Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Summer 2010 New Product Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Close to my Heart New Product Blog Hop! Over 40 Fabulous Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Summer 2010 Idea Book by giving you a Sneak Peak of some of the great products available in the new Idea Book starting May 1st!

There is a complete list of Blogs below, so be sure to stop off at each one to see everyone's amazing creations! 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!

Once again, I love each of the new paper packets that will be released with this new Idea Book! I love cherries, so the Cherry O paper is just perfect for me! And the new Happy Holidays stamp set is so versital, naturally it was one of my first "must-haves" from this book:
Wishes Template: Name Plate (3"x6")
Paper Packet: Cherry O (NEW)
Stamp Set: Happy Holidays (NEW)
Ink: Tulip, Cyrstal Blue, Chocolate
1 1/4" Punch (NEW), Brads, Ribbon

While I had the paper out, I attempted to make the cute paper flowers that are shown in the new book. I think I need a little more practice at these, but they are pretty easy to make with the new punch!

Technique: Punched Circle Flowers, Pg 13, Summer 2010 Idea Book
Paper Packet: Cherry O (NEW)
Stamp Set: Happy Holidays (NEW)
Ink: Tulip
Accessories: 1 1/4" Punch (NEW)

Now "Hop" on over to Carla's Blog
to see her fabulous work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to getsome great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets!

Remember, the Summer 2010 Idea Book goes LIVE on May 1st!

**Link not working? Missed a Blog? Check out the post below for a complete list of Summer 2010 Blog Hop Participants! Happy Creating!

Summer 2010 Blog Hop Participants

Be sure to visit each CTMH Consulant below for the Summer 2010 New Product Blog Hop:

Erin Herring
Carla Ironside
Dawn Ross
Amy Edwards
Tresa Black
Dawn Heuft
Kimberly Smith
Jessica Moore
Leisa Hubley
Helen Onulak
Brae Montgomery
Wendy Kessler
Adeline Brill
Sherrie Thornton
Sheila Bennett
Terrie Dodd
Lisa Stenz
Jody Gustafson
Kathleen Rensel
Lori Scott
Beth Naumann
Teri Baxter
Wendy Fording
Laurie Newton
Meredith Burgess
Clerissa Lewis
Jennifer Kojder
Georgia Hauglid
Antoinette Herrin
Haley Dyer
Tanya Mae
Jean McNulty
Carrie Haines
Janelle Janish
Maranda Dickerson
Cheryl Even
Karen Johnson
Cindy Leek
Nancy Walters
LaJeania Hicks
Emma Hubert
Kristine Fowler
Amanda DesJardins
Tamra Meservey

Friday, April 16, 2010

Miracle! National Scrapbooking Month Kit!

I am sure you knew May was National Scrapbooking Month, and as always, CTMH came out with an awesome promotion! The best part- the kit only cost me $5 and it makes 2 completed double-page spread layouts! I know it sounds cliche, but it was so quick and easy to put these pages together, that honestly, the hardest part was picking out which photos I was going to use for these pages. But once I saw how the colors are perfect with these great pictures of my grandparents at my wedding (my grandma passed away a few years ago, which makes this even more special for me), this just came together for me! I absolutely adore how these came out, and I even have a little extra paper from the kit to make some cards. Of course, I will be ordering more of these for additional family pages in my wedding album!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Whoops, forgot to post this Easter Card!

One more Easter Card- I cannot believe I forgot to post this! I am loving the Topstitch paper, and used that adorable Bunny Love stamp set! The easter eggs on the front are on foam squares cut in half. Unfortunately, my waterbrush was a little too-watery and the coloring on the bunny was not as sharp as I would have liked. But I am still happy with the card!

The template used is my own little modified version of Originals: Diamond Stack (rotated). Stay tuned this week for a peak at Miracle, the new promotion! OMG, it is amazing! Happy Creating everyone!

Friday, April 2, 2010

From the heart...

I have always known that Close to my Heart is a wonderful company, but when I read this post on Jeanette Lynton's blog (founder of CTMH), I almost needed a tissue (okay, for those that know me, of COURSE I needed a tissue)...

It amazes me and touches my heart that a few small actions partnered with dedication and passion can have such great results. I am proud to be affiliated with such a great company, and humbled by the generousity of others.

I hope each of you become inspired to do something that touches someones heart today! Even if it is as simple as holding the door open for someone, smiling and asking how your cashier is doing, or even "paying it forward" at your local coffee shop (I once personally witnessed this while studying in the corner at a starbucks one day... it was AMAZING), you will be amazed at how great you feel, and how others will feel, too.

Make it a GREAT day! -Erin-