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!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  I can't believe that it is the beginning of a new month already-- and I really can't believe that it is May!  If you have come from sweet Mary's blog then you are headed in the right direction.

This moth we are featuring the sweetest set!  Here is my creation!

I use paper piecing with the Penelope papers and a quick cricut cut for the doodle frame. :)

Now keep hopping along to see what Kim S, has in store!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Cricut Blog Hop!

Wellcome to the Rose Blossom Blog Hop! If you have come from Mary's blog, I am sure you have seen some beautiful artwork!
 I have been so excited to jump back in with this hop featuring our Cricut cartridges. (It has been a little while!)  Honestly, I don't know what I did before I had my Cricut!  I use it for absolutely everything that I create!  But honestly, I am having a truly difficult time getting going again.  I have been working hard to get over pneumonia and an ear infection and it is really zapping all of my energy.  So-- apologies for the TMI. I am going to offer up a replay of one of my favorite creations with the Cricut.  These cards were created with the Artbooking cartridge.  The papers used are Dream Pop and Chantilly (no longer available).  Simple, but cheery. I hope they brighten your day!
Now hop on over to Kim Spark's blog, where I am sure she has something wonderful in store.

Now, back to bed... 

Monday, February 15, 2016

RB Constant Campaign Blog Hop

Hello!  Welcome to the CTMH Rose Blossom's Constant Campaign Blog Hop! If you have come from Mary's fabulous blog, then you are hopping in the right direction!

We are featuring the "Share the Love" stamp set.  This stamp set is perfect for creating thing for friends and "more than friends" lol.  I know Valentine's Day has (barely) passed, but to me, every day is a day to celebrate love! With that in mind, I created a few bookmarks to give to my sweetest friends. :) I know many of us these days do our reading on a Kindle or IPad (I <3 my Kindle!), but there is really nothing like having a real book in your hands, is there?  I am always scrambling for a bookmark, and usually come up empty-- resorting to a scrap of paper or a down-turned page. So I decided to upgrade a bit:  ;)

I used Paper Fundamentals for the patterned paper (love!) and solid black and white cardstock for background and fancy cuts.  All fancy cuts were accomplished with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.

Now hop on over to Kim Spark's blog, where she has something wonderful to share!

Until next time!

Monday, February 1, 2016

February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Hello all!  Happy February!  Can you believe that it is February already?  Doesn't it seem like Christmas was just here?  I do love Christmastime, but I have to tell you, I loooove Valentine's Day, too!  Hearts and flowers, pinks, reds and sparkles-- it all just makes my heart pitter-pat!  LOL! :)  It's the first of the month and that means a Stamp of the Month blog hop!  If you've come from Cathy's blog, I am sure you've seen some spectacular projects and you are on the right track!

This set this month is so cute!  I can't help but think of a party when I see these adorable balloon animals!  I know my typical "go to" creation is a card ('cos that's what I do!), but this time I wanted to do something a little different.  I thought these little cuties would make precious cupcake toppers, so I made one of those to go with a card. I used my Cricut to cut the circles and flowers, popped a couple of balloon cuties aboard and we are ready to party!

Now, hop along over to Kim Spark's blog!  I know she has something wonderful to share!

Happy February!

Friday, January 1, 2016

January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! If you have come from Kim Hill's blog, I know you have seen some gorgeous and inspirational artwork! This month we are featuring the "Beloved Bouquet" Stamp set... perfect for Valentine's Day and for creating items for those people who are so special to us.  I created a set of cards to have on hand for those "Thinking of You" moments...

Now hop along to Kim Spark's blog to see her gorgeous work!