Monday, January 26, 2015

Music to the Eyes Bloghop

This month's bloghop focuses on techniques using Close to My Heart's journaling pen.
Each blog highlights the artwork of different consultants with CTMH.
If you've hopped here from Belinda McLane's blog, you are on the right track.
But first, get your pen out and stay a while...

Let's doodle.
Doodle your heart out.
Close to My Heart's journaling pens are perfect for it, 
whether you're a newbie or an old pro.
The best part: they only cost $3.25 ~ for the best pen ever!
Here are four examples of just messing around with our  
journaling pen and adding a little sumpin' to a card.

I used the pen for the entire front and then added some Flamingo Dots.
Our ShinHan marker in Tender Pink added the color.

(Uh, that's supposed to look like a heart monitor heartbeat.)
See what I mean? Let go, make mistakes and doodle with abandon. 

With this one above, I used our exclusive cricut cartridge, Artbooking,
for the branch and cut out a few teeny hearts.
And I went back to the Flamingo Dots because ... well, because they're perfect.
And easy.
And cute.
And easy.

For this long one, did you recognize the little flowers from the 
Snowhaven complements pack?
Yep, just glue those babies onto some paper.
(I used Heartstrings for all four of the cards.)
Glue on a bow.
Make a few swirly strings.
Glue on some hearts and outline them.

Now go doodle a card so you
can share some love with someone.

The world needs some more love. 
While you're doodling, feel free to continue the hop by clicking on Haley Dyer's blog.

Doodle on, my sweet scrappin' friends!


  1. Ok, I'm posting1 Love the designs!!

  2. Thanks, George! Now I know. You & Pam always teach me something each time we talk. :)

  3. These are all so sweet! I especially love the heart attack line or whatever you call it!

  4. Wow! These are amazing. So creative and fun. I love them all.

  5. You are very creative!!! They are all cool, but my favorite is that first one. The doodles are adorable!

  6. Fabulous cards!!! I am totally impressed with your first card that you doodled even the word Love ~ amazing!

  7. You hand drew the entire first card?!?! AMAZING!! They're all adorable and show a wide range of things to do with the journaling pen. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Adorable! You are a very good doodler! My fav is the first one!

  9. Your hand doodles are fabulous! I am so jealous! Thanks for the inspiration

  10. WOW you are so talented!!!!!!! Absolutely beautiful cards!!!!!

  11. Very creative!! Love all your different doodles.

  12. For some reason the link isn't working to my blog. You can go to to continue.

  13. Love what you did here with your cards, Di! CUTE!