Sunday, October 16, 2016

Close to My Heart's City Sidewalks Cricut Collection

Welcome to the City Sidewalks Cricut Collection Blog Hop

"City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style
In the air there's a feeling of Christmas"
refrain from Silver Bell's

You're strolling through our City Sidewalks arriving here from Lauren's blog.  If you've turned the corner losing your way please walk with us or visit the head elf Melinda to view a list of all the blogs to visit today.  

I hope you enjoyed this stop on your stroll through our City Sidewalk's.  Its time to stroll over to Gina's blog.  May the beauty of Silver Bell's ring during your Christmas.   
Merry Christmas!

Create from the Heart,

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Operation Smile Showcase Blog Hop

Welcome to the Operation Smile Spotlight blog hop. 

Exclusive Operation Smile Stamp set True Love.  Operation Smile is making dreams of happy smiles come true.  

For each sale of an Operation Smile special stamp set True Love, $7 (USD) will be donated to Operation Smile.* Customers will be delighted to know that not only are they purchasing a high-quality stamp product, they are also supporting an amazing charity and helping children at the same time. 

You have left Jean's blog and you've arrived at mine.  If you want to start at the beginning or see the complete list of participating consultants visit  Melinda's blog. 

This card is inspired by a layout that everyone made at the annual Close to My Heart Convention held at Disneyland in 2015.  I stamped the balloons on different colored cardstock.  You can't really tell in the picture, but the topper is on dimensional tape.  I was going to add some clouds, but I've yet to find my cloud stamp set.  :(    

The Close to My Heart supplies are listed below.

Exclusive Cardstock: Eggplant, Fern, Goldrush, Peacock, Pomegranate, Poppy, Saffron, & Sapphire
Exclusive Ink:  Black
White Value Pack Card Bases
Other: Dimensional Tape, Markers & Pen 

Thank You for visiting our Operation Smile Showcase blog hop.  Your next stop is Sheila's blog.  

Create from the Heart,

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Yuletide Joy - Stamp of the Month

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month Independent Consultant Blog Hop.  This month the featured stamp set is Yuletide Joy S1610.

I'm Priscilla, and I'm happy you decided to view the hop today.   You've arrived here from Jean's blog.  If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop or see the list of participants visit Melinda's blog.

I decided to do some CAS cards this month.  As the Holiday season gets closer (84 days as of Oct. 1st) I need to simplify my crafting.  I always have that unexpected guest or oops on my card list. These cards can be put together quickly, but have all the sparkle and shine of the season.  

 This card showcases the color of the year Sea Glass.  

 Silver and Gold...I love that song.

Floating Stars ;)

Holiday cards need a sentiment plus I used a bit of Sea Glass cardstock isn't it yummy? 

Last Look!  

Close to My Heart Supplies used:
Exclusive Cardstock:  Sea Glass X5789 & White Daisy 1385
Specialty Paper: Gold Z3238 & Sea Glass Z3240 Glitter Paper
Exclusive Ink:  Archival Black 44751 Black Z2105 & Sea Glass Z2813
Thin Cuts: Stars Z3261
Tool:  Versamark Embossing Ink Pad Z891
Other: CTMH Silver & Gold Embossing powder, Cricut Cartridge, Ribbon

Thank You for viewing our hop if you would like more information about Close to My Heart email me.  I'd love it if you'd leave a comment then hop to Alyson's blog to see her artwork.

Create from the Heart,

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Holiday Expressions Showcase

Welcome to the Holiday Expressions Showcase Blog Hop

I eagerly awaited the arrival of this Idea Book because it showcases my favorite time of the year.   I believe in the spirit of Santa Clause. 🎅🏻

Santa's sleigh has left Jean's blog and you've arrived at mine.  If you want to start at Santa's workshop visit the head elf Melinda.
  The artwork created by the participating consultants will give you an idea of what can be created with the new products from the Holiday Expressions Idea Book(Avail. Sept 1st thru Dec. 31st).  We hope we've given you some ideas that can be created with these new products, but we want to see what you make!  Please post your creations on social media with the #CTMH.  Thank You

I put together an 8 x 3 card  using the new City Sidewalks paper collection.  I'm using the Cozy Christmas combination stamp and die set which is new in this Idea Book. Check them out.

Products Used:
White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
City Sidewalks patterned paper pack (X7213B)
Cozy Christmas stamp and die combo set (Z4008)
Red Enamel gems (Z3090)
Exclusive inks Cranberry (Z2116) & Lagoon (Z2195)
Edge Distresser (Z1297)

It's time to get back on Santa's sleigh to visit Alyson's blog.
Wishing you a Happy Holiday season.

Create from the Heart,

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

National Stamping Month

Welcome to the National stamping Month Blog Hop.

Due to unfortunate circumstances I have not received my set of Create Kindness.   

You've arrived here from Jean's blog  please pass through to Gina's blogIf you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop or see the list of participants visit Melinda's blog.

Create from the Heart,