Tuesday, April 15, 2014

CTMH These are a few of my favourite things, April 2014 Blog Hop

We have been inspired by Maria Von Trapp- this blog hop will feature a few of our favourite things!
You will see creations from our team that may include stamp sets,patterned paper,inks, embellishments and more from the  Close To My Heart Spring/summer 2014 Idea book. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today,kindly contact me to place an order or you can order on line at: http://cardsbytamara.ctmh.com.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we really love feedback from our blog viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow our team's blogs, then please start at the beginning and join Brae Montgomery at http://wp.me/p4htXJ-tK

If you came from Lucy Imrie  http://www.lucyscreativeexpressions.blogspot.ca/2014/04/my-favourite-things-brae-ers-monthly.html then you are in the right place! 

One of my favorite things or I should say places is Paris!  And the new Base & Bling Wearable Crafts helped me to showcase my Love for Paris!
It is so simple to make this necklace with our great CTMH products!  See below for all the items available.  To make the square pendant, you need to choose an image from the style sheet (self adhesive) and stick it onto the square pendant.  Add a small amount of Liquid Glass on top of the image and spread it around.  Attach the glass cover on top (remove any excess adhesive from around the edges and let it dry for a few minutes! 

Items for sale to make this beautiful necklace:

Base & Bling Chain—Faux Antiqued Silver Z1940 $5.95 30" chain with 2" extender, lobster claw clasp.

 Base & Bling Storyteller Style Sheet Z1973 $3.95 12" × 6" Sheet Of 32 Adhesive-Backed, 1" × 1" Stickers For Decorating Base & Bling Pendants In Trendy Style.

Base & Bling Square Pendant—Faux Antiqued Silver Z1962 $4.95 3 Pendants, 1" Inside Dimensions, With Loop To Hang On Base & Bling Chain.

Base & Bling Square Glass Covers Z1967 $1.95  3 Glass Covers For Pendants, Recommend Adhering With Liquid Glass, 1".

Base & Bling Storyteller Charms Z1959 $3.95 6 Charms With Jump Rings, 2 Each Of 3 Designs; Faux Antiqued Silver, Faux Antiqued Gold.
Base & Bling Rhinestone Charms Z1978 $4.95 6 Rhinestone Charms With Jump Rings, Set In Faux Antiqued Silver And Faux Antiqued Gold (3 Of Each).
Liquid Glass $6.95 Z679 Apply this clear liquid to your stamped images, My Stickease™ art, or any other item for an extra bit of 3-D sparkle and shine. The fine-tip applicator lets you apply it precisely where you want for a glossy, glaze-like look. (2 oz.)

With enough supplies, you can make from 3-6 necklaces or charms!

Another thing that I loved when I was in parish was drinking coffee right on the Champs Elysee. Perfect venue for Paris people watching, with a view of the Arc the Triomphe on the right and the ferris wheel at the Place de la Concorde to the right. 

This card and Gift holder helped to remind me of my travels to Europe a few years ago!

You can find great written instructions for this card at: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/project-instructions-f142/coffee-cup-gift-card-holder-t564474.html

or you can watch the video that I use to help me create these 2 cute cards!  Coffee Cup Video Tutorial by Lorri Heiling on Youtube  at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oouz-j6i0tY

Skylark Paper Packet $9.95 X7177B 6 – 12" × 12" B&T Duos™ Papers (2 each of 3 double-sided designs)
6 – 12" × 12" Cardstock Sheets (2 Kraft, 2 Lagoon, 1 Juniper, 1 Sweet Leaf)

Hope you have fun creating your own favorite things card and jewlery!

Your next stop on the Team Braer Hop is Sheri Ballantyne -- http://sherisays-justscrapit.blogspot.ca/2014/04/brae-ers-blog-hop-my-favourite-things.html to help inspire you with her amazing creation of her favorite things!

If you get lost along the way, you can head to  Brae's blog at www.brae-er.com, as she has the complete blog list .http://wp.me/p4htXJ-tK

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way.  Join us next month where we will be featuring things that features 'Our Favourite Things'! 

1. Brae Montgomery- http://wp.me/p4htXJ-tK


  1. love it- especially the coffee card and necklace! I also like your pic of Maria (great minds seem to think alike!)

  2. Love the necklace - beautiful memories of Paris, for sure!

  3. Love your necklace and your card! What a great way to remember your favourite place.

  4. Love your projects...very beautifully done!

  5. The card is adorable, I love my base and bling also, they are such fun!

  6. Hi Mara. I'm new to the team and thought I would introduce myself. I loved seeing your projects...that coffee card was just too cute and the jewelry was gorgeous!