Monday, June 15, 2015

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Call for BACK-UP

Welcome to the CTMH Technique Blog HOP!

Featuring: Call for BACK UP!
 featured on page 80 of the
 Close to My Idea 2014 Annual Inspirations Idea Book

If you arrived here from Tonya's Blog
you are on the right track!
Back Up...
Who doesn't need a little back up
...even in paper crafting?

The technique in the Annual CTMH Book demonstrates using our chevron punch. Well, I don't have the chevron punch! grasping! So, I improvised and used one of our wonderful Cricut cartridges.

The idea behind this technique is to use a punch or cut out to create a design and then to back the cut out  or negative space with fabulous paper for a unique look.

I used the Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge to cut a 5 x &  "Thinking of You" card from our beautiful Blossoms Paper. Then I used a piece of solid Lagoon cardstock to "back-up" and fill the words in "Thinking of You". I like the contrast between the lagoon and Blossom's paper. I completed the card by adding a few embellishments and stamping the sentiments on the inside.

Close to My Heart Products Used:

X7196B  Blossom Paper Packet - Seasonal Expressions 2

Z3072    Blossom Assortment -  Seasonal Expressions 2
X7196C  Blossom Complements
C1524     Words of Comfort Stamp Set
Z3017      Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge

You can shop products on my Close to My Heart page here.

Thank you for stopping by to see my "Call for Back-Up" project! 

For more inspiration  hop over
 to  see the very creative project at
Debi's Blog

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Stampers with An Attitude June Blog Hop - Focus on Masculine Artwork

June Stampers with AN Attitude Blog HOP
Focus: Masculine Artwork

Our challenge this month was to feature projects created with a masculine flair. 
If you have arrived here from Melissa's Blog you are on the right path. If this is your first blog hop, it's a circular path featuring a variety of CTMH artwork! Just follow along by clicking on the links within the post. 

Some find it hard to create for the man. So, this blog hop should give you a variety of ideas with the man in mind. After all...Father's Day is this month.

My project: I created a Home Decor item for one of my sons. 
He is crazy about hunting for Native American artifacts. Arrowheads are among one his favorite finds. He includes his family on his adventures, and his children are learning where and what to look for to discover hidden and sometimes buried treasures.

So, I used our CTMH Jackson papers, the CTMH Cricut Artbooking Cartridge, and the Glacier twine to design this project with my son's love of arrowheads as the focal point.

Products Used:

If you would like to see more CTMH paper and specials follow this link

Thank you for stopping by and looking at my project. Now HOP  on over to the Melinda's Blog to see her fabulous spring artwork!