The Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop! 

This month I am following {Adeline Brill's Blog.}   We have 54 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in our Annual Inspiration New Product Blog Hop.   If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.                                                                                                        
Our Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations went live on August 1st and it is jam-packed with over 250 new products! 

I tried to use as many new products as I could on one card.  Here it is.

I have used our new pink cardstock called Pixie for the card  base.  This is a 5" x 7" card.  I cut our Black card stock at 4.75" x 6.75" and ran it through my cuttlebug, using the new Close to My Heart Floral embossing folder.  I spritzed some water on the cardstock before I embossed it to help reduce cracking of the cardstock.  I wanted to preserve the black color for this card.

The patterned paper is from our new paper pack called Brushed.  The floral paper measures 2.5" x 6".  The Pear polka dot patterned paper is 2.5" x 5".  I stamped the cute shopper on a 2" x 4.5" piece of  White Daisy cardstock using our Black pigment ink.  Then I colored it in with our ShinHan Twin markers.  I really enjoyed coloring with these markers.  They are so smooth.

I popped up the stamped panel with our new thin 3D Foam Tape.  Now my cards are not going to cost me 45 cents to make and $7 to mail!

I added a 4.75" of one of the zip strips from Brushed with a piece of our Gold Shimmer Trim on it.  A girl has to have a little glitter, doesn't she?  I finished up the card with a cute little metal flower from the Brushed Assortment.  The flower has a silver bling in the middle but I wanted it to be gold so I replaced it with a gold Bling Gem so it would match my Shimmer Trim.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to leave me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Lori Brown's Blog.}

The cute little shopper is from the stamp set entitled Better With a Friend.  It cannot be purchased but with a minimum qualifying gathering, you can get it for FREE as part of your Hostess Rewards. If you are interested in setting up a gathering, please email me and I will contact you.

You can purchase any of the supplies listed below on my website.  

Supplies Used


  1. Awesome and so cute! Yep, your card is a keeper...

  2. How adorable and attractive is this? TOO FUN!

  3. Love, Love that stamp set. cute card!

  4. Your card is beautiful! Love the embossing on the black cardstock! I'm going to have to try the spritzing it with water trick. And wonderful job coloring too!!

  5. Wonderful job coloring this image. The card is too cute!

  6. Simply fabulous. Love the colouring, great job!

  7. Love everything about this!!

  8. Your coloring is awesome and the recipient of your card is sure to love it!

  9. AWESOME job on the card! This was one of my "love at 1st sight" stamp sets. I have it but haven't even used it yet! Now you have inspired me to get it out!

  10. Great cards! Nice colouring job.

  11. Love the card...great coloring!!!

  12. Love your choice of colors! And, thanks for helping coordinate these blogs. I know its not easy.


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