Thursday, July 31, 2014

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


Welcome to the Close To My Heart August SOTM, "What a Hoot", Blog Hop. August 1st marks our first day of  the Annual Inspirations Book going live to customers. Isn't that fun? Over 60 consultants are participating this month. If you get stuck with a broken link, go here for a full list of consultants.

You should have arrived from Jen's blog.

While I think those "What a Hoot" owls are adorable, my time is very short these days so I went for a celebratory card using Artbooking to cut the "happy". 

Stamping one of the hat stamps from the set multiple times and coloring in using the new ShinHan touch twin alcohol markers. (Man, are they smooth!) I cut one hat out to pop it up and added a blingie thingie to the pompom on that one. Total time=10 minutes.



Please continue on to Mary's blog to see more cuteness using
 August's stamp of the month, What a Hoot.



Monday, July 21, 2014

Use Your Stash: Begin Summer Recycle

Welcome to the Use Your Stash Blog Hop! 

This month, we're using up items we might have otherwise trashed like cans, cereal boxes, jars, and so forth. I'm sure the Hop will have many interesting items you might consider keeping to craft with later. :)

Master List of Hoppers if you get lost along the way.
1. Joy McHargue- you are here!

I am a jar hoarder. There, I said it. We do not use plastic much so jars are the way to go. However, some jars don't really get used, but I keep them because I like their cute shape. 

This is a jelly jar. It's cute in my book.


purple glitter tape, flamingo dots, "Brushed" accessories flower, Charms from base and bling, white twine,  and new alcohol marker on jar.




Head on over to Wendy's to see what she has salvaged for you to enjoy. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Heartfelt Sentments Paper Focus Blog Hop

If you arrived from Tonya's blog, you "done good". Late post to this blog hop so a quickie:


Consultants get to buy paper samplers when a new book comes out. I used those 6x6 swatches on this page!


Head on over the Debi's blog to see her goodies with this month's paper pack- either Skylark or Timberline.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: July

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. 

You may have arrived from Alyson's blog.

July's stamp of the month is a really fun alphabet set with a doodle/chalkboard sort of feel. 
Ah, nothing but letters so what to do for my project? Pinterest, of course, with a search  for "simple cards" to find inspiration for this card.


My tiny envelope is made by folding a heart. This tutorial is similar to how I made mine.

Please continue to Krista's to see her superb work with this fun Stamp of the Month alphabet. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Technique Hop: PML Cards

Picture MY Life cards- not in slotted pages is the challenge.

In any case, you should have arrived from Sheila B's blog.

I've used PML cards for layering as well as the obvious jounral box here.

Please continue to Michelle L's blog.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Heartfelt Sentiments Paper Packet Focus Blog Hop: Lollydoodle

Welcome.
Tawnya's blog was before mine.

Lollydoodle will be gone soon so get your cute paper here!

Debi's is next. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month blog hop.






This set makes me want July to already be here for fireworks, picnics, and fun. I went with the theme of FUN. 

My card uses Pacifica, Cranberry, and Kraft with some cranberry twine as my only embellishment. 

Stars and circles cut with Cricut with Art Philosophy and embossed using the "dots" folder.



Please continue with the blog hop to Judy's blog for more Kaboom!