Friday, May 6, 2016

National Scrapbooking Month "Happy Times" Blog Hop

Welcome to our Happy Times Blog Hop!  On this hop we are showcasing artwork with Close To My Hear's National Scrapbook Month's exclusive paper packet called "Happy Times".  If you've come here from KRISTEN'S BLOG then 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.  

I decided to do a one page, one picture layout of my beautiful step mom.  She looks so pretty next to the flowers we brought her last Mother's Day.  And these floral designs and pastel colored papers with a little hint of gold foil were perfect.  The coordinating stamp set works perfectly too.  I stamped the flower image and title and fussy cut them to add to the page.  

Before you hop on over to MICHELLE'S BLOG  to see her artwork I hope you'll check out my tips below and more details on how you can get this beautiful paper pack and stamp set for yourself.
Tip 1 - To fussy cut the title, I first stamped the sentiment then cleaned my stamp.  Then I put the clean stamp over the image and lightly traced the outline with a pencil.  I used the pencil line to fussy cut the title out.
Tip 2 - to save some of this beautiful paper I cut away some of it that was going to be layered over.  See the below picture.

Here is how you can get your own Happy Times paper packet: 
With a qualifying purchase of $60 you can get the paper packet for FREE!  
You can also purchase this exclusive paper pack at full retail of $14.95 with no purchase requirement.  

The coordinating D-Size stamp set is $17.95.  There's never been a better time to treat yourself to some beautiful paper! 

Click HERE to order yours now.


Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 
This month we will be featuring  the May SOTM, called Celebrate Cake.  Who doesn't like a little cake?  If you have come here from NANCY'S BLOG , you are on the right path!

Here is what this cute stamp set looks like.  Everything you need to make a cake for any special occasion. Here is the cake - err. . . I mean card  .  . I made using the new Florence papers.  I did a little paper piecing - that's when you stamp on some patterned paper, cut it out and place it over the stamped image - to give it a little pop. I colored the cake topper with my ShinHan markers and added some new Florence sequins.  Who wouldn't want to get a little birthday cake in the mail?  What is your favorite kind of cake?

Thanks for looking at my cake - err card!  

Did you know each month you can purchase a new D-Size stamp set for only $5 when you place and order of $50 or more?  Remember, the SOTM is only available until May 31st!  You can shop HERE to get your SOTM now or contact your CTMH Consultant.

Now "Hop" on over to DONNA'S BLOG  because I'm sure she has something awesome to show you.   Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! 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:
Here are some additional ideas on how to use this stamp set: