Thursday, February 28, 2013

March SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring March's SOTM, which is "Floral Happiness", a set of 16 stamps.  If you have come here from Kim'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 at Kathleen's blog.

This month we have approximately 55 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!

A picture of the stamp set is shown here: 

I have created two cards for this month's Blog Hop. Both use the Claire Paper Pack. 

 The first card was created using the masking technique. I stamped the base of the two flower sizes, cut them out and then adhered them over the the stamped image a few times to get the effect of the other flowers sitting behind them. 
This is a much simpler card. I love the way the glitter paper sets off the simple flower. 
Supplies for both cards are listed below. 

Supplies used are all Close To My Heart: 

Paper: Claire Paper Pack, Cashmemre Cardstock, Outdoor Denim Cardstock, Colonial White Cardstock, Glitter Paper
Stamps: Floral Happiness
Inks: Cranberry, Blush, Sweet Leaf, Topary, Sunset, Outdoor Denim
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge, Artiste Cartridge, Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon, Cranberry Baker's Twine, Claire Assortment, Foam Tape

Now "Hop" on over to Terry Ann'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 March SOTM is only available until the last day of March!  Contact your CTMH Consultant or click here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Cardabilities Card - Claire Paper

I finally found a few more minutes to create something fun! I saw this new sketch from Cardabilities and loved it! As soon as I saw the open flower, I knew that there was a similar design on the Artiste cartridge that would work perfectly. 
This is the first time I have pulled out the Claire paper as well. I love the way the Outdoor Denim and Sunset work together. 


Products are all from Close To My Heart

Papers: Claire Paper Pack, Outdoor Denim Cardstock, Sunset Cardstock, Colonial White Cardstock, Cashmere Cardstock
Stamps: Happy Birthday (ret.), A Friend Like You
Inks: Sunset Pigment Ink, Outdoor Denim Pigment Ink
Accessories: Artiste Cartridge, Art Philosophy Cartridge, Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon, Sorbet Waxy Flax (ret.), Blue Button Assortment, Paradise Paper Flowers, Green and Blue Epoxy Bubbles

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Happy Birthday Card - mix of 2 new paper packs

I decided to take a break from the projects I am working on and create a birthday card. I have a lot of birthdays coming up at the end of February and the start of March and I know they are going to sneak up on me before I know what even happened! 

I just love the sketches at Sketchbook Saturday and this is an older one, but it doesn't make it any less fun to play with! And Lagoon is still one of my favourite colours so I decided to combine the lagoon papers from Surf's Up and Later Sk8R for this card. You'd never know that they weren't feminine papers by this card. would you? It's amazing what you can do with the combination of papers from different packs! 


Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Surf's Up Paper Pack, Later Sk8R Paper Pack, Chocolate Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps: Card Chatter - Birthday
Inks: Chocolate
Accessories: Paradise Paper Flowers, Chocolate Buttons (ret.), White Lace and Chocolate Lace (not CTMH), Colonial White Waxy Flax