Thursday, August 27, 2009

CTMH New Product "Sneak Peak" Blog Hop!

"Welcome to the Close to my Heart New Product Sneak Peak Blog Hop! It's time to celebrate and get excited for the upcoming release of the Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book by giving you a Sneak Peak of some of the great products available to the public, September 1st! 30 Fabulous consultants have been busily creating some great artwork to get your creative juices flowing and show you that CTMH has done it again with the realease of it's newest Idea Book! If you have come here from Erin's blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, make sure you go back and start from the beginning here. Blog hopping is easy.... just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!

Here we go! I have created some cute note pads from an inexpensive pack of 5 "Dollar Tree" colored pads. I created one pad from each of the 4 new paper packs and also added some of our new embellishment and stamp sets as well....Enjoy!

First, using the new "Jingle" paper pack:

I cut out the present and the present "swoosh" from two different B&T papers. I used Juniper and Tulip card stock and some liquid glass on the ribbon of the top present and one of our new Twinkle Brads in Tulip.

Next was the "Grace" paper pack:

Here I used Cocoa, Honey and Barn Red Card Stock and a strip of the B&T papers, coloring in the mums with colored pencils. I was going to cut out some flowers from another B&T, but our autumn Just Blooms and the corduroy brad were too perfect to pass up!

Next was "Sweet Home"

I used Indian Corn Blue and Garnet card stock and layered 3 different rows of B&T paper for the bottom strip. I also used B&T to reverse stamp my initials with the Rustic alphabet stamp set and then cut them out. The "o" is the embossed button punch from Martha. I inked up one of our bulk dimensional elements in buttercup and used rub-ons for the sentiment. The button and DE are tied with embroidery floss.

Finally "Twitterpated"

I did not have the right color note pad to match this paper pack, so I opted to use a grocery list type paper pad. (also from the dollar store) I used Sweet Leaf card stock and cut the tree trunk out of one of the B&T papers. I used the branch stamp from the exclusive stamp set, "Hello There" in the Twitterpated WOTG to stamp the branches and then the leaf stamp also from that set to do the Sweet Leaf and Sorbet leaves on the tree. I used a white gel pen to put polka dots on all the leaves to mimic yet another B&T paper that I really liked. (but didn't want to hand cut all the leaves!) The ribbon is bulk sorbet, the word grow is our color ready alphabet stamped in sweet leaf and sorbet and outlined with a thin pen. The little hedgehog is from the My Stickease set.

Here is a shot of the note pad opened. I used a $1 bin item from Michaels as a jumping board and it was sooooo easy to cut and score the note holders. I did use a velcro closure to make sure they stayed shut.

Here they are all together, so cute and so easy to make!

Now "Hop" on over to Jessica's 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!

Don't forget to check back here on September 1st to check out the great artwork offered at our September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month's Hop will feature some outstanding ideas to use with our exclusive stamp set "Treasures" Don't miss it!


Cibele Glazer said...

So cute. Love what you did with the Grace and Twitterpated pp!

Jena said...

Fun projects - great variety! TFS!

Sheila said...

Very cute - I especially like your 'tall' tree. :)

Tresa Black said...

Handy... AND cute!

Jean M. said...

Love them all. What cute notepad holders.

Carla said...

These are great! What a cute little gift idea!

Tazzygirl2000 (AKA Erin) said...

Oh so cute! I especially love the Jingle one- the "Present Swoosh" is really cool!

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

Haley D. said...

How cute! I love notepads, and they are so handy.

Sharli said...

Terri, these are just WONDERFUL!!! I love your little paper pads! The jingle one is my favorite but I really love them all! THat hedgehog is growing on me - he's all funky and adorable at the same time.

NICE work!

Thank you also for the sweet comments on my blog about the kitties. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Super cute! I love those projects. I'm going to have to try those out! :)