Archive | July, 2013

CTMH August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we have over 60 participants in the blog hop! We will be featuring August’s SOTM, which is A Chocolate Affair.   This stamp set is FREE IN AUGUST with any $50 purchase! If you have come here from Alyson’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

This is the stamp set:


I decided to make a very simple card with this stamp – so i just covered my cardstock and stamped the chocolate cake and saying on the front and then some chocolate on the inside.  Could be a birthday card or a get well card or anything I want card!

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Here is the image of the stamps from our idea book.

august sotm


Now hop on over to Michelle’s Blog and see what she has created for us!

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Elegance Mini Album made with….Artbooking!

I could not wait to get my hands on this cartridge and get started!  (Consultants get to order items one month prior to launch of idea book!).

I have a bridal shower to attend and wanted to do a mini album but I really am not so good at putting those together myeslf :(  Alas, the Artbooking cartridge has so many mini-albums!

I chose the For Always Paper because I wasn’t sure what colors she was having.  And I love this paper – so elegant….and then I chose the Elegance Mini Album on page 46 and 47 of the Artbooking Booklet.  This mini album says to cut at 11″ and produces an 11 x 8.5 album.

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I set my dial to 11″, grabbed some Black cardstock and some Colonial White cardstock and took to cutting!  I cut every image on these pages except the last overlay (one was enough I felt for this album).  I never had to change the dial size – all cuts were proportionate to the size of the album!  Had I wanted to, I could have changed the size and used real dial size to cut them smaller or larger.

Here are the pages of my album, and a few close ups of some of the details.  I did choose words from a few other keys just to add a little zing!  I took the pics with my phone and didn’t iron the sheet behind them :(

Enjoy and don’t forget about my pre-order special for Artbooking.  If you pre-order and pay by 10pm on 7/31, you will receive 10% off Artbooking, free shipping AND the August Stamp of the Month on me!  Email me at if interested.


2inside cover

3truly page

4love page

5cherish page



8always and foreve

9overlay page

10back page



And some of the details……

11 overlay detail

12love you


13love detail

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Christmas in July!

I love to make my own Christmas Cards but from October on my life is insane….so this year I saw a Christmas in July Swap that I decided to join and I am so pleased that I did….here are the cards I made using CTMH papers from the past two years and the Cricut Artiste Cartridge from Close to my Heart!


This swing card was made with Cricut Artiste and the shape inside with Art Philosophy both Cricut cartridges from Close to my Heart!





This card also with Artiste and papers from Pear and Partridge:


The wreath is embossed using our CTMH embossing powders and pigment inks!


Cutting diagonal is a great way to use both sides of our CTMH papers for a great effect!


Who doesn’t love a Jolly Little Santa!



Take a look at my post below for an insane special on pre-order for the new Cricut Artbooking from Close to My Heart!  

Click HERE to see the pages in the Artbooking manual….and check out what a great cartridge it is

If you pre-order Artbooking with me by end of day July 31st, I will give you….

- a 10% discount making it $89.10

- Free shipping

- August Stamp of the Month for free!

- a Free Fall/Winter 2013 idea book which I will ship out once I receive payment…..and if you do this early and buy more from the idea book before August 1st, I will extend the free shipping and 10% discount to that order as well!

Email me at for more details on this offer….



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Cricut Artbooking Special and Page Images

The new Cricut Cartridge is in the new Idea Book!  I can Pre-order it for you and place the order first thing August 1st.  If you are a scrapbooker this is the cartridge for you!
This cartridge has 15 layout themes, each with tons of images!  You can choose one dial size (ex 12 inches) and cut the layout pieces proportionate to that page size!  Also there are 10 themed mini books – what great holiday gifts!
Artbooking has 700 images AND 3 sets of coordinating stamp sets And 3 sets of coordinating chipboard Dimensional Elements included in the bundle.  All for $99.  BUT….if you pre-order with me by end of day on July 31st, you will get the following bonuses:
-10% off – your order for Artbooking will be reduced to $89.10!
-Free Shipping on Artbooking – an ADDITIONAL savings of $7.95!
-Free Fall/Winter Idea book – aa $5 value!
-Free August Stamp of the Month, S1308A A Chocolate Affair valued at $17.95!
To pre-order, please send email to by end of day July 31st.    I will send you the total to paypal with tax – it will be for $89.10 + tax and that is IT!   All payments must be to me by 10pm edt on July 31st for this deal.
Take a look at the incentives:
Stamp of the Month:
august 2013 sotm
Idea Book:
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And if you aren’t sure, here are the Artbooking images to help you decide!
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