Friday, September 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Fabulous Foil

Welcome to the September CTMH Technique Blog Hop
For the September CTMH Technique Blog Hop, we will feature the use of our FOIL cardstock.  I'm excited to see the variety of paper crafting ideas that we will find on this  hop.  
 If you are coming from Janna Gray '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 10 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the new CTMH foil cardstock 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! 

This card was inspired by the card on page 99 of the CTMH Annual Inspirations.  I embossed the gold foil paper and as you can see, it really embosses well. I double stamped the sentiment in emerald ink - first and second generation and added a small flower cluster sponge inked with thistle and emerald.  The ribbon is from the adventure ribbon pack and the flowers from this month's special "From the Heart" stamp set. I used emerald CS for the Cricut cut (Artbooking) doily edge around the circle.

Now, hop on over to Debi McBains' 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!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

CTMH National Stamping Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH National Stamping Month Blog Hop 


We will be featuring the the CTMH National Stamping Month  exclusive "From the Heart" card kit 
The exclusive From the Heart card kit gives you all the materials you need for creating 12 interactive cards, including an E-size stamp set with heartfelt sentiments and stamps you can layer together for exquisitely artistic cards. Available only during September, this card kit is a must have that will help you create elevated artwork from the heart. The From the Heart card kit can be yours for FREE - when you become a Consultant in Septmember, or when you hoast a qualifying party. 

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 15 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the exclusive From the Heart card kit 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 decided to combine the SOTM "Feel so Blessed" with the "From the Heart" Kit.  Lots of different stamps fit with the base cards as well as using the "From the Heart" stamp set with other not so interactive cards.
I love the gold embossing and decided the last minute to add some gold from the shimmer brush to the center of the flowers.  Well, I shook the pen and then noticed an obvious splatter on the sentiment, so I deliberately splattered more to make it look "intentional"  haha - well, I do know someone who will enjoy the extra bling - the card isn't a total loss. Lesson learned: protect your work when prepping the shimmer pen!
I also used thistle ink, bashful and fern on the top of the card.  
Inside the card I used watercolor with Gold Glitter Gems.  
Now "Hop" on over to Michelle Loncar'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)

Friday, September 1, 2017

September SOTM Blog Hop (Feel So Blessed)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!
We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is 
"Feel So Blessed", a set of 26 stamps.  
If you came here from Jean McNulty'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 25 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the September SOTM and other great CTMH products.  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 feathers so went with a feather "bouquet".
The left feather was curved prior to stamping - only with the acrylic stamps is that possible.
Stamped the feather with memento tuxedo black and sponge daubed Peacock and Fern.
Gold embossed the center feather and the sentiment, "Thanks".
Distressed the edges of the tag with a scissors and inked it with Peacock.
Wrapped the tag with the gold and emerald? ribbon from Adventure ribbon pack
Go figure! it was there and the blending of peacock and fern looked OK to me.
I planned to use the twine from Enchantment - it wasn't to be found!
So many options.  So much fun!
Now "Hop" on over to Michelle Loncar's blog  to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!  Remember, the September SOTM is only available until September 30!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!