Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September SOTM Blog Hop--It's a Thriller!

Welcome to our Close To My Heart  Stamp of the Month  Blog Hop! 
If you have come here from Wendy's blog, you are on the right track! 

This month we are featuring the September SOTM which is called Thriller!  It's an awesome set of 9 stamps including this great vampire that I used on my Halloween card:

Cute, isn't he!  LOL!  For this card, I used the new Close To My Heart paper pack called Hooligans, cardstock in two of our new colors--pear and sunset, black ink and cardstock, black brads, and some of our new bling embellishments--Licorice Opaques! 

If you want to join me in learning the techniques to make this card, as well as 6 more cards OR a Halloween layout, check out my  Events Calendar Here  for my September workshops! 

Remember, this stamp set is only available until September 30th!  You can get it at a discount or even FREE with your purchase of  Close To My Heart products HERE.

Now hop on over to Angela's blog to check out her amazing artwork!  We have almost 70 consultants participating in the blog hop this month, so you're sure to get some great ideas if you keep on hopping!  And, hey--leave me a comment and let me know if you liked my card!

Friday, August 27, 2010

CTMH New Product Blog Hop--It's Magnifique!

Welcome to our Close To My Heart New Product Blog Hop!
More than 50 fabulous CTMH consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book by giving you a sneak peek of some of the great products available in the new Idea Book starting September 1st.  If you have come here from Lori's blog, you are on the right path!  You can also find a complete list of blog hop participants at http://www.tazzygirl2000.blogspot.com/.  This is simple to do--just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one.  Here we go! 

I made this card using the new CTMH paper pack Magnifique and the new stamp set Circle of Love.  I am IN LOVE with this paper and the peacock stamp--aren't they gorgeous?!!!

This card is based on the template "Puzzle Backdrop" on page 91 of Originals.  I used some of our new ink colors--pear, lagoon, and pacifica--with lagoon, chocolate, and colonial white cardstock.  I also used a new favorite embellishment**Sparkles** in blue and green.  Love my bling!

If you would like to learn the technique to make this card as well as six more cards OR a scrapbook layout, check out my Events Calendar Here for my September workshops.

Now hop on over to Jean's blog to see her amazing artwork!  Be sure to visit all the consultants' blogs to get some great crafting ideas for all of the fabulous new products in the new Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book!  And remember it goes LIVE on September 1st!

And, hey--leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my peacock card!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop--Background Stamping!

Hi!  Welcome to the CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop!  If you have just come from Haley's blog, you are on the right track.  Didn't you just love her artwork?!!!  This month we are spotlighting Background Stamping, and for my project, I chose the CTMH "Star Power" stamp set to make a Rock Star card for one of my favorite teenagers.  I absolutely love the CTMH "You Rock" paper pack with its wild colors of Goldrush, Indian Corn Blue, Olive, and Outdoor Denim!  But what if your rock star is more of a pink and sparkly rock star?  With background stamping, you can create your own paper and make it whatever colors you want:

All products used are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.  For this card I used White Daisy, Watermelon, and Black cardstock and ink.  I used the CTMH "Star Power" stamp set.  I stamped the star flourish diagonally on the White Daisy cardstock in black ink and colored those stars with a CTMH Watermelon marker.  Then I stamped various sizes of stars and flourishes with Black and Watermelon ink.  I stamped the guitar and sentiment with Versamark ink on Watermelon cardstock and heat embossed them with black embossing powder.  The pink, white, and black stacked star was made using punches but could also have been made by cutting out additional stamped stars from this set.  I "blinged" it up with CTMH sparkles.  The only non-CTMH product used was black diamond Stickles on the guitar and star. Here's a close-up:

As you can see, I also popped up the star with some 3-D foam tape.  Don't you just love it?  I hope my rock star does too!  Leave me a comment, and let me know what you think.  Then hop on over to Karen's blog and check out her work of art!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

TPE77--The Pink Elephant Sketch Challenge

I used this sketch from The Pink Elephant:

to make this birthday card for a teenager:

All products used are from Close To My Heart.  I used the You Rock paper, Star Power and Spot On Backgrounds stamp sets,  cardstock and ink in Goldrush and Smokey Plum, and gold embossing powder.  I think it's totally awesome!  What do you think?