Tuesday, April 30, 2013

CTMH May SOTM Blog Hop & Creative Scrappers' Sketch:)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring May's SOTM, which is called Pinwheel, a set of 10 stamps. If you have come here from Georgia's 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 around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here Helen's Blog.

This month we have over 60 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!

The May SOTM with all of it's pinwheels reminds me of Spring and fun, so I broke out the Dream Pop paper.  CTMH is running a special in the month of May.  See post below this one if you want to learn how to get this gorgeous paper for only $10.  If you'll look closely, you'll see that the pack comes with some 'resist ink' paper.  I simply took a dauber and inked it up with CTMH's Slate ink.  Next, I rubbed in on the paper and all the cool patterns popped up.  The effect is soooo cool!

For the LO sketch, I used the April Sketch from Creative Scrappers.  I love that site-- so many ideas, so little time!!  What is a girl to do, except Scrapbook:)

Creative Scrapper's Sketch

If you'd like to earn the SOTM for only $5, then please visit my website; Maureen's CTMH.  Don't forget CTMH's National Scrapbooking special as well!!

Okay, let's move on... next up is Alyson, please visit her blog: Alyson's Blog.  I have long been a fan of Alyson's work and nominated her for a Liebster Award in the Fall.

Have fun and thanks so much for stopping by:) Maureen
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National Scrapbooking Month Special:)

May is National Scrapbooking Month
In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, you can get the yummy Dream Pop paper packet for only $10 when you spend $35 in May (valued at $19.95 retail)! This exclusive paper packet includes 12 cardstock sheets as well as 12 B&T Duos® papers that were specifically designed for this promotion only—you can’t get these sweet colors and patterns anywhere else! Start National Scrapbooking Month off right with a unique paper packet at a bargain price and get your creative juices flowing!

To make the deal even sweeter-- once you spend $35 and purchase the 'Dream Pop' set for $10, you will only be $5 away from earning the May SOTM for $5!!  That is a savings of over $22!  If you've been waiting to place an order now is the time:)

Thanks, Maureen
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CTMH-- Avonlea LO's; June Workshop

Hi, Avonlea was one of my favorite paper lines in the Fall/Winter catalog.  Below are 2 LOs that I created using Avonlea. We'll be making these 2 LO's in our June Workshop.  (The date will be announced soon.)

If June is full of graduations parties and you can't make the workshop, then you can purchase the materials and pre-cut paper.  How easy is that!

Please see workshop tab to sign up for either option.

Thanks, Maureen

Avonlea Supplies: Avonlea Paper (X7155B); Avonlea Canvas Shapes (X7155C); Avonlea Brocade Assortment (metals).
Stamps: Piroutte (B1409), Embossed with Silver Powder (Z669).
Inks:  Slate (Z2173); Twilight (Z2160); and Olive (Z2137).
Other:  Neutral Twine(Z1701); Slate Satin Ribbon (Z1802); Parlor Velvet Rubons (Z1742).
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

CTMH-- Clementine Cards for Mother's Day and Other Occasions


I had yesterday off:)  This gave me a few hours to work on cards for my next workshop on April 28th at 12:30.  If you'd like to join me, please sign up under the workshop tab on my blog.

The first card I created was based on a Mojo Monday sketch from 2011.  I mixed the sketch up a bit and like how it came out.  The stamp sets used were:  Perfect Fit-- Mom (C1543) and Frame Flair (D1546).  Both sets have images that can be cut with CTMH's Cricut cartridge.  I also cut out 2 flowers and rolled them up with CTMH's Quilling Tool.  To bling it up, I used some Glitz Glitter Gel and Gemstones.

(I hope my mom likes this card!) 

The sentiments on the other two cards were from the Casual Expressions Stamp set (D1525). This set came out in the Fall/Winter catalog. There are many sentiments in this versatile set. All of the paper featured on the cards are from CTMH's Clementine Line. The inks used were: Twilight; Desert Sand, and Gold Rush.

I hope you can join us!  Please sign up under the workshop section of my blog.

Thanks, Maureen!
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Monday, April 8, 2013

October Afternoon (OA) -- Make it Merry LO


I'm back with a LO that I made at a weekend crop in February.  I fell in love with October Afternoon's (OA) Make it Merry line.  It reminds me of the Christmas cards and decorations that we had as kids-- so cheerful and fun:)

I used this paper line to document Abby's Girl Scout trip to a nursing home in Braintree.  The troop sang Christmas carols to the patients.  They sang in the group room and then went to the rooms of the patients who were not mobile. Both the patients and Girl Scouts had a great time!

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen:)

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