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Saturday, March 21, 2015

It Is Hard Being Green ~ "Use Your Stash" Blog Hop

The month of March means green grass, new green leaves, and St. Patrick's Day.  So this month, those of us participating in the "Use Your StashBlog Hop dug into our paper stash to show you that "It Is Hard Being Green."  You will see all sorts of "green" from our stash: paper, cardstock, embellishments, ribbon, etc.        

If you have come here from Tmorrows Treasuresyou 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.  


Since we are celebrating the color "green" during the month of March, daffodils were the perfect choice.  I always enjoy seeing the new buds appear out of the ground each Spring, and the beautiful yellow flowers.  Using A Little Note stamp set, the image was stamped using Black ink.  Then three shades of yellow and three shades of green ShinHan Touch Twin alcohol markers were used to color the flowers.  Topiary patterned paper from the Adventure Paper Fundamentals is the perfect shade of "green" for Springtime.  A strip of White Shimmer Trim was added along with a piece of Topiary Chevron Ribbon.  The card sketch is Pattern #30 in Make It From Your Heart Volume 2.     


Now "Hop" on over to Stampologist for more projects using our paper stash.   
The current challenge is 'Green With Envy' on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog, 




All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Picture My Life ~ Stampers With An Attitude (Blog Hop)

This month, some members of our Stampers With An Attitude team are creating artwork using Picture My Life cards from Close To My Heart.  The double-sided cardstock-weight cards feature journaling spaces, sentiments, and icons that are perfect for archiving photos and tidbits you want to remember.         

If you have come here from Melissa's My Heartfelt Sentiments blog, 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, or visit each blog from the list at the end of this post.    


This card took 20 minutes to create, no stamping or ink involved.  The longest time was just looking through the different cards available in the Chalk It Up Picture My Life (PML) Scrapbooking Program and trying to decide what to use.  The sentiment with the glasses really struck my fancy, along with the black with white dots PML card.  These are both included in the Chalk it Up Picture My Life Scrapbooking Program.  Each package of the program contains 44 4"x6" cards (2 each of 22 designs) and 78 3"x4" cards (3 each of 26 designs).  These PML cards are perfectly sized and styled for a quick and easy memory keeping project.  All of the PML cards have nice, rounded corners.  The CTMH Corner Rounder has the same arc as the PML cards, so it is easy to coordinate your cardstock with the same rounded corners. 

A bit of texture was added to the sentiment card by applying Liquid Glass over the eye glass lens, and placing some Sparkles at the temple of the eyeglasses.  In order to give the Lagoon cardstock behind the sentiment piece a bit of detail, it was embossed using the Dot embossing folder.  This details coordinates with the pattern on the black with white dots PML cards.  Using that black with white dots card as inspiration, black and white Shimmer Trim were used to continue the black & white theme, along with a white star and black crystal.  Since black & white are always considered opposites, this qualifies for the Opposites Attract challenge this month on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog.                     
http://heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com/2015/03/opposites-attract.html
Visit their blog to see more challenge entries. 

Now "Hop" on over to the My Creative Happy Place for more artwork featuring a few of the available Picture My Life collections.   

"Stampers With An Attitude" Blog Hop participants: 

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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Friday, March 6, 2015

Spring + Butterflies!


Spring is almost here, and that means beautiful butterflies along with warm sunshine.  On March 12, Origami Owl will introduce their new Spring line which includes some beautiful butterflies (of course), along with a fabulous array of other new and innovative jewelry pieces to make it even easier to "tell your story with jewelry."  




Do you need a Charm Catcher to keep your special charms separated and easier to see in your Locket?  How about a new Leather Strap for your Wrap Bracelet?  The In{script}ions line has been expanded to include Plaques that can be worn with your Leather Wrap.  This is just a small "sneak peek" at new Origami Owl custom jewelry pieces for Spring! 


In{script}ions by Origami Owl allows you to tell your story with a deeper meaning, using custom inscribing.  


Contact me if you would like to receive a copy of our new Spring 'Take Out Menu' when it is released next week.  And be sure to "Like" my Facebook page to keep up-to-date with all the Origami Owl news, as well as beautiful custom jewelry samples to inspire you.  


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Monday, March 2, 2015

Hopscotch will be Hopping Away!

Close To My Heart

March 2015



Get Hopscotch before it hops away


March is the last month to order the My Reflections Hopscotch paper packet and other seasonal products from the Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book.  

Stamp of the Month: Choose Happy
The Choose Happy stamp set is available only during March 2015.  It includes 14 stamps; frames, borders, accents and words, all which have a "hand doodled" appearance.  Visit my SOTM Blog Hop post to see my card using Choose Happy, and then follow along for artwork created by more than 50 CTMH Consultants.

A place for everything
Close To My Heart offers a whole suite of organizational products, from fashionable totes to heavy-duty hard case organizers.  Order some organizers and get everything in your craft room in its place.  


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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