Wednesday, April 10, 2019

April Stamp of the Month - Love So Sweet


 
The April Stamp of the Month Love So Sweet is the easiest stamp set to love!  It great sentiments beautiful flowers and butterflies that make it incredibly versatile!

The Close to My Heart Art Department made these beautiful cards so I wanted to make a scrapbook page! 

My upline, Naomi, issued a challenge to use at least 2 product from the clearance section with current products so I decided to take the challenge and this is the page I created!

The clearance products I used were the Reflections How To Book (Layout 4b and $6.75), Simple Chevron Embossing Folder ($2.75) and Fern Thicker Twine ($1.50).  
From the Stamp of the Month, I used the You're my Favorite, I so totally Love you, two flowers, leaves and the little butterfly.

Erin's Hand is the stamp set I used to stamp the Aunt!  It is a fun playful alphabet that has Caps and Lowercase and some fun shapes too!

The Inks and cardstock used were Fern, Sapphire, Pixie, Raspberry, and Goldrush.  The patterned paper is from the Mix-in paper pack. The circle was cut on my Cricut with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge. The final touch which you can't see in the photos was Clear Shimmer Brush on the flowers and butterflies!
Erin's Hand

 


Reflections
Fern Thicker Twine


Simple Chevron Embossing Folder


















Monday, April 8, 2019

So Much Happy Layout Class

Create two 2 page layouts and 1 one page layout with the playful So Much Happy Papers and Silver Glitter Gems and the Butterfly Friendship Stamp + Thin Cuts.

Class will cost $25 and you need to sign up ASAP so I can order supplies for the class!  


The Layout Class will be on- 
Saturday, April 20 at 1pm 
or 
Thursday, April 25 at 10 am.





Butterfly Friendship Stamp
So Much Happy
Silver Glitter Gems


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #301

This is my last entry in the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge as a member of a design team at AHSC, at least for now.  



I Heart Us paper pack by Close to My Heart in the new catalog. It has such fun colors and is so happy that I couldn't resist creating with it!  The focal point of the circle with a heart and the flowers below it are all from the new cut apart sheets that come in the paper packs. The cut apart sheets replace the Picture My Life cards we used to have!  The give you tons of options for embellishment BUT if you don't want to use them you can use the patterned paper on the back! 


The sentiment is from the versatile Stamp of the Month- Card Captions that is ONLY available for a few more days!  It is gone when January is gone! 

I used the Bluebird ink that is fairly new for the sentiment.


   Come join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and share you interpretation of Sketch #301 or join us for a future sketch!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #297

Close to My Heart just launched a new catalog on January 1!  It is filled with incredible things that you can check out here!  

This card is made with the NEW paper pack called Feels Like Home, which is stunning and perfect for so many occasions like weddings, baby girl, even masculine projects using the greys, wood-like and geometric patterns.

Using this fabulous paper and the new Years of Sweetness stamp set I created this card to use in the current Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #297.    I used Charcoal ink the sentiment and the Artbooking Cartridge to cut the frame for the sentiment.  Close to My Heart included the # to look up the coordinating shape on the stamp set in Design Space so I am not searching through 100's of images looking for it!  This image happens to been pg.87 of the booklet and is #M473B9 in Design space.  It also tells you on the stamp set what size to cut it, 2 1/2 inches to perfectly fit the sentiment inside the frame.

Inside the card I used the celebrate sentiment from Years of Sweetness and then stamped the little flowers from the Stamp of the Month for January called Card Captions and colored them with Lilac ink and a clear shimmer pen to add a little sparkle!  The last bit of sparkle I added to the front of the card is Silver Glitter Gems- it was dark and gloomy the day I took pictures so the photo doesn't do them justice.

We would love for you to join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and share your interpretation of the current challenge or future ones!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #295

Running behind as usual!  I had this card done on Monday and never got this post written!  

It was fun to play with the Oh What Fun paper that is holiday themed and use it in a totally not holiday way with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #295
 

In addition to the Oh What Fun Paper I used the Bunches of Love stamp set D1815, Pixie, Charcoal, Lagoon and Clover Inks and Silver Glitter Gems and the Clear Shimmer Brush.

Originally I only had a Silver Glitter Gem in the middle of the flower until I found a tad bit of Clover Ink that had somehow gotten on my card.  With the thought of there are no mistakes only opportunities for embellishment I added three more Silver Glitter Gems to finish off the card.

The Shimmer Brushes also come in Red, Black, Sugarplum, Gold and Mint to add the perfect shimmery touch to any project!  

We would love for you to join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and show us your interpretation of the current sketch or future ones! 


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!