Saturday, August 1, 2015

August 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


The featured stamp of the month is S1508 Framed--a set of 12 images--from Best Wishes to Merry Christmas. Below are the images in this stamp set that is available only thru August 31st. You can click on the image to see details.

 
If you have come here from Gina Brandstetter's Blog you are on the right path. This month we have almost 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations.  You can find a list of all the participants (in case you get lost) here: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/sotm-blog-hop-list.htmlThe 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 birthday card that I made for my Granddaughter Sophia whose 2nd birthday was July 30th but we are celebrating today:  
 
 
Here is the inside of the card:
 
 
 A little closer look at the dimension:
  
 
Papers:  Confetti Wishes WOTG; Canary, Pear and White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamps: S1508 Framed; D1618 Build A Cake (images below); C1436 Birthday Blast (Ret.) B1287 Solo "2" (Ret.)
Inks:  Lagoon, Canary, Pear, Thistle, Glacier, Pacifica, and Whisper Exclusive Inks
Embellishments:  z1847 Green Glitter Paper; z2010 White Enamel Stars; z3123 Green Triangles Enamel & Glitter Duos (new today!)
Other:  CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge (new today!); Orange Peel Sticklers glitter glue; 3D Puffy Paint; Border Punch
 
Remember, the SOTM is only available thru August 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for $5!
 
Now it is time to hop on over to Chris Robertson's blog and see what eye candy she has on the table for you today!
 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Color Dare #152


I have been looking at this week's Color My Heart Color Dare #152 thinking no good can come out of those colors, although the examples are very nice.  OK, it shouted CHALLENGE to me.  The colors for #152 are Cranberry, Canary, Slate and White Daisy (you can click the picture to pop up the site):

http://colormyheartcolordare.blogspot.com/2015/07/color-dare-152-cranberry-canary-slate.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ColorMyHeart+%28Color+My+Heart%29

I made a standard size card.  I have used card pattern #24 in Vol. 2 of Make It From Your Heart.  Here is my sample:


And the photo below is more of a staight-on picture:


Papers:   Slate, Canary, and White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamps M1041 Hi  (Retired)
Inks:  Slate, Canary, Cranberry Exclusive Inks; Y222 Golden Yellow ShinHan Touch Twin Markers
Embellishmentsz1848 Red Shimmer Tape; Slate Washi Tape (ret.)
Other:   Z185 Scallop Border Punch; z1927 Damask Embossing Folder; Cranberry mini brads (ret.)


 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sympathy Card

I saw this card done by Hillary Harris for this week's MojoMonday and thought it was one of nicest Sympathy cards I had seen in a long while.  It was elegant and simple at the same time.  It wasn't feminine or masculine per se.  Someone once close to me recently lost a parent and I thought this would be the perfect card.  Mine is almost a complete CASE but it is because of my admiration of Hillary's work.  So here is my almost exact copy:


Papers:  Jackson WOTGWanderful Paper, Juniper Glacier, and Colonial White Cardstocks
Stamps C1524 Word of Comfort (Ret.)
Inks:  Barn Red Exclusive Inks
Embellishments z2012 Gold Assortment Sequins
Other:  Spellbinders Circle Dies

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Masculine Cards Workshop 2015

Last month, I had a workshop and my favorite ladies got to create masculine card for Father's Day, Birthday or whatever.  I would like to share what we did.  First off, I wish to give credit to some very talented consultants who were the creators of some of the cards.  The card entitled "Pull My Finger" was a creation by Nikka Gears that I cased almost exactly.  I grew up as the only girl amongst brother's so you can see how I would think this was such a perfect guy card.  What a hoot!  Next, the men's suit jacket was created by Jan Schmidt (and she has wonderful instructions on her blog for this card).  The third card that I would like to give to credit to is for the World's Greatest Day card I found on Pinterest but alas I could not find the author of this work.

All of the cards are standard size cards.  I like cards that can go through the mail fairly easily so I tend to stick to standard size cards:


Papers:  Jackson WOTG; Cocoa, Juniper, Barn Red, Glacier, and White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamps A1173 The Best Dad Ever; D1646 Finding the Words; B416 Keyboard Upper Case; Typed Notes (April SOM, ret.)
Inks:  Cocoa, Glacier, Barn Red, and Black Exclusive Inks


 


The best part is that stamp sets from Seasonal Expressions II will continue to be available after the Seasonal Expressions II catalog expires.


 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Jump On It July Blog Hop


Welcome to the Jump On It July Blog Hop featuring either a free stamp of the month or $5 hostess stamp sets (with qualified purchase).  Feel free to download the flyer here:  http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/7614247/1507-cc-flyer-jump-on-it-july-us-ca-pdf-728k?da=y
 
If you have come here from Michelle Loncar's Blog you are on the right path. This hop has over 30 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations.  You can find a list of all the participants (in case you get lost) here: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/sotm-blog-hop-list.htmlThe 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 sized card.  Since I am featuring Seaside papers this month, I thought my card should be "aquatic". 
 
 
 And here's a closer, detailed view.  Isn't that little guy just adorable? 
 
 
This view captures the inside of the card (no greeting yet because I'm not sure what I will do with this (you just have to finish it off).  The layer on the inside matches the middle layer of the card.
 
 
Papers:  Seaside WOTG; Sorbet and White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamps Cuddly Saluations - images below
Inks:  Black Exclusive Inks; B68 Turquoise Blue ShinHan Touch Twin Markers
Other:   Lagoon ribbon from Lagon Mini Medley (Ret.) Spellbinder Rectangle and Scallop Dies; Border Punch

And here's a special treat today.  When I create artwork, sometimes it takes me days, literally, days!  Well, I actually created 2 cards this week!  Here is the second which is a 7" x 5" card also using Seaside:


Another view showing that the inside also has some pizazz:


And here is a view of the whole innards:


And one last picture with supplies:


Papers:  Seaside WOTG; Pear, Lagoon, and White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamps Better With A Friend - images below; Tagged with Love (inside greeting)
Inks:  Black Exclusive Inks; YR26 Pastel Peach, R5 Cherry Pink, B68 Turquoise Blue, R140 Light Orange, GY234 Leaf Green ShinHan Touch Twin Markers; Sorbet Alcohol Marker (inside card) (ret.)
Embellishments z3042 Coral Reef Sequins, Teal Shimmer Trim
Other:  1-7/8" Circle Punch; 2-3/8" Scallop Punch
 
 
Remember, this event will only be available thru July 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to get any of these wonderful sets!
 
Now it is time to hop on over to Priscilla Gotham's blog and see what eye candy she is flashing your way!

 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Operation Smile Blog Hop


Welcome to the Operation Smile Blog Hop featuring D1653 Happy Everthing stamp set. The stamp set has 13 images. Close to My Heart will donate $3 of the proceeds to Operation Smile.  This organization has performed over 220,000 surgical procedures to correct facial deformities in children.  Below are the images in this stamp set (click on the images for more detail):
 
 
If you have come here from Jenny Gilbert's Blog you are on the right path. This hop has over 30 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations.  You can find a list of all the participants (in case you get lost) here: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/sotm-blog-hop-list.htmlThe 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 an odd sized card.  The size is 6" x 3.5" and I am using a sketch from last week's MojoMonday which required using this odd sized card.  I have a little envelope maker so I figured that this will also give me some good practice in making an odd sized envelope.  First, here is that sketch from Mojo:  

I used the beautiful Blossom papers on my card:
 
  
A closer look at the details (click to make larger):
 
 
Papers:  Blossom WOTG; Lagoon and White Daisy Cardstocks
Inks:  Black Exclusive Inks; Leaf Green, Cherry Pink, Light Orange ShinHan Touch Twin Markers
Other:   Spellbinder Circle and Scallop Dies; Border Punch

Remember, Happy Everything will only be available thru July 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this special stamp set!
 
Now it is time to hop on over to Nikka Geers' blog and see what eye candy she is flashing your way!

 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop 2015


The featured stamp of the month is S1507 Life Is Wonderful--a set of 8 images. Below are the images in this stamp set that is available only thru July 31st. You can click on the image to see details.

 
If you have come here from Catherine Nowak's Blog you are on the right path. This month we have almost 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations.  You can find a list of all the participants (in case you get lost) here: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/p/sotm-blog-hop-list.htmlThe 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've always wanted to do a chalk board type card and this set is just SO perfect for that.  So, here is my card - 
 

 A little closer look at the dimension:
 
  
Papers:  Brushed WOTG papers; Pear and Black Cardstocks
Inks:  White Daisy Exclusive Inks
Embellishments:  Extra Thick Glacier Twine; Bitty Pearls (Ret.) 
Other:  Spellbinders banners dies
 
Here is a sample by Close To My Heart that shows a beautiful scrapbook page:

Here is another sample by Close To My Heart that shows a darling card!
 
Remember, the SOTM is only available thru July 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for $5!
 
Now it is time to hop on over to Judy Faye Garner's blog and see what eye candy she is flashing your way!
 
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