Tuesday, April 20, 2021

National Scrapbooking Day Celebration Blog Ho

 


Welcome to this 

Special Blog Hop!


Today, we will be featuring products from the AMAZING Bundles we'll be using at Close To My Heart's UPCOMING "National Scrapbooking Day EVENTcollection!!  

If you haven't heard about this TWO DAY Event on April 30, and May 1st---you'll want to contact your CTMH Maker right away! 

Even if you can't ATTEND this event in person, the recorded videos WILL be available to watch when it works for you! 

To view this entire special & the 5 different BUNDLES you can receive (and the exclusive stamp sets, paper, etc) ...please CLICK HERE.   

Now, to continue with this special Blog Hop....

If you have come here from Gina's  Blog, you are on the right path!   If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants by clicking HERE

  
This month we have  Close To My Heart Consultants sharing items they created using these FABULOUS new products.   This hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Wahoo!! 

Here we go!
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There are 5 Workshop kits that CTMH will be creating during this TWO-Day event.  I chose to use the "Sending Hugs Cardmaking Workshop" for my creation today. 



Close To My Heart has created a BEAUTIFUL set of 20 cards, that we'll be creating on April 30th!

I had a bit of leftover paper, and so I decided to create 2 additional cards using our BRAND NEW, Make It From Your Heart - volume 5 --- How To Book. 

If you have read any of my other blog posts, it won't take you long to realize how MUCH I adore using our How-To Books!  They save me so much TIME & Thinking...and I love to pull out these books to grab a sketch to use for a scrapbooking page, or card I'm creating. 


Let's take a look at today's set of cards ---both cards use Pattern #21 in the Volume 5 edition.  πŸ˜Š



Did you notice??  Both of these cards are from the SAME PATTERN design!! πŸ˜‰ That's one of the GREAT perks in our How-to-books.  You don't have to keep it the pattern the same direction, but it's fun to CHANGE it up & get a totally different look!πŸ’—


Let's take a look at the first card....



This Koala bear is OH so CUTE!! I colored her in, by using the Watercolor paints that CTMH will use on their card designs too! 

Take a look at the dotted lines that I stamped around the square....isn't it amazing what an extra touch like that can do? 



Did you KNOW??  That this stamp set can ONLY be purchased as part of this bundle? 
Let's take a look at that stamp set before moving to my next card design. 
Which stamp image is YOUR favorite?? 


Let's take a look at the second card. 
(it's turned a quarter turn for a NEW card design!) 



This Zebra is pretty CUTE too!  I added some of the flower images from the set to "accent" her & those JULEP sequins that are INCLUDED in the workshop kit...are the PERFECT color for these "Lovely" papers! 

Here's a closer look --- 



One of the FUN things I did on this card, was to create my own border strip. By using the single flower & the dashed line...I was able to add an extra touch!  The flowers were colored with pink watercolor paint.  πŸ˜‰



I hope you enjoyed my card creations & that you were INSPIRED today!! :) 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Wendy's Blog to see her beautiful creation!

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Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!   We LOVE to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to take a moment & leave a comment. 





Contact your CTMH Consultant 
(or click here if you need a consultant :)) 
so that you can get in on the FUN and create so many BEAUTIFUL projects in honor of National Scrapbooking Day!  



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

April SOTM Blog Hop - Scandinavian Folk Art Greetings

 


Welcome to our monthly Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!!!

If you have come here from Carrie's Blogyou are on the right track!!  

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE April 2021 SOTM stamp set called "Scandanavian Folk Art Greetings".

This blog hop is a great big circle, so you can START HERE & work your way around to the many consultants on this “hop”! If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a complete list of PARTICIPATING CONSULTANTS by clicking HERE

This month we have a group of FABULOUS Close To My Heart Consultants that will be sharing items they have created using this month’s stamp set.  So, sit back & enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of each post to see what EVERY consultant has created. πŸ˜Š
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Here is a look at this month's EXCLUSIVE stamp set!! πŸ’—



I wasn't sure WHAT I'd create with this stamp set....but I decided just to go with something simple...and I ENJOY creating Cards...so that's what I did!

Here is my card I designed using this stamp set.😍


Yes---it's BRIGHT and BOLD --and turned out aye ok. 
Take a peek at the beautiful Candy Apple & Sundance designer papers ---they are from our NEWEST Mix In Paper pack (X9026 Mar-Apr)😊



I wanted to create a background & so I pulled out our 5x7 Embossing Folder (Floral Lace) and ran a piece of Bluebird Cardstock through my CTMH Embossing machine.  The word "Thanks" was stamped with Lagoon ink, and the metal die was from our Waterfall Thin Cut set (z3777)!  I have been using this stitched banner so MUCH lately!!πŸ’—



To make the background of the card "stand out" a bit more --- I then took our Bluebird INK pad, and lightly ran the ink over top of the raised part of this embossed image! How FUN to create a more intense design, just by using ink! πŸ˜πŸ€© 




The Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut (metal die) was the PERFECT place to stamp my Lagoon flowers. πŸ˜‰. This card just makes me smile because it's so BRIGHT & Happy!
  
My final touch was to glue on Blue Belle Sequins, some to the flower centers, and some sequins down near the "thanks" banner. 

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I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting a lot of creative inspiration for when you create with your OWN Stamp of the month stamp set. 


Now – it’s time to head over and check out Cat's blog to see what CRAFTY item she has created using this stamp set!

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some GREAT crafting ideas!!  We always love to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to leave a comment below. 

****Remember*****
The April 2021 Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Scandanavian Folk Art Greeting" – is ONLY available until April 30, 2021.



It can be yours at the retail price of $18.95 OR 
pay ONLY $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH products OR when you are a VIP Customer --you get this stamp set for FREE!  


Contact your CTMH Consultant to answer any questions you may have. (or click here if you need a consultant )  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!
Krista

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Pocket Card Perfection - Blog Hop

  


Welcome to this 

Special Blog Hop!


Today, we will be featuring one of our monthly specials at Close To My Heart our "Pocket Card Perfection" collection!!  

To view this entire special & the many different ways you can get this paper pack....please CLICK HERE.   

Now, to continue with this special Blog Hop....

If you have come here from Melissa's  Blog, you are on the right path!   If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants by clicking HERE

  
This month we have  Close To My Heart Consultants sharing items they created using these FABULOUS new products.   This hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Wahoo!! 

Here we go!
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"Pocket Card", "Picture My Life", and "PML cards" all are the SAME exact thing! 😍  
...and Today's hop is all about these FABULOUS 4x6 and 3x4 card designs! 



Close To My Heart has created more PML Cards to coordinate with TWO Paper collections from our CORE Idea Book.. our 
"Party Time" and "Lovely" collections.

Each pack of Picture My Life (PML) cards, includes 24 cards --12 each of the 4x6 size and 12 each of the 3x4 size.  

While these cards are typically used in the Scrapbooking world, you'll find MANY uses for them...including cardmaking and they make GREAT Gift tags too! 

Make sure to ask your CTMH Maker about the DISCOUNTED BUNDLE -of these 2 designs of PML cards.  They are  ONLY available until March 31st!  


For today's hop---I created a COLLECTION of cards using the Party Time PML pack!  And GUESS WHAT?? I used all 24 cards in this set to create this set of 13  BIRTHDAY cards!! 

Let's take a look! 😊



I wasn't "planning" to do a workshop when I created theseπŸ˜‰...so that meant I didn't have to "think" about the products I was using ...while creating. 
Instead, I could pull and use whatever I needed from my stash.  It's SO FUN to do this every once and a while & just have FUN creating with no restrictions! πŸ’—

(I'll share a list of all the items I used at the end of this post.) 

However, I DID gift this card class to a few special crafters of mine...and we had a LOT of fun putting these cards together. 

Let's take a look at a few closeups of a few of the cards. 


There were a few main items did use on all the card designs....the "In This Together" enamel dots...they were the PERFECT colors!! 

Whether they were an addition to the stamped wording...

Or added to complete the "bracket" design...


They really were the PERFECT addition to this CARD collection! 




I also used some Liquid Pearls --- look at this shiny dots on the banner!



and I used Stickles Glitter Gel -- the Icicle color!! It's AMAZING how much sparkle & shine those Stickles added to the card designs! 



I used a FEW Birthday Stamp sets I had on hand...and was pleasantly surprised that most of them ARE still Current and AVAILABLE!!  
If you need some GREAT Birthday stamp sets---I highly recommend these stamps! 

D1960 On Your Birthday

D1899 Birthday Greetings


C1847 Celebrating You



I promised the ENTIRE list of products I used on these 13 card designs.πŸ˜‰

THIS is what happens when I am a CTMH Maker for almost 15 years and have so many of their AMAZING products at my fingertips😍....eekk!πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰ 

 Ballerina, Raspberry, Lemonade, Nectarine, 
Green Apple, Lagoon, White Daisy  

D1974 Par-Tay
D1960 On Your Birthday
D1899 Birthday Greetings
C1847 Celebrating You
M1277 Swirly Happy Birthday
S1906 It's Your Day to Sparkle (retired) 

Z3687 Stitched Simple Bracket
Z3686 Stitched Fancy Bracket
Z3678 Stitched Hexagons
Z3762 Pennant Banner Alpha with thin cuts

Z3803 Lemonade Shimmer Trim
Z3840 Sapphire Glitter Paper
Z3672 Green Apple Shimmer Brush
Z3607 Lagoon Shimmer Brush
CC2214 In this Together enamel Dots
Z3795 Robin Egg Liquid Pearl
Z3785 Stickles Glitter glue - Icicle



Before we go--I wanted to share a photo of how the PML Cards are Traditionally used...because I ADORE using them this way too!! 
 
Check it out...they fit PERFECTLY in our "Pocket Plus" protectors!


Make sure to contact your CTMH Maker to learn how more about these LOVELY PML cards!   They are  ONLY available until March 31,2021 OR While Supplies Last. 






I hope you enjoyed my card creations & that you were INSPIRED today!! :) 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Gina's Blog to see her beautiful creation!

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Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!   We LOVE to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to take a moment & leave a comment. 




Contact your CTMH Consultant 
(or click here if you need a consultant :)) 
so that you can get in on the FUN and get these two EXCLUSIVE "PML Collections" items before they leave us at the end of this month!  



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista 

Thursday, March 18, 2021

March/April 2021 Catalog - New Product Blog Hop

 


Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring our EXCLUSIVE New PRODUCT from  the Close To My Heart March/April  Mini Catalog that was released on March 1, 2021.  

There are so MANY beautiful new items!!  If you'd like to take a look at BOTH of our current Idea Books - please CLICK HERE.   

Now, to continue with this special Blog Hop....

If you have come here from the talented Gina's  Blog, you are on the right path!   If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants by clicking HERE

  
This month we have  Close To My Heart Consultants sharing items they created using these FABULOUS new products.   This hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Wahoo!! 

Here we go!
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Oh---what a BEAUTIFUL, new Catalog!! 
I decided to create a card today...let's take a look. :) 


I decided to create a different "fold" of the card.  It was quite easy, as I just scored the card front in half, to create a flap. Take a look at the card when it's open. 


 Shimmer Brushes were used to color the flowers, leaves & butterflies. So pretty!!




Did you see the stitching around the Bracket edges?? We have a WIDE collection of stitched, edged shapes that I adore! I love that "extra touch" the stitched edges bring to any creation.  I chose to use the Z3686 Stitched Fancy Brackets. :) 

AND...the BEAUTIFUL, New "Daisy Meadows- Scrapbooking" stamp and thin cut set!!  WOW---what a beautiful collection!! Take a peek at the ENTIRE stamp set....and check out all of those great THIN CUTS (metal dies) 



ANOTHER BRAND NEW product I used, was this Charming Backgrounds stamp set.  Hooray for Background stamping!! I used 2nd generation Sundance for the coloring of the tiny dots. 


 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! :) 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Haley's Blog to see her beautiful creation!

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Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!   We LOVE to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to take a moment & leave a comment.
 



Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant :)) so that you can get in on the FUN and get your OWN copy of the NEW March/April 2021 CTMH mini Idea Book!!! 



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista