Thursday, 20 May 2021

Canadian Blog Hop - May/June 2021

 

Welcome to our May/June Blog Hop featuring artwork created using new and fabulous products found in our current 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 came from Joanne's Blog then you are in the right place!


I created 3 cards using backgrounds that I had created.  One is using Gloss Acrylic Spray, one Distress Oxides and the last one is using watercolour paints.
 

This first card I used a sprayed background using Ocean Gloss Spray.  The Butterfly is from our National Scrapbooking Month special.  It has 3 layers.  The 1st is White CS, the end is a watercolour creation the top layer is the Dreamy Holographic Paper.  I added Steel Stickles for embellishment. The sentiment is from Shoot for the Moon.  See the next image for a close up of the layers and holographic paper.




The 2nd card I created I used a Distress Oxide background and the Shoot for the Moon stamp set.  


The final card I made is using a watercoloured paint background.  I placed 3 different colours of paint onto our large block and dragged the paper over top of the paint.  Then I stamped the images and sentiment in black ink.  The stamp set is Floral Borders & Sentiments.


Your next stop on the Canadian Blog Hop is Brandi.
If you get lost along the way, you can come back here, as I have provided the full lineup:
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 for our next hop, July 20th.


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Tuesday, 18 May 2021

May/June Catalog - New Product Blog Hop

 Welcome to our May-June New Product Blog Hop!




We will be featuring some of our favorite products from this new catalog! If you have come here from Cat Nowak'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 these brand new 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 had so much fun created these cards to share with you.  They are so very different from most things I've shared with you in the past.


For this first card I used watercolour paints that I applied to the large acrylic block in a rainbow, I think used White Cardstock and drug it across the top of the paints.  Next I used the new Sunburst Thin Cut on White Daisy Cardstock to lay overtop the watercolours.  The little chick and sentiment is from the So Tweet Stamp and Thin Cut set.


These 2 cards are using the Floral & Sentiments stamp set.  I used a combination of Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers and other marker in my collection to colour the images.  I love them both.  



Finally, the final card is using our watercolour pencils on the Distress Watercolour paper, I then used the Moments With You Stamp and Thin Cut set to create the card, the embellishments is the Black enamel dots.

Now "Hop" on over to Brenda Lapp'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 your hands on these amazing products!


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Tuesday, 20 April 2021

National Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop

   Welcome to our National Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop!



We will be products that are now available for purchase from 5 project bundles.  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





This month we have approximately 13 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this these fabulous 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!


I've used the Party Girl Bundle of products, I used Glacier CS for my cardbase, then from there I stamped the party girl and her glass on White CS.  I then stamped the dress portion on the Mulberry/Rose Gold Foil CS and fussy cut the dress out and paper pieced it ontop of the Party Girl.  I was able to find makers in a colour close enough to match the Mulberry to colour her shoes and hair bow.  I really like the simplicy of this card.

Now "Hop" on over to Melinda'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 fantastic new products!


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Monday, 12 April 2021

Stamptacular Blog Hop

  Welcome to our Stamptacular Blog Hop!




For this particular blog hop you will see lots of inspiring artwork using a large range of stamps as well as stamp/thin cut sets.  During the month of April you will find these sets on sale up to 50% off regular retail.  If you have come here from Melinda's amazing artwork, 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 20 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 I used 2 of the the Bestie series stamps, Oliva and Lucy.  I created the backgrounds using stencils and ink, and acrylic gloss sprays.  The balloons are coloured with Shimmer Brushes.  Too finsh off the card I added some White Dots.


For this card I used Smoothie cardstock for the cardbase, and the multi-window thin cut as a layer.  The pattern under the thin cut is a embossing folder that I inked with Smoothie to give it a soft appearance.  I used Snuggle Up stamp and thin cut set for the images and a sentiment from a well used sentiment set.  Finally, the card is finished by adding some coloured clear sparkles.  


This card was inspired by a card I seen created by a fellow maker.  I inked up white cardstock with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide and used the Floral Thin Cut.  The stamp set is the Daisy Meadows scrapbooking set.  I used the Stitched Scallop Brackets for the sentiment.  Markers used with Coral Blend and Alpine Green Blend.


This card also uses the Daisy Meadows Scrapbooking set, along with the paper from that collection.  The sentiment is actually printed on cardstock from my printer......when you don't have the sentiment, use your computer/printer.


My final card is using the stamp set Cherry Blossoms.  I used the Lattice thin cut for the background.  I hand cut the cherry blossoms.  Finally I added gold glitter gems to finish it off....simple, delicate and lovely.  

Now "Hop" on over to the fabulous creations of Alyson 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 stamp sets at the promotional prices!


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Saturday, 20 March 2021

Canadian Blog Hop - March/April 2021

Welcome to our March/April Blog Hop featuring artwork created using new and fabulous products found in our current 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, I'm also the first stop on our Canadian Blog Hop. If you came from Sabrina's blog then you are in the right place!

I used a layout design from an exclusively taught workshop for inspiration, making some minor changes to paper choice and positioning of stickers and embellishments. My layout uses the Daisy Meadows paper collection. I just love this paper collection and with Easter just 2 weeks away this is a perfect layout.
Your next stop on the Canadian Blog Hop is Brandi's blog.
If you get lost along the way, you can come right back here as I have posted the full blog hop list
Michelle Stewart You Are Here!
A lineup will be provided 2 days before the hop goes live, I will have a complete list on my blog, if you choose to have it on your blog please make sure all links are correct....
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 for our next hop, (March 20th, 2021) (May 20th) ect…...


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