Monday, August 6, 2018

Here's to You Blog Hop

Welcome to another blog hop featuring the Here's to You workshop kit from Close to My Heart.





When I saw the colors and artwork featured in this kit, I am not gonna lie, I truly had a little gasp!  So beautiful!

If you have arrived here from Miss Carrie's Creation's blog, you are following right along.  When you are finished here, you will move on to Brenda's blog.

This kit includes 4 exclusive stamps sets that are perfect sentiments for weddings, anniversaries, and everyday celebrations.  You can purchase the kit with or without the rose embossing folder!  AND the best part is that Close to My Heart has created a Cricut Design Space file and detailed instructions so all you have to do is cut and create!



In addition to creating the cards with the kit, I knew that I was not going to create the 12 x 12 layout so I took the elements that I cut on the Cricut Design file and created an 8th card.


To create this card, I added 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch glacier piece for the back ground and then cut an additional Pacifica blue and vellum piece as shown and then added the "love" element and silver glitter pieces.  You will have plenty of pearls in your package to embellish as well.  

I also really love the sentiment stamp "sending you sunshine, laughter, and hugs" so I paired it with the August stamp of the month and created two double Z-fold cards.  





What will you create with the "gasp inspiring" kit?  Visit your consultant's website or if you do not have a Close to My Heart consultant, join me here to purchase your Here's to You kit.  

Now that you have spent some time here on my blog, remember to continue on to the next stop, Brenda's Blog.  

Enjoy!
Michele




Wednesday, August 1, 2018

For the Love of Crafting: August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the August stamp of the month blog hop.  I haven't participated for a few months as my business has taken me in a different direction but I am back and looking forward to participating again!

If you have arrived here from Miss Carrie's Creations, welcome.  You are traveling around a big circle of Close to My Heart consultants' blog, full of creative artwork for you.  When you have finished browsing here, you will travel on to Alayne's blog.


Now this stamp set is perfect for the crafter at heart.  The snarky sayings and cute camera and typewriter speak volumes to those who love their paper crafting.

I have created several cards with this set and this one if my favorite! 

This was my first one and I had the leftover stickers on my desk from the Central Park workshop so I popped them on for my sentiment.  (I didn't have 2 "L"s so I used "T"s and cut off the extra.)  I loved how this turned out but soon realized, if I am running out of letters so will you...Alphabet stamps to the rescue.  


So, I pulled out Simply Said, a brand new stamp set from the Holiday Seasonal Catalog coming in September and stamped my greeting!  I have several different alphabets and could use larger ones as well.  BUT I will never run out of letters when I use my stamps!



What do you like to use?  Stamps or stickers? 

This stamp of the month is only available during the month of August and with a minimum purchase, you can get it for just $5.  Visit your consultants website, or if you do not have a consultant, pop on over to my website and take a look!

Thanks for stopping by and now you will be moving on to Alayne's Blog

Craftiness in happiness!
Michele