Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the NEW Annual Inspirations Blog Hop!  We will be featuring brand new products from our Annual Inspirations idea book that starts August 1st 2017 and goes through July 2018. If you have come here from Jennifer Dykstra's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:

We have around 27 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using BRAND NEW product from the new Annual Inspirations idea book on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

For my creation I used 2 new stamp sets, and the COLOR of the year glitter paper! While I love last years Sea Glass as color of the year the soft delicate pink of BASHFUL is stunning. It was hard to chose the saying. There are so many new fabulous sentiment stamp sets with beautiful fonts it's hard to chose one! I chose Inspire! 

For the flowers I chose Many Congratulations!!

Here you can see the beauty of the Bashful Glitter paper. I also used the Shimmer Brush to highlight the word "shines"
I also used the shimmer brush on the bow that holds the flowers.

For the flowers I used our watercolor brush and ink pads colored Thistle, Fern, Canary and Blossom,. Simply pounce the ink pad face down on your acrylic block and use that as you palette. 

If you have any questions on what was used, how I used it or any thoughts you'd like to share comment below!

Thanks for visiting!!

Now "Hop" on over to Miss. Carrie's Creations Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to get your copy!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Little Dreamer.....

     I'm back in the saddle again and couldn't be happier! Creating soothes my soul and is healing! I recently reorganized my craft area to get off to a fresh start.

     Yesterday was a Consultant crop day for me and the team I am on. I got a decent amount done so am pretty proud of that. I love to memory plan and here is the spread in my planner.

I used the paper pack Little Dreamer along with some coordinating Cardstock.  That's my favorite thing about Close to my Heart is everything matches for you. Of coarse I can't really create without using my Cricut. My go to is Artbooking.

Here's a peak at the details:

Thanks for stopping by.....
I can't wait to share more with you.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Healing, lots of healing......CTMH Special.

Yes, it has been quite some time since I have been around.
Unfortunelty I have just had my 3rd knee surgery in under a year. 
Making a long story short, I have 6 weeks at home, can't drive, hopefully
I can get back into my blogging and possibly "touch" a stamp??

Well, anyhow, I at least wanted to get the latest offer out to you all from Close To My Heart:

For details, please feel free to email me. 
Also, I would like to share my NEW CTMH Website with you.
You can see up to date specials, videos, artwork and you can even place an order.

So please visit:

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Divas By Design and Birthdays!!

This week at Divas By Design, we are focusing on Birthdays!!
Everyone has reason to celebrate when it comes to Birthdays.....there is cake involved =0)

Our Sponsor this time around is 
Digi's With Attitude
I was lucky enough to work with Rockband Tween....too cool! 
I love the Tween images at Digi's With Attitude, if you haven't had a chance to check out their store
you really should. You even have a chance to win some just by creating your own Birthday Artwork
and sharing your link with us at Diva's By Design.

isn't she sizzlin. I am pleased with how this turned out, she looks like a true rebellious teenager, LOL.
Papers are all from CTMH of coarse. As is the "happy" and "birthday" I hand wrote "rockin".

Sketch I followed and challenge I am entering is at I Heart 2 Stamp:

Monday, August 8, 2011

Magical Monday~Let's Get Wild

Jennifer Scull brings us our challenge this week and she wants us to use any type of animal image and go wild on your creativity!
  show us your animal side!!

I chose to use the Image From the Heart found at Paper Cupcakes Store!!

the base card is done with the new Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy from Close To My Heart.
the paper is from the collection Animal Crackers, Happy Birthday stamp also from Close To My Heart.
Miscellanous punches for the rest of the circles. 
Okay, now find your image of choice, create your artwork and don't forget to link back to the blog
for your chance to win some images from the Paper Cupcakes Store.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Guess what I got yesterday!! My new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge from CTMH!!

You know you are going to be excited with the unveiling of each Idea Book, but can I tell you I don't know HOW they will top this one.

I got my NEW Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge just released from Close To My Heart. And can I tell you it is done CTMH style. Highest quality down to the box. The box is all plastic, no cardboard, all plastic.

Here is what you get in the bundle. 
I know you can't see well from the photo, but each stamp image that lines up with a cricut cartridge, gives you a measurement to cut on your machine for a perfect match. Cut the image, stamp, DONE!!
I can NOT wait to play with this baby. Of coarse I want every other stamp set in the idea book that matches up with the cartridge. Oh boy, this may be my highest sales year yet!!
Here is a little peak at the back of the box. 
Beautiful, just beautiful.
Yes, I have an addiction, and it just got worse. Isn't the first part of getting better admitting it, HA!!
Thanks Close To My Heart, you have yet done it again.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Magical Monday!! Mystical Creatures....

Oh what a fun challenge this week. 
I love fairies and pixie dust and everything mystical!
Show us your creation with a Mystical Creature.

Here is what I choose for my challenge: Enchanted Meeting

Isn't she darling especially her new little friend!! 
here is a bitty close up:
I used a new cuttlebug embossing folder, well, for me it is new. 
It has butterfly type patterns and thought that went perfectly with her wings. 
All paper is Close To My Heart Bella!
I used OLD templates also from Close To My Heart to surround the image. 
Colored with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.
Now, if you want to win some digi's, create your mystical project and link back to
I know there's a FREEBIE available today only, then thereafter it is only $1. 
Don't miss out!

Can't wait to see what you share with us.

New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the NEW Annual Inspirations Blog Hop!  We will be featuring brand new products from our Annual Inspirations idea book tha...