Monday, November 29, 2021

Deck the Palms Blog Hop

The CTMH Deck the Palms collection is so fun-- one part Christmas and two parts tropical!  You get to decide if you'd like to use this collection for some tropical fun or for a tropical Christmas!  This blog hop features all things Deck the Palms.  (If you're already hopping, then you've probably arrived from Melinda's blog.  From here, you'll visit ScrappinKaty next.)

My order arrived later than I anticipated, so I haven't cut into my paper pack yet but instead paired the Deck the Palms Cardmaking stamp set and Thin Cuts with the Wonderland collection.  (That hat paper has been calling to me!)  I used a fun Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 2 sketch, so it came together pretty quickly.  Rather that use the Thin Cuts, I fussy cut the flamingo stamped twice onto light and regular Mullberry cardstock and on White Daisy, then colored with a few markers.

My second card uses scraps from the Deck the Palms Cardmaking Workshop.  I stamped the flamingo and present on the center of my White Daisy card front.  I also stamped the flamingo on the light side of Ballerina cardstock, fussy cut, then colored with my Coral marker and white gel pen.  I added Coral and Jade stripes to the present, then adhered pieces of the fun tropical present print and Clover cardstock.  "Christmas" is stamped on the inside of the card, but I forgot to snap a picture.

The versatility of the fun Deck the Palms product suite will leave you dreaming of a tropical vacation- Christmas or otherwise!  If you don't already have a CTMH Maker and would like to learn more about the Deck the Palms collections, click HERE.  Before continuing on the Deck the Palms blog hop, please leave a comment, then continue by visiting ScrappinKaty's blog next!

Thursday, November 18, 2021

November/December New Product Blog Hop

Close To My Heart has knocked it out of the park again with the November-December 2021 Idea Book!  I love both Wonderland and Candid Moments!  Hop along for lots of great ideas with the latest and greatest from CTMH.  (If you're already hopping, you've probably arrived from amazingly talented ScrappinKaty's blog.  From here, you'll visit beautiful Becca-Exppressions next.)

I am using the Candid Moments collection to scrapbook our day at Custer State Park, SD, this summer.  We made the (somewhat last minute) decision to hike Black Elk Peak, the highest point in South Dakota, the day after we had hiked the highest peak in North Dakota. 

I used my Daisy Alphabet stamp set to stamp my title in Sapphire ink.  On a piece of Carolina card stock, I stamped S. Dakota in Sapphire with my tiny Prairie Alphabet.  The Sundance book plate was cut with the Thin Cuts from the Candid Moments Cardmaking stamp set and Thin Cuts.  I used a few Candid Moments chipboard die cut elements too.  (I will add my journaling before I put this layout in my album.)

On the right page, I stamped the elevation with the Daisy Alphabet stamp set, again in Sapphire ink.  I added a few more die cuts and a pair of stickers from the collection.

Thanks for letting my share my layout of our amazing hike!  Please leave a comment before hopping on over to Becca-Expression's blog next.

Monday, November 15, 2021

November Technique Blog Hop: Silver and Gold

This month's technique blog hop is featuring the very festive colors of silver and/or gold, and Close To My Heart has gorgeous products to choose from.  (If you're already hopping then you've probably arrived from Melissa's blog.  From here, you'll visit Cat's blog next to continue along the hop.)

I decided to create two simple cards featuring some of our silver products.

This card uses 1.25" squares of silver foil paper and patterns from Wonderland paired with the Pumpkin Spice Scrapbooking stamp set and Thin Cuts (still available online).  The silver foil squares look dark gray thanks to the lighting, but hopefully you can image how "icy" this card is in person!  I also used silver glitter gems as added embelishments.

This card is an attempt to make a fast and easy (but still pretty) holiday card.  I used the Holly & Ivy Scrapbooking stamp set, stamped in Charcoal, with silver shimmer trim (you could use silver glitter paper), silver foil paper, and silver embroidery thread.  I might go back and add some silver glitter gems also.

Thanks for stopping by on the Silver and Gold Technique Blog Hop!  Please leave a comment before hopping on to Cat's blog next.

Heart2Heart Challenges: Rose Gold

 Rose Gold is definitely hot in so many different markets!  At Heart2Heart Challenges this week (and through the end of the month) we are celebrating all things rose gold!

My card pairs the Rose Gold Foil Patterns paper pack with Desert Rose cardstock, shimmer trim, and ink.  I splattered the Desert Rose cardstock with Desert Rose shimmer brush.  I stamped the sentiment from the For All Occasions stamp set in Desert Rose on a piece of White Daisy cardstock cut with the Stitched Simple Brackets Thin Cuts.

Hopefully you like the shine on this card as much as I do!  Please be sure to leave a comment and then visit the Heart2Heart Challenges blog.  Join us for our November challenges!

Friday, November 5, 2021

Holiday Cards Blog Hop

The holiday season is fast approaching, so let's get holiday card ideas going!  Hop along to see many great ideas with favorites from the core, the September/October, and/or the November/December idea books.  (If you're already hopping, you've probably arrived from Darlys's blog.  From here, you'll visit Becca next.)

I wanted to create a fast and simple (yet cute) card because making many holiday cards should be enjoyable and not a chore.  If you're making a lot of cards, it's nice to have a simple design to recreate many times.  I used the Holly & Ivy Scrapbooking Stamp Set and coordinating Thin Cuts paired with the new Wonderland paper suite.  I stamped both images with Charcoal ink and then colored the fawn with two of my TriBlend markers.  I added Icicle stickles to embellish the festive crown.  Another thing that I love to do is the cut the shimmer trim down the middle to have a thinner piece.  I placed silver embossing thread behind the stamped images and added a few silver glitter gems.

Please leave a comment before continuing the hop by visiting Becca's Expressions blog next!

Monday, November 1, 2021

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Created to Shine

Welcome to the November stamp of the month, Created to Shine, blog hop!  Please click on each maker's name to continue through the hop for a collection of bright ideas (pun intended)!  (If you're already hopping, then you've probably arrived from Wendy's blog.  From here, you'l visit ScrappinKaty's blog next.)

To create my card, I cut the Sunburst Thin Cut metal die out of Lemonade cardstock, which I layered onto my White Daisy card stock.  It took a few tries to get it right, but I masked the light bulb on the far left of the lights cluster and stamped it directly on the center medallion and my card front.  I stamped the bulb again onto White Daisy scrap, fussy cut, and adhered on top of the original stamped image.  I stamped the center of the light with Lemonade ink.  
I used my Lemonade shimmer brush to accent the light bulb and to color in the hearts along the stamped border.  I cut black shimmer trim in half to embellish the top and bottom of the heart strip.
On the inside, I stamped the sentiment and the light bulbs with black ink.  The wash behind "light" was stamped with the Perfectly Imperfect Patterns stamp set.

Here's a close look at the November stamp of the month:

Thanks for letting me share my first Created to Shine card with you.  Please leave a comment before hopping next to ScrappinKaty's blog to continue the November stamp of the month blog hop!

Heart2Heart Challenges: Oh, Deer!

The Heart2Heart Design Team is bring a fun challenge to kick off November, Oh, Deer!  (You might decide to interpret it as Oh, Dear!)  I love the sweet deer in the Holly & Ivy Scrapbooking stamp set, so I used them with the NEW Wonderland paper collection to create this card.

I used a sketch from Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 4 turned upside down.  I stamped "holidays" with Glacier and "Happy" with Wisteria on a scrap of White Daisy and then fussy cut.  I colored the deer and added red Stickles.  Next time, I will use White or Waterfall to match the wintry feel of the Wonderland collection.  A few silver glitter gems finished off this card.

Be sure to join us at Heart2Heart with your Oh, Deer! creations!


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