Sunday, August 21, 2016

I might be back.....

Hi again, I know, I know, it has been a long time. I have been spending as much time as I can at our trailer enjoying our summer time and weather. Sadly I do not have too much internet available while I am at the trailer as well as not too many craft supplies. I have been creating but mainly with yarn and sticks (my grandsons name for them) and of course reading.
I do check out the challenges each week in the hopes I may find a few minutes to create something. Today I had to create a card for a bridal shower that we hosted in our back gardens. I had been pondering the sketch challenge for a bit then saw the new colour challenge and thought why not. Sometimes the quickest way to make a card is to use challenges for the layout and colours it shortens the creative time as those decisions have already been made for you. So without further ado.... The atlantic hearts challenge is to use this sketch:  Then  over on color my heart color dare we are challenged to use only the colours listed and this week those colours are Saffron, Canary, White Daisy and gold.
 And this is the card I created for our Bride to be:)


I used the colours needed and used second generation stamping to stamp the backgrounds with the new background stamps from our new Cricut cartridg e "Flower Market". I also embossed the banners with two of our embossing folder, the dots were made with our gold metalic pen. All of the items I used are available on my shopping web site for Close to my Heart if you are interested in purchasing some of them. You can also always ask me for any questions or assistance.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Cross Canada Blog Hop Our love of Mom's


Welcome to our May Blog Hop featuring For the Love of Mom’s.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca If you came from Nicki of timelesscottage then you are in the right place! 

For Mother's Day this year I contacted all my family to get photos of themselves. Once gathered after a few reminders I printed them off and made a album to help our Mom remember who she is to us and who we are to her. I labelled each photo with the relationship to her and names, I hope this helps her in the coming months and years. I will share only a few of the pages as there are many, we counted and there are 35 of us as children, spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren.


I forgot to add daughter to this page...
 

These are just a few of the pages, I used all Close to my heart papers for  the backgrounds of these pages.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Donna of  datsmystyledj.
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, mycreationswithmichelle, as she has the complete blog list. 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when our theme is Summer Vacation.  So mark June 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Saturday, May 14, 2016

New home needs a new card!

Back again with a new card for some of my favourite card challenges. At the atlantic hearts challenge we are challenged to use this sketch:
to create something, now I also love to combine this with a colour challenge so ....
color my heart color dare this weeks challenge is to use the colours from the CTMH Georgie paper pack which uses these colours.           This paper pack and colour combo is this years idea book baby pallet, now I am not currently in need of any baby items so I created something else using these colours. A good friend of mine moved to a new to her home and today is her open house/house warming, so I needed a card.
I enjoyed the challenge of finding the shapes from our Cricut cartridges to use and it was fun to put together. There is still time for you to join in the challenges, the Atlantic Hearts goes from Monday to Monday with a new sketch each week and the Color my heart color dare is from Friday to Friday. Have fun playing.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Atlantic hearts sketch 155 & Color my heart challenge #189

Hi again, I held a card making workshop a few nights ago and one of the cards we created used both these challenges. For the atlanticheartschallenge you have only a few hours left to join in the fun for this sketch, but check back tomorrow morning and there will be a new sketch to play with. This is this weeks sketch #155:
At the colormyheartcolordare we are challenged to use these colours for our creation. 
This is what I came up with:
I used Blending (3174) pen to pick up the ink from the Hollyhock, Thistle and Juniper ink pad to colour in our image that had been stamped in Memento black ink. I then used the sentiment to Laugh as much as you breath stamped on the juniper cardstock with Juniper ink. We had fun creating and colouring these cards. If you would like to have any of the supplies listed here for yourself, please check out the shopping cart that will take you to my Online Business page.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Spring is in the air.... CTMH Cross Canada blog hop.

Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring our Spring is in the Air.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca. If you came from Nicky of Simply Artistic then you are in the right place!

I had fun today creating this layout, I had pinned a number of pins using this stamp of the month for April, Life in Pictures S1604. It has cameras, need I say more, as I am a photo happy taking person. The blog hop snuck up on me and today is the day. A studio J layout from a few years back could have worked, but I thought why not? So I went outside to look for signs of spring in my gardens, found a few and took some photos. Then I created this layout stamping a border of various cameras on Champagne cardstock in black, then inking the edges. Stamped directly on the white daisy cardstock using black ink for the picture frames, then....I got to play with a new to me stamp set Ink blots D1660 I used whisper and champagne inks to create my background. This stamp set will be a new favourite for me I think. I used the upper case Glamour Alpha D1537 for the title. I enjoyed spending some time scrapping as it is something I really enjoy.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is  Carol of Crafty Carol 55.
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, , as she has the complete blog list. 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when our theme is For the <3 of Moms.  So mark May 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge & New colour my heart dare....

Hi again, I finished my card during my card workshop on Friday night and challenged my friends to use it too. Fun seeing the different designs and ideas.
The sketch on the Atlantic hearts challenge sketch-151 is to use this sketch  A new sketch is provided each Monday and we are challenged to create something with it and share.
On the Color my heart color dare #185 it is posted each Friday so I like to combine the two and create. These are the colours we are challenged to use this week:  There is still time to play with the color until Thursday night.
This is what I created:
I saw this sketch and immediately thought a Cricut cut, so I created on in my Cricut craftroom and saved it. Took bits of the different card stocks and ran them through my Cuttlebug with the different folders then placed them behind my cut outs. Lots of fun creating this and look forward to sharing it with someone for their birthday.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

March Break playtime :)

Hi again, since I am blessed to work part time in a school I have March Break off! YEAH!! So nice to plan my own days (sort of) and be able to catch up on some knitting and card making and maybe even some scrapbooking. I started the week off well with some scrapbooking with the most recent photos that I had on hand and pocket scrapped them. Then looked through my albums and realized that I am way behind on 2014 and 2015; nevermind this year and am playing with Studio J while it is still available and finishing up those years with digital scrapbooking. I love the quality of the printed scrapbook pages that I get from Studio J, sad that it will no longer be available after April 30.
Any way on to this week....I am taking the color my heart color dare #184 where you/we are challenged to use: 
I have skipped the Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge until Saturday but am using the heart 2 heart challenges to use retired items from Close to my Heart. Now I have lots of that. So with the combination this is what I came up with....

My twin grandchildren turned 11 this week, so eleven balloons tied to a cupcake. I used the colours from the colour my heart dare and the retired stamp set B1377 Fanfare for the balloons and cupcake. I had fun creating this. There is still time for you to play along in either challenge just follow the links for details.