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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cricut Flower Market Blog Hop


Welcome to the Cricut Flower Market 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. 

CTMH released its 6th exclusive Cricut collection -- Flower Market -- in August, and it is FABULOUS!  The SOTM blog hop team has come together for this hop to provide you with endless inspiration for this great new cartridge.

Personally, I fell in love with Flower Market when I saw all the non-floral cuts on the cartridge.  I mean, with a name like Flower Market, great floral cuts are a given, but leave it to CTMH to add lots of non-floral cuts to make a well-rounded collection for papercrafters of all styles!

The inspiration for my project that I am sharing today came from a layout I recently saw online from one of my other favorite papercrafting companies -- after Close to My Heart, of course.  They shared a similar layout using one of their new lines, and I knew I wanted to scraplift it using Oh Deer!.  And the winter-themed cuts on the Flower Market "A" key created a perfect title and accents for the layout.


Supplies used:
*Flower Market Cricut collection
*Oh Deer! paper packet
*12" × 12" Cocoa Cardstock
*12" × 12" Ruby Cardstock
*Sea Glass glitter paper
*White glitter paper
*Scallop border punch (retired)
*Clear sparkles
*Bitty Sparkles

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


Before you go, I would be remiss if I didn't mention Close to My Heart's AWESOME Cyber Monday special.  When you spend $30 on retail-priced product, you can buy one of our Cricut® collections at 30% off!  The sale starts Monday, November 28, at 12 AM MST / 2 AM EST.  May I suggest the Flower Market collection?  *wink, wink*

Thank you for visiting me at jd designs and for hopping with us on the Close to My Heart Cricut Flower Market 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}!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Happy, Happy Christmas Blog Hop



Welcome to the Happy, Happy Christmas 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. 

Today's hop features alternative projects using the products included in this month's Happy Happy Christmas special.  These special bundles contain everything you need to create five 2-page scrapbooking layouts, with enough left over to keep your holiday crafting going!

I always take an insane amount of pictures during the Christmas season.  I could probably make a complete scrapbook just for Christmas every year.  When I saw all the leftover pieces after creating the layouts in the HHC special, I knew I wanted to put together more layouts.

To create the layout below, I found a sketch from one of my new favorite blogs -- a 4x6 sketch blog.  Once I found the sketch I wanted to use, the layout came together quite easily.  I love how the Happy Happy Christmas My Crush pages and Picture My Life cards coordinate together and are so versatile!  Thanks CTMH for encouraging us to think outside the box with these great products!


-- NOTE --
the kraft paper is actually my desk pad, not a part of the layout.

Supplies used:
*Happy Happy Christmas My Crush
*Happy Happy Christmas Picture My Life cards
*12" x 12" Whisper cardstock
*City Sidewalks complements
*Marvy Uchida LePen journaling pen

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 January 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}!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November Spotlight Collection - City Sidewalks



♫♫ City sidewalks, busy sidewalks.
Dressed in holiday style
In the air there's a feeling of Christmas. ♫♫

Combining traditional holiday colors of Cranberry and Willow with non-traditional colors of Lagoon and Peacock, City Sidewalks is a fun, whimsical collection perfect for your Christmas and Winter papercrafting.



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 City Sidewalks inspiration.  And be sure to follow #ctmhcitysidewalks all month long for all the City Sidewalks fun!

Until next time, design with {heart}!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop -- New Year's Cheer


Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


If you came from visiting Priscilla Gotham, 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 S1611 New Year's Cheer (pictured below).  This set is only available until November 30th and is only $5 with a $50 Close to My Heart purchase.


It is easy to look at this stamp set and immediately think of lots of New Year's projects, but the elegance and glam of the set are wonderful for other occassions as well... like weddings, celebrations, glam birthdays, Great Gatsby-themed projects, etc.  I decided to make an glamorous celebration-themed card.  The gold glitter paper really steps up the glam effect.  What do you think?


Supplies used:
* New Year's Cheer stamp set (November SOTM)
*12" x 12" Black cardstock
*12" x 12" White Daisy cardstock
*Gold glitter paper
*5 1/2" X 4 1/4" white cards & envelopes, value pack
*Black Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Marvy Uchida LePen journaling pen
*Red enamel 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 November Blog Hop!  Next up on the hop is Brenda LappI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more inspiration.

Until next time, design with {heart}!

November Close to My Heart Specials

November Constant Campaign


The Happy, Happy Christmas Campaign features a workshop designed to help you have a happy, happy Christmas! We have made this workshop to help you create not only a beautiful Christmas album, just in time for the holiday season, but also to give you the materials to create four additional items that would make beautiful holiday gifts! It’s like getting five amazing projects all in one workshop!

During November, save over 10% off the retail value when you purchase one of the 12″ × 12″ album bundles (CC1179 and CC1180) for only $69.95 each! This bundle includes an exclusive guide to walk you through the steps of assembling five beautiful 2-page layouts. Add on additional items to make additional projects with your leftover materials, too! 

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November 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}!