Archive for the ‘Blog Hops’ Category

Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Seasonal Expressions 1 Blog Hop!  We will be featuring new products from the Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book.

If you have come here from Vickie ODell’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: Chelsea Gardens Paper Packet, Pebble Cardstock, Chelsea Gardens ComplementsChelsea Gardens Scrapbooking Stamp Set, Charcoal Ink, Pebble Ink, Glacier Ink, and Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems.

This layout was very enjoyable for me because of the memories it brought back. I do not journal much but I know how important it is. I can’t imagine Miranda telling me that she wants to join Liturgical so she can “dance for God” but if I do forget, now it is recorded.

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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January SOTM Blog Hop (Bloom & Grow)

Welcome to our January SOTM Blog Hop!  We will be featuring Bloom & Grow stamp set. This set of 15 stamps coordinates very well with the Chelsea Gardens collection.

If you have come here from Cat Nowak’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: Bloom & Grow stamp set (Jan 2018 SOTM), Adventure Fundamentals Paper Packet, Emerald Ink, Blossom Ink, Adventure Ribbon Pack, Chelsea Gardens-Cardmaking Thin Cut BundleMake it From Your Heart Volume 2, Memento Ink, Gold Glitter Gems, and Shimmer Brush.

I used Pattern 24 from the Make it From Your Heart Volume 2 book together with the Adventure Fundamentals paper to create this card. I created the border on the bottom of the white square with the small half-flower stamp. It was so easy and I love the look!

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!

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Here are some projects from the Seasonal Expressions I Idea Book using the January 2018 SOTM.

Cricut You Are Here Collection Blog Hop

Welcome to our You Are Here Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the new You Are Here Cricut Collection.

If you have come here from Cat Nowak’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: You Are Here Cricut cartridge, Black Glitter Paper, Bashful Glitter Paper, Basics Fundamental Paper Packet, Black and White Dots, Matte Mod Podge, and clipboard.

I was so excited to discover that there was a ballerina on this cartridge! I have been wanting to make this clipboard to use at recital and I’m sure one of my girls will claim it for the rest of the year. I am also really excited about the gymnast and have pictures ready to use those images on a layout.

Details on exactly how I do a clipboard:
1. Paint edges with acrylic paint if it is not the color you want.
2. Plan design, layout out paper
3. Apply a thin, even layer of modpodge on clipboard
4. Lay paper upside down on table, set clipboard on top (careful to make sure it is lined up the way you want it because you only get one chance with this) and press fimly.
5. Let dry.
6. Flip over and trim paper off the edges using an x-acto knife and/or scissors.
7. Apply another layer of modpodge and arrange added papers and embellishments.
8. Let dry.
9. Add one final coat of modpodge over entire project. Go around any embellishments (like the dots on my project) and make sure you apply around the edges of the clipboard so the paper doesn’t peel up along the edges.

*Note: if you do not let the layers dry completely while you work or if you apply too much modpodge you may end up with bubbles in your work. In this case, just leave it alone! Most of the bubbles with come out (maybe not all) but you will definitely make it worse the more you mess with it. 🙂

Now “Hop” on over to Brenda Lapp’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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A Little Bit of Pun SOTM Blog Hop (Dec 2017)

Welcome to our December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring A Little Bit of Pun.

If you have come here from Michele Rowley’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 HeartA Little Bit of Pun Stamp Set, Saffron Cardstock, Enchantment Fundamental Paper PacketAlphabet Embossing Folder, Gold Foil Paper, Memento Ink, White Daisy Cards & Envelopes, and Black & Gold Ribbon.

I decided to keep this one simple and easy to mail.

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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Just for Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to our “Just for Fun” Blog Hop! We will be featuring all of the Fundamentals and coordinating ribbons and complements that are part of the November special! 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!

Supplies Used: Adventure Fundamentals Paper Packet, Happy Moments Complements, Make It From Your Heart Vol. 3, Adventure Ribbon Pack, Shimmer Brush, and Gold Glitter Gems.

These papers are so easy to mix and match to coordinate with your photos! This layout was so quick, using the coordinating paper and complements along with the new Make It From Your Heart! For the flower, I cut it out of the fundamental paper and added a little sparkle to it with the Shimmer Brush.

Now “Hop” on over to Melinda Everitt’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! Visit my website to see the different bundles and products available at a 30-40% discount! Bundles are “while supplies last” so get yours today!