“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

Monday, February 28, 2011

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  The stamp set featured this month is D1454 Sensational Season.  This month we have almost 60 wonderful consultants participating and showing off their creations!

If you have come from Teresa's blog then you are on the right track!

This month I thought it would be cute to create elements for an Easter dinner.  I made a little name card, a napkin ring, and an egg holder.  This set is great for Easter decor!  I had so much fun coloring these adorable bunnies!

Products used (all CTMH):
Sensational Season stamp set
Friendship Alphabet small stamp set
Dutch Blue Ink
Brown Staz-on Ink
Watercolor pencils
Water brush
Colonial White Cardstock

Now "hop" on over to Paige's Blog and check out her beautiful artwork for this month!

If you get lost along the way you can go to Helen's Blog to see the complete list of all the participants this month.
Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some other great ideas! Remember, the March SOTM is only available until March 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, February 25, 2011

H2H Cold challenge!

The Heart 2 Heart Challenge for this week has to do with "cold."  Well, we sure have had our fair share of cold and snow here in NJ this winter!  And my dogs could not be happier - they love the white stuff!!   It's a good thing someone does, because I have sure had enough of it.  Anyway, I thought I would share some Studio J layouts that I have done using the pictures of my dogs playing and having a good old time in the snow!

Materials Used:  Studio J, retired Aspen paper pack

Just a reminder....Close to my Heart is having a great Studio J special this month for its members - buy 9 layouts get the 10th free!!  Check it out - and remember, it's completely free until you decide to either purchase your layouts or commit to a membership!  Once you try it, you'll be hooked, just like I am!

Be sure to head over to the H2H challenge blog to check out the other entries and submit your own "cold" creation!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sweetheart Layout at ScrapThat on Saturday!

I apologize for the lapse in creative inspiration, as they say, life got in the way!  Anywho, I am back and I have a little something to share with you.  Once again, I will be at ScrapThat2! at the Burlington Center Mall this Saturday with a great new mini-class for all of you!   This project is a layout that features our new Sweetheart papers.  I must say, the clear cards using Sweetheart were a huge, sell-out hit and I have a feeling this layout will be going, going, gone!   If you would like to hold a kit, feel free to comment here or email me (GrigsterN at yahoo.com) and I will set one aside for you.  Without futher ado.....

without pictures

with pictures, title and journaling

Also, I never did preview the second set of clear cards; we did those at the President's Day crop.  I took the same card patterns and simply switched up the paper and the images...Miracle was the chosen paper and butterflies and flowers replaced the hearts.  If you like these, I will be offering them again in the near future, just waiting for my supplies to arrive!

card 1 closed

card 1 open
card 2 closed

card 2 open

Hope to see you Saturday - happy scrappin'!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

ScrapThat2! preview and Happy Valentine's Day!

As the week is progressing, I almost forgot I promised to post a sneak peak of the $5 make and take class projects that I will be offering at ScrapThat this Saturday!    There are a couple of options this time around...First is the 2nd of 2 different layouts featuring Wings and the new spray pen.

The second is for all of you who waited until the last minute and still need Valentine's Day cards for someone.  2 round cards featuring our new paper packet Sweetheart.

Hope to see you on Saturday and have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 4, 2011

I love Close to my Heart, let me tell you why....

Hi all!  The founder of Close to my Heart, the wonderful, Jeanette Lynton, is hosting a little Q & A session on her blog.  I decided to ask her a question and today, I check out her blog and......She answered my question!!!  Just another reason I love "working" for Close to my Heart!  And now is a great time for you to sign up too!!  We have a great sign-up incentive going on right now!

Join Close To My Heart in February and earn a FREE kit and FREE products!
When you become a Close To My Heart Consultant during February and achieve Straight To The Top, you will receive a rebate of $129 US/$140 CAN on your New Consultant Kit, plus $100/$110 in select product credit rewards. That’s a total retail value of up to $491/$544 in products and business supplies for FREE! Your kit’s free, your select products are free—how fabulous!

Go to my website to see how you can join my Team in February and earn the Free, Free, & Fabulous rewards.