Sunday, December 8, 2013

Welcome to the latest bloghop using Close to My Heart products.
For this project, we're highlighting Flip Flaps.  I thought it might be fun to
lift the flaps on this page to reveal each person's resolution for the new year.  
My teenagers get to keep a little privacy that way.
Goodness knows I didn't give them any when they were young. 
Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!  The blogger in front of me is
Jen Patrick who always impresses.  Thanks, Jen!  
 The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show how you can use 
Flip Flaps in  your next project, so here we go.

If you're already an afficianado of Close to My Heart, you'll recognize the houndstooth design from the Sparkle and Shine paper pack.  
But did you also notice the little round letters of the Tiny Type Epoxy Alphabet?  
November's Stamp of the Month, "Illuminate" adds a nice touch 
(coupled with Buttercup paper and ink) 
for looking ahead to our bright future in the new year.
Happy new year, Scrappers!

The next blogger on the hop is Pamela O'Connor
who amazes me every day with her creations. 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Okay, so my sweet husband took this picture and
strongly suggested that I share an idea I'm using this year.  

These fun mugs are filled with bath salts and a scrubbie 
but they're disguised as a frothy winter drink.  
There's a razor hiding in there to simulate a straw 
and a yummy looking cookie sits on top.
But don't be fooled: that cookie is not for your tummy;
 it's an ornament for the tree.
You can use cinnamon and glue to make dough and roll out 
just as if you were making sugar cookies.
Use your favorite cookie cutters and embellish as you like.
You can add "candies" that are really beads and buttons.
They'll smell good for years to come.  And they make great gifts.
These particular ones are going to the amazing ladies who help run the office at school.  

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Get ready for the luckiest Friday the 13th of the year, my friends.  
This is the project we'll do in January; 
I like showing you before the event happens so you can plan ahead.  
Bring your photos so you can go home in January with a finished project, 
complete with all your family pics from the blessed holiday.  
You'll be getting the cutest paper pack and embellishments:

Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet (X71716B) for $9.95
Sparkle & Shine Assortment (Z1860) for $5.95

Ask Tami Buechler, there will be tons left over for other projects, too.