Showing posts from February, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #201

When I first saw the Hello Lovely Papers from CTMH I thought pretty but (ugh) more flowers!  I have a son so I am always wishing for more masculine/boy papers.  Anyways, once you look a little closer at this collection you are gifted with some amazing Art Deco designs straight out of the Great Gatsby!  My mum-in-law loves art deco design and I can't wait to show her this card, I am really happy how it turned out. Following this week's sketch from Atlantic Hearts , I stuck very close to the sketch but did opt to leave the sentiment off as I really didn't want to cover up the paper.  For an added design element, I cut half an inch off the front of my card base and put the seafoam patterned paper on the inside of the card base.   Other products I used on this card are the Seaglass Cardstock , Rose Gold Foil Tape and a couple of gold sequins .  The flowers are from the Cricut Art Philosophy (retired) and Artiste (retired) Collections and the leaves are from the new C

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #200!

Woo Hoo!  We hit 200 lovely sketches from AHSC .  Seriously where does the time go?  I remember when I did sketch #1 way back in April 2013 and applied to become part of the design team.  Little did I know that 4 years later I would still be part of this amazing team (LOL maybe they just can't get rid of me).  As always we have been provided with a great sketch this week and I really wanted to make this card clean and simple and try the white-on-white background that I have seen on other projects recently. I did decide to turn the sketch during the creative process and used the lovely papers from CTMH's Hello Lovely Paper Packet .  The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Thoughts (C1661) stamp set stamped in Fern Ink . The pretty frame with the leaf cutout is from the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection (retired).  The white daisy cardstock background was embossed with the Simple Chevron embossing folder and I finished off my card with a few pieces of the Blush Shimme

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #199

My house is slowly recovering from the Flu.  It always sounds like you are "under the weather for a few days and then right back to normal".  Wrong.  It was a full week of extreme illness and now a week later everyone still has very low energy, coughing, and a generally feeling of "off".  My poor husband is definitely the worse, I think this is due to him rarely getting sick whereas my son and I get the school sniffles all the time.  Maybe we built up some sort of resistance?? Anyways,  this weeks sketch from AHSC is a classic!  And a great way to showcase a few different patterned papers at the same time. I choose to work with the Dreamin' Big paper packet and the Dreamin' Big - Cardmaking (Z3303) coordinating stamp set that has really lovely sentiments and it that comes with thin cuts for super cute bugs like these butterflies. Other products I used on this care are the Dreamin' Big Sequins , White & Gold Twine,   black ink for the s