Sunday, December 2, 2018

Christmas Shaped Card

For the Challenge over at Pile It On! we needed to create a shaped card. 
With a lack of resources on hand, I decided to try something a bit different. 


The back the card is a square, the front is a triangle. 
I created a Christmas card in a 6 x 6 size. 


The cardstock layers, I kept simple, but did add some cute stamping with our 


This stamp set is the Stamp of the Month for December for only $5 with a $50 Purchase. 

The only embellishment for this card is the Red Shimmer Trim. 

I also entered the card into the following challenges:
Creative Moments-#157 Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs- Get Ready For Christmas 
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge Blog-#198 Fails All About Holidays

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Hippo Inspiration Card

This week's card, was created 



I colored in the hippo using markers, which is my favorite way to color. 

All papers and cardstock used are from Close to my Heart.



The "Be Fearless Sentiment" came from the Make Waves Complements Pack by Close to my Heart.
It's on clearance for only $2.25 (US).


I entered the card into the following challenges:

Pile It On! Challenge Blog - #148 Favorite Way to Color
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge-November Anything Goes with Patterned Paper 
Creative Moments-#156 Anything Goes 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Cute Cat Themed Card

Today's card features the cat and sentiment from the Punny Pals Stamp Set. 




This Stamp Set was part of the Close to my Heart Operation Smile fundraiser. 
It has several adorable animals with various sentiments to match. 




I chose to use three main colors: Canary, Lagoon and Sapphire



These three are featured together in the new "Love of Color" How- to -Book from Close to my Heart. 
It has tons of layouts and card samples, using a variety of complimentary colors.




I entered the card into the following challenges:

Creative Moments- #155 Anything Goes 
Friendship Challenge- #35 Anything Goes 
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge-November Anything Goes with Patterned Paper 
Addicted To Stamps and More - #316 Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog - #79 Anything Goes 


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Halloween Card...

It's almost Halloween, and as others are feverishly decorating their homes, I am making cards to send to a few friends. 
One of my Halloween cards will go to a Swap Partner, I have in a "Baker's Dozen" Swap. 
You essentially send 1 card per week for 13 weeks to the same person. 
It has been so much fun. 
Her cards have been gorgeous. 

Here is the most recent one I made, and this one will go to my Swap Partner:




This adorable card was made with the Luv Kitty digital stamp from Ike's Art. 


Rather than color in the image, I simply printed it on the Pewter cardstock I chose.




The cardstock and patterned paper layers are all from Close to my Heart. 
The patterned paper is from an older Fundamentals Paper Packet.
For the "Boo!" sentiment, and the small black dots, I used the "Hello Pumpkin" Complements pack from Close to my Heart.

I  entered this card into the following challenges:

Pile It On! Challenge Blog- #147 Black, Purple, & Orange and/or Fantasy
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything Goes with Patterned Paper 
Dragonfly Journeys- #128 Halloween 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Fall Splendor Card


Today's card was inspired by the Black, Orange and Purple Challenge over at Pile It On! Challenge Blog!

 I kept the layout of the card simple, yet cute and fun. 
While these three colors can certainly be used for Halloween, I went with a fall sentiment instead, for a different spin. 




I used the Hello Pumpkin Paper Packet, for the Pumpkin Cut apart. 
I layered it on a piece of Thistle Cardstock, then layered that on Black Cardstock, then layered that on a piece of Tangerine Cardstock.  
There is a piece of Thistle Cardstock behind that. 
I mounted them all on a Black Card base. 



The inside of the card is a layer of Tangerine Cardstock with a half circle cut from an older Fundamentals Paper Packet.


I finished the card off with three small Silver Glitter Gems as embellishments. 




I entered my card into the following challenges:

Pile It On! Challenge Blog- #147 Black, Orange and Purple
Polkadoodles- #40 Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude- #44 Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog- October Anything Goes #56
Creative Moments- #153 Anything Goes, optional twist Autumn Colours








Sunday, September 16, 2018

Yippee! Masculine Card


Today's Card Features a Digital Stamp from Angie's Digital Stamps




 for our Think Big Challenge over at Pile It On! Challenge Blog.




This card features layers of Goldrush, and Espresso Cardstock



To add dimension, I used Nutmeg Ink to distress the edges. 



I also added 3-D Foam Tape to the back of the cut out image for dimension.



I finished the card off with the "Yippee" sticker from the Prickley Pear Complements. 




I also entered my scrapbooking layout into the following challenges:


Pile It On! Challenge Blog-  #146 Think Big (Large shapes; enlarged image; Big words, etc)
Polkadoodles Challenge - Week #37 Anything Goes 
Crafting With Friends- #73 Challenge Blog
Crafting With An Attitude- #43 Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge Blog- #9 Anything Goes 
Creative Moments- #152 Anything Goes 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sew What?! - CTMH Technique Blog Hop



There are 12 other amazingly talented Close to my Heart Consultants sharing their artwork with you for this month's Blog Hop

Should you get lost along the way, all participant's links can be found here. 

If you are coming from Michelle Loncar's Blog, you are on the right track.

I used all Close to my Heart products for my featured card:



If you have had an opportunity to see the Story by Stacy™ line of products, you already know how versatile the stamp sets are regardless of the project you are working on. 
For this month's "Sew What?" Blog Hop, I chose the Quotable Words Stamp Set for the sentiment.


The pink polka dot patterned paper and the gray houses patterned paper are both from the Central Park Paper Packet.



I used Black and Pewter cardstock for the card base and layers.
I also used Pewter Ink to distress all of the edges of the card. 


I used 3-d Foam Tape to pop the sentiment up for some added dimension. 




I used a Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen to add faux stitching along the top left corner and bottom right corner of the card, to give it a sewn feel. 




Thank you so much for stopping by, before heading over to Darlys Recker's Blog, please consider leaving a comment and enjoy the rest of the creative talents in this month's Blog Hop! 

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