Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #200!


Woo Hoo!  We hit 200 lovely sketches from AHSC.  Seriously where does the time go?  I remember when I did sketch #1 way back in April 2013 and applied to become part of the design team.  Little did I know that 4 years later I would still be part of this amazing team (LOL maybe they just can't get rid of me). 

As always we have been provided with a great sketch this week and I really wanted to make this card clean and simple and try the white-on-white background that I have seen on other projects recently.

I did decide to turn the sketch during the creative process and used the lovely papers from CTMH's Hello Lovely Paper Packet.  The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Thoughts (C1661) stamp set stamped in Fern Ink. The pretty frame with the leaf cutout is from the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection (retired).  The white daisy cardstock background was embossed with the Simple Chevron embossing folder and I finished off my card with a few pieces of the Blush Shimmer Ribbon which has very pretty gold metallic tones in it!
I think I accomplished my goals of clean, simple and white-on-white background.  I am also going to submit this card to Color My Heart Color Dare #231.

Thank you for stopping by, I truly appreciate your comments and I hope I have inspired you to come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #199


My house is slowly recovering from the Flu.  It always sounds like you are "under the weather for a few days and then right back to normal".  Wrong.  It was a full week of extreme illness and now a week later everyone still has very low energy, coughing, and a generally feeling of "off".  My poor husband is definitely the worse, I think this is due to him rarely getting sick whereas my son and I get the school sniffles all the time.  Maybe we built up some sort of resistance??

Anyways,  this weeks sketch from AHSC is a classic!  And a great way to showcase a few different patterned papers at the same time. I choose to work with the Dreamin' Big paper packet and the Dreamin' Big - Cardmaking (Z3303) coordinating stamp set that has really lovely sentiments and it that comes with thin cuts for super cute bugs like these butterflies.

Other products I used on this care are the Dreamin' Big Sequins, White & Gold Twine, black ink for the stamping, and juniper, poppy and saffron cardstock.

Thank you for stopping by and I truly appreciate your comments. I hope I have inspired you to come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Happy Crafting.




Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #196

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Quickly headed towards the end of January and my little man's birthday!  Time goes way too quickly.  Just saying.

Fun sketch this week from AHSC.  I wasn't sure what to do with it at first but as I dug through my stash I decided to finally play with the Jeepers Creepers Paper Packet and the Monstrous Halloween Thin Cuts Bundle both of which technically retired with the Holiday Expressions book at the end December but I noticed are still available on my shopping website under "Going Soon",  when is soon??  I'm not sure when they will be taken off the website so if you have been thinking about it now is the time to shop!  



Other products I used on this card are:

Inks - Willow, Lemon, Pansy, Tangerine, and Lagoon
Shimmer Trim - Blue, Purple, Green, and Teal
Cardstock - Carnary and White Daisy 

Thank you for stopping by and I truly appreciate your comments.  I hope I have inspired you to come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Happy Crafting!