Sunday, 15 November 2015

Cross Canada Blog Hop - Christmas Preparations

Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring how we Prepare for Christmas.  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, plus I'm the first stop when hopping from East to West Coast. If you came from Candra's blog then you are in the right place! 

How I prepare for Christmas is by getting all my cards made that I send out to family and friends. I send out close to 100 cards every Christmas.  Here is a sample card from the group of my cards that will soon be in the mail. Besides making my cards, I make many gifts and goodies that I give out to my kids teachers and to take to the many craft markets I attend.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Rosalynd, so head on over and check out her blog.
 If you get lost along the way, you can come back here as I provide the full blog hop list. 
  1. Michelle  You Are Here!
  2. Rosalynd 
  3. Krista
  4. Carol
  5. Donna 
  6. Kirsten 
  7. Janet 
  8. Kirstin 
  9. 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 feature Where we create .  So mark December 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

November SOTM Blog Hop - Cheers, 2016!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring November's SOTM, which is Cheers, 2016!, a set of 16 stamps.  If you have come here from the creative work of Lisa Plummer'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 37 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 card, I wanted to solely use just the stamp set, no embellishments.  I first started with a mat of Pomegranate Cardstock and layered my stamped White Daisy to the mat before adhering to my cardbase.  I used 5 stamps from the stamp set to create this randomed stamped card. I used Pomegranate, Eggplant, Sapphire and Saffron ink to stamp.  The Happy and New Year is actually 2 separate stamps. The banner is popped using 3D foam tape.

Now "Hop" on over to Wendy Kessler's Blog to see her fabulous work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the Cheers, 2016! SOTM is only available until November 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!