WELCOME to my blog! This is the place to see what class offerings I have. I am also a consultant for Close to my Heart, a company that offers stamping and scrapbooking supplies. Take a look at the products and specials they are currently offering.

I hope you find something of interest to you.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

CTMH Special Stamps to Help a Cause

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.

M1029 - $2.95
Help us provide relief to those affected by the Oklahoma tornado by purchasing this stamp set by the end of June. You can add it to your regular order, or if ordering online, while in the shopping section, go to the "Special Promotions" section to find this stamp.

With Flag Day, Independence Day, Canada Day, and more right around the corner, now is the perfect time to celebrate military service and promote patriotism with our three new patriotic stamp sets—only available for a limited time from June 1 – July 31, 2013!

One B-size stamp set and two D-size stamp sets were created specifically to celebrate independence and freedom. The best part is that $5 from every patriotic D-size stamp set and $3 from every patriotic B-size stamp set sold will benefit a military-support charitable organization.
B1437 - $9.95

D1575 - $17.95
D1576 - $17.95

Donations in the US will be made to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the country. Donations in Canada will be made to the Canadian Hero Fund, which supports spouses and children of fallen Canadian military troops by helping provide post-secondary education funds.

Show your military support and patriotism by purchasing your very own patriotic stamp set today. We love our troops!

You can add either of these stamps to your regular order, 
or go to my CTMH website and place an order.  
Just be sure to join the online gathering to qualify for rewards!
Email me with questions - scrappingailaz@gmail.com
The THANK YOU stamp set will NOT qualify you for the June special listed below.

June CTMH Special - free Mini Banner with qualifying purchase!

Receive a FREE My Creations® mini banner in June! Make it a “banner” day by placing a $25 order that includes a qualifying stamp set to receive your free mini banner. The mini banner includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for hanging.  (Pennants are approximately 3" X 4") Use the mini banner as a decoration for your parties and get-togethers this summer for many “banner” days! 

UPDATE - 6/17/13 - The mini banners have sold out!  CTMH will be substituting the My Creations Milk Carton (2 per pkg) as long as the supply of them holds out!  So if you want a freebie with your stamp order, head over to my online CTMH store and place your order!

If you have the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, you can cut your paper to cover the pennants to size!  Here's a photo of a banner I made for a friend last year - you can decorate it ANY way you want!  Check out my Pinterest board where I will be adding samples of the banner as I find them.
Here's a video from CTMH of how to work with this banner set.  
If you don't have the Cricut, you can cut the shapes by hand - it's pretty basic!

Offer valid June 1–30, 2013.  Qualifying stamp sets include any regular priced sets A through E.  The personalized K stamps do not qualify, nor do the monomgram M stamps or the special M Thank You stamp set for the tornado relief.

You can head over to my CTMH website to place an order.  Be sure to JOIN the online ordering gathering to qualify for rewards - or contact me and I will place the order for you!
 Email me at scrappingailaz@gmail.com with questions.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

STAMP CLUB JUNE 2013 - Celebrating FRIENDS!

This month, we will be creating projects that will be perfect to share with your BFFs!
There will be cards you send to them and a card set that will be a perfect gift.
Stamp Club will meet on the following dates in June:
Tuesday, June 4
Saturday, June 8
Monday, June 10
All groups meet at 9:30 in my home craft room in Prescott Valley
Click here to head over to the Stamp Club page to see more 
detailed photos and find out how to join one of these fun groups!

Friday, May 10, 2013


As you continue through today's posts, you will see that I've been having lots of fun with the May Stamp of the Month - Pinwheel.  I made this bouquet by attaching the pinwheels to fun straws that I found online - and then I located them at local craft stores. 
The straws are from Queen and Co. and are very sturdy paper - and they come a great variety of colors and patterns.  I purchased these from scrapbookpal.com where I found a large assortment to choose from.  I later found them at the local Hobby Lobby store, but with a limited selection.

I was able to pierce a hole at the top of the straw to put the brad through, then used the paper piercer tip to go inside the straw and separate the prongs.  Makes for a very sturdy pinwheel - put it doesn't turn in the wind!


I'm still creating projects with the pinwheel stamp - just love combining the colors and patterns of this stamp set.  So much fun!  This time I used the sketch from Mojo Monday and the theme of Mother's Day from Amusing Challenge.  I pulled out the Dotty paper from last year's National Scrapbooking campaign and then added some dotted embossing. Here's everything I used (all CTMH)
Pinwheel (S1305) May Stamp of the Month - get it for only $5 with a qualifying purchase!
Say it in Style (retired)
Dotty for You background paper (retired)
Cotton Candy cardstock (X5762)
Buttercup cardstock (1271)
Sweet Leaf cardstock (X5639)
Lagoon (Z2195)
Cotton Candy (Z2193)
Sweet Leaf (Z2153)
Pink Glitter Gems (Z1807)
Fiskar edge punch
Cuttlebug embossing folder

Click here to head over to Mojo Monday and see other great cards with this sketch.

Click here to head on over to see other Mother's Day cards at the Amusing Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 9, 2013


The new Dream Pop Paper from CTMH (available with qualifying purchase during May) is so beautiful, I just had to make another card with it.  I used the sketch from Sunday Stamps Challenge.  I missed the deadline for submitting it, but was still happy that I chose this sketch for the card.  The sketch was designed to showcase background papers, and I think it did just that with this wonderful paper pack. 

I also used the May Stamp of the Month - Pinwheel - to keep up the whimsical feel by using coordinating bright colors.  Here's everything I used (all CTMH):
Dream Pop Paper (CC1024 - available only during May with a qualifying purchase)
White Daisy cardstock (1385)
Lagoon cardstock (X5762)
Lagoon (Z2195)
Cotton Candy (Z2193)
Honey (Z2162)
Whisper (Z2172)
Pinwheel (S1305 May Stamp of the Month)
Avonlea Cardmaking Workshop on the Go (retired)
foam mounting tape
Pink Glitter Gems (Z1807)

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!