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Friday, September 22, 2017

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop


Welcome to the Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop!


If you came from visiting Gina Brandstetter, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my little corner of the blog world, simply start here and continue hopping until you return here -- our fun hop is one big loop for your viewing pleasure. 

To create the layout below, I used a sketch from the new fabulous How-To collection -- Make It From Your Heart, Vol 3.  I absolutely love our how-to collections.  They are a great starting point for scrapbooking... especially when you are stuck or struggling to find your scrappy mojo.


Supplies used:
*Make It from Your Heart, Volume 3
*Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (retired)
*Flower Market Cricut cartridge
*Falling for You paper packet
*12" × 12" Espresso cardstock
*12" × 12" Fern cardstock
*12" × 12" Goldrush cardstock
*12" × 12" Saffron cardstock
*12" × 12" Toffee cardstock
*12" × 12" White Daisy cardstock
*White & Bronze twine
*Bronze sequins

To order these or any of our other fabulous Close to My Heart products, please visit http://jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Thank you for visiting me at {jd designs} and for hopping with us on the Close to My Heart Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop!  Next up on the hop is Janna GrayI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more inspiration.

Until next time, design with {heart}!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

National Stamping Month Blog Hop


Welcome to the National Stamping Month Blog Hop!


If you came from visiting Gina Brandstetter, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my little corner of the blog world, simply start here and continue hopping until you return here -- our fun hop is one big loop for your viewing pleasure. 

In celebration of National Stamping Month, Close to My Heart is offering an exclusive card kit and stamp set called From the Heart.  The exclusive From the Heart card kit gives you all the materials you need for creating 12 interactive cards, including an E-size stamp set with heartfelt sentiments and stamps you can layer together for exquisitely artistic cards.  You can also purchase the stamp set separately as well as additional sets of card bases/envelopes.  For full details on this special, you can visit my CTMH website.

For today's hop, we were challenged to go beyond the kit and create original artwork using the stamp set and/or the kit components themselves.  I chose to set the kit aside and focus on the beautiful sentiments in the stamp set.  As a fun bonus challenge to myself, I decided to participate in the color dare #260 challenge from Color My Heart Color Dare -- using colors Willow, Raspberry, Bashful, White Daisy and Charcoal.

And if that wasn't enough to pack into one project, I found a 6x6 one-sheet wonder template on Pinterest to scraplift.  Have you ever tried a one-sheet wonder?  They are fun templates designed to help you get the most out of your patterned paper; some 12x12 designs even stretch your paper to create 20+ cards!  The pattern I chose was for 4 cards from 1 6x6 piece of B&T patterned paper.


For a larger / closer view of any of the cards, please click on the image below.

 

 

Supplies used:
*From the Heart stamp set (September Exclusive Special)
*Basics Fundamental paper packet
*Bashful glitter paper
*White cards & envelopes value pack
*Charcoal 12" x 12" card stock
*Raspberry 12" x 12" card stock
*White Daisy 12" x 12" card stock
*Bashful Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Charcoal Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Raspberry Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Willow Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Black Memento ink pad
*Waterbrush - small round
*Bitty Sparkles

To order these or any of our other fabulous Close to My Heart products, please visit http://jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Thank you for visiting me at {jd designs} and for hopping with us on the Close to My Heart National Stamping Month Blog Hop!  Next up on the hop is Janna GrayI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more inspiration.

Until next time, design with {heart}!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop -- Feel So Blessed


Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!



If you came from visiting Gina Brandstetter, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my little corner of the blog world, simply start here and continue hopping until you return here -- our fun hop is one big loop for your viewing pleasure. 

The month's featured stamp set is S1709 Feel So Blessed (pictured below).  This set is only available until September 30th and is only $5 with a $50 Close to My Heart purchase.



I know we are featuring the SOTM, but have you seen the exclusive limited-release special for National Stamping Month??  It includes a fabulous card kit and a beautiful multi-layer stamp set.  I am in love with this special and couldn't help combining the fun interactive card base with this month's stamp of the month.  What do you think?



Here are a couple close-ups of the front when the card is closed and the "inside"/base.

 


Supplies used:
*Feels So Blessed (September SOTM)
*From the Heart Card Bases and Envelopes (September Exclusive Special)
*Poppy Exclusive Inks stamp pad (NEW!)
*Saffron Exclusive Inks stamp pad (NEW!)
*Archival Black stamp pad (NEW!)
*Gold Glitter Gems

To order these or any of our other fabulous Close to My Heart products, please visit http://jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Thank you for visiting me at {jd designs} and for hopping with us on the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month September Blog Hop!  Next up on the hop is Janna GrayI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more inspiration.

Until next time, design with {heart}!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop


Welcome to the Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop!


If you came from visiting Michelle Loncar, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my little corner of the blog world, simply start here and continue hopping until you return here -- our fun hop is one big loop for your viewing pleasure. 

Today's hop features projects created using products from the newly released 2017-2018 CTMH Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  From beautiful new colors to fun new stamps, this year's annual idea book is sure to become a fast favorite.  I know it has for me!!

Two of my favorite things from the new lineup are this year's color of the year -- Bashful and the awesome two-toned cardstock -- one side in the original CTMH shade and the other in the same color with a lighter hue.  This new style of cardstock virtually doubles CTMH's exclusive color palette while making paper layering and matting so much quicker and easier!


Supplies used:
*For You Darling Stamp + Thin Cuts (NEW!)
*12" x 12" Bashful cardstock (NEW!)
*12" x 12" White Daisy cardstock
*Bashful glitter paper (NEW!)
*5 1/2" X 4 1/4" white cards & envelopes, value pack
*Bashful Exclusive Inks stamp pad (NEW!)
*Thin Cuts -- Scallop Border (NEW!)
*Bashful pearls (NEW!)

To order these or any of our other fabulous Close to My Heart products, please visit http://jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Thank you for visiting me at {jd designs} and for hopping with us on the Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop!  Next up on the hop is Lucy MarinoI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more inspiration.

Until next time, design with {heart}!

Friday, June 2, 2017

June Spotlight Collection - No Worries



Are you looking for a fun collection to help document all those fabulous Summer memories??  Whether you enjoy tropical beach time or lakeside getaways, the No Worries collection is perfect for you!  No Worries has a laid-back vibe and a rustic, almost-vintage feel ideal for documenting all the joy Summer has to offer.


To order these or any of our other fabulous Close to My Heart products, please visit http://jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Stay tuned throughout the month to my blog and my Facebook page for lots of fabulous No Worries! inspiration.  And be sure to follow #ctmhnoworries all month long for all the No Worries fun!

Until next time, design with {heart}!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop -- Hello Foxy

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month June Blog Hop!


If you came from visiting Brenda Lapp, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my little corner of the blog world, simply start here and continue hopping until you return here -- our fun hop is one big loop for your viewing pleasure. 

The month's featured stamp set is S1706 Hello Foxy (pictured below).  This set is only available until June 30th and is only $5 with a $50 Close to My Heart purchase.


Sometimes I find myself trying too hard to come up with a card design -- so lately, I have been trying to get back to the basics.  Today's project is definitely an example of that.  I didn't use any patterned paper.  Instead I dry-embossed on our awesome white core cardstock and used my sanding block to rough up the embossing a little.  I also used the sanding block to distress all the edges to expose that white core.


Another trick I wanted to share with you has to do with the layered circles.  See the cocoa circle behind the white circle?  Rather than punching it from another piece of cocoa, I simply punched it from the background layer knowing the negative space would be covered by the peacock embossed layer.




Supplies used:
*Hello Foxy stamp set (May SOTM)
*12" x 12" Cocoa cardstock
*12" x 12" Goldrush cardstock
*12" x 12" Peacock cardstock
*12" x 12" White Daisy cardstock
*5 1/2" X 4 1/4" white cards & envelopes, value pack
*Cocoa Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Peacock Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Black Memento ink pad
*Shin Han Marigold marker
*Wood Slats embossing folder
*Sanding Kit

*2" circle punch
2 1/2" circle punch

To order these or any of our other fabulous Close to My Heart products, please visit http://jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Thank you for visiting me at jd designs and for hopping with us on the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month June Blog Hop!  Next up on the hop is Alyson MayoI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more inspiration.

Until next time, design with {heart}!

June Close to My Heart Specials


June Constant Campaign


Looking for a great way to preserve and protect your memories? We’ve got you covered! In June, buy one My Legacy™ album and get a second at 50%-off! Choose from our D-ring and post-bound styles, both of which come in a selection of 9 colors!

For New Consultants: Anyone who signs up as a New Consultant will get a My Legacy album of their choice FREE in their New Consultant Kit!

For Hostesses: Hostesses who host a party that reaches the fourth level of Hostess Rewards or higher qualify for a FREE My Legacy album!

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June Stamp of the Month
Only $5 with a $50 purchase

To order these or any of the other fabulous CTMH products, please visit my online store at jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Until next time, design with {heart}!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop


Welcome to the CTMH Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop!


If you came from visiting Michelle Stewart, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my little corner of the blog world, simply start here and continue hopping until you return here -- our fun hop is one big loop for your viewing pleasure. 

Today we are featuring projects made with the fabulous products from the newly released Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book.  If you haven't had a chance to check out this new book, I highly recommend you head over to my website after the hop and check it out.  I will leave a link below.

With Memorial Day coming soon, I used the No Worries collection to create a fun layout perfect for documenting those start-of-Summer photos.  I added the color Ruby to the Cashmere, Sapphire, and White Daisy colors from the collection to give a classic red, white, and blue feel to my layout.  Ruby is the perfect compliment to this fantastic collection.  I also used the No Worries embellishments -- including the complements kraft die cuts, sequins, and burlap ribbon.  Isn't that burlap ribbon fabulous?!?


Supplies used:
*No Worries paper packet
*No Worries - Cardmaking stamp + thin cuts bundle
*No Worries - Scrapbooking stamp set
*12" × 12" Cashmere cardstock
*12" × 12" Ruby cardstock
*12" × 12" White Daisy cardstock
*Cashmere Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Ruby Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Sapphire Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*No Worries complements
*No Worries sequins
*White burlap ribbon
*Foam tape

To order these or any of our other fabulous Close to My Heart products, please visit http://jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Thank you for visiting me at jd designs and for hopping with us on the Close to My Heart Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop!  Next up on the hop is Haley DyerI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more inspiration.

Until next time, design with {heart}!