Friday, July 31, 2015

Hurry, the July Campaign Is Soon Over

Here's a little card I made with my very favorite
 Hostess Exclusive stamp set called Paper Bird!
Today is the last day to get the Paper Bird set or any of the hostess sets for just $5 with a $25 stamp order with this special Jump On It July campaign!  

Here are all the Hostess Exclusive stamp set options that are only $5 each. 
The July Stamp of the Month "Life is Wonderful" is FREE with your $25 stamp order. 
Gotta a love a sweet deal like this!

The C1613 Paper Bird set can only be found on page 5 in the Seasonal Expressions 2.

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Bird Hostess Exclusive, Flower Showers
Black Stamp Pad, Coral Shimmer Trim

Art Philosophy (Daisy shape)

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Everything is Better with a Friend!

 The Jump On It July Special is a great opportunity to purchase Hostess Exclusive stamp sets at a discounted price or the July Stamp of the Month for FREE!  Until now, they've only been for Hostesses, but now anyone can order them!  How cool is that?  

It's so easy!  Purchase $25 in current stamps and add one of the Hostess Exclusive stamp sets for just $5 or get the "Life Is Wonderful" SOTM for FREE!  Awesome!

Here's a card I made with the darling "Better With A Friend" Hostess stamp set!   Everyone loves this fun set with its stylish ladies and a couple of perfect friendship sentiments!

Aren't these ladies just so CUTE?

Here's a collage of all the Hostess Exclusive stamp sets eligible for the $5 price 
or the SOTM for FREE!

*You can get more than one of the specials with qualifying purchases.

Supplies List:
Better With a Friend

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Black and White and Lovely All Over!

Today I want to share a lovely little card using 
2 colors, 2 stamps, 2 accents and a few daisies!
It's quick and easy and features a sweet sentiment.  
Each time I read this little verse from "Smiles Begin With You", it reminds me of all the people important to me, my dear family and friends!  It's fun times with all of them that make me the happiest!

I love a black and white color combination and it really works with this card.

Using the little swirly stamp from the July Stamp of the Month called "Life Is Wonderful" for the background was a clever idea I saw on a Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  This monthly hop showcases great artwork by talented Close to My Heart consultants.  Here's the striking card that Lisa Plummer created which inspired me.  Thank you Lisa!

 I hope you enjoy the little additions of black flowers cut with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Silver Sequins and Bitty Sparkles!


Supplies List:

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Watch Your Mailbox!

I did a drawing!  Yes, an old fashioned drawing for a card coming as "Happy Mail" to five gals who made a comment in my last post.   3 - Amy, 4 - Heidi, 5 - Diane, 6 - Nancy, and 8 - Bren, watch your mailboxes soon for your favorite version of my 
Life Is Wonderful card!  Enjoy!

Thank you to everyone for commenting and I hope you'll visit often!

Monday, July 13, 2015

So Wonderful I Can't Decide!

Are you ever decision impaired?  When you just can't make a decision because you like all the choices?  
That's the case with me and these cards!  
Good thing this isn't a life threatening issue!  Ha!

It's simply too hard for me to decide which version of this 
Life Is Wonderful card I like best!  The Snowhaven patterned paper has a Glacier print on one side and a Black/Glacier dotted print on the other.  It's a winter themed paper but you wouldn't know it, it's so versatile!  When I was putting it together I couldn't decide which pattern to use, so I made both options.

Which is your favorite? 

 I used the July Stamp of the Month ~ Wonderful Life and stamped "Life is" in Versamark ink and used White Embossing Powder to give a chalkboard look.  I inked and stamped it a second time with Cranberry on a bitty scrap piece of White Daisy cardstock and cut out the little "is" banner to place on top.  "Wonderful" is stamped in Black ink on Glacier cardstock, cut out and placed on top.

Supplies list:
Snowhaven Paper Pack (which is a winter themed paper, but doesn't look like it here!)

Thanks for stopping by!  Please post a comment with which version you like best!  You may be randomly chosen to receive a card from me!  I'm going to send out 5 cards!  Drawing will be July 16th at 12:00 CT.

Friday, July 10, 2015

This Is It!

This is why I do what I do!  
It's all about Life's Moments and Memories!

Let's preserve yours today!

20 wonderful years of being a consultant with Close To My Heart.  
I love what I do!
Best decision ever!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Couldn't Be Cuter!

I really don't think this little koala bear could be any cuter!  The darling stamp set this little guy is from was designed for the Close To My Heart catalog in Australia and New Zealand.  I'm so happy US customers can order it too! 

I stamped koala on Bamboo cardstock with black ink and gave him a bit of color with Desert Sand and Pink Watercolor Pencils.  Give him a touch of White Daisy ink on his ears and tummy with a Q-Tip for perfect highlights.  Love it!

*Note:  I had a big black ink smudge on background of the card in the first picture, so I hid it with an extra border strip of Black and Bamboo cardstock with a little fancy Triangle Border Punch accent!  Magic!  Sometimes "oopsies" turn into good ideas!

What's cuter than a koala bear card?  Well, 13 koala bear cards, of course!  I made all these cuties for some consultants on my Close To My Heart Team and sent them as "Happy Mail"!  I do hope they made them smile!

The Koala Cuties Stamp Set is filled with adorable baby designs but can be used for other sweet occasions as well!

Hope you find yourself playing with this cute set soon!

Koala Cuties Stamp Set,
Black and White Daisy Stamp Pads
Teal Shimmer Trim, Puffies Accents: June Bug and Stuck on You
A Happy Hello - Retired February 2015 Stamp of the Month
(the branch/leaves stamp looks like bamboo when you stamp it multiple times!)