Saturday, May 20, 2017

Seasonal Expressions 2



Welcome to the Seasonal Expressions 2 spotlight blog hop!


You've arrived here from Brenda's blog we have 18 consultants participating in this spotlight hop.  If you lose your place while moving through the blog hop a complete list of participants is found here.

This month is National Scrapbooking Month and I'm celebrating by featuring scrapbook layouts on the blog this month.  I prefer creating layouts over cards it's just me and doesn't mean that I don't admire those beautiful cards I see my fellow consultants and Close to My Heart family create.

I'm in love with the Jack paper pack and coordinating stamp sets, and stamp & die sets.  The layout I created is influenced, heavily, by the Camping Life layout on pg. 42 in SE2. :)   My son and his roommate like to hike and camp in the mountains.  I made this for him.


I adore the lumberjack he's too cute!
I tired to fix the lighting!
I lightly line my journal blocks.  That way my crazy downhill handwriting looks a bit better.  ; )



I'm NOT a camping person!  I think the Holiday Inn is camping...so anyone that does camp is brave in my book.


My photos are dark my apologies.  I'll try again and see if I can get them lighter.  I hope you can see the details.  

 I added a few more embellishments to the layout using the Flower Market Cartridge.  
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CTMH Products Used
Exclusive Cardstock:  Black, Ruby, & White Daisy
Exclusive Inks:  Black, Cashmere, Juniper, Ruby, Slate, & Whisper
Exclusive Stamp Set:  Camping Life (D1719)  
Exclusive Stamp & Thin Cuts Set:  Jack-Scrapbooking (Z3339)
Patterned Papers:  Jack (X7222B)
Exclusive CTMH Cricut Set Flower Market
Embellishments:  Jack Complements (X7222C), Whipser Twine (Z3095), & Red Enamel Gems (Z3090)
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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 Judy Faye's blog to see what she made using new products from Seasonal Expressions 2(#SE2). 
You can purchase the stamps, papers, & supplies I used on my website.   


Create from the Heart,


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

National Scrapbooking Month

Welcome to the National Scrapbook Month spotlight blog hop! 


Close to My Hearts National Scrapbook Month special is the Live Beautifully papers 6 double sided designs and 2 single sided gold foil designs {14.95 CC1212B} and  D-sized stamp set{17.95 CC1212C}.   

  You have arrived here from Carrie's blog we have 18 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 like dies and have a fair amount of them.  I used a ribbon die with Sea Glass glitter cardstock.  


I stamped and distressed all the edges in Slate Grey.  


I used the Mixing Elements pattern from Cherish How-To book.  The blank element on the right page is where the journaling will go.  I feel Sea Glass cardstock complements the floral pattern paper.

Supplies Used:
CTMH Exclusive Cardstock:  New England Ivy, Sea Glass & White Daisy
CTMH Exclusive Ink:  Slate
CTMH Patterned Paper:  Live Beautifully National Scrapbook Month Constant Campaign
CTMH Glitter Paper:  Sea Glass
CTMH Embellishments:  Silver & Green sequins
CTMH How-To's:  Cherish {Mixing Elements pg. 24-25}
Other:  Craft Die


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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 Corinna's blog to see what she's made using the NSM special. 

You can purchase the NSM special papers & stamp along with the supplies I used on my website.   





Create from the Heart,

 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Live, Laugh, Love - Stamp of the Month



Welcome to May's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!



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


  The May exclusive stamp set is Live, Laugh, Love {S1705} set of 9 stamps.
This is a great set for layout titles.







This is a big stamp it took me awhile to work up the courage to stamp on the layout because I knew if I made a mistake I would be starting over. :)



I created this layout using the basic fundamental paper pack and cardstock scraps for the flowers.  I like the stamp set not colored on this particular layout.  My eye likes the Raspberry details against the black and white.   I used scraps from the Adventure color palette. Tangerine, Lemon, Willow, and Raspberry these colors remind me of California Poppies, Freeway Daisies, and Petunias. I had fun with the flowers.  #CTMH products I used are listed below:

Exclusive Patterned Paper Pack:  Basic Fundamentals - Uptown 
Exclusive Cardstock:  Lemon, Raspberry, Tangerine,White Daisy,  & Willow
Black Ink
Thin Cuts:  Hearts
How-To Books:  Magic- Lovely Assistant
Other:  Scallop Border and tab punches

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The May Stamp of the Month or SOTM is available for $17.95 or if you purchase $50 in CTMH products you can add this stamp set to your order for an additional $5.  This exclusive set is available May 1st - May 31st 2017.

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 Kathy Burrow's blog to see what she made using this set. 

You can purchase the stamp set along with the supplies I used on my website.   



Create from the Heart,

Seasonal Expressions 2 Debut


Today is the Seasonal Expressions 2 debut!

I adore this idea book it's whimsical, kitschy, and trendy.  You'll discover unicorns, palm trees, cactus, and beards.  You're thinking this is crazy and I'd agree except we're speaking about scrapbook papers, cardmaking supplies, and clear stamps with matching dies. 
Ready to see this book?  Click HERE

I went to the seasonal launch event on March 25, and I made a layout featuring the Jack paper packet. I shared a sneak peak of the layout now I can show you the complete layout.



I think this is a super cute layout designed by the #CTMH art department.  They always create fabulous designs.  I'm sure you'll love this idea book as much as I do have fun and keep crafting!



Create from the Heart,
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