Welcome to the November 2011 Close to My Heart Spotlight Blog Hop!  This month we are embossing!  There are different types of embossing (dry or wet).  Normally, when I think of embossing it’s the technique I used below where you use embossing powders, a type of wet (slow-drying) ink, and a heat gun.  There is also dry embossing where you use a stylus or fancier embossing folders to create a raised look on your paper.

This blog hop is a circle so if you are just starting, continue until you make your way back here.  If you are coming from Tamatha’s Blog, you are on the right track!

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted: Black Cardstock, Baby Pink Cardstock, Baby Pink Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink, Key to My Heart stamp set, and Love Always stamp set.

I do not emboss very often but I do like the look of it.  This card has a very elegant look and only took minutes to make.

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop is Elizabeth’s Blog!

For a list of all the blog hop participants, scroll down to the previous post.


The Sharing from the Heart Blog Hop is a mixture of Close to My Heart consultants and customers who have come together to share their projects.  The hop makes a circle so if you have started here, just continue until you make your way back.  If you are coming from Lori’s Blog, then you are on the right path.

This month’s theme choices were: SOTM, Thanksgiving, and/or Christmas gift ideas.

I chose to show you a Christmas gift idea.  These My Creations 6×6 albums are among my favorites!  They are inexpensive, you can use scraps and supplies that you already have, and they can be customized for anyone.  The one I made here is for a grandparent for Christmas.  The masculine look would also be perfect for a Father’s Day gift for Dad to take for his desk at work.

Supplies used are all CTMH: My Creations 6×6 Memory ShowcaseLucky Level 2 Paper Packet,  Shimmer Designer Brads, Outdoor Denim Ink, and Reflections Scrapbook Program.

You can see by the supply list how simple this can be to make and you could duplicate it using different colors and papers for a variety of different gifts.

Your next stop is Adeline’s Blog.

If you get lost along the way, go HERE for a list of participants.