Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Taste of Summer! National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop

The sweet taste of summer is here!  Celebrate with Close to My Heart and join us for a tour of wonderfully sweet artwork.

If you have arrived here from Cat's Blog, welcome!  After enjoying the art I have created, you will continue your hop on over to Nikka's Blog.

One of my dear friend's is turning 50 this May and we are having a special celebration for her.  When I saw this paper set I knew that I would be using it for the decor for the party!   I love the bright, fresh summer look!  I of course headed to pinterest first to get some ideas and then started creating!  And then ordered some more paper to make some more.  Here's what I made!

I started with a banner, cutting the triangle piece using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  Then I cut some strawberries from the Artiste Cricut cartridge and assembled them.  I love how the flower on the leaves look like strawberry flowers.  Then I headed to the store and bought some strawberry plants, wrapped them in burlap and use the strawberry zip strip as a "ribbon".  All together this makes a fun centerpiece!  Fun, sweet and summery!

I am sure you have seen these yummy strawberries on the from of the Seasonal Expressions II.  To make the strawberries, you can find the tutorial on the CTMH blog here
Although I didn't use it in this artwork, there is a sweet stamp set created to go along with this paper.

CC1039   Taste of Summer:
This special set has images that coordinate with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  

 B1478 Ice Cold Summer
This set is featured in the Seasonal Expressions II and is another great stamp set to pair with the paper.

Here's the deal:  the Taste of Summer paper is $8.95 during the month of May.  No qualifying purchase necessary...just buy as much paper as you want...until it's gone.  Ask your consultant about the scrapbook and card workshops CTMH and other consultants have created to go with this paper.  You can get the instructions for FREE!  Remember, the paper is available while supplies last so don't wait.  You can order by contacting your consultant or on my website.  

Ready to move on?  Head on over to Nikka's Blog and see what summery creation she has made.

Here's to summer creativity!


  1. Sounds like it's going to be an amazing cute party!

  2. Lovely banner and what fun strawberries! I am sure your friend will love it.

  3. Fun paper = fun decorations = fun party. Great idea. You;ve been busy! I like what you've done.

  4. Your strawberries are absolutely perfect! What a fun party this will be!

  5. Very cute-- love the banner!

  6. What a gorgeously summery banner!

  7. Your guests are going to be awed by your elegant party decor. So gorgeous!