Sunday, August 31, 2014

Owl Really Miss This One!

So sad but true, August has come to an end.  Today is your last chance to get What A Hoot, the August Stamp of the Month and your last chance to take advantage of the Picture My Life special.  We have some great things coming up for September.. so stay tuned.  If you were surprised by how versatile What A Hoot is and feel you must have it, click on the shopping link at the top right of my page and order it from my website-after today you won't be able to get it.
This project was inspired by a collage of borders I found on Pinterest-you probably wouldn't recognize it, but it was an opportunity to use my new favorite paperpack, Brushed and a whole bunch of different embellishments, Cricut cuts from the CTMH cartridges, and other products and use up some old stash.  There is a little of everything old and new one here.  It just felt good to not really have a plan and just use what I love.  It started with a session of stamping about 7 of these owls and taking out my new Shin Han Markers and going at it.  I took my favorite pink owl and went with it.  The flowers are our old Just Blooms in white colored with the markers.  Cool tie dyed affect I though...and of course a lot of liquid glass.
So.... adios for now my little princess owl.  You take a rest while I start to play with September's goodies.  But I still have so many ideas for him/her floating around in my head that I am sure you will see this one again here and there.  And if you don't like owls... thanks for sticking with me while I entertained my obsession!
Happy Weekend!

Friday, August 29, 2014


So maybe it's not so much a surprise, but I just can't help it!  This card was inspired by Susan Fogle's Three Amigos Blog Hop post with her owl popping out of the front of the card.  The stamp set "Great Job" was perfect for this although quite the job to cut it out.  And I popped it up with a Spring... I love him... equally.... really....

Oh.. shhhh... but by the way ... I've been sneaking in some stamps from the September special in my last two posts!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Rootin' Tootin' Hootin' Good Time!

So... you know I don't like to play favorites... and don't tell the rest... but... well... you know....

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Don't forget about this month's special... buy a Picture My Life set and get a 10-pack of additional memory protectors for just $3!  And spend a few more dollars on some of the great new products you know you want anyway and get What A Hoot for only $5! Somehow you knew it would come back to this!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Owlways & Forever Version 2!

I think I have a problem.... here is the wedding card with some different colors.  These rhinestone flowers are leftovers from the old connections club rewards and now they are finally not in my drawer!  Once I got this together though I was wishing the rhinestones were more colorful... took out my new Shin Han markers that I got from CTMH and used them to color the rhinestones a bit brighter color.  I used Cherry Pink and Sap Green and it was just what the doctor ordered!  I added a bowtie to the groom at the suggestion of Donna Davis and love how it completes the groom.  Don't worry... August is OWLmost over....lolololololol!  I'm sooooo PUNNY!  Yes... I have a problem.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Owlways and Forever!

So... this is what you get for getting married in the month of August!  I mean... you had to know it was coming!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Glitter and Owls.....

... these are two of my favorite things!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Owl Never Tire of This Set!

Here I go again... this one was inspired by Donna's card design for the blog hop also... I just flipped it on its side.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

What A Hoot!!

Inspired by my Amigo Donna .... I don't understand why anyone is using any other stamp set this month!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Three Amigos August Mini Blog Hop!


Welcome back to the Three Amigos CTMH Mini-Blog Hop. We are three Close to My Heart Consultants with a love for Stamping and Scrapping and would like to share our creative ideas with you. Each month we are featuring a different CTMH product and create a card, layout or other project. There are only 3 stops on this hop so it will only take a few minutes to hop through.

So this was one of the easiest Blog Hop projects for me because I LOVE LOVE LOVE this month's Stamp of the Month!  I decided to play some more with the Shin Han Markers and experiment with the difference between full saturation and using the blending pen.  I love them both.  Also, I wanted to use light and fun colors to show how versatile this set is.  At first glance it's a Halloween set, but if you love cute owls (as we all know I do!), this set can be used in so many different ways.  I intend to make an effort to use it a lot this month.  And I couldn't help myself ... I just had to add the googley eyes.... LOVE THIS SET!!

So now check out Donna's creation at her Diary of a Scrapbook Addict Blog!

H2H Picture My Crush Challenge

Once again it's been a while since I participated in a challenge.  I am so in love with this month's Stamp of the Month and I wanted to make something quick today, but didn't know where to start.  The Heart2Heart Challenge can usually get me pointed in a direction.  My personal extra challenge was to incorporate the What A Hoot stamp set.  The H2H Challenge this week was to create a project using either the Picture My Life or My Crush products.  The center rectangle on the card with the cute border is from the Chantilly Picture My Life cards.  It already had a sentiment on it that was perfect for the birthday card I wanted to make.  I paper pieced the owl using my scraps from the Chantilly paper pack and I also used some of the Chantilly chipboard Complements (the eyes are chipboard flowers and the wings are chipboard leaves).  I stamped the crown from the set on the back of our pink glitter paper and added a few tiny gems on the tips.  And of course... googley eyes.  Thanks for looking and check out all of the other great projects at Heart2Heart.

The New Idea Book is Live!

The new Annual Inspirations Idea Book is live!  You can now order a copy directly from my website at full price.  You can get on from me at a discounted price with an order.  Contact me for info but definitely check out all the great new products on my website at!

Check back tomorrow to see the projects in our Three Amigos Mini Blog Hop!