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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

All That Glitters ~ "Use Your Stash" Blog Hop

This month, those of us participating in the "Use Your StashBlog Hop are destashing our glittery stash.  So be prepared for something that shines!          

If you have come here from Chasn Paperyou are right on track for the "Use Your Stash" Blog Hop.  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, or visit each blog from the list at the end of this post.  


For this challenge, pieces of Glitter Paper were combined with a cute little car from the Fast and Furious stamp set and a pretty flowered print available with the Brushed paper packet.  And I was happy to find some buttons with glitter to add for decorative wheels.      


Now "Hop" on over to the Stampologist for more glittery projects.   

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Embossing Is Back (Technique Blog Hop)

For the Technique Blog Hop this month, we are using our embossing powders and showing that Embossing is Back with Close To My Heart.  This is one of several "technique tips" throughout the Annual Inspirations book.   With a stamp set and a color from the CTMH collection of embossing powders, you can create intricate detail on all your projects. 


If you arrived from Melissa's Heartfelt Sentiments blog, then follow along with the link at the bottom of this post to continue the Technique Blog Hop

Embossing is one of my favorite stamping techniques and I always love seeing the nice, shiny texture it produces.  This sweet bird from the Paper Bird stamp set was embossed using our White embossing powder onto a piece of patterned paper from the Taste of Summer kit.  The flowered paper is also from the National Scrapbooking Month special Taste of Summer packet which will be available beginning May 1.  Inspiration for the design of the card was the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Sketch 201504.  



Please visit Wendy's My Scrapbooking Blog blog for another entry in this month's Technique Blog Hop featuring Embossing is Back.    


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All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spring Has Sprung ~ Stampers With An Attitude (Blog Hop)

Spring has sprung, so members of our Stampers With An Attitude team created artwork with a Springtime theme.        

If you have come here from CatScrapbooking  blog, 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, or visit each blog from the list at the end of this post.    


For my Springtime card, I used the fun butterfly in the Paper Bird stamp set along with sentiments from Happy Everything.  Pretty papers from the Blossom kit were used along with a strip of White Shimmer Trim.  Card is based on Pattern #24 in the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 "how to" book. 

From now through July 2015, $3 of every Happy Everything stamp set sold will be donated to Operation Smile.  This organization performs surgical procedures to correct facial deformities in children that will give them confidence for a lifetime.   


The inside of the card completes the sentiment from the Happy Everything (Operation Smile) stamp set. 
                     
Now "Hop" on over to the Heartfelt Sentiments for more fun Springtime artwork.   

"Stampers With An Attitude" Blog Hop participants: 

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
(913) 485-4355
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Monday, April 6, 2015

Blossom

Welcome to our Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop, brought to you by the same ladies who participate in the monthly Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop.  On April 1, Close To My Heart released their Seasonal Expressions 2 booklet as a supplement to their Annual Inspirations catalog.  Seasonal Expressions contains two new paper kits, many new stamp sets, and some great new embellishments.    

If you arrived here from Lucy's Love 2 Create, you are hopping through our circle of more than 40 Close To My Heart consultants sharing their projects using some of the new items now available in the Seasonal Expressions 2 booklet. 

This adorable popsicle card was created using the stamp set and papers from the Blossom Cardmaking kit along with Cashmere cardstock.  A bit of Glacier twine was added along with some Coral Reef Sequins to complete the card which is based on Pattern #25 in Make It From Your Heart Volume 2.    

And a little decoration on the inside of the card too.  

Please visit Wendy's My Scrapbooking Blog to continue along our Blog Hop featuring new products in the Seasonal Expressions 2 booklet. 




All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

Wishing you a Happy Easter!  For this card, an image from Banner Wishes was embossed using Crystal Blue pigment ink and then cut out from White Daisy cardstock.  The Easter sentiment is from the Just To Say stamp set which is included with the Artbooking Cricut collection.  Both sides of the Crystal Blue Paper Fundamentals paper were used along with some pink Shimmer Trim.  

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
(913) 485-4355
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