Archive for the ‘Blog Hops’ Category

Christmas Tunes SOTM Blog Hop (Oct 2017)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the October SOTM, Christmas Tunes.

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: Christmas Tunes Stamp Set (October SOTM), New England Ivy Ink Pad, Gold Shimmer Brush, New England Ivy Cardstock, Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, Gold Glitter Paper, Gold Shimmer Trim, and Gold Glitter Gems.

The trees on this stamp set are not exact triangles so I cut into the words but I like it better that way. Our new double-sided cardstock is perfect for this card style because it gives the extra color with no added work as shown below. I used the Gold Shimmer Brush in multiple layers to accent the trees.

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!

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Holiday Expressions Blog Hop featuring new products for the 2017 holidays!

If you have come here from Melinda Everitt’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 (Espresso, Almond), Gingerbread Friends Stamp & Thin Cuts, Ink (Pomegranate, Espresso, New England Ivy), Black Memento Ink, Red Glitter Paper, and Berry Christmas Paper Packet.

This was my favorite holiday stamp set! A stand up card like this is fun for the holidays and will be something that can be displayed after receiving. It was my 6 year old’s idea to use the bow in the hair and it’s super cute!

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!

National Stamping Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our National Stamping Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the From Your Heart Card Kit.

If you have come here from Melinda Everitt’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: From the Heart Cards/Envelopes, Cats & Bats Paper Packet, Charcoal ink, Black ink,  A New Adventure Stamp Set, and Bitty Sparkles.

Since I couldn’t find my stamp set, I chose to use the foil cards to create something totally different from the flowery look of the original design. I am so happy with this and this stamp set was fun to use!

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!

Feel So Blessed Blog Hop (Sept SOTM)

Welcome to our September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring Feel So Blessed stamp set.

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.  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: Feel So Good stamp set (September SOTM), From the Heart Card Kit (September National Stamping Month special), White & Bronze Twine, Falling For You Paper Packet, Inks (Nutmeg, Fern). and Memento Black Ink.

I used the Feel So Blessed stamps along with this month’s Card Kit special. You can purchase additional cards to create more! The zip strip fits perfectly along the bottom of this card. I stamped the leaves with Memento ink on B&T paper and fussy cut.

Here are a few other views.

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!

Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop!  We will be featuring a variety of new product from the 2017-2018 Annual Idea Book which runs through July 2018.

If you have come here from Corinna M Murphy’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! 

I was so excited when I saw this stamp set because I just love the layering of colors without a lot of work. Then when I actually got the stamp set it was at a loss and just didn’t know what to do. I was determined to use it and so glad I did. Once I started stamping, it was a lot of fun playing with the different colors.


Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Thoughtful Bird Stamp + Thin Cuts Bundle, Inks (Sapphire, Crystal Blue, Pacifica, Saffron), Gold Glitter Gems, and twine from the Enchantment Ribbon Pack.

A couple tips:
*If you want the branch to reach across the card you will have to do some masking but it is very easy. I stamped the branch where I wanted, then put a sticky note (or scrap paper) overtop of most of it and stamped again with just then end of the branch to make it longer.
*When stamping the bird, make sure to stamp the beak before the 3rd piece of the body. I did mine in this order: body 1, body 2, beak, body 3.

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!