Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop



Oh boy....I am so excited about this Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book ...there are so many beautiful new products.

There are more that 20 of us Close to My Heart consultants that are taking part in this hop show so off the new products.  So grab some coffee and hop along.  If you came here from Katy Taylor's Blog you are on the right track.

Here's what I made:


I used Z4160 Making Waves Stamp and Die Bundle to make this card.  I love puns and this set a some cute ones.

For the next 2 cards I used the D1768 He is the Way Stamp Set  I love this stamp set.  I used paper from the Make Waves Paper Pack   for the first card and the Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack for the last card.  I colored the images with my ShinHan Markers.




Thanks for hopping by!  Now head on over to Haley Dyer's Blog and see her amazing artwork.

Monday, January 1, 2018

January 2018 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop



Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring January's SOTM, which is Bloom & Grow , a set of 15 stamps.  




If you have come here from Katy Taylor's Blog you are on the right path!  This month we have close to 20 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's 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.....

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Cricut You Are Here Collection Blog Hop



Our newest Cricut Cartridge called You are Here and is amazing.  It has 700 on-trend images, 3 coordinating stamp sets and a pack of Enchantment Cardstock, which includes our 7 new colors. I am having so much fun with this cartridge. 

Whether you're traveling abroad, taking a road trip, or enjoying a relaxing staycation, this Cricut® collection is sure to have everything you need to document your journey. From outdoor escapades and family reunions to spa retreats and holiday outings, you'll find shapes and sentiments for every pit stop along the road of life.


If you have come form Jennifer Dykstra's Blog you are in the right place.   

Here is my artwork:



I have made a New Years card.  It was fast and so easy.  Love my CTMH You are Here Cricut!!

Now head on over to Darlys Recker's Blog and see  her amazing artwork.

Thanks for hopping by :)

Sunday, December 3, 2017

December 2017 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop





Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring December's SOTM, which is A Little Bit of Pun, a set of 17 stamps.  I love punny stamp sets...they just make me giggle and who doesn't like to giggle!  This set will work great for making valentines.


If you have come here from Brandi Robinson's Blog you are on the right path!  This month we have close to 20 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's 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.....

Here is what I made using this set:



I used the following products:
S1712 A Little Bit of Pun SOTM
Z2895 Lagoon Cardstock
Z2805 Black Cardstock
Z2863 Daisy White Cardstock
Z899 Black Memento Ink pad
ShinHan Markers
The embossing folder has retired but it was perfect for the this card..sorry!

I also made some cute little valentines.




Thanks for hopping by :)   
Now hop on over to 
Brenda Lapp's Blog and check out her amazing artwork.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Close to My Heart Christmas Card Blog Hop



Welcome to the Close to My Heart Christmas Card Blog Hop.


There are almost that 20 of us Close to My Heart consultants that are taking part in this hop show so off the new products.  So grab some coffee and hop along.  If you have come from Corinna M Murphy's Blog  you are on the right track.

Here are the cards I have made:

I got on the shaker card bandwagon with my first card. I cut the snow globe into a 4x5.25 inch piece of cardstock and used that as my window. 





I used the following:  
Z3385  Warmest Wishes Stamp & Thin Cut bundle
X7225B Beary Christmas Paper Pack
I inked the background for the shaker card using various inks and a sponge. For the sand I added dots with my ShinHan markers
M1176 Little Saint Nick Stamp
Z3118 Confetti Embossing Floder
ShinHan Markers
The Hohoho was cut using Cricut Design Space

Thanks for hopping by now hop on over to Miss. Carrie's Creations Blog  to see her amazing artwork!Here are the cards I created.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November 2017 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop






Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring November's SOTM, which is Through the Year, a set of 28 stamps.  This set is great for those school pictures.  


If you have come here from Michelle Loncar's Blog  you are on the right path!  This month we have close to 20 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations.  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 wanted to see if I could make a card using this set and here is what I created: 




I used the following:
S1711 Through the Year SOTM
Z3332 Prickly Pear Stamp set
Z2832 Pewter Stamp Pad
Z3132 Watercolor Set
Z3366 Silver Foil Paper
1385 Daisy White Cardstock

The Silver Foil paper does not show very well in the photo but is pretty in real life.  I used the watercolors to color the cake.  The Happy Birthday is from retiring stamp set Prickly Pear.

Now hop on over to  Janna Gray's Blog to see her amazing artwork.

Thanks for hopping by:)


Monday, October 16, 2017

Share a Smile Blog Hop



Our Punny Pals are on a mission to share as many smiles as possible this month! With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart is donating $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™. And, for this month only and while supplies last, you can get a coordinating set of Thin Cuts for cutting out the adorable animal shapes. Even better, we’ve built an exclusive card kit that includes the Thin Cuts along with card bases, envelopes, paper pieces, and instructions that you can use to create endearing cards that will sure enough bring a smile to anyone’s day! But there are more ways you can help share smiles this month, too. Every time you place an order, you can round your order up to the nearest dollar, giving the extra as a donation to Operation Smile™. During October, your round-up donation will go even further, because Close To My Heart will be matching all round-up donations, up to $10,000 USD! Finally, we’ve thought of one more way that is guaranteed to bring in a lot of smiles: When you participate in our Share a Smile promotion by purchasing any of these special items or rounding up your order in support of Operation Smile™ you will automatically qualify for a chance to win a not-yet-released stamp set from our upcoming 2018 Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book! We’ll be choosing winners throughout the month of October, so any time you place an order, you can be a winner! Join us in sharing smiles this month—it’s sure to bring a smile to your face!





If you have come here from Brenda Lapp's Blog  you are on the right track.

Here's is what I made using these darling stamps and dies:



I cut my frame with my Cricut in Design Space because I just love cards with animals and characters peeping out of the windows.  I  used stamp set C1716 Stronger Together to stamp the sentiment.  Proceeds form the sale of this stamp go to the Red Cross to help with all the victims of the recent hurricanes.  


Thanks for hopping by...now hop on over to Haley Dyer's Blog and see her amazing artwork!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 2017 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop



Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring October's SOTM, which is Christmas Tunes, a set of 7 stamps.  This set is perfect for those upcoming Christmas projects.  




If you have come here from Brenda Lapp's Blog  you are on the right path!  This month we have close to 20 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's 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.....

 Here some cards I made.  




I used the following:
S1710 Christmas Tunes
X7225B Beary Christmas Paper Pack
Z2068 Ranger White Embossing Powder
Z2067 Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
Z3366 Silver Foil Paper
Z3348 Scallop Border Thin Cut dies

Now hop on over to Haley Dyer's Blog to see her amazing artwork.

Thanks for hopping by:)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop



Oh boy....I am so excited about this Holiday Expression Idea Book ...there are so many beautiful new products just for the holidays.

There are more that 20 of us Close to My Heart consultants that are taking part in this hop show so off the new products.  So grab some coffee and hop along.  If you came here from Brenda Lapp's Blog you are on the right track.

Here is what I made:




For these first 2 cards I used the Prince of Peace stamp set and varied the background.  for the first one I used the Buffalo Plaid embossing folder (love this folder) and the second I used the Beary Christmas Paper pack.  i stamped the image with Black Memento Ink an then used ink pads to watercolor the images. 




This last two card also uses the Prince of Peace stamp set and the Splash of Color stamp set.  I stamped the "paint splotch" and then stamped the image with Memento Ink.   I matted it with black cardstock.

Thanks for hopping by now hop on over to Darlys Recker's Blog to see her amazing artwork!Here are the cards I created.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

National Stamping Month - From the Heart





September is National Stamping Month and we have a special card kit and stamp set to celebrate.  It is called From the Heart.  You can purchase the whole kit which includes the following:
Materials for creating 12 interactive cards, including the following: 
12 – foil-stamped card bases with accompanying die-cut pieces 
12 – 5½" x 4¼" white envelopes 
1 – My Acrylix® From the Heart stamp set 
Retail Value: $43.90 USD/$56 CAD
Discounted Price: $34.95 USD/$44.50 CAD

If you prefer you can buy these items separate. 
 The Card Kit is $13.95  


and the Size E Stamp Set is $29.95.


I made this set of cards using just the stamp set:












I stamped with Memento Black Ink and colored with my ShinHan Markers.

I will do another post with the cards made with the interactive card kit later.

Thanks for hopping by.  Now go and CREATE :)