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CTMH Hello Lovely

Close To My Heart

This past weekend I hosted a MEGA card making workshop featuring CTMH’s Hello Lovely patterned paper pack and matching stamp/die bundle by the same name.  I am all about clean and simple and many of our cards were what I like to call, elegant CAS!

Here is one of the cards we made – I loved using my new watercolor paints from CTMH.  It reminds me of a “big kid” version of those paint sets I remember growing up!

The best thing about sharing this card with you today is that Close To My Heart is having a Thin Cuts sale ALL month long!  You save 25%!  Even on items like the Hello Lovely stamp & die bundle.  It’s a great deal and a super time to shop!

DIY Perpetual Calendar

amuse studio 2017 calendar

I was tickled when Linda asked me to come up with some calendar projects using amuse studio’s 2017 calendar downloads.  I shared some of my calendars from last year here, in case you missed that post.

This is amuse’s TENTH year of offering these calendar downloads and they have  donated over $22,000 to wonderful causes as a result of this simple initiative. 

This year the proceeds will support GirlUp (www.girlup.org).  Girl Up has partnered with the United Nations to support programs that give girls an equal chance for education, health, social and economic opportunities, and a life free from violence.  

The A Muse Studio Calendar Project is an awesome project for crafters of all ages and abilities.  Linda originally designed this project for my daughters to make teacher and family gifts when they were just 4, 6 and 8 years old.  These calendars can be personalized with stamps and photos and there are five different sizes to choose from.  Calendars are fun to make, give and receive!  You can get yours here.

I used the A2 sized perpetual calendar download for this project.   I had just decided to join Close To My Heart when Linda invited me to design a calendar, and I spotted this Flip Stand Album in CTMH’s Clearance Section…which you can purchase here from my webstore.

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I’ve had a book for years to keep track of the special family events – but truthfully, I often forgot to flip the pages or even lost track of that book!  This perpetual calendar will keep me super organized – no more late cards!!

amuse studio 2017 calendar

amuse studio 2017 calendar

amuse studio 2017 calendar

amuse studio 2017 calendar

I used stamps from CTMH, amuse studio and The Angel Company for my project.  In this same download you will get the actual calendar pages themselves so you could use this same idea but with a decorated calendar…the possibilities are endless and what a great gift this would make!

amuse studio 2017 calendar

ummm…under construction!

Why do I play around with my blog “look” at 11 pm on the night before my Christmas party?  That’s taking place in our home?  And I have a cake in the oven?  

All I can say is hang on – it’s going to get better!  But you are in the RIGHT place!  

 

a•muse|studio 2017 Calendars

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This is A Muse Studio’s TENTH year of Calendars for Charity and they’ve donated over $22,000 to wonderful causes as a result of this simple initiative. 

This year the proceeds will support GirlUp (www.girlup.org).  Girl Up has partnered with the United Nations to support programs that give girls an equal chance for education, health, social and economic opportunities, and a life free from violence.  Linda’s daughters Annabelle and Makenna are ambassadors for GirlUp at their school.

The A Muse Studio Calendar Project is an awesome project for crafters of all ages and abilities. Linda originally designed this project for her daughters to make teacher and family gifts when they were just 4, 6 and 8 years old.  These calendars can be personalized with stamps and photos and there are five different sizes to choose from.  Calendars are fun to make, give and receive!

I’ll be sharing some of my latest calendars this week (when the sun cooperates and I get some good pictures!) but in the meantime, here are some calendars I created last year!  I used Amuse Studio, The Angel Company and Purple Onion stamps…

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4 x 4 size is super cute!

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The mini size is fun for decorating a coaster – stick a magnet on the back or hang it with ribbon!  So easy…

amuse studio

Interested in getting your own 2017 calendars?

It’s for a great cause…SHOP HERE

Amusing Challenge winners!

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I’m in a funny place right now – sad about the final closing of Amuse Studio and eager to jump into my next “home”…Close To My Heart.  I am almost giddy with excitement and can’t wait for December 3 when I sign up for the new starter kit.  woohoo!  Get ready to see some changes around here too…I plan to dust off my blog and don’t be startled when you see my new blog name:  Stamped Blessings.  (PS. you don’t have to do a thing to keep getting my updates – I didn’t mention that earlier!)

I hope you’ll continue with me on this new papercrafting adventure –

I promise it will be fun!

And now on to last week’s Amusing Challenge – Anything Goes winners.  Gosh, it can be so hard to narrow it down to just three but I must.  

3.  Melissa SHB

4.  KT Fit Kitty

14.  Kelly O

Congratulations to the winners!  Please feel free to grab your blog badge…we are in the final weeks of it’s existence too until the new blog and NEW challenge name is revealed!  Can’t wait!

Also – I want to invite everyone to join in this week’s Amusing Challenge – it’s an Anything Goes theme and I’d love to hit 30 participants this week!  Please help me out and invite your friends to join in!  Share it on Facebook or Tweet about it!  Thank you so much!