Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Cedar & Pine - Cross Canada Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cross Canada Blog Hop!
This month we are featuring the Cedar & Pine Collection.
Grab your drink, put up your feet and be prepared to be inspired
 by artwork from 7 different
consultants from across Canada.

Contact your consultant to purchase anything you see along the hop. 
 If you don't have a consultant feel free to shop with me.

You should have arrived here from Brenda's blog.  
This is a circular hop, so you can start anywhere and make your way around it.
Cedar & Pine Paper Packet & Sticker Sheet.
You can also purchase the paper without the  stickers.

Today, I started working on a 1 sheet wonder 10 card workshop
 using the Cedar & Pine bulk paper which is found in the Cedar & Pine Cardmaking Workshop Kit.  
I paired it with the December SOTM, Reindeer Crossing.  

Reindeer Crossing, available only for the month of December.
Click here to check out how you can get it for only $6.75

Here is card #1 
Here is a pinwheel style card.

Close up of the tone on tone stamping of the deer images.
Card #2

Simple but lovely Christmas card.

Close up of inking on layers.
Supplies used:
Cedar & Pine Cardmaking Workshop Kit  (card bases, linen & saffron cardstock and Cedar & Pine sheets)
- Evergreen cardstock
- White Daisy cardstock
- Saffron ink pad
- Evergreen ink pad
- Linen ink pad
- Gold Flecked Gems (retired)  but Gold Glitter Gems would work the same.
- Reindeer Crossing, Stamp of the Month

I hope you enjoyed these cards. The rest will be coming in the next few days.
 Thank you for stopping by.  
I would love to hear what you thought of these cards. 

Please leave comments along the way so that we can better serve you.

Next up is Colleen, go check out what she has created for us. 

Mark January 10th on your calendar for our next 
Cross Canada Blog Hop where we will be featuring the Spruced Up Collection.

Contact your consultant to purchase anything you see along the hop. 
 If you don't have a consultant feel free to shop with me.

In case you get lost along the way, here is a complete list of all the consultants on the hop.

3. Sheena
4. Brandi
5. Linda
6. Brenda
7. Kim that's me 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

December SOTM Blog Hop - Reindeer Crossing

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring December's SOTM, which is Reindeer Crossing, a set of 10 stamps.  If you have come here from Darlys Recker's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

 This month we have 16 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

 I had a lot of fun playing with this stamp set.  I have created 3 very different projects for you using this set.

To start, here is a Christmas card.  I have stamped the sleigh in Black Intense ink and then colored it in using my small waterbrush and Black, Candy Apple and Saffron ink pads.  I then added some clear shimmer brush to the red on the sleigh.  I used the Make it from Your Heart Vol 4 book for the pattern for this card.  The paper used was Cedar & Pine, White Daisy and Peach cardstock. The edges of the cardstock were inked with Peach ink.  

I have created this ornament using the Custom Ornament thin cut set, White & Gold Skinny Ribbon, Sapphire shimmer brush, AlmondBlack ink and White Daisy cardstock.   I am in love with this ornament thin cut set.

Lastly, I have a bookmark.  I have been wanting to get into Bible journaling, and this stamp set seemed perfect for this verse.  I used the branches stamp to stamp around the edges in Evergreen ink. The deer are stamped in Almond ink and then I painted with the Bluebird ink pad and the Medium Flat waterbrush.  (I forgot to clean it after using it last time so it had some purplish color in it too.)  The S is a little messed up as my kids were fighting right at that moment and I made it backwards.  I fixed it to the best of my ability.

I hope you enjoyed these projects.  I would love to hear what you think of them.

Now "Hop" on over to Miss Carries Creations Blog to see her work! 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 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!