Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop

For this hop, I'm using some of the new Heartstrings paper and the new Hopscotch paper from the  Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book that went live the first of December. If you're coming from Tonya's Blog you're on the right track!

I wanted to scrap a newborn baby girl picture with the pretty rose patterned paper. The Whisper color didn't look quite right with the cream background of the picture so, I decided to add some Colonial White from the Hopscotch paper pack. Since it was a baby girl all dressed in pink I thought it needed some Pixie cardstock.

You almost can't tell where the cardstock ends and my wall begins!

Here you can see the white shimmer trim that I colored with a Shin Han marker to change to color to pink. I promise it matches better in person than it does in the photograph.

Close up so you can see the tiny hearts I added to the scallop circle and the bitty bling as well as the rose.
I used both the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and theArtbooking Cricut cartridge to cut out some of the decorative elements for this page.

Thanks for stopping by! Please, feel free to leave a comment to let me know what you think. Head on over to Melissa D's Blog and see what pretties she's got for you! 

Friday, December 5, 2014

CTMH Paper Focus Blog Hop - Confetti Wishes

This month we're focusing on the paper pack Confetti Wishes. If you're coming from Melissa R's Blog you're on the right track. 
First, I covered the card front with the confetti paper. Then a cut a smaller piece of the diagonal stripe on the flip side. I wanted to do something a little different with it so, I cut off a 1/2 inch strip and placed it perpendicular to the first cut to match up the stripes and give it a skip in the pattern. That gave it a little pizzazz from the usual look, don't you think?

I stamped a chevron shape from A1150 Charming Chevrons in Thistle, trimmed it out with my scissors leaving a little white space, then backed it with Pacifica cardstock. 

The sentiment from B1472 Love This Story (it's a Hostess Rewards Exclusive stamp set) was stamped with Pacifica, then trimmed out with my scissors. The sentiment shape can be trimmed out precisely with Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection. I added Z3024 White Shimmer Trim and Z1752 Sparkles Assortment to bling it up a bit. A super simple and easy card to make.   

When you're ready to move along, head on over to Melissa D's Blog .

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December Stamp of the Month: Cutie Pie

December Stamp of the Month: Cutie Pie
Add a little frosting to your order this month!
December 2014 Stamp of the Month: Cutie Pie
It’s a sweet, sweet December deal: Place an order totaling $50 or more and you’ll qualify to receive the December Stamp of the Month, Cutie Pie, for just $5! This set of sugary stamps will be perfect on your cards and layouts featuring your favorite sweet faces. It’s available only during December—so act fast!

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Deal Of The Decade

Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of My Acrylix® clear polymer stamps.
Deal of the Decade
Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Close To My Heart’s revolutionary My Acrylix® clear stamps with us! With a qualifying purchase of $50 during the month of December, you are eligible to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamp sets from the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 idea book for only $10. That’s up to $7.95 USD / $9.75 CAD of savings on a single stamp set—and there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted rate. Remember, a purchase of $50 will also qualify you to receive the December Stamp of the Month for only $5, so if you purchase both the discounted Stamp of the Month and additional stamps at this special campaign pricing, your savings will compound! It is truly the deal of the decade.

*Offer valid December 1, 2014 (9:00 am MST)–December 31, 2014 (11:59 pm MST). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the discounted items (C-size stamp set: $13.95 USD / $15.25 CAD; D-size stamp set: $17.95 USD / $19.75 CAD).

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Seasonal Expressions 1 Is Here!

Seasonal Expressions 1 Is Here!
Enjoy four months of fabulous product.
Seasonal Expressions idea book
It’s finally here, the idea book you’ve been waiting for! Full of unique ideas and bright, detailed photos, this themed seasonal book is sure to delight! From now through March, you can order some of the most charming Valentine’s- and spring-inspired papers, stamps, and embellishments you’ve ever seen. The vivid colors and patterns will give your layouts and cards a fresh look and plenty of pizazz. See the contents for yourself now in Seasonal Expressions 1!

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