Sunday, 16 October 2016

City Sidewalks Cricut Blog Hop

Welcome to our Blog Hop!  

We will be featuring the new Cricut City Sidewalks digital cartridge.  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 17 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this fun Christmas inspired Cartridge 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!

So here is the first project that I created using the NEW City Sidewalks Digital Cartridge.  It is a card using the Christmas Tree Cut and Presents.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Fern, Willow, Cranberry, Peacock, Cocoa and White Daisy.
Ink: Cranberry
Cricut: Artbooking and City Sidewalks
Other: 3D foam tape, memories bonding glue pen

I was hoping to be able to show a 2 page layout, but Cricut Design Space has been down for a couple of hours and I wasn't able to finish the layout.

Now "Hop" on over to Cat'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 cartridge is digital and is only available until December 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Saturday, 15 October 2016

October Cross Canada Blog Hop - Jeepers Creepers

Welcome to our October Blog Hop featuring Jeepers Creepers Creations, they can be Halloween themed creations or creations using the Jeepers Creepers paper collection.  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 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, and it so happens that I am the first stop moving from East to West. If you came from Kristine then you are in the correct place!


For my projects I decided I would use this cute stamp set, Monstrous Halloween (C1652) to create my creations for tonights blog hop.  What is great about this stamp set is that it has coordinating Thin Cuts that cut the monster shapes out for me.  No fussy cutting here.

This first card I used the Jeepers Creepers Lighting paper, both sides to create this fun Halloween card.  I used 2 new colors, Pansy and Raspberry.  I really thought it needed a little something else, so I added googly eyes to my monster.

This second card is a birthday themed card, and I used the colors found in the paper collection Jeepers Creepers.  The sentiment is stamped in Tangerine and monsters are in Willow and Lagoon.  The candy is Pansy and Raspberry.

My last project is a bag topper for Halloween treats that I will send to my children's classrooms.  I continued the colors onto this also,

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky.
 If you get lost along the way, you can come back here to find the next stop.
  1. Michelle YOU ARE HERE
  2. Nicky
  3. Alyson
  4. Donna
  5. Janet
  6. Corinna
  7. Kristine

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 created using our Colour of the Year, Seaglass.  So mark November 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Snowglobe Shaker Card

I've fallen in love with shaker cards, and got this idea to create a snowglobe shaker card.  The fun part was trying to create a file to cut the snowglobe to work they way I wanted it to.  Well after about a week of tweaking files I managed to create a file that I'm happy with.  I'm still continuing to work on the file since I have a whole other vision for this style of card.

I used some Pear cardstock  for the actual snowglobe and used the new stamp set Joy To You & Me (C1656) which I stamped using Cranberry, Lagoon, Topiary, Sapphire, Cocoa and Glacier ink.  I hope you like my Snowglobe Shaker Card.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 10 October 2016

Team Brae-er's Blog Hop - Swan Lake

Welcome to the team Brae-er's Blog Hop, this month Close to my Heart is featuring the Swan Lake paper collection.  So we decided that we would too, feature the paper collection.

This month we have 3 team members participating, first up is Michelle Hughes, so if you have come from her blog then you are in the right spot.

For my project I used the new Stamp Set With You (D1705), the colors are Fern, Goldrush, Poppy and Cocoa.  I used 2 different patterns from the collection.

Isn't this a pretty collection?

You're next stop on this blog hop is Brandi Robinson.

If you like any of the products or techniques featured you can contact your CTMH consultant or you can contact me.

Are you in need of Christmas cards?

Card Buffets

Christmas Card Buffet

Great way to have unique cards to give to Family and Friends

This unique event is a great way for you to get a head start on your Christmas cards for $35.  There are at least 15 designs to choose from, all you need to bring with you is your favorite adhesives and scissors.

October 14th            6:30pm to 9:30pm
October 22nd           1:30pm to 4:30pm
October 28th              6:30pm to 9:30pm
November 12th          1:30pm to 4:30pm
November 20th        1:30pm to 4:30pm