Monday, October 14, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide Blog Hop

Welcome to our Holiday Gift Guide Blog Hop! 

We are thrilled to introduce you to the BRAND NEW products from our Close to my Heart Holiday Gift Guide, available October 15 through December 31 (or while supplies last). If you have come here from Pamela O'Connor's Blog, you are on the right path!

The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultant HERE.

It's super simple to hop along with us.  Just click on the link at the end of each blog post to move to the next one!

You will be able to see the entire gift guide on October 15th right here!  If you spend $100, you get one of the starred items in the catalog FOR FREE!  Make sure you hit the JOIN HERE TO SHOP button when you get there!

I just love the new Sparkle and Shine paper. There is no way that a photo can truly show how pretty this paper is in person. The colors are juniper, slate, ruby, and white and they look incredible together!  I was so excited to get started using this paper, especially for a new Christmas card!  Supplies used are listed at the bottom of this post.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Now "Hop" on over to my friend, Rebecca Cross' Blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the Consultants in the Hop to get some great crafting ideas!  Remember the Holiday Gift Guide is only available until December 31!  Contact me or shop directly from my website to get your holiday products today!

Sparkle and Shine paper
Sparkle and Shine washi tape
Ruby ink
Slate ink
Holiday Tags stamp set
Juniper brads (retired)
Artiste cartridge
3 d foam tape
Tombow adhesive
Microtip scissors
Fiskars cutter
Red glitz glitter gel


  1. The bow is a lovely addition to this card, Barbra!

  2. I absolutely love that darling bow, especially in that paper! It's an honor to be hopping with you Barbra! :)

  3. Awesome, Barbra!! So detailed with the scoring! And, as I like to say, everything looks cuter with a bow on top. LOVE!

  4. The bow makes your card sweeter!

  5. Nicely done Barbara! Love the bow too and the design. Gray is a nice change up from green for the holidays. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Love the card and especially the bow!

  7. Always love your cards Barbra!!! Thank you so much for sharing !!! Thank you for all your talent!!

  8. Wow after doing the blog hop I cannot wait to get my paper. Very beautiful art work and very inspiring!

  9. Great card, Barb! Love your use of the cricut bow!

  10. Who would have thought to use the Cricut bow like that! Certainly not a CTMH and Cricut newbie like me. Thank you for the inspiration and another new idea :)

  11. I agree, the bow just makes the card!

  12. The bows are CTMH'S #1 sellers...Barb, you are such an inspitation!

  13. Great bow and I love the little extra bling with the Red Glitz on the polka-dots. Fun.