Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #239

Rush, rush, rush!  November is busy but mostly for workshops, home gatherings, and crafty time so I am not complaining!  This month Close To My Heart has all the Fundamentals (found in the big Annual Inspirations book) on sale and I am in love with the new Basic Fundamentals which means I ordered extra because at 30% and 40 % off, it's a win!

I have a few very special birthday's coming up in December and decided to use this week's sketch from Atlantic Hearts as inspiration for one of these special cards.  I love the pewter and other grays with bashful pink and sweet leaf green.  The card is very soft and feminine.

The flowers and leaves are from Cricut Artistry and Flower Market Collections and the border is from the retired Art Philosophy.

I lightly sponge inked some of the flowers and leaves with Pewter ink to add some dimension and also added some Clear Shimmer to the flowers for added accent (although it is hard to see in the photo).  A few clear sparkles and my card i…

Lest we forget

This time of year is super busy for me helping my crafty friends prepare for Christmas but I wanted to take the time to properly give my respects to Remembrance Day.  Like many Canadians, my grandfathers and great-grandfather's fought in the World Wars.  Their sacrifices and the sacrifices that those "left behind at home" made helped ensure the Canadian peace and lifestyle we can so easily take for granted on a regular day.  So at this time of year, we remember and we say Thank You.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #237

November!  Honestly what happened to October and a good part of September?? 

When I saw this week's sketch from AHSC I knew I had to use the gold striped paper found in the Silver & Gold Paper Packet, what made it even better was the dotted zip strip!  The poinsettias are from Cricut Flower Market and I used Cranberry and Topiary (a retired colour) cardstock and the centers are cut out on Gold Glitter Paper.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is a retired M-size stamp from last year and I heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.  This card is all about the Gold!  The final touch is a piece of Topiary ribbon from my stash, gotta love the stash.  I love the clean simplicity of this card.
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!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #235

Last Saturday I went to a CTMH event in Victoria.  We had worked for a few years to make this happen and I am really glad we did.  We had a great group of "island girls" who joined in for tons of business discussion/learning and of course we created some fabulous projects created by the Home Office. 
As I was helping lead for the day (I spoke a lot!) Pierre our Canadian General Manager with CTMH, gave me the lovely Falling For You Scrapbooking Workshop Your Way as a Thank You.  So I decided to make this weeks entry for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge with these papers. So lovely, so fall!  Instead of stamping the leaves I decided to fussy cut them out from the paper packet.  The Thank You is a Cricut cut from the Artiste Collection (retired) and I cut it out on Expresso Cardstock.  The scalloped edge is from the also now retired Scallop Border Punch from a few years ago.  I added a few mini staples and some of the sequins from the Bronze Sequins collection to finish off…

Atlantic Hearts #233

This card and I are not the best of friends!  The vision in my head for this weeks sketch from Atlantic Hearts just did not work and then this didn't work, and that didn't work.  Some days!  But I have made myself be okay with this card and I think it kinda follows the sketch.
For this card, I used papers from both the Silver & Gold (background) and Beary Christmas (tree) paper packets.  Ruby Cardstock was used for my frame and deer which are both Cricut cuts and the star, banner and tree are all thin cuts from the Beary Christmas Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts set.  I stamped the sentiment in Ruby Ink.  The star is cut out on Gold Glitter Paper and the gold background stripe and the tree trunk is shimmer trim.

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!

October's Stamp of the Month

Working hard on my annual Christmas Card Workshops and love this months Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart!  My only complaint is that none of the images have a Cricut cut soooo I made my own!  I have been playing around and learning with Cricut Design Space and love how you can take an image add layers, take pieces way, or create a hole in the middle of a fancy circle to create a wreath...

Products I used on this card are:
- Kraft Cardstock with my very favorite wood grain embossing folder (retired CTMH) - White Daisy Cardstock for my stamped wreath and the banner - Beary Christmas Paper Packet - Red Glitter paper for my Cricut Cut bow with is from the Artbooking Collection - October's Stamp of the Month stamped in New England Ivy and Cranberry - To finish off my card I used a piece of Rose Gold Foil Tape (retiring soon!) and a few rose gold sequins from the retired Florence Sequins.
Thank you for stopping by and if you have any questions regard this creation, my upcoming w…

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #231

This weeks sketch from Atlantic Hearts proved to be a bit of a challenge for me and my card underwent several changes before I was somewhat satisfied.  I think it is the decorative element "all in a row" which is usually not an issue but for some reason, I was just not happy with my choices this week.

As I am working on my big annual Christmas Card workshop I wanted to stick with the Christmas theme and used some of the new Silver & Gold paper from Close To My Heart.  I paired it with Cranberry Cardstock and the holly is made from the Beary Christmas paper and Fern Cardstock, Red Glitter paper for the berries and Whisper Thick Twine for added dimension and texture.  The Cricut cut is from the City Sidewalks Digital Collection (retired).
In the end, I love the clean, simple lines of this card with just the bit of sparkle from the berries.  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 He…