Monday, April 6, 2015

Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop


The new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book has the most gorgeous, amazing new products and I am only going to give you a small sampling of it today.  Today, I am showing off the new Papers, new accessories, and new stamp sets that you can get your hands on right now!

If you have come here from Lori Brown's Blog you are on the right path. This month we have almost 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations from the new Seasonal Expressions Book. The hop is simple to follow - just click on the link provided in the post to move to the next blog!
* * *
First on the list is a 5"x7" birthday card for a friend whose birthday is in a couple of days.  Since I just got a new Cricut Explore, I wanted to use my it for my projects for this hop.  My first project uses the new Blossom Paper kit.  The first image is the card folded.

Next is the unfolded picture:

  
Papers:   Blossom Paper kit, Sunset, White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamps:  
Ink:   Black  Exclusive Ink
Embellishments:   Glacier Extra Thick Twine, z1752 Clear Sparkles
Other:  Circut CTMH Artfully Sent cartridge
 
So while I was on a roll cutting away with my new cricket, I decided that each of my grandkids would get $10 for Easter--they would already be overdosed on candy.  So I decided to make little bitty money holder containers.  These look a whole lot bigger than they really are.  The little bag made with Jackson paper is only 4" tall.
 
 
This one is made with Jackson papers using the Cricut Artiste cartridge.  The cardstock is Glacier.
 
 
These cute little purses are perfect size to hold a folded up bill.  I used Blossom papers with Lagoo  cardstock for one little purse and Smoothie for the other little purse.  The gems are Bling Gems Gold Assortment and these purses are cut with the Cricut Artiste cartridge. 
 
Stop back by this month and be sure to check out the stamp sets I will be displaying from the new Seasonal 2 catalog.
 
Now it is time to hop on over to Judy Faye Garner's blog and see what eye candy she is flashing your way!

 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter - He Is Risen!

May the joy of our Saviour's Resurrection.....


Fill your heart with renewed Hope!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

April 2015 Stamp of the Month - Bokeh Technique

The featured stamp of the month is S1504 Typed Note--a set of 19 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.
 
 
What a perfect set for creating those masculine cards (that are usually more difficult for me).  My item is a standard size Father's Day card. I have been wanting to try the Bokeh technique -- something I saw on Splitcoast Stamper's site called Watercolor Bokeh.
 
Plus, it has been a while since I've have done a Color My Heart Color Dare.  You know, every once in a while you have to challenge yourself creatively.  The color dare challenge was to use Cashmere and Chocolate.  I didn't have any Cashmere so I substituted a close color:  Bamboo.
 
http://colormyheartcolordare.blogspot.com/2015/03/color-dare-135-champagne-chocolate.html
 
 
So, here is my card - a standard size Father's Day Bokeh Technique card.  After creating the Bokeh piece I decided to do a little random stamping on it as well.  So I used the Petite Perk set Kaleidoscope Blooms which is new with our Seasonal Expression 2 catalog just out April 1st.
 
 
And here's a little different view.
 
 
Papers:  Bamboo and Chocolate Cardstocks; Watercolor paper
Stamps: S1504 Typed Notes; Kaleidoscope Blooms Petite Perks
Inks:   Bamboo, Chocolate, Black and White Daisy pigment Exclusive Inks; Bamboo and Chocolate Reinkers
OtherNone
 
Here is a sample by Close To My Heart that shows a more feminine theme (so you know this is not just a masculine stamp:
 

and something a that could go either way:
 
 
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 April 2nd!
 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

March 2015 Stamp of the Month


Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! The featured stamp of the month is S1503 Choose Happy--a set of 14 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 Judy Faye Garner'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 60 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!
 
* * *
My item is a standard size card.  I really like this paper and thought it was perfect for this set.  Now, I know there is no ROUND frame in the images above, but the really great thing about our acrylic stamps is that you can bend and mold them into other shapes.  So that is why you see a round frame instead of an oval frame.  I used a November sketch from Viva La Verve and trying to stay true to the sketch, it called for a round frame.  Neat huh?  (Note that if you click on the picture it will show details better).
 
 
The Viva La Verve sketch that I used:
 
 
And a look at the inside of the card:
 

 This is a close-up of the card:  
 

Papers:   Brushed Paper kit, Juniper, Canary, Black and White Daisy Cardstocks
Inks:   Black Exclusive Inks; Juniper and Hollyhock Alcohol markers (ret); Napoli Yellow Copic Marker
 
Time to hop on over to Justine Hovey'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 March 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for $5!
 
Happy hopping!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

February 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

 
Welcome to the February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! The featured stamp of the month is S1502 A Happy Hello--a set of 15 images. Below are the images in this stamp set that is available only thru February 28th. You can click on the image to see details.
 
 
If you have come here from Angela White'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 60 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!
 
* * *
My item is a standard size card.  I really like this paper and thought it was perfect for this set.  (Note that if you click on the picture it will show details better).
 
 
And another look:
 
 
This is a close-up of the card:  
 
 
 Finally a photo that shows the card's insides:
 
Papers:   Hopscotch Paper kit, Glacier and Colonial White Cardstocks
Inks:   Sorbet, Pixie, Glacier, Flaxen and Ponderosa Pine Exclusive Inks
Embellishmentsz2023 Bling Gems Gold Assortments, z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim
Other
 
Time to hop on over to Stephanie Feist'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!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Artiste Cartridge Gift Card Holder

Did I mention that January is National Paper Crafting month?  I love paper crafting projects particularly things that are not really scrapbooking and not really cardmaking--like 3D projects and things you do with your cutting machines.  Know what I mean?  So for a very good friends who just happened to have a birthday so I could do another paper crafting project--thank you Karen, I created a gift card holder.  Just love this little gift card holder!
 
 
The next picture is on the top half of the holder just after you open the card:
 
 
Then we see below the middle section that actually holders the gift card:
 
 
The next one below shows the holder from the the side view:
 
 
And the last picture is the inside of the holder lying flat:
 
 
Papers:   Chalk It Up Paper kit, Sorbet, Black, and Colonial White Cardstocks
Inks:   Sorbet and Black Exclusive Inks
Embellishments z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim; z3009 Chalk It Up Assortment; z3011 Scaredy Cat Assortment; Just Blooms and Orange large brad (retired)
 
Hope you enjoy the rest of the paper crafting month!
 

Valentine's Mailbox

I was out looking for the perfect box to create a little (it's really about 8" tall) Valentine's Card mailbox and found this adorable box, which I cut out using my Pazzles Inspiration cutter.  I was actually amazed at how big this box is.  It will hold a lot of Valentine's cards and thought it might be a perfect box for one of my granddaughters!  The SVG file is a file created by Lori Whitlock.  She designs for one of the cutting machine companies and does great work!
 
 
Next is how the lid comes off.
 
 
And the last picture has the color pallette of the Brushed papers by Close To My Heart to give you an idea of the size of this box.  It IS a rather large box!
 
 
Papers:   Blush Paper kit, Cranberry and White Daisy Cardstocks and White Daisy textured cardstock (retired)
Embellishments: Red Glitter Glitz (retired); Red Glitter Paper; Red Glitter Brad (retired); Pastel Buttons (retired); White Bakers' Twine
Other:  Spellbinder scallop and regular heart dies
 
The Brushed papers not only make a great paper for Easter but I like it as well for Valentine's day.  Happy PaperCrafting.  Did I mention that January is National Paper Crafting month?
Related Posts with Thumbnails