Thursday, November 16, 2017

Just for Fun Blog Hop


Welcome to the CTMH "Just for Fun" Blog Hop

We will be featuring the the CTMH Fundamentals Creative Collections that are currently on sale this month for 30-40% off or even free.  
To check out the special click here.

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 Fundamental Papers 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 love all the fundamentals for different projects.  There's paper for every occasion.  My favorite is the Basic Fundamentals which I used for my card showing a selection of  some of the 12 different two sided papers from the Basic Fundamental Paper Pack and ribbon.
Now "Hop" on over to Haley Dyer'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)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Color My Heart ~ Color Dare # 269


Color Dare #269 - 

Glacier, Bashful, White Daisy, Toffee and Black

Closes November 23

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I was working on my CTMH technique challenge and decided to use the Color Dare challenge for my card.  I love the colors.  I used the Toffee for the "leaves" of the flowers, 
                                     The sentiment is from B1563 Sending  Prayers

Thanks for visiting my blog.  
I enjoy feedback and comments and actually read each one.  
Thanks, dr

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Thin Cuts Craze

Welcome to the CTMH Technique Blog Hop
For the November CTMH Technique Blog Hop, we will feature the use of Thin Cuts. I'm excited to see the variety of paper crafting ideas that we will find on this  hop.  If you are coming from Melisssa Robinson'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 Melissa's blog. This month we have 7 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the new CTMH Thin Cuts 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'm using the "For you Darling" thin cut bundle to create a sympathy card.
+ scallop border thin cut



Sentiment from B1563 Sending  Prayers

Now, hop on over to Debi McBain'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!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Color My Heart ~ Color Dare # 268

Fern, New England Ivy, Cranberry, Almond, White Daisy and Optional Gold 
Closes November 16
While working on the CTMH Christmas Card Blog Hop, I thought that the Color Dare #268 colors might work for my card 
and they DID!! WhooHooo!

I used Fern to stamp the image, masked the image and sponged Cramberry for the poinsettia and Almond for the pinecone.  The stamped image was fussy cut and glued to cranberry CS., layered it with New Enland Ivy, Cranberry, Gold Glitter, and more Cranberry.  The gold stripped paper is from the Silver and Gold paper pack. Then, embelished the card with gold ribbon from the Basics Ribbon Pack, and sparkles. The Gold shimmer brush was used the paint the round ornament between the poinsettia and pinecone


Thanks for visiting my blog.  
I enjoy feedback and comments and actually read each one.  
Thanks, dr

Close to My Heart Christmas Card Blog Hop

            Welcome to the CTMH Christmas Card Blog Hop
We will be featuring Christmas Cards using CTMH products.
There are so many Christmas options in the holiday Expressions Idea Book, including stamp sets and kits, making it easy to create your own Holiday Greeting, gift tags and holiday home decore. 
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 20 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using 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 used Fern to stamp the image, masked the image and sponged Cramberry for the poinsettia and Almond for the pinecone.  The stamped image was fussy cut and glued to cranberry CS., layered it with New Enland Ivy, Cranberry, Gold Glitter, and more Cranberry.  The gold stripped paper is from the Silver and Gold paper pack. Then, embelished the card with gold ribbon from the Basics Ribbon Pack, and sparkles. The Gold shimmer brush was used the paint the round ornament between the poinsettia and pinecone

Here are some additional art samples.  
You can contact your consulatant or click HERE for more details. 
Cards

Home Decor

Holiday Layouts Galore 
TAGS


Now "Hop" on over to Haley Dyer's Blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great card crafting ideas!  To get any of the products you see, contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November SOTM Blog Hop - Through the Year

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

We will be featuring November's SOTM, which is "Through The Year", a set of 23 stamps.  If you came here from Jennifer Dykstra'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 21 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the November 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!

My son's Birthday is November 4 so I simply did a repeated stamp first and second generations, with Pomegranate ink - added the gift, notes and cake and of course used the Punny Pals bunny for the sentiment. (A $7 donation from each purchase of Punny Pals is donated to Operation Smile to provide surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world.)

Now "Hop" on over to Brandi Robinson's Blog  to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!  Remember, the November SOTM is only available until November 30!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Share a Smile Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Share A Smile Blog Hop
We will be featuring the the CTMH Share a Smile card kit.
The exclusive Share the Smile card kit gives you all the materials you need for creating 
32 Adorable cards using the "Punny Pals Stamp Set" and matching Thin Cuts. 
Available only during October. 
With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. 

If you came here from Michelle Loncar'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 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!  



Now "Hop" on over to Brenda Lapp'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)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Terrific Tags

Welcome to the October CTMH Technique Blog Hop
For the October CTMH Technique Blog Hop, we will feature the use of tags, Thin Cuts, Tag Kits or any product designed for tags. I'm excited to see the variety of paper crafting ideas that we will find on this  hop.  
 If you are coming from Melissa'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 the new CTMH Thin Cuts or Tag Kits 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! 
There are several options for tags in both the Annual Inspirations and Holiday Expressions. I couldn't decide and only quit when I needed to get some sleep.
So I started with the Cut Above Tag kit Annual Inspirations pg 31 I'm at a water color class at the North Casades Institute so naturally I needed to color in the flowers and and used the tag make a card.
The sentiment is from "Many Congratulations"


The I've always liked the Box Fold Card and thought it would be great to make a card that looked like a gift. I used the Whimsy Paper and ribbon pack. Also used the Thin Cuts - Basic Tags found in the Annual Inspirations page 96.


This card folds like a box and works great with our double sided papers. 
 I will post instructions if anyone is interest. 
There are a lot of stamps that fit on the Tag Thin Cuts.
For the Box Card, I used "The Thought That Counts" Holiday Expressions Pg. 55



I also used, "Season of Sweetness" Pg 40 on the Holiday Expressions. You don't only have to use stamps designed for the tag Thin Cuts - other stamps also fit, such as, "Pince of Peace" pg 56 in the Holiday Expressions. Last but not least, I used the stamp set from our "Share a Smile" special of the month. $7 of each stamp set purchased goes for Operation Smile, helping children around the world providing corrective surgery for cleft lip and pallette. There are 13 adorable critters with 23 "Punny" messages.






Now, hop on over to Debi McBain'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!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October SOTM Blog Hop - Christmas Tunes

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


We will be featuring October's SOTM, which is "Christmas Tunes", a set of stamps.  If you came here from Tracie Cassidy'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 26 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the October 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 love the new Beary Christmas Paper Packet.  
I masked the tree stamp and first stamped it in fern 
and then used cranberry for "Christmas". 
All stars were colored with the Golden Yellow ShinHan markers. 
 Random sparkles were also colored yellow with the markers. 
Bitty sparkles were added to the some of the stars on the tree 
and one regular Sparkle was added to the top star.     
The twine is from the Enchantment Ribbon Pack.
The tree was backed with Fern CS and lifted with foam tape. 
The wreath was stamped in Fern ink and instead of the banner I added 
The holly leaves were colored with Fern using the watercolor brush 
and the Bitty Sparkles, colored them with Lavender ShinHan markers, 
were  added as Holly berry clusters. 
The wreath is framed with layers of Thistle and Gold Foil Paper
O Holy Night was stamped by masking the banner and adjusting the curve, 
three gold sequins with a thistle colored sparkle in the center 
were added to balance out the sentiment. 
The wreath is stamped in Fern and the banner was stamped in Thistle
A thin layer of  gold was added with the Gold Shimmer Brush
The holly leaves were colored with Fern using the watercolor brush 
and the Holly berry clusters were water colored with Thistle ink. 
The wreath is framed with layers of  Gold and Thistle card stock. 
The bottom panel is a layer of Thistle Card Stock and Gold CS 
topped with the Thistle ribbon from the Whimsy Ribbon Pack. 

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

Friday, September 22, 2017

CTMH Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Holiday Expressions 
New Product Blog Hop

We will be featuring the new products found in the CTMH Holiday Expressions Idea Book that came out the first of September and is valid through December. 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 23 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the new Holiday Expressions 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 on! 
Here we go!  
Falling for You  Paper packet
Leaves Embossing Folder
Gold cardstock
Fern cardstock
Charcoal cardstock
Black Momento Ink
Charcoal Ink
Workshop Your Way  Kind thoughts cardmaking kit
Watercolor
Enchantment twine(New England Ivy)

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)

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)