Friday, December 31, 2010

January SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. You may have found your way here from Carla Ironside's blog. The January SOTM is Find Your Style. This set is one of the most beautiful set of stamps ever.

The following cards were all made using the new Wings collection. The embellishments include pearl opaques, black buttons from the mini-medley accents collection and blue & green sparkles.

The hop continues with Shirley Ross Blog. Have Fun!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Hi Hoppers! You make have found your way here from Teri Baxter's Blog.

This month's set is Amore - a lovely and elegant set. My first item to share is a card using Wishes template, Top it Off. I picked the Olivia paper line because the colors are to die for. The card also includes Barn Red Ink, Mocha Opaques, White Daisy blooms and accented with Sorbet and Cocoa ribbons.

The second item is a little Cardstock gift bag make with Smoothie Cardstock and Ink and accented with Pearl Opaques and a little ribbon. I simply found a pattern for the bag and sized it to fit the stamp.

Now it is time to hop on over to Pamela O'Connor's Blog. Have fun!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Tags

I have been busy making Christmas tags...if only I was this caught up on the shopping!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

November SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Stamp of the Month Bog Hop. You may have found your way here from Beth Nauman's blog. This months stamp set is called a little thanks and it is a must have in my collection. I designed a little "thanks" gift bag.

Supplies used: Magnifique Level 2 Paper Packet, Sky Cardstock, Desert Sand Cardstock, Pacifica Ink, Sparkles Blue & Green and Natural Hemp.

Side View:

The hop continues at Annette Green's blog. Have fun!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall Mini Book

I thought this fun round book style would make a great fall table centerpiece. This is a project we will be doing for my friend Brenda's crop next month.

Supplies used:

Olivia Workshop kit - includes Stamp Set B1355 Timeless. Beautiful leaves!

D1436 The Present.

Inks: Sunset, Smoothie, Barn Red and Cocoa

Other: Pear and Sunset ribbons from the mini-medley accents kits, Cocoa ribbon, Opaques.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

October SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. You may have found your way here from Wanda Riley's Blog. I created a little crayon size gift box. The image is stamped in black Stazon onto a transparency sheet. The coloring in of the image is done using Copic markers. Add a little Mistletoe Pattered paper and there you have it!

The hop continues at Jill Lucus' Blog. Have Fun!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog and the CTMH Stamp of the Month hop! You may have found your way here from Krista Ritskes' blog.

The September SOTM is an adorable set for Halloween called 'Thriller". I thought a simple trick-or-treat bag would be perfect. There are 2 little "tricks" {haha - get it?}.

Trick #1: Create the matching ribbon using stamps from the set and Stazon ink.

Trick #2: Stamp skull image on white cardstock and again on a post-it note. Cut out the skull on the post-it and place over the first stamped image to create a mask. Using a foam tool and Gypsy Ink (one of the new yummy colors), pounce onto the cardstock. Remove post-it and see how the skull "pops".

The hop continues at Shannon Pelletier's blog. Have fun!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Winter 2010 New Product Blog Hop

I know you are all anxious to see all the new products in the Winter 2010 Idea book. Welcome to the hop and a sneak peak of this products in action. You may have found your way here from Carla Ironside's blog.

My personal favorite are the new stamp colors. Here is a tag featuring Lagoon, Sky and Pacifica. The paper line is Magnifique and the stamp is from the My Acrylics set, Circle of Love.

Next is a simple card stamped with My Acrylics set Unity and accented with the new colors of Sparkles.

The hop continues at Helen Onulak's blog. Happy Stamping! Georgia

Saturday, July 31, 2010

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Blog Hop featuring the CTMH August Stamp of the Month, Something Spendid. You may have found you way here from Helen Onulak's Blog. My projects this month are for gift-wrapping ideas. The first box is a simple cube shaped box. My favorite part is the box top decorated with a large white bloom accented with the large leaves from the stamp set.

Project #2 is a simple Gable box. I love these boxes for those odd shaped gifts.

The hop continues at Debra Van Patten's Blog. Have fun!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Friendship Card - CTMH Clear Cards!

I like to use both the clear sections and covered sections of the card. For this card, I covered up the bottom half of the card front so that the upper half of the card inside will show through.

Card Front:
Card Inside:

· Notice the stamped image on the card inside is positioned that it shows when the card is also closed.
· A little heart was added under the card front layer. You can’t see this heart on the front but it is a nice little decoration when the card is open.
· The fact that the lower half of the card front is covered, you can add a personal message to the lower half of the card inside.

Card Front (open) and Back:

· Notice the CTMH double sided paper shows through all sides of the card.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Faux Denim Technique

July's technique page is Faux Denim. I found myself making a few 12x12 pieces at a time and then I have it on hand for a project, as needed. Get the complete directions here.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

The July Stamp of the Month is "Happy Forever", an adorable set of 9 stamps including fun images and 3 sentiments. You may have arrived here from Lori Brown's blog. I have two cards to share this month. Welcome and enjoy the blog hop.

The hop continues at Shannon Buck's blog. Have fun hopping and happy stamping! Georgia

Monday, June 7, 2010

Hand Sewing Technique

June's Technique Page is HAND SEWING! Use your stamps to make stitching templates.
Get the complete directions here.

Monday, May 31, 2010

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

June's Stamp of the Month is a must have for creating masculine Layouts, Cards and Tags. It is called "Wonderful Friend" and consists of 9 acrylic stamps. You may have found your way here from Pamela O'Connor's Blog.

I have 2 cards and a tag to share this month. The distressed look of this set is perfect for a stressed out gal like me - lol.

The next stop along the hop is Caren Goldstein's Blog. If you get "lost" or want an alternative way to hop around - here is the complete list of participants:

Kathleen Androlewicz
Helen Onulak
Sheila Bennett
Shannon Buck
Kim O'Rear
Nancy Brown
Alison Mullen
Latisha Haag
Laurie Newton
Jody Gustafson
Annette Green
Chris Shouse
Michelle Loncar
Susan Brooks
Angela Tutton
Melissa Laverty
Wanda Riley
Sylvia Jacquot
Sarita Schraeder
Pamela O'Connor
Georgia Hauglid
Caren Goldstein

Antoinette Herrin
Cindy Leek
Kimberly Smith
Krista Ritskes
Teri Baxter
Beth Naumann
Judy Burger
Dawn Heuft
Lori Leng
Lori Brown
Adeline Brill
Dawn Ross
Katy Donaldson
Jamia Bankhead
Misty Jackson
Haley Dyer
Lori Miller
Terrie Dodd
Carol Horton
Tammy Lea Pinchard
Amy Edwards
Debra Van Patten
Carla Ironside
Jen Patrick
Mary Eisen
Kristie Herdener
Melissa Burch
Traci Godbee
Danielle Chapman
Barbra Otten
Jenifer Benner
Laurie Levnik
Carol Loftus
Brae Montgomery
Kami Welter
Shirley Ross
Jen Rubio
Deb Young
Wendy Fording
Melinda Everitt
Andrea Ewen
Shannon Pelletier
Janelle Jaksitz

Happy Stamping!!! Georgia

Friday, May 21, 2010

Misting Technique

This is the kick-off to a monthly blog post featuring a technique page. I hope you join me in creating your own page using the technique each month.
This month's technique is......MISTING! Click here for the detailed directions.

For the page shown, I used Western Flourishes Stamp Set, Desert Sand ink and Pen in Twilight.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 30, 2010

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Consultant Stamp Of the Month Blog Hop. You may have found you way here from Mary's blog. This set is called "Cherish the Moment". My projects for the month are quick and easy tags.

Thanks for stopping by. Now, the hop continues at Kimberly's Blog. Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Product Blog Hop!

You have found your way to the Close to My Heart consultant blog hop featuring a variety of the new products that can be found in the Summer 2010 idea book. You may have landed here from Jennifer's blog.

For my project, I selected the Clear Cards. These cards are a nice weight and so much fun to work with.

I cut patterned paper (Topstitch Paper Packet) to fit the inside of the card and stamped "happy birthday" (stamp from Candlelight set). I used a fine line of liquid glass around the entire edge of the paper. Next, I took a strip of paper and adhered it to the card front. Using a sponge brush and acrylic paint, I edged the entire card with a thin line of paint. I added some ribbons by punching several holes through the card top and added a soft suede pinwheel embelishment.

Now, the hop continues over at Antoinette's Blog. Have fun and happy stamping!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Popup Gift Card

While out surfing the web, I came across the cutest idea for a popup gift card. You can see a full tutorial on Jane Matsumoto's Blog.

Here is an image of my finished card front:
And the inside....your gift card fits right into that little slot.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Welcome to the HOP! You may have found your way here from Debra's Blog. This month's SOTM is Flower Pot. What a cute set this is!

My first card this month was made by stamping the window and floral stamps in archival black ink. Using a waterbrush and inks to match my patterned paper, I colored my images. The piece is then cut-out, mounted on black cardstock (trimmed to fit) and add a few black mini brads.

My second card I stamped the floral clusters and pots and then watercolored the image using the same ink color.

It is time to move on with the hop so off you go to Tammy's Blog. Have fun!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Welcome to the CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! You may have come here from Danielle’s blog.

This Month's set is "A Little Everything". It is a fun set of 26 stamps that covers lots of holidays and celebrations. It is a must have set for the avid cardmaker!

My Card #1 is made using "Originals" card sketch First Impression. Papers are Bella and the stamp set in addition to the SOTM is Endless Friendship.

My Card #2 is made using "Originals" card sketch Greeting Pouch. Papers are You Rock and stamp set used in addition to the SOTM is Star Power.

My Card #3 is made using my favorite simple card design. When you find a design that makes the process easy for you - stick to it! Papers are Blue Ribbon and stamp sets in addition to the SOTM are Whimsical Wings and Star Power.

My Card #4 is made using "Originals" card sketch County Door. Papers are Tinkerin. This is my SUPER SIMPLE card this month.

The next stop for the Blog Hop is Brenda’s blog. Have Fun!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Star Power - My Favorite Stamp Set

Okay, I admit I can't have only one favorite but this set makes the top of the list. Here are a few quick and easy cards. No patterned paper here - the stamps do all the work.