Saturday, February 20, 2016

Use Your Stash Blog Hop Ribbon

Welcome! You should have arrived from Marie's Blog.

This month we are using up ribbon. I've had a few CTMH ribbons that are long retired that I decided to put to good use.

This first uses Zoe papers and the Spring Critters stamp set. I also used Sorbet ribbon. I just adore this little frog!

 The next three use La Vie En Rose papers, black tulle ribbon, and pleated Ruby ribbon.

From here, you are headed to Wendy's blog. Thanks for hopping along! 

**The last card is the same papers as above, but uses our Share the Love stamps set. Besides being fun, this stamp set is a special promotion for Operation Smile. When you purchase this $17.95 stamp set, $7 will be donated to this fabulous organization that helps children all over the world!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Use Your Stash Blog Hop Patterned Paper

Thanks for visiting!  You should be coming from Sheila's blog. 

The theme for Use Your Stash this month is patterned paper.  I wish I would have had a chance to use up more of my stash, but with the end of the semester and two boys in basketball, there hasn't been a lot of time to squeeze in crafting.  I did manage a couple of cards with Zoe papers and a two  M size stamps.  I stamped the balloons on patterned paper to use even more patterns.

I also dug out Stardust, an old, retired pack. 

From here, you should head to Pricilla's blog for more pattern fun.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Planner Time

During the month of December, Close To My Heart is having a special on their brand new planners.  For $29.95, you can get the planner, pages, and a rolling stamp.  This is the perfect way to stay organized and capture memories at the same time.  They make fabulous gifts!

To find out more or purchase, visit my site

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Cyber Week Sale

Close To My Heart is offering the following items for 25% when you order online.  Sale ends Friday, December 4th at 4PM MST. To order, please visit my site, here.  For more great deals, click on the clearance section, while you are there.

Here are the items on sale:

  1. Z3168 Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection
    Z3111 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm—Faux Gold              
    Z3112 Base & Bling Jingle Bell—Faux Gold                           
    Z3135 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm—Faux Silver             
    Z3136 Base & Bling Jingle Bell—Faux Silver                       
    Z3138 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm—Faux Gold                
    Z3139 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm—Faux Silver             
    Z3180 Picture My Life™ Going Places Scrapbooking Program        
    Z3147 Cut Above™ Dapper Giraffe Card Kit                            
    Z2028 Designer Creations Short Stack Album
    Z2036 Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags
    Z2037 Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags 
    Z2038 Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags 
    Z2039 Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags
    Z2049 Designer Creations Cupcake Box    
    Z2050 Designer Creations Takeout Box       
    Z2053 Designer Creations Buttoned Bag  
    Z1838 5" x 7" Hinged Display Tray 
    Z1750 Designed Décor Display Tray                                       
    Z2006 Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard                
    Z2015 Designed Décor Black Shadow Box
    Z2016 Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box
    Z1833 My Creations™ Kraft Container
    Z1871 My Creations™ Kraft 3-Ring Album                            
    Z1953 My Creations™ Journaling Cards Box
    Z1956 My Creations™ Hip Pics Album 
    Z3043 My Creations™ Black Mini Book                                
    Z3044 My Creations™ Kraft Mini Book
    Z3069 My Creations™ Mini Mix Album                                  
    Z3137 My Creations™ Pint-Sized Container
    Z1476 4 ¼" x 5 ½" White Daisy Envelopes                             
    Z1477 5" x 7" White Daisy Envelopes                                 
    Z1478 6" x 6" White Daisy Envelopes                       

Friday, November 20, 2015

Use Your Stash Blog Hop--Colors of Thanksgiving

Welcome!  You should have arrived from Anna's blog.

This month we are using up our fall colors.  I LOVE fall colors, so this is perfect.  I used several retired papers, as well as the brand new Sangria.

 This first one uses Huntington papers and Stickease and the stamp set You Mean the World to Me.

This one uses the new Sangria papers and Beyond Measure stamp.

The last two use papers from a few years ago, Dreamin'.

Sheila's blog is next on the list.  Happy Hopping!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Use Your Stash National Poet's Day


You should have arrived from Pricilla's blog.

This month we are celebrating poetry.  I decided to use a quote from one of my favorite poets, Maya Angelou.  It is so perfect for thank you cards.  I also have this beautiful quote up in my classroom.
If you can't read the card, it says, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

In true using up my stash form, I used up some of our old paper flowers, sparkles, and retiring Paper Fundamentals.  The shaped card was a little hard to photograph well. 
Time got away from me these last two weeks.  I wanted to create more cards for this theme, since I have lots of quote and poem stamps, but back to school is overwhelming.  We started Tuesday, so I've pretty much been living at the school!  Hopefully this weekend I'll be able to make a few more.
Next stop is Shirley's blog.  

Monday, July 20, 2015

Use Your Stash Red White and Blue

Welcome!  You should have arrived from Marie's blog. 

This month's theme was to use three colors on a project.  In keeping with the Use Your Stash idea, I pulled out some older papers and stamps for the challenge.

 Card #1 uses Surf's Up papers and Under the Sea stamps

 Card #2 Is a really old pack, Magnifique and the stamp set from the Avonlea card kit.  It's still one of my favorite thank you stamps.

Card #3 Uses Chalk it Up papers and Picture My Life card. These are from the current catalog and are available while supplies last. 

Card #4 Uses Heartstrings paper and Stickease also about to retire.

I hope you enjoyed the cards.  

From here, head to Pricilla's blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can go to Shirley's blog for the whole list.