Monday, 20 September 2021

Canadian Blog Hop - September-October 2021

 Welcome to our September/October Blog Hop featuring artwork created using new and fabulous products found in our current catalog. 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, but if you want to start at the beginning join Brandi Robinson. If you came from Brae Montgomery's Blog then you are in the right place!


For my project, I used the new Card Size Stencils. There are 3 different packages to choose from, and I chose Pack 3. I used the Distress Oxides in Candy Apple, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Chipped Sapphire to create my background paper. I used Pumpkin Spice Scrapbooking stamp set and coloured the images in using a watercolour brush and 2 of our new colours, Harbour and Papaya. The frame is cut using the rectangle frame thin cuts. The sentiment is from the For All Occasions stamp set.
Your next stop on the Canadian Blog Hop is Kristine Ponte.
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 for our next hop November 20th.
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Friday, 17 September 2021

September/October 2021 New Product Blog Hop



Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop featuring products from the September/October catalog! If you have come here from CatScrapbooking, 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 15 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using new 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 for tonight's blog hop I played with the Pumpkin Spice paper, Papaya and Harbour Cardstock as well as the Papaya, Harbour and Shortbread inks.  The Sweater is from the Pumpkin Spice Scrapbooking stamp set and was coloured using ink pads and the medium waterbrush.  I squeezed ink into the bottom of the ink pad and used the waterbrush to pick up colour. By using this technique I was able to control the intensity of the colour on the sweater by creating much different tones.  I tore the cardstock to create a fun look and used the sentiment from For All Occassions found in our Core Catalog. 
Now "Hop" on over to Wendy Kessler'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 purchase these fabulous new products!


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Wednesday, 1 September 2021

September SOTM Blog Hop - Grateful For This Life

 Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!




We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is titled Grateful For This Life, a set of 16 stamps.  If you have come here from CatSCrapbooking, 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 13 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 this month I decided to create a slimline card using Paprika CS for my mat and then I created my own background paper using Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks.  Before I inked up I heat embossed Grateful in Clear Embossing Powder for a emboss resist technique.  After I inked up the white CS I just wasn't happy with the embossing, so I embossed the word using White embossing powder.  This really raised the sentiment up much more and I like the effect.  For You is stamped in Black ink and then I doodled along the edges.  For a finishing touch I grabbed the new Autumn Sequins for my embellishments.

Now "Hop" on over to Wendy Kessler's blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas! Remember, the Grateful For This Life SOTM is only available until September 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


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Saturday, 28 August 2021

Boo Crew Blog Hop

 Welcome to our Boo Crew Blog Hop!




I absolutely love the patterns in this Halloween Special.  They are bright, playful and just so much fun.  I know you will love this collection as much as I do.  Now onto the Blog Hop, if you have come here from CatScrapbooking, 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 6 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this Spooky collection 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 started with Nectarine Cardstock for my base page and used Black Shimmer Brush to create a splattering across the page.  I used 4 of the patterns, Ballerina, Black and Wild Berry(sneak peak of a new colour) Cardstock.  I used lots of stickers from the sticker sheet, a zipstrip and added some Wild Berry Enamel Dots to finish the page.  The pattern I used to create this fun layout is from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 5, pattern 16.


Now "Hop" on over to ScrappinKaty 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 this fabulous Halloween collection at a discount!


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Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Canadian Blog Hop for July-August Catalog 2021


Welcome to our July-August Blog Hop featuring artwork created using new and fabulous products found in our current catalog. 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 came from Brae's Blog then you are in the right place!

For my project I used the stamp set & thin cut You're Pawsome along with the Mix In paper . I have a new kitten and she is grey and black so I just had to colour this cute fluff ball the same. I took some twine that I had laying about and rolled it up in glue and then adhered it to the kitten's paw. I wanted this card to be simple so for the sentiment I stamped on a piece of white daisy CS and then flagged the one edge. The kittens are coloured using the Spectrum Nior TriBlend Ice Grey Blend.
Your next stop on the Canadian Blog Hop is Sabrina.
If you get lost along the way, you can come back here to this list:
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 for our next hop September 20th.


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