Wednesday, December 1, 2021

December SOTM Blog Hop - Owl Love You Forever

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

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

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE December 2021 SOTM stamp set called "Owl Love You Forever".

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. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Here is a look at this month's EXCLUSIVE stamp set!! ๐Ÿ’—


I really enjoyed playing with this stamp set, and am so excited for the end result!
I DID create a card with this set.... Check it out below. 
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When I first looked at this stamp set, I wasn't quite sure HOW I was going to incorporate it onto a card. However...I'm pretty happy with the end result!๐Ÿ˜‰ 

To get started on the BACKGROUND...I pulled out my "Wonderland" paper collection. Next, I grabbed my texture paste and a card front Stencil design from pack #3!๐Ÿ’—  
Take a look at those 3 lines...THEY were created with these items!! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ 


I used the LOVELY glacier colored paper, with the tiny white dots. 



Let's take a look at the tag...I used the Buildable Tags Thin Cut set for 2 tags cut in Wisteria & White Daisy. 
Next, take a close look at the Wisteria tag----and then look at the Stamp set again. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 
Can you see where the stamped design comes from??  



That is CORRECT!  I used the wing of one of the owl images, and created a border background on the Wisteria tag!๐Ÿ˜ 

The bottom of the tag has a tiny bit of Wonderland paper & a touch of Mulberry Glitter Paper. ๐Ÿ’—

At the bottom of the card, I used the Tags & Tabs Thin Cut, and cut this shape in Mulberry Cardstock. 
The word "hello" comes from a stamp set in our CORE Idea book...and it's called "For All Occasions" and it is a GREAT set to have on hand! ๐Ÿคฉ


Let's chat about our Owl friend. 
I wasn't sure I wanted to color him in....so, out came my Heat Tool and Gold embossing powder. I liked how he looked, but he needed just a touch more. 
 
Any guesses on what I used to color in a few of his feathers? ๐Ÿค”
Yup ---our NEW Mulberry Shimmer Brush
I really like how it turned out!  

The final touch of this card, was to bring in our *NEW & Improved** Thinner black acrylic heart shapes & the loose gems in Grape!! ๐Ÿคฉ

How FUN to fill in an empty space with those lovely GEMS!! 
That's all I have for today. 
If you'd like to see ALL of the products I used on this card, you can take a peek at my "recipe" below. 

S2111     Owl Love You Forever

D2052   For All Occasions stamp

X7274B Wonderland Paper

X8029   Rose Gold Patterns paper

Z2541    Mulberry Glitter Paper

Z3675   Majestic Holographic Paper

Cardstock – White Daisy, Wisteria & Mulberry

Z3726   Tags & Tabs Thin Cuts

Z4106    Buildable Tags Thin Cuts

Z4343   Card Front Stencil- pack 3

Z4245   Texture Paste

Z6014    Black Acrylic Hearts

Z4054   Gold Embellishing Thread

Z5029   Grape Loose Gems

Z2066   Gold Embossing Powder

Z4291    Mulberry Shimmer Brush

Z679     Liquid Glass

Inks: Wisteria, Sapphire, Mulberry & VersaMark


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Thanks for stopping by today! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Œ

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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 Scrappin Katy'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 December 2021 Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Owl Love You Forever" – is ONLY available until December 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

Friday, September 17, 2021

Sept/Oct 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 Sept/Oct Mini Catalog that was released on September 1, 2021.  ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  Show and Tell with Michelle, 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!! 
There are so MANY things to choose from, but today, I created this card! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 


This card is actually the Make N take Card for my Open House this week!
Each person that places an order, will receive this card as a "thank you" gift from me!๐Ÿคฉ
Let's take a closer LOOK at this lovely card!  

I ADORED the new Leaf stamp set in this mini-catalog. It's called "Autumn Is Calling" ...here's a closer look. 

These LEAVES...the swirl, the words. ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ’—

I included the "Stamp Rolling" technique in this card design and used it on the Leaves.  

 Take a look at this photo...do you see how there are TWO "tones" of color to the orange (Nectarine) leaf? 

That was created using ONLY the Nectarine ink pad! 

How to Stamp Roll
1. Ink up stamp image with ink
2. Stamp inked up image on SCRAP paper
3. Take stamp, and roll the edges of the stamp in the ink again. 
4. You can look at the stamp...and you'll notice you now have DARKER shades of the ink around the outside edge of the stamp! 
5. Stamp the image on the desired paper. 
6. You have a two-toned stamped image! ๐Ÿ’—

If you look at the SOLID leaf in the photo above, you may also notice one of our NEWEST colors --- Shortbread -- YUM!! 
I used the shortbread ink to ink this one leaf AND.....take a look at the border stamp (which was probably hard to see on the first card photo).  


Who LOVES this SWIRL BORDER as much as I do???๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜


Next, let's take a peek at the "coffee" part of the card. ☕ This is another FAVORITE stamp set in this catalog & it's called "Pumpkin Treats".  Here's a look at this Stamp & Thin Cut set. 

WOW---so many fun images!! What would you create with this stamp set? ๐Ÿค”
The coffee cup drew me...and this is how I created it. 



I used ourTri-Blend alcohol Markers to color the cup. FIRST...the image was stamped with our Intense Black ink pad.  This is a MUST HAVE ink, if you like to color with alcohol markers, watercolor pencils or watercolor paints! ๐Ÿ˜‰ The ink does not bleed when touched by these items...and it allows you to color in beautifully! 

Coral Blend
Gold Brown Blend
Vintage Blue Blend

I finished off the Whipped Topping by adding Icicle Stickles Glitter Glue! 
AND...I have to DRAW attention to the Lovely, Gorgeous tiny strip of Glitter paper on the LEFT side of the card ---the NEW Harbour Glitter Paper!! ✨✨✨
A STUNNING color for sure!! ๐Ÿ’—



Thanks so much for stopping by today! :) 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Becca's Expressions 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 Sept/Oct 2021 CTMH mini Idea Book!!! 



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista 

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Technique Hop - Anything Goes

  


Welcome to our "Anything Goes" 

Technique Blog Hop!


Today, we will be featuring a technique that WE choose! ๐Ÿ˜✂๐Ÿฅณ   



Come on in and check it out!

If you have come here from 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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There are many items retiring this from Close To My Heart and today we'll be focusing on MANY Techniques using these products!

Here is a look at the card I created for today's hop. ๐Ÿ˜



My first thought when I was creating this card, was that I wanted to use Liquid Glass as an accent SOMEWHERE on my card, ๐Ÿ˜‰ so let's start with that today! 

1. Liquid Glass--did you know you can use this product as glue AND/OR  embellishment?๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ’ก

Take a look at this paper from our Isabella paper suite
I took this full sheet of paper and cut out the squares I needed. 



Then...Liquid Glass to the rescue! ๐Ÿ’— I added Liquid Glass to different parts of each Square, creating my own embellishment! 



Can you see the shine and "glass like look"
What an easy and pretty accent, whether you use it on designer paper or on a stamped image!๐Ÿฅฐ

2. Splattering with Shimmer Brush


A QUICK & Easy way to get rid of some white space in the background, is to pull out your shimmer brush to create some splattering!! 

To create a light splattering of splatters....take another object (like a pen) and tap that pen on the end of the shimmer brush, while holding it over the item you'd like splattered! ๐Ÿคฉ  Have fun practicing on some scrap paper first...and then add splatters to your Artwork WHEREVER you'd like! ๐Ÿ’•


3. Tone on Tone stamping
It seems I forget to do this EASY way of adding colors to my stamped images๐Ÿ˜ฌ.  I cut out my Thin Cut (metal die) shapes from the Doodled Florals stamp & Thin Cut collection

By cutting out the shapes in colored cardstock, and stamping with coordinating ink color, you create a completed look! 
Colors used --- Lemonade Cardstock --> Sundance ink
Bluebird Cardstock & ink
Sage Cardstock & ink

4.Dry Embossing
The last item I'll share today...oh how I ADORE how "much" detail comes when using our  5x7 Embossing Folder!.  



I LOVE our 5x7 size embossing folders!! Not only do they completely cover a card front, BUT ....they also have a 4 inch slit in the middle of the folder, that you can slide your 12" strip of paper through, and emboss a LONGER piece of paper!! 

This folder design is called Spring Blossom & it's one of FOUR designs that will be retiring on August 31st. 



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! 

Z3969 Isabella Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cut set
Z3960  Doodled Florals Stamp & Thin Cut set
Z3631 Stitched Brackets (retiring) 
Z3694 Spring Blossoms Embossing Folder (retiring)
Z3814 Flamingo Shimmer Brush
Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush
Z679 Liquid Glass

Cardstock colors - Bluebird, Ballerina, Lemonade, Sage, White Daisy
Ink Colors - Bluebird, Sundance, Sage


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Make sure to contact your CTMH consultant to learn how you can get these BEAUTIFUL papercrafting goodies!๐Ÿ˜Š  A lot of the items I used will be leaving us on August 31, 2021. (or while supplies last) 


Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Jayma'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 July/August mini Idea book before it leaves us on August 31, 2021!



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista 

Sunday, August 1, 2021

August SOTM - Tutti Frutti Blog Hop

 

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

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

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE August 2021 SOTM stamp set called "Tutti Frutti".

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. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Here is a look at this month's EXCLUSIVE stamp set!! ๐Ÿ’—



What a FUN Summertime Stamp set!!๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‰ 

During the month of August, the Isabella collection is our Featured Paper pack at Close To My Heart!  
I love the BRIGHT blue & yellow in this collection, and that's what I chose to create with today! Let's take a look! ๐Ÿ˜Š 



When I'm creating, I like to go to my CTMH website, and scroll through the ONLINE version of our Embellishments section. ๐Ÿ˜‰
This helps me to find MULTIPLE embellies that will coordinate with WHATEVER project I'm working on!๐Ÿ’—  
When I did this---I saw the Bold Bitty Beads, and knew the BLUE color in this collection would coordinate with the Isabella paper I was using!  

After finding the beads, this prompted me to "remember" our SHAKER Window collection we have at CTMH! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I haven't created a Shaker card in a little bit, so it was the PERFECT idea to get started on Creating my card! ✂✂


II was also INSPIRED by pattern 24 in our Make It From Your Heart vol 4, How-to book! When looking at this pattern, you can see I deviated from the pattern a bit---but using this sketch helped me start my cardmaking design. 




Here's a look at the pretty Isabella paper pack๐Ÿ˜ It's a BEAUTIFUL one, and has a variety of patterns that you can use!๐Ÿ’— You can even choose the 12x12 sticker sheet to be included too! 

I really liked the image of the line of fruit in this stamp set and wanted to incorporate it into my card design. 



For a FUN twist---I used Shimmer brushes to color in the images.....except for the apple, where I used a watercolor pencil. 



I felt the card needed one more thing---- Lemonade Shimmer TRIM to the rescue!  I just couldn't RESIST that sparkly "ribbon"๐Ÿคฉ...the perfect final touch! ( I wish it showed up better on the photo!๐Ÿ˜‰)



Thanks for stopping by today! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Œ

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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 Haley'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 August 2021 Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Tutti Frutti" – is ONLY available until August 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