Sunday, September 28, 2014

Post it Note Holders with Chalk it Up and Teacher Appreciation Stamp Set





have the most amazing 6th grade teaching team I am working with this fall during my Student Teaching. I wanted to give them a little something to brighten their Monday morning! I decided to make some quick post-it-note holders for them using Chalk it Up and the Teacher Appreciation Stamp set. I cut the paper 3 1/2" x 7 1/2" and then creased the paper at approximately 3 3/4" and 4".

All supplies (except the post-it-notes) can be purchased here.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Everything ABC Blog Hop-Letter S



Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter S. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their S element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy. If you came from Melissa Hegwood- Scrappin's More Mom then you are on the right track!

Today I used Stamping as my letter S. I created this easy stamped canvas with the September stamp of the month. 




I used the following Close to My Heart Supplies:

Chocolate Ink
Ruby Ink
Ruby Cardstock
September Stamp of the Month. 


The next stop on your hop is Anita at Cards and Coffee.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Scaredy Cat Treat Tubes

Halloween is one of my favorite Holiday's. I love decorating for it, giving gifts for it and trick or treating! This month I am showcasing the Close to My Heart Scaredy Cat paper. I also had some CTMH treat tubes so decided to play with my Cricut Artise Cartridge and create this great Halloween gift:






I also used the following Close to My Heart supplies:

Colonial White Ink
 Black Striped Twill Ribbon
Silver Shimmer Trim 
Eek & Shriek Stamp Set
Magic Potion Stamp Set 


Have fun celebrating Halloween this year and be sure to spread the love by giving small, handmade gifts to friends, neighbors, teacher, co-workers, etc.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month-Family is Forever-Card

Close to My Heart has an amazing special every month. You can get a $17.95 stamp set for only $5 with any $50 purchase. This is an amazing opportunity to get a unique stamp set that is only available for 30/31 days. This month's stamp set has a lot of versatility.


The first project I created with this stamp set was an anniversary card for my 13th wedding anniversary. I used the Pathfinding paper pack, Cocoa ink and Ruby Red ink.


All supplies can be purchased here.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Chalk It Up Cards

I have had so much fun this month playing with the Close to My Heart Chalk It Up paper. Tonight I made 3 cards using different papers from the pack and 3 different stamps. 



This card uses the Lagoon dots and I also used the Your Own Kind of Wonderful stamp set. This is by far my most favorite stamp set in the new Annual Inspirations. To create the butterfly I second generation stamped the solid butterfly and then stamped the decorative butterfly over the top. I also added some silver shimmer trim.




This card I used Lagoon and Sorbet cardstock and stamped the Great Job stamp in Lagoon and added black enamel stars.    


This card was created with the Teacher Appreciation stamp set and the black striped twill ribbon.

All these products are available on my website.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Everything ABC Blog Hop-Q is for Quick






Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter Q. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their Q element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy. If you came from Jen's Creative Classroom then you are on the right track!
Today I used QUICK as my project. The new Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations has a great new line of card kits made for those who don't want to buy all the materials and spend the hours creating, but want to give handmade cards.

Cut Above is just for you. The choices are endless including Christmas and Halloween Treat Bags, Birthday Cards, Thank You Cards, Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards. Today I made the Birthday Cards. Here is the kit:












All I had to add was the stamping. I used several different "M" sized stamps so I had a mix of cards along with a black ink pad. I also am not much of a rule follower so I also changed around how the cards were set up to make them more unique! Here are the cards I created in less than 15 minutes.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Wendy of My Scrapbooking Blog.

Enjoy the Hop!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Chalk It Up "Teacher Survival Kit"


As soon as I saw the new Close to My Heart Chalk it Up paper I knew immediately that I could incorporate the scraps from the Workshop on the Go to the CTMH Kraft Container. The containers are only $3.95 and everything else is left over from the WOTG. I loved the new CTMH Teacher Appreciation stamp set and it was perfect with the owl and sentiments. I also used the Cricut Artbooking and the stamp that came with it to make the paper. 








In the Survival Kit I put in chocolate, pencils, lotion, hand sanitizer, tums, and tic tacs.