Close to My Heart Sept Stamp of the Month

Close to My Heart Sept Stamp of the Month
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Monday, September 26, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 179

Another summer is coming to an end and it is time to start thinking about making Christmas Cards!  I used this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch to make my very first one of the year.I used CTMH City Sidewalks paper, (Z1935) Epoxy Bubbles and (Z1694) Very Merry Holiday Stamp Set.


The Sketch:


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Monday, September 12, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #177

I made this card for a friend who was turning 50 this year.  (Oh what I'd give to be 50 again!)  I used the Atlantic Hearts Sketch # 177 as my guide and three new Close to My Heart stamp sets.  D1711 True Love stamp set was used for the child and the balloons, B1539 Pen Pal Alphabet was used to stamp the "50" inside the balloons and B1537 Birthday Sparkles was used for the sentiment.


I used my Shin Han Markers for coloring in the stamps and Lagoon Cardstock for the border.
Normally I have a hard time with "white space" on my cards, but I didn't mind this one so much.  I actually like it.  

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Three Amigos Blog Hop

Welcome to the Three Amigos September 2016 Close to My Heart Mini-Blog Hop. We are three Close to My Heart Consultants with a love for Stamping and Scrapping and would like to share our creative ideas with you. On the 3rd day of each month we will feature a different CTMH product or challenge and create a card, layout or other project. There are only 3 stops on this hop so it will only take a few minutes to hop through. 
First I stampeded the images in black ink.  I then used watercolors to color in the images and background.  The barn is done with a dry brush and the horse and background are done with more water to spread the color.  I then Inked the edges of the white paper with Barn Red ink and matted it on Barn Red cardstock.  

This month our project challenge is to use 3 techniques.  I wasn't too sure about calling each step in the card making process a "technique" so I looked up the definition of the word: A way of carrying out a particular task, especially the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure.



The stamp sets I used are A1192 Happy Heart and C1666 Homegrown.  
 Now hop on over to Susan's Blog and Lisa's Blog to see what they have created this month!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #175

Dear Atlantic Hearts,
Thank you for giving me a reason to get upstairs in my Scrap room and use some of my new Close to My Heart products.  I tend to forget to do any indoor projects in the summertime.  Especially this summer which has been warm ... no, it has been HOT and sunny every day!

So my card this week is a birthday card using a new stamp set D1703 "Nature's Wish", new paper "Rustic Home" and new Compliments "Good Life".


Here is the sketch:



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Monday, August 15, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #173

More New Paper and a New Stamp Set from Close to My Heart! It is so exciting to use new products for the first time.  The stamp set is Hooked on You (B1535) and the paper is called Rustic Homes.  I made this card from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch #173.


I also used Cocoa Ink and Durables Studs.  Here is the Atlantic Hearts Sketch:



Tuesday, August 2, 2016

3 Amigo's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Three Amigos August 2016 Close to My Heart Mini-Blog Hop. We are three Close to My Heart Consultants with a love for Stamping and Scrapping and would like to share our creative ideas with you. On the 3rd day of each month we will feature a different CTMH product or challenge and create a card, layout or other project. There are only 3 stops on this hop so it will only take a few minutes to hop through. 


This month our project challenge is to use 3 folds.  What better than the old Tri-fold Shutter Card?!  I haven't made one of these in a while so I had to look for my pattern, and I actually found it in my messy scrap room!  I used the August Stamp of the Month which is a Halloween Stamp set and I also used a cut out from Artbooking.  

It's difficult to photograph the entire card so I have 2 pictures.  The first one shows it from the front.


This is a view from the back:


Thank you for visiting my blog! Now hop on over to Susan's Blog and Lisa's Blog to see what they have created this month!



Monday, August 1, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #171

For Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #171 I decided to attempt a Shaker Card for the first time.  This was not an easy task for me.  The first one ended up in the garbage.  After several hours I finally came up with one that sort of worked.  I used brand new paper from Close to My Heart called Whimsy Fundamentals and a favorite stamp set of mine called Birthday Princess.


The sketch was a simple one and perfect for this kind of card:




Monday, July 18, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #169

I used the Atlantic Hearts Sketch #169 this week to make a birthday card for my husband.  Supplies used: Close to My Heart La Vie En Rose Paper and Stamps C1305 Family, C1633 For Family and S1606 June Stamp of the Month.


The Sketch:





Monday, July 4, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #167

Happy 4th of July!  My Card for this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is filled with Stars and Stripes!  I used Close to My Heart Paper Fundamentals Enchantment Assortment, Magical Paper, Magical Complements, (D1668) Charming Cascades and (D1667) Balloon Wishes.


The Sketch:



Saturday, July 2, 2016

Welcome to the Three Amigos June 2016 Close to My Heart Mini-Blog Hop. We are three Close to My Heart Consultants with a love for Stamping and Scrapping and would like to share our creative ideas with you. On the 3rd day of each month we will feature a different CTMH product or challenge and create a card, layout or other project. There are only 3 stops on this hop so it will only take a few minutes to hop through. 


This month our project challenge is to use 3 FONTS.  The Fonts I used for my Graduation card are from Close to My Heart stamp sets (D1661) Crazy Good and (C1649) Smarty Pants.  I also used (D1660) Ink Blot, on the card for background.  The paper is from the retired Chalk it Up paper pack. 


Thank you for visiting my blog! Now hop on over to Susan's Blog and Lisa's Blog to see what they have created this month!

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