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!  

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