Thursday, June 2, 2016

Three Amigos Blog Hop June 2016 Edition

 
Welcome to this month's Three Amigos Blog Hop.  It's a tiny little hop and it won't take you long at all.  We are three friends and Close To My Heart Consultants who challenge each other each month to create something with Close To My Heart products.  This year it's all about the three!  And this month it's about our three favorite products.  It's very hard for me to choose favorites of anything so I decided to focus on what makes me love CTMH.
 
My very favorite CTMH product has to be the awesome coordinating paper packs.  Love all of the pretty, handsome, and versatile prints included along with some awesome PML cards that are great for scrapbooking and cardmaking alike.  And right now my favorite pack is Calypso with it's oh so summery tropical feel... LOVE the flamingos!!
 
I'm also playing along with the Between The Folds Challenge to use CTMH Thick Twine which is NOT one of my favorite products...lol!  I find it too thick most of the time, but what I did find is if I take apart the two pieces and then lay them side by side I can more easily wrap them around my projects and they do make a pretty bow and then I can mix my colors!  So... now I LOVE it!

 
And secondly, I LOVE the coordinating sequins.  For this card I used the Craftin Desert Divas Picture Frame Dies to create this faux shaker.  And with the adhesive already on the CTMH sequins it was so easy to adhere them ... I added some other sequins as well to get the mix of colors I wanted... I still can't find my Calypso pack of sequins!!!  So sad... so I had to make due but the blue and rose gold sequins are the self adhesive CTMH ones.
 

And third... I LOVE the coordinating Complements that go with the paper packs.  The flamingo, the sentiment, the arrows in the top box and the vellum circle with the heart are all from the Calypso Complements.  Another card I made in less than half an hour.  Unheard of!
 
So thanks for stopping and don't forget to hop on over to Susan and Donna's blogs to see what they've created for you.  It won't take but a moment!

12 comments:

  1. Cute, cute, cute card! I love the faux shaker idea!

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  2. Loveeeeeeee this! LOVING the colors and that flamingo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. I love the Calypso paper too! You'll have to show me how you make the shaker cards. Love it!

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  4. So Pretty...loving the colours and all those sequins :)

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  5. Yummy, yummy, yummy! You named all the reasons I like the workshop packs! The calypso with the flamingo stamps are just wonderful. Your card is absolutely FABulous!

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  6. Awesome! Yet do not know the faux shaker? Tutorial?

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    1. Sandy, I just used a frame die from Craftin desert divas, popped it up, added the images and then glued sequins down ...so faux because they don't shake and there isn't any clear card stock on top.

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  7. Hello there, Lisa! I'm so happy to be back in blogland! Thank you for your kind words on my blog! And thank you to your Mom too! Your card is adorable! At first glance I thought it was a real shaker card! The faux shaker is cool! I love the flamingo, so trendy right now! Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  8. the nice part about a faux shaker is that you can put things were you want them...so very clever! Love this card! And yes I am totally LOVING the CTMH stuff for summer, OMG.

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  9. What a fun & fabulous card! Love all the details; especially the sequins. Thank you for inspiring us at Between The Folds Bi-Weekly Challenge Blog.

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  10. What a lovely and festive card! And I love how that little bit of black background really makes the colors POP! Thanks for sharing this with us at BTF Challenge Blog.

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  11. Great card Lisa! I always am so in awe of the little details, the sequins and stuff like that and how you use them to dress up your work, so awesome! Brandi R
    DT member BTF
    crzy4scrapbooking.blogspot.ca

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