Friday, August 27, 2010

Close To My Heart New Product Blog Hop

I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to attend the CTMH Convention in July. It was at the Convention that the New Idea Book was shared with attendees and I have been busting to share the wonderful new papers since then! I got a tad ambitious this hop....well, wait till you see all of the new goodies and you will be inspired too! :o) BTW - The hop is officially set to kick off at 9:00pm this evening but I had to post a little early because of my work schedule. If you visit me before 9:00 please don't try to hop....come back again at 9:00 for all of the fun!

As is the tradition, it is New Product Blog Hop time. There are over 50 Consultants showcasing their talent and highlighting new products in the Close To My Heart Idea Book that is set to be officially released on September 1st. If you arrived here from Jessica's Blog, you are on the right track. Without further ado, here are my projects....

Magnifique is one of the new Paper Packets. It features several of the new colors including Pacifica Lagoon and Sky. When I studied the paper, an Inspiration Book came to mind. CTMH has so many wonderful My Acrylix Stamps that include beautiful sentiments that I thought I would make a collection of them for all to glean encouragement and motivation. The book is completed on as a 6 x 6 Chipboard Album....

















I used many products to complete the book. Here is a list of the new products that are featured: Magnifique Paper Packet, Pacifica, Lagoon and Sky Card Stock and Ink, Cotton Candy Ink, Lagoon Brads and Ribbon, Circle of Love, Unity and The Present My Acrylix Stamp Sets.


What release of a Fall/Winter Idea Book would be complete without a Christmas Card? I have to say that there have been many CTMH Paper Packets, but I am really beginning to think that Mistletoe is my favorite!








If you look closely, you will see that the card is an A2 size card folded slightly off center. That's a trick I learned from my good friend from across the pond. :o) The images were stamped with the set included in the Mistletoe Workshop on the Go. I Love Them! This is a set that is only available in the WTOG kit. The pattern paper is, of course, Mistletoe and the green ornament is a new dimensional element from the Ornaments set.


Last but not least is a card made using Hooligans (the Halloween paper) and a stamp set called Fright Night. To make the "fall" night sky, I sponged Gypsy (another new color and Outdoor Denim on Colonial White card stock. The fence was heat embossed in black with Prisma Glitter mixed in with the powder.








One of the reasons I like the Fright Night Stamp Set is the black cat image that I have stamped on the fence. As you can see, I am partial to cats. As I was trying to take the picture of the card, Bombay, my year old kitty insisted on helping. I don't think she is quite as scary as the stamped cat, but that is a annoyed look on her face. What do you think?


It's time to hop on over to Haley's Blog. Thanks for hopping along. For Now, Happy Crafting!

12 comments:

Haley D. said...

Your album is absolutely gorgeous and truly inspirational! All you artwork is wonderful. Gotta love both those cats!

Debbie Carriere said...

All your artwork is beautiful! Love your cat in the photo - too perfect.

Lori said...

Love all your projects, but I have to say that the photo with your cat is just perfect. He looks so spooky.

Jean M. said...

Beautiful artwork....love it..your cat is cute too:)

Terrie in AZ said...

I thought it was a perfect touch to have your cat in the pic...I thought you planned it that way! Love the embossing and the "night sky" on your last card!

Karen said...

great job.. love it all and the last card takes the cake ( I think your cat is swearing at you though LOL)

Amy Liz Schultz said...

beautiful. Love that you included your cat in the fun!

Adeline E. Brill said...

I love your book project and nothing like an eerie cat to add to the staging of your card!

Teri Baxter said...

How fun! Beautiful artwork and I love how you added the cat to your card... he's adorable, too!

Nancy Keller said...

Kitties are always great scrapping friends! I love your projects!!! Mistletoe is my favorite. . . can't wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for sharing Cindy! You are my hero as always!

Melinda said...

Love your work. Is that a real cat? LOL

Carla said...

Beautiful work!