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 new product from the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book!

If you have come here from Michelle Johns’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! 

For today’s blog hop, I decided to show you how easy it is to use Picture My Life cards to make cards. There is a sheet of these Picture My Life cards included in each paper packet. I made a card from each set, except I didn’t have Central Park so I used the Picture My Life Birthday Cheer cards instead. I always seem to have some of these leftover when I am finished with the paper so this is a great way to make use out of them.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Beautiful Friendship Paper Packet, White Ribbon, Bashful Ink, Sponge Dauber, Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, Sapphire Cardstock, and White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Fresh Air Paper Packet, New England Ivy Cardstock, Espresso Cardstock, Bronze Sequins, and White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Picture My Life Birthday Cheer Cards, Gold Shimmer Brush, Red Shimmer Trim, Colorful Texture Stamp Set, Black Ink, and White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Documented Paper Packet, Gold Glitter Gems, Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen, Stitched Circles Thin Cuts, White & Gold Ribbon, Black Cardstock, Pewter Cardstock, 3-D Foam Tape, and White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Now “Hop” on over to Melissa Robinson’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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National Scrapbooking Month – Postcard Perfect Blog Hop

Welcome to our National Scrapbooking MonthBlog Hop!  We will be featuring Postcard Perfect Collection. The Postcard Perfect Collection includes a paper packet, coordinating cardstock, and stamp set which can all be purchased individually or there are a variety of bundles to chose from.

If you have come here from Michelle Johns’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: Postcard Perfect Paper Packet, Postcard Perfect Stamp Set, Postcard Perfect Coordinating Cardstock, Willow Ink, Smoothie Ink, Sapphire Ink, White Daisy Cardstock, White Twine, Gold Glitter Gems, 3-D Foam Tape, 4×4 Flip Flaps, 4×6 Flip Flaps, and Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen.

I stayed on-theme with this paper pack and used it for last year’s summer vacation photos. I added in the Sapphire color with the flowers and stamped them using the Rock & Roll technique. You can see below how I implemented the 4×4 and 4×6 Flip Flaps.

Now “Hop” on over to Melissa Robinson’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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May SOTM (Classic Summer Bash) Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring May’s SOTM, which is Classic Summer Bash, a set of 25 stamps. If you have come here from Catherine 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.

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: Classic Summer Bash Stamp Set (May 2018 SOTM), Memento Ink, Adventure Fundamentals Paper Packet, Vellum Paper, Raspberry Ink, Black Ink, Adventure Ribbon PackWhite Daisy Cards and Envelopes, and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

I really wanted to do something a little bit different with this one. By stamping the jar image onto vellum, I added the butterflies inside (underneath). I also used the “&” sign to create the border along the bottom of the card.

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 and other fun ideas! Remember, the Classic Summer Bash Stamp Set is only available until May! Visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

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Here are some projects from corp that were made using this Stamp of the Month:

5″ x 7″ Barbecue Invitation (Vertical)
S1805 My Acrylix Classic Summer Bash—May Stamp of the Month
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5968 Lagoon Cardstock
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
Z3367 Vellum Paper
Z2831 Charcoal Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2841 Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2808 Lemon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2807 Willow Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4178 Central Park Sequins
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z1979 Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen

12″ x 12″ Sweet Page
S1805 My Acrylix Classic Summer Bash— May Stamp of the Month
X7233B Beautiful Friendship Paper Packet
X7231B Central Park Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5968 Lagoon Cardstock
X5946 Linen Cardstock
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
Z3367 Vellum Paper
Z2831 Charcoal Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2808 Lemon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2807 Willow Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X7233C Beautiful Friendship Complements
Z4178 Central Park Sequins
Z4196 White Ribbon
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z3169 Cricut Artbooking Collection
Sewing Machine
Cricut Shape: Artbooking 6″ Photo Mat 1 (p. 85, #M4231F)

Picture My Life Optional Hop

Welcome to our Picture My Life Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the many different Picture My Life cards. Some can be purchased as sets and others come as part of the paper packets.

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.  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: The Story Begins Cards (Baby Girl), White Daisy Cardstock, Grey Enamel Gems, and Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen.

I used ONLY Picture My Life cards to create this layout! These are baby girl themed at first glance but there are a lot of cards within the pack that can be used for any theme. I created the background for my layout by putting the cards on a sheet of 12×12 cardstock. I made the heart border with strips from a PML card. The title and mat are both PML cards. I cut the letter for the word “the” from another card (sweet thing). I outlined the heart banner and the word “Story” with the journaling pen to add more depth to the layout. Finally, I added doodling around the outside to bring everything together.

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!

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April SOTM Blog Hop (Color Your Life)

Welcome to our April SOTM Blog Hop!  We will be featuring Color Your Life stamp set. This set of 12 stamps coordinates very well with the Gimme Some Sugar collection.

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.  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: Color Your Life Stamp Set (April 2018 SOTM), ShinHan Markers (Tender Pink, Pastel Green, Turquoise Blue), Whimsy Fundamentals Paper PacketBlack Cardstock, Clear SparklesMarvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen, Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, and Make It From Your Heart Volume 4.

I used the letters from the words in this stamp set to create a new word: Friend. I used the ShinHan Markers for the coloring but next time I will use colored pencils. Other words I came up with that I will probably use at a later time are: Graceful, Dance, Guidance, Original, Darling, Colorful, and Angel.

Now “Hop” on over to Brandi Robinson’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 is a project from the Seasonal Expressions I Idea Book using the April 20118 SOTM.


12″ × 12″ Have Courage and Be Kind Layout
S1804 My Acrylix® Color Your Life—April Stamp of the Month
X7230B Chelsea Gardens Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
Z2841 Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2853 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X7230C Chelsea Gardens Complements
Z3370 White Pearls
Z3216 White Twine
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen Journaling Pen
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape