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!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Slimline

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

This is our second challenge for the month of January. This challenge is about Slimline Cards. I have to be honest in that I never have liked the slimline look until about 4 months ago and then a switch flipped. I now love them. Please join us in this challenge and creating your own slimline card, just remember you must include at least ONE Close to My Heart product in your entry.

I used the new Slimline base card which comes with a envelope (so no need to make like I have been doing). The first step was to stamp the snowflakes in White Pigment ink and then use White Embossing Powder. I used Peacock Feathers Oxide ink to create the background. I then cut the Fancy Stitched Borders Thin Cuts using Daisy White cardstock. I then lightly penciled where they were going. I then curved the tree stamp border from the Month of the Year ~ January stamp set along those penciled lines. I stamped in Black Pigment ink and then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. The Snow Days sentiment was stamped in Sapphire Pigment ink and then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.

I wanted to add a bit more dimension to my card so I used my Clear Shimmer brush to add splatters to the background. I also added a bit of Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue. To create the snow I used the Opaque Matte Texture Paste.

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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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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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!

Got Snow?

Have you seen the adorable Hostess Exclusive stamps? Well there is one that I am totally digging ~ GOT SNOW?  It is precious and you can check out all the exclusive Hostess Rewards here in the New Seasonal Expressions One Idea Book. If you are interested in getting one of these great stamp sets let me know.

For this card I paired it with the I Heart Us paper pack for the background. I used the new Rectangle Thin Cuts.  I sponged the background in Carolina then using Versamark and White Embossing powder for the sentiment.

Happy Crafting!

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Snowhaven Fun

With the holidays over, I am finally feeling like I am getting back into crafting.  I think I have finally settled in to a routine now that we are settled and I have been able to compensating for Gavin giving up his naps (my craft time).  It has taken a while to figure out how and when I can craft.  Lets just say I have started off with a very productive bang and it feels fabulous.

I have been loving Snowhaven paper pack and could not wait to create a layout using it.  I designed this layout and will be able to show you the layout and then with photos.  If you are interested in this layout as a kit feel free to contact me and I will work up the cost for you.

Snow haven Layout ~ Catscrapbooking.com

I have tons of snow photos which I need to scrapbook so this paper pack is perfect.  It can be used for other layouts but I really wanted to do a snow theme layout.

Snow haven Layout ~ catscrapbooking.comI added some additional texture to the final layout with Stickles.  It is hard to see from this photo but I did add some Clear Stickles to several of the snowflakes to make them pop a bit more.

Item used for these layouts:

  • Paper Pack ~ Snowhaven X7188B
  • Complements ~ Snowhaven X7188C
  • Bling ~ Clear Sparkle Assortment Z1752, Pink Glitter Gems Z1807
  • Shimmer Trim ~ White Z3024
  • Journaling pen

I can’t wait to plan my next project with Snowhaven…. Until then, happy crafting!

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