Friday, November 30, 2012

Year-Round Cheer SOTM Blog Hop...

Welcome to the last Blog Hop of the year...that sounds so funny saying that when it seems just like yesterday I was getting ready for last Christmas!
This month's Stamp Set, Year-Round Cheer, can be used all through the year!  I guarantee you'll find tons of inspiration this month and I bet you'll find a calendar or two in the hop...that's how versatile this stamp set is! 

If you've come from Gina's Blog, you're on the right track....keep moving along!

This is what the stamp set looks like...cute, huh!

And here's what I've done with it...a 5x7 card mimicking the ever-so-popular chalkboard!

Here are some closeups...the first of which is the work in progress!  I laid out my Chalkboard Sheets and grabbed a stamp set (I ended up 'erasing' it though), White Daisy Ink (didn't use that and my chalk marker.  Grabbed some Houndstooth Irresistibles and started my layout!
Added some dots for the doodling effect...
and then...arranged the ornament from the SOTM - stamped it twice then cut out the Cranberry version and pop-dotted it.  I inked up the "J" and the "Y" with New England Ivy Ink and done! 
This was a SUPER FUN technique and of course there are different versions which I'll be trying soon!  Did you know if you don't have a chalk marker, on BLACK CARDSTOCK (the chalkboard sheets bubble when heating - the bubbles go down but it sure does make you nervouse while you're doing and you can use VersaMark and White Daisy Embossing Powder and to add even more depth, try stamping the same image using regular White Daisy Ink and create a shadow effect!  Just remember to heat-set before you do anything so the ink won't smear...the Chalkboard Sheets are vinyl so the ink will rub right off!
Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to get your hands on all that retired stuff (paper and stamps) and for every $25 you spend in the month of December, I will give you $5 credit to purchase some NEW PRODUCT in February!

Ok...enough of me!  Your next stop is Susan's Blog...keep hopping 'till you get back around to where you started!

Retiring Stamp Sets...

There are quite a few stamp sets retiring BUT NEVER FEAR...that ALWAYS means that CTMH has some WONDERFUL NEW stamp sets to take their place!

Here's a list - you can purchase directly from my website to ensure you get them before they're sold out - 'cause when they're gone, they're gone!

Don't forget - for every $25 you spend, you'll get $5 credit to use on NEW product which comes out February 1st!!!


Retiring Papers & WOTG Kits...

With each new Idea Book (available in 2 short months), there must be a "Retiring List" of wonderful products that are available to you for purchase while supplies last!
I'll be dividing the list up between several posts and will be starting with the PAPER and WORKSHOP ON THE GO (WOTG) Kits...AND for every $25 you spend, you get $5 credit to use on the NEW product that will come out February 1st!
X7147B - Stella Paper Packet
 X7160B - Flirty Paper Packet

G1050 - Flirty Scrapbooking Kit

X7158B - La Belle Vie Paper Packet
G1048 - La Belle Vie Scrapbooking Kit
X7161B - Moonlight Paper Packet

G1051 Moonlight Scrapbooking Kit

G1052 Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Kit

G1043 Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit   
G1044 Advent Calendar Kit
G1041 Avonlea Cardmaking Kit
G1045 Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit

G1046 Clementine Scrapbooking Kit
G1047 Dakota Scrapbooking Kit

G1049 Scholastic Scrapbooking Kit

G1040 Spellbound Cricut Kit

G1042 Scroll Album Kit
X7148B - Pemberley

 X7150B - Victory Paper Packet

X7153B - Florentine Paper Packet