Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Snowhaven Scrapbook Layout winter colors and die cuts!

Snowhaven paper meets Color Dare #125 and Stuck On U Sketches Challenge.



This layout design was inspired by page 83 of the Annual Inspirations Catalog. This is my take on it with a few changes.


The current Color Dare challenge, #125, is Cranberry, Glacier, White Daisy, Black, and Whisper. These are exactly the colors we work with in the Snowhaven Paper Pack from Close To My Heart! In the above photo you see a few chipboard elements I used from the coordinating Complements pack.


I love this sentiment from the "Frosty Fun" stamp set! "Fun, Frost, and Family". I don't have them printed out yet, but I am going to be adding some pictures of an impromtu family sledding day we enjoyed last year. Great memories were made! I will update this post when I have my photos in place.




My Cricut Cartridges came to the rescue when it was time to create the title piece and snowflake die cuts. I love the crispness of the white snowflake against the black dot patterned paper! I'm excited to enter this layout in the die cut challenge at Stuck On U Sketches!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Celebrate Winter with Snowflakes and "Snowhaven"!

The snow is falling and it's time to celebrate the unique opportunities we have when it is Winter! Enter "Snowhaven" paper from Close To My Heart! I've had so much fun creating winter themed scrapbook pages and cards with it. I can't wait to show you!


 
This is one of the 2 page scrapbook layouts that I created! The title for this one could be considered "Snow Ball". Grey snowflakes are falling on the background in first and 2nd generation ink stamping technique. Beautiful snowflake patterned papers.


The "ball" of the title has a stamped image of children playing with snowballs. I created a couple accents using my new markers! I love how quick and easy it was to add the red stripes with the skinny tip end of the marker!



I added some chipboard mittens from the Complements pack and some black adhesive swirls!


I'm going to play along at the Friday Mashup Challenge #FM191! I hope they like my entry! I'm going to ask if I can enter again because I have a few more snowhaven creations I would like to share!

What winter things are you up to?

HeatherJane

Monday, October 6, 2014

Shin Han Marker Blog Hop



Welcome to our Shin Han Marker Blog Hop!  We will be featuring our new line of alcohol markers from Shin Han, over 24 colors!  If you have come here from Gina'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 all around. 
 


 
This hop features over 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the new Shin Han markers and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!






I've created an Autumn themed card for my project! This is inspired by a card I found on page 51 of our Annual Inspirations book.
 

I colored the top of my pumpkin with yellow, then the bottom with orange. I let the strokes of each color overlap in the middle, then blended them smooth with the colorless blender pen. I love the 3D shaded effect it resulted in. It was so easy!
 
Now "Hop" on over to Michele's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to learn more today.
 
Thank you for hopping!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop, Home For The Holidays



Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring October's SOTM, which is Home For The Holidays, a set of 7 stamps.  If you have come here from Justine'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 all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.


This month we have over 70 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!


I created a two-page layout by combining the SOTM with the Yuletide Carol Paper Pack. The sketch layout I used was inspired by a challenge on Let's Scrap Sketches.


This stamp set worked perfectly to create a strand of dangling tags and ornaments! I added silver shimmer trim and the sqeuins from the workshop kit.


"Dreaming, Believing, Wishing".


Peek-a-boo corner with candy peeking out.

Now "Hop" on over to Nikka's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the October SOTM is only available until Halloween! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Friday, September 5, 2014

National Stamping Month "30 Years Of Happy" Blog Hop


Welcome to our National Stamping Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the exclusive "30 years of happy" stamp set, which is a set of 30 stamps.  If you have come here from Terry Ann Diack'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 all around.  


For this promotion we have over 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this featured stamp set and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!




My creation is a fancy folding card featuring a trio of stamps. The one inch squares that are revealed when the flap is folded back are a great way to showcase three stamps that support the theme your card is after. My card is a Thank You for photography!


The heart in the center of the camera is the right size for a standard office supply punch!


To bring more attention to the camera I punched the lense center out and mounted it to 3D foam tape, which made the camera look like it had a zoom lense.


Above is the inside of my card when it is folded open. Lots of writing space! The trio is stamped again on the inside of the tabs.

To create my card I used the following: Colonial White Cardstock, Scoring Board, Cocoa ink, Chalk it up patterned paper, and Lagoon ink.

Now "Hop" on over to Lalia Harris's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, this stamp set is only available until the 30th of September!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

September Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop- Family Is Forever!



Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is "Family Is Forever", a set of 7 stamps.  If you have come here from Lauren's Blog- CTMH Craftings, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.



This month we have approximately 80 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!



I used this stamp set to create a 2 page scrapbook layout! I plan to use it for Family Photos we hope to get together and take soon with my Husband's side of the family.



The stamp "Family Is Forever" makes a great page title! I featured mine on a pennant shape.



"Sweet Moments" was a nice little detail to add to this sketch pattern, which I found in the Make It From Your Heart Volume 2, pattern #4 on page 12. I also used the heart stamp to create additional details that bring it all together and emphasize the LOVE of Family.

Now "Hop" on over to Kristine's Blog- @ Home with Studio K to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available until !  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Here are some more projects I have made using this Stamp of the Month...
(Coming Soon- A Wedding Card)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New Product Blog Hop- Annual Inspirations from Close To My Heart!


Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop, featuring items created with supplies from the NEW Annual Inspirations Catalog!

If you have come here from Kelly Jones Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. (If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.) Just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

Page 88 of the New book got my attention right away!


This layout uses the NEW paper pack called "Confetti Wishes"! Here is my take on the layout using the Confetti Wishes Complements Sticker Sheet to build the cake and other accents.




I noticed that the pennant shapes were tappered at the end and not just straight across. Plus the idea of layering them at a different angle was nice. I also added a NEW White Enamel Star!



Products I used:
- NEW Confetti Wishes Paper Pack
- NEW Confetti Wishes Complements Sticker Sheets
- NEW White Enamel Stars
- NEW Glitter Paper Purple
- Journaling Pen

Now "Hop" on over to Wendy Coffman's Blog  to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting and other fun ideas!