Saturday, August 6, 2016

Annual Inspirations 2016-17 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Annual Inspirations 2016-17 New Product Blog Hop featuring newly introduced CTMH products. This month there are about 25 bloggers sharing projects they created with new items you will find in Annual Inspirations 2016-17. If blog hopping is new to you, we try to keep it easy: just keep clicking on the link to the next blog (typically near the bottom of the post) to visit the next stop. Our blog hop is circular so visiting the next blog will take you back to where you started.

You should have arrived here from ***Kathy Burrows' Snips, Snaps, and Scraps***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

I was inspired by the card on page 19 of Annual Inspirations 2016-17, but I call this my "when life hand you lemons, you make lemonade card" because this is not how the card started in my minds eye.

Before you head to ***Jennifer Rubio's Jen's Jewel Box***, the supplies I used to create my project and why I call this my lemonade card are listed below.

I planned to cut a transparency with the Thin Cut, use the Bonding Memories™ Glue Pen to make a temporary adhesive (if you do not know about that feature of this glue, please ask your consultant) and then spritz through the negative with a mixture of re-inker and water. I could not find my transparencies so I used a glossy, cardstock weight piece of junk mail. When I could not find my re-inker, I decided to use my Watercolor Paints, but realized I forgot to replenish my supply of Watercolor Paper. It was then that I decided to use the die cut as a mask. I decided to just go for it with regular cardstock, but was a little generous with the water so my cardstock mask moved a bit which lead me to cut "hello" from a piece White Daisy cardstock and use the Shimmer Brush on it. I wonder if it is actions like this that a former co-worker told me I was too optimistic?

By the way, if you have not tried cutting the new Glitter Paper with the Cricut Explore yet, you are certain to be delighted. I was able to cut the Glitter Paper on the Light Cardstock + setting. I cut the first image on the Custom Setting choosing Cardstock, Glitters - 0.6mm, but the double cut was not necessary so I paused my cut to change the settings.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not working with a CTMH Independent Consultant yet, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Online Business Address.

Before you leave I would be delighted if you left me a comment letting me know what you think of my project. So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Jennifer Rubio's Jen's Jewel Box***.

Thank you for hopping with us. I hope you a loving the projects we are sharing.


  1. Great card, love the thin cuts and cricut cuts. nice work.

  2. Great card! Love all the die-cuts and the water coloured banner is fabulous.

  3. Great card and loved your description of 'what led to what'!!! Thanks for the tip on cutting the glitter cardstock!

  4. What a fantastic card Brenda! LOVE it!! :)

  5. Great card - I like all the different elements. I'm glad to hear that I am not the only one who often ends up with a project much different than what I started out to do.

  6. Even though this card wasn't originally what you had in mind, I still think it looks wonderful!

  7. Your card is so pretty!
    I love the nautical theme!

  8. cute card, feels relaxing like I am at the beach :)


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