Saturday, 12 January 2019

SE1 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop!

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We will be featuring New Product from the Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog.  If you have come here from Catherine, 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 16 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using 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, I choose to recreate the card found on page 34 using the Something Fierce paper collection and the cardmaking stamp set.  I used Bluebird and Raspberry Ink. The swirls are in 2nd generation and I used the coordinating complements(heart and stars).  Love how quick this came together and now I can showcase the card from the catalog at my viewing parties.

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 purchase any of these new products.


Always craft with  <3

Thursday, 10 January 2019

January 2019 Cross Canada Blog Hop - Something Fierce



Welcome to our January Blog Hop featuring artwork created using the Something Fierce 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 lucky for you, I am the first stop this month so you can start right here. If you came from Candra's Blog then you are in the right place!


For my project I decided to create the layout from page 35 using the Something Fierce paper and scrapbooking stamp set.  I used multiple patterns from this collection, and cut some pieces from the Cut-apart sheet.  I didn't create it exactly as featured in the catalog, but like how it came together.  We will be visiting Universal Studios in Florida next September, and will use photos from Jurassic World to finish this layout.  Figure I'll work ahead since I have the perfect paper to plan for those layouts.  LOL.

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Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Colleen.
If you get lost along the way, you can come back here I've posted the complete lineup for you:



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 I Heart Us collection. So mark February 10th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Always craft with  <3

Monday, 7 January 2019

National Papercrafting Month - Magnolia Frame

This month we have a fabulous promotion for National Papercrafting Month, this stunning Magnolia Frame Kit.


  • Buy 1: $39
  • Buy 2: $32.50 each — 15% off!
  • Buy 3: $26 each — 30% off!

This kit took no time at to assemble. All the pieces are pre-cut and you can just pop them out of the carry piece.  You can add extra embellishment or photos to your project.


Here is my Magnolia Frame project, which is a Birthday gift for my Mother In-Law.



Here are some additional artwork from CTMH to give you some inspiration.


To purchase your own Magnolia Frame Kit, you can contact me or you can purchase from my website.


Always craft with  <3

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

January 2019 SOTM Blog Hop - Card Captions

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


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We will be featuring January's SOTM, Card Captions, a set of 26 stamps.  If you have come here from Wendy Kessler'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 17 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!



As soon as I seen this stamp set I had oodles of ideas pop into my head.  I started with the colors, Charcoal, Sugarplum, and Fern. I loved the flowers in the paper collection Feels Like Home, and love that it has no color, so I was able to make it any color I decided on.  For this card, I decided to use the Sugarplum Shimmer Brush to color the flower, followed by the Fern Ink pad and watercolor brush.  The sentiment is stamped in Charcoal and matted on Charcoal cardstock.....to finish the card off I doodled and added some Pearls from my stash.The flowers were fussy cut from the Feels Like Home paper.


Now "Hop" on over to Melinda Everitt'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 January SOTM is only available until January 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 December 2018

December Cross Canada Blog Hop - Oh What Fun!



Welcome to our December Blog Hop featuring artwork created using Oh What Fun! 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 plus I am the first stop when hopping from East Coast to West Coast. If you came from Kristine's blog then you are in the right place! 


I just fell in love with this paper collection and the Ugly Sweater stamp set, I just couldn't get enough and designed 4 variations for my Christmas Card Buffets. My children couldn't get over that they are called ugly sweater's, they kept telling me that they were too cute to be ugly.  I pulled the colours for stamping from the paper collection, using Mint, Lagoon, Raspberry, Clover and Pixie.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Diana

If you get lost along the way, you can come right back here, as I'm sharing the list of our hoppers:

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 Something Fierce collection. So mark January 10th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Always craft with  <3