Monday, December 5, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #189

Another Atlantic Hearts Sketch to help me with my Christmas Cards... This week I used the Close to My Heart "Oh Deer" Paper Pack with Stamp Set #C1656 Joy to You and Me and D1694 Very Merry Holiday.  The card sparkles from the Gold Shimmer Trim and the Heat Embossing which is also Gold.  A little bit of Gold Stickles and a couple of "Oh Deer" Complements to finish it off.


Sketch #189



Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas Critters

My daughter has this thing for penguins, so every year I make her a Christmas Card with penguins on it.  This is a shaker card made mostly with Close to My Heart products.  I used a retired stamp set (B1483) Seasons Greetings, City Sidewalks Paper and CTMH Ribbon.  The Crystal Snow is the only non CTMH product.


I am entering this card in Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #80.  

Friday, December 2, 2016

Welcome to the Three Amigos December 2016 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 or challenge 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 our Challenge is to use 3 Embellishments.  I made a Christmas Card using the following Close to My Heart products:

Cardstock:
Cranberry, Sapphire and White
Stamp Sets: 
D1694 Very Merry Holiday, A1191 Perfectly Pine, B1116 The Beauty of Christmas (Retired)
Ink:
Sapphire, Chocolate and Cranberry
Embellishments:
Red Enamel Gems, Bakers Twine, Glitter Gel



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


Monday, November 21, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 187

My Christmas Card made from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch #187 is made with Close to My Heart's City Sidewalks Paper, Peacock and Willow Cardstoch, Stamp Set #D1704 A Child is Born and Gold Shimmer Trim.

This sketch was so easy to work with, I can see myself using it over & over with different papers and stamps.


Sketch #187



Monday, November 7, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 185

My Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 185 Project was made with Close to My Heart Stamp Sets A1194 Snow Shadows & D1694 Very Merry.  I used a strip of paper from the Swan Lake Paper Pack and Silver Shimmer Trim with Peacock Cardstock for the borders.  I also used an embossing folder on the white background.  Another Christmas Card done!


THE SKETCH:





Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Three Amigo's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Three Amigos November 2016 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 or challenge 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 our Challenge is to use 3 Pictures on a layout.  My layout almost did not get done because I was having a terrible time with Cricut Craft Room and Design Space.  I could not get either one of them to work properly.  So the layout is simple.  I used Close to My Heart "Oh Deer" paper and the "Christmas " Thin Cuts.  I also added a few of the Gold "Baby Girl" Complements.  
This is the first layout I have completed from last Christmas.  I am so far behind on my pictures, and the problems with my Cricuts are not going to help matters!



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

Monday, October 31, 2016

Cards for a Friend

A friend asked me to make some Christmas Cards he could give to his Adult Children. I worked on them this weekend and he was very happy with the results. I got my inspiration on Pinterest for the first two.





Monday, October 24, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #183

For the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #183 I found the perfect Picture My Life Card to work with from the Close to My Heart PML "Happy Happy Christmas Cards" Collection.  I matted it on Cranberry Cardstock, added some City Sidewalks Washi Tape, Stamped and cut out some berries and a bird form the oldie but goody CTMH stamp set (C1510) Merry & Bright and tied 2 bows out of White & Gold Twine.  I also used some Epoxy Bubbles on the stamped berries to make them look 3 Dimensional.


The Sketch:


Thank you for looking!


Monday, October 10, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #181

Another Christmas Card made with the help of the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog!  I used Close to My Heart Stamp Set (D1695) Cozy Christmas and the matching Thin Cuts which made it so easy and quick to cut out the Snowmen and their accessories!

I used an embossing folder on the white background, Cranberry Cardstock and paper from the City Sidewalks Paper Packet.


So... instead of the 3 banners I used 3 Snowmen. I backed them with a piece of red printed paper so they would show up better.  The Sentiment was stamped on the white cardstock before it was embossed.

The Sketch:


Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, October 2, 2016

3 Amigo's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Three Amigos October 2016 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 or challenge 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 our Challenge is to use 3 Textures.  I started by stamping the spider webs on the Sunset Cardstock and then using the DOTS Embossing Folder for texture on the background.  Since this is a Halloween Card I scraped the edges of the cardstock to make it look a little Spooky.  I used Purple Sparkle Gems to pop out the spiders.  

The Close to My Heat Stamp Sets I used are (B1529) Silly Spider Web, (B1528) Monster Crossing and (C1652) Monstrous Halloween.  



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

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