Smitten Blog Hop

Welcome to the Smitten 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 art work from the SMITTEN Special. You will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from BECCA-EXPRESSIONS, 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 7 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

So I love this paper pack and think it will make some great Valentine’s creations. I decided to use it in another way. I had some photos printed and was looking for the right papers, Smitten was perfect! I used the Make it from Your Heart Volume 3 pattern 8.

I focused on the Nectarine and Capri colors. I used the a Stencil from the Stencil Bundle or Stencil Pack 2 (which is currently not available) with Spiced Marmalade and Mermaid Lagoon Distressed Oxide Inks to make the stars. I did spritz them with a fine mist of water. I used my Cricut to cut the Family and the “Time” is stamped using For All Occasions stamp set.

Here is the right side. I cut the star using my Cricut and used my White Gel Pens to create the stitched look.

Your next stop is along this hop is MY HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS  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 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 Products from the new Close to My Hearts November/December Catalog release. You will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from MY HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS, 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 9 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I have been needing to do a few snow layouts and had been struggling to find the right papers until now with Wonderland. I used Make it from Your Heart Volume 3 pattern 6 for this layout.

I used Charcoal for the base page. I did bring in Blue Bell Shimmer trim as it worked so well with these colors. I also used the Floral Snowflake Stamp and Thin Cuts. The SKi Day was cut using my Cricut and I found the images with my subscription. I did splatter Mint and Sapphire Shimmer brushes on the White cardstock behind the title. I added a couple of White Dots and some Silver Embellishing Thread.

I used the negative effect for the journalling area by cutting the large Snowflake from the Floral Snowflake Stamp and Thin Cuts. I cut the date tab with the Tab Thin Cuts and wrote the date with my White Gel Pens.

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!

Boo Crew Blog Hop

Welcome to the Boo Crew 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 Boo Crew Collection which is perfect for all of you Halloween lovers. There will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from MELINDA EVERITT 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 6 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love Halloween and always have lots of photos from the holiday. I pulled out the Make it from Your Heart Volume 3 and picked pattern 10. I designed this layout for my son’s virtual Halloween party. I still need to print the photos.

I used Nectarine for the background and used the Boo Crew Paper and Stickers. I also incorporated the Boo Crew Stamp and Thin Cuts and Boo Crew Sequins.

I used a bit of Black Pearl Liquid Pearls to the witch hat, top hat on the ghost and to make a few dots.

I used a stencil that I created last year for a project. I used the Black Soot Oxide Ink to make the web. I stamped the spider with Black Pigment Ink then used Clear Embossing Powered.

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.

Happy Crafting!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Vacation/Staycation

Welcome to another week at Heart 2 Heart and our second challenge of the month!

This weeks challenge is Vacation/Staycation. So pull out those photos and design a layout of a past or more recent vacation. Or maybe you want to remember your staycations. Whatever you choose be sure to include at least one Close to My Heart product in your project.

I decided to design a layout from our get-a-way this past month. We took a trip over to Crested Butte, Colorado. It was amazing!! I knew the Wander Papers would be perfect for this trip. I have not had a chance to print the photos but now it will be so easy just to pop them into this completed layout.

I used Sundance and Sapphire Shimmer Brushes to add splatters to the base page. I incorporated the Wander Die Cuts and stickers to decorate the page. I used my Cricut to cut the title. I used the Wander Cardmaking stamp and thin cut to cut the mountains.

I also used the Wander Scrapbooking stamp set and thin cuts. I then pulled a couple wooden arrows and colored them with my Black Shimmer Brush.

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 AUGUST 31th, 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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August SOTM – Tutti Frutti Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!

If you are coming here from My Heartfelt Sentiments, 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, we have about 12 Makers on this hop.

I have a couple of projects for you today with this fun stamp set.

This week we had the CTMH Virtual Conference and it was amazing! I was inspired by some of the presenters who used oxide inks on our Foil Pattern Papers. I decided to give it a try with our Silver Foil Papers. I used the Seedless Preserves Oxide ink for the background. I love how it turned out!! I then used the Stitched Scallop Bracket Thin Cut for the sentiment. I used the Wood Hearts and colored them with my Black Shimmer Brush. For the larger heart I backed it with Lilac cardstock and added a bit of Silver Embellishing Thread. I used my markers to color the grapes.

I had this idea while making the first card to actually make a bunch of grapes using circles. I pulled a retired embossing folder for the background. I used Grape, Lilac, and New England Ivy cardstock for the grape bunch. I used the 1″ circle Thin Cut.

I used the Isabelle papers to make this Summer layout. I did not have time to get the photo printed but it will be of my son selling lemonade. I used the Isabelle Cricut Collection to cut the lemons. I decided to change the watermelon shape in the Summer with a lemon. I added a few white sequins from the Silver Sequins and the yellow flowers from the Springtime Flowers.

Here is a close up of some of those details. I did add Lemonade Shimmer Brush to the lemons and a few splatters.

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. 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!

July/August New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the July/August 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 JULY-AUGUST Catalog that was just released this month! There will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from MY HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS, 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 am so in love with the Wander paper pack!!! It is perfect for so many of our adventures here in Colorado. I used Wander paper pack along with a layout sketch from the Cherish how to book(which has been retired but still loved).

On this layout I sanded the edges fo the Toffee and Sapphire cardstocks. Created my own tittle in Cricut Design space using the offset tool. I used the Wander -Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts for details. I added a bit of the Steel Stickles for accents.

On the right page I used the Camera from the Wander Cricut Collection and the Wander-Scrapbooking Stamp and Thin Cuts.

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!

Heart 2 Heart ~ It’s a Banner Day!

Welcome to Heart 2 Heart’s first challenge of July!! I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend!

For this challenge we are encouraging you to use banners, pennants or flags in your design. I decided to design a layout using lots of banners.

I used some Almond cardstock as my base page. I used one of the pattern papers from the new Wander collection, the rest of the pattern papers come from the new Seasonal Mix-Ins, except for the New England Ivy pattern paper, it is from a prior seasonal mix-in July/August. I also used French Vanilla, Sapphire, and New England Ivy cardstock.

I wanted to add a bit of interest to my Almond cardstock so I used one of the stencils in Stencil Pack 3 with a distressed oxide in, Brushed Corduroy. I added some of the Wooden Stars and a bit of the Steel Stickles. I used my Cricut to cut the title.

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 JULY 31th, 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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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!

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