Friday, May 31, 2013

SOTM Blog Hop for June 2013

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring, A Flowering Bunch, a set of 10 stamps.

If you have come here from Judy Faye's Blog, you are on the right path!  The blog hop is one big circle, so you can start here and make your way around.  If you get lost along the way, find a complete list of participating consultants at
This month over 60 Close to My Heart Consultants are sharing their creations using this June's SOTM and other CTMH product on their blogs.  Visiting their blogs is easy - just click on the link at the bottom of each blog and you will hop right over to the next one!  Let's get started!
I made a Thank You card using, A Flowering Bunch.

I cut the flower from our Cricut Artiste cartridge at 2" on White Daisy Cardstock (CS) and 2.25" on Honey CS. I cut the leaf from the same cartridge at .75" on White Daisy CS and 1" on New England Ivy CS.  I stamped the petals in Honey ink on the white flower and glued it to the Honey CS flower for emphasis. I also did the inking of the leaf in New England Ivy ink and glued it to the matching CS.  The daisy in the center, which is a retired product, is sponged in Honey ink.  I stuck it to the CS with a glue dot.  To cap off the flower, I tied a sparkle button from the Black and White Button Assortment with Black Waxy Flax and glued it in the center of the daisy with a glue dot.
The card base is Honey CS and measures 5.50" x 4.25".  I cut four rectangles from the "For Always" paper pack using four different B&T's.  The column on the right is slightly larger than the column on the left. I used a zip strip from the paper pack to cover my edges.  Believe me, it was difficult to measure the four rectangles and get them to line up evenly!  Hopefully not for you!!
Before I glued all the rectangles down, I stamped the phrase, "Thanks A BUNCH" on my lightest B&T.  All the B&T pieces were glued in place using Tombow adhesive.  The final touch was glueing on my flower and leaf.
Products I Used:
For Always Paper Pack
Honey CS
New England Ivy CS
White Daisy CS
Black Stamp Pad
Honey Stamp Pad
New England Ivy Stamp Pad
Black Sparkle Button
Black Waxy Flax
Glue Dots
Tombow Adhesive
Daisy flower - retired.  (I don't know the actual name!)
Now, "Hop" on over to Kathy Corson's Blog to see how she used A Flowering Bunch!  Each blog is full of inspiring ideas so don't miss any.  Remember, the June SOTM is only available until June 30.  Contact your CTMH consultant or click here to see how you can get this stamp for $5.
Thank you for stopping by!  Nancy

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Card Kits for June 2013

Wedding Season is here!!  I don't know about you, but I am preparing to be invited to many weddings this summer!  So I have created three card kits around this theme.  I also am offering a classy, birthday card, a charming, "thinking of you" card, and a trendy, thank you card all by way of kits.  Each of the kits have the Close to My Heart paper pack, "For Always" incorporated in them by either patterned paper, cardstock, or textiles.

In case you don't know, all my kits come with precut papers, ribbons, and all the embellishments.  I will also prestamp if you prefer.  Or if you are adding stamps to your collection, you can buy the designated stamp set and a mini, black, pigment stamp pad and do all your own stamping.  Either way, papers will be precut, including all the cricut cut shapes!  I will include complete directions for assembly.

Come take a look at the six, new kits...

"A Flowering Bunch"

"Glittery Happy Couple" inspired by Jennifer Kelly

Stamping Options

"For Always Wedding" inspired by Gina Brandstetter and Linda Norman

"Black and White Birthday" inspired by Lalia Harris

Stamping Options

"A Blossom Thinking of You" inspired by Dena Hughes

Stamping Options

"Love Doily" inspired by Jackie Bluhm

Stamping Options

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Come back soon because I am working on new kits with the exclusive, "Dream Pop" paper pack. 

This is a peak at three that will be available.  But the next three (or four!) are truly special which I have made following cards of my talented, Close to My Heart friends.

BTW, this paper pack is only available until May 31, 2013.  Check here for details how you can get yours,

That's all for now!!  Nancy

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

National Scrapbooking Month - Dream Pop Workshop Kit

It's National Scrapbooking Month in May and I have a darling, vivacious kit available for purchase.  It includes two layouts, three cards and  treat tube project. 

I will provide complete details of how to cut and assemble your layouts, cards and the project.  I will prestamp for you.  That is a lot of stamping as you will see in my photos of the kit!!  So the total cost is $39 plus shipping ($15.50). 

There is another option if you would like to purchase the Pinwheels Stamp of the Month for $5 and do your own stamping.  You would make a purchase of $50 on my website  A great way to reach this amount is to order $40 in product, buy the Dream Pop for $10 and this qualifies you to get the SOTM for just $5.  (BTW, Dream Pop is only available when you spend at least $35.)  I have a suggested purchase list that follows if you like this option.  I would still mail you directions for cutting, stamping, and assembling without charge if you ordered everything on your own at the this website

Here is the suggested purchase which includes all you need to do the workshop:

SuggestedPurchase List

·      Z1825    Keyboard Kraft Alphabet                       $4.95

·      Z1817     SlatePolka-Dot Washi Tape                  $4.95

·      Z1807     PinkGlitter Gems                               $3.95

·      Z1844    Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes    $6.95

·      Z1777    Color-Ready Canvas Alphabet                $6.95

·      Z1799     SilverShimmer Trim                              $4.95

·      Z1701     Baker’sTwine Neutral Assortment            $4.95

·      Z1752    Sparkles Clear Assortment                    $2.95

·                   Dream Pop Paper Pack                       $10.00


(This amount will qualify you to purchase the May SOTMfor $5)


·      Z1823    MyCreations Clear Treat Tubes              $5.95

·      Z1790    CricutArtiste Collection                     $99.00

Whether you buy the kit through me or order directly from my retail site, you are sure to enjoy this delightful workshop! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Nancy