Sunday, July 16, 2017

So Hard to Say Goodbye

 
 Welcome to the CTMH blog hop "So Hard to Say Goodbye"
We will be featuring CTMH products that are soon to retire.  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 19 Close To My Heart consultants sharing their creations using the soon to be retired 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!  

Saying goodbye to Pacifica Cardstock (X5759), Sorbet Cardstock (X5751).  Love these colors.  Then love the Thin Cuts so I used "Celebrate" (Z3256) for this card and the stamp set Charming Cascades (D1668).
Now "Hop" on over to Priscilla Gotham'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).

Saturday, July 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Fun with Stencils

Welcome to the July CTMH Technique Blog Hop
For the July CTMH Technique Blog Hop, we will feature the use of "stencils".  I'm excited to see the variety of paper crafting ideas produced using "stencils" that we will find on this  hop.  
 If you are coming from Judy Faye's Blog you are on the right track.  In case you get lost, you can also get a complete list of participants at the bottom of Melisssa Robinson's blog. This month we have approximately 9 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using "stencils" 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 created a stencil using an overlay from the Cricut Cartridge Artbooking, then sponged sorbet and used sorbet to stamp the sentiment "It's Your Day" from the Jack Cardmaking Stamp set C1678.  I cut an oval that matched the oval of the overlay and used foam tape to pop it up.
REALLY FAST and so SIMPLE!!
You don't need to waste the  overlay. 
I just flipped it over and used it to make a second card.
Now, hop on over to Danielle Wagner 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!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Stampaganza Blast from the Past Blog Hop

Welcome to the July CTMH Stampaganza 
Blast from the Past  Blog Hop
For the July CTMH Stampaganza  Blog Hop, we will feature the use of available stamps sets from the Stampaganza CTMH Special.  Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! Choose from any current stamp set, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza! When you add three sets to your order, we will automatically make the least expensive set FREE in your shopping cart. Check your cart at any time to see how many free sets you have! 
 I'm excited to see the variety of paper crafting ideas  produced using Stampaganza Stamps that we will find on this  hop.  If you are coming from Vickie ODell you are on the right track.  In case you get lost, you can also get a complete list of participants at Melinda's blog. This month we have approximately 11 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using "blast from the past" stamp sets available only this month 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! 

For my Stampaganza CTMH Special, I chose to use "Say it All" (C1632), "Friend" (A1142), "You Only Live Once" (B1434), and "Paper Bird" (C1613) to make a card for my BFF.
Top image is my second "re-do".  I stamped Tangerine with rock-n-roll Sorbet on white daisy vs. Sorbet stamped on Sorbet cardstock in an effort to soften the look.  I also rearranged the flowers, butterfly and message so it was a better "fit" and added more "forget-me-not" flowers. On the second redo, I used the Sorbet butterfly so the lone flower didn't look so much like an orphan. 


Re-do # 2
Re-do # 1

No Worries paper, Lagoon and White Daisy
Sorbet and Lagoon Flowers.
Now, hop on over to Priscilla Gotham
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! Contact your consultant or shop here to enjoy the savings on stamp sets. SHOP here for Stampaganza
As part of our Stampaganza special, we also have special offers for new Consultants and hostesses! Check out the New Consultant offer here, and the hostess offer here

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July SOTM Blog Hop - Storybook Alphabet

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 


We will be featuring July's SOTM, which is "Storybook Alphabet", a set of 26 stamps.  If you came here from Brenda Lapp'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 the July 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!

Lagoon, dauber inked over white embossed letters.  
Popped up with foam tape
Hand written "you".
Pinterest  inspired
Take one & take two
 Added black shimmer trim - silver might be better,
but I'm at convention and only have black.
Second generation stamped thanks for the background.
White embossed thanks with pomegranate, raspberry,
thistle and lagoon sponge dauber inked.

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