Tuesday, January 18, 2022

January/February Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our January/February Catalog New Product Blog Hop! 
I hope you will hop along with us and check out all of the amazing artwork created using the special products in the January/February Catalog. You can view the Catalog HERE.  These products are available only until the end of February.

 If you arrived here from CatScrapbooking, then you are in the right spot.  The blog hop is a big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, HERE is a complete list of all the participating consultants.  

 There are about 13 Close To My Heart Makers/Consultants sharing their creations using products from the new January/February catalog and other great CTMH products on their blogs. 

Today, I am sharing a layout I created using the Sweet as Honey Collection.


I used this Sawyer Layout from page 14 as inspiration and then created it with the Sweet as Honey Paper. & Cardstock.


The diamond type shapes where cut on my Cricut using the Artiste collection.


I created a collage on 3 of the diamonds using the Sweet as Honey Cardmaking workshop kit stamp set (this workshop is expected back in stock in February sometime.) with Pewter, Mink and Sundance ink pads.


I love the texture the cork hearts from the Sweet as Honey cork shapes adds to this layout.


I used Distress Oxide inks (Spiced Marmalade, Antique Linen and Pumice Stone) to create the background on my base page.


The large bee is again from the workshop kit stamp set and the small one is from the Sweet as Honey - Cardmaking stamp & thin cut set.  I stamped them in Archival Black ink, 1st & 2nd generation stamping.


The title is from the sticker sheet and popped up on foam tape.


The journaling spot is tucked behind the photo and can be easily pulled out with the bee that is on that journaling card.

Here is the process video of how I created this layout.




I hope you enjoyed this layout and I would love to hear what you think of it.


Now "Hop" on over to Haley Dyer, the Inky Scrapper to see what she has created! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the products in this catalog are only available until the end of February!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can purchase these products!  If you are in Canada and don't have a consultant I would be happy to help you.

Blessings,  Kim

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Technique Hop - "Let's Get Geometrical"

 Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  

This month there are about 13 of us highlighting the “Let's Get Geometrical” Techniques!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  

If you get lost along the way Melissa has a complete list of the hop participants.

If you are coming from Cat's Blog, you are on the right track! 

Today, I have a scrapbook layout to share with you. It is my take on a pattern from the Make It From Your Heart Vol.5.  

 I decided dive into my scraps and to incorporate a few different geometrical shapes into my project.  Can you spot them?  

Do you recognize any of the people in this layout?  These photos are over 20 years old.  LOL.


I cut 1/2" x 1.5" strips of Sawyer Paper & the coordinating colours of cardstock.  I inked the edges of all of them with my Harbour ink pad.



I used my Grape ink pad and a plastic bag to smoosh ink on the background.  The flowers are cut using the Layered Flowers Thin Cut set.


How many shapes have you found yet?  There are more circles hidden on the photo mats as I embossed them with the Kaleidoscope embossing folder and then ran my Grape ink pad over the white paper.


I love this layered title that was cut using the Sawyer Digital Art Collection.  It was so easy to put together.


Of course I had to break out the clear shimmer brush and add it to the title & the centers of the flowers.

We got squares, triangles, rectangles and circles all in this layout.  

I still need to add the journaling to this special layout but it is so nice to have this memory from so long ago documented.  I am so blessed to have known and been friends with these 2 sisters for over 30 years now.  


Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Haley's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!  If are in Canada and don't have a Maker, I would love to help you.  

Blessings, Kim

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Smitten Blog Hop

 Welcome to our Smitten Blog Hop! 

Have you tried creating with the Smitten special?  If you haven't I hope you will be inspired to try creating with it after you check out all of the amazing art we have created for this blog hop.


  If you arrived here from Melinda Everitt, then you are in the right spot.  The blog hop is a big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, HERE is a complete list of all the participating consultants.  


 There are about 7 Close To My Heart Makers/Consultants sharing their Smitten creations during this blog hop.


I decided to play around with the Smitten stamp & thin cut set and combine it with the Sweet as Honey cardmaking workshop kit.  I wanted to show that you can take a workshop kit designs & switch it up by changing the stamp set.  I designed these for my VIP customers.

Here is my remake of card #1 from the kit.  


Card #2


Card #3


Card #4


For these cards I used the same supplies as the kit called for plus some clear & paprika shimmer brush and some Tri-Blend markers for colouring (Orange, Citrus, Ice Grey, Brown Grey and Pale Pink.)  The supplies called for are Black ink pad (I used both Archival & Intense Black), Sundance ink, Rosemary ink, Sponge daubers, thin 3-D foam tape and adhesive.

I hope you enjoyed these cards and I would love to hear what you think of them.  Which one is your favourite?  This collection does not need to be Love or Valentine themed and I hope I showed you that.

Now "Hop" on over to see what Scrappin Katy has created! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can purchase these products!  If you are in Canada and don't have a consultant I would be happy to help you.

Blessings,  Kim

Saturday, January 1, 2022

January SOTM - Sweet Little Things Blog Hop



 Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! I hope you will hop along with us and check out all of the amazing artwork created using the January SOTM, called Sweet Little Things it is a set of  10 stamps.


 
This set is only available for the month of January.  It is $25.75 or you can get it for $6.75 with a $60 order.  Or for free with a $60 order if you are a VIP customer.)


If you arrived here from My Heartfelt Sentiments, then you are in the right spot.  The blog hop is a big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, Melinda's Blog has a complete list of all the participating consultants.  

 This month we have around 11 Close To My Heart Makers/Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. 

Can you believe that today is the beginning of a new year?  Well with a new year, I have set some creative goals and one of them is to get photos onto my layouts and to get all these photos that I have printed scrapbooked.  So, what started out to be a card turned into a double page layout of my oldest.  This stamp set is perfect for so many things and 1 of those things is recognizing the special people or moments in life.  I will be adding my journaling of these special things to the squares with the flower border.  My almost 15 year old would appreciate not everyone seeing it.  LOL.


I used the new Sweet as Honey paper collection as well as the Sweet as Honey Digital Art collection to create this layout.  I cut the hexagons & the stencil for the inked background with the Digital Art collection.  So, if you have a machine that can cut SVGs you are good to go with this collection.  I love to use our how to books and used pattern 4 from the Make It From Your Heart Vol. 1 book.


I stamped the cute little mouse in Intense Black ink and then used Avocado, Sundance, Mink ink pads and a water brush to colour with.  I stenciled on Mink Cardstock & inked the edges with the Mink ink pad and added doodle lines with the .03 black journaling pen.  The sentiments were stamped in the Sundance ink.  I love the strips of the Black Ore paper.  The title is cut in black cardstock using the New Slim Alphabet Thin cuts.  I also added some bitty sparkles and clear sparkles. 

Here is the Process video for how I created this layout.




I hope you enjoyed this layout and I would love to hear what you think of it.

Now "Hop" on over to Haley Dyer's Blog  to see what she has created! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the January SOTM is only available until the 31th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!  If you are in Canada and don't have a consultant I would be happy to help you.

Blessings,  Kim

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Technique Hop - "Accents of White"


 Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  
This month there are about 8 of us highlighting the “Accents of White” Techniques!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  

If you get lost along the way Melissa has a complete list of the hop participants.

If you are coming from Michelle's Blog, you are on the right track! 

Today, I have a tag to share with you.  I am loving our new Gelly Roll pens and using them to add details and doodles to projects.  


I used the gel pen to add snow to the trees I stamped in Rosemary ink with the Holiday Special stamp set.  I also added dots of snow to the sky which was blended using Harbour ink on Glacier cardstock.



I have also created this process video to show you how I created it as well.




Supplies Used: 
Holiday Special stamp set
- Tags & Tabs Thin Cut set
- Harbour ink pad
- Rosemary ink pad
- Archival Black ink pad
- white & gold ribbon (retired)


Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Cat's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!  If are in Canada and don't have a Maker, I would love to help you.  

Blessings, Kim


Saturday, December 4, 2021

In Person Christmas Iris Fold Card & Holiday Tag Workshops

 I am so excited to be able to offer 2different in person workshops this coming Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 at either 10 am or 2 pm.  I hope you can join me. 

If has been forever since I have done any in person events and I am so excited to connect & show you how to create these fun cards & tags.

Christmas Iris 5 Card Workshop
In this workshop you will learn how easy it is to create these fun Iris fold cards.
They are not as hard as they look and I will make it easy for you. Once you try making them you will be hooked on making Iris fold cards.  
(FYI - I have some plans for some different Iris fold cards as well as scrapbook workshops in the new year.)
When: Saturday, December 11, 2021  
(I have 2 times available 10am & 2pm)
Where:  Calvary Community Church
Cost:  $20 
Who:  Anyone 8 years old or older (If under 12 an adult must be present as well)
Supplies you need to bring: scissors, tape runner, liquid glue, foam tape and a black journaling pen if you have one.  (I will have a little extra adhesive on hand for sale.)

No proof of vaccination required.  I will be getting everyone to sign in, masks required, social distancing, and hand sanitizer will be available as well as gloves.  If you are not feeling well or have symptoms stay home and contact me to arrange to either get your kit or to do the workshop on a different day.  I am more than willing to do that.  
Payment required to reserve your spot.  
Contact me at scrappinkimberly@gmail.com or 867-444-4818 


If you are interested in a virtual workshop option or want to book a workshop for you & some friends please contact me as I would love to make that happen for you and am very flexible with dates & times.  

I am also going to be simultaneously holding a Holiday Tag workshop at the same time.  This is perfect for if you want to do an activity with your kids.  I have a few families that have booked a spot in both the tag & card workshop.  

Holiday Tag Workshop
In this workshop you will learn how to create 2 of each of these 10 designs of tags.  So you will make a total of 20 tags.   You will get a chance to learn a few fun techniques & colour (which I find so relaxing.)  I can't wait to show you how to create these tags, they will be perfect for your gifts this year.

When: Saturday, December 11, 2021  
(I have 2 times available 10am & 2pm)
Where:  Calvary Community Church
Cost:  $15 
Who:  Anyone 8 years old or older (If under 12 an adult must be present as well)
Supplies you need to bring: scissors, tape runner, liquid glue, foam tape and a black journaling pen if you have one. Feel free to bring your colouring supplies if you want.  Mine will also be available to use.
 (I will have a little extra adhesive on hand for sale.)

No proof of vaccination required.  I will be getting everyone to sign in, masks required, social distancing, and hand sanitizer will be available as well as gloves.  If you are not feeling well or have symptoms stay home and contact me to arrange to either get your kit or to do the workshop on a different day.  I am more than willing to do that.  
Payment required to reserve your spot.  
Contact me at scrappinkimberly@gmail.com or 867-444-4818 


If you are interested in this workshop but the date/times don't work for you, please contact me as I would love to make that happen for you and am very flexible with dates & times.  Maybe you want to book a workshop for you & some friends.

I hope I will see some of you on Saturday and stay tuned for more workshops in the new year.  

Blessings, Kim

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

December SOTM - Owl Love You Forever Blog Hop


Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! I hope you will hop along with us and check out all of the amazing artwork created using the December SOTM, called Owl Love You Forever it is a set of  9 stamps.


 
This set is only available for the month of December.  It is $25.75 or you can get it for $6.75 with a $60 order.  Or for free with a $60 order if you are a VIP customer.)


If you arrived here from ScrappinKaty, then you are in the right spot.  The blog hop is a big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, Melinda's Blog has a complete list of all the participating consultants.  

 This month we have around 10 Close To My Heart Makers/Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. 

I have been having fun creating tags lately and so I decided to use this stamp set to make a shaker tag.


I used a tag from the Buildable Tags Thin Cut set as the base.


I stamped in Intense Black ink and then used Tri-Blend markers to colour with.  (Gold Brown, Antique Pink, Jade Green, Orange and Light Yellow)  I inked the edges with the black ink pad and added doodle lines with the .01 black journaling pen.


I added sponging with Ballerina ink to the base tag for the belly.  I trimmed out the belly of the owl with my craft knife, added acetate & foam tape, then filled with bitty beads and silver star confetti.  The gold splatters were created with the Gilt Gloss Spray.

Here is the process video.




I hope you enjoyed this tag and I would love to hear what you think of it.

Now "Hop" on over to CatScrapbooking to see what she has created! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the December SOTM is only available until the 31th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!  If you are in Canada and don't have a consultant I would be happy to help you.

Blessings,  Kim