Saturday, July 11, 2020

July/August New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our July Blog Hop!  We will be featuring  new products from the brand new July/August catalogue, so sit tight and join our blog hop for some amazing ideas.

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 17 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using new 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 absolutely love the new Summer Vibes collection, and I have been trying to use it in unexpected ways. 

I steered away from the usual summer theme and created a layout of a trip to Auckland Zoo in New Zealand. The palm tree vibe and the colour scheme still matched our photos but these were taken during our Spring. I have used the new Summer Vibes Paper Packet and Sticker Sheet, as well as the Coordinating Cardstock to create the base layout.

One of the best things about trips is all the souvenir photos I get, but I always end up with so many! That's why I added a Flip Flap down the side of the left hand page, in order to get as many photos in at possible! You can see how it folds out to add more photos.

Let's take a closer look at the left hand side- isn't that palm frond paper just gorgeous? I also love how the cardstock matches perfectly.

I used more of our new product on the right hand side of the page- this one was slightly more decorative as the flip flap was the main feature on the other side.

I used the Summer Vibes sticker sheet to add a cluster beside the photo, and the journalling will be added onto this flamingo card from the Summer Vibes Picture My Life Cards.

As soon as I saw this little flamingo in the Summer Vibes Acrylic Shapes I knew exactly why I needed to create this layout! As you can see, I was wearing a flamingo dress at the zoo and I took a photo with the flamingos, so this little pink flamingo was the perfect embellishment.

Now "Hop" on over to Haley'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! 


  1. Love your layout! Summer Vibes looks great with your photos!

  2. Summer Vibes and your photos are a perfect match. Fun pages to capture your memories.

  3. Oh my goodness! What great photos for this paper theme and embellishments! Love it!

  4. Terrific layouts - your photos go so well with the papers you selected.

  5. What a great layout, perfect paper for the photos and you sure packed in the photos with the Flip Flap. Awesome!

  6. What a great 2-pg LO....super job adding the flip flaps to your LO and how fun to have a Flamingo dress to wear to the zoo! Loved seeing your pictures with your boys superimposed with the animals in the background of each picture.......such cute boys! you have!

  7. This is a terrific set of layouts....looks like you had a fabulous adventure.

  8. Looks like you had a really fun day! Your layout is the perfect compliment to these great pictures!!

  9. Love your layout! Love that you were able to bring the flamingos in to work with your adorable dress!


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