Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jackpot June Final Day

Today is the final day of Jackpot June and it's a Goodie Box!

The box is priced at $125 but has a retail value of approximately $300! Make sure you head over to my site and buy yours today. The clock runs out at midnight...


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Give a Little, Get a Lot

I finally participated in my first card swap. Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like - make a bunch of cards for the others in the group and then exchange. So you make one card and end up with a ton of different ones for all types of occasions. Here's what I made:

I used the new Cherry-O level II paper pack and the Tasty Treats stamp set, along with some cocoa ribbon and clear sparkles. The card layout came from the amazing Wishes book by Jeannette Lynton. I love all her books because the hard work is already done for you with cutting guides for each included card or layout. There's tons of sketches, and who doesn't love a good sketch? You'll find these and other great CTMH items on my website: Happy shopping!

All supplies are available on my site:

The Jackpot June special continues. Today's items are: Blue Ribbon My Stickease, Boom di Ada My Stickease, Majestic Blue, Sweet Harmony, and Rough n Tumble My Stickease. One of these items will win you the jackpot, but if you'd rather not leave it to chance, get them all and be assured that you will also be taking home the adorable Flutter stamp set. Remember, this jackpot is available on my site today only. Tomorrow is the last day of Jackpot June. So come back to learn about the newest prize...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happy Blogaversary to You

How would you like a freebie filled with awesome Hero Arts goodness? Hop on over to The Daily Mark and help Miss Kathy celebrate her one year blogaversary. You could be entered to win this gorgeous RAK.
 Take some time to look at her amazing creations and good luck!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June 2010 Product Spotlight Blog Hop

I'm really excited to be participating in the CTMH Product Spotlight Blog Hop for the first time. Each month a group of CTMH consultants get together and showcase a specific CTMH product. For June we're focusing on Just Blooms paper flowers and I'm going to show you my personal favourite - Z1266 Just Blooms Spring Blossom.
First, let's do some housekeeping. You should have come here from Haley's blog and next you'll head to Jennifer's blog.

Now on to my masterpiece. I love the Spring Blossom Blooms because in addition to three different flower styles, there is also an embossed butterfly. Looove that!

I started with a Bamboo card base stamped with Boutique Borders, sponged with Bamboo ink, and rounded the edges with the corner rounder punch. I used the new 1 1/4" circle punch and Veranda papers, folded the circle and stuffed it with a few blooms that I inked with Bamboo and Sorbet. Next I rubbed a little Cocoa ink on the butterfly and added a touch of foam tape to the center. I stamped a background on some Colonial White cardstock using second generation stamping and sponged it with some Bamboo ink. I added some leaves and stems from "One of a Kind" in Garden Green and Cocoa ink. Then I had what I chose to call a "happy accident". I wanted to add a bit of shimmer to the butterfly, so I mixed some Pearl Paint with water and Tulip reinker, and gave the butterfly a quick spritz. Of course I wasn't paying attention so I ended up with my homemade shimmery spray all over my card and flowers. I wasn't about to start over, so I decided to work with it. I'm thinking it came out ok.

Here is the card at an angle so you can see a touch of shimmer.

Now head on over to Jennifer's blog and get some more inspiration.

Recipe (all items by CTMH unless noted)
Stamp Sets - D1332 Boutique Borders, D1410 One of a Kind, C1381 Card Chatter Thank You; Cardstock - Bamboo, Colonial White; PP - Veranda; Ink - Garden Green, Cocoa; Tulip Reinker; Pearl Paint; Just Blooms Spring Blossom; Foam Tape; Foam Tool; Corner Rounder Punch; 1 1/4" Circle Punch

Monday, June 07, 2010

Jackpot June - Day 7

Today is a jackpot day! Up for grabs are Dimensional Elements Simple Numbers, Dimensional Elements Perennials, Dimensional Elements Framed Fun, Dimensional Elements Booksmart, and Dimensional Elements Fresh Shapes. Purchase any of these today (at 19% off the original price) and you could win the Make A Wish stamp set pictured here. Of course, instead of leaving it to chance, you can just  buy all five Dimensional Elements and be guaranteed to go home with this great stamp set. You will love using Dimensional Elements in your projects. They're white chipboard that is ready to be inked, chalked, coloured, or covered in paper to perfectly match whatever you are working on. Head on over to my website - - and get some today.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Art and Soul - Overstamping

Ready to learn a new papercrafting technique? Take a look at the newest video on CTMH TV and try your hand at overstamping. You'll get tips and tricks to help you create a layout similar to this one. Titled "Legend", this layout uses the how-to book Reflections and the new Zippidee paper pack. Close to My Heart's Idea Books are a great starting point for creating beautiful layouts and cards because all the measuring is already done for you. Just grab your papers and a how-to book, follow the cutting the dimensions, and embellish away. You'll be amazed at how quickly it all comes together, and at how much more productive you can be with the limited time you have available.

These and other great products are available to you on my website 24/7, no waiting...


Flutterby Special

Two posts in two days? There's some excitement here on the old blog-o this week! I know I haven't been here for a while. I was deali...