Saturday, August 27, 2016

Everything ABC's Blog Hop - Letter R

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!
For this hop we will be featuring the letter "R".  
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 Catherine Nowack's blog,
then you're on the right track!  It's a busy time with summer vacations and the start of school for many of us and so for the letter "R" we were are posting only 3 links. 
Maybe for letter "S" you would like to join us!?
Catherine Nowack ~ Catscrapbooking
Darlys Recker ~ Crafty Happy
Lauren Moore ~ CTMH Craftings
I hope you enjoy the "R" inspired expressions of creativity. 
My letter "R" inspiration is from the letter "R" on our new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge. Loving this cartridge!
I also often use Ribbons on my cards.

For this card I used the "R" key on the Flower Market Cricut cartridge pg. 14.  The tea pot (icon) and flowers (flowers 1) were cut at 1 3/4 the banner (title) at 2 1/4.  I used sea glass glitter paper, sea glass cardstock for the tea pot and the patterned paper from Whimsey (Juniper inked with sea glass - mini pigment pad) for the flowers, banner and "ribbon strip".  I also used the retired glacier thick twine for additional ribbon and topped the flowers with  clear sparkles.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC's blog hop is Lauren Moore of CTMH Craftings.  I hope you've enjoyed the inspiring creations along the way and encourage us with some comments.  

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Color Dare #207--Yellows Challenge

Oh OH! I thought this challenge closed Thursday night at midnight. It helps to read all directions.  Hmmm....novel thought!  I'll check tomorrow and get the NEW challenge done EARLY!!  Currently, I'm looking into joining more challenges since I will be working only 3 days a week this year. Giving me a partial retirement.  Wahoo!!!

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge.

The challenge is to use the specified Close to My Heart colors to create something that you like.  If you don't have the CTMH colors yet you may substitute similar colors so you can still join in on the fun!  This week the challenge is to use all and only these featured colors: Saffron, Canary, White Daisy and Gold.

I love monochromatic so this was fun for me.

I used white daisy and stamped it with the background stamps from the new CTMH Flower Market Cricut Bundle using the leaves stamped in saffron one white daisy, dots stamped in canary on white daisy, and stripes stamped in saffron on saffron.  I also cut strips from the new fundamentals Whimsey canary and Enchantment saffron patterned paper.  The flower is 3 hand-cut "circles" using canary CS stamped with saffron, inked with the leaves texture, crumpled and distress-inked the edges.

Monday, August 15, 2016

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Passionate about Pockets

Welcome to the August Technique Blog Hop
For the August CTMH Technique Blog Hop, we will feature "Pockets" Flip Flaps, the new Pocket Plus and any other type of pockets.  So I'm excited to see the variety of pocketing techniques 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 on Melissa's blog right HERE.  This month we have approximately 8 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using one or more technique to add pockets 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!  
My Florence Mini-Album with 6 pockets, and soon to have many more with the addition of Flip Flaps. (I'm currently out of state, working with limited resources while I travel with my hubby.)
The base of the mini album was made with one page of the  Florence Paper Pack.  
Opening one page, you can see it has been expanded to 5 - 3X3 pages that can hold messages, photos, images and pockets as the lower 3X3 illustrates.  This is a work in progress and I'm curious to see how many 3X3 pages and will get by adding pockets and Flip Flaps  I also used the Florence Pocket zip strips and ready made pocket pages, cut to fit the mini album.  Our new Annual Inspirations book has an entire sections on pocket scrapbooking! Picture My Life watercolor cards, overlays and tabbed journaling cards.
For 12 X 12 layouts there are also Memory Protectors Pockets Plus.  My oh MY!  the choices and combinations are endless.


Now, hop on over to Jenifer Benner's blog to see what kind of fabulous art she's created.  Be sure to drop a comment, we enjoy the encouragement.  Enjoy the Hop!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Everything ABC's Blog Hop - Letter Q

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!
For this hop we will be featuring the letter "Q".  
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 Danielle Wagner's blog,
then you're on the right track! The blog is a complete circle, if you started here you can work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of participants at the bottom of Catherine's blog.
I cannot wait to see all the "Q" inspired expressions of creativity. 
My letter "Q" inspiration is from the letter "Q" on our new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge
I'm really enjoying the new Flower Market cricut cartridge,  Not only does it have tons of flowers, but also containers to use with them.  I used the jar cut from the velum, inked the edges, added water color for water in the jar and  White twine colored with Glacier ink (I'm traveling and didn't have Sea Glass with me - opps!)  I backed the jar with White Daisy and the White Daisy with the new Rustic Home Fundamentals and a touch of  Sea Glass glitter paper.   

For this month's CTMH Annual Inspirations New Product blog, I also used the Q key on the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge for a Baby Card.
Your next stop on our Everything ABC's blog hop is Lauren Moore of CTMH Craftings.  I hope you've enjoyed the inspiring creations along the way and encourage us with some comments.  
Maybe for letter "R" you would like to join us!?

Saturday, August 6, 2016

CTMH Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our CTMH Annual Inspriations New Product Blog Hop!  We will be featuring art from our new annual catalogue that went live the first of  August.  If you have come here from 
Sheila Bennett'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 25 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using NEW CTMH 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 one! Here we go!

This 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 card is made using our new color Sea Glass, which is featured for only one year.  I used the Sea Glass cardstock embossed with the new Wood Slats embossing folder.  I used the new Cricut Cartridge Flower Market to cut the baby buggy in the Sea Glass glitter paper at 3 inches, daisy white CS cut at 3 1/2 inches and again seaglass cut at 3 1/2. I used the Sea Glass patterned paper from Whimsy fundamentals to create the accordion top to the baby buggy and the lace edge was cut from the same paper using Art Philosophy which is only available this month while supplies last.  The Banner is from the You and Me Compliments.  I couldn't find the Congrats stamp so hand wrote the sentiment.  The bow is from the White twine died with the new Sea Glass mini pigment ink pad.

Now "Hop" on over to Vicki ODell'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! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get these new items and other items that catch your fancy!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Tri-fold Mini Album



I love mini-albums and this one is one I want to make so
I'm sharing it on my blog so that I'll have it handy.

Monday, August 1, 2016

August SOTM Blog Hop - Purr-fect Halloween



Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hope!  We will be featuring August's SOTM, which is "Purr-fect Halloween", a set of 17 stamps.  If you have come here from  Maureen OSullivan, 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 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 on! Here we go!

Keeping life simple, I created this fast, easy card using the Florence Paper Packet and a little fussy cutting therapy.
Now "Hop" on over to Vicki ODell of HeARTful Stamper  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 August SOTM is only available until August 31!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!