Thursday, January 27, 2011

Spring/Summer New Product Blog Hop/Linky Party

Are you ready to be "wowed" by another AMAZING Idea Book from Close to My Heart? The Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book goes live February 1st and is filled with some gorgeous new products. There is truly something for everyone in this issue! The Idea Book will be available to view online on February 1st, but call or email me to get your very own copy ASAP!

If you love SNEAK PEEKS, you'll definitely want to grab your favorite beverage, get cozy and take in all the wonderful "sneak peeks" we have for you in the New Product Blog Hop/Linky Party. This one works a little differently that the traditional blog hops I've shared before...this one is a Linky Party! Rather than clicking on one link I provide, you will see ALL of the participants' links (with thumbnail photos) at the bottom of this post. Participants will join in over the next few days, so be sure to check back so you don't miss a thing! Thanks to Erin at Tazzygirl2000 for hosting our Linky Hop!

So here we go...

The Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book features not 4, not 6 but 8, yes EIGHT new My Reflections kits!!!!! It was truly hard for me to choose a favorite as I love them all, but I have to say, I think Sophia won the top spot in my book! Pinks and greens make up my favorite color combinations and this combo of Hollyhock, Blush, Pear and a touch of Goldrush just makes me smile.

For the two cards shown below, I paired Sophia with 2 brand new stamp sets and some fun embellishments. Every card maker out there will want to get their hands on the new Card Chatter-Birthday stamp set - filled with fun sentiments for any birthday! The Dreams Come True set was featured in our sneak peek Inspirations brochure, so it might look familiar.

I just recently learned how to make these fun accordion fold flowers and have gone a little crazy lately with them! I have more of them to share on another day and will be sure to add a tutorial as well. This festive card uses the Sophia papers, of course, as well as the Card Chatter-Birthday stamp set and a button from the Mini-Medley Accents in Pear.

This second card uses the the Dreams Come True set. It was fun to pair this set with something other than the gorgeous Wings kit. To create the flower on this one I stamped the image three times in Hollyhock ink, cut and layered the pieces as shown. The 3-D Foam Tape really added some dimension and literally made the flower POP! And since everything is better with a little bling, a few little Pink Sparkles added the finishing touch.

I hope you enjoy the other Sneak Peeks provided by our talented Consultants. Be sure to scroll down to my 100th Blog Post Blog Candy Give-Away!!!

If you are a CTMH Consultant and would like to join this Linky Hop, just follow the links below!


  1. Your pinwheel card is very cute - such fun colors.

  2. Great cards! Your pinwheel looks perfect & the dimensional flower does pop. Sophia is my fave, too :)

  3. This is a great card, Beth! I love the pinwheel flower. On a side note -- I was going through cards in my sample basket a few weeks ago, clearing out cards with retired papers, and I came across one from you! :) We must have swapped at a Convention.

  4. pretty cards! I love this color combo too!

  5. Beth, thank you for your comment on my layout! I'm a new follower. Love the Sophia paper colors and your gorgeous flower embellies!

  6. Love your cards Beth! Now if I can find that 'dream' stamp that my 3 yr old lost so I can copy your card. =)