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Monday, February 1, 2016

Balloon Animals (February SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  For the month of February, the Balloon Animals stamp-of-the-month is one of the most adorable stamp sets ever.  It includes six different animals created using balloons, along with some fun sentiments and a frame.       

If you have come here from Living, Loving, Laughing for Life, you are on the right path!  Blog Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!  

Using the elephant from the Balloon Animals stamp set, this is a fun birthday card for a young person.  The patterned papers are from the Penelope kit, and some Shimmer Trim and Glitter Paper add a bit of pizzazz.  You may recognize the card design as Pattern #24 in Make It From Your Heart Volume 2.         

Place a $50 minimum order this month (February 2016) and you are eligible to purchase the Balloon Animals stamp set for only $5. It is also available for $17.95 without a qualifying purchase.  




Now "Hop" on over to Show and Tell, with Michelle to see her work.  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas. 



If you get lost along the way, the complete list of participants is available on Melinda's 'If You Bling It' blog.   



All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Charlotte ~ Stampers With An Attitude (Blog Hop)

This month, our Stampers With An Attitude team is sharing projects created using the papers of Charlotte and/or Easter projects.  

If you have come here from Misty Girl Inspirationsyou are on the right path!  Blog Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one, or visit each blog from the list at the end of this post.    



The Pen Pals stamp set is a really cute little set, and it is only $6.95.  You can certainly create a variety of different projects using the pen, pencil, brush, and sentiments.  This simple card design is Pattern #19 from Make It From Your Heart Volume 2.  A couple of pieces from the Charlotte paper kit were used with the Pen Pals stamps.  For a bit of shine, some Black Shimmer Trim was used. 
       

Pen Pals (set of 6 stamps)

Now "Hop" on over to Barbi's Paper Creations for more artwork for Easter and/or using Charlotte papers.   
All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH)..
Sheila Bennett
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Patterned Paper ~ "Use Your Stash" Blog Hop

To begin the new year, the "Use Your StashBlog Hop participants are featuring patterned paper in our projects.       

If you have come here from the NJ Stamping Queen blog, you are right on track for the "Use Your Stash" Blog Hop.  Blog Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one, or visit each blog from the list at the end of this post.  










The adorable little chicks on this patterned paper from the Penelope kit just had to be used in a project.  So, I used a bunny in the Animal Greetings stamp set to create an adorable little card.  Since chicks and bunnies remind me of Springtime, I thought these went together well.  A bit of color was added to the bunny using some ShinHan Touch Twin markers, and a bit of Pixie Twine is used as an embellishment.           

Animal Greetings is a set of 15 different cute animals, each with a "punny" saying.  If these cute smiles bring a smile to your face, you should see what your purchase will do for the smile of a child.  Purchase the Animal Greetings stamp set anytime between now and August 2016, and Close To My Heart will donate $7 of the proceeds to Operation Smile.  Operation Smile provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates in children.  


Animal Greetings (set of 30)




Now "Hop" on over to Moments to Treasure for more projects using patterned paper.   
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All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Stuck On You ~ Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop

Welcome to our Spotlight on Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop, brought to you by the same ladies who participate in the monthly Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop.  Introduced in this catalog are new Thin Cuts which are metal dies to use with your favorite die cutting machine to cut shapes that coordinate perfectly with their corresponding stamp set.      

If you arrived here from Snips, Snaps, and Scraps , you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their projects spotlighting new products featured in the Seasonal Expressions.  


Stuck On You is one of the stamp sets which has coordinating Thin Cuts.  After stamping the cactus image and watercoloring it, the Thin Cut die was used to perfectly cut the shape.  Then the flower pot was stamped using Whisper ink, and the shape cut with a die.  A pretty floral paper from the Charlotte kit was used as the background, then a gold Puffie and some ribbon complete the card. 

Close To My Heart has prepared a helpful video showing how to use the Thin Cuts die with a Cuttlebug machine.  



Please visit the Crafty Happy blog to continue along our Blog Hop


list of participants

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
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Saturday, January 16, 2016

A Birthday Funny


A simple card sketch on Freshly Made Sketches (FMS219) this week inspired me to create this card.  The sentiment is from the Birthday Funnies stamp set, and the papers are in the Penelope kit.  With the new paper packs that Close To My Heart introduced this year, each pack includes 2 each of 6 different double-sided designs.  One of the papers is designed to be cut into 4"x6" and 3"x4" cards, similar to the Picture My Life program.  One of these Penelope card designs was used as the foreground of the card, with the stamped sentiment.  A few embellishments, such as Glitter Tape and the Pear Fundamentals Assortment, complete the card.  




All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
(913) 485-4355
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