Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Annual Inspirations Blog Hop 2017-2018 - New Product

Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop!  


We will be featuring new product from the Annual Inspirations catalog.  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 25 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using great New 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!


For my project today, I started with pulling paper from the Whimsy Fundamentals, added a strip of Silver Shimmer Trim.  I used the Sweet Baby Stamp set and Thin Cut Bundle(Z3376) for this card, as well as the sentiment from For You Darling(C1690).  The elephant is stamped with Petwer ink on Heather CS.  I used my waterbrush and Smoothie ink add some color to him.  The balloons are stamped with Crystal Blue Ink.



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! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get any of the products featured during this hop!


Always craft with  <3

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

August Cross Canada Blog Hop - Annual Inspirations New Product



Welcome to our August Blog Hop featuring artwork created from products found in the 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations Catalog. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order. We have 13 Canadian consultants participating in this month's blog hop.


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 I'm the first stop when hopping from East to West Coast. If you came from Corinna's blog then you are in the right place!


For this card I used the new Stamp and Thin Cut Bundle, For You Darling(Z3375), Gold Shimmer Trim, and Eggplant pattern paper from the fundamentals along with Eggplant and Pansy Ink for the stamping.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Colleen.


If you get lost along the way, you can come back here:


Michelle You Are Here


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 Holiday Expressions Catalog. So mark September 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.



Always craft with

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - School Year

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 



We will be featuring August SOTM, which is School Year, a set of 9 stamps.  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 21 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!


For my project I decided to scrapbook my kids First Day of School photos from 2016.  It was a big day, as my oldest Jaymee was starting Junior High School, and my youngest was starting Primary.

I started with a Colonial White base, and added Cranberry Cardstock, and I stamped a border in Cranberry ink around the edge of the cardstock, given it that tone on tone look.  The photos are matted with the secondary color of Lemon Cardstock, our Cardstock is now Two-toned.  For the title, First Day of School, I stamped using White Daisy pigment ink on Black cardstock. The frame is stamped in Toffee ink, and I used the secondary color Toffee Cardstock.  

Now "Hop" on over to Carol'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, School Year SOTM is only available until the end of August!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Always craft with  <3

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