9/15/2016

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Expressions  
New Product Blog Hop! 




This hop I am following {Melissa Robinson's Blog.}   We have 25 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this Holiday Expression's New Product Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

As you go through the hop, you will see artwork featuring some of our fun new products from the Holiday Expressions Catalog that was just released on September 1st.

I love the funky colors of our new Jeeper's Creeper's Paper Pack.  I decided to make a cute birthday card for my grandson, who was born on Halloween.  I also used our new Monstrous Halloween Thin Cuts Bundle.  So easy to use.  You just stamp and cut it with our Thin Cuts.  No fussy cutting!!

 Here is my card.







Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Haley Dyer's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 


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Check back in a few!

9/06/2016

Close to My Heart National Stamping Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Stamping Month - #CreateKindness Blog Hop! 





For this hop I am following {Melissa Robinson's Blog.}   We have 21 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

What a great way to celebrate National Stamping Month!  Purchase the Creating Kindness kit for only $46.95 and make these hand-stamped cards to create a little more kindness in the world! Our Create Kindness card kit contains all of the supplies you’ll need to create 24 beautiful handmade cards, which feature sentiments to brighten someone’s day!

Thanks to the pre-printed card bases, these cards come together in no time.  This exclusive kit will only be available in the month of September while supplies last, so make sure to get your order in early.

The Create Kindness card kit, includes (1) My Acrylix® mini stamp organizer, (8) exclusive M-size stamp sets, (24) 3" × 3" pre-printed card bases with envelopes, (24) pre-cut 1 ¾" white circles, (1) 2" × 2" My Acrylix® block, and (1) mini Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad.

In addition to the super cute cards, I designed a pretty little purse that you can gift along with 4 cards and envelopes that fit perfectly inside!




 Close up of two of the cards.  Oops!  My shimmer brush "burped" on the Hello card.  Can you say lots of shimmer?


Close up of the two other cards.

Inside of purse with the four cards.

Side view.

I found the design for this purse at a blog entitled Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie.  Scroll down and she has an easy to follow video.  I made a change in the measurements so that the cards would fit.  Instead of cutting the patterned paper 6" x 6", I cut it at 7" x 8".  The 7" side is scored at 1.5" instead of 1.25" and the 8" side is cut at 3.5" instead of 2.5" (as shown in the video).  Everything else is the same.

The flower and hearts are from our new Flower Market Cricut Collection as is the scalloped circles surrounding the stamped images on the cards.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Wendy Kessler's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 


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9/01/2016

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Blessed Beyond Measure


Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month 
Blog Hop! 




This month I am following {Melissa Robinson's Blog.}   We have 30 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

The September Stamp of the Month is entitled Blessed Beyond Measure (S1609) (Set of 19).   Here is a picture of this stamp set:




I am loving the sayings on this stamp set.  There is so much you can do with it.  And the pumpkin is absolutely gorgeous when it is stamped with the rock and roll technique to add dimension.

Here is my card.  I love and use gratitude cards and decided to use one of the sentiments in the September Stamp of the Month on my card.





I used our new Close to My Heart Flower Market Cricut Collection to cut the sailboat and the sun.  And can you believe that the paper I used is one of our new Christmas papers, Oh Deer!?  Once I saw this adorable ship, I saw a Peter Pan type theme.  My husband laughed at me and asked how I ever thought of using the patterned paper with the stars as a background.  I think it just went together.

I could not resist and had to cut the bottom portion of the sun in gold glitter paper.  The sentiment is also embossed in gold embossing powder.  I am going to really enjoy using all of the Christmas paper this year!  And how do you like our color of the year, Sea Glass?  So elegant.

The Blessed Beyond Measure Stamp of the Month Stamp Set can be purchased for $17.95 or if you purchase $50 in CTMH products, you can add this stamp set to your order for an additional $5.  This stamp set is only available between September 1 – September 30, 2016. 

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Darlys Recker's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 


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8/06/2016

Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Annual Inspirations 
New Product Blog Hop! 



This month I am following Melissa Robinson's Blog.}   We have 25 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

Close to My Heart just released our new Annual Inspirations Catalog.  There are so many "funtastic" products in this book.  Something for everybody!  I decided to feature the Adventure Paper Fundamentals paper pack.  24 sheets of patterned paper.  2 each of 12 different designs.


I also used some of the stickers from the Good Life Complements.

I love to make cards and scrapbooking pages as well as 3D art.  My latest endeavor is Art Journaling.  I am taking some classes and am using Close to My Heart products in my journaling.  Here is my latest page.

The only product used here that wasn't Close to My Heart was the acrylic paint and stencils used to make the background.  Next time I am going to cut my own stencils using my Cricut and our cartridges.

All of my houses are hand cut freehand from the Adventure Paper Fundamentals.  I have used our journaling pen and the starts and smaller hearts are stickers.  The clouds are cut using our new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge Collection.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Lela's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 


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(Coming Soon)

8/01/2016

Welcome to the August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Purr-fect Halloween

Welcome to the August Stamp of the Month 
Blog Hop! 






This month I am following {Cat Nowak's Blog.}   We have 24 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

The August Stamp of the Month is entitled Purr-fect Halloween (S1608) (Set of 17).   Here is a picture of this stamp set:







I am a real cat lover.  I own two ragdoll cats and an orange devil (I mean tabby).  My cats help me craft.  By helping I mean sit on my supplies, steal my embellishments, and get between me and my computer.  So I was excited to see this stamp set.  And with the release of a new catty - the perfect storm!

Here is my card.



See the purple patterned paper?  That is from our new Adventure Fundamentals.  LOVE it!!!  It features our new purple - Pansy.  And how do you like the Tangerine cardstock?  Our new colors rock!

With our new catalog we got lots and lots of ribbon.  The black ribbon with the gold edges is from our Uptown Ribbon Collection.  The black strands that I used in the upper right corner is from our Rustic Home Ribbon Pack.  It starts off as a brown woven ribbon.  I cut it apart into strands and colored it black with my black Shin Han marker.

I colored in my images with my Shin Han markers and added a little shimmer to the hat and the bat bow tie with our new Shimmer brush.

This was a fun card to make.




See the shimmer to the hat and the bat bow tie?

The Purr-fect Halloween Stamp of the Month Stamp Set can be purchased for $17.95 or if you purchase $50 in CTMH products, you can add this stamp set to your order for an additional $5.  This stamp set is only available between August 1 – August 31, 2016. 

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Melissa Robinson's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 


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