Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Creation for a cause...

A few weeks back, I was given a very special assignment from Close to my Heart. I was very honored to be included in a group of very talented consultants who were invited to do a piece of artwork for a silent auction to benefit Operation Smile. I didn't have much time to create a one-of-a-kind, 'over-the-top' piece of artwork...but was pretty pleased with the final product I sent!

The silent auction was held last weekend during Close to my Heart's Leadership convention and raised over $5300 to benefit Operation Smile! I am so pleased to say that will help over 20 children receive a much needed operation to help give them a beautiful new smile!

I decided to do a piece of home decor artwork rather than creat a mini-album or the like. I used a 12x12 canvas and created a family picture frame. All the products I used were from Close to my Heart with the exception of the canvas and stand.

Click here to learn more about Operation Smile or how you can help.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring August's SOTM, D1352-It's Your Day a set of 26 stamps. If you have come here from Dawn'sBlog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Jena's Blog and start from the beginning!

This month we have 66 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this stamp set and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is so simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! The sit back and get ready to be inspired!

Here are my two creations using only Close to my Heart Product:

Supplies Used:

  • D1352 It's Your Day August Stamp of the Month

  • X7112B Animal Cookies Level 2 paper pack

  • Z270 White Grosgrain Ribbon

  • Z1133 White Ricrac

  • Z1052 Ricrack Collection

  • Z1155 Clear Buttons

  • Z1111 Summer Carnival Brads

  • Z2166Tulip Exclusive Ink Pad

  • Z2150 Sunflower Exclusive Ink Pad

  • Z2119 Dutch Blue Exclusive Ink Pad

  • Z2113 Clover Meadow Exclusive Ink Pad

  • Z1294 Sanding Kit

    • Now "Hop" on over to Beth'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 August SOTM is only available until August 30th! Contact me today to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

      If you get lost along the way or find links that aren't working, here is a complete list of all the talented ladies who are participating:

      Jena DeVries
      Kristie Horness-Herdener
      Carla Ironside
      Deb Young
      Alanna Moses
      Paige Dolecki
      Wendy Kessler
      Heather Painchaud
      Helen Onulak
      Barbra Otten
      Haley Dyer
      Nona Davenport
      Michelle Robinson
      Cindy Leek
      Melissa Laverty
      Katy Donaldson
      Amy McVey
      Tammy Lea Pinchard
      Leslie Markland
      Judy Burger
      Laurie R Newton
      Kami Welter
      Tracy Oleksak
      Karen Norman
      Chris Shouse
      Cibele Glazer
      Debra Van Patten
      Terrie Dodd
      Jamia Bankhead
      Anne Beck
      Jennifer Patrick
      Laurie Levnik
      Lori Miller
      Brae Montgomery
      Dawn Ross
      Dawn Slipcevic
      Barbara Harris
      Carol Taggio
      Jill Lucas
      Chris Green
      Nancy Ball
      Dawn Heuft
      Kelly Triggs
      Beth Naumann
      Antoinette Herrin
      Jessica Booth
      Jen Rubio
      Misty Jackson
      Adeline E. Brill
      Lori Leng
      Pam Klassen
      Pamela OConnor
      Jennifer Royal
      Caren Goldsein
      Shannon Pelletier
      Sherry Thompson
      Maricar Harris
      Traci Godbee
      Laura Dame
      Miranda Kurz
      Leisa Hubley
      Julia Menssen
      Jan Moxey
      Jody Gustafson