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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #231

This weeks sketch from Atlantic Hearts proved to be a bit of a challenge for me and my card underwent several changes before I was somewhat satisfied.  I think it is the decorative element "all in a row" which is usually not an issue but for some reason, I was just not happy with my choices this week. As I am working on my big annual Christmas Card workshop I wanted to stick with the Christmas theme and used some of the new Silver & Gold paper from Close To My Heart.  I paired it with Cranberry Cardstock and the holly is made from the Beary Christmas paper and  Fern Cardstock , Red Glitter paper for the berries and Whisper Thick Twine for added dimension and texture.  The Cricut cut is from the City Sidewalks Digital Collection (retired). In the end, I love the clean, simple lines of this card with just the bit of sparkle from the berries.  Thank you for stopping by and I truly appreciate your comments.  I hope I have inspired you to come play along with us at

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #229

Hello, my friends! My apologies for being a little MIA the past several weeks but when you have too much going on something always falls through the cracks!  BUT school is back in which means way more crafting time for me! This weeks sketch from Atlantic Hearts is up and I decided to play with a little more of the Jack Paper Collection, it recently retired and that is a real shame because I love these papers!  I am working on my annual Christmas Card workshops and decided to have a little fun with the bearded man papers... I give you "Warm Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses". Sometimes going a little outside the box can be so much fun and I really hope my workshop attendees love this card as much as I do. To create the card I used Slate Cardstock for my base and added the " Bearded Men in Hats".  To add a bit more whimsy the mustache border is from Cricut Artistry and the branches for my mistletoe is from Cricut Flower Market  cut out in New England Ivy and Fern car

Holiday Expressions!

The new Holiday Expressions is live and full of crafty goodness.   Contact me today for your copy or follow this link to see it online. Stay tuned for upcoming workshops and events. Happy Crafting!