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Magically Masked Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting the masking technique. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you are coming from Michelle Johns’ Blog, you are on the right track!

All supplies are Close to My Heart: Documented – Cardmaking stamp set, White Cards & Envelopes, Memento Ink, Love Right Now stamp set, Artistry Cricut Collection, White Daisy Cardstock, and ShinHan Markers.

I will be honest in saying that I do not care for masking at all and it’s a technique that I avoid. I am happy with how this card turned out though. After coloring the flowers, I backed that side of the card with White Daisy Cardstock to hide where it went through. Then I cut around the flowers to create an open front card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Marciava Warrell’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

July SOTM (Highlight Reel) Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring July’s SOTM, which is Highlight Reel, a set of 23 stamps. If you have come here from Krista Hershberger’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: Highlight Reel stamp set (July 2018 SOTM), Quotable Words stamp setInstalife Album – Blush, Bashful Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, journaling cards from Story by Stacy, Charcoal Ink, Raspberry Ink, Instalife Black Overlays, and Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen.

So what if you have one of these little mini albums or want to get one for a project but just don’t know what to do without page protectors? I’ve got a solution for you! I cut my own pages and when they are complete I plan to laminate them for protection. I made this album for my daughter to write in while we are on vacation. I am so excited to see her favorite things and memories! Throughout the trip when she needs something to do or we have a break or a time of waiting, I am going to pull this out and have her write in it. It is going to be a great keepsake. You could also do this with the new Story by Stacy albums.

I cut my pages 4 5/8″ x 4 1/4″. I marked in pencil where to punch the first holes and then used that as a guide for the rest of the pages. I chose Bashful because (1) it matched the album (2) it’s light enough to write on and (3) I have a lot to use up. 🙂

One thing to note if you are using double-sided cardstock is to alternate between the light and dark pages.

Now “Hop” on over to Catherine 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 Highlight Reel stamp set is only available until July 31, 2018! Visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

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

4″ x 6″ Mini Travel Album
S1807 My Acrylix® Highlight Reel—July Stamp of the Month
X7231B Central Park Paper Packet
X7234B Documented Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5949 Almond Cardstock
X5979 Juniper Cardstock
X5963 Poppy Cardstock
Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2865 Juniper Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2852 Poppy Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
X7234E Picture My Life™ Cards—Love Us
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Sewing Machine
12″ x 12″ Highlight Reel Page
S1807 My Acrylix® Highlight Reel—July Stamp of the Month
X7231B Central Park Paper Packet
X7234B Documented Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5949 Almond Cardstock
X5979 Juniper Cardstock
Z2819 Bashful Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2827 Almond Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2851 Saffron Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
X7234E Picture My Life™ Cards—Love Us
X7234C Documented Complements
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z4196 White Ribbon
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Mini is Marvelous Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting mini albums, mini card, or anything “mini”. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you are coming from Michelle Johns’s Blog, you are on the right track!

I made this album to tell of my love for all things Disney. Only some of the pages are shown in the photos. To see the entire book, watch the video below.

Supply List: Story by Stacy Story Starter Workshop Kit – Dots, Colorful Texture stamp set, Quotable Words stamp set, Cranberry Ink, Charcoal Ink, and Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Marciava Warrell’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Rad Dad – Masculine Themed Blog Hop

Welcome to our Rad Dad Masculine Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the Rad Dad special with a masculine theme. The special bundle includes the My Acrylix® Rad Dad exclusive stamp set (D1811), 11 – cardstock sheets (1 Almond, 1 Crystal Blue, 1 Juniper, 1 Sapphire, 2 Toffee, 4 White Daisy, 1 gold glitter), White Burlap Ribbon (Z3323)Gold Bows (Z3380), and 4 – white cards & envelopes. There is a downloadable guide on my website with instructions to create one two-page scrapbook layout, one single-page layout, and four cards. This blog hop shows other things you can do with the stamp set and supplies.

If you have come here from Alayne Fleming’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: Dad is Rad Workshop Kit, Sapphire Ink, Crystal Blue Ink, and Gold Glitter Gems.

I really liked the the card created from the workshop that had diagonal stripes. I decided to use this same concept and turn it into a scrapbook layout. Because of my dark photo, I opted to use Almond cardstock for my base. In order for the stripes to reach all the way across the page, I hid the seams under the photo.

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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June SOTM (A Bushel & a Peck) Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring June’s SOTM, which is A Bushel & a Peck, a set of 15 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 are all Close to My Heart: Bushel & a Peck Stamp set, ShinHan Markers, Peacock Cardstock, Memento Black Ink, Whimsy Fundamental Paper Packet, Created to Create Stamp Set, Black Ink, White Twine, Clear Sparkles, and Bitty Sparkles.

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! Remember, A Bushel & a Peck SOTM is only available through June 30th! Visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

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

4¼” x 5½” A Bushel & a Peck Card (Vertical)
S1806 My Acrylix A Bushel & a Peck—June Stamp of the Month
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5961 Saffron Cardstock
X5950 Toffee Cardstock
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4178 Central Park Sequins
Z2447 ShinHan Touch Twin Bronze Marker
Z2445 ShinHan Touch Twin Barely Beige Marker
Z2448 ShinHan Touch Twin Carmine Marker
Z2452 ShinHan Touch Twin Golden Yellow Marker
Z2463 ShinHan Touch Twin Sap Green Marker
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z1852 Stitch Guide
Z2046 Piercing & Embossing Tool Kit
Needle and Thread 4¼” x 5½” Awesome to the Core Card (Vertical)
S1806 My Acrylix A Bushel & a Peck—June Stamp of the Month
X7231B Central Park Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5961 Saffron Cardstock
X5950 Toffee Cardstock
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4178 Central Park Sequins
Z2447 ShinHan Touch Twin Bronze Marker
Z2448 ShinHan Touch Twin Carmine Marker
Z2451 ShinHan Touch Twin Clay Marker
Z2463 ShinHan Touch Twin Sap Green Marker
Z2467 ShinHan Touch Twin Warm Grey 4 Marker
Z3348 Thin Cuts—Scallop Border
Z4181 Thin Cuts—Stitched Circles
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Die-cutting Machine