Monday, January 31, 2011

February 2011 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Wow, February is already here, and you believe it?  So, welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring February's SOTM, which is Friendship, D1453, a set of 8 GORGEOUS damask stamps. If you have come here from Doreen Guilfoyle's Blog, you are on the right path! Wasn't her artwork wonderful?  She ALWAYS does a great job, she's so stinkin' creative!  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 approximately 68 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM 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! And please, don't forget to leave "a little love" when you are hoping through...we all like to know that you are enjoying what we are creating!

Here is this month's stamp set:
I used three different stamp from this set on my card.  I used one to make a random stamping on the background, the sentiment, and then used masking to stamp the largest damask over my sentiment.  Will be making more things with this great set for sure!

I used the Originals Card Confidence Program as my basis for this card.  I decided on the Three Elements pattern on page 18.  I LOVE our "How To" Programs!

Simple, but I really like it! Hope all of you do as well.  For this card, these are the products I used:

Products Used:
D1453- Friendship My Acrylix Stamp Set
X7136B- Mayberry Level 2 Paper Pack
1245- Olive CS
X5760- Cotton Candy CS
1388- Colonial White CS
Z2193- Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2137- Olive Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2114- Cocoa Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2162- Honey Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z1333- Opaques Adhesive Gems, Mocha
Z338- Euro Personal Paper Trimmer
1514- Tombow Mono Adhesive
Z1151- 3-D Foam Tape

Now "Hop" on over to Jen Rubio's Blog to see what creative things she has cookin' for us! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the February SOTM is only available until February 28, 2011! Contact your CTMH Consultant to find out what other amazing things are happening in February!

Friday, January 7, 2011


Just a friendly reminder that our January ALL DAY CROP 'TIL U DROP is approaching very quickly!

  Saturday, January 15th join me at My Creative Clubhouse for a full day of "whatever you wish to work on".  Not wanting to scrapbook, or maybe you don't wish to make any cards???  Well, let's not forget that this can be a time to do what you wish!  Bring along your photos that are in desperate need of organizing if you wish to.  Or maybe you'd like to take a bit of this day to learn more about STUDIO J!  After all, it is FREE to try, doesn't download anything to your computer (so no slowing down your system), and is unbelievable easy to use!

This is YOUR TIME to do what YOU WISH and yet spend some time with a group of amazing, talented people.  Get ideas for when you are ready to create again! 

The cost of this day away is just $35.00 per person.  BRING A DISH TO PASS.  You will be provided with one meal w/beverage, a six foot table to yourself and access to any and all non-consumable items and tools that My Creative Clubhouse has to offer!

For those of you that are not familiar with what My Creative Clubhouse has to offer, let me fill you in!

3 FULL towers of all 60 Close To My Heart  Exclusive Inks w/coordinating markers
OVER 900 Close To My Heart My Acrylix Stamp Sets
Many wood stamp sets
TWO Cricut Expression Die Cutting Machines
OVER 100 Cricut Cartridges to choose from!
The NEW Cricut Imagine Machine ($5.00 user fee applies for ink)
Many punches, tools,
die cuts & embossing folders to use with our CUTTLEBUG

While you are here, don't forget that all "ON HAND" Close To My Heart products (tools not included) are on sale for a whopping 25% OFF!!! Paper packs (Level 1 and 2), My Stickease, card sets, past promotions, dimensional elements... 

That's right, I am making room for all of the amazing new products to be released February 1st in the NEW Spring/Summer 2011 Close To My Heart Idea Book, so come cash in on the savings!

Pre-Registration & Pre-Payment IS required to reserve your space so be sure to stop in SOON!


January Cardmaking Class-RESCHEDULED!

The January Cardmaking Class has been rescheduled.  It will now be held TWICE this month.  You may attend this class on the following days and times:

Wednesday, January 12th, 11 am - 1 pm OR Friday, January 14th, 11 am - 1 pm!!

Make these SIX cards.  There are 3 "Thank You" themed cards, and 3 "Valentine" themed cards.  This class is $15.00 per person. Please Pre-Register and Pre-Pay if you wish to attend!

Faux Wood-Technique of the Week

Learn to use cardstock and inks to create this "Faux Wood" look!  This was the Technique of the Week for Monday, January 3rd through Friday, January 7th.  However, this technique will be rerun on the following day and time:

Wednesday, January 12th, 10:00 am

Cost for this class is $5.00 per person.  Please Pre-Register, Pre-Pay for this class! You will be very happy you took the time to learn this as it is an AMAZING look!