Saturday, 10 August 2019

August Cross Canada Blog Hop - Craft On



Welcome to our August Blog Hop featuring artwork created using the Craft On 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 I am the first stop when you are hopping from the East Coast to the West Coast. If you came from Kristine's Blog then you are in the right place!



For my project I choose to create a layout using Craft On.  I wanted to highlight the colour in in the photo and pulling the Raspberry was a perfect match.  I used the Stitched Flower Thin Cuts for embellishment, and used up some left over letters in my stash as well as the Alphabet Thin Cuts to create my title. The scallop is the reverse of the backgroung paper, and the black and white plaid is the zipstrip from the same page.  The Pink tone on tone with hearts is also from the Craft On collection.  I pulled that colour to create the flowers as well as Lemon Cardstock which is also used to mat the photo.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Sheena.

If you get lost along the way, you can come right back here, I've provided the full hop list:

Michelle  You Are Here!








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 artwork using Every Little Thing collection. So mark September 10th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Always craft with  <3

Thursday, 1 August 2019

August SOTM Blog Hop - From Me to You

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


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We will be featuring August's SOTM, which is From Me to You, a set of 38 stamps.  If you have come here from CatScrapbooking, 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

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This month we have approximately 14 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 was made using the True Love collection.  I had a few pieces left of the cut apart sheet, and it looked really fancy, so I trimmed along the lace and used that as a decorative piece. The sentiment is stamped in Sapphire Ink and is also a piece from the cut apart sheet.  The flower is from the Stitched Flower Thin Cut, and the colours are Sugarplum and Fern.  The flower and sentiment is popped using 3D Foam Tape.  I also added some Rose Gold Sequins.


For the second card I created I dug into some scraps from Sweet Girl, I used the Border Thin Cuts(sold out sorry), to create the grass, it is a fringe cut.  Totally awesome right.  Again, I used the cut apart sheet, that is where you will find this awesome hedgehog.  The sentiment is stamped in Black ink, and I doodled using the journalling pen.  Again I added some Rose Gold 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 MONTH 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Always craft with  <3

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

July Cross Canada Blog Hop - Into The Wild



Welcome to our July Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring artwork created using the Into the Wild 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 I am the first stop when you are hopping from East Coast to West Coast. If you came from Kristine's blog then you are in the right place!



For my project I decided to pull a layout from the Make It From Your Heart how to book, I used Layout 3 from Volume 3.  The stamp set used is called Summer Memories (D1858).  The base is Mink cardstock, and I've used colours found in the paper collection, Fern and Sapphire both in cardstock and ink.  I've used gold sequins and White Burlap Ribbon to embellish the layout.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Sheena, you can find her blog here!

If you get lost along the way, I've provided the full blog hop listing found below.

Michelle YOU ARE HERE









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 artwork using the Craft On collection. So mark August 10th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Always craft with  <3

Monday, 1 July 2019

July SOTM Blog Hop - Bear Hugs

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


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We will be featuring July's SOTM, Bear Hugs, a set of 17 stamps.  If you have come here from Melissa Robinson'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

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This month we have approximately 16 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 cards, I used Into the Wild Paper and coordinating Cardstock.  These cards were created to teach at a learning event for fellow consultants.  I used both watercolour pencils and Inks as mediums.  I also used Make It From Your Heart Volume 4, patterns 9, 21 & 24. 

Now "Hop" on over to Catherine Nowak'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 Bear Hugs is only available until July 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Always craft with  <3

Monday, 10 June 2019

June Cross Canada Blog Hop - True Love

Welcome to our June Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring artwork created using the True Love 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, I am also the first stop on the hop when hopping from East Coast to West Coast. If you came from Kristine's blog then you are in the right place!



For my project I pulled Sapphire, Eggplant and Sugarplum from the colour pallet.  The Card base is Sapphire, and I matted the sentiment with Sugarplum.  I stamped the sentiment using Eggplant.  The sentiment is from this month's Stamp of the Month, To My Bestie.  To finish off the card, I added some loose Gold sequins applied with glue dots.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Sheena, so go visit her blog and leave her some blog love.

If you get lost along the way, you can come back here as I have provided the full hop list.

Michelle You Are Here







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 artwork using the Into The Wild collection. So mark July 10th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Always craft with  <3