Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Rose Blossom team's stamp of the month blog hop!  Thanks so much for joining us!  I know you've seen some gorgeous work from my talented team-mates! If you've come from  Cathy's blog, you are headed in the right direction!

Well can you believe that it is December already? Right now my world is full of Christmas crafts, trees and ornaments, Secret Santa surprises and, of course, shopping, wrapping and sweet secret keeping! I even have a cute little elf named Sparkle creating mischief in my kindergarten classroom. :) BUT, honestly, it is 60 degrees here in Georgia this week and it is feeling a tad Spring-ish!  The December stamp of the month is also a breath of spring-- and, oh, so hard to resist!  The set features a candle, a mason jar, a string of twinkle lights and equally as sweet sentiments. I really, really, love it!

Instead of stamping the images on plain card stock, I decided to try stamping on a beautiful Close to My Heart PML card that was sprinkled with shiny gold dots!  I painted the mason jar and flowers with a combination of watercolors and alcohol markers. I mounted this on a card created with black card stock and La Vie En Rose paper embellished with pink polka dot "zip strip" and shiny gold adhesive trim.  I added a bow made with vintage CTMH gingham ribbon and-- voila!  All done!  :)

Now keep hopping to your next stop-- Kim Spark's blog, where I know you will find something wonderful to inspire you!


Thursday, October 15, 2015

RB Sangria Blog Hop!

Welcome to the CTMH Rose Blossom's Blog Hop!  This time we are featuring Sangria!  No, not the drink (though that does sound rather refreshing at the moment!)-- the beautiful selection of papers from Close to My Heart.  I absolutely love the palette of colors and the patterns in these papers. Sooo "Fall!" If you came from Cathy's blog, you are traveling in the right direction. :)

I wanted to do something that would show off all of those pretty colors and patterns and pulled out the always sweet "Dahlia fold" to create a centerpiece for my cards. I hope you like them!

The Dahlia fold is so fun and a great way to show off pretty paper.  Here's a great tutorial if you'd like to try it for yourself!  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/dahlia_fold/
Now hop on over to Kim Spark's blog, where I know you will find a fabulous project to inspire you!
Until next time! xoxo

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Rose Blossom October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring a really fun set of Christmas stamps called "Twinkle."  If you came from Mary's blog, I'm sure you've seen some amazing artwork already!

I am already thinking of Christmas-- with 8 nieces and nephews to purchase for, I start shopping early. :)  Actually, most of them are teenagers now, which makes it a little easier... all they want is money and gift cards. So, I kept this creation super simple, since I'll be making so many of them!  I created gift card holders using the Artiste cartridge.  I cut the cards out of Kraft and used the new CTMH holiday paper called White Pines.  A few cuts from the cartridge, a bit of this beautiful paper and some pretty ribbon and all I need to add are the gift cards.  Voila-- gifts for all of those nieces and nephews, DONE! :)

Now hop on over to Kim's blog to see what gorgeous project she has to share!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Love You!

Hello Friends!  Here's a quick post to enter the Mojo Monday challenge of the week.  It has been so long since I have participated, hope I remember how to link up!

Anywho, it is Fall Break for my district, so one of the items on my "to do" list is to do a little more crafting! I looove this new La Vie En Rose paper from CTMH!  The colors and patterns are just gorgeous. Here's what I came up with today (please forgive the horrible angle on the photo-- working quickly with my iPhone instead of the camera).

Here is the Mojo Monday sketch:
Thanks for taking a peek!  Off to check a few more things off that "to do" list!


Monday, September 7, 2015

Hello Georgie!

Hi friends!  I have to tell you, I am totally loving the new paper packets offered in the recently released CTMH idea book! There is truly something for everyone, and honestly, I love it all. 

The paper I chose to work with today is called Georgie. One of the prints features little elephants and it is adorable.  The paper is aimed at those creating baby cards or scrapbook pages, but the patterns and colors are so versatile, you really don't need to limit yourself to that purpose.  in fact, I don't have a need for baby items at the moment, but the colors are sooo pretty, I am using it for everyday greeting and birthday cards!  Here's what I put together this morning. 

Have a wonderful Labor Day!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

RB Artistry Blog Hop

Hey there!  Welcome to the CTMH Rose Blossom Team's Artistry Blog Hop! I know you've seen some really fun and inspirational artwork along the way! If you just arrived from Mary's Blog, you're on the right track!

I just have to say I had such a difficult time selecting a project because there are so many great images on the new Artistry Cricut Cartridge. Last Christmas, my brother gave me a Fuji Instax camera and it is so much fun to play with!  I love the instant camera image on the cartridge, so I selected that one for this project. Also included in the cartridge is the photo frame cut, so I used that one, too to create photo messages!

I used gold sparkle paper, new Zoe patterned paper and just had a lot of fun with it!

Now on to Kim's Blog to see her amazing project!



Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello Crafty People!  Welcome the the CTMH Rose Blossom team's August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  I know you've seen some amazing projects that my team-mates have created with the very versatile August Stamp of the Month. You may have arrived here from Cathy's blog-- you can follow the hop in a circle to see all of our creations. Links are at the bottom, in case you get lost!

Since it is already back-to-school time here in Georgia, I have created a little gift baggie for my sweet assistant, Jessica. We are cutting back on the sugar in our room, so I am filling it with some sugar free candies that I know she will enjoy. Monday is the first day of school for us-- and the first day is always an exciting and exhausting whirlwind, so I know she will appreciate this little treat!

I selected the Chalk It Up paper for this because, well, it's just perfect for back to school!  It's only available until the end of the month, so be sure to grab yours quickly!

Now hop on over to Kim's blog to see what fabulous project she has in store for you! The hop travels in a circle, so just keep hopping to see everything...  Here is the list of participants in case you get lost!

Kristine  - http://merryheartcreations.blogspot.com/   (you are here!)

Materials used (all CTMH):
Paper:  Chalk It Up, CTMH Lagoon, CTMH black
Embellishments:  Chalk It Up Complements and Chalk It Up Assortments, Ocean Assortment Sequins, Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hi there and welcome to the CTMH Rose Blossom's March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  I know you have been seeing so many beautiful projects created with this gorgeous and versatile stamp set. If you have come from    Cathy's blog then you are moving in the right direction!  Make sure that you don't miss a stop-- you are sure to gather a lot of ideas and inspiration along the way!

For this project, I created a few cards using a variation on one of my favorite CTMH card patterns. I used the same paper and layout pattern on each card, but used a variety of frames and sentiments found in the set.

To turn these sweet little cards into something just a little bit "more," I mounted the frames on black cardstock and created a flap on the back of each one. Under the flap I attached magnets. The flap folds over the horizontal green ribbon and the frames can be removed from the card and attached to other things. My intention was to use them as bookmarks, but I believe the possibilities are endless! They could serve as fancy paperclips or as a clip to hold a few pages together in a planner or Crush Book.

Thanks for taking a peek!  Your next stop is Mary's Blog, where I know she has something fabulous in store!

Materials Used (all CTMH unless otherwise indicated):
Stamps-- March Stamp of the Month-- Choose Happy
Cardstock-- White Daisy, Black
Patterned Paper-- Brushed, Paper Fundamentals
Ink-- Archival Black, Pixie, Sweet Leaf, Canary
Other-- Blending Pen, Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon, CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy