Thursday, August 15, 2019

Technique Hop - "Sparkle & Shine!"

 
Welcome to the CTMH Technique Blog Hop! 
This month there are 14 CTMH consultants are using "sparkle and shine" embellishments including sequins, Shimmer Brush pens, glitter paper and more to create fun artwork. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating "sparkle and shine" techniques. 
If you are coming from Valerie Kapsha, you are on the right track!
Products used
Sugarplum CS - card base
Sugarplum Glitter paper - lace trim
Sugarplum shimmer brush - on shaker circle
WYW True Love Scrapbooking Kit - Bow and flowers
True Love Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop Kit - sequins, stamp and lace border die cut

Now hop on over to Tamara Sandwisch's blog to see what kind of fabulous bling techniques 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. 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Seaside Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH "Seaside" Blog Hop.
 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 Milinda's Blog Here.  This month we have 8 CTMH consultants sharing their creations using CTMH Bring Back My Pack - Seaside paperpack and stamp along 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! 

I'm loving the Share the Joy special - so versatile! I thought it would pair up perfectly with the Seaside patterned papers.
The cards I've seen are all really inspiring!  You can cut out strips of different papers for 12 1-inch circles!  or cut out the stitched quilted looking template and stamp in random the empty circles with themes, sayings, vertical or horizontal... the options are really limitless!!   I used the Seaside papers and cut out  three of the patterned papers, giving me three options for the circles.  Then used the included card stock for the stitched heart and banner.  I used the sentiments form the Share the Joy.  Then embellished it all with the included gems and twine.
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Now "Hop" on over to Gina Brandstetter'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.  To get any of the products you see, contact your CTMH consultant or click here.  

Monday, July 15, 2019

Mix It Up! CTMH Technique Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Technique Blog Hop! 
This month there are 10 of us creating art using the Mix-in paper collection OR a combination of paper/products from other paper suites to "mix it up" and create fun artwork. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating "mix it up" techniques.  If you are coming from Maz Wood, you are on the right track!  If you get lost, MELISSA has a list of everyone on the bottom of her blog.

Using the "Share the Joy" die cut and stamp set which is perfect for mixing it up, I'm mixing up several paper packs; flowers (craft on), stars (into the wild) pinks (sweet girl) + the hearts and splatters are "Mix In".  The background is Carolina CS.  A touch of silver thread finishes off the tag.  The stamps come with the "Share the Joy" bundle.   
Now hop on over to Tamara Sandwisch's Blog to see what kind of fabulous mix-up techniques 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.

Monday, July 1, 2019

July SOTM Blog Hop - Bear Hugs

Welcome to the July SOTM Blog Hop 
featuring "Bear Hugs":  An amazing set of 17 stamps which could be yours for only $5 when you make a purchase of $50.

 It will be fun to see stamping inspiration found on this hop. 
If you came here from Miss. Carrie's Creations
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 found hereThis 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!

 I tried to include as many of the stamps as I could in this card and found I was able to use 10 stamps from the set of 17.
Materials used:
The bears were stamped with Charcoal ink
Charcoal was also used for the banner, sentiment, hearts and butterfly.  New England Ivy was used to color the white burlap ribbon, and to stamp the 2 sets of flowers,
the flowers were colored with Sapphire ink.
Everything was fussy cut - good therapy!
Papers used were from "Into the Wild paper pack", the chevron stickers were "stolen" from my July "Craft with Heart" subscription layout.

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 Now "Hop" on over Kathy Burrows' Blog to to see her inspiring work!   Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blog to get some great crafting ideas!  Please leave a comment, we love your encouragement.  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!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Highlight the Details - CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Technique Blog Hop! This month there are 12 of us creating art using some type of highlighting as a technique.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating embossing techniques.  If you are coming from Catherine Nowak, you are on the right track!  If you get lost, MELISSA has a list of everyone on the bottom of her blog.

highlight

verb (used with object), high·light·ed, high·light·ing.

  • to emphasize or make prominent.
  • to create highlights in (a photograph or engraving).  
(OR as in our case, in cardmaking and scrapbooking.)

The eye is naturally drawn to the blackest blacks and whitest whites in an image. So most effective use of a highlight will be where a naturally bright spot is created, with a splash of color or the absence of color. Highlights are a compositional element of a picture to create impact.  
For this card, I used a "watercolor" technique to create a splash of color.  I inked a smooth nonporous surface and stamped some thistle ink and added water. I applied the ink with a watercolor brush and stamped the sentiment in Intense Black. The paper I used is Feels Like Home.  I'm traveling (actually in Singapor.e -17 hours ahead of the PNW where I live), and have very limited supplies, no Sugar Plum ink,  though did have the small Thistle ink pad, so was surprised that the color is good with the Feels Like Home paper. I actually didn't need to match the colors since I only used the green leafy paper from the pack.  I added a few silver glitter gems.
The stamping was all from the stamp of the month - love the combination of the Feels Like Home with the flowers and butterflies of the Love So Sweet 
Now hop on over to Miss. Carrie's Creations to see what kind of fabulous highlight techniques 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.

Monday, April 1, 2019

April SOTM Blog Hop - Love So Sweet

Welcome to the April SOTM Blog Hop
Love So Sweet:  An amazing set of 26 stamps which could be yours for only $5 - keep reading. 
 It will be fun to see stamping inspiration found on this hop. 
If you came here from Kathy Burrows 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 17 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!
I found a "new" special fold called the Joy Fold Card. 
This one is built from a Z-fold with the Joy Fold added.
Measurements for this card:
Base: 11 x 4 ¼  scored at 2 ¾ & 5 ½ on the long edge.
Patterned paper (Feels Like Home X7243B) cut at
2 ½ X 4 for "Z" panels  and 5 ¼ X 4 for the inside of the card.
Joy Fold insert cut at 2 ¾ X 7 ½ scored on long side and fold at 3 ¾
Charcoal CS (cut 2 at 2 ½ X 3 ½) & Sugarplum SC (Cut two at 2 ¼ X 3 ¼)
Embellished with the flower stamped in Sugarplum and leaves with Sage.  Sentiments are stamped in Charcoal. Small butterflies stamped in Sugarplum, medium butterfly stamp with charcoal ink on sugarplum card-stock.  Shimmer brush in sugarplum was added to the center of the top fussy cut flower and topped with three sugarplum gems. Finally, I used white twine (retired) and wrapped it around  the first section of the z-fold, still available are the  white and gold twine and the white and bronze twine. The twine works great to tuck and hold down the joy card, though not really needed, mostly an embellishment.
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Now "Hop" on over to Katy Taylor's blog
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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 set at a discount!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Emboss It! - CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  
This month there are 9 of us highlighting the use of embossing techniques.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating embossing techniques.  If you are coming from Catherine Nowak, you are on the right track!  If you get lost, MELISSA has a list of everyone on the bottom of her blog.
I used gold embossing powder on vellum for the flowers (Love Blossoms CC2199).  The sentiment was cut from the CTMH Cricut Artbooking font welding the letters.  I cut 4 copies and glued them together, then applied 3 layers of embossing powder one at a time to make it look like it's made from metal. I need to add one more layer to remove the smudge from when I dropped it while it was still hot. It's amazing it it all melts into a puddle.... so don't drop it while it's hot.  

Now hop on over to Maz Wood's Blog to see what kind of babulous embossed 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, March 10, 2019

Love Blossoms Blog Hop

Welcome to the Love Blossoms Blog Hop
If you came here from Becca Whitham'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 14 CTMH Consultants sharing their creations using the Love Blossoms Cardmaking Workshop Kit.  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 decided to create a card with the word "loved" from the stamp set that comes with the workshop kit, added a fussy- cut, sponge-colored, layered bouquet clustered against a gold glitter shaker with "Loved" stamped inside.  The gold shimmer brush was used to drop dots of gold in the center of the large flower. I used thistle and white daisy cardstock, with thistleNew England ivy and charcoal ink

 Get a 20% discount when you purchase the Love Blossoms Workship Kit (CC21912) that includes the My Acrylix "Love Blossoms" stamp set, PLUS...…..
6-cardstock sheets (1 Carolina, 1 Charcoal, 1 Lilac, 1 Peach, 1 Pixie, & 1 White Daisy)
1 - Charcoal Exclusive Inks Mini Stamp Pad
1 - Pixie Exclusive Inks Mini Stamp Pad
1 - Thistle Exclusive Inks Mini Stamp Pad
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12 - white card bases & envelopes
If you want an extra stamp set or more paper, you can order them ala cart.
This kit is available through the end of March, while supply lasts.
Now "Hop" on over to Brenda Lapp's Blog to see her great work!  Be sure to visit all the consultant 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.