Friday, May 15, 2015

CTMH Technique Blog Hop- A Bit of Blot

Welcome to CTMH blog hop. If you are coming from Belinda McLane blog then you are on the right track. This month we are trying the Blog technique.
I made two images using this technique. It took me a few minutes to figure out how much spray to add to the block, but once you know, you just can't stop creating. Note: please let you blocking dry before you stamp an image on top.

Project #1-
I blotted with two colors (Pixie # Z2644 & Sweet leaf #Z2153) and let it dry before stamping the image.
finished size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Next, I stamped the flower with thistle ink and for the stem i used the Pear ink. Liquid glass was added on the flower.

Project # 2-
I used crystal blue ink and glacier ink. I blog one color all around and filled the open spaces with the other color. This created a light and dark background for my sentiment stamp.

    finished card with embellishments
     I hope you like it and would like to try it out. Now hop on to Tonya Whitehurst blog.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Stampers with an Attitude Taste of Summer Artwork

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop. If you are coming from  Catherine Nowak then you are on the right track. 
Our theme this month is National Scrapbooking Month Promotion - Taste of Summer. This paper packet has beautiful summer fruit prints with coordinating print on the backside. The colors are bright and happy. Come see what I did.  

For your Summer Parties!
Decorate your water bottles and add lemonade packets to sweeten their drinks.
They will love it!

Pick out your favorite print from your packet and cut a strip to cover bottle.
I used the  Honey Ink pad to stamp the lemons and added liquid Glass to give texture on the inside wedges.

Orange you Sweet
finished size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Add 3-D tape sentiment.

Cut 1"strips of different prints and cut the tops on a diagonal
as shown. I stamped the orange with Sunset Ink Pad and added liquid glass. While liquid glass is wet, I sprinkled orange sparkles to it. The colors are beautiful!

Finished size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
You're Berry Special!

Another way to create a card using this beautiful paper.

Have Fun!

Now hop on to  Jen Patrick's blog.


Taste of Summer today for only $8.95!

National Scrapbooking Month

During the month of May you can also purchase the exclusive Taste of Summer bonus D-size stamp set for $17.95 USD / $19.75 CAD.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

CTMH Paper focus- Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Paper focus blog hop !! This blog hop is affiliated with the Heartfelt Sentiment group. If you are coming from Melissa David blog them your are on the right track.
Today I made a very simple card that can be used as a sympathy, Father's day or Thank you. The Jackson Paper packet has an array of different Prints that can be used for many types of projects. This is what I did.

Finished size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Jackson Paper Packet ( X 7195B)
Feathers stamp set  ( C1584)
Momentos Black ink pad 
Alcohol Markers
Chocolate Ink Pad (Z 2111)
Sponge dauber
3-D tape
Hope you liked it! Now go on to Judy Faye Garner Blog and see her creation.


The following are blog hop participants:

1.  Melissa Robinson -
2.  Melissa David-
3. Aggie Peters~
4, Judy Faye Garner-
5. Tonya Whitehurst --
6. Debi Barber-

Sunday, May 3, 2015

May's Promotions

A Taste of summer

National Scrapbooking Month
Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month during the month of May with our exclusive mouthwatering Taste of Summer paper packet, available for only $8.95 USD & CAD! Featuring bold, vibrant colors colours, this exclusive paper packet is perfect to pair with your sweet summery memories, and provides delicious designs for your layouts, cards, and more! Contact your Independent Consultant for information about workshops for this paper packet. Watch Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram account, and Facebook page throughout the month for more projects inspired by Taste of Summer. This paper packet is only available during May while supplies last, so get your order in early. No matter where you are or what the weather may be, you deserve a little taste of summer in your life!

Plus, as a special bonus, during the month of May you can also purchase the exclusive Taste of Summer bonus D-size stamp set for $17.95 USD / $19.75 CAD. Make sure to follow along with our blog, Instagram account, and Facebook page throughout the month and check out the hashtag #CTMHTOS to see this stamp set in action!
Watch the campaign video and then contact me for more details.
*Offer valid May 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–May 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the item(s) (Paper packet: $8.95 USD & CAD; Stamp set: $17.95 USD / $19.75 CAD). 
Stamp of the Month
Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products (excluding purchases made in Studio J®), you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

May 2015: Just Sayin’ (S1505)

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.