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Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop!  We will be featuring all new product from the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book!

If you have come here from Michelle Johns’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! 

For today’s blog hop, I decided to show you how easy it is to use Picture My Life cards to make cards. There is a sheet of these Picture My Life cards included in each paper packet. I made a card from each set, except I didn’t have Central Park so I used the Picture My Life Birthday Cheer cards instead. I always seem to have some of these leftover when I am finished with the paper so this is a great way to make use out of them.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Beautiful Friendship Paper Packet, White Ribbon, Bashful Ink, Sponge Dauber, Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, Sapphire Cardstock, and White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Fresh Air Paper Packet, New England Ivy Cardstock, Espresso Cardstock, Bronze Sequins, and White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Picture My Life Birthday Cheer Cards, Gold Shimmer Brush, Red Shimmer Trim, Colorful Texture Stamp Set, Black Ink, and White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Documented Paper Packet, Gold Glitter Gems, Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen, Stitched Circles Thin Cuts, White & Gold Ribbon, Black Cardstock, Pewter Cardstock, 3-D Foam Tape, and White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

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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Beautiful Friendship Workshop Your Way Kit


On Friday, June 8 we will be creating the Beautiful Friendship Workshop.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by May 4 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The WORKSHOP Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking Kit includes:
1 – Beautiful Friendship Paper Packet
1 – Beautiful Friendship Complements
3 – cardstock sheets (White Daisy)
1 – Beautiful Friendship Bows
1 – White Ribbon (Z4196)
Printed instructions
Photo placeholders

Download Instruction Guide: On my website

With this kit, you will be able to complete three 2-page layouts (shown above).

Additional Picture My Life Layout: To create the Picture My Life layout for this workshop, simply add:
Design 2 Pocket Plus Memory Protectors
Design 4 Pocket Plus Memory Protectors

Additional Cardmaking Project: Make 8 cards, 4 of each design, using your remaining workshop materials and just a few extra supplies!
Beautiful Friendship Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Heather Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Smoothie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Watercolor Paints
White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Coordinating colors for this paper (cardstock and inks): Bashful, Canary, Heather, Linen, Sapphire, Smoothie, White Daisy

Other coordinating products:
X7233D Beautiful Friendship Coordinating Cardstock
D1779 Beautiful Friendship – Scrapbooking Stamp Set
D1774 Build-a-Picnic Stamp Set

When you place an order of $50 or more, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.
The Stamp of the Month is:
Classic Summer Bash

The current Constant Campaign is:
Postcard Perfect – many different options to choose from with this collection!

May SOTM (Classic Summer Bash) Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring May’s SOTM, which is Classic Summer Bash, a set of 25 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!

Products Used: Classic Summer Bash Stamp Set (May 2018 SOTM), Memento Ink, Adventure Fundamentals Paper Packet, Vellum Paper, Raspberry Ink, Black Ink, Adventure Ribbon PackWhite Daisy Cards and Envelopes, and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

I really wanted to do something a little bit different with this one. By stamping the jar image onto vellum, I added the butterflies inside (underneath). I also used the “&” sign to create the border along the bottom of the card.

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 Classic Summer Bash Stamp Set is only available until May! Visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

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

5″ x 7″ Barbecue Invitation (Vertical)
S1805 My Acrylix Classic Summer Bash—May Stamp of the Month
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5968 Lagoon Cardstock
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
Z3367 Vellum Paper
Z2831 Charcoal Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2841 Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2808 Lemon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2807 Willow Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4178 Central Park Sequins
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z1979 Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen

12″ x 12″ Sweet Page
S1805 My Acrylix Classic Summer Bash— May Stamp of the Month
X7233B Beautiful Friendship Paper Packet
X7231B Central Park Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5968 Lagoon Cardstock
X5946 Linen Cardstock
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
Z3367 Vellum Paper
Z2831 Charcoal Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2808 Lemon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2807 Willow Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X7233C Beautiful Friendship Complements
Z4178 Central Park Sequins
Z4196 White Ribbon
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z3169 Cricut Artbooking Collection
Sewing Machine
Cricut Shape: Artbooking 6″ Photo Mat 1 (p. 85, #M4231F)

Embossing – Heat or Dry?

Take your pick, the first card uses heat embossing for the words and the second card using a technique with an embossing folder.

4¼” × 5½” Get Well Soon Card (Vertical)
B1563 My Acrylix Sending Prayers Stamp Set
Z3351 Adventure Fundamental Paper Packet
Z3352 Enchantment Fundamental Paper Packet
X5946 Linen Cardstock
X5958 Peacock Cardstock
X5974 Raspberry Cardstock
Z3367 Vellum Paper
Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z891 VersaMark Ink Pad
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
Z2067 Ranger Silver Super Fine Embossing Powder
Z555 Craft Heater
Z697 Round Sponge
Z2046 Piercing & Embossing Tool Kit
Z3349 Thin Cuts—Ribbon Border
Z3343 Rose Embossing Folder
Z3341 Thin 3-D Foam Dots
Die-cutting/Embossing Machine
Sewing Machine
Thread
Needle

5″ × 7″ Sending You Prayers Card (Vertical)
B1563 My Acrylix Sending Prayers Stamp Set
Z3384 Beautiful You Stamp + Thin Cuts
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5946 Linen Cardstock
X5974 Raspberry Cardstock
Z3366 Silver Foil Paper
Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2849 Peacock Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2850 Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
Z3343 Rose Embossing Folder
Z697 Round Sponge
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Cricut Artistry Collection
Die-cutting Machine
Sewing Machine
Cricut Shapes: Artistry 3¼” and 3½” Shape (p. 43)