Posted in Blog Hops, Scrapbook Pages on 10/31/2014 08:00 pm by Wendy
Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring Novembers’s SOTM, which is It’s the Little Things, a set of 15 stamps. 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 60 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!
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Colonial White Cardstock, Dotty for You Paper Packet (retired, could easily replace with Lagoon Cardstock), It’s the Little Things Stamp Set, Inks (Pear, Glacier, Lagoon, and Pixie), Lagoon Hearts Washi Tape, and Sparkles Flourishes.
The first thing I thought of when I saw this stamp set was random stamping. Random stamping is a great technique to use when you have a variety of different size stamps like in this set and it gives you the ability to match colors to any pictures that need to be scrapped. When I pulled out this set of photos, I knew that it’s the little things” was also the perfect title. The key to random stamping is imperfection – start with the largest stamp and fill in with the smaller ones, be sure to stamp off the edge of the paper, and turn your stamp like I did with the leaf. As you can see in the picture below, I didn’t waste my time stamping the middle as I knew I would be covering that part up anyway. I also tried doing something a little different (for me) by placing the title cluster in the center of the page when my first instinct was to put it in the lower right corner.
Now “Hop” on over to Adeline Brill’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 It’s the Little Things Stamp Set is only available through the end of November!
This set is available on my website for only $5 with a $50 purchase. Shop now!
Posted in Blog Hops, Cards on 10/06/2014 08:00 pm by Wendy
Welcome to the Close to My Heart ShinHan Marker Blog Hop! We will be featuring the new ShinHan Markers now offered by Close to My Heart. These are high-quality, alcohol-based markers. This hop is a circle so if you are starting here, continue until you make your way back. If you have already started, you should be coming from my upline Tina Lovell.
Supplies used are all CTMH unless otherwise noted: White Daisy Cards & Envelopes, Lagoon Heart Washi Tape, Capture the Day stamp set, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, ShinHan Markers (Leaf Green, Peony Purple, Cerulean Blue Light, Marigold, and Tender Pink), and StazOn Jet Black Ink.
This was a fun card to make and it turned out very colorful! The Washi Tape was place on White Daisy Cardstock, trimmed, and then stamped with StazOn Ink.
TIP: These markers will bleed through your cardstock so make sure that you are coloring on a separate piece of paper that will be attached to your work. If you want to color directly on your cards as I have here, then another option is to line the inside of the card.
Now hop on over and see what Paige Dolecki has created!
If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participants here.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 09/28/2014 08:00 pm by Wendy
On November 7, we will be creating the Yuletide Carol Scrapbooking Workshop. If you are in Club, this is the time to order. You need to order by October 3 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.
The Yuletide Carol Scrapbooking Workshop Kit includes:
1 – My Reflections Yuletide Carol Paper Packet (X7187B)
1 – My Acrylix Yuletide Carol Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
3 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Colonial White, 2 Kraft)
1 – Yuletide Carol Assortment (Z3007)
1 – Sequins Gold Assortment (Z2012)
1 – Instructional Brochure
Basic Workshop on the Go supplies: All Workshops On the Go Kits use some or all basic supply items which I recommend you bring with you. These items include a paper trimmer, scissors, sponge, piercing and embossing tool kit, My Acrylix blocks for stamping, and adhesives of your choice (which may include Liquid Glass, Glue Dots, 3-D Foam, etc.)
Additional Supplies required to complete:
Black Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2105)
Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2118)
New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2135)
Ruby Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2170)
Yuletide Carol Complements (X7187C)
Cricut Artfully Sent Collection (Z3017)
ShinHan Twin Touch Markers
Christmas Post Stamp Set (D1610)
Noel Stamp Set (C1598)
Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set (D1553)
Christmas Village Stamp Set (D1554)
Merry, Merry Stamp Set (C1591)
Make It Merry Stamp Ste (D1617)
Magical Days Stamp Set (D1552)
Santa Claus Stamp Set (C1567)
Trim the Tree Stamp Set (A1149)
O Holy Night Stamp Set (A1168)
Mary and Babe Stamp Set (C1562)
Reason for the Season Stamp Set (D1614)
Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers):
Black, Champagne, Colonial White, Desert Sand, New England Ivy, Ruby
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:
(September) Family is Forever
(October) Home for the Holidays
*The Stamp of the Month may vary depending on your purchase date. If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing. If you order by contacting me, it will be (October) Home for the Holidays.
The current Constant Campaign is:
(September) #30 Years of Happy
*The Constant Campaign you qualify for may vary depending on your purchase date. If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing. If you order by contacting me, it will be the MONTHSPECIAL.
Additional Layout: (directions on my website)
I changed the first layout by flipping the photo mats on each page to work with my pictures. I don’t have photos yet for the second layout so I only attached one side of the elements that overlap onto the photo mats. I also made the third photo mat on the second page the same size as the first two. I don’t know if you can tell, but I wrote the size of the photo that I would need right on the mats so I won’t need to measure when it comes time to adding pictures.
Posted in Cards on 02/19/2014 12:00 am by Wendy
The Ivy Lane Workshop On the Go Cardmaking Kit is not in our club rotation so if you are in club and would like this one you should add it to one of your orders or substitute it for a different workshop.
The Ivy Lane Workshop On the Go Cardmaking Kit includes:
My Acrylix Ivy Lane Cardmaking Workshop Stamp Set (D-size) (exclusive)
2 – Ivy Lane B&T Duos Papers (from the Ivy Lane Paper Packet)
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Cocoa, 2 Colonial White, 1 Hollyhock)
15 – Colonial White Cards & Envelopes
1 – Sequin Dot Assortment (24 each of 4 colors) (exclusive)
1 – Gold Shimmer Trim (exclusive)
1 – Instructional Brochure
Basic Workshop on the Go supplies: All Workshops On the Go Kits use some or all basic supply items which I recommend you bring with you. These items include a paper trimmer, scissors, sponge, piercing tool/mat, My Acrylix blocks for stamping, and adhesives of your choice (which may include Liquid Glass, Glue Dots, 3-D Foam, etc.)
Additional Supplies required to complete:
Z2103 Bamboo Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2128 Hollyhock Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks Pad (you may want to substitute Olive Ink, see my notes below)
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
Mine are a little different:
This kit provides supplies and instructions to create a total of 15 cards (5 each of these three designs):
The instructions call for Pear ink but I didn’t think that looked right so I changed it on this card and used Olive Ink instead. You can see the difference from card 1 (used Pear on the sentiment) and card 2 (used Olive on the flower). If I could do it again, I would use Olive on both but with all that masking already done I really didn’t want to redo it.
I altered this last design by using the B&T paper for the banner on the bottom and the Inspiration Flourishes Stamp Set. Don’t be afraid to change up the cards like this to make them suit your own personal needs!
Posted in Blog Hops, Scrapbook Pages on 02/05/2014 12:49 pm by Wendy
Today I’ve got another entry in the New Product Blog Hop. I’m on a roll!
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment, Ariana Paper Packet (zip strips), Ivy Lane Paper Packet (zip strips), Glitter Shimmer Trim and Sequin Dot Assortment (from the Ivy Lane Cardmaking Workshop Kit), Ivy Lane Assortment, Ivy Lane Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp Set, Inspiration Flourishes Stamp Set, Cashmere Cardstock, Inks (Smokey Plum and Olive), Scallop Border Punch, and Cricut Artiste Collection.
I was inspired by this sketch which is great for using zip strips! And the Ariana and Ivy Lane strips go well together. (Zip Strips are the added part of 12×12 B&T sheets, usually with product info on one side and CTMH utilizes these by making the opposite side decorative.) The Paper Fundamentals was the perfect foundation. Again, I used leftovers from the Workshop on the Go Kits.