60% OFF ENTIRE SHOP SALE

Breaking news here today!!  I’m revamping my shop over the holidays and would LOVE to hear what YOU want!!  I’ll be giving away $10 in product to someone who leaves a comment with what they’d love to see in my Etsy Shop in 2015!  That’s right $10 in product of your choice!!!  You also get an extra entry if you share on Facebook and other Social Media and stop back to tell me you did!  Easy peasy!

Meanwhile, grab some stocking stuffers for  yourself and some friends with this 60% off coupon good in my Etsy Shop tonight through November 30th at midnight CST!  Thank you!!

 Wood Veneer

Sequins

Ribbon

Burlap String

Something new?!!

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Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving everyone!

~ Jody

Stamping with paints!! Krafty Hearts Blog Share Wrap Up

Kraft-y Heart Blog Share

It’s been a fun three days of sharing my new Close To My Heart Projects.  I think I’m sharing my favorite project today, saving the best for last!  Today, I’m sharing how I stamp with paints.  It’s pretty easy actually.  All you need are your stamps (wood mounted, acrylic or cling), a foam brush and some acrylic paints.

I started with the lovely Chantilly paper set and the June SOTM; A Flowering Bunch.  This stamp set is very fitting for this time of year, don’t you think?!  First, I layed out my papers and cardstock with my picture.  I used a 4×4″ Instagram picture of our daughter, Sari.  I just love this dress and matching headband!  I wanted to break up the color with some black and white, but not TOO much.  I added some torn pieces of the black and white script paper from the For Always paper set.  It also seemed to help ‘tell a story’ about this photo with the script writing.  I like to look for things like that to add into my layouts.. just a tip for you there! 

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Next, I stamped a bunch of floating flowers that lead from the edges of my layout, into my focal point.  I adorned most of the flowers with some CTMH Clear Sparkles and the Chantilly Fabric BadgesThese are very similar to vintage buttons, only they are adhesive backed and ready to adorn your scrapbook page or any other project you have in mind.

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I love this flowering border stamp, but I didn’t want to stamp it black or color in all the petals and leaves either.  This scrapper has to find ways to create her layouts fast!!  Any workin’ Mamas out there can relate, I’m sure.  So, instead I stamped the border with white acrylic paint.  You can see that I layered different pieces around my photo.  You can go HERE to learn how to create easy layers on your projects.  NOTE: I wash off my stamps right away so the paint doesn’t dry in all the crevices.

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This lovely stamp set is only available this month!! So, don’t delay and pick one up today.  You can order directly through my website HERE.  The June Stamp Of The Month is $17.95, or only $5 with a $50 order.  That’s a fantastic deal.  Host a party, on-line or in person, and earn FREE products fast!

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Thank you for spending your precious time with me today.  I hope you’ll stop over at Lynn and Kim’s blogs too.  Their projects are always so inspiring!  Also, remember, leave a comment on each of our blogs for your change to win some fabulous blog candy from our Krafty leader Lynn DardaThat candy is the double-stamp set  “It’s Your Day” and card kit.  It’s easy to win, just visit each of the three blogs listed and leave a comment on each one.  I’d love for you to join my blog by entering your email in the right sidebar, but that is not necessary to win.  Winner will be announced at From My Bungalow on Sunday.  Here’s the prize Lynn is giving away to one lucky winner!

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Now, hop over to Kim and Lynn’s blogs and leave them a little love! 

Kim at Violets and Sunshine

Lynn at From My Bungalow

Happy scrappin!

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Let’s Get Hoppin’

Welcome to your 5th stop on the Memory Works Birthday Blog Hop! You should have hopped over from Studio C with the uber talented Christy Musack.  The Design Team has some awesome projects on this hop in honor of Memory Works turning 10 years old!  You’ll see many of the newest Memory Works products on display, so let’s party it up!!  Here’s the full line-up.

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15. Christine Pennington http://christines-creativetherapy.blogspot.com/

I created a 12 month birthday timeline for our little Abigail, a.k.a Abby, for her 1 year birthday party.  She doesn’t turn 1 until November 14th, so for once I’ll be ahead of schedule!  I used the new Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 6×6″ pad, Chipboard, Vellum, MME Dolled Up & Crate Paper Pretty Party Stickers {here and there}, glassine bags, natural burlap string, Jillibean Corrugated Butterflies & Banners, American Crafts Rosette Ribbon, misc chipboard numbers, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type letters, May Arts Watermelon Sheer ribbon and WRMK Eyelets.  Whew!  Now that’s a supply list!

As you can see, the pictures stop at the 7 month banner… she’s only 7 months!

Now for some close-ups! 
I used the Tim Holtz Rosette Die & an EK Success Border Punch on this Banner.  Abby’s picture is inside the glassine bag on a pull out tag.

A little doily & spray ink from Mr. Huey goes a long was in adding some delicate texture.  I also ran the clouds & banners through my Sizzix Texture Boutique for some fun dimensional polka dots.

I also ran the glassine bags through my Texture Boutique ~ polka dots, flowers and swirly patterns give it more girly charm & texture.

Here’s a fun silhouette of the hanging banner in our front picture window.

Thanks so much for stopping by & helping us party it up for Memory Works turning 10!


There will be a *prize* for one lucky winner, sponsered by Memory Works!
Leave a comment at each blog you visit along the hop for more chances to win! You have until midnite to leave your comments. The lucky winner will be announced on the Memory Works blog on Wednesday, June 27th.


As a special thank you for joining us, I have a separate prize on my blog today.  All you need to do is follow my blog in addition to leaving your comment for the Memory Works prize ~ that’s it!!  One lucky follower will win a bunch of 4″ doilies, 3 embossed glassine bags, Thanks a Bunch Dear Lizzy stamp and 20 yds of Burlap String and Red washi tape with white hearts from my Etsy Shop.

I’ll draw a winner on Wednesday June 27th and post my winner here. Happy hopping.

You’re next stop is

Rosann Elliott   www.brooklyngirlnextdoor.blogspot.com

She rocks, check her out!!

blog hop sneak

So who doesn’t love a sneak peak of an upcoming event!  I do, so I’m sharing one with you before the weekend.  Here’s a little peak at one of my projects for the….

My catalogs are scheduled to arrive on Wednesday, April 18th!  Free catalog & shipping with any $25.00 or more order placed during April.
Here’s my peak 🙂

Here’s what I’m creating with for this blog hop ~ My Mind’s Eye Dolled Up Collection.  MME is one of my favorite manufacturers and I was totally drooling over the new goodies that were just waiting to jump into my shopping cart!  Check it out all the new My Mind’s Eye HERE!

  
        

Memory Works HQ is sponsoring a prize, to be announced, so make sure you join in the hopping between Tuesday the 17th and Thursday the 19th at midnight to qualify.   See ya on the hop!

National Craft Month Challenge

THIS STICKY POST WILL STAY AT THE TOP ALL MONTH LONG.  PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR NEW POSTS ALL MONTH!  THANK YOU!

And what better way to celebrate than to have a little contest and some Blog Booty!!  Here’s the skinny on this month.  Since it’s National Craft Month, in order to qualify to win the Blog Booty, you must be a follower of my blog & create something ~ anything and share the link in your comment left under this post.  It can be altered art, a layout, card, birthday party decorations, em>whatever!   Don’t cheat now…  please don’t use something already done… I know it may have crossed your pretty mind.  Com’on!  Take some time this month and create a little something. 

**To follow me:
~ you can enter your email address to the left (scroll down a bit) to receive emails when I post something new.
~sign into my blog using he Google Friend Connect also to the left.  It’s the section where you’ll see little pictures of my friends.  I love making new friends so please sign up!

{Another little incentive for ya.. if you have a blog and share my challenge on your blog, make sure you leave me the link in a comment also.  You’ll get a 2nd chance to win!}

Next, get busy!! Here’s what you’re crafting for.  Simple Stories Elementary Designer Cardstock  set and 2 matching sticker packs.

Oh, and if you live in Racine, Kenosha (WI) or Northern Illinois area my Advanced Scrapbooking Class (for adults) at the Southwest Kenosha Public Library is almost half full already.  The class is Wednesday, April 18th from 6:30-8:30 pm.  You must sign up ahead to time but….its FREE to you!  The Kenosha Library sponsers the class so you can come scrap for free!  Student need to bring adhesive (tape runner, glue dots, etc.) and one 5×7″ photo or three to five 4×6″ photos.  Each student will leave with a 12×12 layout in which we will incorporate different ways to add texture and dimension to your to project. 

You can check out the rest of the Kenosha Library’s Winter/Spring 2012 Schedule here.  Call (262)564-6159 today to sign up!   There’s only about 10 spots left! 

Ok, go on now… get scrappin!