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Friday, September 22, 2017

Meow!

Welcome to our Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop, brought to you by the same ladies who participate in the monthly Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop.  This new Holiday Expressions book has some really fabulous new papers, stamp sets, and die cuts that you will want to create your own projects this Fall.          

If you arrived here from Create With Alyson, you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their projects featuring new products.   


This adorable origami inspired cat is from the Cats & Bats-Cardmaking set which includes die cuts for the cat, stars, bat, and some of the words in the stamp set.  Instead of creating a Halloween theme card, I chose to simply feature the cat and a "meow" message.  The two layer stamp images work perfectly with the die cut to create an adorable cat.  The papers from the Cats & Bats packet even include one with the look of origami folds to coordinate with the cat image.  
Cats & Bats-Cardmaking (stamps & die cuts)
  
Please visit the Stamping Rules! 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. 
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Sheila Bennett
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Monday, September 18, 2017

Arrr Matey!


Since September 19 is "International Talk Like A Pirate" day, the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog decided to host a pirate challenge.  At first, I was stumped on what stamps to use, and decided to just search the Cricut cartridges that Close To My Heart offers to see if there were any appropriate "pirate" goodies.  So I was pleased to find this fishing ship on the new Your Are Here cartridge, which certainly reminds me of a pirate ship.  The "Arrr Matey!" was cut using the font included with the You Are Here cartridge, and the wave frame is on the Artbooking cartridge.  Even though it is difficult to see in the photo, the darker portion of the ship is actually a patterned paper from the Basics Fundamentals packet, and the flags have a bit of sparkle added to them using silver the Shimmer Brush.  


So, brush up on your "pirate talk" and share your creation on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog!  

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
#ctmh #cardmaking #pirate #talklikeapirate #pirateship 
Sheila Bennett
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Monday, September 4, 2017

Falling For You


To begin the month of September, the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog has a color challenge incorporating six vibrant colors for Fall.  For this card, I used five of the colors to stamp leaves from the Falling For You-Cardmaking stamp set with coordinating Thin Cuts dies.  The ink colors used are Toffee, Pomegranate, Sorbet, Canary, and Peacock.  The Pebble for the color challenge is both the cardstock card base and the linen look patterned paper from the Basics Fundamentals packet.  The card sketch (FMS303) is from the Freshly Made Sketches blog. 
To play along with our color challenge this month, create your own artwork using the colors Toffee, Pomegranate, Sorbet, Canary, Peacock, and Pebble.  Then post it, and share the link with us on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog!   

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
#ctmh #cardmaking #heart2heartchallenges 
Sheila Bennett
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Friday, September 1, 2017

Feel So Blessed (September SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  For September, the Feel So Blessed stamp set includes great images to be used by both cardmakers and scrapbookers.          

If you have come here from the Crafting For Sanity? 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!  

Included in the Feel So Blessed stamp set is a wonderful feather, and I used three different inks to "stamp roll" and create multi-colored feathers.  As a background for the sentiment, a nice accent stamp from the Splash of Color set was used.  It is a simple, one-layer card with some burlap ribbon to add to the rustic feel.    

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





Now "Hop" on over to the Stamping Maui 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 #ctmhSOTM
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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