Emboss It! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!

This month there are around 8 of us highlighting Embossing!  Embossing can be done in a couple of ways, one is considered dry embossing and another is heat embossing.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork. If you are coming from VALERIE KAPSHA’S Blog, you are on the right track!

I decided to use both heat and dry embossing.  I saw this card by Becca Whitham which was my inspiration. I used heat embossing for the sentiment.  I stamped with Versamark then used White embossing powder.  The then used the scalloped embossing folder to dry embossing the sugarplum cardstock. I framed the scalloped cardstock with a white stitched rectangle cut using the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts. The sentiment and butterflies are from Butterfly Friendship stamp set. I stamped the butterfly with Intense Black Ink and then colored them with the Watercolor Pencils.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto DARLYS RECKER’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork Embossing!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Love Blossoms Blog Hop

Welcome to the Love Blossoms Blog Hop!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases our fabulous special LOVE BLOSSOMS.  While this special shows you how to make 12 fantastic cards, this hop will show you some other ideas. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 14 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

For this hop I designed two cards using the Love Blossoms Stamp set!

Catscrapbooking ~ Close to My Heart ~ ctmh ~ Love Blossoms ~ thank you ~ overlay ~ cards ~flower

I used an overlay on top of Sweet Leaf cardstock. The lattice overlay is from Artbooking Cricut cartrige which you can find HERE. I then cut the rectangular edges to make it softer. I used Thistle cardstock behind the White Daisy stamped sentiment.

catscrapbooking ~ closet to my heart ~ ctmh ~ love blossoms ~ mother's day card This card is the almost the same as one in the workshop.  I made a couple of adjustments. First I changed the color cardstock to Raspberry.  I then colored the flowers instead of leaving them white.  I also modified the sentiment to be a Mother’s Day Card.

Your next stop is along this hop is MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

March SOTM Blog Hop – This Happened

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring MARCH’s stamp of the month ~ THIS HAPPENED (S1903) a set of 26.

If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 20 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I decided to use this stamp set for a layout of our move almost 5 years ago.

close to my heart ~ catscapbooking ~ moving layout ~ thincuts

I have to be honest I was not sure I would use the one I chose as the base page; however, when I was playing around with this layout this one was perfect. I used the So Much Happy paper pack as well as the So Much Happy Puffy Stickers.

For this detail I used the Thin Cuts – Stitched Circles and Thin Cuts ~ Basic Circles.

I love the number with this stamp set as they fit perfectly in the date box.  I used Smoothie ink to stamp the numbers.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of March and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Thin Cuts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Thin Cuts Blog Hop!!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases our THIN CUTS. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from KRISTA HERSHBERGER’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 19 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I designed this first day of school layout using the So Much Happy paper pack. I also used Candy Apple, Lemon, Lagoon, Kraft, White, Clover, Linen, Sapphire, Black, and Charcoal. I used a couple Cricut cuts and my thin cuts.

I used the adorable Paper Pals Base and Paper Pals Boywith the coordinating thin cuts. Since the thin cut base is for kids and adults I cut the legs a bit so that the kid would be a bit shorter.  I also used a couple of the tags from the Fancy Tag Thin Cuts.

My son who is now 7 will sometimes like to craft with me. He was hanging out with me in my craft room while I was working on the layout.  He asked if he could play with this stamp set too.  I had to share his creation as I think is turned out super cute!! He even added a few of the Paper Pal Pets.

Your next stop is along this hop is MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Lovely Layers – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Technique Blog Hop!

This month there are around 16 of us highlighting Lovely Layers!  In this hop the participants can interpret this theme title and show you some wonderful artwork. I choose to focus on one of our fun stamps that has multiple layers to it.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork. If you are coming from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost along the way you can find the complete list of participants on Melissa’s Blog.

I love The Berry Best stamp set as you have the two layers of the strawberries plus the pint. It is such a bright and fun stamp set too.  I used Candy Apple and Clover for the strawberries. Glacier, Sapphire, and Peach for the tag and pint.

I used the So Much Happy paper pack and added White and Clover cardstock.  I also used the cross stitched border from the Decorative Border Thin Cuts on the Clover.

I popped the strawberries and pint up with foam tape and used a bit of White Twine for the ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MISS CARRIE’S CREATIONS where you will find some additional artwork highlighting LAYER!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Heartfelt Sentiments

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring FEBRUARY’s stamp of the month ~ HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS (S1902) a set of 9.

If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 22 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I know this stamp set would work wonderfully on a scrapbook layout as it is quite large almost 6.5 by 5 inches. I had and idea of how to use it in a card.

I created a frame using Cricut Design Space you can find the file HERE. This card is 6.5 inches by 5 inches. I cut my frame in Sugarplum. I used Watercolor pencils to color the flowers, leaves and words.  I did use Sugarplum to stamp the ribbon behind the “You Make My”. I added a bit of shimmer using the Sugarplum shimmer brush and the Clear Shimmer Brush.

You can see the shimmer a bit more here.  I then added a couple of Sugarplum Glitter gems.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of February and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Heart Happy Blog Hop

Welcome to the Heart Happy Blog Hop!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases our special Heart Happy promotion. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 17 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I had so much fun with this paper pack making Valentine’s Day cards.

Don’t you just love this paper pack?

I love the fun cards I designed for my upcoming Card Workshop using these.

For this I used my Cricut to cut the hearts and letters.  I paired it with Crusin’ to Adventure Stamp & Thin Cuts. I stamped the cute dump truck in Candy Apple and added a little Red Shimmer Trim.

This card pattern is in the Happy Heart Workshop but I modified it a bit.  I added the large stitched heart with the Stitched Hearts Thin Cuts.

I love the dinosaurs in the Something Fierce ~ Scrapbooking stamp set and though it would make a great Valentine’s Day Card.  I used Raspberry, Pixie and Charcoal inks.

I did use a couple retired thin cuts with this card. I made a stencil by randomly placing hearts in a rectangle and then had my Cricut cut it with our Stencil Sheets.  I used the Texture Paste ~ Transparent Gloss. I would love to know which is your favorite of the Valentines Cards. Leave me a comment on which one you like the best.

Your next stop is along this hop is MELINDA EVERITT’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Tag, You’re It! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! 

This month there are around 10 of us highlighting using Tags!  Close to My Heart has these amazing Tag Thin Cuts which will be the majority of what you may see. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork. If you are coming from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, you are on the right track!

I had fun making my cards! I even was experimenting and made a shaker tag!!

For this card I used the Feels Like Home paper pack and Fern Cardstock.  I used the Fancy Tags Thin Cuts and the Decorative Borders Thin Cuts. The stamp sets I used for this card are Know That I Care and Card Captions.  The inks I used were Pewter, Sugarplum, and Fern.  I just used the Fern ink with my watercolor brush. I added the Sugarplum shimmer brush to the insides of the flowers and Mink Twine.

For this card I decided to make a tag shaker.  For the top layer I used the tag and then centered the oval thin cut to cut the center.  I used that same tag to cut the white base and the Acetate top.

I don’t know about you but the first time or two when I went to use the circular foam it did not turn out totally round.  So I knew it could be molded it to fit the tag and I only needed to trim a little piece. I used the Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts for the hearts.   The “Love You” is stamped in Candy Apple using the Card Captions Stamp Set.

I added some Red Shimmer Trim and White Ribbon.  I used pattern 9 as the basis of my design from the Make it from Your Heart Volume 4.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MISS CARRIE’S CREATIONS where you will find some additional artwork highlighting TAGS!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases our new SEASONAL EXPRESSIONS 1 Idea Book. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 16 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I LOVE, LOVE the new Something Fierce paper pack and it challenged me to design a layout for the first time in a few months.

I used the Make It From Your Heart Idea Book Volume 3 for my layout design using pattern 3. Here is what it looks like with my photos.

(sorry I was having trouble with glare on the photos)

Here is the right page:

Here is the right page…

For this layout I used the Something Fierce paper pack, Thin Cut Stitched Hearts, and the Something Fierce Scrapbooking stamp set.

Your next stop is along this hop is MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

January SOTM Blog Hop – Card Captions

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring JANUARY’s stamp of the month ~ CARD CAPTIONS (S1901) a set of 26.If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 15 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I LOVE this stamp set!!! It has so many great sentiments and can be used for some many projects!

I choose to use the new paper pack FEELS LIKE HOME paired with coordinating Sapphire, Fern, Sugarplum and Mink cardstock. I also wanted to use one of the new stamps sets, KNOW I CARE. I adore this flower cluster. I added some SILVER EMBELLISHING TWINE at the top.  I used the the MAKE IT FROM YOUR HEART Volume 4 to create this card using pattern 6.

I added a little shimmer by using my SUGARPLUM GLITTER BRUSH to highlight the the sugarplum stamped inside of the flowers.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of January and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

 

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