“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, October 31, 2011

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  The stamp set featured this month is S1111 Cherish the Day!  This month we have 57 wonderful consultants participating and showing off their creations! This stamp set is great for invitations, occasions, saving dates and looks great on cards, tags, scrapbook pages, and 3-D projects!

If you have come from Melinda's Blog, then you are on the right track!
This month's stamp set is great for any occasion where you might need to remember a special date or day.  I came up with so many ideas for this stamp set but only had time to create a few things!

The first card is of course a holiday card using the Believe paper pack and some images cut using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  The second is a baby shower invitation for my sister-in-law who will be having a little boy in February!  This card also uses the Believe paper pack!

Products used (all CTMH except where noted):
S1111 Cherish the Day Stamp Set
Believe Level 2 paper packet
White Daisy, Sweet Leaf, Topiary and Pacifica Cardstock
Sweet Leaf, Topiary, Sky, and Pacifica Inks
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Red/Pink Sparkles and Green/Blue Sparkles
Glitz Glitter Gel stardust and silver
White Daisy Grosgrain ribbon and ribbon slide
Blue button and white embroidery floss
Watercolor colored pencils

Now "hop" on over to Jill'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 November SOTM is only available until November 30th!  Contact me (GrigsterN at yahoo.com) or click here to see how you can earn this stamp set for just $5!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Holiday Wishes!

Starting now and continuing through Nov. 30th - you can get a great holiday stamp set for a great price! And even better - 4 of the 9 shapes match up with shapes that can be cut with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!

When you place a minimum order of $25 in stamp sets between now and November 30th, you can add a new D-size Holiday Wishes stamp set for only $5! That’s a significant savings of $12.95. You may buy one Holiday Wishes stamp set for every $25 in qualifying stamp sets you purchase. As a creative bonus, many of the images in the set coordinate with our Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge for added cutting and stamping fun!

This set would also be great to use with the Holiday Card workshop I am offering!!  Contact me today to see how you can get this stamp set and if you hurry, the October Stamp of the month with your workshop kit!  

Friday, October 28, 2011

Holiday Card Workshop!

This years Holiday Card workshop is officially official!!   In this workshop, participants will make 27 cards (9 designs, 3 of each), 3 of which are cut using the new CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!

Date: Sunday, November 20th
Time: 12:30-5pm
Where: My workshop in Hamilton, NJ
Cost: $25 (less than $1 per card!)

Cost includes: 1 Believe Paper packet, 2 extra sheets of white cardstock, 24 card bases, 27 envelopes, 2 yards of white ribbon.
**Please note, papers are NOT pre-cut...you will be cutting all of your papers.**

Additional items may be purchased to cut down on sharing as well as to qualify you for the $50 purchase to earn the October Stamp of the month for just $5!  We will be using this stamp set on our cards.   Email me or give me a call if you are interested in the add-on shopping list.  If you are unable to attend but want to make the cards, please contact me and we can make alternate arrangements such as a "to-go" kit or meet up somewhere else.

Please contact me to reserve your spot and place your order by Saturday, November 5th!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

ScrapThat class preview for October 22nd crop

Hi all!  I was able to secure a table for classes at ScrapThat for this Saturday, October 22nd so I wanted to treat you to a preview of what classes I will be having!
I've got 3 different kits but limited numbers of each so if you like what you see, contact me to reserve your kit pronto!
The class kits are $8 each and include all the supplies and pre-cut papers needed to create a 2-page layout.
Halloween Theme - 6 available

Fall theme - 2 available

School Theme - 2 available

Thanks for stoppin' by and hope to see you Saturday!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

H2H challenge - Sentiment stamp only!

The H2H Challenge for this week is to use only a sentiment for stamping.  No other stamps can be used.  This is truly a challenge!  I did manage to accomplish this in a few of my Holiday cards that will also be made at my workshop coming up in November.

Yep, believe it or not, each of these cards only has a stamped sentiment.  It's awesome that several sheets of the Believe paper pack are busy patterns because they can stand alone nicely without too much additional embellishing.

Materials (all CTMH):
Believe Paper Pack
Holiday Red and Topiary Ink
White Daisy Cardstock
December 25th stamp set
Holiday Cheer stamp set

Now challenge yourself to limit your stamping to just a sentiment and check out what everyone else has created at the H2H challenges blog!