CTMH Technique Blog Hop| Pocket Power

Welcome to the CTMH Technique Blog Hop! This Hop is on big circle, so make sure you visit all the pages for inspiration....If you have arrived here from Haley Dyer's blog, you are in the correct spot! 

We've got pockets; scroll through the hop to see how each consultant showcased the power of them! You will see some created with interactive elements on pages with Flip Flaps, Pocket Pages or perhaps the NEW Story by Stacy how-to book by incorporating various sized protectors into the displayed artwork!

I bring to you a layout using the 'Into the Wild' paper collection, with a 6x12 vertical  flip flap! 

With this additional 'pocket' page added there is extra space for photos or journaling without adding an extra layout. 

Now head on over to Miss. Carrie's Creations, to see what she has to show us with her pocket creation! 

If you need a CTMH consultant, I'd love to be her! Visit my website to contact me, check out the deals, and shop. 



Pre-Cut Workshop| Into The Wild!!!!

I'm back with a new workshop!

I absolutely LOVE this pre-cut workshop, it has 5 layouts, flip flaps, compliments, and beautiful a blue, green, and grey color combo. I am not sure I would have picked this combo on my own! And the scraps I have left when I am done, is barley enough to make a card! Seriously, I am thinking maybe one card, and a creative one at that! But thats awesome, we love it when we use our stash, and move on to the next project, am I right!?!

So lets see these super fun layouts in this kit: 

How to Order: 

If you would like to receive your 'Into the Wild' precut kit, where all you need is adhesive and pictures, click the paypal button below.

Pre-orders are now through July 1st 2019, all pre-ordered kits will begin shipping the week of July 15th 2019.
Kit contents:

  • 1 Into the Wild paper packet precut/sorted
  • 1 sapphire cardstock precut
  • 1 new england ivy cardstock precut
  • 4 white Daisy 12x12 base pages
  • 1 Into the Wild Compliments
  • 1 6x12 flip 
  • 1 6x12 linen cardstock 
  • 1 4x3 flip flap
  • 1 3x3 flip flap

Additional Supplies needed:

Have you ever thought about becoming a Close to My Heart Consultant? Do you enjoy crafting and would like to make an income doing what you love? Or, simply receive a discount on the CTMH products you already purchase? Did you know that my team members receive my workshop files FREE of charge? I’ve already done the hard work, which means they have the opportunity to offer these ‘pre-planned and ready-to-go’ workshops to their own customers, resulting in sales commissions back into THEIR pockets! Just for being on my Team...ASK ME HOW!

Check out my past workshops, most have e-files available for sale!!!

Thank you again for supporting me!



H2H Challenge| woodwork

Hello - Welcome back to another Heart 2 Heart challenge.  

This week we are challenging you to incorporate some wood grain or some of our cute new wooden shapes into your projects.

Here is what I submitted for the Design Team inspiration: 

I used the 'Into the Wild' Paper collection for this weeks inspiration! 

I can't wait to see all of your Woodwork projects. Please link them up HERE and remember, you have all month long to join along on this challenge and all of the other June Challenges, and remember to include at least one Close to My Heart Item. 

Happy Crafting!


It's Your Day to Sparkle| ShinHan Markers

ShinHan Alcohol markers 

By popular request, here are the details on how I colored my cake...scroll down for the video to see it 'live'. Let's take this step by step!

1. stamp your image in alcohol friendly ink, such as Intense Black from Close to My Heart.

2. Creating the shadow on the cake. Take your colorless blender to the Turquoise Blue Marker. You will pull color to the colorless blender. 

3. Following the shade lines of the stamp, flick your color on with the colorless blender. Continue to add color to achieve the color you desire.  

4. Colorin the flowers, leaves, and cake stand. Start with your lightest shade, then add your darkest shade over the shadow marked areas of the stamp set. Apply a second shade of color with your lightest color, to blend. Try a flicking motion when applying the second layer. 

5. Finish the image off with some Shimmer brushes, fussy cut, and adhere to your card base! 

This is the finished card! So simplistic and stunning! 

Swing over to my website to snag your favorite ShinHan Colors and the June Stamp of the Month! 

Thanks for stopping by!