Flock For Grandma

Here I am as promised with another card using the April Stamp of the month Flock Together. ¬†Didn’t I tell you this stamp set was perfect for a baby card?

I really like the Whimsy Fundamentals line especially the page of brush stroked love ūüôā ¬†I then layered a little Gold Glitter Paper and Pixie cardstock to hold my image. ¬†The birds were stamped in Whisper and Pixie to represent grandma & baby.

I’ll be back next week for some more ideas for this stamp set, but in the meantime you better get yours ordered before it’s not available.

Thanks for stopping by!


Together is the Best Place to Be

This month’s stamp of the month seems to touch my heart with memories of my grandparents feeding the quail on their small farm in Eastern Washington. ¬†It also reminds me of their togetherness – they were married for 65 years.

I was inspired by the card in the Annual Expressions and decided to give welding images a bit of a spin with my new Cricut Explore Air.

The Hello Lovely papers paired with Desert Sand, Fern and Sea Glass for an elegant look.  The sentiment was stamped in Versa Mark and then embossed with Gold Embossing powder.  I used a sentiment from the Cricut Flower Market collection to recognize an upcoming anniversary.

Don’t forget that the stamp of the month Flock Together is only available through the end of April so get your’s before they are gone.


Flock Together – April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!¬† We will be featuring April’s’s SOTM, which is Flock Together, a set of 11¬†stamps.¬† If you have come here from my friend Darlys’ Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.¬† If you get lost along the way, you‚Äôll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda‚Äôs Blog: ¬†http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.


This month we have over 20¬†Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I created this 3X6 card for my team’s monthly swap. ¬†I couldn’t pass up using the cute bird from the Some Kind of Wonderful card making stamp set. ¬†The inside says it all…”You’re weird kind of like me”.

Now “Hop” on over to Michele Rowley’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the April SOTM is only available until the 30th!¬† Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Thank you for stopping by.




April Specials with Close to My Heart

Hopefully, April isn’t going to bring quite as many showers…we’ve been pretty wet here in the Pacific Northwest. ¬†On one hand it gives me plenty of time to be crafty on another hand it makes it a little difficult to enjoy any of the spring bulbs that are popping up and bringing a little bit of happiness to the dark days.

This is the last month for the Seasonal Expressions one so make sure that you get your wish list completed because May will bring an entire new line of products.

Let’s visit the Close to My Heart April Specials:

  1. April Stamp of the Month РFlock Together
  2. April Campaign – 15 minute Memories
  3. Classes

Flock Together:¬†April’s stamp of the month features a fun family of quail and coordinating images along with 4 sentiments. ¬†It’s perfect for everything from an anniversary to a new baby. ¬†Each month Close to My Heart offers a new Stamp of the Month which you can purchase for just $5 US with a qualifying purchase. ¬†I’ll bring you some new ideas throughout the month on using this fun stamp set.


15 Minute Memories:¬†This month our innovative new Cut Above‚ĄĘ layout kits are available at 50% off the retail price! That‚Äôs an incredible deal on layout kits that make memory keeping incredibly easy. Choose between two designs‚ÄĒLittle One and Forever & Always‚ÄĒand then follow the simple assembly instructions to create your beautiful two-page layout in minutes. Add even more memories using the coordinating pocket cards and pocket Memory Protectors included in the kit. You‚Äôre going to love how quickly you can preserve your memories with Cut Above. ¬†The Cut Above kits are the perfect response to the age old reason for not scrapbooking “I don’t have enough time”. ¬†Preserving our memories is so important. ¬†Get started in April with this fantastic special.


Classes: ¬†Don’t forget to sign up for one of my classes – April 27th you’ll find lots of birthday sparkle in my 14 card workshop (you need to sign up by April 5th) you’ll find the details on my Facebook Page.

I’ll also be hosting an upcoming Seasonal Expressions preview on April 29th including issuance of a Passport to Creativity a fun way to earn bonus gifts from me throughout May, June, July. ¬†Please stop by between 3-5 that day to learn more.

Thanks for stopping by…if you have any questions about any of the monthly specials or would like to find out more about card-making or scrapbooking please leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you.


A Cup of Tea for Mom

This month the Stamp of the Month features 6 great teacup and coordinating images along with 5 sentiments which you can order for just $5US with a qualifying purchase.  That sounds Tea-riffic to me!

I decided to take some inspiration from the photo in the Seasonal Expressions and instead of a scrapbook I changed it to a 3.5 X 8 card.

I softly water colored my teacup to not smudge the pomegranate ink.  The sugar rush papers gave a fun texture to the base of the card.  I added a small piece of Sea Glass glitter paper on the inside edge to show under the scallops.

Remember the stamp of the month is only available during the month of March so order yours today by visiting my webpage http://www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com.

I’d appreciate it if you took a moment and let me know what types of cards you like to make by leaving me a comment.




Sweet Tea

Welcome back…I trust you all had a good weekend? ¬†Today is my hubby’s birthday and in honor of his Texas roots I wanted to bring you a little Sweet Tea!

Seriously, I never drank sweet tea until ¬†his baby sister introduced me – it’s so much better when she makes it, so I always task her with the chore when she comes to my house! ¬†I digress, you’re really here to see my card, right?

This little gem of a card was inspired by a couple of the cards I received in my Stamp of the Month Swap – I had wanted to find a use for that little tea tag, but it wasn’t coming to me right away (I guess that’s why I should participate in swaps more often). ¬†Using the papers from the Sugar Rush Paper Packet led to using my watercolors on the tea cup and tea bag tag. ¬†I’m still getting the hang of my watercolors, but I’m starting to like the natural blending that happens. ¬†I then poked a little hole in the top of the tea bag and the top of the cup and just let it dangle. I loved the interaction it added to the card, but it wasn’t hanging just how I wanted so I eventually added a piece of 3D foam tape and popped it up. ¬†See that banner of words – it’s one of the zip-strips from the paper packet. ¬†NEVER overlook these…they are perfect to add as an embellishment to a card or scrapbook page and don’t cost you anything extra!

Make sure you get your March Stamp of the Month before it’s gone…it’s a Tea-riffic deal at just $5 with a qualifying purchase!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ll take a minute and leave me a comment telling me if you like sweet tea?



Tea with Friends

It’s like a virtual tea party here on my blog this morning…

Each month my upline hosts  a Stamp of the Month swap sometimes I participate, sometimes I just kick myself for not.  This month I received four amazing cards and picked up an idea for a card of my own that will appear here next week!

Each of these cards is so different and that’s the really great thing about this stamp set, it goes with just about everything.

Make sure you get your Tea-riffic stamp set before the end of March Рyou can order it here.  Thanks for stopping by Рsee you soon!