Wednesday, March 15, 2017

RB Blog Hop: Thin Cut Creativity

Welcome to another Rose Blossom Blog Hop!

This time around we're featuring Close to My Heart's Thin Cuts. You likely came here by way of Lynn's Bungalow ... she's a crafty one isn't she? 

I used three of our stand alone thin cuts to create embellishments for this page:

I nabbed this pic from my daughter's Facebook page the minute I saw it. I love when my kiddos find the time to get together. They all live a good distance from each other and it's nice to know they make the effort to spend time with each other when they can. Love these all-grown-up kids to pieces!

Here's a tip for using thin cuts on your scrapbook pages:
Layer several cuts to create a sturdier, chipboard-like embellishment. I usually use 4-6 cuts and adhere them with the Bonding Memories Glue Pen. The layered thin cut can be attached with Foam Tape for added dimension.

My photo is attached with Thin Foam Tape on the sides and bottom. That allowed me to tuck a journal card in behind the photo.

I used a few fun embellishments from the You & Me Complements and some
  Black & White Dots to finish things off.

These are three Thin Cuts I used.
You'll find these and more right HERE and even better ...
They're all on sale for 25% off this month!

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Thanks for hopping with the Rose Blossoms. 
We appreciate your support and hope we've inspired you! 

You'll be visiting our very own, very creative, very awesome SHELLY next!

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Papercrafting Meets the NFL

Question: What's a little friendly football smack-talk among fellow papercrafters ?
Answer: A whole lotta fun!

I've never met Tracey Pierce in person but this is what I know about her:

1. She has a really cool craft space
2. She's very creative {love her cards}
3. She loves her family and is a true country girl at heart
4. She's a die hard Seattle Seahawks fan!

I on the other hand  am an enthusiastic Minnesota Vikings fan. So, back in the 2015-2016 NFL season Tracey and I started some friendly online banter. That turned into a bit of a wager. When the Vikings and Seahawks play against each other, the losing team's fan had to create something using the winning team colors. That first year the Vikings let me down {go figure} and I made something for Tracey using a blue-green combo. 

This year however, the Seahawks lost to the Vikings and lookie-lookie what I scored:

Not only did she create with Vikings colors, but she included some wonderful treats
from her home state! How cool is that?

Super cute 6x6 card featuring Fundamentals paper and the exclusive 
Operation Smile Stamp Set

How about this 12x12 page!
I have the perfect photos in mind for this one.

And about the confetti sprinkles in the pics ... 
Tracey's green packaging didn't escape my notice!
Die-hard Hawks fan to the core I'm tellin' ya!

Thank you Tracey from the bottom of my Purple and Gold heart!

You can find Tracey and her creations here:



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

RB Hop: Hello Lovely

Welcome to the Rose Blossom February Blog Hop!

This month we're creating with the Hello Lovely Collection. And lovely it is!
My daughter asked me for some note cards recently and that gave me a very good reason to create with the Hello Baby Cardmaking Kit. 

I used a cut from the {now retired} Artiste Cricut Cartridge to create this box with Sea Glass cardstock, and the signature Hello Lovely floral print paper. 

I wrapped the file box with our new Blush Shimmer Ribbon {fantastic ribbon!}
I used some leftover Hello Lovely Complements to complete the box. 

Here are the cards:
 Aside from the gorgeous papers, I was really digging the "Hello" sentiment 
in the stamp set that comes with the kit. 
 Then of course, there's that adorable and versatile banner complete with little end ties!

Always nice to have a "baby" card handy in the stash!
This card is one of two pre-designed beauties from the kit.
Full color, easy-to-follow instructions can be downloaded from my website here:

Here's a look at the kit:
Create 12 cards using the downloadable instructions or use your own ideas and techniques.
You can find this and many other creative kits here:


I had the pleasure of spending a retreat weekend with the {hello} lovely Shelly and got a first-hand look at her creations using this collection ... Awesome stuff!

Thank you for hopping with the Rose Blossoms!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Sugar Rush Bits and Pieces

I loved playing around with the new Sugar Rush papers in January! 
I'm moving on to February's Featured Paper Collection but, before doing that I used up some of my Sugar Rush scraps to create some fun treats for Valentines Day, a birthday or two, or any "just because" moment that may come my way. 

Cute little drawer-style card box inspired by THIS BLOG HOP POST!

Three of the cards inside are designs from the Sugar Rush Workshop Your Way. I made the layouts in the kit and had plenty of leftovers to create nine cards! (3 each of 3 designs). The fourth card is a simple design using the scrapbook Sugar Rush Stamp Set and was inspired by 

I wrapped Hershey Bars and a variety of movie-box candy. 
Love how my leftover pocket cards made for perfect and easy designs!
There's also Sugar Rush Washi Tape and Dots shown here.

There's always a reason to celebrate something
 and who doesn't like a sweet surprise every now and then?

See the entire Sugar Rush Collection and more by visiting my website today!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Introducing Hello Lovely!

February's Featured Paper Collection really lives up to it's name ... Hello Lovely!

I represented Close To My Heart at a Scrap-A-Thon last weekend and this collection was by far the favorite! See what you think:

12x12 Printed Papers with Pocket Page cut-outs, Coordinating Cardstock and Complememts

Click HERE to see the entire collection

Add in the new Blush Shimmer Ribbon, the Gold Gems, and a Shimmer Brush.

Click HERE to see more!

Make scrapbooking and cardmaking easier and a whole lot more fun when you use these
Workshop Your Way Kits!

See all the kits we have available right HERE!

Two stamps sets designed to coordinate perfectly with the papers. One for specific to scrapbooking, the other made with card making in mind. There's a Thin Cuts die cut set to go with that stamp set on the right ...WOW!

Click HERE to Shop my Website!

How about some artwork examples direct from Close To My Heart's Art Studio:

Loving those tags ... how about you?

This card features the Hello Lovely paper, Blush Simmer Ribbon and the 
February Stamp of the Month!

How's that for combining Lovely with a whole bunch of Cute?!
"Easter Bunny" is yours for only $5.00 with a qualifying purchase from my website:
Shop 24/7 right HERE

Too see these and TONS of other great paper crafting products, visit my website today!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

RB Hop: It's a Guy Thing!

Welcome to our first Blog Hop of 2017
We Rose Blossoms are ready to bring you another year of Close To My Heart Inspiration and fun!

We're celebrating a new year AND new product from the 2017 Seasonal Expressions 1 Book. We each had to pick a favorite and it wasn't easy. If you arrived here by way of the lovely and wildly talented Brenda Rose you're on track to see more goooood stuff!

I really love how Close To My Heart expanded the Fundamentals product line by adding new complements packs. Our fabulous line of Fundamental Papers just got even more versatile and exciting. I am especially excited about this Fundamentals Complements pack:

 I made this page using the Enchantment Fundamentals papers and some favorite photos of my youngest grandson:

This page is a little out of my box and I had fun creating it!
I used thin strips of Peacock card stock to underline words in the word-puzzle print. 
Then, I added the (retired) Black Enamel Stars to accent the paper strips.

Next, I made this layout using lifted-from-facebook photos posted by our very own "Grizzly Adams"!

I used Rustic Home Fundamentals papers as a base. 
See how nicely the same complements pack transitioned from Enchantment to Rustic Home 
and "little boy" to "big boy" themed pages? It's a guy-thing all right. 
Who doesn't just love that kind of versatility?

Here's a look at the other new Complements packs available right now!
These packs are designed to coordinate perfectly with the Whimsy, Basics, and Adventure Fundamentals papers. I can't wait to play with all of them as I scrapbook all my favorite photos in the coming months!

Thanks for hopping with the Rose Blossoms. 
We'll be back on February 15th with another round of inspiration!

I'm sending you off to see SHELLY next ... 
Rumor has it she's been a paper crafting machine!


Here's your Hop List ... just in case you get side tracked:

Marg You are Here!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Introducing Sugar Rush!

SO excited for the New Year AND the release of fabulous new product in the 
 2017 Seasonal Expressions 1 

Products in this book are available from January - April 2017
See the entire book right here: 

 Today I'm introducing the Sugar Rush Collection:
Paper Pack chock-full of bold, colorful prints ~ Workshop Your Way Kit ~ Coordinating Cardstock

Embellishment Pack ~ Washi Tape ~ Enamel Dots

Scrapbooking Stamp Set ~ Thin Cuts ~ Cardmaking Stamp Set

Just look at this artwork from Close To My Heart's Studio:

~ Cards ~ Gifts ~ Pocket Pages ~ Layouts ~

There's something for everyone!

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

RB Hop: Flower Market Fun!


Time to have some fun digging into the newest Cricut Collection from Close to My Heart: Flower Market. I'm willing to bet that this won't be the only hop we feature this amazing cartridge!

Our hops travel in a circle so you can "hop-on" anywhere and land back where you started to complete the tour! You likely just paid my friend Lynn a visit and undoubtedly came away with some ideas of your own. She often inspires many of us on the Rose Blossom team. 


Here's the bundle we're working with:

Available as a physical cartridge OR a digital cartridge right HERE!
Both options include three exclusive My Acrylix  stamp sets and the Adventure cardstock pack featuring 10 delightful colors to choose from.

While flowers are the main attraction on this cartridge, there's a whole lot to love about the other cuts .. and check out those stamp sets! There are eight background stamps and a full set of sentiments perfect for cards, tags, layout embellishments, and more. 

I used our eight new colors 
{Pansy, Lemon, Raspberry, Emerald, Willow, Blossom, Tangerine, and Sea Glass} 
to create these card-minis:

Just look at those great backgrounds!

How about those sentiments and fun-cuts?
See? There's whole lot more to Flower Market!

Leave it to Close To My Heart to offer yet another must-have Cricut Collection! 
This one is fast becoming a Rose Blossom favorite!

Your next stop will take you to see MORGAN who always has something really "tweet" to share! 

Thanks for hopping with the Rose Blossoms!
Wishing you a lovely and blessed Fall Season.

Here's your Hop Stop List:

Marg {you are here!}
Cathy A
Mary Newman
Kristine Porter
Kelly Massman
Sue Chapman