Sunday, November 27, 2016

Close to My Heart's Flower Market


Welcome to the Close to My Heart Independent Consultant Blog Hop!




Thank you for viewing the blog hop you have arrived here from Alyson blog, and if you get lost or want to see a complete list of all participating consultants visit Melinda's blog.  



I made a CAS Christmas card.

 I used the clear shimmer brush on the lights to give the card a bit of sparkle.


This is another picture I took in hopes of highlighting the shimmer on the lights and holly berries. 

Close to My Heart Products Used

Flower Market Cricut Cartridge page 48& 49
Cardstock:  Cocoa, Cranberry,  Fern, New England Ivy, & Willow
Shimmer Brush Clear
Embossing: Folder Christmas Lights
Other  Stickles, Dimensional tape, & Art Glue



Thank you for viewing my CAS Christmas card now its time to go to see some other awesome artwork, so hop to Darlys blog.  






Create from the Heart,

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

New Year's Cheer - Stamp of the Month



Welcome to the Close to My Heart Independent Consultant Blog Hop!


I know that Christmas is not yet here, but those New Years invitations will be needed before you know it, so get ahead and grab your cheer today.

Thank you for viewing the blog hop you have arrived here from Haley's blog, and if you get lost or want to see a complete list of all participating consultants visit Melinda's blog.  







Close to My Heart products used:
Cardstock;  White Daisy and Value pack card bases.
Embellishments:  Gold Foil Tape, Gold Embossing Powder by Ranger available with CTMH
Other:  Foam Dimensional tape

New Year’s Cheer SET OF 13 $17.95 S1611 Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for that month only, for just $5! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.  
Outlined Images work with the Cricut® Flower Market Cartridge.

Thank you for viewing my CAS card for New Years and now its time to go to Jennifer's blog.  
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Create from the Heart,

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,

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Blessed Beyond Measure - Stamp of the Month

Blessed Beyond Measure-Stamp of the Month

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Consultant Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.
This month the featured stamp set is Blessed Beyond Measure.
















I'm Priscilla, and I'm happy you decided to view the hop today.   The artwork created by the participating consultants will give you an idea of what can be created with this stamp set and the hope is to inspire your creativity in your paper-crafting.  You've arrived here from Sheila's blog.  If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop or see the list of participants visit Melinda's blog.



All Supplies are from Close to My Heart:
Cardstock:  Kraft Z1375, Colonial White 1388, Sorbet X5751, Goldrush 1245, Pomegranate X5780, & Fern X5777.
Exclusive Ink:  Chocolate Z2111, Fern Z2650, & Poppy Z2652
My Acrylix Stamps:  Blessed Beyond Measure S1609
Exclusive Cricut Collection:  Artbooking Z3169

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 Lauren's blog to see her artwork.






Create from the Heart,

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Long Way Home - Stamp of the Month


Welcome to the Close to My Heart Consultant Stamp of the Month Blog hop!
June's featured stamp set is the Long Way Home (S1606).





I'm Priscilla, and I'm happy you decided to view the hop today.   The artwork created by the participating consultants will give you an idea of what can be created with this stamp set and the hope is to inspire your creativity in your paper-crafting.  You've arrived here from Brenda's blog.  If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop or see the list of participants visit Melinda's blog.

This month I decide to do a layout.  I'm taking a trip this month and this stamp set is perfect for my road trip.  I used a pattern from the How-Too book Magic by Jeanette Lynton pattern is Illusion pg. 94.


I lightly tacked my photo place holders on as I know I'll pop one or two pictures off the page to give the layout more dimension or add some flip flaps.
I haven't taken my trip yet, so I have no idea what adventures I'll  have during the drive on my way to Tacoma to see my new Grandson.  I'll have many adventures to scrap once I get there!


All Supplies are by Close to My Heart Item numbers are listed:
Exclusive Ink:  Cranberry Z2116, Crystal Blue Z2117, Honey Z2162, & Sapphire Z2648
Patterned Paper:  Magic X7209B
Cardstock:  Crystal Blue 1292, Honey X5668, & White Daisy 1385

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 Jean's blog to see her artwork.


Create from the Heart,

Friday, May 6, 2016

Happy Times-National Scrapbook Month Hop


Welcome to the May Spotlight Blog Hop
This months feature is the National Scrapbook Month kit Happy Times.


The paper kit is free with a $60 purchase from any Close to My Heart Consultant or Consultant's web site.  The D-sized stamp set is available for individual purchase at regular price.

m Priscilla, and I'm delighted you decided to view the hop today.   The artwork created by the participating consultants will give you an idea of what can be created with this paper kit & stamp set.  You've arrived here from Darly's blog.  If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop or see the list of participants visit Melinda's blog.

Flowers created from the Happy Times exclusive stamp set by Close to My Heart (CC1064)




Fast & simple single page layout.  This layout is easy to pull together in under an hour.  I weighted the lower right side of the page because the foiled pink paper on the left is so gorgeous that I could not cover it up.  I plan to put this in a frame with a picture of my Mother from this upcoming Mother's Day.

________________________________________
Products used listed below:
  • Exclusive Cardstock:  White Daisy-used as a base
  • Exclusive Ink:  Canary, Fern, Glacier,  Pomegranate & Smoothie 
  • M y Reflections:  Happy Times Paper Pack - available May 1-31
  • My Acrylix:  Happy Times CC1064 - available May 1-31
  • Exclusive Cricut Collection:  Artristy
  • Embellishments:  Gold Sequins
  • Other:  Gold Mirror cardstock & Scotch ATG gun & glue
___________________________

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 Gina's blog to see her artwork. 



Create from the Heart,