Friday, September 1, 2017

Feel So Blessed | Sept SOTM | Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


We will be featuring September Stamp of the Month, which is Feel So Blessed. If you have come here from Vickie'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 25 amazing 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!


Feel So Blessed


Living a grateful life is something that I try to practice daily. But as we come into fall & the season of Thanksgiving, gratitude seems to be front & center everyone's minds. This stamp has all the sentiments you need to express your gratitude in cards, scrapbook layouts, thanksgiving table decor & more!

I got the inspiration for this double z-fold card from fellow consultant, Laura Ryan. I used our new Basics Fundamentals pattern paper - don't you love it? "Grateful" is stamped in the new Charcoal ink. The Basics color paletten (our neutrals) was totally revamped this year - you can check out the ten new colors here. These are just a few of the MANY new products that launched last month in our Annual Inspirations catalog. 


For the inside of the card, I used a floral cluster & "thank you" sentiment from the From the Heart stamp set, which is this month's National Stamping Month special.


Have you noticed that feathers are all rage? My friend & fellow consultant, Tracey Pierce, created this amazing card for our SOTM swap. It's my favorite - possibly, because she used Eggplant cardstock!



Supplies

Eggplant cardstock
Eggplant ink
Bashful ink
Fern ink
From the Heart stamp set 

Thanks for stopping by!

Now "hop" on over to Kathy'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 September SOTM is only available until the 31stClick here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

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!

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