Sunday, January 31, 2010

February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Shelia's Blog, you're on the right track. If this is your starting point, you're in for a real treat! This month we have over 70 consultants sharing their fantastic work with the February Stamp of the Month, Piece of Cake (D1407).

The first card I made is an easel card. The card is 4.25" square. I used the new Veranda paper pack, along with the February Stamp of the Month. On the birthday cake, I used the paper piecing technique for the cake and cake stand. I then colored in the candles with marker. Inks used are Chocolate and Creme Brulee.




The second card I created is a simple birthday card. The recipe is found on page 119 of the Wishes card book. It is the "Gallery" card and is rotated 90 degrees clockwise from the picture in the book.


I love that cards do not need to be elaborate to be cards from the heart! I used Jingle paper, Creme Brulee and Cocoa ink, Jiniper, Tulip, and Creme Brulee markers, and the February Stamp of the Month.

I hope you were inspired on your stop here! Now hop to Jen's Blog to see what beautiful artwork she's created! :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

CTMH TV

Take a look at the newest episode of CTMH TV focusing on Dimensional Elements! Awesome ideas and projects! Check it out...Click HERE to view!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Stop by tonight!

My New Catalog Open House is TONIGHT from 4-7pm, with cropping for FREE until midnight! We'll have munchies & beverages, cards to make, NEW products to view, and a fun and relaxing evening together! Come get your copy of the NEW Spring Catalog!! Hope to see you tonight!! :) Shoot me an email or give me a call if you need directions!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Open House Saturday!

My NEW Catalog Open House is this Saturday from 4-7pm. I'd love for you to stop by! This is one of the cards we'll be making. The other is a super cute square birthday card. You'll love it! If you'd like to bring your creative materials and stay and crop 'till midnight, you're welcome to do so! It's going to be a fun evening! If you haven't already told me that you're planning to come, please shoot me an email so that we have enough supplies and muchies for you! See you Saturday! :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Stamps for Sale!!

I am selling the following retired Close To My Heart acrylic stamp sets:

Gently used A sets are $5.00 each
A1080 Amore Numbers
A1094 Make My Day

Gently used B sets are $7.00 each
B1284 Holiday Blocks
B1070 Storytime Caps

Gently used C sets are $12.00 each
C1056 Curly Sentiments
C1222 Seasonal Thoughts
C1266 Faith, Hope, Charity (sold)
C1269 Fabric Finishes
C1271 Treasures of the Heart (sold)
C1281 Card Commentary (reserved)

Gently used D sets are $15.00 each
D1003 Girly Girl (sold)
D1135 Words to Live By (sold)
D1179 Festive Thoughts (sold)
D1183 Adorable
D1186 Rustic Flowers (sold)
D1210 Moments
D1218 Summertime
D1325 Argyle Backgrounds
D1055 Best Friends
D1063 Sweet Talk
D1220 Typewriter Keys
D1321 Festivities

Never used stamp sets:
C1088 Comforting Thoughts (new) $15.00 (sold)
D1002 The Simple Things (new) $20.00
D1115 Princess (new) $20.00
D1156 A Little Bee (new) $20.00

Please email me at melissaburch@myctmh.com if you are interested in any stamp sets listed above. Pictures of the sets available upon request. Shipping charges additional. Thanks for looking!! :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Birthday Layouts

Last night I worked on getting JD's 3rd birthday and Ethan's 2nd birthday into layouts for their albums. They are growing up so fast!!

JD's layout was one I created over a month ago, but wasn't sure which pictures to put into it. When I pulled out his professional pics, I knew this layout was made for those pictures!! Took me about five minutes to slap the pictures on and journal.

Ethan's took a little more work, because he is wearing Christmas colors, but I didn't want his layout to be Christmasy. (Is that a word?) The coolest thing about Ethan's pictures is that the sweater in the bottom of the right page is the sweater Grandma Jane made for Daddy when he was little! It fit Ethan perfectly for his birthday pictures!!

Blog Candy!!

Good morning! I am giving away Blog Candy today!! What is Blog Candy, you ask? Can you eat it? NO! Can you buy it at the store? Nope! Can you unwrap it? Yes...if you win!! Blog Candy is something handmade for you! So, how do you get blog candy?? Well...read on!

For my first Blog Candy giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment on my blog! Tell me what you like about my blog, or what you'd like to see more of, or a random thought...whatever you want! It's that simple! Make sure to include your name and email, so I can reach you if you win. I will draw two names from all the comments left today and you will receive a Jingle layout from my January Product Spotlight post below. A Layout?! YEP! Just for commenting!! I know you have Christmas or Birthday pictures waiting to scrapbook...go on and post your comment!!

And don't forget to sign up for my email newsletter on the right side of my blog. Specials only come in my newsletter! Hope to Stamp, Crop, and Create with you soon!! :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

January Product Spotlight Blog Hop

Welcome!! On this blog hop we are featuring Imagine, one of our fantastic idea books!!


This affordable how-to book helps you create designer 12" × 12" layouts with simple scrapbooking patterns, cutting diagrams, instructions for assembling, and simple techniques. You may have arrived here from Jenifer's Blog. If so, you're on the right track!

I used Imagine to offer a fantastic workshop for my customers. We created 24 layouts using the Imagine book and one Level 2 Paper Pack. My choice was Jingle, one of our cute Christmas papers.

Here is a picture of the entire workshop:

A few of my favorite layouts from this workshop are:




I hope my Imagine layout pictures have inspired you to check out this featured how-to book! Now, hop on over to Haley's blog to see her beautiful creations using Imagine! Have fun and happy hopping!

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