Show Us Your Heart at H2H Challenges!

Happy Valentine's Day!  Today at Heart 2 Heart Challenges it is anything with a heart.  

I decided to feature hearts on a 9" x 9" Accordion Album that I am teaching at my February Workshop.  Here is one side of my Accordion Album.
And here is the other side of the album.

I used the Close to My Heart Magnifique Paper Pack for my album and tons of our new stamp sets.  That is one benefit to being a CTMH Consultant - I get a discount and can afford lots of new products and I can buy it even before it goes live for the customers.  Now how cool is that?  I am the Executive Manager of the Bling Team.  Please let me know if you would like more information about becoming a CTMH Independent Consultant.

Now, back to my project.  I don't want you to miss the hearts, so let me show you some close-ups of the pages.
Do you see how the flower at the top is made up of hearts?  And check out the heart on my little calendar.  That is the date that I married my sweet husband!
This is one pretty easy.  See the cute little heart on my sentiment?
Look at the bling on my peacock as it is peeking around the side of my mat!  The heart in this layout is the word, "heart", in the sentiment.
No heart in this one, but there is a whole lot of love and bling!  Don't you love the bling in my flower buttons?  I just love what CTMH had done with buttons.  When I received my new products in, I showed my customers the buttons and you would have thought that we were at Tiffany's with all the oo-ing and ah-ing.
On this layout I CASE'd myself.  I had made a card that I loved and decided that it would make a great layout.
How do you like this pennant?  It was easy to make with our Pennant Alphabet Stamp Set.  The directions for the pennant are in our Spring/Summer Idea Book.
I just had to use the pretty journaling box from Key to My Heart even though it is a retired set.  That is one thing about our stamp sets.  They remain current and useful even after they are retired.  The heart on the right was stamped using the puddle pad technique and then embossed.  The heart on the left was stamped and embossed.  The cute parenthesis is from our Irresistibles Villa.  The pattern on the parenthesis emerges when you sponge ink on it.
Here is that cute flower again from Heartfelt Flowers.  I added the leaves from that set to the flower as well.  I love the sentiment on this page.

Products Used
  • Stamps:  Pennant Alphabet (E1018), Love Ya! (D1460), Circle of Love (D1438), Unity (C1422), Heartfelt Treasures (C1456), Happy Journey (D1428), Moments in Time (D1339), Grown with Love (D1372), Affection (C1441), Treasure Life (D1306), Beautiful Day (D1450), Around the Block (D1377), Placement Guide (Retired) (C1303), and Key to My Heart (Retired)
  • Paper:  My Relections Magnifique Level 2 Paper Pack (X7127B) 
  • Inks:   Chocolate (Z2111), Lagoon (Z2195), Sky (Z2194), Tulip (Z2166), and Pacifica (Z2192)
  • Embellishments:  Dimensional Elements Hearts (Z1278), Irresistibles Villa Die-Cuts (Z1390), Sparkles Blue and Green (Z1327),  Buttons Blue Assortment (Z1371), Buttons Basic Assortment (Z1358), Brad Assortment Metal Assortment (Z1366), Designer Brads Pewter (Z1146), Cocoa Ribbon (Z1100), and Chocolate Waxy Flax (Z1088)
  • Other Products:  Adhesive, Sponge Dauber (Z726), Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad (Z891), Clear Embossing Powder (Z671), Craft Heater (Z555), and 3 D Foam Dots
Please check out the other design team member's projects:

Aaron Booth  (This week's Guest Designer)

and then create your own project - anything with hearts.  Your projects must include CTMH products, but do not have to be 100% CTMH.  If other products are used, a list or description of what was used would be appreciated. Remember to post it on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog.  You could win some fantastic prizes from our February sponsors, Shirley Ross and Sandra Strickler.   Aaron Brown is our Guest Designer for this week's challenge.  Remember that you have until the end of the month to participate in our challenges.


  1. Lovely! And nice to see some non-red or pink hearts for a change :)

  2. Awesome album! Love the colors and the layouts!

  3. Hi Melinda!
    That is one beautiful album!

  4. Gorgeous, Melinda! I really love that lagoon heart against the chocolate background - great combo :o)

  5. What an amazing project! I love everything about it! The colors are especially nice. *Ü*

  6. great project!! love the colours.

  7. Gorgeous album Melinda, you did a fabulous job on this. Sorry it has taken me all week to comment I have just been swamped this week!

  8. Gorgeous album Melinda, you did a fabulous job on this. Sorry it has taken me all week to comment I have just been swamped this week!


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