Tuesday, September 17, 2013

AHSC #21

I did..yep I can't believe it but I did it.....I actually used a different brand of Stamp and I am blogging about it. I bought the Martha Stewart butterfly stamp set, I loved the set and it was the perfect butterflies set. 

That was a few years ago and ever since I started to use Close to my Heart brand stamps I gave away all my non-ctmh everything in scrapbooking "stuff" to a mom who wanted to scrapbook for her daughter but could not really afford it, This was a year and a bit ago..I kept one stamp set and that was this butterfly set. The clear stamps are very stiff, it was a bugger to get off of the carrier sheet and well, it stamps well enough, it is not as comfortable as the ctmh, which I think is more cushion, shape-able and most important pick up ink for a super even coverage, This stamp was kinda hard to ink.
Even though that I do still like it and I hope that you like what I did with this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #21 You can find the sketch here. I still love my ctmh stamps the best, If you don't have an Idea Book let me know! 




Only the butterfly is MS the rest are my trusty ctmh background stamp and July's stamp of the month, used for the sentiment. Colors used is ctmh (of course) Honey, Sunset, Autumn terracotta and black. The butterfly was colored by copic.

Thanks for reading and have a good week! 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Cross Canada Blog Hop - September 2013

Welcome to our September Blog Hop featuring Jeanette's Archived Stamps. You will see creations from our participants that will include 1 of 5 stamp sets that Close To My Heart has taken out of Jeanette's Archived collection.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.
We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!
If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at My Creations with Michelle. If you came from Nancy Klein then you are in the right place! 

I'm in the little homemade everything cutesy mood lately, you should see my new apron my mom sewed me, it is just perfect and lots of owls..of course. This is a handy little 3x3" post it note matchbook. After I researched a few different types and came up with my own measurements..I just googled it. I used Copic markers some of mine and the others I borrowed from one of my downlines. As you can see I added some sparkles and ribbon to cover up the staples. I will soon have these sets and more on my Etsy store. The actual match book was cut from kraft card stock cut 2x and then I glued them (good ol Bonding Memories) together to make the book fairly strong, I scored after it was dry (like 10 mins after i glued it). The rest is pretty easy to figure out. I used a few different stamp sets to make some but this Jeanette Archived Stamp sets are the best and my this the first one and so far my favorite. Im off to buy more of them...since they are only available for a short while (maybe only for this idea book).


This is the inside of this pretty cool matchbook, I choose to coordinated the color of the post it note to match the vibrant yellow background.

If you would like to have the measurements please feel free to contact me! 
I'm at the end but feel free to click on Michelle's in case you did not start at the start. 
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, My creations with Michelle as she has the complete blog list. 


All these picture were from my new Cannon Rebel T3i and a light box, they turned out great and i am still learning how to not use the auto.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in November when we will be featuring the Holiday Gift Guide.  We hope you will join us again on November 15th. 

Monday, September 09, 2013

ARTBOOKING Cricut Collection! S01E01

Have you heard of Artbooking? it is a ground breaking new way of scrapbooking, card making and mini albums. I have the cartridge and having been having a blast with it.
Here is video 1 of the Artbooking series


If you would like to buy your own Artbooking please click here and every order will receive a FREE stamp set from me! 

here is an example of a mini album you can make.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Videos for your enjoyment!

Here is a collection of videos that are from Close to my Heart, Keep scrolling down so you can see an amazing deal to get a huge stamp set for $10 and there are other videos that i think you might like, if you do let me know! 
First up this is awesome hostess only stamp sets...you do not need to have a gathering if you don't want to, i have many options for you to choose from. 


This video shows all the different kind of stamp sets we carry for you!


Did you know we now carry Base and Bling? what is it? it is a base where YOU design Jewelry, check out the video to see it!


This is the September Stamp of the Month!!! i am so stinking excited to start using these new kind of stamps.


Here is that National Stamping month's set!!! 3 sets for $10!!

Frames taken to a New level! who knew how cool this can be.

Thanks for watching! Tomorrow's post is all about ARTBOOKING!!!

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

AHSC #19

Here is this weeks AHSC #19, I have the NEW Artbooking cricut cartridge from CTMH (close to my heart) and with that collection it features 3 huge stamp sets that coordinate with the cartridge. I did not use the cartridge but i did use one of the sets to make this card. I felt super girly the sketch so i went with a beautiful rich pink called hollyhock. It needed some glitter and sparkle (of course, right?). First up is the sketch of the week

Isn't is super cute? here is my card on this sketch!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for some videos that Close to my Heart posted that i have to show you..