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Retiring Stamp Sets Blog Hop

Welcome to our Blog Hop featuring retiring stamp sets! 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 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! 

I took Brenda Rose’s Whimsy Fundamental Layout Workshop and changed up the papers to create completely different layouts that were not baby.  I then used a variety of retiring stamp sets to show you how easy it is to add stamping to your layouts!  All layouts use the Whimsy Fundamentals Paper Pack with White Daisy Cardstock as the bases.  Contact me for info on how to get a copy of this workshop.

Featured stamp set: Birthday Princess
Other embellishments: Baby Boy Complements, Memento Ink, Juniper CardstockClear Shimmer BrushWatercolor Pencils, and Blending Pen.

No stamp set on this one but it goes with this workshop.
Other embellishments: Gold Sequins, White & Gold Ribbon, and Baby Boy Complements.

Featured stamp set: Finding the Words
Other embellishments: Baby Boy ComplementsAdventure Ribbon Pack, SparklesSmoothie Ink, Bitty Sparkles, Glacier Ink, and Canary Ink.

Featured stamp set: Charming Cascades
Other embellishments: Glacier Ink, Silver Shimmer Trim (cut in half lengthwise), Blue Enamel GemsBaby Boy Complements, Sparkles. and Bitty Sparkles.

Featured stamp set: Way to Go
Other embellishments: Whimsy Ribbon Pack, Smoothie Ink, Glacier Ink, and Blue Glitter  Gems.

Featured stamp set: Capture This
Other embellishments: Adventure Ribbon Pack, Black Archival Ink, Silver Shimmer Trim, and Baby Boy Complements.

Featured stamp set: Balloon Wishes
Other embellishments: Watercolor PencilsBlack Archival Ink, Whimsy Ribbon Pack, and Marvy LePen Journaling Pen.

Now “Hop” on over to Cat Nowak’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great stamping ideas! Remember, all the retiring stamp sets are only available until July 31, 2017 while supplies last! Visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

You can find a list of all the retiring stamp sets and other items HERE.

June SOTM Blog Hop (Hello Foxy)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring June’s SOTM, which is Hello Foxy, a set of 11 stamps. If you have come here from Jen Rubio‘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: Hello Foxy Stamp Set, No Worries Complements, Memento Ink, Watercolor Pencils, Blending Pen, and Ribbon

This was a fun card to make.  I used the chair sticker from the No Worries Complements and cut a slit in it so I could add the stamped fox.

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 Hello Foxy Stamp Set is only available until June 30, 2017! Visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

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

4¼” x 5½” Thankful for You Card (Vertical)
S1706 My Acrylix® Hello Foxy Stamp Set
X7219B Little Dreamer Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z3216 White Twine
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z3167 Cricut® Artistry Collection
Cricut® Shape: Artistry 2″ Icon-1 (p. 30)

4¼” x 5½” Hello Foxy Card (Vertical)
S1706 My Acrylix® Hello Foxy Stamp Set
X7219B Little Dreamer Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z3216 White Twine
Z3321 Little Dreamer Glitter Gems
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop!  We will be featuring all kinds of new products from this idea book.

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: Little Dreamer Paper Pack, Little Dreamer – Cardmaking Bundle, Lagoon CardstockInks (Slate, Whisper, Thistle), Aqua Shimmer TrimClear Shimmer Brush, Sparkles, and White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

This is my absolute favorite bundle set!  Gotta love unicorns!  I used the rock-and-roll stamping technique on the star.

And here’s a closeup of the Shimmer Brush used on the unicorn.  I started with just the mane but couldn’t resist adding sparkle to it all.  It’s sometimes hard to see in photos but as you can see here it is just as sparkly as the Shimmer Trim!

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!

National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop (Senior School Layout)

Welcome to our National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring this month’s special: Live Beautifully Collection.

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: Live Beautifully Paper Pack (May special), All About the Gold Fundamentals, White Daisy Cardstock, Live Beautifully stamp set (May special), Sea Glass ink, Black ink, Bistro Script AlphabetUptown Ribbon Pack, and Gold Shimmer Brush.

Here’s a closeup of the flowers to try and show you the gold shimmer.  I would recommend “coloring” each section separately (as opposed to brushing over the entire area).  It gives it a much cleaner/crisper look.

Now “Hop” on over to Cat Nowak’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

There are a variety of options with this month’s special:
Live Beautifully Paper Packet
Live Beautifully Stamp Set
Live Beautifully Cut Above Layout Kit
Live Beautifully Cut Above Layout Kit Bundle

Choose which is the best variation of this special for you!

May SOTM Blog Hop (Live, Laugh, Love)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring May’s SOTM, which is Live, Laugh, Love, a set of 9 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: Live, Laugh, Love stamp set (May SOTM), Live Beautifully Paper Packet (May exclusive), Black Memento Ink, Sea Glass Glitter Paper, and White & Gold Ribbon.  I used the Thin Cut Hearts not realizing that they were retiring.  You can easily use the Thin Cut – Basic Hearts instead.

I used this stamp to create my own cards for a pocket scrapbook page.  You can also use these same designs to create greeting cards as well.

Now “Hop” on over to Cat 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 Live, Laugh, Love Stamp Set is only available until May 31, 2017! Visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Here is a layout from corp that uses this Stamp of the Month:

12″ x 12″ Live, Laugh, Love Layout
S1705 My Acrylix® Live, Laugh, Love Stamp Set
X7221B Prickly Pear Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2448 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Carmine Marker
Z2459 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Pastel Green Marker
Z2465 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Turquoise Blue Marker
Z2454 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Leaf Green Marker
X7221C Prickly Pear Complements
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3323 White Burlap Ribbon