Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Holidays from the Heart Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holidays from the Heart Blog Hop! New this year, Close to my Heart is featuring Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide showcasing {FABULOUS} new products!  It's an adorable 24 page mini catalog chocked full of holiday paper, stamps, and FAB gift giving projects ... plus a sneak peek preview of a few new products found in the 2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book.  And, it's LIVE today ... so be sure to check it out on my website HERE.  So, thanks for joining me and other CTMH consultants as we share layouts, cards and paper crafting projects with these NEW products.  Hope you enjoy!

Beginning today at 9am MST, choose a festive, new product FREE this holiday season with your qualifying order!  When you place an order of $100 or more (retail price) between October 15 and December 15 from the Holiday from the Heart Gift Guide and/or the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea book, you qualify for one FREE star item from the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide.  You'll {LOVE} the sparkle, the ease, and the savings! Receive one FREE 'star' item for each $100 in your order.  You can join my 'Holiday from the Heart' gathering to shop found HERE 

Several items in the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide are only available while supplies last, so be sure to place orders for your favorites early! "While supplies last" products include:
  • Sparkle & Shine Assortment (Z1860)
  • Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape 3-Pack (Z1907)
  • Workshops on the Go® Sparkle & Shine Scrapbooking Kit (G1071)
  • Season's Tweetings Gift Bag Kit (Z1913)
  • Season's Tweetings Gift Bags (Z1914)
  • Sparkle Holiday Shapes (Z1910)
  • Party Washi Tape 3-Pack (Z1908)
  • My Creations® Hip Pics Album Kit (Z1915)
Ok, lovin' all the new products ... but the Sparkle & Shine paper has my {heart}! Featured colours are Juniper, Ruby, Slate, Sparkle & Shine Silver, Whisper and White Daisy.  As I had a home gathering to showcase the new Holiday Gift Guide this past weekend, I thought I would create a layout with my FAVE paper!  My inspiration search on Pinterest led me to this sketch ... 

And, here's my layout ... 

Isn't the Sparkle n' Shine paper so pretty! Love how it turned out, don't you? Still need to choose the photos ... so will add a title later most likely with letters cut out of Juniper cardstock. 

My Cricut Expression has been finicky lately ... so the snowflakes are die-cut. Then heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder which gives them a {pretty} shine.  And used a 3/4" circle punch for the circles.

Yet, I did manage to cut the holly leaves with the CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cartridge and stamped the coordinating image from the A Holiday stamp set.  

Papers: CTMH Sparkle & Shine, CTMH Whisper, Slate & White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps: A Holiday (A1115)
Ink: Whisper
Other: CTMH White Detail Embossing Powder (Z821), Micro-Tip Scissors (Z534), CTMH Art Philosophy, MFT Let It Snowflake Die-namics, & 3/4" circle punch

Want to see more? Simply click on any of the thumbnail links below to visit the blogs of other CTMH consultants who are participating in this hop and see their {fabulous} artwork! Thanks again for hopping on by and enjoy viewing all the projects! 

This blog hop is open for members of the CTMH Blog Boosters. Please do not enter if you are not a member of the group.


  1. Love your layout, it turned out really lovely, I just love the Sparkle & Shine paper.

  2. Oh my, love this layout! You did a perfect job in copying the sketch and the results are fantastic!

  3. Very nice page. Love all the details.

  4. I love this layout and especially the juniper circles, they add motion to the page!

  5. Beautiful layout!--thanks for taking closeup pictures to show off all the wonderful elements!
    :) Marie

  6. Very nice layouts!! I really like the embellishments.