Thursday, October 31, 2013

SOTM Bloghop for November 2013

Hello and welcome to the SOTM Bloghop for November!  You may have begun your hopping on another consultant's blog which is great!  Or you may be just getting started.  No worries because it is just one big circle and you will be able to stay on course by following my link to the next gal further down this post.  If you happen to get lost along the way, there is an order of the participating consultants on Melinda Everitt's Blog.

The November Stamp of the Month is a beautiful set featuring 15 stamps called "Illuminations".

You are going to be seeing some amazing artwork on this bloghop using "Illuminations".  You may have arrived at my blog via Brae Montgomery's BlogIt's nice to have you visiting mine now!
I have made a greeting card and here it is:

I used a "Starburst Technique" which I first learned from Susan Williams.  Here is a link to her tutorial.  The rest of the card you can probably figure out:  Just good ol' stamping, cutting and adhering!  I did use black pigment ink for the lantern so that it wouldn't bleed when I colored it in.  If you have any questions, leave me a comment and I'll get back to you.
These are the materials I used:
Laughing Lola Paper Pack
Black Cardstock
Gypsy Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock
Brown and Tan Glitter Paper
Black Hemp
Black Pigment Ink
Honey Ink
Creme Brulee Marker
Sparkles Brown and Tan Assortment
Corner Rounder
Tombow Adhesive
Bonding Memories Glue Pen
Piercing Tool Kit
White Card Base measuring 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Remember the November Stamp of the Month is only available from November 1-30th.  Click here to see how you can order it for just $5.
Now it's time for you to go visit Judy Burger's Blog to see her fabulous creation!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog post.  Happy Hopping!!  Nancy

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Card Kits for November 2013

Christmas is my favorite holiday!  It is a joy to celebrate Jesus's birth!!  When I make cookies, decorate my house, shop at the mall, I like to remember that all these actions are a means to celebrate.  Somehow it helps me get through the "to-do list" when I focus on The Lord.  

I love sending Christmas cards to my friends and family.  It's a chance to connect with them.  For the last two years they have all been handmade.  So I am excited to share three of the designs I will use in making about 80 cards this year!  The last one you see is super simple if you are looking for one to be done quickly.   I hope you find something you could use.  

Remember that when you purchase a kit you will get complete assembly directions and precut papers and embellishments to make five cards.  You have a choice of letting me do the stamping for you or buying the needed stamp sets, which are exclusive to Close to My Heart, and doing your own stamping. If you want to get the stamp sets, I will order them for you after I receive your payment.  It will take about 5 days for them to arrive before I can ship you your kit.

"Christmas Village Kit"
Created by me 
Inspired by CTMH Idea Book

Stamping Options

"Joyous Christmas Kit"
Created by me

Stamping Options

"Evergreens Kit"
Adapted from Caron Barnard
Made by me

Stamping Options

If you have any questions, leave me a comment and I'll get back to you.  I hope you have a delightful Christmas Season this 2013!  

Thanks for looking!  Nancy

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Card Kits for October 2013

I love the fall because of the beautiful, holidays - Thanksgiving and ChristmasI have created three cards for these holidays.  Mostly Thanksgiving, but one Christmas which uses the October SOTM. 

In each kit you will have precut papers, embellishments, and cardbases to make five cards.  I will prestamp if you desire or you can buy the stamp set and I will add a mini, pigment, black ink pad.  Full assembly instructions are included.

Here are the kits:

"Give Thanks"
Created by Allisa Chilton
Modified by Me

Stamping Options

"It's a Good Day"
Created by Me

Stamping Options

"Scandanavian Wishes"
Created by Me

Stamping Options

I hope you enjoyed the cards.  In November I will offer Christmas card kits using, exclusive to CTMH, our "Sparkle and Shine" paper pack.  You won't want to miss them!  You will be able to purchase the paper , all the new trimmings and great stamp sets (more than I will feature on my cards) from October 15 until December 31.  With every $100 order, choose a "starred" item in the Holiday Guide.  Click here to order on my retail site. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Nancy