Sunday, April 16, 2017

Cardmaking WYW Blog Hop

 Welcome to the CTMH Workshops Your Way Blog Hop
We will be featuring the CTMH Workshops Your Way.  If you came here from Melissa Robinson 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 14 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the Workshops Your Way 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 used the Workshops Your Way Here for You Card-making Kit to make a Box Card.
First photo is the card closed .
 Box opened

I added some flowers and the "Sending Sunshine" sentiment from the Flower Market Cartridge.

Currently only two of the Card-making Workshops Your Way are still available. 

Workshops Your Way® Hello Baby Cardmaking Kit (G1123)

Workshops Your Way® Here for You Cardmaking Kit (G1124)

However there is one other Cardmaking Workshop Your Way still available on the "Going Soon" list  on any consultant website.

Workshops Your Way™ Party Time Cardmaking Kit

The Workshops Your Way Layouts kits are also still available.

Now "Hop" on over to Jen Rubio 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, April 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Vellum Makes Everything Better

Welcome to the April CTMH Technique Blog Hop
For the April CTMH Technique Blog Hop, we will feature the use of vellum.  CTMH has vellum in the Uptown Fundamentals paper pack.  I'm excited to see the variety of paper crafting ideas produced using vellum that we will find on this  hop.  
 If you are coming from Michelle Loncar
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 Robinson's blog. This month we have approximately 8 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using vellum 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!
 
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I embossed the  vellum with gold and colored the backside with our ShinHan markers.  Did you know you can emboss and color vellum.  I saw this on the a tutorial which I cannot locate, but have a couple others.
http://www.frenchiestamps.com/2012/02/color-on-vellum.html
http://ilikemarkers.blogspot.com/2009/05/painting-on-vellum-with-markers.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqscIayC9Yw
You can shade and blend the colors if you quickly smudge them with your finger (first tool ever).  Place the glue dots under the the embossed areas to hide them.

Now, hop on over to Wendy Kessler
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!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Everything ABC's Blog Hop - Letter F

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!
For this hop we will be featuring the letter "F".  
This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  
Whatever the crafter has chosen as their "element" will be featured in their post.
If you came from Jenifer Benner of Jen's Messy Studio . then you're on the right track! 
I hope you enjoy the "F" inspired expressions of creativity. 

My letter "F" inspiration is the Fun Fanfare Fancy Fold Card.
This is a Pinterest inspired card with a great photo tutorial found on Lyssa's blog 

Card closed

 Open card has one panel for a message plus it's on a base that opens from the bottom, is able to stand and has more space for another message.
Standing - the accordion folds pop out.
Card base = top folded 5.5 X 4.25
Accordion folded layer - 4.25 X 11
scored and folded at 1.5, 3, 5.5, & 8 glue the largest section (4.25 X 3) to the center of the card base.  Add decorative panels 4 X 1.25, 4 X 2.25 and 4 X 2.75
leave blank or use a neutral panel for a message 4 X 2.25
I used the Sugar Rush paper pack and the Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle

The next person in this blog-hop loop is Lauren Moore of CTMH Craftings.
  I hope you enjoyed the inspirations and will encourage us with some comments.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April SOTM Blog Hop (Flock Together)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!
We will be featuring April's SOTM, which is "Flock Together", a set of 11 stamps.  If you came here from Michelle Loncar, 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 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 on! Here we go!  
So easy and FAST! 
Flock Together Family Photo

Layers of CardStock
Pomogranite - base 5 1/2 by 7
Daisy White bottom layer - 5.75 X 4
Pomogranite middle layer -5.5 X 3.75
White Daisy Embossed top -5.25 X 3.5
Gold Embossing
Ribbon
Now "Hop" on over to my friend Tracey Pierce's blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!  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!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Everything ABC's Blog Hop - Letter E

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!
For this hop we will be featuring the letter "E".  
This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  
Whatever the crafter has chosen as their "element" will be featured in their post.
If you came from Jenifer Benner of Jen's Messy Studio . then you're on the right track!  

I hope you enjoy the "E" inspired expressions of creativity. 
My letter "E" inspiration Embossing and Embellishments.




The next person in this blog-hop loop is Diana Saunders
  I hope you enjoyed the inspirations and will encourage us with some comments.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thin Cuts Blog Hop

 Welcome to the CTMH Thin Cuts Blog Hop
We will be featuring the CTMH Thin Cuts.  If you came here from Jean McNulty 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 18 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the CTMH Thin Cuts 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! 

This Idea wasn't original and I'm very sorry I do not know who 's idea it was to stack the critters from the Some Kinda Wonderful Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle - now 25% Off!

Now "Hop" on over to Sheila Bennett'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, March 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Marker Madness

Welcome to the March Technique Blog Hop!


For the March CTMH Technique Blog Hop, we will feature the use of CTMH Markers.  CTMH carries the Shin-Han Markers in 24 colors plus a blender marker and two metallic markers.  I'm excited to see the variety of paper crafting ideas produced using Markers that we will find on this  hop.  
 If you are coming from Haley Dyer 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 Robinson's blog. This month we have approximately 10 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using Complements 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 used the Heartfelt Hello  stamp set for quick and easy card.  This heart is an easy item to color with our markers.  At first, I found the markers intimidating, but "No Fear!" They are really amazing markers.  Here's a "how-to" 10 minute video by Jill and also a link to create the CTMH exclusive colors with the ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers. 
Paper:  Seaglass, Kraft CS and White Daisy
Ink:  Black Momento - HEAT SET!
White Shimmer Trim - colored with markers
Silver Sequins - colored with makers.


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!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March SOTM Blog Hop ~ Tea-rrific

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!
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We will be featuring March's SOTM, which is "Tea-rrific", a set of 11 stamps.  If you came here from Katy Taylor, 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 28 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the March 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 on! Here we go!  
5.5 X 4.25 card
 Close-up to show the gold shimmer brush hi-lites on the teabag tag and the Love words from Whimsy Fundamentals.  I added ribbon from Rustic Home Ribbon Pack and an gold dot overlay from Uptown Fundamentals.
Now "Hop" on over to Tracie Cassidy's blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!  Remember, the March's SOTM is only available until March 31!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Everything ABC's Blog Hop - Letter C


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Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter C.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their C element will be featured in their post.  If you came from Diana Saunders then you are are the right track!
My C is a C size stamp set used with images from the C key on our Flower Market Cricut Cartridge (page 33).  Call it Crazy Cuz I'm Compulsively Creating Cool Cards Clearly 
Cuz I CAN
Complements to CTMH for Capturing the Creative Capacity to Catapult Consultants into Cash Careers with Constant Campaigns and Celebratory Cruises.  I Crave Challenges and Capture each Chance to Change Certain Cranial Configurations from Chaotic Clutter into a Carefully Constructed Combination of Classic Crafting and Shabby Chic without Concern for Causing Complete Confusion with Complicated Construction.  She's Capable of Channeling a Calm Confidence since the Curious Can Contact this Craftyhappy Camper to Clarify Communications Cuz she's Caring, Considerate, Confident, and Clearly Crazy for Crafty Challenges!


I used "Hello Lovely" paper and cut Circles - a great way to use scraps - this idea was found on Pinterest Created by Vicki Wizniuk.
The Container is from the C key on our Flower Market Cricut Cartridge (pg 33)  The Water Colored Flowers and sentiment are from the Hello Lovely Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle with Coordinating Thin Cuts and C-size Stamp Set (Z3301)

Your next stop on our Everything ABC's Blog Hop is Danielle Wagner of  DanYellScraps.  I hope you've enjoyed this short but sweet little hop!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

CTMH Fundamentals Creative Collections Blog Hop


Welcome to the CTMH Fundamentals Creative Collections Blog Hop
We will be featuring the CTMH Fundamentals Creative Collections.  If you came here from Michelle Loncar 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 the CTMH Fundamentals Creative Collections 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 used a combination of Whimsy Fundamentals (Thistle) - two rows of the love words and backed it both top and bottom with the Thistle patterned paper that has small x's.  The paper with the circles in the back is from the Adventure Fundaments (Pansy).  The Love pocket card was cut using the retired Artfully Sent Cricut collection pg 35 from the Adventure Pansy paper with the tiny dots.  I added the Gold Shimmer brush to the heart and a couple of the Love words, backed the pocket card with Gold Glitter paper and threw in a few gold sequins.  
 Fast and Easy!
Close UP


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)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Fun with Folds

Welcome to the February Technique Blog Hop!
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For the February CTMH Technique Blog Hop, we will feature the use of FOLDS.  I'm excited to see the variety of paper crafting ideas produced using Folds that we will find on this  hop.  
 If you are coming from Melissa Robinson 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 Robinson's blog right HERE. This month we have approximately 5 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using a variety of folds along with 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've been wanting to make the "Pop-Up Twist" card for a long time and decided NOW was the time.  This card is for a 98th Birthday and I will be adding more bling - cut out "98" from gold glitter paper, etc. for the inside of the card.  I just used the Hello Lovely pocket cards, cut to fit.  I found several samples on Pinterest for this card including the measurements I used - 6 x 4 - from
http://bobunny.blogspot.com/2016/10/twist-pop-with-merry-bright.html
just got to "Twist Card" on Pinterest and you will find more than enough to inspire you.

Card Front

Opening


Inside panels

The inside needs more work,......to be continued

Now, hop on over to Annemarie Julian'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!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Everything ABC's Blog Hop - Letter B

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!
For this hop we will be featuring the letter "B".  
This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  
Whatever the crafter has chosen as their "element" will be featured in their post.
If you came from Linda Norman then you're on the right track!  

I hope you enjoy the "B" inspired expressions of creativity. 
My letter "B" inspiration is from the "B" size stamp set "Just to Say" (B1545) that comes with the "Just to Say Workshops Your Way"
and A Happy Birthday Card.


The next person in this blog-hop loop is Jenifer Benner of Jen's Messy Studio .
  I hope you enjoyed the inspirations and will encourage us with some comments.
Here's the list of participants:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February SOTM Blog Hop ~ Easter Bunny


Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 


We will be featuring January's SOTM, which is "Easter Bunny", a set of 12 stamps.  If you came here from Carol Taggio, 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 February 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 on! Here we go!  

3X3 Cards


Sugar Rush Paper Packet, Water color 
Image may contain: dessert and food
Random stamping, water colors, blush shimmer ribbon, and gold shimmer brush.

Now "Hop" on over to Allison Mayo's blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!  Remember, the Februrary's SOTM is only available until Februrary 28!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Everything ABC's Blog Hop - Letter A

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!
For this hop we will be featuring the letter "A".  
This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  
Whatever the crafter has chosen as their "element" will be featured in their post.
If you came from Diana Saunders then you're on the right track!  

I hope you enjoy the "A" inspired expressions of creativity. 
My letter "A" inspiration is from the "A" size stamp set Heartfelt Hello A1202



The next person in this blog-hop loop is Jenifer Benner of Jen's Messy Studio .
  I hope you enjoyed the inspirations and will encourage us with some comments.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Crazy for Complements

Welcome to the January Technique Blog Hop!
For the January CTMH Technique Blog Hop, we will feature the use of Complements.  I'm excited to see the variety of paper crafting ideas produced using Complements that we will find on this  hop.  
 If you are coming from Haley Dyer you are on the right track.  In case you get lost, you can also get a complete list of participants at the bottom of Catherine's blog right HERE. This month we have approximately 10 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using Complements 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!
 
Complements are a CRAZY FAST way to create cards. 
Just peal and stick, add some bling, 
stamp a sentiment or not, and you are done!
I used Hello Lovely Complements, Blush Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Sequins, Gold Glitter GEMS. Clear Sparkles, Sorbet Patterned paper from Hello Lovely Paper Pack, Gold Shimmer Trim, Sorbet ink and Card Stock, Sea Glass Card Stock and some gold paper from Uptown Fundamentals.
  The sentiment is from "In Bloom" stamped in New England Ivy.





 
Now, hop on over to Annemarie Julian'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!