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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #247

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With only having a boy child I don't get to play with the "little girl" papers very much but we have a new little friend who's birthday party is this weekend and I got to make a girl card!  Using this week's sketch from Atlantic Hearts gave me a great prompt to get started especially given that I am not well (fever, headache, earache, etc.) and I am finding it very hard to concentrate.
Products I used for this card are Canary Cardstock which I embossed with a retired embossing folder, Make Waves Paper Packet, Make Waves Sequins & Gems, the sentiment is from the Birthday Sparkles stamp set stamped in Eggplant and I used Extra Thick Twine (in 2 retired colours) for my bow.  I finished off my card by painting the background embossed ridges with both Clear and the new Bashful Shimmer Brushes.

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

Happy Crafting!

Happy New Year!

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I got caught in the December time warp and honestly, I don't know what happened to the past few weeks!  I actually feel like I have lost time and any other time of the year I would probably be concerned for my health and be getting a CAT scan or something!  But that being said we had a lovely holiday break with lots Christmas, friends, family, and enjoying each other.

With time marching on so quickly I finally got around to using December's Stamp of the Month and it is perfect for Valentine's! 

Using this week's super cute sketch from Atlantic Hearts I put together this quick Valentine's card. I started by pulling out my watercolours and quickly putting just a few colours, mostly yellow, light blue, and greens onto a piece of white daisy cardstock.  Once dried, I stamped the image several times using Charcoal ink.  I then cut them into 1x1 squares. 

The background paper is from the Whimsy Fundamentals Collection from last year and I inked the edges in Juniper ink.  …

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #241

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~It's the most wonderful time of the year~!  
I love to sing and Christmas carols are high on the list!  Probably annoying for those around me but I don't care, it's singing and what's better is that sometimes I can put singing on my paper crafting...

Like all the CTMH paper Collections the Silver & Gold Paper Packet has some super cute Picture My Life cards and I love that we can use them to create in different ways including Christmas Cards!  This FALALALALA is perfect for a quick cute card!

Using a smaller card base (3 1/2 x4 7/8) I mounted the PML card onto a piece of white daisy cardstock,  I added a few strips of white shimmer trim and then a super cute double bow (just learned how to make those!) from a piece of ribbon from my stash.  A few bitty sparkles and a super clean and simple card is born!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you to come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts!


Happy Crafting!



Happy December!

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Whew!  November was a blur of Christmas Card Workshops, Home Parties, and a Card Buffet! I'm a little tired but do have plans for a few card buffets and other crafty fun this month.  A couple of cards that I created for the recent card buffet turned out super cute and use a mix of old and new product!  Love when I can do that.

This "stag" card features the awesome green buffalo plaid paper from the current Beary Christmas Paper Packet and the stag is from Cricut Artistry but the rest is retired CTMH products from my stash!  The stamp is from last year and is called D1694 Very Merry Holiday if you are able to find one for sale online grab it!  You will not be disappointed the whole stamp set is awesome and I will be using mine for years to come.  As mentioned the stag is from Cricut Artistry and I cut it out in white daisy cardstock and chocolate cardstock (retired) and the leaves are from Cricut Flower Market in Fern. 
The design for this card comes from the Close to My …

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #239

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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

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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

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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!