Showing posts from June, 2015

Happy Canada Day!

A few weeks ago invited me to participate in their Canada Day Cards event and sent me a wonderful sampler pack of some of their red and white papers.  I have been playing with the paper and a few observations about the samples that I got are: - they came in Cover Weight (which is a medium weight cardstock), 105lb cover weight (a heavy cardstock) and Text Weight (which is a light weight cardstock).   - All cut nicely on the Circut and go thru the Cuttlebug with ease - A few of the samples are Metallics! with a light sparkly sheen to the paper. - Names of the paper samples I received are Curious Metallics Ice Silver, Stardream Crystal, Aura Solar White, Curious Metallic Red Lacquer, Aura Scarlet Linen, Basis Red, Aura Red, and Pop-Tone Wild Cherry - My only complaint about the paper is the Metallics do not hold ink well. I tried stamping in both Dye and Pigment inks and both took a considerable length of time to dry. I checked the dye ink over a few days an

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #114

Happy Summer!  Here on the "wet coast" we are in the middle of a heat wave and drought... going to be a long summer. I have been so busy with end of the school year activities with Malcolm and all the outdoor projects we have going on, I feel like I get about a half hour in the craft room a week. I plan to change that and hopefully will start posting a whole bunch of completed projects using up some of my old (ahem, horded) supplies as I get ready for the new CTMH Idea Book that will be available September 1st! Fun sketch this week from AHSC and I struggled a bit trying to figure out what I wanted to put on it.  I literally shuffled a bunch of my stamps sets and picked one at random.  The stamp set I picked is Hello Summer (C1595) and I decided to use the paper packet already sitting on my workbench, Jackson .  Cardstock I used are Glacier, Sunset, Canary and Colonial White.  I used Cocoa and Sunset inks for stamping.  A few pieces of the skinny green washi tape from

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #112

So in late April the husband and I started a long list of projects centering around our back deck, the pool, yard, shop, etc. and while many of the projects are well underway and/or completed it has been so frustrating that every single item has been a "snowball" project, meaning that they all just kept getting bigger and bigger mostly due the to the previous owners of our house being idiots who should never, ever, EVER be allowed around power tools or any type of construction. I remember our realtor telling us they were selling with plans to build their dream home and I sincerely hope that they hired a really good contractor because anything they build will most likely fall down and promptly burst into flames like in the movies.   How did our house pass inspection you ask??  The original construction of our house is really good and it is only things that the last owners "touched/added" that are proving to be poorly constructed and cheaply done with a really go