Friday, August 27, 2010

New CTMH Autumn/Winter Product Blog

Welcome to our Close to My Heart New Product Blog Hop! Over 50 Fabulous Close to My Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book by giving you a Sneak Peak of some of the great products available in the new Idea Book starting September 1st!

If you have come here from Toni Hinchcliffe's blog, you are on the right path! You can also find a complete list of Blog Hop participants at  This is simple do to- just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I fell in love with the new Hooligans paper and the September Stamp of the Month, so I  made this wall hanging using the following products:

Z1334 My Creations Mix & Mingle Album (new)
X7129 Hooligans Level 2 Paper Packet (new)
D1442 Thriller (September Stamp of the Month)
Z2190 - Gypsy Ink Pad (new)
Z134 Prisma Glitter
Z888 - Black Stazon Ink Pad
Z891 - VersaMark Pad
Z1047 Simple Alphabet Dimensional Elements
Z1151 - 3-D Foam Tape
Z1283 - Autumn Craft Buttons
UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel)

The Mix & Mingle Album is a combination of 5 chipboard and 3 clear acrylic pages that you join together with rings.  I used only 3 of the pages to make my wall hanging.  I applied paper to the front and back of the chipboard pieces and paper to the back of the acrylic piece (because it is clear the paper shows through). 

I mixed the Prisma Glitter with UTEE powder (even amounts of each in a small jar) and applied it to the Dimensional letter covering the letters with VersaMark first and then heated, I applied 2-3 layers of just UTEE embossing powder on top.  I stamped the scull with Gypsy Ink on a chipboard coaster and cut around the image and then embossed like the letters.

I distressed the pages, letters and stamped a flourish on the sides of the acrylic page with with black Stazon ink.  Applied the letters with 3-D Foam Tape and connected the pages with the rings.  Made a hanger with wire (curled it around the handle of my piercing tool) added buttons.

I had so much fun putting this together and cannot wait to hang for Halloween.  Thanks for hopping by;)

Now hop on over to see Dawn Ross's amazing artwork.
Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets!
Remember, the Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book goes LIVE on September 1st!
**Link not working? Missed a Blog? You can see a list of all Blog Hop participants at

Erin Herring

Wendy Kessler
Meredith Burgess
Carla Ironside
Georgia Hauglid
Helen Onulak
Beth Naumann
LaJeania Hicks
Sheila Bennett
Traci Tanimura
Lisa Stenz
Heather Hunt
Lori Scott
Kimberly Smith
Jessica Moore
Cindy Leek
Haley Dyer
Wendy Fording
Antoinette Herrin
Jennifer Kraynak
Laurie Newton
Kathleen Rensel
Adeline Brill
Melinda Everitt
Teri Baxter
Leisa Hubley
Brae Montgomery
Tresa Black
Jennifer Kojder
Karen Norman
Dawn Heuft
Lori Blehm
Toni Hinchcliffe
Jean McNulty  (you are here)
Dawn Ross
Janelle Janish
Cristin Maughan
Cheryl Even
Tracey Jean Hastings
Rochelle Crawford
Debbie Carriere
Brandy Lees
Amy Edwards
Michelle Loncar
Terrie Dodd
Amy Schultz
Carol Horton
Carrie Haines
Lori Miller
Amy Callaway
Nancy Keller
Sheila Szakacs


  1. I love the wall hanging and the use of the September SOTM!

  2. LOVE IT! I have been planning to make something like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Awesome.. I too am in love with the Sept. SOTM .. must be all these boys in my house LOL.. may be lifting this!~

  4. Love this idea! This is one of my favorite stamp sets, too...very creative.

  5. Jean, I love this! And thank you for answering my question (as I peered at your close-up) HOW did she do that??? Your explanations rock!

  6. What a great wall hanging! :o)