Saturday, September 1, 2012

It's Your Day CTMH Consultant Blog Hop!


Good morning and welcome to our National Stamping Month Blog Hop!  This is my SECOND blog hop this weekend!  It was an accidental double sign-up, but I did not want to pass up the chance to take part in this one, so I decided to go ahead with both of them.  If you are looking for the Damask Divas Blog Hop, then click HERE!

This hop is for the awesome new Close to My Heart stamp set for National Stamping Month called "It's Your Day."  If you came here from   Lori B's Blog, then you are in the right place!  If not, you can start at the beginning of the hop HERE at Lucy's blog or continue on from here until you make the loop!  :)

We also are happy to announce that one of our consultants, Maria Woodworth, of Maria's Paper Craft Place is offering blog candy. To be eligible to win, please be sure to leave a comment on each blog post and become a follower of her blog. Thanks so much Maria!

At Close to My Heart, we want to celebrate the everyday moments in our lives.  Close to My Heart is doing that by offering an amazing exclusive double-stamp set called “It’s Your Day”.  This is two D-size stamp sets in one!!  This amazing set has nearly 50 images designed to inspire you to capture your life one day at a time.   There are trendy chevron backgrounds, classic images, as well as versatile phrases.  You can get your own stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying order of $35.  This stamp set has a value of $35.90!


We're so excited to be doing this hop, and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects, so enjoy!

I really wanted to do something different with my set this time, so that meant no cards or layouts.  I also wanted to use a project from the Artiste Cricut Collection that I had not tried yet, so this is what I created!  Don't you think it would make a perfect centerpiece for a baby shower or even a bouquet to welcome a new little baby girl?  I could not find any candies in this color scheme, so used the tootsie rolls to fill the base that I already had on hand.


I used the <Accent 1> cut on page 55 of the Artiste Handbook to make the flowers.  They are cut at 6, 5, or 4 inches each.  The base is a little flower pot type container that is featured in the <3D Object> on page 54.  This is cut at 2.5 inches. 



This Hello Life stamp is one of my faves in the set.  I stamped the petals with the chevron border stamp and the dots stamp to create some interest.  They were so much fun to decorate! A good dollop of Liquid Glass secured them to the sucker sticks.


 This chevron butterfly is going to be used quite a bit, I have a feeling!


I did use a couple of brads and the Baby Pink Cardstock that are no longer available because they were just perfect for the variety I needed in this project.  It always feels good to dig in your stash and find just the thing you need!  :)  I absolutely love the little heart shaped "leaf" on the stem below. 



A little shimmer trim and a bling button to girlie up the base.



Here is a complete list of current Close to My Heart Supplies that I used:

Cricut Artiste Collection
Blush, Hollyhock, and White Daisy Cardstock
Blush and Hollyhock Exclusive Ink Pads
Shimmer Trim!
Glitz Stardust Glitter Gel
Baker's Twine Neutral Assortment
Sparkles Red, Pink, and Purple Assortment
Bling Button

Now you are hopping over to see Deanne's amazing creation!  Happy hoppin'!

Here is a list of the talented Close to My Heart Consultants in our hop!  Thank you, Lucy, for putting it all together!  :)

1.  Lucy ~ http://www.love2createitall.com/
2.  Darla ~ http://www.stampingunderdoctorsorders.blogspot.com/
3.  Lori B. ~ http://savingmine.blogspot.com/
4.  Amie ~ you are here!
5.  Deanne J. ~ http://deannestamps.blogspot.com/
6.  Jennifer Kramer ~ http://4heartsscrapbooking.blogspot.com/
7.  Carolyn ~ http://www.nuts4scrappin.blogspot.com/
8.  Bethany ~ http://stampingathome.blogspot.com/
9.  Eva Friesen ~ http://loveofcreating.blogspot.com/
10.  Maria Woodworth ~ http://mariawoodworth.blogspot.com/
11.  Julia Hammond ~ http://youcancreatectmh.blogspot.com/




33 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE everything about this project!! Success in creating something different and fabulous!

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    1. Different is hard sometimes--this was fun!! Thanks, Jayma, so much!

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  2. I have to agree with Jayma! LOVE your project, especially how you cut out the flowers and took it a step farther with the base petals and stamping! Fabulous project! Tfs with us!

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  3. Love, Love, Love your project! It is super fun and beautiful!

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    1. I am so glad you got in, Maria! Thanks!

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  4. Great project!! Love that you used this for such an outside the box project. Great colour choice too. Thanks for joining us in this hop.

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    1. I am trying hard to stretch my comfort zone, thanks so much! Loving the hops!

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  5. Amie, fabulous job...That is way cute!!!

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  6. This is my favorite project for this hop! So much work, but soooo pretty!

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    1. Julia, I honestly didn't even think about the work because it was so much fun to make! Thanks so very much!

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  7. You always do a great job Amie! I'm a sucker for flowers and you did a great job on these. :))

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  8. Thanks, Dana! I will have to make more now that I know you like flowers. ;)

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  9. oh my, this is adorable...totally luv those flowers...hope you have a wonderful day!

    enjoy *~*

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    1. I hope you did too, Teresa--missed this somehow! ;)

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  10. I hope the same for you, Teresa! Thanks so much! :)

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  11. Hi Amie, My gosh, what pretty flowers! I love the colours. Very clever :)

    Abbey

    Little Purple Forest

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    1. Thanks, so much! There were a really fun project to make. :)

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  12. Love this!!! I have a vendor event coming up next weekend and will definitely be lifting this idea. =)

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    1. Oh, thank you, Pamela, that is music to my ears! Let me know how it goes!

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  13. This is simply stunning!! You did a wonderful job :) What did ink/technique did you use to stamp your words?

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    1. Hi Laura! Thanks, this was an unexpected surprise today. I just used Hollyhock or Blush Ink on different colors of Cardstock. The Hello Life is Hollyhock on White Daisy. Thanks so much for the wonderful compliment!

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  14. This is an awesome project and an awesome blog!

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    1. *blushes* That is such a wonderful complement! Thank you so much, Sonya!

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  15. This is VERY well done! Really helped me to see how I could use that stamp set! Thank you for taking the time to put the dimensions you cut them out at. That really helps with proportions!
    Blessings to you!

    Sharon
    paperfiesta.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, Sharon, you are so welcome! Thank you for the blog love. Blessings to you as well!

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Thank you for adding some sparkle to my day with your comments!