Thursday, August 27, 2009

CTMH New Product Sneak Peek Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Close to my Heart New Product Sneak Peak Blog Hop! 30 fabulous Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book by giving you a Sneak Peak of some of the great products available in the new Idea Book starting September 1st!

If you have come here from Haley Dyer's blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Erin's blog and start from the beginning! This is simple do to — just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go...

I am highlighting a new Paper Packet called
Grace. It is beautiful and very versatile. I am going to show you 4 cards and a layout. I know it is a lot, but I wanted to show that you can do so many different things with this paper. (You can click on any photo to make it larger so you can see more detail.)

I love flowers and I love distressing, so I thought I would incorporate a little of both in this first card.
My second card is a tri-shutter card. You can find the instructions for making these fun cards here.
The third card is a very simple thank you card that uses one of my favorite tools—my corner rounder. I used it to make the scallops on the edge.
My last card is actually a recessed window card that I posted last week. I wanted to post it again because I added some stamping to the border which I think makes it look a little better. You can see the original card along with more details here.
And last but not least is my layout. It isn't anything fancy, but I think it highlights the paper nicely.
I love the large flowers on the patterned paper. I cut this one out and raised it with some Foam Tape.
I used the Simple Alphabet Dimensional Elements for the title. They come white which was a little stark on this layout, so I sponged some Bamboo ink on them to soften them up a bit.The crocheted flowers come in the White Daisy Mini-Medley pack. I dyed them with Barn Red and Twilight Re-inkers. Then I added a self-adhesive Pearl in the middle. (You can get a package of the beautiful pearls by joining my Connections Club! Ask me how.)
All supplies are from CTMH unless otherwise noted. (Products without links will be released on September 1st. I will add links when they become available):
Paper: Grace Paper Packet
Stamps: Delightful Things, Childhood Portrait, Thank You, You're Special, Noteworthy, Say it with Style, Card Chatter - Thank You
Other: Edge Distresser, Sanding Kit, Craft Buttons - Basic, Foam Tool, Sponge Daubers, White Daisy Just Blooms, Brad Assortment - Basic and Metal, Pewter Designer Brads, Cocoa Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink, Craft Heater, White Daisy Mini-Medley Pack, Dimensional Elements - Simple Alphabet, Re-inkers, Foam Tape, Corner Rounder

Now “Hop” on over to Jena DeVries’ Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets!

Remember, the Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book goes LIVE on September 1st! I will have a link directly to the new Idea Book on my blog on September 1st so be sure to check back then!

**Link not working? Missed a Blog? Here is a list of all the participants in the New Product Sneak Peak Blog Hop:
Erin Herring
Terrie Dodd
Leisa Hubley
Karen Norman
Sherry Thompson
Adeline Brill
Brae Montgomery
Wendy Kessler
Dawn Heuft
Carla Ironside
Dawn Ross
Julie Banzon
Jody Gustafson
Helen Onulak
Sheila Bennett
Haley Dyer
Lisa Stenz
Jena DeVries
Jen Patrick
Amy Schultz
Lori Scott
Tresa Black
Jennifer Kraynak
Sharesa Larsen
Amy Edwards
Jean McNulty
Emma Hubert
Antoinette Herrin


  1. All your projects are amazing! I can't pick a favorite. The layout is a gorgeous tribute to your family. The Grace paper showcases your wonderful photos beautifully.

  2. Love all the cute projects you made.

  3. All beautiful as usual, great work!

  4. Wow! There is so much here and it is all amazing. I like how you added the pearl to the stamping on that card - it looks like a rubon! I think my favorite is the tri-shutter card.

  5. Wow, these are all gorgeous - what a great source of inspiration! TFS!

  6. Really like your recessed window card. And the stamping that you added to the background really finishes it nicely.

  7. Lisa your stuff is always amazing- nice job!

  8. All of your projects are just stunning. I especially love the layout. I might be stamp lifting it soon!

  9. I love all your projects. I think Grace is my new favorite!

  10. Well, holy "WOW!" You work is so lovely and you have been really prolific, now haven't you?!? LOL

  11. Wow Lisa, you have been busy!! Gorgeous projects. I hate to pick just one or two things, but love the second card and the dyed flowers.

  12. Wow, you were very busy and your projects are all so beautiful.

  13. You're so good....LOVE looking at all yor artwork!!!

  14. WOW Lisa!! As always - your work is amazing!!

  15. (Picking my jaw up off my desk)
    Wow! Once again, you have outdone yourself! Hmmm...4 cards and a layout, huh? Curiously that is similar to the number of swap to say some prayers to the swap fairy that Lisa got the Grace papers! :)

  16. Your artwork is fantastic as always.

  17. Oh my Goodness, Over-Achiever! I love ALL of your projects you posted- especially the pearls on the lettering! And I loved your recessed window card before, but you are right, the added stamping on the outside is AMAZING!

    Thanks for playing on the blog hop! FABULOUS work!!

  18. My goodness, GF, do you ever sleep? What a pretty page of eye candy for me to drool over, you are so talented!

  19. Holy cow Lisa! I don't know where to begin - these are all absolutely over-the-top!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for the great ideas!

  20. Holy crap Lisa, this is a whole lot of absolutely fabulous art. I love all the things you posted.

    And I love how you dyed the crocheted flower. I bought the bulk pack of those and would love to be able to have other colors than white.

  21. WOW!!! I don't know what else to say...beautiful work :)