Sunday, June 20, 2010


A few weeks (months?) ago, my dear online friend, Jill from The Scrapoholic asked for some volunteers for a survey panel/new business venture she was looking into.  She was offering some CTMH-Close to My Heart- papers and products to use IF you would agree to create cards, scrapbook pages, etc using said products and then send her the pictures.  Sounds easy and great and fun and...well...who doesn't like to try out new product??  I'm always looking for a challenge and since I've never heard of CTMH, I thought I'd try for a coveted spot.  She chose me along with several other lovely creators for her experiment and let me know my package was on the way! 

A couple weeks ago I received a box at my doorstep and once opened, I found some lovely papers, brads, ribbons, embellishments and oh so much more!  Now, what was I going to create!?  Since I'm primarily a card maker, that was the easiest place to start. 

Happy Holidays with Flowers  4 1/2" x 5 1/2" White Card
Green and Gold Ribbon, Happy Holiday Sentiment from CTMH
Flowers by Recollections  (Flowers have cute little rhinestones in the center)

A very simple little card using 3D foam squares by EK Success to pop the sentiment off the front of my card. 

Cherish Card,   6 1/2" x 5" White Card stock Card 

Brown, Cream and Burgundy Paper, Burgundy ribbon, Cherish sentiment and brass brad by CTMH

Butterfly Sticker by Main Street Wall Creations

This is on of my favorite cards.  I love the colors of the background paper and how they tie into the colors on the butterfly.  I used 3D foam dots by EK Success to make the butterfly pop off the front. 

Sunflowers and Bees
Bee Yourself Card  6 1/2" x 5" White card stock Card

Brown Paper background, White chipboard tag and Red Brads by CTMH

Petite Perks "Bee Yourself" Stamp set by CTMH

Sunflower and Sparkly Bee by Special Moments Scrapbooking Embellishments

Creme wire-edged ribbon by Kirkland Signature

I love this brown reminds me of leather and makes the yellow in the sunflowers more vibrant. 

Kindness Card  6 1/2" x 5" White card stock Card

Brown and Creme Paper by CTMH

Kindness Sentiment (from State of Mind Stamp Set) by CTMH

Just Blooms Flowers, Sparkly Brad and Metal Plate by CTMH

This card just happened.  I had the background and all the other embellishments laid out on the table.  I had to get up and accidentally 'bumped' the table.  When I returned, these items were laying on the card, just waiting to be glued down.  I added a pop of red color to the flower but everything else was glued as it had fallen. 

Thanks, Jill, for allowing me to use some great products!  I loved working with the paper, the embellishments, the flowers...Heck, I loved it all!  I hope my little bit of creativity helps with your business endeavor!      Check out Jill on Facebook, or at her Etsy Shop or you can even catch her on Twitter

I'd love to know you were here!  Please leave a comment!

~kelly jo

1 comment:

  1. Kelly Jo, I love all your cards! I'm going to share this on FB in a moment, and pop over to Jill's online house to visit her too! My favorite card is the Bee yourself card! It just speaks to me!

    Way to go on keeping up your blog. I always love what you write! :)

    Have an awesome day!