Monday, June 1, 2020

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Garden Tags

Welcome to the June SOTM Blog Hop
"Garden Tags".  
We will be featuring June's SOTM, which is Graden Tags, an amazing set of 8 stamps! & it could be yours for only $5.  It will be fun to see stamping inspiration found on this hop. If you came here from 
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 21 Close To My Heart consultants sharing their creations using the June 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
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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 encouragement.  Remember, the May SOTM is only available until June 30!  Contact your CTMH consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for $5!

Friday, May 15, 2020

Technique Hop - "Stencil It!"

Welcome to the May CTMH Technique Blog Hop! 
This month there are 12 CTMH consultants using CTMH products in their artwork creating a variety of crafts using the theme "Stencil It!".  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous "Stencil It!" artwork.  
If you are coming from Miss. Carrie's Creations you are on the right track!  If you get lost, you can find the list on the bottom of Melissa's blog.
Here we go!

Stamp set:   A Million Little Things
Stencil: created from CTMH Artistry: Cricut cut  cardstock sponged with Peach Ink
Used the watercolor brush and Peach ink (squeeze the ink into the lid) to color the flower
Lagoon Cardstock from the Blue Skies bundle with the UV shiny design.
Sequins from the Silver loose sequins - I selected 3 clear iridescent sequins - they looked peach when I was gluing them on the card and when I took the picture, reflected the lagoon color.  
Now hop on over to Jayma Malme's blog to see what kind of fabulous "Stencil It!" art she's created.  Be sure to drop a comment, we enjoy the encouragement. I hope you enjoyed this hop.  If you see items you would like to purchase, contact your CTMH consultant or you can Shop HERE.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

May/June New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH "New Product" Blog Hop.
CTMH has two catalogs. 
#2) A bi-monthly CTMH Catalog May-June full of new productsThis hop will show-case the new products from this newest bi-monthly catalog.  FYI: If you place an order, you will get a free catalog.
If you came here from Gina Brandstetter'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 18 CTMH Consultants sharing their creations using products from our new CTMH Idea Book.  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 saw a "Double Easel" card and decided to make it.
LOVE the flowered paper in the "Stitched Together" Paper Pack.
Used it for this card.  I got the fun Pinwheel Die in the National Scrapbooking Day Bundle you can also get it as a stand-alone item (CC5204)   The watering can is part of the 

Beautiful Day Stamp + Thin Cuts

I cut out the butterful that was hidden under the pinwheel and layered it to be 3D under the watering can.  I enjoy fussy cutting so used some scraps inside the card where I can write or stamp a sentiment.



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

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop - Blue Skies

Welcome to the CTMH "National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop"
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Celebrate Scrapbooking Month with the exclusive BLUE SKIES products, featuring an incredible array of crafting items! Save 20% with the Blue Skies Paper Bundle, which includes the Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet, Coordinating Cardstock, and Cut Above® Layout Kit. For an even bigger discount, choose the Blue Skies Product Bundle that includes ALL of the Blue Skies products at a 30% savings!

 If you came here from Gina Brandstetter 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 17 CTMH consultants sharing their creations using items from the Blue Skies special with 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! 
The Blue Skies Papers, stamps and die-cuts are amazing!  
I love the shiny patterns on one side of the cardstock.


Happy Crafting!

Now "Hop" on over to Katy Taylor's blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants on their blogs to get some great crafting ideas. Please leave a comment, we love your encouragement. This special is only available through May 31 while supplies last. To get any of the products you see, contact your CTMH consultant or click HERE. 

Friday, May 1, 2020

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Time to Celebrate

Welcome to the May SOTM Blog Hop
"Time to Celebrate".
  An amazing set of 28 stamps! & it could be yours for only $5.  It will be fun to see stamping inspiration found on this hop. If you came here from 
Brandi Robinson'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 19 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
This was fun and easy.  I used the card stock from the Blue Skies Bundle - it has some really cool shiny designs.  I liked the green and thought it would blend well with the Julep glitter paper.  I tried to splatter some shine from the Julep Shimmer Brush and then decided I also needed some Julep sequins.  Confetti for a celebration - the embossing folder is the Celebrate embossing folder.
This month is National Scrapbooking Month.  May 2, CTMH is having a 12-hour crafting event for National Scrapbooking Day.  I'm so excited!! crafting with friends.  It seems like it's been forever since I've been able to share some time with my crafty friends.  So I decided to combine pinwheel from the Blue Skies Bundle with the May SOTM. 
The pinwheel is the cute little grey die-cut on the right toward the bottom by the stamp sets.  This bundle is the best deal!!
Now "hop" on over to  Katy Taylor 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 for $5!

Thursday, April 30, 2020

National Scrapbooking Day May 2 - 12 hour Facebook Live

I am so READY for a craft day with Friends!!
I've already missed 3 events and need to share some creative time with friends more now than ever. 

So JOIN the fun!  May 2, @ 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM PST

You can join on the Close To My Heart Facebook Page.


I have some of the items for this event, however, my bundle will not arrive on time.  No Worries!! I can substitute other papers and stamps. Then when the shipment arrives, I can hit the "replay" and enjoy the fun all over again. 
So what I do have is the schedule and photos of the projects.
This is what we will be doing.  The cut instructions will be available Saturday morning. 

SCHEDULE
NOTE: I'm posting all times for me so that would be 
PST
10:30 AM Blue Skies Cut Above kit
only $17.95 and so fast and easy!!





2:30 - 6 SCRAPBOOK LAYOUTS






Well now, there it is!  
The schedule, kit samples, and finished projects.
I'll be selecting my patterned papers, cardstock, and stamps to be ready to mimic the projects posted, and then when my order arrives, I can do it again with the "REPLAY"'
Double the FUN, Happy Crafty Times!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

CTMH Technique Hop - "Heat It Up!"

Welcome to the April CTMH Technique Blog Hop! 
This month there are 14 CTMH consultants using CTMH products in their artwork creating a variety of crafts using the theme "Heat It Up!".  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous "Heat It Up!" artwork.  
If you are coming from Cat Nowak, you are on the right track!  If you get lost, you can find the list on the bottom of Melissa's blog.
Here we go!

I wanted to do shrinky dinks, and they didn't shrink! I will go back to the drawing board on that one. So plan #2, the heat I used was for embossing with CTMH white embossing on vellum paper. Then colored on the backside with our Tri-Blend markers (Light Green and True Blue). The paper I used was from "These Are My People" and so was the stamp set. The final embellishment was was a short strip of the Gold Sequin Ribbon.
 Full Pleated Skirt. 
(Found this tutorial on Pinterest with all the measurements.)
Now hop on over to Kim Loewen to see what kind of fabulous "Heat It Up!" art she's created.  Be sure to drop a comment, we enjoy the encouragement. I hope you enjoyed this hop.  If you see items you would like to purchase, contact your CTMH consultant or you can Shop HERE.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

These are My People Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH These are My People Blog Hop.
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At Close To My Heart, we strive to help you preserve the moments that matter most, with the people that matter most. The These Are My People collection is designed to help you commemorate and celebrate treasured moments with your favorite folks. This collection features the These Are My People 6″ × 8″ Cut Above® Kit, along with the These Are My People Workshop Kit. Learn more about this special by clicking HERE

If you came here from Michelle Loncar'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 18 CTMH Consultants sharing their creations using CTMH "These Are My People" products found on pages 40-41 of the March-April CTMH  Idea Book.  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!
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This card uses the "These Are My People" paper, the "LOVE" from the sticker page and the wreath and message from the coordinating "Love These People" stamp set.  I painted the flowers with Carolina Ink and leaves with Green Apple Ink. (just squeeze the lid and pick up the ink that printed on the inside of the lid with a fine time wet brush like our Small Round Water Brush  The close-up below shows the Bitty Sparkles in the center of the flowers and in the Silver Loose Sequins.  I also added some Silver Trim - stuck it to the Paper Trimmer to create thin strips. The final embellishment is the Silver Thread.
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Now "Hop" on over to Becca Whitham's blog to see her great work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants on their blogs to get some great Terrific Treats crafting ideas! Please leave a comment, we love your encouragement. To get any of the products you see, contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here.)

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - O-fish-ally Awesome

Welcome to the April SOTM Blog Hop
"O-fish-ally Awesome".
  An amazing set of 37 stamps! & it could be yours for only $5. 
 It will be fun to see stamping inspiration found on this hop. 
If you came here from Brandi Robinson'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 21 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!

Happy Crafting!
Now "Hop" on over to Kathy Burrows' 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 April SOTM is only available until April 30!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp for $5!

Sunday, March 15, 2020

CTMH Technique Hop - "Distressed Much?"


Welcome to the March CTMH Technique Blog Hop! 
This month there are 14 CTMH consultants using CTMH products in their artwork to create a variety crafts using the theme "Distressed Much?".  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous "Distressed" artwork.  
If you are coming from Michelle Longcar's blog  you are on the right track!  If you get lost, you can find the list on the bottom of Melissa's blog .
Here we go!

Crafting de-stresses me, it's my therapy and with schools closing and increases in the local positive Covid-19 tests, it's a challenge to not be stressed.
One technique I like to use is distressing the paper to make it look older. There are multiple ways to distress.
1. inking edges, 2. roughing edges, 3. ink splatters, 4. sanding or filing, 5. rolling and tearing paper.

Our newest paper "Yesterday and Today" already has a distressed/aged look to it, so I'm using more inking and roughening the edges with a scissors to accentuate the effect.



I used the "You Make Me Happy" stamp set(25 stamps).  
They can be colored or simply stamped.  
I dyed the White Ribbon with Espresso ink.  
 I cannot wait to see what others have done.  
Now hop on over to Cat Nowak's blog  to see what kind of fabulous "Distressed" art she's created.  Be sure to drop a comment, we enjoy the encouragement. I hope you enjoyed this hop.  If you see items you would like to purchase, contact your CTMH consultant or you can Shop HERE

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

March/April Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH "New Product" Blog Hop.
CTMH has two catalogs. 
#1)  Core Products  September 2019 - August 2020. &
#2) A bi-monthly CTMH Catalog March-April full of new productsThis hop will show-case the new products from this newest bi-monthly catalog.  FYI: If you place an order, you will get a free catalog.
If you came here from Brandi Robinson'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 21 CTMH Consultants sharing their creations using products from our new CTMH Idea Book.  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, this one is especially fun with our two-sided papers from our new catalog,  "Yesterday &Today Paper Packet".  I also used the "Seas the Day-Cardmaking stamp".


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