Showing posts from July, 2013

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #14

  Whew! I am tired!  This past weekend I participated in a Street Fair on Saturday and on Sunday I had a small open house to showcase some of the new product that will be available in the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book from Close To My Heart.  At the street fair I made some wonderful new crafty friends and I look forward to meeting them all again this fall when my workshops begin but I was standing outside all day in the hot sun.  Thankfully I had a canopy and was next to a tree but I really, really do not do well in the heat. I do not think I will be a "snowbird" who spends her retirement years in Arizona! Other big news for me... I had a new member join my Team!  Welcome Karen, we are going to have tons of fun.  It really is exciting to share my passion for paper crafting with others and I love that Close To My Heart makes it so easy!  Onto this weeks challenge from AHSC .  As always, super cute!  I made my card several weeks ago and it turned out a little different f

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #13

Wow the weeks just keep moving on!  Seems like it was just a few days ago that #1 was posted at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and the fun began... Like all Cricut fans I am super excited for Close To My Heart's new collection called "Artbooking" which will be available August 1st but in all honesty I feel that I have barely scratched the surface in all that my Art Philosophy and Artiste collections can do!  With that in mind I was flipping through my Artiste collection and came across the super fun images for "Movie Night".  I loved how the top of the popcorn box reminded me of this sketch from Michelle's at AHSC and the idea for this invitation was born! All the images can be found on page 67 and I did cut out the 3D image for the popcorn box and then trimmed off what I didn't need.  Using my Embossing Stylus I made the lines on my popcorn box and then sanded them lightly with my sanding block to show the white core of the paper.  To create

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #12

Two blog posts in one day!!  Another great sketch this week from Michelle at AHSC !  I found this one (thankfully) not as hard as previous weeks to complete and really do enjoy trying to complete the challenges showing my own style while still staying within the sketch. Compared to the past few weeks this card seems very busy!  Supplies I used to create are: the Clair Paper Packet (retired), flowers from the Just Blooms Paper Flowers and a few from my stash, Bitty Sparkles , Stardust Glitter Glitz Gel (of course), the ribbon and big bling button were both purchased from the While Supplies Last section several weeks ago. I inked the edges of my paper in Outdoor Denim Ink and this card came together quickly.  I did have to use a lot of Liquid Glass to get that big bling button to stay but I so wanted to use it on this card, it just seemed like the right embellishment. Thank you for stopping by and I truly appreciate your comments! Follow the link to check out all the great a

Cross Canada Blog Hop... July!

Welcome to our July Blog Hop featuring retiring items that you will want to have too.  You will see creations from our participants that will include many retiring items, from stamps, papers, and My Creations products, there is bound to be something that you will need to grab before it's gone.  Last day to order these products before they are going going gone is July 31st.  See 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 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 mycreationswithmichel

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #11

Welcome to Week #11!  Another super challenging sketch from AHSC this week.  These challenges at first glance always seem so easy but then I have another look and think "What am I going to do with this?!" LOL it took a couple of days to figure that out! But once I made a few decisions this card came together in about 10 minutes! As you know I love all things Close To My Heart but there are a few small companies out there that I love to support not only because they are a small company but because they produce a high quality product for a decent price.  One of these companies is "The Twinery" and I started using their twine back in 2011 when they only had 14 colours!  Now they have dozens of choices not only in the classic twine but shimmer and solid options!  (I am a fan!) To make this card, I wrapped a piece of our silver glitter paper in Mandarin, Cantaloupe, Marigold and Buttercream twine and tied each into a pretty bow.  I then attached it to a pie

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #10!

  Happy Canada Day!  The sun came back this weekend and in the Alberni Valley (where I live) it feels like someone turned the heat way up!  It is currently 30'C and the weather network says it feels like 37'C.  We love it but it takes a bit to get use too especially when it was only 20'C a few days ago.  Hello summer... swim lessons and sunburns here we come! We are already at week #10 for the Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge and as always Michelle created a super fun sketch for us to play with!  We have had a number of new babies recently and I have been trying to keep up with all the welcome cards.  This week I needed to make another hello baby card but this one needed to be a little divergent from the norm as it is for a co-worker of my husbands and well my husband is a little divergent. :)  LOL If I made him a flowery, cutesy welcome baby card I do not know if it would actually get delivered! Using some of the awesome Later Sk8r paper (so sad that it is already