Thursday, June 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Shake It Up

Welcome to the June 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop

I am excited to share this month's CTMH Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are showing Shaker Cards which I love to make.  I have tried a variety of ways and using our CTMH Flip Flaps makes it so easy. 

If you are coming from Danielle Wagner's Blog, you are on the right track! After viewing my post, you will be forwarded to Darlys Recker's Blog.

Here is the Shaker Card I made which is part of a Stamp and Card Workshop I am offering this month. 

The workshop features the Brushstrokes Stamp Set that I used on the White Frame. In addition, I used our No Worries Stamping Thin Cut Bundle from our newest Seasonal Expression 2 Catalog.  Colors displayed are Sapphire, Whisper and Raspberry. I filled the 3" x 4" Flip Flap with the same color Cardstock used on the base with the stamped sentiment "Enjoy your Adventure" and filled with sequins and some chucky glitter. 

Here is a picture of the Stamp and Card Club Workshop. Please let me know if you would like to learn more about this workshop!

Now it's time to hop over to Daryls Recker's Blog to check out her amazing "Shake It Up" technique. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Embellishment Envy

Welcome to the May 2017 
Technique Blog Hop!

For this month's CTMH Technique Blog Hop, we are displaying ways to embellish. Our Workshops Your Way (WYW) make it so fun and easy to embellish because everything in the kit coordinates with the paper. 

If you are coming from Judy Faye's Place, you are in the correct spot. After viewing my post, you will be forwarded to Michelle Loncar's Blog.

The WYW I am featuring this month is "Jack" which is one of our newest papers featured in the Seasonal Expression 2 Catalog 

The Jack Workshop Your Way includes the Jack ComplementsBlack & White Enamel Dots and Whisper Thick Twine .  The complements include coordinating stickers and chipboard die-cuts, including some with white foil or black foil. 

Hope you enjoyed this layout.  This is one of the three double page layouts from my featured Workshop Your Way.  Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about my workshops. Now it's time to hop over to Michelle Loncar's Blog.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Vellum Makes Everything Better

Welcome to the April 2017 
Technique Blog Hop!

For this month's CTMH Technique Blog Hop, we are featuring creative techniques using "Vellum". Many of Close To My Heart's Fundamental Paper Packet include vellum.

If you are coming from Wendy Kessler's Blog, you are in the correct spot. I hope you are enjoying everyone's inspiration. After your stop here, below you will find a link to Kirsten Desorcy's blog posting. 

I am featuring two - double page layouts using the Uptown Fundamental Paper Packet.  

My first layout "My Lucky Day" was so much fun to make. The trickiest part of using vellum is hiding the adhesive.  I have the striped vellum paper overlaying the Pansy Cardstock. Prior to adhering the vellum to the cardstock, I created my layout on top of the vellum using the "You & Me Complements" and Silver Shimmer Trim. Once I had everything attached to the top of the vellum, I turned the vellum over and used my adhesive behind the areas that photos, paper strips, title, etc...were placed and adhered it to the Pansy cardstock. 

I only used a border strip of the gold dotted vellum on the top and bottom of the layouts.  I used glue dots in each corner to adhere the vellum. I then covered up the glue dots using the Black Glitter Paper on the corners.

I hope this helped shed some ideas on how to adhere vellum to your projects. Thanks for stopping by and we love hearing from you so please leave a comment. Now it's time to hop on over to Kreative Kirsten's Blog

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Fun with Folds

Welcome to the February 2017 
Technique Blog Hop!

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For this month's CTMH Technique Blog Hope, we are featuring creative techniques with "Folds". I am looking forward to seeing everyone's inspiration. 

If you are coming from Daryls Recker's Blog, you are in the correct spot. I hope you enjoy checking out everyone's blog - all you have to do is click on the link at the bottom of everyone's post to get to the next blog. Happy hoppin'!

The card I am featuring was inspired by Lori Whitlock's You Tube Video

This card is an A2 standard size card. To make this card I used our Raspberry Cardstock for the base and the Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Packet. The cupcake in the center of the card swivels. To create the cupcake, I used CTMH's "Sweet Birthday" Stamp Set and Sweet Birthday Thin Cuts. I used our ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  Our paper packet is so colorful that you can use a variety of colors to make this card! 

I hope you enjoyed this card.  Now it's time to hop on over to Haley Dyer's - The Inky Scrapper BlogBe sure to drop a comment and join my blog (it's new). We love hearing from you!  Thanks for stopping by too!!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

February Newsletter - It's February Funtime!

Wow - where did January go....thanks to everyone who has participated at my events and workshops. We had so much fun at the Seasonal Expression Bunco Party - everyone was a winner!! Also, loved all the Wreaths everyone made at Sunday's FREE workshop!  Earlier in the month, we kept very busy making 5 Double Page Layouts from the free Happy Happy Christmas Workshop too! 

I can't believe February is here - it's going to be a FUN month.  Lots in store for my VIP's. If you are interested in joining, click here to join the VIP group or let me know.  You don't have to be on Facebook to be a member!  I will send out emails to non-Facebook that want to be a part of the VIP's!

Here are my upcoming Workshops and events:

Please let me know if you are interested in any of these events and workshops - I would be more than happy to create a Page Kit or Card Kit with instructions for you if you can't attend the Workshops

STAMP & CARD CLUB:  Our next club meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 27 at 6:30pm. Can't attend the workshop - no worries - this club can be "Virtual" too.  This months workshop will include the Springtime Complements (Z3307)  and  Happy Hearts Sentiments Stamp Set (A1192)  ***this stamp set is also available in French & Spanish*** Here are the cards we will be creating using these products.  Please RSVP by February 13th. 

Like making cards and having a variety of cards to choose from - this is the club for you!!  I will be hosting workshops but this club can be virtual too!!!  This monthly club will include a stamp set (or specific product) every month and the making for 4 cards (all pre-cut and ready to assemble with instructions).  The club is only $25.00 - contact me to join today!!  

SUGAR RUSH SCRAPBOOK WORKSHOP ($35.00): With this workshop, you will make THREE Double Page layouts. Everything will be pre-cut for easy assembly and will include the Sugar Rush Workshop Your Way Kit which contains Complements, Washi Tape and Gems.  Contact me today at to order your workshop today. 

FEBRUARY CONSTANT CAMPAIGN: Do you love papercrafting? Would you like a way to earn money or discounts? Do you love Close To My Heart products?  If you have said "yes" to any of these, please consider joining my Team. We are offering opportunities for new Consultants and former Consultants.  Anyone that signs up in the month of February will receive $50.00 credit for CTMH products and the Stamp of the Month for February, March and April for FREE.  Learn more about this campaign by clicking Join My Team!  Don't miss out on this great opportunity. 

STAMP OF THE MONTH: This Stamp is Hop, Hop, Hopping into your collection. The Stamp is called "Easter Bunny".   This is great for Easter Cards or Springtime Scrapbooking pages. This can be yours for only $5.00 with any qualifying purchase.

Interested in attending Day Crops or Weekend Getaways - check on my upcoming events: "Click Here"

Sunday, January 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Crazy for Complements

Welcome to the January 2017 Technique Blog Hop!

For this month's CTMH Technique Blog Hop, we are featuring the use of our CTMH Complements. I can't wait to see all the creativity using these embellishments from everyone! If you are coming from Darlys Recker's Blog, you are in the correct spot.  This month we have approximately 10 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their ideas using this technique along with other CTMH products. I hope you enjoy checking out everyone's blog - all you have to do is click on the link at the bottom of everyone's post to get to the next blog.  Enjoy!

Let me start out by stating that this is just a sampling of the cards you can make using our Springtime Complements . I have so many more pieces to make more cards or use them for Scrapbook Pages.  Many of my ideas are inspired from Pinterest. 

The "Hello" Card is using the "Hello" Sticker from the sticker page. I used strips of papers from our new Paper Packets in the Seasonal Expression 1 Catalog and Sorbet Cardstock

The "My Love" Card is using the Gold & White chipboard pieces from the Springtime Complements. The base of the card is Black Cardstock , Sea Glass Cardstock  and our  Gold Glitter Paper

The "Smile" Card is using the White Chipboard "Smile" which I used our Sponge Daubers using the Thistle and Sapphire Stamp Pads. Can't forget the dot on the "i" for smile one of the stickers from the Springtime Complements with a little bling. Lastly, the base of the card is Thistle and Whisper Cardstock embossed using the Happy Thoughts Embossing Folder.

The "Heart" Card is using the Honeycomb Embossing Folder (retired). Inside the honeycombs, I placed the 5 tiny heart stickers from the Springtime Complements. I used our new Circle Thin Cuts placing a circle sticker from the complements. The heart stamped in the center is from Happy Hearts Stamp Set and sorbet ribbon from the Whimsey Ribbon Collection

Now hop on over to  Catherine Nowak's Blog to see her amazing artwork. Be sure to drop a comment and join my blog (it's new). We love hearing from you!  Thanks for stopping by too!!