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This year I celebrated 15 years as a Close to My Heart Consultant. I love to scrapbook, and I love Close to My Heart Products. My desire is to use this blog to share with you my love of scrapbooking memories, making cards, home décor projects and many more. I hope that you will check back often for ideas, techniques and more. I will be sharing ideas and layouts done from both from Classic Scrapbooking and Online Scrapbooking using Close to My Heart's Studio J. To check out Studio J, placing orders and for tons of ideas, go to my website, www.inkypaws.myctmh.com

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Chalk it Up Artwork with Attitude Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Stampers with an Attitude Chalk It Up Blog Hop. You may be asking yourself..... Just who are these "Stampers with Attitude"???? They are a team of Close to My Heart Consultants lead by my up-line, Kimberly Moss. This month the Stampers with Attitude are excited to share with artwork focusing on one of the NEW paper kits, Chalk It Up. Our blog hop is a circular hop. You just click on the link to the next blog at the bottom of each post and you will be on your way to more wonderful ideas. This month I am following Di Crawford . If you get lost, I have listed all of the participating blogs at the bottom of my post.  Hope you enjoy seeing what our team has made for you.
This month, we are using the Chalk It Up paper kit (X7184B). You will find this kit very versatile. It is great for school projects, all types of cards and so much more. Don't kit the kit names put you in a box as to what to use it for, although a couple of the prints may be theme specific, the others have many uses. For this card I used the stamp set For a Friend (D1542). I used the Star BT and the Random Words BT. I also used the zip strip from this sheet of background texture duo and a strip of Lagoon CS. I used the direct to paper method of distressing the Lagoon CS with Lagoon Ink Pad. After distressing two short pieces of Lagoon CS, I flag cut one end of each piece. Then I used a Sponge Dauber with Lagoon Ink Pad to softly distress the edges of the Random Words BT. I stamped the "Thinking of you my Friend" saying with Archival Ink (44751) on a piece of Colonial White CS that I cut with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge. Then filled in the strip around the edges with one of our new ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (B68) Turquoise Blue page. I layered the Zip Strip onto the long strip of Lagoon CS. Then working from left to right, I adhered the Star BT piece against the folded edge, then the Lagoon CS with Zip Strip, and lastly the Random Words BT. I adhered the two Lagoon CS flagged pieces to the center bottom edge of saying, then applied 3D tape to back of saying to pop up the saying. Last but not least, I embellished with a piece from one of the Sparkles Clear Flourishes - small (1812).
Next here are two cards that made using the stamp set from the Chalk It Up WOTG. in both of them I have stamp the Life is good image three times. The first time I stamped the entire image on White Daisy CS in Sorbet Ink. The I stamped the "Life"" portion in Black Ink, then for the first card I stamped the "is Good" portion in Flaxen Ink and for the second card I stamped it in Lagoon Ink. Then cut those pieces out and layered them on the piece stamped in Sorbet ink. For the first one I also stamped the triangles in Black Ink, and Layered a smiley face from the Chalk It Up Assortment. for the first card I pleated the Black Twill ribbon for the bottom of the card. For the second card I pleated a piece of paper from the kit after inking edges with Lagoon Ink. I also adhered three Silver Sequins.

I hope you have enjoyed what I shared. I also have layouts using this kit, click HERE to see them. Then you can come back here and go onto our next blogger. The next blogger on this hop is Belinda McLane I'm sure you are going to enjoy what she has to share.

August Stampers with an Attitude Chalk it Up Blog Hop List - Final List
  1. Melinda Everitt ~ http://www.ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/2014/08/chalk-it-up-with-stampers-with-attitude.html
  2. Melissa Robinson ~ http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com/2014/08/stampers-with-attitude-chalk-it-up-blog.html
  3. Sheila Bennett ~ http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com/2014/08/chalk-it-up-stampers-with-attitude-blog.html
  4. Debbie Andrews ~ http://debspaperandscissors.blogspot.com/2014/08/august-stampers-with-attitude-chalk-it.html
  5. Fawn Carriker ~ http://photofunwithfawn.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/chalk-it-up-stampers-with-an-attitude-august-blog-hop/
  6. Catherine Nowak ~  http://catscrapbooking.com/2014/08/10/stampers-with-attitude-blog-hop-chalk-it-up/
  7. Di Crawford ~ http://scrapwithdi.blogspot.com/2014/08/chalk-it-up-with-our-red-frame.html
  8. Barbi Kelley ~ http://barbispapercreations.blogspot.com/2014/08/chalk-it-up-artwork-with-attitude-blog.html
  9. Belinda McLane - http://bbmclane.blogspot.com/2014/08/chalk-it-up-stampers-with-attitude-team.html
  10. Jen Patrick ~ http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/2014/08/stampers-with-attitude-blog-hop-chalk.html
  11. Christy Geyer ~ http://www.creativechristyg.blogspot.com/2014/08/stampers-with-attitude-chalk-it-up-blog.html
  12. Angela Garcia ~ http://angelascraftcloset.blogspot.com/2014/08/chalk-it-up-with-attitude-blog-hop.html
  13. Sue Latta ~ http://lattastamps.blogspot.com/
  14. Denise Elliott ~ http://www.inspiredbyd.blogspot.com/2014/08/art-with-attitude-blog-hop-chalk-it-up.html

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Chalk It Up Layouts

This month I am focusing on the Chalk It Up paper kit. It is one of the new 9 kits in Close to My Hearts new Annual Inspirations Idea Book. The photos I used are from our trip to Sedona Arizona and the surrounding area. One of the days we went to the Grand Canyon. I took a layout we were given at the annual Close to My Heart convention and changed it a bit. I used the Happy Birds (C1600) stamp set to not only stamp some flowers to cut out and embellish with but also stamped the flowers in Lagoon ink on the Lagoon CS. And used Glitter Gam (B1465) stamp set to stamp the sketchy heart in Black Ink on the upper left of the first layout and the lower right of the second layout. I slao stamped some of the heart in our New Glacier Ink, cut them out and adhered them with 3D tape. I also used some of our new Bling Gems Gold Assortment. Hope you enjoy these layouts.
To purchase these items to make your own layouts, go to  my website.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bling it Up Blog Hop by the Stampers with Attitude

You may be asking yourself..... Just who are these "Stampers with Attitude"???? They are a team of Close to My Heart Consultants lead by my upline, Kimberly Moss.This month the Stampers with Attitude are excited to share with artwork focusing on BLING. By adding bling to your artwork it can really can make it pop.

If this is your first time to a blog hop, it is a circular hop. You just click on the link to the next blog at the bottom of each post. If you have come here from Di Crawford's Blog then you are right on track. .If you are just starting the blog hop, that's great too. You will find a link near the bottom of my post to get you to the next blog.

I chose to use the Balloon Ride Paper Packet this month.
For my first card, I choose to "Bling It Up" using the Durables Artisan Studs & The Baker's Twine Neutral Metallica Asst..


 On this second card, I again used the Baker's Twine, and I added sparkles from our Sparkles Clear Flourishes - Small set. The stamped butterfly, heart and "dream" are from the "Dreamer" Stamp Set. I also added the wood paper from the Timberline Paper Packet

Here is a Supply List, you can go to my website www.inkypaws.ctmh.com to place your order.

X7180B     Balloon Ride Paper Packet             $ 9.95          
X7182B     Timberline Paper Packet                 $9.95
D1581        Give A Lift Stamp Set                   $17.95
B1439        Dreamer                                          $ 9.95
Z1921        Baker's Twine Neu. Metal Asst      $ 5.95          
Z1816        Durables Artisan Studs                   $ 3.95
Z1812        Sparkles Clear Flourishes -Sm       $ 4.95            
Z2171        Saddle Ink Pad                                $ 5.25
Z2194        Sky Ink Pad                                     $ 5.25          
Z2164        Sorbet Ink Pad                                 $ 5.25

The next blog on our hop belong's to Kimberly Moss, I know you will love to see what she has made to share this month. So don't delay, click on her name and it will take you right there.
Should you get lost you can always come back here to get back on track.
July Stampers with an Attitude Bling it Up Blog Hop List
  1. Becky McClain ~ http://beckysstudio-cards.blogspot.com
  2. Di Crawford ~ http://scrapwithdi.blogspot.com/
  3. Barbi Kelley ~ http://barbispapercreations.blogspot.com
  4. Kimberly Moss ~  http://kimspapercrafts.blogspot.com
  5. Catherine Nowak~ http://catscrapbooking.com/
  6. Angela Garcia ~ http://angelascraftcloset.blogspot.com/
  7. Sue Latta ~ http://lattastamps.blogspot.com
  8. Sheila Bennett ~ http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
  9. Melissa Robinson ~ http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com
  10. Melinda Everitt ~ http://www.ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/
  11. Jen Patrick ~ http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com
  12. Fawn Carriker ~ http://photofunwithFawn.wordpress.com
  13. Aggie Peters ~ http://busyaggie.blogspot.com
  14. Denise Elliott ~ www.inspiredbyd.blogspot.com

Jubilee Layout #1 from June Continued

I wanted to show you the interactive parts of last month's layout. Here you will see the two fence planks that fit behind the grass on the left side of the layout.


The pic on the left shows that I have tucked one of the fence planks back in to place. And the pick on the right is a close up of both planks back in.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book Retiring List

Yes it is that time again...  Spring/Summer 2014 Retiring list. Contact me at paws4memories@mac.com or go to                       inkypaws.ctmh.com to order your items TODAY! Don't delay!!
Item # Description
Z1789 Chalkboard 12" x 12" Sheet, Adhesive-backed
Z1832 Spinner
Z1843 Irresistibles™ Frames
Z1844 Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes 
Z1858 Irresistibles™ Hexagons
Z1863 Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
X7170C Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements
X7171C Sarita My Stickease® Assortment 
X7172C ProPlayer My Stickease® Assortment 
X7173C Babycakes Complements Canvas Shapes
X7177C Skylark Dimensional Elements Complements
X7178C Ivy Lane My Stickease® Assortment
X7179C Ariana Dimensional Elements Complements
X7180C Balloon Ride Dimensional Elements Complements
X7181C Jubilee Dimensional Elements Complements
X7182C Timberline My Stickease® Assortment
X7183C Lollydoodle My Stickease® Assortment
Z1039 Create A Shade Pearl Paint
Z1825 Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
Z1835 Tiny Type Epoxy Alphabet
Z1961 Marquee Enamel Shapes–White
Z1891 Base & Bling Teal Jewels
Z1892 Base & Bling Black Jewels
Z1893 Base & Bling Red Jewels
Z1894 Base & Bling Pink Jewels
Z1895 Base & Bling Purple Jewels
Z1854 Laughing Lola Assortment
Z1869 Babycakes Assortment
Z1873 Sarita Assortment
Z1879 ProPlayer Assortment
Z3000 Skylark Assortment
Z3001 Ivy Lane Assortment
Z3002 Ariana Assortment
Z3003 Balloon Ride Assortment
Z3004 Jubilee Assortment
Z3005 Timberline Assortment
Z3006 Lollydoodle Assortment
Z1837 Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection
Z1702 Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment
Z1751 Harvest Baker's Twine
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Z1808 Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon
Z1817 Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape
Z1826 Hollyhock Zipper Lace
Z1846 Ruby Chevron Ribbon
Z1850 Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
Z1867 Jute Ribbon
Z1917 Lagoon Zipper Lace
Z1930 Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape
Z1343 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Cranberry
Z1344 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Hollyhock
Z1345 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Black
Z1348 WIP 12x12 Album- Chocolate
Z1911 Designed Décor Frame Kit
Z1874 Base & Bling Necklace 
Z1875 Base & Bling Cuff 
Z1876 Base & Bling Hair Clips
Z1877 Base & Bling Rings
Z1878 Base & Bling Headband
Z1195 My Creations Memory Showcase 6x6
Z1647 My Creations® Card Box
Z1797 My Creations® Bracket Frame
Z1868 My Creations® Kraft Ring Box
Z1870 My Creations® Kraft Pocket Album
X1404 TrueFitFolios(5)
Z1820 For Always Textiles 
Z1885 Sarita Textiles
Z1970 Skylark Textiles
Z1971 Jubilee Textiles
Z1801 Alcohol Blending Marker
Z2400 Marker Set: Twilight
Z2401 Marker Set: Crystal Blue
Z2402 Marker Set: Sky
Z2403 Marker Set: Juniper
Z2404 Marker Set: Sweet Leaf
Z2405 Marker Set: Buttercup
Z2406 Marker Set: Creme Brulee
Z2407 Marker Set: Sorbet
Z2408 Marker Set: Blush
Z2409 Marker Set: Smoothie
Z2410 Marker Set: Gypsy
Z2411 Marker Set: Pacifica
Z2412 Marker Set: Lagoon
Z2413 Marker Set: Topiary
Z2414 Marker Set: Pear
Z2415 Marker Set: Honey
Z2416 Marker Set: Sunset
Z2417 Marker Set: Cotton Candy
Z2418 Marker Set: Hollyhock
Z2419 Marker Set: Cranberry
Z2420 Marker Set: Smokey Plum
Z2421 Marker Set: Outdoor Denim
Z2422 Marker Set: Indian Corn Blue
Z2423 Marker Set: Ponderosa Pine
Z2424 Marker Set: New England Ivy
Z2425 Marker Set: Olive
Z2426 Marker Set: Goldrush
Z2427 Marker Set: Autumn Terracotta
Z2428 Marker Set: Barn Red
Z2429 Marker Set: Ruby
Z2430 Marker Set: Black
Z2431 Marker Set: Slate
Z2432 Marker Set: Whisper
Z2206 Reinker Blush
Z2210 Reinker Buttercup
Z2260 Reinker Twilight
Z2267 Reinker Crème Brulee
Z2294 Reinker Sky                                                                                          
Z2106 Stamp Pad Blush
Z2110 Stamp Pad .Buttercup
Z2160 Stamp Pad Twilight
Z2167 Stamp Pad Crème Brulee
Z2194 Stamp Pad Sky                                                                                        
Z2500 Whimsy Mini Pigment Set
Z4133 Marker Tower
1271 Cardstock12x12Buttercup
X5640 Cardstock12x12Blush
X5666 Cardstock12x12Twilight
X5754 Cardstock12x12CremeBrulee
X5761 Cardstock 12x12 Sky                                                                                  
X5936 Whimsy Cardstock Combo
X7170B Laughing Lola Paper Packet
X7171B Sarita Paper Packet
X7172B ProPlayer Paper Packet
X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
X7178B Ivy Lane Paper Packet
X7179B Ariana Paper Packet
X7180B Balloon Ride Paper Packet
X7181B Jubilee Paper Packet
X7182B Timberline Paper Packet
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet
1514 Tombow Adhesive
1515 Tombow Adhesive Refill
Z1311 Circle Punch 1 1/4                                                                                  
Z338 Euro Personal Paper Trimmer
Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit
A1130 Quick Cards-Bountiful Season
A1143 Teddy Bear Birthday
A1144 Birthday Cheer
A1145 Flowering Thanks
A1158 Doodle Signs
A1160 This Is Good
B1407 School Is Here
B1411 Greek Alphabet
B1425 Stitched with Love
B1426 Pick a Posy
B1446 Some Bunny
B1447 A Mother's Love
B1448 My Hero
B1451 Enjoy the Little Things
C1473 Remarkable Wreath
C1510 Merry & Bright
C1524 Words of Comfort
C1555 Count Your Blessings
C1563 Cityscape
C1572 On Holiday (Australia Only)
D1483 Glory To God
D1514 Just a Number
D1551 Swirls Around
D1557 Candyland
D1564 Maximum Power
D1583 Unicorn Dreams
BULK251 Bulk Baker's Twine- Grey 
BULK296 Baker's Twine Hemp
BULK298 Clear Acrylic Flowers
BULK301 Laughing Lola B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
BULK302 Sarita B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
BULK303 ProPlayer B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
BULK304 Babycakes B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
BULK318 Embossed Metal Badge Buttons (5/8")
BULK319 Metal Flowers (1/2")
BULK320 Teal Acrylic Flower (12mm)
Bulk322 Skylark B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
Bulk323 Ivy Lane B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
Bulk324 Ariana B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
Bulk325 Balloon Ride B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
Bulk326 Jubilee B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
Bulk327 Timberline B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
Bulk328 Lollydoodle B&T Duos® Bulk Pack
Bulk329 Skylark WOTG Brochure
Bulk330 Ivy Lane WOTG Brochure
Bulk331 Ariana WOTG Brochure
Bulk332 Balloon Ride WOTG Brochure
Bulk333 Jubilee WOTG Brochure
Bulk334 Timberline WOTG Brochure
Bulk335 Lollydoodle WOTG Brochure
Bulk341 Ivy Lane Cardmaking Brochure
Bulk342 Lollydoodle Cardmaking Brochure
Bulk339 1/2" Pink Acrylic Flowers (12mm)
Bulk340 1/2" Teal Resin Flowers (12mm)
HB1059 Hostess Collection 1
HB1060 Hostess Collection 2
HB1061 Hostess Collection 3
W1127 B&T Duo Sampler 
W1128 Gathering Invite
CK141 Consultant Kit US
CK141AZ Consultant Kit AU/NZ
CK141C Consultant Kit - Canada
G1072 Workshops on the Go® Skylark Kit
G1073 Workshops on the Go® Ivy Lane Kit
G1074 Workshops on the Go® Ariana Kit
G1075 Workshops on the Go® Balloon Ride Kit
G1076 Workshops on the Go® Jubilee Kit
G1077 Workshops on the Go® Timberline Kit
G1078 Workshops on the Go® Lollydoodle Kit
G1079 Workshops on the Go® Ivy Lane Cardmaking Kit
G1080 Workshops on the Go® Lollydoodle Cardmaking Kit
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