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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.
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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.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #217

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This month is just marching on and it seems to be doing double time! End of the school year for us is next week and we have been doing tons of activities (I love our little school) BUT it makes for a very busy schedule.

For this week's sketch from Atlantic Hearts, I decided to flip the design and instead of using a variety of paper's I choose just one.  This super cute cactus paper is from the Prickly Pear Paper Collection and I used Poppy cardstock for my base.  I felt in a fussy cut kind of mood and cut out the cacti that I used for my embellishment from the cactus paper.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a retired stamp set called Card Chatter and I stamped it in Saphire Ink.  I made the bow is from the baker's twine found in the Enchantment Ribbon Pack.  I added some sparkle using the Clear Shimmer Brush and a few of the sequins from the Prickly Pear Collection.  Quick and done!

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

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #215

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A classic sketch from AHSC this week and I felt it went perfectly with CTMH's No Worries paper packet.  At my son's request, I had a very special card to make and this sketch helped me fill the order.

The principal at his school is retiring at the end of the school year and the teachers and children are starting to say their goodbyes. This is a very loved and respected man and he will be greatly missed.

My son is having a hard time with the thought that Mr. Selva will not be at the school next year. Change can be so hard for children and so we have been having lots of talks about it being okay to feel sad and yes, it is totally normal to be worried about missing him.  Thankfully the new principal is the current vice-principal and he too is wonderful, so hopefully, a familiar face in the office next school year will help the kids like my son cope.

As mentioned, I used the No Worries paper collection for this card and paired it with Lagoon and Cashmere cardstock.  For the stampin…