“I love scrapbooks. They are one of the finest ways of dejunking life and abode... A good scrapbook is interesting and inspiring even to the stranger...Well put together scrapbooks and photo albums have warmed more hearts than any bound book... Without a good scrapbook, much that's memorable in life is forgotten or damaged or lost...."

~ Don Aslett

Friday, December 31, 2010

January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Happy New Year! 

Welcome to the January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  The stamp set featured this month is D1452 Find Your Style.  This month we have almost 60 wonderful consultants participating and showing off their creations!

If you have come from Paige's Blog then you are on the right track.  

If you get lost along the way Helen at Hooked on Stamping has a complete list of all the participants this month. 

Instead of doing a card or a layout for this month, I decided to try my hand at some home decor.  I used several new techniques on this project.  First off, I was inspired by Helen Onulak to create this cute little wall hanging and the December episode of Art & Soul taught me the technique I used to create the marbleized background paper.  I used CTMH's new Spray pen to create the splatters on the passage.  I had a lot of fun creating this project so enjoy!  Feel free to contact me for more details on how I made this project.

Products used (all CTMH):
D1452 Find Your Style stamp
My Creations All Sorts Mini Album
Wings Level 2 paper pack
Wings Level 2 Assortment - ribbon
Black Mini Medley
Spray Pen
Liquid Glass
Inks in: Vineyard Berry, Juniper, Sweet Leaf, Sorbet, Black
Vineyard Berry Reinker
Create a Shade Pearl Paint

Now "Hop" on over to Corinna's Blog to see her work!  

Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the January SOTM is only available until January 31st!  Contact me (GrigsterN at yahoo.com) or click here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Holiday Wishes to all and H2H challenge!

Hello all, just wanted to stop in to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and post a few of the cards I made this year...maybe you got one!  The Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog this "season" has a challenge to post your favorite Christmas card.  Well, I made something like 60 cards and I don't know if I really have just one favorite so I will post a few here that I like the best.  I also will include the Hanukkah card I made for my boss!

Enjoy and Happy Holidays!!

Mistletoe Level 2 paper pack, Magnifique Level 2 paper pack
Mistletoe Creative Basics
Inks: Cranberry, New England Ivy, Garden Green, Cocoa, Bamboo, Sky, Pacifica
Stamps: A Timber, Share the Magic, I Believe, Tag the Occassion, Holiday Juiblee
Watercolor pencils, and Glitz Glitterglue

Friday, December 10, 2010

MyCTMH discounted products!

Just got word that Close to my Heart is offering some deeply discounted products for sale through consultant websites so I went to check it out.  WOW!  There are some great products that are reduced up to 90%!  Some items are just $1.50!  Hurry and get shopping because deals like this are sure to disappear fast!  Oh, and check back often because new items may pop up.  These items are all while supplies last.  And don't forget, this applies to the plenty for Twenty sale too, so stock up on greatly reduced embellishments and more, spend $20 and get a stamp set worth $22.95 FREE!  How do you beat that!?!?

Head on over to my website to start shopping!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Holiday Festivities!

Many of you know already that ScrapThat2! at the Burlington Center Mall is having their huge, annual Holiday Crop this Saturday.  I thought that since I gave a teaser of my make and take projects in my email newsletter that it might be nice of me to show you some pictures now that the samples are done.  As I mentioned in the email, if you know you are attending this crop and want to reserve your kit, by all means, email me or post here!  There will be about 150 croppers there and these are sure to go fast!

Make and Take #1: Mistletoe 6" x 6" accordion album  $10   Makes a great gift!!  A huge thank you to Helen Onulak for sharing this pattern with me and letting me use it to share with everyone!

Make and Take #2  Magnifique Flip Flaps Layout   $15  Many of you have been asking for this!!
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Left page opened up:

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Make and Take #3 Mistletoe 2 page layout  $5   The usual deal themed for the holidays!
Picture coming soon!  (I forgot to take pics of this one to post it)

Reminder:  Plenty for Twenty is still going strong!  If you place a $20 order on my website by December 31st, you will receive a surprise D-size stamp set for free (a $22.95 value)! And maybe even a Sticky Boy!!   If you want your order to ship in time for Christmas, make sure to order by Dec 13th.

If you want to receive email newsletters from me, just post here with your email or email me at GrigsterN at Yahoo.com.

Happy Crafting Holidays!