New Product Blog Hop

1795209_10151786132052574_233543346_oHi There

This is the first time that I have participated in the blog hop so I hope that this works for me.  I was really excited to be invited to join this blog hop and hope to do a lot more.  It is a great way to see how many different ways that Close to My Heart products can be used and is a great source of inspiration for me.

The new Idea Book has been released by Close to My Heart and there are so many fabulous new products that I have had a hard time choosing what to get to start with.  I decided to go with Ivy Lane paper to finally finish off some scrapbooking some photos from Christmas 2012.  This one is for my album and is a layout of my family and I am really pleased with how it has turned out.  I don’t normally have a photo of myself as I prefer to be behind a camera.  I have put on a lot of weight over the last few years due to the medications I am on and I don’t recognise myself in the mirror.  But my daughter managed to get a nice photo of me and I decided to focus on that with smaller photos of my husband and children.

This layout is lifted from the Made It From The Heart Volume 1 No 2 page 8.  I have used my Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the large shape and roses, my Artbooking cartridge to cut out the title and the journalling box, and Artiste cartridge to cut out the leaves.  The journalling tag was stamped with Cocoa ink and distressed with Desert Sand ink.

CTMH Ivy Lane layout

The materials I have used are:

Cardstock – Hollyhock, Colonial White, Pear, Sweet Leaf

Papers – Ivy Lane Paper pack

Stamps – Sweet and Lovely Cricut bundle

Embellishments – Ivy Lane Assortment

Inks – Cocoa, Desert Sand

Cricut Cartridges – Artiste, Artbooking, Art Philosophy

Just to finish off here are a couple of Valentine cards I have made with Skylark paper and the Artbooking cartridge.  I have reduced the size of the cuts to half to fit onto the paper and worked in with the lovely Skylark papers to highlight the birds.  The birds from the Artbooking cartridges fitted in really well with this paper.  I reduced the size of the cuts by half in order (6.5) for them to fit onto the card.

CTMH Skylark Valentines Day Card CTMH Skylark Valentines Day CardMaterials used:

Cardstock, Bamboo, Cocoa, Lagoon. White Daisy

Papers – Skylark

Embellishments – Skylark assortment, Slate Striped Twist Ties

Inks – Lagoon, Sweet Leaf

Stamp set – Holiday Tags Occasions

Cricut Cartridge – Artiste

I hope that you enjoy the new products and have as much fun playing with them as much as I have.

Thanks for stopping by the New Product Blog Hop! To view all the other entries and see more Close to My Heart new product inspiration.

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Happy crafting


17 thoughts on “New Product Blog Hop

  1. Oh Patricia, I think your layout is just beautiful!! As is the picture of you showcased in the layout! I am usually the one behind the camera as well & it is nice to get a good photo of ourselves every once in a while & get to display it proudly on a lovely layout with our family pictures as well. I especially like your Valentine cards, it is a nice change seeing them done in blues (my fav color) instead of pinks & red like the typical colors you see.

    1. Thank you Pam. I love that layout as well and it is a shame it is in an album. I thought I might stretch myself with different colours for Valentine’s Day for something different to what others have done, as I love the Skylark paper as well. I have done some traditional cards and will feature them on my next blog as well.

  2. Our layout is pretty with Ivy Lane paper. Love the artisan frame mat under your picture. And those cards are beautiful, too! I like how you added the frame & the flower is cute 🙂

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