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Friday, April 15, 2016

Resisting Can Be Fun

Welcome to this month's CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  This month there are 13 of us participating by featuring creations that use the Resist technique. Resisting occurs when you use a medium of some kind (clear embossing ink, embossing powder, embossing pen)  that “resists” or blocks an area from receiving another medium. 

If you are here from Michelle's Blog, you are on the right track.  If you get lost along the way, you can go to Melissa's Blog for a complete list of all the participants. 

For my creation, I am featuring a layout that I created as part of a team training featuring our Kaleidoscope kit & Diamonds are Forever stamp set.

The resist here that is shown in the images below were created by using the sentiments form the "Diamonds are Forever" stamp set that were 'inked' with clear embossing ink. After stamping it on the paper, I covered it in clear embossing powder then used our craft heater to set the embossing powder. As a final step, I used our watercolor paints to color over the sentiment - but as you can see, the stamped image 'resisted' the paint!!!!

I can't wait to get some pictures from Easter printed to add to this layout! If you would like to order your own supplies so you can start resisting, contact me today or visit my website!

Now hop on over to Helen's Blog for another amazing Resist project!!!!


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Why I Love Being on This CTMH Team!

Welcome to the Heartfelt Sentiments Team special blog hop! For this blog hop we are going to be sharing why we love Close to My Heart and why we love this team!!!!

If you are here from Melissa's Blog then you are on the right track. I hope you enjoy reading all of our stories and that you will be inspired to join us!

Wow I am not even sure where to begin! I am going to start out by telling you just a few reasons why I love CTMH:

  • Amazing products that are all coordinated to match - from paper packs to inks to embellishments and everything in between

  • CTMH has a "Let Me Show You" philosophy by providing how-to books and workshop guides this helps the non-creative person like me create fantastic projects!!!)

  • Cricut cartridges that come with coordinating stamp sets (we now have 5!!!)

  •  High quality products for a very reasonable price (and as a consultant we get a discount and incentives!!!!)
Here are just a few projects I have created over the last few months. You can explore my blog to see even more!

If you are still not convinced that CTMH is an amazing company, take a few minutes to watch this video:

So now I want to tell you why I love the Heartfelt Sentiments Team led by Melissa Robinson! Our team is so much more than just a team -- we are family. Our team consists of sisters from several states whom many of them have never met face-to-face. However, we are one! Not only do we share our creative ideas but we also share in our personal joys and sorrows as well! I know that I can reach out the my Heartfelt Sentiments Sisters at anytime and get help, suggestions and encouragement on scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting and life in general!!!!

Our team leader, Melissa, is amazing! She is not only a fabulous lady but she is an awesome leader! She is so giving of her time and her creative ideas. I know without a doubt that I can send her a message or even call her at anytime and she will respond! For her, being the leader of this team is not just about a business, it's about the relationship she has with each and every one of us!

And I love getting birthday cards from my heartfelt sisters:

And for the month of April, CTMH has an amazing deal for you to join with us!

Signing up as a new Consultant with Close To My Heart during April is more rewarding than ever. When you sign up as a New Consultant you already get: 

  • New Consultant Kit with essential supplies for only $75
  • $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on additional supplies
  • The chance to earn fantastic Straight To The Top start-up rewards 

And only during April, you can also earn your choice of a FREE Cricut collection or an additional $100 in Select Product Credit when you submit $350 in personal sales within your first 30 days!  So what are you waiting for --- contact me or any of the Heartfeltt Sentiment team members to get signed on.

Now hop on over to Katy's Blog to read all about her why!


Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Everything's ABC --- Letter H

H is for  Hopscotch!!!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter H. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their H element will be featured in their post.

If you are here from Darlys' Crafty Happy Blog then you are on the right track! If you get lost along the way, you can always find a full list of the participants at Catherine's CatScrapbooking Blog.

For my Letter H creation this month, I once again am using Studio J and this time I using the Hopscotch kit with to highlight my two precious grandchildren on Easter.  I love how the colors of this kit coordinate so well with their Easter outfits.  

I love how Studio J is so simple, quick and easy to use.  It makes preserving my pictures a breeze --- I am going to miss SJ so much!!!!! :-(

If you have not tried Studio J --- we only have until the end of this month to get as many layouts completed as we can!!!

Now you can hop on over to Linda's Scrappy Therapy Blog for another H creation!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

CTMH Paper Blog Hop - Regatta


Thank you for joining me and several Heartfelt Sentiments team members as we showcase artwork using Close To My Heart's paper packet, "Regatta".  

This is such a fun and 'summery' paperpack and I know you will love what you see as you "hop" through these amazing blogs!!!!

If you are here from Melissa's Blog then you are on the right track.  

This month I decided to make a birthday card using a piece of the sapphire wave B&T along with one of the PML cards that come with the paper pack.

The PML cards come as a sheet of paper and then all you have to do is cut them apart! The sentiment comes from the stamp set that is available in the Kaleidoscope workshop on the go kit. I also added some extra dimension by using some of the flower pieces found in the Regatta complements and added a strip of our white & gold ribbon.

Actually all of the Regatta supplies I used are available in our Workshop Your Way kit which also comes with instructions for creating layouts and cards!

Now hop on over to Katy's Blog for another fun Regatta creation!

You can order your own regatta supplies by visiting my website and any $50 or more order placed in my online gathering for April will earn you a FREE gift from me!