Monday, 15 August 2016

August Cross Canada Blog Hop - Fave New Product


Welcome to our August Blog Hop featuring Our Favorite New Products from the NEW Annual Inspirations 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 and if you plan on hopping from East Coast to the West Coast, you are in luck, because I'm the first stop. If you came from Corrina of Corrina's Crafts then you are in the right place! 


 I decided to try making a shakercard for my blog entry.  I started with the Hearts Thin Cuts to make the opening for the shaking.  I used the Dots Overlay from the All About the Gold Fundamentals Collection to enclose the opening in the Raspberry Cardstock(new color).  I really thought the Lagoon and White Cardstock paired well with the Raspberry and cut more hearts to create the finished card.  I used sequins in Gold, Pacifica and Lagoon shades to create the shake.  The sentiment is stamped in Lagoon Ink and is from the Happy Heart stamp set, and this stamp also comes in 2 other languages, French and Spanish.


Supplies:

Raspberry(X5788), Lagoon(X5762) and White Daisy Cardstock(1385)
Hearts Thin Cuts (Z3260)
All About the Gold Fundamentals (Z3246)
Happy Heart Stamp (A1192)
Lagoon Ink (Z2895)

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Rosalynd of In My Scrappin Room.

If you get lost along the way, you can come right back here, and find the full list of bloggers:

  • Michelle S
  • Rosalynd
  • Nicky
  • Michelle H
  • Alyson
  • Donna
  • Brandy
  • Janet
  • Corinna


  • 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 with a Back to School theme.  So mark September 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

    Saturday, 6 August 2016

    New Product Blog Hop

    Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop!  




    Today's blog hop we are featuring New Product from our 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations Catalog .  If you have come here from Jennifer'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 New 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 paper from the Enchantment Paper Collection (Z3254).  The ink is Pomegranate(Z2653) and Sapphire(Z2648).  The images and saying are from the School Kids Stamp Set (D1706).  I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and let it dry for about 10 minutes before coloring with multiple colors of ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  I then fussy cut them out and adhered to the card.


    Now "Hop" on over to Kirsten'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 products!

    Monday, 1 August 2016

    August SOTM Blog Hop - Purr-fect Halloween

    Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  


    We will be featuring August's SOTM, which is Purr-fect Halloween, a set of 17 stamps.  If you have come here from Vickie ODell'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!


    For my project I used the ShinHan Touch Twin Markers to color in the flags and the cats.  I stamped the flags and title right onto the White Daisy cardstock.  It is matted onto Black cardstock before being adhered to the cardbase.  The center cat is popped using 3D Foam Tape, as well as his hat and the mask is tucked into his tail, and under his paw.  I think this card is just CRAZY Cool!

    Now "Hop" on over to Michele Rowley'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 August SOTM is only available until the 31st of August!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

    Friday, 15 July 2016

    Cross Canada Blog Hop - July Summer Themed

    Welcome to our July Blog Hop featuring Summer Themed projects.  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'm the first stop. If you came from Corinna's Blog then you are in the right place.



    I've been asked to create some summery themed cards to sell at a local stationary store for the tourists, and these are 2 cards that I've completed for them.  Unfortunately, I had to use these cards which are using retired stamps and paper, as my order did not arrive in time for me to complete my layout that I've been working on.  

    Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky.
     If you get lost along the way, you can come back her, I've got the list here for you.
    1. Michelle  You Are Here
    2. Nicky
    3. Carol
    4. Donna
    5. Janet
    6. Corinna

    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 full products from the new Annual Catalog.  So mark August 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


    Wednesday, 1 June 2016

    June SOTM Blog Hop - Long Way Home

    Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  
    We will be featuring June's SOTM, which is Long Way Home, a set of 15 stamps.  If you have come here from Krista'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 29 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!

    So firstly, here is the artwork created by the Head Office art team.  I love this cute mini album and the layout is just sweet.











    Now, I've been playing around with some Father's Day themed cards, and this is one that I created using the car from this month's SOTM.  I stamped the image on a pattern from the Urban collection, and then fussy cut it out.....in the process I got ink of the side I was going to use, but because the paper is double sided, I just flipped the car, cut out some tires and it's a cute card for my dad!




    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 <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!