Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Easel Card with drawers

My friend and fellow CTMH consultant, Renee and I get together one or two evenings a month to create a project. Yesterday, she decided that she'd like to create this easel card with drawers. Although on the inside I was thinking it was a very ambitious project and I wasn't so sure of the outcome...I rolled up my sleeves, put on a smile and we got to work. After an evening of chatter and laughter (and once we figured out the scoring), it came together fairly quickly. I was thrilled with the end result! I think I can even use Renee's fabulous quote to describe it - it looks very "CHI CHI LA LA." Thanks Renee for making me go out of my creating comfort zone when I'm not so sure I want to. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us the next time we meet!

Below is a picture of the box - closed/folded up:
Note: Here is a hint of some new product coming in the Close to my Heart Autumn/Winter Catalog (available Sept. 1st from me). I used the Mistletoe Creative Basics Paper Pack, and stickease, along with the ornament shaped Dimensional Elements and Mistletoe Assortment of brads.

Below is a side view of the easel card, standing up and the drawers open. I thought it would be cute to add some candy or little trinkets to the drawers for a little, nice surprise.

Below is a front view of the card standing up:

The wheels are turning and I have many more ideas/themes for some more Easel card boxes. I will post as soon as I create them.

Are you ready for some football?

It's that time of year again...football season has officially arrived! I got to see son Jake play in a Sophmore scrimmage game on Saturday morning. He made this key tackle and caused the running back to fumble. Time to put on the black and gold and head for the field on Saturday as West faces it's first opponent. GO TIGERS!
Photo credit: Brian Jones

Thursday, August 19, 2010

ONE’S GOOD, TWO’S GREAT, and three’s best of all! Celebrate your love of stamping by using stamps to embellish the three mini albums in our exclusive National Stamping Month kit, Triple Play. With inks, stamps, albums, and pre-cut accents for stamping, you’ll complete all three albums in a jiffy. Since each album has its own color scheme, all three are unique and ready for many different kinds of photos. Make one for yourself and two to give away—if you can bear to part with them!
In honor of National Stamping Month, you can get huge discounts on the Triple Play kit when you purchase My Acrylix® stamps from your wish list, or get it free when you host a qualifying Gathering or become a Close To My Heart Consultant.

Here are five ways to get this outstanding mini album kit: (Note: I’ve saved the best for last, so be sure to read all five!)
1. Buy the Triple Play kit for $29.95.
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3. Spend $40 on My Acrylix stamps and get Triple Play for only $5!
4. Host a Gathering with sales of $300 or more and get
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5. Join Close To My Heart as a Consultant and get the kit FREE!
National Stamping Month is always fun, but this year you’ll get three times the excitement with Triple Play!

Triple Play Kit Contents
1 – My Acrylix® Love This
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4 – Exclusive Inks® Mini Stamp
Pads (Desert Sand, Hollyhock,
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9 – 4" x 12" Panels (3 each of 3
color schemes)
3 – 6" x 12" Die-Cut Sheets
1 – 72" Length Colonial White
Grosgrain Ribbon
3 – Hook and Loop Fasteners
1 –Brochure
Colors: Bamboo, Blush, Desert Sand,
Garden Green, Hollyhock, Indian Corn
Blue, Outdoor Denim, and Sunset

*Qualifying stamps set purchases exclude Stamp of the Month sets, K-size custom stamps, and Workshops
on the Go™ stamp sets. Tax and shipping/handling may apply. Offer valid for customers and hostesses
August 15–September 30, 2010. Offer valid for new Consultant enrollees September 1–30, 2010. Limit one
discount-priced Triple Play kit per order per customer. Offer valid while supplies last.

You can SHOP ONLINE at my Close to my Heart website www.pamstamps.myctmh.com to order or contact me www.pamstamps@ctmh.com

Friday, August 13, 2010

Back to School

I finally got a small corner of a table cleared off to do some creating. First time in a week and a half! It felt so good...therapeutic even. Anyhow, next week is back to school and I wanted to make something for the team I work with, so when I saw this adorable idea in this months Creating Keepsakes magazine - I had to try it. It is so fast and simple! All you do is take a 3 1/2" X 4 1/2" piece of cardstock (in this case I used CTMH Honey) and score it every half inch, lengthwise. Then you wrap it around a tube of Rolos. Add a pink circle at the top and wrap a 3/8" X 3 1/2" strip of pink around the top to create the eraser. Then take a strip of 3/8" X 3 1/2" strip of foil to create the metal band to hide the seam where the yellow and pink cardstock meet. Add a Hersheys kiss to the bottom to create the pencil point. Embellish as you wish. Not only is it adorable, but tasty too!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Oldies But Goodies

Due to last weeks water situation, I haven't been able to get back into my workshop to create anything new. We are on the home stretch and getting back to normal and everything in place. I wanted to post something, so I looked through some "oldies, but goodies" to post. I made this card almost a year ago. The paper and stamp set are now retiring, but thought you might enjoy.

Monday, August 9, 2010

New Blog Candy Winner

Since I didn't hear back from Liz about claiming her blog candy, I have chosen a new winner...Congrats to mickey.mouse.1 for having your name drawn. Please email me so I can get your goodies to you! Thanks!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Liz...where are you?

It has been over a week since I pulled Liz' name as the Blog Candy winner....Liz, if you are out there and see this, you need to contact me at pamstamps@myctmh to claim your prize. If I don't hear from you by Sunday, August 8th...I will have to pull a new name/winner.
Hope you see this! Thanks!

Annual Garage Sale POSTPONED

Unfortunately, Mother Nature (flooded basement) has caused me to postpone this years stamp/scrapbook garage sale.
I will let you know at a later date when or if this event will take place.
Thanks for understanding : )

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

$2, $4, $6, 8...Close to my Heart Appreciates!

It's YOU that we appreciate!
For 8 days, starting on Wednesday, August 4th through Wednesday, August 11th...Close to my Heart will be having an incredible sale on select MyStickease Assortments ($2), Level 1 Scrapbook Kits ($4), Level 2 Scrapbook Kits ($6) - or while supplies last, whichever comes first.

To order these amazing deals (starting Aug. 4th), visit my website at pamstamps.myctmh.com and click on shop online. Be sure to shop early...remember, it's only while supplies last!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Mojo Monday 150

Whew...made it back in town just in time for Mojo Monday! Got things unpacked and headed to the workshop to complete this weeks card. Below is this weeks sketch, scroll further down for my interpretation...I used Close to my Hearts Animal Cookies Level 2 paper pack. The saying is from the CTMH stamp set called Childhood and the adorable monkey is from the CTMH stamp set called It's a Zoo. The ribbon is also CTMH, along with the cute little green brads from the CTMH Splendor Designer Brads Collection.