Saturday, August 19, 2017

Jack Blog Hop

Welcome to our Close to My Heart Jack Blog Hop! About 12 CTMH Independent Consultants are showcasing items they created using the Jack collection available in Seasonal Expressions 2. You will find the collection on pages 34 through 44 of the Seasonal Expression 2 Idea Book. The Jack collection, along with the other collections in Seasonal Expressions 2, are retiring at the end of August. Items that are retiring have been moved to the Going Soon! area of your Consultant's website.

If you are visiting from Erica Haskin's Dresses and Spurs then you are on the right track. Carol Loftus is our hostess and her blog is the beginning of our hop.

For our Jack Blog Hop I created this card. I have not stamped the inside yet, but am planning for it to be a birthday card.

I cut some mustaches from Artistry and used the Jack Cardmaking stamp and Thin Cuts to decorate the front of my card. I added a little mustache to the bear from the Inked with Love stamp set.

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

Before you click to visit Scrappy Kea by Laura Moss, please take a moment to let me know what you think of my card. I love to read your comments. I hope you are finding many ideas for using the Jack collection.

Update - I linked this post to the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge #5 - Jack yesterday, but received an error and could not see my link so I thought it failed. I just learned this morning that the link did work. I am sorry for not sharing this information earlier and do not give up if you are trying to link to the challenge

As I mentioned above, the Jack collection is retiring at the end of this month. If you like the bear, you might want to contact your CTMH Independent Consultant to place an order. I think he will coordinate well with the Beary Christmas collection that will be available on September 1 in Holiday Expressions 2017.

Here is a copy of the blog hop list; clicking the link will take you directly to each person's Jack post:

Carol Loftus
Haley Dyer
Erica Haskin
Brenda Lapp - you are here
Lara Moss
Kathleen Androlewicz
Ramona Temple
Julie Scott
Martha Barnett
Claudia McDaniel
Gerri Baker
Debi McBain

Thank you for hopping with us today!


  1. The mustache on the bear is absolutely adorable! I too think that he will coordinate nicely with the upcoming Beary Christmas collection.

  2. So cute! Certainly works well with 'Beary Christmas'...took me a while to work out what the msinnpaper on the card was!

  3. I like how you used the mustaches with the lumberjack b&t paper. The mustache on the Jack bear is too cute! Thanks for sharing with us at the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenges!

  4. Brenda! So adorable! Love this card! So happy you joined us over at the Three Amigos! If you could add a link back to our challenge that would be awesome! Thanks so much for playing along!

  5. Great tip on the bear carrying over! Didn't even think of it!

  6. Such a cute, yet masculine card! Thanks for the tip on the bear carrying over!

    1. Gerri - The bear from the Jack Cardmaking Stamp Set is not carrying over (that I know of). I do think the bear will coordinate well with the Beary Christmas papers.


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