Tuesday, October 16, 2018

CTMH Holiday Sparkle/Seasons of Joy Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH 
"Holiday Sparkle & Season of Joy Blog Hop" 
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If you came here from Alyson Mayo 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 "Holiday Sparkle" & "Season of Joy" inspired art 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 decided to use the Holiday Sparkle card kit to create alternate cards using materials from the kit.

The design is Pattern 17, pg, 38-39 from the CTMH Make It from Your Heart Vol. 4.  I used the "boutique" pocket card page for the sentiments.  Card 1 - "Choose Joy" and Card 2 - "your kind heart makes mine happy".   The background paper is also from the boutique paper pack (X7235B), including pocket cards and peacock cardstock.  Card #1 has the white and gold ribbon. (Z3189)
 Card #3
For card #3, the sentiment sticker and sequins are from the Holiday Sparkle kit.  The paper is "boutique".  The double "skirt" is cut at 10" long x 5" high and scored at 1" - 1/2" - 2.5' - 3" etc.
We are featuring two exclusive products.
Here are the details for the two specials.
1. The Holiday Sparkle Card Kit
Quick and Easy Shaker Cards to Liven Up the Holiday!
Shake things up this holiday season with the Holiday Sparkle Cut Above® card kit! This kit contains materials for creating 12 festive shaker cards, including printed card bases, die-cut pieces, stickers, sparkly sequins, and simple assembly instructions.
Get a 20% discount when you get the Holiday Sparkle Bundle (CC101810), which pairs the card kit with the My Acrylix® Love with All the Trimmings stamp set, specially designed to further customize the insides of your cards. The Holiday Sparkle Card Kit is only available through October 31.

The stamp set, Love with All the Trimmings,  (CC10188) is a set of 25 stamps.  

You can also receive this delightful card kit FREE when you sign up as a Consultant or host a qualifying party.

2. The Circuit ® Season of Joy 
Digital Collection (Z3296)

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with dynamic cut designs. This collection features over 45 images and projects including several seasonal icons, titles, and sentiments, as well as a collection of 3-D projects that you can create after a few simple cuts 
on your Cricut® machine.

Now "Hop" on over to Haley Dyer'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, October 15, 2018

Paste-fully Creative - CTMH Technique Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Technique Blog Hop
The theme for the October CTMH Technique Blog Hop is "Paste-fully Creative".  This blog will demonstrate artwork using new CTMH products including  Texture pastes; Opaque paste (Z4245) & Texture paste (Z4246), Palette Knives (Z4247), and Stencil Sheets (Z4244).  You can get 10% discount with the bundle.   I'm excited to see the creative use of texture pastes on this hop.  

If you are coming from Michelle Loncar, you are on the right track.  In case you get lost, you can get a complete list of participants at the bottom of  Melissa Robinson's blog. This month we have 16 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the "Paste-fully Creative" theme. 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 tried to create a stamped image in the paste and learned the paste needs to dry a bit or you only get wispy peaks.  I did add some Glacier ink - with a watercolor brush.  The images are from the October Stamp of the Month.  The gingham ribbon is from 
Story by Stacy™ Short Story Workshop Kit—Black & White  (Z4217)

Tutorials/instructions for using texture pastes: all found on Pinterest.
    • https://www.thoughtco.com/how-to-use-acrylic-painting-texture-medium-2577368?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=shareurlbuttons_nip
    • http://www.bumblebeesandbutterflies.com/2014/07/stencil-it-at-country-view-crafts.html
    • http://www.oneluckyday.net/2012/05/work-in-progress.html
    • http://andyskinnerorg.blogspot.com/2011/02/altered-box-part-1.html
    • http://andyskinnerorg.blogspot.com/2011/07/texture-stamping-part-2.html?spref=pi
    • https://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2014/09/video-watercolor-texture-paste-stamptember-giveaway.html/comment-page-2#comment-375354
    • http://artc.typepad.com/weblog/modeling-paste/
    • https://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2014/09/video-watercolor-texture-paste-stamptember-giveaway.html/comment-page-2#comment-375354
Now hop on over to Kimberly Bower's 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.