For the Love of Crafting Blog Hop

Welcome to the For Love of Crafting Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the August For the Love of Crafting stamp set.  It’s has been over two months since I have last participated in a blog hop and I am so glad I was able to sign-up for this one. I ♥LOVE♥30711091_10155576344187686_8291532271368366588_n this stamp set and I know you will too. If you have come here from Priscilla Gotham’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is designed to allow you to start here and work your way around. It’s simple, fun, and full of ideas using the For the Love of Crafting stamp set. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

The project you see below is similar to one I made for the NA Convention this year. I had quite a few people ask me how to make this little ditty, so I decided it would be the perfect project for this blog hop.  As an added bonus, I am including the instructions in a PDF file FREE for you to download and use.


The Mini-Stamp Holder I created for the Extravaganza used products from our upcoming Holiday Expressions catalog, however, since I couldn’t show those off yet, I chose to use our lovely Documented papers to create another one.  (I know – you were hoping for a sneak peek.) These Mini-Stamp Holders would make a wonderful gift to give to your paper-crafting friends with an M-Size stamp set of your choice, but they also wonderfully designed to hold individual bags of candy. Those individual M&Ms and Skittles that come out in the fall fit perfectly in these. Hmmm..stamps or chocolate? Hard decision. 

If you would like to recreate this Mini-Stamp Holder, you can access the instructions HERE. I only ask that you do not alter or sell these instructions without prior permission. Please feel free to link people to my blog if they wish to also make this fun project. 🙂

I can’t wait to create more projects with this amazing stamp set! You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from twenty-eight other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s For the Love of Crafting stamp set and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs. I will be creating more projects throughout the month using this stamp set and our Expressions Two products, so make sure to visit often.

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Now ‘Hop” on over to Michele Rowley’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crating tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the For the Love of Crating stamp set is only available until August 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.  I can’t wait to see what you create!


Convention Highlights

It had been almost a month since the North American Convention and my brain is finally beginning  to wrap itself around all the new products, the artwork, and the amazing people I met.  Some of you even took the time to come introduce yourself as one of my “followers”.  (You would not believe how honored I felt.)  I feel especially blessed to have met these five amazingly talented ladies who presented at the Extravaganza with me.

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Each one of us was blessed with the opportunity to use the new upcoming Holiday Expressions products to create some stunning artwork.  Each one has a unique style, awesome talent, and presented some great ideas for using each of the new papers. I would love if you took the time to check out their blogs. They are each uniquely talented and full of great inspiration.

And who made this all happen? The delightful Jill Broadbent, who is extremely talented in her own right. I can’t imagine all the work that went into making this happen, and I speak for all five of us when I say that we are beyond grateful at the opportunity we had to present at this year’s Convention.

2601217b-27c2-4b68-9c71-4afc1bf4ed07So, are you ready for a sneak peek at the cover of the new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book? Oh! My Gosh! You are going to ♥love♥ this new book! I can’t wait to show you all that I was able to create for Convention.

Our Seasonal Expression Idea Book arrives September 1st, but, if you come to my August Workshops, you will have a chance to see one in person and take a peek at a few of the new products.

Can’t wait to get your hands the new products? You will have the amazing opportunity to purchase these on August 1st!  If you become a Close to My Heart Consultant, you will have a chance to purchase these spectacular holiday products a whole month before any of my other customers.

When you become a Consultant, your New Consultant kit will arrive right away and include the Seasonal Expressions, amazing products, and $50 in CTMH Cash to purchase the spectacular holiday products.  Beginning August 1, the New Consultant Kit  contain new product from the  Holiday Expressions idea book, five copies of the new Holiday Expressions idea books, AND one copy of the Seasonal Expressions 2 idea book. All of these benefits and more can be your’s for only $75.00 (plus tax & shipping).

New Book ♥ New Products ♥ $50 CTMH Cash ♥ Commission on Sales & Purchases
♥ It’s a no-brainier, my friends. ♥ 

I would love for you to join the HeARTfully Blessed Creations Team. As a team member you can join our Facebook group and enjoy free training, receive discounts on my kits & guides, and attend my future online workshops.

I hope you take the time to check out those amazing blogs, and I look forward to showing you all of the new products in our Holiday Expressions.  I can’t wait to see what you create!



Convention Bound

I am  excited, nervous, and all aflutter to be headed to the North American Close to My Heart Convention.  As an Extravaganza Creative Presenter, I have already had a chance to view some of the stunning products that will be arriving in the fall, and I can’t wait to see what else Close to My Heart has to offer you.


I am always fascinated how their Design Team is in sync with the current trends and fashions.  Each season is full of incredible paper crafting products that reflect the current styles.  I can’t wait to be able to show you what the future holds for Close to My Heart!

If you are as excited as I am about these products, you should consider joining my team as a Close to My Heart Consultant. The HeARTfully Blessed Creations Team is supportive, creative, and small.  I have enjoyed getting to know each of the women on my team and would love for you to join us.

Continue to watch my blog, Facebook page, and Instagram for updates on the upcoming products.  I will be posting little teasers over the next few months, and some of the artwork I created for the Convention.  I can’t wait to see what you create!