Thursday, February 28, 2013

Damask Divas Chantilly Blog Hop

Welcome to the Damask Divas Chantilly Blog Hop.  My name is Traci Williams and I am an Independent Consultant with Close To My Heart.

If you came from Cydney Fowler's Cydney Fowler Creations, you are in the right place. If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list HERE at Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

I made this modern day "Vintage" card using Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Filligree dies, Daisy flower cuts from Close To My Heart's Cricut cartridges,  Chantilly Workshop on the Go card making kit, sparkles, new Sparkle Flourishes (Small) and Green & Blue Epoxy Bubbles

The next blog on the list is Jamie Blades Creative RN. Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using Chantilly Paper Pack. If you get lost, just hop on over to Damask Divas blog by clicking HERE for the full list and to enter for our Blog Hop GIVEAWAY!

Chantilly has two Workshop's on the Go along with coordinating embellishments.  Click HERE to view all products featuring Chantilly.

Be sure to check out March's Stamp of the Month...$5.00 with a $50.00 order and be sure to ask me about  how to upgrade to the next level of Hostess Rewards with $250.00 or more in sales from a party, gathering or order!

Traci Williams
Independent Consultant
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Saturday, February 23, 2013

For Always

Welcome to our February Art Philosophy/Artiste Blog Hop!   As you know, these cartridges are available exclusively through a Close to My Heart consultant.  If you don't already have a Consultant that you are currently working with, please contact one the Consultants in our hop with any questions you have!

Our theme this month features not only one of these amazing cartridges but also a brand NEW paper pack from Close to My Heart - "For Always".   In this hop, you will see projects featuring one (or both!) of our versatile Cricut cartridges with this paper pack from many talented crafty ladies!  Enjoy our blog hop!  

For my project, using Artiste Cricut cartridge, I cut out a label shape that coordinates back to Perfect Fit Frames.  This stamp set was from the last Idea Book.  The current Idea Book has another frame stamp set called Perfect Fit Frames 2.   Also, to stamp inside the 1.25" circle inside the frame, look throughout the current Idea Book for "Perfect Fit", these stamps will fit inside the center of the Perfect Fit Frame stamps.  Another great part of all the "Perfect Fit" stamps, the cuts coordinate to the Artiste Cricut cartridge.  So be sure to check out the current Idea Book for the "Perfect Fit" to provide you with many stamping options.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create.   If you came from Jennifer of 4 Hearts Scrapbookingthen you are in the right place!

This is the last stop of the For Always blog hop.  Visit Lucy ~ Love 2 Create to go back to the beginning.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create 
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Stamping is Contagious 
  3. Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts 
  4. Michelle ~ My Creations With Michelle 
  5. Priscilla~  Priscilla's Paperie 
  6. Wendy ~ My Scrapbooking Blog 
  7. Stephanie-The Quilted Scrapper 
  8. Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy
  9. Ellen ~ CardMonkey's Paper Jungle
  10. Melissa Lind~ MyWatermelonMoon 
  11. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  12. Traci ~ Paper Crafting 101

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Home Sweet Home Blog Hop

Welcome to our February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month's stamp set from Close to My Heart is "Home Sweet Home" and is available exclusively through your Close to My Heart consultant from February 1 - 28, 2013.  You can purchase this stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying purchase.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create

If you came from Theo's Celebrate Crafts, then you are in the right place!

This is an entry I made for a color blog challenge from Color My Heart

Using the Cricut Artiste cartridge, I cut out the Milk Carton using Topiary Cardstock (Fit to Page).  Using Colonial White cardstock, I cut the roof at 3.25 by 6.25.  Using a wood grain embossing folder, I used New England Ivy pigment ink and inked the embossing folder before embossing.  I then selected hearts (standard and scalloped) from Artiste cartridge and sized to .50.  I colored hemp cord in New England Ivy and attached the Sweet Leaf stamped hearts to the hemp cord and added Artisan studs between each heart.  I attached the heart pendant with 2 mini clothes pins.    For the opening, I cut two oval shapes at 1.75" and 2".  Then I used hemp and glued around ovals.  I added a single heart with an Artisan stud.  I then used a swag wood decal for perch.  I cut a shape for the February Stamp of the Month (2.50 x 2.50).  I used gold embossing powder and heat embossed on pre-cut shape.
Your next stop on our "Home Sweet Home" hop is Ryan's Piece and Paper.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

 Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.