Archive for the ‘Blog Hops’ Category

Cricut You Are Here Collection Blog Hop

Welcome to our You Are Here Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the new You Are Here Cricut Collection.

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: You Are Here Cricut cartridge, Black Glitter Paper, Bashful Glitter Paper, Basics Fundamental Paper Packet, Black and White Dots, Matte Mod Podge, and clipboard.

I was so excited to discover that there was a ballerina on this cartridge! I have been wanting to make this clipboard to use at recital and I’m sure one of my girls will claim it for the rest of the year. I am also really excited about the gymnast and have pictures ready to use those images on a layout.

Details on exactly how I do a clipboard:
1. Paint edges with acrylic paint if it is not the color you want.
2. Plan design, layout out paper
3. Apply a thin, even layer of modpodge on clipboard
4. Lay paper upside down on table, set clipboard on top (careful to make sure it is lined up the way you want it because you only get one chance with this) and press fimly.
5. Let dry.
6. Flip over and trim paper off the edges using an x-acto knife and/or scissors.
7. Apply another layer of modpodge and arrange added papers and embellishments.
8. Let dry.
9. Add one final coat of modpodge over entire project. Go around any embellishments (like the dots on my project) and make sure you apply around the edges of the clipboard so the paper doesn’t peel up along the edges.

*Note: if you do not let the layers dry completely while you work or if you apply too much modpodge you may end up with bubbles in your work. In this case, just leave it alone! Most of the bubbles with come out (maybe not all) but you will definitely make it worse the more you mess with it. 🙂

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!

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A Little Bit of Pun SOTM Blog Hop (Dec 2017)

Welcome to our December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring A Little Bit of Pun.

If you have come here from Michele Rowley’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 HeartA Little Bit of Pun Stamp Set, Saffron Cardstock, Enchantment Fundamental Paper PacketAlphabet Embossing Folder, Gold Foil Paper, Memento Ink, White Daisy Cards & Envelopes, and Black & Gold Ribbon.

I decided to keep this one simple and easy to mail.

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!

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Just for Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to our “Just for Fun” Blog Hop! We will be featuring all of the Fundamentals and coordinating ribbons and complements that are part of the November special! 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!

Supplies Used: Adventure Fundamentals Paper Packet, Happy Moments Complements, Make It From Your Heart Vol. 3, Adventure Ribbon Pack, Shimmer Brush, and Gold Glitter Gems.

These papers are so easy to mix and match to coordinate with your photos! This layout was so quick, using the coordinating paper and complements along with the new Make It From Your Heart! For the flower, I cut it out of the fundamental paper and added a little sparkle to it with the Shimmer Brush.

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! Visit my website to see the different bundles and products available at a 30-40% discount! Bundles are “while supplies last” so get yours today!

Close to My Heart Christmas Card Blog Hop

Welcome to our Christmas Card Blog Hop! For this hop we are showcasing a variety of Christmas cards using all current Close to My Heart products. 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.

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!

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Silver & Gold Paper Packet, Gold Glitter Paper, Archival Black Ink, White & Gold Ribbon, Basics Ribbon Pack, Gold Glitter Gems, and White Daisy Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Using the Picture My Life cards that come as part of the current paper packets is a great way to put together some quick cards! And here’s a little tip when stamping with this black ink. I had a piece of lint or something on my stamp so when I stamped the image there was a “bad spot” within the nativity scene. I just took my Marvy Journaling Pen and filled in that spot and it worked perfectly to fit the flaw.

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!  Visit my website to get any of these great products to create your own holiday cards!

Through the Year SOTM Blog Hop (Nov 2017)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the October’s Stamp of the Month – Through the Year, a set of 28 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.  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: Through the Year Stamp Set, Falling for You Paper Packet, ShinHan Markers (Sap Green, Marigold, Golden Yellow), White Daisy Cardstock, Silver Shimmer Trim, and White Daisy Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

I thought this little flower went so well with the Falling for you paper!

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!

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