Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September Joyful Stars Blog Hop

    Thanks for joining me again for the Joyful Stars Blog Hop.  If you are coming from my sweet friend Stephanie Huber's blog at Lavendersagedesigns.blogspot.com, then you are on the right path.  This month I wanted to start getting you in the mood for Halloween with some cards created with the  New Scaredy Cat Paper Pack.  Let's take a look.
Supply List:
Scaredy Cat Paper Pack (X7185B)
Scaredy Cat Compliments (X7185C)
Scaredy Cat Assortment (Z3011)
Purple Glitter paper (Z1992)
Colonial White Cards (X1410)
Trick or Treat Sweets Stamp set (B1460)
Thistle Ink (Z2640)
Archival Black Ink (44751)

  Head on over to Betty Locco's awesome blog at scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com to see her great work.

Nickie Hoffer

 Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
www.nickiehoffer.ctmh.com/livescraplove@gmail.com
717-371-7805

Saturday, August 9, 2014

August Joyful Stars Blog Hop

    Thanks for joining me again for the Joyful Stars Blog Hop.  If you are coming from my sweet friend Stephanie Huber's blog at Lavendersagedesigns.blogspot.com, then you are on the right path. This month we have excited new products to highlight from the brand new Annual Inspirations catalog. Let's get started!
  I have made a set of cards with the new Chalk It Up paper pack.  Take a look at what I came up with!
Supply List
Chalk It Up paper pack (X7184B)
White Daily Cards and Envelopes (X1410)
Chalk It Up Compliments (X7184C)
Jenni Bowlin Journal Card (not CTMH), but it perfectly matches the new flaxen ink color!
Archival Black Ink (44751)
Your Kind Of Wonderful Stamp set (D1627)
Belated Birthday Stamp set (B1442)
   Head on over to Janice Centritto's at craftingeek.blogspot.com to see what she has created.
Nickie Hoffer
 Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
www.nickiehoffer.ctmh.com/livescraplove@gmail.com
717-371-7805





   

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July Joyful Stars Blog Hop

   Thanks for joining me again for the Joyful Stars Blog Hop.  If you are coming from Joyce Houck's blog at joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com/ then you are on the right path.  This month we will be giving you a sneak peek of some new product that will debut in the Annual Inpsirations CTMH catalog beginning August 1 or showing you some artwork featuring items that are retiring July 31st.

   I have chosen to highlight some new products available August 1st.  I created this card using first and second generation stamping.  The stamp set I used is called Have a Happy Day stamp set.  I used two new ink pad colors Thistle and Flaxen.  I love them together.  I also used the new Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon.
Supply List:
White Daisy Card (X254)
Have a Happy Day stamp set
Thistle Ink
Flaxen Ink
Archival Black Ink (44751)
Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon

   Head on over to Helen Gullett's blog at www.helengullett.com to see what she has created for you.
Nickie Hoffer
 Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
www.nickiehoffer.ctmh.com/livescraplove@gmail.com
717-371-7805

Monday, June 9, 2014

June Joyful Stars Blog Hop

   Thanks for joining me again for the joyful stars blog hop.  If you are coming from Krista Hershberger's blog at kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com, then you are on the right path.  
  I've been working on a washi tape card class and this is what I have come up with so far.  I hope you enjoy it.  I just love my washi!!!
 A Closer Look

Supply List
White Daisy Cards and Envelopes (X254)
Slate Polka Dot Washi Tape (Z1817)
Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape (Z1850)
Honey Triangles Washi Tape (Z1931)
Pink Polka Dot Washi retired but Smoothie Striped Washi Tape (Z1923) would work great in its place.
Joyful Birthday Stamp set (B1419)
Frame Flair Stamp set (D1546)
Lagoon Cardstock (X5762)
Art Philosophy Cartridge (Z1686)
Archival Black Ink (44751)

   Head on over to Andrea Sherman at girlpluspaper.blogspot.com to see what she has created for you.

Nickie Hoffer
 Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
www.nickiehoffer.ctmh.com/livescraplove@gmail.com
717-371-7805

Friday, May 9, 2014

May Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Thanks for joining the Joyful Stars Blog Hop again.  I chose to create cards using the new Free to Be Me Paper pack only available in May for $5 with a $50 purchase.  If you are coming from Nancy Brown's blog at creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com then you are on the right path. 
   
I am going to be short and sweet today.  I am battling a cold, recovering from minor surgery and dealing with the stomach bug with my oldest.  I hope you enjoy the cards.  The colors from the paper pack our so vibrant and fun.  
 A Closer Look!


Supplies:
Free to Be Me Paper Pack
April Stamp of the Month Balloon Talk
Art Philosophy Cartridge

Head on over to Lori Meadows blog at CraftyMeadows.blogspot.com to see what she has created for you.


Nickie Hoffer
 Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
www.nickiehoffer.ctmh.com/livescraplove@gmail.com
717-371-7805

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Windy day stamp set and the awesome stitch guide!


Check out this great artwork featured on page 105 of the Idea Book.  I know several of you have asked me how it was created, so CTMH created a you tube video telling you just what you need to know.


Supply List:
Windy Day Stamp set (D1579)
Bakers Twine Natural Asst (Z1701)
Stitch Guide (Z1852)
Foam Mat (Z1859)

Get all you will need to make your own layout and take advantage on the great special this month.  When you spend $50 you get the Free to Be Me paper pack for just $5.  Pictured below and only available until 5/31.

Nickie Hoffer
 Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
www.nickiehoffer.ctmh.com/livescraplove@gmail.com
717-371-7805

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April Joyful Stars Blog Hop

   Thanks for joining the Joyful Stars Blog Hop again.  We are making Easter themed projects this month.  If you are coming from Nancy Brown's blog at creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com then you are on the right path.
   I have chosen to make an Easter card using the center point function on the cricut.  I started out by placing strips of washi tape on 4 x 5 1/4 piece of cardstock.  Then I centered the cricut blade on the center of the cardstock and pressed the center point button.

Doing so accomplished this.

Then I repeated it again.
And here is the finished product.

Supply List:
White Daisy Cardstock
Slate Cardstock
Some Bunny Hostess Exclusive Stamp set
Slate Polka-Dot Washi
Lagoon Houndstooth Washi
Smoothie Striped Washi
Bitty Sparkles
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Head on over to my sweet friend Andrea Sherman at girlspluspaper.blogspot.com to see what she has created for you.
Nickie Hoffer
 Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
www.nickiehoffer.ctmh.com/livescraplove@gmail.com
717-371-7805