Saturday, January 31, 2015

February 2015 SOTM Bloghop

Welcome to this month's edition of the SOTM Bloghop featuring CTMH's February Stamp of the Month, "A Happy Hello".

You are about to experience a wonderful hop of almost 70 CTMH consultant bloggers representing what each has done using this February SOTM stamp set.  You can start anywhere in the loop and look for highlighted words in the blog posts for the next participating consultant.  Or you can go backwards on this hop by looking for who the preceding blogger was in each post.

For instance, you may have come to me by way of Dawn Ross' Blog.  When you have finished with my post you will go see what Gina Brandstetter has done.  If you want to see the complete list of bloggers just visit If You Bling It.

So I created a greeting card for my group of card makers using the colors from the "Hopscotch" Paper Packet.  I wish I'd used a larger card base because the flower looks bit to powerful for the stem stamp.  But I try to stay with a standard card base for this class.  So I've decided that my flower has a whimsical look.  Don't tell anyone that this was not my original intent!

I stamped the largest 1/2 flower to create a circle on Sunset Cardstock using Sunset Ink then fussy cut this out.  I stamped the next largest size flower onto White Daisy cardstock with Glacier Ink.  Then I used an embossing pen and dabbed it on the small dots on the perimeter and the inner ring.  I adhered Dutch Blue (retired) Embossing Powder to this and set it with our Craft Heater.  When it was cool, I cut around the flower so that the dots are on the edge.  I stuck this to the Sunset flower with 3-D Foam Tape.  I chose one of the medium images and stamped onto White Daisy CS using Flaxen Ink and used our new 1" punch to cut it out.   Within this I stamped the small "mum" type flower in Flaxen also.  I added a touch of Gold Glitter Gel to the very center. When this was dry, I popped it onto the medium flower with another piece of 3-D Foam Tape.

The stem was stamped right onto a 4" x 5.25" White Daisy Base with Ponderosa Pine Ink.  I added the little leave image to poke out just under the multi-layered flower.  I just used Tombow adhesive to stick down the flower over most of the stem.

The framed phrase at the bottom was made with the Art Philosophy cartridge. I needed to find a skinny frame to contain the phrase.  Even then, I still had to mask the bottom flourish to fit the words, "A Happy Hello" within the space. The two cardstock colors are Sunset and Glacier.  I tied a piece of the Flaxen Extra Thick Twine around it, put more 3-D Foam Tape under it and glued it down below the stem.  It actually covered some of the stem.  The border is the blue patterned B&T from Hopscotch Paper Packet cut at 4.25" x 5.5".  Stick this onto a standard card base and you have a greeting card!

That's it!!  Thanks for stopping by!  Nancy

Friday, January 9, 2015

Get Awesome Paper to Celebrate National Papercrafting Month

The "Year>>Noted" paper kit can be yours for $5 when you place a $50 order.  Or for $10 you'll get this mini album, too where you can document accomplishments and wonders as you go through the year.  Just visit my retail site, to place your order.  You have until January 31, 2015 @ 11:59 MT to get in on this deal.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Bonus, Bonus When Hosting a Qualifying Gathering in January 2015

Host a Gathering in January 2015 and when sales reach $350 earn an extra $30 in reward items!!  I am recovering from surgery so the best option is to do an online gathering.  No physical party, only online. Leave me a comment or email me to if you would like more information.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sensational New Year's Special

Picture My Life Scrapbook Workshop
January 17, 2015

Picture My Life Scrapbooking is a time-saving way to scrapbook.  In minutes you can create beautiful layouts and keep those precious memories in style!  I have scheduled a workshop for Saturday, January 17, 2015 at my house in Sherwood, Oregon from 10am-Noon.

I have five, FREE kits ($40 value) for the first, five people who RSVP!!  You don't have to be present to participate.  I'll ship your kit for just the shipping cost if you choose not to be at the workshop.  Email me right away to get a free kit at  I will confirm that you are one of the top, five responses.

For the 6th person and beyond to RSVP, you can still get a kit.  It will be $25 because some of the special items are limited.  You will still get all that you need to make two layouts.  Just click the Buy It Now Button below.  It's a safe and easy way to pay.  Please order by January 10 if you are planning on being at the workshop to insure your supplies arrive in time.

The attendees (or those that order online) may decide if they would like to meet monthly as a PML scrapbook club.  Details at the workshop.

Thanks for stopping by!  Nancy