Tuesday 23 December 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #87

Hello again!

It's time for another amazing sketch over at Atlantic Hearts!!

Here is our sketch:

Now, I wanted to work with some of Close To My Heart's new paper from the Seasonal Expressions catalogue.  I chose  the Heartstrings collection to make my 2 cards (yes, I made 2!).

Here they are:

I slightly changed the location of the sentiment on the second card ;)

I also used some of the new white shimmer trim and made a cute little bow!

The tin pins are super cute and fun to play with too!

I hope you enjoy and will head over and share your creations with us.

- jess

Monday 22 December 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle December Challenge!

Hello again!

I was soooo excited to be the winner of 4 rubber stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle last month.  I loved this little frog, so I decided to make a "Flip-it" card with it!

The stamp set is called "Sweeheart Frog".  I used an assortment of markers I have on hand to color him and embossed the cattails with Sparkle N Sprinkle's Chocolate Sparkle embossing powder.  The flip it card cut is from Stephanie  Barnard for Sizzix.

I hope you enjoy this sweet little card!  



Tuesday 9 December 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #85

Hello again!

Time for a fun new sketch from Atlantic Hearts!

Here was the sketch:

I've been seeing shaker cards popping up all over the place so I tried my hand at making one!

And a close up of my "shaker" portion:

I hope you enjoy and go and have fun making yourself a shaker card!!


Tuesday 25 November 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #83

Hello everyone!

It's that time again - time for another amazing sketch from our talented Team!  Here is this week's sketch:

Now, of course I'm in a Christmas frame of mind so I was inspired to come up with this cute little card:

This one used a big variety of supplies fr Close to My Heart (Striped Ribbon, Juniper, Slate, Colonial White paper and Juniper, Slate & Archival Black Ink), Stephanie Bernard for Sizzix (Stamps & Dies),Simon Says Stamp (Lipstick Red Ink), Stampin' Up! (sentiment and punch) and the snowflake paper was from my stash!

I hope you enjoy my card and I look forward to seeing your creations in the challenge!


Friday 14 November 2014

Creative Corner Challenge - Let it Sparkle!

Hello everyone!

What a fun challenge we have over at Creative Corner Challenges this week!

When I hear the word SPARKLE - I automatically think of twinkling Christmas ornaments or sparkling snow.  Since it is November, I figured I would work on a winter themed card.  Here is what I came up with:

It sure is hard to photograph glitter and embossing details!  I used Dazzling Diamonds loose glitter, blue loose glitter, blue embossing powder and a tinsel embossing powder on the elements of this card.

I think this angle shows the details more.  Stamps are from Close to My Heart and Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join us this week!


Wednesday 12 November 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #81

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Sketch #81 at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

This week's sketch is just awesome - I was inspired right away:

'Tis the season to be making Christmas cards - so I went with that theme. Here is what I came up with using this sketch:

Supplies: (all Close to My Heart unless indicated)

Snowhaven Paper Pack
Cranberry Ink
Scandinavian Wishes Stampset
Snowhaven Assortment
White Daisy Cardstock
Cranberry Cardstock
Value Pack Cardbase (white)
I hope you will come and play along with us!

Until next time,


Monday 27 October 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #79

Hello all!  

This week was a rough one for Canadians.  The loss of two soldiers was a big deal and I felt called to use this week's sketch to create something to honor those who lost their lives protecting our country.

Here was the sketch:
Here is my creation:

Inside of card:

I used all Close to My Heart supplies. The stamp set is a retired set called "Strong and Free":

Colors used were Black and Cranberry.  My daughters and I will be dropping this card off at our local RCMP office with some treats this week to thank them for all they do for us!

I hope you will come and play along with us this week!

Until next time,


Friday 24 October 2014

BOO! I'ts almost that time....


It's getting to be that time of year - leaves are falling, colors are changing and the Halloween/Fall Decor starts to appear!

I was feeling a little crafty this morning, so I decided to play around a bit with a frame and the Scaredy Cat Paperpack from Close to My Heart.

I took a simple frame from the craft store and applied the patterned paper with Bonding Memories glue.  Next, I sanded the edges smooth with a sanding block and applied Sunset Ink with a sponge.  I used a retired stamp set called "Wicked" and stamped the witch, cat and witch hat with Black ink  I fussy cut them out and sponged the edges with Thistle ink.  Notice on the witch, I colored her socks with our new Twin Touch(TM) Shinhan(TM) markers. 

I also stamped "Have a Wicked Halloween" in Thistle ink directly onto the paper covered frame. 

I finished it off with a few black rhinestones I had in my stash.  I think it turned out great!

Until next time,


Supplies Used (all CTMH unless indicated)
Scaredy Cat Paperpack
Colonial White Paper
"Wicked" Stamp Set
Inks: Sunset, Thistle & Black
Twin Touch(TM) Shinhan(TM) Markers in Peony Purple and Leaf Green
Bonding Memories Adhesive
Pop-up Foam Tape
Black Rhinestones (non-CTMH - from my stash) 
Non-Stick Mircrotip Scissors

Monday 20 October 2014

Sparkle n Sprinkle Challenge Card!

Hello all!

I decided to take a jump and try my hand at playing with Digi-Stamps!  I purchased 2 sets from SparkleNSprinkle and got busy!

I colored the image with Watercolor pencils from Close to My Heart.  I then added some sparkle on the acorns with some Dazzling Diamonds loose glitter.

I sure had fun and can't wait to play around some more!

Have a great day!


Tuesday 14 October 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #77


I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving Weekend (well, my Canadian friends anyways!).  The turkey is done and it's time to start thinking about the next big holiday - Christmas!

This week's challenge was a great sketch - I am going to use this layout again!

Here was our sketch:

Here is what I came up with:

I played with a retired paper pack from Close to My Heart and the new textured cardstock!  Colors used were primarily Ruby and Juniper (CTMH).

I embellished the inside as well.

I hope you enjoy this card and will come and play along with us!


Thursday 9 October 2014

Creative Corner Challenges - Anything Goes


This week we were given a digi-stamp to work with.  Coloring is soooo but my strong point, but I gave it my best shot!   The theme is "Anything Goes".

Here is my creation:

It's actually a small page cut with the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge from Close to My Heart.  I colored the image with various alcohol markers (I have some Copic, some ShinHan and some Close to My Heart and I embellished the page with various things from my stash.

I hope you enjoy and will play along!


Monday 29 September 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #75


Here we are at Sketch 75!!  This week's sketch sure inspired me - I can't wait to do a few more with this layout.

Here was the sketch:
Working from my Scaredy Cat Halloween frame theme, here was my creation:

Inside of card:

A little more close up:


Supply List: (all Close to My Heart products unless otherwise noted)

- Scaredy Cat Paperpack
- Black Cardstock, Colonial White cardstock
- "What a Hoot" Stampset
- Memento Ink
- Inks: Black, Sunset, Thistle
- ShinHan(TM) Markers (Leaf Green, Peony Purple)
- Colonial White Card Base & Envelope

Hope you enjoy and will join us at AHSC and share your creations!!

Until next time,
- jess

Creative Corner Challenge "Blue & Turquoise"


Somehow this blog post got lost in the "bloggerland" so I will re-post!

This week we were given the theme of Blue & Turquoise.  I had a limited amount of time to create, so this was a fast, simple card!

Here is what I came up with:

I hope you enjoy and will be back again in 2 weeks with another creation for Creative Corner Challenges!


Monday 15 September 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #73

Happy Tuesday!

Oh did I have fun making this week's creation for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!  I have been wanting to play with my Tim Holtz "Wild West" stamp set for ages and this sketch seemed perfect!

Here was the sketch:

I actually created 2 cards from this sketch - one with a more "feminine" pink twist and one more "masculine" version.  Here is what I created:

I hope you will come and play along this week!  The sketches are always fun!

Until next time,


Friday 12 September 2014

Creative Corner Challenge - Male Theme!

Hello!  Happy Friday!

I am just here with a quick post.  I wanted to share with you my creation for this week.  The theme was "male", which a lot of crafters can struggle with.

I have been playing with some old Creative Memories paper and came up with some fun "football" cards.

Here was my card:

I made a few others too:

I hope you enjoyed my creations and hope that you come and play along too!


Tuesday 2 September 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #71


I just received some adorable new stamps in the mail a few weeks ago and this week's sketch was perfect for using them!!

Here was our sketch:
I played with a retired paper pack from Close to My Heart called Later Sk8r.  The stampset is by Art Impressions and is called "Disco".  Here is my card:

I fussy cut the shirt after I stamped it on a piece of designer paper (from my scrap pile).  The inside of the card is the most fun!  Take a peek:

Yes, it says "Shake your BOOTY" and the   "Backside" is mounted on a spring so it shakes!!!  Cute heh?  I just love it!!

Thanks for taking a peek and I hope you come and join us at the challenge!


Friday 22 August 2014

Woot! Big Announcement & a Second Design Team

Hello everyone!

I am soooo excited to announce that I have joined the design team over at Creative Corner Challenges!! I will be providing a creation for them every other week.  New challenges are posted every Friday and I hope that you will come and join along with us!

I am really excited to join this team as it is led by my friend Mel B. in Germany!  We "met" through a cardmaking group and have become awesome friends ever since.

This week's theme was "Girly" - and what screams more "girly" than pearls, lace and GLITTER?????

Here is my card:


Supplies used:

Close to My Heart: For Always Paper Pack, Glitter Paper, Colonial White Card Base, "Your Own Kind of Wonderful" Stamp Set, Ruby Ink

From stash: pearls, lace ribbon

Other: Memento Black Ink, ATG Adhesive, Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Until next time, keep crafting!

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #69


I just love being on this Design Team!  It is really getting me to create on a regular basis (and update my blog too!). 

Here was our sketch  and what I created this week:

I decided to grab what I had left of Ivy Lane paper to make this card.  The colors I chose are Hollyhock, Gypsy and New England Ivy.  The stamp set is from the new Close to My heart book and is called "Your Own Kiind of Wonderful".

I chose to make it a birthday card (I can never have enough of those on hand!!)

Inside of card

I used our new ShinHan twin touch markers to color some white pearls too!  I love that I can buy basic white pearls and color them to whichever color I choose!

I hope you enjoy this week's creation for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

I will be back on Thursday with my card for my NEW design team :). (Of course I am staying with AHSC as well!!). Stay tuned!