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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #281

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September has arrived and that means getting ready for my annual Christmas card workshops!  Busy, busy time of year!  For this weeks AHSC I decided that the sketch would make a lovely quick Christmas card that my crafty friends would find useful in the workshops. 

Recently the bulk paper from the "Stargazer" paper collection was on Clearance and I got some with the idea of using the awesome distress red stripe paper somewhere in my Christmas Card workshop cause, Look at it!  It's perfect! and it worked really well with the black "holly" paper from this years  'Tis the Season.  The sentiment is from the 'Tis the Season - Cardmaking stamp set and I stamped it in New England Ivy ink.  I added the Red Glitter Paper base and the Cricut cut leaves are from the Cricut Artistry Collection (retired). To bring my card all together I sponge distress my white card base and the white stamping base in New England Ivy ink. 

A quick and easy card but I really like the s…

Atlantic Hearts #279

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Can you believe we are in the last week of August!  So much going on and I almost forgot to do this weeks project for Atlantic Hearts!  Good thing I put it on a list cause this week is all about lists!

Using the Beautiful Friendship Papers (so sad they retire in a few days!) I quickly did up this super cute and very pretty card.  I love using the picture my life cards that come with the paper packets on my cards and this one has the perfect sentiment for this bright and cheerful card!

The Cricut cut teacup is from the You Are Here and the flowers are from Flower Market.  I did a bit of Shimmer Brush in Bashful (currently on Clearance!) and the cotton ribbon in white added just enough texture to tie the card altogether. 

For this card, I also deployed the old school technique of inking the edges of my papers with a sponge to soften the edges and add to the continuity of the card.

Thank you for stopping by and I truly appreciate your comments. I hope I have inspired you to come play along…

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #277

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Summer!  It is the middle of August and time just keeps getting away from me. So much I want to do and just not enough time in the day, add in the extreme heat and forest fires and it has been an interesting couple of weeks.

For this weeks AHSC I once again pulled out the Fresh Air Collection.  I just LOVE these papers and cannot believe they retire at the end of the month. In addition to the Fresh Air papers, I used the lovely stamp set and the bronze sequins from the Workshop Your Way In My Heart Cardmaking Kit. The little branch is from the Cricut Flower Market Collection and it is cut out on Juniper cardstock (which is also retiring at the end of the month!) I stamped my sentiment and the corner frames in Pewter Ink.
Quick and done!  I love when a card comes together with little fuss.  I hope I have inspired you to play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Happy Crafting!

Christmas in July!

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For this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge I decided to do some "Christmas in July"! This card is a mix of current, retired, and soon to be retired products from Close To My Heart.
Current products are the beautiful Fresh Air patterned papers, the Pewter cardstock, and Silver Sequins.  The retired products are the Wood Grain embossing folder used on the Pewter Cardstock (along with a little light sanding) and the Poppy Twine (which can still be found in the Clearance section of my shopping website!).

The soon to be retired... the Poppy and Juniper cardstock that I used to cut out my sentiment and the accent branch.  I bet you are saying WHAT! Poppy and Juniper are retiring!!!  I know, they have long been favorites of mine too but don't panic, I am sure the colours that are replacing them are going to be gorgeous.  The Cricut cuts are; Merry Christmas  - Artiste (retired) and for the Pine Needle Branch - Flower Market.

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