Core Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Core Catalog New Product Blog Hop!

Today 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 using products from the New Core Catalog. There are SO MANY amazing products in this Idea book, you are going to be blown away!

If you are just arriving here from PAM FURLONG’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 22  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I could not decide what I wanted to focus on … so I went for a few of my favorite things the Gnomes, Oxide Inks, and Stencils.

For this card I crated a background with Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint Oxide inks. I then used the Stencil Pack #3 with Peacock Feathers on Daisy White Cardstock. I then cut the “happy” using the Simple Serif Uppercase Thin Cuts. The “Birthday” was stamped using the October Stamp of the Month ~ With All My Love. I could not resist using the adorable gnomes from the Garden Gnome Stamp and Thin Cuts. I colored the gnome and mushroom with my Triblend markers. I added a couple of Crystal Sparkles and a Bitty Sparkles that I colored with my TriBlend Markers.

For this card I use the same Garden Gnome Stamp and Thin Cuts. I cut the mushrooms from my Cricut. I made it into a card by welding two of the bases together. I cut the layers of the mushroom with Almond, Pewter, Daisy White and Lagoon Cardstock. I also adde a bit of glitter with the White Glitter Paper and Silver Stickles Glue to the belt buckle.

My last card I designed a thanks card using the Thanks Thin Cuts. I used the new Grape cardstock with Vellum as the outline. I created the sunburst pattern using Stencil Pack #3 on Daisy White Cardstock. I use Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves Oxide inks. I then wanted to add some glitter, so I added Icicle Stickle Glue to one of the layers with the stencil.

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!

October SOTM Blog Hop – With All My Love

Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

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 Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 20 Makers participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

This is such a beautiful stamp set and with all those sentiments!

I designed two cards for you today. I will start with the one on the left.

So one of our fellow Close to My Heart Makers, Chelsey Vorosmarty, and I was inspired by one of her cards to create this card. I used one of the left over Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut frames that I had left over. Because I never know when I will be able to use it. I used it like a stencil to sponge on Peacock Feathers Oxide Inks. I then spritzed it with some water. I then sprayed a bit of Lime Green Gloss Spray. I then colored the flowers with my Triblend Markers. I did add a bit of Glisten Stickles Glitter Glue to the flowers.

For this card, I stamped the heart image on Black Cardstock with White Pigment Ink and then used White Embossing Powder. I then colored the flowers and leaves using my Watercolor paint. I backed the black cardstock with Raspberry Cardstock. I did use the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts on the black cardstock.

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 OCTOBER. If you are a member of the Close To My Heart VIP program and you place a qualifying order of $50 in the US, you will get the stamp for FREE!! Otherwise if you spend $50 in US you can purchase 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!

Creativity in Motion Blog Hop

Welcome to the Creativity in Motion Blog Hop!!

Today 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 using products from the Creativity in Motion special. OMG are you in for a treat! I am sure you will find some fun inspirations on this hop as we celebrate National Stamping Month.

If you are just arriving here from HEATHER HICKS’ 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 15  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided to make a Slimline card as I am becoming a bit obsessed. I used a Cricut Cut to make the film strip. I then used the Animated Butterfly Kisses stamp set with the Every Bit of Wonderful stamp set. I used the Border Tab Thin Cuts to make the tab. Here is a video of how it moves.

Here is another motion card.

For this card I used the Bloom with Grace papers. I added Dessert Rose, Espresso, Sangria and Fern cardstock. I used a few of the stitched thin cuts for accents. I added a bit of Gold Embellishing thread and Wooden Hearts which I colored with the Toffee shimmer Brush.

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!

Technique Hop – “Peek-a-boo!”

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use with windows or hidden objects. If you are coming from MELISSA ROBINSON’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 10 makers participating in this hop.

I love shakers so of course I would choose to make a shaker window card for my peek-a-boo.

So I recently decided to make a slimline card and now I am sort of hooked. This card I used the new Square Foam Shaker windows with the Stitched Square Thin Cuts. I used the smallest square and made three mini shakers.

Spider Shaker window
Pumpkin Shaker Window
Ghost Shaker Window

The paper used is the Got Candy? papers. The sentiment and bat came from the Spooky Gnome stamp set.

Here is the inside. I used both the Got Candy? Stamp set and the Spooky Gnome stamp set.

I also couldn’t stop with just one shaker card …. Here is one more for you.

For this card I used the Star Shaker Window Thin Cuts with the Star Shaker Window Foam. I used Got Candy? papers with both of the cards. The sentiment is from the Got Candy? Stamp set. I used the Got Candy? Sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MAZ WOOD’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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September/October New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the September/October New Product Blog Hop!!

Today 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 using products from the new September/October Idea Book. I am sure you will find some fun inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from KRISTINE PONTE’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 20 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I am so excited that Close to My Heart now has a Waterfall Thin Cut!! I knew this would be one of the first things I created. I paired it with the Seasonal Mix-In papers and the Woodland Friends Stamp and Thin Cuts.

Here is a video to show you how it works.

I also wanted to show you the adorable Spooky Gnome stamp and thin cuts. I am a huge Halloween fan so any excuse I get to make a Halloween card or layout I am in heaven.

In keeping with the Seasonal Mix-In papers I paired it with the new Grape Cardstock. I love these cute Spooky Gnomes!! I used some of the Got Candy? Sequins to make the cauldron look like it was bubbling up.

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!

Got Candy? Blog Hop

Welcome to the Got Candy? Blog Hop!

Today 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 using products from the Got Candy? special. I am sure you will find some fun inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from KRISTINE PONTE’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 10 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

If you know me then you know I am a huge halloween fan. So I love all things halloween. This Got Candy? collection is awesome and one of my favorited thus far. I used pattern 2 from the Make it from Your Heart Volume 3. I did change the dimensions a bit so I could accommodate the 3×4 photos instead of all 3×3 photos on the right.

I used the sticker sheet and the Got Candy? Stamp Set.

I stamped the web and then went over it with the Black Diamond Stickle Glue. Then added some Black Shimmer splatters and a few of the Got Candy? Sequins.

I even decided to even add a shaker to layout.

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

Happy Crafting!

September SOTM Blog Hop – Here for the Memories

Welcome to the SOTM Blog Hop!

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 had this idea to focus on the sentiment “let the good times roll”. I used one of the Happiest Place digital files and cut with my Cricut. I thought the rollercoaster would be fun paired with the sentiment.

I used my Distressed Oxide inks which are one of the many new products we are carrying. I used Cracked Sapphire and Pumice to create these cards.

With this card I sponged the background using dauber. I then spritz the cardstock with water. I used Candy Apple Pigment Ink to stamp the sentiment. I then used clear embossing powder.

To create this background, I smooshed the ink pads on my All Purpose Mat, then spritzed the ink on the mat. I then squished the cardstock into the spritzed ink. I used my heating tool to dry before dabbing it back thru the inks on the mat and heated. I repeated this process until I liked the mount of ink. I framed the card using the frame from the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts. Lastly I added a couple of Blue Belle Sequins. Blue Belle is our color of the year!

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 SEPTEMBER 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!

Technique Blog Hop ~ Use Your Scraps

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!!

Do you save your scraps of paper? Most crafters have a hard time letting even the smallest of pieces of paper go. This month we are exploring techniques that use those scraps. If you are coming from KATY TAYLOR’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 10 participating in this hop.

I came up with three projects.

For this card I used the Multi Circle Thin Cut on the Timber Woodgrain paper. I then used scraps of Timber Papers to fill in some of the circles. I used the adorable Little Buddies stamp set. I colored the animals with my markers.

For this tag I used the circles which I can’t throw away. These are the revers of the woodgrain paper. I glued five of them together to make an ornament. The greens were cut with my Cricut using the Season of Joy collection. I added a bit of stickles glue above the ornament.

This Celebrate card also used scraps from the Timber Papers. I used the Birthday Greetings stamp set for the sentiment. I added a bit of Black Velvet Ribbon. The fly is a Cricut cut using the Timber Collection.

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

Happy Crafting!

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August SOTM Blog Hop – Floral Celebration

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring August’s stamp of the month ~Floral Celebration a set of 20.

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 18 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I decided to combine this stamp set with the Gnome Matter Stamp Set and Thin Cut.

For this card I use the stitched rectangle thin cuts on the Seasonal Mix-ins. The large flower was inked with the rock-n-roll technique. I used Canary ink and then rolled in Smoothie. I then used my journaling pen to ink around the flower so it would look more like the others. I colored the rest of the images with my markers. I did fussy cut the leaves and flowers. I used my watercolor paints to color the hill my Gnome stands on.

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 AUGUST and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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

Happy Crafting!

Technique Blog Hop ~ The Pretty of Paper-Piecing

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use Paper Piecing. Stencils can be used in a variety of way to color, add a bit of shine, or splatter. If you are coming from KATY TAYLOR’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 10 participating in this hop.

So I know you can stamp patten paper piece the pieces together to crate a fun image. I wanted to try something different. I used this image I found on Pinterest.

So I took that original fox and added a few lines and colored how I envisioned.

Here is final image that I settled on. I scanned the image and uploaded it into my Silhouette program. I then created a cut file.

For this card I used the Timber Paper Pack for the background which I cut using the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts. I also used some of the papers from the Seasonal Mix ins. I did use one of our retired embossing folders to emboss the Daisy White Cardstock.

For this one I used only the papers from the Seasonal Mix ins. I did use the same Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts.

Here is the third using another of the paper from the from the Seasonal Mix ins.

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

Happy Crafting!

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