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Sew What?! CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting stitching in our artwork – be it real stitches or faux stitching, using Thin Cuts, stamp images, etc. . 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 Debi McBain’s Blog, you are on the right track!

I used the Stitched Borders stamp set to create the background for this card. It was a great way to add color and originality. I also layered the ribbon and shimmer trim for a bit more pop.

Supplies used are all Closet to My Heart: Stitched Borders stamp set, Your Special Day stamp set, Inks (Clover, Raspberry, Bluebird, Nectarine), Gold Shimmer Trim, White & Gold Ribbon, White Daisy Cards & Envelopes.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Michelle John’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!

September SOTM (Just Treats) Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring September’s SOTM, which is Just Treats, a set of 22 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: Just Treats Stamp Set, ‘Tis the Season Paper Packet, Gold Foil Paper, Black Shimmer Ribbon, Red Shimmer Brush, Archival Black Ink, and White Daisy Cards & Envelopes.

I had a difficult time with this card. I’ve seen all kinds of ideas using this stamp set with the Oh What Fun Papers, which are my favorite. I just love those colors! This is why it is so funny that my card ending up using the very traditional Christmas colors that are never my first choice.

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 Just Treats Stamp Set is only available until September 30! 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:

12″ x 12″ Warm Winter Wishes Page
S1809 My Acrylix Just Treats Stamp Set
X7237B Grateful Heart Paper Packet
X7239B ‘Tis the Season Paper Packet
X6021 Sapphire Cardstock
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
Z6508 Bluebird Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2825 Mink Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2823 Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2870 Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2851 Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4230 Candy Apple Striped Ribbon
Z4198 Gold Sequin Ribbon
Z4190 Red Pearls
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Thankful for Sweet Friends Tag
S1809 My Acrylix Just Treats Stamp Set
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
Z6508 Bluebird Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2823 Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2870 Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4190 Red Pearls
Z4194 White & Gold Skinny Ribbon
Z4198 Gold Sequin Ribbon
Z4305 Thin Cuts—Fancy Tags
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Die-cutting Machine

Here’s to You CTMH Blog Hop

Welcome to our Here’s to You Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the stamp sets in the Here’s to You special. There are 4 exclusive stamps as part of this special as well as two bundle options for creating a workshop of one 12×12 layout and 7 cards.

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 are all Close to My Heart: Cardstock (White Daisy, Mink, Glacier, New England Ivy, Peacock, Eggplant, Bashful), Vellum, Silver Glitter paper, Sending Sunshine stamp set, Wishing You Joy stamp set, To You stamp set, Flourishing Friendship stamp set, and White Pearls.

By changing the cardstock colors, I created completely different looking cards using the same workshop instruction that were included in the kit.

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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August SOTM (For the Love of Crafting) Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring August’s SOTM, which is For the Love of Crafting, a set of 9 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!

My original plan was to photos of our yearly (bi-yearly) family scrapbook retreat on here. That was until I couldn’t find them. So…what I’m really doing is planning ahead since we have a retreat at the end of August, this will be for photos taken then and they can go right on the page!
I used a variety of different papers on this one which shows how well all of our papers coordinate: Central Park, Documented, and Enchantment Fundamentals. For accents, I used White & Gold Ribbon and Gold Glitter Gems.

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 and other fun ideas! Remember, the For the Love of Crafting stamp set is only available until August 31! 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” Do What You Love Card (Vertical)
S1808 My Acrylix® For the Love of Crafting— August Stamp of the Month
X7233B Beautiful Friendship Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5955 Pebble Cardstock
X5974 Raspberry Cardstock
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X7234C Documented Complements
Z4177 Documented Dots
Z3216 White Twine
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

12″ x 12″ Makers Gonna Make Page
S1808 My Acrylix® For the Love of Crafting—August Stamp of the Month
X7233B Beautiful Friendship Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5955 Pebble Cardstock
X5974 Raspberry Cardstock
X5957 Sapphire Cardstock
Z2826 Heather Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2864 Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4171 Documented Titles
Z4177 Documented Dots
Z4185 Fresh Air Shapes
Z4196 White Ribbon
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z1979 Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen
Sewing Machine

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!