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




Monday, September 29, 2014

Favorite Embellishment with CTMH Seaside

As I stated before, I have fallen in love with the Seaside paper pack. I have been creating with it all month. Today, I am going to share my all-time favorite embellishment, Natural Hemp. I love all kinds of embellishments, metal, buttons, ribbons, sequins, bling, but I must say that my go to embellishment is hemp. It literally goes with everything and when I have a spot that needs a little something extra, I know I can always add some hemp. I know it isn't in the current catalog, but I stocked up in advance so I should have enough to last until it come back (hopefully!). Check out other great embellishments this week over at the Heart 2 Heart blog. 



Supplies:  
Seaside Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 
Seaside Greetings Stamp Set - Close To My Heart 
Natural Hemp - Close To My Heart
Durables - Close To My Heart
Desert Sand & Glacier Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Desert Sand & Colonial White Cardstock - Close To My Heart

Scotch ATG
Glue Dots
Pop Dots

Monday, September 15, 2014

Seaside by CTMH featuring the Spray Mist Technique

I am seriously in love with the new Seaside paper pack!! I have created so many things already with it (more posts about that later). Today, I wanted to share with you my favorite technique (currently, anyway), Spray Mist. I used the White Daisy reinker and the CTMH spray pen along with a little water to create this fun splatter look. It was so easy added a lot to the layout. I have a really hard time embracing the blank space on my layouts so this simple technique helps to add a little something to that space. Check out other great techniques this week over at the Heart 2 Heart blog. We will be making this layout for our club gathering on September 27th at 4:00 PM. We would love to have you join us!



Supplies:  
Seaside WOTG Stamp Set - Close To My Heart 
Twine - Close To My Heart
Enamel Stars - Close To My Heart
Desert Sand, Pear & Glacier Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Kraft, Pear, Glacier, & Colonial White Cardstock - Close To My Heart 
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - Close To My Heart 
White Daisy Re-Inker Close To My Heart 
Spray Pen Close To My Heart 
KellyCraft Get-It-Straight Laser Square
Scotch ATG
Glue Dots
Pop Dots
Seaside Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Thinking of You with CTMH Skylark

When I first saw the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book from Close To My Heart. I didn't really care for the Skylark paper. I'm nit sure why, I just didn't think it was my style. However, after seeing it in person and getting a chance to create with this paper pack, it has quickly become one of my favorite paper packs! It seems to be my go to paper pack whenever I need to create a project. I guess the colors just work for me. When I saw the sketch for this weeks challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, I immediately reached for the Skylark paper pack. Below is my creation and the sketch for this week. We would love to have you join us.



Supplies: 
Skylark Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 
Cardstock - Sweet Leaf, Desert Sand, and White Daisy  - Close To My Heart 
Say It In Style Stamp Set - Close To My Heart 
Sparkles - Close To My Heart
Lagoon & Desert Sand Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - Close To My Heart 
Scotch ATG 
Glue Dots 
Pop Dots

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Red, White, & Blue!

Around our house, red, white, and blue are a constant color scheme. Our home is decorated with all things patriotic! We have always been a very patriotic family and are extremely proud to be part of this great nation. When our son told us he was going to be a Marine at the age of five, we were not surprised. We are incredibly proud of the wonderful young man he has become! We were able to visit him in Washington DC last summer where he is stationed at 8th and I, Marine Barracks. He is a ceremonial marcher and we really enjoyed getting to watch him march in the Friday night parade at the Barracks. These are a few pics of that night. I created this layout for the Heart 2 Heart challenge this month. I used the stitch guide to hand stitch the stars with Cranberry waxy flax. I also added the red shimmer trim for a little sparkle.


Supplies:  
Fanfare Paper Pack - Close To My Heart 
Dimensional Elements Stars- Close To My Heart 
Red Shimmer Trim - Close To My Heart
Stitch Guide & Cranberry Waxy Flax- Close To My Heart
Cranberry, Pacifica, Outdoor Denim, and Sky Ink Pads - Close To My Heart 
Pacifica, Cranberry, Outdoor Denim, and White Daisy Cardstock - Close To My Heart 
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - Close To My Heart 
KellyCraft Get-It-Straight Laser Square
Scotch ATG
Glue Dots
Pop Dots