Tuesday 30 July 2013

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #14

Good morning!

So, I guess I was getting my Sketch numbers mixed up! Hahahaha....sorry about that..guess that's what happens when you are trying to write your blog post from your cell phone! ;)   Now, here is SKETCH #14 which you can find over at Atlantic Hearts:

Here is what I created to share this week:

Supplies used:
October Afternoon 9 to 5 patterned paper, Flower Sack & Miscellany
Close to My Heart Colonial White card base & Cocoa Ink
Stampin' Up! "Favorite Thoughts" stamp

October Afternoon is one of my most favorite companies for their kitschy, retro feel. 

I really hope you enjoy the card! Have a beautiful week!


Monday 22 July 2013

Atlantic Hearts Challenge #12


Just a quick post today to share!  Here we are at Sketch #12 over at Atlantic Hearts and here was the sketch we were to work with:

I am happy to share with you my interpretation of this fun sketch:

I hope you like it!  Join us next week for a new and exciting sketch!!

Take care,


Monday 15 July 2013

Feeling Nautical - Atlantic Hearts Sketch #11


This week I was working with the Tommy Workshop on the Go (from Close to My Heart) and was inspired to go a little Nautical in my theme.  I wasn't so sure about this Paperpack when it first came out, but it sure has grown on me!  I will definitely be using the layouts for some of our beach adventure pictures from the summer.

This week we are using Sketch #11 over at Atlantic Hearts. Here was the sketch:

Here is what I came up with:

This could be a great encouragement card or even a graduation card.  

Supplies Used (all Close to My Heart unless indicated):
Cardstock:  Outdoor Denim, Honey
Patterned Paper: Tommy
Stamp: Tommy Workshop on the Go
Ink: White Daisy
Rope Accent by Stampin' Up! (retired)

Here are some other Nautical inspired cards I came up with using Tommy:

I hope I inspired you to go and make some Nautical-themed cards this week.  Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!



Monday 8 July 2013

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #11...

...and I couldn't pick just one card!

Good day!

I can't believe it's already time for our next Sketch Challenge at Atlantic Hearts!

Here was this week's sketch:

As soon as I saw the sketch, I had it in mind to pull out and use my brayer!  I am not a brayer expert AT ALL...I have only "dabbled" with it. 

I actually ended up with 3 different designs to share with you because I just couldn't choose one!  Maybe you can let me know which one is your favorite.

Sample #1:

Supplies used were all from Close to My Heart:  Inks (Black, Twilight, Sky, Pacifica & Outdoor Denim), Black Sparkle Flourish, White Rosette Ribbon, Joyful Birthday Stamp and Twilight Cardstock

Sample #2:

Supplies used:Close to My Heart:  Inks (Black, Twilight, Sky, Pacifica & Outdoor Denim), Honey Mini-Medley accents,  "Say it In Style" Stamp and Twilight & Colonial White Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Lattice Embossing Folder

Sample #3: 

Supplies Used: 
 INKS - Close To My Heart Black & Stampin' Up! - Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana & Tempting Turquoise
Joyful Birthday Stamp (CTMH)
Under the Sea Stamp (CTMH)
Blending Pen  (CTMH)
Lagoon, Black, Colonial White Cardstock (CTMH)
"Surf's Up"  Paper (CTMH)
Aqua Jewels (Creative Charms)

Let me know which is your favorite in the comments below!  

Have a great week and I would like to also wish my Grandpa a very HAPPY 89th Birthday, which happens to be today! :)


Monday 1 July 2013

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends! 

I hope you are all enjoying a safe and fun holiday weekend.

This week I have for you a card based on Sketch #10 from Atlantic Hearts!  Here was our Sketch:

As we head into our last month with the current Close To My Heart idea book, I decided to use some favorite items to create this card.  Here is my interpretation:

Supplies used:
(all from Close to My Heart unless noted)

Stamp: Bonjour (B1414)
  • Black (1386)
  • White Daisy (1385)
Paper:  For Always ( X7165B)
Ink: Lagoon (Z2195)

  • Slate Satin Polka Dot Ribbon (Z1802)
  • Sparkles Clear Assortment (Z1752)
  • Flutter Paper Shapes (Z1463)
  • Rhinestones Designer Brads (retired)
Adhesives:  3D Foam Tape (Z1151)

Punch (non CTMH)

I hope you enjoy this card!  Check back next week to play along again.