Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop

The brand new Annual Inspirations from Close to My Heart has been out for just about a week now! Have you checked it out? Isn't it GREAT?!?! So many fun, trendy goodies for all of your creative projects. If you haven't checked it out yet, be sure to visit my website to browse the online version.

Whether or not you've devoured the pages of the new Annual Inspirations, you definitely don't want to miss this blog hop! We have over 50 talented consultants ready to share some of their favorite NEW products featured in the Annual Inspirations. If you've arrived here from Terry Ann's site, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, following along is simple - just click on the links provided at the end of each blog post to be directed to the next blog in the hop. By the time you get back here (or your original starting point), you'll be itching to get crafting and will certainly have a wish list as long as your arm! :-) If at any point you get lost along the way or find links not working, the complete list of hoppers can be found HERE!

I love ALL of the new My Reflections paper packets featured in the Annual Inspirations, but one of my favorites is Confetti Wishes...the bright, cheery color palette is perfect for year round cheer! This 12x12 layout features Confetti Wishes paper and Complements as well as a touch of Gold Shimmer Trim for a little kick! Do you love that purple color? It's one of our 5 new colors, Thistle!

I added a bit of 3-D Foam tape under the letters that spell out "make" and "wish" for a little dimension.

I also played a bit with Confetti Wishes and an adorable new Hostess Exclusive stamp set, Cuddly Salutations - just $6 if you are a Hostess with a gathering total over $150. This cute set of 10 stamps is filled with little animals ands sweet sentiments all in "speech bubbles". 
Of course, I had to play with a line image set like Cuddly Salutations because I am absolutely IN LOVE with the new markers CTMH is carrying. We are proud to feature the ShinHan Touch Twin alcohol inks markers.They are double sided with a fine tip on one end and a broad tip on the other, and when combined with the Colorless Blender, shading and blending is a cinch!

Below are three additional cards we created at Convention. All three feature Confetti Wishes paper and the ShinHan markers! Honestly, these markers are so easy to use and get a beautiful look each time. These cards were the results of my very first use of the ShinHan markers.

Time to hop along and see what Judy Faye has created to share with us!


  1. Love your layout and the what you did with the markers.

  2. Oh my, have you been busy....Awesome projects!!

  3. Fabulous, need to make these as thank you cards to put in with my customer orders. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. What a fun layout! When using this paper you just can't help but be happy!

  5. Great projects! Love how you used the lagoon hearts washi tape.

  6. Love every project! Thanks for the inspiration:)

  7. Confetti Wishes is really growing on me! Great projects!