Saturday, March 31, 2012

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to April's Stamp of the Month blog hop!  I can hardly believe it is April already!  I am so ready for the warm weather, working in my garden and enjoying spring :)  If you have come from Jill's blog Scrap Wench you are in the right place!  If you not don't worry this is a round robin hop and you can just circle through FIFTY different projects using one fabulous stamp set :)  I'm so glad you are here.  If you want to start at the beginning you can go to Kathleen's blog Bowl of Stamps.

Our April Stamp of the Month is called "Your Are . . . "

  I wasn't sure about this set at first but after working with it I fell in love!  It really is a must have kind of stamp set because it is a nice mixture with two different background stamps, a border stamp and some fun title/phrase stamps!

You can get this stamp two ways:
1.  Purchase directly from your CTMH consultant or on my website here or
2.  Place a $50 order with your CTMH consultant or with me here and get the "You Are" stamp set for $5

I made two cards with this set to show you.  The first is a fun birthday card that I made from Theresa over at Lost In Paper (a new found favorite paper crafting blog)

 Materials Used:

The second card is more of a masculine card that I made inspired by this card on Splitcoasters 

Materials Used:
Art Philosophy Cartridge (to cut out the stars)

Both of my cards were taken off of my pinterest board - where I get a ton of inspiration :)
Another fabulous deal this month is the Dotty For You Paper Pack (valued at $19.95) for only $5 with a $35 order.  This deal starts April 17th and runs through the end of May.  However, if you sign up with the Close To My Heart club from April 1 through the 16th you will get this paper pack for FREE!  

Thanks for stopping by :)  Now hop on over to Traci's blog and see what project she created with this fabulous stamp set! 


Share A Smile (Day 15)/Final Giveaway

The Share A Smile project is coming to an end . . . but we'll keep on smiling and finding smileys and uploading them to Spontaneous Smiley.  I hope you will too :)

Here is why we are doing what we are doing

And here is how you can help.  Take photographs of spontaneous smileys like these

and upload them onto Spontaneous Smiley Website (with "Elizabeth Sent Me" in the who are you section).  Each photograph gets $1 donation towards Operation Smile.  Or donate directly to Operation Smile here.

As a special Thank You for all the photo's you have collected I am hosting a giveaway for a signed copy of 
Ruth Kaiser's The Smiley Book of Colors!  

How to Enter:
Visit the Spontaneous Smiley gallery.  Come back here and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite smiley photo is :)

Additional Optional Entries (as always you are welcome to but never required to like my facebook page or follow me here, on twitter and on pinterest):

  • Take photo of a spontaneous smiley, upload it onto the Spontaneous Smiley website (with "Elizabeth Sent Me" in the who are you section) and leave me a comment saying you did so
  • Visit my facebook page and say "hi" (it would be great if you would upload and share a spontaneous photo you have taken)
  • Visit Operation Smile facebook page and tell them Elizabeth from Broken Treasures sent you :)

This giveaway will last until next Saturday, April 7th so don't forget to come back and see if you are a winner :)
Thanks for joining us on this journey and keep on smiling!

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Art Philosophy Name Tags

I designed some name tags last weekend for our church's women's retreat using the Art Philosophy Cartridge and just love how they turned out.  This cartridge is available for FREE when you join the CTMH crafting club!  But hurry this deal only lasts until tomorrow at midnight!

These name tags turned out very pretty and "springy" - what do you think?

First I used Sweet Leaf cardstock and cut them out on the Cricut.  Then I inked them with Pear ink to distress the edges.  The flowers were stamped from the Card Word Puzzle stamp set, cut out and adhered with 3D foam tape.

A self adhesive pin was put on the back.

Super easy and really simple.

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Share A Smile (Day14)

So yesterday, my kids and I went on a Smile Hunt (thanks for the idea Deb!) and we had a ton of fun.  Here is what we found

We looked all around the house and found

A Lego Smiley

Can you see this smiley?

Play set smiley

Even bird poop makes a smiley when you add the red twig dogwood branch's shadow :)

Our back Deck Smiley

The boys made this lazer gun smiley
 And then they wanted to draw their own smileys so they got busy with paper and pen.  It was a lot of fun and I was really happy with how excited they got at finding (and making) smileys!  They couldn't wait to show their dad!
One more day left to collect smileys of your own and upload them onto Spontaneous Smiley website to help us raise funds for Operation Smile!  I'd love to see your smileys so feel free to link them up in a comment below :)

We have collected 55 smileys so far - not counting the ones shown here :)  Keep up the great work!!

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