Sunday, January 15, 2017

January Blog Hop

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Welcome! Thanks for hopping along with the CTMH Rose Blossoms!  This month we are featuring new products from the brand new Seasonal Expressions. If you have come from Mary's Pixie Dust Playground, you are hopping in the right direction! I know she had something wonderful to share with you.

It was hard to pick just one thing to "show off" this time!  I seriously love everything in the new seasonal book. That being said, I finally settled on the Dreamin' Big paper pack.  I love the colors and the beautiful patterns. The floral paper had me at "hello!" Those flowers are precious and the reverse print is a fun scattering of little bugs-- perfect for those little boy pictures and cards or just a spring/summer touch,  The other patterns are just the complement needed for the bolder patterns or to allow you favorite photos to become the star. I also used the coordinating Dreamin Big Complements pack, which made decorating easy, and the Dreamin Big Scrapbooking stamp set.

So, I created a couple of fancy fold cards that remind me of little presents just begging to be opened:

And here are the insides:

It is hard to tell, but the card base is a 4.5 in gray cardstock square upon which a 4.25 buttercup square is mounted, and then a 12 x 4 in piece of folded patterned paper is attached on top. The 12 x 4 piece was scored at 4 and 8 inches to create a 3 sectioned piece that folded inward. The two outside flaps were then folded diagonally and hole punched to created the folded gates. Inside, I mounted a 3,75 inch square of pretty juniper patterned paper (solid cardstock is also a good choice, so that a message can be stamped or written). These cards were not too difficult and a lot of fun to make!  I hope you'll try one yourself!

Now, hop right along to Kelly's blog, where I am sure you'll see something fantastic! 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Flower Market Blog Hop

Hello Crafty People!  Welcome to the RB Close to My Heart mid-month blog hop!  We are sharing projects created with the Flower Market Cricut cartridge this time. If you have come from my sweet friend Mary's blog, then I am sure you've seen something beautiful!

I have to be honest-- I was a little overwhelmed here! There are so many beautiful images to choose from-- everything from containers and every kind of flower imaginable, to bicycles, typewriters, banners, wreathes galore and more.  This is truly a fabulous cartridge to have!  When trying to pick just one to work with, I changed my mind so many times...  So, I finally narrowed it down to this sweet mason jar with a little lacy label.  The flowers were from the same page of the booklet and I cut them in three layers-- two shades of Thistle and one in a soft green called Willow. All of the papers used on the card are from the Whimsy Fundamentals collection.

Now hop on along to Kelly's fabulous blog to see what wonderful project she has to share!

Until next time!  xoxo

Saturday, October 1, 2016

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends!  Thanks so much for visiting!  The Rose Blossom team is featuring the Close to My Heart October Stamp of the Month in this blog hop.  The stamp set is called Yuletide Joy and it is a beauty! If you have come from Shelly's beautiful blog, then you are on the right track!

This set reminds me of the oh-so-popular coloring books that are everywhere these days.  I was tempted to stamp in black and just color away!  I decided to go in a different direction, though and keep the stamping simple and do some random stamping for the background and then add a few embellishments. I used cranberry ink and cardstock, some glitter paper (brown-retired, I think) and gold dot paper from the Rustic Fundamentals. Popped a little bow on top and Voila! All done!  Here is the finished product:

. Now, hop on along to Sue's lovely blog to see what she has in store!


Thursday, September 1, 2016

September Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month blog hop! If you came from Morgan's blog, then you are in the right spot!

We are featuring a gorgeous fall set this month!  Perfect for the entire fall season.  Here are my creations:

Now hop along to Kelly's blog to see her fabulous project.

Friday, July 1, 2016

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Happy July!  Welcome the to Rose Blossom team's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We are featuring the July Stamp of the Month set.  If you are coming from Cathy's beautiful blog, I am sure you've seen some gorgeous work!

To be honest, this set had me stumped at first!  There is so much there to work with that can be used in so many ways!  So, my first project was a card (surprise!  lol!),  I used the tag stamp to create a background pattern, and used the "Hello" tag to mount the sentiment. I'm thinking of using that stamp to make name tags for my students for back to school!  I used Calypso papers, complements and washi tape on this card.

Anyway, :my second project isn't really a project... I just pulled out my planner and used those adorable tiny stamps to mark very important activities!  They are PERFECT for that task, and there are plenty to choose from... Grocery cart, star, envelope, pencil, heart and more!

And here's a look at the entire stamp set, called From the Notebook:

Now, hop on along to Brenda Rose's Rose Blossom Legacies if you haven't been there yet!  I know you'll be completely inspired by her creativity!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

RB Blog Hop!

Welcome to the CTMH Rose Blossom Blog Hop!  This week we are taking a look at our retiring Cricut cartridges. If you have come from Morgan's blog, you are on the right track and surely have seen something wonderful!

I have to be honest, I am so sad to see these cartridges retire.  I know CTMH is going to have something absolutely fantastic to replace them, but I really love them all, so if you don't have these cartridges, I would run and grab them before they're gone. My very favorite cartridge is the Art Philosophy cartridge.  There are so many basic and useful shapes... there really is something for every project.  I used it to cut circles for the Mickey heads, the gift bag shape, the card, background layers and the scalloped trim.

Now hop on over to Lynn's blog if you haven't visited there yet!  I know she has something fantastic to share!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Rose Blossom Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Rose Blossom Blog Hop!  If you have come from Morgan's Tweet Scraps then I am sure you have already seen some fabulous inspiration!

This month we are featuring a gorgeous set of papers called "Happy Times."  This set is the National Scrapbooking Month special promotion and truly everything about it is just so "happy!"

Here's my little project. I used the layout of an old Mojo Monday card, and a sentiment from this month's stamp of the month.

Now hop on over to Kim Spark's Memories in Thyme to see her fabulous creation!