Sunday, June 30, 2013

SOTM Bloghop for July 2013

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Bloghop!  This month we are featuring, "Sweet Life", a set of 9 stamps.

If you've come here from Kim Schnoor's Blog, you are on the trail.  The bloghop is one big circle, so once you get started you can make your way around by clicking on the link at the bottom of each blog.  If you get lost at any point, find a complete list of the 50+ participating consultants at Kathleen Androlewicz' Blog.

I have made a versatile card using "Sweet Life".

It was easy to make. I stamped the peach image and the phrase, "You're A Peach" with Chocolate ink on White Daisy Cardstock.  Then I colored it in with markers:  The peaches with Creme Brulee, the leaves with New England Ivy, branches with Chocolate, and the center of the flower with Honey. I placed three sparkles from the Brown and Tan Assortment in the bottom, left-hand corner.  I matted the stamped image on Surf's Up Teal which is available only in the Surf's Up Paper Pack.
The paper sections in this card are all from Surf's Up.  The card is a standard 5.5 x 4.25.  So the Teal piece measures 5.25 x 1.5, the flowery Sorbet B&T piece is 5.25 x .5, and the Crystal Blue B&T piece is 5.25 x 2.25.  These are all adhered with Tombow adhesive.
On top of this layer, I adhered three Chocolate Cardstock pieces matted on Sorbet Cardstock.  The dimensions of the Chocolate Cardstock are 3 x .25. The Sorbet pieces are 3.25 x 1.
Finally, I popped the matted peach image, centered over all the layers, with 3D Foam Tape.
Products I used:
Surf's Up Paper Pack
White Cardstock
Chocolate Stamp Pad
Chocolate Marker
Creme Brulee Marker
New England Ivy Marker
Honey Marker
Brown & Tan Sparkles
3D Foam Tape
Tombow Adhesive
Now "hop" on over to Pam Jarrett's Blog, to see her creation with "Sweet Life".  The July SOTM is available until July 31.  Contact your CTMH Consultant or click here to see how you can get this stamp for $5.
I hope you enjoyed my card!  Nancy


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

"Beachy" Card Kits for July 2013

It is Beach Season!  I absolutely love going to the Oregon Coast!!  I have been going since I can remember...fond memories of my weeks at Cannon Beach; basking in the sun, listening to the crashing waves, tasting salt water taffy, smelly the salty air, seeing Haystack Rock against a backdrop of blue from the ocean and the sky.  Ahh, I feel relaxed already!!

With beach season in mind, I am offering four beachy card kits this month.  I haven't figured out which one I like best...every time I made one, I liked it better than the previous one.  Each kit will include full assembly directions for one design (the one you choose) to make five cards.  Precut papers and ribbons and all embellishments are included.  I will prestamp for you or you can order the stamp set I used and I will send a mini, black, pigment ink pad.

The cards are as follows:

Just Chillin'
adapted from a pin of Susie Rostad

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Surf's Up
inspired by Gini Candelaria

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Bright Sunshiny Day
created by ME!

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You're A Peach
created by ME!

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That's all for now!  Enjoy the card kits and the beach!!   

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Bright, Summery Card Kits

Today is my first day of summer vacation!  I have been subbing since I retired last June and today was the last day I would be available this season.  So no more "on-call" status until next fall!

To recognize this refreshing time of year, I have several card kits to unveil.  The bright colors of exclusive Dream Pop papers (CTMH, no longer available) are evident in all of the cards.  Each kit includes 5 cards for you to make.  You can also order the stamp set and a mini, pigment ink pad or I can do all the stamping for you.  Either way, each kit has precut papers, ribbons, all embellishments, card bases and envelopes, and full-color instructions for assembly.  They are all so fun to make!

The first three are inspired by my  CTMH sister, Susan Williams:
"Just a Note"

"Miss You"

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"Happy Birthday"

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"Apple of My Eye - Girl" (also can be "Boy") inspired by my CTMH sister, Ginger Hollner

The next three all come as one kit (15 total DIY cards).  They were inspired by coorporate designers at Close to My Heart and use the May SOTM, Pinwheels.  They are simple to make, but make a big impact!

"Pinwheel Trio"

Order right away so you can get these in your hands and out to your "peeps" without delay.  You will love each of these cards this summer!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Nancy