CTMH, Halloween

Boo Crew 2-Page Layout using Close to My Heart Paper Pack

Boo Crew

For this 2-page layout I used the Boo Crew Paper Packet & Sticker Sheet. Item # CC8211 $9.95. I love the stickers on this set! I used one of them to make an embellishment, the cauldron! This set will only be available while supplies last until October 31st, so snag yours while you can!

I used the stickers with foam tape so they would just POP off the page! I also inked all of the edges of paper with our Black Ink Pad, which I think helped them to have some contrast. If you would like to see more on how I put this layout together, please visit my Youtube video HERE. Or click the video below!

Happy Stamping!

Charlene 🙂

Cards, CTMH, Halloween, Scrapbooking

CTMH Boo Crew, Pumpkin Spice & Slimline Celebration

Hello stamping and scrapbooking friends! I’m so excited about some super cute new products by Close to My heart! Now that the holidays and cooler weather are nearing, I was thrilled to see CTMH come out with their new collection called Pumpkin Spice and the Halloween line called Boo Crew. They also have a new Slimline Celebration collection to celebrate National Stamping Month (NSM) in October. I’ll share each of the collections, some links and photos! Be sure to pop on back to my site to see some adorable projects and cards using these products.

First up is Boo Crew. So cute for scrapbook pages, mini albums, or treat bags! Speaking of treat bags, I am working on some cute smarties candy treat holders that are adorable…video coming soon! You can also join in on the workshop once you purchase your kit. Just go to the event page on CTMH’s Facebook page HERE. This event will be on October 12th.

Boo Crew

Boo Crew Paper Packet & Sticker Sheet

Check out these cute ghost sequins that match!

Boo Crew Sequins CC8214

Of course we have cardstock to match in Nectarine, Ballerina, Black, and Wild Berry. This cardstock is perfect for greetings cards and scrapbook pages. Remember, it has a lighter side, and a dark side!

Boo Crew Cardstock

Here is the CTMH video of the entire Boo Crew collection:

Next up is Pumpkin Spice! I don’t know about you, but we had a long summer here in Colorado, so I’m ready for boots, sweaters, firepits, hot chocolate, and pumpkin spice everything! 😉 You can join in to watch the Facebook live event using either the Cardmaking or the Scrapbooking kit, or both! The cardmaking one is on October 19th, and the scrapbooking one is on October 26th. These are free, live events, and there are usually giveaways!

Pumpkin Spice

The matching stamps and thin cuts are also adorable!

Here is the CTMH walkthrough video of the Pumpkin Spice collection:

Lastly, there is the whole Slimline collection! I’m in love with all of these and I just ordered the Fishy Greetings and the Circle Cluster Thin Cuts. As soon as I get my products I’ll create and post some creations with them!

Check out the CTMH video with the entire Slimline collection:

You can get the entire Slimline collection on sale now! Save 20% when you purchase the whole set in either the Slimline Celebration Product Bundle or the Slimline Celebration Workshop kit! The workshop kit also includes cardstock, sparkles, and cards and envelopes to give you supplies for creating a set of 12 slimline cards featuring these fun stamps and die-cuts. Complete the workshop together with us during a FREE virtual event that will be held on the Close To My Heart Facebook page on Friday, September 24. Anyone can join in, it’s free, and there will be a replay available!

Sorry this post was long, but I haven’t been on in a while and there’s so many new holiday products! Stay tuned for new cards and new videos soon using all of these new products! Be sure to follow my page so you don’t miss any posts!

Happy stamping and scrapbooking!

Charlene ❤

Christmas, Halloween

Mojo Monday #422

Hi Stampers!

I’m SO late on this Mojo Monday card challenge but I did it! (Better late than never right???) I actually completed it a couple days ago but just haven’t found the time to make this blog post! Needless to say when I went to link it up I forgot the linky closed at 8pm MOUNTAIN time…and here I thought it was midnight or something and I had 30 minutes to do it LOL! I’ve been super busy planning my card classes for the next few weeks (Yes, I’m a procrastinator…um obviously!…see previous sentence). However, my toddler 3 year old has been extra challenging the last few weeks (that means a stubborn little turd), plus my almost 2 year old was sick this past week. I was up to my elbows in bodily fluids…but we won’t go there! haha 😉 So I have a right to be LATE!

Here is the card sketch from over at Mojo Monday, and even though it is a “contest” challenge, I will get nothing. 😉 ha!…Except satisfaction that I completed a challenge, albeit on time.

I loved this sketch! I decided to use this beautiful design paper from Stampin Up called Winter Wonderland. It’s shiny and versatile and gorgeous! If you don’t have it yet, you need it. Trust me. Get some. Check out the dainty and fancy gold thread…see it? So pretty! Get some of that too! 😉 Hope you have a great week!

PS – I hope to do the Mojo Monday card ON TIME this week and get it posted. On MONDAY. ;-D  At least I will try. I have a Color Challenge that my upline posted…hmmm I’m thinking I will combine the two! I will post it here as well if you’d like to play along. 🙂

Silent Night, Winter Wonderland Charlene Becker www.sweetpiecesbyme.com

Here are the items I used for this card…remember, you NEED this stuff 😉

Also, I can’t help posting a picture of my little guy from Halloween. My son Wyatt really wanted to be a ghost. I made the costume about 30 minutes before we were going trick or treating even though I knew that he wanted to be that weeks ago…He kept changing his mind! I guess I was afraid of a “Nooo I don’t want to be that! I want to be a Ninjaaaa!!!” …But all was well, he loved his ghost except he wanted to see his face, so I had to cut that part out. Then he was a nun. Ha! Just kidding, but it sure looked like it. We had an awesome time trick or treating though and enjoyed time with friends. I even made a jack o’ lantern pizza and some roasted pumpkin seeds! I loved this recipe found HERE although I would only add 1 tsp of cayenne pepper to about 3 cups of seeds (triple everything else). I used 1-1/2 tsp and it was a tad spicy, and got spicier the more you ate…and  these things were addicting! I also dried my seeds on a baking sheet for 2 days. Not sure if this is necessary, I just didn’t have the time to cook them! It probably would be fine to rinse them well and cook them the same night, although I think I’ll dry them for 1 day next year.

PS – I was a ninja turtle. The purple one. 😉 Donatello I believe!

Halloween 2015 Collage

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Mojo Monday 412

Yay it’s Monday! Well…by the time I post this, it could possibly be Tuesday. 😉 We put the kids to bed, did the dishes and picked up toys, then finally I got to make my Mojo Monday card. It’s been a rough few days being sick, but I’m feeling so much better I’m gonna stay up late! haha (praying I don’t get a relapse!)

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Happy Haunting

Here is the cute sketch by Julee:

I couldn’t help but use the awesome spiderweb doilies…AGAIN! Man I just cannot get enough of these! You’ll be able to purchase these Sept 1st, don’t worry 😉

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And in which case you will also need the Fine-Tip glue to use when adhering these beautiful embellishments! Trust me, you’ll NEED this.

Fine-Tip Glue www.sweetpiecesbyme.com

I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to stamp the background in a random pattern using Rich Razzleberry. Then I stamped a couple of those creepy looking spiders from the All Year Cheer stamp set, using the Archival Basic Black ink (which will be in the new catalog!).  MUST HAVE.  Once I adhered the Spider Web, I cut little banners with the design paper and the rich razzleberry Happy Haunting Washi Tape. I doubled the tape so it would look a little darker. Of course I had to add some bling! The Metallics Sequins are SO pretty AND versatile! You can use these on almost every card…and for $5 for approx 750 pieces, well, you can’t argue with that. 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave me some love! xoxo

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Here are all the products that I used on my card.

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Mojo Monday 410 – On Thursday?

Hello Friends!

Yep, time got away from me this week! I am just now posting my card for the Mojo Monday Challenge. I would love to blame this on something or someone…such as, my 3 year old son is sick and has been coughing A LOT, my upline’s meeting was today, I had to show my house this week, I had to clean the <insert whatever here>…but I won’t. I will just say, BETTER LATE THAN NEVER! HA! I am a major procrastinator so I think that has been and always will be my motto. 😉 Anyway, on to the Mojo Monday sketch and card!

Super cute layout! I can’t stop thinking about the new Spiderweb Doilies that will be in the Holiday catalog September 1st, so I used those! I also sponged some silver glimmer paper to get an “almost” black….which you won’t HAVE to do anymore because there will be BLACK GLIMMER PAPER!!! Ahhhhh! 🙂 But if you do just get the silver…think of all the possibilities! 😉

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I also trimmed the spiderweb behind the “moon” (because no one would know!) and I used that for a tag I made. Sneaky, huh? The iced rhinestones are new too, or will be Sept 1st, and they are gorgeous! They add SO much sparkle to the card. Well, that’s it for today! Hope you enjoyed this post (I do try to entertain) and my card!