Archive | September, 2013

CTMH October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month we have nearly 60 hoppers!  We will be featuring October Stamp of the Month, Scandanavian Wishes, a 12 stamp set for only $5 with any $50 purchase!  The hop is a great big circle so you can just start here and keep hopping!  If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers here.



If you’ve come here from Lisa’s Blog you are in the right place!


I love this set and decided to use it very simply on ornaments. These are just coasters covered with Frosted papers and then stamped with this set.  Some extra sparkle gel to make it shine and voila!

oct ornament 2


oct ornament 1

Now, hop on over to Traci’s Blog and see what amazing creations she has for us!

If you are interested in this stamp set, contact your CTMH consultant or email me at

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CTMH Artbooking Mini-Album for Wedding

I can’t get enough of Artbooking.  I wanted to send a wedding gift for a wedding we can’t attend so I chose to make another mini-album.  This time I went with 8×8 layout pages instead of the official ‘mini’ album.  I chose the 3 ring binder from the fall/winter catalog to put them in.  My first word of advice – if you are going to do this make the pages 8×9 at least to allow a margin to punch holes without interfering with the paper.  I, of course, did not do this and yet it came out great.

Here’s the result!

book cover

first page











If you are interested in Artbooking or any of the CTMH products, please email me at  I am offering 10% to new customers off the first order and there is a great special in September!

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CTMH National Stamping Month – You are my Happy!

Welcome to the Close to My Heart National Stamping Month blog hop.  We have over 20 hoppers for this special stamp set, You are My Happy!  The blog is a great big circle so you can start anywhere and hop your way through.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of hoppers here.

You can purchase this exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set trio for $10 when you make a purchase of $50 or more! With a full retail value of $47.90, this exclusive, whimsical stamp set trio is three times the fun. You Are My Happy includes three adorable, coordinating stamp sets on three D-size carrier sheets. They will arrive at your home in two stamp envelopes, one carrier sheet in one envelope and two carrier sheets in one envelope (so with your coordinating stamp set trio, it’s like you’re getting one D-size and one E-size stamp set). Your trio includes:

  • One alphabet (upper and lowercase)
  • One sheet of nine encouraging, friendship sentiments
  • One sheet of 15 cheerful images great for a variety of life’s occasions

These three sets have been designed stylistically to work together for creating darling cards, layouts, and 3-D projects for a variety of occasions.


If you have come from Melissa’s Blog you are in the right place!

I made this cute little notebook – I found it on a great blog and have a reference for where it came from on an earlier post – she has great step by step instructions there!  I wanted to let the stamp set shine through so I just used a solid card stock for this particular notebook.  I also used some CTMH embossing powders – clear over the black pigment ink.




If you are interested in this stamp set, contact your CTMH consultant or email me at

Now hop on over to Heather’s Blog and see what amazing creations she has for us!

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