Sunday, November 30, 2014

SOTM Blog Hop- December

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring December's SOTM, which is Cutie Pie, a set of 11 stamps.  This month we have close to 80 consultants participating in the hop!  

If you came here from Michelle's Blog then you are on the right track.  Should you get lost along the way, then a complete list can be found HERE.

Who does not love cupcakes, cakes or any type of bakery treat?  Well, my daughters love to bake and decorate so much that we often go to "MAKE".  MAKE is just as the word implies-- a place where you can make things.  My daughters gravitate towards the cupcakes and cakes.  On this particular day they decided to make mini-cakes.

My youngest made a dog cake inspired by our dog Rosie.  The oldest decided to make an Irish cake and give it to her grandparents from Ireland.  They loved it!  All in all, the girls and I had a great day!  

Here is page 1 of the 2-page LO.  It shows my daughter Abby waiting (happily) for her cake.  The second photo shows all of the cake decorations to choose from!
Here's a close up.  Please come by again and I'll have the second page complete!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  If you love this stamp and would love to order it, then please visit my store or email me.  Please be sure to visit all of the consultants.  Next up is Jen Patrick.  You will love her BLOG and project!  
Thanks, Maureen 

Inks:  Lagoon; Canary; and Slate. 
Paper: Confetti
Embellishments: Confetti Assortments; Glitter Tape-- White, Blue and Silver
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Cyber Monday-- 20% of Cricut Cartridges!!!!

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% off the retail price. Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night.  Please visit my website here or email me to take advantage of this ONE Day Only discount.

Artbooking-- Great for Scrapbooking and Overlays
 Artfully Sent-- CTMH's newest cartridge contains pop-up cards and Project Life
Artiste-- Great for Cardmaking and 3D shapes
Art Philosophy-- CTMH's first cartridge.  Contains basic shapes.  I use it all the time for LOs:)

You will be able to take advantage of this special deal as long as it is submitted between 12:00 am and 11:59 pm (MST) on Monday, December 1. Enjoy extra savings on Close To My Heart's exclusive Cricut® collections this Cyber Monday!

When you place this order, you are also eligible to purchase the SOTM valued at $17.95 for only $5.00.  And, there is more... you can also purchase any C or D size stamp in the current catalog.  You can purchase as many C and D stamps as you like!  This is a savings of $3.95-$7.95 per stamp!

So, if you've been waiting to purchase the new 'Artfully Sent' Cricut Cartridge or never got the 'Artbooking' Cartridge, then now is your chance to get something for yourself.  For those of you in the a CTMH club, this would count as your December purchase.  Please note the C & D stamp special will be offered all month long.

Any questions, please let me know.
Thanks, Maureen

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

12/6 Crop-- Classes

Hello, our next crop in Norwell is December 6th at 4 pm.  This crop is an open crop, meaning you can do whatever you want-- scrapbooking, cards, quilting, etc.  I typically teach or oversee 2 projects during the crops.  The projects/classes are optional.  Here's what we have lined up for December 6th. 

The first project is Christmas Cards.  So far Suzanne, Tina Anna and I are making 15 of these beautiful cards.  The stamp comes with this kit, along with all the a roll of glitter tape and red enamel hearts.  If you need more than 15 cards, then bring extra card-stock and keep stamping!  

The cost of the Card Kit is $29.00 which includes the D size Stamp, 2 sheets of B&T paper, card-stock, 15 cards & envelopes, Red Enamel Heart embellishments, Silver Shimmer Tape, and a cutting guide that you can use to these cards along with other card projects.   
Inks to bring:  Slate, Cranberry, and Glacier

The second project is a 2-page LO.  At last week's crop, we had 4 croppers take this class and all were pleased with their LOs.  The colors of this paper pack are stunning.

Please sign up here to take this workshop


Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you on December 6th!  Maureen:)

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Friday, November 21, 2014

CTMH-- Brushed WOTG LO

Hello, while at my crop weekend I was able to work with the CTMH Brushed Workshop On The Go (WOTG).  I just love all the bright, festive colors.  I chose to follow the WOTG LO #1, with minor changes. 

We spent last Easter at Miami Beach.  And if you know me, you know I absolutely love marshmellow Peeps!  I love them at Easter, Christmas, Halloween.  Any kind of Peep, anytime of the year!  So, you could imagine my delight when I saw the Peeps display in our hotel lobby! It took everything I had to walk by the Peep display and not touch anything.  Of course that changed late one night!  I just couldn't resist:)  So, I took a couple of Peeps.  Well, this started a little Peeps Revolution!  For the next 5 nights, me and my fellow "Peep thieves" continued to eat the Peeps:)  

The first step of the WOTG involved cutting out a lattice in Artbooking and then using the lattice as a stencil.  Simple place the stencil where you'd like to ink and then daub.  For this project, I used colors:  Pixie and Canary Yellow.
The title 'OH SO happy' is from the WOTG kit.  Check out the metal flowers.
For the second page, I cut out the picture frames to hold 4 inch pictures.
The WOTG comes with Topiary Washi Tape,

Thank you for stopping by.  Maureen


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Thursday, November 20, 2014

CTMH Timberline with Artbooking

Hello, I'm back with another 2-page LO.  It's from the Timberline paper pack again, but time features the CTMH Artbooking Cartridge.  You may recall that CTMH showcased a LO using Timberline on the cover of the Spring/Summer 2014 Catalog.  Here is my take on their LO.

 I just love the chevron overlays. To add a pop of color just back them in patterned paper.  It takes some time, but the results are worth it!  I added a smaller overlay to the right side of second LO.  The two trees were cut using Artbooking as well.

 Here's a close up of Abby and her friends at their camp site:)  She has kept in touch with all the friends in this picture.

Remember, I still have 2 of these paper packs and stickers left.  Let me know if you'd like them. Thanks, Maureen:)
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

CTMH-- Timberline LO using Art Philsophy

Hello, its been a couple of weeks since I've posted.  I've been busy creating, so I'll have lots to share with you in the the upcoming weeks!  I went to a Cool Crops event in Crowell CT with a bunch of friends.  I was very productive and finished 21 pages!  You know me, it not only about the number of pages completed, but also the techniques used.

For the first LO, I broke our my CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and used some basic shapes. If you look closely you'll see squares, scalloped rectangles, circles and pennants. These are all basic shapes, but by using different patterned paper look how it all pops!

I tried this technique more LOs and loved it.  Well my fellow crafted loved it too and by the end of the weekend we were all using Art Philosophy!  So, here is a challenge for you: create a LO using Art Philosophy.

 Here's a close up of the first page.

The pictures were taken from Abby's Girl Scout Summer Camp.  She just loves here time there!

Unfortunately this paper line, Timerline, is currently sold out.  Of course I do have 2 more paper packs and stickers left.  Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing them.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Maureen.

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