Monday, March 31, 2014

CTMH Blog Hop-- April SOTM

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring April's SOTM called Balloon Talk, a trendy set of 24 stamps!  If you have come here from Susan's Blog, you are on the right path! 

This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants HERE. Here we go!

I have a few photo booth pictures of my daughter and her friends.  I just love photo booths because they are so much fun!  The April SOTM with all its captions worked perfectly for this LO.

Check out my daughter's friend in the last picture-- she is like what are you doing?  The phrase 'Carry on' fits here!

If you are interested in purchasing this stamp set and don't have a CTMH consultant, then please visit my Store.  Next up is Brae.  Please check out her wonderful Blog  and be sure to check out all the consultants' great work!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Maureen:)

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

CTMH Ivy Lane Cards

Hello, here is the Ivy Lane card ensemble that I created.  I'll be teaching these cards tomorrow.  If you'd like to order a pre-cut and pre-stamped kit, then let me know.

I loved working with this paper line!  On to the Skylark paper line:)
Have a great weekend, Maureen
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

CTMH Card-- 'Dreamer' with Ivy Lane

Hi again,

Well if you haven't noticed, I love CTMH's new line called Ivy Lane.  Here is another card using this paper.  I made this card Sunday night too.

For this card I used a technique called sunburst.  I've been wanting to try this technique for a while. And, what better way to try it than to pair it up with CTMH's Dreamer Stamp set.  Inside the card I stamped the following saying:  "all things are possible to those who believe".  I just love that!

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen

Stamp: Dreamer (b1439)
Ink: Smokey Plum, Olive, Desert Sand
Paper: Ivy Lane (x7178b)
Other: Silver Trim Tape (z1799)
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CTMH Card-- 'Hello Blooms' and 'Funky Blossoms'


Happy Saint Patrick's Day.  On Sunday, we enjoyed a great meal at my parents.  My mother's corn-beef and cabbage is to die for!  Love it:)

Here's a quick card that I made Sunday night.  I ended up combining 2 stamp sets:  "Hello Blooms" and "Funky Blossoms".  Both sets are available in the current catalog.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Maureen

Ink: Smokey Plum, Olive
Paper: Ivy Lane (x7178b)
Stamps: Funky Blossoms (b1452), Hello Blooms (c1540)
Other: CTMH Twine (z1702), misc bling, silver glitter tape (z1799)
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Sunday, March 9, 2014

MFT PI-- 4 Leaf Clover Card


With my parents being from Ireland, we are very proud of our heritage.  On the Sunday closest to Saint Patrick's day, my mother cooks an unbelievable 'corn-beef and cabbage'.

Here's a card that I made for my ma-mo!

The stamp is from My Favorite Things (MFT) Pure Innocence line-- 4 Leaf Clover. I usually paper piece these cards, but I'm colored the stamp using Copics markers.

I love layers-- the more the better!  I used CTMH's Dot Embosser folder for the green paper and the CTMH scallop punch for the blue borders.
Here's a look at some of the other embellishments that I used.  You can never have enough embellishments!

I hope you like this little card. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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Sunday, March 2, 2014

CTMH 'Hoppy Easter' Card

Hi, back again with another card. The stamp, 'Hoppy Easter', was in last year's catalog and was carried over to this year's.  I used an old Mojo Monday sketch for the inspiration.

To make the card, I stamped the bunny onto a piece of Bamboo card-stock.  I paper pieced the egg and decorated it with glitter and bling.  I can't seem to get enough of the new Embossing folders.  This time I used the Chevron one.

Have to go and watch some of the Oscar's. Thanks for stopping by. Maureen:)

Stamp: Hoppy Easter (b1423)
Paper: Ivy Lane (x7178b)
Other:  Chevron Embossing Folder (z1925); Bitty Sparkles (z1263);
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CTMH 'Some Bunny' Card with Ivy Lane

Hello, happy Sunday.  It's March, so we are getting closer to spring!  Here's a cute card that I whipped up using CTMH's 'Some Bunny' stamp set.  The stamp set is only available to hostesses at a discounted price of $6.00!  If you can't resist this stamp, then check out my monthly club and earn it for free.

I chose to use CTMH's new Ivy Lane-- I just love the greens, pinks and purples.  I stamped the girl in brown Staz-on and colored her using Copics markers.  I paper pierced the dress and bow.

CTMH just came out with Embossing folders-- 5 of them. I used the Quatrefoil on this one. I love the look:)

Well, I hope Spring will come soon! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by. Maureen:)

Supplies Stamps: Some Bunny (b1446)
Paper: Ivy Lane (x7178B)
Ink: Desert Sand
Other: Silver Trim; Quatrefoil Embossing Folder (z1926)
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