Friday, January 6, 2017

Seasonal Expressions 1 - New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasonal Expression 1 Catalog Blog Hop! There are several Close To My Heart consultants featuring projects from this brand new catalog and I am sure that you will see some awesome ideas along the way! So, sit back, relax and let's get started. 

You should have arrived here from Corinna Murphy's blog

If you get lost, a list of all blogs can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog.

Considering that just before Christmas, I donated all my leftover cards from the previous year to charity, I decided to create two cards for this blog hop. 

The first is from a new card workshop but I really purchased the workshop because of the stamp set... 
I also have a feeling that a LOT of people will use the "Hello Lovely" paper pack for this blog hop so I wanted to do something a little different for my first card. The paper pack that is associated with this stamp set is "Some Kinda Wonderful". I didn't want to use that -  I wanted to try using something unusual, so I decided to use "Dreamin' Big". I chose the papers that best fit with what I had in mind and I love the way this turned out. 

This close up shows the flowers and the shimmer on them since it doesn't show up in the above photo. 

The second card is created using papers from the "Hello Lovely" Paper Pack. (I couldn't help myself - it is SUCH a beautiful collection of papers and I had to create something with them!) 
I haven't ink distressed paper in ages but these papers are so light that they blended into each other without some sort of definition around the edges. I chose to use smaller patterns to keep the focus on the detailed heart. 

This photo shows the colouring as well as the use of the Shimmer Brush on the word within the heart. 

I hope you enjoyed my projects. 

The next blog on the hop is Michele Rowley's blog

I'm sure she has a wonderful project to share with you.

You can order any of the new products from the Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog seen on this blog hop on my OBA or by contacting me directly. 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted (for both cards): 

Paper: Dreamin' Big Paper Pack, Hello Lovely Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Juniper Cardstock, New England Ivy Cardstock, Sea Glass Glitter Paper
Stamps: Here for You, Heartfelt Hello
Inks: Poppy, Saffron, Juniper, Glacier, New England Ivy Pigment Ink, Sorbet, Slate, New England Ivy
Accessories: Cricut Design Space Heart, Hearts Thin Cuts, Coral Shimmer Trim, Gold Shimmer Trim, Foam tape, Thin Foam Tape, Red Enamel Gems, Gold Glitter Gems, Sewing Machine and White Thread (not CTMH), ShinHan Markers, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Clear Shimmer Brush



  1. Great cards, I love the stitching!

  2. Oh my! Those are GORGEOUS; both of them!

  3. Wonderful cards! The Dreamin' Big card is so bold and beautiful. I _LOVE_ it!

  4. Beautiful cards! I love the time & stitching you put into the first card creation....just gorgeous!

  5. Beautiful! Love the stitching on the first one.

  6. Love the stitching in the first card! Love your design of the second card!


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