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!

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!

Color Dare #342 ~ Sweet Girl Tic-Tac-Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #342 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board with a mix of colors.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors.  Black & White Free – No Extra Neutrals!

I used the middle row ~ Mink, Sapphire, & Ballerina plus Fern, Heather, and White.

Close to My Heart ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Baby Card ~thin cuts ~ Sweet Girl ~ Color Dare ~ CTMH

I used Ballerina as the base and then stamped the foliage frame from the Sweet Girl ~ Cardmaking Stamp Set on White Daisy. I also used a couple of the papers from the Sweet Girl Paper Pack. I also used the Stitched Circle and Stitched Heart thin cuts. Plus the Butterfly sticker is from the Sweet Girl Complements.  The sequins are from the Loose Crafty Sequins.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #342 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.


Happy Crafting!

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Valentine’s Wreath

I think this is the first year I have been so prepared for Valentines or at least started early enough to make some fun things for Valentines.  I have to be honest I was not a big Valentine’s lover but this year I have been having fun making some festive decorations and valentines.  Today I wanted to share with you a wreath I designed using Heartstrings paper pack.  This is a Valentine’s themed paper but it really can be used for other occasions as well, I promise to show you more layouts using this paper pack in a non-valentines way in the near future.

Heartstrings Heart Wreath ~ Valentines ~ Catscrapbooking.comTo create this wreath I used my Cricut Explore and the Artiste Cartridge.  I really like using the design studio to see how the hearts would look prior to actually cutting them out.  It really helped with the sizing.  I used the hearts found on pages 49, 51 & 66.  I did tweak the sizing of a couple of the hearts by unlocking the size ratio.

Items used to create:

  • Heartstrings Paper Pack X7193B
  • Pixie Extra Thick Twine Z3035
  • Stuck on You Puffies Z3037
  • Glitter Paper Pink Z1922, Teal Z1991, & Black and Gray Z1829

Happy Crafting!


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