Sunday, 16 July 2017

Hard to Say Goodbye Blog Hop



Welcome to our Hard to Say Goodbye Blog Hop!  


We will be featuring products that will be retiring on July 31st.  If you have come here from Wendy'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 approximately 19 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using great CTMH products that are reetiring on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!




I have to apologize as this artwork is not using all current product that will be retiring, the paper has been retired long ago.  But I wanted to showcase the stamp set as it is one of my favorites, since it is so totally cute.  It is very versatile, and works well with lots of patterns, which is why I'm showing it off here.  This stamp set is called Safari Ballet (A1180) and is only $9.00CAD.



Now "Hop" on over to Melissa'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 products being features will be retiring on July 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Always craft with  <3

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Cross Canada Blog Hop - July featuring Masculine projects



Welcome to our July Blog Hop featuring Masculine themed artwork. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop,plus for this hop, we are starting on the with me in Nova Scotia. If you came from Candra's blog then you are in the right place!



For this 1st card, I used up some scraps of the Jack paper, along with the stamp from the Father's Day Card Kit.  I used corresponding ink colours, Jupiner and Ruby ink along with the embellishments that come in the kit.




For my 2nd card, I used the Jack Scrapbooking stamp set for the image, he is coloured using the Shinhan Markers.  This stamp set has matching Thin Cuts. To make the hat appear to be actually on hit head, I used my craft knife and made a slit.  The sentiment is also from the Father's Day Card Kit.


Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Colleen.


If you get lost along the way, you can come right back here, I've provided the full hope list:

1. Michelle S YOU ARE HERE
2. Colleen
3. Nicky
4. Diana
6. Candra

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Projects inspired from the New Products from the New Annual Inspirations Catalog. So mark August 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Always craft with  <3

Monday, 10 July 2017

Stampaganza Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stampaganza Blog Hop!  



We will be featuring some of the exclusive returning stamps that Close to My Heart has brought back for our July Stampaganza promotion.  If you have come here from Cat'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 approximately 11 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using these amazing stamps and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!








Now "Hop" on over to Wendy'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, this special is only available until the 31st of July!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Always craft with  <3

Saturday, 1 July 2017

July SOTM Blog Hop - Storybook Alphabet

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  



We will be featuring July's SOTM, which is Storybook Alphabet, a set of 26 stamps.  If you have come here from Melinda'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 approximately 16 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!


 I was asked to make name badges for the my daughter's class as they were helpers during an elementary field day.  I used StoryBook Alphabet to create all the badges since I thought the size would be good for the younger children to read.  I used White Daisy and Black cardstock for the base.  The letters were stamped in various colours, and I thought it was funny that my daughters name ended up being all Glacier and Lagoon.


Now "Hop" on over to Wendy'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 July SOTM is only available until the 31st of July!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

June Cross Canada Blog Hop - Use Up Your Stash



Welcome to our June Blog Hop featuring artwork where we've used our stash mixed with new products. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, I'm also the first stop when you are hopping across Canada.  

At first I was really unsure about what I would use to create my project for this blog hop....but then an email was sent home from my oldest daughter's school saying that the guidance counselor was retiring, and there are a few teachers moving to other schools.  Jaymee asked if I could make a retirement card for her to take in.  So now I have a theme. 



So I pulled the No Worries Cardmaking stamp set which is the New product I used, it also has a coordinating Thin Cut.  I pulled my scrap box out to set what I had for older retired product, and found some Seaside paper(which I loved and wished I had more of).  I pulled a few colors from the collection.  I used a piece of Lagoon for the mat for the images and sentiment. The umbrella is stamped in Crystal Blue and Smoothie, I used Saffron ink for the lounge chair.  The sentiment is just stamped in Black ink.  The umbrella and chair were cut out using the thin cuts, and then I paper pieced the Crystal Blue onto the Smoothie cut.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Colleen, who is also in Nova Scotia, actually just on the other side of the Halifax Harbour.


If you get lost along the way, you can come back here, below is the full blog hop list:


1. Michelle You are Here!
2. Colleen
3. Nicky
5. Sheena
6. Diana
8. Carol
9. Jessica
10. Janet
11. Corinna
12. Kirstin
Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring the Masculine projects. So mark July 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Always craft with  <3