Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September Blog Hop

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Hello Hoppers! It's September. Schools back in session, new idea book, and new stamp of the month. Could it get any better? You are arriving from Judy's blog. I love the Happy Hauntings Stamp of the Month. Be sure and contact me to order or go to my website. I had some old door hangers left that I decided to use for this months project. You could put a candy bar in it but I was making M & M tubes, so I thought I would try those it. I'm going to give to some of my teacher friends at school. Enjoy


Thanks for visiting. Next, you will hop over to Teri's blog. If you would like to go back to the beginning, please click here

New 12 Inch Flip Flaps

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I love, love, love, did I say love these new flip flaps. There are 8 in a pack for only $3.95. You get (2) 4x12's, (2) 8x12's, and (4) 6x6's. They add so many possibilities to your page. You can order yours starting tomorrow, September 1st. Order from my website or email me at amullen@myctmh.com. Below is a couple of layouts I started at convention and then finished when I got home.

This layout is with (1) 8x12 and (1) 4x12 facing each other.

This is the same layout above but with the flip flaps open.

This layout is with (2) 6x6 flip flaps closed.

This is the same layout above but with the flip flaps open.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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Sorry for the delay on posting my pictures but here they are. You should be arriving from Jamia's site. The August Stamp of the Month is Something Splendid and it is something fabulous! I love flowers anyway, but I'm really enjoying this versatile set. To order, please visit my site. Stamp of the Month also qualifies for the 2, 4, 6, 8 campaign starting soon, so don't miss out. Visit my website for details.

Now you are off to Carla's blog to see some more fabulous artwork! To go back to the beginning, click here!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Welcome to the July Blog Hop Featuring "Happy Forever"

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Happy Summer or should I say "Happy Forever" which is the name of this months stamp set. When I sat down to design for this month's hop, I wasn't really crazy about the furry little critters but now I LOVE them! I have probably have way too many pictures this month but the little critters kind of became a permanent fixture on each of the layouts for Kayla's prom. Hope you enjoy.

Thanks for visiting! If you would like to go back to Laurie's blog, click HERE. If you are ready to move on to Teri's blog for more fantastic artwork, click HERE.

Monday, June 28, 2010

I am alive! Have you taken advantage of the June Jackpot?

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Sorry it's been so long since my last posting. Between baseball, finishing school for the year, and Close To My Heart, there is just not enough time. I hope you've been checking out the June Jackpot. I check everyday at 11:00 a.m. EST! I have even taken advantage myself and hit the jackpot a couple of times. Just a couple of days left!

Monday, May 31, 2010

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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Hello! You should be arriving from Nancy's blog. I really enjoyed making this layout about my Dad. The papers I used were from our new Passages Level 2. I did some embossing with our cocoa powder. Don't let this stamp set pass you buy, go to my website to purchase. Remember, the more you purchase, the greater discount off the stamp of the month you get.

Now you are off to Latisha's blog. If you would like to go back to the beginning, click here.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

May Stamp Club Layouts

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I'm so excited to use the new papers from Splendor at May's Stamp Club. Here's my version of our layouts. Stamps sets used are Posterboard Alphabet, Topstitch Workshop-on-the-go set, Something Splended, Over the Rainbow, Noted Backgrounds, and Annotations. Colors are Moonstruck, Topiary, Colonial White, Goldrush, and Heavenly Blue.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Studio J - Free Online Digital Scrapbooking Software

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Have you tried Studio J yet? Why not? It's free to try. Just upload your pictures, play with different layouts, paper kits, embellishments, etc. You don't pay until you order. I've ordered several layouts and the paper quality is fabulous! Since Studio J uses our paper kits, you can easily mix traditional hand-made layouts with Studio J layout using the same kit.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

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As I sit with a throbbing headache on this cold and very windy Mother's Day, I'm hoping all my scrapbook mom's are having a much better day than myself. I was so desperate for pain relief I took a BC powder, let's just say it wasn't pretty. I hope everyone has had a chance to look at the new Idea Book. What's your favorite pattern? Mine is Splendor. However, I've had no time for scrapbooking with this darn concession stand I volunteered to take care of. Anyway, enough of my doom and gloom, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Celebrate my scrapbooking! I'm going to try.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Stamp of the Month

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Well, it's May 1st which mean another Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. It's also my 17th Wedding Anniversary which I managed to tie in with the stamp of the month. Hope you enjoy and sorry it's a little late! The card is not nearly as crooked as the picture makes it look! Next, you will be going to Antoinette's. If you would like to go back to the beginning, click here! Have a wonderful May and enjoy all of Close To My Heart's new products.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It's been way to long for my posting!

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I'm so sorry it's been so long. I am definitely in scrapbook withdrawals. I've been so buy with school and being the concession stand manager, that my passion has had to take a back seat. I so want to work on my samples for the new summer products. Anyway, STUDIO J is live! Check it out by accessing the link on the right. It's free to use, you only pay for the printing.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

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Here's a couple of Easter cards I made for my boys. Hope everyone had a great one.

Friday, April 2, 2010

It's April and Spring Is Here!

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I am so ready for warmer weather. It was a tough winter in Pennsylvania this year. But warmer weather also means a new idea book. Yeh! I was able to preview it starting April 1st and it is amazing. I've already placed my first order to make my samples and of course I expedited the shipping. I should have some ready for the April Central Penn Crop so make sure you sign up. May is going to be a fabulous month to host a party with the new idea book and the special National Scrapbooking kit, "Miracle", so call me to set it up. (717) 364-9423.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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Hey everyone! Welcome to Close To My Heart's April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. You are probably arriving from Haley's blog, don't you love her designs?  I love the stamp set this month. I used it on cards this month, but it can easily be used on scrap book pages as well. The stamp of the month is available all April for $22.95 or if you spend $25, you get it 25% off, $50 -- 50% off, $75 --75% off, and finally the best deal of all, $100 -- and it's yours free!

Below, I used the colors desert sand, hollycock, garden green, and baby pink cardstock. The stamp was colored with Copic markers. "Thanks" was embossed with CTMH baby pink embossing powder. I embellished with sanding, edge distressing, ribbon and brads.

Go to my website to order. Well, you are off to Brenda's blog now. If you want to go back to the beginning, click here. Thanks for stopping by. See you next month. Alison

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Miracle Kit - You're Going to Love IT1

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May is National Scrapbooking Month and Close To My Heart has designed a wonderful kit for you. I've complete one layout for Matt's 14th birthday. Hope you like it!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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Welcome to Sticky Girl Stamps! I finally got my card ready. I black embossed everything. Love, love embossing. The flourish is from D1413 Cherished Flourishes and all the other stamps are from the stamp of the month. Sorry again for the delay. Ready to hop over to Caren's? Here is your link. If you want to go back to Pamela's, click here. To return to the beginning and start all over, click here. See you next month!

Friday, February 26, 2010

March 3rd - Come Support Operation Smile at Friendly's

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I will be joining the Penn State Medical Center Operation Smile Chapter on Wednesday, March 3rd at Friendly's Restaurant for a fundraising event. Friendly's will donate 10% of all proceeds that evening to Operation Smile. Please come out and support a wonderful cause. The event will run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Friendly's in Harrisburg, Highpointe Shopping Center (next to Target and Chili's).

Monday, February 22, 2010

Click In Moms

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Good morning, I found this great photography site through a class that I took called ClickinMoms. It's not a free site but the specials and tips I've received are so worth it. If you use photoshop or elements, I got some of the best actions to use on my photographs. I'm a wanna be photographer, but these actions turn my ordinary photos into professional looking pics. Check it out.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Buy 1 Get 1 Free Textured Cardstock -- Going Fast! Get yours soon!

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Hey Ladies,

Just got an update today from corporate that the February campaign to raise money for Haiti has been a huge success! But, that means the stock of textured cardstock is running low and out in some colors. What's still available is Spring Harmony, Summer Celebration, and Autumn Harvest. Once they are gone, that's it -- no more textured cardstock. It's retiring. Call me - (717) 364-9423.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snowed In & Scrapping!

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The only good thing about being snowed in is the time I have to scrapbook! I am definitely enjoying this part of the storm. I will never wish for lots of snow again. My wish was more than granted. I don't think I have seen so much snow in all my life. Pennsylvania has been gentle to us the last 3 years! Here's the first of my layouts with more to come.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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Hello all! Welcome to Alison's "Sticky Girl Stamps" Monthly Blog Hop. I love this stamp of the month! The possibilities are endless and I love any stamp that I can color in. Here is just a simple layout using Caboodle. I embossed the "Make a Wish" and "Happy Birthday" sentiments with CTMH Heavenly Blue embossing powder. I don't know if it shows, but I used liquid glass on the cake stands and flowers and prisma glitter on the candles. The outside edge was stitched with sassy strands. The next blog is Laura's so click here. If you want to go back to the beginning, click here.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Heart for Haiti

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From February 1-28, 2010, our 12” x 12” textured cardstock combo packs are buy one, get one FREE—and with every offer purchased, Close To My Heart will donate $2 US to Operation Smile’s Haiti relief efforts.

Operation Smile is always a fantastic charitable partner—offering free facial reconstruction surgeries to needy children throughout the world. They’ve currently marshaled their medical teams and resources to provide emergency relief in Haiti, and the donations given as part of Hearts for Haiti will be used exclusively for Operation Smile’s efforts in Haiti. For more information on their on-the-ground response, you can visit www.operationsmile.org/haiti.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

What a Saturday!

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Trying to vendor 2 events on Saturday was a bit much but you ladies rock! It was a great day for business and meeting new CTMH followers. Sunday will definitely be a day of rest to prepare for the upcoming week. I'm so excited to finally start teaching at my new job. The next Central Penn Crop is February 20th. Email Lisa if your are interested in attending at centralpenncrop@yahoo.com. It's a great event and the food is awesome. Have a wonderful week!

Monday, January 18, 2010

New Artwork

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I've taken advantage of the day off and did a little artwork. Layouts are using the You Rock paper kit. Flip flap book is using Veranda Creative Basics. The card I lifted from Jeanette's website that uses our new lower priced A size stamps. Enjoy!