Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Glitz and Glitter


This week at H2H we are all about glitz and glitter!

I had been meaning to scrapbook my friend's 40th birthday, where I wore a glittery pink dress, and the new Mulberry Glitter Paper matched perfectly! Here's the full layout paired with some of the old You Are Enough papers, You Are Enough PML Cards and the Layered Butterflies Thin Cuts.



I cut some pennants using the Mulberry Glitter Paper as well as the You Are Enough Cardstock, and then added a PML card for the title. The butterflies are cut from Mulberry Glitter Paper and Ballerina Cardstock

I also stamped this balloon garland from the Party Girl stamp set in Sangria Ink and paper pieced the circles to match the layout.


I also added some Butterfly Sequins, and added some little splotches in Sangria Ink using the Love Story Scrapbooking stamp set for some extra visual interest.


I hope you love this layout as much as I do- and now it';s your turn! Join us over at h2H challenges to share your Glitz and Glitter creations!

Saturday, September 18, 2021

September/October Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Seasonal Catalogue Blog Hop!  We will be featuring all of the fun items that are available now in the September/October catalogue.  If you have come here from Haley Dyer, the Inky Scrapper, 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 15 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!

It's never too early to be thinking about Christmas cards, and when I saw the A Furry Merry Christmas stamp set I had to get it!

I coloured this adorable stamp set using Watercolour Pencils and placed the sentiment on some Papaya Cardstock. I then matted the card using  the new Pumpkin Spice Paper Packet (the stripe works for Christmas too!) and added some cute little crosses in first and second generation Papaya Ink using the new Pumpkin Spice Scrapbooking Stamp Set.


I added a fun sprig background using different leaves I cut from the new Holly and Ivy Digital Art Collection and then embellished the berries with the Holly and Ivy Die Cuts as the red glitter circles were the perfect size!

Now "Hop" on over to Maureen'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! 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Make It Shine Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 11 of us highlighting a technique to make it shine!


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 Haley's Blog you are on the right track! 

I absolutely love our range of Glitter Paper, and I decided to use the new Harbour Glitter Paper to create this card. I cut thin strips and placed them on an angle spaced with the Pumpkin Spice Paper Packet, and then matted the pieces onto White Daisy Cardstock framed With Harbour Cardstock.



I also cut the sentiment using the Harbour Glitter Paper using the Artbooking Cricut cartridge for some extra shine!

The finishing touch was the flower cluster created with Paprika, Papaya and Rosemary Cardstock as well as some more Harbour Glitter Paper in the centre of the flower, using the Layered Flowers Thin Cuts.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Tamara's Blog where you will find her sharing her technique to make it shine.  Be sure to leave a comment and happy hopping!

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Core Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Core Catalog Blog Hop!  We will be featuring some of the new products available now in the new Core Catalog.  

If you have come here from Haley'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 14 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations. 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 wanted to create a bright and happy layout for my son's birthday party photos using some of the fun new product. Here's a look at the two page layout- let's have a closer look at all the new products used on these scrapbook pages.

On the left hand side of the page, I started off by using the Noteworthy Paper Packet as the main paper. The music notes went perfectly with the music themed birthday party! 

I used the new colour Capri Cardstock for a photo mat and accent strip- how beautiful is this colour? Then I added some stickers from the new Smarty Pants Sticker Sheet and used the Smarty Pants Zip Strip for the rainbow accent.


I also used the new Smarty Pants Picture My Life Cards to mat the journal circle I created using the Smarty Pants Stamp Set and Thin Cuts


On the right hand side of the layout, I kept with the same layout and matted my photos in Lemonade Cardstock as well as using more of the musical note paper.


The title was stamped using the awesome new Celebration Alphabet stamp set- you can stamp the outline and the inside separately and create any colour combo you want! I used Nectarine, LemonadeCandy Apple, Avocado and Sapphire inks to create this. The little "happy" above the stamped alphabet comes from the new Love Story Scrapbooking stamp set.


The last new product I used on this layout was the gorgeous Capri Glitter Paper- it doesn't look this dark in real life and it added a fun,. party themed touch to the layout. 


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! 

Here's a quick visual list of all the new products I used on this layout for reference. 










Friday, September 10, 2021

Pumpkin Spice Australasian Blog Hop


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

If you have arrived here from Scrappy Chicks 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 September Featured collection, Pumpkin Spice. 


I wanted to create a family inspired layout, and I found this photo of me with my Dad and sister on father's Day where my dress had very similar tones to the Pumpkin Spice collection- it must have been fate!

I started off by pairing Harbour, Paprika and Shortbread cardstock from the Pumpkin Spice Coordinating Cardstock pack, and then created a grid using the Pumpkin Spice Paper Packet to frame the 4x4 photo.

I used some of the cute stickers from the Pumpkin Spice Sticker Sheet to accent the layout and the sentiment, which I stamped in Harbour Ink using the Love Story Scrapbooking Stamp Set. I also used a zip strip behind the photos to anchor the grid to the base page.

Look at all these fun patterns and colours in this paper packet- it is such a beautiful collection!The stickers have some amazing sentiments too, and I added some thin strips of Harbour Glitter Paper that I had leftover from another project as my finishing touch.  


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





Thursday, September 2, 2021

September SOTM - Grateful for This Life Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is Grateful For This Life, a set of 16 stamps.  


If you have come here from The Inky Scrapper, 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 13 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!

 The large sentiments in this stamp set made it perfect for a slimline card- I grabbed one of my Slimline Card Bases long with the Stamp of the Month and got to work!


I used lots of new colours to create this card- I stamped the sentiment in Harbour Ink on Papaya Cardstock. I love how you can mix and match all of these sentiments to find a greeting just right for any occasion.


I then used the new Layered Flowers Thin Cuts to add a floral embellishment to my card using Harbour, Rosemary, Paprika and Papaya Cardstock as well as the new Harbour Glitter Paper. Look at the gorgeous stitching detail in these thin cuts! I also popped up one of the flowers with some Thin 3D Foam Tape for some added dimension.


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! Remember, the September SOTM is only available until the 30th September!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Australasian SOTM Blog Hop- Grateful For This Life


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

If you have arrived here from Passionate About Pages 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 September Stamp of the Month, Grateful For This Life

I love all the mix and match sentiments, and I wanted to show you how to use these on a scrapbook page.

I recently performed in a production of West Side Story, and so I wanted to create a bright layout of all the fun backstage photos we took. I used Bluebird Cardstock as the base, and then added strips of the new colour Mulberry Cardstock and also some paper from the new Noteworthy Paper Packet

On the left hand side, I stamped the main title from the Stamp of the Month using Black Ink and added some extra sentiments from the stamp set.


I love how you can truly customise the titles with this stamp set! I also added some music notes using the Happy Birthday Song stamp set since West Side Story is a musical. 


I used some of the smaller sentiments around the pages, as the photos do tell such a story about some wonderful memories I will have of the show.


The right hand side is more of the beautiful Bluebird and Mulberry combination, and I added in a pop of Lemonade Cardstock too. I also added some sharks to these pages using the Jawsome Birthday stamp set, as we were the Sharks gang. 


The star sentiment is from the new Smarty Pants Stamp Set and Thin Cuts, which I thought paired perfectly with this layout and also the pop of yellow on my niece's dress. I also added some more music notes!


This journal box was created on White Daisy Cardstock using the new Love Story Scrapbooking Stamp Set and Thin Cuts and I stamped the lines using our new colour of the year, Wild Berry Ink. The Sharks title also came with the Jawsome Birthday stamp set, and so I used that as a subtitle. 


Back to the Stamp of the Month- I was truly grateful to spend time on stage with my other half and so the time together sentiment was perfect for underneath this photo of us- and how amazingly does my dress match the cardstock colours!


I really love how this double page layout turned out, and I was able to put a lot of photos on this page!


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