Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The New Annual Inspirations - Blog Hop


Welcome to the Annual Inspirations Spotlight Blog Hop!



You have arrived here from Melinda's blog we have 26 consultants participating in this spotlight hop.  If you lose your place while moving through the blog hop  the complete list of participating consultants can be found here.  

I created a Welcome Baby card using some of the sweetest baby stamps & dies that I've seen in my 11 plus years with CTMH. 

After I snapped the photo I felt I needed to add to the sentiment on this card.


I added the word baby and feel it completes the card front. 

Even though this is a simple card I used 6 new products.  I used some pop dots to raise the Elephant & two of the balloons it adds interest. The new products I used are listed below.

Exclusive Inks:  Charcoal, & Pacifica
Exclusive Cardstock:  Heather
Exclusive Patterned Papers:  Basic Fundamentals, & Whimsy Fundamentals
My Acrylic Stamp Set:  Baby Animals
My Acrylic Stamps & Thin Cut Set:  Sweet Baby
Embellishment:  Basic Ribbon Roll & Watercolor Pencils
Other:  White Cards & Envelope Value Pack

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Thank You for viewing the hop and visiting my blog.  Please show me a little love by leaving me a comment before visiting the next artist.  Now travel to Darlys' blog to see what she made using this set. 

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If you live in the Greater Sacramento area contact me for a list of fun events that I offer. 
My Fathers continued illness has impacted us in ways we did not expect.  I need to cancel all my open crops that I held in my home and postpone the Fall classes.  I will resume structured events in October maybe sooner, but I'm available for gatherings & workshops outside my home. Email me
 Thanks for understanding.





Create from the Heart,

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

School Year - Stamp of the Month


Welcome to the CTMH Independent Consultant SOTM Blog Hop!



You have arrived here from Michelle's blog we have 22 consultants participating in this spotlight hop.  If you lose your place while moving through the blog hop  the complete list of participating consultants can be found here.  

The August Featured Stamp of the Month is School Year.  It's available at a special price during the Month August.  Ask your consultant or if your not working with one I've included the information at the bottom of this post. 



I created a school day layout with this set.  I do have grandchildren, but only one in school.  He'll be in first grade this year.  I used a few new supplies that I got from our new Annual Inspirations that debut today view it here. 



I'm running behind, so I can't find any good sun this evening...maybe tomorrow if I remember! LOL

I used a few stamps sets along with the SOTM they're new fun and fast becoming favorites.  I used the new Splash of Color and Cat's Meow.  Really fun stamps...yes I'm squealing. :)

All supplies are Close to My Heart and listed below.

CTMH Products:
Exclusive Ink:  Bashful, Espresso, & Sapphire
Exclusive Cardstock:  Flaxen & White Daisy
Patterned Paper:  No Worries, & Basic Fundamentals(retired 2016-17)
Embellishments:  No Worries Sequins
My Acrylix:  S1708 School Year, D1733 Splash of Color, D1727 Cat's Meow, & B1484 Jennifer's Hand
Misc.:  Make it from Your Heart Vol. 3
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Thank You for viewing the hop and visiting my blog.  Please show me a little love by leaving me a comment before visiting the next artist.  Now travel to Haley's blog to see what she made using this set. 

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

Stamp of the Month is available for the featured month at the special price of $5.00 when you purchase $50.00 or more in products.  That is a savings of $12.95!  


If you live in the Greater Sacramento area contact me for a list of fun events that I offer. 



Create from the Heart,

Convention 2017 Report


My first official Convention Report!  

I had a fabulously fun time at Convention this year.  I meet some amazing people and connected with a few old pals.  One of the nicest gal I've ever meet was Val from down under.  She was funny, friendly, and a blast to get to know.   I hope I see her again in Vegas! 

I know its all about the products, so lets get into those.  A completely revamped basics color palette with black joining White Daisy in neutrals.  Two Toned cardstock the darker shade is the color that matches our inks with the lighter shade being complementary or as I like to call it second generation. 
Is this gorgeous?  I love it and the new basic Fundamentals will knock your socks off! 
The new colors are:
Charcoal, Pewter, Pebble, Linen, Mink, Heather, Espresso, Nutmeg, Toffee, & Almond. 
There are beautiful together and with the new Color of the Year a combination that creates some of the most beautiful heritage scrapbooking I've ever seen.  It really motivates you to do more heritage layouts just to work with such a lovely palette as the one here. 

Did I mention the Color of the Year?  It is Bashful!
Here are a couple of layouts I did at Convention that focus on this palette with that beautiful bashful.

 The above layout focus on the gray colors in the palette accompanied by beautiful Bashful with accents of silver foiled complements. 
This layout focuses on the browns in the palette with Bashful playing a staring role.  I'm a pink gal and I adore Bashful its one of those soft pinks that make you feel good when you view it.  

That's my update on the Basics palette today and I'll be back tomorrow for more reveals and product information.  If you want to see it all now pop over to our online Annual Inspirations and get going on your wish list.  Email me if you need any information about our products or have questions about any artwork. 

Thanks for dropping by and please leave me some love or suggestion on today's post.  

Create from the Heart,
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