April 30, 2009
Welcome to our Close to my Heart Summer 2009 Idea Book Blog Hop and Im so excited to be a part of it! Over 40 Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Summer 2009 Idea Book by sharing their amazing creations using new products via their blogs.
This is simple do to- just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
This 5x7 card was so simple and easy to make with the new Bella paper! I love the feminine colors that really shine for both young and old! STAYED TUNED! I PLAN ON ADDING SOME MORE GREAT ARTWORK THIS WEEKEND FOR YOU TO ENJOY! SO COME ON BACK!
My Acrylix Stamp Set: The Good Life (Not from the Summer IB)
Ink Colors: Smokey Plum, Creme Brulee, Hollyhock and Olive
Embellishments: Chocolate Embroidery Floss, Just Blooms Paper Flowers, a Copper Brad and Lattee Button (not CTMH) and 3D Foam Squares!
I hand stitched around the border of the circle by piercing the holes where I wanted to them to go and then threading the Embroidery Floss (on the needle provided with our Piercing Tool!) and easy going in and out! This was my first time hand-stitching and I love it! It adds so much depth and dimension! For the title, I simply stamped "You're My Inspiration" in Creme Brulee and then the top and bottom edges gently in Hollyhock for a faded look. You can definitely use this technique on any project with any colors and it will always turn out lovely.
Now "Hop" on over to Tresa Black's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets! Remember, the Summer 2009 Idea Book goes LIVE on May 1st!
IF ANY LINKS ARE LOST OR NOT WORKING, FEEL FREE TO CHECK OUT THE FIRST BLOG ON THE BLOG HOP: ERIN HERRING'S BLOG! YOU WILL FIND A LIST OF ALL THE LINKS THERE :)