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Sharing from the Heart Blog Hop – January 2012

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 Adeline’s Blog, then you are on the right path.

This month’s theme choices were: SOTM, Valentine, or Winter.  I chose Valentine’s.

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Supplies used are all CTMH: Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, My Creations Banner, Sweetheart Paper Pack, Silver Brads, Mad About You stamp set (December SOTM), Bling Assortment Buttons, Black Waxy Flax, 3D foam tape, Crochet Flowers, and Cotton Candy, Black, & Tulip inks.

This paper was on clearance for only $3 for the pack.  It was one of my favorites so I just had to get another one.  When we had Valentines as an option for this blog hop it arrived at the perfect time.  At first I was going to make a card, then I thought maybe a layout, then I remembered that I wanted banners for holidays throughout the year.  There is plenty of paper in a paper pack so I decided to go for it and the great thing is I would have it done for the upcoming holiday!

I cut the scalloped pennants using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge at 7″.  I cut cardstock for the base on the ones that I used B&T paper on.  I also mounted all the pieces on the My Creations chipboard Banner.  One thing I noticed when I used the inside and out of the banners and I flipped some over to use the different patterns on the paper…the inside piece did not match up if I flipped it over.  You’d think that with this pattern it wouldn’t matter but it must be off a little, just enough to not line up.  On those pieces I added embellishments to cover up the space.  Next time I make one, if I use this same pattern, I will use the cardstock as my base again and just use one piece of B&T paper so I don’t have to worry about it matching up exact.  Letters are also cut with the Art Philosophy cartridge at 2″.

Here’s closer pictures because it looks much better when you can see it up close.

Your next stop is Lori’s Blog.

If you get lost along the way, you can scroll down to the previous post for a list of all participants.

Sonoma Workshop Layouts

The Sonoma Workshop on the Go Kit includes:

Sonoma Level 2 Paper Packet ($9.95)
My Acrylix® Sonoma Workshop ($13.95) (stamp set is exclusive to this workshop kit)
Mini-Medley Accents Pewter Collection ($4.95)
Sponges ($1.25)
Colonial White Cardstock (2 sheets) ($.98)
Workshop Guide ($1.00)


Here are my pages:

This is my most favorite paper from the 2011 Fall/Winter Idea Book!  After completing the pages and cards, I just keeping looking at them because they are so beautiful.  I was excited about this pack because we had just taken family photos (doesn’t happen very often) and I knew they would go perfect with this paper pack!  The above layouts are from the workshop.  I swapped out the background on the one and used Olive Cardstock and used the backside of the B&T that I was supposed to use to create the layouts below.  I used paper and embellishments that were leftover from the workshop and bonus project materials.

Come back tomorrow to see the beautiful cards that you can create as the bonus project to this workshop.

Would you like to attend my Sonoma Workshop on January 27?  Order by January 6 to save on shipping or order anytime and complete on your own.

Typeset Workshop Bonus Project – Cards

The Typeset Workshop on the Go Kit includes:

Typeset Level 2 Paper Packet ($9.95)
My Acrylix® Typeset Workshop ($13.95) (stamp set is exclusive to this workshop)
Milepost Shapes ($3.95)
Create-a-Shade® Pearl Paint ($2.95)
Colonial White Cardstock (2 sheets) ($.98)
Workshop Guide ($1.00)

Scroll down to yesterday’s post to see the layouts that I made with this workshop kit.

Here are the Bonus Project cards:


I switched out the wooden buttons and used regular basic colored buttons.  I used a mix of hemp and waxy flax.

Add these items to your order to create the workshop bonus project:

Dark Neutral Cardstock Shade Pack
Wooden Designer Buttons3

You can order this workshop kit on my CTMH Website through February 29, 2012 (while supplies last).

Corn Maze Layout

Supplies used: Close to My Heart Mischief Level 2 Paper Pack (retired), Stampin Up punch, ProvoCraft Rob & Bob Studio coaster card, Close to My Heart You & Me stamp set, Close to My Heart Barn Red and Black ink, Close to My Heart buttons, Close to My Heart Waxy Flax, and foam tape.

This layout was inspired by Tammy’s layout from this months Scrap Our Stash Pagerize Challenge.  I really used my stash with this one.  The striped background paper is actually two pieces of scraps that I put together (using the stripes as my guide) and if you were to take off the photo mat you’d see the hole in the middle.  I really liked this paper though and was determined to use it.  And you’d never know!  I took Tammy’s layout and turned it.  Her border punch reminded me of one I had (that I’ve never used until now!).  The orange coaster was too bright but it was perfect after I inked it up with some Barn Red.  I changed the photo in the circle to journaling and mimicked her pieced title.

Sophia Workshop Cards

These were a bit time consuming but gorgeous!  The cards are part of the Sophia Workshop Kit (available through July 31, 2011).