“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

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December SOTM blog hop

Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  I can't believe it is December already!  The stamp set featured this month is S1112 Mad About You. This month we have 56 wonderful consultants participating and showing off their creations. This stamp set is great for projects for someone you love and looks great on cards, tags, scrapbook pages, and 3-D projects!

If you have come from Amy's Blog, then you are on the right track!
This month's stamp set is great for any occasion where you might need something special for that special someone or just want to express your love for whatever it is you love.  It took me a while to get into this stamp set, I'm not really the mushy, gushy, lovey-dove type.   As I was looking through the Art Philosophy booklet I found some shapes that I wanted to play with and that was how these 2 cards were born. 

The first card is cut using one of the card shapes from the Art Philosophy Cartridge.  Still loving it!!  The card is 4.25" by 4.25" and the 2" heart of this stamp set fits perfectly in the cut out shape!  I was hoping that would happen.  :)

The second card is an easel card and I had a lot of fun playing with the placement of the hearts and bling.  The hearts and the banner shape were also cut with the Cricut Cartridge.  I used papers from the Roxie paper pack.

Products used (all CTMH except where noted):
S1112 Mad About You Stamp Set
Roxie paper packet
Vanilla Cream, and Kraft Cardstock
Smoothie, Tulip, Desert Sand, and Black Inks
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Bitty Sparkles and Sparkles

Now "hop" on over to Dawn'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 December SOTM is only available until December 31st!  Contact me (GrigsterN at yahoo.com) or click here to see how you can earn this stamp set for just $5!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday Wishes to you!

I have been so busy getting ready for the holidays and a baby shower tucked nicely in between and have been neglecting my poor blog!  Last weekend I held my holiday card workshop and it was lots of fun!  One of my attendees, Sue, even used this month's campaign stamp, Holiday Wishes on her card.  Check it out, so pretty!

Don't forget that if you want to get your hands on this great stamp - here's what you have to do:  Place an order that contains $25 of CTMH stamp sets, then add Holiday Magic for just $5!  But only until November 30th!  Also, this stamp set works beautifully with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!

Happy Holiday Crafting!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Crop Create and Takes this Saturday!

Hi all!  I will be vending at the Lighthouse Crop in Lumberton, NJ this Saturday and just wanted to share the layouts I will have as create and takes that day.  They will be $5 for each 2-page layout.  If you're going to be there - make sure to say hi!

I've got some new and some oldies but goodies to offer: School theme, Halloween, Christmas, and many people's favorite, Veranda with it's lovely greens and browns.

Can't wait to see everyone - it's going to be a great day!