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

Saturday, 1 June 2019

June SOTM Blog Hop - It's Your Day to Sparkle

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


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We will be featuring June's SOTM, which is called It's Your Day to Sparkle, a set of 39 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


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This month we have approximately 19 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 just had so much fun with this stamp set, that I created 4 cards and then couldn't choose which to share, so here are all four.  Which is your favourite?




This one I embellished with the White & Gold Skinny Ribbon (Z4194). The cake is popped off the mat using 3D Foam Tape.  I also used the Clear Shimmer Brush all over this cake as well as the one with the Canary Roses.  The Roses and leaves were coloured with the Sugarplum and Mint Shimmer Brushes. The sentiment is stamped in Sapphire ink on Sugarplum cardstock.


For this card, the roses are colored with Eggplant ink and the leaves with Sage ink.  I added some Sapphire sequins from the Crafty Loose Sequins (Z4059).


This card I used the new Doily Thin Cut (Z4063) and layered it behind the cake.  The roses are coloured with Sugarplum ink, the leaves with Sage ink, and the sequins are from the Crafty loose seguines.



This card I used the Lace Border Thin Cut (Z4060) for added detail, and the roses are coloured with Canary ink, the leaves with Sage.  I also coloured the layers of the cake with Sugarplum ink.  All the cake stands are coloured with the Grey watercolor pencil and blended with the medium waterbrush.  I added the clear shimmer brush over the entire cake, and below you can see a close up of the shimmer, but it's not easy to see.  




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 June SOTM is only available until June 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Always craft with  <3

Monday, 20 May 2019

Seasonal Expressions 2 - New Product 2019

Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop!


We will be featuring products that we love from the NEW Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog.  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

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This month we have approximately 19 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using 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!



For my project I decided to create this 2 page layout.  I used the Sweet Girl collection including the Navy embellishing thread, and the scrapbooking stamp set.  The Ink colours used are Heather, Peach and Fern.  I used Ballerina cardstock for the journalling space, and Fern cardstock for the strip between the 2 patterns.  I'll be using this layout for my upcoming class for beginner scrapbookers.


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!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can purchase any of the products used throughout the blog hop!


Always craft with  <3

Friday, 10 May 2019

May Cross Canada Blog Hop - Sweet Girl



Welcome to our May Blog Hop featuring artwork created using the Sweet Girl 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 when hopping from East Coast to West Coast I am the first stop along the way. If you came from Kristine's blog then you are in the right place!


For my project I decided to pair Sweet Girl with May's Stamp of the month.  I needed a few birthday cards, and this stamp set is just perfect the right fit.  I used the Happy Birthday sentiment along with the flower from this set.I used the shimmer brushed to color in the flowers to give them a soft and shimmery look.  Also used is the White Ribbon.  The sentiment is stamped in Heather Ink.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Colleen.

If you get lost along the way, you can come back here, I've provided the full 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 True Love collection. So mark June 10th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Always craft with  <3

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

May SOTM Blog Hop - To My Bestie

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


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We will be featuring May's SOTM, To My Bestie, a set of 19 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

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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!




I decided I wanted a soft looking card to give to my best friend, just because, and May's SOTM fit the bill.  I used the sentiment "I could not ask for a better friend" because she has seen me at my best and at my worst and still loves me just the way I am.  The Sweet Girl paper collection fit the soft look I was going for.  I used Ballerina and Sapphire ink for my stamping, and I used Mink and Peach cardstock along with the Sweet Girl paper.  I also used a piece of vellum to soften the bottom layer.  For some detail I used the new Lace Border Thin Cut on the Peach cardstock.

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Now "Hop" on over to Miss Carrie's Creations 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 May SOTM is only available until May 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Always craft with  <3

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Zoe Blog Hop

Welcome to the Zoe Blog Hop!


We will be featuring this month's Promotional Special, Zoe - Bring Back My Pack. 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

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This month we have approximately 13 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the Zoe collection which includes, paper, stickers, cardstock and stamp set as well as 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 used Glacier cardstock for my base, adding strips of pattern cut at 1", 2" and 3".  I layered the title over the bottom of the sun.  I love the patterns on the pinwheel, and added a flower sticker to the center.  The photo is a 4x6, and is layered on a Heather Mat. 

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! Remember, the Zoe - Bring Back My Pack special is available while supplies last or will be around until May 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this paper collection for FREE!


Always craft with  <3

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

April Cross Canada Blog Hop - Feels Like Home

Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring artwork created using the Feels Like Home 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. Since we hop from East Coast to West Coast, I'm also the first stop for this hop. If you came from Kristine's Blog then you are in the right place! 


I had a crazy week but was able to put together this 2 page layout that I will use to also teach at my scrapbooking for beginners class.  I used the Budding Peony stamp set and thin cut as well as the Feels like Home scrapbooking stamp set.  I used the flower print pattern from Feels Like Home, Sugarplum CS, Mink CS and Fern CS.  White Daisy cardstock are the bases for this layout.  Inks were Sugarplum, Fern and Charcoal.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Colleen.

If you get lost along the way, come back here to the full hop list:

Michelle YOU ARE HERE



Diana  








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 Sweet Girl collection from the New Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog. So mark May 10th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Always craft with  <3

Monday, 1 April 2019

April SOTM Blog Hop - Love So Sweet

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

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We will be featuring April's SOTM, which is Love So Sweet, a set of 26 stamps.  If you have come here from Krista Hershberger'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 18 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 didn't want to use any of the paper collections.  I chose to show how well this stamp set works for creating your own background pattern.  I used SugarPlum, Heather and White Daisy cardstock. the ink color are Heather, SugarPlum and Black.  I also coloured the butterflies in using the Sugarplum Shimmer Brush. This set of 6 cards came together so quickly, and the stamp set has such diversity.  What will you create?



Now "Hop" on over to Melissa Robinson'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 April SOTM is only available until April 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Always craft with  <3

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Love Blossoms Blog Hop

Welcome to our Love Blossoms Blog Hop!


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We will be featuring the Special Love Blossoms for this blog hop,  so I'm sure you will love the creations shared on the hop.  If you have come here from Catherine'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


For this blog hop we have approximately 15 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using Love Blossoms stamp set 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 creation I chose to play with the watercolor pencils, and went with a purple and green color theme.  I stamped the images on our vellum paper, and colored the reverse side and went over the colors with our medium watercolor brush.  I added the vellum to a Lilac cardbase, and finished it off with a White Daisy Frame.  I stamped Love You as my sentiment in Black Ink.

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!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set or  other promotional products!


Always craft with  <3Love