Showing posts from July, 2018

Christmas in July!

For this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge I decided to do some "Christmas in July"! This card is a mix of current, retired, and soon to be retired products from Close To My Heart. Current products are the beautiful Fresh Air patterned papers, the Pewter cardstock , and Silver Sequins.  The retired products are the Wood Grain embossing folder used on the Pewter Cardstock (along with a little light sanding) and the Poppy Twine (which can still be found in the Clearance section of my shopping website!). The soon to be retired... the Poppy and Juniper cardstock that I used to cut out my sentiment and the accent branch.  I bet you are saying WHAT! Poppy and Juniper are retiring!!!  I know, they have long been favorites of mine too but don't panic, I am sure the colours that are replacing them are going to be gorgeous.  The Cricut cuts are; Merry Christmas  - Artiste (retired) and for the Pine Needle Branch - Flower Market. Thank you for stopping by and I

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #271

Life has a funny way of making you take a break even when you do not intend to take one.  The past several months have been a bit of a rollercoaster ride and well, I had to step off for a few weeks and just concentrate on family and other commitments. Happily, it is summer and school is out for my son and in between all the summer fun we have planned, I am spending time in the craft room! For this week's sketch from Atlantic Hearts I decided to use the super bright and fun papers from the Central Park paper packet and after playing around for about 10 minutes I realized I was recreating the beautiful artwork from page 39 of the Seasonal Expressions 2!  Inspiration can come from so many places! The hot air balloon and it's sentiment are from the PML cards that are found in the paper packet and I did trim it down to better fit my card.  I decided to keep this card really clean and simple adding just a bit of gold shimmer trim and a few of the small Central Park Sequins, I