Monday, May 1, 2017

Live, Laugh, Love | May SOTM | Blog Hop


Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


We will be featuring May Stamp of the Month, which is Live, Laugh, Love. If you have come here from Darlys' Blogyou are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. (If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.)

This month we have 26 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one. Leave a comment, if you like what you see. We love to get your feedback. Here we go!


Live, Laugh, Love

I have to admit...coloring is not my thing. I know it's all the rage right now, but (until now) I've not been able to jump on the bandwagon. This stamp might change my mind!? It really pops!!

I doesn't look bad, stamped in a single color. But when you use your ShinHan markers to color it in...wow! 

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I decided to start a new Picture My Life (PML) pocket album with photos from our trip to Alaska last year. I made my own PML cards using the Live, Laugh, Love set. I also added a pre-made card from a retired PML set & a gold overlay


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Live, Laugh, Love | Stamp of the Month
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Live, Laugh, Love
I used paper from this month's special, Live Beautifully & the Rustic Fundamentals packet. I can't wait to get started on my next pages!

Supplies

Thanks for stopping by!

Now "hop" on over to Michele's Blog to see her work. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

And remember, the May SOTM is only available until the 31stClick here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tea-rrific | March SOTM | Blog Hop



Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

We will be featuring March's SOTM, which is Tea-rrific. If you have come here from Darlys' Blogyou are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. (If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.)

This is such a popular stamp, this month we have 30 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one. Leave a comment, if you like what you see. We love to get your feedback. Here we go!



Tea-rrific

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March SOTM
I had so much fun creating with this stamp set! I sometimes feel like I get in a rut, creating cards that are the same shape/size all the time. So I decided to use a 5.5" square card base this month, cut from our Kraft paper (although you can't see the base in my photos). The large polka dot pattern in the Sugar Rush paper packet needs a little extra room to really pop - I think it worked!? 

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Tea-rrifc SOTM
I used a technique called "paper piecing" with the stacked tea cups. I stamped the image in Slate ink on three different pattern papers. Then I cut out one cup from each paper & stacked them back up. I'm really please how it turned out.

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Tea-rrifc Paper Piercing
I also designed this tea bag holder (inspired by Tina Law) for an upcoming event. These are going to make great little gifts!


Supplies

Kraft paper
Sugar Rush paper packet
Sugar Rush compliments
Sugar Rush Dots
Slate ink
Pomegranate ink

Thanks for stopping by!

Now "hop" on over to Brenda's Blog to see her work. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

And remember, the March SOTM is only available until the 31stClick here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lucky Me Banner | Fundamentals Creative Collections | Blog Hop

Welcome to the Blog Hop!

We will be featuring the Fundamentals Creative Collections paper packets. There are 6 fundamental collections that coordinate with our other patterned paper packets. If you have come here from my friend & super creative consultant, Michele's Blogyou are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. (If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.)

This month we have 23 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one. Here we go!


Fundamentals Collections
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Adventure Fundamentals Collection
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Gold Fundamentals Collection

Lucky Me Banner

Today I'm sharing my St. Patrick's Day banner, created with the Adventure Fundamentals & Gold Fundamentals collections. 


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Lucky Me Banner


I used both shades of green (Willow & Emerald) to cut the shamrock shapes with the Flower Market cartridge. I accented a few with Green Shimmer Trim & Glitter Duo Green Triangles.
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Green Shimmer Trim
The gold polka dot clover is from the Gold Fundamentals packet. These sheets are not paper (what a pleasant surprise); they are actually see-through overlays with gold foil designs. Love them!
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Gold Fundamentals Shamrock & Glitter Triangles

Supplies

Flower Market Cricut cartridge
Kraft cardstock
Adventure Fundamentals paper
Gold Fundamentals overlays
Green Shimmer Trim
Glitter Duo Green Triangles
Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon (currently on clearance!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Now "hop" on over to Priscilla's Blog & see what she's created. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Adore You | January SOTM | Blog Hop


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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

We will be featuring January's SOTM, which is Adore You. If you have come here from Krista's Blogyou are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. (If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.)

This month we have 26 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one. Here we go!



Adore You

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January SOTM |Adore You

Happy New Year!! I hope everyone is healthy, happy & ready to craft in 2017. My anniversary was in December, so I made this little card, for my dear hubby, in the midst of the holiday rush. This stamp set is perfect for COLORING -- you know, coloring was all the rage last year! 

I started by using one of the new paper packets called Sugar Rush for the background paper & heart cutout. You can check out this packet & other in our new Seasonal Expressions catalog that launched TODAY on my website!



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Adore You | Anniversary Card

I had to add a little Sea Glass glitter paper, because I {heart} it, to the back of the heart shape (I used the Flower Market cartridge to cut the heart). And our new Sugar Rush dots make my flowers pop. I used my blending pen to pick up pomegranate & tangerine ink for the flowers. I used juniper for the leaves.

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Adore You | Sugar Rush Dots
I'm planning to use this set for my Valentine-themed banner workshop in February. Stay tuned for photos of that project!

Supplies


Thanks for stopping by!

Now "hop" on over to Melissa's Blog to see her work. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

And remember, the January SOTM is only available until the 31stClick here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

New Year's Cheer | November SOTM | Blog Hop



Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

We will be featuring November's SOTM, which is New Year's Cheer. If you have come here from Michele's Blog, you are on the right path! She is my amazing & talented upline & I'm sure you enjoyed her creations this month! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. (If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.)


This month we have 29 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one. Here we go!

New Year's Cheer


It's November, and the holiday season is about to begin. Are you ready?? I made this super fast & simple wine tag, that will make an instant gift for friends or family this holiday season. Add it to a bottle of bubbly or sparkling cider for a festive gift.





I used my new favorite, Rustic Home Fundamentals paper for the base. And the pine cone pattern from our Oh Deer! paper packet. Finally, I added a little Sea Glass glitter paper to make it pop! The star is from the Oh Deer! compliments.

These tags were so simple to put together, I will be mass producing more for the Angel Bazaar at OLPH on December 3. If you're local, come by & support my small business & our local parish church.

Thanks for stopping by!

Now "hop" on over to Donna's Blog to see her work. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

And remember, the November SOTM is only available until the 30stClick here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Yuletide Joy | October SOTM | Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

We will be featuring October's SOTM, which is Yuletide Joy. If you have come here from Kathy's Blog you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. (If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.)


This month we have over 35 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one. Here we go!

Yuletide Joy

It's only October, but it's never too early to start getting ready for the holidays! I love decorating my home & office for all holidays, but especially for Christmas. I recently created a Fall home decor piece & thought I'd continue with the wreath theme, since it turned out so well.


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This the season to sparkle! I used lots of glitter paper to make this wreath pop. And this color combination is my absolute favorite - it's the colors from our Oh Deer! paper packet. 

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Home Decor - Noel Wreath

The Sea Glass glitter paper makes the most amazing snowflakes, don't you think?

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Sea Glass glitter paper

Supplies

If you'd like to create a series of these home decor pieces for the upcoming holiday season, please contact me. It would be a great Girls Night Out project to work on! If we start this month, we could do one for Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas.

Below you can find a list of supplies I used, which can be ordered on my website 24/7.

Fern cardstock
Colonial White cardstock
Red Glitter paper
Sea Glass Glitter paper
Slate ink
Cricut Artistry cartridge
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge


Thanks for stopping by!

Now "hop" on over to Krista's Blog to see her work. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

And remember, the October SOTM is only available until the 31st!  Click here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

New Product Review | 2016 Annual Inspirations Idea Book

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2016 Annual Inspirations

The new Annual Inspirations Idea Book (catalog) has been available since the beginning of August...if you'd like to see it for yourself, simply place an order on my website & you'll get a FREE idea book in your box! Or - if you want to take a peek right now, click here for the online version.

In October, I'll be reviewing the Holiday Expressions catalog, that came out this month. I'm not one to rush the seasons...so I won't be presenting those products just yet. But stay tuned!





The Annual Inspirations idea book is filled with some awesome new products! If you're local, I'm happy to deliver one to you. If you're looking online, look for this green flag that denotes "new" items.



Here are a few of my favorites. And trust me, it's hard to pick just a "few!"

Cricut

The newest Cricut Cartridge is Flower Market. And like all our cartridges, it's nothing short of A-mazing! All the flowers you see on the idea book cover were made using it, as well as this wreath. I see many, many projects being created in my future with this cartridge!

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Cricut Flower Market

For the first time, we're also featuring a digital only City Sidewalks cartridge that coordinates with our City Sidewalks, our holiday paper packet (more to come about that in my Season Expression Review next month).

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Cricut City Sidewalks Digital Collection

Thin Cuts

Use these thin metal dies to quickly and easily cut shapes for embellishing your scrapbook pages and cards. Thin Cuts are packaged on their own magnetic sheet and work well with most die-cutting machines.

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New Thin Cuts

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Cards with New Thin Cuts


Paper & Inks

Our new Fundamental paper packets are designed to be VERSATILE. They're available for the entire year & coordinate with the seasonal paper packets that will be introduced in our Seasonal Expressions Catalog (stay tuned for my holiday product review in Oct).
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Enchantment Fundamentals
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Whimsy Fundamentals
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Uptown Fundamentals
We have 8 new ink & cardstock colors.
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New Colors

If you haven't already heard, Sea Glass is the "color of the year" - I will be featuring projects that coordinate with this color throughout the next year.
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Sea Glass

Acrylic Stamps

Of course, there are also TONS of new acrylic stamp sets. Check them out here.

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Autumn Wishes Stamp (B1530) 
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School Kids Stamp (D1706)

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Sugar Skull Stamp (D1698)

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Short & Sweet Stamp (A1189)
I love sharing CTMH products & {creating from the heart} -  please contact me to learn more!

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