Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April Joyful Stars Blog Hop

   Thanks for joining the Joyful Stars Blog Hop again.  We are making Easter themed projects this month.  If you are coming from Nancy Brown's blog at creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com then you are on the right path.
   I have chosen to make an Easter card using the center point function on the cricut.  I started out by placing strips of washi tape on 4 x 5 1/4 piece of cardstock.  Then I centered the cricut blade on the center of the cardstock and pressed the center point button.

Doing so accomplished this.

Then I repeated it again.
And here is the finished product.

Supply List:
White Daisy Cardstock
Slate Cardstock
Some Bunny Hostess Exclusive Stamp set
Slate Polka-Dot Washi
Lagoon Houndstooth Washi
Smoothie Striped Washi
Bitty Sparkles
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Head on over to my sweet friend Andrea Sherman at girlspluspaper.blogspot.com to see what she has created for you.
Nickie Hoffer
 Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
www.nickiehoffer.ctmh.com/livescraplove@gmail.com
717-371-7805

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Easter Card Class

There was some interest in an Easter card class this month.  Here is what I came up with after being inspired by Pinterest and other wonderful CTMH consultants like Lisa Stenz.  If you are interested in the class or the card kit, the cost is $10 plus shipping.  If you order the kit all pieces will be cut and stamped for you.  You will have to do any coloring on your own.
The card with the treat cup can be filled with M&Ms and then when the treat is finished you can see the bunny through the window.
Nickie Hoffer
 Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
www.nickiehoffer.ctmh.com/livescraplove@gmail.com
717-371-7805

Sunday, March 9, 2014

March Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for our monthly team blog hop. This month we are continuing to feature new products from the  2014 spring/summer Idea book. If you are coming from my lovely fellow consultant Crystal Davis at craftingwithcrystal.blogspot.com, then you are on the right path.  

This month I decided to work with the Timberline paper pack.  I created 3 layouts using the compliment and the assortment.  I loved working with this paper pack because I am a mom of 3 boys and this paper is perfect for layouts for outdoors or other manly things.  Take a look at what I created.


Here's a closer look of how I used the zipstrip to make my own patterned paper. 





Supply List:
Timberline Paper pack (X7182B)
Timberline Compliments (X7182C)
Timberline Assortment (Z3005)
Natural Hemp retired
Artbooking Cartrdige (Z1906)
Liquid Glass (Z679)

Thanks for stopping by.  Now head on over to Lori Meadows at CraftyMeadows.blogspot.com.  Hope to see you again next month.

Nickie Hoffer
 Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
www.nickiehoffer.ctmh.com/livescraplove@gmail.com
717-371-7805


Sunday, February 9, 2014

February Joyful Stars Blog Hop

  Thank you for joining us for our monthly team blog hop. This month we are featuring new products from the  2014 spring/summer Idea book. If you are coming from my lovely upline Joyce Houck at  http://joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com/, then you are on the right path.
   This month I decided to recreate the artwork on page 122. I changed it up by using the Ariana paper pack instead of Lollydoodle. Take a look at how cute it turned out.  Here are a few hints that might be helpful if you try to recreate this.  All the balloons are cut on glitter paper.  The purple balloons are silver glitter paper with the purple glitter gems on top.  Then I used liquid glass over it all to hold them in place.  I also used liquid glass on the owl's belly for demension.  I would love to hear your comments.
 A closer look!


Supply List:
Ariana Paper Pack (X7179B)
White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
Purple Glitter Gems (Z1936)
Artbooking Cartridge (Z1906)
Artiste Cartridge (Z1790)
Purple Shimmer Trim (Z1919)
Pink Glitter Paper (Z1922)
Black and Grey Glitter Paper (Z1829)
Whisper Cardstock (X5929)
Liquid Glass (Z679)
Neutral Baker's Twine (Z1921)
   Thanks for stopping by.  Now head on over to my sweet friend Krista Hershberger at  Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com. Hope to see you again next month.
Nickie Hoffer
Your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
www.nickiehoffer.ctmh.com
livescraplove@gmail.com
717-371-7805

Thursday, January 9, 2014

January Joyful Stars Blog Hop

  Thank you for stopping by for the Joyful Stars Team Blog Hop again this month.  The theme for this month is "anything goes".   If you are coming from Crystal Davis's blog at craftingwithcrystal@blogspot.com, then you are on the right path.  
   This month I decided to use the ruby chevron washi tape that was a part of the sparkle and shine washi tape set out of the holiday gift guide.  If you did not get your hands on this lovely washi,  it will be available in the  new catalog on Feb 1st.  Using the the ruby chevron washi, I made a wedding card.


Supply List:
Art Philosophy Cartridge (Z1686)
White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
Black Cardstock (1386)
Black and Grey Glitter Paper (Z1829)
Ruby Chevron Washi (Z1933 available 2/1)
Casual Expressions stamp set (D1525)

   Thanks for stopping by.  Now head on over to my sweet friend Krista Hersherberger at  Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com. Hope to see you again next month when we'll be sharing items created using new product from the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book.

Nickie Hoffer
Your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
www.nickiehoffer.ctmh.com
livescraplove@gmail.com
717-371-7805

Monday, December 9, 2013

December Joyful Stars Blog Hop

   Thank you for stopping by for the Joyful Stars Team Blog Hop again this month.  The theme for this month is "Christmas".   If you are coming from my awesome upline Joyce Houck's blog at  Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.comthen you are on the right path.  

    I am more of a scrapbooker but ever since becoming a CTMH consultant, I have had to broaden my horizons and learn to make cards as well.  With CTMH's great how to books and supplies, it really is easier than you think to get a beautiful card.  Here are two cards I created for an upcoming card class.

 A Closer Look

Supply List:
Colonial White cardstock 1388
White Daisy Cardstock 1385
Ruby Cardstock X5927
Crystal Blue Cardsotck 1292
bitty sparkles Z1263
Single snowflake stamp M1031
Black and gray glitter paper Z1829
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Z1686
Frosted Paper Pack X7175B
Silver Embossing Powder Z669
Craft Heater Z555
Versamark Z891
September Stamp of the Month Poster Tidings S1309
Sparkle and Shine Washi Tape 3 Pack Z1907
   

   Thanks for stopping by.  Now head on over to my sweet friend Krista Hersherberger at  Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com. Hope to see you again next month.  

Nickie Hoffer
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
www.nickiehoffer.ctmh.com
livescraplove@gmail.com
717-371-7805

Saturday, November 9, 2013

November Joyful Stars Blog Hop

  Thank you for stopping by for the Joyful Stars Team Blog Hop again this month.  The theme for this month is "Anything Thanksgiving or Christmas".   If you are coming from my dear friend Stephanie Huber's blog at lavendersagedesigns.blogspot.comthen you are on the right path.  
   I am getting so excited for Christmas!  I know it's crazy.  I love love love the Sparkle N Shine Workshop on the Go available in the new Holiday Mini Catalog.  I used the left over scraps, sparkle and shine chipboard  and some cardstock to make this layout.  I hope you like it.
  
Thanks for stopping by.  Now head over to Nancy's Brown's blog at creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com to see her lovely creation.  Hope to see you again next month.
Nickie Hoffer
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
www.nickiehoffer.ctmh.com
livescraplove@gmail.com
717-371-7805