Monday, March 21, 2022

"Hip Hip Hooray" Heart 2 Heart Challenge

Welcome to this Heart 2 Heart Challenge where you are invited to create artwork aligned with the theme of "Hip Hip Hooray". When you do so, be sure to link up at the bottom of the respective Heart 2 Heart post AND incorporate at least one Close To My Heart product in your creation. If not easy to identify, include it in your details, please. 

With the Cake Day polka dot pattern being perfect for a celebratory occasion, I decided to incorporate the #1 Fan Stamp + Thin Cuts. I random-stamped the confetti, tone-on-tone, with Capri ink. The Lemonade gingham pattern paper is from the March-April Mix-In. I love the texture it adds to the banner. The other was cut out of Green Apple cardstock. 

This card is somewhat of a fun fold as I attempted to show in this photo. I took the front panel of the card front, scored it in half, and folded it to create this look. I love the variation it provides, with little effort. 

These are the images included in the FUN #1 Fan Stamp + Thin Cuts set. 

Here is a close-up of the front panel. I do love how this turned out and hope you do as well.

Now, go create something and share it with us on the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog. I can't wait to see your artwork! 

Friday, March 18, 2022

March/April 2022 NEW Product Idea Book Blog Hop


Welcome to our Blog Hop where we are featuring NEW product released in Close To My Heart's March/April 2022 Idea Book. Released on March 1st, you will find beautiful new artwork made with exclusive new products. If you don't already have an Idea Book in your hands - which you can get FREE with any size order - you can find a digital copy through this link

If you are coming from CatScrapbooking, you are on the right track. You can find a complete list of participants by clicking here. Otherwise, keep making your way around the digital circle to see what other creations we are sharing with you today. 

To create this card, I incorporated the March-April Mix-In paper packet and the stamp set that comes in the "In Full Bloom" Cardmaking Workshop. The "confetti", for a bit of a textured background, comes from the "Cake Day" Scrapbooking Workshop. I did mask the bow so it didn't show. The striped multi-color piece, across the banner is a Zip Strip from the Mix-In packet. 

I couldn't resist adding a few Black Dots for the finishing touch. 

With a focus on the Lagoon and Lemonade color combination, it sure screams "spring", don't you think. I'm so ready! Are you?! 

I truly appreciate you stopping by and invite you to head on over to Wendy's Blog to see what she, and the other CTMH Makers, have created to share with you. Thank you for leaving a comment before you move on. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

"Creative with Cardstock" Blog Hop


Welcome to this Blog Hop where we are highlighting Close To My Heart's Cardstock through the theme of "Creative with Cardstock". Did you know our cardstock is on SALE this month through the Cardstock Carnival

You can save up to 30% on bundles and you will want to be sure to check out the unique and exclusive UV-coated option

If you are coming from Darly's Blog, you are on the right track. You can find a complete list of participants at the bottom of this post. I am confident you will enjoy seeing different ways in which we have incorporated cardstock into our artwork so be sure to make your way around the Blog Hop.

I did not get fancy with the creation of this card, and do not feel I had to once I started putting it together. While there are some very fun techniques to do with cardstock, I decided to show how simple it is to create with it and some of our Thin Cuts. In fact, the only thing stamped is the sentiment, in White Daisy ink. Plus, with the use of the White Gel Pen, the added border is fun when done on Black cardstock

I used these Layered Flowers Thin Cuts and absolutely love them. They are such beautiful cuts and make creating very simple. 

Cardstock colors used: Wild Berry, Flamingo, Green Apple, Lemonade, and Capri. For a simple addition, I used the White Dots for the flower center. 

Thank so much for stopping by. Now it's time to head over to Brandi's Blog to see what she has created to share with you. Consider leaving a comment before you head her direction. 

I hope this month has been great to you! 


1. Melissa Robinson *YOU ARE HERE*

Monday, March 7, 2022

"Going Green" Heart 2 Heart Challenge

Welcome to the first artwork Challenge, for March, from Heart 2 Heart! I invite you to join the fun as we create something aligned with the theme of "Going Green". In fact, we are connecting with the Double Trouble Challenge so you can participate in both. (For the Heart 2 Heart Challenge, be sure to incorporate at least one Close To My Heart product in your creation. If it's not obvious, please include it in the details.)

I totally went a bit rogue with "green", on this card, by using a variety of hues. I have a friend who loves green and I know she'll absolutely love it. I had to incorporate a little bit of light pink for the floral accent, but kept this card very simple. Sometimes simple is great!

The patterned paper is from the Cake Day Collection and the floral and leaf images are from the Love Story - Scrapbooking stamp set (D2040). I've fallen in love with the floral images that are great for neutral papers, such as Love Story items, or any others. It was one that wasn't on my list initially but here it is! LOL

I hope you are enjoying a great start to the month and that you take an opportunity to create something that makes you happy. I look forward to your participation in the Heart 2 Heart and/or Double Trouble Challenges. It's always fun to see how everyone interprets the title! 

Make it a GREAT week!

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

"You're the G.O.A.T" March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we are featuring the adorable, and super punny, stamp set, "You're the G.O.A.T.". If you don't know what GOAT stands for, it's commonly  used in professional sports and represents the "Greatest of All Time". You might have heard it in reference to Tom Brady, Michael Jordan, and others in their respective sports. 

Whether or not you are into professional sports, you will undoubtedly fall in love with this stamp set full of cute animals and their related puns. 

This stamp set contains 24 stamp images and is valued at $18.95, although you can get it FREE (if you're a VIP) or for $5, with a qualifying $50 purchase. To read the details of the Stamp of the Month Special, click on the link

If you are coming from Brenda's Blog, you are on the right track. Should you get lost along the way, you can find a list of participants by clicking here

I had a difficult time deciding which image and sentiment I wanted to use for my first card and decided on these. Paired with the bright and festive Cake Day Collection, I thought it to be a perfect way to celebrate someone's birthday. 

The cardstock accents of Wild Berry and Clover added to the polka dot pattern, as does the Gold Glitter accents. I love the simplicity of this card and how you do as well. I can't wait to create other items with this stamp set, knowing I'll be inspired with what others create for this Hop. 

If you are not aware, we just released the NEW March/April Idea Book TODAY AND the Cardstock Carnival has returned, making it easy to achieve the minimum purchase to obtain this exclusive stamp set. (You can view the digital Idea Book by clicking on this link OR shop the NEW products here.)

I appreciate you stopping by and encourage you to head on over to Wendy's Blog to see what she has created to share with you. We always appreciate receiving your feedback. 

Make It a Marvelous March!