Friday, November 21, 2014

Use Your Stash!

Welcome to the Use Your Stash Blog Hop!

I'm a new participant in this group of ladies, and I look forward to future challenges.
The challenge this month is that we need to create a home decor item from our stash. For me it's a challenge on what to pick, as I have a very, very, very large paper craft collection of supplies.  

If  you arrived here from Katy's blog your on the right path.
If  you've just found our hop be assured that you will see all the artwork, since the hop is actually one big circle.

We moved twice this last year.  The first move was from Pennsylvania back to California.  We originally leased a small home, and purchased one once we had the chance to look around.  We found a lovely home with the right amount of rooms.  I've been working on creating my craft room, and I keep finding boxes that say craft supplies!  

I'm focused on Christmas at the moment.  We just put up our trees.  We have three this year, and we found every box of Christmas items except the one with the kids stockings.  I can't believe it I have at least 15 boxes of Christmas and the stockings are most likely in a box marked craft that I haven't unpacked!

 I think this will be a nice piece for the Christmas Holidays.  I have a lot of shadowbox frames that I picked up at a discount store years ago.  I saw this idea on Pinterest, and I wanted to create my version of a jingle bell frame.

I used a piece of cranberry cardstock from Close to My Heart, A silver piece of cardstock from Anna Griffin's perfect layers set, jingle bells from craft supply, and the Close to My Heart exclusive Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.

I recently purchased a Cricut Explore and I wanted to weld the word jingle together.  I could not for anything figure out how to do this, so I thought negative space would look nice.

The bells are loose in the frame, so it's an interactive piece...a jingle version of a snow globe.
I have a feeling my grandson will love shaking the jingles.

Happy Holidays!


Thank you for taking the time to view our blog hop.    Now it's time for you to hop over to  Wendy's blog.


Create from Your Heart,

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Circut Artfully Sent Collection Blog Hop


Welcome to our Blog Hop featuring the newest Cricut collection

by Close to My Heart

"Artfully Sent"
Photo courtesy of Close to My Heart


If  you arrived here from Lauren's blog your on the right path.
If  you've just found our hop be assured that you will see all the artwork, since the hop is actually one big circle, but if you'd like to start at the beginning, want a list of all the blogs, or get lost visit Melinda's blog.





This purse card is found on pg. 6 in the Artfully sent handbook.   This card has 12 paper pieced purses that I picked out of my scrap pile.  It's fun, but time consuming.  The shape and images inside are from the stamp sets that come with the Cricut Artfully Sent collection.  This allows you to make cards the minute you open that box


Thank you for taking the time to view our blog hop.  There are over 40 consultants participating this month worldwide.  Now it's time for you to hop over to Vicki's blog.
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Create from the Heart,




Friday, October 31, 2014

Close to My Heart's 'It's the Little Things' Blog Hop



Welcome to Our November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop



If  you arrived here from Jilena's blog your on the right path.
If  you've just found our hop be assured that you will see all the artwork, since the hop is actually one big circle, but if you'd like to start at the beginning, want a list of all the blogs, or get lost visit Melinda's blog.






I made a quick favor box to give to guest at Thanksgiving or any occasion.  This could be a gift with some chocolates, lip balm or ? in it for colleagues at the office or friends and family at the table. 
This is very quick to make and a large assortment of  these bags can be done in an afternoon.  As we enter the Holiday Season our free time is limited, so we need faster, simpler, easier.  

 I used the Cricut Artiste Cartridge, Gold Shimmer Trim, Saddle exclusive ink, Neutral Metallic Bakers Twine, a piece of B&T from the Pathfinding paper pack, and It's the Little Things SOTM. 


Now I need to decide if I like it with or with out the ribbon on the handle.  
 Without Ribbon
With Ribbon

These is a box I created back in August for the New product blog hop, but that I did not use.  It was sitting in the closet undecorated.  I stamped a ton of flowers with 9 different inks and 5 different colors of  cardstock.  What I picked is a stylized version and all of it is scraps destined for the pail, but saved in a midnight fit of insomnia. 


Happy Halloween!




Thank you for taking the time to view our blog hop.  There are over 60 consultants participating this month worldwide.  Now it's time for you to hop over to Lela's blog.



Create from the Heart,











Here's a look at the New Consultants kits November- February


The new consultant Scrapbook kit
The new consultant  Cardmaking Kit

Monday, October 6, 2014

Close to My Heart Consultants ShinHan Marker Hop


Welcome to our Blog Hop!

Today we are featuring the New ShinHan Art Markers that debuted with the Annual Inspirations this August.  The ShinHan Art Marker is an Alcohol marker that is made in Korea.   I happen to like Korean goods and find that they make quality items for artists, so I was happy to discover that Close to My Heart decided to carry the ShinHan Twin Touch when I was at the N. American Convention this Summer. 


If  you arrived here from Pam's blog your on the right path.
If  you've just found our hop be assured that you will see all the artwork, since the hop is actually one big circle, but if you'd like to start at the beginning, want a list of all the blogs, or get lost visit Melinda's blog.

 I'm thinking about Christmas, and I'm excited that we will be having Christmas in our new home.  I'm trying to convince everyone that 3 trees is still not enough!

I made a Christmas card it's simple and a great starting point for a beginner, which I am.  I'm not the best when it comes to coloring with markers, but I don't practice much which is something I'm working on remedying....finishing the craft room is the first on my list.

I used a retired stamp set, sorry, Season's Tweetings C1569.  It has a great wreath that I thought would be great to color with the ShinHan markers. I used New England Ivy, & Cranberry Cardstock, White Daisy card base, Shimmer Trim in Gold & Red, Archival Black, New England Ivy, and Cranberry Exclusive Inks.  I hope you like my simple card. 

In my family we're all fans of multicolored lights & Ornaments.


Thank you for taking the time to view our blog hop.  There are over 40 consultants participating this month worldwide.  Now it's time for you to hop over to Sue's blog.



Create from the Heart,

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Close to My Heart's 'Home for the Holidays'

 

Welcome to Our October 2014 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


If  you arrived here from Lauren's blog your on the right path.
If  you've just found our hop be assured that you will see all the artwork, since the hop is actually one big circle, but if you'd like to start at the beginning, want a list of all the blogs, or get lost visit Melinda's blog.

This month the featured stamp set is 'Home for the Holidays
Each month we have a special stamp set that is only available during that month, and it is yours for just $5.00 dollars with any $50.00 dollar purchase.  This fun stamp set is a Cricut compatible stamp set with our exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut Collection.  To learn more about these items just follow the link.





I used Snowhaven Background and Texture paper, Glacier, White Daisy, Whisper, and Black Cardstock.  I cut the shapes with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge for the tags.   I used the Artiste Cricut cartridge to create the box for the tags.    I did some paper piecing to add interest.  I created a bit of sparkle with the Bitty Sparkles, Sparkles, and used a few  White Enamel Stars.    I also used a Hostess only stamp set 'Be jolly' for the sentiment inside the box.

We are having a blog hop on the 6th of October to showcase our new Shinhan Markers.  Please stop by to view our hop. 


Thank you for taking the time to view our blog hop.  There are over 70 consultants participating this month worldwide.  Now it's time for you to hop over to Judy's blog.


Create from the Heart,

Saturday, September 6, 2014

#30 Years of Happy!

Welcome to the National Stamping Month Blog Hop!

If  you arrived here from Amie's blog your on the right path.
If  you've just found our hop be assured that you will see all the artwork, since the hop is actually one big circle, but if you'd like to start at the beginning, want a list of all the blogs, or get lost visit Melinda's blog. Be sure to check out the blog candy at the end of the post.



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I made a few 3x3 cards to place on a package, tie to a bag, or tuck in a bit of cash for a last minute gift.  I only used Close to My Heart products, which you may view here in our Annual Inspirations.

Products used:
White Daisy, Thistle, and Canary Cardstock
Confetti, and Brushed B&T papers
Black,Canary, Glacier, Pixie, and Thistle exclusive Inks
Purple, and Pink Shimmer Trim
Bakers Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment

 I used new paper and ink that just joined our line of fabulously,
wonderful stamping and papercrafting products. We offer products for Cardmaking, Scrapbooking, Pocket Scrapbooking, 3-D items, exclusive & revolutionary Cricut cuts, much more ... we have something for everyone!

Thank you for taking the time to view our blog hop.  There are over 40 consultants participating this month.  Now it's time for you to hop over to Lauren's blog.

Blog Candy

Win this Stamp Set!
www.priscillaspaperie.com
When you purchase $30 dollars or more of Close to My Heart products you will get this stamp set Free.

I'm offering Blog candy this month in honor of Close to My Hearts founder and owner Jeanette Lynton.  I have a new #30yearsofhappy stamp set that I'm giving away.  Leave a comment below for one entry, share this post on Facebook, your blog, and Pinterest for additional entries.  Make sure you come back here and let me know in the comments section. I will draw for the winner on Sept. 20


Create from the Heart,

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Family is Forever Stamp of the Month Blog Hop




Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

If  you arrived here from Vicki's blog your on the right path.
If  you've just found our hop be assured that you will see all the artwork, since the hop is actually one big circle, but if you'd like to start at the beginning, want a list of all the blogs, or get lost visit Melinda's blog.   

This month our featured stamp set is:
Family is Forever
 

To be honest I had a hard time working with this set.  I'm still not sure how well it turned out, yet my Mother loves the layout, and that is always good. 


  
I apologize for my picture it's not very good.  I'm having an issue which I hope to get corrected within the hour. 

Thank you for taking the time to view our blog hop.  There are over 70 consultants participating this month.  Now it's time for you to hop over to Nancy's blog.

P.S.  On Sept. 6th we will be having our National Stamping month blog hop featuring an adorable stamp set with 30 images.  Make sure you pop in to see whats shaking!  

Create from the Heart,