Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cross-Canada July Blog Hop

Welcome to our July Blog Hop featuring our Summer Mini Album creations.  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 Deanne at deannejacobs.blogspot.ca. If you came from Nicola of timelesscottage then you are in the right place! 

ALL BECAUSE TWO PEOPLE FELL IN LOVE....
Last fall, my husband and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary...to celebrate we asked for a family photo shoot!  I used the My Creations Hop Pics Album to create a brag book with some of the photos...

























                           

I did a lot of stamping and masking to get the words to create what I wanted to say, the heart on the cover is All Because and the inside front covers continues the title 2 people fell in love....The cover is one of my favourite of the large group photos in a fallen down tree, I held it to the front cover with our wood grain washi tape.  This little album is a great way to celebrate and share the memories of a wonderful day.  It is also a very fast way to display some of your photos, you can just slip in a 4x6 photo and position, the openings are @4x4.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Brae of The Brae-er.   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 we will be featuring alternative uses for Picture My Life cards.   So mark August 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Atlantic Hearts sketch # 61



Back again with another of the trio of baby cards.... this one is for the little 'ruffle bum'.  I had pinned a card awhile back and spotted it again yesterday.

  I decided to see if I could use it in this weeks sketch from the Atlantic hearts challenge    AHSC #61

And this is what I came up with :)
I used my Cricut and the cricut craftroom to cut out the romper and the eyelet strips as well as the scalloped circle.  I sliced the romper down to be just the bottoms, misted the eyelet to make it pliable and gather then glued them down.  The 'precious' embossed in the strip is from a provocraft Cuttlebug embossing folder called 'you'.  The welcome little one is from a stamp of the month that I masked to make it fit the circle also from another stamp set of frames.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Deconstructed Sketch

Took a bit more play time today... needed to create a trio of baby cards for my knit nite group, three babies born in the last 2 months or so, two boys and one ruffle bum.  For this card I used the sketch from Deconstruction Jen sketch-156   Deconstructed Sketch 156

And this is what I created....
I used the Close to my Heart paper pack Later Sk8ter (retired) as well as the monogram "L" stamp and the star stamp was the "Stars shine bright" convention stamp set from Dallas.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Color my heart color dare #99

HI again, I know it has been a bit since my last post...but I am here tonight :)
This week on the color my heart color dare we are challenged to use these colors - creme brulee, blush, cotton candy, pear and sweet leaf.  My first thoughts were hmmm interesting combination the creme brulee threw me off, but I think it worked out rather well....This is what I created:
I found this card on pinterest and used it as my inspiration, of course I changed the products used to Close to my Heart.


Stamps sets used a mix of retired and new, it helps that I checked my catalogue of stamps on Evernote and found a few missing that I had to add to the list....
D1361 - Thank you
D1477 - Universal backgrounds
D1555 - All the details
C1511 - Love blooms

I stamped the woodgrain background in creme brulee on creme brulee card stock to get the wood grain effect, then the flowers are stamped in cotton candy and blush with the leaves in pear and sweet leaf.  The little butterflies are rock'n'rolled in blush and sweet leaf.  Enjoy. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Atlantic, Color and Heart 2 Heart....

Strange ;) all the blog challenges I try to do have the word heart in them, wonder if it is because I love Close to my HEART products!
This week on the Atlantic Hearts sketch # 58 challenge we are challenged to use this sketch:
 
I thought about this sketch for a bit and came up with it making great anniversary cards, so I used a few other challenges to make variations:
For the Color my Heart dare # 97 we are challenged to use these colours: New England Ivy, Honey, Olive and Outdoor Denim.
Don't those colours look great together.  On the Heart2Heart we are challenged to make something blue, so I made a blue version :)

 One last photo of all the cards, can you tell we have a lot of anniversaries coming up.


Thursday, May 29, 2014

I am a guest designer!!

Hi all, welcome to this weeks Color My Heart color challenge # 96.  We are challenged this week to use...creme brulee, crystal blue, juniper, sky and sorbet or the colors in the paper pack Balloon Ride.  This is what I came up with:
I used the sketch from this weeks Atlantic Hearts Challenge and created this card with the balloon ride paper pack, this way I was sure to get all the colours in.  This is one of the few cards that I have made using the paper patterns, I think I should try it more often.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Play time

This past Saturday afternoon I hosted a card making class, I thought I would share a few of the variations.  Sometimes all you need to do is change the sentiment and you have a totally different card.  One of my guests stamped two different sentiments one on each side of the sentiment piece of paper so she is ready when she decides what she wants to use the card for.

 The bottom sample is the one I created with the rolled flower and the upper one is one from a friend who used a flat flower to be able to mail it easier. Same card, different look, it all depends on your paper placement under the overlay.  The overlay was cut at 4 1/2 inches from the Cricut Artbooking cartridge, such a fun card.  We used one of our paper packs Lollydoodle with three different sheets of paper, since all our paper is double sided you get six different options.  Each paper pack also comes with coordinating cardstock so you can not go wrong in your colour choices when you use one of our packs.


 Just a change of sentiment here, we used the "Free to be Me" paper pack that is only available for the month of May for national Papercrafting month.  You must purchase $50 of product and then you can purchase this paper pack for only $5.  It is a great buy, you get six different designs of patterned paper on three sheets, two of each along with matching cardstock that has one side embossed, and two sheets of embossed vellum.  A great buy!


 The same paper pack as before, just a different sentiment.  You can see the gold dot vellum in this card.
And for Father's Day we created this card, using a overlay cut with the Artbooking cricut cartridge and the Perfect Fit- Dad (C1542) stamp set.  Another great set with many different options....Dad, Grampa, Golfer and Griller, including a mustache as well as the plaid tie image!
We enjoyed our time playing with paper, ink and stamps and went home with more stamps to add to our supply.  Watch for future card workshops later in the summer.