Monday, December 31, 2012

January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  You may have found your way here from Haley's Blog.  January's SOTM is Happy Valentine's.  I have a circle card to share using this beautiful stamp set and the Clemitine Paper Pack. 



The flower was stamped with Sobet ink on Sorbet cardsstock.  I cut a mat for the heart and then added glitz around the edge.  The mat makes getting a consistent edge of glitz easy.

The hop continues with Michelle's blog.  Have fun and happy stamping!  Georgia

Friday, November 30, 2012

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for December 2012.  You may have found your way here from Pamela's Blog.  This month we have a fun set of 12 stamps called "Year-Round Cheer".

I have my "usual" circle card.  This card features the Clementine paper packs, Sorbet Ink, and Burlap Ribbon.  I trimmed my stamps in this set to separate the words from the images and that creates even more variety in this great assorted set.



The hop continues at Amy's Blog.  Have fun and Happy Stamping!  Georgia

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Capture the Date

Hi and welcome to the Close to my Heart November stamp of the month blog hop.  You may have found your way here from Annette's Blog.

This month's set is a huge set of 72 stamps called Capture the Date.  I created a circle card using the Dakota Paper Packet, Black and Barn Red inks and embellished with black button brads.


The hop continues at Lori Brown's Blog.  Have fun and Happy Stamping!  Georgia

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Very Merry Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the October 2012 CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  You may have found your way here from Teresa's Blog.

This month's set is called VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.  It is a fun set of 11 acrylic stamps. It is a great set for creating quick and easy tags.  For each of these tags, I cut a mat slightly larger and added a touch of Glitz.  The mat creates a border to make it easy to get the glitz applied evenly.



I also created a simple circle card using Ruby ink, cardstock and embellished with milpost shapes and a wooden button.



The hop continues at Sarita's Blog.  Have fun and happy stamping!  Georgia

Friday, August 31, 2012

Fall Favorites: SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  You may have found yourself here from Nancy Brown's BlogThis month's set is called Fall Favorites.

Surprise - I made another circle card!  Supplies used include the Fall Favorites acrylic stamp set, Moonlight paper packet, Inks in Black, Goldrush and Smokey Plum and black button brads for an embelishment.



The Hop continues at Jill Lucas' Blog.  Have fun and Happy Stamping!  Georgia

Sunday, August 5, 2012

New Product Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the New Product Blog Hop for the CTMH Fall/Winter 2012 idea book.  You may have found your way here from Debra's Blog.

There are so many great new products.  The theme for my projects is Christmas.  My first project is a card that has a pocket for a gift card.  Supplies used for this project include the Pear & Partridge Paper pack, the Merry & Bright Stamp Set, Christmas Joy stamp set, Glitz Glitter Gel in Pink, Green and Red, Kraft Cardstock, and inks in Cashmere, Desert Sand, Cranberry and Olive.  I applied the glitz around the border of the sentiment on the card front and painted the paper in varous spots using a small paintbrush.  Inside the card is a small pocket and a tag that holds a give gard.

Card Front


Card Inside


The hop continues at Adeline's Blog.  Have fun and happy stamping!  Georgia

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

August SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring the August 2012 SOTM, Baroque Borders.  You may have found your way here from Judy Burger's Blog.

I have two cards to share this month.  The first is a circle card that uses the new Moonlight Paper Packet.    The card base and stamping is in Goldrush and the pretty embelishment is from the Filigree Charms set.



The second card uses only cardstock in Champagne, Chocolate and an Ivory case base.  The stamping is a tone-on-tone technique using Champagne Ink.  This set is perfect to use with this stamp set to create elegant backgrounds. The sentiment is from the new stamp set, Christmas Joy.


The hop continues at Elizabeth Mindemann's Blog.  Have fun and Happy Stamping.  Georgia

Saturday, June 30, 2012

July SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to my Heart July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  You may have found your way here from Tamytha Jenkin's Blog. Our Stamp set for July is a fun set called Live Out Loud. 

I am back making cicle cards again.  My first card is simple but elegant and uses only cardstock, ink and embellished with a flutter paper shapes and a touch of ribbon.








Add an adhesive spring and the center image pops up....it is so much fun!


The hop continues at Jen Rubio's Blog.  Have fun and Happy Stamping!  Georgia

Thursday, May 31, 2012

CTMH June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month blog hop featuring the adorable set, "Life is Tweet". You may have found your way here from Krista's blog.  I have a little something special to share this month.  I used the set to create a "Magic Card".  The best way to show the magic is in a very short video....

video

This magical card was created using the Life is Tweet stamp set, the Florentine Paper Pack, cardstock in Creme Brulee and White Daisy, Black Stazon Ink, Black Archival Ink, Twilight Ink (applied with a foam tool), Paradise Paper Flowers, Sparkles from the blue & green assortment and Baker's Twine (Paradise and Neutral assortments).  The bird was colored using Copic markers.  The magic is created using a transparency sheet and a hidden pocket.  Can you figure out how it works?

I also have a couple of circle cards to share because my "followers" would be so disappointed if I did not have circle cards. I continue to be a circle card addict.  This card is made using only cardstock and ink in Sweet Leaf, Lagoon and Bamboo.  Add some sparkles and ribbon and you have a quick and easy card.

This next card uses the Roxie Papers, Black and Desert Sand Inks and embellished with Durables Studs.  The bird image was colored by placing a mask around the outside of the bird image and applying ink with the CTMH Foam Tool.  If you don't like to "color" this is a great way to cheat.

The bloghop continues on at Michelle's blog.  Have fun and Happy Stamping!  Georgia

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

3-D Rose Flowers Video

I am in love with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. Here is a small basket made using the 3-D rose design.



I played around with various techniques to find the method that works best for me and created a short the following video:
 


Happy flower making!  Georgia

Monday, April 30, 2012

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  You may have found your way here from Sheila Bennet's Blog. 

The May Stamp of the Month is a set of eight stamps called Friendship Bouquet.  My project for this month is a circle card featuring the Pemberly paper packet.  The technique to shade the flower was created by stamping the image with Desert Sand ink and shading using the foam and stipple brushes found in the set of texture tools.  The embellishments are the round Durables Studs.

The hop continues at Amy McVey's Blog. Have fun and happy stamping!  Georgia

Saturday, March 31, 2012

April SOTM Blog Hop - You Are...

Welcome to the Close to my Heart April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. You may have found your way here from Helen Onulak's Blog.

The SOTM is "You Are..." and is a very fun set of 15 stamps. I created a circle card using cardstock and inks in Barn Red, Outdoor Denim and Bamboo. The star embellishments are from the Milepost Shapes set.



The hop continues at Debra Van Patten's Blog. Have fun and happy stamping. Georgia

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

March SOTM Blog Hop - Potential

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog hop. You may have found your way here from Judy Burger's blog.

This month we have a beautiful set of nine stamps called "Potential". I have created a couple of circle cards this month. My first card uses kraft cardstock with a splash of lagoon cardstock and ribbon. I love the look of Desrt Sand ink on this cardstock. It creates beautiful shadding. Did you know that in addition to the Kraft cardstock, CTMH offers kraft envelopes and a die cut card set? Love it! My second card is created using the Stella paper pack and bling accents from the Blue & Green Sparkles assortment. Inks used include Sunset, Tulip and Cocoa.

The hop continues at Carla Ironside's blog. Have fun and Happy Stamping. Georgia

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

February SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. This month's set is a bold set of phrases/words called Thoughtful Tidings. You may have found your way here from Mary Eisen's blog.



I thought that with the boldness of the phrases, I would go with simple cards. I picked a set of three colors inspired from the Stella Paper Packet: Tulip, Sunset and Lagoon. I love the "splash" that lagoon adds.


Card #1 is a circle card - because I have addiction to circle cards. VERY simple design with an accent of the new Baker's Twine in the Paradise Assortment. The Baker's Twine is the "circle card lovers" new best friend!






Card #2 is super simple with some bling to bring in party!





The hop continues on at Michelle Loncar's Blog. Have Fun and Happy Stamping! Georgia

Sunday, January 29, 2012

CTMH New Product Blog Hop

The new idea book is here and packed with great new products. Welcome to the blog hop that features new goodies in the CMTH Spring/Summer 2012 idea book. You may have found your way here from Jennifer Rubio's Blog.


If I had to pick one favorite new item, it would be the set of birthday sayings called Just a Number. I can never get enough birthday stamps and this one has so many possibilities. Here are a few cards featuring the set:


My first circle card uses a cute sentiment from the Just a Number Stamp set and images from the A Tree stamp set and the Stella Paper Packet.






Card Inside:




My next circle card is very simple and easy. I love the soft colors in the new Florentine Paper Packet. The embellishment is a flower from the new Paradise Paper Flowers set and accented with an antiqued gold Durables Stud.








Card Inside:




My last card features one of three "Happy Birthday" quotes is various fonts. I added another new set, Just for You and more antiqued gold durables studs.



The blog hop continues at Carol Horton's Blog. Have fun and happy stamping! Georgia