Saturday, February 6, 2016

Share the Love Blog Hop

Welcome to our Share the Love Blog Hop!  We will be featuring February's Constant Campaign which is Share the Love, a set of 13 stamps. CTMH will donate $7 of the proceeds of this stamp set to Operation Smile, an amazing organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children all over the world!  If you came here from Donna Digby 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 26 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's Constant Campaign "Share the Love" stamp set 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!
Charlotte Paper Pack
Coral Shimmer Trim
Sorbet CS and Ink
Added some coral reef sequins.  
I thought they weren't available, but discovered they are still available while supplies last on your consultants'  website -  you can "shop" and find them on the clearance page at a reduced price. 


Now "Hop" on over to Lauren Moore of CTMH Craftings to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun inspiration!  Remember, that Share the Love is only available until February 29!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this super stamp set AND donate to a great cause.  

Check out our social media channels all month long to see this stamp set in action, and remember to post your own artwork using the hashtag #ctmhsharethelove to help bring attention to a wonderful and worthy cause. Blog  instagram  twitter facebook pinterest, & YouTube

Monday, February 1, 2016

February SOTM Blog Hop - Balloon Animals

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring February's SOTM, which is Balloon Animals, a set of 13 stamps.  If you have come here from Wendy Kessler, 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 39 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!

 I used liquid glass to make the balloons shine.
 The paper is Kaleidoscope
I added some green shimmer trim 
The balloon "string" is a  thin strip of gypsy paper, the bow is a few strings from the whisper  thick twine
I inked circles on the gypsy pattern paper bokeh style with White Daisy ink
Add a zip strip from the Kaleidoscope paper and other pattern paper top wth silver sequins topped with clear sparkles and colored with ShinHan Lavender.

Now "Hop" on over to Brenda Lapp of Crafting for Sanity? Or Insanity? 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 February SOTM is only available until February 29!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Everything ABC's Blog Hop - letter C

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!
For this hop we will be featuring the letter C.  This may be the name 
of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has
 chosen as their C element will be featured in their post.

If you came from Wendy Kessler's - My Scrapbooking Blog, then you're on the right track!
For my "C" inspiration, I love my Cricut Cartridges and the sound of Cutting with the 
Cricut machine.  I'm a Card maker and so the inspiration I Concocted for this hop is a 
Cute Cricut Cut Cake Card
I cannot wait to see all the C inspired Creations. 



Love how quick and easy it is to make cards with the CTMH Artfully Sent cartridge.
The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from one of the Art Philosophy stamp sets (D1497)
Also loving the Charlotte Paper Packet.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC's blog hop is Tonya Whitehurst of With All My Heart & Soul Blog
In case you get lost along the way...go to Catherine Nowak for a complete list of participants!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH New Product Blog Hop!   We will be featuring items from the new Seasonal Expressions 1.  If you have come here from Jacquelin Green'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, the list of participants can be found HERE


This month we have approximately 31Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using new items from Seasonal Expressions 1 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 chose to work with the Penelope Workshops Your Way kit (G1106)  
It makes 4 layouts, and there are also instructions for cards.  
 I just opened the packages and in 30 minutes had a 5 X 7 card of my own design.  
Using the choices of papers, compliments, Washi tape and puffies.

Kit Contents
  1. Workshops Your Way™ Penelope Kit (includes):
  2. 1 – Penelope Paper Pack
  3. 1 – Penelope Complements
  4. 2 – Cardstock Sheets
  5. 1 – Limeade Washi Pack
  6. 1 – Playful Puffies

Each workshop has Picture My Life Cards. The back of this view repeats each card in a second view.  If this side is horizontal, the other side has the same image in a vertical view. 


The sentiment is from this month's Stamp of the Month

Now "Hop" on over to Kirsten Jade'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 items in Seasonal Expressions 1 are only available from January through April 2016. Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get these products!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Texturizing Techniques


These are four fun ways to add some texture to our art.

Looking forward to crafting next week at the FIRS Conference Center Bellingham

Wednesday though Sunday 
1-20-16 through 1-25-16
Crafting with great friends, it's the best!
will post the results of all the new techniques I'm exploring.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Create a beautiful background with the Bokeh technique


Here's a great tutorial for the Bokeh Technique.
Simple and Short

Technique Blog Hop - Bokeh Stamping

For this blog hop we are featuring the Bokeh technique.  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 Melissa's Blog 
This month we have 9 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the Bokeh stamping techniques along with a variety of our great CTMH products. To enjoy this hop is quite 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! 
The difference between these two cards is that I spritzed the second one with a little water.  So very simple and quite easy really!
I love this technique and hope to play more and 
will be adding more art to my blog as I explore this technique.
This is another card I made some time ago.


 Now hop over to Marianne Hancock and see what amazing art she has created.  Thanks for stopping by.  Please, be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my inspiration.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

CTMH National Papercrafting Month Blog Hop



Welcome to the CTMH National Papercrafting Month Blog Hop!  

We will be featuring the January Constant Campaign, which is the exclusive Picture My Life™ Live Your Day scrapbooking program—available for this month only! This collection was designed to coordinate perfectly with the sensational Everyday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages and My Crush® Everyday Life Pages, so you can seamlessly integrate pocket scrapbooking into your 2016 planner. Whether in the planner or on their own, these cards make it easy to preserve your everyday moments all year long..  If you have come here from Lela N'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:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.
This month we have approximately 19 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's National Papercrafting special, "Live Your Day" PML 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 one! Here we go!

I've never used the PML cards other than to make cards.  So I'm now challenged to make some layouts and use these in my planner, but I'm also "Time Challenged" so for this hop, I made a REALLY quick and easy card. Here it is.


Now "Hop" on over to Haley Dyer'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 January National Papercrafting special is only available until January 31!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this exclusive PML, Live Your Day scrapbooking program!

Friday, January 1, 2016

January SOTM Blog Hop - Beloved Bouquet

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring January's SOTM, which is Beloved Bouquet, a set of 14 stamps.  If you have come here from Catherine Nowak of Catscrapbooking, 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 33 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!

 

This card is so simple.  I used Sorbet paper and White Daisy. The "Base and Shade" stamps are fun to use.  See page 55 of the CTMH Annual Inspiration for more information.  The large flower is stamped first in a solid underlayer with Honey and then I used the Rock and Roll technique to add Sorbet around the edges. Second, I used Sorbet for the detailed stamp.  The smaller accent flowers are stamped in Pomegranet.  The leaves are stamped in second generation Fern for the solid layer and then the details also stamped in Fern.  The message was also stamped in Fern.  Want more bling?
I added gold sequins, sparkles and the new Black and Gold Ribbon found on Pg 5 of the newly released CTMH Seasonal Expressions 1.

Now "Hop" on over to Haley Dyer of The Inky Scrapper 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 January 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 19, 2015

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 "Z" element will be featured in their post.  If you came from  Catherine Nowak of CatScrapbooking 
you are on the right track.   She also has the entire hop list in case you get lost. 
 For my Z, I've created a card using the Zip Strip.  I love that our papers have a complimentary strip that matches the paper and can be used as trim on a layout or card.  I've used the White Pines paper and created a Christmas tree with strips of paper.  I saw the idea on Pinterest.  I also used our Z elements such as gold glitter trim Z1799, Red Enamel Gems Z3090,and the Flaxen Extra Thick Twin Z3036  
.The next stop on the Everything ABC's Blog Hop is  Lauren Moore of CTMH Craftings
  Be sure to leave comments. We really do read them all. 
I hope you enjoy the inspiration!  

Sunday, December 6, 2015

CTMH Focus on Stamping Techniques Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamping Techniques Blog Hop! 
 For this blog hop we are featuring a variety of stamping techniques using our amazing CTMH products. If you have come here from Michele Rowley'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:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.
This month we have 18 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using various stamping techniques along with a variety of our great CTMH products. To enjoy this hop is quite 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!
For my stamping technique, I've chosen both "Random Stamping" and "Second Generation Stamping" techniques.  I first took the sentiments from "Christ is Born" C1628 and using cocoa ink, randomly stamped them on a 4" by 5.25" rectangle of colonial white paper.  When random stamping, try to create triangles.  The sentiments were stamped 2-3 times without reinking, creating the second and third generation stamped images.  The focal sentiment was stamped on a Cricut cut tag using the new Artistry cartridge (pg. 26) cut at 2.25" and the cranberry layer was cut at 2.5".  Three red enamel gems were placed on each side of the sentiment.  The inside of the card has the second part of the Luke 2:14 verse.

Now "Hop" on over to Lela' 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 projects!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get some of the products you've seen on this hop!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

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 "Y" element will be featured in their post.  
you are on the right track.  Linda Norman of Scrappy Therapy  has the entire hop list in case you get lost. 

 I decided my letter Y would use the Yuletide retired paper and the letter Y from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge  pg.46 to create milk carton treat boxes for stocking stuffers.  This one is filled with M&M's.  Using the Cricut, they can be cut at any size.  This one was cut at 4.25 inches.  The JOY is found on the Artistry Cartridge pg. 48 and was cut at 2 inches with the black 2.25 inches.

The next stop on the Everything ABC's Blog Hop 

  Be sure to leave comments. We really do read them all. 
I hope you enjoy the inspiration!