Monday, February 20, 2017

Crushing on Complements!

I am in love with the new My Boy Complements from CTMH- with two boys of my own I create a lot of masculine layouts so these are perfect for me!


My son recently celebrated his 7th birthday, and I wanted to create a fun double page spread for the birthday party photos.

I used Whisper Cardstock for my background and added some accents of patterned paper from the Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Packet. Then the My Boy Complements did the rest of the work for me!



The left hand side features a title pennant from the complements, as well as a star cluster and another sentiment sticker.



More star clusters on the right hand side, as well as this gorgeous 'hello handsome' title. The only stamping I did was to add some journal lines from a retired Stamp of the Month.



I love how the Complements brightened up this page in a matter of minutes- they do all the work for me! If you have some CTMH Complements at hand, why not join us over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges for the Complements Challenge this month?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Featured Products Blog Hop- Thin Cuts

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is Thin Cuts.

If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if you get lost along the way you can find the complete list at the end of this post.   If you came here from Donna you are in the right place. Now on to my project:

I love the School Kids stamp set with matching thin cuts, and I needed to do my seven year old's first day of school PML page so this was a perfect opportunity!

I started by stamping the little boy onto Watercolour Paper using the Archival Black Ink.



I then used the matching thin cuts set to cut him out- no more fussy cutting for me!



He then got coloured using my Watercolour Paints and I left him to dry.



I popped the cut image up on Foam Tape and added it to a cut PML card using the Fundamentals Enchantment Paper.



I also stamped and cut the apple from this stamp set and thin cuts to add to another PML card.



This card was made by using some of the stamps from the School Kids stamp set to make a title.



Thank you for checking out my project. If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is Corinna.  Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

Complete list of blogs participating:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hello Lovely CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Hello Lovely Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Tanya's Blog then you are in the right place.

If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s February collection, Hello Lovely.

I created a quick card for a friend using the paper packet paired with some of my favourite stamp sets. I love the combination of Sea Glass, Sorbet and Fern!



This Workshop Your Way collection can be yours for just $46NZD.  Individual components can be ordered from your CTMH consultant.

I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Creative Inspirations.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Hello Twins!

I am usually not a huge fan of pink and flowers, but the new Hello lovely range from CTMH has won me over.

I loved a recent photo of me and my sister so much that I had to scrapbook the story behind it, and the Hello Lovely paper packet worked well with the colours in the photo.



I finally got to use some of the Hello Lovely floral complements, and picked out the Fern and Sorbet tones to match. The zip strips from this paper packet are beautiful too!



Of course, I had to use the new twin themed stamp set, Twins Rule, to stamp these cute sayings onto the layout.



I used one of the larger alpha stamps to create the title, and then added another sentiment from the Twins Rule stamp set underneath.



The soft greens and pinks and the floral complements make this layout so girly- perfect for me and my sister! If you have a project with Hello Lovely, you can link it up at this week's Hello Lovely challenge over at Heart 2 Heart.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Featured Products Blog Hop- Hello Lovely

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is the Hello Lovely range.

If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if you get lost along the way you can find the complete list at the end of this post.   If you came here from Annette you are in the right place. Now on to my project:

I decided to make a quick card to say thank you to my mother in law for all the babysitting she did for me over the school holidays while I worked. I used the beautiful floral paper from the Hello Lovely Paper Packet paired with Sorbet and Sea Glass cardstock. I added some white twine to the card and stamped the sentiment on White Daisy cardstock with Sorbet ink.



Thank you for checking out my project. If you would like to purchase our featured product of the week or any additional supplies you can buy them here. If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is Corinna. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

Complete list of blogs participating:

Monday, January 9, 2017

Season of White

White is always such a great card base, and I especially love white paired with one other colour on layouts and cards.

If you read my blog you will know about my love for glitter- and so I paired crisp white with some glitter complements from the Good Life pack.



The 'happy' is from the new Dreamin' Big Complements, and I also added some White Twine to the card. I lastly matted the white cardstock on some of the Adventure Fundamentals Paper.

If you are a fan of white, why don't you join in with this week's White challenge over at Heart 2 Heart? We would love to have you play along!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our SE1 New Product Blog Hop! If you have come here from Sheila's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.



This hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I decided to create a layout using some of the  more masculine items from the Hello Lovely Collection and the matching Sea Glass cardstock. I was inspired by the beautiful 'My Family' title.



The floral sticker and the sentiment sticker are from the Hello Lovely Complements, and I embellished with Grey Enamel Gems and Blue Glitter Dots. The sentiment was stamped in Sorbet ink using a Cricut exclusive stamp set.



I love the Sea Glass colour, and it perfectly frames this photo of my husband and sons at my son's seventh birthday party in December.



Now "Hop" on over to Terrie's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!