Thursday, January 27, 2011

CTMH Spring/Summer 2011 Blog Hop!

It's that time again- Close to my Heart is releasing a new Idea Book and a group of fabulous consultants are here to give you a sneak peak of some of the fabulous new products! Be sure to check out all the blogs at the bottom of this post!

I know when most people first see the paper packet, Bliss, many are going to immediately think weddings. But for me, it is all about BABY now a days, and I knew this paper would be perfect for Aubrey's first pictures. Pair it with the Bohemian Alphabet, and WOW. since the paper is so neutral, you can add any accent color to match your photos- for me, it was Grey Wool and Baby Pink:

Layout: Reflections- Side Bar Focus

Layout: Reflections- Main Frame
Paper: Bliss, Grey Wool and Baby Pink Cardstock
Stamps: Bohemian Alphabet, Chocolate Alphabet Small
Embellishments: Bliss Stickease, Opaques (Licorice, Pearl), Dimensional Elements- Irresistibles Villa, liquid glass, glitz glitter gel, sponge dabbers, colonial white ribbon.

As with most of my projects, this did not turn out as I had originally planned- originally these were going to be companion layouts ("Perfect little fingers, precious tiny toes, bright shining eyes, cute button nose"), but as I worked on the second page, the text blocks I made just did not fit. so back to the drawing board for a different page, but overall I love the way these turned out!
I liked that I could use the flower and vine in the alphabet set to accent the pink cardstock, too. The new irresistable chipboard is also fun to work with and customize with ink.

Now don't stop here! Have fun browsing all the other blogs below. And if you want to share your artwork, just click on the link below to your post. Please be sure to link back here, too!

Happy creating everyone!

**Since the Linky Party is now closed, I have included a list of all the links below:

Bliss Baby Scrapbook Pages:
Valentine's Project Class:
Sea Breeze and Sweetheart:
Carla Creates- Bliss Butterfly Card:
Aspire Card-Sheila Bennett:
Sophia Layout by Lisa Stenz:
Amy Liz Schultz:
Beth Naumann- Sophia Cards:
Debbie Carriere:
Rosy Regards Card:
Sophia Layout:
Tresa Black Fabulously Artsy:
Teri Baxter:
Donna McGlasson:
Teresita Arvelo Freindship Card:
Mayberry Layout by Lori Scott:
Lori Miller- Fanfar Layout:
When SOTM's Marry.....:
Kandi Gallegos-Garcia:
Marie Flayer:
Wings Layout by Jane Hass:
Pinwheel Cards by Big Red Scraps:
Sophia Magic:
Scrapping With Lisa:
3-D Spring Home Decore- Some Bunny Loves You:
Sweet Treats-
Pixie Pals-
Wings Display Board-
Heartfelt Treasures-
Pennant Banner using Wings II Paper:
Rosemary Bridges:
Dreams Come True:
Altered Notepad using Wings:
Pennant Alphabet Stamp Set:
Sweetheart Layout:
Altered Square Envelope Scrapbook Tutorial:
Stamped Tile Coaster Set Tutorial:
Mayberry Layout, Scrap It Girl:
Sweetheart Layout- Mary Thompson:
JuliAnne's Recycled banner with Sophia Flowers:
Sophia Layout:
Terrie Dodd:
Sophia WOTH Bobus Card:
Wings 2010 Cover Page:
Valentine's/Anniversary Card:
Wings Desktop Calendar:
Tic Tac Toe Game:

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Welcome, Aubrey!

I just wanted to share some pictures of my precious baby girl, Aubrey! She is an absolute joy (despite those sleepless nights), and I just love to hold her and just stare at her! More to come:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Baby Aubrey is here!

I interupt your card-viewing to let you know my precious baby girl, Aubrey, made her grand entrance into the world on December 8, 2010! She is an absolute precious bundle of joy! I will schedule more card posts when we are home. Just had to share my happiness!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Cards- That's Amore part 2

Back for more? Here are a few other Christmas cards using That's Amore paper:

The one on the right is not really Christmas, but I really like this cake stamp, so I had to use it! The card on the right has the beautiful deer from Heartfelt Christmas, and a red sparkle for the nose! (snowflakes on the side of the image are also from Heartfelt Christmas).

The top card uses the package and sentiment from Ms. Holiday Cheer. The bottom Card uses Heartfelt Christmas again (both tree and snowflakes). The glitter on these does not really show up in the picture, but trust me, they sparkle! I had cramps in my hand from trying to add glitter to the dotted garland on the tree! But the more sparkle the better, I say!
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Cards- That's Amore part 1

Thanks to everyone for being so patient as I try to find time to upload all my pics and post them! I took pictures of almost all the Christmas Cards I made for the recent craft fair, and will post a few a day! Enjoy the first round!

I used the Everyday Celebration cutting templates for a lot of my Christmas Cards which made it easy to make a variety of cards without having to come up with original patterns each time. This first batch is with the That's Amore Paper (I know, I used to think of it only for Valentines day, but I LOVE it for Christmas, too!)

The card on the left uses Angels sent, and has the second half of the saying "Please protect the ones we love" inside. I also used a TON of glitter on the side (stamped with the swirlies from Jingle Borders), too. The one on the right uses that sassy shopper from Ms. Holiday Cheer. For both cards, I paper-pieced the outfits to match the B&T paper. All the images were matted and use foam tape for more dimension.
Stay tuned for more tomorrow! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cards are coming- Stay tuned!

I have so much to share with everyone! I not only just finished an amazing Craft Fair at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, but I have all the great baby-shower related items to share as well (invites in a bottle, thank you cards, and her keepsake box)! Our little girl will be here soon, so I will try to schedule posts throughout Decemeber to share all my cards and crafts, so please stay tuned!

And for those I met at MVPC this weekend, a big HELLO!! I hope you all had as much fun shopping as I did!

Happy Creating, everyone!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Autumn/Winter 2010 New Product Blog Hop!

It's that time of year- Time for another new round of CTMH products!
Welcome to our Close to my Heart New Product Blog Hop! Over 50 Fabulous Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book by giving you a Sneak Peak of some of the great products available in the new Idea Book starting September 1st!

This is simple do to- just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

Out of all the paper packets, I must say that Hooligans is my new favorite. Naturally, it lends itself to Halloween, hence the BOO card below:

I used the simple alphabet chipboard and inked it up with one of the eight new colors, Sunset. And check out the new sparkles in new colors, too! I also used Tag the Occassion for the Happy, Halloween, and do you see the little mini-pumpkin, too? Love the way this one turned out!

But I wanted to think a little outside the Halloween box, so I made it work for Christmas (using the new Pear Ink) with one of the great new A-size sets- A Timber. Love these inexpensive sets, and so cute!

And who can resist a fun birthday card?

And since it is birthday season for our family, I had to show you a few more "Masculine" cards from the slightly feminine paper packet, Magnifique! I LOVE the cute coffee cup in A Sip (another fun A size). and again, the Tag the Occasion set is so versitle, and I love the little images!

Now "hop" on over to Meredith Burgess's Blog

for more great fun with new products. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets! Remember, the Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book goes LIVE on September 1st! Happy Creating!!

**Link not working? Missed a Blog? You can see a list of all Blog Hop participants below!