Monday, April 14, 2014

Birthday Wishes

It seems I am always looking for a birthday card at the last minute, probably has something to do with disorganization and lack of planning, but anyway, it seems I never have enough birthday cards. So when I saw the sketch challenge for this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge I thought it would be a great time to add to my card stash. I used some leftover B&T I had from the Cloud Nine Card Kit and the Teal Shimmer Trim. The sketch is below. We would love to have you join us this week!



Supplies: 
Cloud Nine B&T - Close To My Heart 
Cardstock - Honey & Lagoon  - Close To My Heart 
Teal Shimmer Trim - Close To My Heart
Honey & Lagoon Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Chantilly Cardmaking WOTG & Love Life Stamp Sets - Close To My Heart
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - Close To My Heart
Scotch ATG  
Pop Dots

Monday, March 31, 2014

Retirement Card with CTMH Skylark

Continuing on the retirement theme this weekend, I made a second card using the Skylark paper pack and the Give a Lift stamp set. The sentiments on this stamp set seem to work perfectly for a bright, cheerful retirement card. I used the sketch for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I love the colors in the Skylark paper pack and they work perfectly for the color challenge over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges this week.


Supplies: 
Skylark Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 
Cardstock - Sweet Leaf and White Daisy  - Close To My Heart 
Give a Lift Stamp Set - Close To My Heart 
Sunny Yellow Brads - Close To My Heart
Lagoon & Sweet Leaf Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Art Philosophy & Artbooking Cricut Cartridges - Close To My Heart 
Scotch ATG 
Glue Dots 


Retirement Card with CTMH Balloon Ride

It seems to be the year to retire at our campus. We have three amazing teachers that will be retiring this year. While we hate to see them leave, I know that they are looking forward to many new adventures in life. As I was busy in my scrap room creating this week, I thought I would work on a few retirement cards for all the upcoming retirement parties. They will definitely be missed. I used the sketch at the Heart 2 Heart Sketch challenge for this first card. I absolutely love the Balloon Ride paper and it worked perfectly for this sketch. 


Supplies:  

Balloon Ride Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 
Give a Lift Stamp Set - Close To My Heart
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - Close To My Heart 
Saddle Stamp Pad - Close To My Heart 
Mocha Pearls - Close To My Heart
Scotch ATG 
Glue Dots 
Pop Dots

Monday, March 17, 2014

Masculine Birthday Card

I created this card for the sketch challenge at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. The sketch is below. We would love to have you play along with us this week! 




Supplies: 
Timberline Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 
Cardstock - Bamboo & Colonial White  - Close To My Heart 
Frosted Cardmaking & Casual Expressions Stamp Sets - Close To My Heart 
Twilight, Ponderosa Pine, & Bamboo Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge  - Close To My Heart 
Scotch ATG 
Glue Dots 
Pop Dots

The Lorax

Our family just returned from a week in Florida. We spent three days visiting Disney World Parks and two days at Universal Studios parks. We had a great time! The girls loved meeting all the characters. When I saw the challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart challenges, I immediately picked the Sunset and Honey colors and thought of this photo. I used some leftovers from the Cloud Nine kit and added in some cardstock and the fun new White Marquee Enamel Shapes. I love the way it all came together!



Supplies: 
Cloud Nine B&T - Close To My Heart 
Cardstock - Honey & Sunset  - Close To My Heart 
White Marquee Enamel Shapes - Close To My Heart
Honey & Sunset Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Scotch ATG 
Glue Dots 
Pop Dots

Monday, March 3, 2014

Triple Play!

Today is the 3rd day of the 3rd month of the year, so for the triple play challenge over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges I created this card using three flowers and three colors. I also followed the sketch at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge. The sketch is below. We would love to have you join us for both challenges this week! I really like the way it turned out!



Supplies: 
Skylark Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 
Cardstock - Lagoon and White Daisy  - Close To My Heart 
Smiles & Say It In Style Stamp Set - Close To My Heart 
Sparkles and Lagoon Zipper Trim - Close To My Heart
Lagoon, Sweet Leaf, & Juniper Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Scotch ATG 
Glue Dots 


Monday, February 17, 2014

Let Your Light Shine

I created this card for the sketch challenge at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. The sketch is below. We would love to have you play along with us this week! 



Supplies: 
Tommy Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 
Cardstock - Outdoor Denim and White Daisy  - Close To My Heart 
Illuminate Stamp Set - Close To My Heart 
Brads and Baker's Twine - Close To My Heart
Outdoor Denim & Cranberry Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Scotch ATG 
Glue Dots 
Pop Dots

Our Princess

I have been going through some older pictures of Kendall and ran across these pictures that where taken of her with her Build-A-Bear  a few years ago. I hadn't scrapbooked them yet so I thought they would be perfect for the new Lollydoodle paper pack from Close To My Heart. I love how girlie this paper pack is and how well it works with the sparkle flourishes. This also worked perfectly for the Flourishes challenge at Heart 2 Heart this week!



Supplies: 

Lollydoodle Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 
Cardstock - Juniper, Cotton Candy, and White Daisy  - Close To My Heart 
Lollydoodle WOTG Stamp Set - Close To My Heart 
Sparkles and Flourishes - Close To My Heart
Juniper & Cotton Candy Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Scotch ATG 
Glue Dots 
Pop Dots

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sassy Girl Layout with Artbooking

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!  The blogger in front of me is Barbi Kelley.   The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show artwork with Shimmer, Sparkle, and Shine, so here we go. I created this layout using the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge for the Shimmer, Sparkle, and Shine Blog Hop and the Heart 2 Heart Spotlight challenge. Our sweet baby girl is always in the spotlight at our house and she certainly has a shining personality. She is the baby of the family by over 10 years and has three big brothers who adore her and are extremely protective. These pictures were taken a couple of years ago, but I had never really found the perfect layout for them yet. I knew they would need some Sparkle and Shine to make them really reflect her personality! I cut the Zebra background using the cartridge out of our Black Glitter Paper. I love that Close To My Hearts Glitter Paper cuts so well on the Cricut! I added lots of hand rolled paper flowers to match the roses in her pictures. Don't you love the quilling tool? It makes creating these paper flowers so quick and easy! I added a sparkle to the center of each of the paper flowers. I really love how everything came together to Shimmer, Sparkle, and Shine! 



Supplies:  


Black Glitter Paper - Close To My Heart 
Cardstock - Ruby and White Daisy  - Close To My Heart 
Sparkles - Close To My Heart
Artbooking, Artiste, and Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridges - Close To My Heart 
Quilling Tool - Close To My Heart 
Scotch ATG 
Glue Dots 
Pop Dots

Now hop on over to Melissa Robinson  blog to see more Shimmer, Sparkle, and Shine! 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Balloon Ride Card

I created this card for the sketch challenge at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. The sketch is below. We would love to have you play along with us this week! I used the new Balloon Ride Paper Pack and created a cloud look with the sketch. I really struggled with this sketch until my husband walked by and said, "That looks like clouds" and boom! From there it all came together very quickly. Sometimes you just need fresh eyes and a new idea! 






Supplies:  

Balloon Ride Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 
Lifting Spirits Stamp Set - Close To My Heart
Water Color Pencils & Blending Pen - Close To My Heart 
Artiste Cricut Cartridge - Close To My Heart 
Saddle & Sorbet Stamp Pad - Close To My Heart 
Scotch ATG 
Glue Dots 
Pop Dots

For the Love of Artbooking

When I read the Heart 2 Heart Challenge for this week and thought about choosing a CTMH product that I love, I knew it would be a hard choice. I LOVE everything about CTMH! The paper, stamps, embellishments, well everything, but the product that I use the most are our Cricut Cartridges. No matter if I am making a layout, card, or other project it seems I am always reaching for one of our Cricut Cartridges to add just the right touch, either an overlay, a paper pieced embellishment, or a perfectly cut design to match one of our many stamp sets. The layout I made for this week features the Timberline paper pack and the Artbooking Cartridge. I love the overlays we can cut with these cartridges. What a great way to show off this terrific paper pack!




Supplies:  

Timberline Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 
Chocolate & Lagoon Ink  - Close To My Heart 
Chocolate, Goldrush, Twlight, Lagoon, Bamboo, & Colonial White Cardstock - Close To My Heart
Artbooking, Artiste, and Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridges - Close To My Heart 
Catch You Later Stamp Set - Close To My Heart 
Scotch ATG 
Glue Dots 
Pop Dots