Close to My Heart February Stamp of the Month

Close to My Heart February Stamp of the Month
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #95

I pulled out some old Close to My Heart supplies for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #95.  Silhouette is one of my all time favorite CTMH paper packs and it seemed right for this challenge.  I also used retired stamp sets B1420 "Hello Tweety" and D1187 "For Every Occasion". The ribbon is also a retired CTMH product.


I will miss doing these Challenges for the next 2 weeks while I am on Vacation, but I will be back!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #94

For the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week I used the Close to My Heart stamp set number D1636 "I Do" and the Heart Embossing Folder.  I stamped the picture and sentiment first then ran it through my Cuttlebug to emboss the card.  When I put it together it looked like it was still missing something, so I added Glitter Gel to each of the embossed hearts, which really made the hearts stand out!


Be sure to visit Atlantic Hearts to see more creations from this sketch and possibly add your own card as well!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #93

This is my take on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #93.  I used Stamp Set D1608 Better With A Friend, which is a Hostess Rewards Stamp.  I also used the Brushed Paper Pack and colored in the stamp with my Shin Han Markers.


If you look close you can see the glitter gel on her jewelry, shoes and shirt.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Home is where the Heart is...

This week on the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog the challenge is  "Home is Where the Heart Is". For this challenge I made a card for a new home owner.  I used retired CTMH stamp set C1384 "Neighborhood" and Lollydoodle paper.    The first picture is of the card opened up and the second picture shows how it folds up to fit in an envelope.  



Monday, February 2, 2015

3 Amigo's CTMH Mini Blog Hop

Welcome to the Three Amigos February 2015 Close to My Heart Mini-Blog Hop. We are three Close to My Heart Consultants with a love for Stamping and Scrapping and would like to share our creative ideas with you. On the 3rd day of each month we will feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout or other project. There are only 3 stops on this hop so it will only take a few minutes to hop through

This month we are creating a Mix and Match project.  CTMH makes it easy to create scrapbook pages and cards by making matching paper packs and coordinating embellishments.  But that doesn't mean you can't mix paper packs and embellishments in your projects.  

For this page layout I used paper from the Heartstrings and Skylark Packs, Teal Shimmer Trim, Chalk it Up Assortment and Best Day Ever Assortment.



   Now "HOP" on over to Susan's Blog and  Lisa's Blog to see what they have created this month!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

So Sweet

This week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #92 also worked well with the Heart 2 Heart Challenge.  
This is the sketch Atlantic Hearts gave us to work with this week: 
It is a Clean and Simple Sketch, which is exactly what Heart 2 Heart was looking for this week!
I made my card using the following Close to My Heart products: White Daisy and Buttercup Cardstock, C1601 "Nursery Charms" Stamp Set, Black Ink, Shin Han Markers and the Chevron Border Punch.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #91

I have been working on cads for an upcoming Craft Show (in March) and decided to use the Atlantic Hearts Sketch #91 for this Mother's Day Card. I used a current Close to my Heart Paper Pack "Brushed" but dug out some older CTMH stamp sets for this card (B1210 Flutter and C1577 Mother's Day).


Because of the design of this sketch I made this a 5 x 7 card instead of my usual 4 x 5-1/2. The butterflies are stamped in Honey and Cotton Candy ink and embellished with CTMH Sparkles Assortment and Flamingo Dots.  I also tied a piece of Pixie Twine across the left side of the card.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #90

This is my take on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #90.  This is also the first time I am using the Close to My Heart  January Stamp of the Month, "This Moment" and the CTMH "Heartstrings" paper pack, all perfect for a Valentine's Day Card!

  


Participating in the Atlantic Hearts Weekly Sketch Challenge is a great way to get all your cards made for the year! 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #89

For Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #89 I used Close to My Heart
Cardstock: Thistle, Canary white Daisy
Ink: Thistle, Canary, Sweet Leaf, Desert Sand, Honey and Black
Stamp Sets:D1602 A Budding Friendship , D1629 Just to Say
Since the colors were bright & cheery I decided to make it a card that would be used in the Springtime, and Mother's Day seemed to go along with the flowery design.


Friday, January 2, 2015

3 Amigo's Mini Blog Hop

Welcome to the Three Amigos January 2015 Close to My Heart Mini-Blog Hop. We are three Close to My Heart Consultants with a love for Stamping and Scrapping and would like to share our creative ideas with you. On the 3rd day of each month we will feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout or other project. There are only 3 stops on this hop so it will only take a few minutes to hop through

This month we are making our project using Embossing. I have samples of 2 different kinds of Embossing.  My first card is made with the Close to My Heart "Heart" Embossing Folder.  I used Hollyhock, Pixie, Black and White Daisy Cardstock.  CTMH Stamp Sets used: D1560 Holiday Tags and C1305 Family. (I also used the Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge)



The next card is made using Heat Embossing.  I used Black Cardstock and Gold Shimmer Trim for the border.  Tools needed for heat embossing include a Heat Gun, Versa Mark Ink Pad and (Gold) Embossing Powder.  The Stamp Sets used: C1590 Delightful Ditty, D1636 I Do and S1412 (December Stamp of the Month) Cutie Pie.



Now "HOP" on over to Susan's Blog and  Lisa's Blog to see what they have created this month!

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