November Stamp of the Month

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Today I’d like to showcase the November Stamp of the Month called “New Year’s Cheer.” Scroll down to see a photo of the stamp set.  Of course this stamp has many images and sentiments that are just perfect for cards and layouts relating to New Year’s events.  But I wanted to show you how this stamp is NOT just for New Year’s!  Remember you can purchase this stamp set for only $5.00 with any $50.00 Close To My Heart purchase.


First I made a birthday card with Jeepers Creepers paper.  I heat embossed some of the images with white embossing powder and added some white enamel stars.  I think it makes quite a classy and colorful card for a special birthday greeting!


Next I made a wedding card with this same New Year’s Wishes Stamp of the Month.  I used the gray side of the patterned paper in the Uptown Fundamentals collection.  Adding a sentiment stamped in Slate ink, a strip of Whisper cardstock and the coordinating Slate polka dot ribbon created a surprisingly nice monochromatic color design for my card!


Finally, I made another birthday card with this same stamp set.  I used Swan Lake paper, a Picture My Life style card from the Swan Lake paper pack and the banner stamps to create a festive birthday greeting.

I hope you can now look at the November Stamp of the Month and see that it is much more than just a New Year’s themed stamp!  I actually thought of another way to use this stamp as I was writing this post–I’ll try to make it and share tomorrow!

Until then, thanks for stopping by and make it a wonderful day!   Laurie


Changes Theme at Heart 2 Heart

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I am happy to be hosting the challenge over at Heart 2 Heart this week!  The theme for the challenge is CHANGE.  That could mean changes in the seasons, changes in our lives, or changes in how our children grow each year.  It could also be as simple as the change from a pumpkin to a jack-o-lantern!  My project documents two changes–the transformation of a plain foam pumpkin to Halloween décor and the changes in my grandson since I last saw him in May.


I took quite a few pictures of our crafting sessions–too many to nicely fit on a one page layout.  So I decided to try out the new CTMH Pocket Plus Memory Protectors.  You simply slip your pictures into the sleeves, then add them to your albums.  Easy as pumpkin pie!  In this layout I was able to add four more photos and still have a nice, clean and simple page.

I used paper from the collection along with the coordinating black glitter Complements.  The embellishments and title block were cut from various Close To My Heart cartridges.

Please stop over to Heart 2 Heart to see the other design team projects all about CHANGES.  Then link up your own artwork so we can all enjoy!

Happy Halloween!   Laurie


Beware of the Monsters at BBTB2!!

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The theme this week at Bitten by the Bug 2 is to use a CUTE LITTLE MONSTER Cricut cut on a project.  Well, I think these cute little monsters from Bump in the Night really fit the bill!  Is there a special young person out there who would like this adorable box card for their birthday?


I used the new Jeepers Creepers paper collection and coordinating cardstock colors (Pansy, Willow, Tangerine and Lagoon) from Close To My Heart to make this box card.  The stamped sentiments are from the Monstrous Halloween stamp set, which also includes birthday messages!  The box card will fold flat to fit into an envelope and also stand up for display.


Please stop by the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog to see the other design team projects.  You will be sure to find some inspiration to use cute little monsters on your own artwork!  Then link up your projects for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks very much for stopping by!  Be awesome today!   Laurie

Check out the September promotions from Close To My Heart below.  Click on each picture for more information.



September Workshops–Order Now!!

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The September Close To My Heart Workshops are ready for you!  I created a three page Halloween themed Scrapbook Workshop and used designs from fellow consultant, Karen Pederson, to create a Card Workshop.   Here they are!!

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The Scrapbook Workshop includes:  Jeepers Creepers paper pack, Jeepers Creepers Complements, all Thin Cuts, Cricut cuts and extra cardstock for base pages and photo mats.  Plus I will have all the paper cut and ready for you to assemble.  Price is $25.00.

You can come to my home on Sunday, October 2 to assemble the layouts together or I can mail/deliver a set to you.  Postage will be additional.


The Card Workshop contains 12 card bases and envelopes, the Happy Heart stamp set, all Thin cuts, Rustic Home paper and coordinating cardstock cut and ready for you to stamp and assemble.  Plus you will get the supplies to make a fancy shaker style card!  All for only $20.00!

Again, you can come to my home on Monday, October 3 to assemble the cards together or I can mail/deliver a set to you so you can make them at home.  You can always choose different sentiments if you’d like.

I will be placing an order for supplies on September 15, so please RSVP for your kits by then!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!    Laurie

New Scrapbook Layout Workshop Kits

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I am very excited to share my new Scrapbook Layout Workshop featuring the brand new Jeepers Creepers paper collection from Close To My Heart!  This adorable paper will be perfect for documenting the Halloween fun of all your little “monsters.”  I know I’ll have some great pictures of my grandson to add to these layouts!

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You will get EVERYTHING you need to complete these 3 two page layouts for only $25.00:

     One package of Jeepers Creepers paper–$9.95 value

One package of Jeepers Creepers Complements–$6.95 value

Extra cardstock for layout bases and photo mats

All Cricut cuts from Flower Market and Artistry

Stamped Thin Cut shapes from the Monstrous Halloween set


Plus you will have extra paper and complements left over for additional projects!


Do you want to play with Jeepers Creepers too?  Contact me to order your Scrapbook Kits at, leave a message below, or visit the 2 Crafty Sisters Creations Facebook page and leave a message.  Thank you very much!!