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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Flock Together (April SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  For the month of April, Close To My Heart created this adorable Flock Together stamp set with some sassy little birds.          

If you have come here from If You Bling It, you are on the right path!  Blog Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!  

Used the Flock Together stamp set to create a fun card to send to a "birds of a feather" friend.  These cute little birds were stamped using Saffron, Goldrush, and Poppy ink, along with a 'thanks' from the Friendly Wishes stamp set.  A floral and some woodgrain paper from the Dreamin' Big kit give the card a Springtime look.  The Overview card sketch is one of my favorites from the Wishes Card Confidence Program.             

Place a $50 minimum order this month (April 2017) and you are eligible to purchase the Flock Together stamp set for only $5. It is also available for $17.95 without a qualifying purchase.  




Now "Hop" on over to the Crafting For Sanity? blog to see her work.  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas. 

If you get lost along the way, the complete list of participants is available on Melinda's 'If You Bling It' blog.   



All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Sheila Bennett
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

With Sprinkles On Top!

Welcome to our Thin Cuts Blog Hop, brought to you by the same ladies who participate in the monthly Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop.  Thin Cuts give you a fast and easy way to cut all kinds of shapes for your crafting, and this month they are all available at 25% off!  Choose from titles, sentiments, and a wide variety of shapes to stamp on so you can get precise, dimensional shapes in no time.      

If you arrived here from Crafty Happy, you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their projects using Thin Cuts die cuts.   


The Sugar Rush Cardmaking stamp set has donuts, icing, and sugar-coated sentiments to create a super-sweet card.  Using the coordinating Thin Cuts, I cut some "donuts" out of different colored cardstock and then used the 'sprinkles' patterned paper from the Sugar Rush kit to cut some pieces for icing the donuts. Of course, the 'donut' paper from the Sugar Rush kit is a great background, and a bit of Sea Glass  (color of the year) Glitter Paper added just a touch of sparkle and shine.  The card sketch is Pattern #24 from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 how-to book.    

Please visit the Kreative Kirsten blog to continue along our Blog Hop



If you get lost along the way, the complete list of participants is available on Melinda's 'If You Bling It' blog.   



All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Sheila Bennett
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Sunday, March 5, 2017

A Heartfelt {blot} Thank You



Just a little fun playing with colors from the Color My Heart Color Dare #233, and using the Sketch #311 from Try Stampin' ~or not~ on Tuesday blog.  Wood Slats embossing folder was used to add a bit of texture to the background, and a strip of Sea Glass (color of the year) patterned paper from the Sugar Rush kit creates a nice balance.   

The focal piece is created using different "blot" stamps from the Ink Blot set, along with the challenge colors of Black, Pomegranate, Peacock, and Sea Glass to stamp the decorative blots and sentiment from the Happy Heart set.   



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All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Sheila Bennett
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tea-rrific (March SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  This adorable Tea-rrific stamp set for the month of March has a nice stack of tea cups, along with cute sentiments you can stamp and customize a cup on a card or scrapbook page.          

If you have come here from NJ Stamping Queen, you are on the right path!  Blog Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!  

This stack of tea cups from the Tea-rrific stamp set was fun to color using some of the ShinHan Touch Twin markers available from Close To My Heart.  The 'merci beaucoup' is from the Friendly Wishes stamp set and is a nice complement to the tea cups.  Patterned papers from the Dreamin' Big kit were used along with card sketch #27 in Make It From Your Heart volume 1.           

Place a $50 minimum order this month (March 2017) and you are eligible to purchase the Tea-rrific stamp set for only $5. It is also available for $17.95 without a qualifying purchase.  





Now "Hop" on over to the My Creations With Michelle blog to see her work.  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas. 


If you get lost along the way, the complete list of participants is available on Melinda's 'If You Bling It' blog.   



All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
#ctmh #cardmaking #ctmhDreaminBig 
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
(913) 485-4355
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Some Simple Seasoning


Inspired by the black & white Heart 2 Heart Challenge for February, this card uses the Good Thymes stamp set along with some patterned papers from the Some Kinda Wonderful kit.  Just a simple card with a bit of "seasoning."  



All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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