Monday, April 25, 2022

Wild Berry Blast Blog Hop...

Happy MONDAY!!! I love when I have blog posts on least there's something to look forward to and today's post is going to be a BLAST (pun intended).

I am joining 9 other CTMH Makers to bring you ALL THINGS Wild Berry! The Wild Berry Blast is going on right now and will continue until the end of the month so you don't have long to grab these deals before they're gone!

If you are visiting from Melinda Everitt'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!

The project I'm sharing today features the EXCLUSVIE papers and the Wild Berry Loose Sequins! I used the Make it from your Heart Vol. 5 (MIFYH 5) for this layout...

I used my Wild Berry Ink to splatter all over the White Daisy (although it doesn't look really white in this photo) Cardstock then added stickers from the EXCLUSIVE Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet and those Wild Berry Loose Sequins...scroll down to see my YouTube process video on this layout...

The chipboard pieces are from the EXCLUSIVE Wild Berry Blast Die Cuts...
You can see the pattern on the UV-Coated Cardstock from the Wild Berry Blast Special...

Thanks for stopping by! Head on over to Darlys's Blog to see what she has to share...don't forget to visit all the blogs and leave some love along the way. 

Remember...these EXCLUSIVE Papers will ONLY BE AROUND until April 30th and the DISCOUNT on all other Wild Berry Products (reinker, ink pad, sequins, gems, dots, etc.) will expire April 30th as well. 

Click here to watch the process 

Friday, April 22, 2022

Generational Stamping Technique...


Generational Stamping Technique on Cards!

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Did you know that all of our cardmaking workshops  include at least one papercrafting technique? Before committing to purchasing any of our workshop kits, you can see what the featured technique in the workshop is right on our website, in the product’s description:

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All of our workshop guides are also downloadable, from that very same product page, no purchase necessary!

At the top of each cardmaking workshop guide, you will find the technique featured in the workshop’s artwork. For example, the In Full Bloom cardmaking workshop features second- and third-generation stamping.

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As you dive into the guides a bit further, you will find that the featured techniques are spelled out in clear and simple terms to make the crafting experience as user friendly as possible, for even the newest of crafters!

Today, we’re pulling the technique right out of the In Full Bloom cardmaking workshop guide and sharing it, here!

So, what is “generational stamping?” For starters, it is a simple technique to master, and one that can easily elevate your artwork when you use it creatively. (Yay! 😄)

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A first-generation image is achieved with basic stamping. You ink the stamp and then stamp it on your project. A second-generation image is what you get when you stamp that same image again, using the same stamp but without re-inking it in between uses. A third-generation image, as you have probably figured out, is the resulting image of when you stamp a third time with that same stamp, without re-inking. Every generational image is a lighter version of the previous version because you are stamping with less ink each time.

If you want to use a second or third generation image on a project but not a first, then simply stamp the first image on a scratch piece of paper and then stamp on your project.

The butterfly in the card above was stamped using this generational stamping technique and then colored in with a marker, using a little less color with every later generation.

If you want to recreate this card and others like it, make sure to check out our In Full Bloom cardmaking workshop kit that includes the beautiful exclusive stamp set shown above and a coordinating set of Thin Cuts (not shown). This kit has sold out before and will likely do so again, so do not hesitate to get it while supplies last!

Note: If the In Full Bloom cardmaking workshop kit does sell out before you get a chance to recreate this card, you have other options! Visit our website to see other beautiful butterfly stamp sets in our collection, as well as additional cardmaking workshops that we have available, along with their featured techniques!

Sunday, April 17, 2022

National Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop...

HAPPY EASTER and HAPPY April's-almost-over...can you believe it!!! That also means that May is fast approaching and that National Scrapbook Day (NSD - yes, it's a thing) is almost here! To celebrate, CTMH has several "kits" and this blog hop is featuring those kits to help you get inspired!

If you're coming from Haley Dyer, the Inky Scrapper, you're on the right track...keep on hopping around until you get back to where you started. If you're starting here, WELCOME!

I have a few FAVORITES from the NSD Specials and the Good Vibes is one of them! I love the colors, the icons, the patterns AND that I can buy multiple kits to stock up on that GROOVY Paper and Sticker Sheet without having to worry about having an extra stamp set I don't need.

I chose to make an 8-1/2 x 11 layout (I know...totally unusual for me) using a 12x12 sketch from Bella Blvd. Here's a look...

Our son's shirt was a perfect resting place for this title which came from the sticker sheet. And those 'splatters' are from my FAVORITE stamp set Perfectly Imperfect Patterns...if I had a dollar for every time I used this set, it would've paid for itself 10 times
This CUTE little clipboard is also from the Good Vibes Sticker Sheet as is the Glacier sub-title "Make Today Count" sticker. Those little doodle dots all around the patterned paper is from the Perfectly Imperfect Patterns stamp set. Oh...and the wood flowers also come with the Good Vibes Scrapbooking Kit...a win-win
More stickers and Perfectly Imperfect Patterns...

Thank you so much for stopping by! Head on over to Brenda's Blog to see what NSD inspiration she has to share! Don't forget that while NSD isn't until next month, you can order your kits NOW on my website {{{here}}}. You can check out my process video below to see how this layout came together AFTER you check out the rest of the hop.

Friday, April 15, 2022

April Technique Hop - Layered Flowers...

Welcome to this month's Technique Blog Hop featuring LAYERED FLOWERS! We have a tight knit little group being featured this month so it won't take you long to hop around and be INSPIRED!

If you're coming my very good friend and CTMH Upline, Melissa Robinson, you're on the right track...keep on hopping around until you get back to where you started. If you're starting here, WELCOME! 

Let's take a look at the little card I made using SEVERAL products. I started out with the cutting a bunch of the Layered Flowers Thin Cuts all in White Daisy Cardstock (#1 it's fast and #2 the possibilities are ENDLESS with white). I then colored them using my Mini-Blending Tools in Wild Berry, Sundance, and Avocado Ink. The flowers that appear to have a pattern on them were also stamped with images from the Perfectly Imperfect Patterns Stamp Set (ONE OF MY FAVES)...

The flowers aren't only layered but some have Thin 3D Foam Tape Circles separating the layers for dimension. I used the Sending Hug Thin Cut for the outside sentiment and kept the insides of the letters for impact. The card panel is stamped using the Barn Door Stamp using Toffee Ink and I also sponged Toffee Ink around the edges. The sentiment and flowers are backed with a Stitched Fancy Bracket Thin Cut and topped off with Wild Berry Loose Sequins...
I brought the Barn Door and Layered Flowers to the inside with a little bottom border of sorts and finished it off with a simple sentiment from the For All Occasions Stamp Set...

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is Wendy's Blog...head on over and see what she's done with layered flowers. Don't forget to visit all the blogs for ALL the inspiration!

Have a WONDERFUL & BLESSED Easter weekend!

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

WILD about a FREE Pattern & the Wild Berry Blast Special this month...


Go Wild with a FREE Scrapbooking Pattern!

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Have you met our color of the year, Wild Berry? We are celebrating this beautiful, pink hue even further this month with a special collection of exclusive products and having a Wild Berry Blast! You can watch my walk-thru video {{{HERE}}}.

Join us in this celebration of color with a free downloadable scrapbook pattern, complete with cutting diagrams and all!

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Go Wild with a FREE Scrapbooking Pattern #color #wildberry #pink #purple #free #scrapbooking #crafting #scrapbookpattern #memorykeeping #ctmh #closetomyheart #coloroftheyear

Making its original debut with the Zoe Workshops On the Go®, we have here paired this timeless 12″ x 12″ pattern with the gorgeous Wild Berry Blast collection!

Every year, we introduce one special color to our exclusive color palette that is especially trendy and make it available in a variety of products, but only for one year. We have been enjoying crafting with Wild Berry so much that we decided to make even more specialty products!

From the Wild Berry Blast paper packet, featuring six sheets of patterned paper in a variety of fun designs, to the coordinating cardstock, which includes six standard two-toned cardstock sheets in this delicious shade and six additional sheets with single-sided foil or UV-coated designs, there are so many fun new ways to include Wild Berry in your projects!

Also part of this Wild Berry Blast celebration are an exclusive set of die-cuts—all in Wild Berry of course!—and a stamp set full of borders and sunburst-like designs.

Along with providing products that you will consume and not just collect (it’s hard cutting into the pretty paper sometimes, we get it!), we also pride ourselves in being the “let me show you how®” memory-keeping company, and in providing the most comprehensive scrapbooking and cardmaking patterns. When you download the Zoe scrapbooking pattern, you will find that it also comes with cutting diagrams, making it even easier to create these pages from any of your favorite papers and embellishments, not just what we are showing you here. All of our patterns lend themselves to preserving your special memories your way.

Download free pattern and cutting guides, here!

We’re also offering limited time discounts on existing Wild Berry items, such as cardstockglitter paperribbonshimmer trim, and more! These exclusive items and special savings are only available through April 30, so you’ll want to be sure to snap up these deals before they are gone!

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For even more scrapbooking patterns, check out our Make it from Your Heart pattern book series. If you love the free patterns on this blog, you’re sure to be blown away by all the patterns and beautiful examples offered in our how-to books!


12″ x 12″ Smile Layout
CC4231 My Acrylix® Wild Berry Blast Stamp SetCC4221 Wild Berry Blast Paper Packet + Sticker SheetCC4223 Wild Berry Blast Coordinating Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy CardstockZ4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp PadCC4230 Wild Berry Blast Die-cutsZ3515 Black Journaling Pen (.01), Z1151 3-D Foam Tape