Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Sketch #35 Happy Birthday

Today is Christmas Day, and you would think that I would be showing you a Christmas card, but no, not this time.  Today I'm showing you a Birthday card.

I don't have a lot of time to write a post as I still have tons to do before Christmas morning.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

You can find the sketch, and details about applying for our design team all over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Wishing you a Merry Christmas with AHSC #34

Well, all my cards that I've made so far are in the mail, and I've had to make a few more special ones that I hand out.  I thought, hey what better way than to incorporate this week's sketch into my remaining cards.

So here is the sketch:

Here is my Christmas card:

I started with a mat of Slate CS, and layered this fun ornament design paper from the Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet.  I had already cut lots of the shapes that coordinate with the Santa Claus Stamp Set, so that part was super easy, then I drew on the mat for the sentiment, and 3D foam popped the sentiment.  Using a little bling from a retired collection and the flower from the Red Medley was able to finish it off with flair.

So, now that you've checked out my card, hop on over to the AHSC and check out the creations from our amazing Design Team.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Christmas gifts Blog Hop

Welcome to our December Blog Hop featuring creations that we plan to give as gifts this Christmas.   To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop and I am the first stop on this blog hop so you are in the right stop.  If you came from Candra's blog, Paper Dragon Fleur then you are in the right place! 

 For this project which I have collaborated with my downline, and good friend Lisa, we took glass blocks and drilled a hole in the side, and stuffed a set of white lights inside.  Then taking some pigment inks stamped the images and sentiment on the block.  Taking markers we then colored in the images.  To finish off the block, we stamped lots of random snowflakes from various stamp sets with the White Pigment Ink.  Then we wrapped some Christmas Ribbon around the block and made a loopy bow to dress it all up.

This glass block is overlaid with a piece of Red Vinyl cut with the sentiment Merry Christmas.  I didn't use any CTMH product for this one, but wanted to show it, as the Artbooking has alot of great overlays that would work perfect for this.  

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Carol of Crafty Carol's Place.
 If you get lost along the way, I've provided the entire blog hop list is featured here.

  • Michelle ~My Creations With Michelle
  • Carol ~ Crafty Carol's Place
  • Cheryl ~ Scrapbooking with Cheryl
  • Brandy ~ Canadian Scrappers
  • Janet ~ Jan's works of Heart
  • Kathy ~ It's a Girl Thing
  • Chantal ~ It's a Hoot Papercrafts
  • Nancy ~ Nancy Klein
  • Karen ~ Karen's Cleary Precious Impression
  • Candra ~ Paper Dragon Fleur

  • Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in the New Year when we will be featuring some of the products that will be retiring, so if you see anything you would like to create, this could be your last opportunity to purchase them.  We hope you will join us again on January 15th, 2014.

    Wednesday, 11 December 2013

    Blue is my favorite color......Sketch #33

    Oh my, we are at Sketch #33 over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  We've been having so much fun creating new designs, some were more challenging than others, even for me.

    I've recently returned to work part-time, 3 evening shifts a week, and it is really doing a number on me.  I haven't even wrapped a Christmas gift yet, let alone finish my shopping, I have stocking stuffers left and the gifts for the parents......through on top of that, Jaymee has another birthday party this Saturday, which makes 3 parties in 8 days.

    I did start my holiday baking though, I made 95 Peanut Butter Balls yesterday, and hoping to make my Oreo Truffles today.....fingers crossed, as I already have tons to do with my regular household chores, and then getting the kids cleaned up for Jaymee's school Christmas Concert.

    Enough rambling about the goings on in my house, here is this week's sketch:

    Here is my creation:

    I started with a White Cardbase, added Outdoor Denim as my card front.  I stamped the flower image from Card Word Puzzle Stamp set randomly over the White Daisy CS and colored it in with Indian Corn Blue Alcohol Markers.  I then adhered a second Outdoor Denim mat and overlaid it with a scalloped layer, with a piece of the Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon.  I used a fancy cricut cut, and layered circles in Outdoor Denim and White Daisy which is 3D foam popped.  The Thank You is stamped in Outdoor Denim, and colored with Indian Corn Blue.  See I told you my favorite color is Blue.

    Please head on over to Atlantic Hearts and check out the Design Team Creations.

    Wednesday, 4 December 2013

    Can never have enough Birthday Cards AHSC #32

    So here is my oldest daughter, Jaymee, has been invited to yet another birthday party, actually she has 2 coming up this weekend.  On Saturday, Jaymee went looking through my birthday card stash to discover that I didn't have very many girly birthday cards.  So, Jaymee and I dug through my hoard of paper, and she choose what she liked, and I decided to use this weeks sketch for the design.

    Here is the sketch:
    Here is the card:
    For this card, which came together in about 5 mins, we stamped the sentiment in Ruby on White Daisy CS, which is matted on Cotton Candy CS.  Using a strip of Pear Chantilly pattern ontop of Sunset CS and the bold print of Chantilly paper.  Boom!  5 minute birthday card.  The bonus is too, that Jaymee is super excited, because I let her put this one together.  So really I can't take credit for the card, but the sketch is all mine.

    I hope you enjoyed this card, and will take the time to visit our Sketch Challenge and check out the Design Team's creations.  Click here to see the entrants so far this week.

    Sunday, 1 December 2013

    SOTM Blog Hop - Special Care (December)

    Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring December's SOTM, which is Special Care, a set of 6 stamps.  If you have come here from Pam's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here

    This month we have approximately 55 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

    My creation is this 6*6 Canvas Display.  I used all 6 stamps from this set in various Pigment Ink colors.  One of my friends little sister is having her first baby, and she had popped over and asked me to make something that can be hung in the baby's nursery.  So this was a group effort, as my daughter wanted to help too.

    Now "Hop" on over to Karen's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the Illuminate, November's SOTM is only available until the end of the month!  Contact your CTMH Consultant or click here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!