Friday, December 31, 2010

CTMH January SOTM Blog Hop: Find Your Style

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Happy New Year! 2011 has come a lot faster than I anticipated, but I'm looking forward to the fresh start the new year always brings.

It's once again time for the Close To My Heart Blog Hop featuring the Stamp of the Month. If you're coming from Deanne's Blog, you're right on track.

This month's stamp set is b-e-a-utiful! I've just been creating away and had to think twice about sharing everything...wouldn't want you to be overwhelmed or anything! Smiley from

Here is the stamp set, all 9 gorgeous images:

Smiley from I know right?! Just stunning! I love the vintaginess (totally made up that word!) of the images.

Take a look at a couple of things I made with it.

Stamps: CTMH Find Your Style (January 2011 SOTM)
Inks: CTMH Blush, Cocoa
Papers: CTMH Blush, Colonial White
Accessories: CTMH Opaques Pearls, Cocoa Ribbon

I'm not really a fashionista type of girl, couldn't tell a fashion show from a costume contest,
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but loved the dress form anyway!

But I do know movies...and when I saw the shoe from the set I could only think of one thing...can you guess?

Stamps: CTMH Find Your Style (January 2011 SOTM)
Inks: CTMH Sunny Yellow, Sky, Versamark
Papers: CTMH Sunkissed Yellow, Black, White Daisy, Magnifique Reflections Kit
Accessories: CTMH Opaques Pearls, Clear Embossing Powder


Okay, I thought of two movies...can you guess this one?

Stamps: CTMH Find Your Style (January 2011 SOTM)
Inks: CTMH Pear, Honey, Cranberry, Versamark
Papers: CTMH Cranberry, Black, White Daisy, Grace Reflections Kit, Olivia Reflections Kit
Accessories: CTMH Sparkles Red, Clear Embossing Powder

The Wizard of Oz!

This next card is a little more elegant. Not something I usually do, but this one was easy.

Stamps: CTMH Find Your Style (January 2011 SOTM)
Inks: CTMH Bamboo, Barn Red, Cocoa, Versamark
Papers: CTMH Bamboo, Colonial White, Olivia Reflections Kit
Accessories: CTMH Antiqued Copper Mini-Medley Accents, Colonial White Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder

And finally, this last card. This one took the longest just because of all the cutting. But well worth it I think.

Stamps: CTMH Find Your Style (January 2011 SOTM)
Inks: CTMH Black, Sweet Leaf, Juniper, Vineyard Berry, Versamark
Papers: CTMH Black, Colonial White, Wings Reflections Kit
Accessories: CTMH Black Mini-Medley Accents, Wings Level 2 Assortment

So thank you for stopping at my portion of the Blog Hop! Next up is Tamra's Blog, be sure to check out the rest of the participants''s all beautiful!

And remember, you can get this amazing stamp set only this month! I'll tell you how you can get it and some new sneak peek items at incredible savings in tomorrow's post!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I Believe

The year is almost over and I believe I am done.Smiley from It was a year of trials and sadness, but also one of joy and excitement. I choose to believe I will be a better person for experiencing each and every moment from this year. And hopefully I can carry that over into the next year.

I also believe Santa needs to rent me a storage unit for all the gifts he left this year! Or at least find me a bigger house...with my own craft room...and a pool. Smiley from

Then I can forgive him for all the Legos that appeared under the tree. The boys are in heaven. But I have already told them tomorrow is my day with the kitchen table because I'm having crafting withdrawls.
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I believe that is fair.

Stamps: CTMH I Believe
Inks: CTMH Cocoa, Versamark
Papers: CTMH Mistletoe Reflections Kit
Accessories: CTMH Mistletoe Assortment, Cranberry Grosgrain ribbon

I made this card but completely ran out of time and energy to post it before Christmas. I'm sure you can relate, but I still wanted to share it because I liked how it turned out so much. I embossed everything with Cocoa embossing powder so it's nice and shiny!

Well, the boys are wanting to watch some of the movies we got this year, so I must say good night.

I believe I smell popcorn. Smiley from

Sunday, December 12, 2010

H2H Challenge: Gift Week

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Hi everyone! Anyone still visit my neck of the blogs? I've been out of commision for about a month with computer issues but they have now been solved it seems with the help of a new computer.Smiley from And just in time to get an entry into the latest H2H Challenge! So I'll make this quick so I don't miss the deadline.

This week was Gift Week over there...meaning no cards! Perfect for my Mistletoe Stocking Gift Bag:

Inks: CTMH Cocoa, Garden Green
Papers: CTMH Mistletoe Reflections Kit
Accessories: CTMH DE Ornaments, Mistletoe Assortments

I used Lauren Meader's Stocking Stuffer template from PaperTreyink. It came together really quickly, only the handstitching took time.

I'm so glad to be able to commune with the web world again! Have a great week!Smiley from


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