Stargazer Blog Hop

Welcome to our Featured Paper Blog Hop! We will be showcasing items from our Stargazer Paper Pack with various projects created by talented Close To My Heart Consultants. If you are visiting from Carol’s blog, then you are on the right track!

For my project, I created two cards. I LOVE this Paper pack! The colors are so fun and I love the different patterns.

I created the first card while my kids were playing at the park. I love prepping all the pieces for my cards and bringing the project along to work on when I have free time.

Here is the finished card:

For my second card, I sponged the circle in the background because I wanted it to look like space. I used Pacifica and Sapphire inks and varied in the intensity of the color so it was more splotchy and space like.

I also stamped the sentiment inside the card.

Supplies used (for both projects):

G1147 Workshops Your Way Stargazer Scrapbooking Kit

Z4157 Stargazer Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts (on sale during the month of March!)

X7229D Stargazer Coordinating Cardstock

Z3239 Silver Glitter Paper

Z3325 Blue Burlap Ribbon

Z2892 Pacifica Ink

Z2848 Sapphire Ink

Z2805 Black Ink

Z697 Sponge

Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Z2448 ShinHan Carmine Marker

Z2452 ShinHan Golden Yellow Marker

Z2449 ShinHan Cerulean Blue Light Marker

Z2468 ShinHan Warm Grey 7 Marker

Watercolor Pencils (not available)

Next, check out Cheryl’s project! I hope you enjoy the Stargazer Paper Pack as much as I did!

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Make Waves Blog Hop

Welcome to our Featured Paper Blog Hop! We will be showcasing items from our Make Waves Paper Pack with various projects created by talented Close to My Heart consultants. If you are visiting from Carol’s blog then you are on the right track.

For my project, I created 3 cards. This paper pack is a lot of fun! I have listed the supplies needed for each card. You can shop here if you’d like to create these cards yourself.

 

Card 1: Have a Sunny Day

 

I used pattern 4 from Make it From Your Heart, Volume 4. I stamped the small flowers, colored them with the ShinHan markers, and added the Clear Shimmer Brush for some sparkle. And aren’t the accents at the bottom the cutest? I love the flowers! I also LOVE the February Stamp of the Month–isn’t that script BEAUTIFUL? It is definitely one of my favorite stamp sets.

Supplies Used:

G1143 Workshops Your Way Make Waves Scrapbooking Kit

Z3024 White Shimmer Trim

D1764 Make Waves–Scrapbooking

S1802 Sunny Thoughts (February Stamp of the Month)

Z2805 Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z2461 Peacock Green ShinHan Marker

Z2453 Lavender ShinHan Marker

Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush

 

Card 2: Stardust and Wishes

      

 

In the Seasonal Expressions catalog, there is a scrapbook layout on page 29 that has a mermaid tail look. When I saw this idea, I loved it, so I designed a card with the same idea. I cut several circles at 1 1/4″, then layered them to get the scale look. I colored the mermaid and the words “stardust” and “magical” with watercolor pencils and accented with the Clear Shimmer Brush.

Supplies Used:

G1143 Workshops Your Way Make Waves Scrapbooking Kit

X7227D Make Waves Coordinating Cardstock

D1764 Make Waves–Scrapbooking

Z2805 Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

3505 Watercolor Pencils (currently unavailable)

Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush

 

Card 3: Hello Sunshine

This card is similar to card 1, with variation in the paper.

Supplies Used:

G1143 Workshops Your Way Make Waves Scrapbooking Kit

D1764 Make Waves–Scrapbooking

S1802 Sunny Thoughts (February Stamp of the Month)

Z2805 Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z2841 Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

 

I hope you enjoy this paper packet as much as I did! Next, head over to RaNae’s blog to continue on the Blog Hop!

Anniversary, Birthday, and a Giveaway!

In early January, I celebrated a big milestone with Close to My Heart. I have been a consultant for 10 years! I love this company and all the amazing products they carry. I have loved the friendships I have made with other consultants also. I have only been to Convention twice, but it is absolutely AMAZING and I look forward to going again!

This month is a special one–perfect for Valentine’s Day, CTMH has a “Pretty in Pink” special this month, where all things PINK are 25-30% off! Pink is my FAVORITE color. I will be stocking up this month for sure! I am most excited about my personal favorite, Raspberry, but the close second is the color of the year, Bashful!

February is also my birthday month and I’d like to share the LOVE with YOU! I have decided to host my first GIVEAWAY! The giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only and the winner will receive one package of CTMH cardstock in their choice of color AND one stamp pad in their choice of color. Tell me, what color would you choose if you won? Giveaway ends 2/16/18 at 12 AM. Share with a friend!

Enter here:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/83a11c711/?

Update: Winner is Taylor C.! 

Chelsea Gardens Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Chelsea Gardens Blog Hop! It’s the first month of the Seasonal Expressions, and we will be showcasing items from our Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack with various projects created by talented Close to My Heart consultants. If you are visiting from Gerri’s blog, then you are on the right track.

For my project, I wanted to create a cute, functional way to store my daughter’s hair bows. She is 5 months now (which explains my absence from my blog) and has oodles of hair bows. We have a monthly bow subscription box, with ADORABLE bows from Little Poppy Co. With so many bows, I needed a cute way to store them because they are EVERYWHERE. Here are a few pictures of sweet baby Grace and her bows.

 

Isn’t she the cutest? I know.

Back to the project. I had a large cardboard container that I knew would be perfect for this project.  I measured paper from the Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack to cover the container and adhered the paper using a thin layer of Mod Podge underneath the paper. I used the Chelsea Gardens Complements to add some accents.  I had some flowers leftover from the Love Letter kit I ordered to make for Grace’s room, so I used two of them as well. On the flowers, I used the Clear Shimmer Brush. If you haven’t tried the shimmer brush, you are missing out! It adds sparkle to projects without the mess of glitter. It is a must have! It also comes in Gold and Bashful. I added a Gem to the center of each flower.

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I wanted to keep the container fairly simple, because I wanted to be able to store some bows on the outside of the container for easy access. Bows can also be stored inside.

 

Here are some details of the project.

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Below are the products used in this project. The stamp set is the February Stamp of the Month, available for just $5 with a $50 purchase during the month of February.  I LOVE the script writing in the sentiments!

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I hope you enjoy the Chelsea Gardens Paper Packet as much as I do! Next, please head to Amy’s blog to continue on the Blog Hop!

 

Prickly Pear Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Prickly Pear Blog Hop! We will be showcasing items from our Prickly Pear Paper Pack with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart consultants. If you are visiting from Ramona’s blog then you are on the right track.

For my project, I created three two-page scrapbook layouts using the Prickly Pear Workshops Your Way Scrapbooking Kit and the Prickly Pear coordinating cardstock. These products are featured in the Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog, and will be retiring at the end of August. At first, I wasn’t crazy about this paper pack (I’m not a fan of all the cactus prints), but I ended up really liking it because of the fun, vibrant colors included. I tried to keep my embellishments to a minimum, because the colors are so powerful on their own. In addition to the paper and cardstock, the scrapbooking kit includes the Prickly Pear complements, the sequins, and the blue burlap ribbon.

 

This layout was created using Layout 4 from Make It From Your Heart, Volume 1. The simplicity of the layout really lets the colors in this paper pack shine!

 

The next layout is my personal favorite! I used Layout 13 from Make It From Your Heart, Volume 2. (Which by the way, I liked the book so much I bought it twice! Oops!) I love how the colors work with our photos in this layout–everything pops!

 

The last layout was created using the Workshops Your Way Jack Scrapbooking Kit, project 3. The colors in this paper pack scream “Play” to me, so I had to do a layout for my kids using this paper!

Thanks for joining me in the Prickly Pear Blog Hop! Remember to grab this paper pack while you can, before it’s gone at the end of August! Next, check out Lara’s blog.

 

Welcome!

Welcome to my blog! I have been an Independent Consultant with Close to My Heart since January 2008. I will share my creations here, mostly cardmaking and scrapbooking, but sometimes other things too. I am heading to Convention next week for Close to My Heart and am excited to share new products and projects when I return.