Saturday, January 23, 2021

Perfect Match Blog Hop

Welcome to our Perfect Match  Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the Jan-Feb special, Perfect Match, which as an adorable Love themed collection.  

If you have come here from Gina'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 18 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this collection 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 have been having a lot of fun with Distress Oxide inks lately, and I knew that the Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral colours would be beautiful paired with this collection. I was inspired by Christine Meyer's distress oxide backgrounds and decided to create my own.

I started off my cutting a heart stencil on my Cricut, and then sponging over it onto White Daisy cardstock, using it as a mask. I used Picked Raspberry in the middle, and then blended out the edges with Abandoned Coral. Then I cut the White Daisy cardstock to 10 x 10 and placed it over the checkered paper from the Perfect Match collection.

I embellished this with both the sticker sheet and the matching stamp set in this collection.

I stitched around the heart to add a bit more interest but I love how the colours blended together to create the bold heart background. 

Now "Hop" on over to Becca'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. That heart! WOW! I love it and the page! Totally fabulous!

  2. So pretty! Distress Oxides have been one of my favorites too! I'm amazed each time, how LOVELY they blend together!! What a GREAT idea to create your own large stencil for the background of your, so pretty!! Your stitching was just the right touch to complete this page!! Just beautiful!!

  3. Great detail with the stitching - this is an awesome LO!

  4. Love the stitching and stamping!

  5. Great layout! I love the added stitching!

  6. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that big heart with the Distress Oxides and the stitching around the heart!

  7. I love everything about this layout!!


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