Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Time for a Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone and Welcome to my blog! I'm so excited to join the hop for the first time this month and I hope you enjoy my project. If you have come here from Tamytha's Blog then you're on the right track!  If you've just begun to hop, don't worry; it goes in a big circle so its all right to start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can see the full list on Kathleen's Blog.

  December's stamp of the month is such an easy set to work with and very versatile, so I'm sure you'll find alot of inspiration as you travel the hop.  It's called Amore (D1445) and is available the entire month of December at a discount, or even FREE with a qualifying purchase.  So be sure to grab this set on my website and come on back to create some of the artwork you see on the hop for yourself!! 

Without further ado; on to my projects !!!

Project 1:  a single page layout inspired by a quilt pattern I had in my stash that I intend on using in my Valentine's Day album.. I have one page for every year my DH and I have been together and celebrated Valentine's together, so this set just seemed to be too perfect to get my layout done for 2011 :)  Tutorial pics will be on the end of the post if you would like to see how I did it!
Supplies:  CTMH Magnifique paper pack, D1445 Amore, microtip scissors, foam dots, chcoclate and Pacifica ink, CTMH copper photo hangers, and organza ribbon.  Tags are cut from Colonial White cs.

Project 2: A special wall hanging I'm giving to one of my nieces for Christmas.  She LOVES peacocks, the strut, the flashy flambouyance of it all, so it was just the thing to make a teenage girl happy..LOL ~ an "ultra WOW" way for her to display a picture on her wall - (shown here out of the frame so I wouldn't get the horrible glare from the glass)
CTMH wall display in framed shadow box

Crepe paper flowers accented with mocha gems, shimmer brads and copper flowers.

Supplies used to make crepe paper flowers: Glue gun and gluesticks, white crepe paper, Pacifica and Sky reinkers, rubbing alcohol, water, small glass dish, and microwave to dry.

Supplies used on the layout: Z1349 SHIMMER Designer Brads, Z1331 Foundry Flourishes, Z1333 Mocha Opaques
Chocolate and Pacifica ink pads, Magnifique paper pack, Exacto knife, sanding block, Amore stamp set, Cutterpede scallop edge blade and paper trimmer, Tombow adhesive for paper, and Liquid Glass Adhesive for metal accents.

Now "Hop" on over to Vickie's blog to see her work and continue on the hop .....or hang out here for a minute to view the tutorial on how to make the Spiraling Log Cabin quilt page.  Either way, I hope you've enjoyed being here with me and feel free to leave comments or questions !

Luv, HUGZ, and *Glitta*    ~ Angel

Spiraling Log Cabin Pattern Tutorial

Spiraling Log Cabin Quilt Pattern (Tutorial)

Take a sheet of white 12x12 paper and using a pencil and ruler divide the paper into 4 6x6 boxes.  Then divide each box into 1/2 inch grids.

Choose dark pattern strips for the outside and light pattern strips for the inside of the grids.
(I used Magnifique papers cut into 1/2" x 12" strips and alternated using either the front of the paper with the darker design or the back of the paper with light designs - cutting them down to size as I went along so it is truly random -- Just one more reason to love our double sided papers you just cut the strips and flip them to the side you like!! )

Here is one box completed:

Here's the template:

And here's the finished page  before I added my stamped pocket and tags. (You'll notice the far top left square is smaller than the others in my version, I did this intentionally so that my little sentiment would fit snug in that box on the finished layout :)  

 Have a great week and Happy Craftin' !   ~~Angel

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hi All my scrappy Friends!  I Just HAD to post this list courtesy of Helen Onulak's blog ~ the first blog on the hop- Start here at HELEN'S BLOG and you'll find a link to the next one, and so on -- This is a list of all the CTMH consultants who participated in the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop and a description of their project this month !  There is such AWESOME inspiring artwork on this hop you won't want to miss it!

 I did not participate in the hop this month but I'll be on that list for December, so I hope you enjoy the hop and remember the stamp set is only available the month of November, so see the blog post before this one to see how you can get it for FREE or at a discount this month!    Enjoy Hoppin!

~ Angel

Helen OnulakStandard Card – Elegant Thank You & Tutorial
Kathleen AndrolewiczWiper Card & Tutorial
Kristie Herdener
Jill LucasStandard Card – Emboss Resist Thanks
Mary EisenVariety of Cards – using More to Adore
Shannon BuckStandard Card – using Splendor
Melinda EverittStandard Card – Gratitude using Magnifique w/ Silver Pearl Embossing
Lori LengWine Tag
Judy BurgerCards (2) – one using Olivia, one using Caboodle
Dawn RossStandard Card – Wishes: Designer Tag, using Olivia w/ crocheted ribbon
Kami WelterNotebook – using Magnifique
Melissa BurchCards (2) – one using Hooligans & Paper Weaving, other w/Felicity
Haley DyerSandard Card – using Olivia w/ Tutorial (sentiments as background)
Teri BaxterStandard Card – using Olivia
Tammy Lea PinchardStandard Card – Thanks w/ fall leaves
Debra Van PattenPlacemat – Family using Olivia
Antoinette HerrinStandard Card – Gratitude w/ stamped tree
Melissa LavertyCards – Variety using Olivia and Magnifique
Carla Ironside6 x 6 Card – using Magnifique w/ crocheted flowers
Caren Goldstein8 x 3.5 Card – using Magnifique w/Silver Pearl Embossing
Shirley RossGift Card Boxes – using Hooligans and Cards (2) – using Magnifique
Laurie NewtonCards (3) – using Olivia and Miracle Dimensional Elements
Michelle NistCards (2) – using Olivia
Terrie DoddPlacecards, Treat Tubes and Cards
Pamela O’ConnorStandard Card – Gratitude w/ Acorn using Olivia
Jen RubioCards – Variety using Magnifique
Sheila BennettStandard Card – using Passages w/ pinwheel
Misty JacksonGive Thanks Keepsake – using Veranda
Beth NaumannStandard Card – Thanks using Olivia
Georgia HauglidGift Bag – using Magnifique
Annette GreenCards – using Veranda (for coffee buddy) and Good Times
Katy DonaldsonHome Decor Item
Adeline BrillCard – using Olivia w/ paper pieced pumpkin
Melissa Robinson4 x 4 Card – using Olivia
Cindy LeekCard – using Mistletoe w/ wreath
Susan BrooksCards – Variety using Olivia w/ accordion fold flower
Wanda RileyCard – using Olivia w/ Foundry Frame
Cindy ApplemanCard – using Olivia w/ texture & paper flower
Carol HarrisCircle Card – using Olivia
Angela TuttonStandard Card – using Olivia w/ crumpled flower
Dawn HeuftPumpkin Treat Bag & Treat Topper
Brae MontgomeryTake Out Box
Michelle LoncarCards (2) – one w/ Olivia, the other Gypsy/Black
Toni HinchcliffeStandard Card – using Magnifique
Doreen GuilfoyleStandard Card – black & white
Lori BrownStandard Card – Gratitude w/ fan-fold flowers
Jody GustafsonGratitude Collection using Olivia Level 1
Kim O’RearCards – Variety using Grace
Traci GodbeeCandy Bag Topper & Placecard – using Olivia
Kimberly SmithStandard Card – Gratitude using Olivia w/ dry embossing
Jen PatrickStandard Card – simple squares using Magnifique
Jenifer BennerCard – using Olivia w/ cornucopia
Nancy BrownCard – using Olivia w/ cornucopia & hand stitching
Sarita SchraederMini Pizza Box filled w/ Sentiments
Chris ShouseStandard Card – using Magnifique
Wendy FordingCard Holder & Cards – using Olivia
Wendy CoffmanStandard Card – Thanks using Cherry-O
Kathy LickenbrockCards (4) – using Hooligans
Jean McNultyCard – random stamping & emboss resist
Angela GarciaVariety of Cards – including Christmas Tree Card

November is Time for A Little Thanks !

 Crop News
Happy Fall Everyone!  I hope all of you are taking time to look around at all the new changes this season brings, it's time to start taking those fall pictures!
The November crop weekends at Sawyer Memorial Building  will be:

Crop 1: Friday the 5th from 3p-12 and 
             Saturday the 6th from 9am-12midnight. 

Crop 2:Friday the 12th from 3p to 12 and 
             Saturday the 13th from 9am-12midnight

Cost is $5 per table per day. All participants are welcome to come 1 day or both days..note your preference on your RSVP email so I'll know what days to reserve for you!

Prepayment is not required, but we are limited to 20  6' tables, so make your plans promptly. To RSVP simply send an email and let me know which day you would like to come.  Email is:  a_sawyer208@yahoo.com or reply to your event invitation from Facebook, MeetUp, etc.

*** Due to upcoming medical procedures in my future, there will be no December Crops but I will have a few classes and short crops in Michael's and JoAnns that you are welcome to attend. ***  See my calender on the website for details  :)) 

November Specials!  

"A Little More Thanks!"

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 During the month of November, Close to My Heart,  is expressing "A Little More Thanks" to you with a FREE My Acrylix stamp set of your choosing.
When you place a minimum order of $100 (before shipping and tax), not only will you receive the November Stamp of the Month ("A Little Thanks"...$22.95 value) FREE, but you will also receive one free stamp set of your choice from the Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book FREE
 (free stamp sets include set sizes A, B, C and D. Stamp sets that are not available as the free set include Workshops on the Go stamp sets, E-size stamp sets, and customizable K stamps. Tax and shipping apply).

That means if you spend $100 (before shipping and tax) you could get $45.90 in stamp sets absolutely FREE!

To take advantage of this AWESOME special, just click here to enter my website, then click on "shop online". You will be prompted to add the FREE Stamp Of The Month (A Little Thanks) and a free stamp set of your choice at the end of your order.
D1444 Nov SOTM
Stamp of the Month set for November

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Front of my card using SOTM set.

Supplies: CTMH Clear scallop card - Nov SOTM set, Love story rubons, Blue Sparkles.

November News has just gone out to all the email addresses ` If you'd like to get my newsletter to your email too - Just use the link on the sidebar to sign up - You can unsubscribe at any time :)

~ Have a great day!  Angel

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