Monday, 16 October 2017

Share a Smile Blog Hop

Welcome to our Share a Smile Blog Hop!  


We will be featuring this month's Promotion featuring Punny Pals, a set of 36 stamps.  If you have come here from Melissa'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


With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. To bring these stamp images to life, we’ve made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit! The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! 



This month we have approximately 19 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this fabulous stamp set which supports Operation Smile, and other great CTMH products on their blogs. Now onto the blog hop, and this is so 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 decided to go with some 3*3 cards, and just kept them really simple.  Now during this month you can also purchase an exclusive card kit with the coordinating Thin Cuts, my order with these additional items did not arrival on time, but I did have this super cute stamp set.  Here are some close-ups of the cards.




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 that the Punny Pals stamp set supporting Operation Smile is available during the annual catalog, but the Share a Smile Promotional Kit is only available until October 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Always craft with  <3

Introducing Silver & Gold 1 Sheet Wonder 20 Card Workshop

I am so excited to be able to announce my first Christmas 1 Sheet Wonder 20 Card Workshop, Silver & Gold.  I really love how quickly this workshop came together, and I'm sure you will love it too.

Here is the whole collection:



I love the look of Heat Embossing, and used both the Silver and Gold powder. Each cutting guide will create 20 cards, 5 designs, with 4 of each card.  Now if your customers are beginners, you could always break this down into smaller classes, 10 cards, or 5 cards.  Making your supplies and guides stretch further.


Here are each 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.










Always craft with  <3

Sunday, 15 October 2017

October Cross Canada Blog Hop - What I'm Grateful for



Welcome to our October Blog Hop featuring artwork created showing what it is we are Grateful for. 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. If you came from Arlene's blog then you are in the right place!


Supplies:

Falling For You Paper
Saffron Cardstock
Fern Cardstock
Goldrush Cardstock
Espresso Ink
Fern Ink
Saffron Ink
Goldrush Ink
Falling For You Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cut
Happy Day Cardmaking Kit stamp set
Falling For You Compliments

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky.


If you get lost along the way, you can come back here:

Michelle 

Nicky

Arlene

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 inspired by the Holidays. So mark November 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Always craft with  <3

Sunday, 8 October 2017

A Halloween Birthday times 2

I am a very lucky person to still have 1 of my grandparents alive.  My nanny is my rock, and as a child it was my favorite place to visit in the summer.

Every morning I would have coffee and toast with her, and we would bake pies or bread(something I haven't conquered without my bread maker machine)!

My nanny was born on Halloween, but what is better than that is that she has a twin sister.  Do you know how hard it is to find a birthday card for a Halloween birthday?  Or for a twin sister?

So, that is where I come in!  I made my nanny a card to send to her sister, Edna in Ontario.


I used our colour of year cardstock, Bashful, and the new Rose Embossing Folder to create the base of this card.  I highlighted the design using the gold shimmer brush.  Using my piercing tool I added a stitched design to the matted sentiment.  

I also embossed the flap of the envelope through the Rose embossing folder.  I have a few coloured envelopes in my possession from Paper Garden, and I was lucky enough to have a 5x7 that was almost an exact match to our Bashful.

For the inside sentiment, I wanted it to be fun, so I stamped the Happy Halloween, Happy Birthday sentiment from the Just to Say stamp set, the the Twin Sister is stamped from the Curlicue Alphabet stamp set, both are from the Artfully Sent Cricut Collection.


I hope you enjoyed my Halloween/Birthday card.


Always craft with  <3

Sunday, 1 October 2017

October SOTM Blog Hop - Christmas Tunes

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 



We will be featuring October's SOTM, which is Christmas Tunes, a set of  7 stamps.  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 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!


My first card, I started with Cranberry cardstock as my base piece, I also stamped the ornament in versamark ink and heat embossed in Gold.  I used multiple patterns from the Beary Christmas paper collection for both cards.  The 2nd color of cardstock used is Glacier which also appears in the collection.  I added a piece of ribbon with gold accent and a bow.


This 2nd card I Heat Embossed using White Pigment Ink and Clear Embossing Powder on Vellum.  I added color to the vellum by using our watercolor paints.  For accents I used Silver Shimmer Trim, and Bitty Sparkles.

Now "Hop" on over to Priscilla'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!


Always craft with  <3

Friday, 22 September 2017

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our New HE Product Blog Hop!  


We will be featuring products we love from the new Holiday Expressions catalog.  If you have come here from Emily'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 23 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using New Holiday Expressions 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 am loving the Falling For You collection.  I love Autumn, and the nice cool evenings.  I used the Falling For You Scrapbooking stamp, using Pewter, Goldrush and Fern Ink.  I used the leaves embossing folder on the Goldrush squares.  For some embellishments I added Bronze Sequins.

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!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Always craft with  <3

Falling For You 1Sheet Wonder 20 Card Workshop


I am so excited to be able to announce the newest 1 Sheet Wonder Workshop, Falling For You.  I absolutely love this Autumn paper collection and I hope you do too.

Here is the whole collection:



I just love the color palette, I think because I love fall, the the leaves changing colors on the trees. Each cutting guide will create 20 cards, 5 designs, with 4 of each card.  Now if your customers are beginners, you could always break this down into smaller classes, 10 cards, or 5 cards.  Making your supplies and guides stretch further.


Here are each 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.








Always craft with  <3

Monday, 18 September 2017

Wreath made for New Home

My mother called me up last Monday asking if I could make a Wreath for her BFF for their new home.  She wanted to give her a gift that she couldn't go and purchase herself.  So here is when it is great that you have a crafty daughter.

So Saturday my parents came into the city, and we finalized placement of all the pretty paper flowers, and then the glue gun came out.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.



About 20 minutes ago, I got a call from the new home owner, and she loves her wreath, and informed me she has already found a home for it, and has hung it up.

Colours used for greenery are, Topiary, Sweet Leaf and New Enlgand Ivy.  The flowers are Pixie, Bashful, and Colonial White cardstock.  Some of the Colonial White were inked with Pixie and Crystal Blue Ink.

The name is Heat Embossed using Gold Embossing Powder.  The wreath is wrapped in Burlap Ribbon.


Always craft with  <3

Friday, 15 September 2017

September Cross Canada Blog Hop - Our Favorite Prodcuts from the New Holiday Epressions


Welcome to our September Blog Hop featuring artwork created from products found in the 2017 Holiday Expressions 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, plus I'm the first stop when you are hopping across Canada East Coast to West Coast. If you came from Jessica's blog then you are in the right place!

Sorry about the color will retake when I have better lighting
I love the fall, and because of that I am totally in love with the Falling For You collection.  For my cards, I used a lovely simply pattern from the collection, and paired it with the September Stamp of the Month, Feel So Blessed.  I used Saffron, Fern and White Daisy cardstock, and Fern Ink.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky.


If you get lost along the way, you can come right back here to the blog hop list:



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 inspired what we are Thankful For. So mark October 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Always craft with  <3

Friday, 1 September 2017

September SOTM Blog Hop - Feel So Blessed

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  


We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is Feel So Blessed, a set of 26 stamps.  If you have come here from Melissa'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 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 kept to the Enchantment palette of colours, using Fern as my base for the card, and added Eggpland and Saffron to compliment.  For an Embellishment I used the Black Dots and popped the sentiment using the 3D Foam Dots.

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 September 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!


Always craft with  <3

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Beautiful You Triple Layer Stamping


So today I spent a little time creating in-between hanging out with the kids.  I had them help me create a video to show how easy it is to create a beautifully stamped triple layer image. I used one of our new Thin Cut and Stamp bundle called Beautiful You.

Here is a little video showing how easy it is to use these stamps(I had a little helper by the name of Abbigail help create the video, waiting for my tripod to arrive).






I created my base using Pixie and Heather Cardstock, and now that our cardstock is two-toned, I was able to use the lighter shade for the Heather cs.  To cover the seam, I used a piece of White Shimmer Trim. I matted White Daisy Cardstock ontop of the same shade of Heather cs for my sentiment.  After stamping the flowers and leaves, I cut them out using the Thin Cuts, and adhered them using 3D Foam Tape. To finish is off I added 3 Bashful Pearls.

Supplies used:
White Daisy CS
Pixie CS
Heather CS (lighter side)
White Shimmer Trim
Bashful ink
Pixie ink
Blossom ink
Willow ink
Black ink
Bashful Pearls
3D Foam Tape

Always craft with  <3

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Annual Inspirations Blog Hop 2017-2018 - New Product

Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop!  


We will be featuring new product from the Annual Inspirations 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 25 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using great New 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 today, I started with pulling paper from the Whimsy Fundamentals, added a strip of Silver Shimmer Trim.  I used the Sweet Baby Stamp set and Thin Cut Bundle(Z3376) for this card, as well as the sentiment from For You Darling(C1690).  The elephant is stamped with Petwer ink on Heather CS.  I used my waterbrush and Smoothie ink add some color to him.  The balloons are stamped with Crystal Blue Ink.



Now "Hop" on over to Melissa'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 any of the products featured during this hop!


Always craft with  <3