Saturday, December 31, 2011

Rock the Block!

The Close To My Heart promotion for National Paper crafting Month is Rock the Block! You can get an exclusive E-size stamp set and the My Creations® Collage Cubes for just $15 with your qualifying purchase. Join the Craze! When you place a minimum order of $25 from the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book, you can get two new products for just $15: the My Creations® Collage Cubes (a Spring/Summer 2012 sneak-peek product!) and the exclusive My Acrylix® Rock the Block E-size stamp set. That’s a retail savings of almost $30! You're going to love the Collage Cubes and the Rock the Block stamp set, which work together for interactive, 3-D fun.
*Offer valid December 19, 2011–January 31, 2012. Tax and shipping/handling apply. Some restrictions and exclusions apply; see your Consultant for full details. Only items available in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book count toward your qualifying purchase total.

This is a pic of the stamp set. I love it!!

Here are pictures of my completed projects using this promotion. I created the collage cubes using pictures of our family and I also created a card and a two-page layout using the exclusive stamp set. I used the CTMH Dreamin' paper pack for all of my projects.

To create the collage cubes my first step was to pic out six 4x6 pictures and coordinating papers.

Next, I inked all edges of the cubes and tray with a coordinating ink, I chose chocolate ink to go with the Dreamin' paper pack.

I then cut the paper and pictures to cover each block. I also added a few stamped images from the coordinating stamp set. Here are pictures of all six sides of the finished product.

I also decorated the tray. Here are a couple of pictures of it.

While I had out paper, ink, and stamp sets, I decided to continue on my creative roll and make a card and 2-page layout using the Rock the Block stamp set. I must say, I love this stamp set! I can see so many great ways to use each of the images!

Let me know what you think! If you are interested in ordering the Rock The Block special, please contact me at or visit my website at Thanks!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Elemental Layout Featuring Circles (Lots of Circles!)

I love all the colors featured in the Elemental Paper Pack and I love layouts with Circles so I decided to combine the best of both worlds! This is one of my favorite layouts because it was something new and different for me. It features a pattern that I had not used before, Staccato from the Imagine How-To Book. It also features my favorite subjects, our family! These pictures were from our first day of school this year. It was Ryan and Nick's last first day of school since they are seniors this year and Kendall's first time to go to Pre-K. What an exciting and fun day! The circles were cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. I seriously don't know what I did before I had this cartridge. I love it!! All pieces of the layout is inked with Dessert Sand ink and we used the Trinity Alphabet and Picture Perfect stamp sets. Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Typeset Layout

I created this layout for our October Scrap Night. It features the CTMH Typeset Paper Pack. I love this paper pack and had so much fun creating this layout! The template is Dynamic Design from the Cherish How-To Book with a few personal alterations. I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to create the border, background, pennants, small circles, ticket, and journaling tag. If you do not have this cartridge yet, it is an absolute must have item! It is like having 6 cartridges in one. Not to mention the other goodies that come with it, 3 stamp sets and 3 sheets of Dimensional Elements! It is available on my website, or you can email me at and I can get one ordered for you asap! All pieces of the layout were inked in black ink. I wrapped black hemp around the photo mats and used Black, Juniper, and Vineyard Berry ink on the Milepost Shapes. I used the Trinity Alphabet, Blue Ribbon, and Vintage Type stamp sets. I love the way it turned out! Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks!!

Christmas Layout

I designed this layout for our monthly scrapbook club for December. It features the Believe paper pack. The template is Hat Trick from the Magic How-To Book. I used the Printing 101 Cricut Cartridge for the title. The base pages are inked in Sweet Leaf and all other pieces are inked in White Daisy. I love the way the White Daisy ink softens the page! The stamp sets used were The Works Alphabet, Believe, Christmas Cheer, and Holiday Magic. I added a lot of Silver Glitz Gel and sparkles. They are hard to see in the picture, but they really make the page shine! I can't wait to put pics of the kids on it! If you have any questions please let me know! Thanks!!