Tuesday, May 15, 2018

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Lovely Layers

WELCOME to - Lovely Layers
For the May CTMH Technique Blog Hop,
we will feature artwork using "LOVELY LAYERS". 
I'm excited to see the variety of paper crafting ideas that we will find on this hop.  
If you are coming from Katy Taylor's blog, you are on the right track.  In case you get lost, you can get a complete list of participants at the bottom of Melissa Robinson's blog.  This month we have 10 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using LAYERS. 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!

For this card, I layered the ink splatter (splash of color D1733)
with a strip of cardstock (Peacock CS X5958),
I also used ink layers on the flowers and leaves (Beautiful You Z3384),

Now hop on over to Marciava Warrell's blog to see what kind of fabulous art she's created.  Be sure to drop a comment, we enjoy the encouragement.  I hope you enjoy the hop.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

National Scrapbooking Month - Postcard Perfect Optional Hop

Welcome to Postcard Perfect
We will be featuring our special for May, celebrating National Scrapbooking month with a gorgeous suite of papercrafting products "Postcard Perfect" a collection of coordinating Postcard Perfect products, including a paper packet, stamp set, coordinating cardstock pack, and Cut Above layout kits.   You can also earn a FREE postcard Perfect Cut Above Layout Kit by signing up as a Consultant or hosting a qualifying party this month.  
If you came here from Catherine Nowak'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: HERE .
This month we have  approximately 16 CTMH Consultants sharing their creations using Postcard Perfect  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've been wanting to make this "Star Effects Standup Card" and thought the Postcard Perfect paper would be.... PERFECT!  You can use any sentiment,  I thought "count your blessings" was from the Flower Market stamp set, - but it's retired (D1705) I found I had "Love" (D1728) so added that also and updated this post!    
I'm enjoying a weekend with friends on a beach near Seabrook, WA.  I took off work for a 4 day weekend,  packed the Postcard Perfect papers, ink and some stamps... and then found that I left some supplies at home - over four hours away.   1) forgot the stamp set so fussy cut the flowers  and 2) added a touch of gold with the Shimmer Brush. (didn't have sequins or sparkles.) 
Here's a tutorial for the Star Card.
The base (black card stock) was cut at 5 X 6 - folded in 1/2 and then cut from the fold to the outside edge into a triangular base.
Slits to hold the insert were cut at 2 inches from the bottom corner and cut 3/4 inches deep (I made a small wedge).
Keep the two Triangles pieces that were cut from the 5X6 paper and decorate them with patterned paper triangles cut from a 4 3/4 X 5 3/4 rectangle cut in 1/2 the shorter width and then cut into 4 triangles, and decorate. These pieces are then glued into a "V" - see the photo. decorate as desired.
This card is mailed flat and will need instructions to set it up once opened. 
You can write a personal message on the back.

Save 20% I when you buy the Postcard Perfect Product Bundle, which includes one of every item in the full collection!   (CC5185)

D-size stamp set 
(CC5184)


Coordinating  Cardstock

(CC5183)





product image

Postcard Perfect Paper Pack 
(CC5181)









Now "Hop" on over to Krista Hershberger's blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!  To get any of the products you seecontact your CTMH Consultant (or click here)

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May SOTM - Classic Summer Bash

WELCOME TO THE MAY SOTM BLOG HOP - Classic Summer Bash!
We will be featuring May's SOTM, 
which is "Classic Summer Bash", a set of  25! stamps.  
If you came here from Krista Hershberger'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: HERE.  This month we have approximately 24 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the May 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!



Now "Hop" on over to Michelle Johns's blog  to see her inspiring work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!  Please leave a comment, we love your encouragement. Remember, the May SOTM is only available until May 31!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Friday, April 20, 2018

CTMH Picture My Life Blog Hop


We will be featuring CTMH Picture My Life Cards 

 If you came here from Alyson Mayo's blog you are on the right path! The blog hop is a complete circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the entire list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: HERE
This month we have approximately 19 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the CTMH Picture My Life Cards 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!  
Last week I posted a card box with mini cards, gift tags and bookmarks.  It was just a quick attempt, but I liked where it was going and decided to create more for a "Make and Take" workshop.  So here goes "take two" on Picture My Life Cards.
The box is made using our Thin Cuts (Z4150). 
The paper for this month is Gimme Some Sugar (X7228B)
I also love Chelsea Gardens, apparently so did everyone else, the paper packet is no longer available, however, for a workshop I will use the bulk. and the PML cards from Gimme Some Sugar -  Another lesson; when you see what you like, get it immediately or it might not be available when you get "a round tuit!"  Look Mom!! no stamping!  I love fussy cutting and used the PML for background and embellishments.


Now "Hop" on over to Michelle Johns' blog to see her creative work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!  Please, leave a comment, we love the encouragement.  To get any of the products you seecontact your CTMH Consultant (or click here)

Sunday, April 15, 2018

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Creative with Cards

WELCOME TO CREATIVE WITH CARDS
For the April CTMH Technique Blog Hop, we will feature artwork inspired by our Picture My Life Cards. I'm excited to see the variety of paper crafting ideas that we will find on this hop.  
If you are coming from Debi McBain's blog, you are on the right track.  In case you get lost, you can get a complete list of participants at the bottom of Melissa's blog.  This month we have 12 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using Picture My Life Cards 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 used the Picture My Life Cards-Be-YOU-tiful (Z4149)  That are used for the The Important Thing Everyday Life Album. These cards are lovely and versatile. I made the thin cuts gift box (Z4150) with the Gimme Some Sugar Paper and filled it with thin cuts tags (Z3344), mini cards, and bookmarks with Bashful and Juniper cardstock and decorated them with paper/flowers/sentiments from the PML Cards.

Now hop on over to Michelle Loncar's Blog to see what kind of fabulous art she's created.  Be sure to drop a comment, we enjoy the encouragement.  I hope you enjoy the hop.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

April SOTM Blog Hop - Color Your Life

WELCOME TO THE APRIL SOTM BLOG HOP - COLOR YOUR LIFE
We will be featuring April's SOTM, 
which is "Color Your Life", a set of 12 stamps.  
If you came here from Alyson Mayo'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: HERE.  This month we have approximately 22 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the April 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!

I used the Make It From Your Heart Vol. 4  (9044)
pg 6 and 7 pattern # 1.
Gimme Some Sugar paper (X7228B)
Juniper CS (X5979) and ribbon (retired)
Nutmeg Card Stock (Z2830)
Blush Shimmer Ribbon (Z3313)
(photo looks more like gold??) 
White embossing power (Z2068)
In the Background stamp (D1750)
for 2 of the banners
The leaf pattern is a perfect match for the letter E

I thought this card is perfect for EASTER!  
Celebrating Life in Christ through His death and resurrection. 

A favorite song by Bill Gather has these words;  
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living, just because He lives.
My husband sang this song at my mother's funeral and our 
first born grandaughter's baptism.  It's a family favorite. 

Now "Hop" on over to Brenda Lapp's blog  to see her inspiring work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!  Please leave a comment, we love your feedback. Remember, the April SOTM is only available until April 30!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Friday, March 16, 2018

CTMH Step Right Up Blog Hop

WELCOME TO THE CTMH STEP RIGHT UP BLOG HOP
We will be featuring products found in our 
STEP RIGHT UP! March Special

The Showtime stamp set (D1789) and Step Right Up bundle (CC2184) are only available through March 31 at 10:59 PST and only while supplies last. 
If you haven't ordered yours already, there's no time to lose!
The Step Right Up bundle pairs the circus-themed Showtime stamp set with 12 paper sheets (including two sheets of gold foil paper and two each of five colors of cardstock), gold pearls, and red shimmer trim for a truly sensational collection of products.  This exclusive, limited-time offer is the perfect fit for birthday celebrations, theme park visits, or any fun-filled adventure. 

 If you came here from Krista Hershberger'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: HERE
This month we have 11 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the Step Right Up products 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 the Showtime Stamp set
Sapphire cardstock
Black cardstock
Saffron cardstock
Cranberry cardstock and 
Gold Foil Paper (Z3365)
Small gold pearls (Z3371)
Red shimmer trim (Z8848)
I inked the Showtime stamp in Saffron then rolled the bottom 
in Sapphire ink and the top in Cranberry ink 
to get the three tone effect.

Now "Hop" on over to Miss. Carrie's Creations to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!  To get any of the products you seecontact your CTMH Consultant (or click here)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Purposeful Patterns

WELCOME TO THE CTMH PURPOSEFUL PATTERNS TECHNIQUE BLOG HOP

For the March CTMH Technique Blog Hop, we will feature artwork inspired by one of our newest 
How-to Pattern Books, 
Make It From Your Heart,
Volume III (layouts) 
or Volume IV (cards). 
I'm excited to see the variety of paper crafting ideas that we will find on this hop.  

If you are coming from Debi McBain's blog, you are on the right track.  In case you get lost, you can get a complete list of participants at the bottom of Melissa's blog.  This month we have 11 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using patterns found in the Make It From Your Heart books, 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!
It was tough to decide which pattern to use; 
I went with Vol. 4 pg. 30-31 Pattern 13.
I used the Scallop Border Thin Cut, Stargazer Paper Packet, cut the left strip showing the telescopes and moved the 2 x 3 1/2 dovetail piece a bit farther to the right to show the telescopes.  Fussy cut some pieces from Stargazer paper packet; rocket, astronaut, and planets.  I forgot that for our Die-namite special I had purchased the Stargazer Cardmaking Stamp + thin cuts.  
I could have saved the time I spent doing the fussy cutting!

Stargazer paper packet
Now, hop on over to Michelle Loncar's Blog to see what kind of fabulous art she's created.  Be sure to drop a comment, we enjoy the encouragement.  I hope you enjoy the hop!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

CTMH Die - Namite Blog Hop

WELCOME TO THE CTMH DIE-NAMITE BLOG HOP

We will be featuring our special for March using thin cut dies which are currently on sale. This month only, save 25% on all available Thin Cuts, and 30% on select bundles of Thin Cuts dies.  You can also earn a FREE Thin Cuts die by signing up as a Consultant or hosting a qualifying party this month. If you came here from Alyson Mayo'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: HERE
This month we have  approximately 14 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using our Thin Cuts dies 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 decided to create a card using a technique I've seen and never used before. I found the following tutorial;
Partial die cuts technique by Jennifer McGuire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx93Rj4IRDQ

I used "No Worries" Thin cuts
and scallop borders
 close-up
 inside


Now "Hop" on over to Wendy Kessler's blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!  To get any of the products you seecontact your CTMH Consultant (or click here)

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March SOTM Blog Hop - Birthday Time

Welcome to the CTMH SOTM Blog Hop

     


We will be featuring March's SOTM, 
which is "Birthday Time", a set of 26 stamps.  
If you came here from Priscilla Gotham'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: HERE.  This month we have approximately 26 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the March 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!
I love special fold cards and found this tutorial for the "Bridge Fold Card"  by Jeanie Stark.  It folds flat into a A2 envelope and unfolds to stand for displaying.  I needed a birthday card for my 4 year old great grandson!  Perfect stamp set!!  
So here's what I created. 
Top photo card standing open
Bottom photo folded to mail
I used the following products

Now "Hop" on over to Jen Rubio's blog  to see her inspiring work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!  Please leave a comment, we love your feedback. Remember, the March SOTM is only available until March 31!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

CTMH Think Pink Blog Hop

We will be featuring all pink products found in our Pretty in Pink February Special. If you came here from Vickie ODell'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: HERE
This month we have  approximately 16 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using pink products 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!  
The card was made with Bashful CS as the base, Raspberry trim, and Bashful Glitter paper. I used white embossing on vellum to stamp the flowers from the "Treat for You" stamp set and raspberry ink to color some of the flowers with a blending pen.
Pink pearls and sparkles finish the card.
On an earlier blog I also used all pink with "Love" (What Matters Most stamp set)
stamped in Espresso ink.
Crazy about Cardstock showing our double sided - two toned cardstock.

Now "Hop" on over to Michelle Loncar's blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!  To get any of the products you seecontact your CTMH Consultant (or click here)