Thursday, April 30, 2009
If you want to start at the beginning of the blog hop, go on over to Erin's Blog and follow all of the links to see some amazing work form her and all of the other talented consultants!
These felt flowers come from the new CTMH Heart Felt Whimsy Die Cuts. In addition to flowers, there are birds, dragonflies, butterflies, buttons, swirls and much much more!
They are so simple to use. You can easily run them trough your sewing machine or just use a needle and thread. In addition they are even easier to attach with brads or conchos.
I will tell you that I didn't have much luck with adhesive or glue dots, but I have been told that there is a felt glue on the market! It is just too easy to use thread or brads to worry to much about glue! I also wanted to tell you about my 2 new favorite things. 1. Sewing-I got the Janome Sew Mini and I love it! It sews like a dream on fabric and paper! 2. Envelope flats-CTMH has a wonderful selection of all different sizes and the best part-you can stamp the inside of you envelope to match your project! How cool is that!
Here is a supply list for this project-
White Daisy CS, Garden Green CS, Buttercup CS, Tulip CS, Olive ribbon, Heart Felt die cuts, Tulip brads, Buttercup concho, foam squares, garden green ink, tulip ink, buttercup ink, Tulip CS, Floral charm stamp set, tickled pink stamp set, serendipity stamp set, envelope flats, white buttons
Other-Pen, green thread, canvas bag
Thanks so much for stopping by, and if you are "hopping" along with us today for the Close to My Heart Blog Hop then your next stop is
www.rockinstamps.blogspot.com. Shannon has some really cute stuff using Tickled Pink and Tinkering!
Links not working or Lost on the "hop"? See a complete list of participating blogs below
Erin Herring http://www.tazzygirl2000.blogspot.com/
Penny Doucette http://scrappinpenny.blogspot.com/
Kathleen Rensel http://scrapbookaddictkath.blogspot.com/
Jessica Moore http://www.jessicaspaperpetals.blogspot.com/
Colleen Porter http://www.inkemup.blogspot.com/
Sherry Thompson http://www.picturespatternsandpaper.blogspot.com/
Jen Patrick http://www.roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/
Corey Acton http://scrappytimeswithcorey.blogspot.com/
Amy Edwards http://www.paisleysplayhouse.blogspot.com/
Amy Schultz http://www.amylizschultz.blogspot.com/
Tresa Black http://www.fabulouslyartsy.blogspot.com/
Leslie Kolic http://www.leannesscraps.blogspot.com/
Rebecca Garrison http://www.stampingwithbekah.blogspot.com/
Miranda Kurz http://www.scrampinwithmiranda.com/
Terrie Dodd http://my-life-in-real-time.blogspot.com/
Traci Tanimura http://www.creativetraci.blogspot.com/
Debora Mcelhany http://www.mcdoodlesscrappinplace.blogspot.com/
Katie Paterson http://katiepaterson.blogspot.com/
Michelle Robinson http://amaizenbluelady.typepad.com/
Lori Scott http://scrapinglori.blogspot.com/
Amberlyn Gentry http://amberlyng.blogspot.com/
Wendy Kessler http://www.myscrapbookingblog.com/
Meredith Burgess http://www.meredithsscrappylife.blogspot.com/
Vicky Sullivan http://www.sullyscrapandstamp.blogspot.com/
Caren Goldstein http://www.scrappycaren.blogspot.com/
Jena Devries http://www.livelovelaughscrapbook.blogspot.com/
Kami Welter http://www.scrappin4memories.blogspot.com/
Traci Godbee http://createwithtraci.blogspot.com/
Julie Banzon http://www.scrapbookiejulie.blogspot.com/
Laurel Seabrook http://www.want2scrap.blogspot.com/
Alisan Smith http://scrappinalistamps.blogspot.com/
Haley Dyer http://www.inkyscrapper.blogspot.com/
Dawn Heuft http://www.stamptildawn.blogspot.com/
Ali Creel http://www.scrapali.blogspot.com/
Helen Onulak http://www.hookedonstamping.comj/
ean McNulty http://stampinmaui.blogspot.com/
Aaron Brown http://aaronsbooth32.blogspot.com/
Julie Lane http://raggedydoodles.blogspot.com/
Carrie Zrodlowski http://carriesinspiration.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
This is my card for this week's Color Chef Challenge over at KJ's Stamp Pad. The colors to use were Black, Watermelon, Bubblegum, Baby Pink and White Daisy. When I started out making this card I had this idea that I wanted my random stamped images to be glossy, and I would use versamark and ink together. I think in the end it altered the color just a bit, especially the watermelon. I think I will read up on this technique just a bit and see what I was doing wrong.
I also used a clear acrylic flower in the center of the knot that doesn't show up all the well in the picture.
Supplies from CTMH-Black CS, White Daisy CS, Baby Pink CS, Bubblegum CS, Black ink, Bubblegum ink, Watermelon ink, Baby pink ink, Black staz on ink, Clear acrylic flower, black brads, corner rounder Floral charm stamp set, Friendship blessing stamp set
Other-Black ribbon, clear embossing powder, crop-0-dile
I also wanted to take a quick second to tell you about something very exciting starting onThursday and Friday. Of course the release of the new Summer 2009 Close to my Heart Catalog on Friday Morning, but in addition the 1st ever CTMH Blog Hop!! A really sweet consultant Erin Burney has organized the whole thing and the fun will start at Midnight(Pacific Time) on Thursday and will feature all new projects for you to see using all new products from the new Catalog. I will have a really cute project posted for the event. (Of course no matter how hard I try, I wont be able to stay awake till midnight, but I will catch all the fun on Friday morning!)
What is a Blog Hop? Over 40 consultants will have their blogs linked together, and all you have to do is "hop" from one blog to the next. At the end of each of the post you will be given a link to go to the next blog.
All the fun will start at Erin's Blog and go from there.
Not to worry I will give you directions on where to start or where to go to next! It's going to be so much fun!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Plants always make great gift for Mother's Day! This is one of my projects for last months Guest star Stamper over at Papertrey Ink.
This plant tag and matching card can be made in no time at all.
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Topiary CS, Sweetleaf CS, Sweetleaf brad, Topiary ink, Sweetleaf ribbon
From Papertrey-Spring Tags stamp set
Other-Nestibilities die cuts
And I want to Thank Tresa and Sarah for giving me this blog award! I enjoy both of their work and am honored they pick me!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
This week Kelly picked a wonderful set of colors for the Color Chef Challenge over at her blog KJs Stamp Pad. I will admit this is my second version of the card. The 1st on had the squares more in a diamond pattern and it wasn't working for me and ended up in the trash.
Supplies from CTMH-black CS, White Daisy CS, Watermelon CS, Pattern paper from Magic moments, Black ink, Sunflower ink, Watermelon ink, white button, black ribbon, blush waxy flax, sanding kit, Dream Big stamp set
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Supplies from CTMH-Caprice pattern paper, chipboard label, foam squares, liquid glass, May word puzzle stamp set, April word puzzle stamp set, chocolate ink, sweetleaf ink, honey ink
Monday, April 20, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Colors are Hollyhock, Black and Blush.
All of the Supplies are CTMH except for the rub-ons.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Supplies from CTMH-Tulip CS, Sorbet CS, White Daisy CS, Black ink, Tulip marker, Black marker, Olive marker, Sorbet ink, rhinestone frame, Little thoughts stamp set
The card is 3x3.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
supplies from CTMH-Emporium Paper pack, Chipboard flowers, Pewter brads, buttercup brads, colonial white ribbon, Crystal blue ink, cocoa ink, sweetleaf ink, colored pencils, Dainty thoughts stamp set
Monday, April 13, 2009
supplies from CTMH-White Daisy CS, Black CS, Dutch Blue CS, Sweetleaf ink, Hollyhock ink, Black ink, Pattern paper from Magic Moments, Pattern Paper from Animal Cookie, Pattern paper from Boom-di-ada, Hollyhock ribbon, White floss, Dutch Blue button, Solo 1 stamp set, Code it stamp set
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I really had fun with this months Operation Smile project! It's no secret that the CTMH Originals book is my most prized possession! In the book there are many patterns for 4.75x3" cards. I just love this size; not to big and not to small. This box holds 4.75x3" card. After I created it, it reminded me of a box like checks come in. So I am calling it a Mini Check Box
The template for this project can be found at http://www.kabrown63.etsy.com/
for a $1.00 donation to Operation Smile!
The box is a really great size and very simple to make.
Supplies from CTMH-Sweetleaf CS, Colonial White CS, Crystal Blue CS, Cocoa ribbon, Pattern paper from Emporium Creative Basics, Pretty Pins, Cocoa ribbon, Vineyard berry ink, cocoa ink,pewter bitty brads, Bird Basics stamp set, Playful flourishes stamp set, foam squares
In addition to a card box, it will make a wonderful gift box. Here I created a really cute baby gift. Inside I put a cute little onsie I found at Target and some baby Lotion.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I am still working on my photography skills, but I had a lot of fun doing it!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Other-House of Mouse stamp set, assorted copic markers
Monday, April 6, 2009
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Tulip ink, Black ink, Tulip marker, Liquid glass, Black marker, Clear sparkles, Say it with style stamp set, Life is beautiful stamp set, Key to my Heart stamp set
Other-black check ribbon, nestibilites die cut