Monday, March 31, 2014

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Balloon Talk

Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month the featured stamp of the month is S1404 Balloon Talk--a set of 24 images. Below are the images in this stamp set that is available only thru April 30th. You can click on the image to see details.
 
 
If you have come here from Elizabeth Mindemann's blog you are on the right path! You can find a list of all the participants (in case you get lost) here: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/sotm-blog-hop-list.html. This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this set. The hop is simple to follow - just click on the link provided in the post to move to the next blog!
 
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My item is a standard size card.  I used our embossing folders and decided I liked the unraised side better for this card.  I actually used the Whisper Alcohol marker on the face (but I really didn't want to make her look like one of the undead or anything--just add a hint of color so she didn't look so white).  Anyway, it really didn't add as much color as I thought it would.  ;-)

 
Close up of some of the detail:
 
 
Papers: Jubilee WOTG kit; Cranberry, and White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps: S1404 Balloon Talk; S1403 Happy Place (March SOTM)
Ink: Black, Indian Corn Blue  Exclusive Inks; Water based chocolate marker (ret.)
Embellishments:  z1853 Aqua Dots; z1893 Base & Bling Red Jewels; Liquid Glass
Other:  Quatrefoil Embossing Folder, oval and oval scallop spellbinder dies

Time to hop on over to Mary Eisen's Blog to see her beautiful eye candy! Be sure to visit all the Consultants' blogs to get some great crafting and fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available thru April 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for $5!

Happy hopping!



Thursday, March 20, 2014

CTMH Embossing Folders Blog Hop


Welcome to the Emboss It Blog Hop!  This hop we are displaying our ideas and wares made with the new CTMH Embossing Folders.  If you have come here from Katy Taylor's blog you are on the right path! You can find a list of all the participants (in case you get lost) here: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/sotm-blog-hop-list.html. This month we have almost 30 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this set. The hop is simple to follow - just click on the link provided in the post to move to the next blog!

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My item is a darling little basket that I found searching around the internet and knew that I must make this with our folders for a darling little Easter treat holder!  It is so easy to make too!  If you thought this was adorable and want instructions you will be able to find them here.  The blog is Carol Payne's blog and she has some other adorable baskets there!
 
 
And here is a view from another angle:
 
 
Papers:   Blush, White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps:  B1446 Some Bunny Hostess Set
Ink:   Black  Exclusive Inks;
Embellishments:  Silver Brads; Bitty sparkles
Other:  z1311 1-1/4" cicle punch; z1925 Chevron Embossing folder
 
Time to hop on over to Gina Brandstetter's Blog to see her beautiful eye candy! Be sure to visit all the Consultants' blogs to get some great crafting and fun ideas!

Happy hopping!


Friday, February 28, 2014

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Happy Place



Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month the featured stamp of the month is S1403 Happy Place--a set of 7 images.  Below are the images in this stamp set that is available only thru March 31st. You can click on the image to see details.

 
If you have come here from Michelle Stewart's blog you are on the right path! You can find a list of all the participants (in case you get lost) here: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/sotm-blog-hop-list.html. This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this set. The hop is simple to follow - just click on the link provided in the post to move to the next blog!

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My item is a darling little bookmark.  My granddaughter was looking for something to mark her pages in a book she was reading so I thought this will make a darling little bookmark! 

 
Back of the Bookmark
 
 
Closer Details of the Bookmark:
 
 
Bookmark in use: 
 
Papers:   Jubilee WOTG kit; Honey, Indian Corn Blue, Cranberry, and White Daisy Cardstock
Ink:   Black  Exclusive Inks; Honey Marker
Embellishments:  Keyboard Kraft Alphabet, Bitty Sparkles colored w/Lagoon Markers
Other:  Soft plastic magnet pieces; cranberry button
 
Time to hop on over to Nikka Geers' Blog to see her beautiful eye candy! Be sure to visit all the Consultants' blogs to get some great crafting and fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available thru March 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for $5!

Happy hopping!


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Score Big with Embossing Folders

Textured paper at its finest! Check out our new, exclusive embossing folders and get some tips on the best ways to use them. Available in five trendy and classy patterns, the embossing folders will have you wanting to transform all your cardstock and patterned paper before you know it!

The video below has some great tips and tricks with using white core Close To My Heart cardstocks.  If you were like me, you probably thought these were like other embossing folders that you've seen.  Just wait until you see what the differences are!


 
Below are the five new folders.  First is the Z1924 Dots Embossing Folder:
 
 
Next is the Z1925 Chevron Embossing Folder:
 
 
Next is the Z1927 Damask Embossing Folders:
 
 
Next is the Z1926 Quatrefoil Embossing Folders:
 
 
 
Finally we have the Z1960 Stripes Embossing Folders:
 
 
Don't forget the February special this month.  When you order two packages of colored cardstock you can get a free embossing folder!  Get your flyer here:  http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/6803885/1402-cc-embossing-is-boss-flyer-us-ca-pdf-504k?da=y
(artwork coming soon)!
 

Monday, February 10, 2014

February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Wild About Love


Welcome to the February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month the featured stamp of the month is S1402 Wild About Love--a set of 9 images.  What does the fox say....  Below are the images in this stamp set that is available only thru February 28th.





If you have come here from Dana Kessler's blog you are on the right path! You can find a list of all the participants (in case you get lost) here: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/sotm-blog-hop-list.html. This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this set. The hop is simple to follow - just click on the link provided in the post to move to the next blog!

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My item is a standard size card. 
 
 
This shows a close-up of the embossing and the bling for eyes and flowers.
 
 
Insider of card:
 
 
 
Papers:   Ariana WOTG kit; Ruby and White Daisy Cardstock
Ink:   Ruby, Black Pigment Exclusive Inks; Ruby Marker
Embellishments:  z1847 Green Glitter Paper, Bitty Sparkles & Clear Sparkles (colored w/Lagoon Markers)
Other:  Clear embossing powder, Spellbinders square dies

Time to hop on over to Marie Mayer's Blog to see her beautiful eye candy! Be sure to visit all the Consultants' blogs to get some great crafting and fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available thru February 28th! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for $5!

Happy hopping!


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

January 2014 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


Happy New Year everyone as we ring in 2014!  Welcome to the January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month the featured stamp of the month is S1401 Cross Stitch Wishes--a set of 13 images.  Below are the images in this stamp set that is available only thru December 31st.


If you have come here from Haley D's blog you are on the right path! You can find a list of all the participants (in case you get lost) here: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/sotm-blog-hop-list.html.
This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this set. The hop is simple to follow - just click on the link provided in the post to move to the next blog!

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My item is a standard size card.  I used this week's MojoMonday's sketch #236.  Seems like I rarely get the time to do any of their sketches unless it's a weekend. So this was fun for me!


Here is the Mojo sketch I worked from but keeping my card a rectangular standard size card:

Below is what I did with the inside of the card:
 
Papers:   Sparkle & Shine WOTG kit; Black and White Daisy Cardstock
StampsS1401 Cross Stitch Wishes
Ink:   Ruby, White Daisy Pigment Exclusive Inks;
Embellishments: Red Shimmer Trim, Base & Bling Red Jewels
Other:  Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Time to hop on over to Dawn Heuft's Blog to see her beautiful eye candy! Be sure to visit all the Consultants' blogs to get some great crafting and other fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available thru January 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for $5!

Happy hopping!


Christmas Workshops - Part 2


The second Christmas Workshop this year was the annual Christmas card workshop with the new Sparkle & Shine papers only available until December 31st (as are all the Christmas stamps in the Holiday Mini Gift Guide).

This workshop was from Vicki Wiznuik, an amazingly talented Canadian consultant.  There were 5 styles of cards.  The first set is done with the Striped side of the bulk paper.  Here is the result:


The second side was done with the polka dotted side of the bulk paper. What a different look!


Papers:   Sparkle & Shine WOTG kit; Ruby, Juniper, White Daisy cardstocks
Stamps:  C1567 Santa Clause; C1559 Always Grateful; A1115 A Holiday
Ink:   Ruby, Juniper, White Daisy, Black Exclusive Inks
EmbellishmentsClear Sparkles; Color-ready seam binding ribbon; white ricrac; Prisma Glitter;
Other:  Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge; Spellbinders decorative scalloped rectangle dies

It was fun to get together, relax, and create cards!  Happy Holidays, Everyone!
 

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