Saturday, March 31, 2012

Victory! Paper Trail Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Victory (April) Paper Trail blog hop.  My apologies for not being up on time if this is your return trip.  If it's your first visit then read on, I'm ready now!

If you came from Connie's blog,  Scraps & Stories  you are on the right path.  If you are just starting the paper trail with my blog, don't worry.  You won't miss anything because we are a circular blog hop and you'll end up right where you started, where ever that is.

This month we are using Close To My Heart's Victory paper packet.  The colors and patterns are deep and rich.  This packet could be used for Father's Day or graduation cards and layouts, camping and much more.  I chose to do some cards.

Cards using Victory Level 2 Paper pack

"Amazing" Card

"Incredible" Card

"Fun" Card
For these cards I stuck to my 3 favorite patterns in the pack.  I used a section of the zip strips on each one - LOVE the zip strips! - and an assortment of embellishments which I'll list below. 

Next on the Paper Trail is Karen's blog, Inky Fingers.  She always has great projects to share!  Thanks for stopping by!

Shopping list for what I used on my cards:

Victory Paper Pack X7150B

"Pure Adventure" My Acrylix stamps C1497

"You Are..." Stamp of the Month S1204 (available in April only)
Victory Workshop on the Go provides the 3rd stamp set, hemp & square Durables. The hemp and Durables can be purchased separately, but this is the only way to get My Acrylix stamp set featured in it.
Square Durables, 2 sizes, 2 colors in each pack of 48.  Z1705
Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon Z1732
Natural Hemp Z280
Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems Z1333. Package of 108 gems includes 3 colors and 4 sizes.
Foundry Pin Clips Z1612. 12 per package
Milepost Shapes Z1464.  Many shapes 48 per package
Art Philosophy Cricut Collection Z 1686
 The Art Philosophy cartridge was used for these pieces:

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Convention 2012: Catch the Fever!

One of the highlights of my year is always my "Girlfriend Vacation" aka the annual Close To My Heart convention.  This year we are gathering in Dallas, Texas for three full days of fun, excitement, crafting, education and networking.  And those are just the planned activities.  {wink-wink}

The CTMH Corporate team who works long and hard all year putting our conventions together (along with their "regular" responsibilities) put together this video as a teaser.  Trust me, once you've gone to convention you don't need a teaser, but I thought this was fun and want to share it with you.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Why March is Special!

Close to my Heart has put together an additional incentive to join my team in March...

The Art Philosophy Cricut Collection will be included in your kit for...

 wait for it...


when you join my Stamp Scrap Fever team in March!!

Watch & listen as Christine tells you all about it:

And let me tell you why *I* love Close to My Heart so much.  Please click here.

I can't wait to have you on my team!!