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December Stamp of the Month - Reindeer Crossing

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Welcome to our December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Reindeer Crossing, a set of 10 stamps! This hop is a big circle. If you came fromBrandi Robinson’s Blogyou 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. If you get lost along the way, you can see all the participantsHERE.



I created two traditional cards with this set.   I love the pine cone branch!  It was really fun to work with. 

Let's take a look at each card.

On this card, I stamped with Charcoal ink on Vanilla Cardstock and used my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers for coloring.  Gold shimmer trim and embellishing tread along with Gold Glitter gems accent the card.

Creating a wreath with the pine branch was easy.  I traced a circle onto the cardstock and then stamped the pine branch around the wreath creating a perfect circle!  Again, I used my new Tri-Blend markers to color.  I…

Best Friends Furever Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Best Friends Furever Blog hop! We are celebrating the pets in our life with this special paper suite!  Between now and December 31, you can get this exclusive paper and Cut Above Kit to document your favorite memories of your pals with paws.

If you came from Alyson Mayo's Blog you are on the right track. If you started with my blog, the hop is a big circle. Just look for the link at the bottom of my post and it will take you to the next blog. When you get back to me, you will know you completed the hop! If you get lost along the way, you can see all the participants HERE.

I decided to do something really easy with this paper.   You can't get any easier than using Complete Creativity our newest Cricut Collection.  The hardest part about creating this page was deciding which colors/papers to use where.  But, in all honesty, even THAT wasn't that hard!  It all came together so fast!
Here is the Complete Creativity image that I chose:
The only thing I changed about …

November December New Product Blog Hop

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Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop!! Close To My Heart recently released our new November/December catalog! This is always one of my MOST favorite catalogs because I love creating Christmas cards, layouts and more! This hop will give you a great opportunity to see what some of our favorite products are how we are using them! If you came from Krista Hershberger's Blog, you are on the right track!! Look for the next blog to hop to at the bottom of this post. This hop is a big circle, so when you get back to me, you will know you completed the hop!  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants onMelinda’s Blog. Let's get started!

I had a hard time deciding what to share here today - there were so many choices!  But I finally decided to share this card I created with the Merry Christmas Tree stamp and the Custom Ornament Thin Cut.


When I first started playing around with this two-step stamp, I begin remembering an ornament from lon…

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Family Time

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Welcome to our November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Family Time, a set of 18 stamps! This hop is a big circle. If you came from Brandi Robinson’s 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. If you get lost along the way, you can see all the participants HERE.

Since most everyone is already thinking about Christmas cards this time of year, I thought it would be fun to create a Christmas card with this stamp set!  

I chose the word Blessings for the sentiment on this card.  Don't you just love that bold writing?  I thought the flower would make nice poinsettias so I stamped two with Ruby ink and then the third flower is actually 2nd generation stamping with Ruby!  And look!!! It's a perfect match with the zip strip from the Mix-in paper pack.  Here are all of the products that I used on this card:


Family Time - Nov…

Holiday Cheer Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Holiday Cheer Blog hop! We are spreading holiday cheer with beautiful, handmade gift tags and ornaments! Between now and November 30, you can get exclusive gift tag and ornament kits to help you showcase your holiday spirit with the Holiday Cheer special!  

If you came from Melinda Everitt's Blogyou are on the right track. If you started with my blog, the hop is a big circle. Just look for the link at the bottom of my post and it will take you to the next blog. When you get back to me, you will know you completed the hop! If you get lost along the way, you can see all the participants HERE.
There are two exclusive stamp sets that you can purchase with this special. 



I had so much fun creating with these!  Here are some of the ornaments and tags I created.


For today's blog hop, I'm going to take a closer look at two of these.  I'll be featuring more on my Facebook StampinHeaven page and Group in the days to come.





























Special DAYS TO DECEMBER Album Workshop!!

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JOIN ME FOR THIS FUN ALBUM WORKSHOP!

Be ready ahead of the holiday rush, so you'll be equipped to capture special moments from each day of the month of December.
Join me for The Days of December Workshop! At this workshop, I will lead everyone in assembling the pages of The Days of December album. Everything will be PRE-CUT for you!
I've created a special DISCOUNTED BUNDLE for this workshop!
Gina's DISCOUNTED pricing - $38.00 (shipping & tax is included) (includes pre-cut kit*, 15 - 6x8 Memory Protectors, Holly Jolly PML cards, photo placement cards and Holly Jolly Dots*) *not included in original bundle
$44.50 - Includes the above PLUS a Red Shimmer Pen
6x8 Everyday Life Album is NOT included but you can add Candy Apple Red or Black Album for an additional $19.00 (includes tax and shipping)
I will be providing inks and stamps to use but if you would like to have your own Holly Jolly Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts or just the Holly Jolly Scrapbooking stamp you can add this to …

October Stamp of the Month - Autumn Air

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Autumn Air. A set of 14 stamps. This stamp is great for your autumn pages! This hop is a big circle. If you came from Michelle Loncar’s 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.  If you get lost along the way, you can see all the participantsHERE.



This stamp is wonderful for scrapbook pages!  I decided to create a Picture My Life card to add to my Hawthorn layout from the Hawthorn Scrapbooking Workshop kit.


First I stamped the sentiments onto the Toffee Cardstock (light side).  Then, I used the base leaves from the Layered Leaves thin cuts to emboss onto the card.  If you have never done this before, it is really cool!  You need a rubber mat for your die cut machine.  Instead of placing the cut side of the thin cut down onto the cardstock, you place the cutting side UP so that it…

Share the Seasons Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Share the Seasons Blog hop! We will be celebrating National Stamping Month in September with the Share the Seasons special. This special features two exclusive stamp sets and the exclusive Share the Seasons Thin Cuts. You can purchase each item separately at full price, or you can purchase the bundle that includes just the stamp sets at a 20% discount. You save 30% when you purchase both stamp sets and the Thin Cut metal dies bundle together!

If you came fromBecca Whitham's Blogyou are on the right track. If you started with my blog, the hop is a big circle. Just look for the link at the bottom of my post and it will take you to the next blog. When you get back to me, you will know you completed the hop! If you get lost along the way, you can see all the participants HERE.


I have seen so many great creations with these stamps and thin cuts.  Since I wasn't in the mood to color stamp images, I decided to do heat embossing instead.

For the first card, I used C…

New Product Blog Hop

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Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop!!  This week, Close To My Heart released TWO new catalogs!  One is our CORE Catalog which will be good all the way through August 31, 2020!!  The 2nd catalog is our September/October Supplement.  The products in this catalog will be available only through October 31.  This hop will give you a great opportunity to see what some of our favorite products are how we are using them!  If you came from Becca Whitham's Blog, you are on the right track!!  Look for the next blog to hop to at the bottom of this post.  This hop is a big circle, so when you get back to me, you will know you completed the hop!   If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog. Let's get started!



I love sunflowers so this set was at the very top of my MUST HAVE list!  Sunflower Sympathy can be purchased as just a stamp set but you can also get the thin cuts too!  So of course I had to get the set with the Thin Cut…

September Stamp of the Month - Random Act of Cardness

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Random Act of Cardness. A set of 17 stamps. Perfect for cards to brighten anyone's day! This hop is a big circle. If you came from Becca Whitham’s Blogyou 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've got TWO cards to share!!  I love this stamp and this new paper so much I had to make myself stop because I had so many other things I needed to do!!  These cards are loaded with new products.  Let's take a look at each card.


This card focuses on two of our newest colors - Wisteria and Julep, which is our Color of the Year.  I used the Wisteria Shimmer Brush to splatter ink on to the white base of the card.  I used Every Little Thing paper on this card.  (sooooo pretty!).  I cut hearts with our Thin Cuts Stitched Hearts - once with Julep (light side) and a second smaller heart us…

Now you can Access ALL of Close To My Heart's Cricut Images!

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

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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 tw…