Thursday, February 1, 2018

Sunny Thoughts - February’s Stamp of the Month

Welcome to the Close to My Heart

 Indpendent Consultant Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

You have arrived here from Sarah's blog we have 25 consultants participating in this hop.  If you lose your place while moving through the hop a complete list of participating consultants can be found here.

 I created a fast and simple card today.  I cut the watercolor paper down to 4" x 51/4 ", the pansy cardstock into a standard A4 card base,  taped the watercolor down on my glass mat and just started adding paint to the base.  Once dried I embossed the image in gold embossing powder. Simple! 

Supplies Used:

CTMH Watercolor Paper
Exclusive Cardstock: Pansy
My Acrylix:  Sunny Thoughts-SOTM
CTMH Watercolors
Other:  CTMH Gold Embossing Powder(Retired),  Versamark embossing ink, generic paintbrush, & Scotch Adhesive

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 Vickie's  blog to see what she’s created using this stamp set.

Create from the Heart,

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Seasonal Expressions One - New Products

Welcome to the annual Seasonal Expressions One spotlight blog hop!  

You have arrived here from Michelle's blog we have 20 consultants participating in this spotlight hop.  If you lose your place while moving through the hop a complete list of participants may be found here.  

I like this new #CTMHSE12018 idea book. It’s full of some very cute and beautiful products to have fun with.  I’m taken with the exclusive paper doll stamp and die set offered in this book.  I only recently bought the Christmas version after I saw this one.  I figure they’ll be a set and I’d like to have all three...I’m hoping for a third one in SE2.   So no jinks okay?  

I did not get to play with my paper doll, since my Mom's sick with the Flu, getting better, but still in her second week of being ill.  My Dad is back in a convalescent home for yet another fall, hospital stay, and other various medical issues. Life has a way of changing the best made plans....

I did make a card using the lovely Chelsea Gardens paper pack, the new Make if from Your Heart VOL. 4  Cards!  Squeal!, and a fun technique I learned at the Seasonal Expressions launch event.

I tried to get a photo showing how much this shimmers & shines its a very pretty technique to use in your paper crafting. 

Supplies Used:
Exclusive Cardstock: Black, Linen, White Daisy
Exclusive Patterned Paper:  Basic Fundamentals, Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack
Exclusive Ink: Archival Black,  Black, 
My Acrylix: Chelsea Gardens Card-making & Companion Thin Cuts
Embellishments/Other:  Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems, Clear Shimmer Brush, Watercolor Pencils, Zig Marker

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 Brenda's blog to see what she’s created using products from the new Seasonal Expressions 1 2018.  

Create from the Heart,

Monday, January 15, 2018

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Blushing Backgrounds

Welcome to the Independent Consultant Technique Blog Hop! 

 You've arrived here from Haley'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 the use of background stamps. CTMH offers a nice selection of background stamps plus almost any stamp can be used to create backgrounds.   The artwork created by participating consultants will show you what you can  create by using background stamps in your art creations.   These stamps work for card makers, memory making, & mixed media.   

I decided to use the stamp set B1572 Banner Day and I did not use it to create banners. ;)  I found the hearts perfect for some fun, quick Valentine gift cards.  

Supplies Used:
Exclusive Cardstock:  Bashful, Raspberry, White Daisy
Exclusive Ink:  Black, Raspberry
My Acrylix:  Banner Days(B1572)
Embellishments:   Banner Thin Cuts, Hearts Thin Cuts,  Silver Shimmer Trim, Watercolor Pencils
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 Catherine's blog to see what she’s created using background stamp sets.

Create from the Heart,
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