CTMH ShinHan Markers Blog Hop

ShinHan Markers Blog Hop


Welcome to the CTMH Independent Consultant’s ShinHan Marker Blog Hop! If you have just joined me from Priscilla Gotham’s blog, then you are on the right track!

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My card for this hop uses the “Great Job” stamp set, Topiary, Goldrush, and White Daisy cardstock, and of course, the ShinHan markers! ShinHan markers are alcohol-based markers that color and blend easily. Although they are new to Close To My Heart this year, they have been around for a long time and have a reputation as being right up there with Copic markers, in terms of quality.

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For this 7″ x 5″ card, I stamped the large shooting star image in the center of my White Daisy cardstock. The 2 smaller sets of shooting stars and the “Great Job” banner were stamped on scrap paper, fussy cut, and then adhered to the card with foam tape for a bit of dimension.

The ShinHan Markers used to color these images included: Turquoise Blue, Peacock Green, Vivid Green, and Marigold.

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To give the card some sparkle and shine, I finished it off with some Clear Sparkles in various sizes, and some tiny Bitty Sparkles in the shooting star curls.

Make sure to keep the fun and inspiration going by hopping on over to Dana Kessler’s blog, to see what she has created for you! If you get lost along the way, or would like a list of all participating bloggers, you can find that here.

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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October Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop

CTMH Consultant’s October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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Thank you for joining me today for the Close To My Heart Consultant’s Blog Hop, featuring the October Stamp of the Month (SOTM), “Home for the Holidays.” If you have come here from Regina Kettering’s blog, then welcome!

The October Stamp of the Month set is a Holiday/Christmas-themed set. Can you believe that the holiday season is almost here? Have you started your Christmas card making yet? If not, this stamp set would be a great addition to your holiday sets! However, it is only available from October 1- 31, 2014, so make sure to get it now, well before the holiday season.

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Here is the card that I made with the October SOTM. I used a White Daisy card base for this 5″ x 5″ card, and patterned papers from the Snowhaven Paper Packet. CTMH has 2 gorgeous Holiday themed paper packets this year… Yuletide Carol is specifically Christmas-oriented, and Snowhaven is very generic and could be used for much more than just winter-themed projects.

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I focused on a candy theme, with candy canes and Christmas mints throughout the card, and the sentiment “Dreaming, Believing, Wishing.”

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After layering the patterned papers, I added a strip of Black Shimmer Trim along the bottom portion of the card for some shine. The 3 mints and the top candy cane were popped off of the card slightly with some Thin Foam Tape.

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To finish off the card, I added Clear Sparkles and Bitty Sparkles throughout the card, and even dotted each “i” with a cute, little Bitty Sparkle!

Featured Product: October Stamp Of the Month, “Home for the Holidays”

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This 7 stamp set is only $5 with your qualifying order of $50!

Next, head on over to Lela Norris’ blog to see the artwork she has created for you! For a complete list of all the participating bloggers, or if you get lost along the way, please click HERE.

I’ll see you in the craft room,



Team Blog Hop: Embossing Folders

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Today is an exciting day at my blog, as I am participating in our first ever Team Blog Hop! If you have come here from Roz Bianchi’s Blog, then you are on the right track!

This hop features Close To My Heart’s line of Embossing Folders. You’ve probably seen me using embossing folders quite a bit in my projects to add some texture, dimension, and visual interest. Since my favorite CTMH Embossing Folder is “Quatrefoil,” I am going to be sharing a card that I made with the Quatrefoil folder. To see cards made with our other folders, make sure to continue “hopping” after this post.

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This 4.25″ x 5.5″ card was made with a White Daisy cardstock base, and then layered with Black cardstock and Green Glitter paper.  The white paper in the background and green glitter paper in the foreground were both run through my Cuttlebug machine with the CTMH Quatrefoil Embossing Folder. I love the look of having the 2 layers of embossing!

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Once my papers were embossed, I simply glued all of the layers together, stacking one on top of the next. The pink strip and heart were cut from self-adhesive Pink Shimmer Trim. I cut the pink strip on an angle and adhered to the green glitter paper, and then cut the small heart with a tiny paper punch and adhered to the bottom of the card.

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I used the “Glitter Glam” stamp set to stamp the sentiment “Glitter Girl” with Pear ink. I fussy cut around the sentiment, curled up both of the wings a bit for a “flying” effect, and then attached with foam tape to really pop it off the page! While the entire card sparkles with glitter, I still couldn’t resist some extra bling… Bitty Sparkles! I added 3 sparkles to the embossed background and 2 to the sentiment to dot the “i”‘s.

Since I initially made 2 projects for this Blog Hop, I’ll have another Quatrefoil embossed card to show you next week. Be sure to join me for that later in the week, or feel free to drop by every day for my DAILY blog post!

Keep on Hoppin’…

Thank you for joining me today on the Team Blog Hop. To continue the fun, make sure to head over to Mischelle Smith’s Blog! And just so you don’t miss a link, here is a list of all the blogs participating in this hop:

Phillip Wilhelm – Honeycomb – http://drphilscraps.com

Roz Bianchi – Floral – http://heygirlscraps.com

Suzanne Webster Lowrie – Quatrefoil – http://www.scrapbookingsue.com (You are here)

Mischelle O’Farrell Smith – Chevron – http://www.mischellesmith.com

Amy Grier-Heldebrandt – Dot – http://abundantlyclearstamping.wordpress.com

Candice Fields – woodgrain – http://candiedcrafts.wordpress.com

Bethany Rielage – Arrow – http://stampingathome.blogspot.com

Jaymi Victor – Damask – http://jaymivictor.com

Tina Henderson – Stripe – http://www.tinamarie9971.blogspot.com

Kathy Carr – Quatrefoil – http://www.kacarr61.blogspot.com/


I’ll see you in the craft room,