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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Just Sayin' (May SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  For National Scrapbooking Month, the SOTM includes several nice tags and journaling prompts to use on your scrapbook layouts.  See all the images in the stamp set in the picture at the bottom of this post.    

If you have come here from the Welcome to My Creative Space! 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!  

Instead of creating a scrapbook page, I created a friendly card.  The "smile" sentiment is not a stamp.  It is actually a piece of Washi Tape.  With the Carnival Washi Tape pack, you receive 3 rolls of Washi Tape; 1 roll has 1" labels in 8 different designs, and the other 2 rolls are 1/4" Smoothie and Canary.  The two 1/4" rolls from the Boardwalk kit were also used on this card, they are Pear and Glacier.  Three geometric shapes from the Just Sayin' set were stamped using Smoothie, Pear, and Glacier colors, since those are the colors of the three 1/4" Washi Tapes used.  The 1" wide piece of Washi Tape with "smile" was adhered to a piece of White Daisy cardstock as a base.  Background of the card is a patterned paper from the Blossom kit, and a some Glacier Extra Thick Twine was used to tie a bow across the top of the card.    

Place a $50 minimum order this month (May 2015) and you are eligible to purchase the Just Sayin' stamp set for only $5.  

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. 


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list of participants
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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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
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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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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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
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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
(913) 485-4355
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