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Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring Sea Glass

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Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring the Colour of the Year, Sea Glass.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact 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 techniques that you would like to learn how to do, by 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 My Creations with Michelle. If you came from Corinna's Crafts, then you are in the right place!

This time of year I do several Christmas Card Workshops and one of the cards this year featured, Sea Glass.  As you can see, I used it as my background paper, and I also used the Sea Glass Glitter P…

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #178

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I love how sometimes I see a sketch, and I create my card/project almost exactly the same and then other times it turns into something that still has the base elements but is not at all how I had planned it! That happened with this sketch for AHSC.  I started out with so many ideas (good sketches do that, give you tons of ideas) and then while playing with my many ideas this card was the outcome. 

Products I used to create this card:
- Kraft Paper, Juniper Cardstock - CTMH Oh Deer! paper - Gold Shimmer Trim - Gold Sequins - Cricut Flower Market - Wreath - Cricut Artistry - Deer
Thank you for stopping by, I truly appreciate your comments.  I hope you have been inspired to come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
Happy Crafting.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #172

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So several months ago I decided to take on a full-time program in Medical Transcription and while it is going really well and I am almost finished many things in my life have been neglected.  My paper crafting for one and housework for two!  Guess which one I miss more???
Anyways, I needed a little break today, and my husband needed a special card for a co-workers upcoming wedding, and I got to play!
Using this week's sketch from Atlantic Hearts and the lovely but now retired Charlotte papers from Close to My Heart.  I was able to come up with this card that meets my husband's design input of that it should be "country, girly, and flowers."

Thank you for stopping by, and I truly appreciate your comments.  I hope that you get inspired and decide to come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
Happy Crafting.

New Ways to Use Your Embossing Folders

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Cricut Explore- Slice Feature In Design Space

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Hello, My Crafty Friends!  Another cool feature for Cricut Design Space.  I am helping with my son's school fun fair and needed a shape that was incorporated into another design.  I was able to slice the shape out and only have to cut what I needed!
SUPER COOL!
This video was super helpful and straight forward.

National Scrapbooking Month—Happy Times

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Canada—The Close To My Heart Opportunity: You Are Welcome Here

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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #152

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Spring break is upon us! and happily so is Spring. Lots of pretty daffodils, crocuses, and snowdrops are popping up everywhere. With all this pretty spring colour as inspiration, I decided to use the lovely Penelope Papers for this week's challenge from Atlantic Hearts.
I really am enjoying the change Close To My Heart made to the new paper packetsm the additional patterned papers really do add to the creative process.
For this card I used the super cute stamp set Housewarming Hello (A1179) and Sapphire ink for the stamping.

My Cricut was deployed for the fancy oval, banner, and the flowers.  I fussy cut the house out and used my watercolour pencils to colour it in.  I stamped the "the the neighborhood" sentiment directly onto the patterned paper (always a nail bitter!).

I swiped the edges of my card base and the background paper with Sapphire Ink to give it a little more dimension.  A few spakles and my clean and simple card in Spring colours is complete.

I love clean…

Brush Calligraphy With Watercolor

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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #150!

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#150 already!  Time flies when you are crafty.  So life has been super busy the past several weeks, and my creative mojo has been on the backburner so to speak.  I was a little lost when I sat down to do this weeks' sketch from AHSC, and I wanted to do something a little different.  Michelle at AHSC being the wonderful lady she is suggested perhaps mixed media and this layout slowly took form.
Using the super fun (yet retired) later skater paper packet as further inspiration I then decided to use a few of the Later Skater Picture My Life cards (also retired) on this layout. I created the background using the Ink Blot (D1160) stamp set.  I am totally in love with this stamp set!  I used whisper, lagoon and pear Inks and randomly stamped all over the white daisy cardstock base using both 1st and 2nd generation stamping.  FUN!

I did use two pieces of Later Skater paper under my pictures and purposely offset them to give a little more dimension.  I also swiped the edges of these piece…

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #146

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This week AHSC has given us a wonderful sketch!  Oh, the possibilities. As I was limited for time, this week I decided to try and closely follow the sketch and decided that the pretty, pretty Charlotte papers had to be used.  As I looked through my stamps, I came upon the super cute "I Do" (D1636) stamp set and the creative light bulb went 'ding'!

As the new paper packets from CTMH have even more patterned papers to choose from, I decided to use three different patterns on this card and no cardstock.  I stamped my birds and flowers using Hollyhock, Smoothie, and Sunset inks and then fussy cut them out. I then stamped the sentiment, cake and garland in Slate ink directly onto the patterned papers.
My picture does not show it very clearly, but I used the silver foil tape behind my centered piece of patterned paper.  This card came together very quickly, and I finished it off with a few bitty sparkles.  At this stage, it does not feel 100% done, but I often feel this w…

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #144

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This week AHSC had given us a classic sketch! And feeling the retro vibe, I decided to use a few much loved but less seen techniques on my card.
Technique #1, Sanding.  I love exposing the white core in CTMH's cardstock and giving my projects just that little bit more dimension.  On this card, I sanded the flowers and the embossed dots on my piece of sweet leaf cardstock.  I also sanded the edges of the sweet leaf piece and then inked it.
Technique #2, Inking the edges.  I swiped my Slate ink pad around the edges of my floral paper and sweet leaf card stock to not only frame them but to draw the eye in and give continuity between the two pieces.
Technique #3, Stamping directly onto the final piece.  What if I mess up? It is this worry that keeps so many people from stamping directly onto their work.  But you just have to keep reminding yourself; 1. I can get another piece of paper, 2. a "mess up" is not necessarily a mistake, and 3. if I don't try how will I ever ge…

Cross Canada Blog Hop, January!

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Welcome to our January Blog Hop featuring Watercolor Creations. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact 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 liked or some new technique used that you would like to learn how to do, by 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 My Creations with Michelle. If you came from Kirstin at Crafty in the Country, then you are in the right place! 
I wasn't sure if I was going to receive the watercolours in time to participate in this hop but they arrived!  So what to create??? As I have not had much experience with watercolours, I decided just t…

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #142

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Great classic sketch this week from AHSC.  I tried to think a little outside the box and used the Positive Chemistry (B1485) to create this super cute card.
The patterned paper is from the La Vie En Rose Paper Collection and I used Poppy, Black and Whiper ink for my stamping.  I coloured in the beakers using my watercolour pencils and free hand drew the black border using my journaling pen. I added some poppy shimmer trim and a single red enamel heart to finish off my card.



Thank you for stopping by and I truly appreciate your comments.  I hope you get inspired and decide to come play long with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
Happy Crafting!

Charlotte WYW Cutting Guide!

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