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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Colors ~ "Use Your Stash" Blog Hop

This month, the challenge for those of us participating in the "Use Your StashBlog Hop was to create a project using Christmas colors from our stash.  It can be traditional, or a more unusual color combo for the Holiday.   So you will see a wide variety of projects and colors while visiting each post along the Blog Hop.             

If you have come here from 'NJ Stamping Queen', 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.  


Using some patterned paper from the Yuletide Carol kit along with Ruby and New England Ivy cardstock, this birthday has more of a masculine feel than Christmas.  Images from the Holiday Tags stamp set were used along with the new Vine Embossing Folder and some Striped Twill ribbon.  The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches (FMS167).       


Now "Hop" on over to 'Scrappin Katy' for more projects using Christmas colors.   

"Use Your Stash" Blog Hop participants:
All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
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Monday, December 15, 2014

Irresistible Texture (Technique Blog Hop)

For the Technique Blog Hop this month, we are featuring the "Irresistible Texture" technique shown on page 11 of the Seasonal Expressions supplement from Close To My Heart.  

If you arrived from My Scrap Happy Life blog, then follow along with the link at the bottom of this post to continue the Technique Blog Hop


This card came together quickly using Freshly Made Sketches (FMS166). For an "Irresistible Texture" on this card, I used the new Scallop Embossing Folder.  The background of the card is a piece of Pacifica cardstock which has been embossed with the Scallop folder.  A 'thanks' sentiment from the You Mean The World To Me stamp set was stamped on a piece of White Daisy cardstock.  In order to repeat the scallop, a piece of Black Shimmer Trim was edged using the Scallop punch, and then some Metallic Baker's Twine adds a final touch to the card.  Since the Take Heart Ideas blog December Challenge is "anything goes," this qualifies since it uses all CTMH products. 
   

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2014/12/freshly-made-sketches-166-sketch-by.html


Please visit Wendy's My Scrapbooking Blog blog for another entry in this month's Technique Blog Hop featuring "Irresistible Texture."     


Technique 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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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Happy Holidays ~ Stampers With An Attitude (Blog Hop)

Welcome to the "Happy Holidays" blog hop with members of our Stampers With An Attitude team sharing their creations with an Autumn theme.          

If you have come here from the Roxybonds 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.  



For this adorable little 3"x3" card, I simply following the "Crafting Techniques Build-a-Wreath" steps on page 68 of the Annual Inspirations catalog using images from the Merry, Merry stamp set shown on the same page.  After stamping the image with pine cones and small dots using Chocolate ink, I then used the Carmine ShinHan Touch Twin marker to add red color onto the dots so that they appear to be berries. The sentiment was then stamped, cut out, and placed on the wreath using 3-D Foam Tape to give a bit of dimension.               

Now "Hop" on over to CatScrapbooking for more "Happy Holidays" fun.   

"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
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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Le Tour Eiffel

Welcome to our Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop, brought to you by the same ladies who participate in the monthly Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop.  On December 1, Close To My Heart released their Seasonal Expressions I booklet as a supplement to their Annual Inspirations catalog.  Seasonal Expressions contains two new paper kits, many new stamp sets, and some great new embellishments.    

If you arrived here from Adeline's Welcome To My Creative Space, you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their projects using some of the new items now available in the Seasonal Expressions I booklet. 

This fabulous Eiffel Tower image is included in the Amour stamp set.  It was stamped using Barn Red ink and combined with some papers from the new Heartstrings kit.  The sentiment is from the A Thing Well Done stamp set which is available exclusively as a Hostess Reward from now through the end of March.  A frame with a bit of corner detail was cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge with a Cricut machine.  One of the new embellishments from the Seasonal Expressions booklet is the White Shimmer Trim which adds a bit of sparkle.  

Please visit Papercrafting with Kelly Janes to continue along our Blog Hop featuring new products in the Seasonal Expressions I booklet. 



All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cutie Pie (December SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  Four adorable cupcakes and a cake stand are included in this month's stamp set, Cutie Pie.  See all the images in the stamp set in the picture at the bottom of this post.    

If you have come here from the If You Bling It ...  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!  

A fun geometric paper from the Snowhaven kit provides a background for this cupcake on a pedestal, using stamps from the Cutie Pie set.  The cake stand was embossed using Silver embossing powder and then more color was added using the Silver Metallic Marker.  To create the cupcake, the wrapper and icing were each stamped on other pieces of paper from Snowhaven and cut out to add to the 'base' cupcake.  Paper piecing using patterned paper is a great way to add a bit of texture to your stamped images.       

Place a $50 minimum order this month (December 2014) and you are eligible to purchase the Cutie Pie stamp set for only $5.  


Now "Hop" on over to My Creations 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.


list of 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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