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!

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.




Dates:
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

Saturday, 1 October 2016

October SOTM Blog Hop - Yuletide Joy

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  





We will be featuring October's SOTM, which is Yuletide Joy, 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 approximately 34 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 created with no pattern papers, and I heat embossed the bell in Silver and then colored the image with my Shinhan Alcohol Markers.  It's 3D foam popped on White Daisy CS, which is end matted on Willow, a new color which I really love.  The cardbase is Cranberry.


This second card is also created with heat embossing, but I've done this in gold, and have embossed onto Cranberry Cardstock. It is also 3D foam popped.  The strip is Peacock, Lagoon and Gold shimmer trim.  The card base is City Sidewalks pattern paper, and I've also used Willow cardstock for the mat.

Now "Hop" on over to Wendy'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 October SOTM is only available until until the end of the month!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Cross Canada Blog Hop - September - Back to School

Welcome to our August Blog Hop featuring Back to School themed projects.  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 I'm the first stop for this month's hop....if you have come from Corinna's blog then you are in the right place.



For my project I made cards to for my children to take in to their teachers on the first day of school.  I used Jeepers Creepers paper, Lagoon and White Daisy cardstock, the New School Kids stamp set(D1706) and the Shinhan Alcohol Markers.  The 2 kids are popped with 3D foam tape.  Just love how quick and simple this cute card is.


Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Michelle Hughes.
 If you get lost along the way, you can come back here:
  1. Michelle   YOU ARE HERE
  2. Michelle Hughes
  3. Donna
  4. Janet
  5. Corinna      

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 Jeepers Creepers theme. So mark October 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop



Welcome to my blog!  I hop you have found lots of inspiration while hopping along our Holiday Expressions Blog Hop.  If you are just joining us, then I hope you will continue hopping along and visit the 24 other amazingly talented consultants as they share their creations with you.

If you have come from Krista's blog then you are moving in the right direction.  Wasn't her work fantastic? Now, if you happen to get lost along the way, you can head over to Melinda's blog, and she has a full list of participants.

Now I was inspired by the artwork from our Head Office Art Department, and I put my own spin on a card featured in the catalog.  I used the City Sidewalks Paper and Joy to You & Me Stamp set.  All the colors of ink I used can be found in the paper collection.



From here you head to Wendy's blog and her fabulous art.  If you would like to purchase any of the products featured here or on any blog featured, you can contact your local consultant or visit me here.

Monday, 15 August 2016

August Cross Canada Blog Hop - Fave New Product


Welcome to our August Blog Hop featuring Our Favorite New Products from the NEW Annual Inspirations catalog.  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 if you plan on hopping from East Coast to the West Coast, you are in luck, because I'm the first stop. If you came from Corrina of Corrina's Crafts then you are in the right place! 


 I decided to try making a shakercard for my blog entry.  I started with the Hearts Thin Cuts to make the opening for the shaking.  I used the Dots Overlay from the All About the Gold Fundamentals Collection to enclose the opening in the Raspberry Cardstock(new color).  I really thought the Lagoon and White Cardstock paired well with the Raspberry and cut more hearts to create the finished card.  I used sequins in Gold, Pacifica and Lagoon shades to create the shake.  The sentiment is stamped in Lagoon Ink and is from the Happy Heart stamp set, and this stamp also comes in 2 other languages, French and Spanish.


Supplies:

Raspberry(X5788), Lagoon(X5762) and White Daisy Cardstock(1385)
Hearts Thin Cuts (Z3260)
All About the Gold Fundamentals (Z3246)
Happy Heart Stamp (A1192)
Lagoon Ink (Z2895)

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Rosalynd of In My Scrappin Room.

If you get lost along the way, you can come right back here, and find the full list of bloggers:

  • Michelle S
  • Rosalynd
  • Nicky
  • Michelle H
  • Alyson
  • Donna
  • Brandy
  • Janet
  • Corinna


  • 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 with a Back to School theme.  So mark September 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

    Saturday, 6 August 2016

    New Product Blog Hop

    Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop!  




    Today's blog hop we are featuring New Product from our 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations Catalog .  If you have come here from Jennifer'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 25 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using New 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 used paper from the Enchantment Paper Collection (Z3254).  The ink is Pomegranate(Z2653) and Sapphire(Z2648).  The images and saying are from the School Kids Stamp Set (D1706).  I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and let it dry for about 10 minutes before coloring with multiple colors of ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  I then fussy cut them out and adhered to the card.


    Now "Hop" on over to Kirsten'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! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get these products!

    Monday, 1 August 2016

    August SOTM Blog Hop - Purr-fect Halloween

    Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  


    We will be featuring August's SOTM, which is Purr-fect Halloween, a set of 17 stamps.  If you have come here from Vickie ODell'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!


    For my project I used the ShinHan Touch Twin Markers to color in the flags and the cats.  I stamped the flags and title right onto the White Daisy cardstock.  It is matted onto Black cardstock before being adhered to the cardbase.  The center cat is popped using 3D Foam Tape, as well as his hat and the mask is tucked into his tail, and under his paw.  I think this card is just CRAZY Cool!

    Now "Hop" on over to Michele Rowley'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 August SOTM is only available until the 31st of August!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

    Friday, 15 July 2016

    Cross Canada Blog Hop - July Summer Themed

    Welcome to our July Blog Hop featuring Summer Themed projects.  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 I'm the first stop. If you came from Corinna's Blog then you are in the right place.



    I've been asked to create some summery themed cards to sell at a local stationary store for the tourists, and these are 2 cards that I've completed for them.  Unfortunately, I had to use these cards which are using retired stamps and paper, as my order did not arrive in time for me to complete my layout that I've been working on.  

    Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky.
     If you get lost along the way, you can come back her, I've got the list here for you.
    1. Michelle  You Are Here
    2. Nicky
    3. Carol
    4. Donna
    5. Janet
    6. Corinna

    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 full products from the new Annual Catalog.  So mark August 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


    Wednesday, 1 June 2016

    June SOTM Blog Hop - Long Way Home

    Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  
    We will be featuring June's SOTM, which is Long Way Home, a set of 15 stamps.  If you have come here from Krista'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 29 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!

    So firstly, here is the artwork created by the Head Office art team.  I love this cute mini album and the layout is just sweet.











    Now, I've been playing around with some Father's Day themed cards, and this is one that I created using the car from this month's SOTM.  I stamped the image on a pattern from the Urban collection, and then fussy cut it out.....in the process I got ink of the side I was going to use, but because the paper is double sided, I just flipped the car, cut out some tires and it's a cute card for my dad!




    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, 15 May 2016

    May's Cross Canada Blog Hop - For the Love of Mom's

    Welcome to our May Blog Hop featuring For the Love of Mom’s.  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,plus I'm the first stop as we hop across Canada from East Coast to West Coast, if you came from Janet's blog  then you are in the right place! 
    I am working on a scrapbook for my mom, and here is one of the pages I have done for in her album. It's going to be her birthday present which is in June. Below is the birthday card that I made for her.



    Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is the artwork from Nicky.
     If you get lost along the way, you can come back here, I've provided the list of hoppers. 
    1. Michelle   YOU ARE HERE!
    2. Nicky 
    3. Arlene 
    4. Donna 
    5. Janet


    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 Summer Vacation.  So mark June 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

    Sunday, 1 May 2016

    May Blog Hop - Celebrate with Cake

    Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  


    We will be featuring May's SOTM, which is Celebrate with Cake, a set of 17 stamps.  If you have come here from Cat'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. Celebrate with



    This month we have  approximately 33 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! 


    I really enjoyed playing with this stamp set and came up with a set of 3 cards that I am really loving.  I used a variety of mediums to create these 3 cards.  I ended up using La Vie En Rose, as I really liked this paper and the color pallet.



    Here are close ups of each card.




    Supplies used:

    La Vie En Rose Paper, Black and White Daisy Cardstock
    Journaling Pen
    HollyHock, Black, and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
    Watercolor Paints
    ShinHan Alcohol Markers & Blending Marker
    WaterBrush
    Calypso Sequins



    Now "Hop" on over to Wendy'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!

    Friday, 15 April 2016

    Spring is in the Air - April Cross Canada Blog Hop

    Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring our Spring is in the Air.  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 I'm the first stop when hopping from East Coast to West Coast.  If you have come from Janet's Blog then you are in the right place!




















    I used the retired Hopscotch paperpack and embellishments.  I really thought the colors were calling for spring pictures.  Where are the photos?  Well, spring is yet to arrive on the East Coast.....overnight we had snow and freezing rain, which made the roads unfit to send children to school.

    Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky, and she never disappoints.
     If you get lost along the way, you can come back here to find the link.

    1. Michelle YOU ARE HERE!
    2. Nicky
    3. Arlene
    4. Carol 
    5. Donna
    6. Kirsten 
    7. Janet 

    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 For the <3 of Moms.  So mark May 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.