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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #18

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When you read this post Monday morning we will hopefully be all moved into our new house!  We are in the last stages of packing and as with every move have decided that we have way too much stuff!  I am so thankful this is our last move for years and years to come.  Don't get me wrong we wouldn't change the adventures of the past seven years for all the tea in china but we are so very excited for this next stage in our lives.  Home ownership... all I can say about it a this point in the move is that it better be worth all the worry and trouble it has put us thru.

Now onto this weeks sketch from AHSC!  So adorable! So many possibilities. I think this sketch is going to be used many, many times in the future.  For my card I decided to use a super cute stamp set call "Buttons, Bits and Bobs" to stamp my sentiment and make most of my buttons.  I did add a few "real" buttons from my stash and tied all of the buttons with bakers twine.

Using the great colour comb…

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #17

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It is the week before moving house and oh what a mess our current home is!  Going to be a very busy week but we are so excited to finally move into our very own home.   This weeks sketch for AHSC is wonderful and uses the very popular hexagon's that are so fun to play with.  For my spring card workshop I did a hexagon card and have decided to submit it to this weeks challenge.  I had wanted to blog about all the cards from the Spring Workshop but time got away from me.  So I am glad that I can share this one. This card is fun in that it is all stamping.  Stamp sets used are Honeycomb and Quick Cards- Bumble Bee.  I stamped that Bumble Bee in Archival Black Ink so that I could go back and add yellow touches of colour using my Honey Alcohol Markers.
When I made this card I didn't have the true hexagon shape available to me via Cricut or punch so looking thru my Art Philoshopy and Artiste Cricut Collections I found this "fancy" edged hexagon in Artiste. I thought perha…

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #16

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As always AHSC has given us a great sketch for this weeks challenge!  This week I decided to try and follow the sketch as closely as I could.  It's fun to interpret sketches and make them my own but sometimes the fun is in the recreation of the sketch!

Using Pacifica Cardstock as my base, I cut the Tommy B&T in the pattern shown, for my embellishment I did go a little off sketch and made a pinwheel  from May's Stamp of the Month instead of a flower.  It is wonderful that life can be so busy but it does make it challenging to play with all the cool product I have been getting  I feel very far behind! The pinwheels are adorable and I know I will be using this stamp set again when I finally get back to creating layouts of my son when he was a toddler.  I am so looking forward to this move being over and I have tons of room to spread out and create! 


I cut the pinwheels out using my Cricut Artiste and stamped them using Pear, Lagoon and Sunset Ink.  For the sentiment I also us…

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #15

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Happy BC Day, I hope everyone has had a wonderful long weekend!

It is very sad to say but I have spent the last week or so trying to get this sketch done...  Don't know why but every version I came up with I just didn't like.  Not even a little! I literally have a basket full of bit and pieces and half finished cards or cards that I tore apart.  Granted I have been under a bit of stress with all this house buying stuff but wow it really needs to stop affecting my creative mojo! That being said, earlier today I sat down at my desk and said "MAKE SOMETHING!" and this is what I came up with in about 10 minutes.  This one I like... cute, quick and done!


To make this card I cut out all the pieces using Art Philosophy (pg 43), Chantilly B&T papers and White Daisy Cardstock.  I stamped the "Thank You" in Twilight Pigment Ink and once it was dry coloured in the "You" using Buttercup Alcohol Makers.

I then inked the edges of the Chantilly B&T with Tw…

Base & Bling!

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Blog Hop time!  (I love blog hop time!)  This hop is all about the new products that can be found in the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book & Catalog from Close To My Heart!  Which is available as of today!!!!

With this new Idea Book comes some surprises... we still have our amazing stamps, papers and inks (that will never change) but now we also have a new Cricut Collection called Artbooking, new additions to our Designed Decor, Crush Books and Jewelry!


The Jewelry line is called Base & Bling.

When I first heard "Jewelry" I think my reaction was like most peoples... "WHAT?!?" but with all things new I try to reserve my final judgement until I have seen it for myself.  So I ordered the "Fabric Necklace Kit"  that can be found on page 77 and got to work.  First impression... love the embellishments!  If I decide not to make jewelry with them they are the perfect size for scrapbook pages, cards and many other crafty projects!


I did have some concern with…