Saturday, December 3, 2016

Everything ABC's Blog Hop - Letter Y

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!
For this hop we will be featuring the letter "Y".  
This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  
Whatever the crafter has chosen as their "element"
 will be featured in their post.
If you came from Jenifer Benner's blog then you're on the right track!  If you get lost,
has the list of the participants.
I hope you enjoy the "Y" inspired expressions of creativity. 
My letter "Y" inspiration is from the letter "Y" key on our new CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge. Loving this cartridge!
My "Y" inspired card is from the "Y"  key, 
of the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge
The umbrella used the Icon key, the boot the Container key, and the flowers in the boot are from this month's Stamp of the Month.  "Thoughtful Flowers". They are sponged with Lemon and Tangerine ink.  I colored the stems with Emerald ink using the water color brush,.  The background blue looking paper is really Emerald and the trim is the Sea Glass Glitter paper.  The rust colored pattern paper is from City Sidewalks.  I added copper foil trim and 3 clear Sparkles.  I will stamp a sentiment inside That will be "Thinking of You during this difficult time".

The next person in this blog-hop loop is Lauren Moore.
  If you enjoy the hop, let us know and make sure you don't miss out on the fun, join us in two weeks for letter "Z".  I hope you've enjoyed the inspiring creations along the way and will encourage us with some comments.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Stamp of the Month - Thoughtful Flowers

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 

We will be featuring December's SOTM, which is "Thoughtful Flowers", a set of 14 stamps.  If you have come here from Sheila Bennett, 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: HERE

This month we have  approximately 28 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the December 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 on! Here we go!   

I'm in love with this stamp set. Love the flowers and the possibilities for what I can do with them.  So here are a couple ideas.   
Card # 1

Card # 2

The cardbase is 8 ½ by 4 ¼ scored at 4 ¼. ~ The solid colors measure 3 ¼ X 4 ½, and 2 ¼ X 3 ½.  The largest white layer measures 4 X 5 ¼, the middle size layer measures 3 X 4 ¼ , and the smallest white layer measures 2 X 3 ¼.  Temporarily attach the three white pieces of cardstock with a little adhesive when you stamp, so the paper doesn’t move, and then the images will line up when you put the card together.  You may see gaps in the stamped image, but that is OK.  When you layer in the colored cardstock, it will cover those gaps.

Card # 3





A cut-a-way card

This is a Pinterest inspired card combining ideas from two cards, one by Kelly Achenson the other by Barb Engler. Gold embossed flowers, then I sponged some color across the flowers.  You could also use the watercolor resist technique for a similar effect.

Now "Hop" on over to Alyson Mayo's blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!  Remember, the December's SOTM is only available until December 31!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Cricut Flower Market Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Cricut Flower Market Blog Hop
We will be featuring art from the New CTMH Cricut® Cartridge, Flower MarketIf you came here from Priscilla Gotham, 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:   http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

For this blog hop we have approximately 22 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the CTMH Cricut® Cartridge Collection 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! 
 
 
My wreath was inspired by a combination wreaths and ornaments I found on Pinterest; the Poinsettia Wreath, paper cone wreath, and ornaments

City Sidewalks cut into 3 inch squares add a poinsettia (pg 49)

covered the poinsettia with some shine from the shimmer brush 

Now "Hop" to  Jean McNulty to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun inspirations!  Contact your CTMH consultant (or click here).
to see how you can get the Cricut Flower Collection and other items that catch your fancy!  
Here's the really GREAT news!
The CTMH Cyber Monday Special!!
30% off our Cricut Cartridge Collections
with a qualifying puchase of $30. 
 Other cards from Flower Market







Saturday, November 19, 2016

Everything ABC's Blog Hop - Letter X

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!
For this hop we will be featuring the letter "X".  
This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  
Whatever the crafter has chosen as their "element"
 will be featured in their post.
If you came from Lauren Moore's blog,
then you're on the right track!  

I hope you enjoy the "X" inspired expressions of creativity. 
My letter "X" inspiration is from the letter "X" key on our new CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge. Loving this cartridge!

From the "X"  key, of the Flower Market Cartridge pg 32,  I used the background wreath and added the overlay branch which I inked with Willow.   The wreath was cut from the willow paper from the  Oh Deer paper packet!  The reverse of that paper is the red chevron strip. I also added a tiny strip of gold glitter paper and the green arrows from the Adventure Fundamentals.  Add a little sparkle and a greeting from the retired M1048 A Quick Hello.  And that's the story for this QUICK CARD.



The next person in this blog-hop loop is 
who also started the hop and has the list of the participants.  If you enjoy the hop, let us know and make sure you don't miss out on the fun, join us in two weeks for letter "Y"
I hope you've enjoyed the inspiring creations along the way and will encourage us with some comments. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Ravishing Ribbon Technique Blog Hop


So very Sorry I missed this blog hop.
 Melissa has the complete list for this ribbon, inspiring hop.

Here are some cards from previous posts I've made 
using our fabulous ribbon.

The next two cards are made using our new Cricut Cartridge
Flower Market and then some RIBBON of course!



 Operation Smile stamp set.

 Picture My Life Cards plus card-stock layers and ribbon.



3X3 card using the white ribbon with gold 
and painting the ribbon with a coordinating ink!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Happy, Happy Christmas Blog Hop


Welcome to the CTMH Happy, Happy Christmas Blog Hop


We will be featuring art from the November Campaign: Happy, Happy Christmas.  If you came here from Haley Dyer, 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:   http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

For this blog hop we have approximately 11 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the Happy, Happy Christmas Bundle 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! 
  Using the Picture My Life Happy, Happy Christmas Cards, I made some really quick and easy Christmas cards.  I added cardstock layers, some bling and ribbon. 
NO INK!  
Did I say they are really FAST to make?



The special includes the following@ a 10 percent savings and the convenience of coordinating papers, cardstock, embellishments and Picture My Life Cards : 
My Legacy™ D-Ring Album or Post —Red
Memory Protectors™—Top Load (10 Pack)
My Crush® Happy, Happy Christmas
Picture My Life™ Happy, Happy Christmas Cards
City Sidewalks Complements
Oh Deer! Coordinating Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock (12 sheets)
Retail Value: $78.45
Your Price: $69.95

Brighten the holiday season with festive scrapbook layouts and décor pieces!

Display Tray 

Retail Value: $19.95        Your Price: $14

 
Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard

Retail Value: $28.95    Your Price: $17.40

 

5″ × 7″ Hinged Display Tray

Retail Value: $18.95     Your Price: $12.35 

Now "Hop" on over to Jean McNulty  to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun inspirations! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get the Happy, Happy Christmas bundle and other items that catch your fancy!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Everything ABC's Blog Hop - Letter W

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!
For this hop we will be featuring the letter "W".  
This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  
Whatever the crafter has chosen as their "element"
 will be featured in their post.
If you came from Lauren Moore's blog,
then you're on the right track!  

I hope you enjoy the "W" inspired expressions of creativity. 
My letter "W" inspiration is from the letter "W" key on our new CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge. Loving this cartridge!

For the "W"  key, of the Flower Market Cartridge pg. 12 I used the wreath, leaves, the bow, and three flowers.  Other products used are a 4 x 5.25 piece of Oh Deer? B&T some gold sequins, sparkles, Sea glass glitter paper, and White Daisy CS Tangerine CS and Poppy CS and ink..  The sentiment is from "Fairytale Birthday" (B1534)

The next person in this blog-hop loop is 
who also started the hop and has the list of the participants.  If you enjoy the hop, let us know and make sure you don't miss out on the fun, join us in two weeks for letter "X"
I hope you've enjoyed the inspiring creations along the way and will encourage us with some comments. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November Stamp of the Month - New Year's Cheer

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 

We will be featuring November's SOTM, which is "New Year's Cheer", a set of 13 stamps.  If you have come here from Tammy Lubick, 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: HERE

This month we have  approximately 29 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the November 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 on! Here we go!




I used "Oh Deer!"  The star patterned paper is perfect for this stamp set. I also used Whisper thick twine, silver sequins, Sparkles, Juniper CS, Daisy White CS, Juniper ink and Cocoa Ink. Sea Glass Glitter Paper,

Now "Hop" on over to Gina Brandstetter's blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the November's SOTM is only available until November 30!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Everything ABC's Blog Hop - Letter V

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!
For this hop we will be featuring the letter "V".  
This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  
Whatever the crafter has chosen as their "element"
 will be featured in their post.
If you came from Lauren Moore's blog,
then you're on the right track!  

I hope you enjoy the "V" inspired expressions of creativity. 
My letter "V" inspiration is from the letter "V" key on our new CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge. Loving this cartridge!
I've been wanting to make a card with this adorable elephant.
Using what was already on the table, I spotted the PML moon and stars card from Jeepers Creepers  (It's not only for Halloween) and immediately thought about the sentiment, "I love you to the moon and back".  So I'm thinking this is a birthday card for my great-grandson who will be turning 3.  All it took was the elephant from the "V"  key, of the Flower Market Cartidge pg 34, plus a strip of the B&T and a zip-strip tied with a few strands of the Whisper thick twine to complete the card

The next person in this blog-hop loop is 
who also started the hop and has the list of the participants.  If you enjoy the hop, let us know and make sure you don't miss out on the fun, join us in two weeks for letter "W"
I hope you've enjoyed the inspiring creations along the way and will encourage us with some comments. 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

CTMH Cricut City Sidewalks Blog Hop


Welcome to the CTMH Cricut City Sidewalks Blog Hop

We will be featuring art from our new Cricut digital collection "City Sidewalks" which has 30 images.   If you came here from Michele Rowley, 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:   http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

This month we have approximately 17 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the new CTMH cricut City Sidewalks digital collection 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!
I made a really quick and easy Christmas card with some shimmer brushed on the words Merry Christmas.



Now "Hop" on over to Lauren Moore to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun inspirations! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get the new CTMH Cricut digital collection City Sidewalks and other items that catch your fancy!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Wacky for Watercolor

Welcome to the October Technique Blog Hop

For the October CTMH Technique Blog Hop, we will feature Watercolor techniques.  I'm excited to see the variety of paper crafting ideas produced using watercolors that we will find on this  hop.  
 If you are coming from Haley Dyer at The Inky Scrapper  you are on the right track.  In case you get lost, you can also get a complete list of participants on Melissa's blog right HERE.  This month we have approximately 11 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using watercolor techniques along with a variety of other great CTMH products.  To enjoy this hop is quite simple to do - just click on the link at the bottom of the post on each blog to move to the next one.  Here we go!  
I could easily get lost in the fun of watercolor - it is wacky in the variety of effects achieved and the unpredictable nature as one color runs into another or it's smooshed together or you cover it with crinkled plastic wrap to get the marbled effect that I got with the blues and purple.  I also framed the painted portion with embossed lines.


 The sentiment is from "All the Thanks" (B1536)

to see what kind of fabulous art she's created.  
Be sure to drop a comment, we enjoy the encouragement.  
Enjoy the Hop!