Saturday, February 6, 2016

Share the Love Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to a special hop from the Stamp of the Month blog hop consultants! If you've come from Krista Hershberger's blog you're on the right track. Just click the link at the end of my blog to continue to the next one on the hop. You can also click here for a list of participating consultants.

The very special set for February is named Share the Love (D size set). The reason it's so special is that for each Share the Love set sold, Close To My Heart will donate $7 USD to Operation Smile. Operation Smile is an amazing organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children all over the world!

I ended up making a set of cards with a holder using Share the Love and the Charlotte papers. I took one of the sheets that has PML cards and cut it up. I used various individual cards on each notecard in the set. Not only was it fast and easy, it was a lot of fun choosing and working the PML style cards into the notecard designs! Then I used the Cricut Artiste cartridge to make a quick and easy file folder for the notecards.

All products are Close To My Heart: (click for image)
--Share the Love stamp set
--Charlotte paper pack
--Inks: Sorbet, Black
--Embellishments: Treasured Puffies, Gold Sequins, Grey Enamel Gems
Now it's time to hop over to Jen Rubio's blog for more inspiration!
Thanks for hopping by!


Friday, February 5, 2016

Color Dare #179 ~ Champagne, Slate, Whisper, Sorbet, Black and White

 Yea it's Friday! That brings us a new Color My Heart color dare! This dare features the colors from the Charlotte papers: Champagne, Slate, Whisper, Sorbet, Black and White Daisy. Lovely, soft colors with a touch of bold from the black.

I got out my Springtime Wishes stamp set and the matching Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts and got to work! I used the pattern paper for the flowers. A photo at the bottom of the line shows the subtle details of the flowers. A fun way to make your card a bit different is to cut off about 3/4" of the right side of the card. Then adhere a patterned paper to the inside on the right. When the card is closed it looks "regular" but when you open it you discover the patterned paper is actually on the inside of the card!

All products are Close To My Heart: (click for image)
--Springtime Wishes stamp set
--Joyful Birthday stamp set
--Charlotte paper pack
--Ink: Black
--Cardstock: Sorbet

Now it's your turn to get inky fingers! 
This color dare is open until Thursday 9:00pm CST. Details on how to join the fun can be found in the sidebar on the Color My Heart home page. If you don't have the exact colors just use something close! Don't forget to tell your friends so they can join the fun, too!

Have fun creating!

Monday, February 1, 2016

February 2016 Stamp of the Month Hop ~ Balloon Animals

Welcome to February! Can you believe how fast the the time is going? Since we're starting a new month that means the Stamp of the Month group has a new hop for you! 

If you've arrived from Sheila Bennett's blog you're on the right track! Just keep clicking the links to continue on the hop.  Click here for a list of the participating consultants.

The stamp set for February is called Balloon Animals and is adorable! You'll get 6 cute balloon animal images and lots of great messages all in this set!

I paired Balloon Animals with the Kaleidoscope papers because they both felt fun and festive! I stamped and cut out the monkey and bunny but stamped the giraffe directly onto the cardstock layer of the card. The frame and message were stamped and cut out, too. I used some Thin 3D Foam to pop the frame. This allowed me to hang the monkey and have the bunny sit up top on the frame.  A couple of circles from the Pear Fundamental Assortment and it was done!

Balloon Animals are only available from Feb. 1-29, 2016. After that it's GONE! So be sure to get yours now! That's how the Stamp of the Month works!

All products are Close To My Heart: (click for images)
--Balloon Animals (Feb. Stamp of the Month)
--Cardstock: Pear, White Daisy
--Kaleidoscope paper pack
--Ink: Gypsy, Pixie, Sunset, Black

Now it's time to hop over to see what Priscilla Gotham has to inspires us today!

Thanks for hopping by! Enjoy the rest of the hop!


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