Saturday, September 9, 2017

Joyful Stars Monthly Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Joyful Stars Monthly Blog Hop!!


We're excited to share our creativity with you using PRODUCTS
from Close To My Heart!!

I am glad you chose to make it this far and stop by my Blog to 
see my Artwork. If you have come from Debi Brile's Blog you are 
on the right track.

For this month I wanted to try something different. 
I always like to improve my skills and learn something new!

I chose to try Mirror Stamping. 
You Tube is a wonderful place to learn in the comfort of your
own home....nothing compares to attending a workshop where you can get
the hands on approach, but none the less, great resource.

I made a 5x7 card using: Sweet Baby Stamps & Die Cuts
How can you not adore this Elephant. And the Balloons that come with the set
can be used for so many occasions. Don't think of it as just a baby set.


I mirror stamped the Elephant so they're could be 2. It definetly takes practice but
in the end, the look is so worth it. 


I also used one of the Circuit Cartridges that Close To My Heart offers. 
That is the Banner where I stamped the "YOU" and the "ME" on. The Heart that is behind the banner is from the same Cartridge.




The papers I used are from the NEW Catalog just released in August!


If you have never tried the Fundamental Paper Packs. You are missing out. The simplistic
patterns and colors go so well with so many things you are 
by far not limited on the possibilities.

I decided to also try my hand at some water coloring. 
Can I say "NEW ADDICTION" there is always something
I get obsessed with, right now I feel watercoloring wins out. 
It really makes you look like a pro when in fact I am not. 


Try your hand at some watercoloring sometime....it is freeing! You can be as messy as you
want and get a fantastic look. 

If you would like to learn more on Mirror Image Stamping, let me know in the comments.

Now, you can take yourself back to Joyce's blog as I am the end of the hop!!

Thanks again for stopping by!






Saturday, August 26, 2017

Memory Planning with "Close To My Heart"

I can't say enough about my LOVE for this paper 😍 I can say that I was not fond of it when I first saw it. I'm not the outdoor type. (Well, unless it's the beach) BUT when I was going through the next set of pictures I wanted to put in my memory planner,  it was the only paper I could think of!!  It is truly PERFECT for my fur babies and there outdoor adventure! Their first time putting their little paws in the grass and feeling the sunshine on their fur!

It just happened to be Easter Sunday as well. So I had to document my groceries because what scrapbooker doesn't document these things! 

In this first photo I wanted to share a little close up of the great compliments that this set called "Jack" has. Literally for $4.95 you get 2 6x6 sticker sheets and 2 little packets of die cuts. 


And those little paw prints couldn't be cuter. That is one little stamp with a pattern of paw prints.
I made them repeat across the bottom of the page using Ruby ink



Notice the "handsome" sticker? That is also part of the Jack Compliments set and describes 
my babies perfectly!! 


I hope this will inspire you on using Jack papers and compliments!

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:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.


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.

Joyful Stars Monthly Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Joyful Stars Monthly Blog Hop!! We're excited to share our creativity with you  using PRODUCTS from   Close...