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!

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!


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!!!


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. 😊

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! 😍🙌


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. 

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!!!