Sunday, 20 November 2016

November Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring Seaglass, Color of the Year

Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring Seaglass, Color of the Year.  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 then you are at the beginning of the blog hop when hopping from East to West Coast. If you came from Candra's Blog then you are in the right place! 

I created these 3 cards as part of my Christmas Card Buffet, and I'm sorry I will update in the morning with details.  I'm not myself this past week since I'm working through a pinched sciatic nerve. We were suppose to go live on the 15th, but I was a complete right off, and even though I am better than I was a week ago, I'm still not well.





Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Arlene.
 If you get lost along the way, you can come right back here as I have posted the lineup:

  1. Michelle YOU ARE HERE
  2. Arlene
  3. Michelle
  4. Alyson
  5. Donna
  6. Corinna
  7. 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 created using our Colour of the Year, Seaglass.  So mark November 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

New Year's Cheer SOTM Blog Hop - November

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  



We will be featuring November's SOTM, which is New Year's Cheer, a set of 13 stamps.  If you have come here from Jen Rubio'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 26 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!


This first card is using paper from the Jeepers Creepers collection, and gold Shimmer Trim.  I heat embossed Cheers directly onto the patterned paper, and the champagne flutes and bow are heat embossed onto White Daisy cardstock before being adhered to the card.  All heat embossing is done in Gold.


For my second card I again used the Jeepers Creepers collection, the sentiment is stamped in Pansy along with the firework bursts.  I matted the sentiment on Silver Glitter paper, and made the flags from the Jeepers Creepers line.


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, the <month> SOTM is only available until <last day of the month>!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

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 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, 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!