Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Farewell Card for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog

Here is a card I made for a co-worker who is moving on to new challenges.  She also happens to be a very dear friend and a fellow scrapbooker and Close to my Heart Consultant (I wonder who signed her up lol).

I am also submitting this in the Heart 2 Heart Challenge "Bows and Bowties"

I like going on Pinterest for inspiration.  Well, I did not need to go very far, I checked out my scrappy friend Julie's Pinterest board and found this card she made.

I wanted to do another easel card so my friend Isabelle can display it at her new job.  I chose the Ariana papers to make this card since I have not used this beautiful paper to make any cards or layout (yet).

 I made the flowers with the Close to my Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and inked them with Outdoor Denim ink before twirling with the quilling tool.  I placed a Opaque Pearl in the center of each flower.  I used organdy White Daisy ribbon to make the bow.
The metallic embellishments are from last catalogue's Base & Bling line and of course the Ariana Assortment Accessories.

Everything on the card is from Close to my Heart.

I hope you like it.  Let me know your thoughts.


Monday, June 9, 2014

GreenHeart's Balloon Ride Blog Hop

Hi there and welcome to the GreenHearts CTMH Blog Hop! This month we are featuring the Balloon Ride My Reflections Paper pack by making what our hearts desired.

If you are coming from Candra Holmes' Blog,you are on the right path! 

For this hop, I challenged myself in doing the three folds card.  I did my Mom's Mother's Day Card.  If you Google three folds card tutorial, you are going to find lots of examples.

All materials from Close to my Heart.  
Here is another card I made and entered into a challenge.  

Size:  5x7.  All materials are Close to my Heart (D1579 Windy Day Stamp set).  The Embossed image is from Tim Holtz.

Well, I am glad you came by and would love for you to leave a comment, now hop on over to Lynette Stow's Blog to see her take on this hop.  

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Challenge #3 - Seize the Sketch (#21)

I had time to play another Challenge and This time, I only chose one Challenge.  I made this on Friday and I was a bit tired after the week at work.

Here is the Seize the Sketch Challenge

I used the Close to my Heart Balloon Ride Paper Pack (X7180B) and Windy Day (D1579) Stamp Set.  The Embossing image is a Tim Holtz design.  Inks used are black for the stamping and Sorbet, Cashmere for the distressing.

The techniques used on this card include ink distressing and paper piecing (meaning, I stamped the image on different paper/cardstock and cut it out in pieces and place them on top of one another).  

I love how it turned out.  What are your thoughts?

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Challenge #2 - Inspired By, retro sketch and Crafty Cardmakers and more

When I first started my blog, I wanted to do challenges.

Here it goes, my first card in a long time.

All products used on this card is from Close to my Heart.
Jubilee Paper Pack
Polka Dot Embossing Folders
Burlap Ribbon
Round Studs
Wooden Shape Mini-Medleys
Cocoa Ink
Cranberry Ink 
Banner Wishes Stamp Set (B14380

I am entering this cards in three Challenge blogs.  First is from Inspired By #117

What inspired me in this picture are the different textures of material and the wicker basket.  Which is why I made the burlap flower.

The Second Challenge Blog comes from Retro sketches #117.

The Third Challenge blog is Crafty Cardmakers and more Challenge #116 to use One of more flourishes on my card.

Well, I hope you like it.  Please leave a comment.  I sure do appreciate reading them.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Celebrate 30!! - June's Special

In honor of the founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the stamping and scrapbooking industry, we’re offering you a special deal! When you place an order totaling $50 during the month of June, you can add your choice of one of six great gift collections to your order for just $30! Each collection has an original retail value of at least $50—some even as high as $65. Plus, each collection is perfectly tailored to fit a variety of interests and styles. They feature everything from gift bags to ribbons to washi tape to alphabets—and much more! Take advantage of these savings and snag your own collection for just $30. It may be Jeanette’s anniversary—but you get the gift!
Watch the video and contact me for more details.
*Offer valid June 1–30, 2014. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the qualifying order total plus the price of the promotional item ($30).