Thursday, August 1, 2019

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - From Me to You



Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring From Me To You. A set of 38 stamps. Perfect for cards or scrapbook pages! This hop is a big circle. If you came from Brenda Lapp’s Blog blog you are on the right track! If you started with me, you will know you finished the hop when you get back to my post! Look for the next blog to hop to at the bottom of my post.



I have created several cards with this stamp set!  I'm going to share two of the here today and then I will be posting the others over on my StampinHeaven Facebook page and group!

Back in May I held a workshop for a Craft On Wall Decor.  It used lots of stitched squares from the our Thin Cuts Stitched Square.  I only needed the square and not the frame so I ended up with a big PILE of stitched frames that I just could NOT throw away!  (Many of you can probably relate).  When the time came to create something with this stamp set, I sat looking at the pile of frames determined to used them!  Here are two of the cards:





Products Used:
August Stamp of the Month - From Me to You
White Cards & Envelopes (X254)
Craft On Paper Pack (X7245B) Retires August 31!
Thin Cuts - Stitched Square Frames (Z4259)
Thin Cuts - Stitched Hearts (Z4182)
Black & White Dots (Z3314)
Raspberry Cardstock (X6018)
Journaling Pen (Z1979)
Charming Borders (C1792) Retires August 31!
Black Ink (Z2805)


Remember!  This stamp is available ONLY during the month of August! 
Purchase it for $5 with a $50 purchase!
Contact your consultant or order from my website at:

Now it is time to hop over to Brandi Robinson's blog and see what she has created!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Bring Back My Pack - Seaside Blog Hop



Welcome to this special Blog Hop featuring our Seaside Paper!  This paper was first introduced in 2015.  Now Close To My Heart has updated some of the colors and brought it back in their Bring Back My Pack special!!  This paper will be available through August (While Supplies Last).  The Seaside Blog Hop is a small hop feature just 8 consultants so you will get through it quickly!  If you came from Darly's Blog you are on the right track!  If you are just getting started, look for the link at the bottom of my post that will take you to the next blog.  When you get back to me, you will know you have completed the hop!  So grab your Pina Colada and let's take a walk by the sea!!

Back in February, my husband and I went on a Western Carribean Cruise which I had earned through Close To My Heart!  It was our FIRST EVER cruise so we had a lot of fun with the new cruising experience.  Our First stop was in Roatan.  I chose to document that stop with this Seaside Paper!  Let's take a look!

I used alot of the stickers that are included with the paper pack, but I also added some Cricut Elements.   I cut some Hibiscus flowers and the vine from our CTMH Flower Market Cartridge.  I used Raspberry and Smoothie for the flowers with Sweet Leaf for leaves.  My vine is Toffee cardstock.   The vine actually had alot of smaller vines and leaves on it but I snipped them off because I was looking more for a 'rope' type circle for my background.  I thought the vine worked perfectly.  

I decided to overlap my photos to give a little more dimension to pages.  I used foam tape under the photos that overlap to pop them up a bit.

I scattered Gold Glitter Gems and used Gold embellishing thread behind the flowers to put finishing touches on my pages.  Here is a close up so you can see how the photos are layered and how I used the Gold Embellishing thread behind my flowers.


Remember!!  This Seaside paper is ONLY available through August while supplies last!  Get it today to scrapbook your perfect seaside moments.  

You can find it on my website here;  www.stampinheaven.ctmh

Now it is time to hop over to Jessica's blog and see what she has created!


Monday, July 1, 2019

July Stamp of the Month - Bear Hugs



Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Bear Hugs. A set of 17 stamps. Perfect for sending that bear hug to someone that needs it! This hop is a big circle. If you came from Brandi Robinson's Blog blog you are on the right track! If you started with me, you will know you finished the hop when you get back to my post! Look for the next blog to hop to at the bottom of my post




What a cute stamp!!  I wanted to try something a little different with the bear.  She is a pretty big solid stamp and I wanted to add a little texture to make her look 'furry'.   So I played around with various tools and techniques until I found one I liked.  

First I inked the bear in Espresso Ink.  Then I took an old CTMH plastic daubing tool (remember these??? I loved them!) and I brushed across the ink in short brisk strokes.  


I hoping for this same stamped image but found when I pressed down on the stamp, the ink spread a little bit, somewhat obscuring the lines I had created with the brush.  They were still there but not as clear.  So next, I grabbed my bottle of Transparent Matte Texture paste.  Using the smallest palette knife, I dabbed on the texture paste making sure there were no smooth areas.  I used the craft heater on it just a little bit to speed the drying.   Since the bear was a little 'curled' from texture paste, I cut out three other images that had been stamped  as trial and errors and layered them together.


The rest was easy.  I kept the rest of the card pretty simple, stamping the flowers and butterfly with Espresso ink directly onto the card base.  I used Into the Wild paper for the tag and the stitched rectangle. 

Here is everything I used to create this card:
July Stamp of the Month - Bear Hugs
White Cards & Envelopes - X254
Into the Wild Paper - X7247B
Almond Cardstock - X5997
White Daisy Cardstock - X6027
Espresso Ink - Z2829
Texture Paste Trio - Z4246
Palette Knives - Z4247
Thin Cuts - Stitched Circles - Z4181
Thin Cuts - Stitched Rectangle - Z4260
Thin Cuts - Fancy Tags - Z4305
Clear Sparkles - Z3274

You can purchase this stamp for just $5 with a $50 purchase!!
Contact your consultant or if you do not have one, can shop from my website at

Now it is time to hop over to Miss. Carrie's Creations blog and see what she has to share.


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