Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #293

Life has been so crazy and all consuming these days!  Thankfully marching band season has come to an end but we are full into the holiday craziness!  Tonight I took a few minutes to play with one of the  Christmas papers, Tis the Season and the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
 


Candy Apple is my base cardstock and the Tis the Season paper pack is all the other papers.  I used an old stamp set for the sentiment with Candy Apple ink.  







The snowflake is from our Thin Cuts called Winter Flurries cut from our Silver Glitter Paper with cut very easily.

As a final touch I added the Red Pearls.  They are truly stunning and add the perfect touch of class.
Join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and share your interpretation of the sketch!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #287


I had a lot of fun with the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #287 this week!  Trying to not do the obvious circles I thought Halloween/Fall and pumpkins.

Then I got out Close to My Heart's new Hello Pumpkin paper and went to town!  Using my Cricut Explore and Design Space with the Close To My Heart You are Here cartridge, I cut the same pumpkin three times in three sizes with three different patterned papers! You can checkout the You are Here images here!



The only think really Halloweeny about it is the strip of jack-o-lantern paper.  What would you do with this sketch!?  We would love for you to join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and show us your interpretation of this sketch or a future one!  


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #283


 The Stamp of the Month for September is going away in 5 days!  You don't want to miss this one!    It is a versatile set and can serve many purposes!


I used it to make a friendship/thank you card with the new Boutique papers!  The background is nice subtle pattern!  The colors are so soothing!  


I created this card using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch for Challenge #283! We would love to see your interpretation of the sketch or the following sketches! Please join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! I look forward to seeing your creations!


This also qualified for the Color My Heart Dare!  Check it out here!


Turns out this also qualifies for the Color My Heart Dare!  Check it out here!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #279

I love changing the card sketches to layouts!  To me it shows that you can get ideas from anywhere!  
The only big change I made to the sketch was to add the base color, Peacock, to make it square rather than rectangle! Just a side note, there are 10 colors from Close to My Heart retiring this Friday and the cardstock packs are changing size and price!  

A retired paper pack, Swan Lake, seemed to work well for my photo and this layout used up almost all the leftovers from that paper pack and the Love, Heart and We are Family were from the same paper pack's complements!

The picture is one of my favorites from our Disneyland trip!  It is my niece, Casey, and all 4 of our kids hugging her goodbye!  Casey was sweet enough to fly out from Florida to help my husband with the kids at Disneyland while I went to the Close to My Heart convention.

Join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to challenge yourself with Sketch #279 or future sketch!  We look forward to seeing your projects!

Lots of things are retiring Friday, August 31!  Here is a link to check out what is going away!

Monday, August 27, 2018

More Magical Layout Class

Sign up for a 4 two page layout workshop on Thursday, September 20 at 9:30 am or Saturday, September 22 at 2 pm.  Cost will be $40 and you must sign up and pay by ASAP.  However, this More Magical paper is while supplies last so sign up ASAP!

You can choose to do the Disney version or a non Disney version.

Disney Version

Non-Disney Version


To pay- PayPal cmncmn@satx.rr.com using friends and family or mail me a check or drop by cash.

Designs by Kelly Fitzgeraldand Close to My Heart


 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #277

This card was super simple to make!  Grabbing my sample pack of papers from the current Seasonal Expressions 2 (which is ending this MONTH and is while supplies last).  

I just picked three papers I felt went well together, that all happened to be from the Documented paper pack and cut them in varying lengths an angled the end.

Because I was in a bit of a hurry I looked through the rest of my paper samples and found a banner on one of the Picture My Life cards from Central Park paper pack and trimmed it out to be my sentiment! Viola!  a finished card in 5 minutes!  Digging in my stash of bling I found Epoxy Bubbles that are retired and put the finishing touch on!  I love that is a somewhat masculine card too!
 
Please join us on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and share your interpretation of Sketch #277!


Friday, August 3, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #275

I used leftovers from Fresh Air paper pack to create this card, this paper pack is available until the end of August while supplies last.  It is actually one of my favorites from the Close to My Heart Seasonal catalog this time!

To make the card I cut two rectangles the size of my base and then cut then diagonally both directions.  This left me with 4 triangles from each paper!  I actually have another card started but my crazy four children and high school band life kept me from finishing it.

The Sentiment in the middle is from a Picture My Life Card included in the Documented paper pack which is also available until the end of August while supplies last.

The sequins are retired from a couple of years ago!  Using my stash!  Join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and show us your interpretation of Sketch #275 or a future sketch!  It is a great way to challenge yourself to do something different or to help use your stash and maybe bless someone with a handmade card!