Thursday, November 16, 2017

Just for Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close To My Heart 

Just For Fun Blog Hop



In this blog hop we are featuring a variety of projects using products from the awesome CTMH November special sale.  See more information about the 30 - 40% off these amazing Fundamentals Bundles here

If you are coming from Brenda's blog, you are on the right track. This hop is one big loop of fun, creative ideas; so be sure to follow the link at the end of this entry to continue to see the fun we have had with these wonderful papers and other coordinating products.




My project uses paper from my favorite Fundamental Paper Pack, 
Basics Fundamental.  I just love the way all the papers in this pack coordinate.

I made a mini (3 x 3) fold-out box album.  

Here you see the album closed.





Here's a side view of the box album.





With the open album, there are 7 places for 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" pictures. 
I used one of the spots for a ballerina die cut from the 
YOU ARE HERE, CTMH Cricut cartridge.

You will love the way the Bashful (CTMH color of the year) cardstock 
coordinates with the all the papers in the Basics Fundamental paper pack.





Here you see the first section of the album folded in.




Here you see both side sections folded in.  The bottom
flap folds up over the two sides.




Finally the top folds down and hook and loop dots
(velcro fasteners) hold the top of the 
box album in place.



CTMH products used on this project  click on the links below to see the products on my website

Papers: Basics Fundamental paper pack, Charcoal cardstock, Bashful cardstock
Embellishments: Bashful Pearls, Bitty Sparkles
Tools: Bone folder, Bonding Memories Dual Action Glue Pen, Hook and Loop Dots
Circuit Cartridge:  You Are Here


Be sure to check out the fantastic special on this paper pack, as well as coordinating complements, and ribbons.  This offer is only available until the end of November.  You can see all the great deals right here.



Thanks for stopping by today.  Now, join me as we hop on to see more creative inspiration as we  visit  Emily's blog.  Be sure to visit all the consultants who have joined in on this blog hop.    If for some reason, you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of participating consultants on Melinda's blog to get back on track.




Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Special


WOW!  What a special!  
You' have to check this one out.
30% - 40% off many products.


You can see better pictures and all the savings HERE on my website.




















Friday, October 27, 2017

October/November Calendar Update

Upcoming WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS 


Join me for some fun this month.  Beginners are always welcome

  • Scrapbooking - Bunco Fun Night - Monday, October 30 (6:30 - 9:00)
  • Paper Crafting Workshop - Tuesday, November 7 (12:30 - 3:30) - card in a box workshop
  • 2 page Scrapbooking Workshop - Tuesday, November 7 (6:30 - 9:00)
  • Open Crop - Friday, November 10 (5:30 - 11:00)  Optional shared supper (baked potato bar)
  • Open Crop - Saturday, November 11 (9:00 - 3:00) Lunch, snacks, beverages
  • Multi-page Srapbooking Workshop - Thursday, November 16 (5:30 - 9:30)
  • Christmas Card workshop - Monday, November 20 (6:00 - 9:00) - card making
  • Card making - Bunco Fun Night - Monday, November 27 (6:30 - 9:00)
See my Google calendar on my blog (you need to click on Snips, Snaps, and Scraps below this email) 

click on the date of the event to find out more about each event


Contact me (upper left corner of this page) to register for workshops or Open Crop or Bunco 
 night


Monday, October 16, 2017

Share a Smile Blog Hop



A blog hop is a big loop through crafty, fun ideas for you to visit as you go from blog to blog to collect inspiration for your own paper crafting.  If you are coming from Gina's Little Corner of StampinHeaven, you are on the right path.  If you are starting here, just look for the link near the end of my post (and successive posts) to see which blog to visit next. 

This particular blog hop is connected to a wonderful special CTMH is offering this month.
(See more information at the bottom of this post.) Here is the cute stamp set, Punny Pals, used for this blog hop.


I love the cute sayings and the cards I could create, but when my 4 year-old granddaughter and I were looking at this set and I asked her to pick he favorite, she loved them all, so I created a two page layout to use with pictures and memories of her that are just too stinkin' cute!



CTMH products used on this double layout
click on each link to see these products on my website

Papers

Stamp Sets 

Inks and Coloring Supplies


Thanks for visiting today.  Join me as we hop on to see the fun Priscilla has created at  Priscilla's Paperie .  Be sure to visit all the participating consultants to see all the wonderful ways to use this stamp set and thin cuts.  All the participants in this blog hop are listed here if per chance you need to get back in the loop.


With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, $17.95, (shown above)  Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation SmileTM, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. 
  • To bring these stamp images to life, Close To My Heart is also offering a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit during October. 


  • The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards like those you see at the very top of this post, and it is available at a discounted price!  $39.95 (a $48.69 value) 
  • If you already have the stamp set and want the Thin Cuts separately ($28.95) and/or cards separately, they are also available that way.  See more info on my website.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop

Holiday Expressions 

New Product Blog Hop



A blog hop is just one big loop of crafty, fun ideas as you visit each of the connected blogs. If you are coming from Krista's Krafty Corner, you're on the right path. If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post (and successive posts) to see which blog to visit next.

The new products I chose to work with are from the Cats and Bats collection.  The great thing about this paper pack is that it can be totally Halloween related, or if you're like a lot of the gals who come to my scrapbooking workshops, you might not want Halloween layouts.  Today I have some of both.

This layout has die-cuts from the CTMH Cricut Collection - YOU ARE HERE for the pumpkins.  I used both sides of the goldrush cardstock to get the two different tones for the pumpkins.  The vines are from the CTMH Cricut Collection - ARTBOOKING.


For this layout, I used the September Stamp of the Month, Feel So Blessed.  The willow diagonal striped paper is the black and white paper from this pack.   I applied the Willow ink directly to the paper to the paper to get the color I wanted for this layout.


 
Not all of my workshop gals wanted the paper with all the Halloween related words, so I  found another way to use them.  I cut letters and picture mats instead.  The letters on this layout came from the CTMH Cricut Collection, YOU ARE HERE.  The leaves were cut from the CTMH Cricut Collection, FLOWER MARKET.   The leaves were stamped to give them some texture and color using the stamp set, Splash of Color. 



I really like the two-tones of our updated cardstock. The picture mats on this layout use both shades of the emerald cardstock.



So now, for some Halloween layouts -- however, for those who don't want the Halloween layouts, a few pieces at the top of the page could be changed and embellished with something other than the Cats and Bats complements included here.



The same thing goes for this layout - just change the embellishments to have a more generic layout.  The zip strips used on this layout had a white background with the black dots.  I used the same technique with willow ink applied directly to the paper.

CTMH products used on these layouts 
click on each link to see these products on my website

Papers

Embellishments

Circut Collections 

Stamp Sets 
Feel So Blessed (September stamp of the month)

Inks:

Thanks for visiting today.  Join me as we hop on to see which new products Carrie at  Miss. Carrie's Creations is showcasing.  Be sure to visit all the participating consultants to see all the beautiful new holiday Close To My Heart products.

All the participants in this blog hop are listed here if per chance you need to get back in the loop.








https://misscarriesctmhcreations.wordpress.com/2017/09/22/holiday-expressions-new-product-blog-hop

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Multi-page Scrapbooking Workshop To

Scrapbook Workshops

September 2017 SCRAPBOOKING LAYOUTS

Close To My Heart  - Falling For You 

Workshop: Thursday, September 21, 5:30


These are the layout plans I am offering this month during my workshop.

In addition to the paper pack shown, the matching complements and some supplemental cardstock will be needed to complete each workshop.

Workshop cutting guides are available upon request with a minimum $20 order placed on my website for each cutting guide.

Falling For You   X72223B

See the paper pack details on my website









Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September Calendar

WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS THIS MONTH


Join me for some fun this month.  Beginners are always welcome

  • Paper Crafting Workshop - Tuesday, September 5 (12:30 - 3:30) - pop-up cards
  • 2 page Scrapbooking Workshop - Tuesday, September 12 (6:30 - 9:00)
  • Open Crop - Friday, September 15 (5:30 - 11:00)  Optional shared supper (build a salad)
  • Multi-page Scrapbooking Workshop - Thursday, September 21 (5:30 - 9:30)
  • Technique Time - Thursday, September 28 (6:30 - 9:00) - card making
See my Google calendar on my blog (you need to click on Snips, Snaps, and Scraps below this email) 

click on the date of the event to find out more about each event


Contact me to register for workshops or Open Crop 




Friday, September 1, 2017

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Feel So Blessed

Close To My Heart 
September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop 

Feel So Blessed


A blog hop is just one big loop of fun ideas.  If you are coming from Tracie's blog,  you're on the right path. If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post (and successive posts) to see which blog to visit next.  

This month's stamp set, Feel So Blessed, features 26 stamps and is available only through the month of September.  You can purchase this cute set for $17.95, or get it for only $5 with a qualifying order of $50 (US) through your Close To My Heart consultant. .



For my project I worked on the opening page for a new album I intend to start this fall to include photos and journaling about all the wonderful blessings in my life. 

To begin this layout, I traced a partial circle with pencil, created a mask of the feather stamp and then stamped feathers around the line with Expresso ink.  I then used a blender pen to shade in the feathers using Expresso, Goldrush, Saffron, and Fern inks.  The small flowers were cut from the Falling For You floral paper. 




CTMH supplies used  
Cardstock: Expresso, Goldrush, Fern
Paper: Falling For You, White Daisy, Espresso, Goldrush (lighter side) and Fern (lighter side) Cardstock
Ink: Expresso, Fern, Goldrush, and Saffron


Thanks for stopping by today.  Now, join me as we hop on to see more ideas for this fun stamp set as we  visit Miss Carrie's Creations .  Be sure to visit all the consultants who have joined in on this blog hop for lots of inspiration for this stamp set.  If for some reason, you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of participating consultants on Melinda's blog to get back on track.




Saturday, August 26, 2017

Scrapbook Workshops

August 2017 SCRAPBOOKING LAYOUTS

Close To My Heart paper packs 

JACK 
and 
PRICKLY PEAR

These are the layout plans I am offering this month during my workshops.

In addition to the paper packs shown, the matching complements and some supplemental cardstock will be needed to complete each workshop.

Workshop cutting guides are available upon request with a minimum $20 order placed on my website for each cutting guide.

JACK  X72222B