Sunday, January 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Crazy for Complements

Welcome to the January Technique Blog Hop!
For the January CTMH Technique Blog Hop, we will feature the use of Complements.  I'm excited to see the variety of paper crafting ideas produced using Complements that we will find on this  hop.  
 If you are coming from Haley Dyer you are on the right track.  In case you get lost, you can also get a complete list of participants at the bottom of Catherine's blog right HERE. This month we have approximately 10 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using Complements 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!
 
Complements are a CRAZY FAST way to create cards. 
Just peal and stick, add some bling, 
stamp a sentiment or not, and you are done!
I used Hello Lovely Complements, Blush Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Sequins, Gold Glitter GEMS. Clear Sparkles, Sorbet Patterned paper from Hello Lovely Paper Pack, Gold Shimmer Trim, Sorbet ink and Card Stock, Sea Glass Card Stock and some gold paper from Uptown Fundamentals.
  The sentiment is from "In Bloom" stamped in New England Ivy.





 
Now, hop on over to Annemarie Julian'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!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop

We will be featuring the Seasonal Expressions 1 new products.  If you came here from Jean McNulty, 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 25 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the new Seasonal Expressions 1 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 added a butterfly,  wondering if the ladybug is a distraction?
The sentiment on the inside is also from Dreamin' Big - Cardmaking stamp set.


Also used Uptown Fundamentals - Love words and vellum
Thin Cuts - Dreamin' Big Bundle
Gold Glitter Gems
Dreamin' Big Sequins
Shimmer Ribbon - Blush
Poppy Ink
Blossom Ink
Sea Glass Ink
Sea Glass CS 
Gold Embossing Powder
Water color paints

Now "Hop" on over to Corinna Murphy'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 see, contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

January SOTM Blog Hop ~ Adore You

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 




We will be featuring January's SOTM, which is "Adore You", a set of 12 stamps.  If you came here from Jean McNulty, 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 23 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the January 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!  



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

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Everything ABC's Blog Hop - Letter Z

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!
For this hop we will be featuring the letter "Z".  
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 "Z" inspired expressions of creativity. 
My letter "Z" inspiration is from the "Z" key on the CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge. Page31-Flowers 1 & 2, icon and container.



The next person in this blog-hop loop is Lauren Moore.
  I hope you've enjoyed the inspiring creations along the way and will encourage us with some comments.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Thrilled About Thin Cuts

Welcome to the December Technique Blog Hop!
For the December CTMH Technique Blog Hop, we will feature the use of Thin Cuts.  I'm excited to see the variety of paper crafting ideas produced using Thin Cuts that we will find on this  hop.  
 If you are coming from Melissa Robinson 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 thin cuts 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 nestled the three Heart Thin Cuts to cut them and selected two of the shapes for this card.
I added the Thanks Thin Cut and a chevron strip from the Swan Lake pattern paper, the Swan Lake zip strip, and two thin strips of coral shimmer trim.  Oh, and don't forget the bling - 3 itty bitty sparkles


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

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!