Monday, 16 October 2017

Share a Smile Blog Hop

Welcome to our Share a Smile Blog Hop!  


We will be featuring this month's Promotion featuring Punny Pals, a set of 36 stamps.  If you have come here from Melissa'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 on Melinda’s Blog


With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. To bring these stamp images to life, we’ve made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit! The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! 



This month we have approximately 19 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this fabulous stamp set which supports Operation Smile, and other great CTMH products on their blogs. Now onto the blog hop, and this is so 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 decided to go with some 3*3 cards, and just kept them really simple.  Now during this month you can also purchase an exclusive card kit with the coordinating Thin Cuts, my order with these additional items did not arrival on time, but I did have this super cute stamp set.  Here are some close-ups of the cards.




Now "Hop" on over to Wendy's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember that the Punny Pals stamp set supporting Operation Smile is available during the annual catalog, but the Share a Smile Promotional Kit is only available until October 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Always craft with  <3

Introducing Silver & Gold 1 Sheet Wonder 20 Card Workshop

I am so excited to be able to announce my first Christmas 1 Sheet Wonder 20 Card Workshop, Silver & Gold.  I really love how quickly this workshop came together, and I'm sure you will love it too.

Here is the whole collection:



I love the look of Heat Embossing, and used both the Silver and Gold powder. Each cutting guide will create 20 cards, 5 designs, with 4 of each card.  Now if your customers are beginners, you could always break this down into smaller classes, 10 cards, or 5 cards.  Making your supplies and guides stretch further.


Here are each of the cards:

Card 1

Card 2

Card 3

Card 4

Card 5






Members of my Atlantic Scrappers Team will have full access to my files, you can join my team here!

To purchase these files for consultant use for teaching purposes, you can complete purchase here.










Always craft with  <3

Sunday, 15 October 2017

October Cross Canada Blog Hop - What I'm Grateful for



Welcome to our October Blog Hop featuring artwork created showing what it is we are Grateful for. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop plus I'm the first stop. If you came from Arlene's blog then you are in the right place!


Supplies:

Falling For You Paper
Saffron Cardstock
Fern Cardstock
Goldrush Cardstock
Espresso Ink
Fern Ink
Saffron Ink
Goldrush Ink
Falling For You Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cut
Happy Day Cardmaking Kit stamp set
Falling For You Compliments

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky.


If you get lost along the way, you can come back here:

Michelle 

Nicky

Arlene

Thanks 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 we will be featuring Projects inspired by the Holidays. So mark November 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Always craft with  <3

Sunday, 8 October 2017

A Halloween Birthday times 2

I am a very lucky person to still have 1 of my grandparents alive.  My nanny is my rock, and as a child it was my favorite place to visit in the summer.

Every morning I would have coffee and toast with her, and we would bake pies or bread(something I haven't conquered without my bread maker machine)!

My nanny was born on Halloween, but what is better than that is that she has a twin sister.  Do you know how hard it is to find a birthday card for a Halloween birthday?  Or for a twin sister?

So, that is where I come in!  I made my nanny a card to send to her sister, Edna in Ontario.


I used our colour of year cardstock, Bashful, and the new Rose Embossing Folder to create the base of this card.  I highlighted the design using the gold shimmer brush.  Using my piercing tool I added a stitched design to the matted sentiment.  

I also embossed the flap of the envelope through the Rose embossing folder.  I have a few coloured envelopes in my possession from Paper Garden, and I was lucky enough to have a 5x7 that was almost an exact match to our Bashful.

For the inside sentiment, I wanted it to be fun, so I stamped the Happy Halloween, Happy Birthday sentiment from the Just to Say stamp set, the the Twin Sister is stamped from the Curlicue Alphabet stamp set, both are from the Artfully Sent Cricut Collection.


I hope you enjoyed my Halloween/Birthday card.


Always craft with  <3

Sunday, 1 October 2017

October SOTM Blog Hop - Christmas Tunes

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 



We will be featuring October's SOTM, which is Christmas Tunes, a set of  7 stamps.  If you have come here from Wendy'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 on Melinda’s Blog



This month we have approximately 26 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM 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!


My first card, I started with Cranberry cardstock as my base piece, I also stamped the ornament in versamark ink and heat embossed in Gold.  I used multiple patterns from the Beary Christmas paper collection for both cards.  The 2nd color of cardstock used is Glacier which also appears in the collection.  I added a piece of ribbon with gold accent and a bow.


This 2nd card I Heat Embossed using White Pigment Ink and Clear Embossing Powder on Vellum.  I added color to the vellum by using our watercolor paints.  For accents I used Silver Shimmer Trim, and Bitty Sparkles.

Now "Hop" on over to Priscilla's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the <month> SOTM is only available until <last day of the month>!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Always craft with  <3