Tuesday, September 30, 2014

#30yearsofhappy - Day 30


We made it!! It's day 30 of our of our #30yearsofhappy challenge. Did you miss any of the projects? You can view them all by clicking on this link. If you want to see even more projects made with this stamp set, you can visit my #30yearsofhappy Pinterest board by clicking on this link.

Don't forget today is also the last day to get your set of these stamps! Scroll down to see how to place a qualifying order to get yours free.


You Are My Number 1 Treat Tube



You can never have too many ideas for giving treats to people you care about. This treat tube was decorated by Julia at www.createteachrepeat.blogspot.com. Such a sweet gift and a lovely way to end this month long challenge. Click on this LINK to Julia's blog post for more information about this project.

Be sure to check back tomorrow to see the next project in our #30yearsofhappy challenge.

Hurry! Today is the last day to get your own #30yearsofhappy stamp set? Click this link to go my CTMH website. Pick our ANY of our stamp sets with total retail of $30 or more and you will be prompted to add this set for FREE!


I hope you will join us on this 30 day challenge. How many projects can you make with this set in September? Add your projects using the link invitation below.

Make some time for creating today!
Rebecca

Monday, September 29, 2014

#30yearsofhappy - Day 29


This is our 29th day of the #30yearsofhappy challenge. I've been so inspired by the projects shared by Ellen and Julia. Have you joined the challenge? We invite you to link pictures of your projects at the bottom of this post.


The {best} Mini-Album



Ellen (www.cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com) saved her best for last with this accordian mini-album made with Flip Flaps. Do you recognize the chubby face of her grandson? You can bet that this book will have a special place in her purse and will be brought out to show often!

Check out Ellen's blog post for additional pictures and to learn how she built this amazing album.

Ready to get your own #30yearsofhappy stamp set? Click this link to go my CTMH website. Pick our ANY of our stamp sets with total retail of $30 or more and you will be prompted to add this set for FREE!


I hope you will join us on this 30 day challenge. How many projects can you make with this set in September? Add your projects using the link invitation below.

Make some time for creating today!
Rebecca

Sunday, September 28, 2014

#30yearsofhappy - Day 28


We are almost done with our month long #30yearsofhappy challenge. Today I am sharing my last entry. Stay tuned for 2 more days to see Julia & Ellen's final projects.

September is National Stamping Month and Close To My Heart is celebrating all month long by giving away a fun stamp set with qualifying orders!  This special stamp set, #30yearsofhappy, was designed to celebrate our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton's 30th anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. To get this stamp set free, simply place an order on my Close To My Heart website which includes $30 in current retail-priced stamps.




Are you up for a challenge? You are invited to join us! Scroll to the bottom of this post for an invitation to post a link to your project using the #30yearsofhappy stamp set.

Love Bible Journaling

A few weeks ago, I discovered a new art form that combines Bible Study with creativity. Bible Journaling is creating artwork in the margins or even over the text of your Bible that help to illustrate the content. It could be as simple as highlighting key verses or involve multiple layers of craft mediums. The best way to describe it is to show you some examples. Click here to see my Bible Journaling Pinterst board.

I have always learned best when I write and doodle my way through content, so I thought this would be an excellent way to get deeper into the word. You can start with any Bible, but I bought a ESV journaling Bible so I'd have the nice wide margins to work in.


For my first Bible journaling effort, I choose I John 4:8, "Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is Love. I made the prototype shown above on cardstock while I waited for my Bible to come in. I can't wait to put it into the margin of my Bible --- I'll post a link as soon as I get it done.



I used the LOVE stamp from the #30yearsofhappy stamp set with Pixie ink. I also used the Be Still (A1141) stamp set and masked off all the words except "Know God". If you want to learn more about Bible Journaling, check out the Journaling Bible Community Facebook Group.

Be sure to check back tomorrow, when Ellen at www.cardmonkeysjungle.com will share another project made using this fun stamp set.

There are only 2 days left to get your hands on one of this stamp set. Here's how: Go to my CTMH website and pick out several stamp sets you love with total retail of $30 or more. This will be easy because there are so many great new sets to pick from! When you view your shopping cart, you will be prompted to add #30yearsofhappy for FREE!



In the meantime, keep creating!

Rebecca

Saturday, September 27, 2014

#30yearsofhappy - Day 27


It's day 27 of our #30yearsofhappy challenge. If you want to see more projects made with this stamp set, you can visit my #30yearsofhappy Pinterest board by clicking on this link.


Mustache WHOA! Party Decor


I'm blown away by this party set by Julia at www.createteachrepeat.blogspot.com. She used the mustashe stamp from the #30yearsofhappy set on the various pieces to create a theme. Are you ready to party? Click on this LINK to Julia's blog post to learn how Julia put this all together.

Be sure to check back tomorrow to see the next project in our #30yearsofhappy challenge.

Ready to get your own #30yearsofhappy stamp set? Click this link to go my CTMH website. Pick our ANY of our stamp sets with total retail of $30 or more and you will be prompted to add this set for FREE!


I hope you will join us on this 30 day challenge. How many projects can you make with this set in September? Add your projects using the link invitation below.

Make some time for creating today!
Rebecca

Friday, September 26, 2014

#30yearsofhappy - Day 26


Today, I'm posting the 26th project I've posted using the #30yearsofhappy stamp set. Thank you to Ellen and Julia for sharing their artwork with us!

You can click this LINK to see all the earlier posts. You can also use the hashtag #30yearsofhappy on Facebook or Instagram to see more artwork using these stamps. I have also started collecting #30yearsofhappy projects from across the internet on a Pinterest board. Click HERE to see it.


Sweet Treat Bag




Ellen (www.cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com) went above and beyond on today's project by using not one but two of the #30yearsofhappy stamps. In addition to the assigned "sweet" stamp, she random stamped the bag with lots of colorful flowers. I can't wait to learn more about this fun project. Check out Ellen's blog post to learn more about how she made this pretty little bag.

Ready to get your own #30yearsofhappy stamp set? Click this link to go my CTMH website. Pick our ANY of our stamp sets with total retail of $30 or more and you will be prompted to add this set for FREE!


I hope you will join us on this 30 day challenge. How many projects can you make with this set in September? Add your projects using the link invitation below.

Make some time for creating today!
Rebecca

Thursday, September 25, 2014

#30yearsofhappy - Day 25


It's a new day and that means a new #30yearsofhappy project! I hope you've enjoyed our other projects. Big thanks to Ellen and Julia who have shared their original artwork. If you missed any of these projects, click HERE to see them all.



Are you up for a challenge? You are invited to join us! Scroll to the bottom of this post for an invitation to post a link to your project using the #30yearsofhappy stamp set.

Picture Perfect Magnet


I cut this "poloroid" style frame using the Artbooking Cricut cartridge. It is on page 41 of the handbook. I used my picture to determine how big to cut it.


To assemble the magnet, I cut a square of chipboard just a little smaller than the picture frame. I attached the picture to the chipboard, then the frame on top.

I stamped the Picture Perfect stamp on a piece of scrap paper and trimmed it. I attached it to the frame with a little foam tape to add a little dimension.

My supply list: White cardstock, 3D foam tape and Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.

Be sure to check back tomorrow, when Ellen at www.cardmonkeysjungle.com will share another project made using this fun stamp set.

Want to get your hands on one of this sets? Here's how: Go to my CTMH website and pick out several stamp sets you love with total retail of $30 or more. This will be easy because there are so many great new sets to pick from! When you view your shopping cart, you will be prompted to add #30yearsofhappy for FREE!



In the meantime, keep creating!

Rebecca

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

#30yearsofhappy - Day 24


It's day 24 of our #30yearsofhappy challenge. If you want to see more projects made with this stamp set, you can visit my #30yearsofhappy Pinterest board by clicking on this link.


{Thumbs Up} Like Nugget Wrapper



You have probably figured out by not that the three of us love treats. I've lost track of the number of candy & cookie wrappings. Today's chocolate Nugget gift was made by Julia at www.createteachrepeat.blogspot.com using the "Like" stamp from the #30yearsofhappy set.  Love it! Click on this LINK to Julia's blog post for more details.

Be sure to check back tomorrow to see the next project in our #30yearsofhappy challenge.

Ready to get your own #30yearsofhappy stamp set? Click this link to go my CTMH website. Pick our ANY of our stamp sets with total retail of $30 or more and you will be prompted to add this set for FREE!


I hope you will join us on this 30 day challenge. How many projects can you make with this set in September? Add your projects using the link invitation below.

Make some time for creating today!
Rebecca

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

#30yearsofhappy - Day 23


It's day 23 of our #30yearsofhappy challenge. If you are just joining us, you can click this LINK to see all the earlier posts. You can also use the hashtag #30yearsofhappy on Facebook or Instagram to see more artwork using these stamps.

I have also started collecting #30yearsofhappy projects from across the internet on a Pinterest board. Click HERE to see it.


Gee Thanks Photo Card



If you have spent any time with Ellen at www.cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com over the last couple months, you are probably as surprised as I am that this adorable face is just now showing up in one of her projects. LOL. This little guy is her new grandbaby and she couldn't be prouder.

Photo cards are a great way to send personal appreciation notes after a special event. These would also work well for newly weds or a recent graduate. Click on this link to her blog post to learn more about how Ellen made this adorable card.

Ready to get your own #30yearsofhappy stamp set? Click this link to go my CTMH website. Pick our ANY of our stamp sets with total retail of $30 or more and you will be prompted to add this set for FREE!


I hope you will join us on this 30 day challenge. How many projects can you make with this set in September? Add your projects using the link invitation below.

Make some time for creating today!
Rebecca

Monday, September 22, 2014

#30yearsofhappy - Day 22


Today, I bring you the 22nd project in our #30yearsofhappy challenge. Each day this month, I've shown you a project using one of the stamps on the #30yearsofhappy stamp set. My friends Ellen and Julia worked with me to bring you a project with each of the stamps.

Click HERE if you missed any of our earlier projects. 


This special stamp set, #30yearsofhappy, was designed to celebrate our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton's 30th anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. To get this stamp set free, simply place an order on my Close To My Heart website which includes $30 in current retail-priced stamps.

Are you up for a challenge? You are invited to join us! Scroll to the bottom of this post for an invitation to post a link to your project using the #30yearsofhappy stamp set.

For You Nugget Purse


This cute little bag holds a sweet surprise: a Dark Chocolate Nugget with Almonds. Putting together the purse gave me a chance to try out the new score board. It passed! One trick I'd pass on is that if you are making single score marks to use the score groove on the edge. Make sure score line is lined up with the grove on the top and bottom edge.


Once all of the score lines have been made, wrap the sizes around and clip them together with the Nugget inside.



 Then bring the front and back up. I fastened them together at the top with a glue dot.


My supply list: Chalk It Up paper, Teal shimmer trim, Neutral Metalic Baker's Twine and Artiste Cricut Cartridge.

Be sure to check back tomorrow, when Ellen at www.cardmonkeysjungle.com will share another project made using this fun stamp set.

Want to get your hands on one of this sets? Here's how: Go to my CTMH website and pick out several stamp sets you love with total retail of $30 or more. This will be easy because there are so many great new sets to pick from! When you view your shopping cart, you will be prompted to add #30yearsofhappy for FREE!



In the meantime, keep creating!

Rebecca

Sunday, September 21, 2014

#30yearsofhappy - Day 21


It's day 21 of our #30yearsofhappy challenge. If you missed any of the first 20 projects, you can see them by clicking on this LINK. Now, we'd love to see what you have made. Share your projects using the link at the bottom of this post.


Party! Party! Party! Card




Are you ready to Party? This fun card was made by Julia at www.createteachrepeat.blogspot.com using the "Party!" stamp from the #30yearsofhappy set.  I love how she repeated the sentiment tone-on-tone to create a custom background. Click on this LINK to Julia's blog post for more details.

Be sure to check back tomorrow to see the next project in our #30yearsofhappy challenge.

Ready to get your own #30yearsofhappy stamp set? Click this link to go my CTMH website. Pick our ANY of our stamp sets with total retail of $30 or more and you will be prompted to add this set for FREE!


I hope you will join us on this 30 day challenge. How many projects can you make with this set in September? Add your projects using the link invitation below.

Make some time for creating today!
Rebecca

Saturday, September 20, 2014

#30yearsofhappy - Day 20


It's day 20 of our #30yearsofhappy challenge. If you are just joining us, you can click this LINK to see all the earlier posts. You can also use the hashtag #30yearsofhappy on Facebook or Instagram to see more artwork using these stamps.

I have also started collecting #30yearsofhappy projects from across the internet on a Pinterest board. Click HERE to see it.


{heart} This Flag Stamp




Another fun idea by Ellen at www.cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com. She used the {heart} this pointer stamp from the #30yearsofhappy set to mark items on her wish list in catelogs. I would certainly put it to good use marking up the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book!

Click on this link to her blog post to learn more about her idea.

Ready to get your own #30yearsofhappy stamp set? Click this link to go my CTMH website. Pick our ANY of our stamp sets with total retail of $30 or more and you will be prompted to add this set for FREE!


I hope you will join us on this 30 day challenge. How many projects can you make with this set in September? Add your projects using the link invitation below.

Make some time for creating today!
Rebecca

Friday, September 19, 2014

#30yearsofhappy - Day 19


It's day 19 and the #30yearsofhappy project are still coming! All month, my friends and I have been showing you projects made with the stamps on the FREE stamp set #30yearsofhappy.

Here's a link if you'd like to review the earlier projects: LINK

This special stamp set, #30yearsofhappy, was designed to celebrate our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton's 30th anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. To get this stamp set free, simply place an order on my Close To My Heart website which includes $30 in current retail-priced stamps.


Are you up for a challenge? You are invited to join us! Scroll to the bottom of this post for an invitation to post a link to your project using the #30yearsofhappy stamp set.

Cheerful Flower Keychain


A couple years ago, my daughter had a Night Owl birthday party. We had several of these keychains left. I've had them laying in my craft room waiting for inspiration. These little stamps were the perfect catelyst.

I stamped the flower in the new Pixie ink. It seemed plain, so I stamped the center in yellow -- a pencil eraser was just the right size to fill the center circle. I used Liquid Glass to attach the paper to the key chain and again to attach the glass cover. You may notice that ink is a little fuzzy around the edges --- for this project, I like that look. But you should always test the Liquid Glass on your materials to see if they alter the images.

My supply list: White cardstock, Round glass cover, Liquid Glass & Thistle diagonal striped ribbon.

Be sure to check back tomorrow, when Ellen at www.cardmonkeysjungle.com will share another project made using this fun stamp set.

Want to get your hands on one of this sets? Here's how: Go to my CTMH website and pick out several stamp sets you love with total retail of $30 or more. This will be easy because there are so many great new sets to pick from! When you view your shopping cart, you will be prompted to add #30yearsofhappy for FREE!



In the meantime, keep creating!

Rebecca