Showing posts from June, 2012

Art Philosophy Blog Hop-Tags, Tags & More Tags

Welcome to the 3rd stop on your Art Philosophy Blog Hop Adventure. If you are here from I Candy Scraps then you are in the right place, if not, please go and start from the beginning at

I made 2 different tags for very different uses. The larger tag I will use on an altered frame I am going to create and the bottom tag is more traditional.

The top tag uses the following Close to My Heart Products:

Footloose Paper PackLagoon InkPearl OpaquesLove Life Stamp Set
The bottom tag uses the following Close to My Heart Products:

Dotty for You Paper PackCreme Brulee CardstockClear Assortment ButtonsRic Rac from Jelly Bean Soup (not CTMH)
Please visit Eva to see her beautiful Art Philosophy creations.

Here is a list of all participants in this month's hop

Courtney - http://www.creatingwithcourtney.blogspot.comPam - http://i-candy-scraps.blogspot.comStephanie: http://quiltedscrapper.blogspot.comAmanda : http://ajcreationsfromtheheart.blogspot.comBr…

Fun in the Sun Layout

Last night I created this layout with pictures from a pool party back in 2010! I used the following Close to My Heart Products:

Token Alphabet Stamp Set
Chocolate Ink
Vanilla Cardstock
Lagoon Cardstock
Footloos Paperpack
Dotty Paper
Baker's Twine
Art Philosophy Cartridge (for banner)
Cricut Life's a Beach Cartridge
Cricut H20 Cartridge

The layout is from the Reflections How To Book "Balancing Act" and "Nine Photo Quilt".

Birthday Cards

One of my goals has been to use my scraps and not store them for ever! I have started making cards as soon as I am done with layouts using the extra scraps. Here are a few of the birthday cards I created this week:

For the first and third card I used the extra paper from the Pemberley paper pack. The second card is from the Victory paper pack. I also used itty bitty opaque pearls, color ready seam binding and Outdoor Denim Ink. I used three different stamp sets, the first card is made with "Card Word Puzzle" Stamp, the second cards uses "Happy Camper" and the third uses "Hooray Bouquet". You can get all three of these great stamp sets this month for the price of 2 of them!
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Dotty for You and Life is Tweet Layout

June's Stamp of the Month from Close to My Heart is one of my favorites out of this Idea Book. I love the versatility that it allows. I have created cards, layouts and altered items with it.

Here is a layout I created from the Magic How To Book last month's special, Dotty for You paper and the June Stamp of the Month "Life is Tweet".

I also used the following Close to My Heart supplies:

Chocolate CardstockVanilla CardstockLagoon InkClear ButtonsSweet Leaf Cardstock If you are interested in purchasing this great Stamp of the Month it can be yours for only $5 with any $50 purchase. Don't forget this month is Stampaganza where you buy 2 stamp sets get 1 free (some restrictions apply). Shop here and contact me if any questions.

Cupcake Box

Using Close to My Heart's Milk Cartons (Z1739) I created what I think is the cutest cupcake box to deliver a cupcake to a special person on their birthday, or any occasion for that matter!

I used the all Close to My Heart Products and they are:

Smoothie Ink
Black Ink
Lagoon Ink
Creme Brule Cardstock
Dotty For You paper
June Stamp of the Month "Tweet for you"

Here are the pictures of all sides:

I hope you are all having a great Father's Day and are inspired by this box to create something tonight!

Superhero Paper Pack

With my son out of school for the summer I have noticed my scrap time has definetely decreased! However, I did find some time to use the Superhero paper pack. I loved playing with the paper pack more than I thought I would.

I used the following Close to My Heart products:

Superhero paper pack
Moonstruck Ink
Bingo Alphabet Stamp Set
Cranberry Brads
Black Ink

Here are the 3 double layouts I created using the Wishes and Imagine Books:

Table Runner

It has been at least two years since my quilt group swapped these beautiful blocks at a Christmas Party! I decided to take 5 of the 10 I received and make a table runner for our front entry way table. Every block has the same green batik. I really like how it turned out.

I have another quilt laid out on my ironing board for the 4th of July. Hopefully this small project will help me find my mojo!

Stampganza Month at Close to My Heart

I love stamps. I use them on cards, layouts, gift tags and craft projects. The possibilities are endless with stamps. This month Close to My Heart is offering a fabulous special to help you increase your stamp collection. Buy any 2 stamps and get a 3rd stamp set (least expensive) FREE. Here are the details:

Our June Constant Campaign, Stampaganza, is on and continues through June 30. Throughout the month, you can purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, or E) at full retail price and receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)—a savings of up to $29.95!

Order directly through me at: and your order will be delivered directly to your door with shipping starting as low as $4.95.

You can view the entire Idea Book to see all the fabulous stamp sets.

Here are some examples of the stamp sets: