Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Seasonal Expressions New Product Blog Hop!  Today our bloggers are sharing their artwork created with products from our newest Seasonal Expressions book that was released on January 1.  This is hop will be fun.  I can't wait to see what every has created.  If you came here from Melissa Robinson's blog, you are on the right track!  The  hop is a big circle so when you get back to me, you will know you have visited everyone's blog!

Today I am showcasing the Cross-Stitch Love Stamp Plus Thin Cut.  I LOVE this stamp.  I couldn't wait to try this stamp out.  The shading you see in the cross stitch pattern is from stamping it just one time!  The set comes with three coordinating thin cuts - one for each flower.

I wanted to try out a technique I saw using the thin cuts to showcase the stamp by stamping the image on the base of the card front and using the Thin Cut in a popped up layer.  So, how did I know where to place the thin cut on the mat?  First, I cut a mat to the size I wanted on front of the card.  Then I ran the mat through my cuttlebug with the Rose Embossing folder.  Next, to get perfect placement with the thin cut, I placed a piece of vellum cut the same size as my mat, on top of my stamped image. I placed the thin cut on top and used washi tape to hold it in place.  Then I placed the vellum and thin cut directly on top of the mat and ran it through my cuttlebug.  I used our foam tape under the mat to pop it up.  

I used stamped the smaller flowers directly on the thin cuts and layered them on the card. This was a fun technique to try.  

Products Used:
White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (X254)
Cross-stitch Love Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4165)
Rose Embossing Folder (Z3343)
Juniper Ink (Z2865)
Sweet Leaf Ink (Z2853)
Glacier Ink (Z2841)
Ribbon – Adventure Ribbon Pack (Z3362)
Gimme Some Sugar Cork Shapes (Z4153)

You can find all of these products on my website at 

Or contact your Close To My Heart Consultant!

Now it is time to visit Alyson Mayo's blog!

Monday, January 1, 2018

January Stamp of the Month - Bloom & Grow

Welcome to the January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month's stamp is Bloom & Grow.
It has 15 images.   If you came from Jennifer Dykstra's Blog you are on the right track! The hop is one big circle so when you get back to me you will know you have completed the hop!

I used the beautiful new Chelsea Gardens paper to create this card.  The card design is based on Pattern #11 from our new Make It From Your Heart Vol. 4 book.  It's all card patterns!  My flower is from the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.  (image # are listed below)

Make It From Your Heart Vol 4 – 9044
Pattern #10
White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack – X254
Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack – X7230B
Mink Cardstock – X5947
Sweet Leaf Cardstock – X5980
Fern Cardstock - X5960
Juniper Cardstock – X5979
Glacier Cardstock – X5978
Charcoal Ink – Z2831
Gold Pearls - Z3371
Basic Ribbon Fundamental Pack – Z3364
Thin Cuts – Scallop Border – Z3348
Flower Market Cricut Cartridge –Z3290
Leaves  - #M468D1
Hibiscus - #MFAD3B7

You can get the January Stamp of the Month ONLY during the month of January!
Get it for $5 when you purchase $50.  Contact your CTMH consultant or order here:


Now it is time to hop over to Alyson Mayo's Blog and see what she has created for us!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

You Are Here Blog Hop

Welcome to our You Are Here Blog Hop! Today we are showcasing artwork created with Close to My Heart's newest Cricut Collection -You Are Here! If you came from Miss Carrie's Creations Blog you are on the right track! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultant's HERE.

The You Are Here Cricut Collection comes with 3 exclusive stamp sets and a pack of Adventure Combo Cardstock!  You can get either the digital package (does not include physical cartridge & handbook) for $79.00 or your can purchase the collection with the physical Cartridge for $99.00 (since Provo Craft is retiring the physical cartridges, these are While Supplies Last)

We had a real God story to tell about our move this year and I knew that I needed to document it.  I have not had the time to sit down and do this.  When we decided to do this blog hop I knew it was a great opportunity to get it done because I had seen a "For Sale" sign image and a mailbox image.  I was tickled to see moving boxes as images too!!   The story is a long one, so I used two 3x4 flip flaps on the outside of the page protector to get the whole story in.  The last picture shows the last page of the story along a stamped image from one of the stamp sets that is included in this You Are Here Collection.  If you want to know the story - you can look back of one of my earlier blog post  -Getting Back to Normal

In this layout, I used a mix papers from different paper packs - Falling for You, Enchantment Fundamentals, and Basics Fundamentals.  This shows how well you can mix and match any of our papers!

Note:  For the "Our Story" cut, I used the Who Tells Your Story image.  In Design Space, I deleted the words "Who Tells" and then I sliced off the "Y" of "Your" and made the "O" larger.  I love how you can manipulate things in Design Space!!

Products Used:
Make It From Your Heart Vol. 3
White Daisy Cardstock
Falling For You Paper Pack
Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Pack
Basics Fundamentals Paper Pack
Enchantment Fundamentals Ribbon (Green Twine)
You Are Here Cricut Cartridge
You Are Here Stamp
Charcoal Ivy Ink
Goldrush Ink
Whisper Cardstock
New England Ivy Cardstock
Saffron Cardstock
Goldrush Cardstock
Block Alphabet Thin Cuts
Bronze Sequins

To order the You Are Here Cricut Collection, contact your Close To My Heart Consultant.
If you do not have one, you can order from my website at

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

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