Sunday, 27 November 2016

CTMH Cricut Flower Market Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cricut Flower Market Blog Hop!  

I am so glad you can join me and many other Close to My Heart Consultants as we showcase products made with the brand new (and amazing!) CTMH Flower Market Cricut cartridge!




If you have hopped over from the awesome artwork found on TAMMY'S BLOGyou are on the right page!  The hop is one big circle,  but if you get lost, please just hop on over to 
Melinda's Blog, where you can find the complete list of bloggers!

Now for some artwork!

As I have mentioned before, I am definitely a Cricut newbie!  I got a Cricut Explore Air in September, and I have been learning how to use it - it is SO much fun!!  And SO easy!  This new cartridge is chock full of beautiful images for a variety of crafty needs!  I decided to stick with a Christmas theme, because I had a wooden sleigh that was desperately needing a makeover, and I wanted to dress it up to hold cards for Christmas!!




I covered the sleigh with paper from the City Sidewalks paper pack, and then painted the inner part.  Using the Flower Market cartridge, I cut out an assortment of berries, and greenery, and a Merry Christmas title.  There were so many choices, it was easy to make some fun embellishments in just a few easy steps!

With the great coordinating City Sidewalks paper pack, this project was a snap!  I can't wait to try even more projects with this wonderful Cricut collection, available from your local Close to My Heart Consultant, or purchase it here.

Thanks for stopping by - now it is time to hop over to TERRIE'S BLOG to see what beautiful work she has in store for you!  Remember, all of these products are now available , from your local  Close to My Heart Consultant, or go HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, 6 November 2016

Happy, Happy Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy, Happy Christmas Blog Hop!!  We are happy that you can join consultants from Canada, the US, Australia and New Zealand who have created some amazing artwork with products from the Happy, Happy Christmas November special!


If you have come from BRENDA'S BLOG, you are in the right place!  The hop is one big circle, but if you get lost along the way, please head to MELINDA'S BLOG, and you will find a complete list of all the hop participants!

There are so many great products in this special collection, you won't know where to start!  The kit has instructions for layouts and special projects, but if you want to do your own thing - you will find lots of great ideas in the hop!  For details about the products bundled in the special, please contact your local Close To My Heart Consultant, or go here for all the info!

Here are just a few of the items I created, with plenty of leftovers!!












Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Remember, this special is only available during the month of November, so get a head start on everything Christmas!  Now hop on over to WENDY'S BLOG, and you will find some fabulous artwork made with these great products!!



Tuesday, 1 November 2016

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  Welcome to my blog and to the November edition of the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month blog hop!








This month many creative CTMH consultants from Canada, the US and Australia and New Zealand have created some amazing artwork with the New Year's Cheer stamp set!


If you have come from GINA'S BLOG, you are in the right place.  The hop is a big circle, but if you get lost, please head back to MELINDA'S BLOG, and you will find a list of all the hoppers!




This fun set with thirteen stamps is perfect for cards, invitations and scrapbook pages to ring in the New Year!



I opted to create a card using vellum and embossed images using this set:






I love the vellum from the Uptown Fundamentals  paper pack - so beautiful! I embossed  and fussy cut the glasses and banners, and stamped "cheers" directly onto the vellum - make sure you allow dry time so it doesn't smudge! There are many more creative uses for this stamp set ahead!  If you would like to purchase this set, it is available in the month of November  only for $6.00 CAD with your purchase of $50.  Please contact your CTMH consultant or go here for more information.


Now please hop on to MAUREEN'S BLOG for more ideas on how to use this beautiful set!  And thanks for joining us for the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!




Sunday, 16 October 2016

City Sidewalks Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cricut City Sidewalks Blog Hop!  

I am so glad you can join me and 19 other Close to My Heart Consultants as we showcase products made with the brand new (and awesome!) CTMH City Sidewalks Digital Cricut cartridge!



If you have hopped over from the awesome artwork found on JUDY FAYE'S BLOGyou are on the right page!  The hop is one big circle,  but if you get lost, please just hop on over to 
Melinda's Blog, where you can find the complete list of bloggers!

Now for some artwork!

I am absolutely a Cricut newbie!  I got a Cricut Explore Air in September, and I have been learning how to use it to make scrapbook layouts, cards, and more!  This new cartridge is just in time for Christmas and has a variety of really cute images in a whimsical style!
I created a fast and easy layout of some of my favourite Christmas things:





I just cut out the lights and title, added a bit of sparkle and it was ready to place on the page!
If I can do it - so can you!!!

With the great coordinating City Sidewalks paper pack, this layout was a snap!  I can't wait to try even more images with this awesome digital Cricut collection, available from your local Close to My Heart Consultant, or purchase it here.

Thanks for stopping by - now it is time to hop over to  MELINDA'S BLOG to see what beautiful work she has in store for you!  Remember, all of these products are now available in the Holiday Expressions Idea Book, from your local  Close to My Heart Consultant, or go HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, 15 September 2016

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the new Holiday Expressions Blog Hop!  

I am so glad you can join me and 22 other Close to My Heart Consultants as we showcase products from the brand new (and awesome!) Holiday Expressions Idea Book!



If you have hopped over from the amazing artwork found on DARLYS' BLOG, you are on the right page!  The hop is one big circle,  but if you get lost, please just hop on over to 
Melinda's Blog, where you can find the complete list of bloggers!

Now for those new products!
I love Halloween, and the Jeepers Creepers products are adorable, and perfect for your Halloween photos.  I created a layout of my youngest daughter and the colours in Jeepers Creepers are perfect for these photos:




With the great Complements and washi to match the Paper Packet, this layout was easy to put together.  I added a few fun flowers in coordinating colours, made from the  new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge!

Thanks for stopping by - now it is time to hop over to  Jen's Blog to see what beautiful work she has in store for you!  Remember, all of these products are now available in the Holiday Expressions Idea Book, from your local  Close to My Heart Consultant, or go HERE.






Tuesday, 6 September 2016

National Stamping Month Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the CTMH National Stamping Month Blog Hop!

This month, 24 consultants from Canada, the US, New Zealand and Australia have created some great artwork using the National Stamping Month special cardmaking kit!


If you have come from DARLYS' BLOG, you are in the right spot!  The hop is a great big circle, but if you get lost, please head over to MELINDA'S BLOG for the complete list of hoppers!


The Create Kindness card kit (CC1145) includes 24 pre-printed card bases with envelopes, 8 exclusive M-size stamp sets, a 2″ × 2″ My Acrylix® block, and an Archival Black mini pigment ink pad, all packed snugly in the My Acrylix® Mini Stamp Organizer - for just $60.95CAD!   I love the mini cards, but this kit is very versatile, and I wanted to highlight that!  Using the kit supplies, plus some cardstock and Adventure Complements, I created a scrapbook page:



I cut apart the mini cards and matted them, then cut my photos the same size and arranged them on a grid.   Next, I stamped one of my fave sentiments from the set for the middle/title. Finally, I added some simple embellishments from the Adventure Complements!  Easy Peasy!!

These are all available as or a kit, or you can get the stamps individually - but how would you choose - they are all awesome!!  If you want to purchase one or all, just click on my side link, or contact your local consultant! - Remember, this is a special available only til the end of September!

Now you can hop over to  JEN'S BLOG, to see what crafty goodness she has for you!


Thursday, 1 September 2016

September SOTM Blog Hop (Blessed Beyond Measure)

Hi and welcome to my blog! 


I am so happy to have you join me and 30 other Close to My Heart Consultants who have put together some wonderful artwork which we hope will inspire you!  




If you have come from Carol's Blog, you are in the right spot!  The hop is one big circle, but if you get lost, please head to Melinda's Blog for the complete list of all the hoppers! Now onto some artwork!






Using the fabulous September Stamp of the Month, Blessed Measure, I created a layout featuring the Enchanted Fundamentals papers and embellishments:






This great stamp set is available only during the month of September, for just $6 with your purchase of $50.  Check with your local CTMH consultant, or go HERE, for all the details or to purchase your set!  

Now hop on over to Donna's Blog to see what beautiful artwork she has created for you!