January/February Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the January/February New Product Hop!

Today you will be hopping with the same talented Makers who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring the new Idea Book that was just released this month! There will be some beautiful artwork!

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 Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 20 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love shaker cards! I also really love the card that is featured on page 30 of the Idea Book. I decided to recreate using the Perfect Match papers. I used the Heart Shaker Thin Cuts with the some of the Perfect Match Mini Hearts. I used the Heart Full of Love stamp set. I colored a couple of the Wood Hearts, one with Candied Apple Oxide ink and the other with Tattered Rose Oxide ink.

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 Bog Hop ~ Every Thank You

Welcome to the January SOTM Blog Hop!

If you are coming here from MELINDA EVERITT’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 18 Makers participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I think this is one of my favorite stamp of the months. The reason I say this is thank you cards are my second most used card next to birthday cards.

I have been really enjoying making slimline cards and was so excited that Close to My Heart has come out with Slimline Cards and Envelopes. I used the Happiness Lives Here Paper Pack for the patterned paper. I then created my own background for the next layer. I stamped one of the “thanks” using VersaMark Ink and then used Clear Embossing Powder. Then using Tattered Rose Oxide Ink and a bit of Abandoned Coral Oxide Ink to create the background. I then added stickers from the Happiness Lives Here Paper Pack. I added a wooden heart from the Happiness Lives Here Wood Shapes and a couple of the Blue Belle 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 JANUARY 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 MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Blissful Brackets Blog Hop

Welcome to the Blissful Brackets Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use Brackets. If you are coming from TAMARA SANDWISCH’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 11 makers participating in this hop.

For my card I played with the Stitched Fancy Brackets Thin Cuts. I actually used the negative on the white cardstock. I also used the Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts on that Daisy White Cardstock. I then splattered it with the Blue Belle Shimmer Brush. I then paired it with Blue Belle Cardstock that I stamped with White Pigment Ink and then heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. I used the Elegant Snowflake Stamp and Thin Cuts along with some Snowflake Thin Cuts (retired) in Blue Belle Glitter paper. I did add a couple Blue Belle Glitter Gems to the center of some of the snowflakes.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MICHELLE LONCAR’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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Operation Smile Every Bit of Wonderful Blog Hop

Welcome to the Operation Smile ~ Every Bit of Wonderful Blog Hop!

Today you will be hopping with the same talented Makers who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring the new Operation Smile Stamp Set ~ Every Bit of Wonderful. There will be some beautiful artwork!

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 Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 13 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I was so inspired by Katy Taylors card for the December Stamp of the month where she colored the flowers with sponges. I decided to give it a try. I used Desert Rose, Blue Belle and Sage inks. I used the Stitched Scalloped Bracket Thin cuts. I splattered a bit of Blue Belle Shimmer Brush and added a couple Blue Belle Glitter Gems.

Did you know that with every purchase of the Operation Smile Stamp Set ~ Every Bit of Wonderful Close to My Heart donates $7 to Operation Smile Foundation? Not only that if you round up your order that additional amount goes to Operation Smile.

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!

December SOTM Blog Hop – Happiness Never Grows Old

Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

If you are coming here from LAUREN MOORE’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 16 Makers participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

You can’t go wrong with these beautiful flowers. This is what I focused on.

I started designing this card and planned to use the Thanks over the middle but then realized it would cover almost all of the flowers. So I went with a smaller middle utilizing the On Your Birthday Stamp Set. I did use Black Pigment ink and then went over with Clear Embossing Powder. I splatted Wisteria Shimmer Bush and added a bit of Diamond Stickles. I also used the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts on the White Daisy Cardstock.

This is the inside fo the card.

So when I realized I needed to spread the flower out, I also realized I would need more. So I did do a bit of masking to add extra flowers and leaves. I used the Thanks Thin Cuts and went over the letters with the Wisteria Shimmer Bush. I did add a little of the Diamond Stickles.

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 DECEMBER. 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 MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

November/December Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the November/December Catalog New Product Blog Hop!

Today you will be hopping with the same talented Makers who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring products from our new Idea Book. There are SO MANY amazing products you are going to be blown away!

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 Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 20 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I am loving 🥰 the Serenity paper pack withe Sapphire and Blue Belle! I paired it with White Daisy and some o the papers from the Seasonal Mixin Papers. I used the Elegant Snowflakes stamp set and thin cuts stamping in Blue Belle ink and adding some Diamond Stickles. I splattered the base with the Sapphire Shimmer brush. I added some more sparkles with Blue Belle Shimmer Trim.

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!

Holiday Cards Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Card Blog Hop!

Today you will be hopping with the same talented Makers who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring Holiday Cards. There are SO MANY amazing products which are perfect for Holiday Cards, you are going to be blown away!

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 Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 18 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I couldn’t decide what I wanted to feature so I made three!

This one was made using the Seasons In Motion products. I used the Seasonal Mix-In and the red is from the Holiday Stacks. The sentiment is from the Gnome for Christmas stamp set.

Here is how it moves!

Here is another card using the Seasons In Motion products.

For this card I used Blue Belle cardstock. I used the Animated Holiday Cheer stamp set. I did use White Pigment Ink with White Embossing Powder. I added a few Blue Belle Gems.

For the last card I played with the Gnome for Christmas stamp set.

I created the background using Peacock Feathers and Pumice Stone Oxide Inks. I tore a bit of white cardstock for the snow. I used the Stitched Simple Bracket Thin Cut for the sentiment. The tree was cut using my Cricut. I added some dimension with the Carnation Red Liquid Pearls.

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!

November SOTM Blog Hop – You Warm My Heart

Welcome to the November 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 22 Makers participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

While I love this coffee cup, I wanted to focus on some of the other smaller wonderful elements in this stamp set.

Evergreen card ~ For this card I random stamped the Candy Cane, Snow Flake, and four dots from the November You Warm My Heart Stamp of the Month. I used Candy Apple Pigment ink on the candy canes and then used clear embossing powder. I did us the Stitched Fancy Bracket Thin Cuts. I did use a bit of Evergreen Glitter powder. I also added a couple dot with the Carnation Red Liquid Pearls.

Here is the card with Candy Apple as the base. Which do you like better?

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 MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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!

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