Sunday, 31 May 2015

June SOTM Blog Hop - Ice Cream Dream

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring June's SOTM, which is Ice Cream Dream, a set of 7 stamps.  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 50 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 try the Boken technique on a full 12x12 page.  This was very time consuming but I think the effect was totally worth my time.  I used Lagoon and Cotton Candy Ink and sponged over the paper in a random pattern.  Then having cut circles in various sizes to create a template, I sponged these circles, using White Daisy Pigment Ink, randomly so that it creates a sort of bubble like appearance.  Some circles I kept almost opaque and others I really layered the ink on.  You can also see that there are bubbles ontop of bubbles.  I really love how this layout came out, and I've also carried the colors into the stamped images.

My photo mats are 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 and will hold 4 x 4 photos. If you did not want to use mats, then you could use 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 photos, you could also double mat the photo spaces.

Now "Hop" on over to Sheila'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 June SOTM is only available until the 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Friday, 15 May 2015

May Cross Canada Blog Hop - Scrapbooking with How To Books

Welcome to our May Blog Hop featuring Jeanette’s How –To Books for scrapbooking.  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, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Deanne in Newfoundland.  Deanne also happens to be before me, so if you are joining me from her post, you are moving in the right direction.

For my layout I chose to follow a cutting guide from Make it From Your Heart Volume 1.  The layout is #8 found on page 20.  

I used The Seaside Paper collection, along with some aqua dots and the Seaside Assortment to embellish the page.  I used stamps from the Workshop along with the stamp Treasured Friendship (C1594). This layout will hold 3 photos. Below are closeups of each page.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Rosalynd so hop on over and see what she has prepared for you.

If you get lost you can come back and visit me, as I am providing you with the whole blog hop list.
  1. Deanne
  2. Michelle
  3. Rosalynd
  4. Nicky 
  5. Arlene 
  6. Krista 
  7. Sheri  
  8. Lucy
  9. Brae 
  10. Cheryl 
  11. Jessica 
  12. Christine 
  13. Janet 
  14. Heather
  15. Kirstin 

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 our theme is Mini albums.  So mark June 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Brae-er's Team Blog Hop - Taste of Summer

Welcome to my blog...and the Brae-er's Team Blog Hop.  This month we are happy to be showcasing the Taste of Summer Paper celebrating National Scrapbooking Month. If you have just finished visiting with Jessica then you are hopping along in the right direction.  

I've made 2 cute cards following cutting instructions from Make it From Your Heart Volume 2.  Here are my cards.

For both my cards, I used the current Operation Smile Stamp Set, Happy Everything (D1653). For the first card I stamped the balloons directly on the card and then on scraps of the patterned papers.  I fussy cut them out and then adhered them to the stamped images on the card. Aren't the colors bright and fun.

For my second card I used the White Shimmer Trim, and colored it with the ShinHan Touch Twin Markers, The color I used was Marigold.  The sentiment is layered on Sweetleaf cardstock.

For more information about the promotional paper, and the matching stamp set that coordinates with the paper continue reading......or you can hop on over to Heather who has a Berry Cute layout. If for any reason you get lost along the way, you can pop to Brae's blog for a full list. Don't forget to leave comments for us, we love to hear from you. 

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month during the month of May with our exclusive mouthwatering Taste of Summer paper packet, available for only $8.95 USD & CAD! Featuring bold, vibrant colors colours, this exclusive paper packet is perfect to pair with your sweet summery memories, and provides delicious designs for your layouts, cards, and more! Contact your Independent Consultant (or contact me) for information about workshops for this paper packet.  This paper packet is only available during May while supplies last, so get your order in early. No matter where you are or what the weather may be, you deserve a little taste of summer in your life! 
National Scrapbooking Month

Plus, as a special bonus, during the month of May you can also purchase the exclusive Taste of Summer bonus D-size stamp set for $17.95 USD / $19.75 CAD.