Wednesday, 31 December 2014

January SOTM Blog Hop - This Moment

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring January's SOTM, which is This Moment, a set of  12 stamps.  If you have come here from Melinda'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 on Melinda’s Blog 

This month we have over 60 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!

For this card I used a small piece of Blushed Pattern along the top and some black shimmer trim. I also created my own pattern using the XOXO stamp from the collection using a tone on tone technique.  I stamped out the "bullseye" in Ruby ink onto White Daisy Cardstock and trimmed around. It and the arrow are popped using 3D Foam adhesive.  The sentiment is stamped on White Daisy Cardstock using Ruby Ink and trimmed.  Then using a black journaling pen I drew around the edge. This is also popped using 3D Foam adhesive.

Your next stop on this hop is Sheila, so hop on over and take it in all the fabulous artwork our many consultants have put together to inspire you to get creative too.

Just a Little Note with AHSC #88

Wow, can you believe that today is the last day of 2014?  This past year has been a whirlwind of activity and we've had lots of amazing artwork created from the sketches found on Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

So without further rambling on my part here is this week's sketch:

Here is my card:

I used embossed cardstock from a promotional paper package and small Black Flourishes to help me create this cute card.  The stamp set used A Little Note (A1171) that is found in the Seasonal Expressions 1.

I colored the image using the ShinHan Touch Twin Markers, blending colors together to create the mix hues.

I hope you will now head on over to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and check out the fabulous creations from our amazing design team, and we also have a guest designer this week, the fabulous Lisa Stenz.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Last Christmas card using AHSC #87

Wow, it's Christmas Eve Day!  I hope everyone is ready for Christmas, and that you all will have a very Merry Christmas.

I will be celebrating with my family, which includes my husband, and 3 kids along with my parents, my sister and her boyfriend, and my inlaws and a family friend.  Total head count 13.

Tonight we have a seafood feast of lobster, scallops and mussels, while the children enjoy pizza.  Tomorrow's celebrations includes an amazing breakfast made by my hubby and then our Christmas dinner with all the fixings.  I'll be making the pies for dessert later today.

I wanted to share a photo of my family with you before I share my final Christmas card creation.

Here is the sketch for this week:

Here is my creation:

This is more of a fun card, I even added some liquid applique to make the trim of the hat puffy.  

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas.  Please head on over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and share some love with our Design Team..they've worked really hard on this week's creations.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Let it Snow with AHSC #86

Well, I've been hearing that our forecast here in the Maritimes is lacking of snow for I thought this fun little card encouraging snow would fit the bill.

Here is the sketch:

I rotated the sketch for my card, and made it square measuring 5 3/4".  I didn't like the placement for the sentiment when I was putting the card together, so moved it to where I thought it suited.

I used the Snowhaven paper pack along with the coordinating cardstock.  Coloring the image with the ShinHan Touch Twin Alcohol Markers. The sentiment is a Hostess Stamp Set and I added some color to the wreath.  

Now I hope you will head on over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and see what our fabulous Design Team has created.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Cross Canada Blog Hop - Christmas Decor

Welcome to our December Blog Hop featuring Christmas Decor.  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, I'm also the first stop if you are hopping across Canada from East to West. If you came from Nancy's Blog then you are in the right place! 

I've made lots of these pincone ornaments this year, and have blogged previously with them....but I couldn't help myself, I had to share my verison of the Snowhaven Pinecones.  They turned out very lovely, and I decided to make each of my family members a set of these as part of their Christmas Gifts.  I think it dresses up the tree very nicely. They also look pretty clustered together in a dish or on a mantle.

When cutting my strips of paper, I made sure that each strip had its own pile so that I could create a pattern on the egg. Every single set I made turned out completely different....I wish I hadn't already wrapped all my gifts, then I could show you how different each set is.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky at Timeless Cottage.

 If you get lost along the way,  you can come back here as I've posted the lineup.
  1. Michelle ~My Creations With Michelle
  2. Nicky ~ Timeless Cottage
  3. Krista ~ Simply Creating
  4. Sheri  ~ Sheri Says Just Scrap It
  5. Brae ~ The Brae-er
  6. Christine ~ Chris' Creative Life
  7. Brandy ~Canadian Scrappers
  8. Terry Ann~ Just a Tad Crafty
  9. Nancy ~ Nancy Klein

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. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Valentine’s Day creations.  So mark January 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Merry Christmas with AHSC #84

First I want to apologize for being missing from the Sketch Challenge for the past couple of weeks.  I've got alot of catching up to do with pinning the artwork too.  My reason for being missing and just doing the bare minimum is due to the weather changes, it gives me horrible migraines, and I just wasn't able to function let alone craft.

Anyone, I'm starting to feel human again, and have managed to pull something together that I'm really happy with.

Here is this week's sketch:

Here is my creation:

I started with Whisper cardstock as my base, and used some Wonderland pattern(retired) as my base and doodled a border with a black journaling pen. The shape is cut from the Artiste cartridge and I cut it in White Daisy and Twilight(retired & my favorite color). I added a polar bear from the Polar Bear Holiday Stamp Set (C1557).  The sentiment is from the stamp set that comes in the Artfully Sent cartridge set.

I hope you will take a moment and head on over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and check out our Design Teams fabulous creations.