Monday, January 19, 2015

Birthday Color Challenge

This week for the Heart 2 Heart challenge, we had to use our birth month to create a layout that featured a certain color. Well, since I was born in July, my feature color is Pacifica. It just so happens that the Confetti Wishes paper pack happens to feature Pacifica, so what better way to create a Birthday Color Challenge than by creating a birthday layout! 






Supplies:  
Confetti Wishes Paper Pack - Close To My Heart
Bodacious Banner, Build-A-Cake, & Confetti Wishes WOTG Stamp Set - Close To My Heart 
Purple Shimmer Trim - Close To My Heart
Purple Glitter Gems - Close To My Heart
Thistle Ribbon - Close To My Heart
Black, Pacifica, Canary, Pear, Crystal Blue, & Thistle Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Pacifica, Canary, Pear, Crystal Blue, & Thistle Cardstock - Close To My Heart 
Artbooking & Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge  - Close To My Heart
Scotch ATG
Glue Dots
Pop Dots

Monday, January 5, 2015

A Different Take on CTMH Yuletide Carol

I must admit that when I first saw the Yuletide Carol paper pack, it was not my favorite. However, I really liked a couple of sheets of the paper and immediately thought they would work well for a heritage or vintage layout. I wanted to create a layout that was monochromatic and would work well for older black and white photos. I plan to put some of the old pictures that belonged to my parents. This layout also worked great for the Heart 2 Heart challenge this week, Something Old, Something New. The challenge required us to use something old in a new way or paired with something new. I am using the Yuletide Carol paper in a new/different way and will be pairing it with some old photos. I am so pleased with how it turned out, that I have decided that we will be creating this layout for our hostess club in January. 


Supplies:  
Yuletide Carol Paper Pack - Close To My Heart
Artitse & Artbooking Cricut Cartridge   - Close To My Heart 
Black & Grey Sparkles and Sparkle Flourishes - Close To My Heart
Black Ribbon
Black Ink Pad - Close To My Heart 
Black, Desert Sand, Champagne, and Cashmere Cardstock - Close To My Heart 
KellyCraft Get-It-Straight Laser Square & MultiMat
Scotch ATG
Glue Dots

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tinsel Time!

This week for the Heart 2 Heart challenge, we had to complete a Tinsel Time color challenge. The challenge was to feature the colors Black, Lagoon, and Silver. This color combo immediately made me think of snowflakes. I started with a piece of the black snowflake Snowhaven paper. Then, I used the CTMH silver glitter paper and the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut out a shimmering snowflake. The Lagoon cardstock was embossed on my Cuttlebug using a snowflake embossing folder. I added the sentiment at the bottom using silver embossing powder. I have a feeling this will be as close as I get to snowflakes this year in South Texas. :) 




Supplies:  
Snowhaven Paper Pack - Close To My Heart
Silver Glitter Paper - Close To My Heart
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - Close To My Heart
Black Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Lagoon Cardstock - Close To My Heart
Silver Embossing Powder -  Close To My Heart
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine & Snowflake Folder
KellyCraft Get-It-Straight Laser Square
Scotch ATG
Pop Dots



Monday, December 1, 2014

Favorite Holiday with CTMH Snowhaven

This week for the Heart 2 Heart challenge, we had to scrapbook our favorite holiday. Well of course, I picked Christmas. It has always been my favorite holiday, especially since we had children. Watching our kiddos get excited about all of the festivites that surrond the holiday season reminds us how grateful we are for our family. I created this layout for pictures of the upcoming Polar Express ride for our daughter.



Supplies:  
Snowhaven Paper Pack - Close To My Heart
Yultide Carol WOTG Stamp Set - Close To My Heart 
Cranberry Baker's Twine - Close To My Heart
Bitty Sparkles - Close To My Heart
Black Shimmer Trim - Close To My Heart
Black & Whisper Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Cranberyy, Glacier, & White Daisy Cardstock - Close To My Heart 
Beyond Birthdays Cricut Cartridge 
Scotch ATG
Glue Dots
Pop Dots

Monday, November 17, 2014

You Mean The World To Me!

The challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart is to create a project with no embellishments. This was actually very difficult for me. I love to add bling to everything! I created this card using the Sunburst technique which allowed me add in lots of color (that kind of makes up for the lack of bling, right?). I used the Wanderful paper pack and loved how the globe from the Here We Go stamp set matched with the sentiment from the You Mean The World To Me stamp set. 




Supplies:  
Wanderful Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 
Here We Go & You Mean The World To Me Stamp Sets - Close To My Heart 
Black, Crystal Blue, & Gypsy Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Black, Crystal Blue, & Gypsy Cardstock - Close To My Heart
Scotch ATG
Pop Dots

Monday, November 3, 2014

Layout Featuring CTMH Skylark

The challenge this week over at Heart 2 Heart is to create a project without stamping. I seriously thought this would be harder for me since I absolutely love stamping, but this layout came together so easily using the Skylark dimensional elements and matching paper pack. I love the finished product.




Supplies: 
Skylark Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 
Cardstock - Sweet Leaf, Kraft, and Lagoon  - Close To My Heart 
Skylark Dimensional Elements - Close To My Heart 
Lagoon Zipper Ribbon - Close To My Heart
Desert Sand Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Scotch ATG 
Glue Dots 
Pop Dots

Monday, October 13, 2014

Masking Tape Technique & Color Challenge

This week over at Heart2Heart there is a color challenge using Desert Sand, Cranberry, Goldrush, and Lagoon. I have been wanting to try the masking tape technique for awhile now and thought this would be the perfect time. I really enjoyed the technique and I think the card turned out okay for my first try. I will definitely be using this technique again soon! Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies:  
Thank You & Treasure Life Stamp Sets - Close To My Heart 
Desert Sand, Goldrush, Lagoon, Cranberry, & Black Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Desert Sand, Lagoon, & White Daisy Cardstock - Close To My Heart
Painter's Tape
Scotch ATG