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Score Big with Embossing

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Between the Folds - Week 4

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I have been wanted to get back to Between the Folds Challenge blog for a few weeks but as I mentioned yesterday, busy! Their new challenge went up this morning and it is... CTMH Cricut Cut.
For those of you who know me well, my cricut gets well used and rarely do I use a cartridge that is not CTMH.  For me CTMH's five Cricut Collections more than meet my crafty needs. Yesterday, I was working on a card inspired by my friend Wendy at Stamping Rules, she created a card a few weeks ago using an adorable heart overlay from the new Artistry Cricut Collection and this is my version using the same overlay. The patterned papers in my large hearts are from the Zoe Paper Packet and for my small hearts I used Sorbet, Glacier, Canary and Gypsy cardstock.  For the banner (Cricut Artiste), sentiment, small stamped hearts and the background I used the super cute stamp set Oodles of Doodles (B1449) with Glacier and Lagoon ink. For the background using glacier ink I stamped the triangle across th…

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #122

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Busy days! I have been working on several projects that are going to be super fun this fall AND I been trying to have tons of summer fun with the family. Busy, busy days... Thankfully AHSC is never too busy for me and keeps providing sketches that help stimulate my creative mojo, often pulling me outside my normal "style. This weeks challenge did this for me pushing me to try something a little different and I really like the results! 
For this card I used Pacifica cardstock which I heavily sanded as my base and Pacifica Ink for my sentiment. The sentiment is from the stamp set "Just to Say" which can be found in the Artfully Sent Cricut Collection where you can also find the cloud shape.  The kite is cut using the new Artistry Cricut Collection! I cut the kite's blue and white tail pieces using blue and white Shimmer Trim and my Triangle Border Punch, if you flip the punch over and line it up from the back you can put the shimmer trim in the punch and make tons of…

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #120

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AUGUST! Already. Time really just goes a little too quickly. For this weeks challenge at AHSC I tried to do a more "manly" card and have a little fun with the new Zoe Paper Packet.

For my base I embossed slate cardstock with my Arrow Embossing Folder and then went at it with my sanding block to expose the white core.  I hand cut out the three banner strips from the Zoe Paper and used canary cardstock with a thin sweet leaf piece for my large banner. I also sanded this piece and stamped my sentiment from August's Stamp of the Month "Framed" S1508 in black ink.  I added a few arrows from my black arrow washi tape and wrapped a piece of glacier extra thick twine around the end.  I used thick foam tape to adhere the banner to my card giving it a bit more of a pop. Thank you for stopping by, I truly appreciate your comments. Please follow the link to check out all the great artwork submitted to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I hope you get inspired and decid…

It's a challenge kind of day

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Playing in my crafty space today and decided to try a few challenges. Upon searching I decided to do 3! Retro Sketches for the design, Heart 2 Heart Challenges for the theme "Birthday Bash" and I have discovered a brand new challenge blog called Between the Fold which is a weekly challenge blog and this week is their very first challenge "anything goes"!
Close to my Heart has released several products that are featured in the new Annual Expression (available September 1st) to us early and I decided to play with some of this product today. I used the new Zoe Paper Packet and I had planned to use the new Cricut Artistry Collection but ended up using images from the Artiste Collection for my bow and tag. The new shimmer trim is called Coral and I love it! My sentiment is from the Happy to Be Friends (C1605) stamp set and it is stamped using Sorbet and Sweet Leaf Ink. I also sponged distressed all edges with Sorbet and sand distressed the bow. Happy Crafting!