Paper Pack ~ Heartstrings X7193B
  • Cardstock ~ Crystal Blue, Cranberry, Whisper & Daisy White
  • Shimmer Trim ~ White Z3024
  • Slate Diagonal Stripped Ribbon ~ Z1989
  • Stuck on You Puffies ~ Z3037
  • Journaling Pen ~ Z1979
  • Stamp Set ~ This Moment S1501

Your next stop is along this hop is JILENA PASKETT, so hop on over and see what she had created for you today.

Happy crafting!

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September Stamp of the Month

Here is another creation with the September Stamp of the Month.

September 2014 SOTM

I designed this card which I though would work well for a special occasion or anniversary.  I realized there are quite a few anniversaries in my family this time of year and I am in need of restocking my card stash.

SOTM 09-14 Family is Forever Card I wanted to let you know about CTMH’s new All-Purpose Mat Z2045.  I have to admit I was very exited initially about this mat but when it came I was not  as sure about it.  I was thinking it would be thick and solid sort of like the Versa Mat but larger.  Well the All-Purpose Mat came rolled up and was very thin.  One side was grippy and the other side is a dull finish – I was a bit perplexed how was I suppose to use this mat.  I decided to give it a go as CTMH would not steer me wrong(check out the video below as it will help explain about the mat).  Once I started using it all I can say is WOW!!! I really love it.  I used the dull/non glossy side to place the hearts I was heat embossing.  It was awesome as I could use a stylet to hold the heart then applied the heat while it is on the mat.  Yes you read that correctly you can apply the heat directly to the mat and it does not damage anything!  I have also used the glossy side which is sort of sticky to hold small items so they don’t get lost all over my work space.

Items used for this card:

  • Embossing Folder ~ Floral Z1994
  • Cardstock ~ Whisper, Thistle, Lagoon & Daisy White
  • Embellishments ~ Thistle Diagonal Striped ribbon Z1990, Purple Glitter Gems Z1936, Silver Shimmer Trim Z1799
  • All-Purpose Mat Z2045


Happy Crafting!
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Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Family is Forever

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring September’s Stamp of the Month ~ FAMILY IS FOREVER (S1409) a set of 7.

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If you are coming here from JEAN MCNULTY‘s  blog then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have 80 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

September 2014 SOTM

This stamp set works well for both cards and scrapbook layouts.  Here is a layout I designed using this stamp set.

SOTM 09-14 Family is Forever Layout_5068For this layout I chose the Pathfinding paper pack as it really fit the time of year for my layout.  I have always loved seeing layouts with some doodling so I decided to be be brave and add a border around the layout.  One of the things I like about this stamp set is the words are a great size to work as a tittle for your layout.  I also really like the heart and decided to add a little texture and color to the image.

SOTM 09-14 Family is Forever Layout detail

After stamping the heart in Chocolate pigment ink I then added Clear embossing powder to the stamped image.  If you a re not aware when you stamp with pigment ink it takes a little longer to dry as the ink stays on top of your cardstock instead of being absorbed into the paper.  This works to your advantage when you want to heat emboss and image.  Normally you would need to stamp over the image with a versa mark pad to get embossing powder to stick but since I was using the pigment inks, I was able to get the embossing powder to grip to the pigment ink.  Once it was heat embossed I used our new Shin Han markers to add a little color.

CTMH Supplies used for this project:

  • Pathfinding Paper Pack
  • Cardstock – Champagne, Glacier & Chocolate
  • Stamp Set ~ Family is Forever
  • Shin Han Markers ~ Turquoise Blue, Leaf Green & Sap Green
  • Embelishments ~ Bronze Shimmer trim, Clear Embossing powder, Brown and Tan Sparkles

Your next stop is JILENA PASKETT‘s Blog.  Hop on over and see what she has crate for you today.

Happy Crafting!
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Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ What a Hoot

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!! This month we are featuring AUGUST’s Stamp of the Month, which is WHAT A HOOT (S1408), a set of 17 stamps.

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If you are coming here from BRENDA LAPP’S blog then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have over 60 consultants participating

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I know this stamp set will make adorable halloween cards but I thought I would show you a couple of other possible ideas for how to use this adorable stamp set. Like a birthday….

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Suplies used for this project:

Ariana paper pack, Chocolate, Daisy White and Crystal Blue cardstock.  What a Hoot and the Art Philosophy Celebrate stamp set.  I cut the tree and leafs using the Artbooking cartridge.  The eyes and pom pom on hats are the black and grey bubbles.

Here is another using a fall theme…

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Supplies used:

  • Woodgrain embossing folder Z1996 *
  • Pathfinding paper pack X1786B *
  • What a Hoot Stamp set S0814*
  • Art Philosophy cartridge for leaves
  • ShinHan Markers – Sap Green Z2463, Pastel Green Z2459, Pastel Peach Z2460, Clay Z2451, Mahogany Z2456, & Marigold Z2457 *
  • Cardstock – Black, Chocolate, Champagne, Autumn Terrecotta, Olive and Colonial white
  • Ink – Archival Black

*Denotes new item

Now head on over to MORGAN VOGT’s blog to see what she has created.  Be sure to make it through the entire hop as you will get to see lots of wonderful creative ideas and beautiful artwork.

Happy Crafting!

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Circus Alphabet

Have you seen this months adorable Stamp of the Month?  It is a really cute font which would be great for scrapbook pages, cards or whatever you can dream up.

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If you are interested it this wonderful stamp set then you will want to be sure you place an order for $50 and they you can purchase this stamp set, which has a retail value of $17.95, for only $5!!! Isn’t that wonderful! Also if you place an order that qualifies for this stamp set I will send you the new Annual Inspirations catalog now.  What are you waiting for?  Place your order now by clicking HERE.

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Happy Crafting!

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Time is running out for June’s SOTM

If you have not seen this month’s adorable July 4th celebration stamp set be sure to take a good look now.

Kaboom - July SOTM

Isn’t this an awesome stamp set??  It can be used for layouts, cards or any other paper craft you can think of.  You can purchase this stamp set for only $5 with any qualifying $50 purchase.  You can also take advantage of the Celebrate 30 promotions too.  Here is a card I created using this stamp set.

July SOTM -Kaboom ~catscrapbooking.comSupplies used to create this card:

  • Cardstock~ Kraft, Daisy White, and Indian Corn Blue
  • Paper Packs ~ Jubilee
  • Inks ~ Ruby, Indian Corn Blue, and Honey
  • Stamp Set ~ Kaboom S1406
  • Embellishments ~ Blue Epoxy Bubbles and Bakers Twine (from my stash)

Happy Crafting!

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Love you to the Moon and Back

I so love this months stamp of the month!  If you have not seen it here it is…

May 2014 SOTM

It has some awesome sentiments which can be used in cards or scrapbooking.  I just celebrated my 14th wedding anniversary and thought it would be fun to do a card using the “I Love You to the Moon and Back” sentiment.  Here is my card I designed.

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To create the multi-colors on the stamped image I used my pigment inks and using daubers and Q-tips I was able to apply the colors I wanted to the specific areas.  I used Slate, Buttercup, Outdoor Denim and Sky.   The patten paper is a retired one, Hero.  I used Buttercup, Sky and Daisy White cardstock.  To add some bling I added silver shimmer trim, bitty sparkles, some retired sparkles and the Blue epoxy Gems.

Be sure you get your stamp of the month before this month is over.  With any qualifying $50 purchase you can get this awesome stamp set for only $5.  Plus you can take advantage of this months National Scrapbooking paper pack “Free to Be Me” for $5 with that same $50 qualifying purchase.  Talk about a deal!!!!

Happy Crafting!

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Happy Valentines Day!!!

I want to wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day!! A day full of Valentines Day Roses from Roses Only, what better way to celebrate Valentines then with an adorable card made with this months stamp of the month~ Wild About Love.

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Here is a cute valentine card but it could be used anytime.

Wild about Love ~ valentine

For this card I used the following product:

  • Hollyhock cardstock 1246
  • Cotton Candy cardstock X5760
  • Ruby cardstock X5927
  • Hollyhock Ink Z2128
  • Ruby Ink Z2170
  • Black Ink Z2105
  • Pink Glitter Gems Z1807
  • Harvest Assortment Bakers Twine Z1751
  • Wild About Love S1402

Be sure to place an order this month so you don’t miss out on this adorable stamp set, just click HERE

Happy Crafting!

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