Saturday, May 20, 2017

Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop


Welcome to our Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop! We are showcasing many of the new products in our 2017 Seasonal Expressions 2 that was just released this month! If you have come here from Haley Dyer's Blog, you are on the right path! 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.

We have 4 new cardmaking kits in the new SE2 catalog.   I love these kits because they are versatile enough to keep using over and over.  I like to purchase the kit and make at least one of each of the card designs as shown in the instruction guide but then I'll go out on my own and create something different with additional supplies I have on hand.  Today I'm sharing the Workshops Your Way Anniversary Cardmaking Kit and the extra cards I created using the All About the Gold Fundamentals.




This kit includes:
1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
1 – sheet No Worries paper
2 – cardstock sheets (1 Sea Glass, 1 Smoothie)
1 – aqua shimmer trim (Z3086)
1 – No Worries sequins (Z3322)
12 – white card bases & envelopes










These are the card designs you can create using the instruction guide for this kit.


Here are 3 cards I created using my leftover kit contents and All About the Gold Fundamentals.  For my 1st card, I used a larger piece of the woodgrain paper and stamped the flowers right onto the paper.  I stamped the heart border across the bottom using Smoothie ink.  I stamped the hearts with Smoothie ink onto the Smoothie cardstock and cut them.




For my 2nd card I added a piece of All About the Gold Fundamentals. I stamped the flowers onto the Smoothie cardstock that is included in the kit and then I fussy cut them out.  I added some aqua shimmer trim and sequins for accents.


For my last card, I used the bold diagonal stripe piece from All About the Gold Fundamental. Before adhering to the card base I make small marks where to stamp my sentiment and then I stamped onto the card base before overlaying with the  All About the Gold Fundamental piece.  I stamped the small rose onto Smoothie cardstock and cut it out.  I stamped the banner onto the Sea Glass cardstock and trimmed it.  I added aqua shimmer trim to finish it off. 


NOTE:  When adhering these overlays, apply your adhesive where it will not show.  On the "Happy Anniversary" card, I applied it behind each gold dot.  On the "thanks" card, I applied the adhesive behind the gold stripes.

Products used:
Happy Anniversary Cardmaking WYW Kit - G1131
All About the Gold Fundamentals- Z3246
Black Exclusive Ink - Z2805

You can find all of these products on my website!
Remember to add a FREE Seasonal Expressions 2 book when you place your order!

Now it is time to what new goodies that Darlys Recker is sharing on her Crafty Happy blog!  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Our Story - Live Beautifully

Here is Layout #4!!  I created the layout with paper from the Live Beautifully paper pack adding White Daisy and Sea Glass Cardstock.  I love using black and sea glass colors together.   I added lots of Black Glitter complements from the You & Me Complements.  





Products Used:
Live Beautifully Paper Pack (CC1212B)
You & Me Complements (Z3269)
Sea Glass Cardstock (X5789)
White Daisy (1385)
Capture This Stamp (C1702)
Black & White Dots (Z3314)
Thin Cut Basic Hearts (Z3317)
This & That Stampset (C1667)
Black Shimmer Trim (Z1809)
Black Exclusive Ink (Z2805)

ICYMI - See my May 1 blog post that gives the details on all of our Live Beautifully products HERE. 


The Live Beautifully products are only available 
during the Month of May! (while supplies last)


Monday, May 15, 2017

Live Beautifully - Smile

Here is Layout #3 that I created with our special Live Beautifully paper pack and stamp set!  This layout features the bold floral paper along with the 2 gold foil designed papers. I was also able to incorporate the diagonal gold zip strips into my layout.  I used Pomegranate Cardstock as my base pages.


I stamped the roses in pomegranate ink, and I also used gold embossing powder to heat emboss two of the roses. I stamped the word "smile" and sentiment in Desert Sand ink.  I have found that this color looks great with the gold embossing. I also used some of the gold glitter complements from the You & Me complements along with a few Gold Glitter Gems.

Products Used:
Live Beautifully Paper Pack - CC1212B
Live Beautifully Stamp - CC1212C
Gold Glitter Gems (Z3312)

Sea Glass Glitter Paper (Z4027)

Versa Mark Ink (Z891)
Fern Ink (Z2850)
Whisper Cardstock (X5929)
Ranger White Super Fine Embossing Power (Z2068)

ICYMI - See my May 1 blog post that gives the details on all of our Live Beautifully products HERE. 


The Live Beautifully products are only available 
during the Month of May! (while supplies last)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

National Scrapbooking Month - Live Beautifully Blog Hop


May is National Scrapbooking Month!  Close To My Heart has several exclusive products available during the month of May to celebrate!  I believe these products will fit every scrapbooker's needs whether they are first time scrappers, experienced scrappers, those that love to stamp and those that love to design their own layouts!  ICYMI - See my May 1 blog post that gives the details on all of our Live Beautifully products HERE.  But, for now, lets get started on the hop! If you came from Haley Dyer's Blog you are on the right track! At the bottom of my post, you will find the link that will take you to the next blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can find thcomplete list of hoppers HERE.

Today, I'm sharing one of the five layouts that I created with the Live Beautifully paper pack.  


















On this layout, I used the subtle Whisper diagonal stripe paper for my base pages. I chose the sea glass floral paper accented with the 2 gold foil designs. I stamped the flowers onto Whisper Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed the White Embossing Powder to get my White Flower accents. Using the Whisper cardstock, gives the flower's line a color that blends with the base pages.  I used Fern ink for the leaves. 


I stamped the word "dream" directly onto the layout on the left page and the sentiment on the right.  I added a touch of sea glass glitter paper for trim and Gold Glitter Gems as accents.  

Products Used:
Live Beautifully Paper Pack - CC1212B
Live Beautifully Stamp - CC1212C
Gold Glitter Gems (Z3312)

Sea Glass Glitter Paper (Z4027)

Versa Mark Ink (Z891)
Fern Ink (Z2850)
Whisper Cardstock (X5929)
Ranger White Super Fine Embossing Power (Z2068)

The Live Beautifully products are only available 
during the Month of May! (while supplies last)
Visit your consultant's website to order or 

Now it is time to hop over to Alyson Mayo's Blog and see what she has created with Live Beautifully!


Friday, May 5, 2017

This is Bliss - National Scrapbooking Month with Live Beautifully

Today I'm sharing one of the FIVE layouts that I created with our exclusive Live Beautifully Paper.  This is Close To My Heart's special paper for National Scrapbooking Month.  ICYMI - See my May 1 blog post that gives the details on all of our Live Beautifully products HERE. 

I love watercolor pages in this pack.  One side is pink and the other side is sea glass color. I used the pink side of this paper for most of the layout cutting off 3" to save for my Thin Cut Hearts and some of the pennants at the bottom.  For the top border, I used the black/white stripe paper that looks like big watercolor brush strokes.  I love how the You & Me Complements go so well with this paper.


The word "bliss" is one of the compliments.  I stamped "this is" from the stamp This & That to complete my title.   




Products Used:
Live Beautifully Paper Pack (CC1212B)
You & Me Complements (Z3269)
Black Cardstock (1386)
White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
Thin Cut Hearts (currently unavailable) 
This & That Stampset (C1667) 
Black Shimmer Trim (Z1809) 
Black Exclusive Ink (Z2805)



The Live Beautifully products are only available 
during the Month of May! (while supplies last)
Visit your consultant's website to order or 

Monday, May 1, 2017

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Live Laugh Love



Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Live, Love, Laugh. This set has 9 stamps. If you have come here from Tracey Pierce's Blog, you are on the right path! 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.


If you love stamping and coloring, this stamp is right up your alley! I know that coloring is all the rage right now but I just don't have the patience (or time) for all the detailed coloring.  I LOVE these words and the stamps are so pretty but I didn't want to color them! That is why I wanted to show how this stamp can be used in a NON-coloring way.  

For this one-page layout I used watercolor paper for my base page layered on top of Thistle cardstock. I painted swashes of color across the page for each word. I mixed my watercolor paints to get colors close to Glacier, Lagoon and Thistle. After letting the watercolor paints dry, I then stamped each word right on top.   

I also painted these same colors on another piece of watercolor paper and stamped the flowers and then cut them out.


I didn't quite like the way the small flower looked looked when I cut it out so I decided to stamp these directly on the page randomly to look like they were blowing in the wind.  Then I attached the other watercolored flowers around the words and matted picture.

I chose these colors because I loved the colors in our new Little Dreamer (X7219B) paper pack.  I added a small flowery piece of that paper beside my matted picture.  I also added Little Dreamer Glitter Gems (Z3321) to the flowers and randomly around the page. This was a fun layout to do.  I hope you like it!

Remember! This stamp is available ONLY during the month of May!

Get it for $5 with a $50 purchase



Come on! Let's Live, Love, Laugh a little! N
ext up on the hop is Haley Dyer. Let's see what she has created!

May Is National Scrapbooking Month!!

There are so many new things going on in May with Close To My Heart!  FIRST and FOREMOST - it's National Scrapbooking Month!!  Each year, Close To My Heart releases an exciting new paper that is exclusive for May ONLY!

Our Live Beautifully paper packet and stamp set are designed to celebrate your beautiful life. This exclusive paper packet and stamp set can be purchased with no qualifying purchase required!  We also have an exclusive set of Cut Above®layouts that are designed to make preserving memories faster, simpler, and easier than ever. 
Let's take a look at all of our Live Beautifully offerings!
First up, our Live Beautifully paper pack and stamp set!  The Live Beautifully paper pack includes 16 sheets of 12x12 papers (2 each of 6 double-sided designs and 2 each of 2 single sided gold foil designs). The Live Beautifully D-size stamp set features sentiments, titles and floral images)
Live Beautifully Paper Pack (CC1212B) - $14.95
Live Beautifully Stamp Set (CC1212C) - $17.95

Throughout the month of May I will be sharing 5 layouts that I created and designed with this paper pack and stamp!  I will post them here on my blog so be sure to stay tuned!

Next up, is our Live Beautifully Cut Above Kit!  Our Cut Above kits are a new, easy way to make coordinating layouts to preserve your memories. The Live Beautifully Cut Above™ layout kit comes with everything you need to create five two-page layouts. With pre-printed base pages, die-cut paper pieces, stickers, and gold foil accents, this kit will help you preserve the moments that matter most in practically no time at all. 

Live Beautifully Cut Above Kit (CC1212A) $44.95

Contents of the Live Beautifully Cut Above Kit

Buy the layout kit alone or get a discount by buying it as part of an album bundle.
Bundle includes Cut Above Kit, Album, Journaling Pen & Tombow Adhesive
Retail value of $87.10
- 20% off Price - $68.95
Options:
CC1212 Black Post-bound album bundle
CC1225 Grey D-ring album bundle

All our Live Beautifully products are only available this month, while supplies last!
Check out my Upcoming Event Tab on this blog to see the classes that I will be offering during National Scrapbooking Month! 


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