Best Friends Furever Blog Hop

Welcome to the Best Friends Furever Blog Hop! 

This month I am following {Carrie Simmond's blog}   We have 7 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Best Friends Furever Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.  

Have you seen our Best Friends Furever Promotion?  

Our furry friends play a huge role in our lives, and we want to help you document your favorite
memories with your pals with paws. To help you do this, we’ve created a one-of-a-kind 6" x 8" Cut
Above® kit! This 6" x 8" layout kit is the first of its kind and features reversible die-cuts, so you can
choose dog or cat-focused titles and accents for this quick and easy project! Create even more fun pet themed projects using our other Best Friends Furever items, too! We’ve also created a new paper
packet, sticker sheet, and two new stamp sets, along with a special workshop kit to help you keep your pet-themed creativity flowing.

This special features the Best Friends Furever Cut Above® Kit (CC11194),
the Best Friends Furever Workshop Kit (CC11197),
along with  the Best Friends Furever Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet (CC11191),
the Best Friends Furever Paper Packet (CC11192), the Best Friends Furever Coordinating Cardstock (CC11193), the My Acrylix® Eat Play Love Stamp Set (CC11195),
and the My Acrylix® Kitty Cuddles Stamp Set (CC11196).
The workshop kits and Cut Above® kit are only available while supplies last.

As a part of this special, you can purchase each exclusive item individually at full price, but we are also offering the Best Friends Furever Workshop Kit w/Stamp Sets (CC11197) at a 20% discount!

I have put together two of the cut above kit albums - one with dogs and one for cats.  I love the bright primary colors in these kits and the stickers and diecuts are super cute.  My animals bring me lots of laughs and great memories, so I couldn't resist scrapbooking them.

I found a gorgeous card made by another consultant, Jennifer Greeley and decided to teach it for my card class.  I made it with Candy Apple Cardstock, sponged with Candy Apple Ink. The wreaths were cut with the Close to My Heart Flower Market cartridge.

Here's my card:

Then when you open it up, you see the gorgeous two step stamped tree from the Merry Christmas Tree Stamp Set (C1804) 

I added Liquid Glass to the ornaments and poured some red glitter from my stash.  I had to add the two dogs from the Eat, Play, Love stamp set from the Best Friends Furever Promotion.  The dogs are colored in with our new Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers.

And check out the Custom Ornament Thin Cuts.  This elegant ornament can be cut out solid and stamped with the For the Tree Stamp Set (D1891) or cut out like I did with the fancy inlays that cut at the same time you cut the entire ornament out.  So pretty and Easy.

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, {Catherine Nowak} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase any of the supplies listed above on my website


  1. Lovely card! so adorable. I especially like the doors.

  2. Beautiful! I love the doors and those cute pets around the tree!

  3. I also made this card but I love your addition of the pets at the base of the tree. So cute!

  4. Awww, the dog and cat make this card extra special!


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