Heat Embossed Cards

I've never posted so much in a week! 
But I'm trying to squeeze in some more cards for another challenge at Heart2Heart CTMH Challenge Blog - Tool Time! Can you tell ideas come to me last minute? 

One of my favorite techniques is heat embossing! So, I always have my heat gun by my side...at least when I'm crafting! 

From CTMH:
1. Stamp sets
D1542 For a Friend
C1503 The Best Things
2. Z1151 3-D Foam tape
3. Z1753 Sparkles Brown & Tan assortment

Other supplies:
Paper flowers (Fancy Pants Designs)
Gold embossing powder (Ranger)
Heat gun

Thanks for stopping by!


My Mother Scrapbook Page

I want to take a picture with my mom...and I envision it on this scrapbook page that I made this week.
I know, I know...I don't even have the picture, yet...
I usually start with a picture, but I was inspired by the layout (on page 60) from CTMH's 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book & Catalog, so I decided to go ahead and make it first.

After looking at it, and after checking out Heart 2 Heart CTMH Challenge Blog...I decided to enter it in the "Photo Inspiration" Challenge. They have a gorgeous photo as the inspiration.

I saw the challenge a while ago, and didn't think I would have time to play...it was a happy coincidence that some colors were so similar and I have flowers on my page...maybe I was subconsciously inspired... =)

Supplies from CTMH:
stamps, papers and gemstones from Buzz and Bumble WOTG (get it while you can!)
Love Blooms stamp set (will be retired soon! so get it, if you like it!)
Keyboard Uppercase Alphabet set
3-D foam tape
paper flowers (Fancy Pants Designs)
Chinese Knot Chain Punch (EK Success)
Doily Lace Border Punch (Martha Stewart/EK Success)
Memento, Brilliance, VersaMagic ink pads (Imagine Crafts).

Thanks for stopping by!


Want a Free Stamp Set? (Part 3)

All right! 
I have a little bit over 300 posts now! And to celebrate it, I'm giving away 3 stamps sets with qualifying purchases!

The first stamp set will be "Whoo's your Valentine" (retired) for the FIRST customer who purchases $99 or more (all before tax/shipping):

The second stamp (OK, not really a set...since it's a single stamp!) will be "Thank You" for the FIRST customer who purchases over $65:

And the third stamp set will be "Petite Perks" for the FIRST customer who purchases $50 or more:

You have from June 22 until July 20, 2013 to make the purchases!
Go to my store: http://lilian.ctmh.com and start shopping! Before checking out, don't forget to join "Christmas in July" Gathering and get a chance to win another freebie later!

If you have any questions, let me know!


June Promotion - Milk Cartons

The June Promotion "Make It a Banner Day!" was so successful that they are out of stock! Instead of the mini-banners, you will receive two free My Creations® milk cartons (Z1739)!
Simply place a $25 order that includes a stamp set to receive two milk cartons. The milk cartons are 5½" x 3" × 3" and include closure clips. Perfect for gift giving this summer!
But hurry! Offer is valid June 1–30, but while supplies last! So when they're gone, they're GONE! =(
 Update 06/22/13: And they are GONE!!! =(


Later Sk8r Frame

This is one of my favorite pieces of artwork from CTMH's 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book...me being a mom of 2 boys...

It uses the Later Sk8r Collection and the colors are just perfect for boys...even girls!
I was just in a Blog Hop featuring this paper pack, so if you missed it, check it out HERE!

Hope you have fun checking out the projects from the Damask Divas Team!


Want a FREE stamp set? (Part 2)

The first customer to purchase $99 (before tax/shipping) or more between June 17 and 21, 2013 from my CTMH website (http://lilian.ctmh.com) will receive a FREE stamp set! Just don't forget to click on "June Workshops Gathering" before checkout!

It's the stamp set from 2013 Valentine's Day Campaign called "Whoo's your Valentine". It's not available through CTMH any more.

Some suggestions...
If you have a Cricut machine, look at these exclusive collections! Buy either one, and you will be able to get the stamp set!

If you need help ordering, contact me!
I'll post the winner here on my blog next week!


Vacation Scrapbook Page


This is a 6x6 scrapbook page I made recently. It will be part of my Project Life album, the one I decided to start this year. If you missed one of the pages I shared before, click HERE.

We took a short vacation last month. And my son is pictured, on the beach, making a sand castle.
I love seashells, butterflies and birds...so, when I saw a stamp set from Hero Arts on sale for 50% off, I just had to buy it! Good thing I did, because Hero Art's has a contest going on and I'm entering this page!!!
It's the "Stamp Your Story" contest and you can check it out HERE.

I used a patterned paper from MME, an old starfish sticker by Jenni Bowlin for Li'l Davis Designs, 3-D foam tape (to pop-up the nautilus) and some Green&Blue Epoxy Bubbles from CTMH. 
Stamps are by 7gypsies, CTMH (Trinity Alphabet), and Hero Arts Antique Engravings (of course!).
Brown ink is Memento Coffee Bean (Imagine Crafts) and ClearSnap's ColorBox Chestnut Pigment Ink.

Thanks for visiting! 


Father's Day Card

Father's Day is just around the corner...
I made this for my husband...hopefully he won't read my blog... =)
I used the same stamp for the background, and the texture on the rosette and ribbons. The stamp set is called Distressed Backgrounds and is available HERE.

I bought the foam embellishment at Hobby Lobby a while ago...finally put it to use!

Can you guess how the tone-on-tone ribbons were made? I might have a tutorial for that...Would you like one?
Leave me comment! I'd love to hear from you!



Congrats Card

My niece had a graduation party this last Saturday. And this is the card I made her:

I made a pocket inside the card for the $ we gave her (the gift card is just for illustration).

Inside pocket for gift card/cash:

Detail of the stars with CTMH Stardust Glitz™ Glitter Gel:

The stamp set I used is included in the Cricut Artiste Collection. (If you are the first customer to purchase one, between June 9th and 16th, you'll get a free stamp set! More details HERE!)

I also made her a 8x8 scrapbook album and gave her a 2-page LO that I'd made previously. To check it out, click HERE.

Some pages of the album:

Thanks for stopping by!


Want a FREE stamp set?

The first customer to purchase $99 (before tax/shipping) or more between June 9 and 16, 2013 from my CTMH website (http://lilian.ctmh.com) will receive a FREE stamp set! Just don't forget to click on "June Workshops Gathering" before checkout!

It's the 2013 February Stamp of the Month set called "Home Sweet Home". The retail value is $17.95 (being a D-size stamp set) and it's not available through CTMH any more.

Some suggestions...
If you have a Cricut machine, look at these exclusive collections! Buy either one, and you will be able to get the stamp set!

Look what you can create!

Or just buy more stamps if you don't have a Cricut machine! =)
If you need help ordering, contact me!
I'll post the winner here on my blog next week!


CTMH June Promotions

The tornado in Oklahoma has had a devastating effect and Close To My Heart wants to help. To aid relief efforts, Close To My Heart is making a new Autumn/Winter 2013 stamp set, A True Thank You ($2.95 retail), available immediately and will donate 100% of the profits from sales of the set from May 23 through June 30 to the American Red Cross. 

Get a FREE My Creations® Mini Banner (Z1736), when you place a minimum order of $25 that includes a qualifying stamp set.
The My Creations® mini banner includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings; pennants are approximately 4" × 3".

And if you purchase $50 or more, you can add the Stamp of the Month (A Flowering Bunch - S1306), for only $5!!!

Show your support of troops and country with new patriotic stamp sets—available only from June 1 to July 31, 2013! When you purchase these exclusive patriotic stamp sets, available at full retail during June and July only, Close To My Heart will donate a portion of the proceeds to either the USO (for US) or the Canadian Hero Fund (for Canada), charitable organizations that support military families. The patriotic stamp sets were made exclusively for this campaign and can only be purchased during June and July 2013. The My Acrylix® Courage (B1437) stamp set is $9.95 and is military themed. The My Acrylix® Home of the Brave (D1576) stamp set is $17.95 and USA themed while the My Acrylix® Strong and Free (D1575) stamp set is $17.95 and Canada themed. 

Go to http://lilian.ctmh.com and start shopping!

Have a nice weekend!