Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June SOTM Blog Hop - Jubilation

Welcome to our June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!   

  If you have come here from Wendy Coffman's blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here on Helen's Blog

We have bunches of Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. To keep on hoppin' just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!

Here we go!
May's SOTM, is called Jubilation, and it is a beautiful set of 24 stamps.

This set is truly a set for all seasons. There are just so many possibilities! I decided to do a guy friendly celebration card. This could be used for a birthday, graduation, or any other celebration.

This is my card

I made this an interactive card by making the red firework image a spinner. This is such a fun technique. If you are not familiar with how to do it check out the Splitcoast Stampers tutorial HERE. All you need is some foam dots and a penny for a really fun interactive card. I also created my own emboss resist image on the star with versamark ink and clear detail embossing powder.

Products Used:
May SOTM -Jubilation
D1403 Star Power
Fanfare Level 2 Paper Pack
Exclusive Inks in Sunny Yellow, Pacifica and Cranberry
Versamark Ink a Clear Detail Embossing powder
Dimensional Elements- Stars

  Thanks for looking. Now "Hop" on over to Cindy Leek's, blog  to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants' blogs to see some awesome artwork and fun ideas! Share the love and leave some comments as you go.

Remember, the June SOTM is only available through the month of June! Contact me to see how you can get yours at a discount or even FREE.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mayberry Mom

What mom doesn't dream of having the perfect family, 
and what family doesn't dream of having the coolest mom? 

Well since most of us are no June Cleaver, Claire Huxstable, Carol Brady, or even Mrs. Cunningham we have to live with our own reality. Our families are not perfect and there is no such thing as a mom who is cool ALL the time. Last month I offered the Mayberry Mom workshop in hopes that some of my customers would score some points with the wonderful moms in their lives. 

 This is my version of a workshop that was created at Christmas time by fellow consultant Chris Green. I just reworked it for Mother's Day.  It uses the Mix and Mingle Mini Album to create a four piece gift set. I added a washer necklace to make it a five piece doozy!

Here are some closer pics of each piece
This sweet gift box uses the clear acrylic scalloped pieces as the top and bottom. 

 Stand up display, great for a mantle or desk.

Desktop photo frame. Add your favorite picture or quote. 

The last piece is a cute sticky note holder that could go on a desk or add a magnet and stick on the fridge. 

Products Used:
E1014 Posterboard Alphabet (for MOM) and B1322 Believe in Your Dreams (for flourish)
G1022 Mayberry WOTG Kit
Z1334 My Creations Mix & Mingle Album
Z1367 Bitty Brads Basic Assortment
Z1102 Colonial White Grosgrain 
Z1333 Mocha Opaques
Cocoa, Honey, Olive & Smoothie inks
Liquid Glass or other strong adhesive
Cutting Knife & Mat and/or Finishing Files
Post-It Sticky Notes (3x3)

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