Wednesday, March 16, 2016

CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop - Complements

Hello again and welcome to this installment of the Close To My Heart Featured Products Blog Hop where this week we are shining the spotlight on Complements.  If you found your way here from Corinna's blog you are in the right place, but hops are circular so you are welcome to jump in from any point and continue on till you've made the rounds.  At the end of this post there is a complete list of participants in case you get lost.

I confess, I haven't bought many of the CTMH complements kits in the past just because I'm less of a sticker person and more of a stamping enthusiast.  However, the creative folks at CTMH have really taken everything to the next level of awesomeness this past year and I had a hard time choosing which set of complements to work with for this project.  In the end, though, I had to go with the Charlotte set again.  You see, my son was born with an especially severe seizure disorder; so severe that he had seizures nearly every day and it took just a couple of flashes from a camera to put him into another one.  So we had to be really careful taking photos and we only got a handful of professional portraits during his lifetime, and only these two with both him and his sister.  Naturally, these pictures are truly priceless so it seemed only fitting to use the Charlotte complements with all their lovely gold foil accents.  The only thing I added that was not from either the Charlotte paper kit, complements, or Treasured Puffies featured with this set is the stamped camera, which was from the recent Share the Love campaign.  I also used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the background shapes in both the pink striped patterned paper from the kit and Slate cardstock.

Thank you for stopping by and letting me share this very special project with you.  The next stop on the hop is the Lauren, and I hope you will check out the lovely and inspiring projects each of our participants have come up with.  Please join us again on Wednesday, April 6th, for our next hop when we will be featuring Fundamental Stickers.

Happy crafting!  ~~  Annette

CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop: Complements

1.  Lauren Moore
2.  Melissa Robinson
3.  Catherine Nowak
4.  Kim Loewen
5.  Corinna Murphy
6.  Annette Clark  (here)


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Melissa! I worked so hard on this one, changed it about a dozen time until I was happy with it, but it is a very special page so it was worth the extra work. I am so in love with everything Charlotte!

  2. Beautiful layout!I love the Charlotte paper and complements

    1. Thanks, Corinna! This one really was a work of heart. :-)

  3. This page is gorgeous, and perfect to document those special photos.

  4. Beautiful layout. This paper and these complements were perfect to document these special photos. Thank you for sharing this story with us. Too bad we didn't have camera's that you could get really good photos with then without using the flash.