Saturday, 20 May 2017

SE2 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our SE2 New Product Blog Hop!  



We will be featuring products found in the New Seasonal Expressions 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 18 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using 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 finally had time to sit down and finish the artwork from the Spring Up event,  We got to make 6 super cute cards using the Little Dreamer collection along with the Little Dreamer Cardmaking Bundle.

We used Seaglass, Black, Blossom and Thistle Ink, Little Dreamer gems, and White Shimmer Trim.


Now "Hop" on over to Jennifer's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Introducing Jack 1 Sheet Wonder 20 Card Workshop



With my first 2 workshops being so successful with my customers I had to jump right in and start designing another workshop. My customers were asking for a masculine collection, and Jack fits that perfectly.

My workshop is based on being able to teach my customers how to create the maximum amount of cards from a single sheet of 12 x 12 pattern paper.




My workshop will create 20 cards with 5 different designs. For my this workshop I used the first pattern from the Jack collection. These cards are very versatile and I see multiple uses for these cards.

Now lets take a look at each one of the cards.


Card 1

Card 2

Card 3

Card 4

Card 5 


Members of my Atlantic Scrappers Team will have full access to my files, you can join my team here!

To purchase these files for consultant use for teaching purposes, you can complete purchase here.



Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Team Brae-er Blog Hop - Little Dreamer

Have you seen how stinking cute the Little Dreamer Paper is?



Welcome to the Brae-er's Team Blog Hop.  This month the featured paper collection is Little Dreamer, and it is so very cute.  The patterns are so versatile, bright and so much fun.  I just love how vibrant they are. 

We have 7 team members who are participating in this months hop, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the linked name of the person who is following me.



So, I really had lots of fun creating this card using the cloud print pattern and decided I was going to use that as my main theme.  I added the rainbow and cloud from the Scrapbooking Thin Cut & Stamp Bundle, I didn't stamp the cloud, but did stamp the Rainbow using Lagoon, Thistle, Blossom and Lemon.

I also used the Cardmaking Thin Cut & Stamp Bundle for the unicorn.  I stamped the unicorn using Blossom, Lagoon, Thistle and Glacier.  The sentiment also from this collection and I stamped the banner in Lagoon, and the sentiment in Black.  I thought it needed a little bling, so I added some Little Dreamer Gems.

Now you can continue hopping along, being inspired by visiting Heather.  Now don't forget to leave us all comments as we love hearing from you.

To purchase any of the supplies used in any of our creations you can contact your local consultant or you can shop with me!

Monday, 15 May 2017

Cross Canada Blog Hop - Favorite New Paper Collection



Welcome to our May Blog Hop featuring our favorite New Paper Collections. We have 4 new amazing and fun paper collections in the Current Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog.


We have an amazing group of talented ladies all across Canada, and they sure would love to hear from you, so before hopping onto the next person, take a moment and leave a comment about what you loved.


If you've arrived from Nancy Klein's Blog then you are in the right place! If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, and continue from East Coast to West Coast, then you are in the right spot, as I'm the first stop on the East Coast.

I have 4 cards to share with you today using Prickly Pear. Now we are suppose to share our favorite paper, but really I don't have a favorite, I love all 4 paper collections....but my oldest daughter loves Llama's and needed a birthday card over the weekend, so that it what I used to create with. The first card I'm showing is my daughter Jaymee's card. She decided she needed to color the Llama pink.



I think she did a wonder job coloring her pink Llama, and her friend enjoyed the fun card.

Now for my first card I decided to use this Month's SOTM along with the Prickly Pear Paper. I pulled colors from the pallet for this paper to stamp the flowers, Lemon, Tangerine, Blossom and Poppy and for the sentiment I stamped it in Sapphire. To fill in the center of the flowers, I actually flipped the stamp over and stamped the backside of the flower in 2nd generation. The leaves are stamped in Emerald ink using the same technique as the flowers.




My second card I decided to use the cute Llama, and I used the Watercolor paints to color this cute little guy. I used multiple patterns for this card, and I used the circle Thin Cut to cut the sun, and used the watercolor paints to color it in. The sentiment is stamped using Sapphire ink and then I doodled a border.



For my final card, I used the cute Cactus from and also used watercolor paints to add some fun, vibrant color. I used the a the Golden Yellow Shinhan Marker to color some cardstock before stamping the "on you" and "ouch". They were fussy cut and added to the card. My inspiration came from the artwork in the catalog for this card, but I made some changes to make it my own.



To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order, if you do not have a consultant(Canadian) you can shop here with me.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Colleen.

If you get lost along the way, you can come back here, I've provided the full list of h

oppers.

1. Michelle You Are Here

2. Colleen

3. Nicky

4. Caroline

5. Sheena

6. Diana

7. Brae

8. Brandy

9. Jessica

10. Corinna

11. Nancy

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 creations using up our stash while using new products. So mark June 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Coming Soon............Jack 1 Sheet Wonder

I am so excited to be able to announce that my Jack 1 Sheet Wonder 20 Card Workshop will soon be ready!

I love this masculine paper collection, and the stamps that are paired with this collection are so awesome.

With this workshop you will be creating a total of 20 cards, there are 5 designs, so you'll get 4 of each card design.

I know that I am in need of some fun masculine cards, and this workshop won't disappoint.

Here is a sneak peak of what is coming up:



             

             Always craft with  <3