Showing posts from July, 2019

Bring Back My Pack - Seaside Blog Hop

Welcome to this special Blog Hop featuring our Seaside Paper!  This paper was first introduced in 2015.  Now Close To My Heart has updated some of the colors and brought it back in their Bring Back My Pack special!!  This paper will be available through August (While Supplies Last).  The Seaside Blog Hop is a small hop feature just 8 consultants so you will get through it quickly!  If you came from Darly's Blog  you are on the right track!  If you are just getting started, look for the link at the bottom of my post that will take you to the next blog.  When you get back to me, you will know you have completed the hop!  So grab your Pina Colada and let's take a walk by the sea!! Back in February, my husband and I went on a Western Carribean Cruise which I had earned through Close To My Heart!  It was our FIRST EVER cruise so we had a lot of fun with the new cruising experience.  Our First stop was in Roatan.  I chose to document that stop with this Seaside Paper!  Le

July Stamp of the Month - Bear Hugs

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Bear Hugs . A set of 17 stamps. Perfect for sending that bear hug to someone that needs it! This 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 What a cute stamp!!  I wanted to try something a little different with the bear.  She is a pretty big solid stamp and I wanted to add a little texture to make her look 'furry'.   So I played around with various tools and techniques until I found one I liked.   First I inked the bear in Espresso Ink.  Then I took an old CTMH plastic daubing tool (remember these??? I loved them!) and I brushed across the ink in short brisk strokes.   I hoping for this same stamped image but found when I pressed down on the stamp, the ink spread a little bit