Monday, April 15, 2019

Highlight the Details- CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Bitmoji Image
Yay!!!!!! It's Mondaaaaay and the sun is shining!!!!! Whoot whoot! What is everyone doing today? Were in Ft. Wayne to shop and use the internet. Mine has been down since Friday on my phone in our area and I have no problem here in Ft. Wayne so I have to get this blog done before tonight so I don't mess up the Hop! 





No photo description available.

Yep, another Blog Hop and this time its a Technique Blog Hop called Highlight the Details. So welcome!  All of the beautiful creations you see will be featuring the different creative ways you can use Close To My Heart's products for details on your project. If you have come here from Miss Carrie's Creations 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 Melissa Robinson's.

For this blog hop we have 12 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using different 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 technique was to stamp a subtle background with the Pewter stamp pad. The roses are straight from the pad and the leaves are "second generation stamped." To do this technique you ink your stamp with the color, stamp it off on a scrap piece of paper then stamp on your project. Makes it a lighter color.

The colored leaves and the flowers were stamped with Memento and I used the sponge dauber to rub the greens on. I used Fern and Sweet Leaf, also added a bit of Pomegranate. Fussy cut them with my scissors and added Clear Shimmer Brush. 

The flowers are colored using the Sugar Plum ink and the Pixie for the lighter color. Used the Sugar Plum Shimmer Brush for the darker values and to give it a shine. I used the gold Shimmer Brush for the centers of the flowers. 

The center of the leaf wreath is stamped with black and I added the Gold Shimmer Brush to highlight the little leaves. I stamped the image directly into the center of the leaf vine and then stamped another image on White Daisy and then fussy cut it and added it to the center with a pop dot. 

The leaves of the wreath are colored with the Alcohol Markers starting with a light yellow green and highlighting with darker color of green. 

The heart is stamped with the Pomegranate stamp pad and fussy cut. The circle of Sugar Plum behind the vine is cut from our Shaker Window Thin Cuts. I used the Complement Cardstock from our April Kit of the month called: Feels Like Home. This paper is great for many occasions- wedding pictures and cards, vintage pictures, anniversary pictures and cards and even female birthday. Love both of the stamp sets that were made for it also. I used the other one on an earlier blog!


Now "Hop"on over to Katy Taylor to see her works of art! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Contact your CTMH Consultant ( or click here ) to get the products I used for this project!




Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Remember Zoe?

Bitmoji Image

I know it's not Thursday, but:

This popular collection is back for a limited time!

Zoe is back in a new, slimmed down paper packet! This paper packet features 6 paper sheets and a full 12″ × 12″ sticker sheet, giving you paper and stickers in the same pack! We’ve refreshed a few of the colors to create this updated pack and paired it with a coordinating cardstock pack and stamp set.
Save 25% on a workshop kit that includes all of these items, which you can use to create the awesome artwork shown here! You can also get a FREE Zoe paper packet when you become a Consultant or host a qualifying party in April!
This collection will only be available through May 31, 2019, while supplies last, so order yours right away!
The Zoe Paper Pack will be available as a FREE gift to every Hostess in April that reaches the third level!






Monday, April 1, 2019

April SOTM Blog Hop-Love So Sweet

Image may contain: text

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the April SOTM, which is called Love So Sweet, a set of 26 stamps.  If you have come here from Barbara Page Kell, 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.

No photo description available.

This month we have 18 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!

I made two cards and participated in two different challenges. The first challenge was with the Case This Sketch and was due March 28. Here is the sketch. 

And here is my card using our Color of the Year- Sugar Plum for the flower and one layer of the background paper. I used the Sugar Plum glitter pen to add some glitter and shading to this flower also. The gold shimmer brush decorated the center of the flower. I stamped the leave with the Fern stamp pad and fussy cut those and the flower out. The left triangle is a couple of the designs in the Stitched Quilt Shapes which is not available until the end of April. I also used Pebble and Pewter. 


This second card was made for a challenge with the design from the Fusion Challenge. Click on the picture below and play along with us. Post your artwork on my Facebook group Making Pretty Things With Paper to share.

And the color scheme came from the Color Dare Challenge #335- Monochromatic Pinks. Click on the picture to go to the blog and play along with us. Post your artwork on my Facebook group Making Pretty Things With Paper to share.


I used Rasberry, Pixie and Ballerina. The stripe background paper is from the Something Fierce paper pack. I used the stamp pad colors and my clear glitter brush to paint the butterfly and used the gold glitter brush to add bits of gold to the flower center and edges of the butterfly wings. 

When you purchase the stamp of the month on my website, you will get these two cards as kits included in some happy mail as a thank you for shopping with me. 

Now "Hop" on over to Kathy Burrows to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the April SOTM is only available until April 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!







Thursday, March 28, 2019

Happy Thursday!

Bitmoji Image

Hey! It's Thursday! The first three days of the week went pretty fast for me! It's been a busy one too. Every day I have been gone from home and in two different places each day. LOL! Monday, I went to N. Manchester in the afternoon to present a card workshop with the sweet ladies at Timbercrest then up to Warsaw for a wonderful evening of supper and fellowship with a group of church friends. Tuesday, went to Warsaw to help some young ladies with their scrapbooks and down to Huntington for a club meeting. Wednesday, I had a 2 hr. chiropractor appointment in little ole' N. Manchester and then up to Warsaw for Lost and Found~ Kid's Church. Today, I get my hair cut and hopefully I get to stay home the rest of the week because Saturday night we have some friends and family coming for supper! Need some getting ready time.
Hubs made his famous ribs for us and everyone is looking forward to diving in.

Meanwhile, in between these trips hither and yon, I made a couple cards and a 2 page layout. Today, I will show you the first card because it's for a challenge that is due today. 

                        The challenge was Case This Sketch #314. 


And here is my take on this sketch using all Close To My Heart product. 


Clean and simple is not quite my norm, but, I am learning and really loving it.
 I used the April Stamp of the Month for this card. You can purchase this stamp set outright for $18.95 or get it for only $5 when you order $50 worth of product. Plus, when you purchase this stamp set in April, you will also get some free happy mail which I will reveal soon that you will be able to use with the Stamp of the month. 
Also used our Stitched Quilt Shapes Thin Cuts for the triangles. 

The flower is the color of the year called Sugar Plum and you have 5 more months to purchase this color and it will be gone for good. This color comes as a stamp pad, reinker, cardstock, glitter cardstock and a Glitter Pen which I used on the flower also. You can purchase everything at the link below. 



Friday, March 15, 2019

Emboss It!- CTMH Technique Blog Hop


Welcome to our Emboss It! - CTMH Technique Blog Hop! All of the beautiful creations you see will be featuring the different creative ways you can use Close To My Heart's Embossing Folders and Embossing Powders. If you have come here from Lauren Moore 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 Melissa Robinson's blog.


For this blog hop we have 9 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the Embossing 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 one! 
Here we go!


I made this card using the Embossing Folder called Playful Scallops. Using the stamp pad, I smooshed the three different colors on the embossing folder with each stamp pad stacking the three colors (Candy Apple, Clover and the Canary) next to each other. Then I put a piece of White Daisy into the embossing folder with another piece of cardstock for a shim and run it through the embossing machine. Voila! The ink was transferred to the White Daisy in a very interesting way! I cut it to the size I needed and doodled around the edge with a black journal pen after dovetailing the bottom. Added the trim to the top. I adhered this piece to a piece of Sapphire and hand trimmed around so just a tiny bit shows. Makes it pop off the page. 

I cut the White Daisy sentiment from the Cricut. Stamped the designs from the stamp set called: Sticky Notes fussy cutting a tiny square for the word for, fussy cutting one of the flowers to pop it off and the leaf vine came from the Cricut. I used the Intense Black to stamp the designs on with and then water colored with the inkpads. You can use watercolors or markers to color in instead. 



Love these colors! They are part of the color line up of the March Paper Pack called Falling For You. The background paper on the card and the trim on the banner are from that paper pack.

I used the pattern for the card in the Make It From Your Heart-Vol. 4 Pattern 6

Now "Hop"on over to Carrie Simonds to see her works of art! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Contact your CTMH Consultant ( or click here ) to get the products I used for this project!

Friday, March 1, 2019

It's March already!






Bitmoji Image



It's March already? Spring is coming but yesterday we drove to Ohio in the snow and they are still calling for it all weekend. I am not complaining. I love the snow! And to all you winter haters please don't throw snowballs at me. That's the way I roll. LOL!

March we will be featuring the So Much Happy Paper Pack as the paper pack of the month. I really like this paper pack and wanted to show you some lay outs I made. It also goes with the March Stamp of the Month. 



This is a two page layout I made using the So Much Happy paper pack and a couple of the stamps from the March Stamp of the Month. Love the colors. 

Stamps

              March 2019: This Happened

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.

March also means another campaign for the whole month! Click on the picture.


BOGO Paper Party

This is a really great sale if you was needing paper! Plus, if you book a party or sign up to be a Consultant this month you can earn the Mix Ins for FREE!









Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thin Cuts Blog Hop

Bitmoji Image





Welcome to our Thin Cuts Blog Hop! All of the beautiful creations you see will be featuring the different creative ways you can use Close To My Heart's Thin Cuts. If you have come here from Katy'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.

Image may contain: text

For this blog hop we have 19 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using 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 one! 
Here we go!

For this card I also used the colors in a Color Dare challenge. I used the Smoothie, Linen, Mint, Peach, Carolina and the Gold. I also used different sized Circle Thin Cuts to cut out the holes in the focal point.

Here is a close up of the opening.

I used a sponge to darken the inside edges to make them show up a little. I stamped the stamp on two layers and fussy cut the top edge and that circle out with my scissors on the second layer inside. Everything is painted with stamp pad colors using a Clear Shimmer Brush except the mint and the gold center of the larger flower. I used the Mint and Gold Shimmer Brushes. 

I just love how these Shimmer Brushes give the card a sparkle. I have been using my All Purpose Mat, squishing color from the stamp pad on it and picking up the color with either the clear Shimmer Brush or a Water Color Brush. Easy peasy, and you don't have to worry about cleaning out the lid of your stamp pad!

I layered each layer with our 3-D foam and the fussy cut flowers on top also. 

Here is a picture of between the layers.


The stamp set is still available and is the 
D1821- Feels Like Home-Scrapbooking set. 

This stamp set is really fun! It has a tiny water spatter stamp I used to texture the different layers of Linen and I used Pebble stamp color for a lighter effect. It was perfect. 
The "Hello" comes from a previous Stamp Of The Month which is no longer available. Below is a collage of products and the colors I used on this 
card..........

You can check out the Color Dare Blog here and see more creative art.


And here are the Basic Circle Thin Cuts I used on this card. There are several different shapes of Thin Cuts and some of the stamp sets have their own Thin Cuts to cut out the design. These are offered with the stamp set as a set or you can purchase just the stamp set without the Thin Cuts. 



product image

Thin Cuts—Basic Circles

Item Number: Z3318
Now "Hop"on over to Krista's Blog to see her works of art! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Contact your CTMH Consultant ( or click here ) to get the products I used for this project!










Friday, February 15, 2019

Lovely Layers- CTMH Technique Blog Hop



No photo description available.

Welcome to this month's Technique Blog Hop where participants can interpret the theme title, "Tag, You're It!", however they see fit. Close To My Heart products are used in all of the creations.

If you are coming from Katy's blog, you are on the right track. 



This card is 6" x 6" and I used paper from the Something Fierce paper pack. The stamp set is the February Stamp of the Month. The hearts are cut with the Stitched Heart Thin Cuts

The inchies were cut from the White Daisy cardstock and the colors (Rasberry, Willow and Lemon) were sponged on. I dropped the liquid on each from the bottle of Stamp Cleaner and also sprayed it on to get a finer spotty look. I stamped the flowers on each inchie with the Intense Black making sure each flower was in the same color of inchie square to keep the pattern the same. The outlines are done with the journal pen. The two flowers are stamped with the Intense Black, colored with the Rasberry and Willow stamp pads and a chalk tool then fussy cut them out and added to the card.



Continue to make your way around the hop by heading to Tamara next. I appreciate you stopping by and always appreciate your blog love, in the way of comments, if you feel inclined.
Enjoy the rest of your week and happy hopping!