Archive for November, 2009

CTMH Stampaganza Stamp Sale Starts Today!


Stamp lovers rejoice!  This amazing sale is back again!  Whether you are a card maker or a scrapbooker, this is the perfect time to build your stamp collection!  From November 3–30, 2009, purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, and/or E only) at full retail price and receive a third stamp set of your choice for FREE (of equal or lesser value for your entire order)—a savings of up to $22.95 US / $28.50 CAN!  Plus, the 2 stamp sets that you purchase count towards a qualifying order to earn the Stamp of the Month at a discount or even free!  SHOP ONLINE NOW!!

Shipping/handling apply.  Stamp sets available for FREE include: A, B, C, and D-size sets only.  E-size, customizable (K), Stamp of the Month, and Art & Soul® sets are not available as the free set.  Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase include full-priced A, B, C, D, and E-size sets only.  Stamps that do not qualify toward a qualifying purchase include Stamp of the Month, Art & Soul, Workshops on the Go™, and customized (K) stamps.

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2005 Christmas Layout


Supplies by CTMH: Deck the Halls paper and Stickease.

It’s November and the panic is starting to set in….Christmas will be here before I know it!  There is so much to do!  I make calendars every year for Christmas gifts and with one of our family gatherings right after Thanksgiving my time will run short.  So with the holidays just around the corner 🙂 I thought I’d share this holiday layout.  This was the year that my girls wanted the Christmas picture to include their American Girl Dolls.  They were all matching, of course!

CTMH November SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to another Close to My Heart Blog Hop.  The blog hop is a loop so if you are starting here you can just continue through until you are back here again.  This month we are featuring the November Stamp of the Month: Around the Block.  It is a set of 26 stamps that work great for home and family pages.

Nov SOM 2009

Here’s what I came up with:

Now I know there are some of you who are going to love this stamp set but it just wasn’t for me.  I took a different approach and used the cloud and swirl stamps as the background for this card and used the shutters to make my own window instead of using the house.  The card layout is from Wishes.  The frame was cut with my Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge.  The owl in the window is from the Dream Big stamp set.


You will also notice from this picture that although my card is standard size, it opens to the side instead of flipping up.  Ink colors used are: Twilight, Sorbet, and Olive.  Ribbon is from Sorbet Collection and Designer Twilight.

Now hop on over and visit BETH’S BLOG !

If you get lost along the way go to this post for a complete updated list.

CTMH November SOTM Blog Hop List

This is the list only.  You can start the blog hop HERE.  Spaces in the list below indicate a break in the chain.  If you get lost along the way, it is most likely at one of these points.

Wendy Kessler    <—- YOU ARE HERE!
Beth Naumann  bethscreativeblock
Misty Jackson misstscraps
Brenda Harmless keepsakeswithheart
Amy McVey clearlystamping
Chris Shouse houseostamps
Pam Klassen  eimmap
Jen Rubio jenrubio
Wanda Riley creatingwithwanda
Lori Miller  clearlyfromtheheart
Carol Taggio craftycarol55
Tracy Oleksak mamaolie
Jena DeVries livelovelaughscrapbook
Helen Onulak hookedonstamping
Carla Ironside carlacreates
Cindy Leek paperspadsandpictures
Laurie Levnik  creationsbylaurie
Krista Ritskes  kristaritskes-simplycreating
Kathleen Androlewicz bowlofstamps
Paige Dolecki paigespaperparadise
Jody Gustafson  cre8nmemories
Laura Dame  thecroppersconnection
Terrie Dodd my-life-in-real-time
Lori Brown savingmine
Cibele Glazer  flowerfoot
Caren Goldsein scrappycaren
Traci Godbee createwithtraci
Dawn Ross iamahappystamper
Laurie Newton scrapsfromthebeach
Nona Davenport  nonapearl
Tanya David scramperscorner
Sheila Bennett sheila-bennett
Melissa Laverty  fancymelissa
Amy Edwards PaisleysPlayhouse
Lori Leng  pinkcloudscrappers
Kristie Herdener goofyscrapper
Jill Lucas  scrapwench
Adeline E. Brill adeline-brill
Michelle Nist Michellenist
Dawn Heuft stamptildawn
Jessica Booth  jessicabooth
Susan Brooks stampingintheopen
Sarita Schraeder blessedscrapper
Katy Donaldson  scrappinkaty
Mary Eisen mestamp2
Deb Young scrapbookczar
Haley Dyer inkyscrapper
Kimberly Smith verykimberry
Barbra Otten  barbraotten
Tammy Lea Pinchard  mycreativeclubhouse
Nancy Brown creativelyartsygallery
Judy Burger makingtimeformemories
Sylvia Jacquot stampinsylvia
Brae Montgomery thebrae-er
Pamela O’Connor  cherishyourmemories
Antoinette Herrin GodblessyourART
Debra Van Patten  memoriesoftheheartbydeb