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National Scrapbooking Day Celebration Blog Hop

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  National Scrapbooking Month is May and Close To My Heart is going to celebrate EARLY by hosting two fun LIVE events on their Facebook Page on April 30 and May 1.  They have put together some FABULOUS project that can be purchased and created right along with them during these events!   Choose from 2 different Scrapbooking projects, 2 cardmaking projects and a fun 4x4 mini album!  Each project comes with the materials you need PLUS an EXCLUSIVE stamp set.  The guides for these projects can be downloaded from my website.  (See the "Download Guide" link just under the "Add to Cart" button for the item you are purchasing). In celebration of this fun event, we are bringing you a blog hop that features other items we have created using the materials from the projects!  This will give you some ideas for additional things you can create!  If you have arrived here from  Kim Loewen's blog , you are on the right track!  If you are just getting started, look for the next

Stamptacular Blog Hop

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  Today we have a REALLY FUN blog hop featuring our Stamptacular special that is going on during the month of April! During April, enjoy Stamptacular savings on a wide variety of My Acrylix® stamps and stamp + Thin Cuts bundles. We’ve even brought back five of our most popular stamp sets just for this sale! These exclusive stamp sets and discounted prices will only be available this month, so order yours today! If you arrived here from  Becca Whitham's Blog you are on the right track.  At the bottom of my post, you will find the link to next blog.    If you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of hoppers  HERE .  Today I'm sharing a couple of cards that I created using the Kitchen Gnome Stamp Plus Thin Cut set.  Our Gnome stamps have been so popular!  What better time to get them than April and save!! For my cards, I used a combination of the Eat, Play, Love paper and the March April Mix In packs.  They work so well together! PRODUCTS USED: X254 Cards & En

April SOTM Blog Hop - Scandinavian Folk Art Greetings

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Welcome to our April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. In this blog hop we are featuring  Scandinavian  Folk Art   This set includes 17 images! If you arrived here from  Lauren Moore'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 have to admit, I had to search Scandinavian Folk Art for some inspiration to get my creative juices flowing on this set.   Most everything I found had clean looks so I decided that I would stick to just one or two colors and use a lot of the stamp images.   Here is my collection of cards that I created.   We will take a closer look at each one. I started my first card using Bluebird and Sundance inks.  I first stamped the envelope and then filled in the spaces around it and above with the other

Pocket Card Perfection Blog Hop

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  Today we have a fun blog hop to share with you using the Picture My Life Cards in our Pocket Card Perfection special!!  The pocket cards featured in this special coordinate perfectly with the Lovely and Party Time paper collections from the 2020–2021 Core Products Catalog.   These will be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST through March 31!  As you go through this hop, you will see different ways that we have used these cards.  If you came here from Krista Hershberger's blog , you are on the right track!  Look for the link to the next blog at the bottom of the post that will take you to the next blog.   If you are just starting, when you get back to my blog, you will have completed the hop!!  If you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of hoppers  HERE . LOVELY - CC2219 PARTY TIME - CC2220 For this hop, I decided to create cards using the Party Time Picture My Life cards because we ALWAYS need Birthday Cards, right??   I created 12 cards with this set.  Four of the car

March/April Catalog New Product Blog Hop

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  Have you seen our new March April catalog?!  oday we have a special blog hop for you featuring some of the new products found in this catalog.    I can't wait to see what everyone has been working on!  If you came from  Brenda Lapp’s Blog  you are on the right track.  The hop is a big circle so when you arrive at the blog you started, you will know you completed the hop! If you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of hoppers  HERE . One of my favorite things in this catalog (and mind you.... there were ALOT of favorites) is the Besties stamp and thin cut sets.  Immediately, I knew I needed each one!  These are so cute! These are so fun and adorable!  I used the new Mix In paper from the March April Catalog along with a variety of Tri-blend markers.  You will note that each card is the same pattern.  I used the free pattern that Close To My Heart featured on their blog a few weeks ago.  You can find that blog post here:   Let's take a closer look at each card:

In This Together Blog Hop

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  Welcome to our In This Together Blog Hop!  In this hop we are featuring products from the In This Together Collection .    This fun paper suite features a brand-new paper packet and sticker sheet, In This Together Dots, and the My Acrylix® In This Together stamp set.    If you arrived here from   Alyson Mayo's Blog  you are on the right track!  Just look for the link at the bottom of this post to hop to the next blog.  When you get back to the blog you started you will know you completed the hop!   If you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of hoppers   HERE . After I created the pages from the workshop that Close To My Heart provided on our website, I had some leftover scraps that I wanted to use.  I used this page from the March/April Catalog as my inspiration: I LOVE using our catalog for inspiration and ideas.   That is why we really like to call them Idea Books!   Here is the page that I created using scraps and leftover stickers from In This Together. I

In This Together in March

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  I just love our " In This Together" paper!  Everything doesn't  have to be COVID related, so, I created a NON Covid theme page.  I chose to celebrate SPRING!!  So I used the FLORAL side of the paper and the NEW Months Of the Year - March stamp set.  Look at how well the stamp coordinates with the floral paper! I actually created this page on one of our coldest days so it really had me longing for sunshine and spring.  When I stamped the title onto the base page, I masked the little flower and the word "SUN" so that only the words 'here comes the' would stamp.  Then I stamped the flower and SUN onto cardstock separately and cut them out.   To stamp the word "SUN" I inked the upper portion of the stamp in Lemonade ink and the lower portion in Nectarine.     I fussy cut all the flowers and butterflies.  I'm one of those that don't mind  fussy cutting..... I added clear shimmer to the big flowers and the butterflies.  I plenty of color