Friday, March 17, 2017

Color My Heart Challenge Blog - Post #235




This week at Color My Heart Challenge Blog our Color Dare #235 is using Close To My Heart Colours: Whisper, Sorbet, Slate, Saffron, Poppy, Juniper, Goldrush, Glacier Black & White Daisy. You only have to use a minimum of four of these colours and all of these colours can be found in CTMH's Dreamin' Big Paper Packet.

I used Close To My Heart's Dreamin' Big Paper Packet with CTMH's Poppy cardstock.

To embellish the 6 x 6 desk calendar layout, I used CTMH's Dreamin' Big Sequins, CTMH's Swirly Seashells Thin Cuts and MFT's Cross Stitched Circle Die Stax.

I used CTMH's Swirly Seashells stamp set with CTMH's Black ink.

You may use any products to participate in the Color My Heart Challenges, but we encourage you to use CTMH products. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.

For more information about our challenges, please check us out at Color My Heart Challenge Blog: http://colormyheartcolordare.blogspot.ca. I look forward to seeing what types of projects you can inspire us with.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cross Canada Blog - Language Stamp Sets


Welcome to our March Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring Close To My Heart's Language Stamp Sets. CTMH offers some of their stamp sets in French and Spanish. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop.

If you came from Charlene Weiss-Colgan's Blog, then you are in the right place!

I used Close To My Heart's Dreamin' Big Paper Packet with CTMH's Poppy & Juniper cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's Dreamin' Big Sequins and CTMH's Heart Thin Cuts.

Card Base: 4" x 10.5"
Score at: 2.75", 4", 6.5" & 7.75"

I used CTMH's Happy Heart - French stamp set with CTMH's Black ink.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada hop is Kirsten Desorcy's Blog. If you get lost along the way, you can check out the list of participants at the bottom of this post.

Thank you for hopping along with us. We hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way.

We hope you will join us again next month when our theme is Shinhan Touch Twin Markers. So mark April 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

1. Michelle Stewart
2. Jocelyne Roy
3. Krista Ritskes
4. Brae Montgomery
5. Caroline Bredeson
6. Dominique Groulx
7. Diana Saunders
8. Sue Mallory
9. Carol-Anne Grenier
10. Charlene Weiss-Colgan
11. Donna Digby
12. Kirsten Desorcy
13. Janet McCormick

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Between The Folds Challenge Blog - Post #42A




I used Close To My Heart's Dreamin' Big Paper Packet with CTMH's White Daisy & Juniper cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's Dreamin' Big Sequins and MFT's Cross-Stitched Ovals Die Stax.

We would love to see your interpretation of this challenge, so please play along with us. All submissions must have some Close To My Heart product on it and if the CTMH product you used isn't obvious, please let us know what you used. You have until Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time to participate in this challenge.

For more information, please visit our blog at: http://btfchallenges.blogspot.ca.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Color My Heart Challenge Blog - Post #234



This week at Color My Heart Challenge Blog our Color Dare #234 is using Close To My Heart Shades of Green Colours with White Daisy & Gold if you want to. You may use any one or more of the following green colours: Sweet Leaf, New England Ivy, Fern, Emerald & Willow.

I used Close To My Heart's Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Packet with CTMH's Willow & White Daisy cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's White & Gold Ribbon, CTMH's Celebrate Thin Cut, My Creative Time's I'm a Lucky Girl Shamrock Die and the Don Juan Cricut Cartridge (LUCK).

I used My Creative Time's I'm a Lucky Girl stamp set with CTMH's Willow ink.

You may use any products to participate in the Color My Heart Challenges, but we encourage you to use CTMH products. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.

For more information about our challenges, please check us out at Color My Heart Challenge Blog: http://colormyheartcolordare.blogspot.ca. I look forward to seeing what types of projects you can inspire us with.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Joyful Stars March Blog Hop



Welcome to the Joyful Stars March Blog Hop. Throughout this hop, you will see many different Close To My Heart products being used in a variety of ways.

If you came here from Krista Hershberger's Blog, you are in the right place. If you are just starting here, you can work your way around because this is just one big circular hop.

Grab your beverage of choice, sit back, relax & enjoy!

I used Close To My Heart's Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Packet with CTMH's White Daisy cardstock.

I used CTMH's Sending Smiles stamp set with CTMH's Black ink.

Card Base: 4" x 10.5"
Score at: 2.75", 4", 6.5" & 7.75"

Now hop on over to Andrea Sherman's Blog to see what she has created this month.

Violet's Baby Album - Layout 6 of 15



Violet's Baby Album - Layout 6 of 15

I used Little Yellow Bicycle's Baby Safari Paper Line and White Copic Paper.

To embellish the 12 x 12 layout, I used an EK Success Photo Corner Punch, MFT's Stitched Mini Scalloped Circle Die Stax, the Pooh Font Cricut Cartridge (April) and the Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge (Eggs).

I used Whipper Snapper's Bunny Stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, CTMH's Hopping By stamp set (discontinued) for the sentiment under the bunny and CTMH's Joyful Jar stamp set (discontinued) with CTMH's Tangerine ink for the eggs behind the numbers on the calendar.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Violet's Baby Album - Layout 5 of 15



Violet's Baby Album - Layout 5 of 15

I used Die Cuts with a View's Glitter Stack and Pocket Blossom Paper Packs with Doodlebug's Limeade Petite Prints patterned paper.

To embellish the 12 x 12 layout, I used Stampin' Up's Ribbon, a Martha Stewart Large Border Punch, My Creative Time's I'm a Lucky Girl Shamrock Die Cut and CTMH's Artbooking Cricut Cartridge (March).

I used CTMH's Joyful Jar stamp set (discontinued) with CTMH's Canary ink for the shamrocks in behind the numbers on the calendar.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Violet's Baby Album - Layout 4 of 15



Violet's Baby Album - Layout 4 of 15

I used BoBunny's Love Letters Paper Line with BoBunny's Bashful & Chiffon Double Dot cardstock.

To embellish the 12 x 12 layout, I used Close To My Heart's Love Thin Cut, a Stampin' Up Pennant Punch, MFT's Stitched Heart Die Stax, the Mini Monograms Cricut Cartridge (February) and the straight stitch on my sewing machine with an off-white thread.

I used CTMH's Hello Lovely Cardmaking stamp set with CTMH's Juniper ink for the hearts behind the numbers on the calendar.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Violet's Baby Album - Layout 3 of 15



Violet's Baby Album - Layout 3 of 15

I used Doodlebug's Frosty Friends & Blue Jean Petite Prints Patterned Papers.

To embellish the 12 x 12 layout, I used an EK Success Snowflake Punch, KaiserCrafts's Purple Rhinestones and the Cuttin' Up Cricut Cartridge (January).

I used CTMH's Polar Bear Holiday (discontinued) stamp set for the snowflakes behind the calendar numbers with CTMH's Moonstruck ink (discontinued).

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Violet's Baby Album - Layout 2 of 15



Violet's Baby Album - Layout 2 of 15

The way I set up the album is so that the parents can just add photos from that month to the left side and record any information about the baby on the calendar side.

I used Jillibean Soup Christmas Cheer Chowder Paper Pack.

To embellish the 12 x 12 layout, I used Jillibean Soup Christmas Cheer Chowder Stickers, a Stampin' Up Label Punch and the Doodletype Cricut Cartridge (December).

I used CTMH's White Pines Scrapbooking Workshop (discontinued) stamp set for the ornaments by the numbers on the calendar with CTMH's Pixie ink.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Violet's Baby Album - Layout 1 of 15

Violet's Baby Album - Layout 1 of 15

One of my friend's had a baby girl on Christmas Day in 2016. I made her a baby album to record her daughter's first year.

I used Cloud 9 Design's Photo Banner Series 2 - Baby Girl Paper Line.

To embellish the 12 x 12 layout, I used CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (flowers, large scalloped circle & Violet), CTMH's Hello Thin Cut, Making Memories Brads, MFT's Stitched Mini Scalloped Ovals Die Stax and an EK Success Small Circle Punch.

I used CTMH's Baby Zoo (discontinued) stamp set and CTMH's Sans Small Lowercase & Small Caps Alphabet (discontinued) stamp sets with CTMH's Hollyhock ink (discontinued).

Friday, March 3, 2017

Color My Heart Challenge Blog - Post #233




I used Close To My Heart's Sugar Rush Paper Packet & Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Packet with CTMH's Peacock & White Daisy cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's White Twine, CTMH's White Dots, Miscellaneous Jump Ring from my stash, MFT's Stitched Rounded Rectangles Die Stax and MFT's Cross Stitched Oval Die Stax.

I used CTMH's Tea-rrific - March Stamp of the Month & Sugar Rush - Cardmaking stamp sets with CTMH's Black ink.

You may use any products to participate in the Color My Heart Challenges, but we encourage you to use CTMH products. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.

For more information about our challenges, please check us out at Color My Heart Challenge Blog: http://colormyheartcolordare.blogspot.ca. I look forward to seeing what types of projects you can inspire us with.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CTMH's Featured Products Blog Hop - Dreamin' Big Paper Packet


Hello and Welcome to our Close To My Heart Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is using CTMH's Dreamin' Big Paper Packet.

If you have just joined us, you can start here and continue on; as this is a circular hop. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list at the end of this post. 

If you came here from Lauren Moore's Blog, you are in the right place. 

I used Close To My Heart's Dreamin' Big Paper Packet with CTMH's Poppy & Juniper cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's Hello Thin Cut.

I used CTMH's Sending Smiles stamp set with CTMH's Poppy ink.

Card Base: 4 inches x 10.5 inches
Scored Card Base at: 2.75 inches, 4 inches, 6.5 inches & 7.75 inches

Next on our blog hop is Corinna Murphy's Blog. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring CTMH`s Dreamin`Big Paper Packet.

See you on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, as we will be featuring Glitter & Shimmer.

Have a great day!

1. Corinna Murphy
2. Annette Clark
3. Lauren Moore
4. Donna Digby

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Tea-rrific



Welcome to our Close To My Heart March Stamp of the Month - Tea-rrific Blog Hop.

If you came here from Terrie Shortsleeve's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultants here on Melinda Everitt's Blog.

For this Blog Hop we have approximately 28 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the March Stamp of the Month - Tea-rrific and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one. Here we go!

I used Close To My Heart's Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Packet with Pacifica, Lemon, & White Daisy cardstocks. I also used White Copic Paper.

To embellish the card, I used MFT's Double Stitched Rectangles Die Stax.

Copics used are: B97, BG72, RV19, W4, Y19 & YG17.

I used CTMH's March Stamp of the Month - Tea-rrific and Sending Smiles stamp sets with CTMH's Black & Raspberry inks and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Now "Hop" on over to Kathy Burrow's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas.