Monday, May 3, 2021

Celebrating Connections

 


This week at Heart 2 Heart, we are all about celebrating connections!

The layout I am sharing with you today has multiple layers of connection.

First- the layout shows the connection between myself and my wonderful fiance. We are celebrating here for a 40th birthday- another connection. And this layout was inspired by one of my scrappy friends Laura, which is the final connection!

I used the brand new You Are Enough Cardstock to create this layout. The photo does not do it justice as it is a stunning rose gold foil. I pieced together 13 squares of the cardstock, mixing foil and plain, at 2.5 inches square. I added a photo mat in Sapphire Cardstock, and created a beautiful butterfly embellishment using the new Layered Butterflies Thin Cuts then matted the squares on White Daisy and Blue Belle Cardstock. Lastly, I stamped the celebrate title in Sapphire Ink using the Party Girl stamp set.

We would love to see your card, scrapbook page or paper project celebrating connections!

Sunday, May 2, 2021

May SOTM - Flowers for You Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring May's SOTM, which is Flowers For You, a set of 14 stamps.  

If you have come here from Michelle'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 month we have 17 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This 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 created this quick and easy card by stamping  the floral bunches on to the end of a tag I cut using the this cuts. I then recreated the same stamped look at the top of the card with Flamingo and Avocado inks. This is such an easy way to make a crad that looks cohesive without a lot of different embellishments or colours.

Now "Hop" on over to Gina'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! 

Australasian SOTM Blog Hop S2105 Flowers For You



 


Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Shaunna 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 card that features Close To My Heart’s May Stamp of the Month, Flowers For You.


I decided to have a play with some Distress Oxides with this set. I first stamped the large round floral cluster in black ink, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.



I blended Abandoned Coral, Mowed Lawn and Mustard Seed distress oxide inks out from the centre to create this fun colour burst. I then carved the sentiment around the circle, added some Black Dots, and I was done!

This exclusive stamp set is only available during May. It can be yours for just $10 with a qualifying order of $88, or for $37.50  if ordered separately from your CTMH consultant.  If you are a VIP, you can even get this stamp set for free!

If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here.

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

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Hey Hot Stuff!

This week at Heart 2 Heart challenges, in honour of Earth Day, use something old with something new.

I saw the cute Salt and Pepper shakers in my new Eat Play Love Wood Shapes, as well as the salt and pepper shakers n the patterned paper, and I immediately knew I wanted to pair this with my old We Belong Together stamp set, which has a whole lot of cute food pairings.

I then thought how cute all of the patterned paper squares would be on a card from this sheet of paper in the new Eat Play Love collection.


Then I had a great idea to put them under our older Multi Square Windows Thin Cuts and my card was born!

I used the Hey Hot Stuff sticker from the Eat Play Love Sticker Sheet, and the sentiment was stamped with Candy Apple Ink using the We Belong Together stamp set. I also stamped the cute little ketchup and fries from the stamp set, and the rest of the icons are form the paper packet.

I added the wooden salt and pepper shakers, and my card was done!

We would love to see your Old and New projects over at Heart 2 Heart challenges!

Friday, April 16, 2021

Dazzling Dimension Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 12 of us highlighting different ways to add dimension to your projects.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

If you are coming from Melissa's Blog, you are on the right track! 

I knew how I wanted to add dimension to my project- Cricut cut flowers from the Flower Market collection! I cut out a few different flowers in Grape, Lemonade, Avocado, Flamingo and Nectarine cardstock. I also added some Gold Glitter Gems to the centres of the daffodils. 


I added all of these flowers to the mason jar stamp set from the Eat Play Love Cardmaking stamp set, and also added the sentiment from the April Stamp of the Month, Scandinavian Folk Art Greetings. I used the Mix In Paper Packet for the polka dot background, accented with a strip of checkered paper from the Daisy Meadows Paper Packet and matted on Flamingo Cardstock


I got even more layers added to my card by popping everything up on
3D Foam Tape- such a quick and easy way to add dimension!


Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto
Cat's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Eat Play Love Australasian Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to our Eat Play Love Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Shaunna 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 April Featured collection, Eat Play Love

I have created a double page layout that focuses on the floral aspect of this collection, as I love the dreamy, soft look of the floral paper. I used some of the bolder colours from the Eat Play Love Coordinating Cardstock as the background and photo mats, paired with strips of the Lemonade check and floral papers. 

On the right had side of the layout, I added a lot of the floral stickers from the Eat Play Love Sticker Sheet, as well as adding some stamped words and hearts from the April Stamp of the Month, Scandinavian Folk Art Greetings


I love how the Home stamp worked perfectly with the Gather Together sticker, and the heart sticker was further accented by a heart from the SOTM that I stamped in White Daisy ink


The left hand side had some more fun pennants with the paper, as well as a cute little teacup sticker!


I used the Eat Play Love Wood Shapes to add the teapot to the layout to match the teacup sticker, and also added some journalling strips as well as more stamped hearts and some extra stickers. 


This exclusive collection is only available until the end of April, and is a fabulous collection for nostalgic memories both in and out of the kitchen. 

If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here.

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

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Stamptacular Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamptacular Blog Hop!  We will be featuring all of thew wonderful stamps on sale this month- some of our favourites are back in stock!  

If you have come here from Brenda'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 month we have 20 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This 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 had some photos I needed to scrapbook from our family holiday, and in particular from our trip to the Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand. I had the Summer Vibes Cardmaking stamp set, which is on sale in our Stamptacular sale, and so I thought this would be perfect to use for some motivation to get those photos scrapped!


Here is the full look at my double page layout- but without a special addition that you will see at the end of my blog post.


Let's have a closer look at the left hand side with the focal circle point. This circle was cut from the Daisy Meadows Paper Packet- a spring and Easter themed but I have managed to make it sea themed!


I used the bubble stamp to create a border along the outer edges of each page using Glacier ink. I also used the stamp set to create the Just Keep Swimming Banner, and matted a journal card onto a bubble PML card from Summer Vibes


I then stamped lots of the cute little fishies in Peacock (first and second generation) and Glacier ink. I added a cute bubble border from the Summer Vibes Sticker Sheet to keep the theme going, and you can also spot some grey die cut shapes from the Seas The Day Diecuts.


Here is the right hand side of my layout- with a slightly smaller piece of the circle paterned paper background and some more of the fishes and bubbles from the Summer Vibes Cardmaking stamp set. 


Here are more of the cute die-cuts, and I really love the Together title under the photo of my two boys! I accented the die-cuts with White Pearls, as they always remind me of the sea.


Once I had done my two page layout, I realised I had all of the green screen souvenir photos from the day too! I simply added some more of the Summer Vibes PML Cards and the photos into the 6x12 Flip Flaps Memory Protectors. I love these fold outs for adding additional photos to a layout!


The PML card already had a pattern on it, but I stamped all over that with the bubbles stamp in Peacock ink, and added some more die-cuts and a strip of the Daisy Meadows paper to keep everything cohesive. 


Here is the finished layout, complete with the extra Flip Flap! 

Now "Hop" on over to Darlys' 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! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this and all the other Stamptacular stamp set at a discount!