Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pinwheels Spinning Wheels


I have the Blood,Sweat, & Tears song stuck in my head 'spinning wheels got to go round'.... Hence the title of my post. This was part of our Choir recital when I was in 7th grade.   That was a long time ago.

Pinwheel Mania!

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Consultant Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!
Wow that's a whole lot of words, but to simplify matters we use acronyms.
This month our featured stamp set is simply and aptly named Pinwheel. 


This set works with our Cricut Artiste Collection, so it's doubly nice, but you do not need Cricut to have fun with this set.This set is yours for $5 with a $50 purchase and this month we have a fun and trendy Constant Campaign for National Scrapbooking Month called Dream Pop!  Dream Pop is yours for just $10 with a $35 purchase, so ask you Close to My Heart consultant how to stack your savings or contact me.

When my children were little I used to buy them pinwheels in the Summer when they were available and the wind or our breath would spin the wheel.  It reminds of a time when I did not have a child wanting a three hundred dollar machine, but a simply pinwheel that cost a quarter brought a smile.  If you arrived here from Nancy's blog then you are on the right path, but if you started here no worries  as this hop is a big circle, so keep on hopping and you'll see it all!  But if you'd like to start at the beginning here's the spot and wave when you hop by.


This set really speaks to me as a 4th of July set the height of Summer for me, and the day my youngest daughter made her debut into the world.  I decided to make a card that says come celebrate with us. We lived in Folsom, CA. and every 4th a Rodeo comes to town and they stay for 5 days(or did).  Our house was on a street that perfectly  highlighted the fireworks they shot off every night.  Of course all the kids and most adults would watch them every night.  My little girl thought these displays were for her and that the nightly fireworks celebrated her Birthday.  

 Let's Celebrate!

 Here's a list of the items I used.  These are available from your CTMH consultant or contact me as I'd be happy to help.

Supplies:
S1305 Pinwheel May SOTM
Z2216 Cranberry Exclusive Ink & 1272 Cardstock
Z2192 Pacifica Exclusive Ink & X5759 Cardstock    
X5761 Sky Cardstock
Z1790 Artiste Cricut Cartridge
Z1808 Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon
Z1482 Glitz Silver Glitter Gel 
Other Supplies
Sizzix Embossing Folder Clouds
Kraft Cardstock 
   


Now you need to keep on hopping to see all the fabulous & fantastic artwork all the other consultants have created (We have over 60 this month), but now I want you to hop on over to Kim's blog and check out her artwork!



Create from the Heart,

Friday, April 26, 2013

Dream Pop Hop!

Dream Pop
Welcome to the Dream Pop blog hop.  This is dedicated to Close to My Heart's May special in celebration of National Scrap-booking Month.  This paper is available May 1-31 for just $10 with your purchase of $35 or more.  Contact your consultant for more details or visit me online


If you arrived here from Katy's blog then  you are on the right path, but if you started here no worries  as this hop is a big circle, so keep on hopping and you'll see it all!  But if you'd like to start at the beginning here's the spot and wave when you hop by.


B & T patterned papers
 UV patterned papers



When I was a kid a Dream Pop was something you purchased from the ice cream truck that you chased down in your neighborhood and sometimes you even chased the truck on your bike outside of your neighborhood, but that's something you didn't tell your parents!  

The delicious flavors of Dream Pop are Banana, Mint, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tangerine, & Grey.  These colors are only in this paper pack and they are BRIGHT, but no worries your Slate, Juniper, Whisper, Cotton Candy, Sunset exclusive inks will work.  We also have extra artwork for you in a workshop format.  Your consultant will have that information available for you.


Today I'm fascinated by tree's all sorts of trees, and I have found some lovely tree dies at a local, well not so local, LSS in Erie called Monkey Business.  The owner is a lovely lady who is ordering more dies for me.  I know I could get them online or through eBay,but I'd like to have that store available to me in the future, so I'm willing to pay a dollar or two more.  I think we all need to stop and shop local, so those neighbors will still be there for us tomorrow.  Plus I always find lovely treasures that the big box stores just don't have and never will.  So join the trend shop local and that includes your fabulous Close to My Heart consultants! 



This is my first item that I've made with my Dream Pop papers.  They arrived TODAY(4-26)!  And when I got home from the hospital, no worries, just another test I started thinking about what I wanted to make.  I remember the card that Monkey Business displays next to this die and while this is in no way a copy it is definitely inspired from that card.   I give credit where it is do even if it is not another consultant or CTMH site.

The Ultra Violet paper shows up nicely on this card adding another dimension to an otherwise flat card.  I had no idea why it's  called UV paper, so I asked my fellow consultants and they let me know that it's the way the paper is finished by applying the embossing product it is then dried or cured under Ultra Violet light.....maybe I've been living under a rock, but I had no idea.




Item used:
X254     White Daisy Card Base
CC1024  Dream Pop Paper Pack
Z2173   Slate  Exclusive Ink
D1542   For a Friend - Occasions - works with Art Philosophy Cartridge
B1417    Perfect Fit-Birthday-Occasions
Memory Box Dies, Tree of Wonder, Resting Birds


Now you need to keep on hopping to see all the fabulous & fantastic artwork all the other consultants have created, but now I want you to hop on over to Jean's blog and check out her artwork,


Create from the Heart,
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