Showing posts from October, 2017

Share a Smile Blog Hop

Welcome to this very special Blog Hop!!  Today were are sharing artwork created with this month's special - Share A Smile!   Close to My Heart has a special stamp set that is available all year long called Punny Pals.   When you purchase this stamp set, $7 is donated to Operation Smile!   If you came from Michelle Rowley's blog , you are on the right track!!  This hop is a big circle so if you just joined us, when you get back to me you will have completed the hop.  If you get lost, you can find the complete list of hoppers HERE. During the month of October, Close To My Heart is offering a special Share A Smile Card Kit that coordinates with this stamp.  The kit includes 10 sheets of cardstock, 32 3x3 cards & Envelopes and Thin Cuts that coordinate with our Punny Pals stamp!  All this for just $39.95.  The Punny Pals stamp set is NOT included with the kit so be sure to add it to your order! I just got my Punny Pals stamp set and couldn't wait to

Birthday Layout with Punny Pals

My great nephew is turning ONE this month!  When he was born I created an album for him that had a layout for every month of his first year.   So, I wanted to create a special layout for his 1st birthday!  I found out he was having a Clifford themed birthday party.  Since I don't have a Clifford stamp, I grabbed my Punny Pals stamp set which has a cute little dog on it for a good substitute! I had fun putting this layout together!  I used the Poppy color B&T papers from the Enchantment Fundamentals  paper pack and mixed in a little Grey from Basic Fundamentals Paper pack to tone down the brightness of the layout.  I based my layout off of Pattern #36 in the Make It From Your Heart Vol. 3.  I just rearranged the photos differently than the layout in the book. For my title I cut the font from our new You Are Here cricut Cartridge.  Upper and lower case letters creates a layer.  The bottom layer (typed in ALL CAPS) is cut from Poppy Cardstock.  The top layer (lower ca

October Stamp of the Month - Christmas Tunes

Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Christmas Tunes . This set has 4 stamps. If you have come here from Wendy Coffman'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 . Oh what a fun stamp set this is!!  I had a retreat a few weeks ago and at the last minute I grabbed this stamp and a leftover pack of the Beary Christmas WYW kit.  I never have time to craft my own things when I have retreats but I thought "just in case.... I'll create something with this!".   When I found some crafting time I pulled out the pack of paper and I realized I only had 2 pieces of paper to work with!!  I found some gold foil leftover from a class I was teaching at the retreat to use.  I was able to create this card with the little bit of supplies I brought.  I