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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

The image you will see is not a CTMH stamp. Please do not panic as you may recall me mentioning that I am not a CTMH whore. Rest assured the paper and inks WERE CTMH

So, anyway I have heard other CTMH consultants talking about these Bella stamps. Well I had looked at the website before but just wasn't in to them at the time. I guess my taste has changed a bit because I went back a few weeks ago and just fell in love with the Bella stamps (you can check out the website at So I got my order a few days ago and got around to making a card tonight.

This stamp is called Lattebella. I used the Sarsaparilla paper packet for the card and to do paper piecing on her outfit. The saying is actually from a set I got from a going out of business sale and is made by gel-a-tins. I do have to mention at this point that though this stamp set is fun, the acrylic stamps are not as well made as CTMH stamps so I was getting quite frustrated by the time I was done. What can I say..CTMH makes the best stamps! No matter how many cute sets I can get somewhere else, I have to say that CTMH sets are my favorite.

SURPLUS SALE!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are a few stamps/stamp sets I am selling. Some are slightly used or not used at all! CTMH stamps are at least 50% off retail price. Bella stamps are rubber and not mounted but can easily be used with the acrylic blocks by using double sided tape.

I also have other random items I am getting rid of. Contact me for a list and/or pictures.

A Friend Is... - NEW - $11

Raccoon and Friends - USED - $9

Random Thoughts - USED - $9

All My Love - USED - $9

Beary Much - USED - $7

Spring Blocks - USED - $5

NON - CTMH Stamps

Sole Sisters - NEW - $2

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Too Much Monkey Business

I know, I know - it has been a while since I have posted anything. And I have no excuses! I was going to try to come up with some but I am just going to be honest, I haven't really felt like doing any scrapbooking. But today I did. My monthly hostess club met today and I had two little cards for them to make.

This first one is using the CTMH stamp set "Life's A Jungle" and the paper packet "Animal Crackers" I borrowed the stamp set from my wonderful upline. I like the stamp set but I don't think it would be one I would use too often. But I know that if I do need to use it in the future, she has it! You may notice that this layout is like the one I had done previously. Well Carrie (my upline) copied my card and then I went and copied her version of mine!

This second one is using the CTMH stamp set "Treetops" and the paper packet "Back Country". Again, another stamp set I can see using periodically but not all the time so I am glad to know I can borrow it from Carrie is I need to! What I love about this one is the stamps you use to make the sun. No, it is not a sun stamp...There is a circle stamp and then several triangle size stamps to make the sun rays. It just goes to show you how versatile the stamp sets are. You just have to think outside the box! Is it a circle? Or is a sun? The options are endless!

On another note, I have been going through my surplus items and will be having a garage sale at some point. I will have the garage sale items at my crop on July 24th and will probably post the garage sale items on this blog as well. So come back soon!