Saturday, February 6, 2016

Share the Love - Blog Hop




Welcome to the Close to My Heart Independent Consultant SOTM* Blog Hop.   We want to inspire you in your artwork.   This is a spotlight blog hop featuring February's constant Campaign Share the Love (CC1060).
This set helps the Operation Smile a Charity that helps children around the world.  When you purchase this set $7.00 goes to Operation Smile.  
If you'd like to learn more about Operation Smile visit there website for more information. 

I'm Priscilla please enjoy our hop.  If you arrived here from Michele's blog you're right on track.   If you what to see the complete list of participating consultants visit Melinda's blog.



Isn't this set cute?  Perfect for cards & memory keeping.  



I like to finish the inside of my cards you can see a peek of the cute camera I put inside.  I did some fussy cutting to create a layered/decoupaged image of the typewriter.   




I used this months featured paper pack Charlotte with it's soft vibe it's a versatile set, which can be used for any occasion.  My list of products is below.

The products used:

Exclusive Ink:  Black
Exclusive Cardstock;  Slate, Sorbet, & White Daisy
Embellishments:  Gold Foil Tape, & Gold Sequins
My Reflections:  Charlotte Paper Pack
Tools;  CTMH Heart Embossing Folder & Foam Tape
Other  Metallic Gold Thread & Scotch ATG tape.



Thank You for visiting my blog today.  I'd love for you to leave a comment then hop on to Donna's blog.


Create from the Heart,


Abbreviations
*SOTM = Stamp of the Mont
**CTMH = Close to My Heart

Monday, February 1, 2016

Ballon Animals Stamp Set



Welcome to the Independent Consultant Stamp of the Month (SOTM*) Blog Hop!
Our featured stamp set is Balloon Animals only available for purchase during the month of February.      I've seen several balloon animal stamp sets, so this set is right on trend.   This set is available for purchase for 17.95 or 5.00 with a purchase of 50.00 or more.






{Image is from the Artistry Cricut Collection}


I'm Priscilla I'm happy you are viewing our blog hop.  The artwork created by participating consultants will give you many ideas on how to take this stamp set &  use it as a jumping off point for your creations.  The hop is a circle you've arrived here from Michelle L.'s blog.  If you would like to start at the beginning or want to see the list of all the participants visit Melinda's blog. 

I'm using the Penelope paper pack it has an Easter vibe. :^)    I like the bright hues & this set  it is definitely Spring.   I made a card for the hop.

 I try to finish the inside of my cards.  This card is good for a Birthday or to celebrate an accomplishment.  
 Trouble decided to do some memory keeping today.
 She's looking for something that will pull this layout together. 

The layout I'm working on for this years Easter pictures, but I might flip those duckies & make it for a birthday.  


I've seen balloon animal stamp sets by various companies this year & that means this set is on trend and works well with a variety of paper.
I'll post a picture of the finished layout tomorrow. 

The supplies I'm using are:

My Acrylix Stamp set:  S1602 Balloon Animals
My Reflections Paper Pack:  Penelope
Exclusive Cardstock:  Crystal Blue,  Thistle, & White Daisy
Exclusive Inks:  Crystal Blue, Honey, Pear, Pixie, Thistle, White Daisy {pigment ink}
Embellishments:  Twine in Glacier, Pixie, & Thistle. White & Gold Ribbon, White Stars


Thank You for viewing our hop if you would like more information about CTMH** email me.  I'd love it if you'd leave a comment then hop to Michelle B.'s blog to see her artwork. 


Create from the Heart,




*SOTM = Stamp of the Month
**CTMH = Close to My Heart

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Patterned Paper Addict

Welcome to the Use Your Stash Blog Hop!

Hello Hoppers!  With the start of the New Year the challenge in January is to use only patterned paper in our creation. When I first started paper crafting I was NOT crafting.  I had this lovely Basic Grey paper pack and I was terrified about cutting it.  My point, well I have no point just a silly story about my crafting.  I obviously cut it eventually. :^)

 You have arrived here from Nicole's blog or if you just found this post hop along and you'll see what everyone made for this challenge. A complete list of all the hoppers is at the bottom of this post.







I used retired items from Close to My Heart, BUT I used the new Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts dies and the matching stamp set.

Thank You for viewing our hop if your interested in using up some of your CTMH stash send me an email me.  I'd love it if you'd leave a comment then
 hop to Wendy's blog to see her patterned paper creation.




Create from the Heart,

The list of participants:




Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Seasonal Expressions 1 Hop


Welcome to the Close to My Heart Independent Consultant SOTM* Blog Hop.   We want to inspire you in your artwork.  Every four months we debut a mini catalog with all new products titled Seasonal Expressions.  In this hop we are featuring the new Seasonal Expressions I idea book (available Jan. 1st thru April 31st). 

The hop is a circle you've arrived here from Krista's blog.  If  you'd like to start at the beginning or want to see the list of participants visit Melinda's blog. 

I'm Priscilla and am happy you stopped by.  I hope you enjoy my work created with some fun new products by Close to My Heart.  I'm using the Charlotte paper pack.  Our new paper packs now come with 12 B&T* papers.  Yeah more paper to create with! 


 I'm thinking about using that golden bow for this layout since it is gorgeous!


Our cat Trouble is a rescue.


Supplies Used:  
Exclusive Cardstock:  Black, Champagne, Sorbet, Whisper, & White Daisy.
My Reflections Paper Pack:  Charlotte.
Embellishments: Treasured Puffies in Gold.
Stamp Set:  Springtime Wishes.
Thin Cuts:  Springtime Wishes.
Exclusive Inks:  Slate
Cricut Collection: Artistry
Other:  Metallic Thread, Mirri Board in Gold, & Zig archival black pen


Some feel I make busy pages. but for me they're perfect here's my page, perfect and ready for my album.

Thank You for visiting my blog today.  I'd love for you to leave a comment then hop on to Michelle's blog.

If you live in the Greater Sacramento, CA. area and you would like to know more about
 Close to My Heart send me an email


SOTM = Stamp of the Month
B&T = Background & Texture/Patterned paper


Create from the Heart,

Friday, January 15, 2016

Technique Blog Hop - Bokeh Stamping





Welcome to the Independent Consultant Technique Blog Hop!  You've arrived here from Cat's blog, but if you just found me follow the links and you'll see some fabulously fun artwork. 
Our featured technique this month is Bokeh Stamping. The artwork created by participating consultants will give you an idea of what you can and will create by using this technique in your art creations.   This technique is fabulous for card makers, Picture My Life, scrapbooking, & mixed media.   

I've never used this technique in my artwork, so this is my first attempt.   There are a lot of YouTube video tutorials available for this technique and I found two videos that have different ways of achieving this technique.   The first one I viewed used water brushes, watercolor paper, re-inker, and required a days dry time or a heating gun.   The second one used daubers, ink pads, and white cardstock.  While both achieved similar results I used water brushes and re-inkers on the Bokeh background for this card.


I used these Close to My Heart items to create my Thank You card.

  1. Value pack white card base
  2. Exclusive Inks:  Cotton Candy, Pixie, Pomegranate, & White Daisy. 
  3. Watercolor paper
  4. Springtime Wishes Stamp set & Thin Cuts
  5. Cardstock: Fern, Sweet Leaf, & White Daisy
  6. Embellishments: Grey Enamel Gems
  7. Other: sewing notion silver thread.


Thank You for visiting my blog today. 
I'd love for you to leave a comment then hop on to Darlys blog.

If you live in the Greater Sacramento, CA. area and you would like to know more about
 Close to My Heart send me an email.



Create from the Heart,