Friday, February 24, 2017

Color My Heart Challenge Blog - Post #232



I used Close To My Heart's Sapphire & White Daisy cardstocks.

To embellish the 6 x 8 layout, I used CTMH's Enamel Blue Dots.

I used CTMH's Capture This, Snowflakes (discontinued) & Feathery Flakes (discontinued) with CTMH's Fern, Sapphire & Lemon inks.

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 2, 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, February 23, 2017

Congratulations on You New Job Card


I used Pebbles Inc. Happy Day 6 x 6 Paper Pad with Close To My Heart's Slate & Whisper White cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used Jaded Blossom's Coffee Dies, MFT's Stitched Rounded Rectangles Die Stax, My Creative Time's 3 Star Stitched Dies and Eyelet Outlet's White Enamel Dots.

I used CTMH's Say It All (discontinued), Diploma Day, & Happy For You stamp sets and Stampendous' "New & Job" stamps with CTMH's Sapphire & Fern inks.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Teddy Bear Baby Card


I used Three Bugs in a Rug - Snips and Snails Patterned Paper with Close To My Heart's Saddle & Colonial White cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used Stampin' Up's Photo Corner Punch, Stampin' Up Ribbon, Jo-Ann's Buttons, Miscellaneous Embroidery Floss from my stash, MFT's Cross Stitched Square Die Stax and MFT's Stitched Heart Die Stax.

I used Stampin' Up's Baby Bear stamp set with CTMH's Champagne, Cashmere & Saddle inks.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Between The Folds Challenge Blog - Post #40B



I used Close To My Heart's Hello Lovely Paper Packet with CTMH's White Daisy & Fern cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's Hello Lovely Complements and CTMH's Gold Sequins.

I used CTMH's Sending Smiles and Sugar Rush - Cardmaking stamp sets with CTMH Fern ink.

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, February 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.

Monday, February 20, 2017

TJ's Valentine's Day Card


This is the Valentine's Day card that I made for my 5 year old son, TJ.

TJ loves my cards and tells me all the time that he wants to be a scrapbooker and a card maker just like me when he grows up.

A week before Valentine's Day, he asked me if I would make him a Valentine's Day card with hearts on it. I told him that I would see what I could do.

Since he loves my Cricut Cartridges so much, I decided to make him a die-cut card and not a stamped card.

I used Doodlebug's Petite Prints Patterned Paper with a miscellaneous red cardstock from my stash.

To embellish the card, I used the Create a Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge.

I used Close To My Heart's Holiday Tags (discontinued) stamp set with CTMH's Black ink.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day Card


I used Close To My Heart's Calypso Paper Packet (discontinued), Kaleidoscope Paper Packet (discontinued) and Blossom Paper Packet (discontinued) with CTMH's White Daisy & Lagoon cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's Basic Heart Thin Cuts, an EK Success Small Star Punch and MFT's Stitched Mini Scalloped Circle Die Stax.

I used CTMH's Baby Love (discontinued), Holiday Tags (discontinued) and Happy Heart stamp sets with CTMH's Lagoon & Willow inks.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Digby Family Album - Layout #15

Digby Family Album - Layout #15
Last Layout

I used Creative Imagination's Swimming Pool Patterned Paper with a Bazzill Teal cardstock.

To embellish the 8 x 8 layout, I used the Street Sign Cricut Cartridge and MFT's Stitched Heart Die Stax.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Color My Heart Challenge Blog - Post #231




This week at Color My Heart Challenge Blog our Color Dare #231 is using Close To My Heart Colours: Sorbet, Whisper, New England Ivy, Fern, Desert Sand, Sea Glass, Colonial White & White Daisy. All of these colours can be found in CTMH's Hello Lovely Paper Packet.

I used Close To My Heart's Hello Lovely Paper Packet.

To embellish the 6 x 6 Desk Calendar Layout, I used CTMH's Hello Lovely Complements, CTMH's Artbooking Cricut Cartridge (5" Calendar) and the Jubilee Cricut Cartridge (February).

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, February 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, February 15, 2017

CTMH's Featured Products Blog Hop - Thin Cuts


Hello and Welcome to our Close To My Heart Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is using CTMH's Thin Cuts.

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 Annette Clark's Blog, you are in the right place. 

I used Close To My Heart's Hello Lovely Paper Packet with CTMH's White Daisy & Fern cardstocks and White Copic cardstock.

To embellish the card, I used Hello Lovely - Cardmaking Thin Cuts and CTMH's Gold Sequins.

Copic Markers used: E99, R12 & YG95

I used CTMH's Hello Lovely - Cardmaking, Sending Smiles and Just to Say (discontinued) stamp sets with CTMH's Fern ink and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Next on our blog hop is Lauren Moore's Blog. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring Thin Cuts.

See you on Wednesday, March 01, 2017, as we will be featuring CTMH's Dreamin' Big Paper Packet.

Have a great day!

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

Cross Canada CTMH Blog Hop - Succulents & Flowers


Welcome to our February Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring Succulents & Flowers. 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 Carol Taggio's Blog, then you are in the right place!

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

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's Flower Market Cricut Cartridge, CTMH's White Dots and MFT's Stitched Mini Scalloped Rectangle Die Stax.

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

Your next stop on the Cross Canada hop is Brandy Ortiz-Lees' 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 Language Stamps. So mark March 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

1. Michelle
2. Caroline
3. Diana
4. Carol
5. Donna
6. Brandy
7. Janet
8. Corinna

Digby Family Album - Layout #14

Digby Family Album - Layout #14

I used October Afternoon's Treasure Map Patterned Paper with BoBunny's Paprika & Licorice Double Dot cardstocks.

To embellish the 8 x 8 layout, I used Stampin' Up Ribbon and Eyelet Outlet Black Enamel Dots.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Between The Folds Challenge Blog - Post #40A



I used Close To My Heart's Hello Lovely Paper Packet with CTMH's White Daisy & Fern cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used MFT's Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner Die Stax and CTMH's Gold Sequins.

I used CTMH's Journaling Prompts, Dreamin' Big - Scrapbooking and Easter Bunny stamp sets with CTMH's Fern ink.

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, February 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.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Digby Family Album - Layout #13

Digby Family Album - Layout #13

I used BoBunny's Orange Citrus Double Dot cardstock with a Bazzill Black cardstock.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Digby Family Album - Layout #12

Digby Family Album - Layout #12

I used Simple Stories Harvest Lane Paper Packet.

To embellish the 8 x 8 layout, I used MFT's Heart Stax, MFT's Cross Stitched Rectangle Die Stax and Recollections Cork Dots.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Digby Family Album - Layout #11

Digby Family Album - Layout #11

I used BoBunny's On the Go Paper Packet.

To embellish the 8 x 8 layout, I used Stampin' Up Ribbon, My Creative Time 3 Star Stitched Dies and a miscellaneous paper clip from my stash.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Color My Heart Challenge Blog - Post #230




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

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's White Dots, MFT's Stitched Mini Scalloped Circle Die Stax and Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities.

I used CTMH's So Many Smiles, Treat Yourself & Birthday Sparkles stamp sets with CTMH's Whisper, Pixie & Saffron inks.

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, February 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, February 9, 2017

Joyful Stars February Blog Hop



Welcome to the Joyful Stars February 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 Jenifer Benner'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 Sugar Rush Paper Packet with CTMH's Pomegranate, Pixie & White Daisy cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's XOXO Thin Cut and CTMH's Sugar Rush Washi Pack.

I used CTMH's Beloved Bouquet (discontinued) and Sugar Rush - Scrapbooking stamp sets with CTMH's Pomegranate ink.

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

Digby Family Album - Layout #10


Digby Family Album - Layout #10

I used BoBunny's On the Go Patterned Paper with BoBunny's Blueberry & Kiwi Double Dot cardstocks.

To embellish the 8 x 8 layout, I used CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (discontinued), Create a Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge and CTMH's 3 x 4 Flip Flaps.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Digby Family Album - Layout #9

Digby Family Album - Layout #9

I used My Mind's Eye's Alphabet Soup patterned paper with a Bazzill Cream cardstock.

To embellish the 8 x 8 layout, I used a Stampin' Up Ribbon.

I used CTMH's Canadian Celebration (discontinued), August Word Puzzle (discontinued) and Capture This stamp sets with CTMH's Bamboo, Goldrush & Cranberry inks.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Between The Folds Challenge Blog - Post #39B



I used Close To My Heart's Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Packet with CTMH's Chocolate and Desert Sand cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used MFT's Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner Die Stax and Your Next Stamp's Brown Gumdrops.

I used CTMH's Nature's Wish and Hooked on You stamp sets with CTMH's Chocolate ink.

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, February 13, 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.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Digby Family Album - Layout #8

Digby Family Album - Layout #8

I used BoBunny's Dark Denim Flourish & BoBunny's Double Dot cardstocks with Close To My Heart's White Daisy cardstock & a Red Bazzill cardstock.

To embellish the 8 x 8 layout, I used CTMH's Artiste Cricut Cartridge (3" film strip), CTMH's Artbooking Cricut Cartridge (Prom), MFT's Stitched Heart Die Stax and Scrapbook Adhesive's White Photo Corners - Classic Style.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Digby Family Album - Layout #7

Digby Family Album - Layout #7

I used Close To My Heart's Laughing Lola Paper Packet (discontinued).

To embellish the 8 x 8 layout, I used Cartwright's Mixed Colour Satin 6mm Sequins.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Digby Family Album - Layout #6

Digby Family Album - Layout #6

I used Scrapbook Customs Sports Turf patterned paper and Doodlebug's Goal!! 6 x 6 Paper Pack with Close To My Heart's White Daisy cardstock.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Color My Heart Challenge Blog - Post #229




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

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's Silver Sequins and MFT's Stitched Mini Scalloped Oval & Circle Die Stax.

I used CTMH's Dreamin' Big Cardmaking and Treat Yourself - Petite Perks stamp sets with CTMH's Pansy, Raspberry & Black inks.

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, February 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, February 1, 2017

February Stamp of the Month - Easter Bunny Blog Hop



Welcome to our Close To My Heart February Stamp of the Month - Easter Bunny 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 20 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the February Stamp of the Month - Easter Bunny 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 White Daisy cardstock.

To embellish the 4 x 4 card, I used CTMH's Black Dots, a CTMH Sponge Dauber with CTMH Black ink, a CTMH Sponge with CTMH Sapphire & Willow inks and the Dreamin' Big Cardmaking Thin Cuts.

I used CTMH's February Stamp of the Month - Easter Bunny, Dreamin' Big Cardmaking and Sending Smiles stamp sets with CTMH Black ink.

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