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Happy Everything Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the Operation Smile Stamp Set, which is Happy Everything, a set of 13 stamps.

If you have come here from Sheila Bennett’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 we have over XXX Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this stamp set and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs. 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! 

Happy Everything Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Happy Everything Stamp Set, Confetti Wishes Paper Packet, Confetti Wishes Assortment, Inks (Pacifica & Thistle), Magic, Sparkle Flourishes, and Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon.

This stamp set not only works great for birthday cards, but also for a birthday-themed layout like I did here.  I also used the “bee line” as an accent on the oh my happy banner.  To create a thicker line of ribbon and a new design, I just lined it up double!

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! The Happy Everything Stamp Set is only available through the end of August and remember that $3 of the proceeds to to Operation Smile! Shop now!

July 2015 CTMH SOTM Blog Hop – Life is Wonderful

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the July SOTM, which is Life is Wonderful, a set of 8 stamps.

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If you have come here from Michelle Battitori’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 we have over 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs. 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! 

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Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Life is Wonderful July SOTM Stamp Set, Jackson Paper Packet, inks (Juniper, Barn Red, Cocoa), Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape 3-Pack, Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape, Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape,

With all girls, I don’t use these colors very often but the Jackson papers pair so well with this stamp set.  I used the flourishes to add to the background but stamping second generation with Juniper ink.  The larger stamp makes a nice photo frame.

Now “Hop” on over to Michele Rowley’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 Life is Wonderful Stamp Set is only available through the end of July!

This set is available on my website for only $5 with a $50 purchase  OR you can get it for FREE when you purchase $25 in stamps.  Shop now!

Use Your Stash Blog Hop – Water(color) Fun

For this month’s Use Your Stash Blog Hop, you will see lots of coloring using a variety of mediums from watercolors and colored pencils to markers and more.  This hop is a circle; if you have just started simply continue until you make your way back here; if you have already started, you should be coming from Nicole Schuette.

Colored pencils:
Colored Pencil Flower Card by Wendy KesslerMarkers:
Bright Colored Card by Wendy Kessler
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted: Exotic Flower Stamp Set (Hostess set), Opaque Pearls (retired), colored pencils (retired but the Watercolor Pencils would be a good substitute), Shinhan Markers, and Momento Ink.

This is one of my favorite new stamp sets so I’m probably not using up my stash much but it has been a very long time since I’ve gotten out my colored pencils.   I like the muted colors of the colored pencils just as much as the vibrant look that I get when using markers.  There are lots of options with this stamp set.  You can color it with different mediums and a variety of colors that will always turn out differently.  You can also use the whole stamp set or cut out the the middle flower and just use that.  You can embellish it with pearls, sparkles, glitter glue, etc or leave it plain and flat and it’s still beautiful!

Now hop on over to Priscilla Gotham!

If you get lost along the way, go to Paige Dolecki’s blog for a list of participants.

CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Call For Back Up

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

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IMG_6816 Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Cardstock (White Daisy, Lagoon, Gypsy), Piece of Cake stamp set, The Party is On stamp set, Teal Shimmer Trim, Chevron Border Punch, ShinHan Markers (Turquoise Blue, Peacock Green, Lavender, Golden Yellow, and Tender Pink), and Memento Ink.

I used the border punch as an accent on this card and then backed it with shimmer trim on the inside of the card.  The Shimmer Trim not only shows through the front of the card to add more color but it is also an accent on the inside of the card when you open it.

Now hop on over to Catherine Nowak!

List of participants:

  1. Debi Barber
  2. Melissa Robinson
  3. Sheila Bennett
  4. Wendy Kessler
  5. Catherine Nowak
  6. Darlys Recker
  7. Michelle Loncar
  8. Haley Dyer
  9. Tonya Whitehurst
  10. Belinda McLane

My Crush Blog Hop

We will be featuring Close to My Heart’s MY CRUSH product line throughout this blog hop.

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If you have come here from Jacquelin Green’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 we have over 30 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the Crush books, accessories, and coordinating stamp sets.  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! 

Here are two different things that I did with Crush books.  The first one I used as a place for all my ticket memorabilia.  The second one started out as a place for all those “other” photos that I received and once I got started I realized that I wanted to buy another book and have two – one for all the photo cards from friends and family that I receive around the holidays, then a second book for things like yearly pictures of the nieces/nephews, graduations, birth announcements, wedding invitation photos, etc.  I am so please with this and it’s a nice book to look back through (especially years later!) instead of just throwing all those photos.

In addition to using the Assortments and Washi Tape for embellishments, I also cut up parts of the photo cards and used them – this works especially well from graduation announcements to record the year and name.  Also, notice that I did not put things in chronological order (this way when I find things later I don’t have to fret about adding them!)

So here’s the ticket book (I need to do more journaling but you get the idea) –
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Here are some of the pages in the “other” book –
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Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: My Crush Modville Book, My Crush Bluebird BookBest Day Ever Assortment, Besties Assortment, Washi Tape,

Now “Hop” on over to Donna Digby’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! This My Crush campaign is good through the end of June, while supplies last.  Shop now!