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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #263

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May!  This year is just flying by and the newest Seasonal Expressions from CTMH has been released.  It is full of crafty goodness (of course) and I am in love with one of the collections called Fresh Air.  It is just full of a West Coast Woodsy vibe and I cannot wait to make a ton of projects with these papers. 

I know I typically make cards but I also like to create "pocket cards" for Picture My Life Scrapbooking.  This is a quick fun way of getting those memories and pictures off the computer and into your scrapbook without the labour of creating full scrapbook pages.  It is a ton of fun and very satisfying...

So for this weeks AHSC I decided to make a quick pocket card to go with some of the bazillion  "walk in the woods and camping" photos that I have to yet print!

I made this card on a 4x6 base of Kraft Paper using papers from the Fresh Air paper packet, the stamping was done in Espresso Ink and yes, that is second generation stamping with the trees! and the st…

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #261

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I'm back!  Sorta...  I was in a car accident just shy of a month ago and well, it has really impacted my life.  I didn't think I was that injured etc but my poor knees and hips are just not happy.  I have spent a ton of time lately literally laying in bed with ice packs on the angry joints and watching TV.  I AM SO BORED but sitting/standing/and walking are not very fun and pain is so distracting, it really makes your brain not work!

Anyways, today.  Today I am spending a few hours in the craft room and creating something!  With the current Seasonal Expressions booklet finishing at the end of the month I wanted to create something quick and pretty with one of the paper packets that is retiring.  I choose Chelsea Gardens, this pack is just so lovely and has been so popular!  I loved this watering can (which is on one of the PML cards from this collection) and I cut it down so that I could mount it on the patterned paper and  Sapphire Cardstock.  The pretty blue/green watercolou…

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #255

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Spring! We had a sunny weekend and living on the wet coast that means Spring has rolled in in all its allergy-inducing glory!  People were outside gardening, riding motorcycles, and firing up the BBQs while little kids learned how to ride those Christmas bikes in the beautiful if slightly chilly sunshine.  It's totally raining today but we had a great weekend. 

For this week's sketch from Atlantic Hearts, I knew I wanted to use the very pretty Make Waves paper packet and try to work a little outside the box, just a little.  So picking up on the flower and sea star theme I found this super cute seastar/starfish border from the Cricut Artistry Collection which I cut out in Lagoon Cardstock.  I then added a few sea stars from the Cricut Flower Market and You are Here Collections.  I love that the center of the "pine flower" cut (which I cut out on Bashful Glitter Paper) totally looks like a seastar and I could use it as an accent on my border.  The "Happy Birthday&…

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #253

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For this week's sketch from Atlantic Hearts, I decided that I wanted to make a more "masculine" card given that I have been using a lot of flowers lately!  Digging through my stash I pulled out the Basic Fundamentals paper collection and went for the "browns" instead of the "greys".  I then paired it with Glacier, Sweet Leaf, Fern, and Pacifica cardstock to make this quick and happy, birthday card.
I choose glacier cardstock as my base and embossed it with the now retired stripe embossing folder, I then lightly sanded it in a few random areas to give it a bit more texture and show the white core of the paper. (Sanding kits are currently on clearance!). The presents with their coordinating bow are cut out from the Cricut Flower Market Collection.  I made a quick tag for my sentiment which can be found in the Stargazer-Cardmaking Stamp Set and I stamped it using Pacifica ink.  A few bitty and regular sparkles along with a few Enamel Green Triangles (cur…

Winner, Winner!

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Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!  To celebrate the 250th sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge several of us on the design team decided to offer prizes to those who joined us for that week's challenge.  With the help of my super helpful son, I did the old school put all the numbers in a basket and draw one.  I tried to do a video of him pulling the winning number but I seem to be technically challenged today so a picture is gonna have to do! 

Congratulations to entry #6 WJC.
And your prize?? The lovely Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month for February, Sunny Thoughts! Thank you for playing along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and Happy Crafting!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #251

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For reasons unknown, this weeks card for Atlantic Hearts was a struggle!  I love the sketch and had a vision right away but struggled to make it happen, so frustrating. This card is sorta what I had in mind, it turned out super cute but not quite what I had in mind... Products I used are: Make Waves Paper PacketCardstock in Lagoon, White daisy, and Pixie Pansy InkSentiment from the Many Congratulations (C1693) stamp setFlowers cut using Cricut Flower Market and Art PhilosophyGold Sequins (currently on clearance!)
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.
Happy Crafting!

AHSC #250 Update

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So this morning I was looking at my card for this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and decided that it wasn't quite done.  I dug through my stamps as I knew I had one that was going to finish off my flower and found Love Blooms (C1511).  I stamped the image using Blossom ink and voila! Now it is finished.


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #250!

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I have been battling the dreaded winter sickness the past few weeks (thankfully, not the flu!) and I am still not better but nothing was going to keep me from participating in this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!  We are at #250!  Feels like such a milestone and we are celebrating a little bit.  To join in the celebration next week I will be randomly drawing a name from those who play along with us for sketch #250 and sending the winner a little prize! 
This weeks sketch from AHSC is a classic and I decided to turn the profile so that I could really showcase the beautiful paper from the CTMH paper packet, Gimme Some Sugar.  I just love the colours, the flowers, and the whole retro vibe of it.  I choose to use a rose silhouette found on the Cricut Flower Market Collection as my focal point and stamped it with Splash of Colour (D1733) in Bashful for the background and then stamped the Thank You in Peacock.  The Thank You can be found in this month's Stamp of the Month called

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #247

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With only having a boy child I don't get to play with the "little girl" papers very much but we have a new little friend who's birthday party is this weekend and I got to make a girl card!  Using this week's sketch from Atlantic Hearts gave me a great prompt to get started especially given that I am not well (fever, headache, earache, etc.) and I am finding it very hard to concentrate.
Products I used for this card are Canary Cardstock which I embossed with a retired embossing folder, Make Waves Paper Packet, Make Waves Sequins & Gems, the sentiment is from the Birthday Sparkles stamp set stamped in Eggplant and I used Extra Thick Twine (in 2 retired colours) for my bow.  I finished off my card by painting the background embossed ridges with both Clear and the new Bashful Shimmer Brushes.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope I inspired you to come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Happy Crafting!

Happy New Year!

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I got caught in the December time warp and honestly, I don't know what happened to the past few weeks!  I actually feel like I have lost time and any other time of the year I would probably be concerned for my health and be getting a CAT scan or something!  But that being said we had a lovely holiday break with lots Christmas, friends, family, and enjoying each other.

With time marching on so quickly I finally got around to using December's Stamp of the Month and it is perfect for Valentine's! 

Using this week's super cute sketch from Atlantic Hearts I put together this quick Valentine's card. I started by pulling out my watercolours and quickly putting just a few colours, mostly yellow, light blue, and greens onto a piece of white daisy cardstock.  Once dried, I stamped the image several times using Charcoal ink.  I then cut them into 1x1 squares. 

The background paper is from the Whimsy Fundamentals Collection from last year and I inked the edges in Juniper ink.  …