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! 

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Magical Mermaids Scrapbooking Layout

Last year for my Twins 4th Birthday, we took them to see the Pirates Voyage Dinner Show in Myrtle Beach, SC. While the girls have all been before, this time it was extra special, because we also let them participate in the Mermaid Makeover Experience
They each had their faces painted, adorned with glitter gems and they received a crown and a wand. 
The girls all loved it. 

So I present to you the layout I created for those photos. 
While I did not post the photos on the layout itself, I will at a later date, once I have them printed.



For the layout I used all Close to my Heart products. 
Some of which are now newly retired, but you may very well have them in your stash. 
Be sure to checkout all of the new products that released yesterday on Sept 1st!

I used Thistle, Pixie, and Black cardstock. 
The patterned paper came from the Make Waves Paper Packet. 
I also used White Glitter Paper  for the borders on the edges. 
If you have not used our Glitter Paper before, a side note is that it is very thick and durable. 
It really is more like cardstock.




I used the Make Waves Scrapbooking stamp set, for the large Mermaid, and the sentiment next to her.
 I also used the word "Magical" and the flowers from the same stamp set. 
I colored the Mermaid and the Flowers in with Copics.
I used Lagoon ink and Thistle ink to distress those pieces and the white journal box. 



The star fish stickers, flower stickers and washi tape sticker, all came from the Make Waves Complements Pack. Right now that set is on clearance while supplies last for only $2.25.





I adorned the pages with Silver Glitter Gems.
Those are one my my favorite embellishments that Close to my Heart carries.  




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)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog- Anything Goes 
Classic Design Team Challenge-  #9 September Anything Goes 
Crafting By Design -  Anything Goes 
Polkadoodles Challenge - Week #35 Anything Goes 
Creative Moments- #151 Anything Goes 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

New Disney Layout

I am slowly catching up on my Disney Albums, one layout at a time. 
Here is my most recent layout, featuring photos of my daughter Irelyn.




Often times when my husband has the older kids with him on a ride, I am able to take candid shots of Irelyn and my son while we are waiting for them. 
Sometimes we get really cute pictures, sometimes someone is just hot and tired. 
These three photos turned out pretty well. 
This particular trip was back in May, during my birthday and Mother's Day weekend, so the weather wasn't too bad. 


I kept this layout relatively simple, but incorporated products from a few different companies. The Black, Lemon, and Ruby cardstock are all from Close to my Heart. 

I tried a new technique with the Block Alphabet Thin Cuts from Close to my Heart. 
I simply die cut the letters of Irelyn's name with the Cuttlebug, then on a separate sheet of cardstock I took, Candy Apple Exclusive Ink, one of our new colors releasing September 1st and distressed it. 
Then I layered the piece with the die cut letters over the distressed piece for the effect you see in the photos. 



I embellished the page with a little Red Shimmer Trim also by Close to my Heart. It's one of my favorite embellishments. 
I love that it already has adhesive on it. 

The second part of the challenge was to use some of your older stash. 
I pulled out some of my older Creative Memories photo mats from 2007, and used the blue print, solid and the yellowish journal box on the page. 

Also from Creative Memories, I used an older Disney punch for the Mickey head on the right side of the layout.

Finally, I took a white gel pen and simply placed a few white dots randomly on the page for an extra touch. 

I love how simple it was to make this layout and it is slightly different with all the photos to one side, from how I usually set my pages up. 

I entered my layout into the following challenges:

Pile It On! Challenge Blog- Try A New Technique/Use Your Oldest Stash
A Bit More Time To Craft- #74 Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs- August Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Monday Challenge-Sprinkles and Splatters (White Ink Dots)
Classic Design Team-August Challenge #8



Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Purposeful Plastic - CTMH Technique Blog Hop



There are 10 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's Blog, you are on the right track.

As mentioned in a post a couple weeks back, I love to use our Cardmaking Kits to create layouts. 
These exclusive stamp sets coordinate perfectly with the patterned paper collection, as well as the supplies that come with the kit.  

For the Close to my Heart Convention a few weeks ago, I submitted a rather simple layout of my son Constantine when he was 6 months old. 
He is now almost 2. 
Here is a photo of the layout submission at Convention.


For the contest, I did not use 6 x 12 flip flap memory protectors, or any of the additional Pocket Plus Memory Protectors, however once I got home, I realized I wanted to add more journaling and an additional photo or two to my layouts in my album

When I take photos of my children at home, we almost always have a ton of photos. 
Using flips flap memory protectors or the Pocket Plus Memory Protectors is a great way to add just a little more space. 
They come in several different sizes.

I chose this layout to highlight the "Purposeful Plastic" technique for this month's Blog Hop. 

Here are photos of the layout in the album with the 
Pocket Plus Memory Protectors included.



I used all Close to my Heart products for the layout and the additional space.



The layout itself features the Fresh Air collection paper, and the products included in the 
Workshops Your Way® In My Heart Cardmaking Kit






The Picture My Life Cards that you cut apart from the paper collection were perfect for the Pocket Plus Memory Protectors.

In addition to the paper, and cardstock, I also used the pretty sequins pieces as embellishments. 

The "Memories" wording is from the Documented Complements.









This collection will be retiring at the end of the month. 
It is perfect for camping, outdoor, and masculine themes but also as you can see here, baby boy.


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

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Monochromatic Card Using Patterned Paper for the Background of the Stamp

Happy Sunday! 

Today's card features several shades of black, white and grey.



The new technique that I tried was to stamp the image on patterned paper that had words in the background.
I've not tried this previously but see it used often.
I love how it turned out.

The Sea Gull on the pier posts is a digital image from 
the Smooth Seas Stamp Set from Beccy's Place.
I chose this image because I love the beach, complete with the sea gulls and their wings and feathers.

All cardstock is from Close to my Heart. I used Black, White Daisy and Pewter.
I distressed the White Daisy cardstock in the background with Pewter ink, to create my own patterned paper. 



The stamped sentiment "Enjoy the small Stuff" is from the August Stamp of the Month set
"For the Love of Crafting".




 It was stamped in Charcoal ink and mounted on 3-d foam dots

The grosgrain light grey ribbon used as an embellishment is also from Close to my Heart. 

I entered the card in a few challenges:
Pile It On! Challenge Blog - #145 Try A New Technique
Jo's Scrap Shack- #245 Fun-day Friday Challenge-Anything Goes
Love to Craft Challenge Blog - #25 Anything Goes 
Moving Along With The Times- #77 For the Boys
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-  Make Your Own Background 
As You Like It Challenge - What's Your Favorite? Fur to Feathers and Why?

Thank you for stopping by!

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