Monday, April 27, 2020

Stripes with H2H...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEK to me!!! I am going to embrace a quiet week with HOPEFULLY more crafting! I don't know about you but I've been IN MY CRAFT ROOM non-stop since all the extra-curricular activities of the kids has ceased. 

In fact...I played in my craft room this weekend and knocked out this FUN layout for the STRIPES Challenge over on the H2H Challenge Blog. Let's take a look and see if you can catch the sneak peeks...

I used the Mix-Ins (retires April 30th) as well as some left-overs from some Cricut projects I worked on this weekend (I just LOVE it when I can use up scraps...don't you!)...

Here are some closeups...not only did I used some STRIPED UV-Coated Cardstock, I also used the left-over Cricut cuts to resemble STRIPES...and then there's the JOURNALING STRIPES...
Check out the doodling on the inside of the flowers...I think it adds that little extra something for this FUN layout, don't you...
The splatters are from my Sapphire Shimmer Brush and I FINALLY remembered to do it before I got everything else adhered down. If you watch any of my YouTube videos, you know what I'm talking

THANK YOU so much for stopping by!

Don't forget to check back RIGHT HERE (and everywhere you can find me on social media) on May 1st to see this FUN new line from CTMH REVEALED!

If you want it NOW, head on over to my website and check out the NSD workshops!

Now...head on over to the H2H Challenge Blog and see what the other DT Members are sharing for their STRIPES projects! 

If you like this sketch and want to try your hand at it, check out the Citrus Twist Kits Blog...I just LOVE their sketches!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Everyday Life & Blue Skies...

I played with the Everyday Life key from the Everyday Moments Cricut Collection again and this time I used a NEW product line that will debut May 1st!

If you recall, I used this Cricut key last week to make these layouts...this time I took it a whole other direction and made some BEAUTIFUL rainbow patterns with the overlay and the Blue Skies product line!

There's only TWO WAYS to get your hands on the Blue Skies product line:

  1. Blue skies is only available for CTMH Consultants BUT you can order you some directly through me (not my website...through me). If you're local, I can add it to my order and do a porch drop...if you are NOT local, I can have it shipped directly to your home or office! Message me if you want some before anyone else!
  2. Sign up for the May 2nd Nat'l Scrapbooking Day Virtual event and order your Blue Skies Cut Above Kit to play along on that day!

Take a look at the process videos below to see the full layouts...thanks for watching!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Technique Blog Hop - Heat it Up...

It's HUMP DAY so let's heat up the rest of the week so it'll go by FAST, don't you think!

A perfect way to do that is by hopping through 14 CTMH Consultant's Blogs featuring the technique HEAT IT UP (and all that

If you've come from Tamara's Blog, you're on the right track...keep on hopping until you get back to where you started. If you're starting here, WELCOME! If you get lost along the way, head on over to Melissa's Blog and pick up where you left off!

Here is a look at 2 cards using heat embossing and the stamp set from the These Are My People Special that is going on right now!

So this first card was using Versa Mark and Clear Embossing Powder. To color the images, I used ink and sponge daubers. LOVE how the white from the clear embossing shows through...

Here's a close-up...that blob at the bottom is a Julep Shimmer Brush splatter gone

Here's a look at a second card using the Julep Pigment Pad and Clear Embossing Powder...
Here's a closeup...
and the inside with those CUTE little flower pots from the Love These People Stamp Set...

Thank you for stopping hop on over to Krista's Blog and see what she's created and how she's HEATING IT UP!

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Everyday Life with Everyday Moments...

I am HONORED to be asked by Close To My Heart to work with a few keys from the Everyday Moments Cricut Collection.

The first key I am working with is the Everyday Life key which is a 2-page Layout...

CTMH challenged us to make the project, as intended, with the key and then to change it up a's a look at the process videos for BOTH...

Monday, April 13, 2020

Pet-Pourri with H2H...

HAPPY MONDAY!!! I know it may seem like all the days are running together but I feel it's my duty to keep you guys informed of what day of the week it

Like TODAY is where the H2H Challenges Blog brings you another challenge to create with and this week's challenge is PET-POURRI!!! 

I decided to play with the Seas the Day Cardmaking Kit because the little "pets" in this stamp set are ADORABLE!

Here's a look at the card...I used a FUN kissing technique with my stamps for this card. The Workshop instructions tell you how to do it so it's SUPER SIMPLE and adds that extra special something...
I cut the crab out from 3 different patterns of B&T that come with the Seas the Day Paper Packet. Then I used the negative piece left over from cutting this cute little crab out using the Thin Cuts that come with the Card Kit. AND, now I still have all the cute little crabs cut out that I can use on other projects!
I decorated the inside with scraps of paper from the Seas The Day Paper Packet...

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you'll head on over to the H2H Challenges Blog and see what the other DT Members created as well as PLAY ALONG with have until the end of April to show us your Pet-Pourri projects!

Sunday, April 12, 2020

These Are My People...

HAPPY EASTER, everyone!!!

I have enjoyed hanging with my peeps (pun and so glad we are bringing you FABULOUS artwork using the These Are My People SPECIAL. It's a small hop so it won't take you long to hop around (pun intended and see all the WONDERFUL artwork!

If you've come from Kim's Blog, you're on the right track...keep on hopping around until you get back to where you started. If you're starting here, WELCOME! If you happen to get lost along the way, never can head on over to Melinda's Blog where she has a complete list of the eighteen (18) CTMH Consultants participating in the hop!

My girls are making the layouts below using the These Are My People paper packet, cardstock and sticker sheet. I did porch-drops of their kits and then made a video for them to follow along! It's been an adjustment but I think everyone enjoyed CREATING!

Here's a look at one of the layouts...

I've already posted two of the other layouts (they made 4) of them already has photos and can be found {{{here}}} PLUS it has a FREE PATTERN you can download! The other has a FREE DOWNLOADABLE pattern too and it can be found {{{here}}}.

Isn't this special CUTE!!! It's available with several head on over to my website and grab yours!

Thanks for hopping by...I hope you'll head on over to Wendy's Blog and see what she has to share!

Saturday, April 11, 2020

FREE SVG - Everyday Heroes with CTMH...

FREE Everyday Heroes SVG!

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We are celebrating all of the hardworking healthcare workers today, who are at the frontline of the fight against Covid-19, with another FREE SVG file!
Truly and sincerely, we are so grateful for all of the work and sacrifice these amazing everyday heroes are putting in on our behalf. We hope you will take these images to commemorate their service during these very difficult times.
(Right click on the image below and save it for your own personal use.)
Everyday Heroes SVG #ctmh #closetomyheart #paperpal #everydayheroes #helpersareheroes #svg #free #nursehero #doctorhero #medicalhero #coronavirushero #covid19hero #pandemichero
The nurse and doctor clothing and accessories coordinate with our Paper Pal BaseGirland Boy stamp and Thin Cuts. Use this next image as a visual reference on how the pieces from the SVG and the stamp sets work together.
Everyday Heroes SVG #ctmh #closetomyheart #paperpal #everydayheroes #helpersareheroes #svg #free #nursehero #doctorhero #medicalhero #coronavirushero #covid19hero #pandemichero
The world’s newest discovered heroes are its medical workers. Let’s all celebrate them together! ❤️

Friday, April 10, 2020

National Scrapbooking Day Event...

CMTH is trying to offer a range of projects to help all of us who are used to getting together with our girls and CREATING!!!

For National Scrapbooking Day next month, they have KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK with some project kits AND a FB EVENT which will walk you through ALL OF THESE projects, if you need instruction. And...of course I will be here for you to answer any questions you have!

Everything is orderable on my website {{{HERE}}}

And, you will want to click GOING to the Event so you can WIN PRIZES throughout the day (do NOT have to be on the FB LIVE DRAWING to win...they will notify you if you win).

Here are some photos but you can check out all the details of each kit by using the link above!

Blue Skies Cut Above Layout....check out the actual layouts this kit makes below...

 Story by Stacy - Story Starter...our very own Stacy Julian will be instructing us FROM HER HOME, showing us how to document special times like these so we can leave stories for our children to retell...

Card Bundles...check out those CUTE STAMP SETS...

Home Decor Wreath Kit...because EVERYONE needs to be reminded to STAY AT HOME AND CREATE!

***IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING THE SUPER BUNDLE, let's talk because with a small additional purchase, you could be a "hostess" of your very own party and ALSO GET $25 in FREE PRODUCT!!!!***

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

FREE Let's Stay Home SVGs with CTMH...

FREE Let’s Stay Home SVGs!

Let's Stay Home #ctmh #closetomyheart #alonetogether #free #svg #let'sstayhome #we'reallinthistogether #storytelling #journaling #memorykeeping #scrapbooking #covid19
Over the last few weeks the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically reshaped many of our lives. A lot of us are working from home, our children are dismissed from school, shops and stores we customarily frequent are either closed or understocked, and even a lot of outdoor venues, such as parks and playgrounds, are also off limits. As a society, we have had to pull ourselves together and come up with creative ways to continue doing the things that need to get done and to live life.
At Close To My Heart, we are committed to helping the storyteller in you share and preserve all of your new and unique experiences. Late last month, we created and released the Let’s Stay Home stamp set, which reflects these strange and unparallel times.
Let's Stay Home #ctmh #closetomyheart #alonetogether #free #svg #let'sstayhome #we'reallinthistogether #storytelling #journaling #memorykeeping #scrapbooking #covid19
In the video below, you will see how some of our Home Office friends used the Let’s Stay Home stamp set to create engaging scrapbook pages reflecting how the lives of their families have been impacted by our current events.
As this “alone together” journey continues, we’ve designed two Let’s Stay Home coordinating SVG images that you can download FREE for use with your favorite design software. (An SVG image is resolution independent and infinitely scalable, meaning it will look clear and crisp at any size.) Click on the images below and save them for your own personal use.
Let's Stay Home #ctmh #closetomyheart #alonetogether #free #svg #let'sstayhome #we'reallinthistogether #storytelling #journaling #memorykeeping #scrapbooking #covid19
Seamlessly cut these timely titles out of cardstock to use on a scrapbook page, as shown below, along with the Let’s Stay Home stamp set.
Let's Stay Home #ctmh #closetomyheart #alonetogether #free #svg #let'sstayhome #we'reallinthistogether #storytelling #journaling #memorykeeping #scrapbooking #covid19
These titles, when paired with vinyl, also make great album covers, providing a beautiful place to collect all of the memories you are making right now.
Let's Stay Home #ctmh #closetomyheart #alonetogether #free #svg #let'sstayhome #we'reallinthistogether #storytelling #journaling #memorykeeping #scrapbooking #covid19
Keep documenting how life has changed for you and yours. Collect news stories, memes, photos, and, most importantly, collect your own personal experiences and stories. We wish you all love, joy, happiness, and health, today and every day. <3 p="">