Friday, February 12, 2010

Winter 2010

When will it end? This has been a record breaking winter for Philly and it's not over yet. The boys have only had 0ne day of school this week and I can't wait for them to go back. lol
Despite the cold and wet winds, Matthew and I have been having fun in the snow. As the blizzard hit we headed for the playground with my camera in hand. Matthew had a good time jumping and running around in the snow.
He really hates having his picture taken but I was surprised that he let me capture him having fun. As we walked through the neighborhood I took some photos along the way.
The snow really is pretty! I just love walking in it as it is falling.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Studio G stamp storage

I have been slowly getting back into the swing of things in my little scrap nook and I noticed that I had no place to keep my Studio G stamps that you can get for $1.oo. So I made a box to keep them in. I thought that I would share this box with you all! Enjoy!

I used poster board but you can use heavy wieght cardstock.

Cut your base to 12" x 7 3/4"

Since I used white, I created my own pattern by first Sponging a little color

then by stamping with a background stamp.

After I was done with that I clear embossed some images

for a reverse embossing technique.

When I was finished with that I sponged with Chocolate ink

to make the embossed images stand out.
Flipping the base to have the wrong side up,
score 2 9/16 of an inch at all sides.

Then cut the corners off as shown

then cut along the score line torwards the middle as shown.

Then fold up at the score lines and tape up the corner flaps to the inside.

The base is complete.

The top is created in the same manner with these measurments:

Cardstock~ 9 3/8" x 5 3/8"

Score at 1 1/4" on all sides.

Sorry that this photo doesn't show the lid finished.

To make the dividers for the inside,

I just cut squares at 2 1/16" and used half circles for the tabs.

Thanks for visiting and I would love to hear about your creations!

Hearts for Haiti

Our hearts go out to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, and like so many of you, CTMH is eager to help. Announcing February's Constants Campaign, Hearts for Haiti - Where you can get a great deal while doing a great good for those affected by the devastation in Haiti.

From February 1-28th, our 12"x 12" textured cardstock combo packs are buy one, get one FREE- and with every offer purchased, Close To My Heart will donate $2 to Operation Smile's Haiti relief efforts.

Operation Smile is always a fantastic charitable partner- offering free facial reconstruction surgeries to children through the world. They currently marshaled their medical teams and resources to provide emergency relief in Haiti, and the donations given as part of Hearts to Haiti will be used exclusively for Operation Smile's efforts in Haiti. For more information on their on the ground response, you can visit

That means for $14.95 US you get two packs of textured cardstock (a great deal at about $.30 per sheet) and Operation Smile will receive $2 to benefit this urgent, important cause. Stock up on every color combination now and save tons of money while helping out a great cause.