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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #229

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Hello, my friends! My apologies for being a little MIA the past several weeks but when you have too much going on something always falls through the cracks!  BUT school is back in which means way more crafting time for me!

This weeks sketch from Atlantic Hearts is up and I decided to play with a little more of the Jack Paper Collection, it recently retired and that is a real shame because I love these papers!  I am working on my annual Christmas Card workshops and decided to have a little fun with the bearded man papers... I give you "Warm Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses".
Sometimes going a little outside the box can be so much fun and I really hope my workshop attendees love this card as much as I do. To create the card I used Slate Cardstock for my base and added the " Bearded Men in Hats".  To add a bit more whimsy the mustache border is from Cricut Artistry and the branches for my mistletoe is from Cricut Flower Market cut out in New England Ivy and Fern cardstocks

Holiday Expressions!

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The new Holiday Expressions is live and full of crafty goodness.   Contact me today for your copy or follow this link to see it online.
Stay tuned for upcoming workshops and events.
Happy Crafting!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #225

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Recently I had a Facebook conversation with a lovely lady about card making, etc. and we were discussing Christmas cards... my response was "it's never to early to start creating Christmas cards!" and in celebration of that fact I present to you my first Christmas Card for 2017.  I actually got the idea for this card way back in March when I got my first sneak peak of the Jack Paper Collection and then I saw the bear in the Jack - Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts. This weeks sketch from Atlantic Hearts seems to be the perfect time to make my idea into reality.

While I used the design for inspiration you can see that the design change slightly to accommodate my elements. I initially was going to have the Bear and tree on a background square like the sketch but it made it too heavy and distracted the eye, so instead I made my angled cross piece heavier and used White Glitter Paper to create some snow.  
I carefully ripped the glitter paper to create the uneven edge of my snow…

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #223

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A heat wave has hit BC and it's hitting the little valley I live in hard!  Just came in from running an errand and the car said 36'C and it was parked in the shade!  And we have the added bonus of hazy skies from all the smoke that has drifted our way from the fires in the interior.  Hopefully, this wave only lasts a few more days and we get back to the 29'C that is so much more manageable.

Onto this weeks sketch from AHSC!  It is a classic and I decided to play with my last few pieces of Little Dreamer to make a quick, cute card for my birthday stash.

The frame is from the Circut Artbooking Collection and I cut it out in Pansy cardstock.  The birthday banner, star, and sentiment are from the Little Dreamer Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts (so stinking cute) and I stamped them using Lemon and Lagoon Ink.  I sponge distressed the edges of my base card and the banner using Tangerine Ink.  A few bitty sparkles along with the Little Dreamer Glitter Gems and my cutesy, birthday ca…

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #221

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My son has been doing a vision therapy program for the past several months and next week is his last session!  He has come a long way and I wanted to make a special card for the therapist who has been so kind and patient with him.  Granted I have a pretty great kid but still, an hour a week of one-on-one therapy with a very active 9-year-old has got to try anyone's patience!

Cue this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and I have the perfect inspiration for my Thank You card.  I decided to use the Prickly Pear Papers for their bright happy colours and paired it with Tangerine and Blossom Cardstock.

I wanted to stick with the design but also wanted to go a little outside to box and started searching through my Cricut images...  I decide on the flower overlay and ended up cutting it out slightly smaller a second time in the patterned paper so that I could do a bit of paper piecing. (Yay! for old school techniques!) Both the thank you and flower cutouts are from the Cricut Artist…

Cross Canada Blog Hop - July!

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Welcome to our July Blog Hop featuring Masculine themed artwork. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.
We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!
If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at My Creations with Michelle. If you came from Michelle of The Right Hughes then you are in the right place!
I printed these photos of my son a very long time ago and finally! found the inspiration to scrap them. I can honestly say I love these photos, it was way back in 2010 when my son first …

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #219

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With all the Canada 150 celebrations, house guests, and lots of time spent outside I almost forgot about this weeks challenge from Atlantic Hearts! Thankfully it is a super cute and easy sketch.
I created my banners from the Little Dreamer Paper Packet and mounted them on Lemon Cardstock. Using the Little Dreamer Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts I quickly cut out my unicorn and stamped him in Glacier, Lagoon, Lemon, and Tangerine Inks.  I did add a little of the Clear Shimmer Brush forgetting that it can change the ink colours slightly but it did add some shimmer!  I stamped my sentiment in Lagoon and added some retired extra thick twine in Thistle to finish off my card.

Like I said super cute and easy!  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!

Happy Crafting.