Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Close to My Heart January Blog Hop

Welcome to the January
Close to My Heart Joyful Stars Blog Hop.

Have some fun hopping between the blogs of this group of talented Close to My Heart consultants, and me, where we share creative projects using CTMH products.
Have you seen the new CTMH Seasonal Expressions Catalog?
Hop along with us to see some awesome projects using the new products.

It was a struggle to decide what to make for this month's blog hop.   My current focus has been on making Heart Themed cards for the Cards for Little Hearts February card drive, and switching gears was proving difficult.  I knew I wanted to use the new Cross-stitch Love stamp set with matching Thin Cuts, and I just love the new Chelsea Gardens paper.  
Stamping a bunch of the cross-stitched roses was a start.  (For me, it was much easier to cut the shape first and then stamp it.)   As I laid out the flowers on a piece of plain glacier blue cs, I spied the cross-stitched heart stamps in the set and began random stamping the cs.  Switching gears wasn't necessary, after all.  This will make a lovely card for one of the older girls in the hospital.

Now, since this is a blog hop,
you might have arrived here from Andrea Sherman's blog.
Your next stop is Marie Flayer's blog.   The hop is

circular.  So if you are just starting here, simply continue hopping until you find your way back, making the full circle.  If you get lost, the complete list of participants is on Joyce's blog.
Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Winter Blues
heARTful stamping Challenge - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Winter Blues 
Allsorts Challenge #449 - Something New (stamps) 
Thanks so much for stopping by. 


  1. I love what you did with that stamp set.The colors are beautiful! Hope you are enjoying the sunshine state!

  2. Hi Debi,
    what a wonderful card and those flowers are fab.
    Lovely design too.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  3. This isn't a stamp I've purchased yet...great job!!

  4. Lovely card. I've been intrigued by this stamp set and it's nice to see it in use for inspiration!

  5. Love the design of your pretty card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Allsorts. Xxx

  6. Love the colors and your design. I just got this set but have not used it yet. I am inspired to get it out now!

  7. Beautiful and lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts this week;-))m

  8. You've featured the cross stitched flowers very nicely! It looks really great over the random stamped flowers on the background panel. Thanks for sharing the Cards for the Heart link too.
    :) Marie

  9. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. need to see more of this set. Keep busy, miss you.

  11. Your cards are lovely and I love the soft colors you used. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  12. Very cool - I've never seen that stamp set in use before! Thanks for joining the HeARTful Stamping Challenge this week!

  13. Cute card, I love the cross stitch set, it is adorable! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

    Brandi R.
    DT member H2H

  14. Love the cross-stitched hearts stamped on background, and the cross stitched flowers...pretty card. thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart.


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