May/June New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the May/June New Product Blog Hop!

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 May-June Catalog that was just released this month! There will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from WENDY KESSLER’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 have three projects to share with you. The first was when our first brought our puppy home and the second is a wreath that I made.

The first project I am going to show you is a layout I designed using the Seasonal Mix-ins. I used the Besties-Olivia stamp set for the paw prints on the Bluebird Cardstock.

I cut the title and the collar with my Cricut. I changed out the “O” on home with the paw print heart. I added a couple of the hearts from the Black Acrylic Arrows and a Wooden Heart.

I also added some Black Shimmer Trim.

My next project is a wreath that I make. I had the mdf USA that I covered with the Stars & Sparkles paper. I used White Glitter paper for the “S”. I did use outdoor Modge Podge to seal the USA.

My third project was finally covering these fire crackers that I picked up at Michael’s last year.

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 2 Heart ~ Celebrate Connections

Welcome to our first challenge of May here at Heart 2 Heart!

This month is National Scrapbooking Month so we are celebrating connections. Join us by creating a layout and share with us at Heart 2 Heart. Please remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in your submission.

I have had these photos printed an ready to scrapbook for about two years but couldn’t find the correct paper to use. That is until I saw the Stars and Sparklers papers. These papers are great for Fourth of July but they are also perfect for layouts like this one.

I used Pattern 1 from the Make it from the Heart Volume 3. I used my Cricut to cut the Tittle, Fire Hat and Badge.

I splatted Bluebird and Red Shimmer Brush. I used the Stickers and Stars & Sparkles Sequins.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. Did you know you can link your projects from Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, and many other platforms using the url link to your design. You have until May 31st, 2021 to participate in this challenge. Make sure you include at least one Close to My Heart product. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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March/April Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the March/April New Product Blog Hop!

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 March-April Catalog that was just released this month! There will be sure to see 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 16 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I adore the gnomes that CTMH has been releasing, and the Kitchen Gnomes are no exception! I knew they would be the perfect compliment to this layout along with some of the Eat Play Love Cricut cuts and Wood Embellishments.

I used Sapphire, Candy Apple, Almond, and Green Apple as my colors. I used the Seasonal Mixins for the pattern papers. I did create my own pattern Paper on the Green Apple with the Charming Backgrounds Stamp Set. I used the Lovely Borders Stamp and Thin Cuts to make the diamond border.

I felt the Sapphire base needed a bit of interest so I added splatters with the Sapphire Shimmer Brush.

Here is a close up of some of the Eat Play Love Cricut cuts and Wood Embellishments I used. I used Candied Apple Oxide Ink to color the hot mitt. I then went over it with my Red Shimmer brush and added a bit of the Onyx Pearl Liquid Pearls.

Here is a close up of that cute Kitchen Gnome that was colored with my Tri-Blend markers. I decided I wanted him to hold the wooden whisk from the Eat Play Love Wood Shapes. Again I colored the Whisk with Oxide inks this time Black Soot and Candied Apple. I then added a touch of the Red Shimmer brush and added a bit of the Onyx Pearl Liquid Pearls.

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

Happy Crafting!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Midas Touch

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

This weeks challenge is The Midas Touch ~ A Color Challenge: Gold. I first thought of St. Patty’s day with the pot of gold. I was flipping though some photos I have been needing to scrapbook and landed on a couple of my son eating King Cake. This would be perfect. Mardi Gras colors are purple, green, and GOLD!

I have to be honest in I have struggled with picking papers for this layout as Mardi Gras colors are bright and my son’s shirt is more muted. Then I realized I could still use Purple, Green, and Gold, just different shades.

Following pattern 4 from the Make it From Your Heart Volume 3, I used the Seasonal Mix-in Papers for the green and gold layers. I also used Grape, Sundance, New England Ivy, White Daisy and the Gold Foil Papers. The tittle, jester hat, and fleur-de-lis were cut using my Cricut.

I added a few splatters using the Evergreen, Sundance, and Grape Shimmer brushes. I added a bit more gold with the Gold Shimmer trim and some Gold Stickles for accents. The purple dots are from the In This Together Collection and the Green ones are from a retired collection. It is hard to see but I used the Charming Backgrounds on the first Grape Cardstock strip.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. Did you know you can link your projects from Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, and many other platforms using the url link to your design. You have until March 31st, 2021 to participate in this challenge. Make sure you include at least one Close to My Heart product. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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In This Together Blog Hop

Welcome to the In This Together 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 special In This Together paper collection.  I am sure you are going to see some great artwork.

If you are just arriving here from MISS CARRIE’S CREATIONS, 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 16 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love this paper pack, the colors are some of my favorite!! I decided to do a memorial page for one of our dogs. This was one of the last photos I have of her. I used Lilac as the base page along with Grape, Glacier, Nectarine, Lemonade, Sapphire, Daisy White and the In This Together paper collection.

I cut the two scalloped edges with my Cricut. I also used the Build-a-Rainbow thin cuts with the Charming Backgrounds Stamp set. I used the Simple Serif Uppercase Font and thin cuts.

I used the heart stencil from Stencil Pack 1 with the Opaque matte texture paste plus a bit of Grape Ink mixed in.

I used a heart shaker as a fun detail with the heart shaker window foam and acetate and Heart Shaker Window Thin Cuts. I used the Rainbow Bridge stamp set that is still available online.

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!

March SOTM Blog Hop – Winged Masterpiece

Welcome to the MARCH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

If you are coming here from MICHELLE LONCAR’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.

I was trying to decide what I was going to create and my son was in my craft room at that time. He suggested I do a layout… so I pulled one of the Craft with Heart layouts and made a few modifications.

The overall layout is the same I just changed the tittle and embellishments. I love the Craft with Heart layouts as they are so easy to put together and I can modify them to meet my needs.

I used some of the Happiness Lives Here stickers and wooden shapes. I also added some Pink Taffeta 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 March 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 BRENDA LAPP’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Out with the Old, In with the New

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

So we are changing things up at Heart 2 Heart, we are going to two challenges a month. I love the theme for the first half of the month ~ Out with the Old, In with the New! I think we are all ready to say goodbye to 2020 as this has definitely been a strange and challenging year for everyone. Interpret this challenge how you see it best. It maybe you are trying a new technique or using a new product.

I designed a New Years’s Eve layout saying goodbye to 2020. I used the new papers from the January/February Idea Book, the pattern paper is from the Seasonal Mix-in papers. I also finally opened my jar of Solar Flare Stickles Gel and used it with the sunburst stencil from Stencil Pack 3.

Here you can see the Stickles on the pattern paper. I also added some Golden Rod Stickles and Gold Embellishing Thread.

Here you can see where I used one of the Special Covid Stamp sets ~ On Repeat, that was released earlier in the year and then was just offered during Boxing Week Sale. I used Gold Glitter Paper, Black Ore Paper, and Gold Foil Paper. I used VersaMark Ink with Gold Embossing powder on the stamped image. The Champagne glasses, goodbye, and party hat were cut with my Cricut.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until January 31st to participate in this challenge. Make sure you include at least one Close to My Heart product. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

This week our challenge is Eat, Drink, and Be Merry! This can be whatever you interpret it to be. For me it is celebrating the holidays. I have been working on my Craft with Heart Scrapbooking subscription as I finally got my photos picked and printed. I was working on Thanksgiving from 2016 when we had a Friendsgiving. I know this year will be different for so many families but we are looking forward to our quiet celebration at home by ourselves.

I love these layouts as they are so easy to put together and you can modify them as needed.

I added a bit of Blue Belle Shimmer Brush to the leaves and a bit of Desert Rose Shimmer Brush to add some splatters. I also added a bit of Glisten Stickles.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until November 30th to participate in this challenge. Make sure you include at least one Close to My Heart product. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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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!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Blue Belle

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

This week our challenge is Blue Belle which is the Color of the Year for Close To My Heart. This is one of my favorites so far! It is so pretty and works wonderfully for winter in my opinion. I designed a fun layout for this challenge. Please remember if you are going to play along please be sure to include at least one Close to My Heart Product.

I designed this layout using the Make It From The Heart Volume 3, pattern 15. I used the Seasonal Mix-in Papers.

I realized I forgot to print one of my photos so I used a place holder for now. I used a white spray paint which is in my stash for the splatters on the Blue Belle cardstock. I used Sapphire cardstock to back the photos. I cut the Sledding fun with my Cricut using Blue Belle Glitter paper and French Vanilla Cardstock. I used the fun Elegant Snowflakes Stamp and Thin Cuts. I stamped the snowflakes in Blue Belle then used the Blue Belle Shimmer Pen and some Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue.

I also used some Blue belle shimmer trim at the top of the photo blocks. I love these colors as they coordinate so well with my son’s coat.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until November 30th to participate in this challenge. Make sure you include at least one Close to My Heart product. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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