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May/June New Product Blog Hop

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We have a brand new catalog to share!  With the new catalog comes a New Product Blog Hop that gives you a chance to see some of the new products used in creative projects!!  I'm excited to be sharing what I created!  If you came here from Haley Dyer's Blog you are on the right path!  If you are just getting started right here, then look for the next link at the bottom of my post that will take you to the next blog.   This hop is a big circle so when you get back to me (or the blog you started with) then you will know you completed the hop!  Let's get started!  BTW, if you get lost along the way you can find the entire list of participants HERE.
There are so many fun new stamps in this catalog it was hard to choose what to share!!  I finally choose to share Make a Splash, perfect for a rainy day!  This stamp includes thin cuts!  I LOVE the rain boots and the 2 different patterns that you can stamp on them.


Here is the card that I created......

I used paper from our new Mix In …

National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop - Blue Skies

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It's National Scrapbooking Month!!  We've got a special to help you celebrate and we want to inspire you with a lot of creativity!  So, WELCOME to our Blue Skies Blog Hop!  If you came from Brenda Lapp's blog, you are on the right track!  If you are just getting started, look for the link for the next blog at the bottom of my post!  The hop is a big circle, so when you get back to where you started, you will have finished the hop!  If you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list HERE.

I just LOVE our Blue Skies paper and the embossed cardstock!  I couldn't wait to get creative with it!  I wanted to try to create a layout using the Blue Skies Stamp Plus Thin Cuts and the Sticker sheet without adding cricut cuts.  I was pretty happy with how it turned out!



The base pages I used have a beautiful array of flowers printed in the corner with a banner and the word "Wonderful".   On the left page I actually cut slits above and below the word 'Wonderful&…

May Stamp of the Month - Time to Celebrate

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Welcome to our May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  In this blog hop we are featuring  Time to Celebrate. This stamp set includes 28 images, 11 of which are written in a pretty script.  This is a beautiful set for cards!  If you arrived here from Brenda Lapp's blog you are on the right track.  This hop is a big circle.  Just look for the next blog link at the bottom of my post.  If you are just getting started on the hop, when you get back to me you will know you have completed the circle!  If you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of hoppers HERE.


I was inspired by a page created by Close To My Heart last month that had a big heart with many colors.  I decided to recreate that page for a card and instead of using a heart, I used our Stitched Bracket Thin Cut and cardstock from this month's special - Blue Skies.   

I cut 1/2 inch strips of cardstock and glued them to white daisy cardstock before cutting out the stitched bracket.  I splattered black paint with wate…

Blog Hop - These Are My People

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Welcome to our special These Are My People Blog Hop!  During the months of March and April we have a special paper collection that is available called These Are My People.  This collection features a Cut Above Kit for a 6x8  Album, a paper pack (with or without the sticker sheet) Coordinating Cardstock and an exclusive stamp Set.   We also have special bundles featuring the paper, cardstock and stamp along with instructions to download for creating scrapbook pages and cards!   
This blog hop features these products and will give you some wonderful inspiration on different ways to create with your These Are My People products!  If you came from Brenda Lapp's blog you are on the right track!  If you are just getting started, this hop is a big circle.  So look for the next blog to hop to at the bottom of my post.  When you get back to me, you will know you have completed the hop!
For my project I created a page using the Everyday Moments Digital Collection with the paper and stickers s…

April Stamp of the Month - O-fish-ally Awesome

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Are you ready for the cutest stamp EVER???   In this month's blog hop we are featuring this exclusive stamp - O-fish-ally Awesome!  And it really is!  This stamp set includes 37 under the sea images.... fishes, seaweed, coral, treasure and more!  SO MUCH FUN!   SO.... if you swam over here from Brenda Lapp's blog you are on the right wave.  This hop is a big circle.  Just look for the next blog link at the bottom of my post.  If you are just getting started on the hop, when you get back to me you will know you have completed the circle!  If you get lost along the way like Nemo, you can find the entire school of hoppers HERE.

This was so much fun!  At first I started with a piece of Carolina Blue cardstock for my water background and something about it just wasn't right.  Then I remembered a fun water color technique using water color paint and saran wrap!  So I grabbed some watercolor paper, watercolor paints, a paint brush and plastic wrap.  After adding a wash of 3 colors…

Creating with Everyday Moments Cricut Collection

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Have you seen our new Cricut Collection - Everyday Moments?  When Close To My Heart releases a new digital collection, it is EXCLUSIVE to Close To My Heart which means it can only be purchased through a Close To My Heart Consultant.  I love this new collection and have been creating alot with it.  This collection has four 12x12 scrapbooking layouts, seven 12x12 single page layouts, seven 8 1/2 x 11 single pages and three cards!  All you need to do is choose your papers, cut and assemble!  All designing has been done for you! 

But you don't have to be limited to what you see in the collection!  I've created a few things already and have changed them up a little bit.  Today I decided to create a CARD using one of the scrapbooking images.  I chose this 8 1/2 x 11 page to create a card.


First I pulled in the image onto my design space.  BEFORE I ungrouped the images, I sized it down until the height was 5 1/2".  This way I knew that the stars would fit onto my card.  



Next, I un…

March April New Product Blog Hop

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We have a brand new catalog to share!  With the new catalog comes a New Product Blog Hop that gives you a chance to see some of the new products used in creative projects!!  I'm excited to be sharing what I created!  If you came here from Krista Hershberger's Blog you are on the right path!  If you are just getting started right here, then look for the next link at the bottom of my post that will take you to the next blog.   This hop is a big circle so when you get back to me (or the blog you started with) then you will know you completed the hop!  Let's get started!  BTW, if you get lost along the way you can find the entire list of participants HERE.
On March 1, I shared right here on my blog a project I created using the Stamp of the Month - Family Legacy.  This was only a small part of the project.  Today, I want to share the entire project with you!
I created an Extended Story with our Yesterday & Today paper collection.   My extended story is about my Grandma growi…