Friday, June 5, 2020

Legendary Father / Let's Stay Home Special Blog Hop

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring some of our monthly specials at Close To My Heart!!  We could choose to create with ...

1. the Legendary Father's Day special OR 

2. the Let's Stay Home collection of stamp sets

To view this entire special & how to get these items at a DISCOUNT ...please CLICK HERE.   

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

If you have come here from Kathy'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!

For tonight's hop, I chose to create with the collection of Let's Stay Home stamp sets. 

First, let's take a peek at the Layout I created, and then we'll take a look at the CLOSE-UP details on this layout.  

Here's the layout design.... 

This layout design came from pattern #18 in our  Make It From Your Heart, vol 3 How-To Book.  If you have read any of my other posts, you probably already know -- that I USE these How-To books ---- ALL ----THE----TIME!!!   
They are my TIME SAVER! (and I love the beauty of these designs too!) 

I wanted to use Sapphire, as my "main" stamping color -- and to make it a more solid shade of Sapphire, I decided to pull out my Sapphire Pigment Pad, my clear embossing powder & my heat tool.

The title "Explore the Great Indoors" and the tag "keeping our Social Distance" were heat embossed with the Sapphire pigment blue ink. 

I felt it needed a bit of "sparkle" to the page ...and that's when I realized how well the PEACH shimmer brush would go with these colors ---YAY for multiple shades of Shimmer Brushes! 
I added a few Silver Glitter gems over the entire 2 page spread too!! 

I ended up using all THREE of the Covid 19 stamp sets!!  You can take a look at these stamp images below...

CC3212 Let's Stay Home 

CC5217 The Great Indoors

CC5218 On Repeat

I did some "masking" on this Carolina blue tag.  

By using post it notes, I "masked off" the parts of the stamp image I didn't want ink to get on. 
Then I inked up the stamp....took off those post it notes (that got the ink on them) and I have a PERFECTLY inked up stamp, with only the words I wanted ---inked! 

I was able to create my tag, by stacking the words! Yay for Masking!!
For my tag "string"...I used strips of silver glitter paper. :)  I couldn't find the "right" silver ribbon --so why not use something that LOOKS like ribbon. LOL!! 

You may have also noticed, that I used our NEW Tags & Tabs Thin Cut set!  I used all 4 thin cut dies on this 2 page spread! 

You may be asking yourself --- Why did she use the "These Are My People" 
paper collection for this layout? Wasn't that March's special?  LOL!!

GOOD QUESTION!!  Yes--- this paper was available in March AND is STILL AVAILABLE now on your consultant's website in the ONLINE ONLY section!!

(you'll want to make sure to check out this section often!!)  

I created some other 12x12 pages, using this paper pack & plan to use this color scheme for my COVID 19 scrapbook pages. 

Take a look at this BEAUTIFUL paper collection!! 

I hope you enjoyed my layout & that you were INSPIRED in some way today!! :) 

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


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 BEAUTIFUL CTMH specials!  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!



  1. Look what you created! Great job. I love it.

  2. Lovely layout! I love all of the extras: the shimmer brush, Sapphire pigment ink, the tabs above the photo. So special.

  3. I love that paper for the theme. Beautiful layouts!

  4. Very nice layout! I like the colors and the design of each paper across the layout.

  5. Great layout, I love the use of the shimmer brush, tags and tabs.


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