Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thin Cuts Blog Hop



Welcome to our Thin Cuts Blog Hop!  This hop features our newest Thin Cuts that are available in the Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog!  If you came from Wendy Kessler's Blog you are on the right track!  If you are just starting the hop, it is a big circle so when you get back to me, you will know you finished the hop!  You will find the next blog to hop to at the bottom of my post!


I chose to feature two new thin cuts.  First, I chose the Budding Peony Stamp + Thin Cuts.  I stamped the flower in Charcoal Ink and then colored it with the Sugarplum Shimmer Brush.  The center of the peony was colored with the Gold Shimmer Brush.  The leaves were colored with the Sap Green ShinHan Touch Twin Marker.  The picture does not show the shimmer of the peony which is really pretty!  I layered the flowers on top of the Stitched Rectangle Frames of Linen and Ballerina Cardstock.  The lovely Feels Like Home Paper is used for the base of this card.   I added Gold Glitter Gems for added sparkle.

PRODUCTS USED:
White Cards and Envelopes - X254
Feels Like Home Paper - X7243B
Budding Peony Stamp + Thin Cuts - Z4264 (Also Available - Stamp Only -D1831)
Thin Cuts - Stitched Rectangle Frames - Z4260
Linen Cardstock - X6009
Ballerina Cardstock - X5994
Charcoal Exclusive Ink - Z2831
Sugarplum Shimmer Brush - Z4210
Gold Shimmer Brush -Z3316
ShinHan Touch Twin Marker - Sap Green - Z2463
Gold Glitter Gems - Z3312

Now it is time to hop over to Brenda Lapp's Blog and see what new Thin Cut she is sharing!



Friday, February 1, 2019

February Stamp of the Month - Heartfelt Sentiments


Welcome to the February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Heartfelt Sentiments.  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.

I felt like most people would think this stamp belongs on a scrapbook page because it is so big but I wanted to show that you can use it on a card too!  My card really is pretty simple!  If you love to color, then you will love this set!


I stamped the large image two times with Charcoal ink. First, onto a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 white cardstock and then onto a scrap piece of cardstock.  Because I used ShinHan Touch Twin markers, I did not stamp the image directly onto the card to color.  The markers do bleed through to the other side. After coloring the flowers and leaves, I tied some Silver Embellishing thread around the card. On the stamped scrap piece, I colored the word outlines for Heart Happy and then trimmed closely around the edge.  I popped this piece up with 3D thick foam dots and adhered directly over the the words on the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 stamped piece. I used the little dots stamp to fill in all the 'white space' around the flowers.  Finally, I added a few sparkles for a finishing touch!

Products Used:
February Stamp of the Month - Heartful Sentiments
White Daisy Cardstock
ShinHan Touch Twin Markers: 
Tender Pink (Z2464), Cherry Pink (Z2450), 
Sap Green (Z2463), Leaf Green (Z2454), 
Marigold (Z2457), Golden Yellow (Z2452)
Charcoal Ink
Clear Sparkles
Silver Embellishment Thread

You can get this beautiful stamp THIS MONTH ONLY!!  Purchase it for full price, 
or for the BEST deal, spend $50 and you will get it for just $5!
Contact your consultant or if you do not have one, you can shop on my website!


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


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Heart Happy Blog Hop


The month of love is right around the corner and we've got the perfect paper  - Heart Happy!  Close To My Heart actually released this limited time exclusive paper pack in December.  This exclusive paper suite includes, paper, coordinating cardstock, sticker and a stamp set!  You can purchase each separately, getting exactly what you want or you can SAVE and purchase a WYW kit that includes everything you need to create a 2 single page layouts, a two page layout, 10 cards and 5 tags!  

Today, we've got some great projects to share using the Heart Happy products!  If you came from Melinda's blog you are on the right track.  You will find the next blog to hop to at the bottom of my post.  This hop is a big circle.  If you are just starting, when you get back to me you will know you completed the hop!

Let's check out what I created! This paper pack has some great patterns in this pack that are great for non-valentine themes.  I wanted to showcase this paper in a non valentine way.



















I based this layout off of the layout that is included in the I Heart Us Workshop Your Way kit.  The left page is pretty close to original but I changed up the right page to include more photos for the sizes I needed.  I love how easily it is to adapt and adjust existing layouts for other themes!  The only stamping on this page is the title!  All my other accents came from the Cut Apart Sheet! Let's take a look....


I used the glasses from the Cut Apart Sheet but I didn't want the "YOU ARE" words to show.  I just wanted it to say "Spectacular".  So I strategically placed the flowers over the left lens to cover up the words.


Here is an "OOPS" that actually became a "That's ok!".   I stamped the words "BEST DAY" with the Simply Said Stamp set and the word "Ever!" with Erin's Hand.  See the 'heart' where the letter "v" should be?  That was actually an "OOPS!".  I place the 'v' on my block facing down with the back side of the stamp up!  I didn't realize it until after I had stamped my title.   But I thought this looked like a heart so I left it!  (You probably wouldn't have even known that if I had not pointed it out!).  BTW, this month only - January, ALL of our Alphabet Stamps are 35% off!!  The two that I used here are my very favorites!

Products Used:
Heart Happy Paper Pack - CC2193
White Daisy Cardstock - X6027
Sapphire Cardstock - X6021
Mint Cardstock - X5986
Sapphire Exclusive Ink - Z2848
Candy Apple Exclusive Ink - Z6509
Erin's Hand Alphabet Stamp Set - E1039
Simply Said Alphabet Stamp Set - C1725
Silver Glitter Gems - Z4191

Remember! The Heart Happy products are only available until the end of February (While Supplies Last!) and all alphabet stamps are 35% during the month of January!   Contact your consultant today! If you don't have one, you can purchased them from my website.  Look for ALL the specials under the Promotions tab! 



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

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop


Welcome to our NEW PRODUCT Blog Hop!  We just released our 2019 Seasonal Expressions catalog on January 1 and it is full of exciting brand new products!  Consultants get a one month early preview which means we have had product in our hands since December to play with!  I can't wait to see what everyone has been creating!  This hop is a big circle so when you get back to this page, you will know you completed the hop!  Let's get started!  If you came from Hayey Dyer's blog you are on the right track.   You will find the next blog to hop to at the bottom of my post.

One of the products that I was most excited about in this new catalog was the Thin Cuts - Stitched Quilt Shapes.  I think I might have actually squealed when I saw these!  I could NOT wait to get these in my hands to play with!

There are so many ways to create a quilt top and these thin cuts provide so many options!  Here is my first (of many cards) that I created.



For my card, I used the colors of Sugarplum, Mint and Heather.  This color combination was featured in the Love of Color Book for Mint.  I used the new Swiss Dots embossing folder for the Heather cardstock piece.  For the Sugarplum quilt pieces I alternated between the dark and light sides.  The mint gingham paper is from the new Mix-in Paper pack.  I love the thin cut stitched quilt pieces that do not actually cut.  After using the stitched square thin cut, I added the stitched flower to the center.  The stitched Decorative Border Thin Cut was used on the gingham strip.  

I stamp the sentiment from Quilt Quotes with Heather ink and then used the small 3 petal thin cut to accent both sides of the sentiment.

I can't wait to create more cards with this thin cut set!

Products Used:
White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack (X254)
Love of Color (9045)
Mix-ins Paper pack (X9003)
Sugarplum Cardstock (X5989)
Heather Cardstock (X6006)
Heather Exclusive Ink (Z2826)
Thin Cuts - Stitched Quilt Shapes (Z4258)
Thin Cuts - Decorative Borders (Z4241)
Swiss Dot Embossing Folder (Z4232)
Quilt Quotes (B1650)
Clear Sparkles (Z3274)
Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)


Now it is time to hop over to Miss. Carrie's Creations to see what she has been playing with!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Card Captions


Welcome to the January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month's stamp is Card Captions. This is very useful stamp set has 19 sentiments and 5 fun icon images!! If you came from Haley Dyer'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! If you get lost along the way, you can see the entire list of participants HERE.


I thought it would be fun to create some cards with this month's feature paper - Something Fierce.  I used some of my leftover complements on this card and added fun thin cuts.


For the bottom portion of my card I used two strips of the scallop paper and layered each with a piece of matching watercolor B&T paper cut with the Decorative Borders Scallop Thin Cut. I stamped the dots in Sapphire ink across the top of the scallop. I used the "sending you sunshine and rainbows" sentiments just above the dots. I cut 2 sizes of stitched circle thin cuts in the yellow print B&T paper and stamped "Get Well Soon" in Sapphire ink on the smaller circle. Gold Sequins add the finishing touch.

Products Used:
White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
Something Fierce Paper Pack
Something Fierce Complements
Sapphire Exclusive Ink
Raspberry Exclusive Ink
Thin Cuts - Stitched Circles
Thin Cuts - Decorative Borders
Gold Sequins
3D Foam Tape
Thin Foam Tape

Remember!  This stamp is available only during the month of January!
Get it for $5 with a $50 purchase!
Contact your consultant or shop HERE:

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

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