Thursday, October 6, 2016

Spread the Love Blog Hop

Close to My Heart is a supporter of Operation Smile and each catalog they do a stamp set to help raise money for this amazing charity.  This years set is called True Love and it is ADORABLE!! $7 from each set goes to Operation Smile.  

There are almost 20 of us Close to My Heart consultants that are taking part in this hop show so off this stamp set.  So grab some coffee and hop along.  If you came here from Wendy Coffman's Blog you are on the right track.

Here is what I made:  

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

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Stitching Stitching

I have been stitching....totally are 2 things I stitched in the last couple of days.

I am obsessed...I have a few more things cut and ready to stitch, so off I go to stitch!!

Monday, October 3, 2016

I am in Stitches!!

Thanks to Stephanie Ackerman I have become hooked on stitching!  She has just started an on-line class and I have just signed up, but I have been practicing ;)  Here are some things I  have been stitching......

For the wall hanging I copied one Stephanie made and posted on her FB it!!   used her Joy, Hope, stars and Peace Sizzix dies to cut the shapes.  Thanks for sharing Stephanie!!

Below is my donut pin cushion....copied form one I saw on Pinterest.

Some tags....I used Tim Holtz's Tattered Floral Die and Hearts Die.

I am making some wall hanging and ornament to sell at the Lovely Market at my church's women's Christmas event.  I cannot stop making these....I am currently obsessed with stitching!!!  #astictchersgottastitch

Thanks for hopping go and create!!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

October 2016 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring October's SOTM, which is Yuletide Joy, a set of 7 stamps.  This is perfect for making Christmas cards and tags.

If you have come here from Jennifer Dykstra's Blog  you are on the right path!  This month we have close to 25 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 a card I made:

I used:
S1610  Yuletide Hoy SOTM
X7214B Oh Deer Paper Pack
Z2066 Gold Embossing Powder
Z2067 Silver Embossing Powder
Z283 Slate Stamp Pad
X5789 Sea Glass Stamp PadX5789 Sea Glass Cardstock
Thanks for hopping by :)   
Now hop on over to Priscilla Gotham's Blog and check out her amazing artwork.

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Holidays are Coming

Wow can you believe it is the last day of September?   Time flies and this past weekend I spent some time making some holiday cards.  This first card is for a birthdya but the stamp set is geared toward Halloween too.  It is from the Monstrous Halloween stamp and Thin Cut set.......aren't these little monsters the cutiest!!

This next card is made using the Cozy Christmas Stamp & Thin Cut this set the snowman is so cute.  I also added one of the Snowflakes for the Snowflake Thin Cut set and embossed the background with the Confetti Embossing Folder. 

My last card is made using the Pretty Poinsettia Stamp set and cut with my Cricut Flower Market cartridge.   The snowflake was cut with the Snowflakes Thin Cut.  

Thank for hopping go and CREATE!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Scrappin Cult Annual Weekend

Each year for the last 5 or 6 years my scrappin buddies and I go on a Scrappin Staycation.  Iris's hubby gets us a couple of rooms and we spend the weekend eating, scrappin, talking and lots of laughter.  

Here are some pictures of our adventures  this year.

We eat very well while here.

Taking Helen's stuff up to the room...we all have this much or more for our staycation!!

My morning quiet this view!

This is Iris's new granddaughter...we all got a chance to hold her.  She liked Helen the best I think ;)

My work happy place....I love to creating!!

More great food....

Selfie (Iris, Me, Helen and Harriette)

Second morning quiet time.

Our haven while we are here.

It went by far too fast but was so much fun to hang out and craft all day and night.  

Thank for hopping go and CREATE ;)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Oh Baby

I have a dear friend that just had a baby and she loves penguins so I wanted to add to her collection and welcome her sweet baby boy in penguin style ;)

Here is the card, mobile and frame I made for them.

FYI, I have blurred the faces and info in the frame below.

I think they turned out so cute....I hope they love them.

Thanks for hopping go and CREATE!!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

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 Michele Rowley's Blog you are on the right track.

Here is what I made:

I used the new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge for this card.  I cut the pine cones from our Kraft paper and the sponged the top layer with Chocolate Ink. I embossed the Kraft background piece with the new Wood Slats embossing folder and inked it with Chocolate Ink. I used the Red Enamel Gems as my berries and the sentiment is from one of the stamp sets that comes with the Flower Market Bundle.

On this card I used the Surfin' Santa Stamp Set.  I colored the images with our ShinHan Markers.  I fussy cut out Santa and stamped the boards as my background.  I love this stamp set....Santa is so cute!!  

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

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Productive Weekend

I made time to create this past weekend.  I am always collecting ideas from others and a couple of these projects are my craft lifting projects.  The tags below I lifted the idea from MayMay Made it Crafts.  She used a stamp she designed and I used my Cricut Explore to make mine.  They are mason jar snowman and Santa suit. I think they turned out pretty darn cute 

The next 2 cards I made with scraps from a retired paper pack.  I used the Picture My Life cards as the sentiments and used the new Hearts Thin Cuts.  Easy Peasy cards. 

My last card I cased from fellow consultant Shirley Ross. Mine is much simpler than her beautiful card. I am into fast and easy ;)  The squares are cut with my Cricut Explore. The sentiment is from the September SOTM that is only available this month.  

Thanks for hopping go and CREATE ;)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

National Stamping Month Blog Hop

September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart is ready to celebrate all month long! 

Celebrate National Stamping Month this September with hand stamped cards designed to help create a little more kindness in the world. The Create Kindness card kit contains all of the supplies needed to create 24 beautiful handmade cards that you can use to brighten someone’s day! The kit can be yours for only $46.95—a 15% savings off the retail value!
Thanks to the pre-printed card bases, these cards come together in no time, leaving you more time to do something thoughtful for someone. Watch Close To My Heart’s blog,Instagram account, and Facebook page throughout the month of September to see what we’ve created with this card kit as well as the acts of kindness it has inspired! This exclusive kit will only be available in the month of September while supplies last, so make sure to get your order in early.
As a special bonus, the exclusive stamp sets and pre-printed card bases with envelopes are also available for separate purchase, but only in the month of September while supplies last!

This blog hop is to show you what you can do with these amazing set.  More than 20 consultants are participating so pull up a comfy chair and a cup of your favorite beverage and hop...hop...hop along.  
If you are coming from Michele Rowley's Blog  you are on the right track ;)

Here are my cards:

I made a set of cards using watercolor backgrounds and stamping in black ink and then matting in black.  I then added black enamel stars for some bling.  

Thanks for hopping by!  
Now hop on over and check out Gina Brandstetter's Blog