“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

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This hop marks the first stamp of the month set from our Spring/Summer Idea book!  The stamp set featured this month is S1202 Thoughtful Tidings. This month we have 60 wonderful consultants participating and showing off their creations. 

If you have come from Carol's Blog, then you are on the right track!

 This month's stamp set is great for cards of all types.  There are great sentiments that could be used for a great number of occasions.   I made a card using this stamp set, the Footloose papers as well as some help from my handy dandy Art Philosophy Cartridge!  I even got my spray pen out and had some fun with White spritz! This card is 4.5" by 4.5".

Products used (all CTMH except where noted):
S1202Thoughtful Tidings Stamp Set
Footloose paper packs 
Pear and White Daisy Cardstock 
Smoothie and Pear Inks
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Durables Studs Round
Spritz in White Daisy (spray pen and white daisy reinker)

Now "hop" on over to Allisa'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 February SOTM is only available until February 29th!  Contact me (GrigsterN at yahoo.com) or click here to see how you can earn this stamp set for just $5!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Spring Summer 2012 Idea Book New Product Blog Hop!

Welcome to the New Product Spring/Summer Idea Book Blog Hop!  This hop marks the introduction of a brand new Idea book and allows you a sneak peak at all the fabulous new things you will be able to order come February 1st!!  This hop has 27 wonderful consultants participating and showing off their creations. 

If you have come from Jean's Blog, then you are on the right track!
For this hop I decided to make a couple of scrapbook pages because some of the new paper packs coordinated so nicely with the pictures I had!  The first layout features the Crusin' paper pack along with the silver foil stickease complements that match.  I also borrowed the layout idea from the Victory Workshop on the Go!

The second layout features the Footloose paper pack and the matching chipboard complements.  This pack is perfect for beach photos!

Products used (all CTMH except where noted):
Footloose paper pack
Footloose  complements dimensional elements chipboard shapes
Keepsake felt alphabet
Just Chillin' stamp set
Smoothie, Pear, Lagoon, Creme Brulee, New England Ivy and Sweet leaf ink pads
Crusin' paper pack
Crusin' complements silver foil images
Bottle Caps
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

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

Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some other great ideas! Remember, the new products will be available starting February 1st!  Contact me (GrigsterN at yahoo.com) to place an order or shop on my website!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Heart 2 Heart Color Challenge

Since it is a little harder now for me to find time to get crafty, I have decided that I will challenge myself to participate in the H2H challenges more often.  This will force me to make crafty time!  I got to spend some time crafting this evening actually and I came up with this cute little box/purse in the colors of Amethyst and Crystal Blue for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge for this week.  I also took the plus challenge and added some glitter!  I got this idea from the new Spring/Summer Idea book which will be available to everyone on February 1st.  It is fantastic!

I used paper from the Wonderland paper pack as well as Amethyst cardstock.  The CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge was a huge help in making the little bag cutout as well as the snowflake and the tag.  I incorporated the stamp set from this months special, Rock the Block to create the border and the saying on the tag.  If you look closely you'll even see 2 brand new CTMH products that I used!
Thanks for looking and be sure to stop on over to the H2H Challenges Blog and check out all the other artwork!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Heart 2 Heart Challenge - NEW!

I haven't yet shared this adorable piece of home decor I made.  I needed something wintery to hang on my front door after all the Christmas decorations had been taken down so I found a mix and mingle album that had not yet been used and got to work!  I love the Wonderland paper pack but seeing that we haven't had any snow (and this is not me hoping for any...)  I haven't had a use for the paper but wanted to use it so badly, so it just seemed fitting to put the 2 together.  This project also fits the H2H challenge for this week to find a stamp set that you haven't used yet or used in a long time and make something with it.  The stamp set I used, Winter Joy, was one that I ordered in the summer right after the CTMH convention and didn't use until this project, just the other day!

I love how this turned out and I now love returning home at the end of the day just to see it shimmering on my front door!    I also added some of the Icing Top Coats and bling for a little something extra.  I hope you enjoyed my project and be sure to check out all the other entries this week over at the H2H Challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!