Tuesday, December 31, 2013

January Stamp of the Month - Cross-Stitch Wishes

If you came from {Susan's blog}, you are on the right track to hopping thru the blog hop!  If you are starting here, keep going and you will do a complete circle.  With this blog hop you will see about 60 consultant's art for this one amazing stamp set - tons of great ideas!

Here is this month's stamp set: Cross-Stitch Wishes S1401
(Remember you can purchase it at $17.95 or with a qualifying purchase it's only $5!)

Here is the card I made.  I wanted it to be like fabric without the fabric.
You really can't tell but I raised the hearts below with foam tape.
Thanks for looking, now hop over to {Lori's blog} to see her great artwork!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Baking day!

Made my first batch of Baklava for the season. One more pan to do in a few weeks. This one is for my church for a cookie walk. 


Layering the dough and my second pound of butter :)
Finished product to come, it's in the oven right now!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Christmas Parade!


I made the banner for my daughter's Brownie Troop.  
We will be in the parade tonight in West Bend.  
Come out and see us and Santa at 5pm!

Thanks for looking!



Thanks for reading and feel free to leave a comment!
Sincerely,
Mary Eisen

Saturday, November 30, 2013

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Special Care

Hello again and welcome to our monthly blog hop!  If you came from Katy's blog, you are on the right track, if not, start here and keep hopping, you will do a complete circle.

This month's stamp set is Special Care:

Three of these stamp can be cut out with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge - see the red outline.

I thought of my baby girl when she was in the tub in Wisconsin Dells. It's really a hot tub in our hotel room. She and Daddy had a blast - better than the cold pool!  It was Thanksgiving weekend 6 years ago.

WARNING NAKED BABY PICTURES:
I used the HANDLE WITH CARE stamp and created a background paper by stamping the image in rows.  I White Pigment stamped the Special Care stamp on the top right. There's even a Warning Label stamp.
The top is the left page and this one above is the right.  I have this one in the page protector because I added flip flaps to the center, on top of the page protector so they can be opened without having to take out the page.  Underneath is naked Daddy chest - and I promised to hide that - but still scrap them. 
A couple of clear gems for bling and sparkle.

Thanks for looking - please leave a comment!
Now hop over to Vicki's blog to see what she created with this stamp set!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

November Stamp of the Month - Illuminate


If you came from Joy's blog, you are on the right track, if not, keep hopping and you will do a complete circle.

This month's stamp set reminded me of camping with the hanging lights and because this was the first year we did camp -  it was perfect!!!

I curved the stamp on a block and added it behind the cork letters I ran across!
You can't even tell where the left page ends and the right one starts - I planned that! 
(My idea of camping IS pool side!)

Now hop over to Wendy's blog to see some other great ideas for this stamp set!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Dream Pop Card Workshop - Cards

Here is the cards we did for this special paper pack - more artwork to follow!

Card 1 - done twice

Card 2 and Card 3

Card 4

Card 5 and Card 6

Card 7 and Card 8

Card 9

Card 10 and Card 11

Card 12 and Card 13

Card 14 and Card 15 (Card 15 is done twice)

Card 16

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy - Spooky Layouts - Video!

Another great video using the Artbooking Cartridge and your Cricut:



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Thanks for reading and feel free to leave a comment!
Sincerely,
Mary Eisen

Friday, October 4, 2013

Artbooking made easy! Video

Check out this great video from Close To My Heart to see how easy it is to make Mini Halloween Albums!





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Thanks for reading and feel free to leave a comment!
Sincerely,
Mary Eisen

Monday, September 30, 2013

October Stamp of the Month - Scandinavian Wishes S1310

Hello, and welcome back again for the stamp of the month blog hop!  If you are coming from Shelia's blog, you are hopping around perfectly, if you are starting here, keep going, you will make a complete circle. 

This month is a fun stamp set called Scandinavian Wishes - great for Christmas, even though I don't wanna be thinking of Christmas just yet, I did do a Christmas card!

Here is the stamp set:
 Here is the card I created:
I stamped the image with Whisper Ink on a 6 x 6 card stock. 
I then did the image a few times in Cotton Candy,Chocolate and Pear.
The pink paper is from Dream Pop and has embossed lines.

 The base of the design was done in Cotton Candy and the other colors were cut out and glued on.
The deer were raised with foam tape as well as the house shape.

Thanks for looking, now hop over to Dawn's Blog for more great designs done with this stamp set.



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Feel free to leave a comment!
Sincerely,
Mary Eisen

My Front Door


Felt like fall to me so I thought why not embrace the season and decorate (hate cold weather!).

Thanks for reading and feel free to leave a comment!
Sincerely,
Mary Eisen

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - September


If you are hopping from {Katy's Blog,} you are on the right track, if you are starting here, keep hopping and you will do a complete circle.  

This month's stamp set is called Poster Tidings S1309.  



In my years, I've created 100's of layouts and many are still sitting unfinished 
because they are made for class examples. 
I dug deep into my stash and found these pages and finished them.  
I really wanted to do something Fall so I dug thru our photos and found these.
Our daughter was just turning one and it was the fall of 2007. 















I stamped this 4 times in 4 different colors.
I then cut up the words and used foam tape to "pop" the words out.

 Our lake house and the hill around it had such great colors 
in fall when the leaves would change. 
We sold our house and boat shortly after this due to the economy falling.
We have great memories and pictures - plus we were able to move across the street
so the lake isn't too far away.  
Check out the rare antique embellishments that I used on this layout! hee hee



Can you see the hot air balloons in this picture?  
They almost touched the water when they came into the Kettle.  
Now to continue on the hop to see other great ideas! Click here to see {Lalia's Blog}.

Friday, August 30, 2013

You are my sunshine!

My latest creation for a friends baby's room!  Congrats Kate and Tim on your soon to be little girl!  This is 4 canvases with 4 different colors of vinyl layered to create these flowers and sayings.

Thanks for looking.








Wednesday, July 31, 2013

August Stamp of the Month - A Chocolate Affair


I WANT CANDY!

Loved that song in the 80's

If you came via Susan's Blog, you are on the right track, if not, keep hopping and it will make a complete circle. 

This is August's Stamp of the Month:


Makes me hungry!

I made some simple quick cards so that I can use them like note cards:
 Me and these cookies go way back - had to do one for the ole' Oreo!
 The white Card Stock didn't do it for me so I tried Pink too and some Glitter Glue for sprinkles on top!
 Foil Wrap was cut to make the wrapper for this chocolate bar!
 close up on my handy work
 Burst of color - I stamped the image with 3 different colors and cut out the pieces.
 The white swirl and white chocolate on the strawberry above is Liquid Applique'
The strawberry was left to air dry, the chocolate below was heat gun set so it puffed up!
Glitter glue and a glue stick with Prizma Glitter decorate the other two candies!

Now check out Lori's Blog for some more great ideas for this stamp set!

Shop for these and many more items on my website: Mary Eisen @ CTMH

Thanks for reading and feel free to leave a comment!
Sincerely,
Mary Eisen

Sunday, June 30, 2013

July Stamp of the Month - Sweet Life S1307

Can you believe that it's July already?!  The weather hasn't been the greatest so we are enjoying every night day and night we can!  If you came from {Nancy's blog} you are on the right track.  If you are starting here, that's okay because this hop makes a complete circle.

Here is this cute stamp set for July:


This stamp set can only be purchased during the month of July.  You can buy it by it's self for $17.95 or with a $50 purchase it is only $5!  Go to my website for details: www.maryeisen.ctmh.com.

Here is my card I made with this stamp set:

Now you will notice that the cutting around the image that I stamped isn't perfect - that's my secret - this one wasn't my first choice.  When I use markers or water colors in this case, I stamp several images onto a sheet of paper and then I play with the colors until I like what I see.  I had the whole thing done with a bright green for the leaves and didn't really like it.  I found an Olive water color pencil and the rest is history... I used Trinkets Wooden Shapes for the Butterfly and Baker's Twine Harvest Assortment for accents.

Thanks for looking and now it's time to HOP over to {Angela's blog} to see that other great ideas you can do with this stamp set!


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