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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Jack, the Bear

Welcome to our Seasonal Expressions New Product Blog Hop, brought to you by the same ladies who participate in the monthly Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop.  Be sure to "hop" through the different blogs for some creative inspiration!        

If you arrived here from Krista's Crafty Corner, you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their projects using new products featured in the Seasonal Expressions 2


Since my grandson needed a card for his mother for Mother's Day, I thought this adorable bear from the Jack-Cardmaking stamp set would be perfect.  Both the bear and his "bear hugs" sign were cut using the coordinating Thin Cuts, so no detailed and time-consuming cutting was necessary.  It is so simple to cut the perfect shape using the Thin Cuts die cuts along with my Cutttlebug.  

The fun papers used for this card are from the Jack paper packet, and the sentiment is included in the Short & Sweet stamp set.  Layout of the card was inspired by Pattern #20 in Make It From Your Heart Volume 2.  

Please visit CatScrapbooking 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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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Live Beautifully (National Scrapbooking Month)

Welcome to our Live Beautifully Blog Hop, brought to you by the same ladies who participate in the monthly Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop.  Since May is National Scrapbooking Month, CTMH is offering a special Live Beautifully set of papers and coordinating stamp set.  And our group of creative bloggers have created an assortment of projects to inspire you.       

If you arrived here from Evergreen Memories, you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their projects using the Live Beautifully collection. 
The National Scrapbooking Month Live Beautifully collection includes a great assortment of papers, including colorful flowers, basic stripes, and even gold-embossed patterns.  For this card, I was inspired by the simple black, white, and gold to create a pretty "thank you" card for someone special. You can actually see the sheen of the gold-embossed flower paper on the lower portion of the card.  The sentiment is from All the Thanks stamp set.  A black & gold ribbon from the Uptown Ribbon Pack was a perfect complement to the papers.  And just a bit of shimmer was added with a rectangle of White Glitter Paper behind the sentiment.   



Please visit the Heartfelt Sentiments blog to continue along our Live Beautifully 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).
#ctmh #cardmaking #ctmhLiveBeautifully  
Sheila Bennett
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Monday, May 1, 2017

Live, Laugh, Love (May SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  The Live Laugh Love stamp set for the month of May includes trendy words with floral details.          

If you have come here from Evergreen Memories, 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!  

Since May is National Scrapbooking Month, CTMH is offering a special Live Beautifully set of papers and coordinating stamp set.  This polka-dot background paper is from the Live Beautifully collection and the arrows are a "zip strip" from the edge of the paper.  The colors of the arrows were my inspiration for coloring the floral print of the LAUGH stamp image from the Live Laugh Love stamp set.  And the "be your own kind of beautiful" is an image from the Live Beautifully stamp set.  So this card is a nice mixture of the May stamp-of-the-month and the May scrapbooking special.          

Place a $50 minimum order this month (May 2017) and you are eligible to purchase the Live, Laugh, Love stamp set for only $5. It is also available for $17.95 without a qualifying purchase.  





Now "Hop" on over to Krista's Crafty Corner 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 #ctmhLiveBeautifully
Sheila Bennett
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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).
#ctmh #cardmaking #ctmhDreaminBig
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).
#ctmh #cardmaking #ctmhSugarRush 
Sheila Bennett
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