Monday, September 23, 2013

Happy Fall Y'All

No, I'm not from the south but I still like to say 'y'all' because it's just a bit quicker than saying 'you all.' Ah, Fall....my favorite time of year! I so enjoy the Fall. After the heat and humidity of summer have ended, I seem to have more energy and more time for creativity. So the past few days I have been in my scrap room working on some layouts and cards and wanted to share them with y'all. :) Hope you enjoy them!
One of the Best Days Ever layout created with Sarita
Fall card with Huntington


Thanksgiving card with Huntington
Thanks for stopping by! Happy scrampin'!

~Carol


Alphabet Soup

This week's challenge at Heart2Heart is Alphabet Soup, which means you must create something with 2 different alphabets, whether it's chipboard, stickers, die cut letters, rub-ons or stamp sets, etc. - it's your choice! Check out what I did!

I have a new grandchild on the way, so I decided to get a jump-start on some layouts. We don't know the gender yet but we are hoping for a boy as my son and his wife already have five girls between them! Yep! Five precious little girls! Not that I don't love all those girls but we need to mix it up a bit and get a little man in there, don't ya think? It would be so nice! :-)


Anyway here is my layout for the challenge. The two different alphabets I used are the E1027 Framework Alphabet which I used for 'WELCOME' and the 'Little One' was created with the Artbooking cartridge, located on page 51. Papers used are from the Babycakes paper pack which is so cute for baby layouts as well as other subjects.

Other CTMH supplies used:
D1558 - Washi Wonder stamp set (only available as a hostess reward-ask me how you can earn it)
Z1869 - Babycakes Assortment embellishments
Z1849 - Bronze Shimmer Trim

Okay, now it's your turn to create something with 2 different alphabet sets then link it up on the Heart2Heart blog so we can check it out. Be sure to include mostly CTMH products in your creation or your link will be removed. Sorry, them's the rules! ;-(

Have a great day and happy scrampin'!

~Carol


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Signs of Autumn

I LOVE Autumn, don't you? The colors of leaves and flowers are just eye-popping - bright yellows and oranges with some red, green and brown thrown in - the sights are awesome - pumpkins, Halloween decorations and hay bales - the sounds of crunching leaves, the crystal clear blue skies, the smell of apples in the air and pumpkin flavored baked goods, and best of all, pumpkin spice coffee! Yum! I so look forward to all these things at this time of year.

Although I love the warm days of summer and really don't want it to end, all these aspects of Fall are so delicious and comforting to me. And although it isn't quite Fall yet according to the calendar, it sure feels like it. We've had some cooler nighttime temperatures the past week or so and the smell of Fall is definitely in the air. Did I mention how much I love it? And here is a scrapbook layout I created to show just how much I do love it. I couldn't wait for the actual beginning of the season so here are photos of sights from the week leading up to it.

I created this layout pretty much with just 2-3 keys on the new Artbooking cartridge from Close to my Heart. What an incredible cartridge it is! If you'd like to see this cartridge in action, give me a shout! I'd love to show you all the wonderfully awesome things you can create with it. If you'd like to purchase one for yourself, click here to place your order and have it shipped directly to you. If you purchase this cartridge during the month of September, you will qualify for a fantastic stamp set trio called - You Are My Happy - for just $10! PLUS you also qualify for the September stamp of the month - Poster Tidings - for just $5. That's a savings of just over $50. Incredible deal you just may not want to miss! Contact me for more details!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy my Signs of Autumn layout. Stay tuned for more fall-themed layouts coming soon - after all, it's my favorite time of year and I must record it! ;-)

Happy scrampin'!

~Carol

Monday, September 9, 2013

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up with String

Good Monday morning everyone! It's time for another challenge from the Heart2Heart blog. This week's challenge is exactly what the title to my post implies: brown paper packages tied up with string and you can interpret it however you wish - think kraft, string, packages, paper bags or anything else similar.


Here is my creation that I made with a brown paper lunch bag. I folded it down in such a way as to create a pocket to hold a 4" square card. I got the idea for this project from a sister consultant by the name of Aaron Brown quite some time ago when she shared a similar one. I think these are a pretty cool way to hold a card.


I decorated the bag and card using the X7173B Babycakes papers, Z1701 Neutral Baker's Twine, Z1333 Mocha gems, a metal embossed button from Z1879 ProPlayer Assortment pack and a butterfly stamped image from the B1432 Love This stamp set.

Okay, now it's your turn to have fun creating something with a brown paper bag or anything that resembles or reminds you of one and tie it altogether with string! Share it with us over at the Heart2Heart blog! We'd love to see what you create!

Happy scrampin'!

~Carol

Sunday, September 8, 2013

You Are My Happy Card

Just thought I'd share a card I made with the new You Are My Happy stamp set that is the current promotion being offered by Close To My Heart. Isn't it cute? I also used papers from the Babycakes paper pack for this card.


If you'd like to get this whimsical stamp set trio for just $10, click here to get all the details or to place your order.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Time to Bundle Up!

And no, I'm not talking about 'bundling up' against the cold. Not yet at least! But I AM talking about the awesome new specials going on at Close To My Heart so let me show you how you can 'bundle up' and save.

copyright CAL - July 2013

Purchase the Cricut Artbooking cartridge collection, if you haven't already, for $99 (retail value $125). This collection contains:

  •              One cartridge with 700 images, including mini albums & scrapbook layouts
  •              3 D-size stamp sets that coordinate with the images on the cartridge
  •              3 - 9" x 12" sheets of coordinating chipboard shapes

This purchase will now qualify you for the September stamp of the month - Poster Tidings - for just $5. This set has a retail value of $17.95 and holds so many possibilities for your paper crafting projects.

Photo by CTMH
Now you've 'bundled up' 2 items, right? Are you ready to add the final one for an even better deal? Well, since September is National Stamping Month, Close To My Heart has an awesome trio of whimsical stamps - You Are My Happy - available in celebration so since you've already spent at least $50, this set with a retail value of $47.90, can be yours for just $10. That's right - just $10! You won't want to miss this deal! Just think of the endless possibilities with this stamp set trio!

Photo courtesy of a sister CTMH consultant

So...have you been doing the math along the way? If so, then you know how much you are saving by 'bundling up' this group of fabulous products but let me tell you anyway...
   YOU SAVE $77
You receive $191 worth of products for just $114 plus shipping & tax. How cool is that?

If you'd like to take advantage of this 'bundle', click here to place your order. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Make it a good one!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Video for National Stamping Month 2013 Special



Check out the newest video from Close To My Heart about a whimsically cute stamp set in celebration of National Stamping Month that you can purchase for just $10 with a $50 order. Just think of all the possibilities for all your paper crafting projects! Contact me to get yours this month or place your order here.
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