Archive for the ‘Blog Hops’ Category

Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop!  We will be featuring all kinds of new products from this idea book.

If you have come here from Melinda Everitt’s Blog , you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.  To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Little Dreamer Paper Pack, Little Dreamer – Cardmaking Bundle, Lagoon CardstockInks (Slate, Whisper, Thistle), Aqua Shimmer TrimClear Shimmer Brush, Sparkles, and White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

This is my absolute favorite bundle set!  Gotta love unicorns!  I used the rock-and-roll stamping technique on the star.

And here’s a closeup of the Shimmer Brush used on the unicorn.  I started with just the mane but couldn’t resist adding sparkle to it all.  It’s sometimes hard to see in photos but as you can see here it is just as sparkly as the Shimmer Trim!

Now “Hop” on over to Michelle Stewart’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop (Senior School Layout)

Welcome to our National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring this month’s special: Live Beautifully Collection.

If you have come here from Michelle Stewart’s Blog , you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.  To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 

Supplies used: Live Beautifully Paper Pack (May special), All About the Gold Fundamentals, White Daisy Cardstock, Live Beautifully stamp set (May special), Sea Glass ink, Black ink, Bistro Script AlphabetUptown Ribbon Pack, and Gold Shimmer Brush.

Here’s a closeup of the flowers to try and show you the gold shimmer.  I would recommend “coloring” each section separately (as opposed to brushing over the entire area).  It gives it a much cleaner/crisper look.

Now “Hop” on over to Cat Nowak’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

There are a variety of options with this month’s special:
Live Beautifully Paper Packet
Live Beautifully Stamp Set
Live Beautifully Cut Above Layout Kit
Live Beautifully Cut Above Layout Kit Bundle

Choose which is the best variation of this special for you!

May SOTM Blog Hop (Live, Laugh, Love)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring May’s SOTM, which is Live, Laugh, Love, a set of 9 stamps. If you have come here from Melissa Robinson’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

This month Close To My Heart Consultants are sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. To follow along just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

Products used are all Close to My Heart: Live, Laugh, Love stamp set (May SOTM), Live Beautifully Paper Packet (May exclusive), Black Memento Ink, Sea Glass Glitter Paper, and White & Gold Ribbon.  I used the Thin Cut Hearts not realizing that they were retiring.  You can easily use the Thin Cut – Basic Hearts instead.

I used this stamp to create my own cards for a pocket scrapbook page.  You can also use these same designs to create greeting cards as well.

Now “Hop” on over to Cat Nowak‘s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the Live, Laugh, Love Stamp Set is only available until May 31, 2017! Visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Here is a layout from corp that uses this Stamp of the Month:

12″ x 12″ Live, Laugh, Love Layout
S1705 My Acrylix® Live, Laugh, Love Stamp Set
X7221B Prickly Pear Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2448 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Carmine Marker
Z2459 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Pastel Green Marker
Z2465 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Turquoise Blue Marker
Z2454 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Leaf Green Marker
X7221C Prickly Pear Complements
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3323 White Burlap Ribbon

Cardmaking WYW Blog Hop

Welcome to our Cardmaking WYW Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the Cardmaking Kits and the great value that they offer.

If you have come here from Melinda Everitt’s Blog , you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.  To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Rustic Homes Fundamentals, Enchantment Fundamentals, stamp set from Hello Baby WYW Kit, Inks (Black, Slate, Whisper, Eggplant), Clear Sparkles, and Bitty Sparkles.

This little girl makes every day special.  For the layout, I love how the stamping made the page.  I used the banner stamp as a background on the top of the base page and added the title on the striped paper.  The hearts in the bottom corner are also stamped.  The sparkles add a little extra without taking over.

Here’s another card kit that I changed up: Happy Congratulations from wedding to graduation.

Now “Hop” on over to Cat Nowak’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

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CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Vellum Makes Everything Better

Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Darlys Recjer.

5th Grade School Layout
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Enchantment Fundamentals, vellum from Uptown Fundamentals, Black Cardstock, Bistro Script alphabet stamp set, Silver Shimmer Trim, and Clear Sparkles.

Sometimes layouts with 8×10 photos can be difficult because there seems like not a lot of options.  I made a book from my daughter’s graduation with an 8×10 photo from each school year.  I found that the trick is to keep the layouts simple.  For the vellum focus of this blog hop, I used the gold vellum paper but I flipped it over and used the backside which isn’t really meant to be used but the dots are a silver color and it was perfect for this layout.  To adhere the vellum, I used adhesive under my photo where it would be hidden.  The Shimmer Trim also helps hold it in place.

Now hop on over to Annemarie Julian!