Monday, May 20, 2019

Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop! Our newest catalog was just released on May 1 and there are so many AWESOME new products! Deciding what to feature for this blog hop was a tough choice! I can't wait to see what everyone has created! If you came from Haley Dyer's blog you are in the right spot! The hop is a big circle so when you get back to me, you will know that you completed the hop.

If you saw my Favorite Things list on my Facebook page you saw that I listed Where Happiness Bloom Stamp and Thin Cuts as my most favorite!  So, it was only fitting that I feature this on this new product blog hop!

This stamp is a base and shade stamp!  People will think you colored the flowers but you actually stamp the color into the outline!

For my card is also used the Rectangle Thin Cuts as the border around the card.  Before stamping the image, I used a wash of blue watercolor paint on the background.  After it dried, I stamped the watering can.  To get the brushed galvanized look for the can, I tapped the stamp onto the Charcoal ink pad a few times making sure I had good coverage.  Then I slid the stamp across the pad to give it that streaked look. Next, I stamped the flowers with Canary Ink and then the leaves in Willow.

Product List:
Where Happiness Blooms Stamp + Thin Cuts - Z4086 
White Cards & Envelopes – X254
Craft On Paper – X7245B
Watercolor Paper – Z4243
White Daisy Cardstock – X6027
Charcoal Exclusive Ink – Z2831
Lemon Exclusive Ink – Z2808
Willow Exclusive Ink – Z2807
Raspberry Exclusive Ink – Z2812
Stitched Rectangle Frames – Z4260
White Ribbon – Z4196
Clear Sparkles – Z3274
Watercolor Paints – Z3132

What a fun stamp!!  Now it's time to hop over to Miss Carrie's Creations Blog blog and see what new product she is sharing!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

National Scrapbooking Month - The World Is Yours

Welcome to our National Scrapbooking Month blog hop!  May is National Scrapbooking Month and Close to My Heart has brought us a really WOWIE special!!  We've got paper, coordinating cardstock, a matching stamp set AND a Scrapbooking Cut Above Layout Kit!  You can purchase them all as a bundle and SAVE or just purchase the products you need!    This hop features our special - The World Is Yours and I can't wait to see all the projects that were created!  If you came from Katy Taylor's Blog you are on the right track!  If you started right here with me, the hop is a circle of 13 participants.  When you get back to me (or where you started) you will know you have completed the hop!   Let's get started!

This is one of 4 layouts that I created with the paper and coordinating cardstock for The World Is Yours.  I used a combination of stamps, stickers and cricut images for this layout! 

The flowers and leaves and the title were stamped using The World Is Yours stamp set.  I used Espresso ink and stamped on the Sage Cardstock for the leaves and Peach cardstock for the flowers. The tree and hammock are both cut from the You Are Here Cricut Cartridge! 

I will be sharing the other layouts in the next few days so be sure to stay tuned!

This paper is just beautiful and will work for so many themes!  It's ONLY available during the month of May!  Be sure to check out all the different options for purchasing this special. 

You can find all the details for this special on my website at:

Remember!!  It's only available during the month of May (While Supplies Last!)

Products used for this layout:
The World Is Yours Paper Pack - CC5193
The World Is Yours Stamp Set - CC5196
The World Is Yours Coordinating Cardstock - CC5192
(Peach, Sage, Espressos, Mink)
(all of the above plus the Cut Above Kit is included in the bundle - CC5195)
Espresso Ink - Z2829
Silver Glitter Gems - Z4191

Now it is time to hop over to Haley Dyer's Blog and see what she has to share!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May Stamp of the Month - To My Bestie

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring To My Bestie.  A set of 19 stamps.  It includes 5 different sentiments!  The hop is a big circle.  If you came from Brandi Robinson'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 went with soft colors of Heather, Mink and Ballerina for this card.  The paper is from Sweet Girl.  I envisioned the card with the hand holding the bunch of flowers outside of the frame.   So I cut White Daisy cardstock to fit inside the rectangle frame but longer on the bottom.   I stamped the image, colored with watercolor pencils and THEN I trim around the hand and cut across the bottom to fit inside the frame.   I stamped and colored the bunch of flowers, then trimmed and placed under her hand.  I added clear sparkles to finish the card.   

Here are the products that I used on this card:
May Stamp of the Month - To My Bestie
White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack - X254
Sweet Girl Paper - X7246B
White Daisy Cardstock - X6027
Ballerina Cardstock - X5994
Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts - Z4260
Watercolor Pencils - Z4242
Heather Exclusive Ink - Z2826
Clear Sparkles - Z3274

This stamp is available only during the month of May!  Get it for $5 with a $50 purchase!
If you do not have a consultant, you can shop from my website:

This is one of my favorite Stamp of the Month that we have had!  I love all the sentiments!  I can't wait to see what everyone else is creating with this stamp,  So let's hop over to Terry Metzger's Blog and see what she is sharing!

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