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May 16, 2015
I am having so much fun with our National Scrapbooking Month promotion, Taste of Summer.

I stamped the citrus slices in oranges, greens and yellows and added a little bit of Liquid Glass to make them look very juicy and then I added a sparkle in the middle because you must have bling!


The orange patterned paper is from the Taste of Summer paper pack.  The yellow lemon border came from the zip strip off the top of one of the papers.  Can you tell how much I am loving this promotion?






You can purchase any of the supplies listed below on my website.  


I am going to enter this into the Always Playing with Paper Challenge using Yellow, Orange, and Green. 



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May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day and welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude May Blog Hop.  Our Artwork Focus is on the Close to My Heart National Scrapbooking Month Promtion called the Taste of Summer.  This month I am following  {Wendy Taylor.}  Who is the Stampers with an Attitude?  It is the Close to My Heart team lead by my fabulous upline, Kimberly Moss.

Our blog hop is a circular hop.  You just click on the link to the next blog at the bottom of this post and go visit the next blog.  If you get lost, I have all of the participating blogs listed at the bottom of my post.  Hope you enjoy seeing what our team has made for you.

Close to My Heart is offering an incredible special this month to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month.  It is called the Taste of Summer.



Look at all of the beautiful paper you can get!  12 sheets of two sided patterned paper - 6 designs - for only $8.95!  With NO qualifying purchase during the Month of May!  

Also, during the month of May you can purchase this D-sized Taste of Summer stamp set.  




I used the stamp set for my card.

The Close to My Heart Art Department made an adorable Scrapbooking Layout that is showing up on our websites right now.  It shows gorgeous, colorful fruit cascading diagonally down the layout.  I loved it so much that I wanted to duplicate it on my card.


I used the zip strip from one of the patterned papers in the Taste of Summer Paper Pack to border the stamped panel.  I love the brightness and freshness that this brings to my card and so easy to do!

I want to thank you for visiting my blog.  The next very talented artist for you to visit on our blog hop is {Melissa Robinson}. 


May's National Scrapbooking Month Promo - Taste of Summer Artwork with Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop Final list
  1. Melinda Everitt ~ http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com
  2. Melissa Robinson ~ http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com
  3. Catherine Nowak ~ http://catscrapbooking.com
  4. Aggie Peters ~ http://busyaggie.blogspot.com
  5. Jen Patrick~ http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com
  6. Sheila Bennett ~ http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
  7. Denise Elliott ~ http://inspiredbyd.blogspot.com
  8. Wendy Taylor ~ http://mistygirlinspirations.blogspot.com
You can purchase any of the supplies listed below on my website.  


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May 6, 2015
Welcome to the Close to My Heart 
National Scrapbooking Month Taste of Summer Blog Hop



I am following {Vicki Price's Blog.}   We have almost 40 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in our Close to My Heart National Scrapbooking Month Taste of Summer Blog Hop.   If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.    Thank you for hopping through our Blog Hop.

Oh my goodness!  I wasn't sure how I was going to use this paper because the prints are so vibrant, but paired with white and it makes such summery, happy projects.

I am in the process of putting together a special album for a young man to give his fiancée.  I have some adorable pictures of his soon-to-be wife in a strawberry patterned jumper.  Perfect for this layout!



This layout pattern came from the now retired Lucy Workshop on the Go.  In my layout, I chose to use the reverse pattern from the Taste of Summer paper pack.  The strawberries below the pictures came from a zip strip from one of the papers.  I have made a few layouts with this paper pack and I like to pair our White Shimmer Trim with the paper for a more elegant look.

With this promotion you can also purchase the cutest stamp set also called Taste of Summer. I used it to stamp the strawberries, the words above the pictures and the sentiment.




I am not finished with this layout yet.  I am going to add the year to it and then place a Flip Flap over the top left picture on the right page of this layout.  I have 2 pictures that are almost the same but one has a mischievous smile and the other is more sedate.  I decided to add some interest to this layout by adding the mischievous picture to the top of the layout.  

By the way, this is the most incredible special.  There is no qualifying purchase.  You can purchase the Taste of Summer paper pack for $8.95.  In it you will find 12 sheets of 2 sided paper, 2 each of 6 different patterns.

The bonus stamp set is only $17.95 and is absolutely adorable.  I can see many uses for it with cards and scrapbooks.

This promotion will be available through May 31, 2015 while supplies last.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

By the way, I would love for you to leave me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Gina Brandstetter's Blog.}

You can purchase any of the supplies listed below on my website.  


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April 30, 2015

Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 




                                                                                                        
This month I am following {Jenny Gilbert's Blog.}   We have approximately 50 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.   If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

The May Stamp of the Month is entitled Just Sayin' (S1505) (Set of 14). Here is a picture of this stamp set:




Loving this cute stamp set for scrapbooking, but went looking to Pinterest to see how I could turn this into a cute card.  I am sure that none of you spend much time there looking for inspiration, do you?  LOL  I peruse my favorite blogs each day and save cards/artwork that catch my attention.  Sometimes I save them because I like a technique or an artist's style,  This is what I found.


This card is not Close to My Heart.  It is created by an artist named Debbie Olson.  I love the chalky look and the way the varying sizes of boxes surround the sentiment.  I decided that I wanted to use this card for inspiration for my card.

Now don't laugh because my card looks very little like Debbie's, but it was a jumping off point.


Can you see where I used the Just Sayin' Stamp set?  The YOU + ME is pretty obvious.  Each of the squares was stamped from the circle, rectangle, and triangle shapes in the stamp set and then I hand cut (without measuring - GASP!!) 1/2" squares and glued them around to form a frame for my center image.

I also took a journaling pen and doodled the stitching around the main panel.  I am embracing my inner doodler, which is quite a jump for me because I have always been afraid of making a mistake.

Do you recognize the yellow flower?  It comes from the Brushed Assortment.  Normally it has a clear glitter gem in the middle, but that did not work with my artwork.  So, I popped it out and replaced it with a black sparkle.  I attached that with Liquid Glass.  

I love a little glitter so I added some with a small piece of Black Shimmer Trim that I had scalloped and placed where the scalloped design is on either side of the stamped image.

This card is meant to be whimsical and colorful.  I so enjoyed making it and it makes me happy to look at it.  I hope it makes you happy as well.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Adeline Brill's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

The Just Sayin' Stamp Set can be purchased for $17.95 or if you purchase $50 in CTMH products, you can add this stamp set to your order for an additional $5.  This stamp set is only available between May 1 – May 31, 2015. 
You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 

April 12, 2015

Welcome to the April Stampers with an Attitude Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop.  This month I am following  {Kimberly Moss.}  Who is the Stampers with an Attitude?  It is the Close to My Heart team lead by my fabulous upline, Kimberly Moss.

Our blog hop is a circular hop.  You just click on the link to the next blog at the bottom of this post and go visit the next blog.  If you get lost, I have all of the participating blogs listed at the bottom of my post.  Hope you enjoy seeing what our team has made for you.

Have you seen the beautiful Hopscotch Flip Flap Workshop that the very talented Lisa Stenz designed?  I purchased the directions from Lisa right before Hopscotch retired.  For my workshops I use current product, so I substituted our Brushed paper pack for the Hopscotch paper pack.


I love the floral papers featured in Brushed.  So vibrant!


Lisa designed an incredible layout!  It is like a scrapbooker's Christmas morning, full of surprises to open.  This layout holds 52 pictures!  Can you believe that? A 2 page layout that holds 52 photos.  How do you do that, you ask?  With our incredible Flip Flaps!  Close to My Heart makes this wonderful mini page protector in all different sizes that attaches to the outside of a page protector.  You can add more photos,  Picture My Life cards, memorabilia, and you can even "hide" your journaling if you choose.

Look at all of the Flip Flaps I used!


This is even more beautiful in person!  Local to Memphis?  I am holding Flip Flap workshops using Brushed or if you prefer, Jackson (our more masculine paper pack).

Workshop Details

Dates and Times:  April 18th from 1 pm - 4 pm or May 2 from 9 am - 12 pm

Cost:  $35

Workshop includes everything but your photos and your adhesive

RSVP by April 11th for the April 18th workshop or April 25th for the May 2nd workshop.


                                                   Flip Flap Workshop
                                               

Not local?  I can ship you a kit with full instructions for an additional $5.



                                            Flip Flap Workshop with Shipping
                                      

I want to thank you for visiting my blog.  The next very talented artist for you to visit on our blog hop is {Jen Patrick}. 


Spring has Sprung with Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop List
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April 6, 2015
Welcome to the Close to My Heart 
Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop


I am following {Maureen O'Sullivan's Blog.}   We have almost 40 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in our Close to My Heart Seasonal Expression 2 Blog Hop.   If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.    

Did you know that Close to My Heart released a new mini catalog called Seasonal Expressions 2?  It went live on April 1st and you can order from it until July 31st.  I love, love, love all of the new products!  We have 2 new paper lines - Blossom and Jackson.  Now, who doesn't love new patterned paper?

Thank you for hopping through our Blog Hop.  

In the Seasonal Expressions 2, the Workshop on the Go for Blossom is a Card Workshop.  It is super cute.  It has an exclusive stamp set that is one that you have to have.  Great for all ages!  And it makes 15 cards.  




I decided to make the Blossom Workshop on the Go cards as designed and then on a second set changed the paper pack to the Jackson paper pack to show you how versatile the stamp set and the card design is.  Close to My Heart includes 3 original card designs in this Workshop on the Go and who is to say that you cannot use the pattern for different paper packs?

So, on to my cards.  
           

The card on the left is the card using the Blossom Paper Pack.  It is so bright and Fun!  The one on the right is the one I made using the Jackson Paper Pack.  I think it is pretty fun as well!


Here is a close up of my card again using the Blossom Paper Pack.


And here is a close up of my card using the Jackson Paper Pack.  I think it worked pretty well.  What do you think?

The Blossom Workshop on the Go calls for you to adhere a piece of the Juniper Thick Twine to the card and then cut a second piece, knot it and fray the edge and adhere it near the first piece of twine.  Here is another way to do it.


Take a 5" piece of Thick Twine.  You can either loop the twine once around a pencil and tie a knot or just tie a knot leaving a loop near one end, but leaving enough left that you will get the placement shown in the directions.


Then cut the loop so that you have two even pieces above the knot.  Fray the edges just by unraveling the twine above the knot.  Now adhere with a very thin line of Liquid Glass.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  

By the way, I would love for you to leave me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Tracey Pierce's Blog.}

You can purchase any of the supplies listed below on my website.  


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