Welcome to the Simply Inspired CTMH Blog Hop. What an exciting day for some creative inspiration! The new Close To My Heart Spring/Summer Idea Book  is here, and it’s fabulous! This blog hop focuses on project ideas featuring new Close To My Heart products to spark your creativity and give you a peek at the exciting possibilities waiting for you in this beautiful new Idea Book.

If you are coming from Lisa Stenz’s Blog, you are on the right path. This blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around to see all of the inspiring artwork. If you get lost along the way, you will find the complete list of participating consultants here.

It’s easy to hop along with us – just click the link at the end of each blog post to move to the next one. Enjoy!


The new product I’m excited to share with you today is the Lollydoodle Cardmaking Kit. It is a super cheerful kit with bright colors, a delightful stamp set, exclusive accessories, and complete instructions. I completed the 15 cards in the kit in no time, and after many long winter days, I am excited to send out some colorful “happy mail” to friends with the great cards I made from this kit. While I love the cards from this kit, the thing I really want to share with you today is a peak at some possibilities for other ways to use the stamp set and accessories that are left after completing the cards.

So… here are the cards.


Lollydoodle Card Workshop


And…here are some other possibilities.


Lollydoodle Layout


The stamp set that comes in the Lollydoodle Cardmaking Kit is fantastic. It is so versatile and can be used to create lots of different  backgrounds, borders, frames, and focal points. This scrapbook layout came together with a little inspiration from the super cute owl stamp image and the fun colors. I added some White Daisy Cardstock for the page bases and the Keyboard Kraft Alphabet letters for some of the titles and journaling to the papers I had left after making the cards. The Sequence Dots and Shimmer Trim that you see on this layout are all extra supplies from the cardmaking kit.


Lollydoodle Layout Title


Lollydoodle Layout Right


I really enjoyed making these cards and scrapbook pages with the Lollydoodle Cardmaking Kit. You can see this Workshop On The Go pack on page 75 of the Spring/Summer Idea Book. I think you are going to love the new things you will find in the Close To My Heart Spring/Summer Idea Book.


Are you ready for more creative inspiration? Denise Anderson-Turley has another project to share with you so hop on over to her blog and enjoy getting another glimpse of exciting new things.


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit all of the Consultant in the Simply Inspired CTMH Blog Hop to see oodles of different ways you can enjoy making and keeping memories with the incredible products available in the the Close To My Heart Spring/Summer Idea Book.




  • Cutest layout ever! you are just so dang talented. Love it!

  • Haley D. says:

    Your layout is fabulous! At first I thought the “x”s were patterned paper, but then I realized you stamped them. I am totally lifting that idea!

  • My dear friend, you blew the top off the box, as usual! What a DARLING layout! Whooooo gave you all those creative genes? 🙂

  • Tina says:

    I love the layout and those cards are too cute!! I can’t wait to order from the new book!

  • Your layout is adorable! I love the title and the two owls sitting together! So cute!

  • Michelle, I always love to see how you use our products in ways most don’t think of. You have such a clean & crisp style that I just love. Your title rocks!

  • Lisa Stenz says:

    I love this kit and I especially love what you did with it! Both the cards and layout are adorable! *Ü*

  • Dana Kessler says:

    Soooooooo Adorable!! Great work – totally makes me smile. 🙂

  • Absolutely ADORABLE!!! All that white space makes me want to scream with glee! Definitely going to be creating a layout like this very soon!!!

  • I always love what you create! Love all your ideas!!

  • Krista :) says:

    What a great way to use this cardmaking kit! I love this happy go lucky kit and will be sharing your layout at our team getaway..this weekend!

  • Blythe Shupe says:

    Michelle, I always love your stuff. I love how you made a layout from the leftover card kits pieces.

  • Lynn Como says:

    Very creative use of this card kit! It really pops…

  • Terry says:

    Seen this on pinterest and loved it. Had to come check out whooo the talented artist was.

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