Thursday, June 30, 2011

July 2011 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Welcome to the July 2011 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Is it really July already?  This month in the United States, we will be featuring American Celebration, a set of 12 festive stamps. The really fun part about this blog hop is that our Canadian consultants will have a completely different stamp set to share with us! So don't become confused when you see artwork with a different stamp set...

If you have come here from Dawn Ross' 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 the way around.

This month we have over 60 talented 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!

These are the images of the American Celebration stamp set.  As you can see, this is VERY fun & patriotic.

A friend of mine, Ann Crites, came to visit me at My Creative Clubhouse and showed me an adorable card that had a waving flag inside.  I HAD to recreate it and use it for this month's blog hop.  I had a LOT of fun creating my own random stamped paper using the stamp set, and this is what I came up with....

Front of Card

Inside View 1

Inside View 2

 Now "hop" on over to Dawn Heuft's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some AWESOME  crafting ideas! We all love to hear your feed back, so don't be shy, leave us a little love :)

Remember, the July SOTM is only available until July 31, 2011! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

If you would like more details on the products and techniques I used to create this card, please read on.

Products Used:
X5761- Sky 12" x 12" Cardstock
1385- White Daisy 12" x 12" Cardstock
Z2127- Holiday Red Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (1st & 2nd Generation Stamping)
Z2192- Pacifica Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (1st & 2nd Generation Stamping)
Z2194- Sky Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2116- Cranberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2134- Moonstruck Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z1298- Texture Tools (Stubble)
1514- Tombow Mono Adhesive
Z1252- Cutting Knife
Z608- Dry Embossing/Scoring Stylus
Z553- Bonding Memories Glue Pen
Z1263- Bitty Clear Sparkles
Z1326- Sparkles Red, Pink & Purple Assortment
Z1279- VersaMat
Z338- Euro Personal Paper Trimmer.
Stand & Salute Cricut Cartridge

The inside of this card was created with white daisy cardstock and the sky exclusive inks stamp pad using the "leathering" technique.  This is a fun, easy technique I learned at one of the corporate sponsored events I have attended in the past.  I then flipped my cardstock over and random stamped the different images from American Celebration using several different ink colors and a combination of 1st and 2nd generation stamping.

I hope you have enjoyed this card!

Technique of the Week-July 5th through July 8th-Stamped Paper Flower

During the SHORT week of Tuesday, July 5th through Friday, July 8th My Creative Clubhouse will be teaching "Stamped Paper Flower".  You will create this adorable circle card during the class!

All you need to do is call ahead at (262) 338-CLUB (2582) to reserve your time to be taught this fun technique.  The cost for this class is $5.00 per person.  I look forward to seeing you!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Technique of the Week-June 27th-July 1st-Spritz Stamping

Wow, can you believe the last week of June is upon us already? Where did the month go? Well, this last week of June, My Creative Clubhouse will be teaching you how to do Spritz Stamping!  And this adorable frog is sure to keep you in the summer mood...

Who can resist this bubble-eyed amphibean?  Oh what fun you will have! Call ahead (262) 338-2582 (CLUB) to reserve your time & date to be taught this Spritz Stamping technique.  Just $5.00 per person! 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Technique of the Week-June 20th-June 24th-Diagonal Folded Card

Wow, summer is coming along, it is so nice to have the doors & windows open for the fresh air! During this beautiful week of summer, Monday, June 20th through Friday, June 24th, My Creative Clubhouse will be teaching you how to make this GREAT Diagonal Folded Card.

Isn't it adorable?  All you need to do is call ahead and reserve your time and day to be taught this Technique of the Week! At just $5.00 per person, you will be pleased with the outcome!  I look forward to seeing you.

My Creative Clubhouse, 132 N Main Street, West Bend, WI.  Phone: (262) 338-CLUB (2582).  Hours of operation are: M, W, F 10 am - 6 pm, Tu & Th 10 am - 9 pm, and Saturdays during Farmer's Market,
8 am - 3 pm.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Technique of the Week-June 13th - June 17th-Gift Card Holder

At My Creative Clubhouse during the week of Monday, June 13th through Friday, June 17th, you can learn how to make this great Gift Card Holder!  What an amazing thing to learn just in time for all the graduation parties & wedding season...

What a fun & summery looking gift card holder!  Be sure to call to reserve your time to learn how to make this great Gift Card Holder.  Technique of the Week is just $5.00 per person.

Remember, Farmer's Market is back! Come by this Saturday, June 18th for the Downtown West Bend Farmer's Market. While you are at the Farmer's Market, be sure to stop in at My Creative Clubhouse for our FREE Make & Take too! Hope to see lots of smiling faces...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Kid's Summer Camp-Another Sneak Peek!

I am having such a BLAST designing the pages for this seasons Kid's Stamp Camp!! Wow, I never thought it could be so much fun to make an entire scrapbook "All About Me"...that is the these this summer!

It was so much fun designing these pages! I can't wait to see what all the kids come up with.  If you are in need of more details pertaining to the Kid's Summer Camp held here at My Creative Clubhouse, please click HERE  Feel free to contact me at (262) 338-CLUB (2582) with any questions!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Technique of the Week-June 6th - June 10th-Faux Leather

Come visit My Creative Clubhouse during the week of Monday, June 6th through Friday, June 10th to learn how to make the amazing Faux Leather look.  This is a GREAT look just in time for Father's Day!  You will be amazed at how great this look is!

Be sure to visit My Creative Clubhouse!  The cost for Technique of the Week is $5.00 per person.  Please call ahead to reserve your time to have this fun technique taught to you!

Don't forget, this weekend, Saturday, June 4th begins Farmer's Market in downtown West Bend! Hope to see you all there!

Technique of the Week-May 30th - June 3rd-Designer Buttons

During the week of Monday, May 30th through Friday, June 3rd, My Creative Clubhouse will be featuring Designer Buttons as the Technique of the Week.

Cost per person is $5.00.  Come create this adorable card with us!

Learn how to use clear buttons to make your very own designer buttons! The possibilities are ENDLESS!