Sunday, July 25, 2021

Christmas in July Blog Hop - White Pines

 


Welcome to this 

Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring our EXCLUSIVE Christmas in July  with Close To My Heart. 🎄🎁 😍

To continue with this special Blog Hop....

If you have come here from  Scrappin' Katy'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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CTMH has Brought BACK one of our  FAVORITE paper packs from our past!!  Please welcome the "White Pines" collection.   This suite now includes a GORGEOUS 12x12 sticker sheet, the colors are updated to our current color palette AND there are TWO new Workshops available too! (Scrapbooking & Cardmaking!) 

Today, I chose to do "my own thing" ...and created this Christmas card with this collection.  Let's take a look at it today!. 🤩 



I pulled out my Make It From Your Heart how-to book....and used Volume 4, pattern #15 for this card design.  
I REALLY like the blue/tans in this collection & decided to make that be my main focus. So fun!! 



I also chose to use one of the Stamp sets that were a part of this kit in the past---it's called "White Pines - Cardmaking"



I love the wording & the script used for these stamp sets--so pretty!








 Check out how you only need to ink up PART of the stamp, to make a long sentiment shorter, and put them in multiple lines! 😉

I LOVED the trees in this stamp set---and realized I didn't NEED to use the trunks of the tree for the card! They look PERFECT, by just cutting off the trunks of the trees and have them look like Evergreens! 🌲




There are so MANY beautiful stamp images in this stamp set---the bough of greens being one of them!  Any ideas what I used to create the blue berries?? 

Our Liquid Pearls ---in Robin Egg Blue! 



The final touches I chose to add were ---  Gold Glitter Gems, Glitter paper & Embellishing Thread. ✨✨



Thanks so much for stopping by 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 check out this BEAUTIFUL  Christmas Paper collection! 



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista 

Thursday, July 1, 2021

July SOTM - Strong Roots Blog Hop

 


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

If you have come here from Haley's Blog you are on the right track!!  

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE July 2021 SOTM stamp set called "Strong Roots".

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. ðŸ˜Š
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Here is a look at this month's EXCLUSIVE stamp set!! 💗


What a lovely stamp set! I decided to create a card with this set---although I think a "new home" scrapbook page would be PERFECT for this collection! 

Here's the card I created for today's hop. 

Did you know you could take a Scrapbook Layout Sketch, and create a CARD by downsizing the design?😮😉
That's how I chose to create today & I'm excited about the results!!

II was INSPIRED by a Scrapbook Layout I saw in our Make It From Your Heart vol 5, How-to book! Check it out! 





If you haven't heard ---TODAY --July 1st is the RELEASE of our BRAND NEW, July/August 2021 mini catalog at Close To My Heart!
Each new mini-book release has a GORGEOUS Mix-In paper collection.  For some reason, I am ALWAYS drawn to these papers 😉, and this catalog was no exception! 
Take a look at the July/August Mix-In paper collection! 


This set includes 6 sheets of paper, but has 12 different designs! Look at these GORGEOUS papers!! I used 4 of these designs and love how you can use this pack on its own---OR---"Mix-in" these papers with the other TWO NEW Paper suites in this NEW catalog! (Wander & Isabella)😍💗 

Take a close-up look at the paper designs in this collection---so pretty!! 


I also used some Gold Glitter paper, cut in 1/4 inch strips, to pull in those gold tones. 

The Stitched Fancy Bracket was the perfect size to accommodate that house image....I love when it works out that way! 

I used Mink ink for the house image and then sponged the edges with our Sapphire ink. 

The finishing touches were adding some gold glitter gems and Gold Embellishing thread...lovely! 


Thanks for stopping by today! 😍🙌

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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 my friend Heather Hick'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 July 2021 Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Strong Roots" – is ONLY available until July 31, 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

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Technique Hop - Here Comes the Sun (sunburst thin cut)

 Welcome to our 

"Sunburst Creations!" 
Technique Blog Hop!


Today, we will be featuring techniques that will incorporate one of our NEWEST Thin Cuts (metal dies) --- our SUNBURST BACKGROUND!!  



Come on in and check it out!

If you have come here from the Brenda'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 SO MANY fun ways to use this Sunburst Thin Cut
Let's take a look at the card I created, and then we'll talk about the details of this card. 


I ADORE the color palette of our current "You Are Enough" collection at CTMH, and that is where the color combo inspiration came from for this card. 

I started by cutting the Sunburst Die in Blue Belle cardstock (CS), and then followed by cutting, Glacier CS, Peach CS & Dreamy Holographic paper.

  I was inspired by fellow CTMH Consultant, Laura Beacham, to use a rectangle stitched frame thin cut in the middle of this card.  This was the perfect place to stamp a sentiment & add some fun! 



Did you notice the "Shiny Item" I used on this card?  I used our lovely Holographic Papers :) :)
We have FIVE different shades of Holographics to choose from, & I used the Dreamy shade on this card.  ALSO---exclusively available in our "You Are Enough" collection---are the adhesive-backed Holographic Butterflies!  So pretty! 


And of COURSE, you can't forget our lovely Glitter paper too!! I used our Sapphire Glitter paper to cut out this pretty butterfly.  The stamped image behind the butterfly came from the You Are Enough stamp set.  I'm using that shape, more and more!! It seems to fit into almost any creation ---page or card! 

You may have noticed the Embossing design on the Peach Cardstock too.  This is the PERFECT way to add some texture in a way that doesn't draw away from the design of the card! I used our Cascading Dots 5x7 Embossing Folder.  Isn't is SO NEAT how that subtle design, adds the perfect extra touch? 



I hope you enjoyed this card & were INSPIRED today!! 

Here's a list of "ingredients" I used to create this fun card in case you'd like to recreate it on your own! 

CC52114   You Are Enough Stamp & Thin Cut
C1889 Cherry Blossoms (hello)
CC52115 Layered Butterfly Thin Cut
Z4260 Rectangle Stitched Frames Thin Cuts
Z3942 Sunburst Background Thin Cut
Z3695 Cascading Dots Embossing Folder
Z3635 Dreamy Holographic Paper
Z3840 Sapphire Glitter Paper
Cardstock colors - Blue Belle, Sapphire, Glacier, Peach, White Daisy
Ink Colors - Sapphire, Tattered Rose Distress Oxide
CC52112 You Are Enough sequins (butterflies) 



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Make sure to contact your CTMH consultant to learn how you can get these BEAUTIFUL papercrafting goodies!  Just an FYI for you---the You Are Enough items I used in my card will be leaving us on June 30, 2021. (or while supplies last) 


Now it's time to "Hop" on over to my dear talented, friend Melissa Robinson'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 make sure to check out the May/June mini Idea book before it leaves us on June 30, 2021!



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

June SOTM - Outdoor Borders Blog Hop

 


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

If you have come here from Becca-Expressionsyou are on the right track!!  

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE June 2021 SOTM stamp set called "Outdoor Borders".

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. ðŸ˜Š
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Here is a look at this month's EXCLUSIVE stamp set!! 💗


What a FUN set of stamp sets!! I know I can and will use these for MANY of my outdoor Scrapbook layouts--but what about using this on a CARD design too? 🤔

Let's take a look at what I created!🥾🧭



I used THREE main ink colors throughout this card... Sage, Toffee and our Color of the Year - Blue Belle.  What GREAT outdoor colors for this card design! I even chose to use 2nd generation stamping for the curvy borderto pull a 4th color into the mix! 
By stamping your inked image on a SCRAP paper and then stamping again on your artwork....you get a lighter shade of the ink color you were using! This is what we call 2nd generation. 😉😍 

 

To keep the "outdoor" and "woodsy" feel of this card, I pulled in our Woodgrain 5x7 Embossing folder!! I placed my Toffee Cardstock inside & ta-dah....a rustic look!! 



The BEAUTIFUL new Leaf Layer Thin Cuts caught my eye👀 in this mini catalog...have you taken notice of them?! 💗
 I thought our Copper Ore Cardstock might be the perfect match...and it was!


 I hope you can see the "shine" this Cardstock has! It's a BEAUTY of cardstock & I'm so glad I chose to purchase it!  The catalog can not capture the BEAUTY of this Copper Ore!



I needed a "backdrop" for my leaves...our Hexagon Stitched Thin Cuts to the RESCUE! 



Did you know these Hexagons come in 5 different sizes?? (4 1/2", 3 1/2", 2 1/2", 1 1/2", and 1/2") I LOVE these options!


Let's take a close-up look at the "hello" on this card---can you see where I grabbed that word from?😉

Do you see it??🤔😉? I used PART of the "hello summer" stamp border!!🌞  I used a post-it note to block off the word summer....inked up the "hello" in black...and then took off the inky post-it note prior to stamping it on my handmade banner!!

The "highlight" behind the word hello is a STAMP image!! Check out this fabulous stamp set ---from our "Story by Stacy" collection!



Our "Stitched Lattice Background Thin Cut", doesn't have to be for a fancy card. 😉 I cut this Background Thin Cut out of Blue Belle CS, and was excited how WELL it fit this rustic card too!  Isn't the scallop edge the perfect fit? 



I used our Rose Gold Sequins & our Wood Arrows to make the final touches on my card.  I hope you enjoy it, as much as I enjoyed making it! 
Thanks for stopping by today! 😍🙌

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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 Show and Tell with Michelleto 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 June 2021 Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Outdoor Borders" – is ONLY available until June 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

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

May/June 2021 New 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 May/June Mini Catalog that was released on May 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  Miss Carrie'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, with possibly my FAVORITE Stamp & Thin Cut set in this book...let's take a look at my cards & then I'll explain WHY it's my favorite. 😉 



This card design comes from the Hillside Cottage Cardmaking Workshop kit
The card on the left is Card Design #3 in the workshop. 
The card on the right is my Krista's Crafty "changed up" version of this card design!😊

Did you know❓❓
Many of our Cardmaking Workshop kits at Close To My Heart, INCLUDE an Exclusive stamp & Thin Cut set!!  So yes...this stamp set IS ONLY available with the purchase of this kit----BUT---it's so worth it! ðŸ˜‰

Let's take a closer look! 😍



I ADORE what CTMH has done in this new catalog with a few of the stamp sets. 
They have created stamp sets where you can stamp BEAUTIFUL layered floral clusters, and you will not have to cut out the entire grouping by hand!😮
CTMH has created a Thin Cut (metal die) to cut out the finished shape! 
All we need to do is look at the enclosed package insert for ideas on how we'd like to stamp our flowers! 💗

Here's a Close-up look at one of these flower clusters....

How BEAUTIFUL is this?!?! 




I used 3 ink colors ---Paprika, Flamingo & New England Ivy.  
To get the two tones of pinks...I just "stamped off" my flower on scrap paper before applying it a 2nd time as my flower on the cut piece.  This is called 2nd Generation stamping.

The "shading" behind the flowers, is the Tattered Rose Distress Oxide ink! Isn't it neat how it "highlights" the cluster of flowers?!

My FAVORITE thin cut in this set---is the STITCHED LINE! I ADORE this thin cut & love the ways it can be used!! 
Can you see WHERE I used this stitched die on this card?  😉


I am ALWAYS amazed at what such a "small" touch can do to the beauty of the project!! 

I also chose to add some Black Shimmer Trim to "my" changed up card as well.  I love the touch of glitter & shine it brings to this card! 

Maybe you'd like to see the LOVELY Hillside Cottage Cardmaking kit
It SURE is a beauty & includes so many things---all for ONLY $29.95 US!


 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! :) 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Brandi R'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 May/June 2021 CTMH mini Idea Book!!! 



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista